This week’s Priceless Things To Do will have you cheering on Rocky, having a happy Thanksgiving and taking in a game at the Barclay’s Center. There’s only 52 weeks in a year, make sure this one is priceless!
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Date: Tuesday, November 25
The week is less than halfway done, but that doesn’t mean its too early to kick back after work with a drink. Head over to The Jeffrey on East 60th Street for a beer or experiment from the bar’s cocktail lab. The Jeffrey has over 15 varieties of draft beer from all around the world and another 50+ bottled beers. The cocktail lab features 18 different cocktails, ranging from the $15 Return of The Dapper Man (Diep 9 Old Genever, Ardbeg Scotch, raw sugar, burlesque bitters) to $10 Stormy Leathers (Denzin’s aged white rum with The Bearded Alchemist’s Ginger Beer recipe and flamed Lemon Hart 151). For a full run down of The Jeffrey’s robust drink menu, visit their official website. The main bar is open from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 a.m. and the cocktail lab is open from 6:00 p.m. to 2:00 a.m. on Tuesdays.
Date: Wednesday, November 26
Yo Adrienne! The theatrical production of the iconic underdog story, Rocky, is playing at the Winter Garden Theatre at 1634 Broadway this Wednesday. Rocky tells the story of a down-and-out boxer named Rocky Balboa trying to get back on his feet with one last chance to become a champion. The theatrical version of Rocky has been created by the five-time Tony Award winning creative team of director Alex Timbers, songwriters Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty and book writers Thomas Meehan and Slyvester Stallone. The show lasts two and a half hours, including an intermission and begins at 2:00 p.m. Tickets start at $50.
Date: Thursday, November 27
Nothing exemplifies Thanksgiving quite like the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Don’t just watch from home this year, hit the streets and catch all the excitement in person. Parade go-ers routinely start filing in around 6:00 a.m., so get there early if you want a good view. The parade itself, in its 88th year, will kick off at 9:00 a.m. and will close out with the arrival of Santa Claus signaling the start of the Christmas season. In between the starting and closing ceremonies, fans of the parade will be treated to musical acts and all of the enormous balloons that have become synonymous with the parade. The parade starts at 77th and Central Park West and wraps up 2.5 miles later in Macy’s Herald Square.
Date: Friday, November 28
Take some time this Friday to learn about the original settlers of our country by visiting the Infinity of Nations: Art and History exhibit of the National Museum of the American Indian. Head to the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom house in the Financial District – the museum is housed within. This exhibit features over 700 works of Native American art gathered from all over the continental U.S. The exhibit is headlined by an intricate display of headdresses from a vast number of Native American nations. Other items on display include a detailed Mayan limestone bas relief, a hand drum covered with depictions of the cosmos and an anthropomorphic Shipibo also known as a Peruvian water vessel. The National Museum of the American Indian is open from 11:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Fridays.
Date: Sunday, November 30
Roll over to the Barclay’s Center this Sunday as the Brooklyn Nets host the Chicago Bulls in an eastern conference match-up. Deron Williams, Brook Lopez and Kevin Garnett will have their hands full trying to slow down a very talented Chicago squad lead by former NBA MVP Derrick Rose. Nets head coach Lionel Hollins will need a total team effort to bring home a “W” and keep pace among the top teams in the Atlantic Division. Tip-off is scheduled for 3:00 p.m. and tickets are available online starting at $48.
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Matt Weiss is an associate producer for CBS Local’s Best Of and Travel sections. Follow him on Twitter.