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Things to Do in Gramercy This Month - May 2019

May 11, 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
May 11, 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.

Improv In The Round: A Darkness Falls Show - The PIT
May 11, 2019 - New York

Improv that surrounds you. Grounded, lived-in performance mixed with a hint of chaos. A unique theatrical experience created before you that can go anywhere—even beyond the stage.

Saturday Late Night - New York Comedy Club
May 11, 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!

Jeff Slate - Hill Country Barbecue Marke
May 11, 2019 - New York

In 2012 Jeff debuted his solo album Birds of Paradox to sold out crowds around New York City. Since then he has toured, released Imposters & Attractions, a new album of original music inspired Elvis Costello, as well as an all-star version of The Kinks' "Big Sky" on a tribute album to the late Kinks bass player Pete Quaife, and written extensively about some of music's biggest names for Esquire, Guitar World and elsewhere. Since February 2014 Jeff has been a featured performer with his Birds of Paradox band at the Fest For Beatles Fans here in New York. Last year he celebrated 30 years of the Traveling Wilburys in a show with Roy Orbison's sons.

Saturday Night Headliners - New York Comedy Club
May 11, 2019 - New York

Ages 16 and up only Standard two drink minimum per person Individual comedian appearances subject to change without notice Groups of 7+ please email events@newyorkcomedyclub.com No refunds due to inclement weather All sales final - no refunds or transfers. Walk up cover is higher than online presale price 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!

Daniel Bennett Group - Tomi Jazz
May 11, 2019 - New York

New York saxophonist Daniel Bennett has been hailed as one of the most original and unpredictable musical voices of his generation. Daniel Bennett Group continues their monthly residency at Tomi Jazz in midtown Manhattan. Bennett is joined every month by guitarist Nat Janoff and Koko Bermejo on drums. The music is a provocative mix of jazz, avant-pop, and American folk music. The Boston Globe describes Bennett's music as "a mix of jazz, folk, and minimalism." The trio was recently voted "Best New Jazz Group" in New York City Hot House Magazine. The Daniel Bennett Group has been featured in the Washington Post, Boston Globe, NPR, Indianapolis Public Radio, San Francisco Examiner, St. Louis Public Radio and the Village Voice. Time Out New York describes the music as, "hypnotic." In addition to leading his own band, Daniel Bennett performs in Broadway and Off-Broadway theater productions in New York City. Daniel Bennett recently composed the musical score for stage adaptations of 'Frankenstein' and 'Brave Smiles' at the Hudson Guild Theatre in Manhattan. Daniel Bennett currently plays woodwinds in 'Blank! The Musical,' the first fully improvised Off-Broadway musical to launch on a nat... (read more)

Gas Station Horror - The PIT
May 11, 2019 - New York

Gas Station Horror is a monthly, high-energy improv show that turns terrible horror movies into excellent comedy. Host J. W. Crump is joined by a talented group of horror-philes from the major comedy theaters in New York. After playing clips from low-rent horror movies, the improvisers take the stage to finish the scene in new and hilarious ways. Every show features movie fun-facts, brand-new clips, and a sponsored raffle where audience members have the chance to win free DVDs and other prizes. GSH has been featured as a hot pick in the skint, Hy Reviews, The Blot, Time Out NY, and Horror Society, among many others! "GSH manages to be all of the things we want from a comedy show – slick, silly, welcoming, and hilarious from house open to post-show. J. W. Crump created a monster, and invites the whole city to come laugh at it." – Kevin Laibson, Former PIT Artistic Director Gas Station Horror is J. W. Crump, Sean Reidy, Connor McClure, B. J. Thorne, Josh Krebs, Kaitlin Fontana, Sam Jackel, Michelle Francesca Thomas, Keisha Zollar, Tim Mele, Ali Gordon, Jordan Hirsch, and Tracy Mull. Tech by Max Bank.

Watson Adventures’ Super Powers Scavenger Hunt - Grand Central Terminal
May 11, 2019 - New York

Walk in the footsteps of heroes as you visit places in midtown Manhattan that have served as locations in famous superhero movies. You’ll seek answers tricky, humorous questions about the secrets you uncover, plus be challenged to take team photos that show off your own super powers. Highlights include the battle zone where the Avengers fought off an alien invasion, the spot that served as the Fantastic Four’s headquarters, the tower where the Human Torch chased the Silver Surfer, and the skyscraper that posed as Stark Tower. For ages 10 and up. Kids must be accompanied by an adult. Advance purchase is required.

John Anthony Celebrates the Music of George Michael - The Cutting Room
May 11, 2019 - New York

Vocalist John Anthony celebrates the music of iconic artist George Michael, capturing hits from the WHAM! years, George's landmark solo efforts and heralded collaborations in this performance. Anthony is backed by a dynamic five-piece band delivering the light-hearted POP stylings, smooth, sexy grooves and emotional pleas from George's pen, fulfilling the promise of a great evening of music. Anthony's solo album 'What A Man Can Do', has been critically acclaimed by New York media outlets. THE NEW YORK POST raved over his across-the-board skill, "[Anthony] displays a wide range of styles - and has command of them all." Industry mainstay BILLBOARD added: "...the element that ultimately sets Anthony apart is a staggeringly high and powerful tenor range that dwarfs the vocal potency of his stylistic mentors."

