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This Week in NYC: June 16-22

How is it already mid-June?! I’m back in the city after a fun-filled girls’ weekend in Atlantic City to celebrate my birthday. After a good night’s sleep and drinking my body weight in green juice, I finally feel 100 percent and ready to conquer the week. Here’s what we’re looking forward to this week in New York City.

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If you’re anything like me, my week starts off on a great foot with a fresh mani. Check out Paintbox, Manhattan’s first high-design nail studio that provides classy, “thoughtfully edited” nail art. I normally steer clear of art on my fingertips, but fashion veterans and art directors created this gorgeous salon and nailed it. 17 Crosby St., New York, NY.

The Bitches will be heading to Chelsea Market for Virginia Craft, a culinary reception hosted by the Virginia Tourism Corporation, to experience some of Virginia’s best craft food and drink. As a former resident of D.C., I’m no stranger to Virginia’s oysters, meats, cheeses, and craft spirits including the infamous Virginia wine. Follow the event via #VACraft on Twitter. 247 W. 29th St., New York, NY.

For an evening of film, innovation, and music, head to the Northside Festival in Brooklyn. From June 12-19th, hundreds of bands, entrepreneurs, filmmakers, innovators, and 80,000 fans have come together a unique showcase of what’s next in music, film, entrepreneurship, and art. Catch this “ideas festival” before it concludes on the 19th. More information here. McCarren Park, Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Hotel Chantelle Brunch

We loved the dapper, nostalgic crooning of Dandy Wellington and his Big Band jazz ensemble while brunching at Hotel Chantelle in the Lower East Side. Dandy Wellington will be playing a free outdoor concert at the South Street Seaport from 6-8 p.m. tonight. Enjoy a class of wine al fresco, gorgeous city views, and some well-dressed live music. More information here. 199 Water St., New York, NY.

For an out-of-the-box date night or to impress your artsy friends, suggest heading to a rooftop film tonight at The Old American Can Factory in Gowanus, Brooklyn. The venue will host a screening of Giuseppe Makes a Movie, which features former child-actor Giuseppe Andrews as he produces more than 30 feature films for practically no money. Following the flick, stick around for the after-party hosted by New Amsterdam Spirits. Tickets here. 232 3rd St., Gowanus, Brooklyn.

Buttermilk Channel Brunch

It’s Saturday and the sun is shining, according to Check out one of our Bitch-approved patio brunches. A full guide will be published next Friday, but recently we’ve loved The Butcher’s Daughter in Nolita, Gallow Green in Chelsea, and Buttermilk Channel in Carroll Gardens.

If you need to center your chi after a long week, head to Times Square. No, we’re not kidding. The “crossroads of the world” will host Solstice in Times Square today, as part of the MINDBODY Sol Conference. Space is limited, so reserve your Ayurveda or energy healing classes today. Classes cost $20 each. More information 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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