If you’re planning to celebrate the most important movie of the 2000s, today is the day to do it. And we’ve got a totally fetch itinerary that will delight the whole family. From mocktails to a South African–inspired dinner, you’ll spend the day walking in the shoes of Cady and her whole crew.
“Cool Mom” Mocktails at The Modern
Not only does The Modern embody elegance and sophistication, it boasts a mean selection of mocktails worthy of the Plastics. Our favorite is the Celeste 75, a tasty blend of raspberry shrub, sparkling apple cider, and lemon (only add gin if you will be drinking in the house). Toast over a decadent three-course luncheon that definitely will exceed Regina’s recommended foods with less than 30 percent calories or fat. If something more casual is up your alley, the adjacent Bar Room offers an à la carte menu to walk-ins at the bar and nearby cocktail tables. Pink sweatsuits are unsuitable. 9 West 53rd Street (between Fifth and Sixth Avenues), Midtown West
7 p.m.: Mean Girls on Broadway!
Watching Cady Heron and the gang onstage at the August Wilson Theater is like reuniting with old friends. Expect biting comedy and brutal put-downs penned by comedy queen Tina Fey, as well as new music written by her husband, Jeff Richmond. Ultramean girl Regina George (played by up-and-coming star Reneé Rapp ) performs some of the juiciest numbers. 245 West 52nd Street (between Seventh and Eighth Avenues), Times Square
A Taste of Cady’s Childhood
Step into Cady’s world at Kaia Wine Bar, a neighborhood restaurant bringing the tasty traditions of South Africa to the Upper East Side. Try the incredible crusted fish cakes smothered in curried aioli, Icelandic arctic char, and elk carpaccio with homemade sweet mustard. 1614 Third Avenue (between East 90th and 91st Streets), Upper East Side
Go Out in Style
Complete your day of decadence with a mouthwatering dessert from Two Little Red Hens. The chocolate mousse pie, cherry pie, and red velvet cupcakes are divine, but nothing tops the Brooklyn Blackout, with four layers of cake and a chocolate-pudding filling. Beats a Kalteen bar. 1652 Second Avenue (between East 85th and 86th Streets), Upper East Side