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#MustDo in NYC: Explore the World (Oct. 8-14)

via Queens Night Market

New York City is the textbook example of a melting pot – the foundations are built and molded by those who made their home here in search of the American dream. This city is like no other because of its diverse characteristics influenced by immigrants from around the world.

For this week’s #MustDo in NYC, we’ve highlighted the best activities and events for you to get a taste of New York culture.

Sample Your Way Around the World in One Night

Take the 7 train into Queens for a celebration of diversity through food, small-scale performances and independent vendors showcasing their merchandise. Inspired by Southeast Asia’s open-air night markets, the Queens Night Market has become a weekly staple for some locals and a reminder of the multi-cultural heritages that make this city. The biggest stars at the night market are the food vendors dishing out their own rendition of international classics and unique combinations like the chicken n’ moffles – a mochi waffle with fried chicken.

Every Saturday, from 6 pm to 12 am

Find more information here.

Go to an Open House

The architecture in NYC depicts global influences. During Open House New York, the city opens its doors for the public to experience the history and learn about the people who helped designed and built the masterpieces. Explore spaces such as the Alexander Hamilton U.S. Customs House, City Hall, Brooklyn Navy Yard and more. Find more participating venues on the website and don’t miss the opening party this Thursday.

Friday, October 12 through Sunday the 14th, timing varies

RSVP here.

Night at the Museum

Get deep into the cultural fabric of this great city at the Tenement Museum’s Late Night Thursday event series. The pop-up exhibits share the untold stories of lower Manhattan history through in-depth features into industries, families, foods and neighborhoods that have been shaped by immigrants. The building itself is a national historic site and not something to miss!

Thursday, October 11, from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm

Find more information here.

Impress Your Friends with Cooking Skills

League of Kitchens gives you the opportunity to connect with different cultures through food. Step into the homes of immigrants, learn how to cook a killer meal and end your lesson with lunch and conversation. It’s the perfect day to spend with friends, families and the perfect opportunity to brush up on your cooking skills.

Book your lesson here.

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