Congratulations, you survived NYC’s first major heat wave! To celebrate such a high achievement (and close out the month of June on a high note), you’ve got Pride Week, the Museum Mile Festival, free pizza, and so much more to look forward to this week.
RuPaul’s Drag Race winner Bob the Drag Queen, along with contestants Detox and Tempest DuJour, will host a screening of Cherry Pop, a new comedy about a drag club that’s sure to be more entertaining than anything you’d stream on Netflix on a Monday night. Tickets are $30.
Upper West Side, SoHo, Fidi
Major Food Group’s beloved red-sauce joint has debuted a brand-new patty melt featuring a beef patty coated with melted provolone, caramelized onions, and special sauce, served on a toasted roll, for $12.
DC’s cult-favorite Chipotle-style pizzeria, &pizza is celebrating its 22nd location (and first in NYC) by handing out free pizzas to the first 212 customers in line at its new Nomad shop. The first 22 customers willing to get the shop’s ampersand logo tattooed on them (for free), will also be rewarded with free pizza for one year (&pizza will even provide the car to take you to the tattoo shop).
From 4-8pm, museums including the Museum of American Finance, The Skyscraper Museum, The 9/11 Tribute Museum, and more will be free. All museums are within walking distance from each other, so you can try to hit up as many as possible.
This dinner supporting (RED) will feature a chef-curated picnic in the park (Ina Garten, Jean-Georges Vongerichten, Danny Bowien, Mario Batali, and Angie Mar are all collaborators), along with complimentary cocktails, wine, beer, and popcorn for a screening of Sleepless in Seattle outdoors. Tickets are $100.
British artist Lucy Sparrow has taken up residence at the Standard, High Line, creating a faux-bodega vending everything from felt bologna to fabric candy bars, produce, pregnancy test, and more.
As part of its Spring Spirits series, the Museum of Food and Drink will host a night dedicated to pisco. Sip a pisco cocktail to learn all about the booze, and then taste six varieties to become an expert. Tickets are $25.
This brand-new upscale Korean steakhouse lets you get your K-BBQ fix with style: dry-aged meats can be cooked at the table while you also snack on salads, stews, sides, and dessert, all for a $45/person.
The Prospect Park Soiree will help raise funds to support the public park by inviting New Yorkers to bring their own dinners and bottles of wine and beer for a fancy pop-up picnic complete with a DJ and lawn games.
The biggest event of Pride month, the annual March kicks off at noon at 36th Street and Fifth Avenue and parades down to Christopher Street. Millions of people crowd the sidewalks and surrounding areas, so pick a meeting corner off the parade route if you’re trying to find friends.