The show must go on! This week, Shake Shack dedicated sales to New York’s Public Theater (which you’ll know from its famous Shakespeare In The Park productions). Coming up: discussions about the Constitution over coffee, Planned Parenthood-benefitting movie screenings and do-good baked goods in the Financial District.
- On Tuesday, July 11 Shake Shack’s Upper West Side location started slinging “The Shake-speare” milkshake to support the Public Theater, just in time for its run of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The theater recently lost some corporate funding after a controversial rendition of Julius Caesar where Caesar’s character was painted to symbolize President Donald Trump. The concoction leans on the both the unicorn trend and A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The shake is a mix of strawberry and rose topped with “fairy dust sprinkles.” Gothamist reports that all sales from Shakespeare-themed shakes will go to benefit the company.
- Lo-Res Bar in Brooklyn will be hosting a talk called “We The People: Origin Stories” with ACLU attorney Esha Bhandari and writer Hannah Whitney this Saturday. Presented by Forward March NY (the people behind the Women’s March in New York) and Nitehawk Cinema, the hour-long discussion about the First Amendment is open to the public and free to attend. Coffee and drink specials will be available.
- On Monday, July 17, Greenwich Village bistro Left Bank will be donating one-third of its proceeds from that night to Best Friends Animal Society. Additionally, all proceeds from the night’s special Tito’s Handmade Vodka cocktail will go to the shelter. Tito’s will match the donations made that night, up to $250.
- Nitehawk Cinema will also be screening All This Panic on Tuesday, July 18 with ticket and drink special proceeds benefitting Planned Parenthood. The documentary tells the story of three teenaged female Brooklynites over a three-year span. A question-and-answer session with director Jenny Gage and the film’s cast will follow the screening.
- Also on July 18, Feed Your Soul Bakery opens its first café in New York’s Financial District. Expect plenty of baked goods, ice cream sandwiches, savory treats and more. The bakery donates a cookie to the Coalition for the Homeless for every order made.