Things to do for July 07, 2011

The Weekender

Pool Parties, Museum Picnics and Seven Courses of Duck

The weekend is perfecting the splashless cannonball.

Thursday
Picnicking on a Terrace at MoMA
EATING EXHIBITION

Picnicking on a Terrace at MoMA

You go to the MoMA for culture and inspiration. Except this summer. Then you also go for antipasti. See, the museum’s outdoor café, Terrace 5, is hosting weekly gardenside picnics. There’ll be live music, strawberry-rhubarb pie and furious discourse on the current state of German Expressionism.

A French-Focused W Vill Wine Bar
POUR DE FRANCE

A French-Focused W Vill Wine Bar

Last weekend was all about the stars and bars. This weekend, it’s just about the bars. Namely a new little vino spot where the 50-deep wine by the glass list functions like a fermented grape tour of France’s countryside. Which happens to be the second best way to visit Corsica in the summer.

Saturday
The Dutch Launches Brunch
HOLLAND OPUS

The Dutch Launches Brunch

Sure, on the surface it may look like a regular brunch, but the Dutch’s new weekend offerings (soft-shell crab sandwich, pork and egg roll) are actually part of a delicious/hostile takeover. One that, along with their lunch, dinner and late-night menus, effectively gives them a monopoly over your diet.

Sat-Sun, 11am-3pm, The Dutch, 131 Sullivan St, 212-677-6200

South Beach Meets the Hamptons
MIAMI VICE VERSA

South Beach Meets the Hamptons

There’s a new lounge opening in midtown Miami. And why that matters to you: they’re promoting it with a pop-up party in Southampton for the next three Saturdays. Come for the concerts and mysterious mixology bars. Stay in case they institute some sort of interstate exchange program.

Jul 9, 16 and 23, Ricochet Hamptons Concert & Art Series at Axe Lounge, 1181 N Sea Rd, Southampton, tickets here

Sunday
Duck Seven Ways at Betel
DUCK HUNT

Duck Seven Ways at Betel

Everyone has an Asian Auntie Mai. Okay, maybe not, but beginning Sunday you can still experience her famous seven-course Thai duck dinner at Betel. The meal uses every part of the duck, from the crispy tongue salad to the spiced duck neck sausage. You’ve always said fake-family comes first.

Available every Sunday this summer, 6pm-close, Betel, 51 Grove St, 212-352-0460

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