A VOCE COLUMBUS
Ideally located within Time Warner Center, A Voce Columbus is just steps away from shopping, theatres, hotels, meeting spaces and more. From intimate gatherings and business meetings to spectacular events, you and your guests will enjoy the highest-quality, personalized service and incredible food in a sophisticated environment. Each assignment is handled from start to finish by the restaurant’s skilled team, who ensure that every tiny detail is executed with style and efficiency. 10 Columbus Circle, at 59th St., 3rd Floor, 212.823.2523, avocerestaurant.com/columbus.
BOUCHON BAKERY & CAFÉ
Located on the third floor of Time Warner Center, Bouchon Bakery & Café delivers an event space unmatched—overlooking Central Park and Columbus Circle. Private and semi-private event options, both seated and standing, are available for corporate dinners and luncheons, cocktail receptions, wedding and rehearsal dinners, birthday parties and milestone celebrations. A seasonal, customized menu, featuring the restaurant’s classic Café recipes, is designed to complement any occasion for brunch, lunch or dinner service. To discuss availability, please contact email@example.com. 10 Columbus Circle, at 59th St., 3rd Floor, 212.823.9363, thomaskeller.com.
FRAMES BOWLING LOUNGE
The recently opened Nantucket-inspired Ping Pong Lounge inside Frames Bowling Lounge comes complete with Adirondack chairs, flickering lanterns, chesterfield rugs, palm trees, four high-end Joola Ping-Pong Tables, a full-service bar and handcrafted seasonal dining menu, strobe lighting, oversized beanbag chairs and nautical wall art. The intimate room can host up to 75 guests, with rates starting at $19 per table for a half-hour of play. The Ping Pong Lounge is open daily from noon to 11 p.m. and 2 a.m. on weekends through December. 550 Ninth Ave., at W. 40th St., 212.268.6909, framesnyc.com.
PORTER HOUSE NEW YORK
Porter House New York Executive Chef Michael Lomonaco’s ode to the American chophouse offers a number of rooms and settings for private functions. From intimate gatherings to large affairs,
Porter House New York and Chef Lomonaco customize each event with a menu of American fare featuring premium seafood, aged prime beef and classic sides. For smaller gatherings, the Vintage Room can be reserved for parties of up to 66, and for larger galas the entire restaurant can be secured. 10 Columbus Circle, at 59th St., 4th Floor, 212.823.9500, porterhousenewyork.com.
PREMIER EXHIBITIONS 5TH AVENUE
Premier Exhibitions 5th Avenue is perfect for large- and small-scale events, including meetings, cocktail parties, fashion shows, live television, film shoots, etc. The venue currently features Saturday Night Live The Exhibition, a behind-the-scenes look at a week in the life of the cast and crew of the late-night comedy sensation. Interact with sets, props and costumes in a way that only the cast has for the last 40 years. No matter the industry, the venue will do whatever it takes to make your event one your guests will never forget. For venue availability and information, please contact Blake Henry at 646.979.4130 or firstname.lastname@example.org. 417 Fifth Ave., btw 37th & 38th sts., SNLtheExhibition.com, premierexhibitions.com.
Have a ROC’n party at this chic Italian restaurant located in the heart of Tribeca. ROC is a few blocks north of One World Trade Center and features a beautiful outdoor wraparound terrace. The main dining room holds up to 75 people while the outdoor terrace can accommodate 40 people. A favorite with celebrities, locals and Wall Street traders, ROC specializes in fresh pasta and seafood, with a Sorrento flair, paired with an award-winning wine list. Contact Rocco at rocco@ROCrestaurant.com to plan your next event, business lunch/dinner, wedding, bar/bat mitzvah, christening, rehearsal dinner and more. ROC Restaurant, 190-A Duane St., corner of Duane & Greenwich Sts., 212.625.3333, rocrestaurant.com.
KINKY BOOTS is the unforgettable Broadway sensation with music by Tony® and Grammy®-winning pop icon Cyndi Lauper. It’s a feel-good celebration of nonstop fun and pure joy that Parade magazine says is “wonderful for families”! Based on true events, it tells an exuberant story about finding friendship, inspiration and passion where you least expect... proving that you change the world when you change your mind. Experience the uplifting power of this Tony-winning Best Musical that will raise your spirits to new heights. To book group tickets, call 1.800.BROADWAY, ext. 2 or click here. The Al Hirschfeld Theatre, 302 W. 45th St., btw Eighth & Ninth aves., kinkybootsthemusical.com.
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