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15 things you should do in NYC this December

Published On 11/30/2014 Published On 11/30/2014

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Dec 1 Mon

Kill the keg parties For Dinosaur BBQ’s 10th anniversary there's going to be a four-day throwdown with $2.50 beers (each from a different local brewery) until each keg runs out, as well as karaoke, live music, raffles, and football.

Dinosaur BBQ Harlem

Kill the keg parties Dinosaur BBQ Harlem For Dinosaur BBQ’s 10th anniversary there's going to be a four-day throwdown with $2.50 beers (each from a different local brewery) until each keg runs out, as well as karaoke, live music, raffles, and football.

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Dec 3 Wed

Fung Tu Anniversary Party This Chinese spot from a team that includes the guy behind dim sum fave Nom Wah Tea Parlor and a Per Se vet is celebrating its first year in business with passed starters like spicy mustard chicken wings and a family-style feast including brisket/rhubarb fried rice and a whole steamed fish with fennel, tangerine peel, and chili oil.

Fung Tu

Fung Tu Anniversary Party Fung Tu This Chinese spot from a team that includes the guy behind dim sum fave Nom Wah Tea Parlor and a Per Se vet is celebrating its first year in business with passed starters like spicy mustard chicken wings and a family-style feast including brisket/rhubarb fried rice and a whole steamed fish with fennel, tangerine peel, and chili oil.

Flickr/goodiesfirst

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Dec 4 Thu

Big Smoke NYC Cigars: if you love them or want to get into them, go to this event. Drinks, food, and 25 handmade cigars with your ticket.

Pier 92, 711 12th Ave

Big Smoke NYC Pier 92, 711 12th Ave Cigars: if you love them or want to get into them, go to this event. Drinks, food, and 25 handmade cigars with your ticket.

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Dec 6 Sat

Fest of the Best We gathered up some of the very best places we ate and drank at this year, and now we're unleashing them all on you in one beautiful event. Expect cocktails, beer, live music, an Instagram-connected photo booth, and more food than you can responsibly eat. Get tickets RIGHT NOW before they run out.

Villain

Fest of the Best Villain We gathered up some of the very best places we ate and drank at this year, and now we're unleashing them all on you in one beautiful event. Expect cocktails, beer, live music, an Instagram-connected photo booth, and more food than you can responsibly eat. Get tickets RIGHT NOW before they run out.

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Dec 6 Sat

New brunches Okay, so one’s new and one’s returning from a hiatus, but get to Long Island Bar for aquavit Bloody Marys, Manmosas (beer and OJ), and eggs Benedict sandwiches -- or Uncle Boons for specialties like spicy grapefruit brûlée or baked eggs in red curry and pickled mustard greens, Thai herbs, chili, and pumpkin seeds.

Array

New brunches Array Okay, so one’s new and one’s returning from a hiatus, but get to Long Island Bar for aquavit Bloody Marys, Manmosas (beer and OJ), and eggs Benedict sandwiches -- or Uncle Boons for specialties like spicy grapefruit brûlée or baked eggs in red curry and pickled mustard greens, Thai herbs, chili, and pumpkin seeds.

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Dec 6 Sat

Go to one of the best restaurants of the year It’ll be 2015 soon and you’ll have a whole new set of totally amazing restaurants you need to go to. Eat at all of these ASAP.

Multiple locations

Go to one of the best restaurants of the year Multiple locations It’ll be 2015 soon and you’ll have a whole new set of totally amazing restaurants you need to go to. Eat at all of these ASAP.

Flickr/Brad Day

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Brouwerij Lane

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Dec 11 Thu

Hard to Get & the Art of Libby Vanderploeg Starting at 7pm there will be free house beer and a selection of rare brews like Zymatore Cuvee Angelique, Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche, and Schneider Aventinus Cuvee Barrique.

Brouwerij Lane

Hard to Get & the Art of Libby Vanderploeg Brouwerij Lane Starting at 7pm there will be free house beer and a selection of rare brews like Zymatore Cuvee Angelique, Aecht Schlenkerla Eiche, and Schneider Aventinus Cuvee Barrique.

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Dec 13 Sat

Marco’s last night Beloved Park Slope Italian spot Marco’s -- from the team behind the amazing pies at Franny’s and Bklyn Larder -- is shutting down on December 14th and wants to go out on a positive note, so head over for the festive farewell night.

Marco’s

Marco’s last night Marco’s Beloved Park Slope Italian spot Marco’s -- from the team behind the amazing pies at Franny’s and Bklyn Larder -- is shutting down on December 14th and wants to go out on a positive note, so head over for the festive farewell night.

Speed Rack

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Dec 14 Sun

Speed Rack Ladies of NYC bartending get together to judge who’s skills are the best, and it’s all for charity. A ticket scores you access to a bunch of free boozy punches and eats from legit local eateries.

Music Hall of Williamsburg

Speed Rack Music Hall of Williamsburg Ladies of NYC bartending get together to judge who’s skills are the best, and it’s all for charity. A ticket scores you access to a bunch of free boozy punches and eats from legit local eateries.

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Dec 19 Fri

Holiday Masquerade Ball The Peacock, Raines Law room, and The Shakespeare are teaming up to throw a masked black tie ball with “decadent fare”, booze, dancing, themed rooms, and performances. Email info@thepeacocknyc.com or call 646.837.6776 for tickets.

The Peacock

Holiday Masquerade Ball The Peacock The Peacock, Raines Law room, and The Shakespeare are teaming up to throw a masked black tie ball with “decadent fare”, booze, dancing, themed rooms, and performances. Email info@thepeacocknyc.com or call 646.837.6776 for tickets.

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Dec 20 Sat

Ugly Sweater Run Do we really need to tell you what an ugly sweater run is?

Citi Field

Ugly Sweater Run Citi Field Do we really need to tell you what an ugly sweater run is?

Flickr/Roboppy

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Dec 20 Sat

Eat the city’s best pho It’s cold, and you need some soup to warm you up -- go to one (or all... yeah, all) of these standout pho stops. Bonus: no running.

Multiple locations

Eat the city’s best pho Multiple locations It’s cold, and you need some soup to warm you up -- go to one (or all... yeah, all) of these standout pho stops. Bonus: no running.

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Dec 31 Wed

New Year’s Eve Fireworks Instead of dealing with the inevitable poo show that is NYC parties on New Year’s, bundle up and scope out some sky explosions.

Prospect Park

New Year’s Eve Fireworks Prospect Park Instead of dealing with the inevitable poo show that is NYC parties on New Year’s, bundle up and scope out some sky explosions.

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Dec 31 Wed

BangOn! presents Time + Space Orrrrrr steer right into that craziness and swing by a few apartment parties, then end up at this space-themed warehouse party. 

TBD

BangOn! presents Time + Space TBD Orrrrrr steer right into that craziness and swing by a few apartment parties, then end up at this space-themed warehouse party.