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Free Ice Cream at the Museum of the City of New York; Monument Lane Rolls Out Lunch

Bowery If none of these appeal, Hecho in Dumbo has some snazzy plans for New Year’s Eve. Before the ball drops, you can join them for a suckling-pig confit (for parties of six or more) or a Parrillada Clásica, a traditional mixed grill of Creekstone rib eye, chorizo, and pork tenderloin. Both options are $175 per person and include an open bar. Afterward, Salón Hecho will keep the party going with two D.J.’s straight from Mexico City and an open bar from 9 to 11 p.m. ($50 per guest, $20 after midnight). E-mail to reserve a table. [Grub Street]
Flatiron If you’re craving a little R&R; in the midst of the holiday craziness, head to Craftbar to unwind over trivia next Wednesday, December 28 from 7 to 9:30pm. On offer will be wine and beer for $7 and eggnog for $9 as well as a sampling from Chef Lauren Hirschberg’s menu. Admission is $32; to reserve a space, e-mail Natalia Ribbe at [Grub Street]

Tribeca This Thursday, December 22, Maslow 6 will be hosting a free tasting of 14 Grower Champagnes.Their consulting wine director will be on hand to talk vino and answer any questions. RSVP here. [Grub Street]
Upper East Side: Starting this Friday, December 23, the Museum of the City of New York will offer visitors free artisanal ice cream sandwiches from Blue Marble Ice Cream. [Grub Street]
West Village Monument Lane is now open for lunch, Tuesday to Friday between noon and 3 p.m. The lunch menu includes items such as farro risotto with charred broccoli, walnuts, and Parmesan ($12), striped bass burger with aleppo aioli ($17), and buttermilk fried half-chicken ($15). [Grub Street]

Free Ice Cream at the Museum of the City of New York; Monument Lane Rolls Out