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This Week in NYC: July 2 – 8

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Can y’all believe 4th of July is already here? Yea, us either. For those who aren’t escaping our scorching city this weekend, we’ve got a bunch of fun happenings on the calendar. We’re celebrating what would have been Frida Kahlo’s 111th birthday in Fidi, detoxing with some free yoga on the river, playing mini golf at Brooklyn Crab, and more! Keep reading for this week’s social agenda.

Monday

For all of our food industry followers, it’s the last day to hit up the Summer Fancy Food Show at the Javits Center. This seriously huge and sometimes overwhelming event introduces us food-loving folks to over 180,000 specialty foods & beverages on the market or soon to launch. Prep yourseld for a day full of tasting and learning. Say hi if you see us! 655 W 34th St

Tuesday

Nothing is better than a day at Brooklyn Crab. To kick off Independence Day, their hosting Summerfest this evening from 6 to 9pm. For just $50 guests can enjoy an evening of grilling, chilling, cornhole, and mini golf along with unlimited hotdogs, hamburgers, and adult bevs. Even if you can’t make it to Summerfest, we recommend checking out Brooklyn Crab before summer ends. Trust us, you won’t regret it. 24 Reed St, Brooklyn

Wednesday

Offering an unparalleled vantage point for viewing Macy’s 42nd Annual Fourth of July Fireworks, Spirit of New York and Bateaux New York cruise along the Hudson and East Rivers floating past New York City’s iconic landmarks like the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge and One World Trade. Featuring a platinum open bar on the specialty five-hour cruise experience, Spirit offers a full buffet, rooftop lounge, live acoustic guitarist and games like life-size jenga and shuffleboard while the elegant, all-glass enclosed Bateaux features plated three-course dining, craft cocktails and an acoustic trio. Book your tickets before they sell out. Multiple Locations

Image courtesy of Spirit Cruises.

Thursday

It’s time to recover after the mid-week holiday. What better way than with some free yoga?! Hudson River Park is excited to partner with Shape Up NYC to offer FREE yoga classes throughout the summer in Hudson Rover Park. Bring your practice outside for classes in a studio unlike any other in Manhattan. Tonight’s vinyasa-style class is open to all levels and ability – teachers will offer modifications so everyone can participate. Space is limited, don’t forget to bring your mat! Pier 46

Friday

Frida Kahlo, the groundbreaking, feminist icon who is universally considered to be one of Mexico’s greatest artists, celebrates what would have been her 111th birthday today! Toro Loco, the Financial District’s vibrant, Mexican eatery which is decorated with images and murals of Frida throughout, is running a fantastic drink special in her honor. The eatery is offering 50% off the Frida Kahlo Cocktail Tower, a striking, multidimensional beverage ‘tree’ that is the brainchild of Cody Goldstein, the creative genius behind Muddling Memories. Available from 11:30am to midnight, the Frida Kahlo Cocktail Tower is the perfect excuse to sample a variety of the creative, Mexican-inspired cocktails that Toro Loco has to offer, AND pay tribute to an amazing, powerful woman who was years ahead of her time – if that’s not reason enough to celebrate, what is? 15 Stone St

Image courtesy of Toro Loco.

Saturday

Head out East this weekend and visit Claude’s at the Southampton Inn. It’s the exciting debut 2018 eatery providing the epitome of comfort and luxury dining plus entertainment in Southampton. Enter via the enchanting European-styled courtyard, freshly re-planted gardens, and pool patio to discover Claude’s newly renovated interior space. New for this summer, Claude’s is excited to announce a lineup of captivating and popular musical, theatrical, and literary acts for summer. Sip on mimosas and enjoy a bottomless brunch in the courtyard all while surrounded by a breathtaking environment and live entertainment. Happy weekend! 9 Hill St, Southampton

Sunday 

Unable to get out of town this weekend? French Korean spot, Soogil, in the East Village will have you feeling like you’ve flown around the world for brunch. With offerings like bibimbap and Korean Pancakes, this is definitely not your typical NYC brunch. Take your adventurous friends out for a brunch worth talking about. Read what we thought about our visit here. 108 E 4th St

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