Weird Science at The Brooklyn Kitchen
Friday, August 28, 4 p.m. Enjoy Weird Science Month with a food-science class at The Brooklyn Kitchen. This week's theme is "Up, Down, and Over," and will explore how to get an egg in a bottle, dry ice cream, and more. Free admission.The Brooklyn Kitchen, 616 Lorimer Street Williamsburg; map); event website
Hapa Kitchen Luau and Pig Roast
Friday, August 28, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Get a taste of the Hawaiian-inspired menu and pig at BKLYN Yard this Saturday. The finalized menu isn't out yet, but there'll be Hawaiian favorites with a seasonal twist. Look forward to Sixpoint Craft Ales and speciality cocktails. Free admission. $10/plate (includes beer). BKLYN Yard, 388-400 Carroll Street b/n Bond and Nevins Brooklyn (map); event website
Adventures NYC Campfire Cooking Challenge
Saturday, August 29, 2 p.m. Cheer along as chefs like Tim Love, Melissa Perello, and Chris Santos try to create a dish in less than ideal conditions in under one hour. The cooking challenge is part of a larger event that starts at noon with yoga clinics, live music, rock climbing, and other adventure-type activities. Free admission. Dead Road (b/n the Bandshell at 72nd Street and the Sheep Meadow) Central Park; map); event website
After the jump, the street fairs and events down the line.
Tastings and Demos
Saturday, August 29 Chef Hymie Grandé vegan-friendly barbecue sauces: Stinky Bklyn, 261 Smith Street, Brooklyn (b/n Douglass and Degraw), 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday, August 29 Down by the Boardwalk Festival: West 10th Street b/n Surf Avenue and Boardwalk, Coney Island.
Friends of Dag Hammarskjold Festival: 2nd Avenue b/n 45th and 57th Streets; 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
West 4th Street Festival: West 4th St b/n University Place and Sixth Avenue; 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Sunday, August 30
Amsterdam Avenue Festival: Amsterdam Avenue b/n 76th and 86th Streets; 11 a.m.to 6 p.m.
Big Apple Performing Arts Festival: Seventh Avenue b/n 47th and 57th Streets; 11 a.m.to 6 p.m.