Corkbuzz near Union Square is providing the next best option in July (keep those shoes on though, OK?). The wine bar and restaurant will host a series of Sunday night bakes throughout the month, which feature a family-style meal for up to six guests. Expect lobster, clams, corn on the cob, salads and other dishes, along with vino selected by Laura Maniec. There are seatings at 6 and 8 PM on July 1, 8, 15 and 22 (646-873-6071).
Marcus Samuelsson is hosting a series of events around town to promote his new book Yes, Chef, and on June 26 you can catch him in the Union Square Barnes & Noble for a Q&A with Ruth Reich. They'll start chatting at 7 PM, and you can get more info here.