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Things to Do in Gramercy This Month - July 2019

July 6, 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.

AfroBean | Afrobeats - Carib Day Party - 5th&Mad
July 06, 2019 - New York,

This is by far the most authentic event occurring during this celebrated holiday and we are asking you to help us turn NYC inside out, yet again for a few hours, during our July 4th weekend extravaganza. This event will lead us into our annual and most sought after event, 'Melanin On The Sea' Yacht cruise occurring on July 20th.

National Fried Chicken Day - Art Bird & Whiskey Bar — Grand Central Terminal
July 06, 2019 -

Celebrate National Fried Chicken Day at Art Bird & Whiskey Bar in the Lower Level Dining Concourse with a special, two-for-one promotion. Customers can enjoy two of celebrity chef Art Smith's signature buttermilk fried chicken sandwich for $11, or two of Chef Art's Mix Box, which contains three pieces of fried chicken with a choice of a fixing and a cheddar biscuit for $17.

Yuto Kanazawa Trio - Tomi Jazz
July 06, 2019 - New York

Yuto Kanazawa Trio

The Highliners - Tomi Jazz
July 06, 2019 - New York

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A Weekly Saturday Night DesiParty - Stage48
July 06, 2019 - New York

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Dr. Lonnie Smith Octet At Jazz Standard - Jazz Standard
July 06, 2019 - New York

Dr. Lonnie Smith Octet At Jazz Standard

Dr. Lonnie Smith Octet - Jazz Standard
July 06, 2019 - New York

Under the direction of the wizard of the Hammond B3, this exceptional aggregation draws on a deep pool of jazz talent, combining veteran players like Chris Potter with such spirited up–and–comers as saxopho­nist Alexa Tarantino. "Dr. Lonnie Smith can play fast and fierce yet is often most affecting in the quietest moments, deep in a ballad or winding down from a climactic chorus. He can seem like a preacher pos­sessed or a meditative monk—or both—within the same song...'I hear everything in that organ,' he said. 'It's got the sun and the moon, the earth and the water. That's how it feels to me.'" (Larry Blumenthal, The Wall Street Journal, 7.18.2012) Dr. Lonnie Smith – Hammond B3 organ Jeremy Pelt – trumpet Joel Frahm – tenor saxophone (Friday & Saturday) Chris Potter – tenor, alto & soprano saxophones (Sunday only) Alexa Tarantino – alto saxophone, flute Jason Marshall – baritone saxophone Jonathan Kreisberg – guitar Xavier Breaker – drums

Lexington Avenue Merchandise Fair - On Lexington Avenue 34th - 42nd St
July 07, 2019 - New York

NY locals and tourists take to the streets of our great city to meet, greet and enjoy what summer in N.Y. is all about. One of the few, FREE things, left to do in NYC. Street Fairs are a Welcome break for all to enjoy the streets without cars, bikes and construction sites that plague our usual day to day. Experience the 50+ Authentic food booths, Browse the 300+ merchandise booths that sell a huge variety of goods that range from handmade metal statues to African baskets to the year's hottest trends in jewelry & fashion accessories and much more. Bring the dog along too!

Creative Play Ages 3-5 - Japan Society
July 07, 2019 - New York

In this star-themed day, experience an interactive Tanabata storytelling session filled with song and dance, and create your own paper ornaments and tanzaku wish strips to decorate bamboo branches. Japan's Star Festival commemorates the meeting of of two lovers who lived on opposite sides of the Milky Way.

Independence Day Weekend Hip Hop vs. Reggae Booze Cruise Yacht Party 2019 - Skyport Marina
Through July 07, 2019 - New York

Saturday July 6th, 2019 - New York City Hip Hop vs. Reggae Independence Day Weekend Saturday Yacht Party Cruise at Skyport Marinas Jewel Yacht located at 2430 Fdr Drive Service Road East New York, NY 10010. Join us this July 4th Weekend 2019 the Hottest Hip Hop vs. Reggae Saturday Cruise in New York with NYC Hottests Djs enjoying the Cities Skyline! Tickets are 20$ Group of 5ppl discount 75$ Groups of 5 Ladies Champagne with Admission 100$ Boarding begins at 11:45pm and returns approx. 4am ID is a Must. Drinks Bar onboard. 2 Floors of music with climate controlled Main Floor & Upper Deck! For more ticket information on July 4th Weekend Saturday Hip Hop vs. Reggae Cruise NYC Yacht Party call/ or text 3475920300 or log onto Gametightny.com

