The Spring weather is finally back and we couldn't be happier. This week we're excited to celebrate our favorite gentrified neighborhood, Harlem! We're also continuing our celebration of #BikeMonth! Keep reading for all the great things happening in NYC this week:
For the third year in a row, the Harlem EatUp! festival is here to celebrate the food, culture, and spirit of Harlem. This annual, four-day festival showcases the best sights, flavors, and sounds that Harlem has to offer. The festival includes Dine in Harlem, a one-night-only dinner party experience featuring Harlem's hottest restaurants and chefs, as well as the Harlem Stroll (the ultimate tasting event) and other top chef cooking demos on the EatUp! Main Stage.
Love A Tree Day
May 16 // All Day // Free
Each year, May 16 marks a global recognition of the beneficial role that trees play in each and every one of our lives. Not only are trees core to the aesthetics of our beautiful city, but they also give us oxygen, moderate our climate, and remove carbon dioxide from the air. It's a holiday to show your love for trees, maybe even by giving them a great big hug. Looking to spend some time among your tree-loving friends? Swing by Madison Square Park between 10am-12pm and hang out with the Bixby team! We're bringing the fun, the games, and all the Bixby swag to hand out :)
2017 Only Brooklyn. Real Estate Conference
May 17 // Brooklyn Academy of Music // 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM EDT // $375 // Website
Since 2010, TerraCRG has brought together some of the biggest and most influential names in real estate, with a focus on Brooklyn -- one of the most powerful submarkets in the country -- in particular. The conference focuses on the current state and future direction of Brooklyn real estate, with curated panels and workshops revolving around current real estate projects, trends, and issues happening throughout the borough. More than 500+ real estate professionals attend annually. A must-go event for any serious Brooklyn real estate professional. Check out more info in our blog post about the event here.
Bike To Work Day
May 19 // All Day // More info
National Bike to Work Day is part of National Bike Month, which helps to raise awareness of "commuting without polluting" by encouraging biking as an alternative to driving to work. This annual event takes place in cities across the country, with millions of commuters gearing up for the annual ritual to help reduce our impact on the environment. Celebrate with Bixby by riding your bike with us to our weekly happy hour, this week taking place at Coup near Astor Place. We'll be leaving from 34th and 5th and taking CitiBikes down to the bar. Follow us on Twitter and Facebook for more info and updates, or check out our blog post on all the great ways to celebrate #BikeMonth!
May 20 // Btwn 22nd & 21st, btwn Park & Fifth // 1:00 PM EDT // Free // Website
The 11th Annual Dance Parade and Festival, which promotes dance as an expressive and unifying art form, will take place again this year throughout midtown Manhattan. Dance Parade is a 501(c)(3) charity whose mission is to inspire dance through the celebration of diversity. The event concludes with an after party at Nublu (151 Avenue C) beginning at 9:00 PM EDT (tickets can be purchased here).
That's all for this week. Have a great week and don't forget to check out your Bixby app for all the great new Perks we're releasing this week! (hint: tix to shakespeare in the park, discounts on CitiBike, & smart yoga mats from TruFormat)