In its eighth year, Wine Riot is back on its tasting tour and expanding to six U.S. cities. Wine Riot 2.0 is a tasting revolution with a twist! Blending the old with the new, they’ve reinvented educational components and elevated attendee favorites to infuse new life into an event that has continued to introduce new wines to a growing Millennial audience. Wine Riot 2.0 is your opportunity to pick the brains of local sommeliers, taste wines from regions all over the world, compete in head to head challenges with friends, sip on your bubbly favorites and so much more. Join the revolution and riot at The Weylin in Brooklyn.
Enjoy an elegant night out at the New York Botanical Garden’s annual Orchid Evenings. New York City’s most spectacular evening outings are back, bringing the color and nightlife of Singapore with them. Step into one of the world’s greenest cultures as Supertrees come alive around you, exhilarating with a display of lights and orchids after dark in the Conservatory. Sip a Singapore Sling and purchase a bite to eat from the Bronx Night Market Pop-up while freestyle dancers and DJs perform throughout the night, and explore the kaleidoscope of orchid varieties from the “City in a Garden” and beyond. This is a very special and romantic destination!
The critics have crowned the new king — and queen — of Broadway! New York Magazine raves, “Genuine joy rolls off the stage in this smart, big-hearted new musical.” The Wall Street Journal cheers, “I can’t remember the last time I laughed so hard.” And Variety declares, “It’s a joyous and funny original musical that reminds you what Broadway is all about!” What happens when four stars leave the bright lights of Broadway and take leading roles in a small-town controversy making national headlines? You get The Prom, starring Tony Award nominee Brooks Ashmanskas (Something Rotten!), Tony Award winner Beth Leavel (The Drowsy Chaperone) and two-time Tony Award nominee Christopher Siever (Shrek!) leading a cast of 27, at the Longacre Theatre in New York City.
Cruise New York City’s famous harbor aboard the 1920s-style yacht Manhattan while listening to live jazz. Sit back and enjoy a beer, wine or champagne — included as part of your ticket — while you take in the gorgeous view of the New York skyline and her quintessential lower-Manhattan harbor sites on this two-hour cruise. The onboard band sets a festive, jazzy mood with selections from the Great American Songbook by NYC jazz legends such as Duke Ellington and Charlie Parker, to name just a few. Whether you need a unique way to unwind or want to impress a date, this is just the ticket.
Long before Carole King became a chart-topping music legend, she was Carol Klein, a girl from Brooklyn. Beloved for penning such iconic pop classics as “You’ve Got a Friend” and “I Feel the Earth Move,” she fought her way into the record business as a teenager and ultimately flourished, writing hits for some of the biggest acts in rock ‘n’ roll. But it wasn’t until her personal life began to crack that she finally found her true voice. Beautiful is the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin, to her relationship with fellow writers and best friends Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. It’s no surprise that Beautiful — The Carole King Musical won a Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album of 2015. See this unforgettable show at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre in New York City.
Thousands of orchids climb to the sky in the 17th annual Orchid Show, paying tribute to Singapore, the “City in a Garden,” and its beautiful national flower. Developed in partnership with Gardens by the Bay and Singapore Botanic Gardens, the exhibit at the New York Botanical Garden in the Bronx pays homage to the site’s iconic supertrees, dramatic vertical habitats, as well as the famed arches, a highlight of the National Orchid Garden. In the landmark Enid A. Haupt Conservatory, thousands of colorful orchids in every shape and size surround you, reaching up towering structures and clinging to overhead arches to create a horticultural spectacle. You’ll see NYBG’s exquisite orchid collection as well as varieties showcasing Singapore’s achievements in orchid cultivation, research and conservation.
This musical journey takes you back in time! Back to when Berry Gordy’s Motown label, his studio band, the Funk Brothers, and Stax record’s Booker T and the MGs were the proponents of what came to be known as a historical style of music. After a 28-year tenure with The Drifters, vocalist Prentiss McNeil and Bruce Wayne of the Wilson Picket’s Midnight Movers lead this classic soul revue with unmatched energy and breathtaking showmanship at New York’s Blue Note Jazz Club. A Decade of Soul is a passion-driven classic soul tribute where it’s difficult to stay in your seat!
Boasting sizzling songs, seductive dance numbers and a show biz story that packs a powerful punch, Chicago tells the tale of accused murderers Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly, who’ll stop at nothing to get the attention of the press and celebrity attorney Billy Flynn. During the showy decadence of the 1920s, their malicious crimes turn them into media darlings, producing a barrage of sensational headlines, the likes of which could just as easily be ripped from today’s tabloids. A smash on Broadway (winning six Tony Awards) and on the big screen (winning six Academy Awards), this biting satire features the unforgettable songs of Kander and Ebb, including “All That Jazz,” “Cell Block Tango” and many more hits. Enjoy this musical trip back to a time when a little razzle-dazzle made everything just fine in this dazzling production at the Ambassador Theatre in the heart of Broadway.
Explore the Broadway Theatre District and some of the pubs that were actual speakeasies during Prohibition on Urban Village Tours’ Broadway Prohibition Pub Crawl. Your tour guide will help make the past come alive as you see some of the old Broadway theaters and the speakeasies that served a thirsty, theater-going public. Learn about how one of the most famous speakeasies would dispose of their spirits in the case of a police raid. See a Victorian-era hotel bar and learn how the wealthy skirted and scoffed at the existing laws. See where one of Prohibition’s most notorious gangsters was shot. Relive where the so-called “Queen of the Speakeasies” had one of her nightclubs. And see where one of the most famous early 20th-century Broadway showgirls tended bar at a speakeasy.
Not all the talent New York City has to offer is on the Broadway stage. But who are the next generation of Big Apple stars? Get a sneak peek at the area’s best during New York’s Got Talent. The thrilling result of an all-ages talent search, NYGT showcases performers from across the region in a variety-style production. This show features a colorful array of singers, dancers, magicians, jugglers, pet training tricks, burlesque, bands, guitarists, drummers, comedians, weird acts of all kinds, ventriloquists, drag queens, lip syncers, cirque, tappers, tumblers, gymnasts, balance acts, impersonators, a cappella groups, and virtually any other alternative performance art form you can think of. Plus, there are no food or drink minimums (but full service is available).
With such emotional weight, and in a perfect balance of drama and spirituality, Johann Sebastian Bach’s St. John Passion has become synonymous with Passiontide and Easter observances around the world. This concert at Saint Thomas Church will feature The Saint Thomas Choir of Men and Boys, Dann Coakwell, evangelist Sarah Brailey, soprano Jay Carter, alto Mark Bleeke, tenor Andrew Padgett and bass Daniel Hyde.
Introducing The Loft at City Winery: a new, even more intimate space featuring City Winery’s signature sound, sightlines, and service! Located one floor up from our main venue, it promises guests more ways to indulge their senses with programming that ranges from City Winery favorites to up-and-coming acts to theatrical productions to talks, classes and more. A food menu with concert-friendly plates and full drink menu (with plenty of—you guessed it—wine that’s made in house!) rounds out the offering.
Friday, Apr 5, 2019 / 7:30pm (Mandy Harvey w/ Jackie Paladino)Saturday, Apr 6, 2019 / 12:30pm (La Vie En Rose: An Elegant Blend of Jazz, French Chason & PopP Brunch Show)Sunday, Apr 7, 2019 / 6:00pm (A Special Evening of Hebrew Song)Tuesday, Apr 9, 2019 / 8:30pm (Tommy Castro & The Painkillers Killin’ It Live Record Release Tour)Friday, Apr 12, 2019 / 7:00pm (Eagles Tribute - Desperado Ridge)Friday, Apr 12, 2019 / 10:30pm (Burlesque Night Out)Sunday, Apr 14, 2019 / 7:30pm (The Music of Pink & Lady Gaga)Tuesday, Apr 16, 2019 / 8:30pm (The Quebe Sisters)
Titan closes its 10th anniversary season with the play that closed its inaugural season, Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Considered the greatest play ever written, Hamlet tells the story of a Prince caught between thought and action, anger and anguish, as his uncle assumes the throne left vacant by his murdered father. When visions of the deceased king start appearing, Prince Hamlet realizes there is, indeed, “something rotten in the state of Denmark,” and it is up to him, alone, to set it right. Starring Titan co-founder and resident company member Laura Frye as Hamlet, Titan ends its milestone season in a thrilling way.
Take a fun walking excursion across the famous Brooklyn Bridge, where you’ll learn its history while enjoying amazing views of the city’s world-famous skyline. On the other side, you’ll explore the trendy Brooklyn neighborhood of Dumbo, known for its high-end boutiques, delicious desserts, and pizza shops and scenic waterfront views. Throughout the 2.5-hour tour, your knowledgeable guide will share fascinating facts and interesting tidbits. You’ll end the tour at Brooklyn Bridge Park, and will walk away just a little more deeply in love with this quintessential American city. Tours led by Spanish-speaking guides are also available on Monday and Wednesday afternoons.
The first Broadway play written by an African-American woman, A Raisin in the Sun is a masterpiece that The New York Times credits with changing American theater forever. First produced in 1959 and adapted two years later into a now-classic film starring Sidney Poitier, A Raisin in the Sun is as powerful today as it was 50 years ago. Now Harlem Repertory Theatre presents the limited return of this incredible story to their stage — a story that follows the Youngers, an African-American family attempting to move from a crowded two-bedroom apartment into a “white” neighborhood on the South Side of Chicago. But a new house is just one of the Youngers’ many dreams. Three generations each yearn for different versions of a better life — whether it’s a business, or a spouse, or the right to live with long-denied dignity.
Saturday, Apr 6, 2019 / 7:00pm Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 / 3:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 3:00pm Saturday, May 25, 2019 / 7:00pm Saturday, Jun 8, 2019 / 7:00pm
The classic Big Bang Theory nerds, who have spent 12 years finding love and experimenting with space-age theory, find their lives turned upside-down by their favorite Star Trek character come to life. Spend an evening laughing through the past, present and future of The Big Bang Theory gang at their best and their worst — not to mention their most musical and wildest — during this show suitable for ages 13 and up. Ba-Sing-A like never before when The Big Bang Theory: The Musical Parody comes to The Theater Center in New York City.
Get the stories behind three of America’s most iconic landmarks in this walking tour of Lower Manhattan. Meet your guide at Battery Park and then make your way by boat to Liberty Island to discover the history of the Statue of Liberty. From there, the tour continues to Ellis Island, the former federal immigration station that served as the point of entry for tens of millions of immigrants over the course of 60 years. Then, return to Manhattan and pay a visit to the somber and powerful National September 11 Memorial.
Come to New York City’s legendary Cafe Wha? for this Musical Salute to the Soulful Ladies of the ’90s: Mary J. Blige and Janet Jackson & Toni Braxton featuring Emilie Surtees. For a singer with such powerful pipes, it’s something of a shock to hear vocalist Emilie Surtees describe herself as primarily a “listener.” Then again, maybe it’s her extraordinary capacity to listen that gives her performances their amazing accuracy. Surtees not only replicates hit songs, power note for power note, but communicates the soul of each singer who originally recorded them — something that requires not only incredible vocals but also a profound appreciation of music. Be moved and amazed by a tribute artist every bit as talented as the singers she honors.
Follow the Freedom Trail in New York! On this two-and-a-half hour walking tour, your informed guide will describe in colorful detail how a band of brave men and women in New York City formed the hidden networks that became the Underground Railroad. Along the way, you’ll visit an archeological site and memorial dedicated to the memory of enslaved Africans and a former station that was part of the Underground Railroad. As you check out these inspiring sites, you’ll learn about the riots, revolts and dramatic escapes of this time and hear tales of courage and triumph about real New Yorkers who risked both life and property in the name of freedom.
For more than 32 years, the mystery-thriller Perfect Crime has kept audiences guessing with its comic, romance-filled take on the whodunit, making it the longest-running non-musical play in New York City history. The complex, twisty story unfolds in the secluded Connecticut mansion of Harvard-educated psychiatrist Margaret Brent, who’s accused of murdering her wealthy British husband, and soon finds herself tangling with a handsome detective, who may just have fallen for her. Catherine Russell has starred as Brent, missing but a scant four performances, since the show opened in 1987, earning her a spot in the Guinness Book of World Records.
Experience Central Park on a deeper level by taking a professionally guided walking tour through this New York landmark. Discover Central Park’s origins, witness its design and visit many movie sites on this two-hour, narrated walk in the park! This casual tour is professionally guided by a former park employee and is a great way to experience a lot of the park in a short amount of time.
This is New York’s top-rated and longest-running off-Broadway magic show. Now in its 21st year, each week the show features some of the finest stage magicians performing mind-boggling illusions and head-scratching sleight-of-hand in an intimate theatrical setting. Every show is different and showcases at least five renowned illusionists, many of them featured on TV shows like America’s Got Talent, Good Morning America, Penn & Teller: Fool Us and NBC’s Today Show. The fun even spills off of the stage and into intermission, as magicians mingle with guests in the Close-Up Gallery and the theater. Catch this must-see NYC experience any Monday evening at the Players Theatre. Please see the full event listing for the schedule of upcoming performers.
A theater company most terrible is about to stage a murder most foul … no good can come of this. Actually, these wannabe thespians will be lucky to make it through opening night without some real corpses stacking up, because this is The Play That Goes Wrong. And boy, does it. But what’s a chaotic series of mishaps for them makes for “the funniest play Broadway has ever seen” (Huffington Post) and proof that sometimes something’s so wrong it’s right. Broadway’s most award-winningest comedy, The Play That Goes Wrong has racked up more laurels than Caesar, conquering stages from Paris to London to Broadway, and now it’s returning to wreak hilarious havoc on New World Stages. See for yourself why Forbes said, “You’ll never have a better time in a theater!”
