Thanksgiving is upon us, and family is everywhere, But maybe you’re looking to escape from them for a little while, or just show them how fun NYC is.
Here’s your Thanksgiving weekend list of activities!
Friday, November 23rd
Scavenger Hunt and Party (11 W 53rd St @ 5:30 PM)
themuseumofmodernart Calling all artists! Artist members and artists in the collection are invited to the fall Artist Member Open House on Tuesday, November 27 at 6:30 p.m. Explore our #CharlesWhite, #BruceNauman, and #MoMACollection galleries without the crowds. Take part in #JudsonDance workshops, mingle with fellow creatives, and receive 20% off everything in the sixth-floor @MoMADesignStore. Learn more at mo.ma/2vAxNJi ... Not an Artist member? Join today for just $35. Details at membership.moma.org … [Visitor in “Charles White: A Retrospective” at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, October 7, 2018–January 13, 2019. Photo: Christiana Rifaat]
It’s not always easy finding meaning in art, so why not find other things? The MoMA is having a scavenger hunt in the museum that includes cocktails! That’s not something other cities have.
Free Fridays (99 Gansevoort St @ 7 PM)
whitneymuseum Early #holiday lights courtesy of #FelixGonzalesTorres.💡The Whitney is closed this Thursday, November 22, for #Thanksgiving, but open for the rest of the week including Tuesday. Visit the Museum to enjoy works by #IanCheng, #ClyffordStill and #AndyWarhol, and don't miss your last chance to see #MaryCorse's paintings and light encasements. [📷 by Timothy Schenck @timothyschenck]
Another museum, but this one is free. Fridays at the Whitney are free for everyone. One of the greatest American Art museums in the world, a great spot for any out-of-towners.
Bar Car Nights (2900 Southern Blvd @ 7 PM)
3rdearth #barcarnights #trainshow #conservatory #model
With the Holiday Train Show as its focal piece, the New York Botanical Garden brings drinks to an already wonderful venue. Acapella groups spread throughout the garden, the holiday spirit is here to get you December ready.
Tipsgiving 1027 Flatbush Ave @ 7 PM
kingsbklyn TWO DAY WARNING: Tipper takes over #KingsBklyn for three SOLD-OUT nights of Tipsgiving Nov. 23-25! Will you be here? #TipperMusic
The first ever electronic music show at the Kings Theater in Brooklyn gives music lovers three chances for three different types of music throughout the entire holiday weekend. Friday is uptempo.
Saturday, November 24th
Room For Tea Exhibit (371 W Broadway @ 11 AM)
the.tea.project Tea, yes please🌱🖖🏻 repost from @hayzhukov #room4tea #roomfortea
Tea origins, histories and activities, tea is something that brings people together. A 40 minute journey that will teach you everything there is to know about this warm drink to push you through the cold holidays.
Tour the Museum of Natural History (200 Central Park W @ 11 AM)
mari.quanto.custa Dei três opções de museu para as crianças hoje: Museum of Natural History (Museu de História Natural), o Guggenheim Museum e o Metropolitan Museu of Art. Adivinha qual eles escolheram?!? O de História Natural é claro!!! 🦕 Além do fato de ser um dos maiores do mundo, foi nesse museu que foi gravado o filme Uma Noite no Museu!!!! Aí o resto fica por conta da imaginação das crianças né?!? O museu possui quatro andares e um anexo, o Rose Center for Earth and Space, que trata de assuntos relacionados ao espaço e tem um planetário. Na bilheteria os preços são: $23 adulto, $18 idoso/estudante e $13 crianças (2-12). A área do T -Rex 🦖 estava fechada para manutenção! Espero que vocês tenham mais sorte que eu!!! 😉 Museum of Natural History ticket prices! #viajocomcriancas#mariquantocusta#dicasdeviagem#nyc#museumofnaturalhistory#umanoitenomuseu#viagemdossonhos
Certainly, a museum that cannot be found anywhere else, this tour will show you how to navigate the building. Normally a museum that is hard to do all at once due to the massive variety of information, this tour will get you to all the places you need to go!
The Wizard of Oz (240 E. 123rd Street @ 3 PM)
thewizardofozmovie #thewizardofoz #wizardofoz #oz #cowardlylion #bertlahr #wizard #frankmorgan #movie #film #classic #hollywood #mgm #1939
A one-hour version now playing at the Harlem Repertory Theatre in New York. You know the story, but now you can see it live! Completely memorable and full of rising theater actors, this is a great Saturday activity.
Sufjan Stevens Holiday (64 N 9th St @ 11 AM)
sufjanstevensreal Hi. The Avalanche is finally available on vinyl (release date August 31, 2018). You can pre-order through AKR (Link on bio). This was an album of outtakes and extras from the Illinois album (originally released in 2006). It’s a lot of music in here that can sometimes feel like you’re chewing on neon Play-Doh, but just remember the “single body structure really improves cargo flexibility,” according to Consumer Reports. Better late than never! Peace to you. XOXO
Rough Trade has a crazy large selection of vinyl, CD’s, and even cassettes, along with a small concert venue. Sufjan Stevens records a Christmas album that he gifted to friends and family every year and now it’s your turn!
Sunday, November 25th
Madame Morbid's Trolley Tours (Driggs & N 9th @ 4 PM)
thedanforthapts Hop on-and-off between Hastings-on-Hudson, Dobbs Ferry, and Irvington Shop small all day in our beautiful Rivertown villages – grab the trolley to explore shops and check-off those wish lists Festive activities and pop-ups are planned for each village – downtown businesses and community organizations will showcase the best of local food, art, music, and crafts! #thedanforth #holidaytrolley #hastingsonhudson #dobbsferry #lpcne
When was the last time you were on a trolley? Well maybe if you’re from San Francisco, but for the average New York, this is an exclusive holiday type of activity.
Studio Ghibli Week (40 Bogart St @ 4 PM)
ghibli.movies 📷: Guess the film!
Drinks, food, and some of the greatest anime movies to ever come out of Japan. These cult classics are sure to draw a crowd.
Chanukah Tour at the Met (1000 5th Ave @ 12:30 PM)
metmuseum Thanks @alexisohanian for sharing your thoughts on #MetArmenia! “Brought the family to the @metmuseum for the #ARMENIA! Exhibition today and @olympiaohanian was as curious as ever 🙄 That said, this collection was extensive and I learned a ton. Our people are tenacious, reverent, and entrepreneurial merchants of the world. 🌍” 📷: @alexisohanian
Chanukah starts early this year, and the Met wants to catch you up on some Jewish art before it begins! Hosted by Torah Intermedia LLC, these tour guides really know their stuff, so prepare to be impressed.
Jets vs Patriots (1 MetLife Stadium Dr @ 1 PM)
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What’s more Thanksgiving than football? Even if you’re not into the Jets from a poor season, it is hard to pass up on the opportunity to see the G.O.A.T. Tom Brady playing at Metlife.This Thanksgiving is going to be a cold one, but with so many friends and family, it’s hard to pass up on all these greevents!