Agenda: 8/24 to 8/30

1. Evian Taste of Tennis, tasting event "pairing world class chefs with professional tennis players to prepare and 'serve' mouthwatering delicacies for guests," to benefit City Harvest, Thursday, August 25, at the W New York, 49th Street and Lexington Avenue, 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. $250/person (877.282.7100).

2. Blues, Barbecue, and Fireworks, sixth annual barbecue festival will take place on Sunday, August 28, 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at Hudson River Park’s Pier 54 (212.627.2020).

3. This Common Ground, farmer and author Scott Chaskey will discuss his book, This Common Ground: Seasons on an Organic Farm, farming, and the organic movement, on Sunday, August 28, 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., at the Stone Barns Center for Food & Agriculture, 630 Bedford Road, Pocantico Hills, New York. Free (914.366.6200).

4. Fourth Annual Secret Tomato Lovers Society Dinner, the American Institute of Wine and Food will present a reception and dinner featuring a tasting of heirloom tomatoes, Tuesday, August 30, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at Village Restaurant, 62 West 9th Street. $65/members, $80/non-members (718.229.6565).


Summer Restaurant Week, three-course lunches for $20.12 and three-course dinners for $35.00 (beverage, tax and gratuity additional) on weekdays at participating New York restaurants. The promotion continues through September 5.