1.Wine Tasting Without the Attitude, This tasting and lesson in choosing Greek, Australian, and California wines will be taught by Stefani Jackenthal, director the Neighborhood Tasting Society and wine columnist for Commuter Week, Thursday, August 17th, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., at the Steinhardt Building, 35 West 67th Street. $35/person (212.415.5500).
2. Garden Demonstration: Herbal Salads, Join professional chef and Wave Hill Garden Guide Pam Carey for this class and tasting on creating the perfect summer salad, Saturday, August 19th, 2:00 p.m., at Wave Hill, West 249th Street and Independence Avenue. Free with $4 admission (718.549.3200).
3. Blues & Barbeque, Hudson River Park will host this blues and barbeque festival, featuring day long blues acts and barbeque from New York City purveyors Brother Jimmy’s BBQ, Dallas Jones Bar-B-Que, Dinosaur Bar B Que, and Rack & Soul, Sunday, August 20th, from 2:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m., at Pier 54 (enter at West 14th Street). Free admission (212.627.2020).
4. DiRoNA Week, New York restaurants Barbetta, Café des Artistes, San Domenico, Tocqueville, and Tribeca Grill will offer prix-fixe menus during this week long fundraiser to benefit Share Our Strength, a non-profit that fights childhood hunger, August 21st through August 25th. (212.297.2144).
5. Greenmarket Lunch, Join Lupa restaurant and Chef Steve Connaughton for a six course lunch featuring seasonal produce and Italian wine pairings, Tuesday, August 22nd, 12:30 p.m., at Lupa, 170 Thompson Street. $75/person (212.982.5089).