Don Juan was one of literature’s greatest cads — the original “love ’em and leave ’em” kinda guy. But when the legendary seducer is given one last chance to repent of his philandering ways, he adds murder and blasphemy to his lengthy list of sins. The last straw having fallen, human and supernatural forces combine to enact a terrible punishment in Mozart’s Don Giovanni. Two charismatic singers, Peter Mattei and Luca Pisaroni, share the role of the title hero, who goes to hell in a dazzling coup de théâtre. The ensemble of great Mozartean singers includes Rachel Willis-Sørensen, Guanqun Yu, Federica Lombardi, Susanna Phillips, Ildar Abdrazakov, and Adam Plachetka. Cornelius Meister conducts this lighthearted, urbane and ironic opera at the Metropolitan Opera House in New York, which you can enjoy with an included glass of sparkling wine.
Filled with theatrical urgency and fire, La Clemenza di Tito is a complex opera from Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart. Mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato sings Sesto at New York City’s Metropolitan Opera House for the first time, and tenor Matthew Polenzani adds yet another role to his extensive Mozartean repertoire as Tito. Mozart’s opera of vengeance and forgiveness, set during the Roman Empire, also stars sopranos Elza van den Heever as Vitellia, with Ying Fang, Paula Murrihy, and bass Christian Van Horn completing the principal cast. Can an emperor forgive the woman who wants to marry or murder him, while also pardoning the would-be assassin who is his best friend? Jealousy, passion and forgiveness take center stage in one of Mozart’s last operatic works written just before his death. Lothar Koenigs conducts.
Few things are more distinctly French that the music of Edith Piaf, Jacques Brel and Charles Aznavour. These and other Gallic icons are the focus of From Paris With Love, a musical homage to the City of Lights from the duo 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. Together, the pair will salute such timeless French songs as “La Vie en Rose,” “Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien” and "Hymne a L’Amour, along with work from Argentine composer Astor Piazzolla, at Groove in New York City.
Giving new meaning to boozy brunch in the Big Apple! See Central Park while sipping Bloody Marys and Mimosas on Urban Village Tours’ Central Park Bar Crawl. Visit three bars and regale in style as we explore the southern and midsections of the world’s most famous park. Hear the amazing story of how Central Park went from a hilly and rocky squatter settlement to becoming the first urban landscaped park in American history. See many of the early attractions landscaper Frederick Law Olmstead built, such as the Carousel, the Dairy, the Chess and Checkers House and much more. Take a stroll on the Mall amongst the awesome collection of American Elms paving the way to the epic landscape of the Bethesda Terrace and Fountain. See the beauty of the Ramble, a 38-acre wild garden. Learn how a former sheep fold was transformed into one of the most famous restaurants in America. Sip a cocktail right next to the pristine 22-acre lake amongst the paddleboats and gondolas. All this and more in the very first New York City pub crawl within a park. First round’s on us! Cheers!
Known for its diverse ethnic neighborhoods, the Lower East Side (LES) is home to some astonishing street art. The area hosted immigrants coming off Ellis Island, and in the second half of the 20th century, the LES became flooded with talented artists. The growing counter-culture drew more and more artists, leading to an explosion of creative, expressive graffiti art that expressed social and cultural movements still felt today. Get to Katz’s Delicatessen for a guided journey through the LES and all its remarkable, vibrant street art.
Thursday, Apr 11, 2019 / 10:00amThursday, Apr 18, 2019 / 10:00amThursday, Apr 25, 2019 / 10:00amThursday, May 2, 2019 / 10:00amThursday, May 9, 2019 / 10:00amThursday, May 16, 2019 / 10:00amThursday, May 23, 2019 / 10:00amThursday, May 30, 2019 / 10:00am
Enjoy a three-hour cruise aboard Manhattan’s all-glass dining vessel and thrill to the unforgettable 180-degree vistas of the magnificent New York City skyline, accompanied by a three-course plated dinner (including vegetarian and gluten-free options), a bountiful wine list and entertainment by a jazz trio and cabaret singer. Enjoy your meal in one of two climate-controlled dining rooms, then dance the night away on the centrally located hardwood dance floor and enjoy drinks from the full-service cash bar. If it’s nice out, take a stroll on one of the two outdoor decks offering wide-open views of Manhattan and enjoy an evening out you won’t soon forget.
Tuesday, Apr 9, 2019 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:15pm)Monday, Apr 15, 2019 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:15pm)Monday, Apr 22, 2019 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:15pm)
What damage can a Ping-Pong ball do as it hurtles at 700 miles an hour through a vacuum tube? Can you see the shape of sound in a dancing flame? Find out the answers to these mind-bending questions and more when lifetime professional physics demonstrator David Maiullo brings his scientific “magic” to the off-Broadway stage in That Physics Show. Maiullo’s been a physics demonstrator at Rutgers University for over 20 years and has become a regular on The Weather Channel. His eye-opening performance features segments on everything from motion and momentum to sound waves and vibrations. See these feats of physics — described as a cross between Stomp, Blue Man Group and The Gazillion Bubble Show — at New York’s Playroom Theater.
Get up close to two of the most iconic landmarks in New York City during this three-and-a-half hour tour. You’ll begin at Castle Clinton on the southernmost point on Manhattan, then step onto a ferry that will make its way to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. These tour are led by knowledgable New York City students attending top universities like Yale, UPenn and Fordham. On each island, you’ll learn unique historical insights, along with present-day conspiracy theories. Annie Moore Tours was named for a young woman, just 17 years old, who was the very first immigrant to enter Ellis Island.
New York’s famed Zinc Bar brings the best jazz guitarists to its storied stage in the West Village, where they’ll no doubt wow you with their six-string wizardry. The latest Guitar Masters series follows tributes to piano, trumpet, vocals and Latin jazz musicians and has attracted such talents as Andy Bianco, Jack Wilkins, Ed Cherry, Jimmy Bruno and more.
This is a family friendly clean stand-up comedy show for all ages. Bring your mamma or anyone else in your family and have a great time. Plus don’t worry about getting a babysitter: bring the kids too. Watch NYC club comics do their best clean jokes and enjoy a delicious brunch menu served in the theater. Come on out!
Sunday, Apr 7, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, Jun 2, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, Jul 7, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, Aug 4, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, Sep 1, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, Oct 6, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, Nov 3, 2019 / 2:00pm
The Rooftop & Club Experience is a hosted group event which takes you to a minimum of three nightlife venues including a bar, high-end rooftop lounge and dance club in downtown New York City. The event guarantees free admission and express entry to each venue while also including at least two complimentary drinks during the night and appetizers to kick-off the evening. A nightlife concierge walks your group between venues so you get a feel for the unique neighborhood and then arrive at the places where native New Yorkers go to socialize, drink and dance. This is a hassle-free, fun and safe way to party in NYC while meeting new people from all over the world. It is a true New York nightlife experience which you will not soon forget!
The Queen of Soul’s passing left a huge void in the music world, and the legendary Aretha Franklin forever will be remembered for her epic catalog and commanding vocal chops. Join the Cafe Wha? House Band’s Kim Summerson in paying tribute and celebrating the life and music of Franklin during this special concert.
The smash-hit musical comedy series The Imbible is known for taking audiences on a booze-fueled journey through the history of spirits and cocktails. Now there’s a new edition, called Day Drinking: The Brunch Musical, which explores the quintessential New York brunch experience. Watch as four friends battle today’s always-connected, over-scheduled world to carve out time for brunch together in this fun and comedic off-Broadway musical. As they prepare for their gathering, they learn the stories behind not only well-known brunch drinks but also brunch itself, and come to appreciate the value of making time to break bread (or waffles) with those we love. And the friends on stage won’t be the only ones having fun — your ticket includes three cocktails to enjoy during the show: one build-your-own Bloody Mary, one authentic Irish coffee and one seasonal Bellini. Prepare to say “cheers” when Day Drinking: The Brunch Musical comes to The Green Room at New World Stages.
At the latest in a series of cultural events led by witty and engaging host, baritone David Serero, you’ll first be treated to a three-course brunch of salad, an entree and a dessert at the stylish Zavo Restaurant in New York, and then enjoy a performance featuring international soloists from the Metropolitan Opera and major European houses.
Sunday, Apr 7, 2019 / 1:00pm Sunday, May 12, 2019 / 1:00pm (Mother's Day)Sunday, May 26, 2019 / 1:00pm
Give the people what they want! That’s the concept behind Back By Popular Demand at Feinstein’s/54 Below in New York City — a performance series that brings back popular Feinstein’s acts for an encore performance. Don’t miss this impressive variety of musical styles and other talents on display.
Friday, Apr 12, 2019 / 9:30pm (Duets With The Write Teacher(s) - Volume 7)Monday, Apr 15, 2019 / 7:00pm (54 Celebrates The Muppets)Monday, Apr 15, 2019 / 9:30pm (Charlie Rosen's Broadway Big Band)Friday, May 3, 2019 / 9:30pm (Jesse Luttrell: Showstopper with the Fred Barton Broadway Band)Monday, May 13, 2019 / 7:00pm (Matt Doyle's Birthday Show)Monday, May 13, 2019 / 9:30pm (Matt Doyle's Birthday Show)Thursday, May 16, 2019 / 9:30pm (Javier Colon From The Voice Sings Broadway)Saturday, May 18, 2019 / 9:30pm (Porter Carroll, Jr.)
Enjoy a pub crawl through one of New York’s most haunted neighborhoods, the East Village, on Urban Village Tours’ East Village Gangster Ghost Pub Crawl. Learn about the history of murder and mayhem along the trail in some of the most finest and famous watering holes in the neighborhood. Step into one of the oldest bars in New York City where the legendary illusionist Harry Houdini still performs tricks. Check out the hotel that was built right next to a cemetery! And, of course, it wouldn’t be an East Village gangster ghost tour without meeting the famous 17th century leader of New Amsterdam at his farm house, Peg Leg Pete. Part gangster, part ghost, pure fun. All this and more on this spirited pub crawl departing from New York’s St. Mark’s Church-on-the-Bowery.
Barely keeping his head above water at home, a smart young student at an under-funded Newark public school finds non-ironic comfort in his Christian faith, and in a new friendship with the cantankerous lunch lady, who’s facing her own issues. The Chicago Reader calls Chisa Hutchinson’s new play “satisfying” and “uplifting,” as ultimately, the unlikely pair manages to help one another navigate the choppy waters of growing up and growing old. Well-received in runs across the country, the Keen Company now brings Surely Goodness and Mercy to the New York stage at the Clurman on Theatre Row.
A courageous true story of perseverance and hope comes to the DR2 Theatre in its off-Broadway premiere. Written and performed by film, TV and Broadway actress Maddie Corman, Accidentally Brave inspires and amuses with its heartfelt story of Corman’s struggle to find a new normal after an unthinkable incident tests her marriage, family and values. Corman starred as a teen in Some Kind of Wonderful and has been busy in the business ever since with credits including film (the upcoming A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood), TV (Tracey Takes On, Younger) and Broadway (Next Fall, Picnic).
Biracial comedian Bill Posley grew up happily identifying as both black and white. But at age 10, he learned the world does, in fact, judge a book by its color and, even though he’s half white, he’s labeled 100% black. Does a young comedian have to get rid of his whiteness in order to be the color he’s “supposed” to be? Hear Posley weigh in on the modern-day conversation about race from a unique perspective when he brings his show The Day I Became Black to New York City’s Huron Club at the SoHo Playhouse..
Fertile Ground is a monthly new works series for emerging choreographers and experimenting, established professionals. Five to six artists present a work-in-progress and receive audience-driven feedback in a post-performance discussion moderated by artistic director Valerie Green. In this performance at Green Space in Queens, see performances including Kathleen Dalton and Eva Goodman’s Nighttime, Caeruleus Dance Collective and Sara Brians.
Sunday, Apr 7, 2019 / 7:00pmSunday, May 19, 2019 / 7:00pmSunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 7:00pm
Climb aboard a decked-out 1920s-inspired motor yacht, and enjoy a sightseeing cruise of New York’s most iconic sights including Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty and Governors Island. You’ll also take in stunning views of New York City, and pass under the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges. Cozy up in the heated observation cabin with an included beer, wine, champagne or soda. Kids are welcome, and the cruise offers kid-friendly versions of their signature beverages. There’s also a cash bar available for additional drink purchases.
Step aboard one of the smaller, more intimate wooden yachts of the Classic Harbor Line fleet and depart from North Cove Marina for a cruise in New York Harbor as you watch the sun set. These elegant yachts are ideal for up to 40 guests, feature a full bar, comfortable seating and excellent views of the city skyline and New York Harbor. Each one-and-a-half-hour excursion will feature a slow pass by the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. On occasion, when conditions and the tide are optimum, the yacht may even circumnavigate Liberty Island.
Feinstein’s/54 Below Solo Debuts is a concert series that brings together the best and brightest of Broadway for a series of intimate, cabaret-style shows. These performances in Feinstein’s elegant New York supper club — affectionately known as “Broadway’s living room” — are sure to delight musical theater fans of all stripes.
