What a weekend! For most of you. I dodged tons of New Yorkers island hopping to either fancy champagne or festival fun, and I was jealous of all of you. This was an end of a Governors Ball era for me, and I swallowed my sorrows in vegan brunch at the Butchers Daughter. If you were part of the weekend activities, you might need a recovery week, but if you were slightly lamer like me, you’re just getting warmed up! Our social calendar, below.
Start your week off right with a night of food and music in the heart of the city at the annual Taste of Times Square. Participating restaurants, including Bourbon Street Bar & Grille, Carmine’s, Toloache, and Virgil’s Real Barbecue, will all be serving up their signature dishes for as little as $1. Live music will range from jazz and mariachi to blues and folk. 46th St. between Broadway and 10th Ave.
Northside Festival is back and better than ever for its eighth year of music, art, and fashion. Tuesday’s schedule includes panel discussions about everything from Snapchat to virtual reality, as well a happy hour and other fun events throughout Brooklyn. Various Locations.
Ever wonder what NYC’s top chefs would cook for you if you were a guest in their home? You can find out at Housing Works’ 2016 Taste of Home event, where chefs like The Breslin’s Christina Lecki will serve up delicious dishes for guests to taste. Wash everything down with cocktails prepared by Dan Sabo of Ace Hotel Downtown Los Angeles. All proceeds from this event will benefit Housing Works and its mission to end AIDS and homelessness in NYC. Bookstore Cafe, 126 Crosby St., 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Alexander Wang is one of the buzziest fashion designers in NYC right now, so don’t miss your chance to hear him in conversation with journalist Alina Cho at The Met. The duo will discuss the fashion industry at the intersection of art and ideas at this can’t-miss event. More info here. The Met, Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Ave., 6:30 p.m.
Get the weekend started early with Daybreaker’s Bermuda Dance Party at Space Ibiza. This early morning dance party, featuring live music, cold brew coffee, breakfast treats, and other special surprises, is a fun way to start your Friday and get ready for the weekend. Space Ibiza, 637 W. 50th St.
Ditch your usual Saturday brunch spot and channel your inner hippie at a 1960s-inspired brunch event. Gather up your grooviest friends and make a reservation for Bagatelle’s Flower Power brunch featuring good food and music by DJ Stan Courtois. Bagatelle, 1 Little W. 12th St.
Brunch! Try something unconventional at the Doughnut Project with items like an everything doughnut and a beet doughnut. 10 Morton Street