Things To Do In The Tri-State Area This Weekend: January 3-5

Erica Brosnan
January 02, 2020 - 12:46 pm
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NEW YORK (WCBS 880) — You’ve survived the holiday madness and now it’s a new year and a new decade, so why not make the most of it starting this weekend?

From an Italian food cooking class to a psychic fair, here’s our top picks for the first weekend of 2020.

Furry Friday

Bring your favorite pooch to visit the Museum of the Dog during special "furry" friendly hours. The first Friday of each month offers the rare opportunity for you to bring your dog to the museum so buy your tickets today!

When: Friday, Jan. 3

Where: Museum of the Dog (Manhattan, N.Y.)

Price: Admission

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Sinbad Live

Comedian Sinbad, who is ranked by Comedy Central as of the “100 Greatest Standups of All Time,” brings his unique style of comedy to New York City this weekend at multiple times – gather your friends and get ticket now for a night full of laughs during the new year.

When: Friday, Jan. 3 at 7:30 p.m.

Where: Carolines on Broadway (Manhattan, N.Y.)

Price: Varies

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Winter Zoo Wonderland

Every weekend in December and January, explore Prospect Park Zoo’s wintery outdoor trail, warm up in their indoor exhibits and discover the special adaptations animals have to survive in the cold.

When: Saturday, Jan. 4 (11 a.m. to 3 p.m.)

Where: Prospect Park Zoo (Brooklyn, N.Y.)

Price: Admission fees

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Italian Cuisine Cooking Class

If you’re looking to pick up a new skill in 2020 – start this weekend at Hungry Pop’s Italian cooking class. Learn how to make mozzarella, pasta and enjoy bottomless wine this weekend with a little help from artisanal cheese-making expert and New York native Max Schwartzman.

When: Saturday, Jan. 4

Where: Water Street Studio (Manhattan, N.Y.)

Price: $100

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Candlelight Tour of the Rogers Mansion

Celebrate the end of the holidays with a self-guided tour of the Gilded Age Rogers Mansion lit by candles. See a 20-room home as it was in the 1920s, filled with holiday decorations and a display of ball gowns worn by Southampton women from that era.

When: Saturday, Jan. 4 (4 p.m. to 6 p.m.)

Where: Rogers Mansion (Southampton, N.Y.)

Price: $5

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200 Impressions In 1 Hour

This weekend, see a brand new show created by David Carl, whose work has been described by The New York Times as “deliciously deranged” and “quite damning.” Get tickets now and see him take on 200 impressions in 1 hour, music and a healthy dose of audience participation.

When: Saturday, Jan. 4 at 6 p.m.

Where: Improv Asylum (Manhattan, N.Y.)

Price: $20

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Kevin James Live

Kevin James began his career as a stand-up on the Long Island comedy scene, so it’s only fitting that he’d begin the new decade at The Paramount in Huntington. Hurry if you want to see him as tickets are going fast!

When: Sunday, Jan. 5 at 7:30 p.m.

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

Price: Varies

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Puppetsberg at Time Out Market

Bring your kids to Puppetsburg this Sunday at the Time Out Market in Manhattan! With free juice and a new theme each week, children of all ages are sure to be entertained while adults can enjoy delicious brunch dishes.

When: Sunday, Jan. 5

Where: Time Out Market New York (Manhattan, N.Y.)

Price: $30

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The Original Psychic Fair

Want to know what 2020 has in store for you? Why not head over to the Original Psychic Fair this weekend and get a reading from a professional psychic. If that’s not your thing, then there’s still plenty of interesting things to see from unique tarot cards to everything occult.  

When: Sunday, Jan. 5 (11 a.m. to 5 p.m.)

Where: Hampton Inn (Garden City, N.Y.)

Price: Free

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