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This Week in NYC: June 12-18

It finally feels like summer, and we’re loving it! Make your mid-June filled with plenty of rosé, rooftops, and fabulous brunches. Here’s your agenda for this week.

Tis the season for rooftop parties, garden soirees and patio happy hours, which means it’s time to update your wardrobe with cute cocktail attire and Instagram-worthy outfits. Thankfully, the Alice + Olivia sample sale kicks off today, and you can score the brand’s spring ready-to-wear, accessories, and shoes at deep discounts. 260 Fifth Ave at 29th Street. Click here for more information.

Rosé season is upon us, and tonight, you can taste some of France’s best rosés at FIAF’s special tasting event, the Wine Tour de France 2017: A Summer Rosé Tasting. Wine Enthusiast‘s managing editor Joe Czerwinski will lead the event, where six prestigious wines will be showcased and delicious breads and a selection of cheese and charcuterie will also be served. FIAF, Le Skyroom 22 E. 60th St. New York. Click here for more information.

Join Housing Works at a cozy Soho bookstore for a delicious dinner cooked up by some of NYC’s best chefs. The organization’s Taste of Home event features tasting items from chefs from Superiority Burger, Shopsin’s, Mission Chinese, Bread & Salt Bakery, and more. Beer and wine will also be provided, and proceeds from the evening’s ticket sales will help support Housing Works’ lifesaving services for people living with HIV/AIDS in NYC. Click here for more information.

Learn tips and tricks for a healthier you at Naturopathica Chelsea’s Wellness Retreat. Visit the event’s four different stations to learn about herbal remedies and self-care rituals for muscle and oint health, detoxing, and stress relief. As a bonus, you can also enjoy a mini facial as you learn about skin health. Get more information here.

Kick off your weekend with a night of fine agave spirits, tasty food, and artwork inspired by Latino culture at Arte Agave. During this three-hour open bar, you can sample more than 100 agave spirits and snack on food from Hecho en Dumbo, Otto’s Tacos, and many more. You can also play bartender at the Tequila Herradura Station, where you’ll learn the art of making agave-inspired cocktails. Get more information here.

Are you ready to have the best day of your life? Then head to Greenwich Village for Thrillist’s 5th annual Best Day of Your Life event. Celebrate the longest day of the year (that’s today!) by sampling eats and drinks from more than 10 of the neighborhood’s best restaurants and bars. Enjoy chicken tinga tacos from Taco Shop, cookie dough from DO, iced coffee from Bluestone Lane, and much more. Get more information here.


It’s Father’s Day! Treat Dad to brunch in the city. Click here for our Father’s Day Brunch Guide, featuring specials and spots made just for pops. Cheers to him.


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