Things to Do Black Friday events in NYC: Films, stand-up comedy and more for the anti-shopper By Dana Reszutek email@example.com Updated November 23, 2016 5:24 PM Print Share fbShare Tweet Email You've probably realized by now that Black Friday is one of the worst and most stressful days of the holiday season -- and if you haven't we have you covered. Instead of fighting through a crowd of sleep deprived people for the best holiday gifts, wait until Cyber Monday to snag the best shopping deals and instead actually enjoy your Friday off. Here are some relaxing events, parties and more happening on Black Friday that won't bring stress to your holiday weekend. Binge-watch 'Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life' at a bar Photo Credit: Netflix Don't have a Netflix subscription? Ridgewood bar The Footlight will be showing the "Gilmore Girls" Netflix series back-to-back -- with breaks for karaoke and $5 tequila shots, of course. Expect plenty of junk food and takeout to get you through the marathon. (465 Seneca Ave., Queens, 7 p.m. to 2 a.m., facebook.com) Head to an indie rock concert Photo Credit: Getty Images / Trixie Textor Holidays don't stop the New York music scene, and the Music Hall of Williamsburg will be hosting indie rock band STRFKR. Dance to tunes from the band's latest album "Being No One, Going Nowhere," as well as songs from openers Psychic Twin and Gigamesh. (66 North 6th St., Brooklyn, 8 p.m., $25, axs.com) Take a walking tour of Green-Wood Cemetery Photo Credit: Polly Higgins Walk off that turkey with Green-Wood Historic Fund's guided "Post Turkey Day Tour." Explore Green-Wood Cemetery's historic architecture, monuments and more on a pleasant autumnal stroll. (500 25th St., Brooklyn, tours at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m., $15, eventbrite.com) Meet Sarah McLachlan Photo Credit: Getty Images / Rick Diamond Head to the Fifth Avenue Barnes & Noble, where the "In the Arms of the Angel" singer Sarah McLachlan will be signing copies of her holiday album "Wonderland." Simply purchase the album in-store to get a meet-and-greet with the artist. (55 5th Ave., Manhattan, 1 to 3 p.m., $13.99, facebook.com/events) Dance the night away at a Beyoncé, Rihanna and Nicki Minaj party Photo Credit: Getty Images Sleeping in on Black Friday means dancing all night into Saturday, and Baby's All Right's recurring party, "Holy Trinity," will do the trick. The music venue is hosting its third DJ set, featuring tunes from only Beyoncé, Rihanna and Nicki Minaj. (146 Broadway, Brooklyn, midnight, $10, facebook.com/events) Adopt a cat from the ASPCA Photo Credit: ASPCA Head to the ASPCA's "Cat Friday" event, where cat and kitten adoption fees will be waived. Make the holidays extra heartwarming by adopting one of the over 100 cats currently looking for a loving home. (424 E. 92nd St., Manhattan, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., ) Meditate for free at Wave Hill Photo Credit: Wave Hill via Facebook This Bronx outdoor garden is hosting a free Black Friday meditation session, for anyone who needs to unwind after spending a day with family. Become one with nature and enjoy the outdoors with the Yoga for Bliss-hosted session. (Wave Hill, W. 249th St. and Independence Ave., Bronx, 11 a.m. to noon, facebook.com/events) Watch a flick at Videology Bar Photo Credit: Videology Bar Head to Williamsburg and catch a screening of a Sofia Coppola classic, complete with a glass of Suntory Whisky on the rocks included in your ticket price. The film buff bar will be playing "Lost in Translation," starring Bill Murray and Scarlett Johansson. (Videology Bar & Cinema, 308 Bedford Ave., 8 p.m., $22, eventbrite.com) Head to a family workshop Photo Credit: Paramount Pictures If you're spending Black Friday with relatives, consider the Museum of Moving Image's Thanksgiving weekend family programs, this year focusing on the classic children's film "Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory," starring the late Gene Wilder. The museum will be hosting a free Willy Wonka-themed craft event, in addition to a $12 screening of the film. (36-01 35th Ave., Queens, program at 11:30 a.m., screening at 12:30 p.m., movingimage.us/programs) Sip on a limited-edition stout at The Wilky Photo Credit: Getty Images / Rick Kern / Stringer On Black Friday, Chicago-based Goose Island Brewert distributes its Bourbon County Stout and Bed-Stuy bar The Wilky is hosting an event to celebrate the limited-edition brew. Head to Brooklyn to try the stout, or some of Goose Island's other specialty brews, including Belgian-style wild ale Juliet and brown ale Madame Rose. (108 Patchen Ave., 6 to 10 p.m., facebook.com/events) Get your laugh on at a comedy show Photo Credit: Getty Images Head to "Comedy Night at the Hall at MP" to laugh your way into the holiday weekend. Hosted by Gotham Comedy Club, the night will feature stand-up gigs from Sam Morril, Gina Yashere, Jared Freid and more. (The Hall at MP, 470 Driggs Ave., Brooklyn, 7 to 9:30 p.m., $20, eventbrite.com) By Dana Reszutek firstname.lastname@example.org Share on Facebook Share on Twitter More on this topic It's time for your 'Grinch' fix, and other holiday movies to streamChristmastime is all about the movies. These holiday markets are flush with unique gift ideasShop locally at the Union Square Holiday Market, Bryant Park and other seasonal options. Why Black Friday is the absolute worstEnjoy the day off instead. 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