[Photograph: Maggie Hoffman]

Friday (June 28)

Red, White & Blues: Wine Tasting, Jazz & Funk Listening Party & Art Exhibit Friday, June 28, 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Start celebrating Independence Day early at this wine tasting, music listening, and art viewing soirée. A selection of seasonal red and white wines will be provided while you boogie. Gallery Bar, 120 Orchard St., New York, NY. Event tickets and event details

Saturday (June 29)

Caribbean Food and Music Festival
Saturday, June 29, 7:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Learn how to move your hips to Reggae, Soca, Salsa, Compa and Zouk while chomping on various Caribbean delicacies. St Francis College, 182 Remsen Street, Brooklyn, NY. Event tickets and details

Sunday (June 30)

Sweet Savoring Cooking Party - French Brunch
Sunday, June 30, 12:00 p.m.
Chef Isabelle Lapin is sharing secrets of French cooking this fine weekend. Quiche Lorraine, crepes, kale salad, and vanilla custard are on the menu for this cooking class. $85. Kitchen NYC, 306 W 51st St, New York, NY. Event tickets and details

Monday (July 1)

French-Jewish Cooking Class with Isabelle Lapin
Monday, July 1, 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Craft a French-Jewish dinner that is entirely Kosher. On the menu are fennel salad, black olives and escarole, and Chicken Provençal, among others. $70. KitchenNYC, 306 W 51st St, Suite B1, New York, NY. Event tickets and details

Tuesday (July 2)

Let's Go to the Movies!
Tuesday, July 2, 7:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Join KTCHN Restaurant for a three-course meal and screening of Silence of the Lambs. After the film, play trivia and drink Chianti. $35. Ktchn (Kitchen), 508 W. 42nd St., New York, NY. Call for tickets at (212) 868-2999.

Thursday (July 4)

Independence Day at Maison Premiere
Thursday, July 4, 12:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Maison Premiere will be serving up a seafood extravaganza complete with oysters, chilled seafood, and a seafood boil. Non-fishy options will also be available, as will a full cocktail and absinthe menu. No prix-fixe, pay for what you order individually. Maison Premiere, 298 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn, NY. Event details

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