Everyone’s invited to the joyous Broadway hit that New York Magazine calls “smart and big-hearted” and The New York Times declares a Critic’s Pick! It’s a new musical comedy about big Broadway stars, a small town and a love that unites them all. Billboard cheers, "The Prom is Hairspray meets Dear Evan Hansen!” Variety raves, “It’s so full of happiness that you think your heart is about to burst.” And The Hollywood Reporter cheers, “It’s comic gold!” You belong at The Prom at Longacre Theatre in New York City.
On this two-hour tour of the waters around Manhattan, you can see New York City from a unique perspective: the deck of Classic Harbor Line’s beautiful 80-foot schooner Adirondack as it sails New York Harbor. The tour includes some of the city’s most iconic landmarks: the majestic downtown skyline, the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, Ellis Island and more. A few rounds of champagne, wine, beer and soda are provided as part of the ticket price, and you’re welcome to bring a picnic lunch on board. The friendly and helpful crew will shut off the engines and set the sails for as much of the trip as possible.
Win your own version of The Dundee as The Office comes to New York’s Bryant Park Lounge for a trivia night based on the show about America’s favorite fictional paper company. No teams are necessary, as fans of the ‘05-’13 NBC sitcom will be divided into four to six groups for a game that’ll run about five rounds. Teams will be mixed up after each round. So if you’re familiar with Shrute and Scranton-esque things like the site of Jim and Pam’s first kiss, where Michael and Jan went on vacation and have an excellent memory for “Bears. Beets. Battlestar Galactica,” you may just earn an honorary spot on the party committee and take home a prize at the end of the evening.
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.
Friday, Apr 26, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Apr 28, 2019 / 7:15pmFriday, May 3, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 7:15pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, May 12, 2019 / 7:15pmFriday, May 17, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, May 19, 2019 / 7:15pm
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.
Bring a picnic and enjoy a beautiful two-hour sunset sail aboard the Schooner Adirondack. This relaxing cruise on the elegant, 80-foot, 1890s-style pilot schooner lets you take in the city’s world-famous sights, including Ellis Island, the New York City skyline, Battery Park and the Statue of Liberty. Along the way, you’ll enjoy complimentary beer, wine, soda and champagne, and the friendly and attentive crew will shut off the engines and set sail for as much of the trip as possible.
The Harlem Repertory Theatre brings back its “bold new expressionistic interpretation” of the modern musical classic by Hamilton creator Lin-Manuel Miranda, with a cast of 20 filling four performance areas and getting up-close-and-personal with the audience. Winner of four 2008 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, In the Heights captures the hopes and hustle of a tight-knit Dominican-American community with authenticity and joy thanks to the book by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Quiara Alegría Hudes, not to mention Miranda’s infectious score of vibrant hip-hop, pop and Latin music.
Saturday, May 18, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Jun 1, 2019 / 7:00pm
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.
The title says it all — this is a unique evening of entertainment, even for New York City. Eight hunks display all of their charms as they celebrate the splendors of male nudity in comedy, song and dance. This sensational revue features 16 original songs, from the sassy opening number, “Gratuitous Nudity” to the hilarious “Bliss of a Bris.” Naked Boys Singing, which made its triumphant return to off-Broadway last year, has been hailed by audiences and critics alike as a sure-fire crowd pleaser for bachelorette parties, girls and boys nights out or just a roaring good time for anyone who appreciates the male form, a good laugh and great music.
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 / 6:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 6:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 6:00pmSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 6:00pmSaturday, May 25, 2019 / 6:00pmSaturday, Jun 1, 2019 / 6:00pmSaturday, Jun 8, 2019 / 6:00pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 6:00pm
Zinc Bar in New York presents their Piano Jazz Series, a curated collection of some of the best jazz pianists from the U.S. and abroad. Located in Greenwich Village, Zinc Bar evokes the spirit of a golden age jazz bar, with intimate seating, red velvet curtains and the best in live music. Zinc Bar is housed in the location of the ’40s-era Club Cinderella, a legendary location that hosted such stars as Thelonious Monk, Billie Holiday and Frank Sinatra.
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 7:30pm (Ethan Iverson Trio)Friday, May 3, 2019 / 9:00pm (Ethan Iverson Trio)Saturday, May 4, 2019 / 7:30pm (Ethan Iverson Trio)Saturday, May 4, 2019 / 9:00pm (Ethan Iverson Trio)
During the course of this 90-minute tour through the Hudson and East Rivers aboard an elegant, 1920s-style yacht, you’ll enjoy expert narration by members of the American Institute of Architects, who’ll fill you in on some of the most beautiful monuments, parks and infrastructure of the city as you pass beneath the Brooklyn, Manhattan and Williamsburg Bridges. Fascinating for design students, tourists and locals alike, this climate-controlled cruise also offers an included serving of beer, wine or champagne to enjoy along the way.
Tuesday, Apr 23, 2019 / 5:15pmFriday, Apr 26, 2019 / 5:15pmTuesday, Apr 30, 2019 / 5:15pmFriday, May 3, 2019 / 5:15pmTuesday, May 7, 2019 / 5:15pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 5:15pmTuesday, May 14, 2019 / 5:15pmFriday, May 17, 2019 / 5:15pm
The hilarious antics of beloved senior roommates Dorothy, Blanche, Rose and Sophia made “The Golden Girls” the must-see TV show of the ‘80s. This loving send-up features the original cast of “The Golden Girls Live” from New York City returning to celebrate another year at the Producers’ Club. VIP guests even get a photo-op with the cast after the show, so bring your smartphone or camera! This drag parody finds the silver-haired ladies reunited at the funeral of Dorothy’s second husband.
Friday, May 10, 2019 / 8:00pm Saturday, May 11, 2019 / 4:00pm Sunday, May 12, 2019 / 4:00pm Friday, May 17, 2019 / 8:00pm Saturday, May 18, 2019 / 4:00pm Sunday, May 19, 2019 / 4:00pm Friday, May 24, 2019 / 8:00pm Saturday, May 25, 2019 / 4:00pm
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.
If you love Family Feud, now’s your chance to answer questions, make new friends and win raffle tickets for fabulous prizes, no team necessary. Experience an outrageous twist on the classic game show as you play on several teams throughout the night, working with your teammates to come up with the top answer for each survey question. If your team gets the high score for the round, each member wins a raffle ticket. With several questions and multiple rounds of play, make new friends and snag some sweet prizes at Friendly Feud – Survey Says! at New York’s Bryant Park Lounge.
Cruise New York Harbor in style while learning about the regions, grapes, cheeses and varietals of the world with New York wine professional Wendy Crispell. Enjoy five perfectly paired artisan cheeses while relaxing in a climate-controlled glass solarium, swirling, sniffing and savoring a hand-picked selection of wines while sailing past the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and other sights. This two-hour cruise will explore a different region each week, with discussions on major styles, cheese types, grape varieties, trends and more.
Saturday, May 4, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 6:30pmSaturday, Jun 8, 2019 / 6:30pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 6:30pmSaturday, Jun 29, 2019 / 6:30pm
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 27, 2019 / 3:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 3:00pm Saturday, May 25, 2019 / 7:00pm Saturday, Jun 8, 2019 / 7:00pm
They were just four guys from Jersey, until they sang their very first note. They had a sound nobody had ever heard … and the radio just couldn’t get enough of. But while their harmonies were perfect on stage, off stage it was a very different story — a story that made them an international sensation all over again. Go behind the music and inside the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons in the Tony Award-winning true-life musical phenomenon Jersey Boys. From the streets of New Jersey to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, this is the musical that’s just too good to be true. Featuring top ten hits like “Sherry,” “Big Girls Don’t Cry” and “Walk Like a Man,” this production is directed by Des McAnuff, with book by Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice, music by Bob Gaudio and lyrics by Bob Crewe.
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.
The Other Art Fair is the leading artist fair presented by Saatchi Art in such locations as New York, Los Angeles, London, Bristol, Sydney and Melbourne. Following successful editions in 2017 and ‘18, The Other Art Fair returns to Greenpoint’s Brooklyn Expo Center for another installment which showcases 130 talented emerging artists alongside a unique and immersive features program. There will be a cash bar, live DJ sets, event tours, conversations with some of the art scene’s leading names and more.
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 3:00pm-10:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / Noon-9:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 11:00am-6:00pm
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.
What better way to spend a weekend afternoon than to kick back on a yacht with a mimosa and take a relaxing, scenic cruise? You’ll set sail from North Cove Marina aboard one of Classic Harbor Line’s comfortable vintage-style yachts, as you take in spectacular views of New York City and the Statue of Liberty. Sip on an included mimosa or hit up the full bar for plenty of other drink options. Then soak up the sun and cool breeze and enjoy the ride. It’s a perfect date, family outing or way to show visiting friends NYC.
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 / 12:30pmSunday, Apr 28, 2019 / 12:30pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 12:30pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 12:30pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 12:30pmSunday, May 12, 2019 / 12:30pmSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 12:30pmSunday, May 19, 2019 / 12:30pm
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.
Wednesday, Apr 24, 2019 / 1:00pmFriday, Apr 26, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Apr 27, 2019 / 1:00pmWednesday, May 1, 2019 / 1:00pmFriday, May 3, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 1:00pmWednesday, May 8, 2019 / 1:00pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 1:00pm
French opera star and recording artist David Serero takes you on a journey of biblical proportions, as he stars in the American Sephardi Federation production of Giuseppe Verdi’s Nabucco at the Center for Jewish History. Verdi’s breakthrough work debuted at La Scala in 1842 and portrays the epic struggle of the Jews against the oppression of Babylon’s King Nebuchadnezzar, which echoes Italy’s nationalist conflict with Austria at the time. Sung in Italian and filled with romance and drama, the opera’s grand and gorgeous music features famed numbers like “Immenso Jehova” (the Hebrew slaves’ triumphant hymn of thanksgiving), plus one of opera’s most famous choruses, “Va pensiero,” considered by many to be Italy’s unofficial national anthem.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, May 17, 2019 / 3:00pmWednesday, May 22, 2019 / 8:00pmWednesday, May 29, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Jun 2, 2019 / 6:00pm
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.
Monday, Apr 22, 2019 / 8:00pmMonday, Apr 29, 2019 / 8:00pmMonday, May 6, 2019 / 8:00pmMonday, May 13, 2019 / 8:00pmMonday, May 20, 2019 / 8:00pmMonday, May 27, 2019 / 8:00pmMonday, Jun 3, 2019 / 8:00pmMonday, Jun 10, 2019 / 8:00pm
Get ready, BX! Quiet Events is coming your way with a party like no other. They’re partnering with The Bronx Brewery for a party on the brewery floor! Dance among the vats of beer brewing around you, then go grab a pint from the Taproom. Three live DJs will be cranking out your favorite music, from Latin and soca to hip-hop and R&B. Your experience includes: a pair of Quiet Events headphones, glow in the dark gear, three live DJs battling for your attention, dancing on the brewery floor. Plus, a wide selection of beers brewed onsite will be available to purchase. Don’t miss it!
Friday, May 31, 2019 / 9:00pmFriday, Jun 28, 2019 / 9:00pmFriday, Jul 26, 2019 / 9:00pmFriday, Aug 23, 2019 / 9:00pm
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!”
The Secret Theatre presents Princess Particular, a new musical for children. This spirited and feisty young princess is used to getting what she wants, when she wants it, by golly. And today she wants to be a ballerina. But King Loadsadough and Queen Patience are way too distracted to deal with such trivialities. Fortunately, her four maids and the Chancellor and Lady in Waiting are on hand to help make the royal fussbudget’s dream come true! With lots of fun tunes and hilariously broad physical comedy, this delightful new show by Richard Mazda is a treat the whole family can enjoy — adults and kids alike.
Saturday, May 11, 2019 / 2:30pmSaturday, Jun 8, 2019 / 2:30pmSaturday, Jul 13, 2019 / 2:30pmSaturday, Aug 10, 2019 / 2:30pmSaturday, Sep 14, 2019 / 2:30pmSaturday, Oct 12, 2019 / 2:30pmSaturday, Nov 9, 2019 / 2:30pmSaturday, Dec 14, 2019 / 2:30pm
Deborah Grace Winer presents the Classic American Songbook Series at Feinstein’s/54 Below in New York. The best of the classic American Songbook in four jewel-box revues created especially for a supper club setting, and featuring stellar talent from Broadway and beyond.
Thursday, May 23, 2019 / 9:30pm (All About Dogs. In Song.)Sunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 9:30pm (Feeling Wicked: The Magical Side of the Great American Songbook)
“Peer-reviewed rapper” Baba Brinkman explores the scientific study of the self in the return of his acclaimed hip-hop comedy Rap Guide to Consciousness, to New York’s Soho Playhouse. Brinkman’s brain consists of roughly 80 billion neurons with trillions of connections, and none of them has any clue that he exists. And yet, those cells combine to produce a steady stream of delightful rhymes, laughs and mind-blowing scientific findings.
Saturday, May 4, 2019 / 5:00pmTuesday, May 7, 2019 / 7:00pmMonday, May 13, 2019 / 7:00pmTuesday, May 21, 2019 / 7:00pm
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!
Thursday, Apr 25, 2019 / 10:00amSaturday, Apr 27, 2019 / 10:00amTuesday, Apr 30, 2019 / 10:00amThursday, May 2, 2019 / 10:00amSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 10:00amTuesday, May 7, 2019 / 10:00amThursday, May 9, 2019 / 10:00amSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 10:00am
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.
Sunday, Apr 21, 2019 / 3:00pmSaturday, Apr 27, 2019 / NoonSunday, May 5, 2019 / NoonSunday, May 5, 2019 / 3:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / NoonSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 3:00pmSunday, May 19, 2019 / NoonSunday, May 19, 2019 / 3:00pm
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.
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 / 9:45amSunday, Apr 28, 2019 / 9:45amSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 9:45amSunday, May 5, 2019 / 9:45amFriday, May 24, 2019 / 9:45amSaturday, May 25, 2019 / 9:45amSunday, May 26, 2019 / 9:45amMonday, May 27, 2019 / 9:45am
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 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 / 10:00amThursday, Jun 6, 2019 / 10:00amThursday, Jun 13, 2019 / 10:00am
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.
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.
Climb aboard, get your sea legs steady and get ready for adventure with the children’s musical Pirate Pete’s Parrot from The Secret Theatre in Queens. In the tradition of English pantomime shows (first produced in the 1700s and still wildly popular today), Pirate Pete’s Parrot delivers music, mischief and a boatload of laughs for both children and adults. The play revolves around Pete, a lovable rogue on a mission to find his runaway parrot, Polly. He decides it can’t hurt to try to find some some buried treasure as well, since he’s already on a journey. He still needs to make this month’s rent, after all. With Pete’s endearing crew of misfits, his adventures are filled with songs, sword fights and plenty of audience interaction.
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 / 2:30pmSaturday, May 25, 2019 / 2:30pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 2:30pmSaturday, Jun 29, 2019 / 2:30pmSaturday, Jul 27, 2019 / 2:30pmSaturday, Aug 24, 2019 / 2:30pmSaturday, Sep 28, 2019 / 2:30pmSaturday, Oct 26, 2019 / 2:30pm
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, 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, 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.)Monday, May 27, 2019 / 9:30pm (Taylor Rodriguez)Wednesday, May 29, 2019 / 7:00pm (Ann Kittredge: An Evening of Ahrens & Flaherty)Wednesday, May 29, 2019 / 9:30pm (Ellie MacPherson: Happy Birthday, Mr. President! The First Ladies Edition)
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, 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 / 2:00pmSunday, Dec 1, 2019 / 2:00pm
Prepare to be amazed, astounded and entertained during this afternoon magic show at the Broadway Comedy Club in the heart of New York’s famed Times Square. Master magicians will impress you with a variety of illusions, which may range from sleight-of-hand skills to mind-reading tricks and more. These seasoned performers are great at getting the audience involved in the abracadabra action as well. There’s a full bar at the club, which offers an assortment of food and beverages for purchase.
