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This Week in NYC: Nov. 10-16

Happy Monday, New Yorkers! It’s that awkward part of the year before the holiday craziness begins so we’re looking forward to spending weekends in the city and relishing in a little more free time. This week we’re got a great giveaway for brides to be, delicious and nutritious recipes, and of course brunch recommendations. Read on for our top social picks this week in NYC.


GIVEAWAY ALERT FOR BRIDES TO BE! We’re partnering with the Wedding Salon, the nation’s #1 premier luxury bridal showcase, to give away free VIP entrance to the Wedding Salon’s upcoming showcase with four members of your bridal party and a swag bag for everyone in the group. Tailored for the sophisticated couple, Salon partners with The Knot, BRIDES Magazine, Kleinfeld, Wedding Wire, Carlo’s Bakery and more for a night of cake tastings, cocktails, beauty makeovers, entertainment, the ultimate swag bag, and more. The next showcase will be held at The Metropolitan Pavilion on Monday, November 17th from 4-8 p.m.

To enter the giveaway, follow @BWBrunchNYC on Twitter and tell us where your dream honeymoon is. You must be engaged and 21+ to be eligible to win. We’ll choose a winner on Friday!

Happy Veteran’s Day! Salute our troops and honor those who have served our country at the annual Veteran’s Day parade up Fifth Avenue beginning at 11 a.m. Fifth Ave from 26th St to 56th St, New York, NY

It’s also that time of year that winter skating rinks are finally open. Strap your laces and celebrate the season at rinks in Rockefeller Center, Bryant Park, and Central Park. Prices vary, but Rockefeller is known to be the most expensive. We’re partial to the Bryant Park Winter Village!


For a healthy mid-week meal, try Emily’s recipe for fresh cod with homemade pesto. It is even boyfriend-proof! For a not-so-healthy, but equally delicious side dish, try her family’s famous coleslaw recipe.

Pure Barre

Trying to tone up before the holiday party circuit? We’re doubling up on boutique classes with our partner Pure Barre. Life is better at the bar(re)! Read our review of the class hereLocations in Union Square and the Upper West Side

What better way to make Shakespeare a little more entertaining than have a five shot minimum mandate before the performers hit the stage? That’s right, tonight I’m heading out to Hell’s Kitchen for Drunk Shakespeare, a spin on the hit Comedy Central show in which amateur actors tell classic stories totally wasted. Standard tickets are $54, although you can “be the king” for the night for $500, which includes a throne and crown, champagne, caviar, chocolates, decision making powers, and more! Roy Arias Stages, 300 West 43rd St, New York, NY

For a fun-filled Saturday afternoon, head downtown to Out to See, a festival at South Street Seaport celebrating local businesses and art. This is the second weekend of the four-week run and the agenda includes bikram yoga, a printmaking lesson, and plenty of live music. Best of all, it’s free! More information here. Fulton & Water St, New York, NY

Cuba Brunch

Celebrating a Sunday Funday with bottomless mimosas? Us too. Recently we’ve enjoyed the stellar deals, strong pours, and tasty bites at Essex in the Lower East Side and Cuba in Greenwich Village.


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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