Every year, in New York City there are a couple of magical weeks that make the city an even more exciting place. Those are in order of importance to me, Restaurant Week, Broadway Week, Fashion Week and a more recent addition is NYC Must-See Week.
These weeks the make the city more exciting, more delicious, and more stylish than usual. The thing that makes this year different is that all of these things are happening all at the same time. Also, all of the events except Fashion Week are more than a week long. So that give you more time to actually take advantage of everything that is going on around and let your head stop spinning.
NYC Restaurant Week
NYC Restaurant Week is a three-week span where the City’s trendiest restaurants all have special menus of prix-fixe of $26 for a 2-course lunch, $42 for a three-course dinner. Over 370 restaurants are participating this year, so it’s bigger than ever. The best part is that it has widely spread to the other boroughs instead of just being a Manhattan-based event which it was for years. If you want to start planning your “week” you can start here. NYC Restaurant Week starts on January 21st and ends on February 8th.
I can admit that I don’t get to go to a Broadway show very often and that is because of the expense. The most popular shows are really pricey and to be honest, unless you can lottery tickets or use apps like
This year 24 shows are available to choose from ( two already have sold out today on the first day) for buy one get one free ticket. That’s more budget-friendly than the usual when you consider that for a show like the Lion King goes for $180 a ticket in the Orchestra section and when you add the restaurant, the night can easily end up being at a tally of $500. Uh, that is a no for me. So it all makes sense why a lot of New Yorkers wait with their fingers on the “Buy Now” button for Broadway Week every year. Broadway Week last from January 21st to February 10th.
NYC Must See Week
Must See Week is relatively new and allows you to get 2 for 1
NY Fashion Week is last but not least for the worldly fashionistas, hangry looking models, and aspirational style bloggers that have closets that put some department stores to shame. The streets of NYC get flooded with paparazzi on every Meatpacking District and Soho corner. And exclusive parties in the dozens. Check out the show line up here. Most shows are industry only now which cuts off accessibility to most. Don’t cry, really don’t unless you are dressed for the moment you’ll be lucky to get to rub elbows with the cool kids. Although I love the artistry of fashion, I don’t like the whole mean girls’ attitude. I’m good. NY Fashion Week runs from February 6th until February 13th.
Would you be down for any of these events? Tell me which one is your favorite and where you would go if you could in the comments below.
Until our next rendezvous…