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 1:00pm
New York City at sunset — is there any more romantic setting for a cruise? You’ll set sail from the south side of Battery Park aboard Manhattan By Sail’s Clipper City, and soak up the stunning views as the sun sets behind the Statue of Liberty and casts its warm glow over the most famous skyline in the world. Order a drink from the full bar, roam the spacious main deck or raised quarterdeck, and enjoy the sights on this two-hour cruise aboard New York’s only tall ship.
Thursday, May 9, 2019 / 7:00pm (Boarding begins at 6:30pm)Friday, May 10, 2019 / 7:00pm (Boarding begins at 6:30pm)Saturday, May 11, 2019 / 7:00pm (Boarding begins at 6:30pm)Sunday, May 12, 2019 / 7:00pm (Boarding begins at 6:30pm)Monday, May 13, 2019 / 7:00pm (Boarding begins at 6:30pm)Tuesday, May 14, 2019 / 7:00pm (Boarding begins at 6:30pm)Thursday, May 16, 2019 / 7:00pm (Boarding begins at 6:30pm)Friday, May 17, 2019 / 7:00pm (Boarding begins at 6:30pm)
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.
Tuesday, Apr 23, 2019 / 6:00pmSunday, Apr 28, 2019 / 6:00pmTuesday, Apr 30, 2019 / 6:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 6:00pmTuesday, May 7, 2019 / 6:00pmSunday, May 12, 2019 / 6:00pmTuesday, May 14, 2019 / 6:00pmSunday, May 19, 2019 / 6:00pm
At an earlier-than-usual start time, NYBI joins Benjamin Sheen in a program of chamber music celebrating the Martha J. Dodge Continuo Organ and a new harpsichord recently purchased from Willard Martin. Vivaldi’s evergreen depiction of Spring sets the scene for two concerti by Handel and Bach, both of which weave tapestries of musical counterpoint for all the hands of the orchestra. Enjoy this intimate, early-evening performance looking towards Memorial Day and the New York summer at Saint Thomas Church.
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).
Party and dance the night away on the Cinco De Mayo Party Cruise aboard the JJ Audubon Yacht. Take in spectacular views of the New York City skyline and Statue of Liberty while enjoying three levels of music spun by a live DJ. Buckets of Corona and tacos are available for purchase to help complete your celebration.
Saturday, May 4, 2019 / 11:00pm (Boarding Begins at 10:00pm)
Zinc Bar in Greenwich Village hosts their Trumpet Masters Series showcasing some of the world’s best jazz trumpeters. Zinc Bar has the look and feel of a Golden Age jazz bar, just like the venues that filled New York decades ago. Squint a little and you might just see the ghosts of Frank Sinatra or Billie Holiday, both of whom played this room years ago.
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.
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.
Retrace the immigrant progress toward the American Dream during Prohibition and sample classic cocktails on this walking history and pub tour. You’ll start at one of New York’s last-standing 1920s speakeasies and hear tales of the period’s most notorious gangsters and infamous bootleggers. At the second location, you’ll explore the history behind the Prohibition and learn about the women of the Gilded Age. Round off the journey at one of NYC’s oldest bars and former speakeasies where you’ll explore the sudden demise of Prohibition.
Thursday, Apr 25, 2019 / 4:00pmThursday, May 2, 2019 / 4:00pmThursday, May 9, 2019 / 4:00pmThursday, May 16, 2019 / 4:00pmThursday, May 23, 2019 / 4:00pmThursday, May 30, 2019 / 4:00pm
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.
Thursday, Apr 25, 2019 / 7:00pm (Monona Rossol: Vaudeville 101)Thursday, May 9, 2019 / 9:30pm (Joanna Pascale)Thursday, Jun 6, 2019 / 9:30pm (Lawrence Dandridge: A Cabaret for Moms)Tuesday, Jun 11, 2019 / 9:30pm (Travis McClung)Wednesday, Jun 12, 2019 / 9:30pm (Elisabeth Withers)Friday, Jun 14, 2019 / 9:30pm (Darwin Del Fabro)Tuesday, Jun 18, 2019 / 7:00pm (Piff the Magic Dragon)Wednesday, Jun 19, 2019 / 7:00pm (Donna Marie Asbury: Celebrating 20 Years in Chicago the Musical)
History comes alive as you find yourself in remarkable and little-known Lower Manhattan locations meaningful to the lives and partnership of Alexander Hamilton and George Washington at the dawn of the United States. Relive the first reading of the Declaration of Independence and the revolt that followed, snoop into the Culper spy ring, honor the American soldiers who fought in the Battle of Brooklyn, and applaud Hamilton’s achievement of the Compromise of 1790. You will stand in awe by the tavern where Washington bid farewell to his officers, celebrate at the site of Washington’s momentous inauguration, gain insights into the duel between Hamilton and Aaron Burr, pay your respects at the final resting place of the Hamiltons, and much more. You’ll hear stories, letters, speeches and see paintings from the time. Your tour will be led by a knowledgeable licensed NYC guide and urban historian with 20 years of experience. This is an immersive tour for fans of American history and the musical Hamilton!
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 / 4:00pm (Special Start Time)Sunday, Apr 28, 2019 / NoonSaturday, May 4, 2019 / NoonSaturday, May 11, 2019 / NoonFriday, May 17, 2019 / NoonSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 4:00pm (Special Start Time)Saturday, May 25, 2019 / NoonFriday, May 31, 2019 / Noon
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, May 19, 2019 / 7:00pmSunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 7:00pm
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.
Saturday, May 4, 2019 / 2:30pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 2:30pm
A beloved conductor and educator, Florida Music Educators Hall of Famer Russell Robinson takes the stage at Carnegie Hall with an evening of original compositions that marry his two greatest passions: live orchestral music and inspiring a love of the arts to future generations. Conducted by Robinson himself, DCINY presents the music of Russell Robinson for mixed middle school voices at the Perelman Stage at Stern Auditorium. This evening of original works features the Distinguished Concerts Singers International and is perfect for audiences of all ages.
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.
Sunday, Apr 28, 2019 / 9:00amSunday, May 5, 2019 / 9:00amSunday, May 12, 2019 / 9:00amSunday, May 19, 2019 / 9:00amSunday, May 26, 2019 / 9:00amSunday, Jun 2, 2019 / 9:00amSunday, Jun 9, 2019 / 9:00amSunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 9:00am
The seas will be bumping during this late night jam as the Hip Hop vs. Reggae Yacht Party will hit the water playing some of the best music to get everyone on the dance floor. Whether you like the pulsating beats of hip hop or the smooth riddims of reggae, this is the ride for you. With great views of the city, beautiful people, two floors of music and an on-board bar, this party will sail deep into the night.
Friday, May 10, 2019 / 11:45pmFriday, May 24, 2019 / 11:45pmFriday, May 31, 2019 / 11:45pmFriday, Jun 7, 2019 / 11:45pmFriday, Jun 21, 2019 / 11:45pmFriday, Jul 5, 2019 / 11:45pmFriday, Jul 19, 2019 / 11:45pmFriday, Aug 2, 2019 / 11:45pm
A celebrated New York event since 2010, the Broadway World and Bistro Award-winning series that celebrates Stephen Sondheim and his legendary career comes to the stage of Feinstein’s/54 Below. Sondheim Unplugged features some of Broadway and cabaret’s most dynamic voices, accompanied solely by piano, singing numbers from A Little Night Music, Company, Into the Woods, Follies, Passion, Dick Tracy and more. Past special guests have included actors who originated roles in Sondheim’s musicals, including Len Cariou, Victoria Mallory, Chip Zien and Donna McKechnie, so you never know who might drop in. Series creator Phil Geoffrey Bond hosts the show, and in between numbers shares Sondheim facts, history and related theatrical lore.
Sunday, May 26, 2019 / 7:00pmSunday, Jun 30, 2019 / 7:00pm
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 28, 2019 / 9:30pm (Doors Open at 8:45pm)Monday, Apr 29, 2019 / 9:30pm (Doors Open at 8:45pm)Monday, May 6, 2019 / 9:30pm (Doors Open at 8:45pm)Monday, May 13, 2019 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 5:30pm)Monday, May 27, 2019 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 5:30pm)
Think you’ve seen all there is to see at The World’s Most Famous Arena? Discover so much more on the brand-new All Access Tour. Visit exclusive, behind-the-scenes parts of The Garden and hear its history from an expert tour guide who knows every iconic story and legendary moment. With the revamped tour, guests will encounter exciting new stops, including a freeboomerang photo experience and state-of-the-art virtual reality technology that offers a first-hand glimpse into the excitement of being at one of The Garden’s world-class events. Plus, there’s always a surprise! Will you see the hardwood or the ice? Locker rooms? A stage being built? A rehearsal? Take the tour to find out!
Come celebrate pop queen Janet Jackson’s birthday with a tribute to her entire career and musical legacy. Featuring Nanna and her slamming band, this one-night-only tribute at NYC’s Groove will cover Janet’s top hits and deeper cuts, with all the feeling, energy and sparkle of seeing the iconic diva live.
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!”
This “high-energy, historical and hysterical” musical at St. Luke’s Theatre in New York takes you on a pop-musical trip through the last 100 years of womanhood, starting with their dependence on others and finally finding the hero within themselves. 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 are not gonna take it anymore (“I Am Woman” and “You Don’t Own Me”), This One’s for the Girls features four talented performers who combine excerpts of 60 songs with women’s own stories. This upbeat celebration of American women is 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.
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, May 25, 2019 / 2:00pm
Relax and unwind while you cruise New York Harbor aboard an 80-year-old classic schooner as author Felicia Sherbert and/or other guest wine experts introduce you to a pleasing variety of wines picked from some of America’s oldest and best-known cellars. Pair your wines with tasty snacks and cheeses while taking in the stunning views of the Brooklyn Bridge, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island and of course the iconic Manhattan skyline. This two-hour sail is a casual, classy and intimate way to spend an afternoon in New York.
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 / 4:30pmSunday, Apr 28, 2019 / 4:30pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 4:30pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 4:30pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 4:30pmSunday, May 12, 2019 / 4:30pmSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 4:30pmSunday, May 19, 2019 / 4:30pm
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.
Toiling late into the fog-shrouded night, the brilliant Dr. Jekyll works obsessively to isolate — and eventually cure - humanity’s “basest instincts.” Instead, his experimentation releases a dark, savage version of himself: Edward Hyde, a villainous hedonist free to commit the sins Jekyll is too civilized to comprehend. As Hyde’s increasingly evil behavior threatens to expose him, Jekyll struggles to suppress his alter ego. But when a woman catches Hyde’s rapacious eye, the stage for a showdown is set … and the line between good and evil blurs. This SoHo Playhouse production of Dr. Jekyll & Mr. Hyde is bare-bones, but fully engaging. The sets are made entirely of black, stackable stairs with hidden compartments that open for embellishments. The costumes are also all black, with minimal accessories helping to highlight character changes. Don’t miss this horror and humor-filled edge-of-your-seat production.
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.
Sunday, Apr 21, 2019 / 5:15pmSunday, Apr 28, 2019 / 5:15pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 5:15pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 5:15pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 5:15pmSunday, May 12, 2019 / 5:15pmSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 5:15pmSunday, May 19, 2019 / 5:15pm
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.
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)Tuesday, May 14, 2019 / 9:30pm (NYU/Tisch's New Studio on Broadway Presents: Not a Showcase)Wednesday, May 15, 2019 / 9:30pm (A Decade of Soul - Classic Soul & Motown Tribute)Wednesday, May 22, 2019 / 9:30pm (Pace Musical Theater Class of 2019)Tuesday, May 28, 2019 / 9:30pm (Broadway Around the World)Sunday, Jun 2, 2019 / 7:00pm (An All-Star Marvin Hamlisch Birthday Celebration)Sunday, Jun 2, 2019 / 9:30pm (I Wish: The Roles That Could Have Been)
Experience a multi-sensory tasting event unlike any other, combining four flights of fine whiskey, paired with a variety of whiskey-infused donuts 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 gathering at the Little Palace in Brooklyn is designed and curated by whiskey specialist and comic storyteller Rachna Hukmani.
Celebrate the intimate and spectacular beauty of the Statue of Liberty and Manhattan’s impressive skyline from the decks of the magnificent 82-foot schooner Shearwater. This 1929 vessel, built from native hardwoods, is New York City’s only floating designated landmark. When the Gatsby-era ship’s sails unfurl, sit back and enjoy the casually elegant atmosphere as this ocean-tested vessel glides comfortably through world-famous New York Harbor during the relaxing 90-minute ride. Your ticket includes a serving of beer, wine or choice of soft drink.
Friday, Apr 26, 2019 / 12:30pm (Boarding Begins at Noon)Friday, Apr 26, 2019 / 2:15pm (Boarding Begins at 1:45pm)Monday, Apr 29, 2019 / 12:30pm (Boarding Begins at Noon)Monday, Apr 29, 2019 / 2:15pm (Boarding Begins at 1:45pm)Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019 / 12:30pm (Boarding Begins at Noon)Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019 / 2:15pm (Boarding Begins at 1:45pm)Wednesday, May 1, 2019 / 12:30pm (Boarding Begins at Noon)Wednesday, May 1, 2019 / 2:15pm (Boarding Begins at 1:45pm)
Interested in being schooled on the history and background of the many beautiful bridges and tunnels that connect NYC’s boroughs? The 1920s-style luxury yacht Manhattan provides the perfect setting for a relaxing and educational afternoon tour of New York City’s engineering wonders. An architecture and city planning professor rides along to provide fascinating facts on the city’s tunnels, bridges — including the Brooklyn, Manhattan, George Washington, High and Williamsburg — and infrastructure and mass transit feats. The almost-three-hour cruise around the island includes a beverage from the onboard bar and light hors d’oeuvres.
Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019 / 1:45pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 10:15amSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 10:15amTuesday, May 28, 2019 / 1:45pmTuesday, Jun 11, 2019 / 1:45pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 10:15amTuesday, Jun 25, 2019 / 1:45pmSaturday, Jun 29, 2019 / 10:15am
New York’s Hudson Station is about to be lit with Quiet Events’ three live DJs spinning your favorite jams all night long. The bar will have all the booze and snacks you need for an amazing night, and they’re even sweetening the deal with drink specials. Rock out on your wireless headphones to your choice of Top 40 dance hits, ’80s, ’90s and 2K throwbacks and hip hop/R&B.
This is a stand up comedy show for families! Come see comedy and don’t worry about getting a babysitter. NYC comics that perform at clubs, colleges and on TV come here to try their PG best to make your whole family laugh. The show is super kid-friendly: It is hosted by fun 11-year-old and her lame dad. All kids get a chance to tell jokes in-between the comedians.
Saturday, May 18, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Jul 20, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Aug 17, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Sep 21, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Oct 19, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Nov 16, 2019 / 1:00pmSaturday, Dec 21, 2019 / 1:00pm
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.
The only better way to see the Statue of Liberty than on a daytime cruise is being able to pretend you’re a pirate while you do it! And you can’t do that unless you’re sailing in style on a tall ship. So come aboard the Clipper City, New York’s largest tall ship, and set sail for some breathtaking views. Explore the topsail schooner’s spacious main deck (no climbing the rigging, please) or head up to the quarterdeck and feel the breeze as you take in spectacular views of Lady Liberty, Ellis Island, the skyline and other NYC landmarks. You can even mutter an “arrr” or “ahoy!” if the mood takes you. Of course, if you’re not the swashbuckling type, you can also just grab a seat and relax with a drink from the full bar while you enjoy this scenic cruise from Manhattan By Sail.
