A Japanese Tea Tasting in Soho; Eat Drink Local Week Ends in Taste of the Greenmarket

Brooklyn Heights: The Brooklyn Historical Societys second annual cocktail party fund-raiser is tomorrow at 6:30 p.m. The benefit is catered by Naturally Delicious and features samples from local purveyors, including SCRATCHbread, Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory, and Red Hook Winery. Tickets, $150, are available online. [Brooklyn Based]


Carroll Gardens: The Smith Street Soup Festival takes place on October 23 from 1 to 4 p.m. Participants will sample and judge two-dozen soups from participating restaurants along Smith Street, including Lunetta, Union Smith Caf, and Savoia. Wristbands are $5 per person or $10 for families. [Pardon Me for Asking]

East Village: Birdbath Bakery plans to open yet another branch in an NYU dorm on Ninth Street and Third Avenue. [Jeremiah's Vanishing New York]


Midtown: The new branch of Freshii on 39th Street and Broadway will give away free frozen yogurt between 3 to 9 p.m. every day until October 12 to people who mention Vital Juice. [Midtown Lunch]


Soho: In Pursuit of Tea hosts a Japanese tea tasting tomorrow at their new store location, 33 Crosby Street. The $35 event features discussion and sampling of five Japanese teas paired with treats by chef Melanie Franks of the French Culinary Institute. Call 646-964-5223 for reservations. [Grub Street]