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This Week in NYC: June 2-8

Happy June, Bitches! June is my favorite month of the year because it includes the official start of summer, shorter work weeks (for the lucky ones with Summer Fridays), and my birthday, of course. Between recovering from Memorial Day Weekend festivities and an apartment move, I kept this weekend pretty casual, but am ready to hit the ground running with plenty of fun social events and cocktails al fresco. Have a great week!

Food & Wine
Food & Wine

Nothing says summer like lobster so why not celebrate the season over seven courses featuring the classic crustacean at Louro’s Lobsterpalooza? Tie on your bib at 7 p.m. and fork over $70 for a seating, bevvies are BYO! 142 W. 10th St.

Now that it’s June, we are looking forward to taking our lunch outdoors. For those of us in Midtown, Broadway Bites officially launches today. Peruse through dozens of stands from established and up-and-coming NYC chefs at this seasonal pop-up market. Intersection of 33rd St. and Broadway

The 36th annual Celebrate Brooklyn! concert series at the Prospect Park bandshell kicks off with a free concert by soul/R&B/funk sensation Janelle Monae. As the founder of her own art society, two EPs, and a protégé of Big Boi, Janelle Monae is a #GIRLBOSS you definitely don’t want to miss. Gates open at 6:30 p.m. Prospect Park Bandshell

Hay Rosie
Hay Rosie

It’s almost the weekend so you need a sweet treat. Cool off by sampling ice cream bases made by scratch at the newly opened Hay Rosie Craft Ice Cream Co. in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn. At the top of our to-try list: Barnburners, hot ice-cream sandwiches filled with ice cream and toppings within a hot-pressed “shell.” 204 Sackett St.

We love to hit a Friday sample sale in order to find the perfect weekend outfit. From 10 a.m. until 7 p.m., eclectic local designer Mara Hoffman will host a sample sale in SoHo. We’re lusting over her tribal-print resort swimwear line and neon accents. 201 Mulberry St.


If you haven’t been living under a rock, you’ve heard the hype surrounding California Chrome’s shot at the Triple Crown – the most prestigious honor in equestrian racing. I’ll be donning bright summer linens and an oversized hat at the Belmont Stakes today. If you need some inspiration for appropriate race day attire, we’ve got you covered. Click here for Cori Sue’s top picks in our recent Lust List.

El Pinto Queno Brunch

Ward off the Sunday scaries with a delicious brunch. For an intimate dining experience over small plates, Baby Bitch Charlotte recently enjoyed exploring the menu at El Quinto Pino in her Chelsea neighborhood. Read the review here. 401 W. 24th St.


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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