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The best 4/20 events in NYC

Trip out to NYC's best 4/20 events at these shows, parties and exhibitions
Orchid Evenings
Photograph: Talisman Brolin Orchid Evenings
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If you're looking for a visually-appealing adventure on this contemporary holiday (which happens to intersect with Passover and Easter in NYC), we know just the places to elevate your roll. If you're feeling inspired from watching the best stoner movies, head to these excellent comedy shows, dazzling concerts and trippy museum exhibitions to keep the buzz going. 

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Best 4/20 events in NYC

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Photograph: Courtesy Phillip Kim

Sundae School Flower Shop Pop-Up

Want to blow some smoke? Sundae School—a smokewear fashion label and cannabis brand–launched a temporary, two-floor pop-up at 248 Mott Street where visitors can roll a custom floral CBD joint and shop the company's merch: caps, T-shirts and small accessories. The stor has a lower level that has been transformed into an interactive installation dubbed "Nightcap." Get your phone out to capture a groovy and dreamy image of more than 10,000 flower petals illuminated by neon lights in the darkness. The reason? The art illustrates Nyctinasty—the circadian rhythmic movement of higher plants in response to the onset of darkness, or a plant "sleeping." The shop is open from April 19 to the 21.

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420: A Musical Experience
Photograph: Courtesy of the artists
Theater, Musicals

420: A Musical Experience

icon-location-pin Kraine Theater, Lower East Side
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What better way to celebrate New York's march toward legalization than with another trip to the magical Land of 420? While this new tale follows Larry, not Jerry, you can trust the makers of 420: The Musical to serve up zany, pot-fueled hilarity. And free snacks, of course.

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Orchid Evenings
Photograph: Talisman Brolin
Things to do, Exhibitions

Orchid Evenings

icon-location-pin New York Botanical Garden | Bronx, NY, New York Botanical Garden
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Who wants to tiptoe through the tulips when you can sip craft cocktails, nibble yummy vittles from the Bronx Night Market, groove to live DJs and watch freestyle dancers while exploring the Botanical Garden's stunning annual orchid show? Leave the kids at home: these events are strictly 21 and up. 

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Gallow Green
Bars, Cocktail bars

Gallow Green

icon-location-pin Chelsea

Wanna get high? One of the city’s best sky-high bars Gallow Green reopens for the outdoor drinking season on 4/20! The verdant, vintage train station-inspired venue will once again host its popular Sunday brunches, live music events and more. Hit the roof to bask in the glory of spring in NYC while sipping new seasonal cocktails. Got a case of the munchies? Don't worry, they've got pizza. 

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The Outer Reach
Artwork courtesy Vincent Di Fate and Society of Illustrators
Things to do, Exhibitions

"Masters of the Fantastic"

icon-location-pin Society of Illustrators, Upper East Side
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Society of Illustrators celebrates the original artworks that have built our most celebrated fictional worlds. Trip out as you look back on book covers, movie posters, fable illustration and concept designs that have expanded the possibilities of popular fantasy and sci-fi storytelling. 

Want to spend the day in the grass?

Pelham Bay Park
Photograph: David Rosenzweig
Attractions, Parks and gardens

Check out the best NYC parks

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