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.
Monday, Apr. 23, 2018 / 8:00pm (The Losers Lounge Tribute To The Band's Last Waltz: A 40th Anniversary Celebration)Friday, Apr. 27, 2018 / 7:00pm (Jon Foreman)Friday, Apr. 27, 2018 / 11:30pm (Wasabassco Late Night Burlesque)Sunday, Apr. 29, 2018 / 7:00pm (Betty)Monday, Apr. 30, 2018 / 7:00pm (Women of Letters With Lauren Duca, Margo Jefferson, Alexandra Kleeman, Molly Pope, Shalewa Sharpe, Jennifer Wright & More!)Tuesday, May. 1, 2018 / 6:00pm (Damn the Torpedoes: A Tribute to Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers)
Wicked stepsisters get even more sinister and the Prince's Royal Ball gets even more decadent at the hands of acclaimed performance art troupe Company XIV. They're debuting their version of Cinderella at their new space Theater XIV in Brooklyn. There'll be no sugary-sweet princess treatment here; this world premiere engagement was designed with mature audiences in mind. Directed and choreographed by Austin McCormick, this spectacular theatrical event takes its cues from Charles Perrault's 1697 fairy tale and infuses the classic with a unique blend of circus, burlesque, vaudeville, baroque dance, opera, live music and sumptuous design.
A rule-busting multimedia Broadway extravaganza, Rocktopia fuses the most iconic 20th-century rock with the most world-renowned classical compositions. Five world-class vocalists -- backed by a full symphony orchestra, an electrifying rock band and a powerhouse choir -- take the very concept of music itself to electrifying new heights. The anthems of Queen and Journey meet the odes of Beethoven. The power of Zeppelin merges with the poetry of Puccini. The greatness of The Who blends with the grandeur of Strauss. Experience the one-of-a-kind sound of Rocktopia. See it. Hear it. Believe it. Special guest stars include Dee Snider (Twisted Sister) the week of April 9 and Robin Zander (Cheap Trick) for performances between April 23 and April 29.
Simon Grindberg is the world's most illustrious children's book writer and illustrator -- but his next masterpiece is a decade overdue. Peter Chandler is a starving artist with unparalleled potential -- but he doesn't yet know his own value. The two men are thrown together by Clair Forlorni, an ambitious editor who hopes Peter's youthful exuberance can unleash Simon's aging genius for one final story. But creativity comes at a cost. The Stone Witch comes to New York's Westside Theatre Upstairs starring Dan Lauria (The Wonder Years, This Is Us), Rupak Ginn (Royal Pains) and Carolyn McCormick (Law & Order, The Post). This world premiere production is a wondrous, hopeful and heartbreaking new play where imagination runs wild.
A Bronx Tale is Broadway's new hit musical. And now it's a New York Times Critics' Pick. Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks (Sister Act) direct this new musical adaptation of the classic story from Chazz Palminteri. Based on the critically acclaimed play that inspired the now classic film, this streetwise musical will take you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he'd love to be. A Bronx Tale features music by eight-time Tony Award winner Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors), book and lyrics by three-time Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater (The Little Mermaid), and choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo (Memphis, On Your Feet). Don't miss your chance to see the show that AM New York hails as, "a combination of Jersey Boys and West Side Story," at the Longacre Theatre.
Ever dreamed of sitting behind the wheel in a Formula One race? Or maybe climbing a majestic peak like Mt. Everest? Or maybe, just maybe, you've always wanted to grab a pair of katana swords and slice up some fruit. At VR World NYC you can do all of these activities and many more, at an array of mind-blowing experiences in the virtual realm. Offering more than 50 virtual reality activities, VR world is your chance to try out cutting-edge entertainment technology via an array of immersive films, multi-player adventures and captivating flight simulators. Along the way, you'll have the chance to walk a plank suspended 60 stories in the air, become Picasso in space, or descend into the depths of the sea -- all by simply strapping on a VR headset. A VR bar will be onsite, where you can cool off and enjoy refreshments, and if you need a cultural break you can step inside an art gallery of VR masterpieces.
Any Monday-Friday From April 9-30, 2018Any Date Through June 30, 2018
Experience the twinkling Manhattan skyline during those magical moments just after nightfall, and enjoy an included beer, wine, champagne or soda, aboard a comfortable New York City harbor cruise. Sit back and soak up the gorgeous 360-degree view of the island from the climate-controlled enclosed observatory or the outer deck of this 1920s-style yacht that just happens to be named after the island it showcases. Perfect for a romantic night out, this 90-minute trip sails by such sights as Battery Park, the Financial District, the Statue of Liberty and more.
Downton Abbey may have ended its much-loved run, but now you can experience the show in the flesh as you step inside Downton Abbey: The Exhibition - now extended through September 3rd. Travel back in time to post-Edwardian England and into the home of the aristocratic Crawley family and their staff of servants. Explore the show's lovingly detailed sets, interact with vintage props, and admire the fashion of the era with the ornate period costumes on display. Set during a time of rapid social change, just before and after WWI, this record-breaking drama brought to life the final years of the declining British aristocracy. Now you can experience that lost world of splendor for yourself in this exhibit that has New York smelling the tea and crumpets.
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.
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 their 15th anniversary at the Producers' Club. You'll 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. Enjoy the loving and hilarious episode that never was (but fans always wanted): "The Lost Reunion Episode."
Organized with unprecedented access to David Bowie's personal archive, this exhibition explores the creative process of an artist whose sustained reinventions, innovative collaborations and bold characterizations revolutionized the way we see music, inspiring people to shape their own identities while challenging social traditions. David Bowie is has been touring globally for the past five years and is taking its final bow at the Brooklyn Museum, providing an opportunity to view this one-of-a-kind material.
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Named after its first regular headliner, Charlie "Yardbird" Parker, Birdland first feathered its nest on Broadway in 1949, and has since become synonymous with New York jazz. Count Basie and his band made the club their home, as did Coltrane, Monk, Dizzy, Miles and more. Now on West 44th in Midtown Manhattan, Birdland's still going strong, and is called "close to perfection for serious fans and musicians" by The New York Times, with its awesome sight lines, pristine acoustics and an award-winning Cajun-American menu. You'll find the most famous names in jazz on its stage, as well as exciting up-and-comers every night of the week.
LOL Times Square comedy club is home to more than just punchlines and potshots. Times Square Magic takes over the club's stage with astonishing feats of mind-reading, juggling and illusions. You'll see magicians from New York and beyond who've pulled off the seemingly impossible on America's Got Talent, Last Comic Standing and more. It's mind-blowing fun for the whole family.
Monday, Apr. 23, 2018 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 6:30pm)Tuesday, Apr. 24, 2018 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 6:30pm)Wednesday, Apr. 25, 2018 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 6:30pm)Thursday, Apr. 26, 2018 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 6:30pm)Friday, Apr. 27, 2018 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 6:30pm)Saturday, Apr. 28, 2018 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 6:30pm)Monday, Apr. 30, 2018 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 6:30pm)Tuesday, May. 1, 2018 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 6:30pm)
The top comedians in New York City are among the best comedians in the world -- and you can catch their acts live at The Stand Restaurant & Comedy Club. Featuring performers seen on The Tonight Show, Late Night, Comedy Central, HBO, Showtime and more, the Gramercy venue is committed to showcasing the best in modern comedy, from well-known stars to the hottest new names on the scene. The bar serves unique and delicious cocktails, and there's no drink minimum. If you want to make a night of it, make dinner reservations for before or after the show at the adjacent restaurant, which is run by executive chef Seth Levine.
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.
Spend an evening in the company of unforgettable strangers at The Band's Visit, now on every major "Best of the Year" list. It rejoices in the way music brings us to life, brings us to laughter, brings us to tears, and ultimately, brings us together. In an Israeli desert town where every day feels the same, something different is suddenly in the air. Dina, the local café owner, had long resigned her desires for romance to daydreaming about exotic films and music from her youth. When a band of Egyptian musicians show up lost at her café, she and her fellow locals take them in for the night. As their lives intertwine in unexpected ways, this once sleepy town begins to wake up. Winner of four Best Musical awards, The Band's Visit takes the stage at Broadway's Ethel Barrymore Theatre.
At the 16th annual Poetry & the Creative Mind, Oscar-nominated actress Uma Thurman (Kill Bill, Pulp Fiction), multimedia artist Lorna Simpson, Madam Secretary star Tim Daly and a wide range of other celebs share their favorite works in celebration of National Poetry Month. You'll hear moving words and lyrical phrases from some of the literary world's most significant voices, read by artists including country music's Patty Griffin, astrophysicist Janna Levin, host of NPR's On Being Krista Tippett, former White House pastry chef Bill Yosses, actress Christine Lahti and poet Terrance Hayes. This heartfelt and uplifting event at Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center in New York benefits the Academy of American Poets' Educational Program.
Singer and The Real Housewives of Atlanta star Kandi Burruss adds even more razzle dazzle to that greatest of Broadway traditions: Chicago. Boasting sizzling songs, seductive dance numbers and a show biz story that packs a powerful punch, Chicago tells the tale of convicted 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.
This year's lineup of fresh new faces is ready to sing, dance, joke and rap their hearts out for a chance to move on to the Top Dog semifinals and then go for the big $20,000 prize and title of Super Top Dog. Be there, and you'll get to determine their fate by cheering your favorites and sending the flops on their way. If your boos and hisses get raucous, the Executioner -- aka master impressionist C.P. Lacey -- will come to the rescue, sweeping the offending performer off the stage. Your tour guide through the show will be host comedian Capone, "The Gangster of Comedy," who's a regular on Shaquille O'Neal's All-Star Comedy Jam and has been part of Def Comedy Jam and Comedy Central's Russell Simmons Presents: The Ruckus. Get there before the show for a pre-party with video and music by DJ Jess.
