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This Week in NYC: Jan 15 – 21

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Surviving your long weekend, Bitches? We’re so excited to finally feel settled into 2018. Whether we’re cozying up over cocktails at The Lodge at Gallow Green or getting vertical at Brooklyn Boulders, this week is all about trying new things and catching up with friends old and new. Read on for our full social agenda.

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Monday
Bitches, this whole month you can snag the exclusive Celestine by Black Seed Bagels collab at any of their three downtown locations (East Village, Nolita, Brookfield Place). Timed to coincide with the recent launch of brunch at Celestine, executive chef Garett McMahan worked with Black Seed’s executive chef, Dianna Daoheung, to create an exclusive bagel sandwich made up of a rye bagel topped with cream cheese, mushroom duxelles, hawaij cabbage slaw, pomegranates and persimmon. Pick it up for just $8.50 and be on the lookout for our review of Celestine’s brunch next month! Multiple Locations

Tuesday
Forget about Taco Tuesday, tonight’s all about pizza. The Horticultural Society of New York is hosting a pizza party during which you’ll learn how to make artisanal pizza topped with house-made ricotta, kale, pumpkin, and more. Use your pizza-making knowledge on your next date night or at your next dinner party. Greenhouse at Denny Farrell Riverbank State Park, 679 Riverside Drive

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Wednesday
This Wine Wednesday, head to The Lodge at Gallow Green for a red wine cocktail you won’t be able to put down. On a recent visit to the space, which has been transformed into a chic ski chalet, we loved the the Smoking Bishop cocktail, made with ruby port, red wine, CioCiaro Amaro, and allspice. With fireside seating, blankets, sleeping bunks, and a library, it’ll be easy to cozy up with this drink and a date at The Lodge. 542 W. 27th Street

Thursday
Not a fan of traditional art shows? Then the Outsider art fair might be for you! At the Metropolitan Pavilion today through Sunday, self-taught art, art brut and outsider art will be on display for your viewing pleasure. Sixty three galleries representing 35 cities from 7 countries will present work at this event, and there will be 10 first-time exhibitors. 125 W. 18th Street

Friday
Tonight, the library transforms into a counterculture club of sorts at its first After Hours event of 2018. Presented in connection with the library’s new exhibition “You Say You Want a Revolution,” Library After Hours: Counterculture celebrates the 1960s with a slew of activities, including an arts and crafts table where you can make your own album cover art. You will also be among the first to explore the new exhibit. There will also be food, drinks, music, dancing, and much more. New York Public Library Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, 476 5th Avenue

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Saturday
Haven’t gottten into indoor rock climbing yet? Well here’s your chance! Brooklyn Boulders is kicking off the new year with a winter showcase and open house party. At this event, which will benefit ALS research, you’ll get climbing instruction from Brooklyn Boulders staff members, a 75 minute workout previewing the various classes and workshops offered there, healthy food and drinks from local restaurants, and more. Get in a good workout here, and then treat yourself to a hearty brunch after. 23-10 41st Avenue, Long Island City

Sunday
And of course, we can’t forget our favorite weekly activity– brunch. While you may want to pass on Murray Hill’s Hendriks, you could go full on staycation mode and brunch at The National after a gals’ weekend at The Benjamin Hotel.

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