Time to Be Grateful Weekend Guide | spoiled NYC

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)


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)


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)


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


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)


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)


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)


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)

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)


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)


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)