Oysters 101, Jazz Age Lawn Party, Battle of the Burger

By Daksha Devnani, Epoch Times
August 6, 2015 9:27 pm Last Updated: March 8, 2018 5:23 pm
(Courtesy of Anastasia Plakias)
(Courtesy of Anastasia Plakias)

Oysters 101

In this class and tasting session hosted by the Billion Oysters program, learn all about the oyster, from measuring live oysters, to testing water quality, to identifying some of the hundreds of other organisms growing on and in the oyster cages. The Billion Oysters Program aims to restore a population of 1 billion oysters to New York Harbor over the next 20 years, and through the process educate thousands of young people about the city’s ecology, economy, and local marine environment. Guests will visit the Brooklyn Navy Yard oyster garden to learn about how its programs will repopulate our local waterways. There will also be an oyster-tasting session (from other areas of the country), where you will be taught how to shuck and taste the complex and nuanced flavors of different varieties.

Tuesday, Aug. 11, 6.30 p.m.–8.30 p.m. Brooklyn Navy Yard Farm, Flushing Avenue & Clinton Avenue. Tickets: $50.


Pig and Whiskey at the Farm on Kent

Enjoy an evening of comfort food with Food Karma as it hosts Pig and Whiskey, featuring whiskeys from Van Brunt Stillhouse, a Red Hook, Brooklyn-based micro distillery that sources grains directly from upstate New York farmers. On the spit will be pig roasts from the team at Fleisher’s Craft Butchery, carnivores who respect the “whole animal” philosophy. Chow down and drink up to the sounds of live music, featuring local folk, bluegrass, and Americana. Relax on comfy area rugs and pillows, or grab a communal table and take the opportunity to meet some of the best minds in the industry to discuss food and libations.

Thursday, Aug. 13, 7 p.m.–10 p.m. 320 Kent Ave., Brooklyn. Tickets: $85.


Jazz Age Lawn Party

Did you miss the first Jazz Age Lawn Party this summer? If so, here’s your chance to catch the last party in the event’s 10th anniversary year. It’s all about dancing to authentic music from the 1920’s, while sipping vintage-inspired cocktails like the St. Germain Cocktail. This perfect summery drink will be served alongside a variety of elegant daytime tipples. Baked goods fanatics won’t want to miss The High Court of Pie Contest; bring your best pie to compete in categories like Mom’s Best,  Hobo’s Choice (so yummy that a hobo would want to steal it while it was cooling on a windowsill), and more!

Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 15 and 16, 11 a.m.– 5 p.m. Governors Island. Tickets: $35 to $900.


Tap+Cork Brooklyn Beer and Wine Festival

The two-day Tap+Cork Brooklyn Beer and Wine Festival is back for its third year, featuring a Tap night out with pub crawls to selected venues. Around 50 craft beers and artisanal wines will be served alongside curated cuisines from in–demand food vendors. Some of the breweries include Breukelen Cellars, Brooklyn Brewery, Bushbaby Bar & Grill, Olivino Wines, Pacific Standard, Therapy Wine Bar, and more! DJ CEO and Guests will keep the fest vibe going with the its annual Bad Boy versus Roc-A-Fella theme. There will also be a “The ’70s versus The ’80s” cross-genre music battle.

Friday and Saturday, Aug. 14 and 15, 2 p.m.– 8 p.m. 1368 Fulton St, Brooklyn. Tickets: $20.


Battle of the Burger

Craving summer’s best burgers? Time Out New York’s Battle of the Burger will put 20 of the best burgers in New York to the test. Contenders include American Cut, BarKogi, Shake Shack, Spotted Pig, and many more! Sponsors Amstel Light and Amstel Radler will be serving up unlimited beer.

Wednesday, Aug. 19, 5.30 p.m.–10.30 p.m. Seaport District–11 Fulton St. Tickets: $50.