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Things to do in a Snowy New York: Days after #JONAS

Ishani Chatterji, Contributing Writer.

“The cold never bothered me anyway”, said nobody in New York City. EVER! For the first time, in a long time, Christmas was not a white affair and neither was New Years. The first specks of snowfall only appeared a couple of weeks ago and having lived through the second largest blizzard New York city has ever seen at ZEALnyc, are giving you a list of things you can do when it gets cold and gloomy outside.

Central Park

Central Park

  1. Build a Snowman: This is the obvious one. Find a spot with heaps of snow (maybe Central Park) and build your own version of Olaf.
  2. Bake it up: Channel your innermasterchef and bake your favorite sweets and savories.  Among the zillion websites with recipes all over, Pintrest is my favorite go-to.Screen Shot 2016-01-20 at 10.28.30 am
  3. Get fit at home: With all that baking and staying indoors, you are bound to put on some extra pounds. Shed those off by looking into some fitness videos online. There are over a thousand workouts available on YouTube, my favorite being Tone It Up.
  4. Or take some fitness classes: Fitreserve.com has a list of all kinds of fitness classes, from Yoga for Martial Arts to Bollywood cardio. You can pick a package, attend whichever of the listed classes. As Ms. Elle Woods had rightly pointed out in Legally Blonde, “Exercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy.”
  5. Skate away: The snow ain’t all that bad, you know. Venture out in Central Park, Rockefeller Center or Bryant Park to skate away with your best. Just make sure to wear plenty of underwear!
  6. Do a movie marathon: With Star Wars coming in last year, it would be a great time to snuggle up on the couch with some popcorn and do a Star Wars marathon. Or maybe Harry Potter. Or, with the Oscars right around the corner, catch up with all the nominated movies.
  7. Have a theme party: Gather your friends and beat the snow with a “Hawaii” theme party. Bring out those bathing suits, make some punch and Pinacolada and do the hula.

    Drink it up!

    Drink it up!

  8. Go on a hot chocolate hop: The city’s cafe’s are spilling with hot chocolates. Spend a day trying them all (or as many as you can). While the famous Serendipity and Max Brenner’s top the list, look into The Chocolate Room in Brooklyn and Voila Chocolat on the Upper East Side.
  9. Get cultured: With it snowing outside, this would be a great time to hit up all your museums and art galleries around the city. Don’t forget that MOMA is free on Friday evenings.
  10.  Netflix and chill: Three things Bed, blanket and Netflix. The snow will not bother you, I promise.

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