Sunday, Apr 7, 2019 / 9:30pm (Amanda Jane Cooper)Monday, Apr 8, 2019 / 9:30pm (Katie Ladner)Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019 / 9:30pm (Nick Cordero)Thursday, Apr 11, 2019 / 9:30pm (Nick Cordero)Wednesday, Apr 17, 2019 / 9:30pm (Hailey Kilgore)Thursday, Apr 18, 2019 / 7:00pm (Sharon McNight in Red Hot Mama: The Sophie Tucker Story)Thursday, Apr 18, 2019 / 9:30pm (Pierre Alexandre Petiot)Thursday, Apr 25, 2019 / 7:00pm (Monona Rossol: Vaudeville 101)
This pub crawl and historic tour will take you through some of New York’s most fascinating bars while tracing the history of the mafia from its beginnings up to the present day. You’ll see where the famous five families formed in Midtown Manhattan, stop by Sparks Steakhouse and visit the scene where Paul Castellano was shot and John Gotti rose to power. Next, your guide will escort you down to New York’s hippest hidden prohibition-themed speakeasy before giving you a guided tour of Little Italy. You’ll also check out the church from The Godfather and see sites depicted in classic shows like The Sopranos and Boardwalk Empire. The tour takes off from the Grand Clock at Grand Central Terminal in Midtown.
How’s this for a C.V.: Will Todd’s anthemic The Call of Wisdom? Performed at the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebration in 2012 for an audience of over 45 million. His stirring arrangement of “Amazing Grace?” Played live at President Obama’s Inauguration Day prayer service in 2013 and as part of the BBC’s Nelson Mandela Thanksgiving Service. And his breakthrough work, Mass in Blue? Performed hundreds of times at some of the world’s most prestigious venues. Now Lincoln Center DCINY presents an evening of music by the celebrated English composer at David Geffen Hall, led by maestros James Meaders and Alicia Walker and featuring a trio of Todd compositions: Mass in Blue, Songs of Peace and No More Sorrow.
Warm up your weekend at NYC’s National Geographic Encounter and enjoy Sip n’ Sea — an included glass of wine or non-alcoholic beverage after your adventure across the Pacific. Journey with your friends on this walk-through adventure across the Pacific Ocean, where you’ll see, hear and feel what it’s like to live under the sea. Groundbreaking technology and stunning photorealistic animation transport you to a battle between two vicious squid, a luminous coral reef at night, and more of our ocean’s most spectacular and extraordinary moments. Sip n’ Sea is presented by Lillie’s Victorian Establishment.
Sunday, Apr 7, 2019 / Various Time SlotsFriday, Apr 12, 2019 / Various Time SlotsSunday, Apr 14, 2019 / Various Time SlotsFriday, Apr 19, 2019 / Various Time SlotsSunday, Apr 21, 2019 / Various Time SlotsMonday, Apr 22, 2019 / Various Time Slots
As you walk through lower Manhattan, you learn about the roots of African American gospel culture and the rich and tumultuous history that created it. As you continue on to Brooklyn Heights, you admire beautiful brownstones, historic homes and grand churches, touring the church that launched gospel music onto the world stage. Ending in a church concert-hall setting, experience a Grammy Award-winning multicultural choir with modern and contemporary gospel music. Discover the rich roots of gospel music and its close relationship with beautiful architecture and New York neighborhoods during the NYC Gospel Walking Tour, starting at New York’s Trinity Church.
This One’s For The Girls — but also for everyone! This fascinating and original new musical comes to St. Luke’s Theatre in New York to celebrate women’s lives over the past hundred years through beloved popular songs. From the sad laments of female victims (“A Bird in a Gilded Cage”) to the angry anthems of women who are mad as hell and vow not to take it anymore (“I Am Woman” and “You Don’t Own Me”), This One’s for the Girls is a high-energy celebration of American women that’s certain to thrill and entertain men, women and everyone in between. Show some “R-E-S-P-E-C-T” and get your tickets now!
It seems only fitting that your ticket to A Spirited History of Drinking includes three craft cocktails. Sit back and enjoy them as world-renowned mixologist and raconteur Anthony Caporale takes you on a booze-fueled, musical journey through the history of spirits and cocktails. Joined by The Backwaiters, who lend their vocal stylings, this off-Broadway musical comedy is filled with tunes, drinks, science, live demonstrations, drinks, history, laughs and … did we mention drinks? A Spirited History of Drinking, The Imbible’s original production, is now in its fourth smash year and one of the 100 longest-running off-Broadway shows of all time — consistently rated by audiences as one of New York City’s best theater experiences. So head to The Green Room at New World Stages and say “bottoms up!”
Eva Noblezada is just 21 years old and she’s already been in a pool of Tony Award nominees that included Bette Midler and Patti LuPone for her role as Kim, the lead in the Broadway revival of Miss Saigon. And that’s her Broadway debut. Now she prepares to shed the plain costume and shine all on her own in this solo concert, titled Girl No More, at The Green Room 42 in New York City. Through songs made famous by her favorite artists like Amy Winehouse and Frank Sinatra, Noblezada sings from her heart and reveals her personal story. Enjoy this intimate evening of music in the theater district’s most funky cabaret club.
Sunday, Apr 7, 2019 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 5:30pm)Sunday, Apr 14, 2019 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 5:30pm)
Meet Up Mary is a friendly and bubbly regular on the social circuit in New York. Unfortunately, Mary met a horrific end at Grand Central and the police need you help to solve her case! Join in on this fun and educational night where you get to explore every corner of the NYC landmark in ways that you never have before! Learn, discover, uncover and socialize with other fun members of the group before, during and after the hunt! Come early to the Great Northern Food Hall for drink deals and socializing. After the hunt, enjoy the after-party and share your experiences.
Discover the hidden, booze-filled underbelly of New York City in the 1920’s with the Prohibition Pub Crawl. On this three-hour history-filled walking tour, you’ll slip into several establishments that served as speakeasies during Prohibition, learning how alcohol was distributed clandestinely throughout the city. You’ll find out about the major historical figures, such as Al Capone and Meyer Lansky, who helped to fill revelers’ glasses and kept the parties rolling right under the authorities’ noses. All the while, you can sip on craft cocktails with nary a hint of scandal.
See the Big Apple’s famous sites and avoid the crowds in just one hour on this intimate, family-friendly yacht tour aboard a luxury vintage yacht. With a complimentary beverage to welcome you aboard, this tour has a special emphasis on the most famous attractions in the New York Harbor — Battery Park, the Financial District, Governor’s Island, The Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, and the Brooklyn Bridge, with narration by the captain. Enjoy the views from the bright open decks of the yacht or watch from the comfort of the climate-controlled cabin. While food won’t be available, you’re welcome to pack a picnic to truly complete the experience.
Every Thursday, four millennials order take-out, drink too much wine and argue over how to unf**k the planet. They know the world is a dumpster fire and they’re the generation to fix it — until someone makes a life-changing announcement that challenges their beliefs, their relationships and their feelings on whether babies should have their own Instagram accounts. Enjoy the world premiere of Actually, We’re F**ked at New York City’s Cherry Lane Theatre.
Speed Friending is NOT a dating event. Are you looking to expand your social circle and make new friends/activity partners? Have you gone to other events and it seems like everyone already knows each other? If so, then this meetup is for you! You will break up into small groups and do an ice breaker and get to know you questions. After 10 minutes or so, half of the participants will rotate to a new station and start a new round, meeting new people.
Whether its glittery disco jams or soaring love songs, you can be sure to sing along to your favorite tunes when Eclectic Ensembles makes its way to Feinstein’s /54 Below in New York City. This series showcases a colorful variety of musical styles performed by talented artists, including Broadway stars and tribute bands.
Tuesday, Apr 9, 2019 / 9:30pm (Accent: The Best In A Cappella)Sunday, Apr 14, 2019 / 9:30pm (Pronoun Showdown!)Tuesday, Apr 16, 2019 / 9:30pm (50 Years of Broadway History! CCM Golden Anniversary Celebration)Saturday, Apr 20, 2019 / 9:30pm (54 Sings The Greatest Hits from The Rock 'n Roll Hall of Fame!)Sunday, Apr 21, 2019 / 9:30pm (54 Pays Tribute To A Very Potter Musical)Monday, Apr 22, 2019 / 7:00pm (Ry Armstrong & Friends)Monday, May 6, 2019 / 9:30pm (Another Opening, Another Debut! Broadway Debuts of the 2018-2019 Season)Wednesday, May 8, 2019 / 9:30pm (Vocally Aligned: Speakeasy: Music from the Prohibition and The Great Depression)
Learn the stories behind three of America’s most iconic landmarks in this walking tour of Lower Manhattan. Meet your guide at Battery Park and then make your way by boat to Liberty Island to discover the history of the Statue of Liberty. You’ll go inside the pedestal, which has an observation deck and museum. From there, the tour continues to Ellis Island, the former federal immigration station that served as the point of entry for tens of millions of immigrants over the course of 60 years. Then, return to Manhattan and pay a visit to the powerful and somber National September 11 Memorial. Choose a select tour date with this offer or purchase a Goldstar voucher to redeem on a date of your choice.
On this exciting walking tour, take in breathtaking waterfront vistas, extraordinary locales, picturesque parks and cultural surprises. Walk over the Brooklyn Bridge, and then experience DUMBO, Brooklyn Bridge Park on the waterfront, and the elegant neighborhood of Brooklyn Heights. Beginning in Manhattan near the Brooklyn Bridge entrance and ending in Brooklyn, you will discover the amazing people who created the borough’s revolutionary history and modern reinvention. The Best of Brooklyn Walking Tour is led by a licensed tour guide and urban historian with over 20 years of experience.
Friday, Apr 12, 2019 / NoonSaturday, Apr 20, 2019 / NoonFriday, Apr 26, 2019 / NoonFriday, May 3, 2019 / NoonFriday, May 10, 2019 / NoonSaturday, May 18, 2019 / NoonFriday, May 24, 2019 / NoonSaturday, Jun 1, 2019 / 4:00pm (Special Start Time)
Experience an immersive tasting event combining four flights of fine whiskey, paired with a variety of macaroni and cheese dishes to entice your palate, and even Whiskey Stories’ signature whiskey-based unisex cologne to enhance your sense of smell. As featured on Bloomberg News and recommended by the Michelin Guide, this entertaining evening at the Little Palace in Brooklyn is designed and curated by whiskey specialist and comic storyteller Rachna Hukmani.
Nationally recognized comedians travel the country tasting local wine and making new fans in this new comedy circuit that brings quality comedy to folks for a fraction of what antiquated comedy clubs demand. Come out for a night of hilarious comedy and great local wines at the Bear Pond Winery in Oneonta.
Who was your first kiss? What was your proudest moment? How would you like to relive it? How would you like to relive it … with a room full of strangers? If you’re brave enough, you might do just that when The Exuberant Theatre Company brings Your Life—Improvised! to the stage. This group of talented improv comics will dramatize the most important moments from audience members’ lives, re-imagining the scenes with a bit of improv magic for a unique and entertaining night at Broadway Comedy Club in New York. It’s the perfect night out for special occasions like birthdays, anniversaries, bachelor(ette) parties and more.
Enjoy a walking tour through the West Village while expanding your palette with the best bites the neighborhood has to offer. You’ll learn about the history of the area while trying out six tastes from local culinary treasures. Your three-hour tour takes you through the tree-lined streets and hidden pathways of Greenwich Village where famous beat poets like Kerouac, Burroughs, Ginsberg and Cassady lived, as well as musicians like Dylan, Hendrix and Reed. Along the way, you’ll sample the best bagels, pizza and cannoli in NYC, without the long lines.
With their four-year marriage in crisis, Julie and Robert decide to spend 24 hours in a hotel room with no television, no cell phones, no internet or computers to see if they can work things outs. With ground rules set, will love win or are separate beds just the start? Fiercely Independent, written by Tony-winner Kathleen K. Johnson, will be giving its world premiere Off-Broadway at New York’s SoHo Playhouse. Come see this unbridled, brutally honest play about married life and the struggles we go through to fix a marriage.
The Big Apple is certainly not short on big eats, and this three-hour walking tour of the Lower East Side is filled with just as much culture as it is food. Skip the long lines and let the entertaining tour guides show you some of the city’s most historically rich sights as you sample some of its most delicious foods. Munch on kosher-style delicacies while admiring celebrated synagogues and down a doughnut while taking in some historic tenement buildings. Stops include the best of the old and new Lower East Side, such as Yonah Schimmel’s Knishes, Russ & Daughters, Katz’s Deli, The Pickle Guys, Doughnut Plant and more. All food tastings are included in the ticket price, so be sure to bring your appetite.
It should come as no surprise that New York City was a rather rebellious place when it came to respecting the laws of the 18th Amendment. On this three-hour pub crawl, a friendly and knowledgeable guide will take you on a tour of Greenwich Village, while sharing scandalous stories about some of actors, writers, poets and playwrights who frequented the speakeasies. You’ll also hear about some of the club owners and entertainers who earned millions and kept the alcohol flowing and the parties rolling right under the authorities’ noses. Get the scoop on the playboy mayor of the late ’20s, Jimmy Walker, and how his laissez-faire attitude made him known as the Night Mayor, and pay a visit to what might be the most famous speakeasy of them all. In fact, it once had two entrances — one for patrons and one for the police. All this and more while sipping on craft cocktails made by award-winning bartenders. The West Village Pub Crawl sets off from Abingdon Square Park.
Bring a special someone and experience a beautiful New York City sunset against the illuminated city skyline during a lovely and intimate cruise on the Hudson and East Rivers. Relax and enjoy an included glass of champagne, beer, wine, soda or water as you take in the gorgeous 360-degree view of the island from the open deck or glassed-in observatory of this retro 1920s-style yacht. Sights you’ll see include the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, the South Street Seaport, Battery Park and the Financial District — if you can take your eyes off the setting sun.
