WEEKEND IN WARSAW
JANUARY 14 – 16
Freedom! This weekend, we can enjoy the capital’s dolce vita – unfettered by the rigid framework of organized events, because these are few and far between. This is the moment of the year when we have time to read, cook, or even take a course. Of course, you can also meet family and friends if neither of you currently have covid. However, we found a few ways to spice up this time as well. We present TOP4 of the most interesting options to spend the upcoming weekend.
1) Enjoy a walk
Officially, we have 88 parks and 27 forest complexes in the capital. So take the opportunity to see their winter faces. Regular visits throughout the year will teach you how nature changes with the seasons. If the weather so permits, it is worth trying out capital’s winter sports. Maybe the conditions aren’t really alpine, but sometimes taking a leap of faith to do cross-country skiing in the Bielański Forest or ride down Górka Szczęśliwicka allows us to indulge in activities seemingly absent in big city life.
If you prefer to lie in longer in the morning, read, or simply have other duties to fulfill, even twilight that comes too early is not a problem for Warsaw galavantees. The whole streets and parks are illuminated with attention to the smallest detail. Therefore, for relaxation and health purposes, we recommend taking a stroll in the following places:
- Nowy Świat and Krakowskie Przedmieście up to Plac Zamkowy, which light up as the official Illumination of Warsaw;
- University of Warsaw Botanical Garden with Lumagica illumination (more info);
- The Botanical Garden in Powsin, where the Peter Pan’s Garden of Lights awaits (more info);
- Wilanów Park with the local Royal Garden of Light (more info);
- Multimedia Fountain Park, where from Friday to Sunday at full hours from 16:00 to 20:00 you can admire the winter laser show.
To find the best places for walks, bike trips, dates, etc. consult our list of the 35 AMAZING THINGS TO DO IN WARSAW IN 2022.
2) Ice rinks
Warsaw ice rinks deserve a separate paragraph. After all, nothing integrates better than having fun together, so the whole gang can go ice skating. After all, what brings people closer than having fun together. Non-skaters can always take the opportunity to drink mulled wine or cocoa. The following venues will be open this weekend:
- Park Bródnowski, from ul. Kondratowicza, more info;
- Praska Ślizgawka in Centrum Praskie Koneser, more info;
- Rynek Starego Miasta, more info;
- Galeria Północna, along Trakt Nadwiślański, more info;
- Galeria Młociny, on ul. Zgrupowania AK Kampinos 47, more info;
- Figlowisko, next to Metro Natolin, more info.
3) Sauna Wisła
You can enjoy the sauna with a view of the river and its nature from 6:00 to 24:00, just remember to book in advance. There is also a relaxation area with fresh juices, kombucha, healthy snacks, and infrared beds that reduce muscle tension. A great place for late morning/early afternoon relaxation.
Where: Czerniakowski Port
4) Something to watch online
We shall abstain from recommending content available on popular streaming services. We are here to draw your attention to websites that might be a bit lesser-known, such as:
- vod.warszawa.pl platform. It is a database of films, recordings of theater plays, and concerts. The repertoire includes interesting productions of Warsaw cultural institutions, such as the”Pilots” musical from Teatr Roma, “Kapitan Żbik” from Teatr Syrena, or Chopin concerts from the Łazienki Park.
- Vegan Warsaw – a documentary on Warsaw vegan legends. The owners, co-creators, and creators of Roślinny Qurchak, Youmiko Vegan Sushi, Lokal Vegan Bistro, and Słuszna Strawa discuss their dreams, challenges they need to face, and their meat-free ways of fixing the world. It will be available to watch from Friday, January 14, 18:00 on the FB event.
- The meeting “Women from paintings. New Stories ”. Małgorzata Czyńska, the author of the book of the same title, will talk about Suzanne Valadon, Renoir’s and Toulouse-Lautrec’s favorite model, who gave up posing in order to pursue her own painting career, or Beautiful Kiki, the most famous model of the interwar period, and Marc Chagall’s wife, Bella, who blended into her husband’s painting vision so strongly that he wrote to her: “When I look at you for a long time, it seems to me that you too are a piece of my work,” Broadcast to watch on Thursday, January 13, from 19:00 on the FB event.
- The Night of Biologists, organized by the Faculty of Biology and Environmental Sciences of the UKSW and the Faculty of Biology of the University of Warsaw, will allow you to explore the topic of biodiversity. You can do it in lectures, workshops, and virtual walks around laboratories. Every day until next Friday, January 21, there are some interesting events to choose from. The full program can be found on the event’s website.
- The last option requires going to Kino Kultura at Krakowskie Przedmieście 21/23. It will host the review of Jerzy Kawalerowicz’s films. It is a rare opportunity to watch the master’s most important films in digitally restored versions, including: “The Train”, “Mother Joan of the Angels” or “Pharaoh”. The screenings will be accompanied by talks in which Grażyna Torbicka, Tomasz Raczek, and their guests, including, for example, Janusz Majewski or Paweł Kowal, will attempt to read the contemporary contexts of the movies. Entry to meetings and screenings is free, after collecting the ticket at the ticket office. More information on Kino Kultura website .
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