Thursday, May 9, 2019 / 11:30am (Boarding Begins at 11:00am)Thursday, May 9, 2019 / 1:00pm (Boarding Begins at 12:30pm)Thursday, May 9, 2019 / 3:00pm (Boarding Begins at 2:30pm)Friday, May 10, 2019 / 11:30am (Boarding Begins at 11:00am)Friday, May 10, 2019 / 1:00pm (Boarding Begins at 12:30pm)Friday, May 10, 2019 / 3:00pm (Boarding Begins at 2:30pm)Monday, May 13, 2019 / 3:00pm (Boarding Begins at 2:30pm)Tuesday, May 14, 2019 / 11:30am (Boarding Begins at 11:00am)
Uncle Vinnie’s is New Jersey’s hottest “A-room” comedy club, with lineups that include stand-up comedians who’ve been seen on Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central, The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, Conan O’Brien, David Letterman, HBO and many more. What started out as an Italian restaurant hosting a comedy night once a week as grown into one of the most renowned comedy clubs in the tri-state area.
Hosted by good time gal Trish Parry, Smut Slam is a storytelling competition based in real life, real lust and real sex. It all gets underway at Under St. Marks in New York’s East Village. With sexy prizes from sponsors Njoy and Babeland, Smut Slammers sign up to tell a 5-minute dirty story, judged by a different panel of celebrity judges like sex party curators, erotica writers, storytelling hosts, and more. Voyeurs can also participate by divulging secrets anonymously or digging deep with questions for Trish, with a chance to win the coveted Njoy toy at the end of the evening.
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 / 9:00pmWednesday, Jun 5, 2019 / 9:00pmWednesday, Jul 3, 2019 / 9:00pmWednesday, Aug 7, 2019 / 9:00pm
Shake, Rattle & Roll promises a one-of-a-kind, all-request, totally interactive rock ‘n’ roll party. This no-holds-barred dueling piano performance, at Rattle & Hum West in New York City, is a total blast, where you can sing, dance and laugh along to your favorite songs. The comic piano masters seldom get a request they can’t handle — from Bill Haley to Billy Joel, or Bon Jovi to Britney Spears, there’s something for everyone in their massive repertoire of hit songs. This is a great place to bring a party, as the duo is glad to give special shout-outs to those celebrating a special occasion.
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 / 10:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 10:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 10:00pmSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 10:00pmSaturday, May 25, 2019 / 10:00pm
Charlie Chaplin meets Harold and the Purple Crayon in Chalk, a family-friendly physical comedy guaranteed to draw you in. A playful and poignant homage to classic silent-film era comedians, Chalk invites audiences into a hand-drawn world where imagination is made real and anything can happen. If everything you drew became real, where would your imagination take you? Find out at this whimsical show playing at the Kraine Theater in New York City.
Saturday, May 11, 2019 / 2:30pmSaturday, Jun 8, 2019 / 2:30pmSaturday, Jul 13, 2019 / 2:30pmSaturday, Aug 10, 2019 / 2:30pm
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.
Friday, Apr 26, 2019 / 11:00amSaturday, Apr 27, 2019 / 11:00amFriday, May 3, 2019 / 11:00amSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 11:00amFriday, May 10, 2019 / 11:00amSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 11:00amFriday, May 17, 2019 / 11:00amSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 11:00am
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 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)Friday, Jun 7, 2019 / NoonFriday, Jun 14, 2019 / Noon
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.
Experience the magic of Broadway like never before at BLANK! The Musical an astonishing and hysterical next-generation theatrical sensation at The Green Room 42 in New York. Each night, a talented ensemble takes to the stage — with no script, no rehearsal and no idea what will happen — to perform a brand-new smash hit musical that you will help create!
Thursday, May 2, 2019 / 7:00pmThursday, May 9, 2019 / 7:00pmThursday, May 16, 2019 / 7:00pmThursday, May 30, 2019 / 7:00pmThursday, Jun 6, 2019 / 7:00pmThursday, Jun 27, 2019 / 7:00pm
If you’ve followed the big-screen adventures of Harry Potter through eight fabulous fantasy films, or even if you’ve just seen one or two, this fun trivia night will be right up your Diagon Alley. Test your knowledge of all things Hogwarts with categories ranging from Spells & Potions and Animals & Magical Creatures to The Dark Arts and beyond. Muggles and others will be divided into four to six teams, and the game will run about five rounds, with the teams being mixed up after each round, and prizes for the winners. Come alone or bring friends, all are welcome to hang out and connect with some new Potterheads, er… people.
Mary is a compulsively wise-cracking editor. Bob is an infuriatingly sensible publisher. Their marriage ended and they haven’t seen each other in 9 months, but Mary has been called back by their friend and lawyer, Oscar, in the hopes that they can avert an audit. Throw in Bob’s fiancee Tiffany; his old war buddy Dirk Winston; and one major snow storm-and we begin to wonder, will Mary and Bob recognize they are soul mates in time to get back together before they end up in the arms of another?
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 2:00pmMonday, May 6, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, May 9, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 8:00pm Sunday, May 12, 2019 / 2:00pm
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 is set to feature a lineup whose credits include top festivals, TV and major club appearances.
Thursday, May 23, 2019 / 7:00pmThursday, Jun 20, 2019 / 7:00pmThursday, Jul 11, 2019 / 7:00pmThursday, Aug 22, 2019 / 7:00pm
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.
These shows are part of Feinstein’s/54 Below’s Summer 2018 concert series: Duo Shows at 54! From partners to siblings to co-stars and beyond, these evenings will celebrate the special collaboration of two artists brought together. Join us as some of today’s greatest performers team up with each other for this unique and exciting series.
Sunday, May 19, 2019 / 9:30pm (Rachel Handman & Keve Wilson: Broadway Musicians!)Friday, May 24, 2019 / 9:30pm (Angel Ram & Alain Echem)Friday, Oct 25, 2019 / 9:30pm (Gloria Reuben & Marty Ashby: For All We Know)
The waters of New York look extra dreamy from the seats of Clipper City, a gorgeous, mighty tall ship. Take advantage of the public transit friendliness of New York by getting your buzz on board, where happy hour deals make the experience both easy and picturesque — Anybody down for half-price drinks? It’s an easy way to take a load off after work, plus a chance to see a big slice of the city from a whole new perspective. Summer sails are essential for a true NYC summer, so hop on board the Clipper City Tall Ship to “do your part.”
Thursday, May 9, 2019 / 5:30pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 5:30pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 5:30pmSunday, May 12, 2019 / 5:30pmMonday, May 13, 2019 / 5:30pmTuesday, May 14, 2019 / 5:30pmWednesday, May 15, 2019 / 5:30pmThursday, May 16, 2019 / 5:30pm
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.
Sunday, Apr 28, 2019 / 11:00amSunday, May 5, 2019 / 11:00amMonday, May 6, 2019 / 11:00amSunday, May 12, 2019 / 11:00amMonday, May 13, 2019 / 11:00amSunday, May 19, 2019 / 11:00amMonday, May 20, 2019 / 11:00amSunday, May 26, 2019 / 11:00am
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.
Monday, Apr 22, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, Apr 26, 2019 / 2:00pmMonday, Apr 29, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, May 3, 2019 / 2:00pmMonday, May 6, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 2:00pmMonday, May 13, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, May 17, 2019 / 2:00pm
See the Big Apple’s famous sites and avoid the crowds in just one hour on this family-friendly tour aboard a luxury vintage yacht. This tour has a special emphasis on the most famous attractions in the New York Harbor — Battery Park, the Financial District, Governor’s Island and a slow pass by the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Enjoy the views from the bright open decks of the yacht or watch from the comfort of the climate-controlled cabin. This tour aboard an intimate luxury yacht is the perfect sightseeing opportunity for visitors with limited time.
Friday, Apr 26, 2019 / 4:30pmSaturday, Apr 27, 2019 / 4:30pmSunday, Apr 28, 2019 / 4:30pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 4:30pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 4:30pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 4:30pmSunday, May 12, 2019 / 4:30pmSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 4:30pm
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.
If you’re old enough to remember the hit TV show Little House on the Prairie, or even caught the syndicated reruns, you likely felt the same hatred that everyone else did for the nasty Nellie Oleson — the biggest b*tch the Western prairie had ever seen. Now all grown up (and no b*tch), Alison Arngrim brings her hit one-woman show to New York. In it, Arngrim talks about surviving seven years of being one of the most despised characters on television, and pulls back the curtain on the beloved family show as she recounts her most cherished and often hilarious behind-the-scenes stories from the Little House set, including her experiences growing up in an eccentric Hollywood family.
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.
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 7:00pm
Feinstein’s/54 Below presents music by Broadway’s most talented emerging and established composers as part of their Songwriters in Concert cabaret series. An all-star cast of Broadway’s best belters will be on hand for these evenings of new tunes and classic standards, with a different composer highlighted at each show. Ticket options include adding dinner, so you can make an evening of it.
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 / 9:30pm (Marcy & Zina & Friends)Friday, May 17, 2019 / 9:30pm (The Music of Ben Caplan: I Don't Want to Talk About It)Monday, Jul 1, 2019 / 9:30pm (Canada Day with Joshua Stackhouse)Sunday, Aug 11, 2019 / 9:30pm (Billy Recce's Snowflake Jamboree!)
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.
From the beautiful, classic yacht Kingston or Full Moon, enjoy iconic sites and light narration on wonders such as the Statue of Liberty, One World Observatory, Ellis Island, Governors Island, the Brooklyn Bridge and more! Enjoy an afternoon of sights aboard the Statue and Skyline cruise departing from North Cove Marina. In the heart of Battery Park City, this is the perfect place to jump on a boat and head out into the harbor to see the city from the water’s perspective. A full bar offers beer, wine, champagne, soda, juice and water for purchase.
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 / 2:30pmSunday, Apr 28, 2019 / 2:30pmFriday, May 3, 2019 / 3:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 2:30pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 2:30pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 3:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 2:30pmSunday, May 12, 2019 / 2:30pm
Whether you’ve been told you have a great voice, had compliments on your speaking style, or use effective communication in a current profession, this workshop will give you a behind-the-scenes look at how people make money every day with their voices. From audio books and training material, cartoons, documentaries, commercials and more, this workshop will introduce you to the growing field of voice-over. Today, opportunities for voice professionals have increased dramatically and unlike a decade ago, the range of voices cast for these opportunities continue to grow. Skilled voice professionals are more in demand than ever before. Attend this seminar in Albany.
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 / 6:30pmMonday, Jun 24, 2019 / 6:30pm
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, May 5, 2019 / 3:00pmTuesday, May 14, 2019 / 7:00pmMonday, May 20, 2019 / 7:00pm
Boasting two of opera’s all-time favorite arias (“Questa o quella” and “La donna è mobile”), Giuseppe Verdi’s Rigoletto also spotlights one of opera’s most complex title characters. This tragic story of the curse laid upon the hunchbacked jester, his daughter Gilda and the lecherous duke he serves is based on a play by Victor Hugo. Metropolitan Opera’s renowned singers and the iconic Opera House in New York offer a new twist on the classic, setting it in Las Vegas in 1960, a time and place with surprising parallels to the decadence of the original Renaissance setting. Rigoletto will be sung in Italian with titles in English, German, Spanish and Italian. A glass of champagne or a nonalcoholic beverage is included with each ticket.
Friday, Apr 26, 2019 / 8:00pmWednesday, May 1, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 7:30pm
Remember all the wonderful variety shows from the ‘70s and ’80s? Now’s your chance to see them live and re-created by Las Vegas’ number one impersonators, The Edwards Twins. All your favorite legendary superstars come alive in An Evening with the Stars. NBC’s Today show says, “it’s one of the most extraordinary shows we have ever seen.” Sonny & Cher, Billy Joel, Elton John, Neil Diamond, Lionel Richie, Stevie Wonder, Ray Charles, Lady Gaga, Celine Dion, Rod Stewart, Bette Midler, Barbra Streisand, Andrea Bocelli, Frankie Valli, Tom Jones and many more come alive in this show hosted by the Edwards Twins from Las Vegas. Each star sings their No. 1 hits as well as of your favorite songs during this show at The Union County Performing Arts Center in Rahway.
Summer is on its way, and it’s a perfect time to head out onto the waters to enjoy a scenic cruise while chowing down on fresh seafood with North River Lobster Company. The largest floating lobster shack in New York City offers a variety of experiences, whether you want to grab a quick lobster lunch, relax with some happy hour drinks or enjoy a scenic sunset dinner. Your ticket gets you access to any of the three floors, including the rooftop deck, all of which offer a casual atmosphere and great views of Midtown. Soak it all in while perusing a menu that features lobster rolls, buckets of beer, rosé, cocktails, plus a raw bar (food and drink are available at an additional cost).
Paul Alexander Nolan has strongly impressed Broadway audiences with his starring roles in Escape To Margaritaville, Bright Star, Jesus Christ Superstar, Once, Chicago and Doctor Zhivago, with a voice that “stops the audience’s collective breath” (The Washingtonian) and has “rocked the emotional roof” (DC Metro Arts) through his extensive career. Lauded by The New York Times as having an “expressive voice and wide acting range,” Paul now brings his long-awaited cabaret solo debut to Feinstein’s/54 Below! This musical road trip will feature a variety of styles from musical theatre to rock, country, bluegrass, folk and pop.
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 7:00pmTuesday, May 7, 2019 / 7:00pm
Be there when Beth Hart returns to the United States for a very intimate solo tour, and get ready to see the Hart & Soul of this Grammy-nominated powerhouse like you’ve never seen her before — raw and unplugged. Her solo tours in Europe were performed to sold-out crowds, and this will be her first solo run in the U.S. National Rock Review said, “It is indeed a rare treat to see Beth Hart perform in this stripped back format. She is one of the truly great singer-songwriters of our time, a genre-defying powerhouse vocalist.” Now you can find out why when she brings her concert to the stage of The New York Society for Ethical Culture.
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, May 17, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Jun 14, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 8:00pm
Laughs are on tap for this nationwide tour that’s already hit over 900 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 Jamesport Farm Brewery in Riverhead is set to feature a lineup whose credits include top festivals, TV and major club appearances.
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.
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.
Tuesday, Apr 23, 2019 / 11:00amTuesday, Apr 30, 2019 / 11:00amTuesday, May 7, 2019 / 11:00amTuesday, May 14, 2019 / 11:00amTuesday, May 21, 2019 / 11:00amTuesday, May 28, 2019 / 11:00amTuesday, Jun 4, 2019 / 11:00amTuesday, Jun 11, 2019 / 11:00am
If your idea of a poetry reading involves a tweed-clad author, a podium and possibly a nap, then prepare to have your expectations exceeded by The Poetry Brothel, dubbed “New York’s sexiest literary event” by Time Out New York. Inspired by the fin-de-siècle bordellos of Paris and New Orleans, this immersive experience invites you inside a lush, speakeasy-style environment to meet your host, or “Madame,” who’ll introduce you to a rotating cast of poets-in-character, both male and female, emerging and established, and local and international, each with a unique story to tell. They’ll engage you with public readings, or if you prefer, private ones (for an additional fee). As with any underground establishment worth its salt, The Poetry Brothel also offers a full bar and themed cabaret entertainment with an ever-changing lineup of live music, burlesque dancers, painters, fortune-tellers and more. The Mystical Medicine edition now slinks its way back into Brooklyn at The House of Yes.
Spherus Cirque is a combination of high-energy juggling, clean comedy and unique performance pieces. Trained as an engineer, Greg Kennedy uses the principles of geometry and physics to create groundbreaking work with original apparatus. Greg honed his skills performing for five years with Cirque du Soleil in 25 cities for more than 3 million people. He won the Gold Medal at the International Jugglers’ Association Championships, appeared on The Tonight Show and has received over two million views on YouTube. His brilliant blend of impressive feats, rapid-paced wit and the pure beauty of motion amazes audiences everywhere. See it at Colden Auditorium in Flushing.
