Agenda: Bastille Day, Summer Pastries, and Flatiron Chefs



Bastille Day
Bar Tabac (128 Smith Street, Brooklyn) will once again be hosting it's annual Bastille Day street festival complete with Ricard cocktails, live music, and the United State's largest Petanque tournament. The celebration spills over the next day to Cercle Rouge (241 West Broadway), which will celebrate with a prix fixe menu including choices like Goat Cheese and Onion Tart and Trout Almondine. The event at Bar Tabac will take place on Sunday, July 13th from 12:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. (718.923.0918). The the event at Cercle Rouge will take place the following night, Monday, July 14th, starting at 6:00 p.m. Prix fixe menu: $39.95/person (212.226.6252).

EVENTS THIS WEEK (July 9 through 15)

Art on the Farm
The Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture (630 Bedford Road, Pocantico Hills) is hosting its first annual Art on the Farm month, complete with activities, exhibits, and workshops for children, families, and adults. Consult their events calendar with information on events throughout July (914.366.6200).

Summer Fruit Pastries
The Astor Center is gearing up for all the great fruits of the season with "Hands-On Summer Fruit Pastries: Tarts, Pies, Cakes, & More." Learn to make many fruit inspired desserts, all baked to perfection, including Rustic Apricot Galette, Peach Crumble, and Berry Marmalade. The class will take place on Saturday, July 12th from 12:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. Tickets: $125/person.

Saxelby Cheesemongers presents another "Day-A-Whey" tour. This month's trip is to Valley Shepherd Creamery in Long Valley, New Jersey, a sustainable family farm producing farmstead cheese, yogurt, and gelato from East Fresian sheep. The event will take place on Sunday, July 13th with the bus departing from Saxelby Cheesemongers (120 Essex Street) at 11:00 a.m. Tickets available through Brown Paper Tickets. $95/person.

The Five Senses Dinner Series
Blue Hill at Stone Barns (630 Bedford Road, Pocantico Hills, New York) is presenting the third event in its unique series of dinners, each of which focuses on one of the five senses: touch, taste, sight, smell, and hearing. The events are hosted by Executive Chef Dan Barber, along with special guests. Proceeds from the dinner series benefit the non-profit The Stone Barns Center for Food and Agriculture. The latest dinner will focus on the sense of sight featuring Glen Lowry, director of the Museum of Modern Art and sculptor Joel Shapiro. "Sight" will take place on Sunday, July 13th, 6:00 p.m. Seating is extremely limited; to RSVP, call 914.366.6200, ext. 110. $200/person.

Brewmaster Dinner
Tribeca Grill (375 Greenwich Street) will be hosting a dinner with Brooklyn Brewery brewmaster Garrett Oliver.  The five-course meal will pair brewery selections including Brooklyn Summer Ale and Brooklyn Grand Cru with dishes from chef Stephen Lewandowski.  Guests will also have the opportunity to sample Brooklyn Dark Matter, an experimental beer which is not available for commercial production.  The event will take place on Monday, July 14th with a reception at 6:30 p.m. and the dinner to follow at 7:00 p.m.  Reservations: 212.941.3900. $75/person.

Celebrate Flatiron Chefs!
The Madison Square Park Conservancy will be hosting its annual fundraising event, Celebrating Flatiron Chefs! Proceeds will benefit horticulture, safety, sanitation and free cultural programs in the park. The outdoor party will feature eats from celebrity chefs from neighborhood restaurants including a preview of Zak Pelaccio’s Fatty ‘Cue, Douglas Rodriguez’s Nuela, and cupcakes by Eleni’s New York. The dinner will take place at Madison Square Park (enter on Madison Avenue and 24th Street) on Tuesday, July 15th with VIP admission at 5:30 p.m. and general admission at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are available at the Madison Park Conservancy website, or by calling 212.538.9310. $250/VIP, $150/General Admission.