After secretly smoking in the bathroom at your family’s holiday celebrations last week, you can proudly celebrate out in the open tonight. Eat some fried chicken and donuts at a weed-infused Korean dinner, or enjoy the same sacred munchie combo at home if you’ve already melted into your couch. Save some of your stash for the weekend too, when you can go full hippie with some amazing vegan food, live-music, and astrology-themed cocktails.
It’s been about a year since weed has been legalized in NYC, and we were hoping we’d see weed kale chips and lemonades on the shelves already. But like the stoners they are, the government’s been slow to make that happen. Tonight, however, Nowon and Drip Lab are doing a special 4/20 dinner collab with weed-infused Korean food and donuts (yes, they will get you high) and CBD cocktails (in case you get too high). Make your reservations for Highly Recommended Dinner Party here.
For all the 4/20 food happenings out there, there are surprisingly few that seem to understand how the day’s traditions play out (i.e., on a couch). In collaboration with Dough Donuts, Fuku is offering a special app-and-web-only Munchies Menu, so you can get fried chicken between two donuts and other special snacks delivered right to your face. The Dough Sando will also be available at both Fuku locations until April 30th. It'll probably put you back to sleep, so find a seat with a wall to lean on while you’re there. Order here.
This Saturday, enjoy nature’s bounty the best way a snooty city dweller knows how: by eating vegan food from the city’s finest chefs with a DJ on standby to drown out the rest of the urban soundscape. Harlem Earth Day Festival will be happening on 118th street all day with live music, eco-friendly shopping, and vegan food vendors like Fieldtrip, Yolélé Foods, and Seasoned Vegan. Get your tickets here.
Astrology-themed bar Moodring has always been a great place to make some light jokes about your toxic Leo traits before stealing your date's phone while they’re in the bathroom, so you can text their mom for their birth time. (Everyone knows moon sign compatibility is more important.) Now, the Moodring crew are releasing their own cocktail book Margarita in Retrograde: Cocktails for Every Sign, so you Leos can have a you-themed, signature drink to serve everyone at your next house party. Celebrate the book launch at two events this Friday and Saturday, where you can buy the book and party with some stargaze-y music and plenty of margaritas.
This Saturday, support local at the opening day of a new concert series by clothing boutique Something Else. Enjoy tunes by The John Mazlish Band while you shop local designers at the store’s Park Slope location from 3 to 6pm. Check out our Park Slope guide for where to have dinner afterwards. More info here.