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Things to Do on Chelsea This Month - March 2019

March 23, 2019 - by CG Directory Editor
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Things to Do on Chelsea This Month Photo: David Berkowitz/Flickr 

You can easily spend your entire visit to New York City hanging out in the Manhattan neighborhood of Chelsea. The High Line, Chelsea Market, and the Whitney Museum all call Chelsea home. Want to know about all of the most memorable things to do in Chelsea this month? City Guide has compiled the best neighborhood happenings for you here.

Sam Feldt - Marquee New York
March 23, 2019 - New York

Sam Feldt

After Hours: Comedy for When You're Off the Clock (The Vintage Lounge) - Gotham Comedy Club
March 23, 2019 - New York

In these tough times when good jobs are scarce and great salaries are even scarcer, it's not easy to unwind, and relax. But, we're not robots, and we shouldn't have to work 24/7 just to keep up! Sometimes, you have to step back and relieve the pressure with fun and good times. That's what After Hours is all about – giving you the chance to laugh, blow off steam, and get rid of that workday stress. It'll remind you that even when times are tough and the boss has got you down, there's still plenty to laugh about and enjoy. So punch out, slide down the tail of that dinosaur, and come out for some laughs. You'll be glad you did.

March 23, 2019 - Chelsea

Brainwave, the Rubin’s longest running series of non-scripted on-stage conversations, is centered around the museum’s annual theme. It investigates how our minds shape our everyday experiences, incorporating Eastern and Western philosophies, science, art, and other disciplines. Every spring, a unique theme unifies the Rubin Museum’s programs, including on-stage conversations between neuroscientists and notable personalities, films, and immersive visitor experiences. THE POWER OF ADDICTION: Addiction has the terrifying power to alter our neurochemistry, undermine our best intentions, and destroy relationships, leaving human lives shattered in its wake. How can we fight it while summoning the healing power to repair its damage? Neuroscientist Judith Grisel PhD, who studies factors that contribute to addiction, and actor Zachary Quinto, who has his own experiences with addiction, offer perspectives on the topic. Together they explore how addiction happens, discuss why specific drugs—including opioids, alcohol, and cocaine—are so hard to kick, and illuminate the path to recovery for addicts, loved ones, caregivers, and crafters of public policy.

March Madness Kickoff Party - The Wilson
March 23, 2019 - New York

Whether you're a diehard college basketball fan or simply looking for a fun way to spend your Saturday afternoon, The Wilson's March Madness kickoff party is place for you! On Saturday, March 23rd, from 12-4pm, ESPN New York (98.7 FM) and Tullamore Dew are meeting up at The Wilson for the ultimate March Madness party. For just $25, you'll receive two drink tickets, one food ticket, and four hours of basketball, giveaways, games, and more!

Carlos Mencia Headlines Gotham Comedy Club - Gotham Comedy Club
Through March 23, 2019 - New York

Mencia began his career doing stand-up on amateur night at the comedy club, Laugh Factory. He later showcased at The Comedy Store and became a regular, performing nightly. After he found success on the L.A comedy circuit, Mencia was named “International Comedy Grand Champion” from Buscando Estrellas (the Latino version of Star Search). “Mind of Mencia” debuted on Comedy Central in early 2005. It became one of the strongest shows in the network's history, averaging about 1.5 million total viewers. "Mind of Mencia" was executive produced by Carlos Mencia and Robert Morton ("Late Night with David Letterman"). In the summer of 2007, Mencia starred opposite Ben Stiller and Michelle Monaghan in the Farrelly Brothers' hit feature film, “The Heartbreak Kid” (DreamWorks). In the fall of that year Mencia headlined a nationwide comedy tour titled “Carlos Mencia Live Presented by Bud Light." The highly anticipated tour brought Mencia face-to-face with his fans from September 2007 through December 2007. Shortly thereafter, Mencia taped a new comedy special for Comedy Central, "Carlos Mencia: Performance Enhanced," that aired in May 2008. Since 2007, every holiday season Mencia has e... (read more)

Forms of Enclosure: New Prints 2019/Winter - International Print Center New York
Through March 23, 2019 - New York

INTERNATIONAL PRINT CENTER NEW YORK (IPCNY) presents the fifty-ninth presentation of its New Prints Program, a biannual, juried open call for prints and print-based work created in the preceding twelve months. Titled Forms of Enclosure, this exhibition features 30 artists from the United States, Argentina, France, Poland, Canada, and Bulgaria. Find additional information about the exhibition at Image: Ulrike Müller. 'Keks', 2018. Monotype with chine-collé. Sheet: 29 x 22 inches. Printed by Marina Ancona; published by 10 Grand Press, Brooklyn. Edition: Unique. Courtesy of the artist and 10 Grand Press, Brooklyn, NY. © 2019 10 Grand Press & the artist.

