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This Week in NYC: Sept. 6-11

If you’re anything like me, you’re in complete and utter denial that Labor Day weekend has come and gone. If it’s any consolation, there’s a short work week ahead of us. Your social agenda, below.

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If you’re in disbelief about summer ending or simply want to extend your Labor Day weekend celebration another day, head to Sky Terrace at Hudson Hotel for an Endless Summer party tonight. Enjoy a rooftop party16 stories above the city with champagne, summer toys, and The Impossible Project (the team behind Insta-film) snapping pictures all night. More information here256 W. 58th St. New York, NY 10019

Summer might be over, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still enjoy a picnic. At Picnic by Design, attendees are invited to sip cocktails and wine while enjoying delicious picnic dishes from a variety of NYC restaurants and bidding on one-of-a-kind picnic baskets. Funds raised at this event will help non-profit organizations across the country that are fighting HIV/AIDS. 517 W. 37th St. New York, NY 10018


There’s no time like New York Fashion Week to indulge in some designer shopping. Thanks to The Shop @ NYFW, you can treat yourself to jewelry, accessories and apparel from amazing brands like Alison Lou, A Peace Treaty, Lizzie Fortunato, and more. Products from NYFW partners Maybelline New York and Intel will also be sold at the shop. More information here875 Washington St. New York, NY 10014

Most New York Fashion Week events are invite-only and almost impossible to get into if you don’t work in the industry or aren’t a celebrity, but Fashion 360 is making its runway show open to the public so everyone can join in on the fashionable festivities. Enjoy a runway show (you can buy general admission or front row tickets) featuring emerging brands, and then meet the designers and models at the official after party. Get your tickets here186 Grand St. New York, NY 10013

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Pig Island is back for its seventh year in a row, and you better come hungry because this event features more than 20 chefs serving up specialty pork dishes, which you get unlimited samples of with your ticket. There will be plenty of vegetarian and sides options too (think Mexican grilled corn, pickles from The Pickle Guys, and other tasty treats), as well as craft beer, wine, and other alcoholic beverages. Oink oink! More information here.


Heading to Brooklyn for a Sunday brunch? The rustic, cozy brunch at Allswell in Williamsburg recently received top marks from the Bitches as well as the party brunch at eclectic House of Yes in Bushwick.


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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