Upcoming food and drink events in New York City: 

Emma’s Torch Shabbat Dinner at HOME/MADE

Friday, Aug. 11 Empower refugees and celebrate community with a Shabbat dinner in Brooklyn, held by OneTable, a social dining platform that facilitates Shabbat dinners for young Jewish adults, and Emma’s Torch, a nonprofit that helps refugees through culinary education. Dishes will be prepared by Emma’s Torch’s newest refugee student chefs, including those from Mexico and Afghanistan, and inspired by their backgrounds. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. $30 per person. OneTable.org

HOME/MADE
63 Commerce St. (between Van Brunt & Richards streets)
Red Hook

Children’s Potions & Planting Tea Party at Gallow Green

Lessons in potion-making and planting at Gallow and Green. (Courtesy of The McKittrick Hotel)
Lessons in potion-making and planting at Gallow and Green. (Courtesy of The McKittrick Hotel)

Saturday, Aug. 12 Children, their favorite doll or teddy bear, and parents are invited to the Gallow Green rooftop garden for a day of high tea and gardening. Guests may partake in hands-on lessons in potion-mixing (bring your own recyclable bottle!) and planting, and bring home a mini-flower press, planting soil, and seeds. A traditional British high tea platter and pink lemonade will be served, and for the adults, Gallow Green’s cocktails and punch will be available for purchase. Ages 5 to 10 suggested. 10 a.m. $25 per person. McKittrickHotel.com

Gallow Green at The McKittrick Hotel
542 W. 27th St. (between 10th & 11th avenues)
Chelsea

Recovery Sundays at Watermark Bar

Special juice-based cocktails at Watermark Bar. (Courtesy of Watermark Bar)
Special juice-based cocktails at Watermark Bar. (Courtesy of Watermark Bar)

Sunday, Aug. 13 For the last session of its Recovery Sundays program, Watermark Bar, located at the end of Pier 15, will be offering juice-based cocktail flights, wheatgrass shots, and kitchen specials like a Pat LaFrieda wagyu hamburger or brunch hash topped with a fried egg. DJ Mixed Feelings will provide live music. 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. WatermarkNY.com

Watermark Bar
Pier 15, 78 South St. 
South Street Seaport

18th Annual Blues BBQ at Hudson River Park

Crowds gather on the pier at the Blues BBQ 2015. (Courtesy of Hudson River Park)
Crowds gather on the pier at the Blues BBQ 2015. (Courtesy of Hudson River Park)

Saturday, Aug. 19 Head to Pier 97 for a day of blues and barbecue on the river. The festival will bring together blues and roots musicians from around the country, like the Campbell Brothers, Dumpstaphunk, and Sugar Ray and the Bluetones, alongside barbecue from New York favorites, like Dinosaur Bar-B-Que and Mighty Quinn’s. For dessert, Melt will be selling their ice cream sandwiches. 2 p.m. to 9 p.mFree admission. HudsonRiverPark.org

Pier 97
Hudson River Park (at West 59th Street)
Clinton

Dessert Goals NYC Dessert Fest

Instagram-friendly walls galore at Dessert Goals NYC. (Lauren Kallen)
Instagram-friendly decor galore at Dessert Goals NYC. (Lauren Kallen)

Saturday, Aug. 19 & Sunday, Aug. 20 Bring your sweet tooth and favorite Instagram filters to Dessert Goals, a two-day dessert festival in Williamsburg. Over 20 vendors from around the city, including Black Tap, Cupcake Market, Snowdays, and Rebecca’s Cake Pops, will be selling their sweet treats, while big names in the food, design, and social media industry, like Lauren Magenta and Colors Collective, will be hosting interactive workshops. The space will also feature an Instagram-worthy garden, fashion runway, and cold brew station by Intelligentsia and Bodum. 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. $50 per person (includes admission and one workshop). DessertGoals.com

Dobbin St
64 Dobbin St. (between Norman & Nassau avenues)
Brooklyn

Vegan Cold Ramen at E.A.K. Ramen

Vegan Cold Ramen at E.A.K. Ramen. (Courtesy of E.A.K. Ramen)
Vegan Cold Ramen at E.A.K. Ramen. (Courtesy of E.A.K. Ramen)

Through August This modern Japanese ramen house is serving up chilled noodles for the summer. August’s special is Vegan Cold Ramen with thin noodles, cool vegetable broth, and a medley of veggies: cabbage, lotus root, baby corn, mini tomatoes, kabocha, radish, and bean sprouts. $17. EAKRamen.com

E.A.K. Ramen
469 Sixth Ave. (between West 11th & 12th streets)
West Village

Indian Omakase at Rāhi

Sunchoke Vada, or fritters, at Rahi. (Courtesy of Rahi)
Sunchoke Vada, or fritters, at Rahi. (Courtesy of Rahi)

Ongoing Chef Chintan Pandya is debuting a special five-course, seasonal tasting menu every night at 5 p.m. The menu will change daily, but may include dishes like housemade paneer with mango and mint, octopus dressed in coconut and turmeric, and freshly baked naan. 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. $50 per person. RahiNYC.com

Rāhi
60 Greenwich Ave. (at Perry Street)
West Village

Cocktail & Dumpling Happy Hour at Pinch Chinese

Dumpling-making at Pinch Chinese. (Courtesy of Pinch Chinese)
Dumpling-making at Pinch Chinese. (Courtesy of Pinch Chinese)

Ongoing Pair three dumplings with one specialty cocktail for $15 at Pinch Chinese’s bar and lounge, Monday to Friday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Guests can choose any cocktail or dumpling on the menu, including drinks like the Lapsang Sichuan, with scotch, lapsang souchong (a smoky Chinese black tea), Sichuan peppercorn, pimento bitters, and an orange twist; and dumplings like pork soup or mushroom, filled with shiitakes and truffles. PinchChinese.com

Pinch Chinese
177 Prince St. (between Thompson & Sullivan streets)
South Village