It's been a rough week.

If you're feeling inclined to lock yourself in your apartment and drink an entire bottle of wine by yourself, trust us, we get you.

But remember, here in New York, we've got each other's backs. Get out there and try to have some fun. 

Good vibes only.

In fact, if you still need to seek the comforts of food and drink, don't forget these spots

You also might want to think about planning all your doctor's visits before you lose your healthcare but WHATEVER! Yay weekend!

Friday, November 11th

1. Love Rally in the Park

Election results got you down? Stand together with your fellow New Yorkers to celebrate peace and positive vibes. They'll be gathering tomorrow in Washington Square Park at 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. but may be there later. Invite your friends and bring signs!


This event isn't about being anti-anything except for hate speech. #LoveStillTrumpsHate.

2. The Boy Band Sing-Along 

Do you still know all the words to the Backstreet Boys' "I Want it That Way?" Do you have a secret 1D Spotify playlist? No judgements here!

Head to Union Hall in Brooklyn for a sing along dance party featuring your fave boy bands from the '80s to now– including NSYNC, New Kids on the Block, Boyz II Men, Backstreet Boys, One Direction, 98 Degrees, New Edition, All-4-One, and Hanson.

They will also be hosting a costume contest, serve up themed drinks, give out prizes including Boy Band memorabilia, and they'll have a a teeny-bopper themed photo booth.

Saturday, November 12th

3. Renegade Craft Fair


This weekend, the largest independent showcase of craft designs is returning to NYC! Peruse jewelry, books, art, accessories, and more– not a bad time to get that Christmas shopping done, right?

There will also be food and drinks from artisanal vendors as well as a raffle to win a bag filled with over $1,000 of handmade goods.

The crafters will be filling up The Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea on Saturday and Sunday from 11 a.m. until 6 p.m.

4. Bloody Mary Battle


Head to Villain in Brooklyn to cast your vote for the best Bloody Mary in NYC.

Over 15 of the best bars and restaurants will be sending their mixologists to compete. There will also be food available to buy.

You have the option to get VIP tickets or GA tickets; the difference being that VIPs get inside one hour earlier. Get your tickets here.

5. "Cenizas + Origen" - Closing ceremony 

Mexican artist and sculptor Diego Anaya’s latest exhibition, “Cenizas + Origen” (Ashes + Origin), focuses on cycles of life, death , migration, identity, belonging, and the ability we all possess to fall and rise again.

His body of work explores identity, our roots, and stories that are passed down through generations. Anaya dedicates the exhibition to all the people who are far from their motherland and dream of going back home, as well as those who stay behind or died along the way.

If you missed the exhibition’s opening reception at the Brooklyn Arts Fellowship Gallery at 210 24th Street in Brooklyn, well, you missed out.

But! You can still catch the official closing reception―at the same place!―November 12th, from 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.

6. Brooklyn Crush Wine & Artisanal Food Festival: Fall Edition 

Class it up at one of this fall's best wine events to the soundtrack of live jazz & blues serenading your tastings.

You'll get the chance to sample a selection of over 175 wines, ciders, and other beverages. Plus, artisanal foods from Brooklyn and beyond, light bites that complement the fall-inspired wine selections, and samples from Brooklyn's top chefs' signature dishes.

Of course, you'll have the opportunity to purchase bottles and cases of wine from many local wineries. It goes down at Industry City: Factory Floor at 233 37th Street. Purchase your tickets here.

7. Toga! Toga! Toga! NYC's Biggest Greek Party 


Don your best (only?) toga and head to NYC's biggest Greek party.

There will be a best male and female toga costume contest with cash prizes, a live DJ, access to multiple bars, and a sponsored open bar from 10 p.m. until 11 p.m. There will also be a fashion photographer ready to capture all the toga couture.

This is an Inter-Ivy event, but is open to the Non-IVY proletariat class as well, although this party is 21+ only.

Also, togas are non-negotiable, guys. General Admission is free but make sure to register here.

Sunday, November 13th

8. Mean Girls Trivia


Okay, so we've def all seen Mean Girls 50+ times at this point but do you think you're could be the ultimate fan? The Dubliner NYC is hosting Mean Girls "Brunch" Trivia from 12 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. in the projection room above the auditorium. 


Read the deets about registering in groups and actually register here.

9. Underground Tour of the NYC Subway 


Most of us use the subway every day but do you have any idea how much history lies under our city? Untapped Cities' tour guide Justin Rivers will be giving an exploratory history of the subway from the groundbreaking in 1900 all the way to the elusive Second Avenue Subway.

You will also be examining the nearly abandoned lower Manhattan "Grand Central" station, explore the World Trade Center Transportation Hub and oculus, and take an in-depth look at the Fulton Center hub's art and architecture.

The tour ends with  a visit to what will be the world's first underground park, Lowline Lab. The tour requires two metro card swipes and you can get your tickets here.

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