Her Story, Her Song: Women’s History Month Concert - Marble Collegiate Church
March 24, 2019 - New York

Join us for Marble's Women's History Concert: Her Story, Her Song: Inspired Music of Women Poets and Composers. Featuring the Marble Choir, under the direction of Kenneth Dake and celebrates women composers and poets whose visionary voices have shaped the landscape of classical and contemporary music.

New York Knicks vs. LA Clippers - Madison Square Garden
March 24, 2019 - New York

The New York Knicks will play the Los Angeles Clippers at Madison Square Garden

NeuroYoga 2019 at the Dharma Yoga Center - Dharma Yoga Center
March 24, 2019 - New York

What happens to the brain during and after yoga? What are the biological changes that make yoga so effective in brining about "radiant health, mental sharpness, and peace of mind," as yoga master Sri Dharma Mittra likes to say? For Brain Awareness Week 2019, our March 24th event will be addressing these questions from the perspective of neuroscientists who practice yoga, starting at 3 PM that Sunday afternoon! We will begin with a yoga practice including asana (the postures), pranayama (the breathing exercises), meditation, and relaxation. The practice will be followed by a lecture and discussion of neuroanatomy and neurophysiology as it relates to yoga. You will even have the chance to participate in an experiment during class, which will give you real time feedback on the functions of your brain! Please arrive EARLY (2:30 PM) to participate in the experiment. All levels of yoga practice (including beginners) and all levels of science training (including children) are welcome to attend. The cost is $10 per person, which must be paid at the Dharma Yoga Center. Please wear clothes you will be comfortable exercising in. Led by Jonathan Rosenthal, medical student at NY... (read more)

Flower Show Opening Day - Macy's Herald Square
March 24, 2019 - New York

Join us for Opening Day of Flower Show! Enjoy Ellia Aromatherapy sessions presented by HoMedica in the Home Department beginning at 12PM. Take a trip to Outer Space with Peppa Pig in the Kid's Department at 1PM. Plus, don't forget to stop by our floral seminar with Dreamwork Diva and Men's Suiting event on the 5th Floor. RSVP is required for seminars. Seats are limited. Please check back for details. Events subject to change of cancellation. While time permits.

New York Rangers vs. Pittsburgh Penguins - Madison Square Garden
March 25, 2019 - New York

The New York Rangers will play the Pittsburgh Penguins at Madison Square Garden

Grace Gotham's 'Peel Me A Glove' - Sid Gold's Request Room
March 26, 2019 - New York

When was the last time you heard a stripper speak?! Don't answer that! Starring (and produced by) your host for the evening, burlesque artist and chanteuse Grace Gotham, this new monthly show brings back the banter to burlesque a la Gypsy Rose Lee, Sophie Tucker, and Fannie Brice — with a little Lucille Ball and Grace Kelly mixed in. Expect the unexpected cabaret set at this show where whimsy and sophistication collide and elegance mingles with naughty. After all, when the "deceptively demure" Grace Gotham is presenting, you may be hard pressed to tell which is which! And – golly gee – it's only 10 Clams ($10) for a pearl of a show! You don't say!!! Each show will feature live accompaniment by zany genius pianist Chris Johnson, as well as a duo of featured burlesque guest stars that changes every month. After the show, hang out with the cast, sip expertly-made cocktails, and indulge in the fabulous live piano karaoke where any and all are welcome to take a turn or two at the mic. Grace Gotham is an Upper East Sider and NYC-based burlesque performer, producer, and chanteuse who has performed internationally and stars in her own monthly cabaret and burlesque show, "Peel... (read more)

KISS: End of the Road World Tour - Madison Square Garden
March 27, 2019 - New York

The KISS – End of the Road Tour 2019 is coming to Madison Square Garden

Live Piano Karaoke with Julian Velard - Sid Gold's Request Room
Through March 27, 2019 - New York

With a style The Sunday Times calls "catchy but complicated; a surprisingly rare combination," Julian Velard is piano-pop tunesmith recalling Stephen Sondheim or Randy Newman at the peak of their talents. With 4 albums of original material under his belt, he's toured internationally alongside the likes of Jamie Cullum, Paul Carrack, and Amy Macdonald. His quirky, native new york, piano-man sound has found its largest audience in Holland, where he headlined Amsterdam's legendary venue, Paradiso. His comedic timing and musical stylings have made him a regular on The Howard Stern Show and NPR's Ask Me

