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This Week In NYC: June 19-25

The first official week of summer is here, and it’s packed with events you won’t want to miss. From fancy picnics to wine tasting festivals, keep reading to see this week’s top events.


Are you interested in living a more healthy, sustainable life? Then check out “The Holistic Approach: Going Green + Eating Clean,” a panel led by holistic health coach and plant-based chef Talia Pollock. At tonight’s event, you’ll learn tips and tricks on how to live your healthiest in a sustainable way. Participating panelists include MindBodyGreen Green & Home Editor Emma Loewe, food and health writer Phoebe Lapine, and sustainable clothing activist and environmental scientist Summer Rayne Oakes. Get your tickets here. 137 Grand St., Brooklyn, NY.


Step up your picnic game with a feast designed by renowned chefs Mario Batali, Ina Garten, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Danny Bowien, and Angie Mar, which you’ll enjoy while watching a screening of “Sleepless in Seattle.” For $100, you’ll receive your gourmet-chef-designed picnic in a tote complete with a red blanket, as well as complimentary cocktails by (BELVEDERE)RED, wine by Josh Cellars, beer, water, and popcorn! All of the evening’s proceeds will be used to help fight AIDS. Buy tickets here. Bryant Park, New York, NY.


Start your summer off right at City Harvest’s Summer in the City event. Treat yourself to some of NYC’s tastiest dishes and drinks, all while supporting a great cause! Forty five of the city’s top chefs and mixologists will come together for this can’t-miss event. Proceeds will help support City Harvest’s hunger relief efforts in NYC. Find more information and tickets here. 555 W. 18th St., New York, NY.


Do you dream of being a world traveler but don’t quite have the budget? Then come learn how to travel on the cheap at Santander Bank’s three-hour interactive class that aims to prepare aspiring travelers to plan a big trip frugally. Register here. 891 Amsterdam Ave., New York, NY.


We can’t think of a better way to kick off the weekend than with rosé on an NYC rooftop. Head to Davio’s Manhattan for a night of rosé and delicious food — like bacon-wrapped dates, steak skewers, and tuna tartare — featuring sweeping sunset views of Midtown Manhattan. Purchase tickets here. 447 Lexington Ave., New York, NY.


Forget Napa Valley, New York’s North Fork is home to some amazing wineries too. At the North Fork Crush Wine & Artisanal Food Festival, you can taste more than 100 wines, which will also be available for purchase if you sample something you love, while also enjoying artisanal foods and light accompaniments, plus live jazz music at Jamesport Vineyards on Long Island. Get your ticket here. 1216 Main Rd., Route 25, Jamesport, NY.


Summer — and the warm weather that comes with it — has officially arrived. Escape the unrelenting heat by brunching at The Anthony, where the AC is on full blast in the dark, cool restaurant and the food is creative and comforting. Read our review here.



Associate Editor

After several years of exploring New York City's brunch scene as an associate editor for Bitches Who Brunch, Britteny packed her bags and moved to the Caribbean, where she currently runs a boutique hotel in Caye Caulker, Belize. When she's not working, Britteny — who still considers herself a Bitch despite the thousands of miles between her and the rest of the team — can be found snapping pictures of her favorite dishes at the many unique restaurants in her new city.

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