After a long week at work, it’s tempting to curl up on the couch and binge watch your current favorite TV shows. But eventually that gets, well, boring. The good news is, there are a ton of things to do in NYC this weekend, from exploring the arts, to expanding your mind, to moving around and getting fit. Because we want you to be able to take advantage of this amazing city you live in, we’ve put together a list of six things to do in NYC this weekend.
1. Go to a Sofar Sounds show
Not every concert has to be outrageously expensive, and Sofar Sounds proves that. The music-loving team at Sofar takes regular, everyday spaces (think coffee shops, clothing stores, apartments) and transforms them into—wait for it—an intimate concert venue. Each show typically has three different musical acts and there’s no headliner—all musicians are created equal here. Up until five days prior to the show, you can put your name into a lottery for tickets. And, in the U.S., tickets cost between $15 to $20. To attend an event in NYC, click here.
2. Sign up for a Museum Hack tour
Museums aren’t usually your thing? That’s OK. Keep reading. Because Museum Hack makes museums fun, even for people who aren’t enthusiastic museum goers. With Museum Hack, you can go on public or private small group tours that are different than your typical museum tour—they tell behind-the-scenes stories, let you in on art world gossip, play games that allow you to see the art in a different light, and more. In New York, you can check out one of these “renegade” tours at the American Museum of Natural History and the Metropolitan Museum of Art.
Connect & Learn
3. Attend a brunchwork event
At brunchwork events, you can connect and learn from industry leaders and brilliant peers over a healthy, delicious meal. We host distinguished guest like HBO’s President, Warner Bros. Record’s CEO, VC Arlan Hamilton, Rent the Runway’s cofounder, and more. brunchwork is known for our warm and welcoming environment. The best part of brunchwork is the Audience Challenge – we break guests up into teams to brainstorm and pitch business ideas. You’ll get real-time feedback and build meaningful connections.
4. Join an NYC Social sports league
What better way to get up and moving than to join a league where you not only get to flex your athletic skills but hang out with other people, too? And don’t worry—you don’t have to be a competitive athlete (or an athlete at all) to take advantage of NYC Social. They offer everything from soccer, to flag football, to kickball, to bocce ball, and more. They even have a skeeball league! Games take place in fourteen different neighborhoods in Queens, Brooklyn, and Manhattan, so you likely won’t have too much trouble finding a convenient location.
5. Take a TrampoLEAN class
If you’re bummed that you don’t have a trampoline in the non-existent backyard of your tiny NYC apartment, TrampoLEAN has you covered. But this isn’t your casual jumping and flopping around sort of deal. It’s a high intensity fitness class that will give you a great cardio, muscular, and endurance workout. Here’s a peek at their intro classes.
6. Run an NYCRUNS race
There are a ton of different race companies throughout the United States. The fun thing about this one, though? It was founded in 2009 specifically to focus on the NYC area. NYCRUNS plans multiple races every season and races are several different lengths—marathons, half marathons, 10K, and 5K. And, no, you don’t have to be an elite runner to participate! These races allow you to several different parts of the city as you challenge your body—from winding through Central Park, to looping around the Empire State Building, to exploring Governor’s Island. And perhaps the best part of all? At the end of each race there’s a New York bagel.
So, go on, try out one of these things to do in NYC this weekend. And if you do, we want to hear all about it—tell us all about it on Twitter!