A Razor, A Shiny Knife
Friday, June 19, 10 p.m. to Saturday, June 20, 10 p.m. The Brooklyn-based underground supper club A Razor, A Shiny Knife will prepare three eight-course meals over the course of 24 hours. Insane, right? The marathon cooking starts on Friday night with breakfast served at 10 a.m. on Saturday, followed by lunch at 1 p.m. and dinner at 7 p.m. Disclaimer: This isn't a sit-back meal—depending on when you show up, you'll be put to work, learning how to make ricotta, churn butter, or play with gelatin. Check out the menu here. Prices vary by meal; location revealed upon payment confirmation; event website
Swedish Midsummer Festival
Friday, June 19, 5 to 8 p.m. Celebrate the summer solstice with salmon, herring, and meatballs, picnicking in the manner of Swedes. Free admission. Buffet approximately $20/person. Robert F. Wagner Junior Park (nr. Battery Place, map); event website
Goat Spit Summertime Throwdown
Saturday, June 20, 2 to 9 p.m. In a triumph of Brooklyn ingenuity, bicycle-powered spits will roast goats for sandwiches. Stick around for rooftop gardening workshops, poetry squads, film screenings, a marching band, among other action-packed events. Tickets $5/person; food, drink, admission to workshops available for purchase separately. The Old Pharmacy, 513 Henry Street, Carroll Gardens Brooklyn (nr. Sackett, map); event website
Jello-O Mold Competition
Saturday, June 20, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. The Jell-O Mold Competition pits designer against designer, making Jell-O the medium of cool. Competitors battle for supremacy, cash, and prizes. Free admission; Jello-O shots and beer $3. Gowanus Studio Space, 119 Eighth Street, Suite 202, Gowanus Brooklyn (b/n 2nd and 3rd Avenues, map); event website
Saturday, June 20, starting at 2 p.m. A Beer Geek event featuring grilled burgers 'n brats, a tasting of rare beers, and a used record flea market. DJ Spencer drops tracks while you shop. Free admission. Union Hall, 702 Union Street, Park Slope Brooklyn (nr. 5th Avenue, map); event website
Williamsburgers and Wieners Block Party
Sunday, June 21, 4 to 10 p.m. With music spilling out onto the sidewalk and dancing out onto the street, this is the official after-party for The New York Megaphonica. Burgers, dogs, and barbecue $1; drink specials all day long. Featuring musical performances and special collaborations from Daniel Harris, Alan Cohen Experience, and Avi Wisnia. Free admission. Garden patio at Cyn Lounge, 216 Bedford Avenue, Williamsburg Brooklyn (nr. North 5th Street, map); event website
After the jump, the street fairs.
Sunday, June 21 Christopher Street between 7th and Greenwich Avenues; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Broadway and 7th Avenue between 43rd and 44th Streets; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Lexington Avenue between 43rd and 55th Streets; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Columbus Avenue between 86th and 96th Streets; 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. 7th Avenue between Flatbush Avenue and 15th Street, Park Slope Brooklyn; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Save the Date
Hay Qua Vietnamese American Festival, Saturday, June 27