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Things to Do in Gramercy This Month - April 2019

April 20, 2019 - by CG Directory Editor
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Gramercy is one of Manhattan's smallest neighborhoods, but it's also one of the most beautiful. You'll find a nice selection of tasty eateries and independent shops in the area, as well as quite a few class New York City photo ops. City Guide will prepare you for your exploration of the area with this list of things to do in Gramercy this month.

North Coast - The PIT
April 20, 2019 - New York

With a cast of improv comedy veterans in New York City, North Coast's explosive performances have been packing comedy venues, universities, and festivals nationwide since 2009. Built around a single suggestion from an audience member, the show's improvised scenes escalate into full-blown hip-hop songs, facilitated by a live beatboxer. With their seamless melding of comedic timing and freestyle rapping abilities, North Coast frequently blurs the line between comedy show and concert, drawing audiences from the comedy, hip-hop, and theater communities for an experience that has been hailed as "mind-blowing" and "next level" by critics and audiences alike.

Sherrod Small, Maria Heinegg, H. Foley - New York Comedy Club
April 20, 2019 - New York

Wondering what to do tonight? Our New York stand up comedy showcase is one of the most fun things to do on a weeknight! Whether you’re with your friends from work looking for a great Happy Hour, want to have a fun, casual date night or just love to laugh every day, our comedy nights have you covered! Featuring: Sherrod Small Maria Heinegg H Foley

The Annual 420 Reggae Fiesta on the River with Dub Is A Weapon, Crazy Baldhead Dub Apparatus (feat. Agent Jay of The Slackers) + A Host of Special Guests performing 2 sets of Smoking Reggae Classix - Rocks Off
April 20, 2019 - New York

This Event Is 21+ Aboard The Liberty Bell/ Delicious Eats by Sancho's Cantina

Chuck Nice, Matt Richards, Meghan Hanley, Andrew Schulz - New York Comedy Club
April 20, 2019 - New York

Get the authentic NYC stand up comedy experience at New York Comedy Club! Enjoy a nightly showcase of the best comedians in the city, hot up-and-comers, plus hotshot celebrity drop ins, national and international touring comics and more surprises! Featuring: H Foley Meghan Hanley Andrew Schulz Matt Richards Chuck Nice

Andrew Schulz, Meghan Hanley, H. Foley, Chuck Nice - New York Comedy Club
April 20, 2019 - New York

Whether you’re a local or just visiting the greatest city in the world, New York City stand up comedy is a must-do activity. New York Comedy Club offers the most authentic NYC comedy experience in the city. Every show is packed with comics you know… or should! Featuring: H Foley Meghan Hanley Chuck Nice Andrew Schulz

Saturday Matinee - New York Comedy Club
April 20, 2019 - New York

It’s never too early for Comedy! Join us for the quintessential New York City Comedy experience. Our happy hour show presents a mix of citywide stars, club favorites, and fresh faces so you can kick off your evening with a lot of laughs!

Forever: Improv Inspired By Nyt Wedding Announcements - The PIT
April 20, 2019 - New York

FOREVER is an improv comedy show inspired by New York Times wedding announcements. You pick a wedding announcement, we make up a funny show.

Earth Day Bottomless Charity Brunch - La Tarte Flambee
April 20, 2019 - New York

The 3rd Annual Bottomless Brunch! The brunch was so much fun past 2 years we decided this should be an annual event! We are so grateful La Tarte Flambee liked us enough last year that we could go back there again this year for bottomless wine for 2 hours and eat delicious tarte flambees (basically french crepe/pizza deliciousness) again! If you didn't know what this fundraiser is about, it is a completely grassroot fundraiser started by Mildred Shao (Twitter.com/shaomildred) and Jessica Sophia Wong (jessicasophia.com) started on Earth Day 2017. All the proceeds from the brunch was donated to Natural Resources Defense Council and we've raised $550+ combined in the last 2 years! Join us again and let's make this year's donation bigger than ever, it's time to meet some amazing new people!

