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This Week in NYC: December 26-January 1

It’s hard to believe that 2017 will be here this week. Keep the holiday binge going with plenty of food and bubbly events occuring across the city. Cheers to another healthy and happy year in the city!

Comfort food is a must during the chilly winter months, and macaroni and cheese is our go-to. We recently updated this classic with jalapeños, bacon, and gourmet cheese, creating a decadent dish you can enjoy while binge watching your favorite Netflix show or while enjoying a night in with your significant other. Try the recipe here.


Have a Christmas gift that you know you’ll never use? Don’t let it go to waste. Instead, trade it in for a beer at the Heineken Holiday Trading Post. Donors will also be entered to win a grand prize trip to Amsterdam and a VIP ticket to the Heineken Experience, the beer’s first brewery. The event runs from 1-7 p.m at Park Avenue Tavern. 99 Park Ave. New York, NY

Tap into your creative side at Paint Nite at The Well in Brooklyn. Paint a pretty picture – either for yourself or as a late Christmas gift for someone else – while enjoying 2-for-1 draft beers and Prosecco buckets. There’s no better way to get through Hump Day than with a little bubbly and some creative expression. More information here272 Meserole St. Brooklyn, NY

Update your home for the new year at Bloomingdale’s brand new housewares department, created in collaboration with Chilewich. The shop offers contemporary home goods from rugs to placemats that’ll turn your home into an Instagram-worthy space. Be sure to stop by on opening day if you’re hosting a New Year’s Eve bash so you can get your home prepped for guests and a good time. More information about the opening here1000 Third Ave. New York, NY

Keep the holiday spirit alive at Classic Harbor Line’s Holiday Wine Tasting event. While on board the Yacht Manhattan or Manhattan II, which will be decked out in full holiday decor, you’ll sip on wines hand-selected by an expert and learn how to pair them with all your favorite holiday treats. At the event, each wine will be paired with perfect cheese, chocolate, or chutney, so you can experience first hand how these food-and-drink combos taste. This event is perfect if you’re hosting a New Year’s Eve or New Year’s Day party or if you simply want to enjoy some good food and wine with a friend or loved one. Chelsea Piers, Pier 62 W. 22nd St. New York, NY


Make your last night of 2016 a memorable one at Pier A’s Masquerade Ball. The landmarked pier will be transformed into an elegant fantasy of whites and metallics that offers the best views of the spectacular Statue of Liberty fireworks across New York Harbor. The party will feature a midnight toast, a full open bar and the swinging musical stylings of The George Gee Orchestra, along with a dance lesson. Plus, a raw bar, passed hors d’oeuvres, as well as cheese, crudité and charcuterie stations. Tickets are $195 per person, get them here. We’re attending as their guest, so we’ll see you there, Bitches! Pier A Harbor House, 22 Battery Place, New York City.

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Happy 2017! Get your New Year off to a great start with a Bitch-approved brunch. Whether you’re looking for a boozy brunch to right the ship or some fancier fare to start the year on a delicious note, we have you covered with our New Year’s Day brunch guide.



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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