10 Fun Things You Don’t Want To Miss This Weekend In NYC: Jan 14 – Jan 16

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10 Fun Things You Don’t Want To Miss This Weekend In NYC: Jan 14 – Jan 16

Whether you’re looking to take advantage of some great deals or where to grab your next cocktail, we’ve got you covered!

Here are our top 10 plans we know you’ll enjoy this weekend:

1. It’s your last chance to check out Netflix’s first-ever ‘Stranger Things’ store in NYC

Join the gang and travel back into the 80s at the ‘Stranger Things’ store pop-up located in Times Square before it closes! Explore all of your favorite locations from the show, like Hawkins High, Starcourt Mall or even check out the Palace Arcade and see if you can beat MadMax’s high score! Shop exclusive merch and make sure to snap some totally rad pics at all the photo-ops. The pop-up is only here through January 30th so make sure to reserve your spot now!

2. Bumper cars are hitting the ice rink in Bryant Park this weekend

Courtesy Bryant Park

The wildly popular Bumper Cars on ice return to Bryant Park this weekend for the ultimate winter fun! NYC hasn’t seen these bad boys since 2019, and their return was highly anticipated. See here for more details and how you can get tickets!

3. Book your table for NYC ‘Restaurant Week,’ returning next Tuesday

Instagram/ @russiantearoom

‘Restaurant Week’ returns this winter starting January 18th. Order from top-tier restaurants across the five boroughs and take advantage of all their incredible lunch and dinner deals. The program won’t last forever so read here to see when it comes to an end and to find participating restaurants.

4. This underground NYC speakeasy is tucked inside a historic pre-war cellar

Thyme Bar

Travel back to the prohibition-era with this underground speakeasy that will awe you with their extraordinary cocktail offerings beyond imagination. From presentation to flavor, sample a wide variety with their special testing menu. See more details here.

5. Walk through a kaleidoscopic tunnel of lights in Midtown

Passage, a creation of Serge Maheu, MONTRÉAL EN LUMIÈRE (Photo Credit: Serge Maheu)

A new winter art installation has taken over the Garment District. After last year’s spinning prisms, the winter’s installation is an iridescent pedestrian tunnel, entitled “Passage.” Walk beneath a kaleidoscope of colors and circles that emit different lights and sounds. Find out how long it’s here for when you read more here.

6. Celebrate National Bagel Day on Saturday with 15 of the best bagel shops in NYC

Facebook/ Brooklyn Bagel & Coffee Company via @seasonedbystacy

Though New Yorkers practice National Bagel Day practically every day, Saturday, January 15th marks the official recognition for the holiday and you’re in the best city to celebrate. Try out one of the 15 best bagel shops recommended by New Yorkers here.

7. Score incredible 2-for-1 Broadway ticket deals during Broadway week this month

Facebook / The Lion King Broadway

Who doesn’t love a good deal? Tickets are now on sale for Broadway Week, a bi-annual occurrence that lets New Yorkers get epic steals to their favorite shows. The signature deal: 2-for-1 tickets! Head here to read more.

8. Brooklyn Botanic Garden is offering pay-as-you-wish admission all winter

Photo by Kathleen McClintock via Brooklyn Botanic Garden Facebook

Brooklyn Botanic Garden is offering a deal you simply can’t refuse with pay-as-you-wish entry on Tuesdays-Fridays all winter long! Contrary to common thought, there is so much to explore on their grounds this time of year. Learn more here.

9. You can get 25-cent martinis & manhattans at this West Village spot

Instagram/ @antonsnyc

You read that right, $0.25 martinis and manhattans! We’re talking one singular quarter for one full-sized cocktail. I guess this month is just full of good deals! Head over to Anton’s in the West Village on weekdays Wednesday through Friday at lunch time for what may be the most insane deal the city has ever had. Don’t believe us? See here!

10. An exclusive igloo experience just opened with magical views of Manhattan’s skyline

Somewhere Nowhere

Admire the Manhattan skyline in Somewhere Nowhere’s new igloo experience. Sip on inventive, seasonal cocktails with a stunning backdrop of the Empire State Building aglow. Each igloo is outfitted with plush furniture and cozy blankets to keep you toasty all season long. Read more here.

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