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If the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade isn’t your scene and you are looking for something to do in New York City that is a little off the beaten path this holiday, Untapped Cities has you covered. From Black Friday nature hikes to burn off your Thanksgiving feast, to a burlesque version of a classic holiday ballet, check out our picks for 10 alternative ways to celebrate:

1. Spice Class and Secret Thanksgiving Speakeasy

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The Museum of Interesting Things will be hosting a post-Thanksgiving secret speakeasy party filled with historical artifacts on Sunday November 25th. The theme of the evening is Eureka! The History of Invention. At this party, guests will get to handle actual antiques like early 1900’s stereoviews and mutoscope cards, watch original 16mm film projections and hear music played on vinyl records. For even more Thanksgiving fun, arrive early for a special holiday spice class featuring spices from around the world. Guests will taste different varieties of common spices while learning the history of the spice trade and how it’s being updated to match 21st century values and tastes. Anyone who attends the spice party from 4pm-6pm and pays the $20 admission will get free entry into the Secret Speakeasy!

The Speakeasy will take place at the The Loft on Prince Street on Sunday, November 25th, 2018 from 6pm to 10pm. All ages are welcome. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased in advance or at the door. Drinks will be available for purchase. If you would like to attend the spice class, tickets are $20 and include free admission to the speakeasy afterwards!