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This Week in NYC: June 1-7

And just like that, it’s summer. I’m back to being a nice person thanks to the apartment building finally turning our air conditioning on, and I’m ready to seize the season before it gets too sticky and smelly to walk around. Here’s our picks for the first week of June!


Happy Monday. Nothing like a Tory Burch sample sale to get your week off to a good start, with some pretty great mark downs. Clothingline, 261 West 36th Street between 7th and 8th Aves, 2nd Floor, 11 a.m.- 7 p.m.


Tonight, 50 New York restaurants are gathering in one place to share their finest tastes from around the globe for a Taste of Times Square. One-buck taste tickets will be available, with dishes costing two to six tickets each. This event will happen rain or shine and admission is free! 46th Street between Broadway and 9th Avenue



Take advantage of the nice weather this Thursday for happy hour at Champagne Charlies, the seasonal bar situated in front of the Highline Hotel. 180 10th Ave


Today begins the 22nd Annual Red Hook Fest featuring performances by a great lineup of bands and dance companies on the beautiful Brooklyn waterfront. Plus, enjoy free kayak rides in the New York Harbor throu Red Hook Boaters. Coffey St at Ferris St, Red Hook, Brooklyn, Thursday at 6 p.m., Friday at 5:30 p.m., Saturday at 12 p.m.



This weekend marks my fourth run at Governors Ball Music Festival. Though my nana-in-law is still under the impression that we’ll be hobnobbing with the governor of NYC, we will in fact be jamming to beats in the sunshine with thousands of other city folk. For three full days, listen to bands like the Black Keys, Drake, and Florence + the Machine. Buy tickets here. Randall’s Island, 12 p.m. – 11 p.m.


Take a train or ferry (a free bus shuttles visitors to and from the East River Ferry Terminal) and enjoy this open-air bazaar featuring Harold and Maude vintage duds, Deepcuts kitschy totes and cartoonish prints from local artist Kudu-lah at the LIC Flea and Food. 5-25 46th Ave, Long Island City



Brunch! Our Baby Bitch recently set sail on the Hudson for Spirit of New York’s “Eat, Drink & B. Mary” Brunch Cruise, and we suggest you do the same. Check out our review here.  Sets sail Sundays from Pier 61, Chelsea Piers



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