5 Things To Do This Week In NYC

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Noho Design District
Be sure to catch the tail end of this four-day celebration of inspired designs and inspiring designers, presented in one of the coolest hotels in the city. In collaboration with Sight Unseen, the Noho Design District will include exhibitions, installations, and performances from innovators such as Makers & Brothers, Cool Hunting, Sonos, and more. Plus, take advantage of the beautiful weekend weather with a lovely stroll around Noho to witness the American Design Club's work displayed in local store windows, including The Future Perfect, Oak, and Environment Furniture.
When: May 20 through 21, from noon to 7 p.m.
Where: The Standard, East Village, 25 Cooper Square (between East 5th and East 6th streets); 212-475-5700.
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Happy Hour At Via Tribunali
Pizza and beer are nice, but at Via Tribunali, your typical weekend indulgences get taken up a notch. Launching their happy hour this week, the Lower East Side resto lets you (and, say, 10 of your closest friends) feast on $5 pizzas, $3 beers, and $8 half-carafes of wine. That's not just a happy house, that's a very happy hour.
When: Everyday from 4 to 6 p.m. and from 10 p.m. to close (midnight Sunday through Thursday; 2 a.m. Friday and Saturday)
Where: Via Tribunali, 122 Ludlow Street (near Rivington Street); 212-260-8782.
The Hester Street Fair’s Hester Nights
Your favorite Saturday street fair crawl now lights up the night. Every Thursday night to be exact. Join the Hester Street Fair's Hester Nights as it kicks off this week and offers a fresh new way to shop, dine, and mingle, without having to wait for the weekend.
When: May 24 through October 25, Thursdays from 4 to 9 p.m.
Where: Hotel Eventi Courtyard, 851 6th Avenue (between 29th and 30th streets); 866-996-8396.
(Ed note: Due to inclement weather, the kick off of Hester Nights will be Thursday, May 31.)
Porter Grey At ATS
Squeeze in a little weekend shopping, specifically for the Porter Grey sample sale at American Two Shot. Exclusive pieces will be available from the spring '12 collection, and we're hoping to land our hands on something extra special to pack away this summer for all our upcoming escapades, near and far.
When: Sunday, May 20
Where: American Two Shot, 135 Grand Street (by Crosby Street); 212-925-3403.
DanceAfrica 2012 Bazaar
Join in the rich and vibrant celebration that surrounds the Brooklyn Academy of Music's annual DanceAfrica presentation. Preceding the evenings' performances, the DanceAfrica 2012 Bazaar will inlcude a 300-vendor street fair offering food, fashion, and, did we mention food? We're talking ethnic dishes culled from African, Caribbean, and African-American cultures. Our suggestion? Come hungry.
When: Saturday, May 26, from noon to 10 p.m.; Sunday, May 27, from noon to 8 p.m.; Monday, May 28, from noon to 8 p.m.
Where:Ashland Place (between Hanson Place and Fulton Street)
Photo: Via Noho Design District; Via Tribunali
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