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Thursday (June 28)

Greenmarket to Gotham Bar and Grill
Thursday, June 28, 12 p.m. to 2:15 p.m.
In part of an ongoing event, Gotham Bar and Grill will be featuring a few new Greenmarket products every week on their special lunch prix-fixe menu. This week features Pink Beauty radishes, summer squash, and strawberries. You can feel good about eating from this menu, since 5% from each Greenmarket-Gotham sale will be donated to GrowNYC's Public School initiatives. 12 East 12th St, New York, NY; event website

Fresh From the Dock, Louisiana Shrimp Week
Thursday, June 28, ending date varies on restaurant
Feel like supporting Louisiana Seafood? Then head to a number of different restaurants such as David Burke Townhouse, Fatty Crab, Oceana, and the Mermaid Inn, just to name a few, to sample Louisiana shrimp at their finest. Take a look at the website to figure out where you're going to shrimp out this week. Locations vary based on restaurant; event website

Monday (July 2)

Monday Night Beer Dinner at Perilla
Monday, July 2, dinner service
In a continuation of June's Monday night beer dinners at Perilla, July will feature a new brewery! Welcome Brian Strumke's Stillwater Artisanal Ales to Mondays at Perilla. $60 will get you a five course tasting menu. What's that you say? And a beer pairing? Reservations are strongly encouraged: 212-929-6868, or check out their website. 9 Jones Street, New York; event website

Sunday (July 1)

Lobster and Beer Lovers Cruise
Sunday, July 1, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Paint the town red with...lobster! And by town we mean hop on the beautiful Clipper City (a sail boat) and go for a fantastic cruise around the Hudson. Amazing setting not enough? Well then dive into lobster rolls, lobster BLT's, shrimp rolls, and more things lobster-related. Sixpoint Beer will have an open bar. Beer, lobster, and sailing, what could be better? South Street Seaport Shopping Mall, east face of Pier 17; event website

Gospel Brunch at B.B. King Blues Club and Grill
Sunday, July 1, 1:30 p.m.
What could be a better Sunday activity than belting some gospel and eating tons of great food? Warm up your voice with some soulful numbers and a soul food all-you-can-eat feast. $40 in advance, $42 at the door. 237 West 42nd St, New York, NY; event website

Urban Oyster Brewery, Winery, and Distillery Tour
Sunday, July 1, 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Unfortunately there are no oysters in the shell here, but that's really the only downside. Make your way through Williamsburg and explore and taste your way through the Brooklyn Brewery, Brooklyn Winery, and the New York Distilling Company. $65 also includes lunch at Fornino's. Various locations, Brooklyn; event website

Wednesday (July 4)

Fourth of July BBQ at Tipsy Parson
Wednesday, July 4, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Get some friends together and head to Tipsy Parson for this barbecue party complete with some delicious drinks. Ribs, catfish po'boys, and pulled pork with Peach Punch, Smoky Bloody Mary, and a Tipsy Palmer? Sign us up. $50. 156 Ninth Avenue, New York, NY; 212-620-4545; event website

Pig Roast Block Party
Wednesday, July 4, 12 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Now this is the event to get to. Free burgers. Free hot dogs. Free fresh-squeezed lemonade. Donate a few dollars to get a plate filled with slices of a 100-pound roast pig. Your donations will be put towards the Wounded Warrior Project, which helps injured service members. 32 Cliff St (between Fulton and John Streets), New York, NY; event website

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