1. Cheese and Wine at Telepan, Join Waldemar and Nadia, Fromagers at Artisanal Bistro and Fromagerie, for an afternoon of wine and cheese tasting. The two will introduce the cheeses paired with wines off Telepan's list, Saturday, July 29th, 12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., at Telepan, 72 West 69 Street. $65/person (212.580.4300).
2. Local Honey from Local Bees: How Much Better Is It?, Bill Mares will discuss his new book, Bees Besieged, which explores the role bees play in the lives of human through agriculture and food production. A tasting of honeys from three local producers will follow, Saturday, July 29th, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., at Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture, 630 Bedford Road, Pocantico Hills. $25/person (914.366.6200).
3. Cracking the Coconut, Myra Kornfeld, chef at Angelica Kitchen and author of The Voluptuous Vegan and The Healthy Hedonist, will teach this hands-on cooking class focusing on the variety of uses and nutritional benefits of the coconut, Saturday, July 29th, 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m., at The Natural Gourmet Institute, 48 West 21st Street. $85/person (212.645.5170).
4. Okra, Beans, & Leafy Greens: The African American Foodways Festival, Phillipsburg Manor and Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture will jointly host this festival to explore the influence of African migration on colonial and current American cuisine, Sunday, July 30th, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., at Phillipsburg Manor, 381 North Broadway (Route 9), Sleepy Hollow and at Stone Barns, 630 Bedford Road, Pocantico Hills (free shuttles run between). $12/person (914.631.8200).
5. Greatest New York Chefs: Alex Ureña, The James Beard Foundation will host this seven-course dinner to showcase and celebrate the career of Alex Ureña, a chef who worked at Bouley and Blue Hill before opening his eponymous restaurant in January of 2006, Tuesday, August 1st, 7:00 p.m., at The Beard House, 167 West 12th Street. $100/person for members, $130/person for guests (212.627.2308).