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Around Town - Slice Out Hunger, Cocktails, Pop-Ups, Sensory Room at MSG and more...
April 10, 2024, 7:14.01 pm ET


Photo: Don Antonio

On Thursday, April 18th, New Yorkers can snag authentic Neapolitan pizza for just $1. It is all part of a charity effort targeting hunger relief. Don Antonio is among a star-studded lineup of pizzerias providing donations for Slice Out Hunger’s $1 Pizza Party. Returning for the first time since Covid, the event will take place at St. Anthony’s Church on Sullivan Street in SoHo featuring live pizza making with portable ovens. 6pm until supplies run out, 154 Sullivan St, New York NY. More info here

Photo: Boqueria/Liz Clayman

On Sunday April 14th at 3pm, Boqueria - the lively Spanish tapas bar and restaurant - will be hosting the latest in its series of quarterly seasonal cocktail making classes at its 260 West 40th Street location. Receive instruction on how to make two spring cocktails - the lighty and fruity "Buen Rollo" margarita, and "Beach Please" - a fresh and herbaceous gin-based drink while learning how to work with different spirits, flavor profiles, and mixology tools. Tickets are $75 per person and can be purchased on Resy

Photo: Lolita

It’s margarita season, and Lolita (45 West 45th St) is getting into the spirit for Cinco de Mayo. Lolita isn’t typically open on Sundays, but couldn’t miss out on the party and now plans to have specials all weekend long from Friday, May 3 - Sunday, May 5. Look for $5 tacos and happy hour all day long, which includes $12 cocktails [House Margarita, Paloma, Daiquiri], $7 cerveza and $9 for select wines. For two days only [May 4 - 5], Lolita will be open for brunch from 11AM - 3PM. And there will be a Mariachi Band starting at 6pm Friday & Saturday and 2pm on Sunday May 5.

Photo: The Standard Biergarten

National Pretzel Day (April 26) is right around the corner. At The Standard Biergarten in the Meatpacking District they are marking the occasion by baking up $12 Garlic Butter and $12 Cinnamon Sugar Pretzel specials alongside $6 Pretzel Bites with cheese sauce.

Romer Hell’s Kitchen is debuting a 3-week Generative Writing Workshop in its Study. Guests can come to either one Saturday session or all three, each priced at $35. This workshop is designed to help writers of any level ‘unstick’ their writing with over one hour of unimpeded writing to start or continue working on a project of your choosing. Guests are encouraged to bring paper and pencil or a laptop for inspired writing time with local writer and teacher, Joe D'Annibale. More info here

Photo: MSG Entertainment

MSG Entertainment is unveiling its new sensory room at Madison Square Garden for guests with sensory processing needs. The Aaron & Samantha Judge Sensory Room was created in partnership with KultureCity, the world’s leading nonprofit on sensory accessibility and acceptance for those with invisible disabilities and sensory needs, and New York Yankees outfielder Aaron Judge and his wife Samantha.

Photo: MSG Entertainment

The new sensory room at The Garden is thoughtfully designed to accommodate a variety of sensory needs, incorporating elements such as adjustable lighting, calming visuals, and comfortable seating. A range of sensory tools and equipment such as bubble walls, Yogibo bean bags, Nunoerin sparkle, and tactile objects available to create a personalized and calming experience. The sensory room is designed to be fully accessible, including for wheelchair users, accommodating individuals of all abilities and ages. For more information, click here

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