Cinco de Mayo is on its way, so let’s give ‘em something to taco about on this silent disco booze cruise of New York Harbor. The party boat sets sail with plenty of drinks, music, and fun to help you rock out with your guac out all night long to three different DJs. Plus, you’ll soak up amazing views of the Statue of Liberty and the most famous skyline in the world. Your Quiet Events headphones allow you to adjust the volume and choose between DJs with a flip of a switch. Each headset has a color LED that shows what channel you’re listening to, whether its Top 40 dance hits, ’80s, ’90s and 2K throwbacks or hip hop and R&B.
Saturday, May 4, 2019 / 10:30pm (Boarding Begins at 9:30pm)
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.
Widen your beer horizons while enjoying those of the famed Big Apple skyline from the deck of this magnificent tall ship, New York’s largest sailing vessel. During the one-hour-and-45-minute cruise down the Hudson, you’ll get the chance to sample several varieties of ale and lager, paired with an assortment of cheeses and charcuterie, as craft beer experts from Urban Oyster explain how to distinguish between brews and share the beer-making process. There’s also a fully-stocked bar on board, and you’ll soak up some great scenery — including the Statue of Liberty — during the trip. Please see the full event description for the scheduled lineup of local New York breweries.
Saturday, May 11, 2019 / 11:30am (Boarding Begins at 11:00pm)Saturday, May 18, 2019 / 11:30am (Boarding Begins at 11:00pm)Saturday, May 25, 2019 / 11:30am (Boarding Begins at 11:00pm)Saturday, Jun 8, 2019 / 11:30am (Boarding Begins at 11:00pm)Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 11:30am (Boarding Begins at 11:00pm)Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 11:30am (Boarding Begins at 11:00pm)Saturday, Jun 29, 2019 / 11:30am (Boarding Begins at 11:00pm)Saturday, Jul 6, 2019 / 11:30am (Boarding Begins at 11:00pm)
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.
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 / 7:30pm Saturday, May 4, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 7:30pm Saturday, May 18, 2019 / 7:30pm
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.
Monday, Apr 22, 2019 / 6:00pmThursday, Apr 25, 2019 / 6:00pmMonday, Apr 29, 2019 / 6:00pmThursday, May 2, 2019 / 6:00pmMonday, May 6, 2019 / 6:00pmThursday, May 9, 2019 / 6:00pmMonday, May 13, 2019 / 6:00pmThursday, May 16, 2019 / 6:00pm
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.
With Sid King — the infamous owner of Sid King’s Crazy Horse Bar; “The Sultan of Striptease” — as his father, Mike King has certainly been no stranger to life’s quirkier side. The Fifth Dentist, written by Mike King and directed by Jonathan Cerullo, is King’s hilarious and heartwarming love letter to his late father. Get ready to laugh as he performs his engaging story about life as a dentist, a stand-up comedian and the son of a “nightclub” owner at New York City’s PIT Loft.
Sunday, Apr 28, 2019 / 2:00pmMonday, May 6, 2019 / 8:00pmMonday, May 20, 2019 / 8:00pmMonday, Jun 3, 2019 / 8:00pmMonday, Jun 17, 2019 / 8:00pm
Several of Long Island’s master mixologists serve up samples of their latest and greatest creations for the fourth year of the NY Cocktail Festival. The area’s best bartenders are on hand with tastes of their specialties. Past years’ drink dazzlers have come from Treme, The Brixton, Frank’s Steak House, Pentimento Restaurant, Mesita, Parlay, Flight, Vaux Hall and elsewhere. Plus, see who wins at the Best Cocktail Award Ceremony. VIP tickets get you early entry at Mulcahy’s Pub & Concert Hall in Wantagh.
Sunday, May 19, 2019 / 1:30pm - 3:30pm (VIP Entry at 12:30pm)Sunday, May 19, 2019 / 5:00pm - 7:00pm (VIP Entry at 4:00pm)
From the moment her brother dared her to take the stage at a comedy club, Mo’Nique has been making people howl with laughter thanks to her sassy delivery and hilarious observations. She’s a stand-up comedian, popular television and film actress and a New York Times best-selling author. But she may have made her most lasting impression as the abusive mother in Precious, a breathtaking and intense performance that earned her an Academy Award. Armed with tell-it-like-it-is honesty, quick wit and unwavering confidence, Mo’Nique represented for the ladies in the hit stand-up comedy film The Queens of Comedy, which toured and earned a Grammy nomination. Check out this triple threat with Mom at a special Mother’s Day show at Apollo Theater.
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 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 / 11:00amWednesday, Jun 5, 2019 / 11:00amWednesday, Jun 12, 2019 / 11:00am
Sure, you binge-watch episodes of The Voice and try to turn every birthday into a karaoke party. But do you think you’ve got what what it takes to be the ultimate cabaret champion? Presented at Kraine Theater, The Cabaret Showdown features talented NYC singers competing for the chance to star in their own show or cabaret. And whether you compete or just enjoy the fun as an audience member, you’re sure to have a blast.
Sunday, May 12, 2019 / 7:00pmSunday, Jun 9, 2019 / 7:00pmSunday, Jul 14, 2019 / 7:00pmSunday, Aug 11, 2019 / 7:00pm
Come out for the Saturday Midnight NYC Yacht Booze Cruise and dance to the hottests live DJs from NYC. Hookah will be available for purchase, and you’ll have two levels of music with climate-control main floor and an outer deck to enjoy great views of the Hudson River NYC skyline.
Saturday, May 11, 2019 / Boarding at 11:45pm (Boat Departs: 12:30am)Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 / Boarding at 11:45pm (Boat Departs: 12:30am)Saturday, Jul 20, 2019 / Boarding at 11:45pm (Boat Departs: 12:30am)Saturday, Aug 17, 2019 / Boarding at 11:45pm (Boat Departs at 12:30am)Saturday, Sep 14, 2019 / Boarding at 11:45pm (Boat Departs at 12:30am)
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.
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 / 10:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 10:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 10:00pmSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 10:00pmSaturday, May 25, 2019 / 10:00pmSaturday, Jun 1, 2019 / 10:00pmSaturday, Jun 8, 2019 / 10:00pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 10:00pm
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.
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+.
When a young Bob Dylan first arrived in New York, poised to revolutionize popular music, he began his journey with his first gig, at Café Wha? Paying tribute to this legacy, artist Pete Ayres takes the stage at this storied Greenwich Village spot to perform favorites from the Dylan songbook, spanning his early folk years to his later full-band hits.
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!
Sunday, Apr 28, 2019 / NoonSunday, Apr 28, 2019 / 3:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / NoonSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 3:00pmSunday, May 12, 2019 / NoonSunday, May 12, 2019 / 3:00pmSaturday, May 18, 2019 / NoonSunday, May 26, 2019 / Noon
Let your kids burn off some energy while you enjoy a Saturday afternoon brunch with friends. Katch Astoria is Queens’ premiere gastropub offering a huge dance floor for your kids to groove. They’ll love the very grown-up trend of quiet clubbing, where everyone gets a wireless headset from which they can choose among three live DJs offering Top 40, retro ‘80s, ‘90s and 2k throwbacks, or hip-hop/R&B. For little ones who don’t care to dance, there will also be an arts & crafts table with coloring books, markers, crayons, and other fun activities. Meanwhile, the adults can either join in the dancing fun or take advantage of Katch’s extensive brunch menu.
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.
Sunday, May 5, 2019 / 10:00amSunday, May 12, 2019 / 10:00amSunday, May 19, 2019 / 10:00amSunday, May 26, 2019 / 10:00amSunday, Jun 2, 2019 / 10:00amSunday, Jun 9, 2019 / 10:00amSunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 10:00amSunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 10:00am
Women of a Certain Age at Kraine Theater is a show straight from the unfettered mouths and uninhibited minds of the funniest, most daring, most experienced people in comedy: the women that have seen it all.
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 / 7:30pmWednesday, Jun 5, 2019 / 7:30pm
Experience hidden Central Park locations only a true New York City historian can help you find. Visit some of Central Park’s least-trafficked, truly historic and most scenic locations above 100th Street. Learn the history of the park and its creators, find out what was there before, visit forts from the Revolutionary War, see the stunning formal gardens, “hike” through Central Park’s Adirondack Mountains and much more. This fascinating, educational and entertaining tour is conducted by a licensed New York City tour guide with over 20 years of experience.
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 / NoonSunday, May 5, 2019 / NoonSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 4:00pm (Special Start Time)Sunday, May 12, 2019 / NoonSunday, May 19, 2019 / NoonSunday, May 26, 2019 / NoonSunday, Jun 2, 2019 / NoonSunday, Jun 9, 2019 / Noon
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.
Are you experimenting with adopting a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle? Whether your motivation is health- or environment-related, you’ll definitely want to head to Metropolitan Pavilion for a day of browsing, tasting, learning and shopping. More than 100 plant- based food and lifestyle vendors will be on hand with a plethora of produce and products. You’ll also hear some incredible speakers, including plant-based doctors, authors, chefs, fitness professionals and more. There’ll even be an area with fun kids’ activities, so bring the whole family for a day of healthy fun at this 9th annual event in the city.
Saturday, May 18, 2019 / 11:00am-6:00pmSunday, May 19, 2019 / 11:00am-6:00pm
In this semi-autobiographical drama by Anthony J. Piccione, Alex Grayson — a young college student and aspiring writer with social anxiety, depression, and Asperger’s syndrome — receives a mysterious visit from “himself,” a human incarnation of his inner consciousness. As they interact, Alex is forced to reflect on his own flaws and personality quirks, as well as some of the darkest and most painful memories of his adolescence, while also pondering the question of whether or not he can overcome his inner demons, and ultimately build a brighter future for himself. See A Therapy Session with Myself at Kraine Theater in New York.
Saturday, May 18, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Jul 20, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Aug 17, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Sep 21, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Oct 19, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, Nov 16, 2019 / 2:00pm
The second annual NY Beer Fest will take over Citi Field, bringing together dozens of craft breweries that will feature spring seasonal beers, plus games, DJs and more throughout the park. There will also be food sold separately from a number of concessions.
Saturday, May 4, 2019 / 1:00pm-4:00pm (VIP Entry at Noon)Saturday, May 4, 2019 / 7:00pm-10:00pm (VIP Entry at 6:00pm)
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.
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)Monday, Aug 12, 2019 / 9:30pm (New Musical! Kragtar: An American Monster Musical)Monday, Sep 2, 2019 / 9:30pm (Invisible: The Sci-Fi Musical Comedy In Concert)
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!
Wednesday, Apr 24, 2019 / 6:00pmFriday, Apr 26, 2019 / 6:00pmWednesday, May 1, 2019 / 6:00pmFriday, May 3, 2019 / 6:00pmWednesday, May 8, 2019 / 6:00pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 6:00pmWednesday, May 15, 2019 / 6:00pmFriday, May 17, 2019 / 6:00pm
After over 15 years on the best avenue in town, the massively popular, Tony-winning musical Avenue Q will end its hit run in NYC. 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.
Escape on a mini-getaway without straying too far from the city lights on a three-hour cruise aboard a yacht. This weekend party on the Hudson River features a dance floor with Top 40 and rock music served up by a live DJ, and a cash bar where you can order your favorite cocktails. Enjoy the bash down below or head up to the top deck for great views of the spectacular New York skyline, the Statue of Liberty and more.
Saturday, May 18, 2019 / 9:30pm (Boarding Begins at 8:30pm)Saturday, May 25, 2019 / 9:30pm (Boarding Begins at 8:30pm)Saturday, Jun 1, 2019 / 9:30pm (Boarding Begins at 8:30pm)Saturday, Jun 8, 2019 / 9:30pm (Boarding Begins at 8:30pm)Saturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 9:30pm (Boarding Begins at 8:30pm)Saturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 9:30pm (Boarding Begins at 8:30pm)Saturday, Jul 6, 2019 / 9:30pm (Boarding Begins at 8:30pm)Saturday, Jul 13, 2019 / 9:30pm (Boarding Begins at 8:30pm)
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.
Sunday, Apr 21, 2019 / 8:00pm Sweet Baby James: The Music of James TaylorWednesday, Apr 24, 2019 / 8:00pm (City Winery 10th Anniversary: Remembering Roswell Rudd With Steven Bernstein, John Medeski, Fay Victor)Thursday, Apr 25, 2019 / 8:00pm (Ryan Montbleau Band)Friday, Apr 26, 2019 / 8:00pm (The 9th Annual Chekhov Variety Show w/ Special Guests)Monday, Apr 29, 2019 / 8:00pm (An Acoustic Evening w/John Hiatt w/ Special Guest Thom Chacon)Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019 / 8:00pm (An Acoustic Evening with John Hiatt with special guest Thom Chacon)Friday, May 10, 2019 / 8:00pm (Herb Alpert & Lani Hall)Saturday, May 11, 2019 / 8:00pm (Herb Alpert & Lani Hall)
Ever sat in the audience at Radio City Music Hall and wished you could take a peek backstage? The Radio City Stage Door Tour is a one-hour walking tour that gives you a fascinating look behind the scenes at this iconic venue that’s been nicknamed the Showplace of the Nation. Led by an enthusiastic and knowledgeable guide, you’ll get to explore beautiful art-deco masterpieces, learn the secrets and history of the Great Stage (one of the largest indoor performance spaces in the world) and even meet a world-famous Radio City Rockette!
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.
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.”
When a trio of African-American sisters, their mom and their white sister-in-law arrive for the funeral of the family matriarch, they begin to unearth mementos that lead them to look back at their own relationships as well as the history of black women, as told through the hit songs of each era. Dorothy Marcic’s musical takes you through the struggles of the ‘30s and the girl group sounds of the ’60s, right up to the power decade of the ’90s with songs form artists ranging from Billie Holiday to Beyoncé, including “Oh Happy Day,” “Mama Said,” “I Will Survive” and "A Woman’s Worth."
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 / 4:30pmSunday, Apr 28, 2019 / 4:30pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 4:30pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 4:30pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 4:30pmSunday, May 12, 2019 / 4:30pmSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 4:30pmSunday, May 19, 2019 / 4:30pm
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.
Sunday, Apr 21, 2019 / 6:00pmSunday, Apr 28, 2019 / 6:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 6:00pmSunday, May 12, 2019 / 6:00pmSunday, May 19, 2019 / 6:00pmSunday, May 26, 2019 / 6:00pmSunday, Jun 2, 2019 / 6:00pmSunday, Jun 9, 2019 / 6:00pm
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.
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 / 3:00pmSunday, Apr 28, 2019 / 3:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 3:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 3:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 3:00pmSunday, May 12, 2019 / 3:00pmSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 3:00pmSunday, May 19, 2019 / 3:00pm
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.
Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019 / 7:00pmMonday, May 6, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 5:00pmSunday, May 19, 2019 / 3:00pm
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 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 / 10:30pmSaturday, Jun 8, 2019 / 10:30pmSaturday, Jun 15, 2019 / 10:30pm
It’s the most stimulating museum in New York! With its continuing mission to preserve and present the history, evolution and cultural significance of human sexuality in a factual, informative and entertaining environment, the Museum of Sex features revolving exhibitions throughout the year. Currently you can discover Mariette Pathy Allen, who has been documenting, for over 40 years, the spectrum of gender expression. Pathy Allen’s archive consists of thousands of photographs, countless interview transcripts, personal correspondence, and materials related to a career dedicated to supporting and documenting trans and gender-variant communities. You’ll enjoy James Bidgood’s exhibit Reveries. Bidgood was born in Madison, Wisconsin in 1933, at the height of the Depression. From the time of his arrival in New York at age 18, he immersed himself in the underground worlds of drag, hustling and pornography. In the 1950s, Bidgood was a drag queen and set and lighting designer at the legendary New York nightclub Club 82. There’s also Punk Lust: Raw Provocation 1971-1985, a survey looking at the way punk culture used the language of sexuality — both visually and lyrically — to transgress and defy, whether in the service of political provocation, raw desire, or just to break through the gender norms and social expectations that punks refused to let define them. And don’t miss STAG The Good Old Naughty Days 1905-1930, as well as Jump for Joy — a bouncy castle of breasts — plus an eclectic mix of erotic art and realia in Spotlight on the Permanent Collection. You will also discover some interactive games as a sneak preview of an upcoming exhibit. Enjoy coffee and tea beverages and bites at the Disco, plus specialty cocktails (Boob Jello shots or Lover Cocktail Champagne) as well as beer and wine and other traditional liquor, and of course a one-of-a kind selection of gift items, souvenirs and books in the Mosex Store.
