Part of the allure of planning a party in New York City is the fanfare surrounding the city's most remarkable, innovative restaurants. Churrascaria Plataforma provides an exciting environment where epicureans can enjoy outstanding Brazilian cuisine, impeccable service and a thoroughly enjoyable dining experience. The extensive salad bar sets the tone for the unique dining experience ahead, upon which the restaurant's personable meat servers circulate the room with endless meat, poultry and fish options. 316 W. 49th St., btw Eighth & Ninth aves., 212.245.0505, churrascariaplataforma.com.
CitySightseeing New York® Cruises
CitySightseeing New York® Cruises provides picture-perfect cruises showcasing the city skyline, Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty and more. Sailing from Midtown Manhattan around the New York Harbor, these newly refurbished vessels are equipped to host casual events at reasonable rates and feature new sound systems, refinished seating and newly renovated restrooms. Book a private charter with the company's dedicated staff, who can also arrange a variety of services, including entertainment, food, beverages and more. Pier 78, 455 12th Ave., at W. 38th St., 212.445.7599, citysightseeingnewyork.com.
Located in the heart of New York, Le Périgord offers organizations and individuals the opportunity to host an event in the French tradition. The restaurant's backroom, pictured left, offers a private venue for up to 40 guests, while the main dining room is available for an even larger crowd. Le Périgord hosts birthday parties, corporate luncheons, rehearsal dinners, bridal showers, baby showers, retirement parties and more. The eatery's attention to detail, excellent service and premiere French cuisine will ensure your event is unforgettable. For more information or to schedule a consultation, please call 212.755.6244. 405 E. 52 St., at First Ave., leperigord.com.
Located in the heart of Tribeca for more than 20 years, Tribeca Grill is a wonderful place to hold your special celebration, large or small. The Grill's classic American menus highlight local, seasonal ingredients while incorporating influences from around the globe. And with a Wine Spectator Grand Award-winning list, Tribeca Grill can customize events that are second to none. The Grill's multiple event spaces offer you tremendous versatility. The Loft is a spacious venue with brick walls, hardwood floors and a wall of windows, which sets an elegant tone for up to 175 guests. The Gallery offers a more intimate experience for parties of 40 and smaller, while the state-of-the-art Tribeca Film Center Screening Room provides a unique way to entertain in the only independent, fully equipped 3D cinema in town. For events of up to 500, you can even book the entire Restaurant Duplex. 375 Greenwich St., at Franklin St., 212.941.3905.For more information, click here.
CIRQUE DU SOLEIL AMALUNA
Amaluna invites the audience to a mysterious island governed by goddesses and guided by the cycles of the moon.Their queen, Prospera, directs her daughter's coming-of-age ceremony in a rite that honors femininity, renewal, rebirth and balance, which marks the passing of these insights and values from one generation to the next.
In the wake of a storm caused by Prospera, a group of young men land on the island, triggering an epic, emotional story of love between Prospera's daughter and a brave young suitor. But theirs is a love that will be put to the test. The couple must face numerous demanding trials and overcome daunting setbacks before they can achieve mutual trust, faith and harmony. The show begins March 20. For more information, click here. For group sales, call 1.800.450.1480. Citi Field, 123-01 Roosevelt Ave., Queens, NY 11368.