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Around Town - A "Mob Wives" Dinner, Hot Chocolate Pop-Up, Harlem Globetrotters & More...
February 16, 2024, 1:33.41 am ET


Photo: Ainslie

"Mob Wives" star Drita D'Avanzo will host the ultimate Mob Wives Aesthetic Dinner at Ainslie (199 Bowery) on Thursday, February 29th. Guests are asked to dress to impress for a chance to win gift cards, champagne and more, in a fashion contest judged by Drita at 8pm. The night will feature a three course Italian feast with wine included. Special dinner seatings will be offered from 6:30pm till 8:30pm, which can be booked by visiting OpenTable

Perfectly timed to this cold spell we are seeing this week in NYC, Maury Rubin—the owner of the beloved City Bakery, an NYC institution famous for its hot chocolate, which closed back in 2019—will be holding a very special hot chocolate pop-up featuring his new hot chocolate brand, The Color Of Chocolate. The pop-up will take place at Loring Place, the first restaurant from James Beard Award-nominated chef Dan Kluger, from Saturday, February 17—Sunday, February 18, between 11 AM–3 PM [21 West 8th St].

Photo: Pier 57

Pier 57 in Chelsea will host a panel curated by Tanya Weddemire Gallery, called Admiration: Black History Month on Thursday, February 29. Moderated by beauty powerhouse and celebrity stylist, Stacey Ciceron, this empowering event will feature renowned artists including Guy Stanley Philoche, Serron Green, Voodo Fe and Zaire Baptise who will share their insights on black culture and history through their captivating art. The discussion will take place from 6:30 – 8:30pm in the Living Room space, located on the ground floor of the Pier’s southern edge with views of the Hudson River. Those interested in attending can register here

Photo: Casa Bond

For National Margarita Day (Thursday, February 22nd), Casa Bond will offer specially priced margaritas which can be made spicy or enhanced with any of Casa Bond’s premium, limited edition, or small batch tequilas. Cocktails include the XXIV Carat with Herradura Leyend, Grand Marnier Cuvée Louis-Alexandre Liqueur, yuzu, and agave; and the signature De La Casa Margarita, made with Herradura silver tequila, Cointreau, organic agave nectar, and fresh lime and lemon juice, which will be the only cocktail offered at the “Bond-ing Hour” price.

Photo: Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company

Celebrate the Lunar New Year with the acclaimed Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company, a leading force in Chinese dance. In 2024, the Year of the Dragon, witness the power and auspicious energy of strength, courage, and good fortune. The Nai-Ni Chen dancers present traditional and contemporary Chinese dances, including the mesmerizing "Dragon Dance," lively "Lion Dance," and elegant "Peacock Dance." Experience new works like "Dragon Path" and the hip-hop-inspired "Lion in the City" with legendary artists Rokafella and Kwikstep. Join us for the magic and wonder of Lunar New Year at Hostos Center—suitable for all ages and backgrounds. Sunday, February 18, 2024 at 3:00 PM

Photo: Seaport Museum

Looking for family-friendly activities to enjoy while New York City public schools are closed for Mid-Winter Recess? The Seaport Museum is offering extended open days that each include expanded tours that teach you how to raise the sail on our historic 1885 tall ship, Wavertree. Bring your family and friends to participate in a hands-on tour that will transport you and your kids into the fascinating world of 19th century sailors. In addition to getting to raise the sail, the tour will also show the young people in your life how sailors worked and lived aboard a 19th century cargo sailing ship—from the captain to the ship’s officers, cooks, and crew. February 21-25, 2024 at 12:00 PM

Image: The Harlem Globetrotters

To celebrate the world-famous Harlem Globetrotters return to Madison Square Garden on Saturday, Feb 24th, Mustang Harry’s is launching a special, limited-time children’s menu featuring dishes inspired by the legendary basketball team served throughout the month of February. Kids 12 and under can choose from dishes like a Globetrotter Burger served on a basketball bun, the ‘Trotter Grilled Cheese, and mascots Big G and Globie’s favorite foods. Menu is ($16) and all orders include a vanilla or chocolate milkshake and a side of slam dunk fries served in a basketball net. In partnership with MSG, families can receive a unique discount code to purchase tickets to the game on February 24th which can be found here. One lucky winner will also score a four-pack of tickets and a $50 Mustang Harry’s gift card through a giveaway hosted later this month via @MustangHarrysNYC Instagram account.

Until Next Time, we’ll be seeing you Around Town!