Halloween is behind us and Thanksgiving is just three weeks away – so it’s important to make the most of every day before the holiday season totally takes over. Which is why I’m sharing your weekend guide one day early to ensure you have plenty of time to plan. Here are my top must-do’s in NYC this weekend (including the new drink section).
It’s Taste North Fork this weekend in the Hamptons. With free shuttles, free/discounted wine tastings and beautiful November weather, it’s sure to be an awesome weekend. Plan your trip on the LIRR today.
The Arts: The Rubin Museum is free on Friday nights from 6-10pm – check out Happy Hour at the K2Lounge (where you’ll find 2 for 1 drinks); then enjoy live music at 7pm and check out a Cabaret Cinema film at 9:30pm (free with a $7 bar minimum). You can go back and forth to the bar during the movie, so it doesn’t get much better than that. This week the film is the 1943 Hitchcock classic ‘Shadow of a Doubt’.
Sports/Rec: Grab your date and head to The Rink at Rockefeller Center. The crowds are only going to get bigger, so go now to enjoy a romantic evening on the ice.
Eat: Ippudo’s new outpost on the west side is now serving up Gluten Free Ramen! They are staying true to their motto that ramen is for everyone – even us G-Free-ers. The last time I went to Ippudo I waited three hours for my ramen bowl to be filled with rice instead of noodles…this is so much better. Thank you, Ippudo!
Drink: Go to Friday Night Flights at the Chelsea Wine Vault in Chelsea Market from 7-8pm. For $20, you will taste and learn about 4 wines. A relaxing way to end the week and kick-off the weekend.
The Arts: You live in NYC, but have you made the most of the hundreds of awesome art galleries that are here? Check out a Chelsea “Best Exhibits” tour at either 1 or 3:45pm and you’ll see 7 artists throughout the neighborhood.
Sports/Rec: It’s November, so the boats at central park will be closing up shop for the winter soon. Head to the park and take a leisurely cruise around the pond before it’s too late.
Eat: I’m totally loving the list that came out on Guest of a Guest today which shares NYC’s best restaurants with fireplaces. Cozy up with your honey at one of these restaurants and enjoy the start of the colder weather – no better way to spend a Saturday night.
Drink: What’s hotter on a Saturday night then going to the Museum of Sex? Well the MoS just opened up an awesome new cocktail lounge called Play, serving up drinks and small bites. So grab your date to try these new concoctions brought to you by Jim Kearns of Death & Co.
The Arts: Enjoy Christmas early by checking out the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. There are several shows on Sunday, with tickets as low as $46.
Sports/Rec: The Rangers are taking on the Florida Panthers. If you haven’t been to MSG for a Ranger’s game, make sure to get there soon – with pucks flying, fans screaming and beer a plenty, it’s a fun way to spend Sunday.