The Heirs Of Hogwarts - The PIT
April 20, 2019 - New York

With He-Who-Must-Not-Be-Named soundly defeated and Harry Potter and friends fully grown there aren't many adventures at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry… or are there? Join us for a loving homage to the fantastical world of Harry Potter with The Heirs of Hogwarts, a completely improvised magical tale created before your very eyes. And, like the flavor of a Bertie Bott's Bean: anything is possible. Come by broom, portkey, and floo powder for a fantastic show and a friendly reminder that magic is real

Saturday Night Headliners - New York Comedy Club
April 20, 2019 - New York

Whether you're a local or just visiting the greatest city in the world, New York City stand up comedy is a must-do activity. New York Comedy Club offers the most authentic NYC comedy experience in the city. Every show is packed with comics you know… or should! Your favorite podcast stars (Guys We Fucked, Legion of Skanks, Tuesdays With Stories), SiriusXM personalities (Jay Oakerson, Dan Soder, Andy Fiori, Shuli Egar), TV stars (Judah Friedlander, Rell Battle, Andrew Schulz, Carly Aquilino), Late Night personalities (Rory Albanese, Mike Yard, Ricky Velez, Jena Friedman, Josh Gondelman), plus hot young talent about to burst onto the scene. Tonight's show features: Lineup TBA

Saturday Prime Time Comedy - New York Comedy Club
April 20, 2019 - New York

Get the authentic NYC stand up comedy experience at New York Comedy Club! Enjoy a nightly showcase of the best comedians in the city, hot up-and-comers, plus hotshot celebrity drop ins, national and international touring comics and more surprises! Our regulars include Judah Friedlander, Todd Barry, Andrew Schulz, Christian Finnegan, Bonnie McFarlane, Sherrod Small, Ari Shaffir, Ricky Velez, Yamaneika Saunders, Jay Oakerson, Matt Richards, Carly Aquilino, Carmen Lynch, Lenny Marcus, Mike Britt, Sarah Tollemache, Adrienne Iapalucci, Emma Willmann, James Mattern, Anthony Devito, Greg Stone, Aaron Berg, Mike Cannon, Jon Laster, Josh Gondelman, Matt Pavich, Nore Davis, Neko White, Corinne Fisher, Krystyna Hutchinson, Wendi Starling, Nathan Macintosh, Gary Vider, Sam Morril, Joe List, Mark Normand, Subhah Agarwal, Dante Nero, Chuck Nice and more!

Saturday Late Night - New York Comedy Club
April 20, 2019 - New York

Wondering what to do tonight? Our New York stand up comedy showcase is one of the most fun things to do on a weeknight! Whether you're with your friends from work looking for a great Happy Hour, want to have a fun, casual date night or just love to laugh every day, our comedy nights have you covered! Tonight's show features: Lineup TBA

Whiskey 101 at the Flatiron Room - Fine & Rare
April 20, 2019 - New York

Our most popular class to date. This class gives you an overview of the various styles of whiskey including Bourbon, Rye, Scotch, Irish and other international marks. You will nose, taste, and evaluate a diverse selection of whiskey. Welcome cocktail, six whiskies and light bites provided.

Yoga Workshop with Legendary Sri Dharma Mittra - Dharma Yoga Center
April 20, 2019 - New York

Yoga Master Sri Dharma Mittra celebrates “Earth Day- End Plastic Pollution” in this very special 3-hour workshop intensive to help demonstrate support for the environmental issues that our world faces. Yoga lovers everywhere get ready to be informed and inspired! Grab your yoga mats and practice poses that originate from the Mother Earth, such as Mountain, Tree, Fish, Tortoise, Cobra, Eagle, Tiger and many more, in this blissful, fun filled and life changing three-hour workshop to honor Earth Day, on Saturday, April 20th at 3pm at the Dharma Yoga Center in Manhattan. Let your practice be an offering to help Protect our Planet for future generations and help raise the level of consciousness. For more information or to help support Earth Day contact: Plastic Pollution Coalition.org Called Maha Sadhana or “Great Practice” in Sanskrit, this program led by legendary 79-year- old Yogi Sri Dharma Mittra, begins with Purification Practices, Spiritual Discourse-the sharing of knowledge and priceless advice for aspiring yogis. Followed by Pranayama-breathing practices to calm the mind and invigorate the body, and powerful Mantras, to stimulate the chakras and deepen one’s cons... (read more)

