Thursday (August 16)

National Rum Day at The Rum House
Thursday August 16th, all day, complimentary tastings after 7 p.m.
It's National Rum Day today, and naturally The Rum House is celebrating it. They'll have a special menu of $8 rum cocktails all day, and after 7 p.m. there will be complimentary rum tastings. Free. 228 West 47th Street, New York, NY; event website

Friday (August 17)

Street Foods of New York
Friday August 17th, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.
The New York Public Library and Momofuku host this multi-speaker talk about the past and present of New York Street foods and its relationship to New York identity. $35. 15 West 56th Street, New York, NY; event website

Saturday (August 18)

Back Forty's Crab Boil at the Rockaways
Saturday August 18th, 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.
The restaurant Back Forty hosts this traditional crab boil that includes sides and covered outdoor eating on the boardwalk. $25. Rockaway Beach Boardwalk at 96 Street, Far Rockaway, NY; event website

Tomato Canning Bootcamp
Saturday August 18th, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
A how-to on tomato canning at the Brooklyn Kitchen. Students receive a full tomato canning kit to take home. $85. 100 Frost Street, Brooklyn, NY; event website

Japanese Knife Forging Demonstrations at Smorgasburg
Saturday August 18th, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Brooklyn Kitchen hosts this Japanese knife forging demonstration, performed by three Japanese master knife craftsman. Free. Williamsburg waterfront between North 6th and North 7th, Brooklyn, NY; event website

Sunday (August 19)

NYC Cooks Meetup
Sunday August 19th, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Websites Feastly and NYC Cooks host this potluck meet up at DeKalb market. Bring a dish to share with the group, include a sign, and the hosts will turn it into a free food market. Please RSVP! Free. 138 Willoughby Street, Brooklyn, NY; event website

Third Annual Ice Cream Sunday
Sunday August 19th, 12 p.m. to 4 p.m.
A fundraiser to benefit New Amsterdam Market, this event features tons of flavors from local ice cream makers and a visit from the writer of Ice Cream: A Global History $30. South Street Between Beekman Street & Peck Slip, New York, NY; event website

Monday (August 20)

Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation Fundraiser
Monday August 20th, all day
In honor of National Lemonade Day, restaurants around the country are donating all proceeds from the sale of lemonade and other lemon dishes to Alex's Lemonade Stand, a foundation that raises money for pediatric cancer research. In New York City, Hill Country, Rosa Mexicano, Silverleaf Tavern, and Nios are all participating. Free. various locations; event website

Ice Cream Making Class at The Brooklyn Kitchen
Monday August 20th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Learn the science of ice cream making and receive recipes to bring home at this ice cream making class taught by a seasoned dessert chef. Includes lots of ice cream tasting. $60. various locations; event website

Aquavit Annual Crayfish Festival
Monday August 20th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Aquavit's crayfish festival picks up again this Monday and lasts another four days. Chef Marcus Jernmark is offering a specialty menu of different crayfish dishes at lunch and dinner. $32 per person for lunch, $42 per person for dinner. Aquavit, 65 East 55th Street, New York, NY; event website

Narragansett Beer Dinner Series at Perilla
Monday August 20th, 5:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
The second-to-last Monday night dinner hosted by Perilla with the Narragansett Brewing Company. This four-course family style meal will feature summery seafood paired with Narragansett tall boys. Reservations are strongly suggested. $60 per person plus gratuity. 9 Jones Street, New York, NY; event website

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