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Everything New Yorkers Must Do This Week, 3/27-4/2

Updated On 03/24/2017 at 03:30PM EST Updated On 03/24/2017 at 03:30PM EST
International Pillow Fight Day
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It’s officially spring in New York, which means it’s time to make the most of the city before the loads of vacation tourists with paper maps and haphazardly worn backpacks invade. This week, take the time to explore a new borough, or at least catch the breeze on the Staten Island ferry while venturing out for bargain clothing at Primark, and expand your palate with a brand-new New York noodle style at the brand-new Little Tong Noodle Shop.

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Mar 27 Mon

Drink 10 types of mezcal at Mezcal Night For three full hours you can taste 10 different types of mezcal from Mexico’s top producers and learn about this increasingly trendy agave spirit. Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door, with proceeds donated to ACLU.

Chelsea

Drink 10 types of mezcal at Mezcal Night Chelsea For three full hours you can taste 10 different types of mezcal from Mexico’s top producers and learn about this increasingly trendy agave spirit. Tickets are $30 in advance and $40 at the door, with proceeds donated to ACLU.

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Mar 27 Mon

Taste New York’s best meat-free burgers at Burger Supremacy Meat eaters and veg-heads alike can dig into at least 10 types of plant-based burgers from established burger slingers including Risotto Burger, Monk’s Meats, VSPOT Organic, and more to determine which plant makes the best burger patty. Twenty-five dollar tickets include tastings. Pitchers of sangria will also be $25.

East Village

Taste New York’s best meat-free burgers at Burger Supremacy East Village Meat eaters and veg-heads alike can dig into at least 10 types of plant-based burgers from established burger slingers including Risotto Burger, Monk’s Meats, VSPOT Organic, and more to determine which plant makes the best burger patty. Twenty-five dollar tickets include tastings. Pitchers of sangria will also be $25.

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Mar 27-Apr 2

Eat a foie gras cinnamon bun slider To celebrate Quebec’s traditional cabane à sucre (sugar shack), Mile End’s Brooklyn location will offer special set breakfast and dinner menus, including a foie gras cinnamon bun slider and maple ham grilled cheese.

Boerum Hill

Eat a foie gras cinnamon bun slider Boerum Hill To celebrate Quebec’s traditional cabane à sucre (sugar shack), Mile End’s Brooklyn location will offer special set breakfast and dinner menus, including a foie gras cinnamon bun slider and maple ham grilled cheese.

Katie Foster

Lower East Side
This collab between the former chef of Butcher’s Daughter and Buvette and the team behind vegan shop MooShoes brings an entirely new type of deli to Manhattan: meat-free. The vegan deli counter and grocery shop specializes in animal product-free renditions of New York classics, like a bagel with cashew cream cheese and carrot lox and a Reuben made with beet-bringed seitan, tofu cheese, and Thousand Island dressing. Find out for yourself how they stack up to Russ & Daughters and Katz’s.

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Mar 28 Tue

Join in a nationwide sisterhood at the Future is Female Festival Twenty-six venues in 18 cities, including Hill Country BBQ, will host this festival of short plays exploring the significance of a female future. Tickets are $15, with proceeds donated to S.O.U.L. Sisters.

Downtown Brooklyn

Join in a nationwide sisterhood at the Future is Female Festival Downtown Brooklyn Twenty-six venues in 18 cities, including Hill Country BBQ, will host this festival of short plays exploring the significance of a female future. Tickets are $15, with proceeds donated to S.O.U.L. Sisters.

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Mar 28 Tue

Learn to make fish the Japanese way at Osakana’s cooking class New York’s choose-your-own-adventure fish market will boost your seafood prep skills by teaching you multiple ways to prepare several types of fish (which you’ll also eat during the class, of course).

Williamsburg

Learn to make fish the Japanese way at Osakana’s cooking class Williamsburg New York’s choose-your-own-adventure fish market will boost your seafood prep skills by teaching you multiple ways to prepare several types of fish (which you’ll also eat during the class, of course).

Little Tong Noodle Shop

East Village
Chef-owner Simone Tong (an alum of WD~50, Alder, and a collaborator on David Chang’s delivery service Ando) has brought Mixian noodles to New York. The traditional Yunnan rice noodles are hard to come by in New York, but that’s all changing with Tong’s menu of mala dan dan noodles, dumplings, and plenty of homemade chili sauce to put on everything.

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Mar 29 Wed

Network with puppies at a Wooftop Rooftop Party The North Shore Animal League will be fundraising for its no-kill charity by hosting a two-hour open bar (complete with finger food) and networking night for $60 a ticket. Expect some special furry guests, too.

Midtown West

Network with puppies at a Wooftop Rooftop Party Midtown West The North Shore Animal League will be fundraising for its no-kill charity by hosting a two-hour open bar (complete with finger food) and networking night for $60 a ticket. Expect some special furry guests, too.

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Mar 29 Wed

Feast on old-school Southern food at Root & Bone’s Lowcountry Dinner The third and last installment of the Roots of Southern Cooking Series will transport New Yorkers to Beaufort, South Carolina with a homemade spread of she-crab soup, frogmore stew, chicken perloo, blackberry cobbler, and more. Fifty dollars per person, plus $6 to add fried chicken, which you’ll definitely want to do.

