A few weeks ago, I spent a lively evening at Joe’s Famous Club & Cabaret The Monster in Greenwich Village. The two-floor, gay-friendly establishment—named after a carved wooden sea serpent from a Coney Island carousel—is the perfect place for fans of showtunes.
The 10th Annual New York Times Travel Show will feature nearly 500 exhibitors, representing more than 150 countries focusing on travel destinations, tour operators and cruise lines. The show features discounts and entertainment for families, singles, couples and seniors, including exclusive travel discounts, international dance and live music performances, travel seminars with experts, family friendly activities, international food and wine tastings, and book signings with leading travel authors.
New York City has a lot to offer—Broadway shows, awe-inspiring architecture and a plethora of restaurants, which run the global gamut. I mean, where else can you have maple bacon popcorn on a Monday, chicken tikka masala on a Tuesday, whiskey-infused wings on a Wednesday and anything and everything else to round out the rest of your week? Unfortunately, with the wide variety of eateries in NYC, surrounding areas—namely New Jersey—take a back seat.
Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. Day this weekend with a choral festival presented by Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) at Carnegie Hall.
Something tells me Kristen Holly Smith is a huge Dusty Springfield fan. It might be the fact that she co-wrote and stars in Off-Broadway musical Forever Dusty, where she spends 90 minutes a night singing hits like “Wishin’ and Hopin’,” “Son of a Preacher Man” and “You Don’t Have to Say You Love Me” or that she’s been working on this show since 2006.
One of the nicest things when you live in a city of almost 20 million people is to find a place that makes you feel like you belong. Or, to quote the long-running comedy Cheers, a place “where everybody knows your name.” For me, the Chelsea bar and brasserie Guilty Goose is one such place.
Channel your inner artist and spend a day at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Join the crowds surrounding Edvard Munch’s “The Scream” and Vincent van Gogh’s “The Starry Night” in the Painting and Sculpture I department, stand in line for a viewing of Christian Marclay’s The Clock or climb to the top floor of the museum for the Special Exhibitions department.
Yesterday afternoon, I took a trip to the famed Museum Mile—the Upper East Side section of Fifth Avenue teeming with several museums and cultural centers. I headed uptown from our Flatiron District offices to see the exhibit Picasso Black and White, on view thru Jan. 23rd, at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.
If you’re looking for a musical that will appeal to non-Broadway fans too, look no further than Rock of Ages. While it still has the big song-and-dance numbers of other shows, the songs the actors are singing and dancing to are hits of the 1980’s that anyone with an FM radio will know. Known as “Broadway’s Best Party,” dancing in your seat is not only allowed, it’s strongly encouraged.