Few things make us happier than spending our weekends doing exactly what we want to do. Whether you’re looking for a more laid-back vibe or are ready to stay out all night, New York City has it all! Not sure what to do this weekend? We have you covered.
EAT IT UP
EXPERIENCE THE BRUNCH OF ALL BRUNCHES AT TORO LOCO (Saturdays and Sundays)
The geniuses at Toro Loco take brunch very seriously, and they’re stepping up their game. The Financial District spot is offering a Burlesque Brunch every Saturday though October, and Drag Queen Brunch party every Sunday through October. From 11:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. (performances start at 3:30 p.m.), you’ll enjoy unlimited shared plates and cocktails for just $50 per person. Take it from someone who has been there before — you want to make time for Toro Loco in your weekend.
TRY ONE-OF-A-KIND FOODS AT QUEENS NIGHT MARKET (Saturdays through 10/27)
Every Saturday through Oct. 27, the Queens Night Market will be serving foods for every palette from 6 p.m. to midnight. The market celebrates cultural diversity, and their lengthy list of vendors reflects that. We hope you’re hungry for plenty of noodles, ceviche, empanadas, Japanese rice flour crepes, jerk chicken, and so much more. Oh, and there’s also a beer and wine section. Does it get any better? Head to Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in Queens this Saturday.
DRINK IT UP
Often times, when you heard “pumpkin spice,” it’s associated with a hot drink or warm dessert. Refinery Rooftop is going against that with the release of their Pumpkin Spice Frozen Latte. But that’s not all! The drink it made with vodka, Mr. Black espresso liqueur, Baileys, and homemade pumpkin spice syrup. We know, we’re freaking out too. The slushie-like drink is $17, and proceeds from each sold will be donated to Team Rubicon to benefit disaster response. Not only are you getting a buzz from a tasty drink, you’re also helping others. Sounds like a win-win to us! Grab one now through Halloween.
BREW YOUR OWN HARRY POTTER COCKTAIL AT THE CAULDRON (through 12/31)
An immersive cocktail class has hit NYC, and it’s Harry Potter-themed! The Cauldron Magical Cocktail Experience gives visitors a magic wand and robe to wear for the 1-hour and 45-minute class. You’ll brew two “potions,” aka cocktails, which are sure to bubble and smoke. Tickets range from $45 to $55, and alcohol-free, gluten-free, and vegan options are available. Book your class now!
There's no better way to 'tis the season than by lacing up your skates and heading down to The Rink at Rockefeller Center! A classic New York winter activity — you'll feel like you're living out your postcard dreams. Head on down (and be on the lookout for the tree lighting soon)!
EXPERIENCE THE HUMAN’S BEST FRIEND POP-UP WITH YOUR DOG (through 11/12)
With all these pop-up shops hitting NYC, where’s the one for dogs? Well, Human’s Best Friend is it, and it welcomes dogs and dog lovers to enjoy the immersive experience! This West Village pop-up features a playground and a fun environment for dogs to interact and enjoy the day. There will also be rescue dogs available for adoption, and 10% of profits go to rescue organizations. Get your (and your pup’s) tickets now!
DIVE INTO A HUGE MARSHMALLOW PIT AT CANDYTOPIA (until 11/15)
First it was in Los Angeles, and now it’s made its way to the East Coast. Candytopia is officially open in NYC! Just like many other pop-ups, this one has uniquely designed rooms — except this one is all about candy. If you have a sweet tooth, you’ll want to snag a ticket and enjoy the marshmallow pit and candy-filled rooms. Get a better idea of what it's all about in the video below!