Billy’s Guide to Australia Day in NYC

Happy Australia Day, Mate! With so many Aussies living in New York City, there are plenty of Australia Day activities going on across the city. You won’t be surprised that many of them involve a cold beer and a game of Two-Up. Here are some places to check out to get into the spirit:

B_Space:
Where: 219C Mulberry Street (btw Prince and Spring Streets), Nolita
Cost: Free
Time: Saturday the 26th; 10am to 6pm
Why: Yes, yes, it’s the Billabout store in Mulberry Street, SoHo. But pop in for a Little Australia vibe – Volley’s, Laughing Man Coffee, and a Drizabone. Live music 4pm-6pm

Randolph Beer
Where: 343 Broome St (btw Bowery and Elizabeth), SoHo
Cost: Depends how much you drink
Time: Saturday the 26th
Why: There will be beer.

Sunburnt Cow & The Triple J Hottest 100
Where: 137 Avenue C, New York
Cost: Depends what you order
Time: Friday the 25th from 8pm
Why: Triple J rocks.

The Australian Triple J Hottest 100 Party
Where: 20 W. 38th St, New York
Cost: Free, apart from what you order at the bar
Time: Friday the 25th from 8pm
Why: Triple J rocks.


Grey Lady Australia Day Boozy Brunch
Where: 77 Delancey St (between Allen St & Orchard St)
Cost: Open bar $45 or PAYG
Time: Saturday the 26th; 1pm
Why: Because who doesn’t love a boozy brunch.

Baddies
Where: 121 W 10th St (near Greenwich Ave) West Village
Cost: Depends what you buy
Time: Saturday the 26th
Why: Aussie treats to eat!


The Last New Wave: Celebrating the Australian Film Revival
Where: Lincoln Center; 10 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York
Cost: $13 General Public, $9 Student & Senior, $8 Member
Time: Friday the 25th to Thursday the 31st
Why: Embrace Australian culture.


NY Magpies ‘Green & Gold Party’
Where: Professor Thom’s, 219 2nd Avenue, New York (between 13th St & 14th St)
Cost: $15 (includes 3 hours of happy hour specials)
Time: Friday the 25th from 8pm to 4am
Why: The NY Magpies are the local AFL team, so Aussie sport will be streamed on the tellie and some character called Keith the Koala will be there.

Pie Face Palooza
Where: Stores in Murray Hill and Midtown West
Cost: Bargain
Time: Until Saturday the 26th
Why: Meat pies. Meat pies. Meat pies.

+ SoHo House – Wildlife Fund Fundraiser Party

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