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Things to Do in Gramercy This Month - June 2019

June 1, 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.

Street Fair - Club Free Time
June 01, 2019 - New York

Free fun for the whole family, including arts, crafts, antiques, plants, entertainment, games, and more.

Yael & Gabriel :French Jazz & Tango, Swing,Gypsy, Latin,Flamenco and Beyond - Club Bonafide
June 01, 2019 - New York

An enchanting mix of international beats, sultry vocals and more than a smidgen of accordion brings a cosmopolitan cabaret feel to shows by New York's own "Padam Padam" Mini Orchestra featuring Yael & Gabriel. Yael Dray-Barel is a French-Israeli singer-songwriter influenced by rock and gypsy jazz, and her songs often incorporate the five languages she speaks. Argentinian guitarist Gabriel Hermida infuses his compositions with the essence of classical tango, flamenco and contemporary jazz. This eclectic group of artists sails through everything from Brazilian Jazz & Tango to Swing, French & Italian Songs to Gypsy Jazz, Latin, Flamenco and beyond, imbuing it all with a cool retro sound.

Resplendent: A Silver Anniversary Concert - St Bartholomew's Church
June 01, 2019 - New York

Empire City Men's Chorus (ECMC) invites you to kick off the summer and World Pride 2019 in New York City by experiencing and celebrating excellence in men's choral music programming. The Gala Concert will feature superlative men's choral works by such esteemed composers as David Conte, Gwyneth Walker, George Gershwin, Orlando di Lasso, Ysaye Barnwell, and Elizabeth Alexander. The chorus will also present two world premieres, underscoring its mission to foster and cultivate artistic contributions to men's choral music repertoire. To help launch ECMC into its next twenty-five years, join us immediately following the concert for a Gala Reception, or, if you prefer, for a more intimate Gala Dinner. For tickets to ECMC's Gala Concert, Gala Reception, or Gala Dinner, or for subscriptions and information on other ECMC Silver Season events, please visit www.ecmc.nyc. The Empire City Men's Chorus Vince Peterson, Conductor

Saturday Night Headliners - New York Comedy Club (Midtown)
June 01, 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.

Circus: The Greatest Party Cruise on Earth - Art Boat
June 01, 2019 - New York

Mts Productions Presents Circus The Greatest Party Cruise on Earth Ring Leader • Fire Performer • Clown • Snake Charmer & More YES! Don't miss your chance to join NYC booze cruise most epic Circus The Greatest Party Cruise on Earth. Enjoy the party with amazing food & music! Let's go! Party Cruise NYC aboard the Art Boat NYC Boarding will be at 12AM and will depart at 12:30am into the night on Saturday, June 1st. For the next three hours, you and your friends will enjoy an incredible live, well-stocked cash bars, and beautiful views of the Manhattan skyline. And since it's a Saturday Night, come ready to party & have wonderful experience on the midnight cruise. But get your tickets soon because this event is going to sell out fast.

NYC Hip Hop vs. Reggae Yacht Party at Skyport Marina Cabana Yacht - Skyport Marina
Through June 01, 2019 - New York

Friday May 31st, 2019 - New York City Hip Hop vs. Reggae Cruise Yacht party at Skyport Marinas Cabana Yacht located at 2430 Fdr Drive Service Road East New York, NY 10010. Join us at the Hottest Hip Hop vs. Reggae Friday Cruise in New York with NYC Hottests Djs! 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! Hookah available! For more ticket information on New York City Cruises Hip Hop vs. Reggae Party Yacht call/ or text 3475920300 or log onto Gametightny.com NYC Hottest #1 Yacht Parties: newyorkcityyachtparty.com nycmidnightcruise.com yachtpartycruise.com

Elodie Blanchard 'Fabrications' solo show - FIAF French Institute Alliance Française
Through June 01, 2019 - New York

Intricate felt masks, representing the breadth of human emotion, will be displayed next to a new large-scale wall installation specially created for FIAF using rare plastic textiles hand-knotted together. Her popular and colorful trees, which reuse scraps that the artist collects, create an enchanted landscape of nonsense. They provide a whimsical background for her soft furniture made with her manufactured woven upholstery fabrics, offering an inviting lounge-like experience to visitors.