Ever dream of making a movie? Now you can as you team up with The Exuberant Theatre Company for The Movies—Improvised!. No need for a huge cast and crew or shiny special effects; all this classic-in-the-making needs is your hilarious suggestions! The troupe of improv experts will then take your off-the-wall ideas and somehow make them into an original blockbuster — totally in the moment. Plus, if you’re celebrating a special occasion, you can even score a cameo! Don’t miss this fun send-up of Hollywood at the Broadway Comedy Club in New York.
Relax aboard the swanky 1920s-style yacht Manhattan as you cruise the Hudson, East and Harlem Rivers, guided by members of the American Institute of Architects (AIA). The esteemed organization designed this tour to spotlight some of Manhattan’s most noted structures, areas and exterior styles. You’ll get the design lowdown on iconic buildings like the Trinity Church, the Woolworth Building, the new World Trade Center and many others, along with historical, social, engineering and environmental info and more. The almost-three-hour cruise around the island — passing under all 18 bridges — includes a serving of beer, wine or champagne from the bar and light snacks as well as soda, water, tea or coffee.
Catch weekly showcases of the East Coast’s funniest comics at Anthem Lounge in the Tropicana Casino & Resort. Regulars include Matt Bridgestone (writer for the Justin Bieber Roast), impressionist Clipperman, Zach Pickert (HBO), Dupree Lee, Amarie Castillo (ESPN Radio), Ray Vazquez and more. Take a load off, enjoy drinks available for purchase and relax with some very funny people, both new and familiar.
Pete Lee was the first stand-up comedian to get a standing ovation on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. This happened after Jimmy personally attended one of Pete’s live shows in NYC and immediately invited him on the show. Pete’s joyful humor comes from his Midwestern roots. Raised in Janesville, WI by divorced parents and a 19-inch television, he was destined to pursue a career in entertainment. A semi-finalist on NBC’s Last Comic Standing, Pete was also a cast member and writer for VH1’s Best Week Ever, and has been seen on NFL Rush, TruTV’s Comedy Knockout and Comedy Central’s Roast Battle. See him perform at Levity Live Comedy Club in West Nyack, New York.
“The riff machine. Svengali hooks … there is but one Dave Davies.” Lead guitarist and co-founder of the legendary group the Kinks, Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Dave Davies returns to the USA for a 2019 tour, highlighting his contribution to the Kinks’ legacy with his revolutionary guitar sound that changed rock ‘n’ roll and his unique writing style. Dave will be celebrating the release of his new rock album Decade, which is receiving rave reviews. Performing a set of solo hits and Kinks classics, he’ll be accompanied by his accomplished band, at The Concert Hall in NYC.
Canadian tree-planter-turned-rap-artist Baba Brinkman breaks down the science and politics of global warming, tracking its surprising twists from the carbon cycle to the energy economy. Climate Chaos confronts both the scale of the challenge and also the failings of human psychology that make it such an easy problem to ignore. With scientists, activists, contrarians and even the Pope adding their voices to the soundtrack, get ready for a funny and refreshing take on the world’s hottest topic from the man who also tackles consciousness and evolution in his hit off-Broadway comedy series at New York’s Soho Playhouse.
Sunday, Apr 7, 2019 / 7:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 3:00pmTuesday, May 14, 2019 / 7:00pmMonday, May 20, 2019 / 7:00pm
Sex! Intrigue! Politics! Art! Scandal! Dance’s Patrelle’s spring 2019 season at New York Live Arts includes Madame X, featuring New York City Ballet principal dancers Abi Stafford and Ask la Cour; American Overture, a solo piece set to a Leonard Bernstein score and performed by Reed Tankersley of the Twyla Tharp Company; and the world premiere of Patrelle’s newest work, The American Dream: It’s Only Business. Don’t miss what’s sure to be a riveting performance.
If you miss The Sopranos and have watched Goodfellas and The Godfather too many times to count, then you’re gonna love seeing who gets Murdered by the Mob. This outrageous interactive comedy-mystery has been entertaining New York City audiences for more than 15 years. When one of the made men celebrating at Arno Ristorante is the victim of a hit, everyone’s a suspect — including you. So fugeddaboutit and enjoy an Italian dinner, dancing and an entertaining show while mingling with mobsters and matching wits with the cop who’s on the case.
In 1920, the United States enforced the 18th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which banned liquor production, public consumption and the selling of anything alcoholic. This catapulted the criminal world and helped the mob monopolize and grow their illegal business of alcohol. It made some of the most vicious gangsters gain fame and fortune. Illegal bars known as speakeasies opened by the thousands and served bootleg liquor to a thirsty public. On this tour, you will walk in the footsteps of the gangsters and visit some of the watering holes that served illegal liquor during Prohibition. There you can sip a craft cocktail served by some of the top bartenders in New York City. While sipping on your now "legal" alcoholic beverage you will hear stories of the Mafia and how it infiltrated into society. At the end of the tour you will be a “wiseguy” about Prohibition and the Italian mob. Further, you will stop in for some of the best pizza in all of New York City. The tour kicks off at Lt. Petrosino Square.
Once an ethnic enclave of European and Asian immigrants, Manhattan’s Lower East Side remains a mecca of incredible foods and businesses, but also more recently a hub for street art and small galleries. Find out about the history of these neighborhoods, along with where the best street art is, on this walking tour. You’ll start out in the trendy, quaint Nolita area and work your way through neighborhoods like Chinatown, SoHo and Little Italy, all while checking out great street art from artists like Space Invader, Jerkface, Tristan Eaton, Cost and more. Find out the differences between street art and graffiti, plus get plenty of photo opps as you learn and stroll.
They say nice guys finish last. Josh Cohen is Exhibit A. Chronically unsuccessful in love, Josh comes home one day to find his apartment robbed of everything but a Neil Diamond CD. Now, though he may be broke and broken-hearted, this fixer-upper with a can-do attitude is determined to turn it all around in the new pop-rock musical The Other Josh Cohen. Backstage said it’s like “__Seinfeld__ meets Rodgers and Hart,” while The New York Times called it “heartfelt” and “pure fun.” Come along with Josh as he tells (and sings) the tale of his romantic misadventures and family foibles, brought to life by a band of actors playing multiple roles and a score that will have you laughing and singing all the way back home from off-Broadway’s Westside Theatre.
Take Root is a curated dance series featuring new choreographers. The January series features two new dance artists: Brianna Taylor, whose Lineage Ritual/Liminal Home is about family and the strands that connect us to our past, and Marion Spencer, whose work WOLF explores happiness, trauma and transformations. Experience Take Root at Green Space in Queens.
Friday, Apr 5, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Apr 6, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, May 17, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 14, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 8:00pm
You’ll be drinking in six-packs galore with all the hard bodies on display in Hunks: The Show. This Magic Mike-style male revue hits the stage at Jupiter Hall in Albany with a high-energy, choreographed production starring gorgeous guys in striptease acts designed to fulfill any woman’s fantasy, from firemen and cowboys to pirates, cops and beyond — and audience interaction is highly encouraged. Whether you’re celebrating a birthday, bachelorette party or divorce, experience the ultimate ladies’ night out with music, lights and plenty of action.
Drink in the haunted bars of the West Village on Urban Village Tours’ West Village Ghost Pub Crawl. Visit the pub where a rather famous Welsh poet still haunts his favorite literary landmark. Visit a well-known West Village piano bar that has several ghosts residing in the restroom and basement. Ghost hunt at the most famous New York speakeasy which used to have two entrances — one for customers and the other for apparitions. And drink in a former carriage house owned by one of the most compelling figures in all of New York history. And meet his lovely daughter too! All this and more on this especially spirited trek in New York’s most spooky neighborhood.
It’s Chekhov without the birch trees. After taking aim at The Seagull with his “explosive” Stupid F*cking Bird, Aaron Posner is back with an irreverent contemporary remix of Uncle Vanya. Egos clash, hearts hunger and souls cry out for meaning in this raw and hilarious reimagining of Chekhov’s timeless classic, presented by Wheelhouse Theater, fresh off their hit production of Kurt Vonnegut’s Happy Birthday, Wanda June. Life staggers. Life confounds. Life is beautiful. And, well, Life Sucks. Enjoy this New York premiere at The Wild Project.
Named after its first regular headliner, Charlie “Yardbird” Parker, Birdland first feathered its nest on Broadway in 1949, and has since become synonymous with New York jazz. Count Basie and his band made the club their home, as did Coltrane, Monk, Dizzy, Miles and more. Now on West 44th in Midtown Manhattan, Birdland’s still going strong, and is called “close to perfection for serious fans and musicians” by The New York Times, with its awesome sight lines, pristine acoustics and an award-winning Cajun-American menu. You’ll find the most famous names in jazz on its stage, as well as exciting up-and-comers every night of the week.
A night of fast-paced laughs, Sketch Block is a showcase for rising sketch troupes to show off their stuff in an environment that’s all about the comedy. This monthly show features a guest comedian that will host the show, performances from three visiting sketch troupes and, for you, a great place to drink and enjoy some laughs. Sketch comedy runs the gamut from the absurd to the topical, so settle in and watch these talented performers bring big laughs to the stage.
Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019 / 9:00pmWednesday, May 8, 2019 / 9:00pmWednesday, Jun 12, 2019 / 9:00pmWednesday, Jul 10, 2019 / 9:00pmWednesday, Aug 14, 2019 / 9:00pm
On the Super Tour of NYC, you’ll get to see where all your favorite comic book heroes — from The Avengers, Spider-Man, Batman, Superman, Jessica Jones and more — saved the day. This is a one-of-a-kind experience for comic book lovers of all ages. Whether you’re a Comic-Con regular or a casual fan, this three hour bus tour will give you a behind-the-scenes look at many of the most amazing, fantastic and incredible adventures you’ve seen on screen and in the comics.
An incident of bullying leads to a horrifying consequence in this timely new play that follows the journey of two families: before, in the moments leading up to the event; and after, as they pick up the pieces once the news cameras have gone home. Parenting, bullying, and its fallout are examined in this heart-wrenching new play from the playwright and director that brought you Daniel’s Husband. After will leave you breathless at 59E59 Theaters in New York.
Twice the power and twice the artistry — that’s what you can expect any time the Renaissance Piano Duo, aka Winnie Yang and Tzu-Yi Chen, takes the stage. Distinguished Concerts International New York brings these accomplished artists to the Weill Recital Hall at the world-famous Carnegie Hall to perform an eclectic collection of works for two pianos, including a piece written by Yang, Sketches of Taiwan. You’ll also hear Brahms’ Sonata for Two Pianos, Busoni’s Duettino concertante, Lutoslawski’s Variations on a Theme by Paganini and more.
Few cities in the world can lay claim to as many iconic buildings as New York. After all, the Big Apple gave birth to the skyscraper and shaped the course of 20th-century architecture. On Inside Out Tours’ Highlights of Midtown Architectural Tour you’ll get a behind-the-scenes look at some of these famous landmarks while learning the rich history of the communities in the Midtown area. On this three-hour walking tour, you’ll even get to explore the interiors of some of these historic buildings. Discover the hidden residential enclave Tudor City, the United Nations Headquarters, Ford Foundation Building, Daily News Building and more. This tour is offered in English and Spanish.
What You Can and Cannot Say During Interracial Sex! delves into the real-life story of husband-and-wife comedy duo Epstein and Hassan. The outspoken couple is known throughout the comedy and theater scenes for their hilarious, razor-sharp insights on topics others would consider taboo. This provocative show explores the couple’s 31-year marriage, during which they’ve grappled with issues of race, sex, money and spirituality in their own unique way. Be there as the pair puts politeness on the shelf and gets down to brass tacks at New York’s Alchemical Theatre Laboratory.
When Ellen DeGeneres asked Betty White about the hit drag show Golden Girls LIVE! On Stage, she said, “They play them better than we did!” Now, the original cast of Golden Girls LIVE! are back with an all-new episode, complete with musical numbers! In this latest “lost” episode of The Golden Girls, Dorothy and Sophia try to find time for some mother-daughter bonding away from Rose and Blanche. This production at NYC’s Producers Club will have you humming the theme song all the way home. In fact, the show features musical numbers including a sing-a-long! Yes, this is the original cast and creators of Golden Girls LIVE! from 2003 who have played every show these last 16 years. The show stars real-life couple Dr. John Mac and Peter Mac as Dorothy and Sophia respectively in roles they have played over 1,600 times to date.
Take a ghoulish and ghostly walk through the Crosswords of the World and enjoy some craft cocktails along the way on Urban Village Tours’ Times Square Ghost Pub Crawl. See where some of the famous ghosts reside in some of Broadway’s oldest theaters. Learn about some of the sites of gangster murders right in Times Square. See where the Harry Houdini shrine is located. See where Hamlet has been performed the most times on Broadway. And of course, enjoy premium spirits poured by top bartenders along the way. It will be spooky, scary and fun!
If you’re a gay professional looking to find love, then look no further than this event at Planet Hollywood in New York. You may meet the future love of your life, make a great new friend or even meet a future business partner. You’ll go on eight short dates, each lasting six minutes. It’s a really fun, quick and easy way for gay men to meet each other. Plus, you’ll get three additional bonus periods where you may meet anyone in the room. If there’s mutual chemistry, you’ll be connected, so you can go on more dates. There are two separate age groups — ages 36 and younger and 37+.
