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This Week in NYC: June 8-14

Happy Monday, Bitches! We’re officially full swing ahead in the summer season and already indulging in plenty of rosé and soft serve. It’s my birthday this weekend so I’m counting down the days until ten of my best girlfriends join me to celebrate out in East Hampton, but there are plenty of fun events in the city this week. Here’s what we’re looking forward to.

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Trapped in a Room With a Zombie. That’s a real thing…only in New York. Imagine if Fear Factor, Minute to Win It, Survivor, and The Walking Dead all came together to create one event; this is it. Work on your team building skills by solving puzzles to find the key to escape your zombie infested room. You have 60 minutes to survive. More information here355 7th Ave, 3rd floor, New York, NY

Add a little bit of culture to your week and check out the Museum Mile Festival. 23 blocks of Fifth Avenue will become a car-free promenade hosting ten of the city’s most prestigious art institutions. Enjoy museums such as the Guggenheim, the Met, and the Museum of the City of New York for free for three hours! More than 50,000 people are expected to show up to see big-name shows so don’t miss out! Plus, musical performances, including string quartets and jazz ensembles, will enhance your walk from each museum to the next. Fifth Ave from 82nd to 105th Sts, New York, NY

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If you missed the Academy Award-winning Birdman, this is your chance to watch it in style! Head over to Yotel New York for an outdoor viewing. $15 for entrance, $25 gets you a taco and either a glass of sangria or beer. Snacks are available too. More information here570 10th Ave, New York, NY 10036

If you missed an outdoor movie date yesterday, you have another chance for some outdoor entertainment tonight. Grab your picnic blanket and head over to the 72nd Track and Lawn in Riverside Park to watch Hyde Park On Hudson. Movie starts at 8:00PM, but seats are first-come, first-served so get there early! More information here72nd Track and Lawn in Riverside Park, New York, NY


Start your weekend with an incredible view at the newly opened One World Observatory. Plan ahead and try and beat the crowds, tickets go quickly. The observatory officially opened May 29, but there’s no time like the present to head over! Enjoy panoramic New York views from 100 floors up and enjoy the amazing city we live in. 1 World Trade Center, New York, NY

Meat lovers rejoice! Madison Square Park is bringing back its annual carnivore convention–the Big Apple BBQ Block Party. Top BBQ masters from all over the country are coming together to offer seminars, cooking demos and live music! Enjoy food from The Woodshed Smokehouse from Dallas, Blackjack Barbeque from Charleston, and local favorites like Dinosaur Bar-B-Que and Hill Country. Madison Square Park (23rd St to 26th St), New York, NY

Step back into the days of Fitzgerald and Hemingway at the the Prohibition-era themed Jazz Age Lawn Party. Feel free to don your fancy flapper dresses and zoot suits while you shake it with the Charleston to Michael Arenella and His Dreamland Orchestra. Sip on era-appropriate cocktails that are sure to please. Governors Island

For the ultimate Sunday Funday, check out Lower EAT Side. Sample a bunch of the Lower East Side’s best restaurants including the Meatball Shop, Black Tree, Pies ‘n’ Thighs, and more to celebrate the neighborhood! Play games, have fun, and eat good food in one of Manhattan’s best bite hoods from 12-5 p.m.


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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