Things To Do in NYC This Weekend & Beyond: Restaurant Week, Local Hikes, See Laurie Berkner

The Skyline Drive-in is still going strong, offering nightly movies with a stunning backdrop. Photo courtesy of the venue
The Skyline Drive-in is still going strong, offering nightly movies with a stunning backdrop. Photo courtesy of the venue

And just like that, January is practically in the rearview. In the "excellent news" column, it's NYC Restaurant Week, and it's all about take out this year, so you can take a night off, check out new cuisine, save money, and help local businesses, all in one swoop. To help you work up an appetite, the Urban Park Rangers are leading hikes in Fort Tryon Park, Long Island City, Central Park, and Prospect Park.

Don't forget: Poppins@Home is your go-to spot for virtual fun and learning. This week, we're all about Baby in Tune classes, the Happy Feet soccer online series, cartooning, and magical potions.

We're scouring NYC for great in-person events, and we're all over virtual happenings, too, so you're covered whichever you prefer. Check the NYC Event Calendar frequently, and don't miss our list of the top indoor play spaces open now.

Editor's note: While we are trying to promote safer activities that occur outdoors or with social distancing guidelines in place, please keep your family and others safe by always wearing a mask and maintaining an appropriate distance. If you arrive at an event that appears too crowded, try using the “nearby” search feature on our Event Calendar to find something else to do. Keep in mind, reservations are required for many of these events, so plan your outings in advance, and be sure to click through to our listing for all the details, including address, time, and pricing.

Places featured in this article:

Alley Pond Environmental Center

Orchard Beach Parking Lot in Pelham Bay Park

Alley Pond Environmental Center

Charles A. Dana Discovery Center (inside the Park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues)

Dimenna / New York Historical Society

Dimenna / New York Historical Society Online

The Intrepid Sea Air and Space Museum Online

Dimenna / New York Historical Society Online

Asia Society Online

Brooklyn Conservatory of Music Online

Queens Botanical Garden

Hunter Mountain Ski Resort

Bear Creek Mountain Resort

Bee's Arts And Crafts Studio

Crafty Kids Staten Island

Museum of the City of New York

New York Historical Society

The Morgan Library & Museum

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology

International Center of Photography

Museum of Arts and Design

Museum of Chinese in America

Museum of the Moving Image

Whitney Museum of American Art
Lalopalooza in the Park
Old Stone House at JJ Byrne Playground - 10:00 AM Pick
In Search of a Song: The Tour
Brookfield Place (World Financial Center Plaza) - 12:30 PM Pick
Movies under the Stars: Singin’ in the Rain (G)
Mathews-Palmer Playground - 6:30 PM Pick
Queens County Farm Museum's Pumpkin Patch
Queens County Farm Museum - various times Pick
Spanish Baby & Me Language Class
Tribeca Language - 10:00 AM
Neighborhood Guides
Activity Guides