High times! Where to celebrate 4/20 in Brooklyn

With recreational weed legal for adults in New York, there are plenty of 4/20-inspired events across the five boroughs this weekend. Here’s where you can celebrate (and light up around others) in Brooklyn!

The phenomenon of 4/20 — weed-smokers’ unofficial holiday — dates back to the 1970s, when a group of California high school students would meet at 4:20 p.m. to search for a rumored, abandoned cannabis crop. While their search proved fruitless, the term “4/20” stuck, eventually becoming synonymous with cannabis culture and a rallying point for enthusiasts worldwide.

Over the years, April 20 has evolved into a day of celebration, advocacy, and activism for cannabis legalization and reform, drawing attention to the plant’s medicinal, recreational and industrial potential.

This weekend, those who partake — be it casually, or seriously — can light up at festivals, comedy shows and more across the city. Here are some Brooklyn-based events to help elevate the day with some pot, herb, bud…or whatever else you want to call it.

Note: All attendees must be 21+ unless otherwise noted

‘We Legalized It’ tour

Brooklyn Steel (319 Frost St. in East Williamsburg)
April 19, doors at 7 p.m.
Tickets start at $94

Cypress Hill, the acclaimed multi-platinum hip-hop ensemble renowned for hits like “Insane in the Brain,” will grace the stage at Brooklyn Steel on April 19 as part of their “We Legalized It” tour — a nod to the group’s enduring advocacy for cannabis reform.

What sets this event apart is their commitment to action: for every ticket sold, $1 will be contributed to The Last Prisoner Project, an organization dedicated to securing the release of individuals incarcerated for marijuana-related offenses. For those deeply passionate about the cause, VIP passes offering a meet-and-greet opportunity are also available for purchase.

Infused chocolate workshop

The Malin Williamsburg (109 North 12th St., 9th Floor)
April 19, 5:30 p.m.
Tickets priced at $125

Craft your own THC-infused edibles and get high on your own supply with the “Cannabis Chefs!” Head to the Malin Williamsburg for a confectionery tutorial that promises to unveil the art of concocting your very own THC- and CBD-infused chocolates. Led by experts, the session caters to all skill levels, offering guidance to both seasoned cooks and novices alike. Participants will have the freedom to customize dosages and flavors, with the chefs sharing invaluable insights and techniques throughout the process. And you’ll have goodies to eat on 4/20…score!


Bushwick, Brooklyn (exact address will be provided after registration)
April 20, 12-6 p.m.
Tickets start at $50

This celebration — its name an homage to one of marijuana’s monikers, Mary Jane — embodies an experimental approach, and will feature a curated selection of 30 vendors spotlighting cutting-edge products in the cannabis domain as it related to such industries as fashion, music, design and wellness.

Beyond product sampling and designated smoking zones, attendees at the inaugural event (hosted by The Mary Mag) can engage in instructional sessions, including a dedicated class on cultivating marijuana plants at home — all at a top-secret location.

Hint: Use code “ROLLWITHUS” for a $15 discount!

FLAMER 4/20 picnic

The Long Meadow at Prospect Park
April 20, 2 p.m.
RSVP encouraged

FLAMER, New York’s hottest queer-owned cannabis brand, will celebrate its yearly tradition of a 420 Picnic amongst friends to welcome the spring season. Grab a friend — and some flowers! — and head to the Long Meadow at Prospect Park to partake in sound baths and meditation with Weed Auntie, arts and crafts, snacks and more! Downtown Brooklyn-based cannabis dispensary The Travel Agency will also be on hand to help locals make the most of their 4/20.

4/20 in Wonderland

3 Dollar Bill (260 Meserole St. in East Williamsburg)
April 20, 4:20-10:20 p.m.
Tickets start at $20 plus fees

The Travel Agency is partnering with cannabis party princess, Chlomosexual (Saltburn: The Party) to bring 420 in Wonderland to 3 Dollar Bill in Brooklyn. Alongside brand partners Off Hours and Luci, The Travel Agency is heading down the rabbit hole to transport you to a wonderland like no other featuring an outdoor smoke lounge, photo activations, special giveaways and an all-day party that even the caterpillar would approve of.

HIGH BARBIE comedy show and party

21 Meadow St. in East Williamsburg
April 20, 8-11 p.m.
Tickets start at $9.31

You won’t just be laughing from the high. Hosted by Priya Blunts, this 4/20 comedy show and party puts a spotlight on Femme comics and performers in the heart of Bushwick. This show will feature performances by Eva Evans, Sureni Weerasekera, Sunny Laprade and Christiana Jackson, plus a live DJ set from Gabalicious and tarot readings from Oracle Electric. Complimentary infused cocktails will be available while supplies last, plus interactive audience games with prizes, including weed trivia and a joint rolling contest. Barbiecore encouraged!

Lifted 420 festival

17 Meadow St. in East Williamsburg
April 20, 4 p.m.-4 a.m.
Tickets start at $24.25

For those looking to party all night long, Lifted 420 Festival is literally 12 hours of a 4/20 celebration. This event will feature artists, vendors, creators, industry legends and brands from all over, so there’s something for everyone who attends.