What To Do in New York City This Weekend: Feb 8-10, 2019
Hey, New York City! Has this wet (and bipolar) week felt as long for you as it has for us? I’m already counting down the minutes until Friday, when we can kick back, throw off those rain boots, and enjoy a cocktail or two. Speaking of cocktails, did you check out our latest review on where to find the best happy hour mojitos in the East Village? You’ll want to add Klong to your bucket list of places to try if you haven’t done so already.
We’ve got an eclectic aggregate of New York City’s best weekend events on our roundup, so without further ado, here is this week’s edition of What To Do in New York City This Weekend.
Click here if you missed our last edition and need some inspo for Valentine’s Day!
Friday, February 8
Friday, February 8 marks the opening of the historic Frida Kahlo: Experiences Can Be Deceiving exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum. This is the largest exhibition in over 10 years devoted to the iconic artist, and the first one ever in the US to display some of Frida’s clothing and personal possessions, which remained locked away for over 50 years since her death in 1954. This exhibition was inspired by a renaissance of interest in Frida and her role in art, as epitomized by a similar exhibition in London at the V&A Museum. Just as they did in London, tickets—which are timed—are selling out fast, so head over to the Brooklyn Museum’s website to reserve your ticket in advance before it’s too late. The exhibition runs February 8—May 12, 2019.
Saturday, February 9
Beginning on Saturday, February 9th, you can catch Nicky Sunshine’s comedic one-woman show Confessions of a Massage Parlor Madam. Featured as part of WOW Cafe Theatre’s Black History Month program, you can catch the first run on Saturday, February 9th at 3pm. This insightful—and hilarious—true story promises to give audience members a glimpse into life as a massage parlor madam in the Biggle Apple. Head over to WOW Cafe Theatre for more info, tickets, and show dates.
Chinese New Year may have already passed (FYI - it was Tuesday, February 5th) but that doesn’t mean you can’t still celebrate - and at a discount, no less! Head on over to Leisurely in the Lower East Side and learn how to make three different kinds of Chinese Dumplings. Expert chefs will teach you the tricks to rolling out and folding your perfect pouches of goodness, and how to make the best (and easiest) dipping sauces to accompany them. Leisurely has knocked almost $20 off the price if you book through Course Horse, and they’ve included a family-style meal with free wine and beer after the class. Who cares if Chinese New Year was technically on Tuesday? Dumplings are amazing all year round.
You can also keep the Year of the Pig celebrations going strong by heading out to one of our favorite events in Flushing, Queens - the Flushing Lunar New Year Parade, beginning at 9:30am on Saturday. The event - which is totally free - kicks off at the Historic St. George’s Church with a reception full of baked goods and hot coffee to enjoy before the parade. Click here for more info.
Sunday, February 10
We’re always fans of a laid-back Sunday, and what better way to spend it than checking out a retro record sale at the Brooklyn Flea Record Fair? Saturday and Sunday only, Brooklyn Flea Record Fair is setting up a one-weekend pop-up shop inside the Smorgasburg Winter Market with an eclectic mix of vendors. Have records to sell? Click here to apply to hawk your goods and earn some extra spending cash.
Looking to get a head start on your Valentine’s Day activities? How about a romantic Valentine’s Day Hike & Craft at the Van Cortlandt Nature Center in the Bronx? This kid-friendly activity is led by the Urban Park Rangers, and begins with a hike to inspire your creativity before hunkering down to make a homemade gift for your loved ones. Head on over to NYC Parks to learn more.