Jamaican Jerk Festival 

Sunday, July 23 Local chefs will be serving up their brand of jerk chicken for a friendly Jerk Cook-Off contest. Plenty of games, children’s activities, and Caribbean music will keep the crowd entertained. 12 p.m. to 8 p.m. $35 per person. JerkFestivalNY.com

Roy Wilkins Park 
Between Merrick & Baisley boulevards
Jamaica, Queens

Greener Tables 

Attendees at a previous Citymeals on Wheels event. (Courtesy of Citymeals on Wheels)
Attendees at a previous Citymeals on Wheels event. (Courtesy of Citymeals on Wheels)

Thursday, July 27 Local chefs and restaurateurs will convene for discussions on sustainability, from sourcing local ingredients to how to provide living wages for restaurant workers. Joann Makovitzky (CEO of One Five Hospitality) will host the event, with panelists such as Jonah Miller (executive chef and owner of Huertas) and Siggy Sollitto (Siggy’s Good Food) participating. 6:45 p.m. $50 per person. CityMeals.org

Project Farmhouse
76 E. 13th St. (between Fourth Avenue & Broadway)
East Village

Rosé at The Plaza

(Courtesy of The Plaza)
(Courtesy of The Plaza)

Through Sunday, July 30 The Palm Court restaurant inside The Plaza is serving rosé wine and food pairing specials to welcome summer. Minuty rosé ($15 per glass and $70 per bottle) will be available with a savory and sweet hors d’oeuvre tasting plate, with items such as strawberry and cream poppy seed macaron. ThePlazaNY.com

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

Summer Concert Series at Machiavelli

Through Wednesday, Aug. 19 Italian restaurant Machiavelli is hosting a summer opera and classical music concert series with live performers. The lineup includes an evening of the Gershwins’ pieces, an evening of Bach, “La Boheme” performed by the New Camerata Opera, and more. MachiavelliNYC.com

Machiavelli
519 Columbus Ave. (at West 85th Street)
Upper West Side

Summer Happy Hour at Rider

(Courtesy of Rider)
(Courtesy of Rider)

Ongoing Williamsburg restaurant Rider now has outdoor seating for al fresco dining. Meanwhile, the restaurant has launched a summer happy hour menu, available every weeknight. The specials include $1 sausages, $1 oysters, and $8 glasses of wine. RiderBklyn.com

Rider
80 N. Sixth St. (between Kent & Wythe avenues)
Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Du’s Donuts at Fuku Wall Street

Ongoing Chef David Chang’s new Wall Street location of his fried chicken joint, Fuku, is now open for all-day dining, with chicken bowls, salads, and chicken sandwiches. Every day, the location will sell a limited number of doughnuts from chef Wylie Dufresne’s Du’s Donuts shop, with new flavors like yuzu peach, coconut kalamansi, and green apple peanut butter. EatFuku.com

Fuku Wall Street
110 Wall St. (between Front & South streets)
Financial District

Summer French Riveria Prix Fixe at Café Boulud 

Baked dorade at Café Boulud. (Courtesy of Café Boulud)
Baked dorade at Café Boulud. (Courtesy of Café Boulud)

Through Sunday, Sept. 3 Inspired by the French Riveria, chef Daniel Boulud’s Café Boulud will serve a prix fixe three-course menu, Fridays to Sundays, with dishes like pissaladière, a roasted vidalia onion tart with anchovies and nicoise; Herbs de Provence Roasted Lamb; and cherry clafoutis. $68 per person (minimum two guests). CafeBoulud.com

Café Boulud
20 E. 76th St. (between Fifth & Madison avenues)
Upper East Side

Summer Ice Cream Cart at Benoit

Through Summer Chef Alain Ducasse’s Midtown bistro now has an ice cream and sorbet cart parked outside the restaurant, offering a rotating selection of flavors such as vanilla, chocolate, pistachio, coffee, peach, strawberry and basil, and almond, lemon, and mint. Choose from either a housemade cone or a cup. BenoitNY.com

Benoit
60 W. 55th St. (between Fifth & Sixth avenues)
Midtown