Join 75-plus international purveyors at the Coffee & Tea Festival NYC to sip, slurp, and savor some of your favorite day-time drinks. While you’re busy tasting, get schooled in the art of brewed bevs at a seminar. Topics include Ethiopian coffee culture, the Italian take on iced coffee and tea, and the storied connection between tea and coffee. Just pace yourself, or prepare for shaky hands and an elevated heart rate.
Cost: General admission $25; food available for purchase.
3/23, 3/30, 4/5, 4/6, 4/12, 4/13, 4/19, 4/20, 4/26, 4/27
Colorful orchids captivate by day, and their sensuality is pronounced by nightfall, especially when illuminated by a display of dazzling lights. Experience the New York Botanical Garden’s Orchid Show: Singapore evening series in 21-plus setting under the spell of darkness. Sip a Singapore Sling, see a dance company perform to a live DJ set, and feast on Asian buns from C Bao at a Bronx Night Market pop-up.
Cost: $38 for non-members; $28 for members; food and drink available for purchase
Upper East Side
Awestruck by George R. R. Martin’s imagination? How he dreamt up the world of the Seven Kingdoms and all its interlocking stories? Game of Thrones devotees and casual viewers alike can explore the inspirations behind the wildly popular franchise through the Met’s halls at The Completely Unofficial Thrones Tour, a tribute to the show’s final season. Highlighted stops include Damascus Steel Daggers and an astrolabe similar to the one in the show’s credits.
Cost: $59; museum admission included