Kentucky Derby Soirée at Root & Bone

Root & Bone's fried chicken. (Courtesy of Root & Bone)
Root & Bone’s fried chicken. (Courtesy of Root & Bone)

Saturday, May 6 Watch the Kentucky Derby live on television while enjoying mint juleps and other Southern cocktails. Signature bites from Root & Bone will be served, such as sweet tea-brined fried chicken, deviled eggs, and buttermilk biscuits. Guests are encouraged to dress in Derby attire. 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. $60 per person. KentuckyDerbyAtRootAndBone.eventbrite.com

Root and Bone
200 E. Third St. (between Avenue A & Avenue B)
East Village

Mother’s Day Tea at The Plaza

Mother's Day bites. (Miachel Breton)
Mother’s Day bites. (Miachel Breton)

Saturday, May 13 & Sunday, May 14 The Plaza’s Palm Court restaurant will serve a special tea service during Mother’s Day weekend, which includes a selection of small sandwiches, scones, and pastries, accompanied by a glass of Champagne. Children can enjoy a themed tea, based on the storybook character Eloise, alongside Mom. $110 per person, $55 per child under 12. ThePlazaNY.com

The Palm Court at The Plaza hotel
768 Fifth Ave. (between West 58th & West 59th streets)  
Midtown

Mother’s Day Pastry at Bien Cuit 

Bien Cuit's Mother's Day pastry. (Courtesy of Bien Cuit)
Bien Cuit’s Mother’s Day pastry. (Courtesy of Bien Cuit)

Friday, May 12–Sunday, May 14 The artisanal bakery Bien Cuit is making a special dessert pastry for Mother’s Day: the Gateau St. Honoré, with caramelized puff pastry and profiteroles, filled with rhubarb-prosecco jam and macadamia nut sabayon, topped with macadamia nuts, edible flowers, and rhubarb powder. Preorders are encouraged. $14. BienCuit.com

Bien Cuit
120 Smith St. (between Pacific & Dean streets)
Boerum Hill, Brooklyn

Grand Central Terminal
89 E. 42nd St. (between Park & Lexington avenues) 
Midtown

Brooklyn Crush Wine & Artisanal Food Festival

(Courtesy of New York Wine Events)
(Courtesy of New York Wine Events)

Saturday, May 13 More than 175 wines and ciders from around the world will be featured at the Brooklyn Crush Wine and Artisanal Food Festival, including varietals from Brazil, France, Italy, Portugal, South Africa, New Zealand, and local wineries. Food pairings include cheeses, charcuterie, chocolates, and baked goods from local artisans and beyond. Two sessions, 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. $59 to $120 per person. NewYorkWineEvents.com

The Factory Floor at Industry City 
233 37th St. (between Second & Third avenues)
Sunset Park, Brooklyn

CoffeeCon NYC

Saturday, May 13 This coffee conference will feature a tasting floor and seminars on all things coffee-related, from how to grind beans properly, make latte art, brew with different techniques, and harvest coffee sustainably. 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. $15 to $45 per person. Coffee-Con.com

The Metropolitan Pavilion
125 W. 18th St. (between Sixth & Seventh avenues)
Chelsea