Tiki Mondays, Pouring Ribbons, 225 Avenue B, Monday, 6 p.m. to 2 a.m.
Bartender (and possible pirate) Brian Miller is charting a course to an island full of tiki treasures as Pouring Ribbons turns into a beachside paradise for an evening. The tiki-themed affair will offer a special drinks menu of thematically appropriate cocktails — think mai tais, singapore slings, and amazing glassware — all of which will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Chef’s Tasting Menu, Cantina Rooftop, 605 West 48th Street, Monday through August 14
Need a new dinner-and-show experience? Cantina Rooftop in Hell’s Kitchen offers a $35 chef’s tasting menu focused on a la parrilla specialties. The menu includes ribeye tacos, black angus steak, and grilled Scottish salmon; dessert includes panna cotta among other sweets. A complimentary tasting of the restaurant’s house margarita is also included, and guests can make a reservation for the three-course dinner by contacting the restaurant online.
What’s the Scoop? The Story of Van Leeuwen Ice Cream, Brooklyn Historical Society, 128 Pierrepont Street, Brooklyn, Thursday, 6 p.m.
Looking to learn a few things about making ice cream at home? The founders of Van Leeuwen Ice Cream will lead a reading of their new book and share a few tips, with complimentary samples part of the fun. Tickets are $5 for the general public and seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis; reserve them here.
Super Secret Garden Party, Pies ‘n’ Thighs, 166 South 4th Street, Brooklyn, Thursday, 6:30 p.m.
Celebrate the arrival of Friday with an evening in the backyard garden of Pies ‘n’ Thighs, which is cooking up a three-course meal. Guests can gather around the communal table, where they’ll be treated to family-style appetizers, a plated dinner with meats and sides, and choice of pie. To drink, guests can also choose from an open bar and wine dinner package or pay as they go. Ticket packages start at $38 and can be secured here.
Behind the Wood’s “Summer Solstice” Pop-Up, Venturo Osteria & Wine Bar, 44-07 Queens Boulevard, Queens, Friday and Saturday, 10 p.m. to 2 a.m.
A new pop-up bar focused on seasonal and classic cocktails is now open in Sunnyside. Original drinks include a gin-and-lavender mix known as a Flower Power and the mezcal-based Queen Formosa, which uses house-made ginger syrup. A daily punch along with a selection of choose-your-own-spirit drinks are also available for D.I.Y. imbibers.