Enjoy all the best brunch favorites, from mimosas and bagels, to pastries, coffee and tea, along with something extra special: a cruise around New York Harbor. During this two-hour sail aboard the Shearwater, you and your friends and family will enjoy a buffet brunch along with champagne, coffee, tea and soft drinks included (or you can purchase beer, wine or cocktails if you’d like). While you’re noshing on salmon, fruit and croissants, take in sights like the Statue of Liberty and the New York City skyline and soak up the atmosphere of being out on the water. Please see the full event description for the menu.
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 / 11:00am (Boarding Begins at 10:30am)Sunday, Apr 28, 2019 / 11:00am (Boarding Begins at 10:30am)Saturday, May 4, 2019 / 11:00am (Boarding Begins at 10:30am)Sunday, May 5, 2019 / 11:00am (Boarding Begins at 10:30am)Saturday, May 11, 2019 / 11:00am (Boarding Begins at 10:30am)Sunday, May 12, 2019 / 11:00am (Boarding Begins at 10:30am)Saturday, May 18, 2019 / 11:00am (Boarding Begins at 10:30am)Sunday, May 19, 2019 / 11:00am (Boarding Begins at 10:30am)
Step aboard the Adirondack and let the cool breeze whisk your troubles away as you cruise past New York’s famous skyline at night. This sail glides by some of the Big Apple’s most beautifully lit attractions, including Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, the Brooklyn Bridge, Chelsea Piers, Battery Park and more. A few rounds of champagne, wine, beer and soda are provided as part of the ticket price, and you’re welcome to bring a picnic dinner on board. It’s the perfect setting for a romantic date or a relaxing night out with friends.
Thursday, May 16, 2019 / 9:00pmFriday, May 17, 2019 / 9:00pmSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 9:00pmThursday, May 23, 2019 / 9:00pmFriday, May 24, 2019 / 9:00pmSaturday, May 25, 2019 / 9:00pmSunday, May 26, 2019 / 9:00pmThursday, May 30, 2019 / 9:00pm
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.
Noises from the Field: Barking dogs, bleating sheep, crowing roosters. Distant musettes and hurdy-gurdies played by solitary shepherds. These are noises from the field; natural, rustic sounds that bring us back to a simpler pastoral life. Program: Marin Marais (1656 – 1728) — Suite from Alçione; Arcangelo Corelli (1653-1713) -Concerto grosso in G minor Op.6 No.8 ‘Fatto per la Notte di Natale’; Carlo Farina (c. 1604 – 1639) - Capriccio Stravagante; Georg Philipp Telemann (1681 – 1767) — Ouverture TWV 55:F 7 – Suite à la pastorelle.
The warmth and beauty of the tropics are vividly embodied by Téka, renowned Brazilian vocalist-guitarist. Featuring beautifully seductive melodies and infectious rhythms, Téka sings with a sensual lyricism, rich velvety tone, and perfectly swung grooves from her extensive repertoire. From smooth Bossa Nova and Brazilian Jazz to contemporary pop and lively sambas, Téka and her band perform with authenticity, energy and charm. Whether accompanying herself with a guitar, performing with her acoustic trio, 10-piece band or as a full symphony orchestra, Téka’s music always makes one feel just a little closer to Brazil, home of the Samba, Rio and remarkable musicians like Téka. Téka is the best Brazilian Jazz representative in the Southern California region. Featured on many CDs, she has impressed audiences and critics alike. See the Teka Penteriche Quartet play at the Jazz Forum in Tarrytown, NY.
Sunday, May 26, 2019 / 4:00pmSunday, May 26, 2019 / 6:00pm
When their car breaks down in the woods, the Poolander’s family vacation comes to a screeching halt, forcing them to seek refuge in an old cabin in the woods until help arrives. Little do they know, that a bunch of evil clowns own the cabin and are having a really, really bad day. Join the IRTE jesters, fools and jokers in this improvised and totally terrifying family comedy!
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 8:00pm
Escape from New York on this all-inclusive wine tour of three of Long Island’s finest wineries. On this excursion to Raphael, Lenz and Osprey’s Dominion vineyards, you’ll enjoy three tastings of some premiere vintages, a hearty lunch, a friendly guide and a bus with its own designated driver who’ll whisk you to and from New York City. Whether you’re new to wine or a master sommelier, there’ll be something for you to enjoy on this exciting tour of one of America’s up-and-coming wine-growing regions.
Sunday, May 5, 2019 / 9:00amSunday, May 12, 2019 / 9:00amSunday, May 26, 2019 / 9:00amSunday, Jun 2, 2019 / 9:00amSunday, Jun 9, 2019 / 9:00amSunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 9:00amSunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 9:00amSunday, Jun 30, 2019 / 9:00am
A chamber opera for two voices and string quartet, As One “challenges us to ponder questions of authenticity, identity, compassion and self-love" (The Chicago Tribune). Two voices share the role of the sole transgender protagonist, Hannah, in this moving and often funny story that follows her journey to self truth. With empathy and humor, As One traces Hannah’s experiences from her youth in a small town to her college years on the West Coast, and finally to Norway where she is surprised at what she learns about herself. The show features two rotating casts that emphasize diversity and the universal nature of its story. Since its 2014 Brooklyn premiere by American Opera Projects, As One has become the most performed opera in the U.S. and Canada written in the 21st century. Kaufman Music Center is proud to bring As One back to New York in a new co-production with Americal Opera Projects and New York City Opera that joins the citywide celebrations that mark the 50th Anniversary of the Stonewall uprising and a half-century of LGBTQ+ liberation and features.
Thursday, May 30, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 1, 2019 / 9:00pmTuesday, Jun 4, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, Jun 6, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 8, 2019 / 9:00pm
A two-piano program featuring the Golden Era of Cuban music. “It is never about showing off what they can do technically, but rather about bringing the listener into the meaning of the music. They are real virtuosos of their instrument not only because of their rock solid performances, but because of their considerable intelligence, sensitivity, intense feeling and contagious joy” (The New York Times). From the sensuality and seductive melodies of the bolero, to the exotic and complex rhythms of the Mambo and Cha Cha, Cuba’s rich musical heritage spans centuries and has influenced most popular music of our time. Virtuoso pianists and Cuban brothers Orlay Alonso and Orlando Alonso present Cuban Classics, an immersive experience that places the audience at the center of the “Golden Era” of Cuban music and entertainment, from the 1940s and 1950s, featuring pieces from the popular and classical repertoire in arrangements for two pianos. This interactive show includes a variety of Cuban styles, such as Mambo, Cha Cha, Salsa, Bolero, Son, Danzón and Conga, and includes works by Celia Cruz, Ernesto Lecuona, Ignacio Cervantes, Miguel Faílde and Pérez Prado, among other composers. Never before has Cuban music been presented in such a superb style!
Come out for the third annual Smart Cities New York (SCNY), North America’s leading global conference to harness the $1.6 trillion global smart city marketplace. The conference convenes innovators and decision-makers who are improving life in the cities of tomorrow, including city leaders, CEOs and startups. SCNY takes a holistic look at the innovations in technology and infrastructure that are making cities more livable, equitable and sustainable. Attendees will leave the conference with the tools and knowledge to implement solutions to their most pressing challenges. High-profile speakers and panelists include John McNeil (COO, Lyft), Joe Lubin (Founder, ConsenSys), Eric Gertler (Chairman, U.S. News and World Report), Alice Charles (Cities and Urban Development Lead, World Economic Forum), Jan Vapaavuori (Mayor, City of Helsinki), Mike Krygier (Deputy Chief Information Security Officer, City of New York) and more. Be there at Pier 36 New York.
Fleurine, jazz vocalist and Brazilian music authority, has gained a devoted international following for her “warm, enveloping sound and gentle rhythmic drive” (Los Angeles Times) and her “cunning brand of vocal wizardry” (JazzTimes). A Dutch native, she spent summers visiting her grandparents and great uncle in Portugal, becoming fluent in Portuguese and leading her first Brazilian cover band in her teens. She went on to become the first singer authorized to translate into English the lyrics of the legendary Chico Buarque, for her spellbinding 2008 Sunnyside release San Francisco (produced by Robert Sadin). On her self-produced 2019 Sunnyside release Brazilian Dream, Fleurine for the first time performs nearly all her own original music, highlighting her extraordinary working band Boys from Brazil as they draw on a wide range of popular and folkloric genres from bossa nova and samba to baião. Her longtime collaborator, master guitarist Chico Pinheiro, a major presence on San Francisco, returns on two tracks, with additional cameos by Brad Mehldau (Fleurine’s husband) on piano and Rhodes and Chris Potter on tenor sax and alto flute. In a historic first, guitarist Ian Faquini’s haunting piece “Contradiction – Contradição” features the first lyrics ever written by famed Brazilian composer Guinga, Faquini’s teacher and mentor (with Fleurine’s English translation). Fleurine is donating nearly all of the proceeds from Brazilian Dream to Estrela da Favela, a small idealistic school located in the troubled Mangueira neighborhood of Rio de Janeiro. It is her way of giving back to the country that has inspired her throughout her career. See Fleurine play at the Jazz Forum in Tarrytown, NY.
Sunday, May 5, 2019 / 4:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 6:00pm
“The world needs a wash and a week’s rest,” write WH Auden in The Age of Anxiety In Arthur Miller’s The Archbishop’s Ceiling,, four old friends — writers, lovers, activists, celebrities — gather in a 16th century palace on one evening in a country where power is all and nothing can be trusted. Is someone listening to them? Can any of them speak freely? Can they resist the powerful forces that surround them and still maintain their art? Miller’s prescient 1978 play, never before seen in New York City, forces us to confront politics as theatre, where blending the truth with lies is all part of the game.
Thursday, May 9, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 7:00pmSunday, May 12, 2019 / 2:00pmMonday, May 13, 2019 / 7:00pmThursday, May 16, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, May 17, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 2:00pm
Now that summer is upon us, head out to the garden! Quiet Events brings a Silent Disco to New York City’s Bohemian Beer Garden in Queens. Three live DJs will be spinning Top 40 dance hits, ‘80s to 2K throwbacks and hip-hop/R&B. Everyone gets a headset, from which you can choose your music and adjust the volume with the flip of a switch. Sync up with your fellow dancers by noting the LED color panel on their headphone. There’s no loud music that you have to talk over, and no ringing in your ears when you leave! Don’t miss this massive Quiet Clubbing party that brings together hundreds of people singing and dancing and vibing in the warm summer air.
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 10:00pm–2:00amFriday, May 17, 2019 / 10:00pm–2:00amFriday, Jun 7, 2019 / 10:00pm–2:00amFriday, Jun 21, 2019 / 10:00pm–2:00amFriday, Jul 5, 2019 / 10:00pm–2:00amFriday, Jul 19, 2019 / 10:00pm–2:00amFriday, Aug 2, 2019 / 10:00pm–2:00amFriday, Aug 16, 2019 / 10:00pm–2:00am
A tribute to the power of faith and forgiveness, and based on the true story of New York Times bestselling author Immaculée Ilibagiza (Left to Tell), Miracle in Rwanda shares one woman’s story of surviving the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda. Witness the stunning tour-de-force solo performance of actor Malaika Uwamahoro at Theatre Row in New York as she transforms herself into every character in this harrowing yet uplifting true story. In April 1994 in Rwanda, an extremist militia of Hutu tribesmen began a brutal, widespread effort to exterminate all members of the Tutsi minority tribe. A young Catholic woman named Immaculée went into hiding, armed only with the rosary her father gave her. While marauders searched for her, she found through prayer the core divinity within her that no killer can eradicate. Miracle in Rwanda has been chosen by the United Nations as the official artistic commemoration of the 25th anniversary of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda.
This rendition of Sleeping Beauty features beloved characters including Princess Aurora, the Handsome Prince, the Lilac Fairy, Puss in Boots, Red Riding Hood and other favorites from the fairy tale realm! Characters fill the stage in this ballet that features splendid dancing and “Storyteller” narration to make sure even the littlest theater-goers can keep up with ease at Morristown’s Mayo Performing Arts Center.
The great singer/songwriter/guitarist Baaba Maal returns to New York City for the first time in 8 years. Baaba is an international music ambassador from Senegal, celebrated for his fusions and collaborations and his soulful and empowering songs, including his recent work on the Oscar-winning score for Black Panther. Baaba Maal is joined by the Town Hall Ensemble. Under the direction of trumpeter Steven Bernstein, the Ensemble features renowned New York musicians from a broad spectrum of styles and embodies the many voices of New York City, as The Town Hall has done for nearly a century. Tonight’s all-star ensemble features: Nels Cline (guitar), Lakecia Benjamin (sax), Marika Hughes (cello), Marc Cary (piano/keys), JT Lewis (drums), Bria Skonberg (trumpet), Ricardo Rodriguez (bass), Scott Robinson (sax), Marcus Rojas (tuba), Mauro Refosco (percussion), Sara Jacovino (trombone); Christina Courtin (violin).
EAT. DRINK. UNITE. Welcome, all people, all ages, all backgrounds, all New Yorkers and beyond! Join us in celebrating NYC’s diversity through cuisine at the 2nd Annual World’s Fare at Citi Field! We aim to honor the legacy of the 1964 World’s Fair by bringing everyone together around what makes us unique…advocating equality & diversity in the food industry, and promoting the incredible male and female culinary talent throughout the 5 Boroughs. About this Event A 2-Day International Food Festival: May 18-19, 2019 | Citi Field | Queens 100+ NYC’s Top Ethnic Food Vendors from the 5 Boroughs 60+ Craft Brewers at the International Beer Pavilion World Cocktails Newly Added World Market Bazaar w/global food products & handmade crafts from around the world World Music, Dance, Art & Entertainment Programming CO-CHAIRED by NY’s Tops Chefs and Beloved Food Writers: Chef/Cookbook Author Anita Lo, Chef/Cookbook Author Alex Raij & Food Writer Gael Greene. Travel the world in one iconic place! From Eastern & Western Europe to South America to Africa, Asia and Australia, spend the day enjoying and exploring the expertly curated, hand-picked NYC restaurants, chefs and street food vendors that represent why NYC is the best city in the world for global cuisine. Get Cultured! World music. World Dance. Multi-cultural LIVE art, entertainment, games and face painting will keep you and your friends and family busy between bites. WORLD’S FARE TICKET INFO: Please note, all tickets include FULL DAY ACCESS, either SAT or SUN 12pm-8pm General Admission $19 Entry into The World’s Fare Live Music, Dance & Art Food & Drink Available for Purchase General Admission + UNLIMITED International Beer Tastings TWO SESSIONS TO CHOOSE FROM – Saturday $49 / Sunday $45 SESSION 1: 12:00PM – 3:00PM $45 – $49 SESSION 2: 4:00PM – 7:00PM $45- $49 Entry into The World’s Fare Live Music, Dance & Art Souvenir Tasting Mug UNLIMITED Tastings in the World’s Fare Beer Garden World’s Fare VIP $199 Entry into The World’s Fare VIP Lounge Access Unlimited Select Beer Tastings in the Lounge 2 Specialty Cocktails at The World’s Fare Bar 16 Beer Tastings at The World’s Fare Beer Garden Souvenir Tasting Mug Live Music, Dance & Art Discounted Ticket: Children Under 10 Years Old $5 *due to your appreciated feedback last year, we’ve made it easier to bring along the whole family! *must show age/ID for child to confirm age at the door (or subject to additional fees) and must be accompanied by an adult Entry into The World’s Fare Live Music, Dance & Art Food & Beverage Available for Purchase ____________ Chefs, food vendors and others selling unique cultural items that are interested in selling at The World’s Fare may do so online at www.theworldsfare.nyc. Follow us on Social Media for updates: theworldsfare on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Hashtags: #eatdrinkunite #theworldsfare For group rates on ticket sales: contacttheworldsfare.nyc LIMITED TICKETS AVAILABLE – FOOD IS NOT INCLUDED WITH ANY TICKET *The event is Rain or Shine and there are no refunds or exchanges.