Jacob Williams Album Recording - New York Comedy Club
June 02, 2019 - New York

Join us as The New York Comedy Club continues to record the funniest live albums in comedy. Tonight's Album: Jacob Williams Jacob Williams is excited to record his first stand-up comedy album at this event. He recently made his late-night network television debut performing stand-up on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert (CBS). Jacob first made his primetime network television debut as a stand-up comedian on America's Got Talent (NBC) and advanced to the Semifinals. He also performed on the Comedy Central shows Adam Devine's House Party and Roast Battle. Jacob has been a cast member on the hit improv/sketch comedy series Wild 'n Out (MTV) for eight seasons. He has also provided the voice of a cartoon character on the animated miniseries Football U (MTV Other). Ages 16 and up only Standard two drink minimum per person Individual comedian appearances subject to change without notice

Student Driver: Indie Road - The PIT
June 02, 2019 - New York

Dana Krashin, Jon McDermott, Ryan McDonough, Anna Moore, Erin Singleton, Ryan Stadler, William Thorne and Garret Willingham Watch out! Student Driver: Indie Road is shaking up the PIT Underground! Come revel in the fun, supportive vibe as we celebrate New York City's indie-improv community and beyond! Each week, two kick-ass indie teams dominate the stage, followed by the fast-paced, down-and-dirty moves of host team, Student Driver. Catch future superstars in a new team debut and say you knew them when! Bow down to seasoned veterans flexing their improv might! Eat cake because it's somebody's birthday! Your place is here, your time is now

Lifted Rave PT 2-420 Yacth Party - Art Boat
June 02, 2019 - New York

"All Aboard!" We're sailing out again on the double-decked yacht, ART BOAT NYC !! Sunday, June 2nd, come and experience the ultimate Lifted event with "Lifted Rave!" Join us as we take off on the Hudson River with Art Boat. One of the newest art themed Yachts on the FDR! We'll be partying The Evening Away with music by DJ ACE spinning HIP HOP and REGGAE, Live Art by KING SPIFF , Performances By RAWW BLUE & Friends and CBD/420 vendors selling all your needs right on the boat!

Never Have I Ever: A Storytelling Show - The PIT
June 03, 2019 - New York

Join some of the best storytellers in NYC as they share their deepest darkest secrets in the great tradition of the game, Never Have I Ever. Each show ends with the opportunity for the audience to share their never have I ever suggestions for next month's show.

90's vs 00's Hip Hop & RnB Sing-Along - Slate NY
June 04, 2019 - New York

Get ready to Party In Da Club at the 90's vs 2000's Hip Hop & RnB Sing-Along, an evening of non-stop singing and dancing to the tightest rhymes and biggest jams from the 1990's to the 2000's. This Is How We Do It: over two hours of party-starting hits with original music videos and lyrics on the screen so everyone can sing and rap along together!The most iconic names of the decades will be represented at Slate on Tuesday, June 4th, including TLC, 2Pac, Usher, DMX, Ginuwine, Biggie, Wu-Tang Clan, Destiny's Child, Kanye, Puff Daddy, Ludacris, Coolio, Sisqo, Snoop Dogg, and many, many more!After the Sing-Along, take the slide (yes, slide!) downstairs to Slate's adult playground with table tennis, bowling, arcade games, and tons more fun! Dressing in your 90's or 2000's gear encouraged.

LGBTQ Pride Month: A Conversation with Cheryl Dunye - The Graduate Center, CUNY
June 06, 2019 - New York

Cheryl Dunye emerged as part of the "queer new wave" of young filmmakers of the 1990s. Often set within a domestic or personal context, her stories foreground issues of race, sexuality, and identity. Dunye’s work is defined by her distinctive narrative voice, a hybrid of documentary and fiction that has been dubbed "Dunyementary" style. She has made over 15 films, including The Watermelon Woman, HBO’s Stranger Inside, The Owls, and My Baby’s Daddy. Dunye has directed for many episodic series, including Ava Duverney’s Queen Sugar, Dear White People, and David Makes Man. At the event, Dunye will receive the annual José Muñoz Award. The award, named after a beloved professor of cultural studies and queer studies at NYU and former CLAGS board member, is given in honor of LGBTQ activists who have promoted queer and trans studies and visibility in their work. Previous recipients include Janet Mock, Jose Antonio Vargas, and Patrisse Cullors. Presented with CLAGS: The Center for LGBTQ Studies.

NYC Floating Art Gallery Yacht Party Cruise - Skyport Marina
June 07, 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.

Watson Adventures’ Grand Central Scramble Family Scavenger Hunt - Grand Central Terminal
June 08, 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.

Love & Hip-Hop Yandy Smith Yacht Party - Skyport Marina
June 08, 2019 - New York

Love & Hip Hop's Yandy Smith hosts this yacht party aboard the Cabana.

