Things To Do This Weekend In The Tri-State Area: January 24-26

Erica Brosnan
January 23, 2020 - 2:46 pm
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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — It’s the final full weekend on January and even though it’s expected to be chilly, there’s still plenty of fun to be had around the Tri-State area.

From charity runs, hockey tournaments and winter festivals, there’s something for everyone on the WCBS 880 “To-Do List.” Here’s our top picks.

NYC Restaurant Week

Restaurant week officially kicked off in New York City on Tuesday, meaning this weekend is the perfect time to get out and try new foods or a new eatery with friends, family or even by yourself. Participating restaurants are offering some exclusive discounts so check them out now to plan your meals.

When: Tuesday, Jan. 21 through Sunday, Feb. 9

Where: New York, New York

Price: Varies

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Restaurant week officially kicked off in New York City on Tuesday, meaning this weekend is the perfect time to get out and try new foods or a new eatery with friends, family or even by yourself. Participating restaurants are offering some exclusive discounts so check them out now to plan your meals.

When: Friday, Jan. 24 through Sunday, Jan. 26

Where: Jacob Javits Center (Manhattan, N.Y.)

Price: $20 to $69; Children under 18 get in for free

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Bryant Park’s FrostFest

Bryant Park’s Winter Village FrostFest will be in full swing this weekend. Stop by and try your hand at Bumper Cars on Ice, see some live entertainment at The Lodge, participate in a silent disco and so much more.

When: Friday, Jan. 24 through Sunday, Feb. 2

Where: Winter Village at Bryant Park (Manhattan, N.Y.)

Price: Free to attend

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Jay Pharoah Live

Former “Saturday Night Live” cast member Jay Pharoah is bringing his unique brand of humor to Long Island this weekend. Get your tickets now for a night of laughs and maybe make a night of it by trying out some of Huntington’s many restaurants and bars nearby.

When: Friday, Jan. 24 at 8 p.m.

Where: The Paramount (Huntington, N.Y.)

Price: Varies

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SNY Connecticut Ice: Collegiate Hockey Tournament

Witness all-out hockey action as Connecticut’s four NCAA Division I men's college hockey teams battle it out on the ice for the CT Ice Trophy! The event starts Saturday and ends Sunday and passes are selling quick so get yours now.

When: Saturday, Jan. 25 through Sunday, Jan. 26

Where: Webster Bank Arena (Bridgeport, Conn.)

Price: Varies

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New Year Firecracker Ceremony and Cultural Festival

Saturday is Chinese New Year and dozens of areas throughout Manhattan will be turning into culture festivals – including Sara D. Roosevelt Park, right next to Manhattan’s Chinatown. It's totally free to stop by and learn about the culture and history of Chinese New Year. 

When: Saturday, Jan. 25 (11 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)

Where: Sara D. Roosevelt Park (Manhattan, N.Y.)

Price: Free

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Land Down Under 5K

Run for a good cause this weekend at Nassau County’s Land Down Under 5K. All proceeds are going directly to Australia to help in recovery efforts from the massive wildfires that have been burning across the continent.

When: Saturday, Jan. 25 at 9:30 a.m.

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

Price: $25 to participate

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Mets FANFEST

Mets fans rejoice! Spring training is upon us and it kicks off on Saturday with FANFEST at Citi Field. Some lucky fans will get to head down to the stadium and meet the players as they prepare to head down to Port St. Lucie.

When: Saturday, Jan. 25 (12 p.m. to 6 p.m.)

Where: Citi Field (Flushing, N.Y.)

Price: $20 for adults, $5 for children under 12

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Billy Joel Live

Long Island’s Piano Man is back at the Garden once again this weekend to perform all his classic hits. Tickets always sell out fast but if you can get them, the night is always one to remember.

When: Saturday, Jan. 25 at 8 p.m.

Where: Madison Square Garden (Manhattan, N.Y.)

Price: Varies

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“Sweeter Than Sugar” Dessert Tour

Do you have a sweet tooth? Do you also know a kid who can’t get enough of sweets? Then this event is perfect for you. Starting in Chelsea and ending in the West Village, this walking tour will take you and your child to the best desert spots in the neighborhoods so the two of you can get your sugar fix.

When: Sunday, Jan. 26 at 4 p.m.

Where: 18th Street and 8th Avenue (Manhattan, N.Y.)

Price: $116

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Grammy Awards Viewing Party

The 2020 Grammy Awards are coming up quick and if you can’t make it to Los Angeles' Staples Center for the big night on Sunday, there’s still plenty of events in New York City to make you feel like you’re at the actual event. Head down to District M on Sunday night and take it all the big night has to offer right in the heart of NYC.

When: Sunday, Jan. 26 (7 p.m. to 11 p.m.)

Where: District M (Manhattan, N.Y.)

Price: $15

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