Sony Square NYC Hosts A Street Photography & Photo Editing Workshop With Kenneth Hines Jr. - SONY Square NYC
April 20, 2019 - New York

Learn how to bring your street images to life, from composition to image editing with Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. Join us for a 3 hour workshop, where Kenneth will teach his workflow for post processing, using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. Receive answers to questions you may have during the workshops as well. Date: April 20, 2019 Time: 12:30pm – 3:30pm EST Location: Sony Square NYC, 25 Madison Ave REQUIREMENTS: Laptop/notebook Adobe Lightroom (4 to 7, CC) Adobe Photoshop (CS4 to CS6, CC) Camera and lenses of your choice (cameras and lenses will be available on a first come first serve basis)

Ceg & Nolafunk Present Brass against Plus Special Guests - Gramercy Theatre
April 20, 2019 - New York

Just a few blocks from Madison Square Park, Gramercy Theatre's intimate live experience remains unmatched by any other Manhattan venue. Get up close and personal with the performers in the general admission section, or enjoy a full view of the unforgettable environment in our authentic theatre seating. Grab a cold drink from one of the many bars located in the venue, including the downstairs lounge.

Watson Adventures’ Secrets of Grand Central Scavenger Hunt - Grand Central Terminal
April 20, 2019 - New York

Discover hidden history, cool places, little-known passageways, and surprising sights in the amazing landmark terminal in this unique scavenger hunt. You'll search for mysterious markings in the constellation ceiling, times for "ghost" trains in the former arrivals room, the gourmet extravaganza of the Grand Central Market, the architectural wonder of the Whispering Gallery, the delightful exhibits in the Transit Museum Annex, the dazzling art deco lobby of the Chrysler Building, surprising murals and carvings in the Graybar Passage, the snack heaven that is the Dining Concourse, hidden art, and more. A smartphone is required for each team to participate on this hunt. Advance ticket purchase required.

The Age of Our Own - Japan Society
April 20, 2019 - New York

This controversial film by director Koreyoshi Kurahara is based on a story by Nobel Prize-winning author Kenzaburo Oe, adapted by Yoshio Shirasaka, a prolific writer who scripted masterpieces under every major Japanese production company (including Yasuzo Masumura's 1958 film Giants and Toys at Daiei studios). A college student seeks to study abroad in France to escape his daily troubles in Japan only to be met with endless frustration and ultimately forced to live an aimless life of disillusionment. Among Nikkatsu's most political films, The Age of Our Own reveals a complex, multi-faceted reaction to the anti-Anpo struggle and its contexts

The Warped Ones - Japan Society
April 20, 2019 - New York

The game-changing experimentation of Nikkatsu taiyozoku ("Sun Tribe") films like Ko Nakahira's Crazed Fruit (1956) and Toshio Masuda's Perfect Game (1958) paved the way for this representative work of the studio's New Wave by Koreyoshi Kurahara. A jazz-obsessed delinquent and a reckless sex worker are released from juvenile detention and wreak havoc on everyone in their paths, including the newspaper reporter who got them arrested and his bourgeois artist fiancée. Kurahara's indelible portrait of amoral youth features striking high-contrast black and white compositions, bold camera movements and a propulsive jazz score, anchored by Tamio Kawachi's mesmerizingly feral performance.

Seafood Mayhem - The PIT
April 20, 2019 - New York

Raw sketch comedy that's so dark it's below sea level, and so crazy that it belongs behind glass. Get lightly battered and fried for a naughty nautical time! Directed by Jacob Ready.

