Shake up your morning routine.
What: Pull up a hardwood scrap stool inside the cafe for a breakfast respite (maple-bacon biscuits, rice milk muffins, legendary hot cocoa) courtesy of The City Bakery.
Why: Bottoms up — search for hidden carvings of the museum beneath your keester. On your way out, don’t miss the perfect-for-gifting Rorschach coasters, dandelion necklaces, and bullet pens.
When: Wed. & Fri.-Sun., 11 a.m.-6 p.m.; Thurs., 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Where: New Museum, 235 Bowery, at Prince St. (212-219-1222).
Brooklyn Soul Festival
What: Polished vets (Vernon Garrett, Betty Harris) and new-school crooners (Eli “Paperboy” Reed) take the likely 1,000+ crowd on a two-night trek to funkytown.
Why: Power up for vinyl diving at DJ Shakey’s record fair (Sat., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.) with serious BBQ from Fette Sau.
When: Fri. & Sat., 8 p.m.-4 a.m.
Where: The Bell House, 149 7th St., b/t Second & Third Aves., Gowanus (718-643-6510). Tickets ($20-$40) online at ticketweb.com.
The Insound Design Store
What: The online indie music retailer pops up in Soho — along with hard-to-find silk-screened concert posters, turntables (Pro-Ject, Thorens), headphones (Urbanears, Eskuché), and tunes.
Why: Special guest DJs (Nick Zinner of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Fred Armisen), plus free Tiger Beer.
When: Fri.-Sun., 10 a.m.-10 p.m.; DJs, 7-10 p.m.
Where: 201 Mulberry St., b/t Kenmare & Spring Sts.
Life: Curated Opens
What: Get your hands on must-have men’s and women’s apparel and accessories (Timo Weiland, Mary Meyer, West/Feren), plus one-of-a-kind furniture and home goods (Suki Cheema textiles).
Why: Oh, you thought we were done? Add Triskaidekaphobia jewelry, Hansel from Basel tights, and Lorick to the shopping list.
When: Tues.-Sat., noon-8 p.m.; Sun., noon-6 p.m.
Where: 186 Grand St., b/t Bedford & Driggs Aves., Williamsburg (347-689-9143).
Everbrite Mercantile Co. Opens
What: Local jeweler Mollie Dash takes her quirky-fun online emporium real time with this Pee-wee’s Playhouse-like shop that has homemade art (duck-sauce-packet mobile) and a massive vintage arcade bowling game.
Why: Gifts for you and yours, like “crumpled” porcelain sake sets from Japan, Kwilti denim pillow cases, Jao brand apothecary items, and lettuce-scented soap.
When: Opens Mon., noon-7 p.m. Reg. hours: Tues.-Sun., noon-7 p.m.
Where: 351 Van Brunt St., b/t Dikeman & Wolcott Sts., Red Hook (718-522-6121).
Central Park (Kind Of.)
What: The Carlyle Restaurant crafts a seasonal menu around ingredients indigenous to Manhattan’s largest backyard.
Why: Kampachi with razor clams and sauteed dandelions, sumac-spiced Amish chicken, and potato-crusted black bass with burdock and beets.
When: Thru Dec. 21.
Where: 35 E. 76th St., at Madison Ave. (212-570-7192).
Photo: Courtesy of the New Museum
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