Saturday, May 18, 2019 / 12:00pmSunday, May 19, 2019 / 12:00pm
The Grown & Sexy Spring Affair will be a night to remember in Brooklyn. Your ticket includes food (first-come, first-served) and a cash bar. First 25 ladies will receive a rose in honor of Mother’s Day Weekend.
‘90s kids, take note: The craziest, grossest and slimiest game show in TV history is hitting the road — and it’s coming to Mayo Performing Arts Center. Double Dare Live! brings all the action and excitement of Nickelodeon’s iconic game show to the stage — from slime soaking to booger busting to the famous obstacle course, all hosted by the original Double Dare legend himself, Marc Summers! Bring the whole family to this super sloppy quiz show, where you might even get chosen to compete in feats of brain-bending trivia and messy physical challenges.
Sunday, May 19, 2019 / 1:00pmSunday, May 19, 2019 / 7:00pm
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with New Jersey Ballet as it honors Hispanic culture and choreographers with a selection of dances that are sensual and sophisticated, earthy and elegant, and that have the critics cheering “Viva Ballet Latino!”
New York City is known for being pricey, but if you know where to look, it doesn’t have to be. Many of the foods that make NYC famous — like pizza, bagels and classic deli fare — are also some of the spots you’ll visit on this Williamsburg tour. Come get a slice from Rosa Pizza, and find out what all the buzz is about. You’ll also make a stop at the famous Pie & Thighs, where you can enjoy the classic Chicken & Biscuits entree made fresh daily. These tours are fun, safe, and memorable.
An exciting international cross-cultural dance collaboration… Featuring a new work in development. “A huge dose of sensual energy, emotionality and dynamic, wrapped in beautiful music.” – Anna Czajkowska, Publicis Media, Poland. Part of a multi-phase, international cross-cultural collaboration between Dance Entropy and Polish Dance Company Zawirowania Dance Theatre. EVERYTHING A dance performance installation evoking the ever-expanding universe, transforming the performance space into a constellation of stars and human bodies in various states of formation and explosion. Inspired by astrophotography, string theory, interconnectivity and meditations on space and time. The new dance work weaves together a visual, physical and emotional translation of the cosmos. A cultural exchange and collaboration in progress between Valerie Green/Dance Entropy and Zawirowania Dance Theatre spanning NYC/Warsaw in 2019. Performed by Kristin Licata, Emily Aiken, Hana Ginsburg Tirosh, Daan Bootsma, Ilona Gumowska, Elwira Piorun & Izabela Prokopek. Real Love is the mystery of birth, passing and death performed by three women of all ages. What means true love for them? Maybe it is the feeling which mother has for her child. How does a woman feel being a mother? What does she feel when someone close to her dies? Love and death are two threads that constantly appear in the performance of “Real Love” and affect each other at all times. Being a mother and being close to death. “Real Love” is a form of a choreographic poem filled with poetic symbols and meanings from the borderline of metaphysics… Choreography by Daniel Abreu and featuring dancers Ilona Gumowska, Elwira Piorun, Izabela Prokopek About the Artists ABOUT VALERIE GREEN/DANCE ENTROPY Founded in 1998, Valerie Green/Dance Entropy believes in humanizing movement, both in Ms. Green’s critically acclaimed choreographic work and the company’s mission to plant creative seeds in communities across the world. Intersecting mortal and transcendent, sensual and sophisticated, visceral and self-aware, VG/DE invites the artist, the audience—the human—into a compelling, physical experience. Based out of its home studio, Green Space in Queens, NY, VG/DE combines performance and specialized outreach programs to inspire communities in cultural institutions throughout the world. As a professional nonprofit dance company, the communities we engage with have included at risk youth, adolescents, the chronically ill, trauma survivors, immigrants, senior citizens and aspiring/professional dancers. Valerie Green has been an active dancer, choreographer, and teacher in the New York City dance community since 1995. After graduating from University of Wisconsin-Madison and studying as one of the Erick Hawkins school’s last pupils, Green sought a platform for her own innovative movement style and artistic vision. She founded Valerie Green/Dance Entropy in 1998. To date, Green has created 38 dances including nine evening-length works, all of which incorporate forms of original production, musical composition, innovative set design or new media. Her choreography has been presented extensively throughout New York. Internationally, Green has toured to Albania, Armenia, Austria, Azerbaijan, Bosnia, Canada, Croatia, France, Georgia, Greece, Guatemala, India, Italy, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia and Cuba both as VG/DE’s artistic director and an individual teaching and performing artist. Zawirowania Dance Theatre was founded in 2005. The group consists of dancers with various technical backgrounds, from classical dance, through contemporary and jazz dance, to pantomime. The combination of various backgrounds results in an interesting stage effect, widening the group’s creative potential. Włodzimierz Kaczkowski, director, often responsible for narration in the performances, collaborates with Zawirowania. The group’s main principle is to use contemporary dance techniques to create narrative performances. They call for a story in dance. DANCE ENTROPY / GREEN SPACE Dance Entropy Inc. created its company home, Green Space, in Long Island City in 2005. Housed in a former silk factory with magnificent views overlooking Manhattan, the lofty 2000 square foot space offers an affordable venue for the creation and practice of dance. Green Space and Dance Entropy are committed to accessibility, diversity, education, and collaboration, providing dance artists and their work space to grow in New York City through monthly performance platforms, classes and rehearsal space.
Celebrate the most important woman in your life with a beautiful weekend of activities at the New York Botanical Garden. At the Mother’s Day Weekend Garden Party you can play on Daffodil Hill like it’s your own backyard, complete with face painting, chalk drawing, a DJ dance party and a card making station where you can craft the perfect card for mom. Enjoy a picnic lunch from some delicious food trucks and pair it up with a refreshing beer or wine. This spring spectacular has all the ingredients you need to make for an unforgettable Mother’s Day in the sun.
Saturday, May 11, 2019 / 10:00amSunday, May 12, 2019 / 10:00am
After a long, cold winter, spring is here at last — so why not make the most of it by surrounding yourself with some of nature’s most beautiful and fragrant blossoms? With its floral clusters and heart-shaped leaves, the lilac has been called nature’s love letter to spring. The Lilac Weekend and Plein-Air Invitational at the New York Botanical Garden celebrates this garden favorite in all its forms, colors and aromas with guided tours, talks, music and plein-air artists from across the Northeast gathered to paint, draw and discuss the garden’s beautiful specimens. Come join the fun — just be sure to leave time to stop and smells the lilacs.
Saturday, May 4, 2019 / 11:00am-4:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 11:00am-4:00pm
Warmer weather, beautiful blooms and even greater grapes — it’s the perfect combo for any wine lover’s weekend. At Spring Uncorked, you’ll get to indulge all your Dionysus-like fantasies with some palate-pleasing wines from some of New York State’s best vintners, all while surrounding yourself in the lush, springtime beauty of New York’s Botanical Garden. Along with great vino to try, this celebration also boasts live music and entertainment, discussions on the science of winemaking, and a farmer’s market featuring fresh local goods.
Saturday, May 18, 2019 / Noon-4:00pmSunday, May 19, 2019 / Noon-4:00pm
Jacques Kindle and Rallo Boykins bring another comedy show to New York City, New York. The tickets for this event are $30 which includes your two drink min. pre sales are $10 There will also be a cash raffle at the end of the show. Come join us memorial day weekend for laughs and a chance to win
Get your liver ready for an epic Cinco de Mayo celebration! Celebrate by drinking the day away in the heart of Times Square! 2 LEVELS | 2 MUCH FUN | 2 MUCH TEQUILA! Get 2-for-1 deals on Patron margaritas before 6:00pm at New York’s Sky Room. The event includes complimentary taquitos, chips & salsa, sombreros, light sticks and more!
The first annual Crossing Bridges Music Fest bridges generations, styles, and boroughs, celebrating the best of traditional and modern Americana with contemporary singer-songwriters, legacy artists and those who defy categorization. Among the artists playing in concert at New York’s Schimmel Center will be Paula Cole, Jonathan Coulton, Dom Flemons, The Kennedys, Abbie Gardner, Vance Gilbert, Adam Ezra Group and Janie Barnett.
Friday, May 10, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 7:30pm
Emmy-nominated writer Bekah Brunstetter (This Is Us) takes a deep dive into politics in her latest off-Broadway drama, and as the daughter of a former North Carolina Republican senator, she no doubt has some insight into the subject. Public Servant introduces us to a newly elected county commissioner and his daughter, who’re determined to do some good in the world, or at least in their district. But a seemingly simple request to sign off on some paperwork turns out to be anything but straightforward. Theater Breaking Through Barriers (TBTB) brings this world-premiere play to the stage at the Clurman Theatre on New York’s Theatre Row.
Saturday, May 25, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 26, 2019 / 3:00pmTuesday, May 28, 2019 / 7:00pmWednesday, May 29, 2019 / 7:00pmThursday, May 30, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, May 31, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jun 1, 2019 / 3:00pmSaturday, Jun 1, 2019 / 8:00pm
Jim’s an equal opportunity bigot, whose intolerance extends to religion, politics, sexual orientation, gender, ethnicity and beyond. That he hasn’t yet converted his adult liberal son Seth to his staunch beliefs is a source of never-ending frustration. It’s almost as annoying as the two lesbians living next door. But an unexpected crisis is about to give his unshakable beliefs a serious rattling. Broadway vet Stephen Payne (Straight White Men, Of Mice and Men, Superior Donuts, August: Osage County) stars in this dark comedy at New York’s Theatre at St. Clements.
Nine individuals who have attempted a presidential assassination tell their stories in this revue-style musical of humor, drama, history, and fiction. Assassins is an illustration of very different people who have made extreme choices for varied reasons. Director Lauren Shields puts a contemporary view on this 2004 Tony Award-winning musical. Assassins will get audiences talking and possibly questioning their own views.
Thursday, May 2, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, May 3, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 7:30pmWednesday, May 8, 2019 / 7:30pmThursday, May 9, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 7:30pm
You might be one of the 186 million people who’ve seen these Juno-winning Canucks on You Tube playing their amazing five-people-on-one-guitar version of Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know.” Or maybe you’ve heard one of their other cool indie-pop covers or originals like “Red Hands" or “Fire In My Soul." Perhaps you’re just curious to see the latest pop-culture import from our unfailingly polite neighbors to the North. Whatever the reason, now you’ve got the chance to experience the heavenly harmonies and acoustic artistry of Walk Off the Earth (aka WOTE) live and in person at the Rooftop at Pier 17 in New York. These offers include exclusive access to a private rooftop patio with luxurious lounge seating and dedicated concessions for purchase. Sit back and enjoy unparalleled views of the New York City skyline and iconic Brooklyn Bridge, along with the show. Keep the party going and hang out up to one hour after the concert ends. The Heineken Green Zone adds access to an exclusive fan section with a reserved premium viewing area at the front of the stage.
A block party-style beverage festival featuring craft and small batch brands next to some known favorites. Amazing food and great music keeps your belly full and your feet moving. All happening in the City’s favorite borough, Brooklyn. Lineup includes DJs, food, Sugar Hill, Brooklyn Brewery, Harlem Habadashery Spirits, Maker’s Mark, New Belgium Brewery, Miolo Wines and Brooklyn Winery.
Sequins, reality television, and the complete works of Oscar Wilde: not much else survives in a secret bunker far in the fascist future. OSCAR at The Crown is an immersive nightclub musical detailing the rise and fall of one of history’s most flamboyant characters. And it’s about The Real Housewives and a minor character from that show The O.C. ¯\(ツ)/¯ And yes, it’s also about us: staring at our phones, wondering if our latest Instagram is going to flop and if the bombs have started flying yet. See you on the dance floor! Wear something cool! Don’t miss it at 3 Dollar Bill in Brooklyn.
Friday, May 10, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 12, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, May 17, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 19, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, May 24, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 25, 2019 / 8:00pm
If you’re a bear, cub, wolf, otter, have some continuous scruff, or admire a man with a fuzzy face scruffy, this gay speed dating event is for you! You may meet the future love of your life, make a great new friend, or even meet a future business partner. How does it work? You will go on 8 short dates in one night. Each date lasts 6 to 8 minutes and is a really fun, quick and easy way for gay men to meet each other. There are also three bonus periods where you can meet all of the guys in the room.
Celebrate Cinco de Mayo aboard a sunset cruise and you and your friends will enjoy incredible live DJ entertainment, well-stocked cash bars, Mexican cuisine for purchase, party favors and beautiful views of the Manhattan skyline.
Saturday, May 4, 2019 / 7:30pm (Boarding at 7:00pm)
Meet Sally Apthorp-Belvedere. In the cutthroat world of NYC wheeling and dealing, Sally puts the “real” in real estate. When we meet her, Sally’s in the home stretch of a very big deal. But the obstacles she encounters gives her pause. Is she making deals to live, or living to make deals? Funny, irreverent and totally fierce, 2B holds up a mirror to the city and makes us reflect on the meaning of home in this town. Written and performed by Sarah Fearon, this self-described bottomless cup of real estate crazy" is directed by Lizzie Donahue at Players Theatre in (where else?) New York.
Lights Up/Fade to Black is a unique hour of humorous and moving theater. This all-new production of three original short plays, including a special premier production by a Pulitzer Prize-nominated playwright, comes to the stage at Theatre 71 in New York.
Constance thought she had a happy life and a loving husband. Suddenly, a tragic accident splinters her upper-class black family — and forces Constance to face uncomfortable truths about her marriage and herself. Directed by Jade King Carroll, Proof of Love is the explosive, funny and moving new one-woman play by Chisa Hutchinson. This production from Audible Theater is produced in association with New York Theatre Workshop.
Tuesday, May 7, 2019 / 8:00pmWednesday, May 8, 2019 / 2:00pmWednesday, May 8, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, May 9, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 12, 2019 / 3:00pm
Go beyond the magic and into the imagination of the iconic author Hans Christian Andersen, and discover how his complicated personal life inspired countless beloved tales such as The Little Mermaid, The Princess and the Pea, The Ugly Duckling and more. Ensemble for the Romantic Century presents this world premiere production featuring live music by Benjamin Britten and Henry Purcell, classical puppetry, and the timeless classics that have transcended generations.
Before America’s Got Talent, before American Idol, there was The Gong Show — quite possibly the most deranged thing ever seen on television. Hosted by purported CIA assassin Chuck Barris, this deliciously ‘70s gem brought together the most oddball acts around to show off their, um, talents for a shot at the coveted grand prize of $516.32 — if they could survive the gong-wielding judges. Now, on the heels of the hit TV revival with Mike Myers, comes The Gong Show Off Broadway! Following its three-year run in NYC, this loving musical parody pays tribute to the “greatest TV show in human history” with a permanent cast of mind-blowing talent, curated from around the globe. Prepare to be astonished — or at least made sore with laughter — as the lunatics takes over the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown.
Get your happy thoughts ready and prepare to fly away to Neverland as you’ve never seen it before. J.M. Barrie’s timeless Peter Pan will never grow old, but Peter/Wendy puts a new spin on it, welcoming you into an immersive, playful retelling that has the intimacy and imagination of a bedtime story for adults. Delving into some of the darker aspects of the original (Disney left out the angst, go figure) plus Barrie’s prequel, The Little White Bird, this barebones treatment reveals another side of the boy who never grew up while still retaining the tale’s sense of magic and adventure. Put a little fairy dust in your night at The Producers Club in New York City.
