1. Chocolate Tasting Class, La Maison du Chocolat will present a class on the production and composition of ganache, their filling of choice, as well as a tasting of the sweet, Thursday, June 29th, 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at La Maison du Chocolat Boutique, 1018 Madison Avenue. $55/person (212.265.9404).
2. At the Table New York: Toasting Women Chefs and Restaurateurs , Sara Moulton of Gourmet magazine will host this five course dinner and auction to raise money for the scholarship and internship programs at Women Chefs and Restaurateurs, an organization started by some of the leading ladies in the restaurant industry to promote the advancement of women in the field. Featured chefs include Jody Williams of Gusto, Anita Lo of Annisa, and Amy Scherber of Amy's Bread, Thursday, June 29, 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m., at the Prince George Ballroom, 15 East 27th Street. $150/person (877.927.7787).
3. Farm to Table: Happy 4th of July!, Learn how to make your own ketchup and mustard to go along with an Independence Day feast of Berkshire hot dogs and kale chips at Stone Barns, a farm and educational center in Westchester, Sunday, July 2, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. or 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, 630 Bedford Road, Mt. Pleasant. $25/person (914.366.6200 ext. 137).
4. Champagne Cruise, New York Water Taxi will pick you up at Pier 17 for champagne, a light meal, and front-row seats to the Macy's Fireworks Extravaganza, Tuesday, July 4th, 5:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Pier 17, South Street Seaport. $125/person (212.742.1969).