Best Weekend Food Events: Museum of Ice Cream, Pizza Crawl, Bacon Sundae


Museum of Ice Cream Pop-Up
100 Gansevoort Street
Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The hottest museum ticket in town will open its doors for free to the public for one day only this Friday. Since the rest of the Museum of Ice Cream’s month-long run is sold out, now’s your chance to wade through a swimming pool filled with sprinkles and play on an ice-cream-themed playground. First come, first served.

Brooklyn Rustic Book Signing and Demo
Union Square Greenmarket (Union Square)
Saturday, 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Chef Bryan Calvert will prepare several recipes from his new cookbook, Brooklyn Rustic,  and will also be on hand to sign copies for guests. In the book, you’ll get the lowdown on how to make dishes like stuffed skillet chicken with lemon miso sauce, and dulce de leche cheesecake.

5 Boro Pizza Challenge
Washington Square Park Arch
Saturday, 11 a.m.

Try your hand at competitive eating in this cross-borough pizza crawl. The tagline says it all: “Five boroughs. Five slices. One day. Zero cars.” Pizza lovers will Instagram each slice (and tag #5boropizzachallenge, naturally), and the winner will be declared at the Greenwich Village after-party. All the participating pizza places will be unveiled the day of the event, and prizes will be given to both the fastest pizza-eating individual as well as team. It’s $25 to participate, but guests will still need to pay for each slice and public transit to each location, unless they’re biking or walking. (The event is a fundraiser for Transportation Alternatives, so cars/taxis/Ubers/Lyfts are off-limits.) Reserve your spot here.

Botanical Cocktail Making With Tequila

Queens Botanical Garden (43-50 Main Street, Queens)
Saturday, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Learn how to make summer cocktails — with health benefits! A registered dietitian and mixologist will lead “What the Health Should I Eat,” an in-depth workshop that will focus on tequila cocktails and freshly grown ingredients. The event ($25 per person) includes a tour and tasting, as well as admission to the garden for the day. Reserve your spot here.

Must Love Ice Cream’s Sundaes on Sunday Party
BlackTree BK (261 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn)
Sunday, 3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Black Tree BK will premiere its new prix fixe menu with a party! The bash includes samples from the menu, like a delectable goat milk, chocolate, soft-serve sundae with Smithfield bacon and maple syrup. Even better: Watch a street artist paint an ice cream mural while you chow down.