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This Week in NYC: June 5 – June 11

If you’re a fan of food festivals and rosé, then this week is for you! Read on to learn more about our favorite events taking place in the city this week.

While you might typically avoid Times Square like the plague, tonight we encourage you to head over to the iconic NYC locale for a fun foodie event featuring eats from more than 40 neighborhood restaurants and live entertainment from a slew of local musicians. Some participating Taste of Times Square eateries include Ice & Vice, Dos Caminos, Junior’s, and Barbetta. Get more details here. 46th St. between Broadway and 10th Ave. New York, NY.


Celebrate Taco Tuesday with $5 tacos ALL DAY at BarBacon’s Taqueria Pop-Up Restaurant. There will be seven tasty tacos available, and you can pair them with the bar’s drink specials. Learn more. 836 9th Ave., New York, NY.


Nothing says summer like a party in Central Park, which is why you won’t want to miss the Central Park Conservancy’s Taste of Summer soiree, held at the iconic Bethesda Terrace. Enjoy culinary creations from the city’s best restaurants, including The Plaza, Tavern on the Green, and Toloache 82. Wash everything down with craft cocktails and wine, and dance the night away to beats by the live DJ. There will also be a luxurious silent auction if you feel like doing some shopping. Get your tickets here. 72 Terrace Dr., New York, NY.


‘Tis the season for rosé and pretty flowers! Combine the two tonight at a workshop where you’ll make a beautiful floral arrangement (which you get to take home with you!) while sampling different rosés from around the world and learning more about our favorite “summer water.” Reserve your spot here. Gatherings Floral Design, 5 Tudor City Place, New York, NY.


Wishing you could take a tropical vacation but can’t afford to get away? Experience the flavors, spirits, and sounds of the Caribbean without leaving NYC at tonight’s Caribbean Tourism Organization Foundation’s Rum & Rhythm Benefit. Sample award-winning Caribbean rums, craft cocktails, and authentic cuisine prepared by Caribbean celebrity chefs. There will also be exciting musical and cultural entertainment to kick off your weekend, Caribbean style! Learn more here. Capitale, 130 Bowery, New York, NY.

Food festivals are plentiful in NYC, but few are dedicated to vegan fare. Thankfully, the Vegan Street Fair is coming to NYC today and features bites from a slew of local vegan restaurants all in one place. Learn more here. Grand Bazaar, 100 W. 77th St., New York, NY.


Fend off the Sunday Scaries with a decadent brunch! We recently loved Balaboosta for their “Mediterranean meets Middle East” fare and their unique spin on your classic Eggs Benny. Read our full review here.

Ann Louise

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