Attention food-lovers: This week's dining briefs
By Emily Ranager
Special to amNewYork
Nov. 30, Turkey Count Hike: Join the Urban Park Rangers to find the centerpiece of your holiday dinner in its native habitat. Beginning at 10 a.m., hike the Siwanoy Trail, burn off some Thanksgiving calories and see how many turkeys you can count. 895 Shore Rd., Pelham Bay Park, Bronx, 718-885-3467. Free.
Through Dec. 2, Canstruction: Come see the contents of your kitchen pantry make art at this exhibition of giant sculptures built with cans of food. From 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. daily, see 40 sculptures built by New York Citys top architectural and engineering firms. After the sculptures are dismantled, all canned goods will be donated to City Harvest, a non-profit food rescue mission. The Winter Garden, World Financial Center; www.canstruction.org. Admission is free, but visitors are encouraged to donate canned goods.
Dec. 4, Seasons Meatings: Learn to create impressive holiday spreads of cured meat in this class at Murrays Cheese. From 6:30 to 8 p.m., discover the rules, faux pas and myths surrounding eating salami and other cured meats. 254 Bleecker St., www.murrayscheese.com, $50.
Dec. 6, Holiday Cooking Class at Pamplona: Impress your guests with Spanish-style holiday tapas from Pamplonas Chef Alex UreÃ±a. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., youll start with a light breakfast, learn to prepare small plates like goat cheese and membrillo croquettes, and finish with a light lunch with Spanish wines. Pamplona will hold additional holiday classes on Dec. 13 and 20. 37 E. 28th St., 212-213-2328, $75 per class.