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This Week in NYC: May 31-June 5

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Hope everyone had a great, and much-deserved, long weekend, whether that was spent lounging poolside, summer water in hand or catching up on your favorite TV shows. Even though this week will be short, we’ve got a jam-packed calendar to enjoy all that this amazing city has to offer. Here’s what we’re looking forward to this week:

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Tuesday
Too lazy to cook after the long weekend? Grab a low-key slice at newly opened Baker’s Pizza in the East Village. The ambiance is trendy and edgy, with just the right amount of Alphabet City grit. We devoured the brunch pizza and also enjoyed the generous portion of greens atop the Brussels and bacon pie. 201 Avenue A, New York, NY 10009

We may have Marie Kondo-ed our closets, but we can’t pass up a good sale. The highly anticipated DVF sample sale is back! Stock up on designer dresses and other items at up to 75 percent off. 260 Fifth Ave.
New York, NY 10001

Wednesday
Celebrate the fact the warmer weather has finally arrived and is here to stay at the Museum of Modern Art’s annual Party in the Garden. Set in the beautiful Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden, this special event features cocktails, dinner, and an after party you won’t want to miss. Museum of Modern Art, 11 W. 53rd St. New York, NY 10019

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Thursday
Join chef Mario Batali and Anthony Bourdain in the fight against AIDS at The (Red) Supper. Enjoy food, drinks, and live entertainment at this charitable culinary event aimed at combating AIDS. More information hereBenoit, 60 W. 55th St.New York, NY 10019

Friday
If you can’t escape to the beach this weekend, do the next best thing and head to New Taste of the Upper West Side’s Surf & Turf event. Held under a beach-themed tent on Columbus Avenue, this event brings together 45 restaurants that are re-imagining popular warm-weather dishes you can snack on all night. Some participating restaurants include Playa Betty, Meatball Shop, and Jacob’s Pickles (read our brunch review of Jacob’s Pickles here.Columbus Ave. between 76th and 77th St. New York, NY 10023

Saturday
The Iconoclast dinner is a unique culinary event food, wine, and spirits trailblazers at the James Beard House. For a fancy-pants night on the town, reserve your seat for a fun-filled night of food, drinks, and celebration of the culinary industry’s top talents and rising stars. James Beard House 167 W. 12th St. New York, NY 10011

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Sunday
In the city over the weekend and fancy yourself a Bitch-approved brunch? We’ve been loving the Williamsburg brunch scene lately, dishing out A ratings at newly opened Midnights and neighborhood gem, Rabbithole. Our must order items included the chicken & waffles at Midnights and the housemade scones at Rabbithole.

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