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#MustDo in NYC: How to Step Up Your Holiday Game (Nov. 12-18)

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The holidays are hot on our heels, are you ready? Thanksgiving is only a couple weeks away, and whether you’re celebrating with family or friends there’s nothing more impressive than breaking out a homemade dish or hand-crafted gift to wow everyone. We’ve scoped out events this week that will help you achieve this with cooking classes, holiday decor workshops and more!

For this week’s #MustDo in NYC, a round-up of activities to help you step up your holiday game.

It’s Time To Make Your Own Pie

You’re ready – but in case you have any doubts, let the folks at Brooklyn Kitchen help you. Head to Sunset Park this Saturday for their Pie Workshop where you’ll learn how to create a masterpiece from crust to filling. Spots are filling up fast, so get your tickets today!

Saturday, November 17 from 5 pm to 7 pm

Sunset Park, Brooklyn

$100, RSVP

Get Off Pinterest to Attend a DIY Workshop

Not all DIY’s are on Pinterest; put on some pants and head to Parachute Home for their all-natural custom wreath class. In two hours, you’ll learn how to create a lasting wreath made with real plants and flowers – they’ll even provide all the materials and tools needed.

Wednesday, November 14 from 7 pm to 9 pm

Lower East Side, Manhattan

$65, RSVP

New Yorkers Love Their Cupcakes

Sometimes more than pie? It’s debatable but it doesn’t hurt to learn how to make killer cupcakes for any occasion. Butter Lane Cupcakes is hosting their weekly Cupcake 101 class this Thursday where they will share all the secrets to making the deliciously moist cupcakes they’re famous for. All ingredients and tools are provided.

Thursday, November 16 from 7 pm to 9 pm

East Village, Manhattan

$75, RSVP

Know Your Cheese

We all pick off the cheese plate but let’s be honest, do you actually what you’re eating? This may not be a cooking class but sharing your knowledge of cheese is just as impressive. Other ways this skill can be useful: filling in awkward silences, avoiding the subject of politics with family and the potential to ace any cheese-related trivia. Cheese 101 is an investment.

Saturday, November 17 from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm

Greenwich Village, Manhattan

$75, RSVP

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