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This Week in NYC: May 19-25

Happy Monday, Bitches! With Memorial Day weekend upon us, this week is sure to fly by as we’re looking forward to beaches, BBQs, and Monday off work. Although most of the city will be fleeing Manhattan on Friday afternoon, there are plenty of fun activities to fill your social calendar before you jet set. Here’s what we’re looking forward to this week.

If you’re having a tough time weaning off your weekend indulgences for a healthier work week, we have the perfect solution – Holey Donuts. The newly opened brick and mortar outpost of the online retailer open its doors in the West Village with a flurry of media coverage. The sweet treats are made with sugar and flour, but avoid the high fat count of normal doughnuts since they aren’t deep-fried. Interesting flavors include raspberry-vanilla truffle and cinnamon bun middles. 101 Seventh Ave. S., New York, NY.


We know that summer is officially arriving with the launch of the Central Park SummerStage outdoor concert series at Rumsey Playfield. Check out an indie-rock collaboration of tunes from The Neighbourhood, Danny Brown, Little Daylight, and Born Casual. The concert begins at 5 p.m., purchase tickets here. 5th Avenue and 72nd Street, New York, NY.

Local NYC designer Nili Lotan has opened a summer pop-up shop in TriBeCa where you can browse her eclectic, breezy line combined with vintage finds and art books. The shop is perfect for those last minute lightweight scarves and weekender pants as you pack for your long weekend getaway. 48 Walker Street, New York, NY.

When we can combine our love for fashion and culture, we’re happy Bitches. I can’t wait to check out Charles James: Beyond Fashion at the classic Metropolitan Museum of Art. The exhibit highlights the works of twentieth-century couturier Charles James to construct revolutionary ball gowns from the 1940s through 1950s. After you finish perusing the exhibit, head to the rooftop of the Met for unbeatable views over a glass of vino or have a Blair Waldorf moment people watching from the museum’s steps. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY.

Gallow Green Brunch

TGIF. For those of us who aren’t hopping on trains, planes, and automobiles for Memorial Day weekend, get your happy hour on at one of the top spots featured in Gothamist.

Calling all beauty buffs! On this Saturday beginning at 10 a.m., the internet’s most influential beauty and fashion icons will gather for BeautyCon, to network, mingle, talk upcoming industry trends, and participate in panel discussions. General admission tickets are a modest $45, not bad for an all-day fashion and beauty summit. Pier 36 – 299 South Street, New York, NY.

Gallow Green Brunch

If you’re still in the city this weekend, there’s no better excuse to brunch with unlimited Bloodys and mimosas since you have all day on Monday to recover. I recently loved dining on the gorgeous rooftop of Gallow Green in Chelsea. Read the review here. 542 W. 27th Street, New York, NY.


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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