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新年快樂 - Happy New Year!

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Usually by this time of year, we're in our winter hibernation. However, with only one snow storm under our belts, and mild/warm temperatures every day, I think we're all looking for some new and unique ideas for winter fun. Here are some of the things that we have on our calendar for the next few days:

Treats & Eats

1. The Superbowl is here! For those of you excited for the Panthers/Broncos match-up (or just the food that goes along with it), here are our picks for viewing parties: NOHO's Sweetwater Social has guaranteed seating, open bar, and full food packages starting at $125; Three's Brewing, down the street from The Barclay's Center, is showing the game and serving up $3 Miller High Lifes (the Champagne of beer, duh), $3 well shots, and treats from Fleisher's Butchery; Croxley's is hosting their annual Croxley Bowl at all of their Manhattan & BK locations, serving their amazing wings throughout the game ($0.20 boneless / $0.30 classic) With dozens of televisions stationed throughout each locations, there's no such thing as a bad seat ($10/stool) in the house - book before they sell out!

2. LES is known for some of the best party spots in the city, and Duane Park is no exception. Next Tuesday, they're hosting two Fat Tuesday Mardi Gras parties that will transform you to New Orleans - "with this special affair, it's like you've stepped directly into the magical city of New Orleans. See performances by 'Ripley's Believe It or Not' magician Albert Cadabra and a burlesque performance by Amber Bray", says TimeOut. Tickets include a three-course meal - choose from Pan-Roasted Shrimp with Nora Mills cheese grits, Chicken-Andouille Gumbo, or the classic toast to New Orleans, tender Abita-Braised Pork. And of course, there will be the N'awlins classic Hurricane cocktail available all evening!

Sights & Sounds

1. This Sat, Feb 6th 7-10pm head to Bryant Park for their 2nd Annual Winter Carnival Quiet Clubbing Party! This is the same idea as a silent disco, where you are given headphones and can pick from 3 DJs who will be spinning either Top 40/EDM, Motown/Doo-wop/Oldies or 80’s 90’s, so you can pick which music you prefer to dance your ass off to. "The dance party (as well as headphone pick-up and drop-off) will be located on the Fountain Terrace, but there are no boundaries" You can explore the whole winter festival, grab a drink or just dance the night away.

2. Then next Mon, Feb 8th commences the Chinese New Year festivities, with the New Year Firecracker ceremony & Cultural Festival at Sara D. Roosevelt Park on Grand Street between Chrystie and Forsyth. The Chinatown Society will light around 600,000 firecrackers to welcome the Year of the Monkey and ward off evil spirits. The ceremony itself is at noon and the festival will take place from 11-3pm. Also don't miss the Lunar New Year's Day parade on Sun, Feb 14th starting at 1pm at Mott & Canal and ending at Sara D. Roosevelt Park.

As always, if you'd like our help planning your weekend, or booking reservations or tickets, let us help!