Oh, spring in New York. How we love you.
The last few weekends have been simply glorious. We’re brunching on patios and running amok at the city’s best events (open rooftops required!).
Here are our picks for this week’s top things to do in New York.
Unfortunately, not all of us are on the receiving end of an invitation from Miss Wintour to tonight’s fabulous Met Gala. For those of you not heading to the Upper East Side, head to Harlem instead for the incomparable Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival. The week-long festival pays tribute to great jazz legends who performed in Harlem’s very own venues, like Apollo Theater and Minton’s Playhouse. Monday night has a few great events, get information and tickets here.
More than 20 of New York’s most sought-after food trucks are gathering Tuesday evening for the fourth annual Village Voice Choice Streets event. Head there after 7pm for an evening of food, drinks and one incredible view. The event is held at the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum. Tickets range from $55 to $85, get them here.
Thursday evening we’re heading to the new Whitney Museum to check out the digs (and the art, of course). We’ve heard it’s a gorgeous space, now housing three incredible exhibitions including “America is Hard to See,” “Mary Heilmann: Sunset,” and “Michele Abeles: Baby Carriage on Bike or Riot Shield as Carriage.” Get tickets here.
Yoga isn’t really for me, but I have absolutely fallen in love with Y7 yoga because it’s a different sort. Think dark room, heat, candles … but amazing hip hop beats the entire time. It’s a yoga class without the cheese. Y7 has studios in Brooklyn, Flatiron and Soho, so check out the schedule listing here and get yourself in a class. It’s the best way to start the weekend.
We’ll be celebrating brunch with the crew at LocalBozo.com and their annual Brunch Bash. It’ll be an afternoon of unlimited eats, bottomless beers, brunch cocktails, piping hot coffee and an exclusive Bloody Mary Bar. Some of the restaurants participating include The Wren, Poco, Socarrat Paella Bar, Duke’s/Big Daddy’s, The Runner, and Chapter One. The party happens at Studio Arte and 100% of the proceeds benefit KEEN New York, a charity that provides programs and workshops on the arts for disabled children. Tickets are $45, get them here.