Weekend Fun

Weekend Plans in NYC: November 29–December 1, 2019

Wine! Wizards! Winter lanterns!

Photos by Argenis Apolinario/Courtesy of Bronx Museum of the Arts Permanent Collection

Everything is supergreat this weekend; just ask the muggles on Stone Street.

Eating + Drinking

While we’re beyond the days of making moonshine in our bathtub, you never know when you’re going to need to whip up some rosé in the comfort of your own apartment. Enlightenment Wines’s Raphael Lyon leads this hands-on, alcohol-fueled workshop. Sunday, December 1; 3–5 p.m.; 93 Scott Avenue, Williamsburg

Theater

In Stephen Brown’s new play, Everything Is Super Great, young Tommy avoids the fact of his older brother’s disappearance by hanging out at Starbucks drinking lattes and pining for the manager. An art therapist clumsily helps the kid face up to grief and reality. Through Saturday, December 14; 59E59 Theaters, 59 East 59th Street (between Park and Madison Avenues), Upper East Side

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Photo by Hunter Canning/Courtesy of 59E59
Nightlife

We’ve raved about this Harry Potter–themed cocktail-making class before, and now we have a reason to return thanks to the Cauldron’s newest experience: Potion Making 2.0. Check out its fresh forest look and brew molecular drinks among mystical creatures. Through Sunday, March 1, 2020; 47 Stone Street (off Coenties Alley on the 2nd floor of Bavaria Bierhaus), Financial District

harry potter mixology class
Photo by Sayaka Ueno
Art

The Bronx Museum celebrates the work of photographer Alvin Baltrop, who used his artistic talent to capture New York City—particularly Manhattan’s West Side piers—during a time of financial crisis, crime, and the fight for LGTBQ+ rights. More than 200 photographs from the artist’s private and personal collections are on view, as well as his archive (available to the public for the first time). Through Sunday, February 9, 2020; 1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx

Family Fun

Sure, the Thanksgiving Day parade is cool, but we found something even more dazzling at the Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden. The Winter Lantern Festival is back with a new display of more than 1,000 colorful art pieces and accompanying cultural performances. Through Sunday, January 12, 2020; 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island

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Photo courtesy of Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden

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