One of Franz Schubert's most popular works, "Mass No. 2" sets out to create an overall devotional mood through its modest use of music and chorus. Manhattan Concert Productions presents Schubert's piece performed by the Masterwork Festival Chorus and professional soloists with New York City Chamber Orchestra and conductor Jefferson Johnson at the Stern Auditorium in Carnegie Hall. This concert also will feature the National Festival Chorus, led by conductors Tim Peter and Sandra Peter, performing an array of choral classics, including Brahms's "Der Gang Zum Liebchen (The Trysting Song)" and Joan Szymko's "Here." Also featured will be the Arlington High School Wind Ensemble, directed by Richard F. Guillen.
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 about 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. The tour is led by licensed New York City tour guide, Bruce Racond, who has over 20 years of experience giving entertaining and educational tours.
One actor. One Brooklyn neighborhood. 32 characters. A Brooklyn Boy is a one-man spoken word show that portrays Steven Prescod's coming-of-age story with a slightly different theatrical edge. As an impressionable teenager in Bed-Stuy, despite his efforts to break free from his neighborhood's unyielding grip, Steven was constantly pulled back, ultimately leading to his arrest. While facing a seven-year jail sentence, Steven could have been another statistic or another headline. However, he was given a second chance at life. Steven's gut wrenching story is unique, yet universal to all urban youth. Come see it at the East Village Playhouse in New York.
When they're not selling out crowds on Broadway, see your favorite stars in the heart of the Theater District on a more intimate stage at The Green Room 42. Broadway's newest, most spacious and funkiest hangout has a great menu of food and drink for purchase, but no minimums, so you can relax and enjoy everything from solo shows and cabaret to jazz and comedy. Your wonderful evening out has already been planned for you at The Green Room 42 in New York.
Friday, Apr. 27, 2018 / 9:30pm (Dirty Little Ditties)Saturday, Apr. 28, 2018 / 7:00pm (Ashley Austin Morris)Sunday, Apr. 29, 2018 / 9:30pm (The Music & Lyrics of Anessa Marie)Monday, Apr. 30, 2018 / 9:30pm (The Music & Lyrics of McGuire & Simon)Friday, May. 18, 2018 / 7:00pm (Spencer Day)Monday, May. 21, 2018 / 9:30pm (Terry Barber)
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.
Whether he's recounting the drunken antics he witnessed as a bartender, describing his surprisingly stressful victory at Bingo or explaining why single men can sometimes be SO creepy, comedian Matt Braunger knows how to mine his stories for lots of laughs. Braunger has appeared on shows like Chelsea Lately, Maron and MADtv, where he impersonated everyone from Andy Griffith to Nick Jonas. He's also performed on The Tonight Show, Conan and The Late Show, and was named one of Variety's "Top 10 Comics to Watch." Now you can catch him at New York's Levity Live.
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.
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.
Capturing all the excitement of the '39 and '64 World's Fairs in Queens, but switching it up to focus on the borough's diverse cuisine, music and art, The World's Fare comes to vibrant multi-culti life at Citi Field. It all starts with New York chefs, restaurants and street food vendors -- representing as many as 100 cultures -- who'll be offering their specialties for sale. Adults can also hit the beer garden, which includes craft-beer tastings from around 45 breweries and a souvenir mug, via a special admission ticket. Plus, you and the family can check out world music from live bands, art installations featuring Lego and street art, a variety of vendors and special demos by a world-champion Sumo wrestler.
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.
International ballet superstar Carlos Acosta -- who has graced all the major stages with The Royal Ballet of London, American Ballet Theatre and Houston Ballet -- returned to his hometown of Havana and assembled the finest performers from the worlds of contemporary dance and classical ballet to form his own company, Acosta Danza. New York City Center presents Acosta Danza's Debut, featuring a handful of spirited pieces including live musical accompaniment and left-of-center props (glow sticks and water bottles, anyone?). Plus, you'll see Acosta himself in a lyrical duet about a tipsy encounter between strangers. It's all part of ¡Adelante, Cuba! Festival, a celebration of the rich and vibrant artists of Cuba, featuring dance, music, talks and master classes.
One step at a time, Anastasia transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920s, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing conman and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love, and family. With its opulent settings, dazzling costumes, and a soaring score including the song favorites from the hit animated film, "Journey to the Past" and "Once Upon a December," Anastasia, at the Broadhurst Theatre, is the spectacular new musical about discovering who you are and defining who you're meant to be.
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 duo 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. 28, 2018 / 7:30pm (Door Opens at 7:00pm)
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.
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.
Love, betrayal and revenge have never been portrayed with more ravishing beauty than in Lucia di Lammermoor. Though the title character is indeed driven to insanity, it's the audience who goes nuts for Donizetti's tragic opera. The role of the title heroine who teeters between love and madness is shared by sopranos Olga Peretyatko-Mariotti and Pretty Yende, who have each impressed audiences with dazzling bel canto portrayals at the Met. Vittorio Grigolo and Michael Fabiano share the role of her lover. It's impossible not to be drawn into the tale of fragile Lucia, manipulated into marrying a man she doesn't love as she's used by her brother for his own political advancement. The scene when she finally "snaps" remains one of the most sublime -- and technically difficult -- in the entire operatic canon. Roberto Abbado conducts, while Tony winner Mary Zimmerman directs this chilling production of Lucia di Lammermoor.
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.
This musical sensation transports you to Springfield High School's 1958 prom and introduces you to the Wonderettes -- four girls with hopes and dreams as big as their crinoline skirts, with amazing voices to match. Each one wants to make it big, and by the second act's 10-year high school reunion you'll find out which of them did. The leading ladies keep this nostalgic romp rocking with their versions of '50s and '60s jukebox classics like "Lollipop," "Dream Lover," "Lipstick on Your Collar," "It's My Party" and many more. Discover for yourself why The New York Times called The Marvelous Wonderettes "an utter charm bomb" at this Kirk Theatre production on NYC's famed Theatre Row.
Want to feel special? This offer gives you access to the reserved line to the Statue of Liberty Pedestal and Pedestal Museum. A professional guide will show you areas of the memorial that are often missed. Then, you'll head to Ellis Island for a guided tour. Explore the immigration museum and hear stories of the millions of people who arrived in New York in search of a better life.
Andrew Lloyd Webber has composed the music for one hit musical after another, and School of Rock is his latest smash! This New York Times Critics' Pick was adapted from the 2003 film School of Rock that launched Jack Black as a full-blown star. Featuring 14 new songs from Lloyd Webber and all the original songs from the film, School of Rock is raising the roof at the Winter Garden Theatre. Reuters declares, "Andrew Lloyd Webber has Broadway rocking!" The show follows Dewey Finn, who was kicked out of his band and is struggling to make ends meet when he finds himself in the most unlikely of jobs -- teaching at a prestigious prep school. When he discovers his students' talent for classical music, he decides to teach them about rock, turning this class of straight-A students into a guitar-shredding, mind-blowing rock band. Don't miss the show that Entertainment Weekly calls "an inspiring jolt of energy, joy and mad skillz!"
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.
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.
The New York Times bestselling author Concetta Bertoldi appears at the Duplex in the West Village. Bertoldi has built a reputation by delivering messages from the other side in front of standing-room-only crowds in venues around the world. She has appeared on The Early Show on CBS and has been featured in TIME Magazine. Her Do Dead People ... books have become big hits, and she counts celebrities, politicians and normal, everyday people among her many clients. Come watch the psychic medium in action during this New York appearance.
From Smokey Robinson and Stevie Wonder to the Jackson 5 and Sam & Dave, you'll hear the best tunes from soul's most popular artists in A Decade of Soul, a high-energy salute performed live on stage in one of the best blues clubs in New York. Vocalists Prentiss McNeil (The Drifters) and Bruce "Big Daddy" Wayne (Wilson Pickett's Midnight Movers) head up this show featuring the best R&B music of the classic soul era. Get ready to groove at B.B. King Blues Club to hits from James Brown and Aretha Franklin, not to mention Motown and Stax artists galore. McNeil performed for close to 30 years with doo-wop group The Drifters, who were known for classics like "Save the Last Dance for Me," "Some Kind of Wonderful," "Under the Boardwalk" and "Up on the Roof."
Friday, Apr. 27, 2018 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 8:30pm)Saturday, Apr. 28, 2018 / 6:00pm (Doors Open at 5:00pm)
Lots of singers fancy themselves "superstars," but Juanes has the mind-blowing stats -- not to mention a stunning visual album a la Beyonce -- to back up the claim. Acknowledged as "just about the biggest name in Spanish-language pop music" by The New York Times, the Colombian singer-songwriter has racked up sales of more than 15 million albums and taken home a record-setting 20 Latin Grammy Awards. His magnetic stage presence and unique sound are backed up by an equally astonishing work ethic, touring while his records enjoy marathon stints atop the charts -- like '02's Un Dia Normal, which spent 92 weeks in the Top 10 on the Billboard Latin charts. Now he's touring behind his 2017 release Mis Planes Son Amarte, and hits the Hulu Theater at New York's Madison Square Garden with Chilean singer-songwriter Mon Laferte.
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.
After a six-year run at Broadway's Golden Theatre, the massively popular, Tony-winning adult puppet musical Avenue Q now calls New World Stages its home. Full of humor and hummable tunes, Avenue Q is a hilarious look at life in New York, featuring a fantastic cast of people and puppets. In its Broadway debut, Avenue Q scored the "Triple Crown" of Tony wins, grabbing honors for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book. The lovable cast of characters, both flesh and felt, includes recent college grad Princeton, who moves to Avenue Q full of hope for the future, Kate (the girl/monster next door), and the colorful collection of neighbors who help Princeton discover his true purpose in life.
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."
