What to Do This Week in NYC (January 14 – January 20)

The excitement of the holidays has tapered off, but far be it for New York City to ever consider slowing down! There is still plenty of great stuff going on in the city and a lot of fun ways to stay warm as the January temperatures start to drop. If you’re wondering what to do in NYC this week, we’ve picked out some of the best happenings for you to choose from. Whether you’re looking for awesome concerts and performances, food festivals, exercise classes, or something else, we’ve got you covered. Take a look at our calendar of fun things to check out in NYC this week.

What to Do in NYC This Week

Here’s a breakdown of what’s going on in the city this week so you can hone in on your favorite activities.

Free Cross-Fit Intro

It’s the new year, and a lot of people have a resolution to start exercising. If you’re already a jogger and you’ve been thinking about something new, consider getting into the new and extremely trendy CrossFit Fitness Craze. On January 14, you will have a chance to try a class for free in NYC! The CrossFit Intro Class at Park Slope CrossFit doesn’t cost you anything your first time. It takes place on January 14 from 8-9 p.m. at the corner of St. Marks Place and 4th Avenue. Get ready for all the dead lifts and bear crawls your body can handle!

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The Chocolate Museum and Experience with Jacques Torres

An icy cold winter day is a great time to stop into famous chocolate-maker Jacques Torres’ Hudson Street location to visit the city’s first ever chocolate museum! You’ll get a chance to discover the story of chocolate by wandering through the 5,000-square-foot museum and its journey from tree to bar on a self-guided tour. The experience includes eight premium tastings, including original Mayan hot chocolate and a bon-bon making demonstration. It’s a great place to take kids or check out on a date with your sweetheart.

Women’s March on NYC

Tens of thousands of people are expected to show up to the third installment of the Women’s March, happening in NYC on January 9th. The march is being held annually to promote and celebrate women’s rights, and to advocate for more positions of power for women. The march will start near Columbus Circle and kick off with a rally at 11 a.m. Marchers will journey east from Columbus Circle to Sixth Avenue, and then head south to 45th Street. Last year more than 200,000 people showed up to march for women’s rights, so make sure you prepare to be in a big crowd! Women’s March Inc. is also co-chairing a simultaneous rally from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. to promote leadership for women of color. It will take place in Foley Square.

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NYC Scotch Walk

Lovers of Scotch can revel in their favorite beverage during the NYC Scotch Walk, which happens at 3 p.m. on January 19th. Participants will taste scotch at eight different bars throughout the East Village, each known for having a stellar scotch selection. Walkers will only be served premium scotch, so expect to taste the best of the best. It costs $35 to attend the NYC Scotch Walk, and you should buy your tickets in advance to make sure you reserve yourself a spot. Leave kids at home for this event, since it’s only for adults 21 and over.

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