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This Week in NYC: July 31 – August 6

We’re fast approaching the Dog Days of Summer, so make sure your beach plans are wrapped up in a bow. In the meantime, fill your social calendar with plenty of fun (and air conditioned) events in the City. Enjoy.

Shake up your Monday with a trip to one of the latest unique additions to New York’s food scene. Becky’s Bites, which opened last week, is a fun new shop that’s reimagining cream cheese. In addition to a variety of original cream cheese spreads, Becky’s Bites offers a range of novel cream cheese-inspired treats, including parfaits, tarts, and cookie sandwiches. Get more intel here. Becky’s Bites, 122 East 7th St., New York.

Photo credit Becky’s Bites

Nanette Lepore lovers, head to The Gregory Hotel to shop the designer’s latest collection in the hotel’s unique lobby showroom. This is one of the few Midtown locations where Nanette Lepore is available, so be sure to check out the pop-up shop before it closes Labor Day weekend. Get more information here. Gregory Hotel, 42 W. 35th St., New York.

Charlie Palmer Steak is celebrating the best of big, bold American flavors at Meat + Vine, a new wine dinner series. Enjoy four delicious courses paired with coveted wines from landmark American wineries. Winemakers and other experts will also be in attendance to talk wine, food, and more. Get more information here. Charlie Palmer Steak, 47 West 38th St., New York. 6:30-9 p.m.

Indulge in sweet treats and cocktails tonight at Macy’s in Herald Square with the founders of Dessert Goals. Enjoy decadent desserts from Rebecca’s Cake Pops, Sweet Dames, and more. Plus, you can enter for a chance to win a pair of tickets to this year’s Dessert Goals festival, which will take place on August 19th and 20th in Williamsburg. Macy’s Herald Square, 151 West 34th St., Women’s Department, Floor 4, New York. 6 p.m.

Rooftop season will be over before you know it, so head to Haven Rooftop today for delicious food and drinks you can enjoy while taking in impressive views of the NYC skyline. Located atop the Sanctuary Hotel in Midtown, Haven Rooftop is the perfect spot for post-work drinks or a bite to eat. Summer favorites include the shrimp and shaved brussel sprout salad, the lobster roll, and sangria. Haven Rooftop, 132 West 47th St., New York.

Coney Island Brewery is turning two, and you’re invited to the birthday bash. Celebrate with a variety of hard root beer floats, food from Coney Shack, cake, music, and a limited can release of the brewery’s Tart Cherry Berliner Weisse. Get more information here. Coney Island Brewery, 1904 Surf Ave., Brooklyn. 2-6 p.m.

Brunch, of course. Lately we’ve loved Virginia’s in the East Village, Mel’s Burger Bar in the Upper East Side, and Vic’s in Noho.


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