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The best 4/20 events in NYC

Celebrate all things weed, pot, ganja—whatever you call it—at these stoner-sanctioned 4/20 events in NYC

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Marijuana might not be legal in NYC (yet), but that won’t stop reefer-puffing fiends from attending these 4/20 events to celebrate the most mellow day of the year. There is an unsurprising amount of ganja-related activities happening in New York, ranging from comedy shows and a musical to screenings of some of the best stoner movies of all time. So if you want to get dazed and confused, here are the can’t-miss herb-related events for stoners. Disclaimer: We would never advocate drug use, but if you decide to light up on the national smoking holiday, listen to our playlist of the best weed songs. Then, once the severe case of the munchies kicks inevitably kicks in, make sure to stuff your piehole with some grub from the best food trucks in town.

Best 4/20 events in NYC


Stoner Screenings at Syndicated

Enjoy some Mary Jane before you see some of the best stoner flicks of all time including The Big Lebowski at 7pm and Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle at 10pm. The best part is, if you get the munchies, you can order food like burgers and nachos straight from your seat. Cool, man.

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Until Thu Apr 20

Dusty Rose Vintage 4/20 Pop-up

Brooklyn brands gather under one roof to celebrate smokers’ special day, with ceramic pipes, pot-leaf patches, chocolate, candles and more from Amelia BK, Haute Chocolate Brooklyn, Tough Times Press and more. Other noteworthy vendors include stoner-print panties from Thinx as wells as airbrushed merchandise by artist Sarah Lammer. Bonus: Enjoy adult beverages while you shop! 

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20 Apr 2017

Yum's the Word

This ongoing storytelling series, produced and hosted by Robin Gelfenbien, is also a party: audience members are invited to feast on her multiple homemade ice-cream cakes. In addition to stories from a stellar lineup (past performers have included Broad City writer Naomi Ekperigin, UCB's Gastor Almonte, three-time Moth Story Slam winner Danny Artese and more), this "High-Ce Cream (Are You High?) Stories edition features Tracey Segarra, Gastor Almonte and more.

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Thursday June 22 2017

High NY Presents the Business of Consumption

On the eve of 4/20, join High NY for dinner and drinks followed by a discussion on cannabis consumption, with a focus on the business and shopping side. Guest speakers include Pamela Johnson (thought leader and entrepreneur of Electrum Partners) and Daniel Saynt (thought leader on millennial marketing and social influencers). 

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Until Wed Apr 19

420: The Musical

John Kehoe and Co. return with their annual performance of pot-fueled hilarity, which follows Jerry, the uptight stoner, as he visits the Land of 420 to learn some important life lessons. Sit back and toke—ahem, take a trip into a fantastical realm where the laughs are plentiful and the munchies are free (really, complimentary snacks are provided).

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Until Thu Apr 20

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By: Jennifer Picht