Join us as we present another of our age specific mixers on a Saturday evening! This time around we invite all members 45+ to join us for an evening of conversations and cocktails at The World Bar on 1st avenue and east 48th. There will be hot and cold appetizers, drink specials and fun activities to get you to meet as many at the party as possible. What to expect: Doors open at 7:30pm Drink specials last until 9pm There will be light hot and cold appetizers served Age appropriate music played at conversational levels. 2 separate planned activities to get you to mingle with others at the event. Admission: $15 in advance $20 at the door Can I come alone? Yes, 98% of those attending this event will likely register on their own. You welcome to bring as many non member guests, friends & co workers as you'd like, just make sure to register for the number of people that you want below. Our staff will be ready to greet you and introduce you to others whether you are on your own or with guests. Do I need a ticket? Unless otherwise instructed, if you registered and paid for this event or registered with a voucher your name will be on a list at the door. If you register within 3 hours of the event it is best to bring proof of payment. If registering with a voucher follow the instruction on the voucher. Dress Code: At all events we ask that you use your best judgement based on the event. There are never jackets and ties required unless specifically stated. Keep it neat, be yourself and look your best always. How will I find the group? We will send you a confirmation email with exact locations, contact info and names of those who are hosting the event when you register for the event and send follow up emails as we get closer. Ages: 45+
There is no better place to enjoy spring's blooming colors than the New York Botanical Garden. See the unfolding display of more than 670,000 daffodils on Daffodil Hill amongst other spring beauties across NYBG's 250 acres. Pair that with a flight of palate-pleasing wines from some of New York State's best vintners, and you'll be doing spring right! The celebration also includes fascinating expert-hosted discussions and demonstrations on the science of winemaking, as well as guided tours of the Garden's beautiful landscape, including the newly expanded and historic daffodil display on Daffodil Hill. Drop by the spring preview of the NYBG Farmers Market for freshly baked goods and other delicious treats, while live music makes for the perfect day out.
On the heels of a sold-out, twice-extended world premiere at the Vineyard Theatre, Tony and SAG Award winner Billy Crudup returns to the title role in Harry Clarke, written by Obie Award winner David Cale (Lillian) and directed by Leigh Silverman (Violet). A sexually charged and wickedly funny one-man thriller, Harry Clarke is the story of a shy Midwestern man leading an outrageous double life as a cocky Londoner Moving to New York City and presenting himself as an Englishman. He charms his way into a wealthy family's life as the seductive and precocious Harry (Billy Crudup), whose increasingly risky and dangerous behavior threatens to undo more than his persona. Catch this limited Off-Broadway run at Minetta Lane Theatre in New York City.
Meet Randy -- Australia's most celebrated non-human comedian. The felt-faced comedian started doing stand-up comedy in 2005 and has since gone on to headline most of the Theatrical Fringe and Comedy festivals around the world, as well as finding success on television with his own show airing on ABC TV in Australia, Seeso in the U.S. and Netflix in the U.K. Randy has played everywhere from Edinburgh to Hong Kong, Galway to Singapore to Sydney and anywhere in between. Now the star of Australian stage and TV makes his much-anticipated Off-Broadway debut at the internationally acclaimed Clurman Theatre - Theatre Row on 42nd Street in New York City.
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."
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 sick of the same old bar and club scene, the Spring Fever Midnight Yacht Cruise is just want you need to shake up your nightlife blues. Instead of hitting up the familiar places, spend your night aboard the multi-layered, ultra-luxurious Harbor Lights Yacht for a midnight cruise. The trip features three floors of music, cash bars, food for purchase, and of course plenty of dancing. The first two floors will have enclosed dance spaces, where DJ E.M. will be playing your favorite Top 40, EDM and Latin songs all night long. Upstairs on the top level, you'll find a more relaxed environment and a massive outdoor lounge perfect for snapping pics of the gorgeous New York City skyline.
For a night of entertainment, it's hard to beat a stand-up comedy show, especially if that show is Broadway Comedy Club's All Star Stand-Up Comedy. A lineup of top New York headliners will take to the stage, delivering the hilarious riffs and one-liners that have landed them appearances on Saturday Night Live, The Daily Show, Last Comic Standing, Comedy Central, HBO, BET and more. Kick off your weekend or ditch those mid-week doldrums at this spot near Times Square.
"Peer-reviewed rapper" Baba Brinkman ("Astonishing and brilliant" NY Times) explores the scientific study of consciousness in his latest hip-hop comedy, fresh from a critically-acclaimed run at the 2017 Edinburgh Fringe. 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. He brings his Rap Guide to Consciousness to New York's Soho Playhouse.
A lot of us are used to the seductive, dark glamour of an evening burlesque performance, but have you given it a shot the morning after? The Doux Supper Club is adding a hearty twist by hosting this burlesque brunch performance, complete with craft cocktails and delectable desserts in a Parisian parlor setting. Immerse yourself in luxury at Doux in New York.
Another Reality is proud to host a Meetup with the founder of Two Bit Circus as keynote, Brent Bushnell. Brent Bushnell is the CEO of Two Bit Circus, an L.A.-based experiential entertainment company building a network of micro-amusement parks. The company regularly serves as immersive entertainment partners for brands and has created VR attractions for the NFL, NBA, Dave & Buster's and the Olympics. Brent was the on-camera inventor for the ABC show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. He's chairman of the non-profit Two Bit Circus Foundation, which deploys STEAM-based programs to inspire students about invention. See him speak at Gateway Virtual Reality Showroom in Santa Monica.
New York's Hudson Terrace brings a taste of the South to your mouth with this Sunday afternoon brunch party, featuring included mac & cheese and fried chicken, plus plenty of drink and Hot 97 DJs Magic, Krock, Prince and True Blends. While supplies last, you'll enjoy an open bar of Ciroc, Patron, Grey Goose and Henny, and the music'll be going through the night. Snap up a VIP ticket and skip the line with access to all three levels.
Escape the hustle and bustle of Manhattan to the heart of the Long Island wine country, and discover the secrets of the beautiful North Fork: quaint seaside villages, a family-run farm, charming shops, artisan foods and two of the best wineries of the area. Roundtrip bus travel will be provided for you on this tour, so you'll have plenty of time to relax and explore the sights and tastes. The wineries visited are among the most beautiful in the area and might include Jamesport Vineyards, Palmer Vineyards, Martha Clara Vineyards, Pellegrini Vineyards and others. As you sip your way through the finest wines, you'll also get to taste seasonal hors d'oeuvres from local purveyors. This day trip is more than just a ride out to vineyards -- it's a great opportunity to meet the winemakers and discover the fastest growing wine region in New York.
If there's a big Broadway anniversary to be celebrated, Feinstein's/54 Below is where the party starts. Their series Musicals in Concert gathers top New York talent to pay tribute to the greatest shows of the Great White Way. Enjoy salutes to West Side Story, My Favorite Year, No Way to Treat a Lady, cast reunions from the musicals Lennon, Tamar of the River and more.
Monday, Apr. 30, 2018 / 7:00pm (Three Points of Contact by Ryan Scott Oliver)Monday, Apr. 30, 2018 / 9:30pm (Three Points of Contact by Ryan Scott Oliver)Sunday, May. 6, 2018 / 7:00pm (54 Sings Monty Python's Spamalot)Sunday, May. 6, 2018 / 9:30pm (54 Sings Monty Python's Spamalot)Thursday, May. 24, 2018 / 9:30pm (54 Sings As Thousands Cheer)Tuesday, Jun. 5, 2018 / 7:00pm (New Musical! What Do Critics Know? By James Campodonico & Matt Gurren)
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.
As Anton Bruckner's Ninth Symphony gradually unfolds, you'll revel in the sweeping sonorities and awe-inspiring grandeur of his final symphonic masterpiece, led by esteemed guest conductor Christoph Eschenbach. He'll also conduct Wolfgang Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 22, a majestic piece that's bright with woodwind colors and contains a nod to the adored composer's opera The Marriage of Figaro. Guest pianist Till Fellner lends his talents to that work. Enjoy this New York Philharmonic concert at David Geffen Hall in New York City.
With a ticking biological clock as her backdrop, 38-year-old New Yorker Rachel decides to go against everything she believes in and dive into the online dating world. With a dare from her sister spurring her on, Rachel embarks on 45 Coffee Dates to try and find Mr. Right in a city full of characters. While desperately speed dating at Starbucks, she questions her past choices in ex-boyfriends, abandonment issues with her father and why the only unconditional love she has ever known is with her dog. This hilarious and knowing new play at the Players Theatre is based on author Antonia Kasper's real-life experiences.
A new stage adaptation revisits the story of Babette, a French refugee who finds asylum in a pious Norwegian village. With boundless generosity, she throws a lavish feast that becomes an agent of transformative grace to heal the fractured community. Babette's Feast -- based on Isak Dinesen's short story made famous by the 1987 Academy Award-winning film -- features performances by Michelle Hurst (Orange is the New Black), Obie winner Juliana Francis Kelly and more. Catch this new theatrical event at New York's Theatre at St. Clement's.
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.
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.
From the minds behind such satirical gems as 90210! The Musical! and Katdashians comes a new stage musical parody of one of the most beloved and popular sitcoms ever to hit the airwaves. Friends the Musical Parody brings back Ross, Rachel, Monica, Chandler, Joey and Phoebe as the actors playing them belt out show tunes with titles such as "The Only Coffee Shop in New York City," "The Ballad of Fat Monica," and "Oh. My. God. It's Janice!" Packed with references like Marcel the monkey, the smelly cat, and other iconic moments from the series' illustrious history, Friends the Musical Parody is a hilarious yet loving send-up of a pinnacle of American television. Join the gang at St. Luke's Theatre in New York City.
Spice up your Sundays and unleash your inner diva at Voss Events' Drag Brunch with boozy brunch and a fabulous drag show starring the city's top female impersonators. Drag-queen royalty like Shequida, Bootsie Lefaris, Pattaya Heart, Jada Valenciaga and Sugga Pie Koko, along with special guests from RuPaul's Drag Race, are set to be among those providing plenty of quality entertainment at this all-inclusive event at New York's Highline Ballroom. Tell all the boys, Sunday mornings are about more than football this year.
Throw it back a few decades to when parachute pants, fly girls and tight rhymes were the name of the game. The '90s Hip-Hop and R&B Sing-Along makes its debut at New York's Slate, with over two hours of party-starting hits by acts like Salt-N-Pepa, Mariah Carey, Puff Daddy, Aaliyah, Boyz II Men, TLC and more. As the beats bump, the best music videos of the decade will appear on screen, along with the lyrics right. You and your crew can come dressed in your throwback best and sing, rap and dance all night.