New York Knicks vs. Toronto Raptors - Madison Square Garden
March 28, 2019 - New York

The New York Knicks will play the Toronto Raptors at Madison Square Garden

Audi and The James Beard Foundation Host #DriveProgress Dinner Series at the James Beard House to Celebrate Women’s History Month - The James Beard House
Through March 28, 2019 - New York

Audi and The James Beard Foundation Host #DriveProgress Dinner Series at the James Beard House to Celebrate Women’s History Month In celebration of Women’s History Month, Audi and the James Beard Foundation will host a four-part #DriveProgress dinner series on March 6, March 14, March 21, and March 28 at 7pm at the prestigious James Beard House in New York City. The James Beard House serves as a “performance space” for visiting chefs. The five-course chef-curated dinner series will feature graduates of the Women’s Entrepreneurial Leadership (WEL) Program, founded by Audi. Participating chefs include: • Sarah Huck of Kos Kaffe in Brooklyn, NY; Liza Hinman of Spinster Sisters in Healdsburg, CA;, Fiona Lewis of District Fishwife in Washington, D.C.; Joanne Canady-Brown of The Gingered Peach in Lawrenceville, NJ; and Christine Cikowski of Honey Butter Fried Chicken and Sunday Dinner Club in Chicago, IL (March 6, 7pm ET) • Kelly Fields of Willa Jean in New Orleans, LA, and Ann Marshall of Hire Wire Distilling in Charleston, SC (March 14, 7pm ET) • Kathleen Blake of the Rusty Spoon in Orlando, FL (March 21, 7pm ET) • Amy Brandwein of Centrolina in Washington, D.C. (March... (read more)

Happy Hour Piano Karaoke with Mark Piro - Sid Gold's Request Room
Through March 29, 2019 - New York

Sid Gold's Request Room now features Happy Hour Piano Karaoke on Fridays! Start your weekend off with a song! With Mark Piro at the keys!

Daughter of a Garbageman - The PIT
March 30, 2019 - New York

DAUGHTER OF A GARBAGEMAN is a tale of Maureen Langan's 1970's upbringing in New Jersey, in which her Irish mother and Bronx-born father, a New York City sanitation worker, told her to work hard, get educated and life would reward her. But is that true? How do you tell a girl to read and write when sex tapes lead to fame and fortune? When the star of The Apprentice can become the president? In DAUGHTER OF A GARBAGEMAN, Langan lambasts today's "reality culture," while revealing her parents' strengths, struggles and secrets, as well as her own, and how that made her who she is today. Maureen taps into the hearts and frustrations of hard-working people everywhere who wonder if they, too, were raised wrong. Directed by David Ford

Ballet Hispánico's 2019 New York Season at The Joyce Theater Featuring Two World Premieres - The Joyce Theater
Through March 31, 2019 - New York

Ballet Hispánico's 2019 New York Season at The Joyce Theater Featuring Two World Premieres March 26-31, 2019 A Restaging of Sombrerísimo by Annabelle Lopez Ochoa featuring the Company Women World Premiere of New Work by Edwaard Liang World Premiere of Homebound/Alaala by Bennyroyce Royon New York, NY - Ballet Hispánico, America's leading Latino dance organization, brings its bold and eclectic brand of contemporary dance to The Joyce Theater with two world premieres from March 26-31, 2019. Tickets start at $10 and are available for purchase in person at The Joyce Theater Box Office by calling JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800 or online at Ballet Hispánico's program features passionate and culturally relative works that explore the vast connections between the Latinx and Asian diasporas. Annabelle Lopez Ochoa offers an exploration of identity in her stirring Sombrerísimo. In two separate world premieres by Edwaard Liang and Bennyroyce Royon, the choreographers touch on historic issues that are particularly resonant today, including migration, immigration, journeying, and assimilation.  The women of the Ballet Hispánico Company exercise their athleticism ... (read more)

