How to Have a Star Wars Inspired Day in NYC

With the new film, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, coming on December 18th, fans are more than likely trying to find ways to fill the void until the release date. New York City is filled with fun Star Wars-related activities to indulge in. If you live here or are lucky enough to be here for the release of the film, here are some ways to enjoy a Star Wars inspired day in New York City.

Learn to fight like a Jedi
On Thursdays, join the New York Jedi Crew for a Lightsaber Stage Combat class, no experience required! If you don't have your own light saber, don't fret—New York Jedi will provide you with one. Directions.

See the Star Wars: The Power of Costume exhibit
Head over to Discovery Times Square for a fun interactive exhibit featuring the costumes from all of the films! You'll even get to see some of the costumes from the new movie. Directions.

Geek out with the Star Wars X-Wing Miniatures Game
On Mondays evenings at The Brooklyn Strategist, roll up your sleeves and prepare for combat in an X-Wing Miniatures Game. Noobs welcome. Directions.

Check out the Star Wars: The Art of John Cassaday exhibit
If you're a fan of comics, you'll love the comic book art featured in this exhibit at the Metropolis Gallery. There you'll find drawings of characters such as Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader as well as vintage toys and limited edition prints available for purchase! Directions.

Marvel at the Star Wars inspired clothing designed for the "Force 4 Fashion" fundraiser
The Bloomingdale's flagship store windows will feature Star Wars inspired clothing designed by Cynthia Rowley, Diane von Furstenberg, Giles Deacon, Halston, Opening Ceremony, Ovadia & Sons, Parker, Rag & Bone, Timo Weiland, and Todd Snyder from December 2-18 before being auctioned off for charity. You can also pick up a Star Wars-themed tote in stores. Directions.

Splurge on Star Wars merch
Just go crazy at The Lego Store with all the cool miniatures and buildable sets. Treat yo self! Directions.

Go see the new movie
If your Star Wars inspired day happens on or after the movie's release date, it only makes sense to go see the new 3D! Directions.

Dana Gibbs is a multimedia journalist and blogger in New York. She loves all things pop culture and entertainment.

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