Friday, May 17, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, May 17, 2019 / 9:00pmSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 9:00pmSunday, May 19, 2019 / 7:00pmSunday, May 19, 2019 / 9:00pm
This LGBTQ reimagining of The Taming of the Shrew depicts the courtship of Patricia and Katherina — both headstrong, loud-mouthed, and unfazed by the “charms” of men. Initially, Katherina is an unwilling participant in any relationship; however, Patricia “tames” her with various BDSM torments, until she becomes a desirable, compliant, and obedient wife.
Friday, May 17, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 7:00pmSunday, May 19, 2019 / 2:00pmFriday, May 24, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, May 25, 2019 / 7:00pmSunday, May 26, 2019 / 2:00pm
Displeyst tells the true story of a well-to-do Jewish family, headed by matriarch Margaret Welish. Fleeing Nazi persecution, Margaret took her family from Austria to the Philippines, only to have their life ripped apart again by the invasion of Japan. Using Margaret’s 1981 diary and oral histories from her daughters, Infinite Variety Productions has created a script showing that power and corruption can break apart an entire community, but love, family, and tradition can build a home anywhere
A parody of a Mexican telenovela from the ’90s in Spanish with English subtitles, performed by an all-female cast. Marisí, a poor but ravishing young woman is destined for greatness. Despite her humble beginnings of being raised by her grandparents, and a faithful four-legged mutt, she finds love with the dashing and rich Sergio Antonio José. Little does she know, he has been using her all along to spite his filthy rich family! What happens when, underneath all of his deception and disgraceful actions, Sergio discovers (gasp!) true feelings?! Can the impossible happen? Can love conquer all!? Can animals really talk? That just seems far fetched! Telenovela 101 is the first quarter of a melodramatic Mexican soap opera parody. Performances in Español, with English subtitles, so that everyone can enjoy the authentic drama!! Telenovela 101 is performed by an all-female cast, and all Spanish characters will be played by Mexican women. The cast will include Kate Gauthier (Canada), Regina Romero (Mexico), Silvana González (Mexico), Fernanda Hidalgo (Mexico), Paulina de la Parra (Mexico) and Lorena del Pino (Mexico). Written and directed by Martha Preve Ayora (Mexico), assistant director Katharine Nedder (USA), costume design by Paloma de Vega Centenera (Spain)
Monday, Apr 22, 2019 / 7:00pmMonday, May 20, 2019 / 7:00pmMonday, Jun 17, 2019 / 7:00pm
Honour: Confessions of a Mumbai Courtesan deals with a mother-daughter duo in the red light districts of Mumbai, and examines many facets of inter-generational prostitution and why it exists. Memoirs of Geisha meets Slumdog Millionaire in this vibrant award-winning coming of age story set in the red light districts of Mumbai. With original music, colors of India and a riveting story that is sure to remind you of Bollywood, Honour is a true experience of India and its magnanimous culture, it comprises of old classic Mahabharata as well as the latest Bollywood references. Honour breaks stereotypes about people living in the Brothels by bringing forth their humanity and is sure to entertain, engage and inspire its audiences.
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
Thursday, May 9, 2019 / 9:30pmMonday, Jun 17, 2019 / 7:00pm
You’re inviting to the Now That’s Funny! Comedy Series’ Big Comedy Show, starring TK Kirkland and friends at the York College Performance Arts Center. Prepare to laugh your butt off with TK Kirkland, alongside Bruh Man, Carl Payne from hit show Martin, BET’s Joe Clair and Smokey, hosted by Ray Dejaun of Radio 103.9FM. The show features music by DJ Allstar, DJ Hotrod, Love & Hiphops’s DJ Mama Kim, DJ Gully from Radio 103.9. Food and drink packages are available for purchase.
This exploration of Psalm 130 — which reads “Out of the depths, Oh Lord, have I cried unto Thee” — features works by two women composers: Lera Auerbach and Lili Boulanger. The U.S. premiere of Russian-born poet and composer Auerbach’s version will be given by world-renowned violinist Vadim Repin. Boulanger’s rendering, performed with soprano Elizabeth de Trejo, is dedicated to the memory of her father and was composed at the early age of 22, just one year before her death. Also on the program are an a cappella choral interpretation by Pulitzer Prize winner Virgil Thomson, and the U.S. premiere of Joachim Raff’s setting for soprano, eight-part choir and orchestra, which he dedicated to his former colleague, Franz Liszt. Don’t miss this concert from The Orchestra Now at Carnegie Hall in NYC.
Have you ever been told you have a great voice? Whether you’re looking for a new career or are just interested in making some extra money on the side, this workshop gives you a fun, realistic behind-the-scenes look at the voice-over industry. From audiobooks to training materials, cartoons, documentaries, commercials and more, you’ll learn the ins and outs of this growing field and how to avoid the common mistakes made by newcomers. Hear what a professional voice demo sounds like, discover which vocal types are most in-demand and record a short script under the direction of your instructor. Taking place at Jam Room Communications in Howell, this class is a great first step for anyone interested in voice acting.
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.
Thursday, Apr 25, 2019 / 6:00pmSaturday, Apr 27, 2019 / 6:00pmThursday, May 2, 2019 / 6:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 6:00pmThursday, May 9, 2019 / 6:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 6:00pmThursday, May 16, 2019 / 6:00pmSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 6:00pm
Designed exclusively for women, Fifty Shades Male Revue combines a perfect blend of music, hot dance moves and sensual theatrics, providing a sexual and fast-paced performance that meets every female fantasy. Experience the excitement at Deseos Night Club in Queens.
The Youth Empowerment Show is an open discussion for teens on issues that matter most in a judgment-free zone where you can express yourself comfortably, get practical solutions to the challenges you face in life and have a lot of fun in the process. Enjoy special celebrity guests, live dance performances, gift giveaways, light refreshments and more at the Bedford Village School Auditorium in Brooklyn.
“El Godfather de la Salsa,” a.k.a. Puerto Rican singing superstar Andy Montañez, shakes up the stage with his latest show at the Bronx’s Lehman Center for the Performing Arts. A successful solo artist and Latin Grammy winner for Best Tropical Album, Montañez first shot to fame in the ’60s as a young singer with the legendary salsa group known as El Gran Combo, which had hits like “Ponme el alcolado, Juana” (Rub Me With Alcohol)" and “Vagabundo (Bum).” Set to join him for this 55th anniversary celebration are special guests Victoria Sanabria, El Trio Ideal and Johnny Olivo and Herencia de Plena.
One of the signature voices in all of soul music, Al Green is set to take the stage at Radio City Music Hall in New York for what’s sure to be an once-in-a-lifetime live concert experience. The Reverend Al Green — who actually preaches weekly in a Memphis church — became a superstar in the ‘70s with massive hits like "Let’s Stay Together," “Love and Happiness,” “How Can You Mend A Broken Heart,” and many more, leading to 13 Grammy Awards, a spot in the Rock and Roll and Gospel Halls of Fame, a Kennedy Center honor and loads of Lifetime Achievement Awards. In recent years, the golden-piped singer with the infectious smile has collaborated with John Legend and Corinne Bailey Rae, and he recently released his first single in nearly a decade, Freddy Fender’s “Before the Next Teardrop Falls” on Amazon Music. Set to open this much-anticipated show are The War and Treaty.
This all-new, critically acclaimed restaging of The Mikado is a collaboration with the Asian-American theatrical community to promote diversity, equity and inclusive practice with classic works of art. Join Yum-Yum, Nanki-Poo, Ko-Ko, the Lord High Executioner and the rest of the cast in this revered comic operetta.
Impress your mom this Mother’s Day and take her to the Soul Mother’s Day Project where she can enjoy a daytime party where leisure and relaxation are the key to everything. Catch up with mom over a cocktail or hit the dance floor where the DJ spins both contemporary and classic R&B hits. Enjoy sumptuous food and wine in a sleek setting buffet style. That special lady in your life will like a sweet, well-thought-out treat this Mother’s Day at a private event space in New York City.
Comprised of the finest instrumentalists in New York City, American Classical Orchestra performs masterworks of the 18th and 19th centuries on instruments of that period. Their concerts take place in gorgeous Alice Tully Hall, which provides an ideal acoustic setting for the music and the ensemble, which ranges from 16 to 60 players, depending on the program. At the beginning of the concert, Maestro Crawford and the full orchestra offer a preview, with insights and excerpts from the pieces on the program to enhance your listening experience. Rather than a lecture, these previews are an invitation, whether you’re a seasoned or first-time concertgoer, to experience the music on a deeper, more personal level. For their 34th season-closing concert, ACO is set to perform an all-Beethoven program featuring the composer’s majestic Symphony No. 3 (“Eroica”) and the Coriolan Overture.
This Mother’s Day, treat yourself or one of the special ladies in your life to a night of great music with Dr. Bob Lee of WLBS 107.5 FM hosting an all-star lineup of classic soul and R&B groups. Scheduled to take the stage at Murmrr in Brooklyn are the Delfonics, Rose Royce Review, the Persuaders, and the Legendary Intruders. With chart-topping singles like “La-La (Means I Love You),” “Car Wash,” “Thin Line Between Love and Hate” and “I’ll Always Love My Mama,” these platinum-selling groups have been thrilling fans with their pristine soulful vocals for more than 50 years, and with more than 50 million albums out the door, they now reign as some of the biggest-selling R&B groups of all time. Catch them live onstage for the ultimate Mother’s Day concert.
Get your Cinco de Drinko celebration started a day early with this afternoon shindig at Hudson Terrace in New York. There’s a two-hour open bar, plus tacos, live DJs, games and more on the outdoor patio, along with specials on tequila, margaritas and beer buckets.
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.
Friday, Apr 26, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, May 3, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, May 17, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 7:30pmFriday, May 24, 2019 / 7:30pm
The Laugh House Comedy Show’s talent are personally hand picked by Sib Raza to showcase some of the top talent from New York and beyond. Only 30 people are allowed per show at this historic venue where great legends such as Rodney Dangerfield, Joan Rivers, Barbra Streisand and many others who have emerged and left their footprints at The Duplex Piano Bar and Cabaret Theater.
Based on the delightful Chris Haughton book of the same title, follow the journey of some madcap characters each of whom has a plan -– they all want to capture a beautiful bird perched high in a tree! Sounds simple, but the quest becomes an obsession and the obsession becomes the absurd! Where will it all end? Join in as you follow the characters’ exploits, meet an elusive and magical little birdie and discover that perhaps freedom and kindness are more important than getting what you want at any cost! A Cahoots of Northern Ireland production.
200 Impressions in 60 Minutes is a brand new show created by David Carl, whose work has been described by The New York Times as “deliciously deranged” and “quite damning." His newest impression bonanza will include 200 impressions in 60 minutes, music, and a healthy dose of audience participation at Improv Asylum in New York.
Saturday, May 18, 2019 / 6:00pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 6:00pm
Come experience NYC’s newest and hottest floating street art boat while gazing at views of New York City’s Skyline! Aboard the NYC Floating Art Gallery Yacht Party Cruise will be two levels of music with live DJs, bars and hookah.
Friday, May 10, 2019 / 11:45pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 11:45pmFriday, Jun 7, 2019 / 11:45pmFriday, Jun 21, 2019 / 11:45pmSaturday, Jun 22, 2019 / 11:45pmFriday, Jul 19, 2019 / 11:45pmSaturday, Jul 20, 2019 / 11:45pmFriday, Aug 2, 2019 / 11:45pm
This Cinco de Mayo weekend, party in style aboard the sleek Hybrid Yacht. Grab your best amigos and come aboard for this fiesta on the water. Live it up across three decks. Hit the dance floor and move to the hottest tracks from the DJ while surrounded by gorgeous NYC views. Head up to the Sky Deck and snap some Instagram-worthy shots. Grab a cerveza or cocktail from one of the multiple bars and kick it with your compadres in the climate-controlled interior. It all adds up to one memorable Cinco bash.
Saturday, May 4, 2019 / 11:30pm (Boat Departs at 12:30am)
DCINY presents the music of Pepper Choplin and Mary McDonald. Maestro Jonathan Griffith leads the Distinguished Concerts Orchestra and Distinguished Concerts Singers International with Mary McDonald (DCINY composer-in-residence) on piano. Conductor Miran Vaupotic returns to the DCINY concert series for a performance of Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2 played by Dmitry Ishkhanov on piano. See Immortal Invisible at Stern Auditorium in New York City.
Paper Kraine was created on the principle that we all know writers, directors, actors and creators who make wonderful work. All they need is a space to show it. The Paper Kraine is committed to creating a venue for early-career artists to show humor-focused work in the spirit of adventurous discovery. This is a venue where risk-taking, question-asking and the development of a supportive community of artists is encouraged. Everyone here sees, supports, and challenges each other’s work with the ultimate goal of enriching the artistic community through cross-pollination and meeting new people.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 / 7:30pmWednesday, Jun 19, 2019 / 7:30pm
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, 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 / 7:00pmTuesday, Dec 10, 2019 / 7:00pm
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.
On Tuesday evenings this spring, stay awhile and enjoy an evening stroll through Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s lush, fragrant grounds. Enjoy evening access to the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden, Magnolia Plaza, Water Garden, Discovery Garden, Bonsai Collection, Conservatories, as well as the Cherry Esplanade and Cherry Walk—which feature over 100 flowering cherry trees. Treat yourself to sunset views, spring blooms and seasonal cocktails at the Garden’s Yellow Magnolia Café.
Tuesday, Apr 23, 2019 / 5:00pm-8:00pmTuesday, Apr 30, 2019 / 5:00pm-8:00pmTuesday, May 7, 2019 / 5:00pm-8:30pmTuesday, May 14, 2019 / 5:00pm-8:30pmTuesday, May 21, 2019 / 5:00pm-8:30pmTuesday, May 28, 2019 / 5:00pm-8:30pmTuesday, Jun 11, 2019 / 5:00pm-8:30pmTuesday, Jun 18, 2019 / 5:00pm-8:30pm
“Look, he is coming with the clouds, and every eye will see him.” A group of rebel artists create an underground theatrical experience using a forbidden ancient text that has sparked wonder, curiosity and controversy for millennia. Described as an “apocalyptic Godspell,” Revelation draws its words from John the Apostle’s cryptic and mysterious final writings, describing awe-inspiring visions of the end times. Crowns of gold, creatures covered with eyes, the book and the water of life. This visually driven show features a memorable and upbeat score by Dustin Ceithamer at Players Theatre in New York. “…blessed are those who hear it and take to heart what is written in it, because the time is near.”
Thursday, May 9, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 7:00pmSunday, May 12, 2019 / 3:00pmThursday, May 16, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, May 17, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 7:00pmSunday, May 19, 2019 / 3:00pm
You’ve most likely got Memorial Day off Monday, so why not rock the boat on Sunday night at this massive floating bash aboard the Jewel Yacht, setting sail from New York’s Skyport Marina. Whether you like the pulsating beats of hip hop or the smooth rhythms of reggae, this festive booze cruise has got you covered with great views of the city, beautiful people, two dance floors and an on-board bar.
Ein Heldenleben, Richard Strauss’s “selfie,” has it all. This heroic personal portrait calls for huge orchestral forces — especially in the brass and percussion — to depict himself; solo violin for lush, sensuous love music, and even quotes from earlier compositions. Virtuoso pianists Katia and Marielle Labèque (“The best piano duo in front of an audience today” — The New York Times) perform Concerto for Two Pianos, Martinu’s deeply personal double concerto. Conductor Semyon Bychkov joins pianists Katia and Marielle Labèque in NYC at David Geffen Hall.
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.
