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Weekend Plans in Flux? 5 Fun Ideas For You And Your Friends

In the city that never sleeps, there are boundless activities to keep your boredom at bay. Not one New Yorker has an excuse to ever say they don’t know what to do. With so many places to see and so little time, you could spend your whole life in New York and still not see everything it has to offer.

To the most popular, to the more lesser-known, we’ve compiled a list of places to spend your Saturday afternoons in Manhattan. If you’re into film, boxing or just a little brunch with friends, New York has it all.

Quad Cinema

If you’re a movie buff and have sorely missed the cinematic experience that Covid robbed you of, Quad Cinema might be worth a visit.

This New York City establishment has been around since 1972, and recently reopened with new renovations to bring it into the 21st century.

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This is different from your regular cinema. The theater, located on the fringe of the West Village, screens independent, foreign, and documentary films. No blockbuster franchise productions are shown here.

With unique and interesting shows each week, check out their website for updates on upcoming shows and times. And if you go, check out the Quad Bar for a cocktail before or after your movie.

It’s a great way to meet new people and discuss cinematic happenings.

Clue Chase

This venue is completely Covid-friendly. You don’t even have to leave your apartment. This establishment holds in-person escape rooms in Koreatown.

Even better, since Covid started, they have since morphed their business to include online games, adapting to the ever-changing world.

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For just $20, you and your friends can play virtually any time you want. Choose from three different escape room puzzles ranging in hardness.

It’s an excellent option for those who want to spend a gloomy Friday or Saturday night in. You can pick up right where you left off or finish it in one sitting.

Most of the games last an hour to two hours max, so they are sure to keep you entertained for the night.

Spyscape HQ

This attraction is unlike any other. If you’re into superheroes — or maybe a “Spy Kids” fan — this is the place to be.

From exhilarating immersive challenges to a museum filled with gadgets, you can unlock your inner spy.

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You can take on immersive espionage challenges and receive your very own detailed profile on your attributes and potential.

Designed specifically by a former Head of Training at the British Intelligence Agency, you can finally live out your James Bond fantasy.

The museum is located right in Midtown Manhattan.


Tired of sitting on a stupid bike for the millionth time? Need to switch it up? If you’ve ever thought about trying out boxing, GRIT in the Flatiron District would be the first place to try.

With fun and unique classes run by motivating and inspiring trainers, you’ll want to come again…and again…and again. And that’s OK!

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With different setups including bags, treadmill, and floor, it will keep you on your toes. They also offer a great experience. From dark rooms to a light show to keep you going, they offer a wonderful experience for a great workout.

Another super unique experience they offer is a full-service liquor bar to enjoy after a hard workout. After you’ve sweated it out in their gyms, you can come out and enjoy a nice cocktail before you head home.

It’s a great place to hang out and meet new people. You will definitely want to come back.

230 Fifth Rooftop Bar

If you want to enjoy brunch with a view, 230 Fifth Rooftop Bar is a great Midtown option. It is known as New York’s largest outdoor rooftop garden.

With beautiful views of the Manhattan skyline and a direct view of the Empire State Building, it will leave you in a “New York State of Mind.”

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230 Fifth is known for its brunches, which are held from 12-4 p.m. on the weekends. Make sure to come early or expect a wait time. The bar seats about 1000 people at once, but that can fill up pretty quickly. Tables are first come first serve.

With over 220,000 businesses in New York City alone, there are so many places you could spend your time and money.

With only so many weekends in one’s life, spending them out and about in New York is one of the best ways to live a full life.

Danielle Emerson is a marketer and writer who has written for various websites.