Fun ▪ Theater

Astor Alive! Festival

09/16/2016 - 09/17/2016

Event Description

09/16/2016 - 09/17/2016


06:00 PM     Free

Celebrate the renovation of the New Astor Place and return of the Alamo (the famous rotatable cube sculpture). Is it true?? Will the plaza ever actually be finished??? The very best Astor Place and Lower East Side theater and dance companies will perform across four stages, embodying five important historical themes of Astor Place: Theater for All, Alternative Cultures and Radical Politics, Thinkers and Writers, Immigrant Populations, and Architectural Frontiers. The fun starts Friday night.

Art ▪ Design

NY Art Book Fair 2016

09/15/2016 - 09/18/2016

Event Description

09/15/2016 - 09/18/2016


06:00 PM     Free - $10

Free and open to the public, the NY Art Book Fair is the world’s premier event for artists’ books, catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines. Preview on Thursday night is $10. Other days free. 1pm on Weekend. LIC

Food ▪ Fun

The Last Word: NYC Speakeasy

08/23/2016 - 08/23/2017

Event Description

08/23/2016 - 08/23/2017


05:00 PM     $10 - $30

The Last Word in Astoria is the latest NYC speakeasy, disguised as a hardware store on the exterior, while actually a craft cocktail bar inside. 31-30 Ditmars Blvd.

Dance ▪ Music

Beat Festival Brooklyn

09/15/2016 - 09/23/2016

Event Description

09/15/2016 - 09/23/2016


07:00 PM     Free - $25

The BEAT Festival presents contemporary work in multiple venues in a variety of different neighborhoods across the borough. In the first three years, most of the venues have been non-traditional spaces, such as the Brooklyn Museum, the Brooklyn Public Library and Green-Wood Cemetery. Multiple artists or groups are presented within the festival across the disciplines of theater, dance and voice. See link for details and locations.

Art ▪ Design

Mmuseumm

08/19/2016 - 08/17/2018

Event Description

08/19/2016 - 08/17/2018


12:00 PM     Free - $5

Like no other museum you've ever visited, and likely the smallest, in a non-working freight elevator on Cortlandt Alley in downtown Manhattan, you will come across the surprising Mmuseumm and its exhibits of found objects. Truly unique! Thursdays and Friday 6-9pm Saturdays and Sunday noon-6pm Mmuseumm is visible 24/7 through the viewing windows and by calling into the audio guide from your phone.

Music ▪ Theater

Met Opera Online Rush Tickets

09/27/2016 - 05/13/2017

Event Description

09/27/2016 - 05/13/2017


12:00 PM     $25

$25 Rush Tickets are offered daily online on the Met website. The tickets, in prime seating locations, are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Customers are only allowed to purchase up to two tickets to one performance every seven days. Some exclusions apply. Tickets will go on sale for performances Monday through Friday at noon, for matinees four (4) hours before curtain, and for Saturday evenings at 2 pm. Lincoln Center

Music ▪ Theater

Hamilton Lottery Tickets

08/17/2016 - 08/17/2017

Event Description

08/17/2016 - 08/17/2017


09:00 AM     $10 - $20

Enter the daily lottery for a chance at up to two tkts for the same day show. 21 front row tickets will be sold to winners of the Official Digital Lottery. Good luck!

Art ▪ Photography

Diane Arbus: In the Beginning

08/17/2016 - 11/27/2016

Event Description

08/17/2016 - 11/27/2016


10:00 AM     Free - $25

featuring more than 100 photographs that together will redefine one of the most influential and provocative artists of the 20th century. This landmark exhibition will highlight never-before-seen early work of Diane Arbus (1923–71), focusing on the first seven years of her career, from 1956 to 1962—the period in which she developed the idiosyncratic style and approach for which she has been recognized, praised, criticized, and copied the world over. The Met Breuer (Madison at 77th St)

Fun ▪ Staycation

Shipwrecked Miniature Golf

08/17/2016 - 08/17/2018

Event Description

08/17/2016 - 08/17/2018


12:00 PM     Free - $14

A theatrical indoor 18-hole miniature golf experience. Theatrical lighting and special effects will surround you as you play through the themed areas of the course. Red Hook, Brooklyn

