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What to do in NYC this weekend?

By August 18, 2012 , , , , , , ,

Hello fellow New Yorkers! The sun is shining, the clouds are gone, and the weekend is upon us. What more can you ask for? Well, a fun plan for the weekend ahead perhaps? There are a bunch of activities going on in the city this weekend which should not be missed. Whether you’re looking for something interesting to do or have friends in town to entertain, here are my recommendations for this weekend.

EAT: Start the day of with an early brunch at Penelope. Located in Murray Hill, this is a great, under-rated brunch spot. The place, however, doesn’t take reservations and you have to wait long for tables. Tip: Get there early, like 10 AM early.
GET SOME CULTCHA: Visit the Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations Costume Institute exhibit at the Met. Ooh and aah over the iconic ensembles of these Italian designers from different eras. This is the last weekend that the exhibit will be open to the public (August 19) so if you haven’t been there already, go now! And since you’ll have had an early brunch, you can get to the museum early and avoid the crowds. #WINNING

WELLNESS: Participate in Summer Streets. Saturday is the last day for this summer event series. Nearly seven miles of Park Avenue (from Central Park all the way down to the Brooklyn Bridge) are open to the public to to play, run, walk and bike. The event has also set up areas where you can do outdoorsy sports, like rock climbing and zip-lining!

WATCH A PARADE: August 15 marked 65 years of India’s independence. In celebration of this day, every year New York City holds the largest parade outside of India. This year, the grand marshall of the ceremony will be the famous Bollywood actor, Saif Ali Khan himself. Come watch yours truly perform a Bollywood dance to kick off the parade on Madison Ave and 23rd Street! Watch out Saif, there are hot dance moves coming your way! 

Have a great weekend and happy Friday, everyone!

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