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This Week in NYC: May 11-17

Happy Monday! Spring has officially spring so we hope you’re getting out there and enjoying the weather. We’ve got a busy (and healthy) week on the docket. Emily and I are Fit Week ambassadors and I’m also running my very first half marathon on Saturday, and celebrating afterward with a bottomless rooftop brunch for charity. Learn more about these exciting events and others below!

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Today is the launch of the second annual NYC Fit Week, an opportunity to try some of New York’s hottest boutique fitness classes to benefit an awesome cause. Studios such as Tone House NYC, 305 Fitness, and Swerve donate 100% of profits from classes to nonprofits HealthClass 2.0 and She’s the First, which are focused on education causes worldwide. Talk about killing two birds with one stone! You can receive 10 percent off your class price using our discount code: Bitches10. Learn more information and book your classes here.


Hosting an outdoor BBQ or dinner this week? Try out one of our healthy and easy recipes featured on Bitches in the Kitchen such as Emily’s orzo salad recipe or Italian grilled veggies with a sun-dried tomato vinaigrette.

You’ve made it halfway through the workday! Celebrate with a cold brew at The Chester Biergarten, a recently launched outdoor biergarten attached to The Chester in  Meatpacking. The chic ambiance is perfect for dining and drinking al fresco and the downtown location is perfect for post-work happy hours. 18 9th Ave, New York, NY

Red Rooster Brunch

We’ve been loving Harlem brunches (see: Red Rooster) and are excited for Harlem Eat Up to kick off tonight, a celebration of food, culture, and the spirit of this eclectic neighborhood. The event itinerary includes exciting offerings such as exclusive dinners, walk around tastings, and culinary demos by legendary locals. Buy your tickets here. Various locations

TGIF! Tonight, the Manhattan Cocktail Classic begins and lasts until May 19th. This unique event is part festival, part fete, part conference and part party, all in the name of celebrating cocktails. It’s a great opportunity to learn from industry professionals and enthusiasts alike. More information here. Various locations


This Saturday we’re excited to brunch for a great cause, in support of the Olevolos Project. Imbibe on bottomless cocktails and delicious all-you-can-eat local and seasonal fare atop the gorgeous Gallow Green rooftop on the McKittrick Hotel. All of the brunch’s proceeds go directly towards the Olevolos Project’s Scholarship Program, which provides educational opportunities to disadvantaged young people in the Olevolos village of Tanzania. The event is hosted by actor and philanthropist Bryan Greenberg and includes a star-studded host committee with the likes of Jamie Chung and Justin Long.

In case you missed it, here’s our recap of last year’s Olevolos Project brunch. It’s an event that can’t be missed and one of our all-time favorite brunches…buy your tickets here. 542 W. 27th St, New York, NY

This weekend marks the first ever Great Big Bacon Picnic, an indoor/outdoor gourmet food festival filled to the brim with bacon everything in Brooklyn. 100+ chefs, food trucks, mixologists, and more will be serving bite-sized creations and sips dedicated to bacon. Buy your tickets here. 630 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn, NY

Ticket giveaway: Follow @BWBrunchNYC on Twitter and let us know your favorite bacon dish with #GreatBigBacon for your chance to win tickets to the event!


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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