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Movies Under the Stars

May 26, 2017

You know it’s summertime is just around the corner when outdoor movies start popping up across New York City! First on the docket is Top Gun on the deck of the Aircraft Carrier Intrepid tonight, Friday, May 26 at 7 PM. Bring your lawn chairs, blankets, food and drinks (no alcohol, please), and take in NYC's gorgeous city views from the waterfront. You can reserve your spot by RSVPing on their website. If Top Gun isn't your movie, or if you already have plans for tonight, no worries! The series continues throughout the entire summer. Just visit the Intrepid's website for a full schedule of events. 

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is located at Pier 86, W 46th St & 12th Ave.


Rosé Season is Officially Here

May 22, 2017

There's no better way to kick off Memorial Day Weekend than with bottomless rosé, a live DJ, and great food. That's why Eataly is throwing their Rosé on the Roof event this Friday, May 25 from 8-11 pm. The event will be held at SABBIA, Eataly's returning pop-up restaurant inspired by the Italian seaside, with a menu featuring over 50 bottles of rosé, a bruschetta bar, and their signature Frosé cocktail. Your $95 ticket covers all wine tasting and food station bites for the evening. Or, if you want to splurge a little bit, Rosé on the Roof is also offering a VIP ticket for just $40 more. It includes early entrance to the rosé buffet, a special edition membership for the Eataly Wine Club (featuring 3 rose wines curated by Eataly's wine specialists), and a one-of-a-kind swag bag. There are a limited number of tickets so be sure to get yours before they sell out. Happy Memorial Day Weekend!

Eataly is located at 200 Fifth Avenue between 23rd and 24th Street. 


Trivia, Anyone?

May 18, 2017

Have you watched "How I Met Your Mother" religiously? Know the animated 1991 Beauty and the Beast better than anyone else? Love Harry Potter to an unhealthy extent? If you answered yes to any of these questions (or just really love trivia), then a night with Trivia, AD may be the perfect thing for you. Every week, Trivia, AD hosts a series of themed trivia nights around New York City. This week, alone, they range from Indiana Jones, to "Game of Thrones," to Disney, to "Sex in the City." There truly is something for everyone. Every theme is held at a different venue, so be sure to check out their calendar for dates, locations, and to register. The best part? Registration is free! So get out there, geek out, and put that pop-culture knowledge to work! 


A Mother's Day Scavenger Hunt

May 11, 2017

In case you've forgotten, here's a friendly reminder that Mother's Day is coming up this Sunday, May 14. We all know the typical way to celebrate Mom– a beautiful brunch, a fresh bouquet of flowers, etc– there's certainly nothing wrong with those options, but if you're looking for something a little more bit off-beat, why not try a Mother's Day scavenger hunt? On Sunday, POGO Events will be hosting a city-wide scavenger hunt. The event will send you (and Mom) around the city to perform physical and mental challenges, all of which are centered around celebrating Mother's Day. All you need is a Metrocard, Android or iPhone, comfortable shoes, and can-do (or competitive) attitude. The hunt will begin at Slattery's Midtown Pub (E 36th St between 5th and Madison) at 1:30 PM and is $39 per person. Be sure to check out the event website to buy your tickets and read more specifics about Sunday. Now get out there and celebrate! Happy Mother's Day, Moms! Thanks for all that you do. 


Breakfast at Tiffany’s with the NY Philharmonic

May 09, 2017

The NY Philharmonic has some wonderful programming, but one of their most beloved offerings is their live film performances. A few times a year, the orchestra plays the score to select classic films while projecting the film on a screen above them. This Thursday, May 11, the Philharmonic will be playing along to Henry Mancini’s award-winning score of Breakfast at Tiffany’s at Lincoln Center (Broadway and 62nd). It will be played in its entirety– Moon River and all– and will certainly be a night to remember. Tickets range from $60-225 and can be purchased on their website. Get yours now before and enjoy this timeless classic in a whole new way!


Off to the Races!

May 05, 2017


Saturday is Derby Day and while we may not all be able to watch the races from the stands, we can don our best seersucker suits and fascinators and sip a cocktail or two. If this sounds like something that's right down your alley, The Bonnie (29-12 23rd Ave) in Astoria has just the event for you. Starting on Saturday, May 6 at 10 am, The Bonnie will be showing the races on both their indoor and outdoor screens and throwing a rather festive race day event. Festive attire is suggested. And if betting on ponies isn't for you, you can always sit back and enjoy a few Mint Juleps instead. No need to RSVP for this event– just show up, and enjoy your very own day at the races. 



Ghost Snake Stories in Madagascar

May 02, 2017

It's true, snakes give most people the heebie jeebies. But for others, like herpetologists, they're fascinating. If you love snakes, talks, or stories about exploring abroad, you'll love Frank Burbrink's talk at this month's SciCafe talk at the Museum of Natural History. Having just come back from a trip to the remote forests of Madagascar, Burbrink is ready to talk about his explorations, discovering new species of reptiles, and his life in the field. Ghost Snake Stories in Madagascar will be held at the Museum of Natural History (Central Park West at 79th Street) on Wednesday, May 3. Doors open at 6:30 and the program begins at 7. The event is 21+ and tickets are free. Just RSVP on their website for a night of hissssstorical fun. 


A Foodie's Paradise

April 27, 2017


If you are a foodie at heart then we've got just the weekend activity for you: Smorgasburg! Smorgasburg is the largest weekly open-air food market in America. It attracts roughly 30,000 people to Brooklyn each weekend and promises over 100 vendors from all over the city. The market has anything you could possibly be craving– from Filipino comfort food, to Hawaiian poke bowls, to spaghetti doughnuts (yes, we're serious). It can get a little overwhelming, but Time Out New York has quite a few articles on the fun, crazy, exotic, delicious eats to look out for. And not to worry– Smorgasburg Williamsburg (90 Kent Ave) is open every Saturday from 11-6 and again, 11-6 on Sunday in Prospect Park (East Drive at Lincoln Rd). That's plenty of time to get your eat on. Get ready, get set, chow down! 


The Cherry Blossoms are in Bloom!

April 25, 2017


And you don't even have to go to all the way to Japan to see them! Instead, take a mosey over to the Brooklyn Botanic Gardens and see them there. This year, the flowers will be blossoming from late April through mid-May, and according to the Cherrywatch feature on the Gardens' website, they are currently in peak bloom! These gorgeous pink trees are a stunning spring site, and are not something to be missed. 

If you're looking for a truly unique event, the Gardens are also holding a Sakura Matsuri festival this Saturday and Sunday (April 29 & 30) from 10 a.m.–6 p.m. The festival has over 60 events and performances that celebrate traditional and contemporary Japanese culture– all of which revolve around the blossoms. Tickets are $30 per person and can be purchased on their website. The festival's page also has a full list of performances for both Saturday and Sunday, which include everything from fierce samurai performances, to elegant Kabuki dances. 

Don't miss your chance to see this spectacular sight!