With so many concerts, events, theater, classes and activities in NYC, deciding how to spend your free time can seem like a Herculean task. No one knows that better than Time Out New York editors—who do you think rounds up all the best things to do in NYC, anyway? In our quest to find the most fun activities, we occasionally come across deals that are just too good to pass up. Here are the five best we found this week, including a performance by beloved Drag Race alums and an eye-popping outdoor art tour.
Deals in NYC this week
Bianca Del Rio
RuPaul’s Drag Race season-six winner Bianca Del Rio steps back into the limelight to present the top queens from season 10. Since Del Rio is taking a break from her comedy tour for this appearance, you know she’s gonna slay.
Intro to Sailing Class
Take to the water: This Intro to Sailing Class gives you hands-on experience hoisting the sails and steering the ship. After three hours on the Hudson, you’ll be hooked on the wind and waves.
Street Art Tour of Bushwick
Peep some of Brooklyn’s most compelling graffiti on a Street Art Tour of Bushwick. You’ll spy more than 50 murals by artists such as Danielle Mastrion, Fumero and Blek le Rat on this 90-minute walk through the nabe.
Looking for more fun things to do in NYC?
This Hell’s Kitchen bar and restaurant doubles as a live music venue, with its popular dueling pianos show taking over the space every Thursday, Friday and Saturday night. Whether you catch a local band or the regular piano show, you can enjoy specialty cocktails and classic bar bites. Sip on The Bar Nine, a combination of vodka, light rum, tequila, gin, blue curacao, sour mix and lemon-lime soda, or try the Midtown Manhattan with bourbon, sweet vermouth and bitters. Nibble on loaded nachos ($9) or buffalo boneless chicken strips ($10), or order the bourbon-glazed burger ($11) or bacon-wrapped hotdogs ($12) for a full meal. Coming with a big group? You might want to look into the bar’s standard open bar package: It includes three hours of all the beer, wine and well drinks you can drink for just $60 per person.
Venue says: “Check out our schedule of events on our website! HH daily 5-8pm; $14.99 All you can eat wings Mons & Weds; $9 Tecate, Tequila & a Taco Tues!”