Think Pink—Rally Behind the Breast Cancer Awareness Cause in NYC

'Tis the season for changing foliage, but there’s also lots of pink popping up in New York City throughout October. Support breast cancer awareness by drinking, dining, and getting glammed up at one of these city spots. Each is offering a special menu of cocktails, mocktails, or dishes; with each pink-themed item sold, a portion of the proceeds funds breast cancer awareness and research. Bloomingdale’s also joins the brigade by offering complimentary makeovers. It’s a great reason to go glam!

Bloomingdale’s Beauty Pop-up

Bloomingdale’s is popping up in lobby of The Time New York hotel to offer complimentary makeovers to guests and visitors. For the occasion, the contemporary, chic hotel’s cocktail lounge LeGrande entices with its “Pink Me Up” mocktail. A fun take on the raspberry mojito, the special mocktail is crafted with raspberries, mint leaves, club soda, and Sprite. One dollar from the sale of each cocktail will be donated to the Susan G. Komen Foundation. The beneficial beauty centric pop-up events will be held on Saturday, October 12th and Friday, October 18th from 2 to 7pm. The Time New York lobby, 224 W. 49th St., 877-TIME-NYC,



Credit: Dan Ahn.

During the month of October, Tribeca’s two-Michelin-starred restaurant Jungsik is donating $1 from every purchase of its Cherry Blossom Ending Cocktail.  Proceeds from the sale of this pink cocktail will fund breast cancer research. The Cherry Blossom Ending is a riff on a classic gin martini, but offers a floral punch. It’s crafted with cherry blossom infused Citadelle gin, Mancino Sakura Vermouth, a splash of Navarro Vineyards Pinot Noir juice, and cherry blossom confiture. Enjoy as an aperitif while supporting a great cause. 2 Harrison St., 212-219-0900,

Clinton Hall

beers for breast cancer awareness

Drink beer for a good cause at Clinton Hall all October long. The craft beer hotspot will be serving KCBC’s new Dynamite Daredevil IPA in cans and on draft at all of their locations. Every $1 of the beer sold will be donated to a local breast cancer research organization in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, for the entire month of October. Another portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Pink Boots Society to assist and inspire women beer professionals through education. At $8 for a 12oz draft and $14 for a 16oz can, customers can enjoy this delicious IPA made with fresh Meyer lemon, tangerine zest, light watermelon, pine, and a hint of coconut. Five city locations including the Financial District, 90 Washington St., 212-363-6000,

Oscar Wilde

Oscar Wilde

Photo: Oscar Wilde NYC.

NoMad's Oscar Wilde also rallies for the cause. Throughout October, Oscar Wilde offers its Pale Princess, which is crafted with Heartland Distillers gin, Combier Pamplemousse, grapefruit, a splash of lime, some peach bitters, and prosecco. Oscar Wilde’s pink-themed menu includes thePink Lady,made with Gin Lane pink, lime juice, yellow chartreuse, and hibiscus syrup. For each specialty cocktail enjoyed, Oscar Wilde will generously donate $2 to the Breast Cancer Research Foundation. One dollar will be donated for the sale of every gin and tonic sold. 45 W. 27thSt., 212-213-3066,

Tao Group

Bodega Negra Pink Don Huevo

Throughout October, TAO Group restaurants nationwide are offering pink-themed drink and dining/dessert specials to help its charitable branch Tao Group Hospitality Cares fight the battle with breast cancer. New York boasts several TAO properties. The A-List includes TAO Uptown, TAO Downtown, LAVO, Bodega Negra, Vandal, Beauty & Essex, Legasea, Egghead, and Feroce. Visit TAO Uptown and TAO Downtown for the Giant Pink Fortune Cookie, which features white and dark chocolate mousse. Items include the Pink Wonder Wheel at Beauty & Essex; Pink Don Huevo at Bodega Negra; and the Sichuan Spiced Lobster Lo Mein and Pink Graffiti Cake, both at Vandal. That’s not all. TAO’s buzzing nightlife venues Avenue, Marquee, TAO Nightclub, LAVO Nightclub, PHD Rooftop Lounge, PHD Terrace, Magic Hour, and The Fleur Room are donating 10% of proceeds from their #drinkpink campaign and specially created pink-themed food specials to the American Cancer Society’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer.  


Blushing Lady

Throughout October, the Lower East Side’s recently opened Filipino-American bistro Tsismis is offering a pink drink to help raise awareness for breast cancer. Its pretty Blushing Lady features JunMai Sake, Lillet Rose, Pink Hibiscus, lavender, pink grapefruit, and some bubbly. 143 Orchard St., 646-329-6875.

About the Author

Regina Molaro is a freelancer writer whose work spans from luxury to fashion, art, lifestyle, and beauty. Her work has appeared in Modern Luxury Hawai‘i, as well as Bespoke Magazine and In Season—the in-house magazines at the St. Regis and Mandarin Oriental New York.

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