Reggae Booze Cruise Yacht Party 2019 - Skyport Marina
Through July 07, 2019 - New York

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Bollywood Beats @ Stage48 NYC - A Weekly Saturday Night DesiParty - Stage48
Through July 07, 2019 - New York

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Spider-Man: Far From Home Gallery at Sony Square NYC - Sony Square NYC
Through July 10, 2019 - New York

View one-of-a-kind fan art from around the world inspired by the latest Spider-Man: Far From Home movie trailer. Sony Pictures partnered with Talenthouse to invite artists, designers and illustrators to create one-of-a-kind static artwork inspired by the latest trailer. Ranging from illustrations, digital painting and alternative poster designs, Talenthouse received over 4,000 submissions, beating the Talenthouse record for most submissions for a studio campaign.

Manhattanhenge Photo Walk with CrissiBeth Cooper at Sony Square NYC - Sony Square NYC
July 12, 2019 - New York City

Manhattanhenge, also called the Manhattan Solstice, is an event during which the setting sun or the rising sun is aligned with the east–west streets of the main street grid of Manhattan, New York City. Capture your best Manhattanhenge photo with Sony Alpha Imaging Collective member Christine Elizabeth "CrissiBeth" Cooper. Join CrissiBeth and learn her best tips and tricks on capturing sunset photography.

Grand Central Food Festival - O 45th Street from 3rd - Lexington Ave
July 12, 2019 - New York

NY locals and tourists take to the streets of our great city to meet, greet and enjoy what summer in N.Y. is all about. One of the few, FREE things, left to do in NYC. Street Fairs are a Welcome break for all to enjoy the streets without cars, bikes and construction sites that plague our usual day to day. Experience the 20+ Authentic food booths, Browse the 50+ merchandise booths that sell a huge variety of goods that range from handmade metal statues to African baskets to the year's hottest trends in jewelry & fashion accessories and much more. Bring the dog along too!

Boogiemanja - The PIT
July 12, 2019 - New York

BoogieManja (n): 1.) A huge, exciting, experimental monster. 2.) An hour of fantastic sketch comedy. 3.) Something that changes shape or form every month

Sam Eaton's The Quantum Eye - Mentalism and Magic Show - Guild Hall at The Little Church
July 13, 2019 - New York

An entertaining and fascinating exploration of mentalism, magic, perception and deception, where extraordinary ability and humor blend with audience participation to make for a unique performance every time. Join Sam on an interactive journey past the limits of possibility in a show that you will never forget.

Win Prizes at FIAF Bastille Day - FIAF French Institute Alliance Française
July 14, 2019 - New York

FIAF's Bastille Day celebration on Sunday, July 14 will feature a fabulous prize drawing with over 50 prizes including the grand prize: a luxury escape to Cannes for two!

Bastille Day Party in Montclair - FIAF French Institute Alliance Française
July 14, 2019 - New York

Celebrate France's fête nationale — commemorating the storming of the Bastille and the birth of the modern French nation — with a fun and festive party hosted by FIAF at the beautiful Van Vleck House & Gardens in Montclair.

National Hot Dog Day - Grand Central Terminal
July 17, 2019 -

Stop by Grand Central Terminal for a variety of unique takes on the traditional hot dog from several of the Terminal's shops. Bien Cuit will be offering pain au lait hot dog buns, brioche-style buns to bring home for the perfect elevated hot dog. Danish Dogs will offer the New Yorker hot dog, a choice of beef, pork, or chicken sausage served with ketchup, mustard, and sauerkraut. Eli's Bread & Pastry will have their brioche hot dog roll, pull-apart rolls perfect for a barbecue. Frankie's Dogs on the Go also will be giving away a homemade chocolate chip cookie for free with the purchase of any Frankie's hot dog.

Speed Dating For NY Singles In Their 30s/40s - The Arlo Nomad Hotel- BARlo
July 17, 2019 - New York

They say love is a numbers game. The more singles you meet, the more likely it is that you're going to hit it off with someone. Play the odds at our up to "Up to 15-first dates" Speed Dating Marathon, where you'll meet up to 15 singles (30s/40s) over 3-minute "dates."

