5th Annual Crawfish Boil, Saturday, May 31, 2014, 1 p.m., 3 p.m. or 5 p.m., Sycamore Flowershop + Bar,1118 Cortelyou Road, Brooklyn: $25 for a large bucket of crawfish and a pint of seasonal Abita Beer.
New Taste of the Upper West Side, through May 31, 2014, Columbus Circle between 76th and 77th Streets, Upper West Side, Manhattan: Celebrate UWS restaurants and chefs with food tastings and music.
Annual Hawai`i Potluck Picnic in Central Park, Sunday, June 1, 2014, 11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Summit Rock, Central Park, Manhattan: Hawaiian style potluck with ono food, kanikapila Hawaiian music and hula. Bring something to share for the potluck.
Caviar in the Park, Sunday, June 1, 2014, 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., Heckscher Playground, 65th Street Transverse, Central Park, Manhattan: Food from Cafe Habana, No. 7 Sub, Momofuku Milk Bar and more with outdoor games and live music. $20.
Taste of Times Square, Monday, June 2, 2014, 46th Street between Broadway and 9th Avenue, Restaurant Row, Manhattan: Enjoy tastings from area restaurants.
Slow Food NYC’s annual (s)low down fundraiser, Thursday, June 5, 2014, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., Astor Center, Lafayette Street, Manhattan: Slow Food’s annual fundraiser with food and cocktail tastings and bluegrass music. Tickets $130+.
Texas Chili Cook-off, Saturday, June 7, 2014, Noon to 5 p.m., West 79th Street Boat Basin, Upper West Side, Manhattan: Chili tastings and competition.
Big Apple Barbecue Block Party, Saturday & Sunday, June 7 & 8, 2014, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Madison Square Park, Manhattan: Sample bbq from well-known bbq restaurants around the country.
Dinner with Ruth Reichl, Sunday, June 8, 2014, 5 p.m. to 7:30 p.m., Contrada, East Village, Manhattan: Four-course dinner with Ruth’s reading and discussing her new book Delicious!.
Summer by the Sea: The 29th Annual Chefs’ Tribute to Citymeals-on-Wheels, Monday, June 9, 2014, 7:30 p.m., Rockefeller Center, Midtown, Manhattan: Fundraising event featuring food tastings from NYC area chefs.
Food Photography and Blogging Workshop, May & June, 2014, Private Dining Room (PDR) @ Naturally Delicious, Brooklyn: Four classes with Karen Wise on camera fundamentals, shooting in restaurants and editing images. $175 per class or $675 for all four.
Big Apple Barbecue, Saturday and Sunday, June 7 & 8, 2014, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., Madison Square Park, Manhattan: Sample barbecue from around the country.
14th Annual Egg Rolls & Egg Creams Festival, Sunday, June 8, Noon to 4 p.m., Lower East Side: Celebrate the food and culture of the Chinese and Jewish community of the area.
A Night of Film and Food, James Beard Foundation, Wednesday, June 11, 2014, 6:30 p.m., Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, Lincoln Center, Manhattan: Jiro Dreams of Sushi followed by a reception featuring some of New York’s finest chefs, sake, beer and wine. $50-$70.
The Duckathlon presented by D’Artagnan, Saturday, June 14, 2014, Noon to 5 p.m., Metropolitan Pavilion, Chelsea, Manhattan: Culinary competition. Teams or singles. $54-$60.
Taste of Bushwick, Monday, June 16, 2014 at 6:30 p.m., The Bushwick Starr, 207 Starr Street, Brooklyn: Party with food from local restaurants.
Solstice Session at the Arrogant Swine, June 21, 2014, The Arrogant Swine, Brooklyn: Celebrate summer solstice with a pig roast, pulled-pork sandwiches, local beers and cornhole. $40.
Bryant Park BBQ, Wednesday, June 25th 2014, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Bryant Park, Midtown Manhattan: Food from ’wichcraft for a summer bbq. $60-$70.
A California Olive Oil Tasting, June 26, 2014, 3 p.m., SD26 Restaurant and WineBar,19 East 26th Street (between 5th and Madison Avenues), Manhattan: Taste different styles of olive oil and learn how it is produced. $20-$35.
Brooklyn Eats, Friday June 27th, 2014, 630 Flushing Avenue, South Williamsburg, Brooklyn: Brooklyn’s first food and beverage trade show.
Ham and Cheese Party, Monday, June 30, 2014, 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., The Ides at Wythe Hotel, Brooklyn: Prosciutto and award-winning cheeses. Free.