This Week in Food: UrbanSpace Opening, Ice Cream History, and Polish Cuisine


Urbanspace Garment District
Broadway from 40th to 41st Street
Monday through Saturday until June 24; 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.

Chicago-style deep dish specialists Emmett’s and Black Iron Burger highlight seasonal offerings at this outdoor market, which begins its Broadway run today. Additional stands will feature paella, tamales, and Turkish pastries. Urbanspace Garment District is closed on Sundays.

Ice Cream: How to Make Your Own & History
The Brainery (190 Underhill Avenue, Brooklyn)
Monday, 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m./6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Gastronomist Sarah Lohman demonstrates the easiest way to make ice cream at home, with plenty of time allotted for a lesson on the history of ice cream in America, too. Lohman will also cover the proper way to make sorbets and other frozen goodies, with ice cream samples to reward attentive students. Tickets are $25 for each session. Reserve yours here.

Norwegian Constitution Day
The Norwegian Seamen’s Church, New York (317 East 52nd Street)
Tuesday, 1 p.m.

Celebrate Norwegian heritage with a family friendly traditional buffet lunch. The event includes a concert by Norwegian performer Marit Larsen, with a children’s parade to follow. The buffet includes salmon, shrimp, cakes, and prosecco. Tickets are $75 per person. Reserve them here.

Num Pang: The Cookbook Launch Party
The Rizzoli Bookstore (1133 Broadway)
Tuesday, 5:30 p.m.

Grab a complimentary Cambodian-style sandwich and Tiger Beer while picking up a few new recipes. Ben Daitz and Ratha Chaupoly, co-founders of Num Pang Sandwich Shop, will join writer Raquel Pelzel to sign copies of their newly released cookbook, which will be available for purchase. A limited selection of the sandwiches featured in the book will be available, too.

The Clumsies’ Bar Pop-Up
Mace (649 East 9th Street)
Wednesday, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m.

Bartender Dimitris Dafopoulos of Athens’ the Clumsies will be pouring a selection of specialty cocktails for one night only. Dafopoulos, who specializes in mixing science with traditional recipes, is using ingredients like pandan-leaf soda and edible mint toothpaste for the pop-up menu. All four featured cocktails will be $14.

Tracing North Brooklyn’s Polish Food Heritage
MOFAD (62 Bayard Street, Brooklyn)
Thursday, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Explore the rich history of Polish communities at this panel discussion, which includes urban anthropologist Filip Stabrowski and Greenpoint’s Busy Bee Food Exchange owner Andrew Konopka. The discussion will spotlight the Polish communities of Northern Williamsburg and Greenpoint (and how recent changes have affected the neighborhoods’ longtime Polish businesses) as well as Polish food practices — like home pickling. Several neighborhood restaurants will serve samples at the event. Tickets are $16 for general admission. RSVP here.