Tuesday, Apr 9, 2019 / 7:00pm (Check-in at 6:30pm)Monday, May 6, 2019 / 6:30pm
There’s never been a musical about Star Wars — no, the infamous holiday special definitely doesn’t count — but now all your Dagobah dreams are about to come true, as a pair of former Staten Island Blockbuster clerks bring both sides of the Force to the off-Broadway stage. Together Taylor, aka the “Millennial Falcon,” and the slightly-older Scott, or “Gen-X Winger,” have created an epic songfest that celebrates all the magic, mayhem and fandom fun of Star Wars. But faster than Han Solo can make the Kessel run, their costar — an actress and activist — suddenly lets loose with a galaxy-shaking admission, threatening the very existence of A Musical About Star Wars. Enjoy it, you will, at the Kirk Theatre in New York.
Be on board when the party train pulls into Katch Astoria in Queens. The Latin/Caribbean Silent Disco has everything you need for a funtastic Friday night: food, drinks and lots of room to dance. This party brings together hundreds of people singing and dancing while three live DJs battle for your attention on the main stage. There’ll also be a dance instructor teaching you salsa and merengue dance moves. If that sounds like pure cacophony, it’s not: You’ll be wearing special wireless headphones, and you can choose among the DJs with a mere flip of a switch. Find someone cute in the crowd whose hips are swinging to the same beat you’re hearing, and make a connection! It’s super social; you’re in control of the music you hear, and yet there’s no loud noise drowning out conversation. Plus, there’s no ringing in your ears when you leave!
On this half-day scavenger hunt, you’ll discover many secrets New York has hidden over the city’s history, from its origin to the present. The tour includes underground artwork, less-known cultural monuments, hidden artifacts, unique architecture, decoded historic messages, and all the fascinating stories behind them. Follow the clues to explore the city’s best secrets and uncover mysteries that even native New Yorkers don’t know.
Hundreds of small bagel bakeries, mostly operating out of basements, once inhabited New York Cit’s Lower East Side. Traditionally home to immigrants starting a new life in America, this historic neighborhood is, as a result, a delicious epicurean melting pot filled with tasty bagels and much more. Join an expert guide a take a two-and-a-half-hour tasting stroll though the streets, starting with a soft, warm everything bagel. You’ll also sample knishes, pastrami, candy, pickles and bialys as you learn the cultural, economic and epicurean history of the area. Immigrants and entrepreneurial hipsters alike pour their hearts into bakeries, bars and full-service restaurants that have become NYC hotspots, and you’ll see them all on this fun and informative tasting tour.
From rock legends, folk acts and jazz quartets to incomparable hip-hop artists and buzz-worthy indie rock bands, this innovative venue is serving up some of the best music the city has to offer — along with some of its finest vintages. New York’s City Winery is a truly unique facility, combining a fully functioning winery with intimate concerts, food and wine classes and fine dining. The brainchild of Michael Dorf, founder of the hugely successful Knitting Factory, City Winery is a vibrant, interactive space where folks can not only listen to great music, but also make their own wine, indulging their passion for quality cuisine, art and friendship.
Friday, Apr 5, 2019 / 8:00pm (Tom Paxton w/ The DonJuans)Tuesday, Apr 9, 2019 / 8:00pm (Keren Ann)Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019 / 7:00pm (Robert Glasper Trio Feat. Chris Dave & Derrick Hodge w/ DJ Jahi Sundance)Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019 / 10:00pm (Robert Glasper Trio Feat. Chris Dave & Derrick Hodge w/ DJ Jahi Sundance)Friday, Apr 12, 2019 / 8:00pm (Everyone Orchestra)Sunday, Apr 14, 2019 / 8:00pm (Willie Nile & Band W/ Special Guest Christine Santelli And Heather "Lil Mama” Hardy)Monday, Apr 15, 2019 / 8:00pm (Los Lonely Boys with The Gary Douglas Band)Thursday, Apr 18, 2019 / 8:00pm (City Winery 10th Anniversary: Remembering Richie Havens Feat. Josh Kaufman w/ Special Guests TBA)
A self-proclaimed “drinking club with a Shakespeare problem,” the merry members of New York’s Drunk Shakespeare Society invite you to The Lounge for a night of suds and sonnets, cocktails and couplets, booze and … well, you get the idea. As one member of this talented cast of lead-livered actors imbibes more than their fair share of liquid courage, an outrageous evening of theater ensues as they attempt to lead the rest of the cast through a Shakespeare story in just over one hour. Rest assured, the results will be sloppy, silly and occasionally iambic as the night devolves into inevitable debauchery.
Full of musical numbers, dancing and more than a little touch of magic, this lively adaptation of the timeless fairy tale features all of the memorable characters and age-old lessons that have made Beauty and the Beast a favorite for countless generations. Plus, prior to the morning performances, there’s an interactive arts workshop with mask-making and more. The story finds Beauty, unlike her sisters, too busy poring over her favorite books to search for her Prince Charming. But soon, finding love becomes the least of her worries when, to settle her father’s debts, she is snatched away by a monstrous beast and locked inside his mysterious magic castle. In the end, both Beauty and the Beast learn valuable lessons about friendship and love — and that true radiance comes from within.
No one in the news is safe in NEWSical the Musical. Now in its sixth smash year and the winner of the Off-Broadway Alliance Award for Best Musical, composer-lyricist Rick Crom’s topical musical comedy tackles all the news that’s fit to spoof. From politicians to celebrities, scandals to trends, headlines to gossip, songs and material is constantly updated to stay up-to-the-minute. See why The Associated Press described NEWSical the Musical as “The Daily Show set to music.”
The cream of the improv crop come together for an improvisational comedy jam session on Sunday nights, and you’re invited to toss out ideas and witness the resulting hilarity. Since the show’s debut in 1992, it has attracted the finest performers from around the New York area, mixing and matching cast members from groups like the Chicago City Limits, First Amendment, The Unusual Suspects, The PIT, and UCB Theater. In addition to improvised skits, playlets and games, each hourlong performance also includes a series of songs composed on the spot, with audience-concocted titles and styles ranging from operetta to rap. Performer Tom Soter emcees at Stand-Up N.Y. and you’re invited to arrive at 4:30pm to take part in a free improv class.
It’s not often that you hear the phrases “family friendly” and “improv comedy” in the same sentence, but that’s exactly what you get with this fun and funny show. Improv 4 Kids comes to the Broadway Comedy Club with an entertaining production that has impressed audiences of all ages in New York City and nationwide. No two versions are ever the same as the high-energy troupe Eight Is Never Enough creates songs and skits on the spot based on audience suggestions. Lots of audience volunteers get to join the action on stage, too. The troupe has played off-Broadway at the Lambs Theatre in New York City and presented more than 1,000 performances at the Laugh Factory in Times Square and the New York Improv.
A hip-hop tour of modern evolutionary biology, Rap Guide to Evolution won the Scotsman Fringe First Award in Edinburgh and was nominated for a Drama Desk Award off-Broadway. Baba Brinkman combines the skills and charisma of a rapper with the precision of a scientist, offering deep insights into human nature and the origins of all living things, including rappers. The show dubbed “astonishing” and “brilliant” by The New York Times is back by popular demand at the Soho Playhouse in New York.
Monday, Apr 8, 2019 / 7:00pmTuesday, Apr 30, 2019 / 7:00pmMonday, May 6, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 5:00pmSunday, May 19, 2019 / 3:00pm
Take more than a bite out of the Big Apple as part of a team that scours the streets of New York for clues and tackles some crazy challenges, as part of an Amazing New York Scavenger Hunt. You’ll gather at Slattery’s Midtown Pub with your own crew or to be matched with others to make a team, then you’ll be let loose to perform a series of fun physical and mental tasks. A smartphone app will not only feed you instructions along the way, but it’ll also save your answers and Instagram-worthy photos for convenience. Most races are for all ages and have cool special themes, like music, food, movies, TV, sports or fashion, so you can explore related locations, and each member of the winning team receives a cash prize.
EastVille Comedy Club, at it’s new home in Brooklyn, prides itself on featuring the funniest and most experienced comics in the biz for a sure-fire night of laughs. The 125-seat retro club regularly hosts comedians seen in film and on television’s Comedy Central, HBO, The Tonight Show and Late Show. Janeane Garofalo, Judah Friedlander, Jim Gaffigan and Todd Barry are among the top comics who’ve recently played the EastVille, and up-and-comers often share the bill, so you can see the comedy stars of tomorrow, too.
New York City’s longest-running variety burlesque show, Le Scandal is an authentic, edgy and sexy cabaret featuring comedic, classic and neo-burlesque, circus and variety acts, live music and more. Le Scandal’s performers include the wildly talented likes of a sword-swallowing belly dancer, a contortionist, a lasso-trick cowboy, a sexy juggler-comedian, a trapeze striptease artist and countless other exciting, titillating acts. You can even participate in the Le Scandal Sex Quiz to win fun burlesque prizes.
Saturday, Apr 6, 2019 / 10:30pmSaturday, Apr 13, 2019 / 10:30pmSaturday, Apr 27, 2019 / 10:30pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 10:30pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 10:30pmSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 10:30pmSaturday, May 25, 2019 / 10:30pmSaturday, Jun 1, 2019 / 10:30pm
After a six-year run at Broadway’s Golden Theatre, the massively popular, Tony-winning adult puppet musical Avenue Q now calls New World Stages its home. Full of humor and hummable tunes, Avenue Q is a hilarious look at life in New York, featuring a fantastic cast of people and puppets. In its Broadway debut, Avenue Q scored the “Triple Crown” of Tony wins, grabbing honors for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book. The lovable cast of characters, both flesh and felt, includes recent college grad Princeton, who moves to Avenue Q full of hope for the future, Kate (the girl/monster next door), and the colorful collection of neighbors who help Princeton discover his true purpose in life.
The worldwide phenomenon known as Blue Man Group is a wildly outrageous and engaging theatrical experience combining music, comedy and multimedia theatrics to create a totally unique form of entertainment. Plus, there’s a lot of fun audience interaction, as well as a pulsating finale with an original score. Audiences across the globe have experienced and loved this imaginative stage show for all ages and its exuberant nonverbal combination of comedy, art and science, not to mention the fabulous visual effects and Grammy-nominated music. The Astor Place Theatre production continues to reinvent itself, too, combining classic moments with exciting and fascinating new pieces that you have to see to believe.
Step aboard the Spirit ship for unparalleled cruising fun in New York Harbor. On this three-hour cruise out of Chelsea Piers in Manhattan, you can dine on a delicious buffet (with vegetarian and gluten-free options), relax on the ship’s modern rooftop lounge or in the climate-controlled interior decks, dance to DJ-spun tunes on the spacious dance floor and catch breathtaking views of one of the greatest skylines in the world. The Spirit delivers all the amazing sights of New York Harbor — you’ll see close-up views of the Statue of Liberty, cruise under the Brooklyn Bridge, admire the South Street Seaport and marvel at the Financial District.
Sunday, Apr 7, 2019 / 6:00pm (Boarding Begins at 5:30pm)Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:30pm)Wednesday, Apr 17, 2019 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:30pm)Friday, Apr 19, 2019 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:30pm)Wednesday, Apr 24, 2019 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:30pm)Sunday, Apr 28, 2019 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:30pm)
Don’t miss this amazing show of Mike Massé and friends performing some of the best classic rock songs of all time acoustically from Toto, Simon & Garfunkel, the Beatles and beyond. Mike Massé returns to The Cutting Room in NYC with Jeff Hall, Sterling Cottam and other friends you may know from Mike’s beloved YouTube channel. Mike is an internationally acclaimed artist whose arrangements are praised for their originality and emotional honesty. Legends of rock, including Toto, Boston, Sarah McLachlan, Asia, and others have expressed their love and gratitude for his renditions of their finest works (Toto cites Mike’s cover of “Africa” as their favorite).
Join a trio of adventurers on a fun-filled quest to save an interdimensional island from an army of malicious moles — and maybe even learn a thing or two along the way! Pip’s Island: The Lighthouse Rescue is a one-hour immersive theatrical experience for explorers aged 4 through 10 and their families where the kids become the stars of the show. On this entertaining and empowering journey, you’ll join your guides Pip, Pebble and Finn as they lead you through fun, interactive challenges that you’ll work together to solve and progress the story. Full of music, live performers, puppets, interactive set pieces and animated characters, Pip’s Island: The Lighthouse Rescue is part theater, part children’s museum and completely unforgettable.
An all-star stand up comedy showcase featuring the most authentic lineup in NYC at City Winery, our weekend pop up location. Catch Judah Friedlander, Bonnie McFarlane, Ron Bennington, and comedians from HBO, Comedy Central and more.
Every month, Good Catch (one of NYCs longest running musical improv teams), creates an original improvised one-act musical before your very eyes. All the songs, scenes, and bad choreography has never been done before and will never be seen again. Spin the Good Catch genre wheel and help determine what style of show youll be seeing that night. Accompanied by the legendary Jody Shelton (Baby Wants Candy, 50 Shades! The Musical), Good Catch is Chloe Jury-Fogel, April Lavalle, Marty Scanlon, Kirk Stevens, and Mike Wirsch. Tech: Christine Pynn
Monday, Apr 8, 2019 / 7:00pmThursday, May 9, 2019 / 9:30pmMonday, Jun 17, 2019 / 7:00pm
In 1948 Judy Garland starred with Fred Astaire and Peter Lawford in a little film called Easter Parade — that went on to become the year’s highest grossing musical. Now tribute artist Peter Mac steps into Garland’s high heels for The Judy Garland Easter Special, a musical salute to spring. Mac, a self-described “male actress” who’s portrayed the late, great actress to audience and critical acclaim for more than a decade, is known for his seriously fun and loving tributes to Garland. Famed for bringing a nuanced glimpse into Garland’s complex personality and inner life, Mac was awarded a Golden Halo Award by Garland’s co-stars Mickey Rooney and Margaret O’Brien for his stunningly accurate portrayal. Performing with Mac/Garland is everyone’s favorite Golden Girl, Bea Arthur (played by Mac’s real-life Husband Dr. John Mac). Celebrate springtime in the city at this cabaret featuring all your favorite Garland tunes at the Producers’ Club.
