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NEW YORK CITY—Get a head start on that inevitable New Year's resolution to work out more with Blink Fitness. To celebrate its five-year anniversary, the club is giving out 200 all-access five-year memberships. If you join the gym any time from now until December 13th, you'll be entered to win the free membership. And if you do win, a friend of your choice will also get a free membership. Current members are also eligible to enter; head here for the details and full rules.

UPPER WEST SIDE—Learn how to actually cook holiday side dishes, plus sample a Thanksgiving meal, chocolates and other sweets, this Saturday, November 21st at Gracious Home (1992 Broadway). In addition to the cooking lessons and free samples, a master chef will be on hand with a turkey carving demo. The event runs from 12pm—4pm; drop a line to with your RSVP before heading over.

WILLIAMSBURG—Here's an excuse to get your Madewell on this weekend. The brand's store at 127 North 6th Street is hosting an event with Brooklyn-based brand Forager Botanicals all day Saturday. Come check out the brand's natural perfumes, lotions, oils, and candles while shopping.

DUMBO—This weekend marks the return of the Shop Zuvaa sample sale at 28 Jay Street. From 12pm to 8pm on Saturday and Sunday, you'll be able to shop Project Runway designer Kahindo Mateene's latest collection at up to 75% discounts, plus apparel from other designers. Before swinging by, put in your RSVP here.