Tribute to Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan and Billie Holiday - Club Bonafide
June 09, 2019 - New York

A celebration of the music of jazz greats Ella Fitzgerald, Sarah Vaughan and Billie Holiday by Stephanie Jeannot and her jazz Group

The Indo-Pacific Strategy: Can the U.S. & China Reconcile Competing Visions? - Japan Society
June 13, 2019 - New York, NY

Evening Lecture Over the past decades, the Japanese military has quietly grown into one of the most formidable forces in the world, yet it struggles to use its hard power as an instrument of national policy. As America's commitment to the Pacific wavers, Japanese leaders are beginning to rethink their own commitment to the renouncement of offensive military force in Japan’s postwar constitution. Meanwhile, North Korea continues to retain and expand its nuclear weapons and missiles programs. Against this backdrop, China and South Korea remain wary of any military ambitions Japan may entertain. What does a strong Japanese military mean for the Pacific region and how does this impact the politics of military power in China and Japan? In this program, Sheila Smith, one of the world’s most foremost experts on Japan and East Asia, discusses her newest book, Japan Rearmed: The Politics of Military Power. Speaker: Sheila A. Smith, Senior Fellow for Japan Studies, Council on Foreign Relations Agenda: 6-6:30 PM Registration 6:30-7:30 PM Lecture and Q&A 7:30-8 PM Reception Admission: Non-members: $20 Japan Society Corporate Members: Free, up to designated number of tick... (read more)

Free MAGNUM Mini Ice Cream Bar - Saks Fifth Avenue
June 13, 2019 - New York

Just in time for summer, Magnum Ice Cream is partnering with iconic department store Saks Fifth Avenue to create the most indulgent ice cream sampling experience in New York City. On Thursday, June 13, the glass windows of the Saks flagship store will be taken down for the first time ever, transforming into an interactive ice cream bar that New Yorkers can actually step inside. Admission is free and open to the public, and ice cream fans can receive a complimentary Magnum Mini Ice Cream Bar in one of three delicious flavors: Double Caramel, Double Raspberry or Classic. Details on the event are below: • WHO: Ice cream fans of all ages • WHAT: A first-ever walk-up ice cream bar at Saks Fifth Avenue featuring complimentary Magnum Ice Cream bars. After all, everyone knows ice cream is the summer's hottest accessory! • WHEN: Thursday, June 13, from 11:00 AM – 7:00 PM EST • WHERE: Saks Fifth Avenue flagship store (display windows along 49th Street between 5th and Madison Avenues) • COST: Free

https://www.japansociety.org/event/the-indo-pacific-strategy-can-the-us-and-china-reconcile-competing-visions - Japan Society
June 13, 2019 - New York, NY

Evening Lecture Over the past decades, the Japanese military has quietly grown into one of the most formidable forces in the world, yet it struggles to use its hard power as an instrument of national policy. As America's commitment to the Pacific wavers, Japanese leaders are beginning to rethink their own commitment to the renouncement of offensive military force in Japan’s postwar constitution. Meanwhile, North Korea continues to retain and expand its nuclear weapons and missiles programs. Against this backdrop, China and South Korea remain wary of any military ambitions Japan may entertain. What does a strong Japanese military mean for the Pacific region and how does this impact the politics of military power in China and Japan? In this program, Sheila Smith, one of the world’s most foremost experts on Japan and East Asia, discusses her newest book, Japan Rearmed: The Politics of Military Power. Speaker: Sheila A. Smith, Senior Fellow for Japan Studies, Council on Foreign Relations Agenda: 6-6:30 PM Registration 6:30-7:30 PM Lecture and Q&A 7:30-8 PM Reception Admission: Non-members: $20 Japan Society Corporate Members: Free, up to designated number of tick... (read more)

Validation - The PIT
June 15, 2019 - New York

Welcome to Season 3 of the only show that's good with the only prize that matters, sweet, sweet VALIDATION. 18 contestants compete for a chance to bask in the glow of glory by surviving round after round of silly tasks, trivia, and random-ass chance. It's all hosted by J. W. Crump, whose functions as judge, jury, and funmaster.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC's 20th Annual Casino Jazz Night - Cipriani 42nd Street
June 18, 2019 - New York

