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This Week in NYC: Aug. 22-28

Happy Monday! August is coming to a close and we’re in total denial that we’re nearing Labor Day weekend. Keep the summer party going with plenty of fun events going on in the city this week. Here’s a round up of our top events occuring this week in NYC:

grand central picnic

If you’re starting your week on a healthy note, fuel up with our delicious and nutritious slow cooker curried chicken recipe. Although it sounds heavy, you’ll stay cool with the hints of ginger and yogurt. Try the recipe here.

Is butter a carb? Get all Regina George and test your “Mean Girls” knowledge at Duke’s NYC tonight with your favorite Plastic crew. Show off how much you know about the classic movie while enjoying tasty food and drinks starting at 8 p.m. More information here560 3rd Ave. New York, NY

Beauty lovers, iBE NY 2016 Shop Indie is for you. Head to the Metropolitan Pavilion for an evening of indie beauty, music, drinks, and much more. Discover new emerging indie beauty brands and meet the talented people behind them while mingling with other beauty lovers. More information here125 W. 18th St. New York, NY

Picnics are a summer staple, but sometimes it’s just too hot to beat outside for very long. Enjoy the fun of a picnic but with the comfort of air conditioning at Grand Central’s Summer Send-Off event featuring live entertainment and free wi-fi in Vanderbilt Hall from today until Friday starting at 11:30 a.m. More information here. 89 E 42nd St, New York, NY


Game, set, match! Get ready for the U.S. Open at Taste of Tennis NYC. St. Giles executive chef Wisit Panpinyo will prepare 2016 French Open champion Garbine Muguruza’s favorite pre-match meal in the recently renovated Penthouse Suite at the Tuscany. Guests can also indulge in an open bar, gourmet hors d’oeuvres, and pictures with the tennis star. 120 E. 39th St. New York, NY

The Olympics might be over, but you can still enjoy the best Rio has to offer — without leaving NYC — at the Rio Carnival Open Bar Rooftop Party at Hudson Terrace. Sip on unlimited beer, wine, and cocktails in a chic lounge with an outdoor patio with impressive views of Manhattan and the Hudson River. More information here621 W. 46th St. New York, NY

Join hundreds of cyclists for a night ride along the Brooklyn Waterfront Greenway. Bedazzle your bike, throw on a crazy outfit, and blast your favorite tunes as you ride through Greenpoint, Williamsburg, the Brooklyn Navy Yard, DUMBO, and Brooklyn Bridge Park. This ride isn’t meant to be a race, so don’t worry if you’re not an experienced cycler! More information about the Brooklyn Bike Rave hereBrooklyn Waterfront Greenway Brooklyn, NY

Rossopomodoro Brunch

Pizza for brunch? That’s our ultimate Sunday Funday. We loved all of the Italian brunch fare, particularly the wood fired pizza, at Rossopomodoro in the West Village. Read our full brunch review here. 118 Greenwich Ave, New York, NY


Ally is a Brooklyn-based marketing pro with a passion for food and fitness. You'll most likely find her at her local brunch haunts and coffee shops, always with a book in hand.

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