Don’t Miss: Local Food Events to Hit in July


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Parent-Child Food Science Night: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 10 at the Briarcliff Manor Public Library.   Third graders and up with a parent will enjoy playing with their food together (and learning) in a series of hands-on science experiments. Registration is required: call 941-7072 or email

Meet Author of ‘Spices & Seasons’ Rinku Bhattacharya: 6:30 p.m. Thursday, July 17 at Chutney Masala Bistro in Irvington.  A book signing to celebrate local author Rinku Bhattacharya’s newly released cookbook “Spices and Seasons: Simple, Sustainable Indian Flavors.” The evening will be a casual gathering, featuring samples of Bhattacharya’s cooking, a glass of beer or wine and passed small bites from Chutney Masala’s menu. Bring your questions about curry, spices, and home gardening. More info at or call

Read: New ‘Spices and Seasons’ Cookbook for Indian at Home

Third Annual Tap Into a Cure at Captain Lawrence: 8:30 p.m.-11:30 p.m. Friday, July 11 at Captain Lawrence Brewing Company (444 Saw Mill River Road, Elmsford) hosted by The Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation Fairfield/Westchester Chapter. You must be over 21 to attend. The event includes three hours of unlimited Captain Lawrence Beer and wine, snacks and raw bar provided by Eastchester Fish Gourmet along with live music by The Del Bocas, beer pong tournament, bocce, raffles and more. Tickets start at $50, donations welcome. Click here to buy online

Wines By Women For Women: 5 p.m. Sunday, July 20 at Taiim Cellar in Scarsdale. An evening of food an wine pairing with Doret Segev, winemaker from Golan Heights Winery (winner of Wine Enthusiast New World Winery Of The Year). Tickets are $100 per person and space is limited. Call Taiim Cellar for more information and to sign up, 914-723-6900.

Summer Farm-to-Table Dinner: 5 p.m.-10 p.m. on Wednesday, July 23 at Sazoné Latin Fusion ( 191 S. Main St., New City), to benefit the Rockland Farm Alliance. Join and Rockland Farm Alliance for tapas, a complimentary drink, and a three-course dinner highlighting locally sourced ingredients accompanied by the rhythms of salsa and the intensity of flamenco.  Two seatings: 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., tickets are $80 per person, $150 per couple or $275 per table of four. Visit to buy online. To pay by check and for additional information, email

43rd Annual Putnam County 4-H Fair: 12 p.m.-7 p.m. Friday, July 25, 10 a.m.-7 p.m. July 26, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. July 27 at Putnam County Veterans Memorial Park
(201 Gipsy Trail Rd., Carmel). Animals, food, entertainment, games, activities, exhibits, horse show, chicken barbecue, master gardener plant sale and more. Free admission and free parking. Go to for more information.

Lucas Candies Chocolate Camp: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, July 26 at Lucas Candies (6 Main St., Haverstraw). A day of back-to-back candy-centric classes for families. Children under ten must be accompanied by a paid adult participant. From 11 a.m.-12 p.m. is a pizza party, create your own chocolate pizza and add personal candy toppings; 1 p.m.-2 p.m. is candy bar making, create your own bar and mix in ingredients of your choice; from 3 p.m.-4 p.m. DIY chocolate characters, paint molds with white chocolate and then fill in with milk chocolate. Tickets are $15 per person per class, or attend two classes for $30 and receive a 15 percent off lunch voucher for UNoodles restaurant. Call 845-947-1220 for more information.

My, My Pie! A Summer Celebration at Cropsey Community Farm:  2 p.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, July 26 at Cropsey Community Farm in New City. An old-fashioned afternoon featuring local bakeries in a pie auction and pie-eating contest. Pie-making, music and dancing at Cropsey Community Farm. All ages, endless fun. Tickets are $5 per person, kids under 12 are free. Call 845-634-3167 for more information, or visit

Risotto Cooking Class: 12 p.m. on Wednesday, July 30 at  the New City Public Library (220 N. Main St.). Chef Marcello Russodivito of Marcello’s Restaurant will share his secrets for perfecting this Italian rice dish. Event is free. Call 845-634-4997 for more information.

Beer & Barnacles: 6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 30 at Moderne Barn (430 Bedford Rd., Armonk). The fourth annual bash showcasing pours from Captain Lawrence, Empire Brewing Company, Keegan Ales, specialty cocktails from Still the One Distillery, and fresh seafood and signature bites prepared by Executive Chef Ethan Kostbar. For $85 (all-inclusive), guests can enjoy live music by Hal Prince Music & Entertainment, and a variety of food and drink options. Click here to purchase tickets online.



About Author

Megan McCaffrey is a food writer for The Journal News and contributor to the Small Bites Blog. She has a degree in Digital Media from Fordham University and a fondness for good craft beer. She loves to bake, read cooking blogs and taste all the Lower Hudson Valley has to offer. Megan lives in Ridgefield, Connecticut with her husband and three kids.

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