Join hundreds of real estate and finance executives for Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City’s (BBBS of NYC) 20th Annual Casino Jazz Night on June 18th at Cipriani 42nd Street. The highly anticipated event will feature casino games, a premier silent auction, a live musical performance and more. In celebration of the 20th anniversary, Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City will recognize the individuals who have been honored at Casino Jazz Night over the last two decades. All proceeds will support BBBS of NYC’s youth mentoring programs. BBBS of NYC is the nation’s first and New York’s largest youth mentoring organization, serving more than 5,500 young people across the five boroughs annually through a variety of specialized mentoring programs. To purchase tickets, please visit: https://www.bigsnyc.org/events/casinojazz

Japan Society 2019 Annual Dinner - Japan Society
June 19, 2019 - New York

Approximately 630 guests gathered at the Hilton New York for the Society's annual fundraising gala on June 5. Mastercard President & CEO Ajay Banga engaged in a keynote dialogue with Douglas Peterson, President & CEO of S&P Global. TV anchor and reporter Catherine Kobayashi served as Master of Ceremonies, and jazz pianist and composer Makoto Ozone provided entertainment. The evening concluded with Japan Society Board Member Alan MacDonald presenting the Japan Society Award to Sir Deryck C. Maughan, who gave acceptance remarks via video.

Whitman in Music and Words - The Morgan Library & Museum
June 20, 2019 - New York

Matthew Aucoin with Ben Lerner In conjunction with the exhibition Walt Whitman at 200, composer and conductor Matthew Aucoin curates an evening of spoken word and music featuring Walt Whitman's letters and poems with musical excerpts from Aucoin's 2015 opera Crossing and works by John Adams and Leonard Bernstein. Featuring Matthew Aucoin, piano, Ben Lerner, poet/writer, with additional artists to be announced. Aucoin is a 2018 MacArthur Fellow. The exhibition Walt Whitman at 200 will be open at 6:30 pm for concert attendees.

Watson Adventures’ Escape From Grand Central Scavenger Hunt - Grand Central Terminal
June 22, 2019 - New York

Congratulations: You’ve been poisoned! That’s the bad news at the start of this unique scavenger hunt for adults in Grand Central. The good news is that the villain is giving you two hours to come up with the combination to a box that contains the antidote. To find it, you’ll have to follow a trail of clues to answer tricky questions, tackle sneaky puzzles and ultimately crack the secret code that will unlock the box. Does your team have what it takes to unlock the box? Your life may depend on it. A smartphone is required for each team to participate. Advance ticket purchase required.

Engage: A Made-Up Star Trek Musical - The PIT Loft
June 23, 2019 - NEW YORK

Redshirts members - Catherine Wing, Heather Jewels Booth, Julia Lunetta, Nicole Edine, Sloane Miller, and Susan O'Doherty - are intrepid improvisers who traverse the indie galaxy, creating new life forms, new civilizations, and boldly singing what no team has sung before.

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

Burning Bright: New French Filmmakers at FIAF - FIAF, Florence Gould Hall
Through June 25, 2019 - New York

"Burning Bright: New French Filmmakers", an annual highlight of FIAF's popular CinéSalon series, returns on Tuesdays from May 7 to June 25 with recent noteworthy films by nine exciting filmmakers, including seven US and NY premieres. This spring, "Burning Bright" will reveal the creativity and innovation of French cinema today with poignant coming of age tales told through vibrant new voices, fascinating fusions of genres such as documentary and musical theater, and many instances that blur reality and fiction in urgent ways.

Sony Square NYC hosts Creator’s Studio - SONY Square NYC
Through June 26, 2019 - New York

For all the gamers out there, the Creator’s Studio at Sony Square NYC invites fans to not only play the newest PlayStation games but also dive behind the scenes for a look at how developers make these magical worlds come to life.

VR World NYC: 50+ Virtual Reality Adventures - VR World NYC
June 30, 2019 - New York

Ever dreamed of sitting behind the wheel in a Formula One race? Or maybe climbing a majestic peak like Mt. Everest? Or maybe, just maybe, you've always wanted to grab a pair of katana swords and slice up some fruit. At VR World NYC you can do all of these activities and many more, at an array of mind-blowing experiences in the virtual realm. Offering more than 50 virtual reality activities, VR world is your chance to try out cutting-edge entertainment technology via an array of immersive films, multi-player adventures and captivating flight simulators. Along the way, you'll have the chance to walk a plank suspended 60 stories in the air, become Picasso in space, or descend into the depths of the sea — all by simply strapping on a VR headset. A VR bar will be onsite, where you can cool off and enjoy refreshments, and if you need a cultural break you can step inside an art gallery of VR masterpieces.

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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