Spend Winter in Brooklyn

Brooklyn Formal nyc New York CityWhen the weather outside is frightful, why not grab that passport and make your way to Brooklyn for unique winter themed events. This February check out these warming indoor festivals.

The Springs (224 Franklin Street) The Enthusiastic Dad’s Winter Formal is coming to The Springs in Greenpoint every Friday and Saturday in February. Go stag or with a date and dress for the occasion!  Tickets are $65 and include open bar with punch bowl cocktails, wine, wine coolers, beer, house cocktails and Zima. A DJ will spin contemporary and throwback tunes to get everyone on the dance floor raging until 2 a.m.  And don’t worry, there will be a completely awkward winter formal photo booth to capture this sure-to-be epic night out. More information on the Enthusiastic Dad’s Winter Formal can be found here.

Brooklyn Expo Center (75 Noble Street) Winter Warmer is taking over The Brooklyn Expo Center on Saturday, February 2nd. Brooklyn Winter Warmer nyc New York CityCelebrate everything you love about winter in one delicious festival. Tickets are $49 for unlimited spiked drinks, craft beer and free-flowing bubbly including a commemorative tasting glass.Top local chefs will be on-site selling their favorite winter comfort foods (truffle mac n’ cheese, anyone?) from Empanada Papa, Adrii’s Kitchen, Brooklyn Baked & Fried, Fournos, Knot of this World, fresh & co, Areppas, Angry Archie’s, Memphis Seoul and Rooster Boy NYC. The music, games and seasonal treats will bring you that just-off-the-slopes feeling (without all the windburn). General admission ticket holders can choose between the 1:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. sessions. The boozy wonderland will feature games, live music, and plenty of cheery antics. Take a shot from the shotski, pummel your pals in a fake snow fight, or hunker down by fire pits with a hard cider in hand. VIP ($75) tickets get you in thirty minutes early for first dibs on all the goodies and exclusive access to a cozy lounge with specialty cocktails and a decadent make your own s’mores station.
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Schimanski (54 N 11th Street) A Roller Wave Roller Skating Pop-Up Disco Party is happening at Schimanski on February 9th from 6-10 p.m. Revisit your youth by inviting your friends to a night of skating and music. Tickets are $25 for roller skate rentals and admission and $15 if you bring your own. Roll in with your favorite disco themed hair and makeup while skating and dancing to funky beats. You’ll be sure to work up a sweat even in the polar vortex.
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