History comes alive as you find yourself in remarkable and little-known Lower Manhattan locations meaningful to the lives and partnership of Hamilton and Washington and 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 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!
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.
Iconic star of stage and screen Judy Garland comes alive when acclaimed tribute artist Peter Mac steps into her ruby slippers. For decades, Mac, a self-described "male actress," has been performing his seriously fun and loving Judy Garland Live in Concert shows to critical acclaim. He's renowned for his dead-on renditions of Garland standards, as well as for his bringing a nuanced glimpse to her complex personality and inner life. In fact, he was awarded the 2012 Southern California Motion Picture Council Golden Halo Award by Garland's co-stars Mickey Rooney and Margaret O'Brien for his respectful, stunningly accurate portrayal. You'll see Mac as Garland reminisce about her storied life, from Hollywood's golden age to her comeback concerts at Carnegie Hall and the Palace and her friendship with JFK. You never know what Hollywood legends will drop by, so settle in for this intimate cabaret concert at Producers' Club in New York.
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.
Grab some friends and get ready for a jam-packed night of fun at the Showboat Hotel in Atlantic City. Kick things off with a stand-up comedy show featuring the funniest comics from New Jersey, Philadelphia and New York. Then hit up the after-party, where a live DJ will be spinning late into the night. Located right on the Boardwalk, the recently revamped Showboat is right in the thick of the action, with only a short walk to the casinos, restaurants and great views of the ocean and the lighthouse.
Experience an evening of true downtown New York entertainment at the legendary house of burlesque, the Slipper Room. Slide on into the sexy, freewheeling romp known as Slippery Sundays and still be home in time to get your beauty sleep ... or whatever. This variety show of course features plenty of burlesque, but also includes comedy, acrobatics, juggling, magic and more. A full lineup of diva performers will leave you feeling frisky and fully entertained. And there's a fresh roster each week, so make it a Sunday night habit.
Ever dream of making a movie? Now you can as you team up with The Exuberant Theatre Company for The Movies--Improvised!. No need for a huge cast and crew or shiny special effects; all this classic-in-the-making needs is your hilarious suggestions! The troupe of improv experts will then take your off-the-wall ideas and somehow make them into an original blockbuster -- totally in the moment. Plus, if you're celebrating a special occasion, you can even score a cameo! Don't miss this fun send-up of Hollywood at the Broadway Comedy Club in New York.
When Josh and Alex, a married couple in an open relationship, invite Darius to spend the night with them, nothing is ever the same in the new drama Afterglow. Premiering just in time for the Pride Parade, this incisive play by writer-director S. Asher Gelman delves into the complications that arise from what is supposed to be just a physical encounter. Rocked by new feelings of intimacy, all three men must confront their own definitions of love and trust. Don't miss Afterglow off-Broadway at The Loft at The Davenport Theatre.
Some of the best blues in America today isn't coming out of Chicago or the Deep South -- it's coming from New York City's Times Square, where the B.B. King Blues Club All-Stars featuring the Harlem Blues Project jam weekly at Lucille's, joined by special guests. Several soulful and dynamic musicians make up the Harlem Blues Project: Jerry Dugger, Junior Mack and Barry Harrison. Singer and bassist Dugger is a member of the New York Blues Hall of Fame, and he's shared the stage with Stevie Ray Vaughan, Johnny Copeland, James Cotton and more. Guitarist Mack has played with greats like the Allman Brothers Band, Derek Trucks, Robert Randolph, Dickey Betts and Honeyboy Edwards. Drummer Harrison, a longtime band member for Johnny Copeland and Shemekia Copeland, rounds out one of the hottest blues outfits ever assembled. They're joined by a rotating cast of the finest musicians from New York City and beyond.
Tuesday, Apr. 24, 2018 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)Tuesday, Apr. 24, 2018 / 9:30pm (Doors Open at 9:00pm)Tuesday, May. 8, 2018 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)Tuesday, May. 8, 2018 / 9:30pm (Doors Open at 9:00pm)Tuesday, May. 15, 2018 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)Tuesday, May. 15, 2018 / 9:30pm (Doors Open at 9:00pm)Tuesday, May. 22, 2018 / 7:30pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)Tuesday, May. 22, 2018 / 9:30pm (Doors Open at 9:00pm)
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.
Almost Queen: A Tribute to Queen matches the original band's vocal layering and studio precision with the elaborate lighting, special effects and costumes to create an uncanny live concert experience for even the biggest Queen fan. Lead singer Joseph Russo, who channels Freddie Mercury, is also a Broadway veteran whose powerful voice has earned him stage and musical success around the world. Almost Queen band members have toured internationally with groups such as Thin Lizzy, Dee Snider and others. From "Bohemian Rhapsody" and "We Are the Champions" to "We Will Rock You," "Fat Bottomed Girls" and "Somebody to Love," Almost Queen's repertoire spans all the biggest hits and more.
This One's For The Girls -- but also for everyone! This fascinating and original new musical comes to St. Luke's Theatre in New York to celebrate women's lives over the past hundred years through beloved popular songs. From the sad laments of female victims ("A Bird in a Gilded Cage") to the angry anthems of women who are mad as hell and vow not to take it anymore ("I Am Woman" and "You Don't Own Me"), This One's for the Girls is a high-energy celebration of American women that's certain to thrill and entertain men, women and everyone in between. Show some "R-E-S-P-E-C-T" and get your tickets now!
The buttoned-up moderator of a local university's "Meet the Author" event gets much more of an education than she bargained for when the writer of the best-seller Sex Tips for Straight Women From a Gay Man decides to provide a hands-on seminar right there on the (g-)spot. And with his personal coaching and help from a hunky stage assistant, she just might learn to let her hair down -- and like it. Based on the actual book of the same name, this titillating off-Broadway comedy offers loads of audience interaction. Seats up front in the "Wet Zone" include a free drink.
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.
Thursday, Apr. 26, 2018 / 9:30pm (Darius de Haas: A Leonard Bernstein Thing)Friday, Apr. 27, 2018 / 9:30pm (Darius de Haas: A Leonard Bernstein Thing)Saturday, Apr. 28, 2018 / 9:30pm (Chris McCarrell)Sunday, Apr. 29, 2018 / 9:30pm (Eric Petersen: Sinatra at the Movies)Tuesday, May. 1, 2018 / 9:30pm (Megan Kane)Wednesday, May. 9, 2018 / 9:30pm (Alice Ripley: Ripley Prescription)Saturday, May. 12, 2018 / 9:30pm (Alice Ripley: Ripley Prescription)Wednesday, May. 16, 2018 / 7:00pm (Robert Davi Sings Frank Sinatra)
Set sail from South Street Seaport and get ready to take snap some amazing photos as you head towards the world-famous Statue of Liberty. This one-hour sightseeing cruise sails past such breathtaking New York City landmarks as the Brooklyn Bridge, Ellis Island and the Freedom Towers. As you take it all in, you'll be riding in comfort on a three-level paddle boat, which has both indoor and outdoor seating, plus food and drinks for purchase.
Monday, Apr. 23, 2018 / 10:00am (Boarding Begins at 9:45am)Monday, Apr. 23, 2018 / 11:30am (Boarding Begins at 11:15am)Tuesday, Apr. 24, 2018 / 10:00am (Boarding Begins at 9:45am)Tuesday, Apr. 24, 2018 / 11:30am (Boarding Begins at 11:15am)Wednesday, Apr. 25, 2018 / 10:00am (Boarding Begins at 9:45am)Wednesday, Apr. 25, 2018 / 11:30am (Boarding Begins at 11:15am)Thursday, Apr. 26, 2018 / 10:00am (Boarding Begins at 9:45am)Thursday, Apr. 26, 2018 / 11:30am (Boarding Begins at 11:15am)
Usually a concerto features one soloist, but with Béla Bartók's Concerto for Orchestra, you get whole sections of the orchestra playing together as soloists. But he didn't stop there in composing this famous piece. Drawing on Eastern European folk music, Bartók blazed a trail right through traditional Western notions of tonality. The result is a cinematic work that builds to a whirlwind of sound. You won't want to miss the New York Philharmonic performing it live in concert at David Geffen Hall. Also on the program, artist-in-residence Leif Ove Andsnes, a "pianist of magisterial elegance, power and insight" (The New York Times), will bring his nimble fingers to bear on Debussy's Fantaisie. Conductor Edward Gardner kicks off the evening with Sibelius' Pohjola's Daughter.
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.
Vocalist Emilie Surtees comes to Club Bonafide in New York City for a musical salute to three all-time great musical divas: Donna Summer, Tina Turner and Chaka Khan. This sure-to-be-electrifying set will excite any music lover who's ever been caught belting out songs like "Hot Stuff," "What's Love Got to Do With It" or "I Feel for You." Surtees has a great talent for replicating these classic tunes, note for note, while conveying the soul of the singers who originated them. She'll channel these inspirations for a truly captivating evening that honors her idols.
Enjoy a tour of the 9/11 Memorial and the Statue of Liberty, with a retired NYPD Detective guide to show you areas of the memorial often missed. Hear firsthand accounts of that day, and how much has changed since that fateful date in 2001. Then enjoy reserved line entry to the Statue of Liberty Pedestal, and Pedestal Museum plus a guided Ellis Island tour. Your ferry ride over to Ellis Island and Liberty island is included in the ticket price. Explore the immigration museum to hear the stories about the millions people that arrived in New York in search of a new beginning. Ten percent of the proceeds from this tour go to the 9/11 Victims Compensation Fund, so it's not only an interesting three hours but also one that impacts those who endured one of the worst days in American history.
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.
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.
