To Do This Week: All Truffle Dining and LGBTQ Pride

This is the stuff you probably want to be doing around New York City the week of June 22.

Arlet Lagoa cuts a pizza into slices at Miami's Best Pizza restaurant.
Arlet Lagoa cuts a pizza into slices at Miami’s Best Pizza restaurant.


What do you take on your pizza? Pepperoni? Mushrooms? Are you one of those weird people who really likes anchovies? O.K., well, all those answers are dumb. Or they’ll seem that way after you go to the All About Truffles dinner at Ribalta Pizza hosted by Sabatino Tartufi. Boy, the order you place at Ray’s is about to get a whole lot snobbier. Ribalta Pizza, 48 East 12th Street, 7 p.m., invite only


Selfies are great, but also they are garbage. (I wanted to appeal to all readers with that statement.) Check out some real photography at the grand opening of the International Center of Photography’s new location. Its first exhibition “Public, Private, Secret” promises to deal with some fascinating issues in this oversharing age. ICP, 250 Bowery, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., free admission

FRIDAY June 24

Karina Smirnoff In Los Angeles.
Karina Smirnoff In Los Angeles.

Need your food with a little more kick? Stop by Sushi Roxx to see Karina Smirnoff’s new choreographed show, Roxx Reloaded. And, of course, have some sushi as you do. They make a—wait for it—rockin’ roll. Sushi Roxx, 120 East 39th Street, 5 p.m. to 1 a.m.


Sure, you’re a New Yorker. You’re not a farmer. You don’t dine “under the stars,” you dine “under the repurposed wood roof of some gastropub in Tribeca.” Well, tonight that changes! Because tonight is your night to dine at A Starry Night On The Farm to benefit Farm Aid. Some of the chefs cooking include Evan Hanczor of Egg, Frank Castronovo and Frank Falcinelli of Frankies Sputino and Liz Neumark of Great Performances. The actor Michael Chernus will be hosting, so even if it’s cloudy, you’re guaranteed to see at least one star. While you eat, you’ll listen to a performance by local band Bronze Radio Return. And, best of all, you don’t have to venture out to an actual farm. The event will be held in Brooklyn. Villain, 50 North 3rd Street, 6 p.m., $250

Gay Pride Parade on June 28, 2015 in New York City.
Gay Pride Parade on June 28, 2015 in New York City.

SUNDAY June 26

It’s New York’s yearly Gay Pride March. “The first March was held in 1970 and has since become an annual civil rights demonstration. Over the years, its purpose has broadened to include recognition of the fight against AIDS and to remember those we have lost to illness, violence and neglect,” the march’s website reads. Considering the recent events in Orlando it’s clear that we’re still losing members of the LGBTQ community to violence and hate. That is a heartbreaking loss for decent people everywhere, regardless of your sexual orientation. This year’s theme for the march is “Equality Needs You.” Viewing the march is free, so come by and remind the world that New Yorkers stand for love, not hate. And, you know, just enjoy the floats and great costumes and beautiful summer day and everything. Begins at 36th street and Fifth Avenue, ends at Christopher and Greenwich Streets, noon, free

MONDAY June 27


Want to catch a movie without being cooped up inside a theater? Head over to Haven for Summer Movie Mondays. They’ve transformed their rooftop into an open-air movie theater, and today they’ll be showing the Goldie Hawn classic comedy, Overboard. A $30 ticket includes truffle fries and cocktails, which are way better than popcorn. Sanctuary Hotel, 132 West 47th Street, 7:30 p.m., $30 minimum on food and beverages


Surviving in this city filled with art can be art in itself. Gotham magazine will be celebrating its “Art of The City” issue with its cover artist Lisa Schulte. The party will be hosted by the magazine’s editor in chief, Samantha Yanks. Voltz Clarke Gallery, 141 East 62nd Street, 2nd Floor, 6 p.m., invite only


Doc & Darryl, directed by Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio, premieres tonight. The film, presented by ESPN, focuses on the lives of the former New York Mets superstars Dwight Gooden and Darryl Strawberry. The two All-Stars gather at a diner in Queens to discuss their glory days and subsequent downfall into addiction. The Joseph Urban Theater at Hearst Tower, 300 West 57th Street, 7 p.m., invite only

To Do This Week: All Truffle Dining and LGBTQ Pride