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The East Side’s Healthiest Brunch

The East Pole

Prices vary

133 East 65th St @ Lexington Ave

Saturday 11:30 AM – 3PM, Sunday 10:30AM – 3PM

www.theeastpolenyc.com

The East Pole offers a beautiful, healthy brunch menu at their restaurant on East 65th Street. You can enjoy fresh cocktails like their heirloom tomato Bloody Mary and fresh grapefruit juice mimosa. Their main plates offer selections made from fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Their avocado toast, house-made granola with sheep’s milk yogurt, and spring herb risotto are all notable options.

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Greenmarket Cooking Class

$115

Union Square Market

9AM – 3PM

June 4, June 28, July 11, July 25, August 3, August 23

www.recreational.ice.edu

(800) 522 4610

Learn some fresh food cooking techniques by taking a Greenmarket Cooking course through the Institute of Culinary Education’s recreational learning department. The class starts by shopping for fresh-from-the-farm ingredients at the city’s largest greenmarket in Union Square. This is a great activity for couples, or a great place to meet other foodies. The menu is true to its title, and varies depending on the class date and what is available at the market. You can sign up on their website, and the class meets at 9 a.m. in front of the Coffee Shop at 16th St and Union Square West.

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Exploring New York’s Sweet Side

The Cupcake Tour of New York

$50.00

Union Square

9AM & 12 PM Tours

June 12, June 26

www.greatnewyorktours.com

Exploring the city isn’t just for tourists. You can enjoy this family friendly walking tour to visit the city’s best cupcake bakeries. Register online at www.greatnewyorktours.com, and hurry because space is limited. Each group meets at the southwest corner of Union Square on East 14th St and Union Square West. You will visit Baked by Melissa, Crumb’s Bake Shop, Amorino, Molly’s Cupcakes, Milk & Cookies, and end at the famous (and famously mobbed) Magnolia’s Bakery. Each stop includes samples of the bakery’s most notable treats, the tour lasts two hours.

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$1 Oysters in Midtown

Restaurant Thalia

$1 per oyster, Chef’s Selection

828 8th Ave @ 50th St

7pm-close

Monday – Sunday

www.restaurantthalia.com

(212) 399 4444

Thalia Restaurant is a fun Greek restaurant in the heart of the theater district, offering all kinds of great deals including $1 oysters every night from 7 p.m.to closing. If you are there on the weekends you can enjoy their bottomless brunch, or enjoy half-priced drinks Sunday through Friday from 3 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. It is a great option before going to a show with family or friends.

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Gut-Busting BBQ in Madison Square Park

Big Apple BBQ Block Party

Free Entry, Prices vary upon Food Truck

Madison Square Park
23rd St – 26th St btwn Madison Ave and 5th Ave

Opens 11AM

June 7 – June 8

www.bigapplebbq.org

The barbeque-inspired block party returns for its annual weekend this June 7-8. Event admission is free, with award-winning barbeque and Southern-inspired fare from the country’s top grill masters available for $9/plate. Live music is planned for both days to liven up the crowd, and limited outdoor seating is available. To bypass the long lines, you can purchase a Disney-style FastPass, or BigPiggin’ Pass, through their website at www.bigapplebbq.org.

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swank in the park

The Taste of Summer

$400/ ticket

130911_1918_008_fmtBethesda Terrace, Central Park

7pm – 11pm

June 11

www.centralparknyc.org

This luxurious event brings together 800 guests, offering them a distinctive kickoff to summer in New York. One of the Central Park Conservancy’s annual benefits, guests will enjoy food prepared by some of the city’s most notable chefs, a silent auction, and music at the iconic Bethesda Terrace. All proceeds go to the conservancy’s efforts to restore and maintain Central Park.

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Food and Ping Pong

SPiN Galatic

$15/30 minutes or $30/hour

48 East 23rd St @ Park Ave South

www.newyork.spingalatic.com

(212) 982 8802

SPiN Galatic is a great place to try something new, while enjoying a menu full of appealing comfort food. You can come with a group of friends, or take part in their online ping pong social club. While taking a break from the tables, you can eat at their in-house restaurant. The menu offers options for everyone, including a summery wheat berry salad, grass-fed beef sliders, and a seasonal ice cream shop.

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Thursday Night After-Work Block Party

Hester Nights

Free Admission

The Eventi Hotel

851 6th Ave, Entrances on 29th St and 30th St

Every Thursday Night

5PM – 10PM

www.hesterstreetfair.com

Start your summer weekends every Thursday night at this food and drink street fair in the Eventi Hotel’s outdoor, open-air plaza. You can enjoy street food like Peruvian empanadas, Vietnamese sandwiches from Food Freaks Banh Mi, made-to-order Ludlow Pizza pies, and sweet treats from vendors like Jessy’s Pastries. Craft beer, wine, and cocktails are also served throughout the entire food fest, and can be enjoyed under the romantic twinkle lights strung around the space. Starting at 7:30 p.m., you can also enjoy a free movie in the Brighton Theater.

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