Lots of farm-to-table dinners, the Hudson Valley food festival, and you should definitely check out Patrick Connolly's pop up dinner series. (I went to the one in East Hampton with my gf -- and it was awesome.)
I was particularly proud of the headline ("Off the eaten path") which caused a stir in the features section (there were "All right!"s and high fives) ... that is, until I told my parents.
"Yeah, I've run that before," my mother said.
This is the reason you should never go into your parents profession....