Film

Return of the Double Feature

08/19/2016 - 09/13/2016

Event Description

08/19/2016 - 09/13/2016


08:00 PM     $14

Ah, the double bill! During Hollywood’s Golden Age – unless the feature was Gone with the Wind length – your movie ticket usually entitled you to see an “A picture” (bigger stars, bigger budgets) paired with a “B picture” (lesser stars, smaller budgets – but oftentimes the more entertaining part of the bill). In the Golden Age of the Revival Theater, double features of classic films – often of equal merit - offered three to five hour marathons to hardened buffs, who could plunge hip deep into a director’s or an actor’s oeuvre or a genre or a theme, or spend the intermission head-scratching over a particular combination. Younger moviegoers – grown up ordering tickets by smartphone – have missed all the fun. Well, They’re Back! Here are twenty-six classic pair-ups – all Two for the Price of One!

Food ▪ Staycation

North River Lobster Co.

08/17/2016 - 08/17/2018

Event Description

08/17/2016 - 08/17/2018


11:30 AM     Free - $30

Take a 45 minute boat ride up the Hudson River to 72nd St while eating a lobster roll or just a bag of chips. Free to get on and stay on. Nice views. Decent food. Leaves from Pier 81 at West 41st St. 11:30 am to 11pm

Art ▪ Design

Arts & Crafts of Gifu

09/08/2016 - 09/17/2016

Event Description

09/08/2016 - 09/17/2016


11:00 AM     Free

EXHIBITION Thurs., Sept. 8—Sat., Sept. 17 (excluding Sept. 10 & 11) 11 AM—5 PM At this free exhibition, experience the arts and crafts that embody the spirit of Gifu Prefecture, an area renowned for its long tradition of expert craftsmanship. The exhibition will feature stunning examples of ceramic wares from Mino, a historic center of pottery production that continues to produce vibrant works today. Part of Get to Know Japan Series: Gifu Prefecture. Japan Society. Midtown

Food ▪ LectureTalk

Gifu, The Heartland of Japan

09/08/2016

Event Description

09/08/2016


06:30 PM     $15 - $19

TALK & TASTING Thurs., Sept. 8, 6:30 PM Select speakers introduce the many charms of Gifu Prefecture, including a special presentation on the Japanese diplomat, humanitarian and Gifu native Chiune Sugihara by esteemed scholar Dr. Sylvia W. Smoller. The program will also feature a special demonstration of jikabuki, a regional form of kabuki theater performed in rural parts of Japan. At the tasting reception, sample Gifu delicacies rarely found in the U.S., including premium wagyu Hida beef, which makes its U.S. debut at this event, and a variety of fine sakes brewed with Gifu’s famously pure waters. Followed by a tasting reception. Part of Get to Know Japan Series: Gifu Prefecture.

Art ▪ LectureTalk

David Shrigley

09/07/2016

Event Description

09/07/2016


06:30 PM     Free - $10

Artist David Shrigley’s talk accompanies Public Art Fund’s upcoming exhibition David Shrigley: MEMORIAL, a new public artwork that embodies the artist’s interest in the absurd potential and poignant nature of the everyday. Talk is at The New School in the Village.

Design ▪ Film

The Happy Film (Sagmeister)

09/07/2016

Event Description

09/07/2016


07:00 PM     $15

Special Sneak Peek screening. The movie follows graphic designer Stefan Sagmeister as he undergoes a series of self-experiments outlined by popular psychology to test once and for all if it’s possible for a person to have a meaningful impact on their own happiness. The Greene Space.

