A Hoppin' Good Time: 7 Best Events Going Down This Weekend in NYC

It's the first full weekend of spring, New Yorkers! 

Sure, we're not yet blessed with consistent 70˚F weather, but it sure beats the hell out of a polar vortex!

In the spirit of Springtime, we've gathered a few weekend events that you absolutely cannot miss. 

Trust us on this one. 

Looking to have a great weekend? Hit up these events. Want to be lame? Stay on the couch and binge-watch Mad Men for the third time. 

The choice is up to you!

Thursday, March 24th

Midtown Love (541 Lexington Avenue)

This EP release party at the W New York is one you seriously don't want to miss. 

Recording artist, Halley Hiatt is set to perform her new EP, "Retrograde," with singles like "To Die Alone," featuring Denzil Porter, and "Other Matters," with sounds by the dopest friend we have, Rodney Hazard.


The party is set to start at 8 p.m. until 11 p.m. at the W New York. Best part yet? It's free!

Friday, March 25th

The Imbible: A Spirited History of Drinking (15 Vandam Street)

This ongoing, off-Broadway show at the SoHo Playhouse is a hysterical adventure through cocktail history from as far back as 10,000 years ago. 

Apart from a show, you'll also receive three craft cocktails throughout the performance, which just happens to be in an authentic NYC speakeasy. 

Friday & Saturday, March 25th & March 26th

NYC Craft Beer Festival (68 Lexington Avenue)


Like brews? You absolutely cannot miss this epic NYC craft beer festival. Hand Crafted Tasting Co. is back with another of their incredible craft beer festivals, marking their fifth year in NYC. 

The Spring Seasonal Craft Beer Festival will be held at the Lexington Avenue Armory on March 25th through Saturday March 26th with multiple sessions including unlimited 2 oz. tastings of their approximately 150 beers, ciders, and meads over a two-and-a-half hour period. 

Saturday, March 26th 

"Then, Now, Forever!" presented by HOLYRAD studio (35 Meadow Street - Brooklyn)

In order to commemorate the achievements of women and celebrate Women's History Month, HOLYRAD studios presents "Then, Now and Forever," an event showcasing millennial women through a Frida Kahlo Installation, musical performances, dance performances, and poetry. 

The event (including a complimentary brunch) begins at 3:30 p.m. on Saturday, and runs until 6:30 p.m. 


New York International Auto Show (655 West 34th Street)


This year, the New York International Auto Show kicks off on Friday, March 25th, with their public official opening day on Saturday, March 26th and runs until Sunday, April 3rd at the Javits Center.


This year, the show will include more than four floor of displays, offering the newest cutting-edge designs in the automotive industry. Almost 1,000 cars and trucks will be on display, making the NY International Auto Show one of the largest in North America.

The Great Egg Hunt Bar Crawl (Grand Street - Brooklyn)

The Third Annual Great Egg Hunt is set to kick off on Saturday, March 26th from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m... Just don't think about bringing the kiddies for this egg hunt as it's solely for the drinking crowd. 

Along seven different bars on Grand Street, you'll be able to find hundreds of different eggs, all filled with prizes from local NYC businesses. 

Better yet, the bars will all have egg-cellent drink deals (yea, we went there). You can register free with the Happy Hour Monster app, or pay $5 at the door. 

Sunday, March 27th

Easter Parade & Easter Bonnet Festival (St. Patrick's Cathedral)

Put on your fanciest Easter bonnet and head to Fifth Ave. this Sunday to join a NYC tradition spanning as far back as the 1870's. 


From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Easter parade will march through Fifth Avenue from 49th Street to 57th Street. Even if you're not celebrating Easter beyond how many chocolate bunnies you can devour for breakfast, this parade is surely a sight to see. 

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