What To Do In New York City This Weekend (Jan 6-Jan 8)

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.

Start your new year off right by discovering a new art form, or recreating yourself. All of which could include watching people ride the subway pants less.

 

No Pants Subway Ride

Improv everywhere is causing a bigger scene than usual on the NYC subways this weekend with the No Pants Subway Ride. If you’re into freezing your ninnies off to join the masses, or if you’d just rather gawk at everyone’s underwear choices, this event is for you. Freedom comes in many forms.

 

Winter Jazzfest 2017

If you haven’t seen La La Land yet, you should to get into the mood for the Winter Jazzfest. This year, they will be celebrating social justice Thelonious Monk with an array of shows featuring the finest jazz musicians. Tickets range from $45-$100 plus, but it could be worth it to start the New Year crooning right.

 

Origami Class at Queens QED

Start the New Year by learning an art form you can do anywhere, at anytime. Origami artist and 3-D printing pro Alicia Lo will be at QED Astoria to show you how to construct animals, buildings and other tiny creations out of paper for free. All the materials are provided, and food drink will be available while you get your craft on.

 

Party like its 1999: 20 Years of Wannabe Edition

Once again, the Bell House is throwing down an epic, free bash this Saturday to celebrate the reign of the Spice Girls. Dress up in your favorite Spice Girl attire, which obviously involves platform boots, and dance the night away pretending you’re 11. Girl Power forever.

#wcw "spice girls" ???, #spicegirls #spiceworld

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

Holiday Train Show

Luckily, New York allows us all to fend off the winter blues by staying in the holiday spirit until mid-January. Check out the New York Botanical Garden’s “Holiday Train Show” until January 17. Witness enchanting model trains zip through a display of 150 landmarks, each re-created with bark, leaves and other natural materials.

 

Titus Kaphur “Shifting Skies” Art Installation

The Jack Shaiman Gallery in Chelsea is hosting this special Titus Kaphur second solo Art Installation until January 28. “Shifting Skies” is an investigation into the highest and lowest forms of recording history. From monuments to mug shots, this body of work seeks to collapse the line of American history to inhabit a fixed point in the present. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

Titus Kaphar's "Shifting Skies" at Jack Shainman Gallery. #tituskaphar #jackshainmangallery #artdaywednesday #chelseanyc

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