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This Week in NYC: July 11-17

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Happy Monday! With summer in full swing, the city is filling up rapidly during the week, along with our social calendars. Tons of food-centric events are occurring this week, from charity dinners to celeb chef book signings. Here’s what we’re looking forward to this week.

Monday
Don’t miss your chance to see Manhattanhenge, the alignment of the sunset with the grid pattern of Manhattan streets. Check out (and take a picture of) the Instagram-worthy sunset at 8:20 p.m. at any of Manhattan’s clear cross streets — 14th, 23rd, 34th, 42nd, and 57th. More information here. Various locations

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Tuesday
Celebrate Flatiron Chefs, an annual gathering of beloved restaurants in NYC’s Flatiron neighborhood, is back for another year of food, drinks, and fun. Enjoy mouth-watering bites from restaurants including ABC Kitchen, Eleven Madison Park, and The NoMad, and wash everything down with drinks from Arta tequila, Four Roses bourbon, and many more.  Madison Square Park, NYC

Wednesday
Head to Flinders Lane tonight for a charitable dinner benefiting The Bowery Mission. In partnership with Babu Ji restaurant, Flinders Lane is hosting a six-course tasting menu featuring dishes like grilled kangaroo, scallop curry, and gulab jamun, as well as matching wines. $20 from each ticket sold will go directly to The Bowery Mission, which feeds hungry and homeless New Yorkers, something we can definitely get behind. More information here162 Ave. A New York, NY 10009

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Thursday
Watch world-renowned chef Eric Ripert in conversation with “Chef’s Story” host Dorothy Cann Hamilton at the International Culinary Center tonight. Ripert, known for his upscale French restaurant Le Bernardin, will discuss his new book, “32 Yolks: From My Mother’s Table to Working the Line,” and will also sign copies of his books at the end of the event. Get tickets here. 462 Broadway, Floor 2, New York, NY 10013

Friday
Skip the bar this weekend and head to the Guggenheim for a sophisticated night of art and live music. After the general public clears out of the museum, Art After Dark attendees can explore the museum and its exhibits. There will also be a cash bar serving beer and wine. More information here1071 Fifth Ave. New York, NY 10128

Saturday
We can’t think of a better way to spend a summer afternoon than by sipping fine wines from some of the world’s top producers while listening to live music and enjoying delicious dishes from gourmet food trucks. Get your ticket to the Uncorked Wine Festival to taste wines from more than 50 wineries from around the world. Food vendors include Tres Carnes, Brooklyn Oyster Party, and Murray’s Cheese. 125 W. 18th St. New York, NY 10011

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Sunday
If you’re looking for a casual, healthy brunch to get your greens in over the weekend (or any day of the week actually), we recommend newly opened Coco & Cru in NoHo. Grab a fresh pressed juice, cold brew on tap, and one of the most creative avocado toast interpretations we’ve ever tasted. Read the full brunch review of Coco & Cru here.

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