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What to Do in NYC This Weekend

Kick off Beer Week before heading to a 20-course dessert tasting menu
What to Do in NYC This Weekend February 23 to 25
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It's the last weekend in February, which means you're not too far off from the rosé-fueled, sidewalk-dining time of year that is spring in NYC. But until then, spend your weekend kicking off the city's annual Beer Week, holding warrior II with a wineglass in hand and grabbing a seat at an underground 20-course dessert tasting.

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NYC Beer Week

While there will be plenty of other events to keep you occupied throughout all of next week, be sure to grab a ticket to this Saturday's opening bash, where 60 brewers from across the country will be pouring their best drafts.


20 Course Dessert Night NY

Chef Ted Steinebach, a former member of Eleven Madison Park's pastry team, is giving you a chance to try out his latest roster of sweets at this mystery-location dinner.

Saturday, February 24

Charcuterie Masters

There will be all manner of smoked and cured meats at this Queens festival's third annual run. Attendees can look forward to unlimited tastings of more than 60 types of charcuterie, plus accompanying beer, wine and cider pairings.

Drunk Yoga

This beginner's yoga class includes unlimited wine: bonus points if you can still maintain a one-legged balance after knocking back a few glasses. 

Sunday, February 25

Bake Culture Grand Opening

One of Taiwan's most popular bakeries is making its grand entrance stateside with locations in both Chinatown, Manhattan, and Flushing, Queens, this weekend. The first 100 people in line will get a free pastry, whether it's fresh-from-the-oven chocolate bread or a rich mini lava tart. 


Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade & Festival

This parade that weaves its way through Manhattan's Little Italy and Chinatown includes plenty of food vendors in honor of the Year of the Dog.

Mac and Cheeze Takedown

If you think you have what it takes to make (or just, you know, eat) Brooklyn's best mac and cheese, grab a ticket to this annual event crowning the borough's Cheeze Champion.

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