If you've got an idea for the next Wicked or Book of Mormon -- or just love watching improv and musical comedies -- then Blank! The Musical was made for you. Each night at the Broadway Comedy Club, the audience will use their smartphones to suggest and vote on the show's title, lyrics, score and more. Then you can sit back and marvel as the cast (a mix of members from Upright Citizens Brigade, ImprovBoston and other troupes) turns your suggestions into a Broadway-style musical complete with singing, dancing and help from a live band. The results are sure to be hilarious, and who knows, maybe you'll help create the next theater sensation in New York!
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.
Bring the whole family to this all ages Silent Disco Party! Not only will there be three channels of family friendly music, but also tons of open ping pong tables to challenge your fam! With three live DJs playing you favorite hits, this party has something for everyone. Put on your headphones, grab your ping pong partner, and get ready for an afternoon of crazy fun! Your 3 Live DJs are spinning all afternoon: DJ 1 (Green): Top 40 Dance Hits DJ 2 (Red): 80's, 90's & 2K Throwbacks DJ 3 (Blue): Hip Hop and R&B Your experience includes: * A pair of Quiet Events headphones * Glow in the dark gear * 3 live DJs battling for your attention * Great selection of food and drinks available for purchase. Full bar available for 21+. Special Notes: * Rain or Shine * Limited tickets available at the door * Ping Pong Tables limited and not guaranteed * B-Day packages w/ Private section, Ping Pong table and more: Contact Carter Cain at: [email protected] What to bring: * Valid ID * You MUST have a credit or debit card for the check-in process. If the headphones are NOT returned, there will be a $100 charge to your credit or debit card after the event. * No need to print your ticket, just show the code on your phone or they will have your name at the door. How it works: When you arrive you'll receive a pair of special wireless headphones. You can adjust the volume and choose between up to three DJ's with a flip of a switch. Each headset has a color LED that shows what channel you are listening to. It's super social; you're in control of the music! There's no loud music that you have to talk over. Plus, there's no ringing in your ears when you leave!
Two kids from a school for kids who learn differently sneak into an elite private school for students with exceptionally high IQs and shake things up for the better... especially when they uncover one student's evil plot to take control of the world. Enjoy this inventive children's show Geniuses at New York's Tada Theatre.
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.
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.
Live competitive art ... what on Earth could that even entail? At Art Battle New York, paintings will come to life in heated timed rounds. Twelve artists participate and complete pieces with a timer on hand in this sizzling night of creation and celebration. Just think of it as one big art party at Le Poisson Rouge -- a party so popular it's spread to over 100 countries and six continents since its start in 2001.
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.
Not only does your ticket to The Imbible come with three craft cocktails (yes, you read that right -- three!), but you also get to spend the evening in the company of world-renowned mixologist and raconteur Anthony Caporale for a booze-fueled journey through the history of spirits and cocktails. Joined by The Backwaiters, who lend their vocal stylings to the show, The Imbible is filled with music, drinks, science, live demonstrations, drinks, history, comedy and ... did we mention drinks? (You might want to plan on taking the subway home.) Don't miss this hit show, named "one of the five best things to do in New York City" by NewYork.com, when it comes to off-Broadway at New World Stages.
Step aboard the Spirit ship for unparalleled cruising fun in New York Harbor. On this three-hour cruise out of Chelsea Piers in Manhattan, you can dine on a delicious buffet (with vegetarian and gluten-free options), relax on the ship's modern rooftop lounge or in the climate-controlled interior decks, dance to DJ-spun tunes on the spacious dance floor and catch breathtaking views of one of the greatest skylines in the world. The Spirit delivers all the amazing sights of New York Harbor -- you'll see close-up views of the Statue of Liberty, cruise under the Brooklyn Bridge, admire the South Street Seaport and marvel at the Financial District.
Wednesday, Apr. 25, 2018 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:30pm)Tuesday, May. 1, 2018 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:30pm)Wednesday, May. 2, 2018 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:30pm)Thursday, May. 3, 2018 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:30pm)Thursday, May. 17, 2018 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:30pm)Monday, May. 21, 2018 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:30pm)
The Original NYC Dueling Pianos is ready to rock your weekend at Bar Nine in Hell's Kitchen. This show brings a party atmosphere to a concert-style performance with tons of audience interaction, and stars The Flying Ivories -- two highly-skilled musicians that always have a blast on stage together. The audience determines the set list for the night, requesting their favorite songs. Whatever your personal picks, you can expect to hear classics from piano giants like Billy Joel and Elton John as well as popular sing-along tunes (like "Sweet Caroline") and rock standards. But even if you have more obscure tastes, the guys will do their best to throw in something for everyone and play whatever audiences want to hear from oldies to the top of the charts and everything in between.
If there's one thing that unites all New Yorkers, it's a dislike of all things New York. The rent is too damn high to deal with train shutdowns, lost tourists and crazy roommates. So, in the spirit of learning to live with some sense of dignity, I Live Here Now brings together city-dwelling comedians you've seen on Conan, The Late Show and Comedy Central to explore why misery loves company. These funny men and women will take the stage at Wicked Willy's to share their experiences living in New York.
For more than 27 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.
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.
A direct derivative of The Legacy of You, The Legacy Show is a live show hosted by blogger and speaker Michael Ian Cedar at (Le) Poisson Rouge in NYC. The Legacy Show features an ever-changing, star-studded lineup in an intimate setting. Sharing often personal and humbling stories, the show's aim is to help improve the quality of life for all involved, from the audience to the doorman. Show themes change monthly and always bring heartwarming laughs. Think Oprah Winfrey in her earlier years, but with a drink in your hand. This installment's topic is "Finding Love."
This 50th anniversary salute to Bobby Valentin, "El Rey del Bajo," celebrates the grand impact he's had on the entire salsa genre. The Puerto Rican bass guitarist, arranger and bandleader helped compose many of Fania All-Stars' favorites, worked with legends like Willie Colon, Ismael Miranda, Gilberto Santa Rosa, Willie Rosario and Tito Puente and has created many classics of his own. The Lehman Center in the Bronx will be grooving with Valentin classics like "Libro de amor," "Cuando te vea," "Tu rica boca," "Buen corazon" and many more.
When Harry, a lonely retiree and former kosher butcher, meets Barbara, a young lesbian teaching his writing class at a senior center in San Francisco, it seems like the two of them have next to nothing in common. But when Barbara assigns the class to write a letter to a person from the past who is no longer alive, she's shocked to find that rather than write to his deceased wife, Harry has composed a letter to Harvey Milk -- California's first openly gay political leader, assassinated only a few years earlier. Harry's letter evokes life-changing revelations for both of them, and he and Barbara find themselves developing the unlikeliest of friendships. With a soaring score and heartfelt, hilarious lyrics, A Letter to Harvey Milk at New York's Acorn Theatre is an inspiring musical about friendship, loss and finding acceptance in unlikely places.
The Snowy Day and Other Stories by Ezra Jack Keats is children's theater for the whole family that will warm your heart. Filled with singing, live action, humor and shadow puppets, this one-hour show creates a warm, joyful experience that brings families together. It celebrates the wonder of childhood in the city: the excitement of a fresh snowfall, the delight of whistling for the first time, the awe in finding a special treasure. Brought to the stage by the same team that produced the long-running hit The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, this charmer made for those ages 3 to 8 is sure to delight at New York's St. Luke's Theatre.
"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.
Take in the sights of New York City's iconic landmarks from a climate-controlled sun deck, and get up close and personal with lovely Lady Liberty for a special photo opportunity you can't get on land! Aboard this Hornblower Yacht, you'll enjoy a decadent three-course meal and artisan cocktails prepared by culinary veterans. Experience after-dinner dancing on the river to the live, award-winning onboard entertainment. Whether with your partner, one pal or a group of friends, head over to Pier 40 for a New York City Lights Dinner Cruise!
Thursday, Apr. 26, 2018 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:30pm)Friday, Apr. 27, 2018 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:30pm)Sunday, Apr. 29, 2018 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:30pm)
Climb aboard the 1920s-style Manhattan for a leisurely weekend brunch, featuring a spread of locally sourced foods, including fresh-baked bagels and pastries, fruit, ham, quiche, Belgian waffles and more. You'll also enjoy an included beverage which can range from coffee or juice to champagne, a Bloody Mary or a mimosa. This nearly three-hour cruise takes you on a relaxing trip completely around the island of Manhattan on the Hudson, East and Harlem Rivers, passing under all 18 bridges. So sit back and soak up the gorgeous 360-degree views from the heated and enclosed back-deck observatory or the outdoor front deck of this beautiful teak-decked motor yacht as you glide past the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the UN building and much, much more.
Unexpected Joy tells the story of three generations of female singers. Burdened by long-held family tensions, they share a week together where change is in the air. In modern day Cape Cod, Joy, a baby boomer and proud hippie, is holding a memorial concert for the other half of her popular musical duo, Jump & Joy. When her tightly wound conservative daughter and her sweet rebellious granddaughter arrive from Oklahoma, the sparks fly as one family seeks to find the common ground in their different values, dreams and goals. A heartfelt and hilarious story that celebrates diversity and acceptance, this new musical weaves folk-rock, pop and blues in bringing together a family that hasn't experienced true joy together for decades. Catch the New York premiere of this rousing production at York Theatre Company.
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.
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.
Sunday, Apr. 29, 2018 / 11:00am (Boarding Begins at 10:30am)Sunday, May. 6, 2018 / 11:00am (Boarding Begins at 10:30am)Sunday, May. 13, 2018 / 11:00am (Boarding Begins at 10:30am)Sunday, May. 20, 2018 / 11:00am (Boarding Begins at 10:30am)Sunday, May. 27, 2018 / 11:00am (Boarding Begins at 10:30am)Sunday, Jun. 3, 2018 / 11:00am (Boarding Begins at 10:30am)Sunday, Jun. 10, 2018 / 11:00am (Boarding Begins at 10:30am)Sunday, Jun. 17, 2018 / 11:00am (Boarding Begins at 10:30am)
Your Monday just got a whole lot Harder! When Chris Harder's Big Back Door takes over New York's Slipper Room, you'll see a queerly clever burlesque drag show featuring a rotating rainbow of striptease and drag queen performers. No matter which way you swing, there's something for everyone!
