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The best 4/20 events in NYC

Trip out to NYC's best 4/20 events at these parties, cruises and activities.

Rossilynne Skena Culgan
Shaye Weaver
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Rossilynne Skena Culgan
Shaye Weaver

Celebrating 4/20 is always a buzz, but this year the holiday in NYC is an even bigger deal because cannabis is now legal for adult use in New York. Here's the rundown on everything you need to know about marijuana legalization in NYC. If you want to celebrate 4/20 in a big way this month, we know just the places to elevate your roll. You may gain some extra inspiration from watching the best stoner movies and best weed songs.

Just remember to mind your manners with these weed etiquette tips from the Emily Post Institute. To keep the buzz going, check out the following 4/20 events in NYC.

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The top 4/20 events in NYC

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  • City Life

New York’s very first legal cannabis dispensary for recreational use opened and made its first sale in late 2022. Visit Housing Works Cannabis Co at 750 Broadway (or 1 Astor Place), across the street from the Eighth Street subway stop in Greenwich Village and around the corner from the Astor Place stop. So long as you’re 21 or older, you can make a purchase here.

The shop focuses on smaller businesses (no corporate monopolies here!) owned by BIPOC and women, including Florist Farms, Back Home Cannabis Company, Aryloom and Lobo Cannagar. You’ll find vapes, edibles, flower, prerolls and more from these brands in addition to apparel and literature about smoking, cannabis, the mission of Housing Works and more. You can peruse its full menu here.

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  • Weird & Wonderful

The House of Cannabis (a.k.a. THC NYC) is a new weed museum that opened in Soho this spring. While the museum boasts plenty of mind-bending multi-sensory bells and whistles, it also showcases art, highlights science and confronts the social justice issues baked into cannabis prosecution.

Don't miss The Euphorium, a massive spinning record you can sit or lay on while listening to music, from The Doors to Santana. With the room's impressive light show and hazy vibes, it's like a merry-go-round for adults.  

Plus, the museum has a special surprise event coming up for 4/20 promising live performances, exclusive drops, and a very special surprise guest at 4:20pm.


On 4/20, celebrate with cabaret singer Ms. Zilbert, who will deliver a "high-art" variety show in honor of the holiday. Acts at the show, which will be held at C'mon Everybody (325 Franklin Ave.), feature "silliness, heart, and pure camp."

Tickets for the 8pm show are $20 in advance or $25 at the door. A portion of the ticket sales will be donated to the Last Prisoner Project, an organization dedicated to cannabis criminal justice reform. The event will also fundraise for the ACLU's Drag Defense Fund, to fight back against anti-drag legislation.

4/20 events at Moxy Hotels in NYC
Photograph: By Michael Kleinberg | The exterior of Moxy LES.

5. 4/20 events at Moxy Hotels in NYC

— 4/20 Marketplace at Moxy Times Square

Shop botanical blends from Barbari, learn about CBD menstrual products from Daye, enjoy soothing oils and topicals from oHHo, learn about CBD gummies by Mindset Wellness, check out rolling papers from Burner Babe Co. and shop weed-themed cards by Kush Kards. The market runs from 4-10pm on Thursday, April 20. 

— Pipe Dreams Pop-Up by Tracie Morrissey at Moxy Lower East Side

Stop by this 4/20 weed accessories pop-up that will inspire you to design your home with beautiful pieces from Pipe Dreams, created by writer and podcaster Tracie Morrissey. It runs from 6-8pm on Thursday, April 20. 

— Ted Jones Comedy Show: 420 Edition at Moxy Lower East Side

Laugh out loud with puffs provided by Private Jet and comics including Ted Jones, Sam Ramsdell, Johnny Mitchell, Giulio Gallarotti, Che Durena, Ahri Findling and Caroline Baniewicz. Get tickets here for the show, which runs from 8-10pm on Thursday, April 20. 

— Edie Parker 4/20 Flower Truck Stop at Moxy Williamsburg

Edie Parker, the weed accessories brand known for its vintage design and groovy aesthetics, will stop by with goodies from their Flower Collection. The event begins at 6pm on Thursday, April 20. 


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