This Week in the City: Disney Trivia, Baking Show, Ice Festival, and Populism

If the persistent breaking news headlines of the Trump presidency have not been your cup of tea and you find yourself going a bit insane, take your mind off of the noise and find peace by checking out the following events happening This Week in the City.

Disney Movie Trivia

Who was Ariel’s best friend? What song did Cinderella sing while cleaning? How did Nemo get back to his family? If these types of questions constantly enter your mind and you’re certain you know all the answers, then you’re the perfect candidate for this event . Join many other Disney-loving New Yorkers in an exciting Disney Movie Trivia competition, with questions focusing on Disney’s classic animated films. The event will be hosted by Trivia, AD at the Fáilte Irish Pub , and it is team-oriented, so bring your roommates! Remember: you have been training for this moment all your life, so do not be shy to let it go!

Hours: Feb. 9, 8:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.

Travel Time (from TKC): ~ 30 mins via the 4/5 or R/W

Cost: FREE, RSVP required ASAP through link


The Recipe: Ile Flottante

Whether the proximity of Valentine’s Day sends you into a moping fit, manic enthrallment or concern for what you will be giving to your boo this year, this unique baking event will provide solutions to every tribulation. This live baking show will be performed by Kristin Worrall, with special guests Stephen Woodall and Lucien Zayan. Along with a variety of recipes, tips and anecdotes on love or loss, Kristin will show her viewers how to make the classic French dessert, Île Flottante (“Floating Islands”). Afterwards, dessert will be served and a wine list will be available for eligible participants. Money is necessary for an entry but, one might say that price is irrelevant when it comes to love.

Hours: Feb. 9, 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Travel Time (from TKC): ~ 20 mins via the 4/5 or 2/3

Cost: $20


Central Park Conservancy Ice Festival

Calling all winter honeys and fellas! For those seeking winter festivities, New York City is here to fulfill your wishes. The Central Park Conservancy is throwing their Sixth Annual Ice Festival! Okamoto Studio will use tools like electric chainsaws, chisels and picks to recreate one of the Park’s beloved statues from 6,000 pounds of ice! When nighttime emerges, the festivities will continue on with a silent disco (a dance party with headphones featuring two live DJs spinning top hits), funk and soul, as well as your favorite NYC artists! A group of people dancing to nothing may look odd, but only when you don’t have a pair of headphones! Trivia games, personal sculpting stations and food trucks will also be available as you revel in the wonder of winter!

Time: Feb. 11, 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Travel Time (from TKC): ~ 35 mins via the 4/5 or R/W

Cost: FREE, tickets not required


The Rise of Populism: Reasons and Responses

To all the PPE majors, if you live and breathe politics whether it’s messy or clean, NYU is scheduled to host a public lecture on the rise of populism. The panel participants will be Cigdem Ipek, Christian Martin, Jeffrey Goldfarb and Richard Brooks, with Marcia Pally serving as the moderator. The discussion will focus on the reasons for and responses to populism, changes in political culture, the roles of political correctness and religion and ways to formulate democratic responses to current situations. Whether you’re there to gather information for an op-ed, internally criticize the speakers or nod in agreement, it will be a provoking and fascinating discussion that you won’t want to miss!

Time: Feb. 6, 6:30 p.m.

Travel Time (from TKC): ~ 15 mins via the R/W or 4/5

Cost: FREE, register through link


CityElizabeth Harrison