5 Epic Rainy Day Activities In NYC

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You wake up on a Saturday morning excited for a total day sans work; only to find out that it’s pouring. What do you do? Luckily, NYC is filled with limitless rainy day options so that your fun isn’t weather-dependent. Since it’s the weekend and we don’t want you to do any work, we took the liberty of finding haute rainy day activities for you. Here are five musts for a not-so-nice New York day.

Nitehawk Cinema Movie Marathon

Photo: Michael Allin/New York Magazine
Photo: Michael Allin/New York Magazine

Watching a movie from the comfort of your couch is great and all, but what if you could go somewhere where you are served food and cocktails while you laze around? Enter Nitehawk Cinema; your one-stop-shop for a full-on day of movies without ever having to leave. This Brooklyn theatre plays all your new blockbuster hits with a side of alternative classics. Upon entering your screening room you will be seated with a small table and impressive menu of booze and bites. So while you escape into your film you are brought back to a reality of truffle popcorn, a Spielburger on brioche with fries, a mini banana tempura with vanilla soft serve and a Firewalker cocktail with house infused jalapeno tequila, passion fruit, orange curacao, and a chili-lime salt rim. The struggle is not real.
136 Metropolitan Ave

Get carried away at the MoMA Museum 

Courtesy of MoMa FB Page
Courtesy of MoMa FB Page

When the outdoors look grim and make you feel down, get yourself indoors and surrounded by beauty. There is no better place to do this than at the MoMa Museum. This haven for contemporary art will turn your rainy-day mood around as you peer into the minds of the world’s most talented artists. It’s sometimes hard to find inspiration and momentum when the weather isn’t right. This cultural hub is your answer.
11 W 53rd St

Lose yourself at the New York Public Library 

Courtesy of NYPL
Courtesy of NYPL

A rainy day is a perfect excuse to catch up on some quality reading time. If you’ve read everything on your shelf and just want to go somewhere inspiring and quiet, head to the New York Public Library. The building’s stunning interior is almost as abundant as the knowledge you’ll find inside. You could spend days getting lost in the countless stories and jaw-dropping intricacy of the interior design. Who know, you might meet someone looking to get lost too!
5th Ave at 42nd St

A Day at Barneys 

Photo from japan.escubes.com
Photo from japan.escubes.com

Sometimes a little retail therapy is just what you need to pick up a rainy day mood. Barney’s is your go to department store to satisfy any of your shopping cravings. From all of the hautest new looks to home goods and accessories you can find everything you could possibly want here. They even have a delectable dining situation known as Freds. A break from shopping can be enjoyed with a tuna tartare, turkey burger, pan seared wild salmon, Belgian pommes frites and a glass of Malbec. It’s the perfect way to spend any day.
116 Wooster St

The Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club 

Courtesy of Royal Palms Shuffleboard FB
Courtesy of Royal Palms Shuffleboard FB

If you want to spend your rainy day with a big group of your friends, check out The Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club. This Brooklyn spot has it all. A rotation of haute DJs, food-trucks and interesting people frequent the shuffleboard extravaganza. It’s something new to try that can accommodate you and all of your friends.
514 Union St

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