We’ve got this, New York. Five short days stand between us and the long weekend, which is also our unofficial kickoff to summer. In between now and then, we’ve got a social calendar to keep your last few days of spring interesting.
Join some of NYC’s most famous female chefs, including April Bloomfield and Lidia Bastianich, for an evening of fine food and film, brought to you by independent production company Aliana Productions. Fill up on delicious dishes from The Spotted Pig, Breslin, Loi Estiatorio, Billy’s Cupcakes, and more while getting a sneak peek of the unreleased trailer for “A Fine Line.” Tonight’s event will also feature an open bar, a Greek wine tasting, a Q&A with participating chefs and the filmmakers, and live jazz music. More info and tickets here. New York Athletic Club, 180 Central Park South, 6:30-10 p.m.
It looks like the warm weather is finally here to stay, so shop stylish spring and summer must-haves with LoveShackFancy and Editorialist at the Drawing Room. 40 E. 75th St., Ste. 2A, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Scott Schumann and Amy Arbus are two of the best-known street photographers working today. Join the seasoned photographers at Strand for a conversation about life on the streets of NYC and the world. After the talk, don’t forget to pick up a copy of the pair’s books, “The Sartorialist: X” and “On the Street.” More info here. Strand Bookstore, 828 Broadway, 7-8 p.m.
Start your Memorial Day weekend celebrations early this year at the 10th annual Brooklyn Uncorked. Sip on award-winning New York wines from hotspots like Brooklyn Winery and Wolffer Estate Vineyard while nibbling on bites from some of the area’s best restaurants. 26 Bridge Street, Brooklyn, 6 – 9 p.m.
Now in its 21st year, the Lower East Side Festival of the Arts is back and better than ever. This free art party, meant to celebrate the Lower East Side’s diversity in the arts, features music, fine and performance art, comedy, dancing, theater, and poetry. More info here. 155 1st Avenue, 6 p.m.
We love a good Memorial Weekend sample sale. Shop to 70% off retail prices on lingerie at Brooklyn Fox. Sat—Sun, 12 p.m.—7 p.m., 200 Bedford Ave between N 5th and N 6th sts
There’s a reason they say Rainbow Room serves one of the best brunches in the city. Check out our latest review here. 65th Floor, 30 Rockefeller Plaza