3rd Annual Summer Spit BBQ, Saturday, June 8, 2013, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., The Garden at Studio Square NYC, Long Island City, Queens: Unlimited BBQ by Chef David Burke. Menu features whole hog on a spit, pulled pork, pork belly and peach doughnuts. Tickets $60-$95.
34th Annual New York Mississippi Picnic, Saturday, June 8, 2013, noon to 6 p.m., Central Park: Catfish lunches, artists and music to celebrate Mississippi.
11th Annual Big Apple Barbecue Block Party, Saturday, June 8, 2013 and Sunday, June 9, 2013, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Madison Square Park, Manhattan: Sample barbecue from pitmasters around the country, including Texas, North Carolina, Illinois, Nevada, Missouri, Mississippi, Alabama, Tennessee, Virginia, South Carolina and New York City. Admission is free. $9 a plate.
Egg Rolls & Egg Creams Festival, Sunday, June 9, 2013, noon to 4 p.m., Museum at Eldridge Street, Lower East Side: A block party celebrating Chinese and Jewish cultures with food, games, music, art and more. Free.
BBQ Blowout, Tuesday, June 11, 2013, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Good Co., Brooklyn: Chef Dale Talde will serve his bbq with beer from Brooklyn Brewery and music from DJ TODD.
A Moveable Feast, Tuesday, June 12, 2013, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., 101 West 15th Street, Manhattan: Apartment hop in the Stonehenge building trying gourmet bites at this James Beard Greens (foodies under 40) event. Tickets $95 non-members.
The Joy of Cheese and Gastronomie 491 Present The Summer Pairings with Beer, Tuesday, June 12, 2013, 7 p.m., Gastronomie 491, 491 Columbus Avenue (between 83rd and 84th), Upper West Side, Manhattan: A tasting of light beers and the cheeses that go with them. Tickets $20.
Born with a Junk Food Deficiency, Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 6:30 p.m., Mid-Manhattan Library, 455 Fifth Avenue at 40th Street, Manhattan: Writer Martha Rosenberg discusses what goes on behind the scenes at large food companies.
The Food Truck Handbook, Wednesday, June 19, 2013, 6:30 p.m., Mid-Manhattan Library, 455 Fifth Avenue at 40th Street, Manhattan: Food truck owner David Weber discusses New York’s food trucks.
National Dine Out Day, Wednesday, June 19, 2013: Eat at participating restaurants and a portion goes to Hurricane Sandy New Jersey relief.
On the Chocolate Trail, Monday, July 15, 2013, 6:30 p.m., Mid-Manhattan Library, 455 Fifth Avenue at 40th Street, Manhattan: Author Deborah R. Prinz discusses the history of the chocolate trade.