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Buddakan Headlines Finger on the Pulse Barbecue; Learn How to Forage Food From Central Park

Central Park: If you’re looking to eat something other than hot dogs while sunning in Sheep’s Meadow, make sure you sign up for author and naturalist “Wildman” Steve Brill’s foraging tour of Central Park on June 25. Brill claims you’ll come away with raspberries, mulberries, sassafras, chicken mushrooms, and more. Now that’s local! Call 914-835-2153 at least 24 hours in advance to reserve a spot. Suggested donation for adults is $20; children, $10. [Grub Street]

Meatpacking District: Support the students of NYC Lab School at the “Tastes: Meatpacking Meets Chelsea” event on Gansevoort Plaza, June 4 from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. A $35 ticket buys six tastes from neighborhood restaurants, like Employees Only, Fatty Crab and Tia Pol, plus additional pizza and entertainment for the kids. [Grub Streets]

Midtown East: The new Alfama now serves lunch daily from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., offering an à la carte lunch menu, including petiscos (Portuguese tapas) and large plates like seafood stew, as well as a $27 three-course prix fixe option. [Grub Street]

Soho: Lure Fishbar is having the ultimate happy-hour special tomorrow, June 1, at 6 p.m.: fifteen oysters (from both coasts) paired with wine, snacks, and a little something sweet to end it, for $75. [Fork in the Road/VV]

Williamsburg: Buddakan makes the journey across the river to Brooklyn’s Good Company to host a barbecue party, complete with complementary cocktails and copies of Just Grill This!, a cookbook from Sam Zien. Tickets are $20 for a VIP silver ticket or $35 for a VIP gold ticket through Gilt City, with some availability at the door as well. [Gilt City]

The Joy of Cheese celebrates Fromage Americain at d.b.a. Brooklyn, on June 7 at 7:30 p.m., with a tasting of seven firm American cheeses paired with seven beers. Tickets are $25. [Grub Street]

Crest Hardware’s fourth annual CrestFest art show is June 18 from 1 to 7 p.m. at 558 Metropolitan Avenue, with 100-plus local artists, bands, and, most important, restaurants, including Empanadas ¡dpm! [Empanadas ¡dpm!]

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