What to Do in Brooklyn This Week

Brooklyn Oyster Fest, September 21
Say goodbye to summer with oysters, beer, and music in Greenwood Park. The oysters will be provided by Blue Island Oyster, located just sixty miles from the city in scenic Great South Bay. Blue Island is the primary supplier for many of New York’s top chefs and Michelin-starred restaurants, so oyster-lovers will be assured of a high-quality experience. Enjoy tunes from DJ Ankia along with the brews and briny sea creatures.
Greenwood Park. Tickets $50. More info: www.eventbrite.com

Dining at Downton: A Culinary History, September 19
Downton fans eagerly awaiting the release of the feature film will enjoy this evening celebrating the new Downton cookbook and cocktail books. Author Annie Gray, leading food historian, and Victoria Flexner of Edible History will discuss how Gray sourced vintage recipes for the books, and how class and historical events influenced 20th century British food and culture.
Museum of Food and Drink. Tickets $35. More info: www.mofad.org

Kitsby x AVG: Vegan Pandan Japanese Parfait Launch Party, September 20
Kitsby Dessert Bar is a new menu addition—a fruity Japanese-inspired parfait made with vegan pandan coconut ice cream, agar jelly, fresh berries, kaya mouse, and crispy cereal. The recipe is a collaboration between Kitsby and AVG, an online community for vegan Asian American and Pacific Islanders. Complimentary drinks will be served, and the first 25 attendees will receive a goodie bag with treats from Kitsby.
Kitsby Cafe, 186 Grand Street. Free admission. More info: www.eventbrite.com 

Sake Basics for Everyone—All You Need to Know, September 19
Brooklyn Kura, purveyor of craft sake, offers a short introductory class for those wanting to get to grips with the drink. Sake sommeliers will guide attendees through the production process and explain how to taste sake, navigate a menu, and purchase the best bottles. There will be a sake tasting to follow.
Brooklyn Kura, 68 34th Street. Tickets $30. More info: www.eventbrite.com

Intro to Canning and Pickling, September 21
Join the East Williamsburg CSA for an informative evening in the tranquil Red Shed Community Garden, where  Harry Rosenblum, founder of the Brooklyn Kitchen cooking schools, will lead a demonstration and workshop on home canning and pickling. You’ll learn how to preserve late summer’s fruits and veggies for the long winter ahead—a delicious way to cut back on food miles and food waste.
266 Skillman Avenue. Free admission. More info and RSVP: www.eventbrite.com