Friday Finds: What To Do In New York City This Weekend



As February begins, it seems like we may have no end in sight with this freezing, freezing cold weather, maybe your cabin fever is starting to kick in and you want to leave your apartment and go exploring. Well, Fordham Friday Finds is here to help! I’ll tell you what is happening this weekend that will help cure those winter blues and make this weekend in New York fun and exciting.

Eat Comfort Food During Poutine Week: If you have ever been to Canada, then you most likely had the deliciously-bad-for-you dish of “poutine,” which is fries covered in melted cheese curds and gravy. This week, ending on Feb. 8, you can try different kinds of poutine like Philly Style Roast Pork (fries, roast pork, broccoli rabe and cheese curds) and the Smoked Meat Burger Poutine (fries, smoked meat burger, red onion, american cheese sauce). Available at Mile End in their Brooklyn locations. Prepare to stuff your faces.

Locations: 53 Bond St. (Brooklyn), 97 Hoyt St. (Brooklyn), and 333 Douglas St. at Threes Brewing.

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Experience Dance and Storytelling with Thunderbird American Indian Dancers: Annually, the oldest Native American dance company in the city puts on a show at the Theater for NYC The show includes traditional music, storytelling; and dancing such as the caribou dance from the Inuit. This show is kid friendly and allows you to learn about other cultures in a fun and participatory way, and only costs $10.

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See Henri Matisse’s Cut Outs at the MoMa: In the 1940s Matisse’s main medium became cut paper, and this is the last week you can see his work at the Modern Museum of Art (MoMA). The museum is staying open late to show only this exhibit -and- for full time students (with student IDs), tickets only cost $8, as opposed to spending almost $30 on a regular priced ticket. Grab some of your art loving friends and hit the museum to see some of Matisse’s abstract work.

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Run Around Like Cupid- In Your Underwear: The Annual Cupid’s Undies Run is a fun event held usually around Valentine’s Day to show you looking like a stereotypical Cupid. This mile(ish) run is a fun way to celebrate the holiday, whether you’re single, taken, cynical, or just looking for fun- and it also raises money for the The Children’s Tumor Foundation.  Running through the streets in your underwear and raising money for charity? Sounds like fun to me! The run takes place on Feb. 7.

For tickets: OR (prices are reduced through LivingSocial and will still be able to donate to charity).

Indulged in Some Chocolates at Kee’s: It doesn’t matter that Valentine’s Day is next week, there’s never a wrong time for chocolates. Kee’s Chocolates comes in a variety of flavors like Black Sesame, Champagne, Blood Orange, and Mint Mocha. At the average price of $2.50, you can try all the interesting flavors for yourself or for that special someone. But let’s be honest, these sound too good to share.

Locations: 80 Thompson St., 452 Fifth Ave. (inside HSBC), 315 W. 39th St.

Hopefully these events will cure that cabin fever that you might be experiencing, or hopefully these events will make you think about just leaving your apartment in general. Netflix will still be there waiting for you when you come back, but these events are only going to be around for so long. So take advantage of our city, and come back next week to see what is happening in N.Y.!

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