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amNY Weekender | 7 things to do in NYC, Jan. 27-29

Bryant Park Winter Village returns in October
Photo by Colin Miller/Provided

Friday, Jan. 27

One Hand Don’t Clap: The MoMA is hosting a screening of Kavery Kaul’s “One Hand Don’t Clap.” The 1988 documentary dives into the history of calypso and soca music from their birth in the African-East Indian traditions of Trinidad and Tobago through its worldwide diaspora. Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53rd Street, Midtown. The screening starts at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $12 for adults, $10 for seniors, $8 for students and free for children and members.  

Date Night at the Met: Enjoy an evening of live music, drinks and so much more as the Met hosts Date Night. As you walk throughout the Museum and experience 5,000 years of art you can bring a friend, someone special or just yourself! The night is yours to explore as you wish while enjoying live music, snacks and drinks. The Met Fifth Avenue, 1000 Fifth Avenue, Midtown. Fridays and Saturdays 5 – 9 pm. All events are free with Museum admission, which is always pay-what-you-wish for New York State residents and NY, NJ, and CT students with valid ID and Met Members can use their Member card as their ticket.

Saturday, Jan. 28

Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park: There’s still time to shop local and enjoy the holiday season! Enjoy a stroll through the holiday stores at the Bank of America Winter Village in Bryant Park for delightful activities like ice skating, shops providing a range of snacks and beverages for the season and much more. Bryant Park, 6th Avenue between 40th and 42nd Street. Free to attend, cost of activities vary.

Seneca Village Tour: The area from West 82nd to West 89th Street, which is now modern day Central Park, was previously home to Seneca Village, the largest community of free African-American property owners in pre–Civil War New York. In this special tour, discover the history of this former neighborhood and the events that lead to the displacement of Black New Yorkers living in Seneca Village. Meet at Seneca Village Landscape, Central Park. 2 p.m. Tickets are $25 and available on the Central Park Conservancy website.

Sunday, Jan. 29

The Winter Show: This is the last day to come by the Park Avenue Armoury to check out some of the première art, antiques, and design booths in the country. From paintings to handmade jewelry and everything in between, The Winter Show will highlight works spanning 5,000 years that will be presented by over 65 internationally renowned dealers. Park Avenue Armoury, 643 Park Avenue, Upper East Side. Open from noon to 8 p.m. Tickets start at $25 on thewintershow.org.

Benefit Show for Christine Campbell: Swing through Brooklyn on Sunday night for a night of fun that will support a New Yorker who can use your help. The variety music show will feature performances from local artists PNK VLVT WTCH, Theophobia, Luxtress and Brook Pridemore. Wonderville, 1186 Broadway, Brooklyn. Show starts at 8 p.m. Tickets are $10.

Sunday Sqool Comedy: Looking for a few laughs? Sunday Sqool Comedy takes the best stand-up comedians in New York City and they perform a hot new lineup every week as chosen by Ashley Gavin, best known for her hit podcast “We’re Having Gay Sex”. Sour Mouse, 110 Delancey Street, Manhattan. 7:45 p.m. Tickets start at $10 online or you can buy them at the door for $18.

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