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This Week in NYC: July 20-26

Phew, we’re still cooling off from that record-breaking hot Sunday. Hopefully you spent the weekend with lots of pool time, air conditioning, and cold beverages. Between lobster bakes, water fights, and New York Restaurant Week, we’ve got a jam-packed summer schedule. Here’s what we’re looking forward to this week.

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Get your reservations and your eating pants ready, it’s time for New York Restaurant Week! It begins today, Monday, July 20th and goes until August 14th. We are super excited to announce that this year il Buco ALimentari & Vineria is participating for the first time with spectacular lunch and brunch offerings alongside The Cecil and Minton’s in Harlem. For more info on these restaurants and more click here.

Art and technology come together all the time at Harvestworks in Soho. At 7 p.m. tonight, attendees will get to watch and even experience a new product that turns your body’s data in the form of vibrations into music! Today, we can track all kinds of data from the body. XTH brings expressive and open biotechnology to everyone to enable new modes of expression and empower people with technology that they can love and repurpose. More event info here. 596 Broadway #602, New York, NY

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The Ainsworth invites all you Bitches to get crackin’ at their Summer Seafood Series Lobster Bake hosted at their Gramercy/Union Square location, Ainsworth Park. Starting at 7:30 p.m., guests can indulge in a 1 ¼ lb. lobster, a cold draft beer, corn on the cob, mussels, chorizo sausage, potatoes, cornbread & butter, and a coconut cake dessert all deliciously prepared by Corporate Executive Chef Stephen Yen.
Every reservation will be added to a drawing to win a fishing trip for two. Limited seating available. Reservations are required and can be made online here. 111 E. 18th St, New York, NY

The 17th annual Hudson RiverRocks is one of New York City’s quintessential free outdoor summer concert series featuring established and breaking artists performing at the beautiful Pier 84. Tonight, We Were Promised Jetpacks is rocking the outdoor stage; concert starts at 6 p.m. Find more info here. Pier 84, 555 12th Ave, New York, NY


Want to see our girl Nicki for free?! If you’re an early bird and a fan of free concerts you may want to head to Central Park around 6 a.m. to catch the Good Morning America Summer Concert Series in Rumsey Playfield featuring Nicki Minaj. The concernt will air live on the “Good Morning America” show between 7-9 a.m. You must show your printed Ticketmaster receipt to enter Central Park’s Rumsey Playfield. Score your tickets here. Central Park

Load up your water guns and join thousands of others at Central Park’s Great Lawn to participate in the City’s largest water fight. Expect to cool off and have a great time, but be sure to follow the rules: no water balloons allowed. No RSVPs required; the water fight starts promptly at 2 p.m. For more information click here. Central Park

Pounds & Ounces Brunch

Right now, we’re seeing rain on the horizon. Sunday’s weather forecast is calling for a delicious brunch followed by a movie. Tons of great summer flicks out right now ranging from Minions for the kid in you or Jurassic World for the Chris Pratt lover in you. And may we suggest Pounds & Ounces in Chelsea for brunch? We loved the breakfast pizza and playful take on chicken and waffles, not to mention there’s a cheap bottomless option. Check out our review here.


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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