The Annual 420 Reggae Fiesta on the River with Dub Is A Weapon, Crazy Baldhead Dub Apparatus (feat. Agent Jay of The Slackers) + A Host of Special Guests performing 2 sets of Smoking Reggae Classix! - The Liberty Belle - Rocks Off Concert Cruise
April 20, 2019 - New York

This cruise is aboard THE LIBERTY BELLE and will depart from Pier 36 - 299 South Street. We will be boarding and departing at the times listed on your ticket and are not able to allow refunds if you miss the boat. So don't be late - it sure ain't pretty to be standin on the dock, watching the party sailing away! There are cash bars on board so make sure to swing by the ATM on your way to the boat. There will be food available for purchase. All cruises are 3 hours unless otherwise noted. If you have any questions about the show or your purchase, please contact Sancho Dominguez at sancho@rocksoff.com or check out our FAQ page on www.rocksoff.com Please note that all shows are 21 and over and ID will be required upon boarding the boat *RAIN OR SHINE!*

Johnny Farina of Santo & Johnny ~ 60th Anniversary of Sleep Walk ... the Day the Music … - Cutting Room
April 20, 2019 - New York

The Quintessential Steel Guitarist of our contemporary era, Johnny Farina of "Santo & Johnny" has been touring Europe and America for the past Fifty years, regularly performing at Concerts and Festivals and has also been well received in Mexico and Australia, too. "Santo & Johnny" collected a Gold Record in 1959 for their prolific original instrumental tune – "Sleep Walk" – which they wrote and released that year. This song has been covered by more than Two Hundred different artists in its long history and has been heard in over Twenty Movies, TV Programs and Series and TV commercials as well, from 1959 to 2013. Even more remarkable is the fact that this composition has recently been credited with over Four Million Certified Airplays since its release in 1959!

Ceg & Nolafunk Present Brass Against Plus Special Guests - Gramercy Theater
April 20, 2019 - Grammercy Park

Just a few blocks from Madison Square Park, Gramercy Theatre's intimate live experience remains unmatched by any other Manhattan venue. Get up close and personal with the performers in the general admission section, or enjoy a full view of the unforgettable environment in our authentic theatre seating. Grab a cold drink from one of the many bars located in the venue, including the downstairs lounge.

Johnny Farina of Santo & Johnny ~ 60th Anniversary of Sleep Walk ... the Day the Music - The Cutting Room
April 20, 2019 - New York

The Quintessential Steel Guitarist of our contemporary era, Johnny Farina of "Santo & Johnny" has been touring Europe and America for the past Fifty years, regularly performing at Concerts and Festivals and has also been well received in Mexico and Australia, too. "Santo & Johnny" collected a Gold Record in 1959 for their prolific original instrumental tune – "Sleep Walk" – which they wrote and released that year. This song has been covered by more than Two Hundred different artists in its long history and has been heard in over Twenty Movies, TV Programs and Series and TV commercials as well, from 1959 to 2013

MUJI's Flatiron Pop Up - Flatiron Plaza
Through April 20, 2019 - New York

In the spirit of spring cleaning, MUJI will be popping up in Manhattan's Flatiron Plaza from April 19th - 20th to help New Yorkers with all their tidying needs. MUJI's cleaning pop up kiosk will showcase demos on street cleaning, hand washing and lint removal. Cleaning systems will be available for purchase at the pop up - affordable, easy to use and durable these organizing essentials are a must for anyone looking to keep their space clean this Spring! MUJI's Street Clean team will also be handing out 20% off discount codes valid at any MUJI store in New York! The pop up takes place all day in the Flatiron Plaza on 23rd between 5th & Broadway on April 19th and 20th.

LDV Hospitality’s Scarpetta’s Easter Brunch and Dinner - DV Hospitality’s Scarpetta in NoMad
April 21, 2019 - New York

LDV Hospitality’s Scarpetta in NoMad is inviting guests to celebrate Easter at the restaurant with their Easter Brunch and Easter Dinner prix-fixe menus. For $55 per person, guests can choose from a 3-course prix-fixe brunch menu including dishes such as Cauliflower Romanesco with Salmoriglio and Herbed Bread Crumbs, Scarpetta’s signature Spaghetti with Tomato & Basil, Ricotta Pancakes with Chantilly Cream and Vermont Maple Syrup along with Valrhona Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Banana Toffee, Sauce and Caramel Gelato. For $89 per person, guests can choose from a 4-course prix-fixe dinner menu including dishes such as Raw Yellowtail with Olio di Zenzero & Pickled Red Onion, Short Rib & Bone Marrow Agnolotti with Garlic Chip & Horseradish, Scarpetta’s signature Spaghetti with Tomato & Basil, Branzino with Salsa Verde, Braised Endive and Charred Onions along with a Dulcey Cheesecake with Pistachio Ganache, Poached Pears and Blood Orange Sorbet.

