5 Things To Do In NYC This Week

EmbedPhoto: Courtesy of TOMS/One Day Without Shoes.
As we close out April and welcome the darling buds of May, we find ourselves wanting to swap out our indoor plans and cold-weather wardrobes for outdoor fairs and those ubiquitous shopping events. Plus, now we (finally!) have the chance to walk around without three layers of socks on. In fact, we may even go so far as to wear no shoes at all — for a good cause, of course. Read on for the five reasons why we're A-okay it's time for May.

One Day Without Shoes
Sure, you may have heard of people going their entire lives without pants. But, have you heard of any New Yorker going a single afternoon without shoes? Some might cringe at the thought. This Tuesday, though, TOMS is celebrating One Day Without Shoes to raise global awareness about issues surrounding children's health and education. The extra daring might go on a walk, play at the park, or practice yoga barefoot. Not your style? Stop by STORY for a grape stomp with wine and a barefoot band.
When: Tuesday, April 29, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Where: Story, 144 10th Avenue (at 19th Street); 212-242-4853.


The Vintage Twin Pop-Up
This two-day-only boutique is all about helping its shoppers find that perfect, one-of-a-kind piece. Plus, its after-work hours and open bar guarantee a good time will be had by all.
When: Tuesday, April 29, 1 to 10 p.m.; Wednesday, April 30, 10 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Where: Eva New York, 355a Bowery (between East Third and Fourth streets), 212-925-3890.

A Shopping Event For You & Your Mom
Haim Medine, founder and designer of the charmingly playful fine-jewelry label Khai Khai, will be at Fivestory's pre-Mother's Day shopping event this Thursday to help you pick out the perfect piece for you or and your mom. A portion of the proceeds will help benefit Dress For Success.
When: Thursday, May 1, 1 to 7 p.m.
Where: Fivestory, 18 East 69th Street (between Madison and Fifth avenues); 212-288-1338.

Webster Hall House Party
Four floors of hip-hop. Every. Thursday. Night. House parties are no longer just a thing of your high-school self's past with the recent introduction of Webster Hall's weekly shindig.
When: Thursdays, from 10 p.m. to 4 a.m.
Where: Webster Hall, 125 East 11th Street (between Third and Fourth avenues); 212-353-1600.

Bust Craftacular's Primped
Vintage shopping, beauty treatments, a beer garden, and more all in one place?! Indeed, the first annual Indie Fashion and Beauty Fair is taking place this Sunday in Williamsburg, and it's going to be stellar. Oh, and did we mention the entrance fee is only $3 and the first 300 guests get complimentary swag bags? Right on.
When: Sunday, May 4, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Brooklyn Night Bazaar, 165 Banker Street (at Norman Avenue); no phone.
Tickets: $3 at the door