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.
Taste of Persia: An Iranian Feast with Parmys, Wednesday, June 18, 2014, 6 to 9 p.m., Parmys, East Village, Manhattan: Twelve-course social meal celebrating Iranian food. $35.
Backyard Pie Bake-off and Potluck, Saturday, June 21, 2014, 3 to 7 p.m., Prospect Heights, Brooklyn: Bake a pie for the competition or just come to sample. $5.
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 25 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.
Taste Asia in Times Square, June 25 & 26, 2014, Times Square, Manhattan: Chefs from Asian countries participate in a cook-off along with Asian cultural performances.
Brooklyn Eats, Friday June 27th, 2014, 630 Flushing Avenue, South Williamsburg, Brooklyn: Brooklyn’s first food and beverage trade show.
Preserving the Harvest: Food Preservation 101!, Sunday, June 29, 2014, 3 p.m., Nextdoorganics Hub, Brooklyn: Learn how to preserve fresh produce at home.
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.