Dominique Ansel Teams Up With DKNY; Blue Ribbon Brooklyn’s Oyster Tasting

• Danny Meyer will participate in Mad. Sq. Reads, a free literary series held on the steps of Augustus Saint-Gaudens’s Farragut Monument in the Northern end of Madison Square Park. He’ll speak on Thursday, October 2. [Grub Street]

Blue Ribbon Brooklyn is hosting an oyster tasting on September 13. Info here. [Grub Street]

• On Tuesday, August 19, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Rita Ora will introduce the new DKNY fragrance in Madison Square Park, and Dominique Ansel will be on hand to serve heart-shaped pretzels.