The much anticipated last week of 2017 has arrived. Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year, Bitches! We definitely are not laying low in preparation of a blowout NYE bash, and if you don’t have plans yet, we’ve got something for you too. From a new Matchaful pop up cafe in Dumbo to an evening at the New York Botanical Garden, check out this week’s social calendar below.
New Year’s Eve is this Sunday, but don’t panic if you’re still without plans. This NYE, cast aside your conscience at Dances of Vice’s “Demimonde,” the perfect party to end 2017. This four-story, old-world speakeasy caters to the pleasures of society’s debauchees and features live bands and exotic acts in themed rooms will transport you to eras past. Don’t forget to dress to impress for this sexy soiree that exudes debonair decadence. The DTA, 60 Pine Street, New York, NY
Don’t let the holiday season come to a close without checking out the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes. This famed show is a perfect activity to wow your out-of-town guests with, but it’s also a great date idea or girls’ night out event. Radio City Music Hall, 1260 6th Avenue, New York, NY
Matcha lovers, here’s a pop-up event you won’t want to miss. Matchaful, an all-organic matcha company that services more than NYC 70 coffee shops, has launched its first café experience in Dumbo. The pop-up aligns with Matchaful’s debut of its Single Origin matcha, a sustainable and organically grown line of matcha. The cafe features a menu of inventive recipes, including seasonal holiday lattes. 25 Jay Street, Brooklyn, NY
Happy Thirsty Thursday, bitches! Ditch your usual spot for drinks tonight and head somewhere new instead — there’s no shortage of must-visit bars in NYC afterall. We recently checked out — and loved — Mother of Pearl, Refinery Rooftop, and Nomo Soho.
If you haven’t been to the New York Botanical Garden yet, tonight’s the night. At Bar Car Night, grab a drink from one of the seasonal bars before enjoying an after-dark viewing of the Holiday Train Show (a must-see!), relaxing around the Visitor Center Fire Pit, singing along to your favorite tunes with dueling pianos in the Pine Tree Café, or letting the illuminated Snow Globe Dancers as they guide you through the garden. 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx, NY
Squeeze one last dose of culture into 2017 at the MoMA, which is staying open late tonight — until 9 p.m. This is the perfect opportunity to check out the museum’s best exhibits without dealing with the crowds usually present during the day. And because it’s the weekend, don’t forget to stop by the Hess Lounge Bar for signature cocktails. 11 West 53 Street, New York, NY
Still no plans for tonight? No need to worry, The Bitches are here to help! Check out our NYC New Year’s Party and Brunch Guide. From a burlesque soiree this evening to a Mexican brunch the morning after, we’ve rounded up bubbly-filled musts all around the city!
Welcome 2018 with some good karma. We recently brunched at non-profit Emma’s Torch and their pop up classroom cafe, which does amazing work to teach culinary skills to refugees in the area. Although their six month stint in Red Hook is up, the team is rolling up their sleeves to get their new location open in Downtown Brooklyn. What can you do today? Purchase supplies through their Amazon registry to get the new kitchen up and running.