pencil it in: for your MLK celebrations

January 14: Find Comfort in Food

Beat the winter chill with an arsenal of comfort-food recipes. Chef Ryan Smith shares recipes and techniques for slow-braising meats with a wine pairing to match the three-course meal from sommelier Dylan York. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased here. New York Vinters, 21 Warren Street, 212 812 3999, 4- 6PM

January 15: Brews In Brooklyn

Smorgasburg gets a boost with the addition of Brooklyn Brewery beers at SmorgasBrewery, every Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. at the Brooklyn Brewery. This weekend’s lineup of vendors includes Brooklyn Bean Company, Empire Mayo, Fresh Picked Pantry and Slant. SmorgasBrewery, 79 North 11th Street, 212 812 3999

January 16: Education for Beer Lovers

Join City Winery for its first beer class presented with Murray’s Cheese. The class will examine contrasting American beer styles from each coast. The $60 class will focus on craft breweries and will pair the beers with a selection of cheeses. Tickets to the event can be purchased here. Seats are on a first come basis so arrive early if you can. City Winery, 155 Varick Street, 212 608 0555, 7 PM

January 16: an opening at the Met

The Metropolitan Museum of Art opens wenty-five new and expanded galleries provide visitors with a rich history of American art from the 18th through the early 20th century. The museum’s collection of American paintings is displayed together for the first time including works by John Singleton Copley, Thomas Eakins and Winslow Homer. The centerpiece of the new installation is Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze’s 1851 painting Washington Crossing the Delaware. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue, 212 535 7710, 9:30 AM- 5:30 PM

January 19- 20: BBQ in NYC

If you love barbecue, you live pulled pork specialists Jim ‘N Nicks. Lucky for you Drew Robinson and Nick Phaikis will leave their Alabama homes and grace us with there presence for two night only. The duo will host a dinner in conjunction with City Grit. For $60, you get five courses and the chance to hear the boys talk about Heritage hogs. Tickets and full event info here. City Grit NYC, 38 Prince Street, 7:30 PM

January 20- 22: Rev Up You’re Engines

The world’s largest motorcycle show series returns to the Javits Center. Experience the world of motorcycling through showcases, interactive features and impressive bike collections. A marketplace for accessories and gadgets will also be on hand for all your shopping needs. For more information visit motorcycleshows.com. Jacob Javits Center, 655 West 34th Street, Fri 12- 9 PM, Sat 9 AM- 9 PM, Sun 9 AM- 5 PM


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