Events

Everything You Need to Do in NYC This Weekend

Updated On 03/22/2017 at 02:43PM EST Updated On 03/22/2017 at 02:43PM EST
Wu's Wonton King
Wu's Wonton King | Cole Saladino/Thrillist

Even though it's still not quite spring weather in New York, slightly warmer temps mean it’s time to abandon your regular lazy weekend routine and hit up all the events that don’t involve Seamlessing to your couch -- like a dessert fest, a beer crawl for a good cause, and a dance party made for leaving behind your seasonal affective disorder.

Friday
Mar 24
Upper East Side
If you’re in the mood for a quiet and calm evening, hit the Met’s Drop-in Drawing event to sketch through the museum’s different galleries using museum-supplied materials. Entry is free with museum admission.
Friday
Mar 24
Chelsea
If you don’t already know about Los Tacos No.1’s off-menu queso taco, now is the time to familiarize yourself. The taco comes with a shell made entirely out of cheese and beats anything you could find at Taco Bell.
Friday
Mar 24
Gowanus
This annual dance party at the Bell House (aptly titled S.A.D Party) will give you good reason to leave all your winter sorrows on the dance floor. Tickets are $40 (with proceeds going to Planned Parenthood) and the party kicks off at 9pm.
Friday - Saturday
Mar 24-25
Chelsea
For two straight days, you can try over 150 unlimited varieties of beers, ciders, meads, and liquor from 75 craft breweries at craft booze at Metropolitan Pavilion. Tickets start at $45.
Saturday
Mar 25
Lower East Side
For the Refugees Welcome Here Bar Crawl, you can day drink your way through the LES to benefit the International Rescue Committee. A suggested donation of $25 will get you access to participating bars’ drink specials and a bar crawl T-shirt, with 100% of profits going directly to the IRC.
Saturday
Mar 25
Lower East Side
Don your best flapper costume for this 1920s-themed party celebrating made-in-America booze. There will be 60+ craft liquors to try, with tickets starting at $95.
Saturday
Mar 25
Washington Heights
Take in Medieval art and architecture uptown (for free!) at The Cloisters -- just take the A train to 190th St and stroll through the park nestled right along the Hudson River.
Saturday - Sunday
Mar 25-26
Williamsburg
If you’re looking to win double-digit likes on Instagram this weekend, or just really want to eat a bunch of sweets, hit this festival completely dedicated to dessert. There will be 20 vendors in attendance, including Underwest Donuts, Van Leeuwen, and Boqueria.
Sunday
Mar 26
Lower East Side
Contra and Wildair’s Fabián von Hauske recently told us about his love of dumpling soup and wine for breakfast, and you can get in on it yourself at the LES’ Wu’s Wonton King (get the three-flavor dumplings with broth and BYO-wine).
Sunday
Mar 26
East Village
Spend your Sunday at Jimmy’s No. 43, for an all-duck competitive cook-off that will feature duck every way you can have it, including smoked duck, Peking duck, and duck tacos -- all using Hudson Valley animals. The $20 ticket price helps support Slow Food NYC.

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