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 special brunch edition, Day Drinking, which explores the quintessential New York brunch experience. Join four friends as they battle today's always-connected, over-scheduled world to carve out time to enjoy brunch together. While struggling to prioritize and 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, or French toast) with good friends. Your ticket includes three complimentary cocktails: one build-your-own Bloody Mary, one authentic Irish coffee and one seasonal Bellini. Please arrive 30 minutes before curtain at The Green Room at New World Stages to enjoy the create-your-own Bloody Mary bar.
Travel back to 18th century Britain for Sancho: An Act of Remembrance, the unusual and gripping tale of Charles Ignatius Sancho, a man born on a slave ship who eventually became a musician, social satirist and the first person of African origin to vote in Great Britain. He was even befriended by Shakespearean actor David Garrick and painted by Thomas Gainsborough. This new one-man play was conceived, written, as well as performed by renowned British actor Paterson Joseph (Royal Shakespeare Company, HBO's The Leftovers). Joseph's play offers moving, surprising and often funny insight into the forgotten but true story of a man who dared to act, write, sing, dance and voice his political opinion with wit and charm. See Sancho's trials, travails and achievements come to life onstage in this compelling historical gem, Sancho: An Act of Remembrance, at New York's National Black Theatre.
If there's one thing that unites all New Yorkers, it's a dislike of all things New York. The rent is just too damn high to deal with train shutdowns, lost tourists and crazy roommates. So, in the spirit of learning to live with some sense of dignity, I Live Here Now brings together city-dwelling comedians you've seen on Conan, The Late Show and Comedy Central to explore why misery loves company. These funny men and women will take the stage at Wicked Willy's to share their experiences living in New York.
New York City's largest indoor and outdoor beer garden is one epic spot for a party! You can adjust the volume on your headphones and choose between up to three DJs with a flip of a switch. Your headset has a color LED that shows what channel you are listening to. It's super social -- you're in control of the music! There's no loud music that you have to talk over. Plus, there's no ringing in your ears when you leave! This massive Quiet Clubbing party at Studio Square brings together hundreds of people singing and dancing while three live DJs battle for their attention on the main stage. This venue has it all: food, drinks and lots of room to dance. It'll be a night you'll never forget!
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.
Are you sick and tired of being the best dressed person at every party you go to? If so, the Fashion Networking Party is right up your alley. You'll meet plenty of fellow fashionistas at this swanky get-together at the Troy Liquor Bar in Manhattan, where fashion professionals, models and F.I.T. students can enjoy some drinks, snacks and games while tearing it up on the dance floor to the stylings of a live DJ. Just be sure to dress to impress -- not that you ever don't.
For a singer with such powerful pipes, it's something of a shock to hear vocalist Emilie Surtees describe herself as primarily a "listener." Then again, maybe it's her extraordinary capacity to listen that gives her tribute to Aretha Franklin, Anita Baker and Whitney Houston its amazing accuracy. Surtees not only replicates hit songs, power note for power note, but communicates the soul of each singer who originally recorded them -- something that requires not only incredible vocals but also a profound appreciation of music. Be moved and amazed by a tribute artist every bit as talented as the singers she honors in this concert at Club Bonafide.
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.
"Choreography is writing on your feet" -- that's how the great Bob Fosse described his craft. And nowhere in the world are you more likely to catch the most joyful, daring and just plain gorgeous dance than on the Broadway stage. Now six veteran Broadway hoofers take you on a dance-filled odyssey through some of the Great White Way's most famous numbers to showcase just how innovative Broadway dance can be. Original choreography by Mark Myars brings to life the dance styles of icons like Agnes de Mille, Gower Champion and Bob Fosse as well as current movers and shakers like Susan Stroman and Andy Blankenbuehler. Presented at Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown, this high-energy revue of the evolution of stage dance is narrated by celebrity choreographers who'll discuss how Broadway dance has evolved over the years.
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.
This soul-stirring three-hour tour through the storied streets of Harlem builds to a joyful, hand-clapping crescendo with a visit to a real worship service at one of the neighborhood's gospel churches. But first, you'll be walking in the footsteps of greats like Billie Holiday and Michael Jackson as your friendly and knowledgeable guide takes you by historic sites in Upper Manhattan like the Apollo Theater, Abyssinian Baptist Church, Strivers' Row, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and the Hotel Theresa, whose guests included musical greats like Ray Charles, Dinah Washington and Duke Ellington.
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 Carnival of Love edition now slinks its way into The Back Room in New York.
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.
Treat yourself to an elegant evening aboard a Hudson's cruise, sipping cocktails from an optional open bar, listening to music, enjoying dinner with wine pairings and marveling at the sparkling sunset and nighttime views of the world's most famous skyline. Departing from Pier 81 on the west side of Manhattan, this two-hour sail invites you to relax and soak up sights like the Statue of Liberty from one of the yacht's three levels, including an outdoor top deck, before settling in for a meal prepared fresh on board from locally sourced ingredients. An in-house sommelier has chosen a selection of boutique wines to pair with a variety of available food choices, or you can opt for an open bar or beer-wine-soda package. After dinner, take a turn on the dance floor or watch the city lights pass by, and once back at the dock, feel free to stay aboard to enjoy the atmosphere awhile longer before returning to the real world.
Friday, Apr. 27, 2018 / 7:00pm (Boarding begins at 6:00pm)Saturday, Apr. 28, 2018 / 7:00pm (Boarding begins at 6:00pm)Sunday, Apr. 29, 2018 / 7:00pm (Boarding begins at 6:00pm)Thursday, May. 17, 2018 / 7:00pm (Boarding begins at 6:00pm)Saturday, May. 26, 2018 / 7:00pm (Boarding begins at 6:00pm)Friday, Jun. 1, 2018 / 7:00pm (Boarding begins at 6:00pm)Thursday, Jun. 21, 2018 / 7:00pm (Boarding begins at 6:00pm)Thursday, Jun. 28, 2018 / 7:00pm (Boarding begins at 6:00pm)
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.
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.
Two of the greatest jazz guitarists ever to pick up a six-string hit the Mayo Performing Arts Center in Morristown for a music lovers' double bill. Larry Carlton, who's won four out of his 19 Grammy nominations, has actually played on more than 100 gold or platinum albums for artists including Steely Dan, Joni Mitchell, Michael Jackson and tons more, along with releasing more than 20 discs of his own. Known as the "genial genius of the guitar," John Pizzarelli has been hailed by the Boston Globe for "reinvigorating the Great American Songbook and re-popularizing jazz," offering up cool, swinging takes on favorite tunes across a wide range of genres and devoting entire albums to the music of Sinatra, Ellington, Mercer and McCartney.
B.B. King Blues Club in New York City celebrates the dynamic and danceable music of the Buena Vista Social Club with this tribute to the Golden Age of Cuba. A red-hot trio of musicians, lead by guitarist-vocalist Francois Wiss, will be playing. He'll be joined by Damian Quinones on guitar and vocals, and Danny Valdez on percussion and vocals. Wiss studied music at the Conservatoire in Paris, and was mentored by notable guitar masters Pierre Culaz, Marc Benguigui, Belaid Ait Abdallah, Terry Fleming and Mathias Berchadsky. The set list will include such Buena Vista Social Club favorites as "Chan Chan," "El Payande," "Se Seco el Arroyito" and many others.
Thursday, Apr. 26, 2018 / 7:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)Thursday, Apr. 26, 2018 / 9:00pm (Doors Open at 8:30pm)
A favorite across the country, The Dinner Detective now makes its New York City debut at the Millennium Broadway Hotel, where you'll be served up a tasty whodunit along with a Pan Asian buffet dinner. And since this popular comic murder mystery is set in the present day, you'll never know whether someone at your table is one of the talented cast of improvisers. In fact, everyone's a suspect -- including you. You can expect plenty of murder, mayhem and hidden clues coming to light as you puzzle through the crime. The top sleuth wins a prize package -- and some serious bragging rights -- at the end of this fun evening in Times Square.
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.
Rescued from the urban decay on the '80s, the High Line is now an oasis of green in Manhattan. The elevated park serves as a place to stroll, socialize and escape the bustle of the city streets below. Take a guided tour of the High Line and the surrounding neighborhoods to discover a revitalized area of New York City you didn't know existed. In addition to a walk down the High Line, you'll check out the trendy Meatpacking District and Chelsea, home to examples of historic architecture.
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.
Wednesday, Apr. 25, 2018 / 9:30pm (54 Sings Sara Bareilles)Monday, May. 7, 2018 / 9:30pm (Another Opening, Another Debut: Broadway Debuts of the 2017-2018 Season)Tuesday, May. 8, 2018 / 7:00pm (A Jerome Robbins Centennial, Directed by Kathleen Marshall)Tuesday, May. 8, 2018 / 9:30pm (A Jerome Robbins Centennial, Directed by Kathleen Marshall)Friday, May. 11, 2018 / 9:30pm (54 Sings One Direction)Sunday, May. 13, 2018 / 7:00pm (Unsung Strouse: The Greatest Charles Strouse Songs You've Never Heard)Tuesday, May. 22, 2018 / 9:30pm ( Broadway's Got Talent! With Tommy Tune)Sunday, Jun. 3, 2018 / 9:30pm (Former Broadway Kids Return To The Stage)
With three unique vocalists plus full rhythm and horn sections, the 11-piece Atomic Funk Project is a world-class party band that knows how to make people dance. With a repertoire that spans 40 years of hit songs across R&B, hip-hop, soul, Motown and dance music, the ensemble's high-energy show always features something for everyone. Every verse and every chorus of each song -- from Aretha Franklin's "Respect" to Jay-Z's "New York State of Mind" -- is expertly performed by this supergroup of accomplished New York City musicians, guaranteeing a performance that will bring people out of their seats and onto the dance floor.