Architecture ▪ Tours

Woolworth Building Tours

08/08/2016 - 08/07/2020

Event Description

08/08/2016 - 08/07/2020


02:00 PM     $20 - $45

In 1913 the Woolworth Building, hailed by architectural critics as an engineering marvel, soared 792 feet high into the lower Manhattan skyline, making it the tallest building in the world at that time. The awe-inspiring, technologically advanced steel frame structure was designed by renowned architect Cass Gilbert. In addition to the skyscraper’s mechanical underbelly, which featured highspeed elevator service, self-sustaining electrical power generation, heating, cooling, water supply and fire protection, its grand lobby was recognized as a stunning and picturesque work of art. Today, the lobby’s spectacular stained glass, Byzantine mosaics, sculptures and murals are being appreciated by architectural enthusiasts and professionals, historians, artists and visitors from around the world due in part to to the passion and perseverance of Cass Gilbert’s great-grandchildren Helen Post-Curry and Chuck Post. Upon the 100-Year Celebration of the Woolworth Building, named a National Historic Landmark in 1966 and a New York City Landmark in 1983, the interest in the building’s intricate and preserved lobby was overwhelming. And so, the Woolworth Lobby Tours were introduced in the summer of 2013 and are operated by the descendants of Cass Gilbert. The lobby had been closed to the public for a number of years due to security issues and general traffic within a building that houses professional offices and soon to be residential tenants. But there was no denying the public’s interest in this “Cathedral of Commerce”, as its Gothic exterior beckoned passersby into its Romanesque cathedral style lobby with its magnificent marble staircase. Frank W. Woolworth, the chief executive of the F. W. Woolworth Company and owner of the popular five-and-ten-cent stores across the globe, commissioned Cass Gilbert to build the Woolworth headquarters. And while the skyscraper became a beacon for commerce and prosperity, the architect and the building’s principals upheld a sense of humor and pride which visitors can see amid the lobby’s many carved stone caricatures (Corbel sculptures include Gilbert with a model of the building, engineer Gunvald Aus taking a girder's measurements, and Woolworth counting nickels), theatrical faces, symbolic animals, documented dates and trusted allies. These fun facts and details, and so much more, are exposed during the Woolworth Building Lobby Tours. 233 Broadway

Food ▪ Staycation

DayTrip: Mitsuwa Marketplace

07/04/2016 - 08/30/2018

Event Description

07/04/2016 - 08/30/2018


11:00 AM     $6

Take the $6 roundtrip shuttle bus from Port Authority to Mitsuwa Marketplace in NJ and feel like you've stepped into Japan just 20 minutes away. Have ramen, sushi, unique desserts & teas in food court style. Browse the grocery store & all the fabulous Japanese packaging & items. There's a magazine store & toystore too. Check shuttle schedule here: http://www.mitsuwa.com/tenpo/newj/access/eshuttle.html

Staycation

DayTrip: Four Freedoms Park

07/04/2016 - 08/31/2018

Event Description

07/04/2016 - 08/31/2018


10:00 AM     $5

A quick trip out to the less-than-a-year-old FDR Four Freedoms Park designed by Louis Kahn could be a nice thing on a summer's day (we've only been in frigid temps.) Make the event extra touristy-fun by riding the tram over from 59th St and 1st Ave. It's about a 5 minute walk on the Roosevelt Island side & the only cost is your metrocard expense on the tram.

Art ▪ Staycation

DayTrip: Dia:Beacon

07/04/2016 - 08/31/2018

Event Description

07/04/2016 - 08/31/2018


11:00 AM     $28 - $35

Imagine roughly ten Chelsea galleries in one place, complete with contemporary art & skylights, more specifically a 300,000-sq ft historic printing factory. Add to that beautiful gardens to stroll on with mountain views. That's Dia:Beacon. Roughly an hour's train-ride away on MetroNorth from Grand Central. Package deal includes train ticket & admission. Highly recommended. Closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays.

Art ▪ Staycation

DayTrip: Storm King Art Center

07/04/2016 - 08/31/2018

Event Description

07/04/2016 - 08/31/2018


10:00 AM     $45 - $46

Explore 500 acres of open fields, woodlands, and meadows with over 100 large scale sculptures by some of the most acclaimed artists of our time. A little over an hour north of the city, this package that includes r/t bus transportation, admission & tour of Storm King leaves at 10am and gets you back before 6:30pm. Truly a special place!

Fun ▪ Staycation

DayTrip: Spa Castle

07/05/2016 - 08/31/2018

Event Description

07/05/2016 - 08/31/2018


11:00 AM     $35 - $45

Spend the day swimming in pools, taking a sauna, steam bath, body scrub, massage, or eating at the food court as well, all Korean style. Very family friendly and in Queens no less! Accessible by subway & their shuttle bus. Plus, we've heard good things about their Jersey location as well.