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This Week in NYC: October 10-16

Need a break from all the debate chatter? Check out our social calendar for the week below!


Get a behind-the-scenes look at fashion week as photographer Landon Nordem and Stella Bugbee, editorial director of The Cut, discuss a selection of Nordem’s shots backstage during fashion week in New York, Milan, and Paris at this “Out of Fashion” event. 1133 Broadway, 6 p.m.



Mario Batali, known for his Eataly empire, countless impressive restaurants, and appearance on “Iron Chef America,” is one of the city’s buzziest chefs. Join the famed chef as he celebrates his new cookbook and discusses his illustrious career. Attendees also have a chance to win dinner for two at one of Batali’s restaurants. Barnes and Noble, 33 W. 17th St., 7-8 p.m.


Block parties aren’t just for summer. Head to Lexington Avenue between 65th and 75th streets for a fun-filled fall evening at Design on Lex celebrating one of NYC’s hottest shopping destinations. Participating boutiques, galleries, florists, and restaurants will host special events, tastings, and book signings at this neighborhood party. More info here. 6-9 p.m.



Summer might be over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy a tasty burger on an NYC rooftop. At Blue Moon Burger Bash, presented by Pat LaFrieda Meats and hosted by Rachel Ray, watch as the best chefs in the U.S. compete to find out who makes the best burger. Sample the chefs’ culinary offerings, as well as Blue Moon beers, wines, and spirits while dancing the night away atop Pier 92. Some participating chefs include Misha Levin of Bareburger, Saxon & Parole’s Brad Farmerie, Black Tap’s Joe Isadori, and many more. Pier 92, 52nd St. and West Side Highway, 7-10 p.m.


After a previous night of indulging in the country’s best burgers, a solid workout is in order. At Self UpNOut Studio, you can take exercise classes from fitness studios across the country – all under one roof. In addition to some of the city’s best workouts, this two-day event showcases the latest in studio-to-street style, post-workout beauty, healthy bites, and more. Spring Studios, 50 Varick St., Saturday 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.


union fare

Brunch! Check out our recent review of Union Fare, and give their chicken and carrot cake waffles a try. 7 East 17th Street


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