The To-Do List: Things to do in NYC, Jan. 24 - 26 (some are free!)

Kimberly Dole
January 24, 2020 - 2:49 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- There is something for everybody in the city that never sleeps, and this weekend is no different. Here's your chance to take those plans from not to hot! Whether you're looking to party it up or relax, we've got you covered with the best food, drinks, shows and music the area has to offer.

Broadway Week

Take advantage of NYC Broadway Week and experience firsthand live theater at its pinnacle. Since 2011, show goers can choose from a wide selection of Broadway’s productions at a 2-for-1 price.

Where: Varies

When: Friday, Jan. 24 - Sunday, Jan. 26, time varies

Cost: Varies

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Firecracker Festival

Sparks will fly in Chinatown on the first day of the Lunar New Year. The day will be filled with crafts, live performances, and of course a firework display to ward off evil spirits.

Where: Sara D. Roosevelt Park, Manhattan

When: Saturday, Jan. 25, 11 a.m.

Cost: Free

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Celebrate and Give Back on Australia Day

Enjoy traditional Aussie cuisine like Four N' Twenty meat pies complemented by free sausage rolls and fairy bread at an Aussie bar in NYC. Of course there will be Cricket matches shown on the big screen. There will be a raffle and silent auction with prizes where 100% of all money raised will be donated to the Red Cross Bushfire Appeal.

Where: Hole in the wall cafe and bar

When: Saturday, Jan. 25, 5 p.m. - Midnight

Cost: $10 entry

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Restaurant Week

Dive into NYC's culinary culture with prix-fixe meals at over 360 of the City's finest restaurants. The program, which was started in 1992, invites diners to sample the incredible array of eateries in numerous neighborhoods. Go for seconds or thirds and don't forget to use the hashtag #nycrestaurantweek on Instagram.

Where: Varies

When: Friday, Jan. 24 - Sunday,  Jan. 26, time varies

Cost: Varies

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Lunar New Year Parade

Queens’ original Chinatown celebrates the year of the rat with a parade. Not only can you watch lion dance performance, but a short walk away guests can enjoy some family-friendly activities at the Queen Botanical Garden and art at Flushing Town Hall.

Where: Parade begins at St. George’s Church, 135-32 38th Avenue, Flushing

When: Saturday, Jan. 25, 11 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

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Land Down Under 5K

Over 600 people have already registered for The Land Down Under 5K, the race hoping to raise money for the global crisis happening in Australia. You can run or walk and if you can't make it to Long Island, you can do it virtually and even upload your time and a selfie with a personalized result link! There are also T-Shirts for sale and 100% of money raised will be donated to Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors (Steve Irwin's Zoo).

Where: Cedar Creek Park, Seaford, N.Y.

When: Saturday, Jan. 25, 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Cost: $25

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Aquarius - A Sustainable Seafood Festival

Enjoy immersive installations, cocktails and sustainable seafood as Aquarius returns to The Foundry in Long Island City. This arctic-chic event is back for their third edition and highlights delicacies of the sea from a bevy of sustainable seafood purveyors, complemented by premium wines and liquors and amazing city views. 

Where: The Foundry, Long Island City

When: Saturday,  Jan. 25, 8 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Cost: $110

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2020 Sneaker Fest

New York’s greatest sneaker Convention returns and collectors can buy, sell or trade some or the rarest kicks. Sneaker heads of all ages can come together to learn and enjoy the Tri-state area's sneaker culture.

Where: Harborside Atrium, 210 Hudson Jersey City, N.J.

When: Sunday, Jan. 26, Noon  – 5 p.m.

Cost: $20

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New York Boat Show

All aboard for this year's New York Boat Show! Check out hundreds of boats learn about new technologies and accessories and boost your nautical knowledge. Take advantage of expert sessions and interactive panels with a diverse mix of leaders, vessel operations at work, and how to get hired in the boating industry. 

Where: Jacob Javits Center

When: Friday, Jan. 24- Sunday, Jan. 26  10 a.m. – 9 p.m.

Cost: $16

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New York City Wine Fest

No need to hop on a flight for an all access pass to hundreds of new wines from around the world. Guests will receive a souvenir tasting glass to enjoy wine samples for their entire session paired with delicious assortment of food is available for purchase. There will also be live entertainment and interactive games. 

Where: The Tunnel Building

When: Saturday, Jan. 25,  1 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., or 6 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Cost: $15

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