NYC Hip Hop vs. Reggae Yacht Party at Skyport Marina Cabana Yacht 2019 - Skyport Marina
Through May 11, 2019 - New York

Friday May 10th, 2019 - The Official Manhattan Hip Hop vs. Reggae Cruise Spring Kickoff Yacht party at Skyport Marinas Cabana Yacht located at 2430 Fdr Drive Service Road East New York, NY 10010. Join us as we begin 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 Manhattan Hip Hop vs. Reggae Cruise NYC Party Yacht call/ or text 3475920300 or log onto Gametightny.com NYC Hottest #1 Yacht Parties: newyorkcityyachtparty.com nycmidnightcruise.com yachtpartycruise.com

Mother's Day - ReBalance NYC
May 12, 2019 - New York

Enjoy 25% off of treatments like PRP Vampire Facial PRP Hair Restoration ULTHERAPY OR instead of 25% off select services, enjoy a gift card towards aesthetic services $3,000 and up!

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)

The Soul Mothers Day Project - Private Event Space
May 12, 2019 - New York

Impress your Mom this mothering Sunday and take her to this Soul Mother's Day project where she can enjoy a day time party where leisure and relaxing are the key to everything. Catch up with Mom over a cocktail or hit the dance floor where the DJ will be spinning both contemporary and classic R&B hits. We will be serving sumptuous food and wine in a sleek setting buffet style. That special Lady in your life will like a sweet well thought out treat this Mother's Day in New York City. Note: All ticket sales end one week in advance in order to provide the best catering and entertainment for this special day. Buy early, online sales only.

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.

Ashita No Ma-Joe: Rocky Macbeth - Japan Society
Through May 16, 2019 - New York

Yu Murai, founder of the Theater Company Kaimaku Pennant Race, cleverly retells Macbeth through the 1960s mega-hit manga Ashita no Joe, providing insight into how the tale of one young man's rise from delinquent to professional boxer parallels that of the Scottish king. Littered with reimaginings of famous scenes from both works, this production is sure to titillate Shakespeare and manga lovers alike. Murai uses the mythos surrounding the boxer Joe to create a nonsensical theatrical production that cheekily smashes together two worlds fraught with angst and ambition.

NoMad Design District Night - 277 Fifth Avenue
May 17, 2019 - New York

Cocktail Party to Kick Off NoMad Design District Night, May 17th Kick off NYCxDesign’s “NoMad Design District Night” on May 17th with a cocktail party at 277 Fifth Avenue. The event will feature champagne, passed sweets and a lively Q&A between international architect Jeffrey Beers and Brittany Chevalier, Editor of Luxe Interiors + Design. The Q&A will be followed by tours of 277 Fifth Avenue’s model residences, designed by Jeffrey Beers International. Architecture by Rafael Viñoly. When: Friday, May 17, 2019 5pm: Event begins 5:15pm: Q&A begins 6-7pm: tours of model residences Address: 277 Fifth Avenue (enter on E. 30th St.) This event is part of NoMad Design District Night, an evening of celebrations when the community of international designers, architects, artists and artisans open up their design showrooms for enthusiasts to check out the high-level design and art on display.

The Rare Biosphere - Calvary St George's
Through May 19, 2019 - New York

SEA DOG THEATER is pleased to announce the world premiere production of Chris Cragin-Day’s (Martin Luther on Trial) THE RARE BIOSPHERE, directed by award-winning Christopher Domig. THE RARE BIOSPHERE will play a 21 performance limited engagement at Calvary St. George's (61 Gramercy Park North, NY, NY 10010). Performances begin Thursday, April 25th and continue through Sunday, May 19. Opening Night is Sunday, April 28 (8 p.m.). Sophie, a Honduran-American teenager, comes home from high school to find that her parents have been deported. She immediately goes into bunker-down survival mode, trying to care for her younger siblings without raising suspicion and considering her next move. Her plan is complicated when Steven, a well-meaning friend, oblivious to the issues she’s facing, discovers and struggles to comprehend her situation. Sophie is an impressive student, a Dreamer, with plans to study Molecular Genetics and Microbiology at Duke University. She is fascinated with what is known as the “Rare Biosphere,” a term that refers to rare, previously overlooked, microbial species that play a crucial role in regulating Earth’s ecosystems. The play draws a parallel between our... (read more)

Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation Inaugural New York City Gala - Cipriani 42nd Street
May 22, 2019 - New York

The Inaugural New York City Gala gives surviving military families and supporters of Children of Fallen Patriots Foundation the opportunity to come together and celebrate the success of the scholars we aim to serve. Patriot Award recipient, General (Ret) David Petraeus, former Director of the Central Intelligence Agency, will address the room followed by words from a Fallen Patriots scholarship recipient. The evening consists of: a cocktail hour, dinner, Fallen Patriots presentation, live auction, guest speakers and an unforgettable live appeal - the Fund-A-Scholarship. Supporters can see their donations at work contributing to tuition, books, computers and more.

Xtremely Serious Wrestling - The PIT
May 24, 2019 - New York

Xtremely Serious Wrestling! From the backyard to the big stage, the mad circuses of pro wrestling & sketch comedy get blended up in this unique experience

Walking Tour - the History of Art, Crime, Drugs and Punk Rock on the Lower East Side with John Joseph - Rocks Off
May 26, 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.

The Actor's Worst Nightmare - The PIT
May 27, 2019 - New York

The actors are all doing different plays and have told no one what they've chosen! The improvisers are ready but have no idea when and with whom they'll be performing! You can cut the tension with a basketball. Welcome to The Actor's Worst Nightmare

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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