Saturday (June 9)Big Apple Barbecue Block Party Saturday June 9th and Sunday June 10th , 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. each day The annual Big Apple Barbecue Block Party is back. Admission to the event is free and each plate of Southern-inspired barbecue is $8.00. Check out the musical performances and Seminar Tent for chef talks and tips. Madison Square Park; Madison Ave. between 23rd and 26th Sts.; event website
Tequila Cocktail Course at Sycamore
Saturday June 9th, 5 p.m.
Sycamore Bar and Flower shop will be giving a lesson on the art of the tequila cocktail this Saturday evening. This is the fourth installment in their Cocktail Weenies series. Tickets can be purchased on their website for $45.1118 Cortelyou Road, Brooklyn; event website
People's Pops: Popsicle Demo, Tasting and Book Event
Saturday June 9th, 2 p.m.
Meet the faces behind People's Pops and sample some of their unusual flavor pairings. They'll let you in on process of making delicious popsicles and you'll get a copy of their new book, People's Pops: 55 Recipes for Ice Pops, Shave Ice, and Boozy Pops from Brooklyn's Coolest Pop Shop. 100 Frost St, Brooklyn; event website
Sunday (June 10)
Egg Rolls and Egg Creams Festival
Sunday June 10th , 12 p.m. to 4 p.m. each day
Celebrate the intersection of these two Lower East Side communities with food! Plus acrobats, Chinese and Yiddish lessons, crafts, synagogue tours and more. Also, it's free. What more could you want? Museum at Eldridge St; 12 Eldridge St.; event website
Monday (June 11)
Greenmarket to Gotham
Beginning Monday, for 12 weeks June 11th
Gotham Bar & Grill will offer a special lunch menu to showcase a particular local farm from the Union Square Greenmarket. A special event on June 18th will feature a dinner executed by chefs Dan Kluger of ABC Kitchen, Bill Telepan of Telepan, and Adam Longworth of The Common Man. Gotham Bar and Grill, 12 E. 12th St.; event website
Tuesday (June 12)
All About Mushrooms Class
Tuesday June 12th, 6:30pm-8:30pm.
Eugenia Bone author of Mycophilia: Revelations from the Weird World of Mushrooms will let you in on all secrets of mushrooms, from gathering to ecology.100 Frost St, Brooklyn; event website
Wednesday (June 13)
Corkbuzz: Regional Roundtables, Médoc, Bordeaux
Wednesday June 13th, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Join this roundtable discussion and learn about specific regions of wine production. The event is a laid back discussion guided by a sommelier. 13 E. 13th St.; event website
Eric Ripert and Christina Tosi will host Sweet, Sour, Savory
Wednesday June 13th, 7:00 pm
This power duo from Le Bernardin and Momofuku Milk Bar will discuss the many elements of flavor as part of as part of the French Institute Alliance Francaise's (FIAF) Art de Vivre series. FIAF's Florence Gould Hall: 55 E. 59th Street; event website
Thursday (June 14)
Talk and Tasting: Hot Sauces and Cool Cocktails
Thursday June 14th, 6:30-8 pm
Hot sauce and Caribbean cocktail expert Jennifer Trainer Thompson will guide you through tastings of various hot sauces from mild to mouth-numbing. Meet new chili peppers and learn to cook with them. Plus, you'll learn a few Caribbean cocktail recipes.92Y Tribeca, 200 Hudson St.; event website
Go Blind: Who's Your Pappy?
Thursday June 14th, 7-8pm
Bring your dad to this Father's Day-themed blind whiskey tasting. Gary Itkin, the general manager of Bottle Rocket, will lead you through six whiskeys as you try to determine which is the 15 year Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon. 92Y 5 W. 19th St.; event website