by Duane Keiser
• An Introduction to Tea: Find out about the history, politics, health benefits, growing practices, taste and brewing techniques of this universal beverage. 8pm on 3/8 at 141 Waverly Place.
• Cooking for The First Families: Discover what dinnertime was like for the Kennedy, Clinton and Bush crowds. Hear Neil Connolly, Rose Kennedy's private chef for over 10 years and the executive chef for the Kennedys at major functions, and Walter Scheib, who ran the kitchen at the White House for 11 years, compare notes. Rozanne Gold, an award-winning author and chef, will moderate the discussion. 7:30 p.m. on 4/29, $25. 92nd St Y, Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street.
• Making Brooklyn Bloom: March 10th is Making Brooklyn Bloom Day at the borough's Botanic Garden. Click the link to check out the classes scheduled for the day, including "Brooklyn's Bounty: Growing, Selling & Teaching About Food," "Best Heirloom Vegetables for Brooklyn," and "Kitchen Botany."