LDV Hospitality’s Scarpetta’s Easter Brunch and Dinner - DV Hospitality’s Scarpetta in NoMad
April 21, 2019 - New York

LDV Hospitality’s Scarpetta in NoMad is inviting guests to celebrate Easter at the restaurant with their Easter Brunch and Easter Dinner prix-fixe menus. For $55 per person, guests can choose from a 3-course prix-fixe brunch menu including dishes such as Cauliflower Romanesco with Salmoriglio and Herbed Bread Crumbs, Scarpetta’s signature Spaghetti with Tomato & Basil, Ricotta Pancakes with Chantilly Cream and Vermont Maple Syrup along with Valrhona Chocolate Cake with Chocolate Banana Toffee, Sauce and Caramel Gelato. For $89 per person, guests can choose from a 4-course prix-fixe dinner menu including dishes such as Raw Yellowtail with Olio di Zenzero & Pickled Red Onion, Short Rib & Bone Marrow Agnolotti with Garlic Chip & Horseradish, Scarpetta’s signature Spaghetti with Tomato & Basil, Branzino with Salsa Verde, Braised Endive and Charred Onions along with a Dulcey Cheesecake with Pistachio Ganache, Poached Pears and Blood Orange Sorbet.

Sunday Night Headliners - New York Comedy Club
April 21, 2019 - New York

Whether you're a local or just visiting the greatest city in the world, New York City stand up comedy is a must-do activity. New York Comedy Club offers the most authentic NYC comedy experience in the city. Every show is packed with comics you know… or should! Your favorite podcast stars (Guys We Fucked, Legion of Skanks, Tuesdays With Stories), SiriusXM personalities (Jay Oakerson, Dan Soder, Andy Fiori, Shuli Egar), TV stars (Judah Friedlander, Rell Battle, Andrew Schulz, Carly Aquilino), Late Night personalities (Rory Albanese, Mike Yard, Ricky Velez, Jena Friedman, Josh Gondelman), plus hot young talent about to burst onto the scene. Tonight's show features: Lineup TBA

Jazz Brunch: Live Jazz Trio - Fine & Rare
April 21, 2019 - New York

Join us for Jazz Brunch. Enjoy our seasonal menu, crafted cocktails, ls and our extensive spirits selection.

Larry Goldings/Peter Bernstein/Bill Stewart - Jazz Standard
Through April 21, 2019 - New York

In the 1950s and '60s, Jimmy Smith, Jack McDuff, Richard "Groove" Holmes, and Larry Young pio­neered and popularized the jazz organ trio. For the past quarter–century, Larry Goldings, Peter Bernstein and Bill Stewart have taken that fundamental concept into fresh territory, recording eleven masterful albums under various members' names or as a collective unit. These rotating roles show the equality of each member's contribution to the whole and their individual stature as world–class bandleaders. Equally adept at roiling bebop intensity, gentle ballad expressions, and knotty fistfuls of funk, the group has been less active in the last few years, owing to the demands of their individual careers, so every new album and tour is cause for celebration. Ramshackle Serenade (Pirouet) is their first studio session in twelve years and a welcome return for what DownBeat calls "a killer organ trio barrage that's deep in the pocket." Larry Goldings – organ, piano Peter Bernstein – guitar Bill Stewart – drums

DENTYNE Ultimate Fresh Breath Partnership - New York
Through April 21, 2019 - New York

Beginning March 24th, DENTYNE challenges diners to indulge in Garlicky Noodles or General Tso’s Chicken from their favorite Chinese restaurant to then experience the benefits of 60 minutes of fresh breath after takeout. To celebrate its claim of an unprecedented 60 minutes of fresh breath, DENTYNE is offering consumers a chance to have the ultimate in fresh breath by partnering up with over 300 Chinese restaurants in NYC. For 4 weeks, customers that dine at any of the participating restaurants will receive special DENTYNE fortune cookies with their orders. Inside the DENTYNE fortune cookie, customers will find unique fortunes with coupons for purchase at a local Walgreens or Duane Reade, “chewmojis” and some fun tips on “reasons to chew.” Restaurants include China Pagoda, Golden Kitchen, Sampan, Dynasty, Food Sing, Empire Express, Super Kew Garden, Lucky Fresh Tortillas, Halal Dynasty, Jing Wah, Peking Express and Golden House among others.