Meet Truly, a charismatic shopkeeper with a mysterious past and an appetite for variety. Truly is in a precarious situation at work; she will be given a large sum of money to run a shop, provided that she does not leave the premises for a full calendar year and asks no questions about the jars she buys and sells. Edgar, a lost delivery man, stumbles his way into Truly’s shop by accident, and the two form an unlikely friendship. Each week as Edgar comes to make his deliveries near the shop, he passes Tom — an older gentleman who frequents Truly’s shop, always looking distressed as he leaves. As the months continue and Edgar learns more about Truly’s character, he begins to question her interest in him and trustworthiness. Their relationship ends as Truly reveals herself to Edgar in a heated and tempestuous exchange, followed by Tom finally releasing his jar to Truly for her inventory. Girl of Glass was created in response to Tennessee Williams’ The Glass Menagerie; the play explores an other-worldly purgatory and forces each character to consider the question, “What happens when we decide to let go of the memories that trap us?” The play is a fresh and modern take on the darkness that plagued Tennessee Williams, written from an innovative and feminine perspective.
Visit the heart of New York’s most haunted neighborhood, Greenwich Village, retrace the steps of famed poet Edgar Allan Poe and have some spirited fun at neighborhood bars, starting out at Il Buco. You’ll learn where Poe lived, where he drank, where he read his most famous poem, “The Raven,” for the first time and even where he was treated for a head cold. Your Urban Village Tour guide will also take you to the most haunted park and museum in all of New York City, as well as the former garment district site of the infamous Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire and more. All this and of course great places for drink and cheer.
This Mother Jones panel at The New School in New York focuses on women in the media, who’re so pivotal in shaping and amplifying the narrative of this critical moment of reckoning, from the #MeToo movement to the continued fight for workplace equity and reproductive justice. As the nation gears up for this momentous election, a panel of some of today’s leading journalists come together to tackle the biggest questions before us: How is the media industry changing as a result of women’s voices? How do media narratives influence the way we think about women and power? Moderated by Mother Jones’ Jamilah King, the discussion is set to include Samhita Mukhopadhyay (Executive Editor, Teen Vogue), Antonia Hylton (Correspondent and Producer, VICE News Tonight), Kat Aaron (Producer, Pineapple Street Media) and Imara Jones (Creator and Host, The Last Sip, Free Speech TV).
What do you do when you wake up before your parents on a Saturday morning? If you’re six-year-old Sadie, a little girl with a big imagination, you take your favorite stuffed animal on an amazing adventure around the world — without ever leaving your bedroom! New York City Children’s Theater invites you to experience a new dance/theater show, based on the beloved children’s book by Sara O’Leary, that celebrates the power of imagination! Coming in at just under an hour and packed with lots of adventure and movement, This Is Sadie is the perfect early theater experience for ages 3-8 and their families. See it at Theatre Row’s Beckett Theatre in the heart of Broadway.
Operatic singing goes modern with Il Divo, an ensemble of male singers formed by reality TV star and music producer Simon Cowell. One-upping other popular opera groups by including a baritone in addition to the three tenors, the voices of Il Divo (which means “divine male”) blend so harmoniously that they achieved almost instantaneous acclaim worldwide. Their unique operatic arrangements have captivated millions, won them television appearances on the Oprah Winfrey Show and American Idol and landed them slots performing with divas Toni Braxton and Barbra Streisand. Now Il Divo is looking to the standards with its 10th studio album, Timeless. The collection features hits from the 1920s to the present, and you’ll hear some of your favorite songs when the incredibly talented group performs at The Beacon Theatre in New York City.
Elevator Heart is an all women+ ensemble musical that will punch you in the face while kissing you on the lips. Elevator Heart is a modular musical theatre piece built of vignettes that explore the diverse experiences of womxn in the 21st century. There’s room for everyone’s voice as the ensemble creates a word of songs, scenes, and monologues that explore the way we tell stories and lay bare the intersections of being a womxn. Elevator Heart was previously workshopped at NYU and The Tank in NYC. Elevator Heart is an Equity-Approved Showcase.
Fusion Theatre presents a thrilling performance of Sartre’s brilliant existential dramatic masterpiece No Exit. Set in hell, the three main characters find themselves enclosed in a tiny space where their worst nightmares and fears are played out to the everlasting amusement of their roommates in a cycle of terror set to endure forever and ever and ever ….
Bring plenty of business cards for this warm and friendly multiple group networking event at Sky Room in NYC. More than 100 professionals are expected to attend in the fields of real estate, fashion, tech, finance and small businesses. A host will be on hand to facilitate networking and make sure everyone is engaged, and there’ll be an upscale fashion show, DJ, drink and food specials, and of course breathtaking views all night long!
Improv Comedy is back in the heart of Times Square. Hilarious skits and songs are created on the spot and improvised based on audience suggestions and participation. No two shows are ever the same as the cast takes on the day’s hottest topics and scandals in politics, sports and pop culture. Come be a part of the show! LMAO Improv features some of the city’s top talent, with host Walt Frasier.
Try something a little different on a Thursday Night. Come out for happy hour at Grand Central, then set out to solve the mystery! You will learn, discover, uncover and socialize with other fun members before, during and after the hunt! No experience is necessary! The theme: Meet Up Mary is a regular on the social circuit in New York. You’d probably know her if you’ve been out before. She was very personable, friendly and bubbly! Unfortunately, Mary met a horrific end at Grand Central, and the police need your help to solve her case! Join the group for this fun and educational night where you will get to explore every corner of the NYC landmark in ways that you never have before! (If you have participated in our other Grand Central Hunts no worries as this is a completely different experience). Each team will be given a list of clues and 75 minutes to head to Grand Central to try and uncover the mystery of Mary’s demise! The team with the most points wins! Once everyone is back there will be a party where you can share your experiences with the others!
The ghost-with-the-most makes his Broadway debut in this hilarious new musical based on Tim Burton’s dearly beloved film about living death to the fullest. Directed by Alex Timbers (Moulin Rouge!), Beetlejuice tells the story of Lydia Deetz, an unusual teenager with a taste for the gothic. Her whole life changes when she moves into a new house and meets the recently deceased couple who used to live there, and a demon with a thing for stripes who’s there to scare the living out of the house. With an irreverent book, an astonishing, Burton-worthy set, and a score that will have you tapping your feet long after you’ve shuffled off this mortal coil, Beetlejuice is a must-see spectacular that will “dazzle the eyes” (New York Post). But under its uproarious surface — six feet under, to be exact — it’s a remarkably touching show about family, love, and making the most of every Day-O!
You’ll think you were transported back to the 1950s when the incredible singers of Under the Streetlamp take the stage of New York City’s Sony Hall. This concert celebration of classic hits of the American radio songbook from the ‘50s through the ‘70s features tight harmonies and slick dance moves that perfectly reproduce the era of sharkskin suits, flashy cars and martini shakers — a time when, on hot summer nights, people would gather under a streetlamp to sing from the heart in harmony with their friends. This show’s astoundingly talented cast features Brandon Wardell (five-time Tony nominee and four-time Grammy nominee), David Larsen (Broadway’s Billy Elliot), Eric Gutman (Tony Award-winning Jersey Boys) and Shonn Wiley (Drama Desk Award nominee).
Target Margin’s new production brings you a new section of The One Thousand and One Nights: the tale we know as “Ali Baba.” Or is it really the story of a slave named Marjana, who sees every threat and always saves the day? Marjana and the Forty Thieves extends our reach through this boundless collection, exploring justice, gender, and Orientalism, all through the powerful lens of storytelling, which began last season in Target Margin’s acclaimed work Pay No Attention to the Girl (NYT Critics’ Pick). Mint tea, pitted dried dates, raw unsalted almonds, pitted dried apricots and sesame honey candy will be provided throughout the show in Brooklyn.
Tiffany is 30, directionless, and the sole subject of her wife’s photography career. So when she absconds on a month-long hiking trip to think, both women find themselves questioning everything from the future of their marriage to the true meaning of a moment captured in time. Experience The Climb at The Climb Cherry Lane Theatre in NYC.
A honeymoon cruise down the Nile — what could be more romantic? Maybe if the bride wasn’t dead? Ah, but then you wouldn’t be in the world of Agatha Christie — and where’s the fun in that! There are few joys in the world of live theater that can equal the pleasure of seeing one of Christie’s whodunits brought to life. You know you’re in for a rogues’ gallery of colorful characters, tantalizing red herrings and suspenseful plots. In Murder on the Nile, adapted for the stage by Christie herself, the Grand Dame of Mystery whisks you away on a deadly boat trip down the Nile, where it’s a good thing master sleuth Canon Pennefather is aboard! So put on your thinking cap, and see if you can figure out whodunit at The Players Theatre in NYC.
The Fat Lady Sings is the wild, truthful play that we have all been waiting for! The Fat Lady Sings exposes the rotting old belief systems and moth-eaten myths that have brought 2019 America to its knees. A White authoritarian evangelical family — the father eerily like today’s occupant of the White House — lives out its excruciating and abusive confusion of real and virtual on an ancient, dream-like, falling-apart ship of false notions. Filled with rage, despair, and denial; and, exploited by politicians, preachers, and commercial corporations, the family careens toward catastrophe but also — amazingly — cathartic change. See this loud no holds barred play, by Jean Claude van Itallie, at La Mama Experimental Theatre Club in New York City.
Larry just wanted to smoke and relax, but after a magical bong rip, he’s magically transported to the “Land of 420.” Struggling to find his way home and in life, he is helped by a cast of totally outrageous characters to finally learn the true meaning of 420. From the creative team behind 420: The Musical (listed as “#1 thing to do on 4/20,” Time Out NY) comes a new 420 experience. Celebrate 420 this year with music, theater, plentiful laughs and free munchies (no really, complimentary snacks are provided).
The Foundation for the Revival of Classical Culture’s Sunday series of chamber concerts at St. John’s in the Village features violinist Yaegy Park and pianist Bo-Kyung Park. This pair of award-winning musicians have appeared at some of the world’s most notable venues, and are set to perform works by Schubert, Brahms, Chopin and Clare Schumann.
Join FRIGID New York on their very own little slice of the Hellmouth. Buffy fans gather every month to watch a group of skilled actors and Whedon fanatics make up a live episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer on the spot. Grab a drink at “The Bronze” bar and get ready for vamp dustings, apocalypses, wiggins, and more! Improvised Buffy is opening the Estrogenius Festival at the Kraine Theater! This month’s show will benefit Women In Need, a nonprofit that lifts New York City women and their children out of homelessness.
Tuesday, Apr 9, 2019 / 7:00pmTuesday, May 14, 2019 / 7:00pmTuesday, Jun 11, 2019 / 7:00pmTuesday, Jul 9, 2019 / 7:00pmTuesday, Aug 13, 2019 / 7:00pmTuesday, Sep 10, 2019 / 7:00pmTuesday, Oct 8, 2019 / 7:00pmTuesday, Nov 12, 2019 / 7:00pm
Singing! Dancing! Paper! It’s a typical morning at Scranton’s third largest paper company until a documentary crew begins filming the lives of the employees of Dunder Mifflin, for no logical reason. That’s right, Dunder Mifflin is back in business, with a couple of twists. You’ll see all your favorite moments from the show, and I really mean ALL. In just two hours, the talented cast and crew cover all the marriage proposals, management changes, office parties, Dundie awards and other shenanigans that make up the best moments of all nine seasons of the show. Don’t miss this hilarious, unauthorized musical parody of the hit TV show, The Office, now playing at The Jerry Orbach Theater in New York City.
Innocent young Dorian Gray has his portrait painted by his close friend, Basil Hallward. Dorian also meets Basil’s friend, Lord Henry Wotton, who introduces him to London’s social circuit and a decadent world of self-indulgence. While Dorian’s appearance remains youthful, he eventually discovers that his portrait ages, reflecting his sinful ways and growing uglier with each offense. Dorian then keeps the portrait safely hidden in his attic, but his mysterious behavior and ageless appearance begin to attract suspicion …
One of the world’s most prestigious annual photography events, The Photography Show is the longest-running and foremost exhibition dedicated to the photographic medium, offering a wide range of museum-quality work, including contemporary, modern, and 19th-century photographs as well as photo-based art, video, and new media. Visit it at Pier 94 in New York City.
This truly 21st-century musical covers the career of legendary lyricist Oscar Hammerstein through a cutting-edge mix of live performance and 3D holographic technology. Starring creator and cabaret fave Doreen Taylor and Azudi Onyejekwe (The Great Comet, Violet), Sincerely, Oscar artfully weaves a musical tapestry of more than 30 songs from shows like The Sound of Music, Show Boat, Oklahoma!, Carousel, South Pacific and more with the true story of the Tony and Oscar winner’s life, adapted from his personal writing and unpublished lyrics. Catch this cool and captivating off-Broadway show at the Acorn Theatre on New York’s famed Theatre Row.
Martin Ecks is a rich man from an affluent New Jersey community who winds up way out of his element when he’s sent to Riker’s Island after a drunk driving accident. Caught between drug lords, religious fanatics, lifers and the most corrupt corrections officer on the island, this silver spoon white man has to learn on the fly how to navigate the penal system like a pro if he wants to taste the fresh, free air of a golf course ever again. A White Man’s Guide to Rikers Island at New York’s Players Theatre is a darkly comic satire about a side of America that the privileged rarely see.
