8 Things To Do In NYC This Week

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We're hanging out all over NYC this week — in Brooklyn, Meatpacking, Flatiron, Soho, you name it. The city's vibrant mix of store openings, book signings, and must-visit sample sales means this week's calendar has us jumping from one neighborhood to the next. Hop with us! You know where we'll be.

Stop by Other Criteria's first U.S. location.
Damien Hirst's arts-based publishing company has touched down in NYC with a brand-new Soho store. The two-floor, 3000-plus square-foot, white-walled space will be home to original prints, books, jewelry, and home goods and host exhibitions, readings, screenings, and the like.
When: Open now.
Where: 458 Broome Street (between Mercer and Greene streets).


Party in Meatpacking.
For one night only, Highline Stages will be transformed into an interactive shopping, dining, and music event to support the Meatpacking District Improvement Association's efforts to better the neighborhood through public initiatives. Diane von Furstenberg, André Balazs, and Andrew Rosen will co-chair OPEN MARKET, and you're invited to join the party.
When: Monday, May 12, 7 to 11 p.m.
Where: Highline Stages, 441 West 14th Street (between 9th and 10th avenues).

Hang out in a giant, hand-painted teepee.
The Coral & Tusk and Friends Spring Extravaganza is a playground for adults. Boasting fun and whimsical home accessories, classic leather goods, Instagram-worthy scenery, and loads more from a variety of NYC-based designers, the month-long pop-up is a one-stop shop for all your apartment-decorating and gift-giving needs.

When: Now through Saturday, May 31.
Where: 109 South Fifth Street (between Bedford Avenue and Berry Street), Brooklyn.

Frolic with follies at Madison Square Park.
Rachel Feinstein's first public art exhibition in the U.S. features her largest sculptural works to date. The three follies — architectural structures of the 18th and 19th centuries created entirely for decorative and entertainment purposes — are made of powder-coated aluminum with surface illustrations. They're not to be missed.
When: Now through Sunday, September 7.
Where: Madison Square Park, 23rd Street and Madison Avenue.

Dress like an EIC.
This CB-approved label is offering its modern-feminine pieces for up to 70% off. A brand-new skirt could be the perfect pick-me-up to help you get through that mid-week slump.
When: Tuesday, May 13 to Thursday, May 15, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: Adam Lippes Studio, 32 Bank Street, Ground Floor (between Waverly Place and West 4th Street).


Shop luxe for less.
The Araks sample sale starts this Thursday, and we don't know which section of the room we'll be heading to first. Ready-to-wear, lingerie, and sleepwear will all be up to 85% off. Maybe swimwear. No, maybe lingerie. No, definitely RTW. Choices, choices!

When: Thursday, May 15, 8:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Friday, May 16, 9 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Where: 137 Grand Street, Fifth Floor (between Crosby and Lafayette streets); 212-982-5597.

Up your accessory game.
Summer sandals? Check. Heels? Check. Work tote? Check! This R29 favorite has everything you need, and it's all up to 60% off later this week.

When: Thursday, May 15 and Friday, May 16, 9 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Where: 525 Broadway, Fourth Floor (at Spring Street).

Get Leslie Williamson's autograph.
In addition to presenting GALLERY, a group of limited-edition one-of-a-kinds from artists who create furniture, sculpture, ceramics and more, The Future Perfect will also be hosting a brunch and book signing with Leslie Williamson, author of Handcrafted Modern.

When: Sunday, May 18 at 11 a.m.
Where: The Future Perfect, 55 Great Jones Street (between Bowery and Lafayette); 212-473-2500.