Watson Adventures’ Grand Central Scramble Family Scavenger Hunt - Grand Central Terminal
April 24, 2019 - New York

Kids and adults work together to uncover the secrets of this amazing train station. To win, you’ll have to go nuts in the Whispering Gallery, learn a secret about the stars in the “sky”, find TV celebs in the food court, stand on fish under an upside-down tree in the Grand Central Market, learn the arrival time of a “ghost” train and think like Willy Wonka in the Transit Museum Gallery. For ages 7 and up. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Advance purchase is required.

Ship of Fools #23: Wigjam - Grateful Dead Tribute - Rocks Off
April 27, 2019 - New York

Calling All Shakedown Fleet! Get ready to shake the cobwebs out of your peg-legs for the 23rd Annual Ship of Fools cruise. Groove in style on the mighty Jewel as it sails through New York Harbor on a 3-hour journey. Enjoy spectacular views of the city, a cash bar, and music from the premiere Grateful Dead tribute band in the land Wigjam. Proceeds from this cruise will go to support the Morning Dew radio show heard every Saturday night on WBAI 99.5 FM New York City.

Carolee Grand Central Pop Up - Grand Central Terminal
Through April 30, 2019 - NEW YORK

CAROLEE Is Popping Up In Grand Central! Join us to shop a curated edit of our favorite styles and gifts. Spend $100 and receive an Exclusive gift with purchase. Plus, enter to win a $100 gift card! We will be located near Graybar passage at the Lexington Avenue entrance. 20% of proceeds will be donated to RAINN, the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization. Learn more about RAINN: https://www.rainn.org/ Dates and times: February 1st - April 30th Monday- Friday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM Saturday: 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM For inquiries please contact us at: 917.428.5947 or caroleepopup@carolee.com

Thos. Moser Opens New Showroom in New York Design Center - New York Design Center
May 02, 2019 - New York

Thos. Moser recently announced the opening of its new showroom in New York City at the New York Design Center (NYDC), 200 Lexington Avenue, Suite #1301, New York, NY. A grand opening event is planned for Thursday, May 2, 2019 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Enjoy small bites and beverages by Brother Jimmy’s and entertainment by DJ Stacy. Preview the latest designs by Thos. Moser, including the Studio Bed, Hallowell Stool, Wishbone Extension Table, and Branch Chair designed for the New York Public Library (NYPL). The Branch Chair is making its debut at the opening event and is a symbol of NYPL’s mission and vision for the future. Meet Aaron Moser, President and CEO of Thos. Moser and son of founder Tom Moser, and hear more about Thos. Moser - past, present and future. After nearly 25 years on Madison Avenue, Moser and team are looking forward to the new chapter at the NYDC. Plus meet Rob Panos, Thos. Moser’s NYC Showroom Manager. Rob shared his excitement about the new showroom location: "As a young designer, I would visit the NYDC often for inspiration, as well as to discover unique items for my clients' homes. I knew then that someday I would want to work in the NYDC. I’m excited fo... (read more)

