What To Do In NYC This Weekend (Jan 13 – Jan 16)

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.

This weekend, celebrate diversity by raising a glass to the great Martin Luther King Jr. while also learning about the great staple that is Chinese food in the US.

Museum of Food and Drink: Chow Exhibition

The MOFAD museum, which recently opened in Brooklyn, is taking a closer look at how Chinese Americans created what is known as the Chinese food we eat today. It is meant to spark a conversation about food culture, immigration and what it means to be an American. Tickets are $14 for the exhibition and include fortune cookies and a small complimentary food tasting as well.


Where Do We Go from Here? MLK and the Future of Inclusion

WNYC and The Apollo Theater in Harlem are hosting their 11th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebrations in partnership with the March on Washington Film Festival. Tickets are free, but you must RSVP. The event will focus on a discussion of Martin Luther King Jr.’s book, “Where Do We Go From Here: Chaos or Community?” Although it was published 50 years later, that question is still extremely relevant. The event will feature moderators, speakers and performances with a focus on discussing the future of social justice movements after this divisive election season.


Broad City Trivia

YasKween! Abbie and Ilana are the most hilarious lady friends this city has to offer. Why not test out your knowledge of this iconic duo on January 15. It takes place at Essex Restaurant and tickets are free to register. Now you just have to figure out who the Bevers is of your trivia group.


90s Hip Hop and R&B Singalong at Union Hall

Honestly, singing my lungs out to some TLC, Backstreet, and Puff Daddy (BEFORE he was P. Diddy) sounds like the dream. Union Hall in Brooklyn is making this dream a reality this Friday. Hosted by Secret Formula, there will be a dance off with fun prizes, such as 90s-themed swag like Surge soda plus. The $10 entry gets you access to the photo booth with 90s-themed props and posters, free Ring Pops, Slap Bracelets and other 90s nostalgia-inducing fun. This is perfect to make everyone jealous on social media, since the 90’s fun can only last so long.


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

New York Jewish Film Festival

2017 marks the 26th edition of the New York Jewish Film Festival, which works in partnership between the Jewish Museum and the Film Society of Lincoln Center to bring the finest narrative and documentary films from around the world that explore the diversity of Jewish experience. This festival is taking place from January 11-January 24. Most of the films cost $14 and are screened at Lincoln Center.


NYC Broadway Week

If there’s a show you’ve been dying to see (besides Hamilton, since we will all never see Hamilton), grab your tickets for Broadway week. Get your tickets before they’re sold out for shows from January 17- February 5. Grab your 2-for-1 ticket deals while they still last and all the tourists beat you to it.

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