New York is filled with people from across the country and around the world! Join in on this special night welcoming international professionals to mingle with the vast melting pot from both the U.S.A. and around the world. The World bar has a classy and casual atmosphere with lots of room to socialize. Enjoy drink deals, complimentary appetizers and fun games with prizes too at this International Mixer!
Since 2000, The Whisky Extravaganza has been fostering a broader and deeper appreciation of whisky and its complexities by connecting consumers and brands through curated experiences. Each year, The Whisky Extravaganza (TWE) hosts tasting events and masterclasses in major cities throughout the U.S., offering whisky enthusiasts from the novice to the connoisseur the opportunity to explore some of the most prestigious single malt, premium Scotch whiskies and other unique whiskies from around the world. Each TWE event offers a tasting session, masterclasses curated by industry experts, and culinary pairings.
Audiences just can’t let Disney’s Frozen go. After sparking family sing-alongs and melting hearts around the world, the two-time Oscar-winning film hit the Broadway stage, brought to life by an all-star creative team of Tony and Oscar winners. The songwriters behind the earworm to end all earworms — “Let It Go” — expanded the film’s score with an avalanche of catchy new songs. Now this “jaw-dropping and poignant” spectacle (Variety) comes to St. James Theatre with “amazing special effects, eye-popping costumes and incredible performances” (Newsday). Don’t miss this enchanting story of two sisters pulled apart by a mysterious secret, and the epic adventure that brings them back together.
This long-running New York City hit combines spectacular light and laser effects with masterful bubble artistry. The Yang family’s amazing transformation of ordinary soap bubbles has earned them international fame and 16 Guinness World Records. The Gazillion Bubble Show has been featured on The Oprah Winfrey Show, Late Show with David Letterman, Live with Regis and Kelly, The Ellen DeGeneres Show, Fox & Friends, The View, the Today show and more. Young or old, this is an event the whole family will enjoy.
It’s a rare treat to be able to see a composer conduct his own work in concert, so you won’t want to miss beloved American composer Z. Randall Stroope leading the Masterwork Festival Chorus, prominent soloists and the New York City Chamber Orchestra in his latest work, Carmina Pax: Songs of Peace. Stroope has recently conducted everywhere from the Vatican to Hong Kong to Canterbury Cathedral, and now he comes to Carnegie Hall for this Manhattan Concert Productions concert, which will also feature the National Festival Chorus with conductor Andrew Last performing Mozart and more. The concert will also feature a performance from Orono High School Band.
The child of playwright Ginger Reiter and comedian Jackie Mason, Sheba Mason has been performing since appearing in her mother’s plays at the age of 2. Honing her own skills onstage for years, Mason has become a fixture of the Manhattan comedy scene. Spouting witticisms about everything from politics to grandmothers, she has also starred as her own mother in the show Both Sides of a Famous Love Affair: The Jackie Mason Musical. Now she’s taking her show on the road and bringing along some of her talented friends. Join Mason for a hilarious night of comedy alongside more of New York’s brightest up-and-coming comics at Broadway Comedy Club.
The interactive KGB Spy Museum presents visitors with special equipment and techniques from the Cold War era, such as spy cameras, concealment devices, secret recorders, code machines, spy radios and secure telephones. Come learn the secret history of a clandestine organization that has had an enduring and far-reaching influence on world affairs. The museum showcases a never-before-seen collection of one-of-a-kind items, many of which are only now being made public. The KGB Spy Museum reveals the secret lives of prominent KGB agents, uncovering the strategies beneath many of history’s top secret espionage operations.
Good Any Day Through April 9, 2019 (10:00am-8:00pm)
Join dozens of Manhattan’s most popular social organizations for their monthly New and Existing Member Saturday Social. You’ll meet members from all over the U.S. and around the world! New York’s The World Bar is a nice lounge with lots of room to sit or wander around while meeting others.
Distinguished Concerts International New York presents an evening with Clark High School Concert Band and Orchestra. Dedicated to creating life-long relationships between students, education and music, the ensembles work to instill the importance of commitment and rigor while encouraging humanistic ideals. This performance by a group of outstanding student musicians is coming to the stage at New York’s Isaac Stern Auditorium — a part of the landmark Carnegie Hall and the home to a number of historic performances throughout its 129-year history, including one of the final live appearances by Groucho Marx.
This isn’t your average classical concert: it’s classical music meets the flair, passion, and infectious energy of Hungarian music. Zoltan Maga, Hungary’s foremost violin virtuoso, and his gypsy orchestra bring their vibrant live concert to Carnegie Hall this April. As a crossover artist, Zoltan is equally at home playing classical repertoire, pop and Hungarian folk. In his career he’s shared the stage with artists including David Foster and Kristin Chenoweth, was featured on a Michael Buble album, and performed for two popes, Prince Charles and King Mohammed VI of Morocco, among others. With a diverse program that includes Bartok, Liszt, Kodaly and Brahms, Zoltan Maga and his exceptional orchestra, the Budapest Gypsy Virtuosi, will deliver a lively, masterful concert that is not to be missed.
A murder mystery party is an awesome alternative to the usual bar scene. It’s a great way to go out on your own with friends or on your own and meet other fun people in a super organized and interesting way! Jazz Age Jeopardy is an all-new mystery set in a swanky NYC nightclub during prohibition where a gristly murder takes place — and everyone is a suspect! No expertise is necessary; just your love of having fun! Attendees will be given a character sheet explaining who they are and who they fit into the story. Your jazz host will guide you through the story and help you interact with the others at the event to help you solve the murder. Throughout the night different things will be revealed to help you reach your goal. Light appetizers will be served.
Come see some of NYC’s funniest up and coming comedians do their best all-ages jokes. The rules of the show are no cursing or graphic discussion of the birds and bees. Otherwise, everything is fair game. The show is aimed at teens and adult audiences that just prefer jokes that don’t end in sailor talk but the show is open to all ages.
Sunday, Apr 7, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Apr 21, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, May 19, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Jun 2, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 7:30pm
Most of us are familiar with the biblical story of Job, who believed and trusted that God would deliver him, even though his heart was broken and his body was overcome with pain. Ebony, the modern-day Job in the gospel play Double for Your Trouble, is under the attack of the enemy and has hit rock bottom. Tragedy has caused her to experience a stream of emotions … denial, hurt, anger, depression, rebellion … which have left her mentally, physically and emotionally drained. Can God restore and mend Ebony’s broken heart? Yes, He can. But will she allow Him to? This gospel stage play tells the story of God’s love and His ability to restore what the enemy has stolen from you … and give you double for your trouble. Written, directed and produced by Lisa Evans-Graham, the show takes the stage at the Oberia D. Dempsey Theater in New York City.
The World Trade Center Memorial site in New York City is visited by over four million people a year. It is an incredibly tragic but also a spiritually uplifting experience. In the early evening, when the site is peaceful, and the crowds are smaller, you'll get a more poignant and personal experience. Starting at St. Paul's Chapel, an expert guide will explain the significance of the church and its role in the aftermath of the attacks. You'll also see the Bell of Hope, a gift from London that is rung once a year on the anniversary of the tragedy, as well as the completed construction and rebirth of the WTC. You'll get to enter the Oculus, the new transportation hub on the WTC site, then walk to the Fireman's Memorial to pay your respect to the brave, selfless firemen and other first responders that paid the ultimate price for their heroism. From there, you'll proceed to the Memorial grounds and walk through as your guide explains the symbolism of each piece and maybe includes some personal stories. Finally, you'll enter Brookfield Place to learn how it was affected by the attacks and see the Memorial of the Eleven Tears, which honors the employees of Amex who perished on the 94th floor of the North Tower.
It began as the ultimate feel-good story: Three identical triplets separated at birth and adopted by three different families are reunited by astonishing coincidence. Their reunion unfolds like a fairy tale as they discover dozens of commonalities, from their fondness for wrestling to the way they cross their legs. The media falls in love with them, and they even become the darlings of Studio 54. Then the past disrupts that reunion after the three discover that their separation had been intentional, the plan of a Jewish scientist who used them in an experiment to unravel how identity is shaped, with the collaboration of a Jewish adoption agency. Hed to Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center to watch the extraordinary documentary film that won the Special Jury Prize at the 2018 Sundance Film Festival and then to hear from the two surviving triplets, David Kellman and Bobby Shafran, and director Tim Wardle, about the ethical tangle that shaped the triplets’ lives.
Magic Mike XXL is the first live stage production to bring the phenomenon of Magic Mike, Fifty Shades of Grey and others to life with a high-energy, breathtaking experience unlike any other. These attractive and physically fit gentlemen show off their sexy dance moves, while wowing the audience with their choreographed routines, powerful stage presence and steamy showmanship. The show combines rocking music, an exciting light show and animated theatrics for a fast-paced performance that’s sure to fulfill every lady’s desire — though men are welcome to attend too. Don’t miss Magic Mike XXL at the Lucky 13 Saloon in Brooklyn.
You’ve seen King Kong on the big screen, but now you can feel what it’s really like to be in the presence of a 20-foot-tall, 2,000-pound ape, because King Kong is roaring into the Broadway Theatre in a new musical spectacle befitting its supersized namesake. An award-winning creative team brought this globetrotting adventure to life using an innovative mix of robotics, puppetry, music and stagecraft. As the production transports you from Depression-era New York to the mysterious Skull Island, you’ll get swept up in this story of a fearless young actress who finds an unexpected kindred spirit in this magnificent, untameable creature. Buckle up for adventure and discover why Entertainment Weekly wrote, “You’ve never seen anything like King Kong on stage. Ever.”
Enjoy a festive dinner and a special Eastern European-style cabaret show featuring a talented singer or musician at Manhattan’s Russian Samovar Restaurant as part of their popular monthly series. Your evening of entertainment includes the performance, as well as a three-course dinner with blini with salmon caviar, beef stroganoff with noodles and coffee or tea with cake.
Monday, Apr 8, 2019 / 8:00pm (Paul & Roman with Nafset Chenib)Monday, Apr 22, 2019 / 8:00pm (Nini and Alex)
You’ve probably seen talent shows on TV, but there’s nothing quite like the thrill of seeing performers pull off amazing dance moves, goosebumps-inducing melodies and jaw-dropping feats live onstage. But you don’t have to go to Broadway to do that, because the popular New York’s Got Talent competition is coming to Hudson Valley. The thrilling result of an all-ages talent search, NYGT brings you a jam-packed array of everything from singers and dancers to comedians, cirque troupes and just about any other performance art form you can think of. Broadway and off-Broadway producers, agents and directors will be judging these competitions, so you know these performers will be pulling out all the stops on their way to stardom! Don’t miss it at Brewster Ice Arena.
Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour returns with his latest high-profile, high-wire theatrical experiment, and just like his last off-Broadway sensation, White Rabbit Red Rabbit, this production stars guest actors who don’t see the script till they step onto the stage. NASSIM has played to sold-out audiences in more than 10 countries and explores the power of language to unite us in these uncertain times. White Rabbit Red Rabbit ran for more than nine months in New York, and was performed by Whoopi Goldberg, Nathan Lane, F Murray Abraham and other celebrated actors. Soleimanpour’s latest exploration into imaginative storytelling will include some new surprises when it comes to New York City Center’s Stage 2.
See the sights of New York from the city’s streets, waterways and rooftops 102 stories up! This epic New York City experience starts with a walking tour through the city, led by professional actors portraying historical figures from the city’s history who’ll give you a fresh perspective on how modern-day Manhattan has been influenced by the past. Along the way, you’ll have opportunities to leave the tour for some self-guided exploring before rejoining a later group. Then, set sail for a 60-minute sightseeing cruise to scope out the Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty and other historic works of architecture in the city’s waterfront skyline. Then, board an elevator to climb 102 stories in 47 seconds and take in the breathtaking sights from One World Observatory atop the Freedom Tower. It’s an unforgettable day of sightseeing, right in the heart of the Big Apple!
City Rambler tours explore the sights that history made famous to the less explored streets that add charm and intrigue to this ever-changing city. A professional actor in period dress will guide your tour as they take you through the history of the city. Three different actors will tell their story, providing you with a theatrical and historical timeline. At two designated locations, you will have the opportunity to leave the tour, if you choose, grab a coffee or visit an attraction, before rejoining a later group at your walk-off point. Customize your tour without missing any of the excitement that the tour has planned for you!
City Rambler is the first of its kind walking tour. A professional actor in period dress will guide your tour as they take you through the history of the city. Three different actors will tell their story providing you a theatrical and historical timeline. At two designated locations, you will have the opportunity to leave the tour, if you choose, grab a coffee or visit an attraction, before rejoining a later group at your walk-off point. Customize your tour without missing any of the excitement that the tour has planned for you! The package comes with a Liberty Sightseeing Enjoy the views of lower Manhattan from the water. This hourly cruise will provide a unique perspective of one of the world’s most recognizable skylines. Marvel at the architectures of the Brooklyn Bridge as you cruise the harbour. You will be awestruck by the beauty and grandeur as you approach Lady Liberty, a photo opportunity like no other. Cruise tickets will be received upon meeting with your guide and can be used the day of or any time during your visit to the city.
Laughs are on tap for this nationwide tour that promises to hit 300 breweries across the U.S. More than a dozen New York and L.A. stand-ups are currently on the road, sampling the local fare, local brews and providing the finest and funniest in comedy entertainment. This stop at StilltheOne in Port Chester is set to feature a lineup whose credits include top festivals, TV and major club appearances.
