1 Love It
Save it

The best 4/20 events in NYC

Celebrate the good kind of roach at these stoner-sanctioned 4/20 events in NYC

Photograph: Shutterstock

Marijuana might not be legal in NYC (yet), but you can still get lit (figuratively) at these 4/20 events celebrating the most chilled-out day of the year. There’s a good range of ganja-related activities happening in the New York like hilarious comedy shows or screenings of the best stoner movies of all time. Disclaimer: We’re not telling you to smoke a roach, hit a bong or eat a brownie, but should you partake in the essence of the national holiday, listen to our playlist of the best weed songs. Once the severe case of the munchies kicks in—and you know it will—grab some grub from the best food trucks in town.

RECOMMENDED: Full guide to NYC events in March

Best 4/20 events in NYC


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).

Buy tickets Read more
Unruly Collective , Bushwick Friday April 20 2018

Gallow Green

Wanna get high? One of the city’s best sky-high bars, Gallow Green, has announced that they’ll be reopening for the 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 on April 20 to bask in the glory of spring in NYC. 

Book now Read more

Helltrap Nightmare

New Yorkers may think of themselves as immune to blood, skin and viscera onstage, but Chicago's most deranged comedy collective has come to challenge our stability. Join the fabulously satanic comedy crew of Helltrap Nightmare—Sarah Sherman, Shrimp Boys, and Scott Egleston, and NYC's own Ruby McCollister—for a night of gooney, gorey delights.

Read more
Baby’s All Right , Williamsburg Friday April 20 2018

Cheech & Chong

Grammy Award–winning comedy duo and irrepressible potheads Richard "Cheech" Marin and Tommy Chong celebrate the holy high day with a pair of shows at the Capitol Theater. Come for the loopy stoner humor, stay because even just a contact high will make moving toward the exit incomprehensible.

Read more

Want to spend the day in the grass?

Check out the best NYC parks

NYC parks offer verdant green spaces to relax, get some sun, picnic and more. Don’t miss any offerings with our guide.

Read more
By: Jennifer Picht