Fundraiser Dinner, Alcoholic Science, Queens Block Party, + A Flowery Mother's Day
Some important work is happening at the Brownsville Community Culinary Center - they provide nutritious food to an under-served neighborhood while also educating and training the students from the neighborhood. Tonight begins a series of guest dinners that will help support the organization. The first guest is Michael Twitty, who will host a meal based on recipes in his new cookbook.
We have understood that tequila, mezcal, and their cousin raicilla make delicious sipping spirits and great cocktails. But most of us don't understand the botany that is involved in harvesting the agave that is the base for these liquors. Museum of Food and Drink welcomes botanist Rachel Meyer to discuss the science behind the bottles.
You don't have to live on Vernon Boulevard in Long Island City to come and celebrate the neighborhood at this fifth annual block party. We do our NYC Brewery tour in the neighborhood, but there's much more to this place than beer (although we do like that part!) Come enjoy live music, pop-up activities, games for kids, eating contests, and more hosted by the local businesses and community.
Be sure to stop and smell the flowers while also celebrating the woman who gave you life. Queens Botanical Garden hosts a lovely brunch with a great setting. A complimentary glass of wine is included and your mom will have a morning she will never forget. The flowers don't hurt either.