Celebrate Party Showcase - Mitzvah Market
Through March 31, 2019 - New York

Each of the annual Celebrate! Party Showcases attract hundreds of families who are all looking to meet Bar Bat Mitzvah vendors. All showcases are held from 12 noon – 4:00pm. These showcases are especially effective for exhibitors who have something special and different to present to families who are looking for the newest, hottest and greatest for their child's celebration. These Bar Bat Mitzvah families get to spend an afternoon meeting face-to-face with Bar Bat Mitzvah experts who can make their child's celebration different from the rest. Some vendors sign business right at the event. It's fun to sample the food, try out the newest entertainment and learn what's unique in Bar Bat Mitzvah planning. ** We distribute our annual Mitzvah Market Magazine at these events. Editions are also distributed throughout New York City, Northern/Central New Jersey and Westchester/Rockland/Fairfield. Interested in a showcase booth? Contact Sheri Lapidus,, 516-445-2394

82nd Annual NIT - Madison Square Garden
April 02, 2019 - New York

The 82nd Annual Postseason NIT returns to The Garden on April 2nd and 4th for the Semifinal and Championship rounds. A fixture in New York City and at Madison Square Garden since the tournament began in 1938, the NIT is the nation's oldest postseason tournament. Tuesday, April 2 Semifinal Doubleheader Thursday, April 4 Championship Game

Countess Eden and Chris Johnson Present Dirty Blues Burlesque - Sid Gold's Request Room
April 02, 2019 - New York

A monthly live cabaret show brought to you by the twisted minds of Countess Eden and Chris Johnson at Sid Gold's Request Room, the best piano bar in NYC! With guest performances by stars of burlesque and vaudeville. 1st Tuesdays, $10 cover, and live piano karaoke after!

Tonight's Special with Shane Shane - Sid Gold's Request Room
April 03, 2019 - New York

A one-man variety show programmed by the audience in realtime! Every audience member receives a menu of jokes, stories, songs, and video pieces. For one hour, the audience orders off the menu for a one-of-a-kind variety show delivered by Shane Shane. At Sid Gold's Request Room 8:00 PM Sharp $5 suggested donation, 1 drink minimum. Followed by live piano karaoke!

82nd Annual NIT - Madison Square Garden
April 04, 2019 - New York

The 82nd Annual Postseason NIT returns to The Garden on April 2nd and 4th for the Semifinal and Championship rounds. A fixture in New York City and at Madison Square Garden since the tournament began in 1938, the NIT is the nation's oldest postseason tournament. Tuesday, April 2 Semifinal Doubleheader Thursday, April 4 Championship Game

Beautycon NYC - Javits Center
Through April 07, 2019 - New York

We're back for our 5th year anniversary! Experience the biggest beauty and wellness brands, celebrities, influencers, tons of free products, Cardi B and so much more!

Beautycon NYC - Javits Center
Through April 07, 2019 - New York

The biggest weekend in Beauty. Over 150 brands + 100s of giveaways, celebrities + influencers, beauty panel discussions.

Beat Girl! Featuring Bettina May! - Sid Gold's Request Room
April 09, 2019 - New York

Glittery Gals! Sparkling Drinks! And One Glamorous Songbird!

Solid Gold Lounge with Broadway Brassy and Strawberry Fields! - Sid Gold's Request Room
April 09, 2019 - New York

Music and Burlesque with Broadway Brassy and Strawberry Fields!

Bitchcraft! - Sid Gold's Request Room
April 10, 2019 - New York

Bitchcraft! is a glam-tastic variety show with story-telling, music, stand-up, sequins, and crafts! Hosted by comedian/writer Selena Coppock and the astral projection of world-famous sorceress/piano dame Marilyn Summers (Lauren Maul) this performance extravaganza is not to be missed. Bitchcraft has been recommended by TimeOut NY, the Skint, and the NY Times. The show is free, but the sequins are FOREVER.

Happy Hour Karaoke with Matt Hartman - Sid Gold's Request Room
April 11, 2019 - New York

Matt grew up listening to Ben Folds, Elton John, and Billy Joel. When he's not playing at Sid Gold's, you can find him playing on the Internet.

Golden Lady Burlesque - Sid Gold's Request Room
April 16, 2019 - New York

A monthly Burlesque/Variety Show hosted by Essence Revealed. With special guests, piano bar singalongs and more!

