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Best of New York 2013 • Fun

Best Friend Date

  • Paint Nite NYC

    Paint Nite NYC elevates the popular BYOB drinking-and-painting concept by taking it out of fluorescent-lit studios and into charming restaurants and lounges. The $65 fee covers a canvas, paintbrushes, acrylics, an apron, an experienced art teacher specializing in wildlife, landscapes, or beach scenesbasically everything you need to walk out with a finished painting in two hours. Drying time between steps doubles as a chance to order a new round of drinks (temporary studios were recently set up in Sarabeth’s Tribeca and Revel) and catch up with friends. And if you still want to chat after the class ends, you’re in luck: You’re already at a bar.

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Other Best Of Guides

Where can you find the city’s top dog groomer? Last-minute tailor? Beef tongue? We eat, drink, dance, shop, shvitz, and trampoline our way around the city, not to mention poll scores of in-the-know colleagues, hard-partying friends, opinionated family members, and, this year, a team of guest expert bloggers to bring you answers to all of the above questions, and hundreds more, in the form of our annual Best of New York issue.