For foodies: This week's dining briefs
Kids Cooking Class: Spend quality time with your kids in the kitchen. “Top Chef Chicago” contestant and 24 Prince chef Nikki Cascone offers an interactive cooking class for kids and parents on Aug. 26 from 3–5 p.m. The cost is $45 per child and parent and includes class, handouts and a full meal. Children should be ages eight and up. To register contact Emily Halverson at Emily@24prince.com or 212-226-8624. 24 Prince, 24 Prince street between Mott and Elizabeth stsFairway Firefighter's Food Face-Off: Watch New York's bravest sizzle up the end of summer at the Fairway Firefighter's Food Face-Off. Teams of NYC's firefighters will compete in a grilling "throwdown" Tuesday, Aug. 25 at noon in the parking lot of Fairway's corporate headquarters. Firefighters will cook ribs, burgers and a dish using a secret ingredient that will be revealed at the contest. The winner and runner-up will be determined by a panel of judges. The event will benefit the FDNY foundation. Parking Lot of Fairway Market 2284 12th Ave. at 126th Street
Central Park Campfire Cook-Off: Backpacker Magazine, NYC Parks and Recreation, and Victorinox Swiss Army will host the annual Adventures NYC event in Central Park on Saturday, Aug. 29 starting at 2 p.m.. The first ever Campfire Cooking Challenge will go down between three of the country's top chefs; a one-hour cook-off using only bare minimums.Chefs will have access to a variety of produce and dry goods easily carried in a rucksack and the opportunity to bring three non-perishable items. Dead Road btwn. the Bandshell at 72nd Street and Sheep Meadow
in Central Park.
Open up to Australian wines: Take to Williamsburg for music, movies and Australian wine. Profits go to the Open Space Alliance for North Brooklyn, a non-profit that works to restore, preserve and develop parks in the Greenpoint/Williamsburg communities. -Sunday, Aug. 23: Enjoy the bands Girl Talk, Max Tundra and Wiz Khalfia, hosted by the Jelly Music Festival at the Williamsburg Waterfront. Wine Australia will be serving the Nepenthe Tryst Red and Innocent Bystander Pino,t among others. East River State Park, 90 Kent Ave. at N9th, Brooklyn, all day event begins at 2 p.m. -Wednesday, Aug. 26: Watch “Fame” at the Ball Fields at McCarren Park while sipping wines such as the Cooralook Pinot Noi and the De Bortoli Emeri Pink Moscato, provided by Wine Australia. Bedford Avenue at N. 12th Street -Sunday, Aug. 30: The Jelly Music Festival will be hosting Grizzly Bear and Beach House while Wine Australia serves Yalumba Bush Vine Grenache, De Bortoli Emeri Sparkling Sauvignon Blanc and Robert Oatley Rose among others. The all-day event begins at 2 p.m. East River State Park, 90 Kent Ave. at N9th, Brooklyn