New Classes at Corkbuzz; A Block Party With Brooklyn Bangers, Melt Shop, and Puppies

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The Greenwich Project launches brunch this weekend. From 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and Sundays, the restaurant will offer dishes like cornflake-crusted French toast and pork-belly hash. Fresh-pressed juices and, thankfully, booze will also be available. [Grub Street]

On May 5, the Badass Brooklyn Animal Rescue is hosting a block party on President Street between 3rd Avenue and Nevins. Brooklyn Bangers, Steel Carts, and Melt Bakery are some of the food vendors setting up shop, and there will be adoptable dogs, live music, and a doggie kissing booth. Tickets can be purchased here. [Grub Street]

The Vault at Pfaff's is celebrating the Kentucky Derby on May 4 by offering dishes and cocktails inspired by the race. Coinciding with a live broadcast, the restaurant will serve 1850s-style mint juleps and a menu that includes a bourbon-buttered turkey wrap and a buttermilk pecan pie. Gift certificates will be awarded to those with "best hat" or whoever can name the top three horses. Doors open at 4 p.m., while the derby race starts at 6:30 p.m. Call 212-253-5421 for reservations. [Grub Street]

In May, Corkbuzz Wine Studio's master sommelier, Laura Maniec, will teach new classes including Exploring Brown Spirits, Everything Rosé, and Sparkling Wine Around the World. Check them out here. [Grub Street]