8 Things To Do In NYC This Week

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The sounds and scents of fall are here. This week we're hearing major laughter at Thursday's "High Times Live" — featuring Weekend Update's Michael Che — and smelling pumpkin spice (no surprise) and matcha. Top that off with a ramen pop-up and yoga on a boat, and you've got a jam-packed week to remember. Read on to find out how we're spending the upcoming days in NYC. And, don't forget to grab a sweater before you head out.

Slurp up some ramen.
By popular demand, Louro’s ramen pop-up is back tonight with an all new menu featuring Hand Noodle Mazemen with kimchi, miso, and crispy pork belly; Lobster Chawanmushi with shiso and pickled Hawaiian ginger; and Duck, Duck, Goose Ramen with duck confit, roasted duck breast and goose broth. The full six-course menu is $55 and drinks are BYO. Call to reserve your place at any of the five seating times and consider your week off to a great start.

When: Seatings are Monday, September 22 at 6 , 7, 8, 9, and 10 p.m.
Where: Louro, 142 West 10th Street (between Greenwich Avenue and Waverly Place); 212-206-0606.

Replenish your travel makeup kit.
Dedicated to sourcing travel-friendly versions of the best luxury beauty and grooming products around, Travel Beauty is launching a pop-up apothecary at International Playground this week. The store-within-a-store will also play host to several in-house events, such as a "Meet The Ingredients" conversation with Ido Magal, founder of Lavido and a discussion on skincare secrets from around the globe.

When: Monday, September 22 to Sunday, October 26.
Where: International Playground, 463 Broome Street (between Greene and Mercer streets); 212-228-2323.

Get into matcha.
Thanks to all of matcha's health benefits, the ingredient has been popping up in new beverage recipes left and right. Now, there's an entire café devoted to matcha. MatchaBar's menu boasts matcha shots, matchaccinos, and even matcha popsicles. And, having just opened this past weekend, it should definitely be on your list of new places to check out.
When: Now.

Where: 93 Wythe Avenue (between North 10th and North 11th streets); 718-599-0015.

Get lifted with a bra that fits.
Vanity Fair's #LiftTOUR is coming to New York this week and will be making stops in Manhattan and Brooklyn this Tuesday and Wednesday respectively. At each stop along the nationwide tour, women are invited to receive a free bra fitting with a Vanity Fair Fit Expert and have #LiftTOUR donate a brand-new bra to Dress for Success. Not in Manhattan or Brooklyn, check the full list of tour dates to see when the #LiftTOUR will be visiting you.

When: Tuesday, September 23 and Wednesday, September 24, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: JCPenney Manhattan, 100 West 32nd Street (between Sixth and Seventh avenues); 212-295-6120 and JCPenney Brooklyn, 360 Gateway Drive; 718-235-3818.


Laugh your butt off.
High Times Live is coming to Wythe Cinema this Thursday for an evening of games, giveaways, short films, music, and comedy. Special guest Michael Che will be there, as will Andy Rosenthal and Jesse Wegman from The New York Times' Editorial Board. Grab your ticket ahead of time for a discounted rate and let the good high times roll.

When: Thursday, September 25, 8 p.m.
Where: Wythe Cinema, 80 Wythe Avenue (at North 11th Street); 718-460-8000.

Redecorate your bookshelf.
Printed Matter presents the ninth annual NY Art Book Fair this weekend at MoMA PS1. Thursday night's opening night preview will feature a DJ set by JD Samson followed by a live set by Thurston Moore & James Nares. And, for the three days following, the free and public event will offer books, catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines from over 350 booksellers, antiquarians, artists, institutions, and independent publishers. Page through your new favorite book, redecorate your coffee table, AND pick up a gift for a friend all in one place.

When: Preview Thursday, September 25, 6 to 9 p.m.; Friday, September 26, noon to 7 p.m.; Saturday, September 27, 11 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday, September 29, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Avenue on 46th Avenue, Long Island City; 718-784-2084.

Make space for fall.
Makespace, "your closet in the cloud," is launching a stellar promotion this week to get you Falling for Fall. Schedule an appointment for Saturday, September 27, and you will receive a $25 MakeSpace credit (that's one month of storage on the house), a fall assortment of Moe's Dough donuts, and a $5 Starbucks gift card, so that your next Pumpkin Spice latté is on the house. MakeSpace ALSO partnered with Goodwill and will drop off one Goodwill x MakeSpace laundry-sized bags to collect unwanted pieces and deliver to a local Goodwill for you.

When: Sign up this week for an appointment on Saturday, September 27.
Where: MakeSpace.

Celebrate National Yoga Month on a boat.
The Spirit of New York is offering its first Yoga on the Water Cruise this Sunday. For $49.90, participants can enjoy an hour-long yoga class, a delicious, healthy lunch, and stunning views of the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge, World Trade Center, and more. Talk about Sunday afternoon zen.
When: Sunday, September 28, noon to 2 p.m. Boarding begins at 11:30 a.m.
Where: Pier 61, Eleventh Avenue and West 21st Street.