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This Week in NYC: Aug 8-14

Happy Monday! In between music festivals, wine tastings, and Broadway in the park, there’s a ton to look forward to this week. Below are our top picks to fill your agenda this week in New York City.

Don’t forget, this is the last week to enter our giveaway for tickets to the Billboard Hot 100 Festival! Follow @BWBrunchNYC on Twitter and tweet at us using #Hot100Fest with the artist you’d be most excited to see during their all-star weekend lineup. We’ll pick winners on Friday…good luck!

If you’re working for the weekend, give yourself something to look forward to and purchase tickets for Secret Summer, New York’s first and only farm-to-bar cocktail festival, occuring next Sunday, August 14th. We’re particularly excited for the fabulous cocktails garnished with fresh ingredients from urban farms. It’s also a great excuse to explore the ever-expanding Long Island City area. 42-38 9th St, Long Island City, NY 11101

A girl can never have too many shoes, especially when they’re designed by former Jimmy Choo president Tamara Mellon and on sale for up to 80 percent off retail. Ready-to-wear clothing and accessories by Lulu Frost will also be available at the sample sale, which begins today at 10 a.m. More information here150 Greene St. New York, NY


Get your rosé fix before summer’s end at Eataly’s Walk Around Rosé Tasting. At this happy hour event, guests can enjoy more than 20 wines from various producers and meet representatives along the way. In addition to the wine samplings, your tickets also gives you the unique opportunity to make a dinner reservation at one of Eataly’s restaurants — Verdure, Perce, or Pizza & Past — which are normally first-come-first-serve. You can also enjoy 10 percent off all featured wines at Eataly Vino just for wearing pink to the event! More information here200 Fifth Ave. New York, NY

Today is your last chance to catch Broadway in Bryant Park, a weekly summer event that brings Broadway’s biggest hits to one of NYC’s most iconic parks. This Thursday, you can enjoy performances from “Phantom of the Opera,” “Something Rotten,” “Cagney,” and “Ruthless.” More information here. Bryant Park, New York, NY

Celebrate the best food and drinks the Bronx has to offer at the second annual Eat nYc Bronx Food and Wine Festival. Sample items from the Bronx’s top chefs, distilleries, wineries, breweries, and more. This charitable event benefits the Food Bank for New York City, so your purchase will help combat hunger here in the Big Apple, something we can definitely get behind. Get your tickets hereBronx Zoo, 2300 Southern Blvd, Bronx, NY 10460

Travel back in time this Saturday at the 11th bi-annual Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governors Island. This prohibition era-inspired gathering is one of the summer’s most highly anticipated, so get your tickets before it’s too late! Enjoy food, drinks, and live jazz music all day long, and don’t forget to dress up in era-appropriate garb. Buy tickets hereGovernors Island

Solomon & Kuff Brunch

Want to end your weekend with a party brunch? Check out the reggae tunes and boozy brunch deal at Solomon & Kuff, which we recently crowned with an A-rating. Our favorite dishes included the jerk eggplant, sweet yam pancake, and shrimp toast. Read our full brunch review of Solomon & Kuff here. 2331 12th Ave, New York, NY 10027


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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