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This Week in NYC: Jan. 23-29

It’s Monday and we’re still buzzing off some major woman-power demonstrated over the weekend. Keep the good vibes with plenty of fun events occuring this week in New York, from Restaurant Week to the first ever Best of Brooklyn festival.

NYC Restaurant Week kicks off today, meaning you can try out a slew of the city’s hottest eateries for a fraction of what you’d normally pay for a meal. David Burke Kitchen, Bar Boulud, Lure Fishbar, and a ton of other hotspots are offering up prix-fixe meals at affordable prices, so whether you’ve got a date coming up or a celebration with friends, make your reservations ASAP. Various locations

Voices on the Hudson, a new winter concert series, kicks off tonight with a performance by singer-songwriter Michelle Shocked. City Vineyard, located on the Hudson River, will transform into an intimate music venue where Michelle and other acclaimed artists will perform against a gorgeous backdrop of the water and the NYC skyline. Enjoy bites from the bistro’s new winter menu, as well as drinks from the bar, before, during, and after the show. More information here. 233 West St. New York, NY

Join Exhale teacher Lauren Chiarello for a 60-minute Core Fusion Barre class that’ll give you a great workout and raise money for a good cause at tonight’s Barre & Bubbles event. The class will benefit Connection Coalition, an organization that offers yoga programs in schools, shelters, jails, foster homes, rehabs, and more, and will be followed by a champagne reception at Pizza Beach. More information here.
980 Madison Ave. New York, NY

Beat the winter blues with some much-deserved shopping. Now through Sunday, emerging contemporary brand Saku NY is hosting a pop-up shop in Chelsea Market full of must-have pieces to add to your wardrobe. Don’t miss your chance to shop this up-and-coming brand and score some great items. More information hereChelsea Market 75 9th Ave. New York, NY

Kick off New York Fashion Week early at Dressed to Kilt, a Scotland-themed runway show and ball featuring the designs of some of the region’s hottest designers. See celebs, athletes and socialites all decked out in kilts and other Scottish attire at this fun, theatrical event. Ticket sales from this year’s show will benefit the Navy SEAL Foundation, which supports U.S. Navy Seals and their families. Get tickets here180 10th Ave. New York, NY

Brooklyn is home to countless delicious restaurants and thirst-quenching brews, and today, you can sample the best of them at the first-ever Best of Brooklyn Festival. In addition to food and drinks from the borough’s best, enjoy music from a selection of top DJs, plus other cool prizes and activities. More information hereIndustry City 274 36th St. Brooklyn, NY


Valentine’s Day is fast approaching, and it’s time to start looking for the perfect gift for your special someone. Roses are a solid choice, but you don’t want just any old bouquet from your neighborhood bodega or grocery store. Ode à la Rose offers gorgeous, high-quality floral arrangements that are sure to impress even the most discerning of dates. You can also include a note or printed photo in your bouquet, making it even more personalized and special. The company even offers same-day delivery in Manhattan for anyone who waits until the last minute to do their shopping. More information here.


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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