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Around Town - Earth Month Spots, Eclipse Watching Party, Chelsea Dancing and more
March 20, 2024, 11:05.14 pm ET


Photo: Omakaseed

Earth Month kicks off in April and several NYC restaurants are touting their “green” nature.

• At Blackbarn, the restaurant is upcycling food scraps with the help of PEAT farming to grow mushrooms that are showing up in dishes like their popular Mushroom Toast. Reservations via Resy

Omakaseed says its plant-based omakase, with a menu developed by Planta alumni, will have to saying no to meat and seafood alternatives while helping to reduce the carbon footprint. Reservations via OpenTable

Travelers, Poets & Friends is relying on goods from regenerative farms at Union Square, responsible fishing and uses spirits that give back to Mother Earth, like Noble Oak which donates a tree for each bottle consumed. Reservations via Resy

Photo: Chelsea Market

Dance the night away at Chelsea Market. The Chelsea Baila Social Club, presented by DJ Gugou, is offering a night of dancing, music, and fun. Guests can learn salsa, bachata, and more as they connect with seasoned dancers and first timers who share their love for dancing. No prior experience is needed, and admission is free. The event will take place every other Saturday from March 23 through May 18 at the Chelsea Local, located on the lower level of Chelsea Market at 75 9th Avenue, and will start at 7:00 PM sharp.

Photo: Blackbird

Blackbird, the hospitality loyalty and payments platform, is launching Blackbird Breakfast Club, a new membership program for just $60 that rewards diners with special perks. Founded by Ben Leventhal, co-founder of Resy, Blackbird is the first loyalty program for independent restaurants that encourages customers to become regulars, by rewarding them for repeat visits, with perks like free cocktails, off-menu items, priority access, exclusive events, and more. Diners can sign up for the app for free, and can track their visits every time they visit one of the partner restaurants. Participating restaurants at launch include Chef Dan Kluger’s The Bakery at Greywind (Hudson Yards), Unregular Bakery (Union Square), Spring Cafe Aspen (Greenwich Village), Canal Street Market (Lower East Side), and Gertie (Williamsburg) with more to follow.

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Rockefeller Center will be hosting an eclipse viewing party at the Top of the Rock, one of the best vantage poins to view the solar eclipse and New York City skyline, on April 8. Guests should arrive between 12pm to 2:30pm with the peak eclipse viewing expected around 3:15pm. Tickets include a pair of Warby Parker’s eclipse-safe viewing glasses and a themed cookie from The Weather Room café. Once at the top, guests can stay as long as they wish to enjoy the event’s festivities. Ticket info here

Until next time, we'll be seeing you Around Town