NYC Floating Art Gallery Yacht Party Cruise - Skyport Marina
July 19, 2019 - New York

Come experience NYC's newest and hottest floating street art boat while gazing at views of New York City's Skyline! Aboard the NYC Floating Art Gallery Yacht Party Cruise will be two levels of music with live DJs, bars and hookah.

NYC Floating Art Gallery Yacht Party Cruise - Skyport Marina
July 20, 2019 - New York

Come experience NYC's newest and hottest floating street art boat while gazing at views of New York City's Skyline! Aboard the NYC Floating Art Gallery Yacht Party Cruise will be two levels of music with live DJs, bars and hookah.

Women: LEVEL UP NYC Empowerment Symposium - NYC Seminar & Conference Center
July 20, 2019 - New York

Our esteemed panel of women entrepreneurs, trendsetters and social influencers will share personal anecdotes, insider tips, and most importantly, the essentials of proven, highly marketable strategies for beginning a venture of entrepreneurship, jump-starting a stalled career or taking a career to a new level of productivity. It is also our desire to provide a total wellness experience that challenges us all to healthily live our lives with substantive, intentional purpose. Please plan to join us. Tickets are on sale now. You don't want to miss this!

NYC Boats and Smokes Cigar Cruise - Havana Nights - Marco Polo Cruises
July 26, 2019 - New York

Open Sky Group presents the NYC Boats and Smokes cigar cruise Join us for an intimate get together with cigar and scotch enthusiasts as we host our Havana nights cruise. Friday, July 26th, 2019 8pm-10: 30 pm (Check-in begins at 7:15 pm and boat departs at 8 pm sharp) Ticket includes: 2.5-hour cruise around NYC with views of the Manhattan skyline and Statue of Liberty 3-premium cigars with the purchase of a ticket Sponsored whiskey, scotch, beer, and wine tasting (Limited to sponsored brands) Spanish themed light bites and appetizers Complimentary back massage Live DJ This is a private event. You must be 21 years+ with a valid ID to enter. The event will not be canceled due to weather. The boat is 90% covered with indoor space. A portion of the raffle proceeds will go to Cigars for Warriors. Dress to impress: Business casual attire. No hats, shorts or t-shirts. This is strictly enforced and no refunds will be given for those turned away. Cigar vendor will be on site selling cigars Customers can bring their own cigars The bar accepts cash only. There is an ATM machine on board. All vendors will accept credit card Marco Polo Artboat

Sam Eaton's The Quantum Eye - Mentalism and Magic Show - Guild Hall at The Little Church
July 27, 2019 - New York

An entertaining and fascinating exploration of mentalism, magic, perception and deception, where extraordinary ability and humor blend with audience participation to make for a unique performance every time. Join Sam on an interactive journey past the limits of possibility in a show that you will never forget.

Watson Adventures’ Grand Central Scramble Family Scavenger Hunt - Grand Central Terminal
July 27, 2019 - New York

Join Watson Adventures on a unique scavenger hunt for adults and kids 7 and up! 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, and learn the arrival time of a “ghost” train. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Advance purchase is required.

Summer of Michel Legrand with Melissa Errico - FIAF French Institute Alliance Française
Through July 30, 2019 - New York

FIAF honors the great French composer Michel Legrand, who died in January this year, with a special CinéSalon series devoted to his life and work. Curated by one of his longtime collaborators and greatest interpreters, singer and actress Melissa Errico, Summer of Michel Legrand brings together seven of his films from his best known triumphs such as The Umbrellas of Cherbourg and The Young Girls of Rochefort to lesser known gems such as the enchanting fairy-tale musical Donkey Skin. Errico, who starred in Legrand's 2002 musical Amour, spurring a prolific and fulfilling artistic collaboration over two decades, will take part in a Q&A following the screening of The Thomas Crown Affair on July 16.

