9 Best Things Things to Do This Weekend in NYC Before America Goes to Hell

Uh, anyone else think it's crazy that by next weekend we'll have a new President- elect? 

We don't know why we can't just vote right now, because we're preeeetty sure anyone who's undecided at this point is sitting this one out, right? 

Well, at least we don't have to wait too much longer.

This weekend, which might be our last weekend not living in a military state (uh, wait what?), make it count.

Experience all the things about New York City you might otherwise miss– the beautiful museums, the unique food, the outstanding comedy. Who knows who's gonna get deported. We're sorry, we're SCARED.

Also, remember to set your clocks back come Sunday, and take the time to enjoy the hell out of sleeping in for a bit. 

Anywhoo, have a blast this weekend! But make sure you're not too hungover to vote this Tuesday!

Friday, November 4th

1. New York Comedy Festival


If you love to laugh (so everyone), you should definitely look into seeing one of the amazing group of stand-up and sketch comedians rounded up to perform in this comedy-filled week.

There are improv performances, rising stars, and definitely some names you'll recognize– Trevor Noah, Tracy Morgan, Tig Notaro, and Patton Oswalt are only a few of them.


And guys, did you know Dane Cook was still alive? We kinda just assumed Dane Cook humping a stool was a Doritos + Mountain Dew induced hallucination of the early 2000s. Anyway, he's performing too.

The full schedule of events and tickets are available on the NYCF website.

2. The Frick First Friday 


How are we supposed to be cultured if a beer at happy hour is $6 and museum admission is $18?

If you're sick of the people at the Met glaring at you when you push over $1 to get in, definitely head down to The Frick, a smaller set of galleries that you can see for FREE every first Friday evening of the month– tomorrow, in this case.

The free hours run from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. and you can find the The Frick Collection in a beautiful 5th Avenue mansion at 1 East 70th Street.

3. #IfWeDontWhoWill

After Hurricane Matthew, Haiti was left with 1.4+ Million people in need of assistance, 1,800+ homes have been flooded– over 2.1 million people have been affected. 

While the U.N. put out an emergency appeal for lifesaving relief, only 12% has been committed. On Friday, November 4th, you can do your part to aid Haiti– if we don't, who will?

This fundraiser is also a mixer; they'll have DJs, snacks, and drinks; they want everyone to focus on celebrating life to keep balance despite many unfortunate things in the world ocurring.

The cover is Non-perishable food + $5 and after 7 p.m. it will be $10. They'll be at Hudson Terrace at 621 West 46th Street from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m.

You can RSVP here.

Saturday, November 5th

4. Comic Arts Brooklyn 


Did you not enter the Battle Royale style fray to get NYCC tickets this year? Did you not GAF about NYCC this year because you don't care about The Walking Dead? We feel you.

Comic Arts Brooklyn, now in its 4th year, is back to showcase some actual independent and alternative comics and not the Marvel cinematic universe. Organized by the comic shop Desert Island, Comic Arts Brooklyn draws thousands of comics fans.

There will be over 100 exhibitors selling alternative graphic novels, self-released comic books, small press zines, original art, and more. You can check out their full exhibitor list and schedule of events at their website.

This free festival runs from 11 a.m. until 7 p.m. at the Mt. Carmel Gymnasium at 12 Havemeyer Street.

5. Craft Beer & Cider Fest 


Loreley Beer Garden, which is the largest heated outdoor beer garden on the Lower East Side, is hosting a night of tipsy Fall fun.

From 12 p.m. until 1 a.m. they will be serving a special seasonal drink menu filled with craft beers, pumpkin ales, hard ciders, cider cocktails, hot drinks, and traditional German Gluhwein (we googled it, it's spiced mulled wine and sounds dope).

There will also be a pumpkin keg tapping at 2 p.m. 

6. Electric Booze Cruise

Only thing more fun than a booze cruise is an EDM themed glow-in-the-dark booze cruise. Never been to an EDM booze cruise? Then don't miss this one!

The cruise will depart from Pier 36 at 8 p.m. (boarding is at 7:30 p.m.) and sail around the Statue of Liberty and NYC until 12 a.m.

Registration includes an open bar stocked with Jack, Dewars, Tanqueray, Bacardi, Captain Morgan, Jose Cuervo, Absolut, Budweiser, Bud Light, wine, sodas, juice and water– so you'll be set. There will also be food available on the boat.

Also, the proceeds will go to a local animal shelter, get your tickets here!

Sunday, November 6th

7. Momo Crawl 


 Don't miss this yummy celebration of Himalayan heritage! Get ready to gorge yourself on some seriously tasty momo, which are Himalayan dumplings, on a leisurely stroll around Jackson Heights. 

The 5th annual Momo Crawl is a walking tour of the neighborhood, with stops along the way at food carts and restaurants that will be selling dumplings for just $1. Every momo vendor– over 20– in Jackson Heights is participating this year and will be offering Beef, Chicken, and Vegetarian options.

Head to Diversity Plaza (37th Road and 73rd Street) at 2 p.m. to purchase your Momo Map, which goes for $5. You have until 5 p.m. to inhale as many $1 dumplings as you can before everyone returns to Diversity Plaza to cast their votes to conclude who makes the best momo in Jackson Heights.

If you reach food coma status before 5 p.m., you can head back to the plaza early for live music and some momo-themed festivities Mohans Tattoo Inn will be doing free momo tattoos and Sangay Salon will be styling free momo hairdos (not sure what that would entail but it's free!).

8. New York City Marathon 


We're not suggesting you run the New York City Marathon, unless you're registered and all that. In which case, Godspeed! Good Marathon to you! May your shins splint not!

The New York City Marathon is 26.2 miles long and will be completed by runners from all over the world! And you can be a part of it!


Those runners will be doing something pretty incredible on November 6th, and the thousands of supporters cheering them on is one of the things that makes the marathon so special.

So grab some friends, bring a homemade sign, and pour some spiked coffee in your favorite thermos: it's Marathon time, baby. Click here to find the best spot for you to watch the NYC Marathon!

9. Internet Yami-Ichi 


Originating in Tokyo, Internet Yami-ichi is a flea market where people exchange "Internet-ish" things IRL. This will be their second year as the only Yami-ichi in the United States– they featured over 130 vendors and 1,500 attendees.

Some of their wares include glitch-embroidered clothing, an internet addiction clinic, and a aviewing tenet of Qanta Shimizu's dad sleeping in Japan.

Admission is free, they're setting up at Knockdown Center in Flushing from 12 p.m. until 5 p.m.

[Feature Image Courtesy RunnersOnTheGo] 

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