Weekend Whets 8/8

Giglio Festival, through Sunday, August 10, 2014, Pleasant Avenue from 114th to 116th Streets, East Harlem, Manhattan:  Italian religious festival with lifting of the Giglio, live music, games, food and more.
Hudson County Restaurant Week, through August 8, 2014:  Discounted meals at popular Hudson County restaurants.
Pies Ahoy Part Deux with the Robicellis, Friday, August 8, 2014, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., Robicelli’s, Brooklyn:  Learn how to make pie crust and pies with the Robicellis.  $65.
La Festa Italiana, Wednesday, August 13, 2o14 through Sunday, August 17, 2014, Holy Rosary Church, Jersey City, NJ:  Italian religious and cultural festival with live music and entertainment, food and games.
NYC Restaurant Week, through August 15, 2014:  3-course lunch and dinner specials at participating restaurants.  Reservations open July 9.
The Basics:  Pastry 101 with the Robicellis, Friday, August 15, 2014, 7 p.m. to 9:30 p.m., Robicelli’s, Brooklyn:  Learn how to make basic baked goods with the Robicellis.  $60.
125th Annual Feast of St. Rocco, Sunday, August 17, 2014, Noon, St. Joseph’s Church, 5 Monroe Street, Downtown Manhattan:  Live music and entertainment, Italian food, raffles and religious procession.
September
Urban Appetites:  Food and Culture in Nineteenth-Century New York, Wednesday, September 17, 2014,  6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., Elebash Recital Hall, The Graduate Center, City University of New York, 365 Fifth Ave., btw. 34th & 35th St., Midtown:  Historian Cindy Lobel discusses 19th-century’s New York’s food scene and how it affected the city’s development.

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