What To Do In NYC This Weekend (Jan 20-Jan 22)

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.

In case you want to stray away from watching the inauguration on Friday, (or not….) march on for equality, shop your sorrows away, and devour soup and laugh to cure any and all sadness, these are the events for you.


Women’s March NYC

If you can’t be down in Washington, D.C. this weekend to witness the epic takedown of America or participate in the Women’s March on Washington, NYC will have a sister march of its own on Saturday.

The Human First Society is joining communities nationwide to march in support of equality and promote civil rights for all human beings. It’s free to join, and all are welcome to participate. Register on the site so that you know when to actually start the march to Trump Tower, since they expect hundreds of thousands of people to show up.


Brooklyn Soup Takedown

They say chicken soup always heals the soul. Slurp down on Brooklyn’s best soups during this cold, dreary month at the Brooklyn Bazaar on January 22. Tickets are $20 and give you all the soup you can stomach. You can even vote on the best one, so make sure your taste buds are in full effect and not still affected from winter illness.


I’ll Leave You with This-Jordan Carlos

Writer/comedian Jordan Carlos has been featured on such esteemed programs as “Broad City,” “Girls,” “The Colbert Report,” etc., and will be featured in a comedy show at Union Hall on January 21. Joining forces with other comedians, the show will focus getting them out of their comfort zones and open their acts with their can’t-miss closing bit. From there, who knows how each set will play out? Tickets are $10 and will give you some laughs after a day of activism.


NYC Big Flea Market

If you’re a bit of a shopaholic/need anything unique, spend all weekend perusing The NYC Big Flea Market, the largest antique flea market in Manhattan. Taking place at the Manhattan Center, they have everything from vintage clothing, estate jewelry, furniture, fine art, silver and millions of decorative collectibles at affordable prices. You can basically treat it like a fun treasure hunt if you so desire.


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

NYC Attractions Week

If there’s ever been a time to do that touristy activity, it’s during NYC Attractions week. Taking place from January 17 to February 5, grab yourself 2-for-1 tickets to such attractions as the Bronx Zoo, The Empire State Building, the Intrepid Museum, or Food on Foot. There truly is something for everyone to love.


NYC Restaurant Week

Starting January 23 and running through Feb 10, get your foodie fix at over 400 participating NYC restaurants. At $29 for a 3-course lunch and $42 for a 3-course dinner, you can try multiple places on your bucket list. Reservations fill up fast for the more popular places, so I would rush as if you’re about to miss brunch.

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