Top 10 Ways to Celebrate 4/20
(Photo courtesy of Snoop Dogg's Instagram)
Well, today is awkward. Two holidays -- Easter and 4/20 -- that both call for some sort of brunch marathon, metaphysical experience and quality time with like-minded friends happen to fall on the same day, which means we've been keeping tabs on ways to satisfy munchies and enhance your "experience." Our guide to 4/20 in NYC, below.
The Smoker's Club Presents: Legalize N.Y. feat Joey Bada$$
A recent article named New York City one of the next cities to most likely legalize recreational marijuana use and Brooklyn rapper -- and Paper Beautiful Person -- Joey Bada$$ is lending his support to the cause. He'll be performing at Music Hall of Williamsburg with other members of the Pro Era hip-hop collective Kirk Knight, Nyck Caution, and CJ Kid and even though the show is already sold out, we're not saying you can't score tickets somewhere (just like we're not saying there won't be a little recreational activity at the concert).
Music Hall of Williamsburg, 66 N 6th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211, 8 pm. Find tickets here.
Art show Greatest Hits opens today at concept space Wallplay featuring out-of-this world smokeable glass sculptures by artists such as Banjo and Mickelsen and Ghost. We're talking gasmasks and construction trucks made out of glass. Prepare to be amazed.
Wallplay, 118 Orchard Street, 7 pm
Everyday People's monthly brunch and dance party brings sounds from guest DJ Kitty Kash and a savory buffet (think: caramelized onion and potato hash) into the same room. Good music, good food -- we're sold.
The DL, 95 Delancey St, 12:30 pm - 9 pm
Foodie smokers, this might be a little taste of heaven. For a more relaxed 4/20 -- park, view of the East River and multiple food options included -- Smorgasburg is the answer. Try some of this year's new vendors like the chocolate-dipped peanut butter meringue cookies from Girl Meets Whisk or the buttermilk fried chicken in general tso's glaze from Martha.
Pier 5, Brooklyn Bridge Park, 11 am - 6pm
CCB Reggae All Stars
For a quick trip (to nowhere), Cannabis Cup Band's Reggae All Stars brings back their annual boat bash. Cruise along the East River with jerk chicken and coconut corn chowder from Dr. Marinade and tunes from Jah Culture Sound System.
Skyport Marina, E. 23rd St. & FDR Dr., 2 pm. Buy tickets here.
High Holy Day
If you have no plans of actually leaving your house, go over to Pluto.tv, a new online video hub, to watch 24 hour of 4/20 themed content. It will feature shows like The Munchies, 30 minutes of food porn, and Smoked, a show about three friends running a weed dispensary in Venice, California. Don't forget snacks, that won't be fun.
Your couch. Watch here.
Brooklyn Music Video Festival
Join Brooklyn Wildlife, 95Labs and Ohene Corenlius at Ivy House Studios for a day dedicated to watching music videos at the Brooklyn Music Festival. The festival feature works from up-and-coming directors Shan Nicholson and Steven Alexander, some live performances and, of course, food. The flyer encourages guest to bring their yoga mats and blankets to get comfy.
Ivy House Studios, 1040 Metropolitan Ave, 4:20 pm. Get tickets here.
Doomsday Secret Speakeasy
Since we're sure you'll be pretty spaced out today, why not take a trip to space? The Museum of Interesting Things hosts Space Race/Cold War, a themed party featuring original 16mm short films from the '40s/'50s/'60s of "Atomic Energy and Space Race & Doom" and some champagne. Did we mention you could try on NASA jumpsuits?
177 Prince St, 6 pm. Get tickets here.
Meanwhile over in those
Keep on your PJs, wear your slippers and head over to "Wake-n-Bacon: Inaugural 420 Brunch," with Sunday morning cartoons included. Tickets are $95 but the make your own bloody mary bar and Edible Event's famous bacons sticks might be worth the investment.
1 Broadway, Denver, CO, 11 am - 3 pm. Get tickets here.
Snoop's Wellness Retreat
This is a smoker's holy grail. Yesterday, Snoop Dogg and Wiz Khalifa took the stage in Seattle, and today the two bring "Snoop's Wellness Retreat" to Denver. Tickets are sold out, but we suggest scouting Stubhub or Craigslist. Who wouldn't want to celebrate with these two?
Red Rocks Amphitheatre, 18300 West Alameda Parkway, Boulder, CO 6:30 pm.