If you’re looking for a fun night out with the girls featuring entertainment from handsome male performers, look no further than the Fifty Shades Male Revue — the ultimate Magic Mike XXL male performance! Designed exclusively for women, this two-hour long show at Philadelphia’s Gardendale Social Club blends music, hot dance moves and sensual theatrics to provide a sensuous and fast-paced performance that meets every female fantasy. It’s the perfect event for bachelorette parties, birthday parties or a ladies’ night out with friends!
Broadway Comedy Club is one of the things to do in New York! You have not had the New York experience if you haven’t been to Broadway Comedy Club. Whether you are visiting from out of town on business or pleasure or a NYC native, this legendary comedy club is the place to get away from the busy city life to sit back, unwind and laugh. There is no substitute. Come have fun.
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 7:00pm Friday, Jun 7, 2019 / 7:00pm
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.
There’s no reason to rush around during the last day of the weekend, so why not enjoy an Easy Sunday Morning Sail on the Clipper City Tall Ship, New York’s largest sailboat. Sip on a cocktail or two and appreciate the many beautiful sights of the city. Grab a couple of friends and set sail on a fun adventure.
Sunday, May 12, 2019 / 11:30am (Boarding Begins at 11:00am)Sunday, May 19, 2019 / 11:30am (Boarding Begins at 11:00am)Sunday, May 26, 2019 / 11:30am (Boarding Begins at 11:00am)Sunday, Jun 2, 2019 / 11:30am (Boarding Begins at 11:00am)Sunday, Jun 9, 2019 / 11:30am (Boarding Begins at 11:00am)Sunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 11:30am (Boarding Begins at 11:00am)Sunday, Jun 23, 2019 / 11:30am (Boarding Begins at 11:00am)Sunday, Jun 30, 2019 / 11:30am (Boarding Begins at 11:00am)
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 21, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, May 19, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Jun 2, 2019 / 7:30pmSunday, Jun 16, 2019 / 7:30pm
In Angelina Ballerina The Musical, Angelina and her friends are all aflutter because a special guest is coming to visit Camembert Academy. Angelina and her friends perform dance of all types, including hip-hop, modern, Irish jig and, of course, ballet. The mouselings can’t wait to show off their skills to their famous visitor, Serena Silvertail. Angelina is the most excited of all, but will she get the starring moment she hopes for? This family-friendly show will have everyone dancing in the aisles at New York City’s Theater at Blessed Sacrament.
Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 / 11:00amSunday, Apr 28, 2019 / 11:00amSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 11:00amSunday, May 5, 2019 / 11:00amSunday, May 12, 2019 / 11:00amSunday, May 19, 2019 / 11:00am
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.
Wednesday, Apr 24, 2019 / 9:00amFriday, Apr 26, 2019 / 9:00amWednesday, May 1, 2019 / 9:00amFriday, May 3, 2019 / 9:00amWednesday, May 8, 2019 / 9:00amFriday, May 10, 2019 / 9:00amWednesday, May 15, 2019 / 9:00amFriday, May 17, 2019 / 9:00am
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.
Saturday, May 4, 2019 / 5:00pmSaturday, Jun 8, 2019 / 5:00pm
The Little Mermaid by Kathryn Schultz Miller invites your family on a magical musical journey under the sea with Annabelle, a mermaid who’s tired of flipping her fins in her aquatic kingdom alongside her sidekicks, Finny and Aruba. She dreams of living in the fascinating world of dry land and will go to great lengths to get there, trading in her tail for human legs with some “help” from a sea witch named Odessa, in order to be by the side of the handsome Prince Edward. This version of the fishy fable, based on Hans Christian Andersen’s beloved tale, will capture your heart at the Producers Club in New York City’s Times Square.
Sunday, May 19, 2019 / 2:45pm Sunday, May 19, 2019 / 3:35pm Sunday, May 19, 2019 / 4:25pmSunday, May 19, 2019 / 5:15pm
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.”
Tuesday, Apr 30, 2019 / 7:00pmWednesday, May 1, 2019 / 2:00pmWednesday, May 1, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, May 2, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, May 3, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 2:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 3:00pm
Back by popular demand, The Boy Band Project is thrilled to be returning to The Green Room 42 to give you all the moves, music and magic of your favorite boy bands from the ‘90s and beyond, with a full brunch menu and cocktails available for purchase. This interactive spectacular re-imagines the sound, movement, and energy of NSync, Backstreet Boys, Otown, 98 Degrees, Hanson, One Direction, Boyz II Men, and more and features a cast direct from Broadway’s Wicked, Hair, Cabaret, Mamma Mia, The Book of Mormon, Altar Boyz and Rock of Ages.
Sunday, Apr 28, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, May 12, 2019 / 2:00pmSunday, May 26, 2019 / 2:00pm
Visit the most notable attractions from Harlem, including the legendary Apollo Theater — the center of African-American music — the famous Strivers Row complex with its incredibly beautiful houses, the Abyssinian Baptist Church famous for Gospel music, the stunning Shepard Hall, and one of the best soul food restaurants in Harlem. You’ll explore the most authentic New York neighborhood in three hours with your friendly local guide. Plunge into the unique atmosphere of Harlem, and learn more about African-American culture.
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!
Brooklyn-based Whiskey Stories is an experiential multi-sensory whiskey tasting and storytelling event where four premium whiskey flights are paired with decadent gourmet chef-prepared courses. In addition, each event also has a sensorial element in the form of either comedy, music, art, or blindfolds, just to name a few, and are accompanied by whiskey specialist and designer Rachna Hukmani.
Join Whiskey Stories, a Michelin Guide-recommended immersive whiskey-tasting experience, at Little Palace in Brooklyn. One of Whiskey Stories’ most popular events, your multi-sensory evening includes four high-end whiskey flights that you’ll sip blindfolded, along with gourmet food pairings to entice your palate and even Whiskey Stories’ signature whiskey-based unisex cologne to enhance your sense of smell. As featured on Bloomberg News, this entertaining tasting event is designed and led by whiskey specialist and comic storyteller Rachna Hukmani.
Saturday, May 25, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Jun 29, 2019 / 7:30pmSaturday, Aug 10, 2019 / 7:30pm
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.
Saturday, May 4, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Jul 6, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, Aug 3, 2019 / 8:00pm
From the cast of the hit off-Broadway spoof Spamilton, Dorothy serves you hilarious spot on impersonations from Cher to Dolly to Adele! Complete with onstage costume changes, spectacular live vocals and guest stars from NYC nightlife, off-Broadway and beyond. The Dozen Divas Show is in its forth smashing year in NYC and has been nominated for two Broadway World awards for best comedy cabaret.
Friday, May 3, 2019 / 9:30pm Friday, Jun 7, 2019 / 9:30pm
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.
Thursday, Apr 25, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, Apr 26, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, Apr 28, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, May 2, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 5, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, May 9, 2019 / 8:00pmSunday, May 12, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, May 16, 2019 / 8:00pm
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 27, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, May 25, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, Jun 8, 2019 / 7:00pm
The Dutch master of illustrative illusion and paradox, M.C. Escher’s astounding images have graced the walls of student dorm rooms for generations. Now, an all-new exhibition of close to 200 of his original works and hands-on interactive displays is coming to Brooklyn from a wildly-successful run across Europe. Escher: The Exhibition & Experience delves into the life and work of this influential 20-century graphic artist, who’s beloved by scientists and art aficionados alike for his mind-blowing, mathematically-inspired creations. Relativity (which Family Guy ‘s Stewie once labeled “Crazy Stairs”), Hand With Reflecting Sphere, Metamorphosis II and Belvedere, which depicts a plausible-looking building that’s actually an impossible object, are all a part of this amazing collection, going on display at New York’s Industry City.
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!
Join Frigid New York on a new adventure to find the far-out, far-flung, and forgotten people, places, and stories of the past. Odd Salon NYC is a new evening series of cocktail hour mini-lectures, featuring short talks from the odd corners of history, science, art and adventure. You’ll hear everything from legends of lost cities to masters of art forgery, engineering failures to murderous sideshow performers, daring heists, questionable taxidermy, and tales of epic revenge, at the Kraine Theater.
Wednesday, Apr 24, 2019 / 7:00pmWednesday, May 22, 2019 / 7:00pmWednesday, Jun 26, 2019 / 7:00pmWednesday, Jul 31, 2019 / 7:00pmWednesday, Aug 28, 2019 / 7:00pm
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!
Friday, Apr 26, 2019 / 10:00amSaturday, Apr 27, 2019 / 10:00amWednesday, May 1, 2019 / 10:00amWednesday, May 15, 2019 / 10:00amSaturday, May 25, 2019 / 10:00am
The stakes are high in this classic courtroom drama. A 19-year-old has just stood trial for the fatal stabbing of his father and a jury of 12 men and women must decide his fate. These dozen nameless jurors find themselves in the role of potential executioner, but first they must face themselves, their biases and their own sense of justice. What starts as an open-and-shut case soon twists into an edge-of-your-seat drama as each juror begins to question the reasoning behind his or her vote in this brilliant and popular drama adapted from Reginald Rose’s play, originally titled Twelve Angry Men. Watch it all unfold at New York City’s Producers’ Club.
Saturday, May 18, 2019 / 3:00pm Saturday, May 18, 2019 / 5:00pm Sunday, May 19, 2019 / 1:00pm
Midtown Manhattan’s gorgeous PHD Terrace at the Dream Midtown hotel offers multi-level indoor and outdoor terraces, two floors with multiple live DJs spinning today’s hottest hip hop, house and mixed format dance music all night long. Enjoy delicious hand-crafted cocktails and food along with panoramic views of the city skyline at this unforgettable venue!
Friday, Apr 26, 2019 / 10:00pmFriday, May 3, 2019 / 10:00pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 10:00pmFriday, May 17, 2019 / 10:00pmFriday, May 24, 2019 / 10:00pmFriday, May 31, 2019 / 10:00pmFriday, Jun 7, 2019 / 10:00pmFriday, Jun 14, 2019 / 10:00pm
End your work day in style with a Happy Hour Cruise aboard a classic yacht in New York Harbor. Kick back and relax with friends and co-workers on this one-hour cruise that provides excellent views from the comfort of an intimate wooden yacht. With space for up to 40 guests, the yacht features a full bar, comfortable seating and excellent views of the iconic city skyline and New York harbor. Each excursion will include a slow pass by the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. On occasion, at high tide, the cruise may even circumnavigate Liberty Island.
Friday, Apr 26, 2019 / 4:30pmWednesday, May 1, 2019 / 5:00pmThursday, May 2, 2019 / 5:00pmFriday, May 3, 2019 / 5:00pmWednesday, May 8, 2019 / 5:00pmThursday, May 9, 2019 / 5:00pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 5:00pmWednesday, May 15, 2019 / 5:00pm
When international artists The Agents of Jam accept a mission to celebrate Spring around the world, they don’t need a map … they just “follow the tunes!” Music Garden is FunikiJam’s newest off-Broadway family musical. This lively show — aimed at kids ages 2 to 10 — invites you to join in on the globe-spanning musical adventure as “new recruits.” Guided by Captain Jam (writer and lead Brian Barrentine), you’ll explore European and South American cultures, learning lively songs, rhymes and stories. Kids can get out of their seats, dance and sing along when Music Garden sprouts up at the Actors’ Temple Theatre in the heart of New York’s Times Square.
Sunday, Apr 28, 2019 / 11:00amSunday, May 5, 2019 / 11:00amSunday, May 12, 2019 / 11:00am
Top Drawer: Stories of Dysfunction and Redemption from Park Avenue to Havana is Adelaide Mestre’s award-winning show tracing her journey to Cuba to seek out her deceased father’s piano, left behind when her family fled in 1960. This one-woman play takes place in both the past and present, as you follow her on her quest to reclaim her family’s heritage. In flashbacks, Mestre chronicles her life growing up on Manhattan’s Upper East Side with her mother, a thrice married, opera-singing socialite with impossible top-drawer standards, and her father, a gay, Cuban, manic-depressive concert pianist. In story and song, she shares about her parents’ doomed love affair, her father’s struggle with his homosexuality and his eventual tragic suicide. With sentiment and humor, she spins a tale of dysfunction and redemption. Watch the family drama unfold when Top Drawer comes to The Triad in New York.
Come celebrate Cinco de Mayo at this very popular, upscale party at one of NYC’s most exclusive penthouse lounges, surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows with breathtaking panoramic views of the city skyline! Party with over 400 of the hottest tri-state area professionals! Plus, there will be 2-for-1 drinks, complimentary appetizers, DJ, dancing, giveaways, free access to the rooftop and more.
Within 195 year old St.John’s Sanctuary in historic Greenwich Village, amidst the flickering candlelight and fog, the award-winning, critically acclaimed Radio Theatre presents its annual celebration of master of the macabre, Edgar Allan Poe, who had once lived nearby and attended this very church! Now in its 16th year, RT offers 14 of his greatest tales in repertory live complete with a fabulous cast, original orchestral music and amazing sound design.
Thursday, May 16, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, May 17, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 8:00pmWednesday, May 22, 2019 / 8:00pmThursday, May 23, 2019 / 8:00pmFriday, May 24, 2019 / 8:00pmSaturday, May 25, 2019 / 8:00pmWednesday, May 29, 2019 / 8:00pm
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.
DCINY presents Vocal Colors as a celebration of choral arts. Highlights include composer and conductor Alexander L’Estrange leading the Distinguished Concerts Singers International in his original work Zimbe! Conducted by Matthew Melendez, the Great Bend Chorale performs the world premiere of the group’s commissioned work by composer John Muehleisen. See Vocal Colors at Stern Auditorium in New York City.
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.
Wednesday, Apr 24, 2019 / 10:00amThursday, Apr 25, 2019 / 10:00amFriday, Apr 26, 2019 / 10:00am (Please arrive by 9:45 AM)Saturday, Apr 27, 2019 / 10:00am (Please arrive by 9:45 AM)Sunday, Apr 28, 2019 / 10:00am (Please arrive by 9:45 AM)Wednesday, May 1, 2019 / 10:00amThursday, May 2, 2019 / 10:00amFriday, May 3, 2019 / 10:00am (Please arrive by 9:45 AM)
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 Hutchinson Field in Mount Vernon.
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 / 7:00pmThursday, May 16, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, May 17, 2019 / 10:30amFriday, May 17, 2019 / 7:00pmSaturday, May 18, 2019 / NoonSunday, May 19, 2019 / 12:30pmSunday, May 19, 2019 / 6:30pmWednesday, May 22, 2019 / 10:30am
A big-top spectacle of global proportions featuring performers 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 at Floyd Bennett Field in Brooklyn.
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.
Feel the vibrations of Harlem gospel music course through your body, followed by an electric sermon as you attend one of the most famous religious services in the world. After church, a local New York City expert will teach you about Harlem’s rich history as you tour historic sites like the Malcolm Shabazz Harlem market and the world famous Apollo theatre, where legends like James Brown, Whitney Houston, Michael Jackson, Richard Prior and Stevie Wonder have performed in the past. The tour ends at Sylvia’s “Queen of Soul Food” restaurant, where you can enjoy a Sunday Gospel Breakfast (for additional purchase).
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.
Friday, Apr 26, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, Apr 26, 2019 / 10:00pmFriday, May 3, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, May 3, 2019 / 10:00pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, May 10, 2019 / 10:00pmFriday, May 17, 2019 / 7:00pmFriday, May 17, 2019 / 10:00pm
“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.
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, May 6, 2019 / 7:00pm Monday, Jun 3, 2019 / 7:00pm Monday, Jul 1, 2019 / 7:00pm Monday, Aug 5, 2019 / 7:00pm
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.
Monday, Apr 22, 2019 / 6:00pmSaturday, Apr 27, 2019 / 6:00pmMonday, Apr 29, 2019 / 6:00pmSaturday, May 4, 2019 / 6:00pmMonday, May 6, 2019 / 6:00pmSaturday, May 11, 2019 / 6:00pmMonday, May 13, 2019 / 6:00pmSaturday, May 18, 2019 / 6:00pm