Visit an Underground Pig Feast, Learn About Lobster, and Enjoy a Taste of Haiti


Black Chef Summer Series, Blujeen, 2143 Frederick Douglass Boulevard, Monday, 6 p.m.

This weekly Monday-night series, which runs through September 7, highlights the culinary talents of African-American chefs from across the country. Each dinner focuses on a different aspect of the guest chef’s culinary inspirations, with a portion of each dinner going to that chef’s charity of choice. Tickets are $65 and include a multiple-course dinner as well as signature cocktail; secure your seat here.

Underground Pig Feast, Saxon + Parole, 316 Bowery, Tuesday, 7 p.m.

Enjoy unlimited beer and roasted pig at this newly launched monthly series, which plans to feature additional animal-focused feasts at future installments. Tickets are $65 per person and include all the trips to the keg and carving table you can handle; reserve them here.

Free Hot Dogs, Gansevoort Plaza, Little West 12th Street and Ninth Avenue, Tuesday through Thursday, 7 p.m. through 9 a.m.

Help Tyler Florence try and set a new Guinness world record for the “Longest Team Barbecue Marathon” by coming out and grabbing a free Ball Park hot dog. The celebrity chef will also lead recipe and grilling demonstrations during the attempt. Register for the event here.

Sustainable Lobster Workshop with Luke’s Lobster,  Brooklyn Grange Navy Yard Farm, 63 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn, Wednesday, 7 p.m.

Luke’s Lobster co-founder Ben Conniff will lead a rooftop discussion on environmentally friendly fishing practices as well as touch upon the best methods to cook and break down fresh lobster. Afterwards, guests will have their chance to put their newfound knowledge to the test and enjoy their own lobster dinner; copies of Luke’s latest cookbook, Real Maine Food, will also be available at a discounted price. Tickets are $65 and the event will be held rain or shine; secure your RSVP here.

Taste of Haiti, New York Vintners, 21 Warren Street, Thursday, 6:30 p.m.

Taste a selection of Haitian dishes for a good cause and end the night with Blue Marble Ice Cream at this charity event, with proceeds going to support the launch of an “ice cream social enterprise” in Port-au-Prince. The evening also includes a selection of red and white wine tastings, with some surprises in store too. Tickets are $75; secure your opportunity to help a good cause here.

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