Super Crazy Fun Time Variety Game Show Hour - The PIT
May 02, 2019 - New York

SUPER CRAZY FUN TIME VARIETY GAME SHOW HOUR is a hilariously insane show that places you into the audience at a live taping of a fictional TV show overflowing with weird characters, interactive games, mysteries, puppets, prizes, surprises, and so much more. You have never experienced anything like it. Give your brain a break, hop aboard the crazy train, and get lit with Dino, Francis, Leafy, Scotchy, and friends – it's the SUPER CRAZY FUN TIME VARIETY GAME SHOW HOUR! TimeOut NY hailed the show as "a hyper stimulating, totally thrilling comedic variety show." – The CAST – Created by and Starring Artie Brennan (House of Cards/Comedy Central) & Anthony Giordano (Deception/Comedy Central) With Joshua Sankey (Comedy Central/Zack & Miri Make a Porno) Karen Summerton (SNL/Get Him To The Greek) Zach Garner (Comedy Central/The Special Without Brett Davis) Daniel Florio (A Crime To Remember/Enchantment Park 3D & 4D) Paul Cohen (Backdoor Barbecue) Mark Hudson (Gotham City Improv/Gary Austin's The Classroom) Super Crazy Funtime has been given love by TimeOut NY, Brooklyn Paper, Comedy Cake, and The Art of Brooklyn Film Festival. They were the Winner of "Best In Show" at The Baltimo... (read more)

Walking Tour - the History of Art, Crime, Drugs and Punk Rock on the Lower East Side with John Joseph - Rocks Off
May 12, 2019 - New York

What was it about the Lower East Side that attracted so much talent and crime in the last 40 years? Since my early days of punk back in the summer of 1977 I've been exposed to some of the best music and the worst crime. Everything from Max's Kansas City to the Alphabet City Butcher Daniel Rakowitz who lived right above me and killed his girlfriend, chopped her up and fed her to the homeless in Tompkins Square Park. I was also in that park when the riot of 1988 kicked off and I played one of the last shows at CBGB's. Most people walking around on the Lower East Side today with its trendy boutiques and coffee shops have no idea of its history, the great music and violence that has always co-existed side by side down here. I'll take you to the punk clubs, gang hangouts and drug spots where some of the craziest things went down. It's a first hand account from someone who was immersed in the danger having myself grown up on the streets of NYC since the age of 14. I guarantee you it will be a true punk rock & crime history lesson from someone who was there way back then and is still here.

Mother's Day: 3-Course Dinner + Belly Dance Show! Tickets at 45% Off! - Arabesque
May 12, 2019 - New York

About the Deal: Mother's Day: 3-Course Dinner + Belly Dance Show at Posh "Arabesque" Restaurant! Tickets at 45% Off! - Sunday, May 12, 2019; 7 PM - Arabesque Restaurant, Manhattan About the Event: Enjoy a terrific Mother's Day Celebration that will include Arabic entertainment with music, dancing and terrific food! It will take place at a fascinating and posh ARABESQUE restaurant in the heart of Midtown, between Madison Avenue and 5th Avenue. You will be treated to a 3-course meal + Champagne + Moroccan show (including Belly Dancer + DJ)

Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth - Morgan Library & Museum
Through May 12, 2019 - New York

"In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit." With these words the Oxford professor J.R.R. Tolkien ignited a fervid spark in generations of readers. From the children's classic The Hobbit to the epic The Lord of the Rings, Tolkien's adventurous tales of hobbits and elves, dwarves and wizards have introduced millions to the rich history of Middle-earth. Going beyond literature, Tolkien's Middle-earth is a world complete with its own languages and histories. Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth celebrates the man and his creation. The exhibition will be the most extensive public display of original Tolkien material for several generations. Drawn from the collections of the Tolkien Archive at the Bodleian Library (Oxford), Marquette University Libraries (Milwaukee), the Morgan, and private lenders, the exhibition will include family photographs and memorabilia, Tolkien's original illustrations, maps, draft manuscripts, and designs related to The Hobbit, The Lord of the Rings, and The Silmarillion. Tolkien: Maker of Middle-earth is organized by the Morgan Library & Museum in collaboration with the Bodleian Libraries, Oxford University and with the support of The Tolkien Estate, The Tolk... (read more)

Cpt: Comedy Peoples Time - The PIT
May 15, 2019 - New York

Presented by LeMar McLean, Comedy People's Time showcases late-night TV's funniest writers and performers, with a fresh crop of standups each month and a rotation of players you're sure to love.Instagram: comedypeoplestimeTwitter: CPT_Live

Fantastically Funny Females - Overlook
May 15, 2019 - New York

Nation-Wide Comedy presents Fantastically Funny Females Show at the Overlook on Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Featuring Danette Rodriguez, Christiana Jackson, Keanu Thompson, Linda Nicoll, Joanne Filan and hosted by Sheba Mason. Room opens at 7:00pm for dinner and drinks and show starts at 8:30pm. Tickets are $10.00 and available at nationwidecomedy.com. The Overlook is located at 225 East 44th Street, New York, NY 10017 Between 2nd and 3rd Avenues.

