What To Do in New York City This Weekend: Jan 25-27, 2019
If you were anything like us last weekend, you most likely stayed indoors, wrapped yourself in blankets with all the hot tea, and binge watched Netflix (We watched Netflix’s version of the Fyre Festival documentary followed by The Boy with Walking Dead star Lauren Cohen and it was creepy as hell. We highly recommend both). This weekend, while the weather isn’t exactly balmy, compared to last weekend’s negative seventeen degree windchill factor, I’m ready to throw on some shorts and declare it an early Spring. In any event, I’m just happy to be able to leave my house without fear of hypothermia setting in and having to dress my dog in LAYERS in order to take him outside. If that’s you too, we’ve got your covered—see below our weekly roundup of things to do in New York City this weekend!
Friday, January 25
Ladies, this one’s for you: country-singer heartthrob Ryan Hurd is coming to New York City’s Bowery Ballroom to kick off the weekend at an epic Friday night performance. Hurd may be relatively new to the performing aspect of music, but you’ve definitely heard his work on the radio before. Ryan is a GRAMMY and CMA-nominated songwriter who has written No. 1 singles for artists such as Blake Shelton, Tim McGraw, Jake Owen, Rascal Flatts, Randy Houser, Darius Rucker, The Cadillac Three, Brothers Osborne and the Swon Brothers. Don’t miss your chance to see him live and in person at the Bowery Ballroom - snag your tickets here.
Saturday, January 26
We couldn’t be more excited for The Best of Brooklyn Food & Beer Festival presented by Dime Community Bank this weekend. Why, you ask? Because under one roof in Industry City, Brooklyn you’ll find all of Brooklyn’s best craft breweries offering FREE samples, as well as over 20 vendors cooking up some delicious eats and DJs spinning mad beats. Click here to grab your timed tickets for 2-hour unlimited tastings starting at 11am.
We don’t recommend attending the next event if you’ve had one too many samplings at The Best of Brooklyn Festival, but we do highly recommend this event if you are looking for a unique way to spend your Saturday night. Iconic venue House of Yes in Brooklyn is throwing it back to your 90s Kid roller skating birthday party (the one where you clung to the edge of the rink while everyone zipped by to the tune of “Barbie Girl”) with The Roller Wave: Roller Disco skating party!. Attendees are encouraged to don their best glitter and disco costumes, bring (or rent) their roller skates, and get ready to rock and roll (get it?). Tickets and more info here.
Sunday, January 27
Ever feel like quitting it all and running off to join the Circus? Well dream no more, because your escapist fantasy is about to become a reality - at least for a day, anyways. The Muse Brooklyn is a unique space that “celebrate[s] circus in all its forms: circus as therapy, as fitness, as a form of play, and especially as high quality art and spectacular entertainment.” This weekend, you can join them for their aerial silks class, where you will develop strength, flexibility, and agility. They’ve also got a whole host of other classes and events to tantalize your inner performer, so make sure to check back in to see what other things they’re cooking up to entertain you .
For those who like to nurse their intellectual side, The Morgan Library & Museum is premiering a new J.R.R. Tolkien exhibition this weekend - a show which boasts the “most extensive public display of original Tolkien material for several generations.” For all of you LOTR fans, expect to see original manuscripts, drafts, drawings and illustrations, and maps for both The Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit. We think that if you pair it with a coffee at Birch Coffee on 27th Street, this would be the perfect low-key date.