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This Week in NYC: April 18-24

Hallelujah, I think it’s finally spring in New York! Temperatures hit the 70s this weekend and it seemed like the entire city came out to enjoy it. I spent as much time as possible soaking up the sun, complete with a patio brunch and a bicycle ride through Central Park. The sunny weather and equally cheery dispositions of our fellow New Yorkers have set us for a great week ahead. Here’s what we’re looking forward to this week.

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Celebrate Tax Day with a free fitness class at David Barton Gym. Members and non-members can take a cycling, pilates, group training, or other class for free for today only. Start your week off on a healthy note! More information hereNumerous locations

Looking for a girl’s night out on the town? Just add whiskey! Take part in the ultimate Ladies Night featuring a complimentary polish change or braid courtesy of LookBooker and a whiskey tasting by Whiskey Park. The event starts at 6:30 p.m; more information here100 Central Park South New York, NY 10019

LoftOpera’s Brooklyn Brewery open bar party is an open bar like no other. Enjoy 14 of Brooklyn Brewery’s classic beers and hors d’oeuvres while listening to excerpts performed by LoftOpera’s critically acclaimed singers. With the purchase of your Pulsd ticket, you also get access to a LoftOpera performance of Le Comte Ory in June. The party commences at 8 p.m; get your ticket here79 N. 11th St. Brooklyn, NY 11249

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Join Fern Mallis as she sits down with the Missoni family for her iconic Fashion Icons With Fern Mallis series. Rosita and Angela Missoni will discuss the history of their family’s brand and how they remain one of the top representatives of Italian fashion throughout the world. More information here92nd Street Y
1395 Lexington Ave. New York, NY 10128

Bacon and beer lovers, you won’t want to miss this year’s Bacon and Beer Classic at Citi Field. Try more than 50 bacon-infused dishes from the best local chefs and restaurants and sip on more than 100 craft beers and ciders from local and regional breweries. Here’s our past coverage of the event if you want a taste! Citi Field 123-01 Roosevelt Ave. Flushing, NY 11368

NYC’s only annual grilled cheese competition is back to name this year’s King of Comfort Food. The city’s five most-talked-about grilled cheese masters will compete for the title, and you get to be the judge. Sample dishes from Artisanal, Campbell Cheese & Grocery, Depanneur, Ends Meat, and The Wheelhouse, and then vote for your favorite. You also get two Goose Island drafts to wash it all down with. Buy your ticket here. 168 Bowery, New York, NY 10012

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If you find yourself in Midtown this Sunday, don’t distress…just open the bubbles! We’ve recently enjoyed a few brunch beverages in the neighborhood. We recommend the unique cocktails at Measure Lounge and the bottomless deal at BarKogi.


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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