Sweet date sourdough challah in Williamsburg, an Olympics viewing party on a rooftop vineyard, and a new spot for trivia in Astoria. We’ve got details on all of those things, and more events happening in NYC between July 28th and August 2nd. If you’re looking for plans, parties, and pop-ups around the city, you’ve come to the right place.
NBC Sports only lets you stream 30 minutes of the Tokyo Olympics without a cable TV login. That’s simply not enough time to watch hot people jump off of diving boards in a synchronized fashion, or to see Bermuda win their first-ever Olympic gold. If you’re looking for a place to watch the Olympics on a rooftop with plenty of popcorn and wine (made with grapes grown in the very place you’re sitting), check out Rooftop Reds’ schedule of watch parties. Tickets cost $20, and include water, popcorn, and a rooftop view.
Parchment is a pandemic-born Middle Eastern restaurant project that delivers weekly boxes of things like sweet date sourdough challah, harissa smoked chicken, and eggplant salad with tomatoes, shallots, and herbs. This Monday, August 2nd, they’re throwing their first in-person pop-up at Leo, one of our favorite pizza places in NYC, in Williamsburg. Stop by Havemeyer Street between 6-10pm to create your own box of breads, dips, and mains.
Heart Of Gold
On Thursday, July 29th, Heart Of Gold in Astoria is hosting free trivia from 7:30-9:30pm. Winners get prizes and probably the respect of a room full of people who value intellectual rigor. If you can’t make it to this week’s event, they host trivia every Thursday night at the same time.
One of our all-time favorite places to eat in Bed-Stuy reopens for in-person service this Thursday, July 28th. They’ve maintained a takeout operation for much of the pandemic, and are finally offering indoor and outdoor seating for all those who have missed their clam toast, lamb burger, and excellent wine program. Right now, Hart’s is asking for proof of vaccination for indoor diners, and all tables are first come, first served.
There’s a new place to drink in Sunnyside. Sweet Avenue has a new beer hall and bottle shop with a rotating menu of drafts from local breweries like Alewife Brewing and Equilibrium Brewery that you can drink at the bar or with a group at one of the high-top tables inside. And if you’re looking to check out a new bar or restaurant somewhere else around town, we write about all the latest openings on our weekly guide here.
Starting this week (and running until the end of October), The Garret Nolita is hosting a tropical-themed pop-up with frozen cocktails galore and plants installed from the floor to the ceiling. Expect live DJ sets every Thursday through Sunday night, bamboo furniture, and a mezcal drink called “Tamarind Tambourine.” You can make a reservation ahead of time here.