Improvised Real Housewives Episode - Pit Striker Mainstage
August 02, 2019 - New York

A fabulous collection of UCB and PIT performers will create an episode of The Real Housewives right before your eyes! Using just an audience suggestion, these wig-wearing, high-heeled thespians will re-create all the drama, taglines, and confessionals that you'd expect from this classy AF franchise. Before you know it, friendships will be tested, wigs will be snatched, and face will be served! You don't want miss this one hunny. Friday, June 7 Friday, July 5 Friday, August 2

Secret Summer NYC Ferry by Empire Cruises - Empire Cruises
August 04, 2019 - New York

Empire Cruises is the official Ferry Service for Secret Summer NYC! Ride to the festival in style...have a cocktail and listen as a DJ spins the latest hits. Secret Summer NYC Cocktail Festival is a festival dedicated to Farm-to-Bar mixology. It is an NYC food festival, an NYC spirit and cocktail festival, and an NYC Music Festival all in one. Now in its 5th year, the Secret Summer Festival in Long Island City is consistently ranked as a Best Festival in the Summer and it always sells out. Secret Summer NYC 2019 will showcase the best and brightest in innovative mixology to an audience of 1000 tastemakers.

“The Infusion of Ink and Clay” by Xiangdong Chen - Stride Arts
Through August 16, 2019 - New York

Stride Arts is pleased to present ‘The Infusion of Ink and Clay,’ a solo show from the award-winning Chinese artist, Xiangdong Chen. Chen is one of the most famous contemporary artists in China, and this show will present pieces from his most recent period of production as well as historic pieces that have brought him such acclaim. The exhibition will open on Wednesday, June 19th through August 16th, 2019, Monday to Friday 9 AM to 6 PM. A reception will be held on June 19th, 6 PM – 8 PM at the gallery, located at 1110 2nd Avenue, Suite 200, NY, NY, 10022. The exhibition presents close to 100 works, comprised of both porcelain and ink paintings that invite the viewer to immerse themselves in the history of the material and modernity of design. These meticulously constructed sculptures comment on the intersection of humanity and nature.

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)

Poliform Summer Kitchen Sample Sale - Poliform Showroom
Through August 31, 2019 - New York

From now through the end of August, Poliform is hosting a special sales event at their Madison Avenue (112 Madison Ave) and A&D Building (150 E 58th St.) showrooms. The sample sale offers patrons the opportunity to purchase some of the brand's luxury, high-design kitchen systems including Twelve, My Planet, Artex, and Phoenix, at 30% off and beyond. The showroom also offers customization services to assist buyers in retrofitting the kitchens into different space layouts in metropolitan homes. 112 Madison Ave. Showroom Hours: Monday to Friday - 10AM to 6PM Saturday - 11AM to 5PM A&D Building Showroom Hours: Monday to Friday - 9AM to 5PM Saturday, Sunday - CLOSED

Ocean Dreams at Sony Square NYC - Sony Square NYC
Through September 02, 2019 - New York City

Discover the beauty of the New Caledonian Barrier Reef with an immersive audio & visual experience, build with Koov, Sony’s coding and robotics kit, interact with a digital aquarium, and more. Spark your curiosity and learn how you can make an impact in ways you never imagined.

Walt Whitman: Bard of Democracy - The Morgan Library & Museum
Through September 15, 2019 - Manhattan

"Comrades! I am the bard of Democracy," Walt Whitman announced in a notebook in 1859. Over his 73 years (1819–1892), he essentially made good on that claim. From humble origins in Long Island and Brooklyn, he earned a global audience that never stops growing. On the two hundredth anniversary of his birth he continues to speak to new generations. The exhibition explores Whitman's process of self-invention, from his early years as a journalist, through the early 1850s when Whitman began to write more privately and poetically, to his final years. Whitman not only sounded a "barbaric yawp" over the rooftops of the world, but he also helped his country to reconcile its famous contradictions through his inclusivity and his extraordinary body of work. Several of Whitman's notebooks will be on display, as well as his portraitist's copy of Leaves of Grass (1855) and the famous letter written to Whitman by Ralph Waldo Emerson commending that book. The exhibition will establish Whitman's unblinking witness to the Civil War and display the great poems that he wrote in honor of the martyred president including "O Captain! My Captain!" Also on view are documents from Oscar Wilde, Hart Crane, Fe... (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.

Botox Party - NYC Rejuvenation Clinic
Through June 01, 2020 - New York

Come for Botox at an amazing price. 20 Units for $189! Refreshments will be served while you mingle with the guests. Music will be played until close. Every first Tuesday of the month.


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