8 Things To Do In NYC This Week

EmbedPhoto: Courtesy of Wythe Hotel.
The final week of June is upon us. But, before we rush into July and start celebrating the red, white, and blue, we'd like to take a moment to focus on the entire rainbow. We've been looking forward to NYC Pride for quite some time. And, now that it's here, it feels so close yet so far. Find out how we'll be spending the days before the festivities kick off. The weekend will be here before you know it.

Brush up your Shakespeare.
Take a trip to Siciliy and follow the lives of Beatrice and Benedick in Shakespeare in the Park's Much Ado About Nothing. Directed by three-time Tony winner Jack O'Brien, this romantic comedy will have you cracking up with every plot twist and turn.
When: Now through Sunday, July 6 at 8 p.m. (except for Friday, July 4).
Where: Delacorte Theatre in Central Park.


Celebrate the fig-harvest season.
Carry the scents of summer into your home with a treat from Parisian perfumer Diptyque. Now through August 19, all NYC Diptyque boutiques will offer a gift of Figuier and Philosykos Eau de Toilette with every $150 purchase. Your apartment never smelled so good.

When: Now through Tuesday, August 19.
Where: All NYC Diptyque locations.

Catch a fever. The good kind.
This kind of Fever will have you out and about. The new event-discovery app is hosting an evening featuring expertly crafted whiskey and gin by New York Distilling Company, live folk rock by Mr. Badger, and a mobile beach house by Faherty. Drinks, music, and swimwear makes for a pretty sick night, we'd say!
When: Tuesday, June 24, 7 to 10 p.m.
Where: The Shanty, 79 Richardson Street (between Leonard and Lorimer streets), Brooklyn; 718-878-3579.
Tickets: $27.

Watch a classic NYC movie, wherever you are.
AT&T and Tribeca Film Festival have teamed up with Rooftop Films to present free screenings of When Harry Met Sally at five different outdoor locations around New York.

When: Tuesday, June 24 at 8:30 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m.
Where: Various locations.

Pay just five cents for a delicious cocktail.
Forget shelling out $13 per drink. Owl's Brew is offering its refreshing tea cocktails for only five cents. No need here for orange juice or club soda. These teas are made from whole spices, fruits, and herbs, and are designed to be combined with the spirit of your choice to create a delicious concoction that's worth every penny.
When: Every Wednesday through Labor Day, 6 to 8 p.m.
Where: BFB, 55 Gansevoort Street (between Greenwich and Washington streets).

Turn storage into show space.
Thomas Altamirano showed us how a storage space can be transformed into a decorative showpiece. Fill your bookshelf with beautiful pieces from the TASCHEN Warehouse Sale, where fashion, art, and design titles will be up to 75% off.
When: Thursday, June 26 to Saturday, June 28, 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Sunday, June 29, 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: TASCHEN, 107 Greene Street (between Prince and Spring streets).

Show your pride and have a ball.
Brooklyn's Wythe Hotel is hosting a four-day Pride celebration featuring film screenings, an all-day Tea Party, and the first-ever annual Pride Ball. Cohosted by Gayletter, the Pride Ball will include pageantry, trophies, performances, and more.

When: Friday, June 27 at 7 p.m.
Where: Wythe Hotel, 80 Wythe Avenue (at North 11th Street), Brooklyn; 718-460-8000.
Tickets: $20.

Enjoy brunch with a view.
Keep the party going with weekend brunch on the 18th floor of The Standard, High Line. Pulsing music, waitresses in cocktail dresses, and bartenders wearing shades. Is this a restaurant or a club?! It's a little bit of both! Our menu favorites include a smoked salmon tart and scallop eggs Benedict. And, maybe a Bloody Maria or two.
When: Sundays, noon to 5 p.m.
Where: The Top of The Standard, 848 Washington Street (at 13th Street), 18th floor; 212-645-4646.