What To Do In New York City This Weekend (Jan 27-Jan 29)

Ashley Falzone
Ashley is your semi-above-average 20 something living in Astoria who lives and breathes NYC life. She goes about her days looking forward to all the food she will consume. She also loves referencing Kanye West quotes in her articles whenever applicable.

The dead of winter is in full swing in New York City and there are multiple events to celebrate the season. Here’s a list of events to figure out your future travel plans so you’ll stay positive during the cold, stormy month.


Best of Brooklyn Food and Beer Festival

Prepare your taste buds for the first ever Best of Brooklyn Festival! Taking place at Industry City on Saturday, more than 45,000 people voted across 128 categories, and this fest will be showcasing all the picks. The fest will feature a collection of Brooklyn’s best craft brews, tastings on sale from 20+ top chefs, hit music from curated DJs, and in-the-know finds all in one place.

Tickets are $35, or $45 if you want to skip the line and get in early for the later session. This features unlimited beer tastings, a souvenir tasting glass, all the activities and music, and a deal on all the tastings (advanced ticket options available for beer enthusiasts).


Winter Jam at Central Park

Celebrate and jam to winter at a FREE event in Central Park on Saturday. There will be live ice sculpting, shuffleboard, a Taste NY Winter Market, as well as an ice slide! (Only for those 5 and under….so try to find a child to take). Unfortunately, there will be no ski, snowboard or sled lessons since climate change as rendered it too warm this weekend.


Winter Carnival at Bryant Park

The 3rd Annual FREE Winter Carnival is taking place at Bryant Park from January 27 through February 4. This weekend, you can visit an ice castle, dance to silent disco, and get free ice skating and curling lesson so you can feel like a true Olympian.


The New York Times Travel Show

Spend your weekend dreaming of visiting your bucket list destinations at the Jacob Javits Center for the 14th Annual New York Times Travel show. Tickets cost $25 and will gain you entry to over 500 exhibitors representing over 150 countries, which can be a huge help to planning your next getaway. There will also be book signings as well as five cultural stages and performances to help you envision your future trips around the globe.

Spending a Saturday afternoon traveling the world at #nytimestravelshow. #daughterofdestination #destinationwedding #honeymoon

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For events to keep the blues away throughout January, check out the below:

Valrhona Chocolate Festival

Valrhona is putting on its second Hot Chocolate Festival in New York City from January 21  to February 5. The Festival is an opportunity to discover exclusive, new, hot chocolate recipes. The participating bakeries and beverage professionals will create exclusive new hot chocolate recipes for the occasion, available during the time of the festival at each participating store that includes Dominique Ansel, FIKA, BAKED and others. Being a hot chocolate glutton will also help you do good since 50 cents from each hot chocolate sold will be donated to the Valrhona Clean Water Project.