Manhattan Hip Hop vs. Reggae Party Cruise Yacht party - Skyport Marina
Through June 23, 2019 - New York

Friday June 22nd, 2018 – NYC Hip Hop vs. Reggae Yacht Party at Skyport Marinas Jewel Yacht located at East 23rd st & FDR Drive 10010 NY (347) 592-0300. Music by NYC Hottest Djs! Tickets 20$! Boarding 11:45pm, Sailing after midnight! The Only Hip Hop vs. Reggae cruise to be in NYC...Jewel Yacht! www.Gametightny.com (347) 592-0300 info/tickets YACHT PARTIES IN NY - NY'S HOTTEST – YACHT NIGHT PARTY NYC HIP HOP VS. REGGAE CRUISE! The Only Boat Party to be in NY... Skyport Marina Jewel Yacht East 23rd st & FDR Drive 10010 (347) 592-0300 NYC HIP HOP VS. REGGAE BOAT PARTY! 1 DAY - 1 EXCLUSIVE EVENT! MUSIC BY NYC HOTTEST DJS AT SKYPORT MARINA JEWEL YACHT PARTY, NEW YORK!! TICKETS JUST $20 FOR TICKET WHICH INCLUDES:ADMISSION TO THE BOAT SAILING INFO:Boarding Starts at 11:45pm (highly recommend getting there at 10:00pm to avoid long lines & confusion), Sails after midnight. Boat Returns at approximately 4am. For tickets info, birthday parties, table reservations please call (347) 592-0300 or simply log onto www.Gametightny.com Also you can email us at Gametightny@hotmail.com

Among Others: Photography and the Group - The Morgan Library & Museum
Through August 18, 2019 - Manhattan

Composed chiefly of works in the Morgan's collection, this exhibition explores how photographers have represented the bonds uniting people, whether in group portraits or in serial imagery. In arranged sittings, form is content: when commissioned to photograph the royals of Germany and England at a wedding in 1894, James Russell and Son's Studio instinctively centered its composition around the family's matriarch, Queen Victoria. Camera artists sometimes insert themselves into the action, as Susan Meiselas did when mingling with carnival strippers, first to portray them behind the scenes and then to photograph those in the audience from a performer's perspective. Action can also be a pose: in 1970, when asked to create a positive poster image for the Gay Liberation Front, Peter Hujar asked the group's members to run toward him on the street, enacting their slogan, "Come Out!!" Ingenuity may be called for when one's subjects are all too well-known: a press photographer, Jean-Pierre Ducatez, appealed to the primal desires of Beatles fans by zeroing in on the lips of each band member, creating a captivating game of who's-who. Bringing together works from the 1860s to the present, Among... (read more)

Hogarth: Cruelty and Humor - The Morgan Library & Museum
Through September 22, 2019 - Manhattan

The satirical scenes of the celebrated English artist William Hogarth (1697–1764) are iconic representations of eighteenth-century urban life at a time of great socio-economic disparity. An academic outsider and an activist, Hogarth was driven to innovate, creating new genres and modes of expression in his painting, printmaking, and drawing in his effort to elevate the status of British art. This exhibition will investigate the ways the artist used humor, satire, and political commentary to engage a broad audience and agitate for legislation and political goals. The exhibition features the Morgan's exceptional cache of six sheets preparatory for two of Hogarth's most revered print series, both issued in February 1751: Beer Street and Gin Lane and The Four Stages of Cruelty. The story of Hogarth's images reveal an artist who addressed the ills and injustices of life in a modern metropolis, exploring the connections between violence, crime, alcohol abuse, and cruelty to animals in ways that would amuse, occasionally shock, and edify his audience.

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