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Things to Do in Gramercy This Month - May 2019


Things to Do in Gramercy This Month Photo: Andy Rusch/Flickr 


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 18, 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.

Forever: Improv Inspired By Nyt Wedding Announcements - The PIT
May 18, 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.

Carolyn Hester - The Peoples' Voice Cafe
May 18, 2019 - New York

CAROLYN HESTER is a noted singer from the 60's Greenwich Village Folk Scene. She appeared on the cover of the "Saturday Evening Post" in the May 30th, 1964 issue and has been remembered in many books including "Chronicles," Bob Dylan's autobiography, as being the person who was most instrumental in Dylan's signing to Columbia records — the label that took an unknown singer-songwriter and elevated him to super-stardom. The "Texas Songbird," has an expanded audience these days due to her steady re-emergence as torchbearer of the '60s folk movement. In 2003 the World Folk Music Association presented her with the Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2009, Carolyn had her own BBC show, consisting of highlights from her BBC concert performance at London's Barbican Theatre, co-starring Hester, Judy Collins, Roger McGuinn, Eric Andersen and Billy Bragg titled, the "Folk America Series." In 2010, Hester was included in the 90th Birthday Celebration for Ravi Shankar on Radio France. She also was featured in the documentary, "For the Love of the Song," that debuted at the South By Southwest Film Festival. Carolyn is currently writing her memoir in which she describes the work of her life, writing... (read more)

Carolyn Hester - The Peoples' Voice Cafe
May 18, 2019 - New York

CAROLYN HESTER is a noted singer from the 60's Greenwich Village Folk Scene. She appeared on the cover of the "Saturday Evening Post" in the May 30th, 1964 issue and has been remembered in many books including "Chronicles," Bob Dylan's autobiography, as being the person who was most instrumental in Dylan's signing to Columbia records — the label that took an unknown singer-songwriter and elevated him to super-stardom. The "Texas Songbird," has an expanded audience these days due to her steady re-emergence as torchbearer of the '60s folk movement. In 2003 the World Folk Music Association presented her with the Lifetime Achievement Award. In 2009, Carolyn had her own BBC show, consisting of highlights from her BBC concert performance at London's Barbican Theatre, co-starring Hester, Judy Collins, Roger McGuinn, Eric Andersen and Billy Bragg titled, the "Folk America Series." In 2010, Hester was included in the 90th Birthday Celebration for Ravi Shankar on Radio France. She also was featured in the documentary, "For the Love of the Song," that debuted at the South By Southwest Film Festival. Carolyn is currently writing her memoir in which she describes the work of her life, writing... (read more)

Saturday Matinee - New York Comedy Club
May 18, 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 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!

Saturday Night Headliners - New York Comedy Club
May 18, 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!

Philippe Treuille's Premieres - Church of the Incarnation
May 18, 2019 - New York

On May 18, Philippe Treuille will showcase the premieres of two new pieces for full choir and orchestra at Church of the Incarnation. The first half of the program will feature Nuptialis, a wedding piece. The second half of the program will feature Baptismus, a baptism piece.

Seafood Mayhem - The PIT
May 18, 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.

Walking Tour - the History of Art, Crime, Drugs and Punk Rock on the Lower East Side with John Joseph - Rocks Off
May 19, 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.

Sunday Night Comedy - New York Comedy Club
May 19, 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

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

NYC Hip Hop vs. Reggae Memorial Day Weekend Yacht Party 2019 - Skyport Marina
Through May 27, 2019 - New York

Sunday May 26th, 2019 - New York City Hip Hop vs. Reggae Memorial Day Weekend Sunday Yacht Party Cruise at Skyport Marinas Jewel Yacht located at 2430 Fdr Drive Service Road East New York, NY 10010. Join us this MDW 2019 the Hottest Hip Hop vs. Reggae Sunday 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 MDW Sunday Hip Hop vs. Reggae Cruise NYC Yacht Party call/ or text 3475920300 or log onto Gametightny.com NYC Hottest #1 Yacht Parties: jewelnycyachtparties.com newyorkcityyachtparty.com nycmidnightcruise.com yachtpartycruise.com

Stride Arts Opens in New York City - STRIDE
Through May 31, 2019 - New York

Stride Arts is a brand-new art and exhibition space in the heart of Manhattan that will open on Friday, May 17. The gallery will present some of today's most notable and passionate emerging and established artists while offering a variety of ownership options for art aficionados. Founded by, and under the direction of, Angel Zhang, will be open 9:30am – 6:30pm, Monday through Friday and by appointment. In addition to the main gallery space, which features warm hardwood floors, full windows, and a stage, there are several conference rooms and various showrooms. Stride Arts will offer a multitude of services to artists and their art collectors. For artists, they provide a multifunctional platform with studio space, marketing, and business strategic advice, and promotion through unique and appealing programming. For collectors – personal, business and institutional, they will negotiate the sale of the work as well as providing rental services, where art aficionados of all types can benefit from their team of specialists who will curate work, available at affordable prices that can be regularly rotated. Stride Arts specializes in working with modern and contemporary art, a... (read more)

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.

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.

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

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.

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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