NYC Events For the Weekend (and Beyond)

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Chow down on crayfish this week at Aquavit Bistro's Crayfish Festival! [Photograph: Frugan on Flickr]

August 11 (Thursday)

Crayfish Festival
Thursday August 8-12 and 15-19, lunch and dinner
Aquavit Bistro is bringing back the Crayfish Festival this summer in full force; come peel and eat crayfish along with a buffet of "Smorgasbord" items and special drinks. $28 lunch, $38 dinner. 65 E 55th St; event website.

August 12 (Friday)

Pizza! Pizza! A Class for Parents and Kids ages 9 and up!
Friday August 12, 6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Bake some tasty pizza with your kid on Friday at The Institute of Culinary Education; make the dough and sauce from scratch, and add on fun toppings. Then sit down and enjoy the pizza together. You'll even finish off the meal with a chocolate dessert pizza! 50 West 23rd Street; event website.

August 13 (Saturday)

North Fork Craft Beer, BBQ and Wine Festival
Saturday August 13, 2:00 - 6:00 p.m.
50 Brewers and 100 Brews are sure to make this beer and BBQ festival a true beer-lovers dream. Featured brews from Blue Point Brewing Company, Goose Island, Great South Bay Brewery, and more. BBQ provided by Maple Tree BBQ. $55. Jamesport, NY; event website.

Beyond

Pickling with Bob McClure
Monday August 15, 6:30 p.m.
Learn to brine from Bob McClure of McClure's pickles; at this class, you'll pickle all sorts of seasonal produce and, of course, have some to take home. $50. The Brooklyn Kitchen; event website.

Kansas City BBQ Class: Smoked Ribs at the Brooklyn Kitchen
Tuesday August 16, 6:30 p.m.
Matt Greene returns for a second BBQ class, this time on Kansas City BBQ Ribs. He will discuss how they are prepared in traditional smokers and then demonstrate how to make some on a stove-top smoker. Finish the class with with a meal of some ribs, baked beans, sweet tea and Brooklyn Brewery Beer! $75. The Brooklyn Kitchen; event website.

Korea Day in Central Park
Tuesday August 16, 11:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Celebrate Korean food and culture at this annual event, where you can try free samples of classic Korean dishes and learn how to make dduk, Korean rice cakes. Free. Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park (south of Bethesda Terrace between 66th and 72nd Streets)

Seasonal Preserving Class at the Brooklyn Kitchen
Wednesday August 17, 6:30 p.m.
Cookbook author Sherri Vinton teaches you how to preserve your summer produce to enjoy all year long as jam, jelly and chutney. The Brooklyn Kitchen; event website.

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