Wednesday, Apr. 25, 2018 / 8:00pm (Doors Open at 6:00pm)
Caroline's Comedy Club on Broadway is proud to present the Breakout Artist Comedy Series, a series which puts the spotlight on the very best and brightest emerging stand-up comedians in their very own headlining show. This month's Carolines' Breakout Artist is Bronx native Melissa Diaz (New York Comedy Festival, Devil Cup and Carolines March Madness finalist), a unique and rising talent in the New York City comedy scene. Her sharp and quirky wit paired with an edgy attitude takes audiences through a fun house of fatalism and hilarity that no amount of therapy will make you forget. The event will be hosted by Chris James (VH1 Single Ladies, Obamaland) and feature Gene Getman (We the People LIVE!, Guys We F*ked) and Rachel Joan (New York Comedy Festival). A portion of the proceeds will be donated to New York Women in Film & Television, a not-for-profit that provides, educational and community support to young women in film making.
Explore the pivotal role women have played in the development of New York City and hear the hidden stories of the female pioneers whose contributions made it into a great metropolis. This Inside Out tour of Lower Manhattan kicks off with the story of the matriarchs of the Lenape Indians, the original Native American inhabitants. You'll then learn about trailblazers like the only women to found a village in colonial America, the first woman to be injured in the Revolutionary War, as well as hearing inspiring true tales of slaves, suffragettes, Wall Street pioneers, religious leaders, ground-breaking writers, social-justice crusaders, philanthropists and even the female heroes of 9/11.
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!
Not exactly homeless, never quite broke, always ready to become whomever she needs to be in order to stick around just that little bit longer ... she's a (couch) Surfer Girl. Exploring the sin of sloth, Surfer Girl chronicles a young woman's affectless journey through life as she combats that passively inert state of mind that gives rise to her loss of self and to ... couch surfing. In this one-woman show at New York's Foley Gallery, eight actors grapple with their individual experiences of shame and emotional stasis.
Head to the heart of Long Island City to experience the best and brightest comics working on the New York City comedy scene. Queens comedy hub The Standing Room boasts a schedule of meticulously curated, nightly stand-up showcases featuring performers seen on The Tonight Show, Comedy Central, HBO, the national comedy festival circuit and more. And, of course, the talented bartenders of The Standing Room will be happy to mix you up one of their famed craft cocktails to help keep the laughs flowing.
Being trapped in a 9-5 job is tough when you're diabolical. So many evil plans, so little time. But rent and bills are due, so the destruction of humanity will have to wait ... at least until Friday. Come out to the Producers' Club in NYC for The Diabolical Dr. Fiend, a night of diabolically fun improvised theater from IRTE!
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. 28, 2018 / 4:30pm (Boarding at 4:00pm)Sunday, Apr. 29, 2018 / 4:30pm (Boarding at 4:00pm)Saturday, May. 5, 2018 / 4:30pm (Boarding at 4:00pm)Sunday, May. 6, 2018 / 4:30pm (Boarding at 4:00pm)Saturday, May. 12, 2018 / 4:30pm (Boarding at 4:00pm)Sunday, May. 13, 2018 / 4:30pm (Boarding at 4:00pm)Saturday, May. 19, 2018 / 4:30pm (Boarding at 4:00pm)Sunday, May. 20, 2018 / 4:30pm (Boarding at 4:00pm)
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.
New York-based tribute band BonJourney pays homage to Bon Jovi and Journey, cranking out hits like "Living on a Prayer" and "Don't Stop Believing," all while capturing the rock icons' energy and spirit. They'll take their tribute to the high seas when this Lucile Yacht concert booze cruise sets sail from Skyport Marina. There'll be cash bars on board and plenty of food available for purchase, so you can fuel up before you rock the boat.
Saturday, Apr. 28, 2018 / 7:00pm (Boarding Begins at 6:30pm)
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.
Stache Novak's Midnight Fingers is a variety show that showcases the wild and wonderful weirdos of New York's Lower East Side. Hosted by resident beefcake Stache Novak, this Slipper Room show offers up plenty of striptease action, hijinks and hilarity.
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.
Sure, you've seen the movie dozens of times, but do you know Kevin Gnapoor's phone number by heart? No cheating! Come out and meet other Mean Girls fans and test your knowledge! Coming alone? No problem! Part of the fun is meeting new people. You can join a team with other Mean Girls fans! Work with your team of four to six people for approximately five rounds to get the most questions right, and you'll be eligible to win some great prizes at the end at New York's Bryant Park Lounge.
This VIP Silent Disco Party at the famous Stage 48 mega club (Level 3) is one wild night you'll never forget. 3 DJs and hundreds of partiers create a one of kind a experience. This upscale venue is ideal for a birthday party or girls' night out. Get there before midnight for discounted well drinks. Make your night extra special with bottle service and reserved seating. Your 3 Live DJs are spinning all night: DJ 1 (Green): Top 40 Dance Hits DJ 2 (Red): '80s, '90s & 2K Throwbacks DJ 3 (Blue): Hip Hop, Reggae, Soca Your experience includes: a pair of Quiet Events headphones, glow-in-the-dark gear and 3 DJs battling for your attention.
The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music set up this series of informal jam sessions, where students will get a chance to let loose in a real club atmosphere and practice their improvisational skills. But you're welcome to bring your instrument and sit in on a set as well. Pro bassist John Koozin and his trio get things grooving at New York's Zinc Bar.
POGO Events presents The Amazing Seinfeld Scavenger Hunt -- part scavenger hunt, part obstacle course and all New York. A series of clues leads you around the city as you perform physical and mental challenges along the way, each celebrating the TV classic Seinfeld! Plus, every member of the winning team will receive a New York City gift package. Assemble at Slattery's Midtown Pub and get ready to hunt!
Four of New York's finest jazz guitarists have joined forces as Strings Attached, and they'll make beautiful music together as part of a Monday night jam session at the Zinc Bar in Greenwich Village. Jack Wilkins, Vic Juris, Ron Affif and Mark Whitfield are the highly-skilled guitar heroes who make up the ensemble, and they'll bring in a super special guest each show to sit in with them. Scheduled to appear are talents like Yotam Silberstein, Sheryl Bailey, Chico Pinheiro, Peter Bernstein, Lage Lund and more.
Upon the release of her new memoir, Make Trouble, New York's Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center welcomes Cecile Richards, the president of Planned Parenthood, daughter of the late Governor Ann Richards, featured speaker at the Women's March on Washington, and "the heroine of the resistance" (Vogue). Richards discusses her book, the outpouring of activism since the 2016 election, the future of women's reproductive rights, and her years "making trouble and organizing for change." Cecile takes the mystery out of activism, gives practical examples of how it's done, and tells stories that melt the distance from your front porch to Washington.
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.
Overheard at Joe's is an interactive, improvisational, theatre experience set in your local bar, created by Christian Kelty. A different show every night, you and the rest of the audience are guided through the evening by the bartender who facilitates a funny, engaging, always topical conversation based on the makeup of the audience. This time around, the fun takes place at McHale's Bar & Grill in New York. The bartender -- along with six improv actors embedded in the crowd -- will create an evening of entertainment over 90 minutes with a special musical guest at every performance.
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.
Take a walk on the wild side with the Gangs and Mobs of Old NYC tour, where you'll explore the crime-filled culture of the past in Little Italy, Chinatown and Five Points. You'll get the lowdown on all the nefarious goings-on of the Mafia, Cosa Nostra, the Tong gangs and other big bad guys on this fascinating guided excursion through what was once New York's teeming underworld, from mob hangouts and notorious crime scenes to underground gambling dens and more.
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. 27, 2018 / 12:30pm (Boarding at Noon)Friday, Apr. 27, 2018 / 2:45pm (Boarding at 2:15pm)Saturday, Apr. 28, 2018 / Noon (Boarding at 11:45 am)Saturday, Apr. 28, 2018 / 2:00pm (Boarding at 1:45pm)Sunday, Apr. 29, 2018 / 2:00pm (Boarding at 1:45pm)Tuesday, May. 1, 2018 / 12:30pm (Boarding at Noon)Tuesday, May. 1, 2018 / 2:45pm (Boarding at 2:15pm)Wednesday, May. 2, 2018 / 12:30pm (Boarding at Noon)
Groove your way through Hell's Kitchen when New York's outdoor dance party What the Float returns. Whether you're a fearless exhibitionist or an introvert who hates normal clubs, this private dance party delivers the night you never knew you needed. The city's public spaces become your dance floor in this immersive dance adventure that floats from place to place around the neighborhood. Start your night at The Coliseum and move to a music mix that streams directly to your provided wireless headphones.
Up late and in need of the perfect cap to your night? Head out to Broadway Comedy Club for Late Night Laughs. If you're the kind of comedy fan that likes edgy comedy, the unpolished stuff, it's the late-night shows where you'll find it. You can catch some of the best comedians from New York City, plus special guests from all across the country. Comedians from MTV, HBO, Comedy Central, The Tonight Show, The Daily Show, Last Comic Standing and more regularly perform, so you never know who you'll see.
Live out your swashbuckling fantasies in Fun With a Fight Scene. Joe Isenberg, an award-winning fight choreographer and director, will teach you a theatrical fight scene using classic shows and movies as inspiration. Once you've mastered the routine, you'll have the option to capture it on video. If you've ever fantasized about the pirate life, wielding a lightsaber, or quoting Inigo Montoya with sword in hand, this is the activity for you. Bring a friend for your dueling partner or make a new one at this class hosted by New York's Artist Co-Op.
Whether you're a chef or a total kitchen putz, we've all heard it before: Nobody cooks like Grandma. Her home-cooking nourishes our stomachs and our souls and leaves us with delicious childhood memories that continue to tug at our hearts. Cooking with Granny digs into that nostalgia at New York's East Village Townhouse. During this dinner-and-demo pop-up, Grandma Lumen -- a native of the Philippines -- will teach you how to make some of her home country's foundational dishes, including lumpia, chicken adobo and her famous Purple Yam Dessert, a.k.a., ube halaya. Cooking with Granny founder Caroline Shin will host the night's conversation and storytelling. Beyond the feast, you'll delve into stories of immigration, adaptation and cultural heritage as they relate to Grandma Lumen's traditional Filipino home cooking. Plus, you'll receive a list of recipes to practice at home.
