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9 fun things to do this weekend in Harlem and beyond

The best spots to enjoy the snow, sip hot chocolate and get a tasty takeout meal for $20.21 in Harlem and beyond.

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The snow's still here from Monday's blizzard—plus another storm is headed our way on Sunday—so pick up that sled and hit the slippery slopes (or just make a snowman).

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More than a half-dozen neighborhood spots have put their own decadent spin—think bourbon, house-made marshmallows, even Mike's Hot Honey—on this cold-weather classic.

Through February 28

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NYC Restaurant Week To Go has been extended through the end of February, and even more uptown spots have joined the citywide program offering takeout meals for $20.21—including 8 in Washington Heights and Inwood.


In case you missed it:

Harlem's Renaissance Pavilion at dusk.


Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd between W 137th and W 140th Sts

This Uber Eats-led initiative highlights a string of Black-owned businesses—including The Row Harlem, Harlem Chocolate Factory and Ruby's Vintage—with custom outdoor dining structures, public art, and online events.

Through February 28

The Wallach Art Gallery, Lenfest Center for the Arts, 615 W 129th St between Broadway and 12th Ave

Due to the pandemic, this public exhibition showcasing the work of contemporary artists such as Jordan Casteel, Derrick Adams, and Sanford Biggers in conversation with the Harlem Renaissance is fully online. (Note: It is open to Columbia University students, faculty and staff, but reservations are required.)



Although timed tickets for in-person visits are also available, there's now a new way to explore the Met's medieval gem in Washington Heights. The Met Cloisters Primer takes you on a digital trip through time, allowing you to enjoy this spectacular museum's art, architecture and gardens via the Met's website.

Through winter

Central Harlem Lasker Rink, entrance at 110th St and Lenox Ave; Mon-Sun

Hamilton Heights Riverbank State Park Ice Rink, entrance at Riverside Drive and 145th St; Fri-Sun

Both of Harlem's outdoor rinks are now open, but each has a new set of Covid guidelines. In other words, plan ahead.


East Harlem JHS 99, 410 E 100th St between FDR Drive and First Ave

A new mural by Cuban-American artist Carmen Herrera's "Uno Dos Tres"—painted by students from the arts and education nonprofit Publicolor—is now up on the eastern wall of East Harlem school JHS 99. The 105-year-old abstract painter had her first solo exhibition at the Whitney in 2016.


Central Harlem Jackie Robinson Park, Bradhurst Ave and W 145th St and St. Nicholas Park, St. Nicholas Ave at W 132nd St and W 140th St

Part of the citywide Photoville festival, this free outdoor photo exhibit centers on Black joy and is inspired by the poetry of Ross Gay and the music of Stevie Wonder.

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