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This Week in NYC: May 2-8

Happy Monday! I’m straight off a red eye after a wonderful weekend of insanely delicious bites and perhaps a few too many cocktails at Bon Appetit’s Vegas Uncorked event. Monday is going to be manic to say the least. We’ll be sure to keep the party going with the bevy of fun events going down in the city this week from Burger Week to Derby Days.

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Burger lovers, this is your week. To kick off National Hamburg Month, Schweid & Sons is hosting its annual NYC Burger Week event through May 7. This delicious event features a slew of activities throughout NYC where attendees can enjoy off-menu treats, special restaurant collaborations, and much more. Today, you can head to Joe’s Bar for a Willy Wonka-themed burger on a rainbow bun, drinks, and tons of foodie fun. Various locations

Jazz up your jewelry collection with stylish stackable rings and customized fur and feather earrings by Tuleste. The accessories brand, founded by former magazine editors Satu and Celeste Greenberg, is hosting a can’t-miss shopping party at Gallow Green — one of our favorite places to brunch. Guests can also score a custom painted portrait by Blair Breitenstein with every purchase. More information about the Pom Pom party here. 542 W. 27th St. New York, NY 10001

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Mother’s Day is just days away, but you still have time to get the perfect gift for mom if you haven’t done so already. Show mom how much you care with a beautiful bouquet of flowers from UrbanStems. For Mother’s Day, the floral delivery service is offering several special themed bouquets starting at $40, and the company offers a special photo delivery confirmation, so you don’t have to worry about whether or not mom received her thoughtful gift.

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It’s Cinco de Drinko! For an extra festive celebration, check out the fiesta at Dos Caminos. Enjoy special menu items offered just for the holiday, such as Alaskan King Crag guacamole, soft shell crab cemita, and crepas de cajeta. If you want to get the celebration started before May 5, take advantage of Dos Caminos’ Cinco for Cinco deals all week. Each day, a different drink is on special for just $5. All NYC Dos Caminos locations

Check out the best design products Brooklyn has to offer at BKYLN Designs this weekend. The event, which showcases furniture, lighting, tableware, art, textiles, and jewelry by emerging and established Brooklyn-based brands, will feature creative exhibits, pop-up lounges, installations, and hands-on demos, as well as cafes and bars from Brooklyn’s best food and drink vendors. 72 Noble St. Brooklyn, NY 11222

The Kentucky Derby is today, and even if you’re not able to attend the event in person, you can have a great time celebrating from afar. Plenty of bars in the city will be hosting celebrations for the sporting event, but to make your life easier, we’ve rounded up some of the best places to party. On Derby day, head to one of the following bars — featuring Woodford Reserve drinks — for a fun-filled day: Distilled, The Wren, Grey Lady, Tanner Smith’s, The Penrose, Supply House, Freehold, Brass Monkey, Roosevelt Hotel, Four Seasons, Peninsula Hotel, Hudson Hotel, Studio Kraut, Crompton Ale House, and Bounce Sporting Club (featuring Jack Daniel’s Fire beverages). Giddy up!

La Gamelle Brunch

Happy Mother’s Day! If you’re lucky enough to spend the day with your mommy dearest, we’ve compiled a handy dandy guide to our top brunches with holiday specials in the city. Read our guide of Mother’s Day brunches in New York City here.


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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