Now that weed dispensaries are officially open here in NYC, this year’s lineup of 4/20 events, parties, and pop-ups are already starting to get announced! From rolling paper collaborations to specific munchie deals, NYC brands and businesses are going all out for the unofficial holiday. Get ready to keep your buzz on and check out one of these happenings next week.
Brand new to NYC’s immersive experience scene is House of Cannabis, the first-ever immersive experience focused on the sights, scents, sounds, and stories of cannabis! Taking up 3 different floors divided into themes of “The Culture,” “The Agriculture,” and “The Ascension,” you’ll be greeted to mind-blowing audio/visual environments. Take a 10-minute hypnotic journey within a fully immersive LED wrapped space and even partake in a one-of-a-kind cannabis aromatic experience…there’s so much to do! Learn more about the experience here.
Where: 427 Broadway
2. Friends NYC Annual 4/20 Party
Friends NYC, a Brooklyn-based lifestyle brand is hosting their Annual 420 Event this year at their flagship store! To celebrate the holiday, they’ve partnered with Dad Grass, CANN, and Union Square Travel Agency to offer free goodies to shoppers along with a 20% discount on Friends NYC products. Stop in and check out all their colorful products including vibrant ash trays and one-of-a-kind rolling papers.
Where: 56 Bogart St, Brooklyn (from 6 pm – 9 pm)
3. Weeding Out The Stoned
Weeding Out The Stoned is coming to Jersey City on 4/20! This live comedy game show sees a pack of comedians enter the stage stoned…except for one! With the help of the audience, host and “detective” Alex Grubard try to sniff out the comics who are high and find the remaining sober jokester! Special guests include Jim Tews, Dan Friggolette, Joe Gorman, Amanda Gail, Justin Williams, and Lauren Leroux! Learn more about the event here.
Where: 140 Sip Ave, Jersey City, NJ (Sip Studios)
4. 4/20 DJ Sets at Superior Ingredients
Get ready for the sounds of Jamaica to come to Brooklyn! To celebrate 420, Superior Ingredients will be welcoming dancehall star Sister Nancy to perform her most illustrious hits. Iconic NYC DJs Statik Selectah (worked with Nas, Q-Tip and more) and DJ Gravy will also be spinning on the 1s and 2s to keep the party going all night long!
Where: 74 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn
5. NYC Cannabis Parade
Although it’s not technically happening on 4/20, the 50th annual NYC Cannabis Parade is happening this year on May 6! Starting at 12:30 pm, there will be a march from 33rd St down Broadway to Union Square Park. Then, there will be a rally afterwards! The NYC Cannabis parade is an annual tradition that celebrates and acknowledges the work of cannabis activists and advocates around the world. Learn more about the parade here.
Where: Meetup begins at 33rd and Broadway near Whole Foods
6. Sackville Pop-Up at The Standard’s Roller Rink
The Standard High Line recently just launched their new 1960s-inspired roller rink, and there will be an additional 4/20 event happening alongside it too! Stop in on that Thursday to check out a collaborative pop-up with Sackville, a contemporary lifestyle brand designed by women who like to smoke weed. They’ll have merch for sale, free swag, and a free gift bag (rolling papers, lighter, 20% of meal at Standard Grill) for the first 50 people!
Where: 848 Washington at 13th St (from 2 pm – 8pm)
7. Sesh in the Park
Stop by Washington Square Park on 4/20 from 4 pm – 8 pm and you’ll find an event from VIBES, a premium line of rolling papers by rapper Berner! In collaboration with Scarr’s Pizza and Smashed Burger NYC, there will be plenty of merchandise and munchies to go around, including a limited-time menu item the Pizzaburger (a SMASHED burger with Scarr’s pizza for buns). There will also be a 4/20 Pizza Pack for sale, which includes custom Scarr’s and SMASHED booklets to commemorate the day. Learn more here.
Where: Washington Square Park (from 4 pm – 8 pm)
8. Pizza & A Movie at Olly Olly Market
If you’re looking for a chill 4/20 night with delicious munchies, head to Olly Olly Market! Pizza Friendly Pizza, a vendor i the market is hosting a 4/20 edition of their Pizza & A Movie series featuring Pineapple Express and will be serving a specialty Hawaiian Pizza, with the pineapple being flavored with the PFP House Made Spicy Maple Syrup. Pizza Friendly Pizza will be offering their full menu as well as their Happy Hour Special: any 2 slices + a Narragansett tall boy for $15. Movie admission is free! Learn more here.
Where: 601 W 26th St