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This Week in NYC: December 11 – 17

Cue the holiday countdown. These last few weeks of 2017 are going to be special. Make the most of this one with us by giving back to The NY Fund for Public Schools, starting off your day at Daybreaker, or stopping by PHD Terrace for a cozy evening with you boo. New York is humming this holiday season. See below for this week’s social agenda.

Work near Penn Station? Make sure to go grab lunch at the brand new, Young Street Poke. From acclaimed chef Takanori Akiyama and creative director Natalie Graham of SakaMai and Bar Moga, Young Street Poke is serving up six signature poke bowl recipes ranging from classic to modern combinations. We’re going for the Bacon Egg Salmon because YUM. See you there. One Penn Plaza (West 33rd Street entrance)

In the spirit of giving, Innisfree has partnered with The NY Fund for Public Schools in efforts to give back and support the children of NYC public schools. Join us & students from New York public schools at Innisfree’s flagship store for their Festive Fun Day from 3 to 5 p.m. Let’s help them reach their goal of donating $15,000 to The NY Fund through the purchase of DIY String Art Kits in store and online– $4 with any Limited-Edition Green Holidays purchase (Reg. $16). Innisfree Union Square, 862 Broadway

Start your day off right at Daybreaker’s third-annual Ugly Sweat (and Pants) Holiday Birthday Bash. Daybreaker, a morning rave series, is celebrating its fourth birthday and the holiday season with one huge party you won’t want to miss. The festivities begin with goat yoga — yes, there will be live goats — followed by the dance party portion of the event, featuring music by FDVM. There will also be free coffee, healthy juices, and breakfast treats available to keep you fueled up. Irving Plaza, 17 Irving Plaza

“Downton Abbey” fans, don’t miss your chance to experience “Downton Abbey: The Exhibition”, open through Jan. 31, 2018. Based on the beloved TV show, this exhibition transports guests to post-Edwardian England to experience the social history, culture, and most memorable moments from the show’s six seasons. 218 W. 57th St.

Inspired by the buzzy wellness concept hygge, PHD Terrace at Dream Midtown has opened The Hygge at PHD Terrace. The popular rooftop space has been transformed into a cozy, hygge haven for the holiday season complete with chunky cable knit blankets and pillows, birch tree branches, holly berry wreaths, and winter garland. The themed restaurant will serve up seasonal food and drinks, including the Giant Oozy Brie Wheel and a S’mores Skillet with Graham Cracker Spoons. PHD Terrace at Dream Midtown, 210 W. 55th St.

Skip the mall this holiday season and shop local instead at Honey’s Brooklyn. Treat your loved ones to local, handmade gifts like small batch liquors and cider, clothing, art, ceramics, sweets, flowers, and much more. Nothing says happy holidays like creative, artisanal presents. Honey’s Brooklyn, 93 Scott Ave. Brooklyn

Having Basel FOMO? Yea, us too. Head on over to Miami-based Dr Smood for a healthy brunch, smoothie, or quick coffee today to get your nutritious fix. We recently stopped by their Orchard outpost, but there’s five citywide. We loved the Hawaj white coffee and the morning porridge, but the pancakes were a thumbs down. Multiple locations throughout New York.


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