New York City has no shortage of tantalizing pasta dishes and if you've ever dined at SoHo's Delicatessen, you may have experienced some of their pasta staples, including their famed cacio e pepe. Take your love for pasta full-circle, by learning the foundations of fresh pasta-making from a pro. Leading the class will be Delicatessen's own Chef Michael Ferraro (he's also founder of gourmet macaroni & cheese spot, Macbar, so you're in good hands). In this immersive class, you'll learn to make three different pasta dishes from start to finish. Along the way, you'll learn about the importance of fresh dough, as well as how to roll, knead, fill and shape pasta. Afterward, you'll enjoy a family-style dinner with Chef Michael and your fellow noodle novices. Plus, you'll be given a list of recipes to continue practicing at home.
In this award-winning one-act play by Chuck Gorden, a bigoted father and his well-educated son occupy a broken-down bridge in a remote wooded area. The father is a manifestation of the son's memory as he recalls events that occurred on the day Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated. As the play unfolds, it becomes increasingly clear that, despite the young man's protests to the contrary, his father's prejudices are grounded in his subconscious. Guarding the Bridge will be coupled with a spoken-word performance by Dawn Speaks at New York City's Triad Theater.
The latest food craze sweeping trendy restaurants everywhere, foraging is based on one simple concept: nature is your grocery store. On this Foraging Essentials Tour with Chef Kristopher Edelen, you'll learn about the environment, get in touch with the outdoors and forage for edibles in the wilds of Inwood Hill Park. Edelen has been using wild plants, mushrooms and other sustainable ingredients to reinvent the modern American dining experience. On this fun adventure through a New York park, Edelen will share his extensive knowledge of many common, renewable and edible plants that grow in your own backyard. And you'll leave with both specimens and the know-how to spice up any dish.
A politico's daughter is murdered in a drug-infested squat in Manhattan's Lower East Side. The newspapers go wild over the sensational crime. In this interactive live murder mystery game, you become a rookie cop and canvas the neighborhood in the atmosphere of a fun work of interactive outdoor New York City theater. Your task is to interrogate key players and gather clues to crack the case before the commissioner replaces the chief and shuts down the precinct. Watch each other's backs as you encounter the neighborhood's junkies, hookers, pimps, corrupt cops and mobsters in this theatrical experience starting at Arlene's Grocery.
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.
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.
Grab your comfy shoes and camera and get ready for a guided walking tour through one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. As you walk these famous streets, you'll soak in decades of history and culture in one of the world's busiest pedestrian intersections. Your tour guide will lead you through the theater district and Broadway, where the biggest and best theater productions in the world are taking place. You'll see famous buildings, the best shopping destinations and take a jaunt through Hell's Kitchen, once the gritty haunt of gangs and now a trendy destination for dining and nightlife. And of course, you'll walk through the area where huge crowds gather to watch the New Year's Ball drop.
Curtis Nowosad is a New York-based drummer, composer and bandleader. A native of Winnipeg, Canada, he's distinguished himself touring coast-to-coast and playing at clubs like the Jazz Standard, Dizzy's and Smalls with his quintet. He's performed in the bands of world-class musicians Marc Cary, Philip Harper, Craig Harris and Braxton Cook, among others, and has hit every major jazz festival in Canada and several in the U.S. Catch his latest gig at the Greater Calvary Baptist Church in New York.
John Lloyd Young made such an indelible impression as Frankie Valli in the original Broadway production of Jersey Boys that Clint Eastwood chose him to star in the movie version as well. It probably helped that the stage role made Young the only American actor ever to receive a Drama Desk, Outer Critics Circle and Theatre World Award as well as a Tony Award for Lead Actor in a Musical. He's since released his own R&B-tinged album, My Turn, starred in an all-star production of Les Miserables at the Hollywood Bowl, appeared in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade and in concert at Carnegie Hall, the Kennedy Center and the White House. Now, Young brings back some of his classic songs and debuts material new to New York City's Feinstein's/54 Below audiences.
Broadway Backstage! is one of the most unique and satisfying theatrical experiences around. From their starring roles in Broadway's most popular musicals such as Chicago, Wicked, Les Miserables, Mamma Mia, Evita and Jesus Christ Superstar, six Broadway stars belt out the tunes that they sing for thousands every night on the Great White Way! Hear their backstage gossip, onstage mishaps, "big break" moment, and other insider stories -- while enjoying songs from your favorite Broadway shows! Theater fans will not want to miss this show at Shea Center for Performing Arts in Wayne.
Get inspired and leave empowered at this inaugural event that puts female entrepreneurs first. On the heels of last year's success, WomaneurCon returns for the second year in a row at the Dweck Cultural Center at Brooklyn Public Library. A jam-packed day filled with inspiring keynote speakers, panels, workshops and networking opportunities, WomaneurCon is designed to provide business advice, motivation and community to aspiring and early-stage female entrepreneurs. At this year's event, badass women in the industry will teach you how to brand your way to success and how to grow and launch your business.
Discover the hidden booze-filled underbelly of world-famous Greenwich Village on Urban Village Tours' Greenwich Village Pub Crawl. Explore this world-famous neighborhood, known for its bucolic setting and bohemian history. On the crawl, you will enter into what is the most famous speakeasy of them all. Experience what leisure life was like in 1920s New York with the birth of the so-called nightclub. Learn about the major figures of the day who distributed alcohol clandestinely throughout the city. Learn about the "Queen of the Speakeasies," who would woo thirsty denizens into her nightclubs. Experience all this and more, while sipping on craft cocktails made by award-winning bartenders with nary a hint of scandal.
Saxophonist Vincent Herring's intense, soulful, multi-noted style and ebullient swing have excited audiences worldwide. He has appeared on stage and on recordings with Freddie Hubbard, Dizzy Gillespie, Louis Hayes, Art Blakey and The Jazz Messengers, Horace Silver Quintet, Jack DeJohnette's Special Edition, Larry Coryell, Steve Turre, The Mingus Big Band (2010 Grammy winner), Kenny Barron, Nancy Wilson, Dr. Billy Taylor, Carla Bley, Mike LeDonne, Carl Allen, Ron McClure and John Hicks among others. His extensive guest soloist appearances include performances with Wynton Marsalis at Lincoln Center and Jon Faddis and The Carnegie Hall Big Band. See Vincent Herring & Friends, featuring Mike LeDonne, Peter Bernstein, Essiet Essiet and Sylvia Cuenca, live in concert at Jazz Forum in Tarrytown.
A murder has just taken place backstage during a taping of the The Fabulous Allen Parsons Show, and you're in the studio audience to help figure out whodunit! Everyone is a suspect, including the cast of colorful special guests, from the porn star/aspiring actress to the motivational speaker/con artist, and right down to the "Queen" of Late Night himself, Allen Parsons. Held at the famed Broadway Comedy Club, this improvised comic murder mystery is full of audience interaction, so put on your thinking caps, relax with a drink and get ready to laugh.
Get a different perspective on New York City's world-famous East Village during The Evolution of a Neighborhood, where SusanSez will give you a chance to see and taste some of the healthiest, freshest and cleanest food available in the Big Apple. This ever-changing 'hood is full of surprises and is now home to some of the best book stores, designer boutiques and community gardens around. Taste some of the freshest fruits and veggies at the Tompkins' Square Farmer's Market, wander through the shops that chefs buy from and taste sweet honey from local beekeepers. Bring your appetite and walking shoes and join SusanSez for an authentic New York experience.
Music and intrigue from the court of Frederick the Great fill this noble program. A standard-setting hub of ideas and influence throughout much of the Enlightenment, Frederick's court employed C.P.E. Bach, son of J.S. Bach, whose progressive music the king preferred over his famous father's. Yet the elder Bach would prove his mettle: after being challenged by Frederick to improvise over a complex 21-note theme the king had written, Bach responded with his sublime Musical Offering -- the heart of which is heard here alongside music by the king's court composers of choice: Quantz, who taught Frederick the flute; Graun, who served as his Kapellmeister; and C.P.E. himself, rumored to be the real author of the Musical Offering theme. St. Luke's Chamber Ensemble performs Trio in E-flat for flute and violin by Quantz, Cantabile and ma un poco Adagio from Violin Sonata in G Major by J.S. Bach, Quartet in G Major for flute, viola, cello and harpsichord by C.P.E. Bach, Sonata in C Minor for viola and harpsichord by Graun and the Trio Sonata from the Musical Offering by J.S. Bach at the Brooklyn Museum.
Called a "monster guitarist" by JazzTimes, Tony Purrone's played with many of the giants of jazz, and is famed as a master improviser who's steeped in a wide range of styles including jazz, blues, R&B, Latin, African and even Asian. He'll hit the stage at New York's Zinc Bar with bassist Preston Murphy and drummer Thierry Arpino.
This historic event at Saint Peter's Church in New York includes the celebration of the 100-year legacy of the contributions and influences of African America's Greatest Jazz Composers on Broadway, with musical and spoken tributes to Cab Calloway, Thelonious Monk, Fats Waller, J.C. Johnson, Billie Holiday, Louis Armstrong and more performed by New York's Brightest Broadway and Cabaret Jazz Stars. Three-time Grammy Award-Winning Broadway Choral Arranger Chapman Roberts assembles alumni of his Broadway hits such as "Bubbling Brown Sugar," "Your Arm's Too Short To Box With God," "Eubie," "Smokey Joe's Cafe" and more.
Jordan Raybould is a rising star on the New York comedy scene and now he's hitting The Spotlight in Binghamton to share the love. As if that weren't enough reason to make you want to turn off the TV and head out for some real laughs, Jordan's bringing some of his funny New York friends with him. They're people you've seen on Comedy Central, MTV, Netflix and other places. (Yeah, we know those are all on TV. But wouldn't you rather see these performers in person?)