Eat Australian, Learn Beekeeping and More Food Events to Attend This Week

Celebrate Australia Day at Flinders Lane.

Tuesday: 92nd Street Y is going to teach you the history of all our favorite drinks: coffee, tea and hot chocolate. It’ll also help you get ready for Valentine’s Day: “Tantalizing topics include why tea was kept under lock and key in England; differences between white, green and black tea; and the aphrodisiac reputation of hot chocolate.

Wednesday: The New York Public Library is hosting a talk on Brooklyn Bridge Park—”one of the largest and most significant public projects to be built in New York in a generation“—by its vice-chair, Joanne Witty.

Thursday: Enjoy the food and drink from Down Under by celebrating Australia Day at Flinders Lane. “Australia Day marks the anniversary of the 1788 arrival of the First Fleet of British Ships at Port Jackson, the area now known as Sydney,” they tell us, and so a four-course meal and cocktails (such as an Outback Old-Fashioned with a touch of eucalyptus) featuring Melbourne’s own Four Pillars Gin are in order. A note that the holiday does have a troubling history.

Friday: Enjoy the traditional French dessert Galette du Rois (also known as a “king cake”) at Benoit through the rest of the month.

Saturday: Head over to Brooklyn for the Best of Brooklyn Food and Beer Festival at Industry City, chosen from the votes of over 45,000 Brooklynites.

Sunday: Want to learn the art of urban beekeeping? There’s a class for you.

Monday: Marc Forgione—you might know him from Iron Chef—will be cooking up mangalitsa pork for Mangalitsa Monday at his eponymous Tribeca restaurant.

Coming Soon: Our annual Good Spirits event is going national this year, and you can already secure your tickets for the epic New York tasting event—it goes down March 2 at Pier A. You can also pick up early bird tickets for Brooklyn Uncorked and Food Loves Tech, or go for the whole shebang with the Edible Season Pass!