8 Things To Do In NYC This Week

EmbedPhoto: Courtesy of Wölffer Estate Vineyard.
You may be coming to the end of your summer internship, packing your apartment for your September 1 move, or ramping up for your first day of class. Whatever the circumstance, you likely have plenty of reasons to treat yourself as this whirlwind month of August nears its end. So, the next few days should be about delighting your senses with all that NYC has to offer, from wine tastings and complimentary manicures to outdoor film screenings and yoga classes.

Dine as the Spanish dine.

ALDEA restaurant and special guest, Ameztoi Winery of Spain, are hosting a special dinner tonight dedicated to txakolina (chock-oh-LEE-nah) wine. No, it's not chocolate wine, as its name might imply. It's a dry white wine sure to pair perfectly with chef George Mendes' delicious four-course menu.

When: Monday, August 18 at 7 p.m.

Where: ALDEA, 31 West 17th Street (between Fifth and Sixth avenues); 212-675-7223.
Tickets: $85.


Toast to summer.
All those wondering where they could score these beautifully packaged dry ciders will be happy to know that they're coming to YOU! Wölffer Estate Vineyard will be driving its 1949 Chevy Cider Truck into the city, and it's filled with Wölffer No. 139 Dry White and Rosé Cider. A complete list of the truck's road-trip stops is available here.

When: Monday, August 18 to Wednesday, August 20.
Where: Various locations in Brooklyn and Manhattan.

Pretend you're in France.
The Seaport Film & Food Festival will host its final event this Thursday, and it's a good one! The festival is part of the SEE/CHANGE summer season and offers free food inspired by some of the world's most beautiful cities, as well as a select film from each location. This week, guests will embark on a cultural and culinary journey to Paris with Amélie as she helps others find happiness in the most charming and unexpected ways.

When: Thursday, August 21. Food sampling at 7 p.m. Film begins at 8 p.m.
Where: South Street Seaport, at Fulton and Front streets.

Win tickets to the US Open.
The 2014 US Open is around the corner, and it's time for you to get into the swing of things. Hudson Common is hosting its second annual Hudson Common Open doubles ping-pong tournament and is awarding the winning team with FOUR tickets to the US Open. Sixteen teams will battle for ping-pong supremacy, but only one will walk away with bragging rights for the year.
When: Thursday, August 21 at 7 p.m.

Where: Hudson Common, 356 West 58th Street (between Eighth and Ninth avenues); 212-554-6217.


Smile at this one-man comedy show.
Follow Clayton, a successful Princeton grad who moves to the Big Apple to follow his dreams of becoming a famous artiste as, well, "shit happens." His run-in with reality proves hilarious in this Kuperman Brothers comedy.

When: Thursday, August 21 at 5:15 p.m.; Saturday, August 23 at 3:30 p.m.; Sunday, August 24 at noon.

Where: The Steve & Marie Sgouros Theater, 115 MacDougal Street (at Minetta Lane), third floor.
Tickets: $13 to $18.

Deck out your digits.
CityMANI will be at Sephora in the Meatpacking District this Friday to offer complimentary nail polish changes to all guests. Not sure which shade to purchase? Test it out first! Participants are also invited to enter a contest to win a cityMANI signature Polish Party for up to 15 friends by following @citymaniNYC and using the hashtags #citymaniNYC and #SephoraMeatpacking.

When: Friday, August 22 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
Where: Sephora Meatpacking, 21-27 Ninth Avenue (at West 13th Street); 212-510-7941.

Take a trip to East End.
Hop over to the Hamptons to participate in the fifth annual Harvest East End. A celebration of 40 Long Island wineries and 20 East End chefs, the evening will boast the best of the best in local grapes and local food.

When: Saturday, August 23 from 7:30 to 10 p.m.

Where: McCall Vineyard and Ranch, 22600 New York 25, Cutchogue; 631-734-5764.
Tickets: $125 to $300.

Pose and party.
This weekend, SYNCSTUDIO will be taking over Gilded Lily for its Asana + After Party. The evening will be filled with three Vinyasa yoga classes followed by a dance party featuring VitaFrute Cocktails by VEEV and blended juices by Lulitonix.

When: Sunday, August 24 at 5 p.m., 6:30 p.m., and 8 p.m.
Where: Gilded Lily, 408 West 15th Street (between Ninth and Tenth avenues), 646-790-7050.
Tickets: $15 to $30.