Water, water everywhere and lots of drops to drink.
Soaked at Mondrian Soho
What: The hotel’s reservations-only rooftop gets fruity with cocktails and ice pops pumped full of summer’s bounty (pisco, grapes, lemons; chile de arbol-infused mezcal, Mexican chocolate).
Why: We scored five pairs of invitations to tonight’s opening. To win a set, tweet five words @candynewyork that describe why you want to go. You and your guest must be 21 or older, and you must follow us (we need to direct message the winners). We’ll pick the winners at random.
When: Tonight-Sept. 3. Tues.-Thurs., 6 p.m.-12:30 a.m.
Where: 9 Crosby St., b/t Grand & Howard Sts. (212-389-1000).
What: Nosh on fresh-caught sea creatures (and a few landlubbers) in a 19th-century townhouse decorated with plaid banquettes, vintage ship prints, and weatherworn wood.
Why: Start with scallop crudo with curry oil, grilled mushrooms, and long beans, then ready your fork for spaghetti with prawns, fava beans, and charred shallots.
When: Mon.-Wed., 5:30-10 p.m.; Thurs.-Sat., 5:30-11:30 p.m.; Sun., 3:30-9 p.m.
Where: 945 Second Ave., b/t E. 50th & 51st Sts. (646-895-9585).
Lower East Side
What: The nightlife destination deserves a second look in the light of day; go for the indie-stocked boutiques, people-watching, and, of course, every type of bar imaginable.
Why: DailyCandy Deals make it a destination with half off at Fringe salon and a killer meal at Casa Mezcal.
When: You’re itching to hop off the F.
Where: Available at dailycandy.com.
What: Our pals at Paper host a three-day pop-up of food-minded friends from both coasts.
Why: Get salty with Empire Mayo and Sour Puss Pickles from the Atlantic, then sweeten things Pacific style with Humphry Slocombe Ice Cream and Tartine Bakery.
When: Fri. & Sun., 11 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 410 W. 16th St., b/t Ninth & Tenth Aves.
SAY I DO
The Sample Room NY Open House Event
What: Prices on designer bridal and evening gowns from Oscar de la Renta, Badgley Mischka, Elie Saab, and more heavy hitters slashed up to 75 percent.
Why: Flower decisions started a war of the roses, but Jenny Packham is a no-brainer.
When: Fri., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 40 W. 17th St., b/t Fifth & Sixth Aves., ste. 2b.
Eat the City
What: Robin Shulman delves into the culinary underbelly of the city and introduces historical characters you never knew existed.
Why: Meet a Coney Island crabber, a Red Hook beekeeper, and an Upper East Side beer mogul.
When: You need a reason to drink Manischewitz. (Hint: It was specially licensed in the LES during Prohibition.)
Where: Available at amazon.com, $18.
Photo: Jordan Blumberg / DailyCandy