Make the holiday work week go by even quicker by focusing your efforts on these five delicious gatherings.
Free Movie Night: Aladdin, Huckleberry Bar, 588 Grand Street, Monday, 9 p.m.
Begin a week of thanks by raising a glass to the life of Robin Williams, as this cocktail bar concludes its month long tribute to the actor with a viewing of the Disney classic. The bar will offer a two-for-one on cocktails as well as free popcorn for those who sign up for the bar’s free movie night membership. Additional food, such as a Sicilian tuna and focaccia grilled cheese sandwiches, are available for purchase.
Six Degrees of Social Innovation: Food, Centre for Social Innovation NYC,
601 West 26th Street, Tuesday, 6 p.m.
Does the thought of holiday leftovers leave your conscience in disarray? Proponents of social change and those interested in the food space are invited to a discussion on the state of hot button affairs. Organizations such as Waste to Wealth and Stewardship Farms will help facilitate conversation, and refreshments will be available throughout the evening. Guests are encouraged to bring a canned good or suggested donation of $5.
Float, Secret Location, Brooklyn, Wednesday, 9 p.m.
Instead of the soul crushing pre-holiday celebration in a crowded hometown bar, grab some friends and check out an experience designed to be head and shoulders above everything else. Swings, a floating surfboard, and fluffy chocolate desserts should give the night an uplifting element before the inevitable Turkey Day crash. Tickets start at $10.
Thanksgiving Day Dinner, multiple locations, Thursday
If you’re looking for a place to gobble up warm turkey this holiday, the city has a ton of options for Thanksgiving Day festivities, and the following are just a few of the places still accepting reservations: The Water Table is offering a full spread of Turkey Day delights along with a cruise around the Statue of Liberty for $90. For those who prefer something other than poultry, Tender is offering a choice of items like polenta lasagna and filet mignon as part of a $65 four-course dinner package. Finally, if you’re looking for something a bit off the beaten path, Barbounia’s annual Thanksgiving Day meal features a Middle Eastern twist with dishes like duck falafel and pizza with smoked turkey sausage.
Fare Share Friday, St. Bartholomew’s Church, 325 Park Avenue, Friday, 4 p.m.
If you’re looking to give back this Friday, join this celebration, where soup kitchen regulars, volunteers, and supporters of Crossroads Community join together for a meal. Chefs from The Waldorf-Astoria Hotel and The New York Palace will prepare a traditional feast to celebrate the day, with all proceeds going to help support volunteer efforts. Be sure to RSVP.