Hudson River Park's fantastic Blues BBQ Festival returns for its 15th year this Saturday to Pier 84. Starting at 2 p.m., blues and funk acts perform along the water until the late evening, while simultaneously, some of the city's finest barbecue purveyors are smoking and grilling out some tasty meat eats. This year's lineup includes lots of meats from Dinosaur BBQ, Delaney Barbecue and Mighty Quinn's. The free celebration kicks off a week-long fundraiser for the Park, which is run independently of the city's Parks Department.

Take a taste of what our 18th century ancestors had access to at the Revolutionary Fare event on Saturday evening. The charming Old Stone House and Washington Park host a culinary throwback event with some dishes inspired by Revolutionary times, including roasted pig, oysters and baked goods. Historic Gastronomist Sarah Lohman will be the evening's special guest honoree, so if you've ever wondered about 18th century preservation techniques or the like, fire away! Included in your $45 ticket are access to the eats, a "colonial cocktail," and samplings from the pie making contest; beer and wine will also be available for purchase. The event runs from 6 p.m. until 9 p.m.

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Speaking of roasted beasts, Gowanus's Dassara Ramen celebrates two years with a Pig & Goat Roast this Saturday from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Forty bucks buys all you can eat and drink of the roasted meats plus draft beer and PBR; $17 gets you a "heaping plate of pig, goat and side + PBR;" and $25 means all you can eat food without the booze. There'll be some music by Styles Upon Styles and general revelry; if you can't take advantage of the package deals, some a al carte options are also available, including $4 draft beers and $3 pig buns.

Every Sunday throughout the year the Carroll Gardens Greenmarket brings in farmers and artisan food purveyors from around New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. They also host interactive events, demonstrations and so forth, like this Sunday's pickling demonstration. At 11:30 a.m., learn a simple method for preserving vegetables and fruits so they can be enjoyed even in the off seasons. The first 35 people to stop by the info tent also win a prize for pickling at home; fingers crossed for a dope mason jar.