Havana Film Festival New York - AMC Loews 34th Street
Through April 16, 2019 - New York

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE HAVANA FILM FESTIVAL NEW YORK - APRIL 5-16, 2019 Celebrating Latin American Cinema since 2000 HFFNY returns to NYC for its 20th anniversary featuring a 12-day celebration packed with movie premieres, masterclasses, and much more showcasing top Latin talent WHAT: The 20th Havana Film Festival New York (HFFNY) features an exceptional program with over 35 films from Cuba, Latin America and Latino filmmakers in the U.S. in their New York, U.S., and world premieres. Participating countries are: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Mexico, Peru, Puerto Rico, Spain, Uruguay and the U.S. WHEN: April 9-16, 2019, with special events on April 5, 6, 8 WHY: HFFNY is the longest-running Latino Film Festival in NYC; it presents an annual film experience and cultural event that New Yorkers eagerly look forward to, premiering the latest Latin films by prominent and emerging cinema visionaries throughout the continent. The festival offers an international rainbow of award-winning films, retrospectives, master classes, and panel discussions with notable local and international directors, actors, and producers. A full program and fes... (read more)

EAST SIDE HOUSE SETTLEMENT 20th Annual Gala Preview of the New York International Auto Show - Jacob Javits Center
April 18, 2019 - New York

East Side House Settlement (ESH) will be partnering with the Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association to host 20th Anniversary Gala Preview of the New York International Auto Show at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City on Thursday, April 18. The annual event, which attracts more than 1,500 guests, is an exclusive night for car enthusiasts, benefitting ESH, a community-based organization founded in 1891. Located in the South Bronx, the non-profit works with schools, community centers and other partners to bring quality education and resources to residents of the Bronx and Northern Manhattan. Recognizing education as the gateway out of poverty, they help 10,000 individuals improve their lives each year by offering quality educational programs for all ages. The organization is led by Executive Director Daniel Diaz. Thomas H. Remien serves as President of the Board of Managers. This one-of-a-kind evening will be co-chaired by Philip L. Yang, Jr. and Christopher LaSusa. It includes an exclusive preview of the entire New York International Auto Show before it opens to the public, a high-octane cocktail reception, private dinner for sponsors and benefactors, and ... (read more)

Pentacle at the Rubin - Rubin Museum of Art
Through May 08, 2019 - New York

Following its critically praised, sold-out series at the Rubin Museum of Art in 2018, Pentacle returns with four of New York's most provocative choreographers, presented by Pentacle and the Rubin in partnership. Each company will present a site-specific work in three 20-minute performances: March 27: ZviDance April 10: Davalois Fearon Dance April 24: Antonio Ramos 7 the Gangbangers May 8: Francesca Harper Project. Performances are free with admission to the Rubin.

WINTER SEMESTER CLASSES at TADA! Youth Theater: January 13- May 21, 2019 - TADA! Youth Theater
Through May 21, 2019 - New York

Curtain Up! At TADA! Youth Theater’s (Winter Semester) From page to stage – the longest and most in-depth play building semester yet! Create and perform an original mini-musical by blending the essential skills of singing, dancing, acting, and playwriting. Classes will culminate with final presentations for family and friends. Get 15% off Winter Semester registration by using the discount code EARLYBIRD15 For more information on TADA!’s Camps and Classes, please call the Education Department at 212-252-1619 x4 or email To register please visit: For over 30 years, the Drama Desk Award winning TADA! Youth Theater has been providing children with musical theater classes that teach them how to sing, dance, and act while inspiring their individual creativity.

Faith and Empire: Art and Politics in Tibetan Buddhism - Rubin Museum of Art
Through July 15, 2019 - New York

Experience Tibetan Buddhism like never before at The Rubin Museum. With 60 objects on display, explore 8th to 19th century Tibet in a new way that show little-known aspects of life through power and legitimate rule of political power as a global phenomenon through art. This exhibit, opening in February is curated by Karl Debrczeny.

Gretchen Bender: So Much Deathless - Red Bull Arts
Through July 28, 2019 - New York

Red Bull Arts New York is proud to present Gretchen Bender: So Much Deathless, the first posthumous retrospective of the life and work of the influential, multi-disciplinary artist. Opening to the public on March 6, 2019, and remaining on view until July 28, the ambitious exhibition returns the spotlight to one of contemporary art's most prescient figures, detailing her historic importance and contemporary relevance. Gretchen Bender (1951-2004) was a pioneering artist who worked across video, sculpture, computer graphics, photography, print and installation to interrogate the accelerated age of mass media. Moving to New York in 1978, Bender quickly fell in with the Post-Pictures Generation scene, centered around the artist-run gallery Nature Morte, as well as a milieu of artist and performers connected to The Kitchen. She befriended and collaborated with such figures as artists Robert Longo and Cindy Sherman, the choreographers Bill T. Jones and Arnie Zane, and musicians Stuart Argabright and Vernon Reid. Building upon techniques developed in her years running a feminist-Marxist screen-printing collective in Washington, D.C., Bender's early two-dimensional work, made in New York, ... (read more)

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