Cookies for Your Oscar Party; Taco-Eating Contest in Park Slope

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Carroll Gardens Look for coffee, records, and antiques at a new store on Court Street. [Brownstoner]


Chelsea: Grab some Oscar-themed cookies at Eleni's. [Fork in the Road/VV]


Flatiron: Tabla launches an "Unleavened Bread Bar" menu on March 30 as Passover begins; call ahead to go in on a $95 Seder service that same day. [Fork in the Road/VV]


Fort Greene: Have tea and tea sandwiches and discuss women's history at Fort Greene Park on Sunday at 11 a.m. [NYC.gov via Local/NYT]


Jamaica Bay: A new Palm Bar & Grille opens before security in JFK's Terminal 4. [Grub Street]

Midtown East: Partake in Holi, the Indian Festival of Spring and Color, at At Vermillion this weekend, where a traditional five-course prix fixe dinner will run you $45. [Grub Street]


Park Slope: Spencer Rothschild's Barrio hosts an inaugural taco-eating contest on March 18 at 7 p.m; send an e-mail to participate and try to win a $100 gift certificate. [Grub Street]


Sunset Park: As Fuzhou Chinese move into the area, Cantonese restaurants are disappearing. [Sunset Park Blog]