Giglio Feast, 275 North 8th Street at Havemeyer Street, Brooklyn, Friday through July 19, 6 p.m.
The annual St. Giglio festival returned to the streets of Williamsburg this week for its 128th anniversary, but plenty of sausage and peppers remain for those who can’t make it out until the weekends. Saturday’s scheduled events include the questua, the distribution of blessed bread throughout the parish neighborhood, as well as a parade and traditional dancing. Italian specialties including braciole, fried calamari, and sweet zeppoles will be available, with rides for the kids to keep them entertained. Festival hours run 6 p.m. to 11 p.m during weekdays, 6 p.m. to midnight on Saturdays, and noon to 11 p.m. on Sundays. A full line up of scheduled events can be viewed here.
Seaport Film and Food Festival, South Street Seaport, Fulton and Water Streets, Friday, 7 p.m.
Running consecutively on Fridays through July 31, the South Street seaport is offering free food tastings and drink specials as part of a new international film series. Cuisine will match each country on the day of their scheduled screening, with films from Taiwan, Ireland, Japan, and Saudi Arabia featured in the coming weeks. Visit the Seaport Film & Food Festival’s Facebook page for details.
Weekend Brunches, Sycamore Bar and Flowershop, 1118 Cortelyou Rd., Brooklyn, Saturday and Sunday, 11 a.m./9 a.m.
On weekends, this hybrid bar/flower shop offers a rotating schedule of pop-up brunch parties. On Saturday, foodies can snack on mini Dutch-style pancakes (poffies) while enjoying drinks from a bloody mary bar. And for this Sunday only, guests can switch up their typical bottomless routine by breaking out some all-white attire. The bar is airing the Wimbledon men’s final, live beginning at 9 a.m., with a full English breakfast and plenty of Pimm’s cups to go around, making everyone a winner.
Bastille Day Celebrations, multiple locations, Sunday
To celebrate the beginning of the French Revolution, the streets of Manhattan will turn Parisian for a day with activities like champagne tasting and petanque tournaments. From 12 p.m. to 5 p.m, Bastille Day on 60th Street by Alliance Français will take over a city block, with plenty of pastries starting at $5 from the likes of Francois Payard. For the downtown crowd, Le District at Brookfield Place is offering picnic baskets stocked with french bread, cheeses, and sausage for those who wish to dine along the river. Festivities also include French film screenings, live music, and caricature drawings.
Brooklyn Ice Cream Takedown, Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club, 514 Union Street, Brooklyn, Sunday, 12 p.m.
Relive your beloved brain-freezing memories of childhood at this all-you-can-eat ice cream social. For $20, guests can sample a variety of homemade ice cream flavors until 2 p.m., with awards dished out for best creamy concoction. Ample Hills Creamery and Coolhaus will also be in the club to serve up ice cream and act as judges; reserve your ticket here.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on July 10, 2015