Dive head first down the rabbit hole with this baroque burlesque extravaganza inspired by Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. Known for their sexy, magical and immersive theater experiences, Company XIV’s beauties will transport you to a dreamworld replete with exotic curiosities and sensual strip-tease. The intimate, decadent show combines circus, opera, magic, dance and imaginative cocktails inspired by your favorite characters and Carroll’s delicious literary nonsense. Choreographed by Austin McCormick, Queen of Hearts is a one of a kind theatrical event sure to delight, amaze and titillate.
Neil Simon’s Broadway classic Sweet Charity comes to vibrant life in an immersive new production from Harlem Repertory Theatre. Befitting creator Bob Fosse’s bold vision, HRT’s production transforms the Black Box Theatre into a strip club called The Fandango Ballroom. Grab a table and order a drink while this Tony-winning classic transports you with the romantic misadventures of dancer-for-hire Charity Hope Valentine — a girl who wants to find love so much that she loses sight of who she is. Experience show-stopping song-and-dance numbers such as “Big Spender,” “There’s Gotta Be Something Better Than This” and “If My Friends Could See Me Now” like never before.
Saturday, Apr 6, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Apr 27, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, May 25, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Jun 8, 2019 / 7:00pm
Salon Fridays at Hudson Terrace will take you into the weekend with strong enthusiasm! Each week features an exciting new theme and decor with various musical inspirations from the classic decade favorites, latin new wave, and of course the songs we all love today. Take advantage of the 2 Hour Open Bar to help ease you on the dance floor, or perhaps enjoy a cocktail out on the Garden Terrace; an outdoor oasis to tap into your summer self. Expect live DJ’s, party favors, giveaways, and much more – expect to have fun!
Central Park consists of 843 acres, and 58 total miles of walking trails, so, needless to say, there’s a lot to see. From the sweeping Central Park Mall to the Alice in Wonderland memorial to Strawberry Fields to the gorgeous Bethesda Terrace, your guide will make sure you get to see all of the highlights. Along the way, you’ll learn the history of Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux’s urban masterpiece. Your walking tour will start at Manhattan’s Grand Army Plaza and continue on through Central Park. Your guide will show you all the highlights of the park at a leisurely pace, with a host of sights on tap. You will never see New York the same way again!
Wine Fest is your all-access pass to hundreds of new wines from around the world. Travel the world of wine at The Tunnel New York. Guests will enjoy wine samples for the entire evening paired with live entertainment, food and interactive games.
A big-top spectacle of global proportions featuring the best artists from around the world, the 2018 production of UniverSoul Circus takes fans of all ages on an unforgettable journey of light, sound and soul. Get ready for electrifying, edge-of-your-seat performances, including extreme motorsports, mind-bending acrobatics, back-flipping canines, free-flying aerial acts and much, much more. It’s hailed as the most interactive circus in the world, and now you can catch this spectacular show — which is celebrating 25 years of fun under the big top — when it raises its Big Top on on Orange & Nesbitt Streets in Newark.
Family favorite The Wizard of Oz is landing at New York’s Producers’ Club and it’s ready to take you on a magical trip over the rainbow and down the yellow brick road with Dorothy and her little dog Toto. Travel through the strange land filled with witches and wizards, munchkins and monkeys and watch as Dorothy befriends a cowardly lion, a tin man without a heart and a scarecrow with no brain, all in her quest to find her way back home. After the show, meet the Alpha NYC Theater cast and take pictures with the characters from this unforgettable story.
It’s time to bust a move, partner style! Indulge a date by stepping into this saloon style Argentinian dance studio, where you’ll learn the basics of seduction a la tango. It’s more than just a dance class though. The romance heats up with a tango CD to practice at home, a Malbec wine for two and a world class performance from the pros at night. The fun begins at the Arthur Murray Dance Studio.
This tour covers the history, drama and tragedy of the 9/11 attacks. You’ll learn about how the World Trade Center dominated the New York skyline from the 1970s until September 10, 2001 and how the world changed the following day. Your New York tour guide will show you images immediatley following the September 11th attacks and go into detail about how the area has been transformed into a memorial for the victims of the worst attack in American History. The tour also includes a walk through Wall Street and the New York Financial District. Stops include, the Charging Bull, Wall Street, the New York Stock Exchange and Federal Hall.
Immerse yourself in a unique New York experience discovering the hidden parts of iconic Central Park. The parks 843 wooded acres contain many enclaves that are rarely seen by tourists. There are waterfalls, ravines, wooded arbors, bird sanctuaries, a willow-shaded loch and formal gardens to visit. On this two-hour guided walking tour, you’ll discover the northern part of Central Park, an unexplored and lightly traveled revelation to both native New Yorkers and visitors alike.
Noche Caliente is a special night with three salsa stars at Lehman Center for the Performing Arts in the Bronx, known for performing some of the best salsa the world has to offer. Hard-to-resist Frankie Negron blends genres like R&B and pop into salsa, Ruben Blade brings salsa hits such as “Lagrimas,” “Flor Dormida,” “Si Estuvieras Conmigo” and multi-talented Brenda K Starr performs unforgettable hits such as “Herida.”
Explore the fabric of New York, from its very beginning on Wall Street to the tragic events of September 11th. Your walking tour guide will discuss the city’s origins as you pass landmarks like the Federal Hall National Memorial, the famous New York Stock Exchange and Battery Park. From there, you’ll have a beautiful picture-perfect view of the Statue of Liberty. To close the tour, your guide will escort you to the 9/11 Memorial, a permanent tribute to the thousands of citizens and first responders who lost their lives on that fateful day.
Madame Morbid’s Trolley Tours explore the haunted past and unsolved mysteries of Brooklyn. Relive over 400 years of history as you ride in a vintage 22-seat trolley outfitted with chandeliers, curtains inspired by Gone with the Wind and a TV monitor screening mini documentaries about the area. Learn about alien abductions, notorious murders, battlefields, bloody accidents, mob hits and more from a knowledgeable guide attired in Victorian garb. You’ll leave the tour a bit of a history buff after riding through this fascinating New York neighborhood.
Borislaw Bilash may be a mad scientist, but you and your family will be plenty happy when he takes you on this zany tour through the world of science. Over the course of this 75-minute show at The Playroom Theater in Manhattan, you’ll see a candle that moves water, a fire-less firefly and weaponized sugar, just to name a few of his unbelievable stunts. But these spectacular feats aren’t magic tricks — they’re just science in all its glory. After this mad scientist is done with you, you’ll never look at the natural world the same way again!
A painter needs three things: paint, a canvas and a muse. Henny & Paint arms you with all three, including a bar stocked with cognac and Hennessey. Whether you follow the friendly instructor’s guidance or take the strokes less traveled for a unique piece of your own, you’re sure to meet like-minded creative people in a relaxed environment. Enjoy some drinks, great music and create your own take-home masterpiece at Liberty Loft in Brooklyn.
“What if goodness ruled the world?” That’s the poignant question at the core of new musical Addy & Uno. As Uno, a child with autism, faces the challenge of competing in his school’s math competition, his friends with varying disabilities — ADHD, visual, hearing and physical impairment — rally to give him all the support he needs. Using puppets and soaring music, this one-of-a-kind production takes you and your family on a heartfelt and hilarious journey celebrating hope, big dreams and the beauty of differences. Watch friendship and kindness rule the day as Addy & Uno debuts at The Kirk @ Theatre Row in New York.
If there’s a big Broadway anniversary to be celebrated, Feinstein’s/54 Below is where the party starts. Their series Musicals in Concert gathers top New York talent to pay tribute to the greatest shows of the Great White Way. Enjoy salutes to West Side Story, My Favorite Year, No Way to Treat a Lady, cast reunions from the musicals Lennon, Tamar of the River and more.
Tuesday, Apr 9, 2019 / 7:00pm (54 Sings Foxy)Wednesday, Apr 17, 2019 / 9:30pm (New Musical! Reverend Jackson Regrets)Wednesday, May 8, 2019 / 7:00pm (Cady Huffman Is Miss Peggy Lee)Thursday, May 16, 2019 / 7:00pm (54 Sings The Last Session)Saturday, Jun 8, 2019 / 9:30pm (New Musical! Secrets by Noah Meaux & Daniel Ruffing)Monday, Jun 10, 2019 / 9:30pm (New Works from New Jersey by Gonzalo Valencia, Michael Campbell, and David Maglione)Monday, Jun 17, 2019 / 9:30pm (New Musical! Bayard)Sunday, Jun 30, 2019 / 9:30pm (54 Sings The High School Musical Trilogy)
Their moment to shine has finally arrived. This ongoing salute to Broadway and off-Broadway standbys, understudies and alternates showcases the talented performers who know their roles inside and out, yet rarely if ever get to step into the spotlight. Scheduled performers for this edition of the popular show are Zach Adkins (Anastasia), Kennedy Caughell (Natasha, Pierre and the Great Comet of 1812), Erin Clemons (Hamilton), Kayla Davion (Waitress), Tony LePage (Come From Away), Madison Micucci (The Band’s Visit), Katie Sexton (The Play That Goes Wrong) and Eric Ulloa (On Your Feet!). Musical director Eugene Gwozdz provides accompaniment for At This Performance … on the stage of The Green Room 42 in New York City.
Monday, Apr 8, 2019 / 7:00pm Monday, May 6, 2019 / 7:00pm Monday, Jun 3, 2019 / 7:00pm Monday, Jul 1, 2019 / 7:00pm Monday, Aug 5, 2019 / 7:00pm
Puffs, or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic and Magic follows the (non)-adventures of a wizard named Wayne, his two somewhat familiar friends and the lovably underachieving members of a particular house, who are left to sit on the sidelines as a certain star student and his pals experience all the evil-battling excitement. This “alternative narrative for the underdog” (The Wall Street Journal) gives the magically-challenged Wayne his own hilariously heroic seven-year journey, in a show The New York Times says “exudes a joyful, winking fondness for all things Harry.” Muggle-born and others are invited to check out the show at its new home at New York’s New World Stages.
Travel back in time nearly one hundred years to the Roaring ‘20s as you visit several LES bars that served as speakeasies during the Prohibition Era. You’ll learn about a fascinating chapter of American history — including the clandestine way that booze was transported throughout the city by disreputable characters — on this fun, informative tour. Purchase great craft cocktails along the way, and feel free to dress up in 1920s fashions. You’ll also pick up some speakeasy lingo, aka Volstead English, as you move from one bar to the next.
Set sail from South Street Seaport and get ready to take snap some amazing photos as you head towards the world-famous Statue of Liberty. This one-hour sightseeing cruise sails past such breathtaking New York City landmarks as the Brooklyn Bridge, Ellis Island and the Freedom Towers. As you take it all in, you’ll be riding in comfort on a top-flight boat, most of which are two levels and have both indoor and outdoor seating, plus food and drinks for purchase.
Climb aboard the 1920s-style Manhattan for a leisurely weekend brunch, featuring a spread of locally sourced foods, including fresh-baked bagels and pastries, fruit, ham, quiche, Belgian waffles and more. You’ll also enjoy an included beverage which can range from coffee or juice to champagne, a Bloody Mary or a mimosa. This nearly three-hour cruise takes you on a relaxing trip completely around the island of Manhattan on the Hudson, East and Harlem Rivers, passing under all 18 bridges. So sit back and soak up the gorgeous 360-degree views from the heated and enclosed back-deck observatory or the outdoor front deck of this beautiful teak-decked motor yacht as you glide past the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the UN building and much, much more.
Dating is hard. Heck, just finding interesting people to hang out with is hard — especially if you’re new to the city. Fortunately, Buffs and Braniacs makes it easier with their Mix & Mingle events, and this International Mixer for NYC Professionals is no different. Meet up at the classy yet casual World Bar, where you’ll get to rub elbows with dozens of fun, friendly and interesting professionals of all ages. It’s a low-key, fun and flirty evening designed to help people from all over the world feel welcome in this melting pot of a city. Throughout the night there’ll be icebreaker games and prizes to help jumpstart conversation, with great music kept to conversation-level. So come alone or bring a friend; either way you’re going to have plenty of people to talk to and add to your Friend List.
This musical sensation transports you to Springfield High School’s 1958 prom and introduces you to the Wonderettes — four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts, with amazing voices to match. Each one wants to make it big, and by the second act’s 10-year high school reunion you’ll find out which of them did. The leading ladies keep this nostalgic romp rocking with their versions of ‘50s and ’60s jukebox classics like “Lollipop,” “Dream Lover,” “Lipstick on Your Collar,” "It’s My Party" and many more. Discover for yourself why The New York Times called The Marvelous Wonderettes “an utter charm bomb” at this Kirk Theatre production on NYC’s famed Theatre Row.
The Bronx is rich in culture and food experiences. Now you can explore the area known as New York’s culinary center with Inside Out Tours’ three-hour excursion through Little Italy and Arthur Avenue. This Bronx neighborhood is teeming with Italian bakeries, specialty shops, fish markets, butcher shops and more. You’ll learn about the history of Belmont and Fordham Roads and the immigrants from Italy, Ireland and other locations who helped form the neighborhood’s local history. Then visit the thriving business district of Little Italy to sample culinary treats. Your group and guide will meet at Grand Central Station, then take an easy train ride to the Bronx to check out — or rediscover — this vital section of the borough.
Wednesday, Apr 10, 2019 / 11:00amWednesday, Apr 17, 2019 / 11:00amWednesday, Apr 24, 2019 / 11:00amWednesday, May 1, 2019 / 11:00amWednesday, May 8, 2019 / 11:00amWednesday, May 15, 2019 / 11:00amWednesday, May 22, 2019 / 11:00amWednesday, May 29, 2019 / 11:00am