East Village

Feast on old-school Southern food at Root & Bone’s Lowcountry Dinner East Village The third and last installment of the Roots of Southern Cooking Series will transport New Yorkers to Beaufort, South Carolina with a homemade spread of she-crab soup, frogmore stew, chicken perloo, blackberry cobbler, and more. Fifty dollars per person, plus $6 to add fried chicken, which you’ll definitely want to do.

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Mar 30-Apr 2

Dress up your apartment with affordable art One of Thrillist’s best things to do this spring, the annual Affordable Art Fair is back in New York for its 23rd year, showcasing works by aspiring and newly minted artists vending (potential) masterpieces cheaper than Hamilton tickets. Entry starts at $18, which is also significantly cheaper than some museum admission fees...

Chelsea

Dress up your apartment with affordable art Chelsea One of Thrillist’s best things to do this spring, the annual Affordable Art Fair is back in New York for its 23rd year, showcasing works by aspiring and newly minted artists vending (potential) masterpieces cheaper than Hamilton tickets. Entry starts at $18, which is also significantly cheaper than some museum admission fees...

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Mar 31 Fri

Sing your sad little heart out at Emo Karaoke A live band will back you as you belt out your favorite emo or pop punk song to the masses at this emotionally charged karaoke night. The event is all ages, so beware of teens with heavy eyeliner. Tickets are $10.

Greenpoint

Sing your sad little heart out at Emo Karaoke Greenpoint A live band will back you as you belt out your favorite emo or pop punk song to the masses at this emotionally charged karaoke night. The event is all ages, so beware of teens with heavy eyeliner. Tickets are $10.

Katie Burton

Fort Greene
Pyromania may not be your thing, but if you’re into food cooked on a just-dangerous-enough open flame, you need to visit Brooklyn’s new, vegetable-forward South American asado spot. The seasonal dinner menu includes dishes like charred beets with rye berries, short rib steak, seared bluefish, all made in an open-fire kitchen.

 

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Apr 1 Sat

Live out your slumber party dreams at Pillow Fight NYC This annual city-wide pillow fight, part of International Pillow Fight Day, gives you a great excuse to head outside in your PJs and release all your playful frustrations with a cheap feather pillow. This year’s theme is vikings, so plan accordingly.

TBA

Live out your slumber party dreams at Pillow Fight NYC TBA This annual city-wide pillow fight, part of International Pillow Fight Day, gives you a great excuse to head outside in your PJs and release all your playful frustrations with a cheap feather pillow. This year’s theme is vikings, so plan accordingly.

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Apr 1 Sat

Throw back to a better decade at Freek-A-Leek: A 2000’s Rap Party This late-night party running through 3am will take you back to a better era of rap with the help of The Clermont Twins and DJ Osho. Tickets are $10.

Williamsburg

Throw back to a better decade at Freek-A-Leek: A 2000’s Rap Party Williamsburg This late-night party running through 3am will take you back to a better era of rap with the help of The Clermont Twins and DJ Osho. Tickets are $10.

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Apr 1 Sat

Learn to paint with watercolors Let out your creative side with a Private Picassos class that will teach you the basics of watercolor painting, so you can be that person in the park this spring. Tickets are $40, including materials.

Ditmas Park

Learn to paint with watercolors Ditmas Park Let out your creative side with a Private Picassos class that will teach you the basics of watercolor painting, so you can be that person in the park this spring. Tickets are $40, including materials.

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Apr 2 Sun

Re-decorate your apartment after shopping at the Home Decor and Furniture Bazaar IKEA has nothing on this outdoor market, where you can browse and shop a curated selection of antique, reconstructed, and homemade furniture. Be prepared to haggle for that floor-length mirror and desk combination and bring extra cash if you want to pay a helper to assist in carrying your new bureau back home.

Upper West Side

Re-decorate your apartment after shopping at the Home Decor and Furniture Bazaar Upper West Side IKEA has nothing on this outdoor market, where you can browse and shop a curated selection of antique, reconstructed, and homemade furniture. Be prepared to haggle for that floor-length mirror and desk combination and bring extra cash if you want to pay a helper to assist in carrying your new bureau back home.

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Staten Island
Primark, the UK-based clothing megastore known for its low prices and H&M-style clothes has opened the doors to its very first New York City store. Yes, it’s out on Staten Island, but what’s better than a free cruise followed by a shopping spree?

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Apr 2 Sun

Show off your meat-free pride at Veggie Pride Parade OK, the location is pretty ironic, but step into your favorite broccoli costume and head out to the 10th Annual Veggie Pride Parade that celebrates all things vegetable, vegetarian, and vegan with tons of meat-free food vendors.

Meatpacking District

Show off your meat-free pride at Veggie Pride Parade Meatpacking District OK, the location is pretty ironic, but step into your favorite broccoli costume and head out to the 10th Annual Veggie Pride Parade that celebrates all things vegetable, vegetarian, and vegan with tons of meat-free food vendors.

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Apr 2 Sun

Disco dance with mimosas at Daft Brunch Poached eggs get an upgrade at this French disco-themed brunch party. Entry is free if you just want to hang -- otherwise, drink tickets start at $10 for two mimosas or $40 if you want the bottomless drinks option, plus food.

Williamsburg

Disco dance with mimosas at Daft Brunch Williamsburg Poached eggs get an upgrade at this French disco-themed brunch party. Entry is free if you just want to hang -- otherwise, drink tickets start at $10 for two mimosas or $40 if you want the bottomless drinks option, plus food.

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Melissa Kravitz is a writer based in NYC who really loves when a new noodle restaurant opens. Follow her on Twitter and Instagram.

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