Global warming may be scorching the earth, but you can do your small part by eating local food this weekend. Right?
OK, maybe not, but you can’t hide in the air conditioning, so get out there and have some fun! Here’s what’s on the docket for this weekend:
Mr. Sunday (a.k.a. Mr. Saturday when it’s at night) is celebrating 100 parties of awesomeness this Sunday (in my last guide I mistakenly put it as last Sunday, sorry!) at their fabulous Gowanus location in Brooklyn. Eat food from food trucks, drink sangria and Brooklyn Summer Ale, and rock out under the fairy lights and disco ball to fabulous summer music. Because it’s the hundredth, special surprises are promised, plus commemorative memorabilia.
If you can’t make it Sunday–I can’t because I have a birthday party to attend on the other side of Brooklyn–you can do the 99th on Saturday night instead. Deets here.
Free for the two first hours (RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org) $10 after 5pm. Gowanus Grove, 400 Carroll St (between Bond and Nevins), Brooklyn.
All Day Greenmarket Cooking Class
Grab your reusable market bag–it’s time to get cooking. Join chef instructor and cookbook author Jay Weinstein for an all day locavore’s cooking class. You’ll start the day by preparing dough for focaccia and while it’s rising, Jay will lead the way to the grandaddy of farmers markets (and my favorite) Union Square Greenmarket where you’ll learn to shop the way market-driven chefs do–by choosing what’s local and seasonal and improvising a menu on the spot. It can be done. Get back to the kitchen and prepare a seasonal meal, complete with wine and your home-baked bread.
Saturday July 28th, 10am-4pm
The Lower East Side Ecology Center is holding an electronic waste recycling event at Tekserve in Chelsea to help you responsibly recycle all of your unwanted or broken gadgets, like computers and cell phones. Check out the list of acceptable materials here. This event will be held rain or shine.
Tekserve, 119 West 23rd Street (btw 6th & 7th)
You know I love Brooklyn flea. I actually rarely buy anything there. But what keeps me coming back is the food. Smorgasburg–every Sunday rain or shine–by the Brooklyn Flea takes the typical fare and elevates it either further, with jam, ribs, ice cream, handmade soda, tacos, macaroons, coffee, granola, slushies, pickles, pretzels, s’mores, lobster rolls, taquitos, cupcakes, syrups, Japanese street food–hold on let me catch my breath … OK–jerky, gluten-free baked goods, chocolate bars, popsicles, gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches, salsa, ramen, cookies, and bubble tea, all made in Brooklyn. Whew!
Williamsburg waterfront between North 6th and North 7th St. brooklynflea.com/smorgasburg/