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Blog - Your weekly dose of joie deVivre.

In the spring, I have counted 136 different kinds of weather inside of 24 hours.

Treats & Eats

1. It's baseball season (don't let the winter weather fool you)! In Boston, it always meant Fenway Franks and a Sam Summer. In NYC, it can get a bit more fancy. Case in point - Major Food Group, which is slowly taking over Manhattan, is now a part of Yankee StadiumParm has a new outpost in Section  104 where you can grab one of their famous subs. There's also UES institution Lobel's; with locations in both 134 & 321, you can grab a hand-carved steak sandwich on both ends of the park. For those of you who still crave a frank and beer, there's the Sunrun Rooftop Deck with all-you-can-eat/drinks hot dogs and beverage package. For Mets fans, there's plenty of excitement (aside from supporting the reigning National League Champs!) - you can grab the following treats at Citi Field: David Chang's Fuku chicken sandwiches, steak sandwiches at Pat LaFrieda Meat Purveyors, and three Danny Meyer spots - Blue SmokePapa Rosso, and of course, Shake Shack.

2. With the back and forth temperatures, we're not sure if the next day will bring summer highs or winter winds. Luckily, the mild winter weather we had means the rosés hitting the shelves & restaurants this summer are sure to be hits. Wish that you knew more about this seasonal specialty? Read up on the basics from Buzzfeed. Check out tips from Eater. Finally, attend this class at Corkbuzz!

Sights & Sounds

1. From Fri, 8th - Sun, 10th Apr you can head to the 8th annual Brooklyn Folk Festival located at St. Ann’s Church at 157 Montague St. in Brooklyn Heights. From their site: "The 3-day festival includes 30 bands, vocal and instrumental workshops, a family-friendly square dance and swing dance, jam sessions, film screenings, the famous Banjo Toss contest and more! The Brooklyn Folk Festival will feature the best in old-time string-band music, folk, blues, songwriters, jug band, bluegrass, traditional Irish and Balkan music, and much more!" - There are workshops, contests, jam sessions and, of course, concerts to keep you entertained all weekend long.

2. This Sunday, Apr 10th from 4-10pm check out 'Second Sundays' at Pioneer Works in Red Hook. You can catch any of their current exhibitions like Muse: Photographs by Mickalene Thomas and Redwood by Molly Lowe. There's live music and several "interventions" including one where you can sit around a fire, drink chai and learn about new classes with teachers from the School of Apocalypse and another called Hook files, where you can learn all about the local community. You can also listen to several programmes on the Clocktower radio including a live DJ set and interviews with all the artists, so you can even enjoy from the comfort of your own home.

If you'd like to check out any of the cool things we have listed above, or need help planning your next vacation to escape this crazy weather, we're here to take care of it for you!