What to Do This Weekend in New York City: April 22-24, 2011

Staff Writer
Ashton Keefe gives suggestions on what to do this weekend, starting tonight

Wechsler’s Currywurst in New York's East Village.

The city is alive this weekend despite the religious week — no better time to celebrate spring than with chocolate bunnies, and knishes.

All Weekend Everything in New York City suddenly seems to be trending British. I could care less about the royal wedding, but I do love the sudden food buzz. The London Candy Company recently opened on the Upper East Side at 1442 Lexington Avenue and will be selling British Sweets like Bounty bars, Smarties, and Cadbury eggs.

Thursday In true mockery of preppy Easter-ness, Brokelyn is hosting the Brokelyn Country Club Spring Gala. Hosted at Public Assembly, the event begins at 8 p.m. where a mere $3 entry fee gets you goods from Brooklyn Taco, Brooklyn Bowl, Meat Hook, and Greenpoint Coworking. More importantly the two most essential words to any party: open bar... but only until 9 p.m., so get there early. P.S. Dress code is “country club apparel.” Do with that what you wish.

Thursday Some of the city’s best singer-songwriters are performing at the Tenth Rail for their Japan Benefit Show. The $10 cover at the door gets donated to Japan relief efforts.

Friday Last chance to enjoy the second annual Taste of 7th Street Festival on East 7th Street, until 12 a.m. For $18 you can still sample dishes from Luke's Lobster, Butter Lane, Wechsler's Currywurst, and Dumpling Man. Buy tickets.

Saturday The newly opened Vai Spuntino at 105 Thompson Street is a great place to stop during afternoon shopping and/or avoiding the throngs of tourists in Soho. The restaurant/wine bar is offering a five-course prix-fixe tasting menu for only $39, $59 with wine flights.