What to do in NYC January 14 - 20

By: Sarah

In order to give you more time to plan, we’re skipping the video for January 14 - 20 and will be doing “What’s Up New York” two weeks in advance. This is because we want to give you time to get tickets to the popular and fun things we talk about. However, below is a list of what I think is worth doing this coming week.

However, I just published the video all about what to do January 21 - 27 and it includes a special ticket giveaway! To enter the giveaway, click here. Watch the video here.

Events:

Daybreaker NYC

On Friday, January 18th, join us at Judson Memorial Church.
2019 will mark Daybreakers newest mission: global unity. This means we’ll be dancing to a global theme, for a global giveback and creating a global music video(!!) for the month of January. Imagine every Daybreaker city around the world, dancing in the same theme for the same epic cause.

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Long Island food & wine fest
January 19, 2019
Taste 150 wines, spirits, beers, and ciders at the Fine Wine and Food Fest, which also has gourmet food and craft vendors inside Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale for age 21+.

Wave Hill is offering free admission before noon on Tuesdays and Saturdays through January 29. It is a spectacular 28-acre public garden overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades. It is one of the most beautiful spots in New York City. They also have fun activities here, such as winter bird watching, concerts, family art projects, and photography workshops.

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Theatre:

The Illusionists Table at the McKittrick Hotel - After sell-out runs around the world, THE ILLUSIONIST’S TABLE is back again at The McKittrick Hotel. Performing in The Club Car, the McKittrick’s Scottish pub and dining hall, acclaimed illusionist Scott Silven hosts an evening of fine dining and whisky tasting interwoven with illusion, mentalism and storytelling.  Candles flicker. Whisky pours. Conversation stirs. Before the night is over, your thoughts will transcend; mysteries will materialize; and your dreams will be revealed. Now through March 10.

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Carmen is playing at the Metropolitan opera from January 9 to February 8. This is one of the world’s most iconic opera’s and if you haven’t seen an opera yet this is a great first show! Carmen is Bizet’s classic opera about a hot-tempered Spanish gypsy woman who seduces a corporal. Carmen was a scandal at its premiere but soon after became a triumphal success and has remained one of the most frequently staged operas in the world for the last 144 years.

Comedy:

Mike Birbiglia’s The New One is a comedy show being performed on Broadway playing through January 20. This show is a NY Times Critic’s Pick and one of Entertainment Weekly’s top critic shows of 2018. Mike even recently went on Jimmy Fallon to talk about the show and Jimmy Fallon auditioned to be his understudy! It is well reviewed and worth seeing if you’re a comedy fan!

Museum Exhibits:

Sarah Lucas: Au Naturel Exhibition is on display at the New Museum until January 20 only.  Over the past thirty years, Lucas has created a distinctive and provocative body of work that subverts traditional notions of gender, sexuality, and identity. In this exhibition she transformed everyday materials such as cigarettes, vegetables, and stockings into disorienting, confrontational tableaux that boldly challenge social norms. This presentation, which takes place across the three main floors of the New Museum, brings together more than 150 works in photography, sculpture, and installation to reveal the breadth and ingenuity of her practice.

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Restaurants:

Shake Shack Harlem
Shake Shack now has a location a block from the 125th Street 2 and 3 subway station in Harlem. The menu is like any other you’d find in the city, with the addition of a special custard concrete featuring snickerdoodle cookies from the local bakery Lady Lexis Sweets.

Nacho Macho Taco
Nacho Macho Taco is a casual Mexican restaurant in Bushwick off the Myrtle-Wyckoff M train stop. They make their own horchata, and have a whole list of tacos for around $4 each.


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