It’s been settled. You’re knocking out all three of your New Year’s resolutions this weekend—with these Perks: three sessions at Barry’s Bootcamp, a crash course in golf at Chelsea Piers and a three-hour brunch fiesta with unlimited cocktails, chips and salsa, and two entrées. (You’re not one for traditional resolutions.)
Things to do for January 05, 2012
Churros, Buster Keaton and an East Village Party Spot
Funny, the weekend doesn’t feel a year older.
New York’s First Fresh Churro Shop
Coffee and donuts. Don’t act like you’re not bored of that old combo. Dunk. Sip. Repeat. So maybe try a churro. Your source: La Churreria. Their sugar-dusted sticks are served with a cup of warm, artisanal Aztec dipping chocolate. Now there’s a civilization that knew about fried snacks.
L’asso Hits the East Village
Cardinal rule of the sequel: it must be bigger, better and contain more explosions than the original. L’asso’s new 100-seat 1st Avenue branch hits on two of the three (not bad). The bigger: dual wood-burning ovens. The better: heated coffee... on tap. The, um, different: gluten-free pizza on hemp dough.
Raiding Rothman’s Before the Move
After 25 years, Rothman’s is packing up their menswear collection and leaving Park Avenue for greener pastures (conveniently located one block north). Before they move, they’ll be hawking over 1,000 suits from the likes of Canali, Corneliani and John Varvatos. Think of it as the world’s most dapper garage sale.
Nublu Returns to Avenue C
You love a good comeback story. Especially when said comeback story revolves around the timely return of a legendary live music party spot like Nublu. Yes, after spending a summer holding concerts in the basement at Lucky Cheng’s, the eclectic dance/dive bar is back on Avenue C. Call it their reunion tour.
Buster Keaton. Silent film legend. However, all his movies lacked the same thing: killer guitar riffs. Well, no more. The New York Guitar Festival has commissioned a series of famous axe men (think Sonic Youth’s Lee Ranaldo) to perform live scores for his greatest flicks. Finally, a remake you can get behind.