Not all heroes wear capes, but they do wear pink hats. After you've taken part in one of the city's biggest events, make room in your schedule for these other happenings around the city, including an underground supper club you can actually get into and a festival dedicated to pork.
Back for its third year, this event brings together 10 of NYC's best bakers and chocolatiers (including Dominique Ansel) in celebration of your favorite winter beverage.
Friday, January 19
Head to intimate Brooklyn restaurant the Tuscan Gun, where you'll see what it would have been like if you moved to Italy. Chef Gabriele Corcos is breaking out all the winter comfort food classics of his Italian dinner table: hearty lentil soup, rigatoni with sausage and kale, and panna cotta scented with rosemary and orange.
Saturday, January 20
Join thousands of New Yorkers in a powerful demonstration demanding the equal rights of all humans. The route begins on the Upper West Side and makes its way to 43rd Street and Sixth Avenue.
Drop into Murray's Bleecker Street location during the afternoon, where in honor of National Cheese Lover's Day, bubbling cheese will cascade over endless meat, vegetables and pickles.
For a secret, underground dinner party you can actually get into, grab one of the remaining seats at Bad Mother's Trip to the Moon. Just be sure to take a bottle of wine to share during the laid-back yet luxurious meal that includes imported Japanese Wagyu.
Sunday, January 21
Take your family's best casserole and, in exchange, get a $2 discount off all your beers at Coney Island Brewery.
The roving nose-to-tail culinary competition celebrating all things swine kicks off in NYC. Expect more than 1,500 pounds of heritage pork used in various dishes and paired with craft cocktails.
Didn't get enough meat this weekend? Threes Brewing and The Meat Hook are partnering for a class on how to break down a whole hog, plus all the ways you can utilize each cut.
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