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NYC Events for the Weekend and Beyond
Saturday (January 5)
Seasonal Food Market Tour
Saturday January 5th, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Before New York City was all concrete, there were farms everywhere. This 2.5 hour tour will take you through Union Square, Chelsea, the Meat Packing District, the West Village, and some of the city's indoor markets. $30. Tour starts outside Father Demo Square, on the corner of Bleecker Street and 6th Ave; event website
Monday (January 7)
The Harmony of Beer Cheese
Monday January 7th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Wine is fine, but some say beer is better when it comes to pairing with cheese. Murray's Cheese is of the latter school and they're hosting a cheese pairing class on Monday to show you why. $75. Murray's Cheese, 254 Bleecker Street, New York, NY; 212-243-3289; event website
Wild Game Dinner at Locanda Verde
Monday January 7th and Monday January 21st, 7 p.m. each day
Join chefs Andrew Carmellini and Ron Rosselli in the back room of Locanda Verde for a four-course feast of wintry classics including Scottish pheasant, wild boar, and venison. Tickets are $155 and include beverage pairing, tax, and gratuity. Locanda Verde, 377 Greenwich Street, New York, NY; 212-925-3797; event website
Wednesday (January 9)
Wednesday January 9th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Join Kathleen Collins, author of "Watching What We Eat: The Evolution of Television Cooking Shows," and staff from John Jay College of Criminal Justice as they explore the influence of TV cooking shows. Free admission. Mid-Manhattan Library, 455 Fifth Ave, New York, NY; 212-340-0863; event website
Wednesday (January 9)
Turkish Cooking Class
Wednesday January 9th, 7 p.m.
The Turkish Cultural Center in Queens is hosting the 5th and 6th installment of their cooking class. Session 6 alone is February 6th, but you can get tickets for 5 and 6 at a discount. $25 per class or $40 for 2. Turkish Cultural Center Queens, 43-49 45th Street, Queens, NY; 718-482-8263; event website
Thursday (January 10)
Feeding a Growing Planet
Thursday January 10th, 7 p.m.
A round table panel including Marcus Samuelsson gathers to discuss the relationship between population growth and food security. $15 ($13.50 for members, students, and seniors). American Museum of Natural History, 200 Central Park West, New York, NY; 212-769-5100; event website
Sunday (January 13)
A Cassoulet Cookoff
Sunday January 13th, 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Jimmy's No. 43 is hosting their fifth annual cassoulet cookoff on Sunday, January 13th. Expect a variety of cassoulets from amateurs and professionals alike. Guests will be able to vote on their favorite in the people's choice category. Tickets are $30 at the door and benefit the GrowNYC Greenmarket Organization. Jimmy's No. 43, 43 East 7th Street, New York, NY; 212-982-3006; event website
Mighty Quinn's at Smorgasburg Bowery
now until January 31st
Whole Foods Market has teamed up with Smorgasburg for what they're calling Smorgasburg Bowery. Located on the second floor of the Whole Foods on East Houston, East Village BBQ newcomer (and Smorgasburg favorite) Mighty Quinn's is the latest to join the fun and will be at Smorgasburg Bowery through the rest of the month. Smorgasburg Bowery, Whole Foods Market Bowery (Second Floor), 95 East Houston Street, New York, NY; 212-420-1320; event website