Fun

The Big Quiz Thing

11/04/2014 - 08/03/2015

Event Description

11/04/2014 - 08/03/2015


07:30 PM     $15

The Big Quiz Thing is New York City’s premier quiz company. Fronted by quizmaster Noah Tarnow—the city’s recognized authority on trivia entertainment—they produce their multimedia trivia spectacular for the public regularly in various cities, and have entertained hundreds of corporate clients and fund-raising organizations nationwide since 2002. The BQT has been featured in The New York Times, The New Yorker, The Boston Herald, and too many other publications to name, and in 2013, it came to TV, with the world’s first bar-trivia television game show, on the NYC Life network and online. Learn more, and watch the TV show, at bigquizthing.com.

Design ▪ Fun

Funland: Erotic Fairground

06/26/2014 - 04/24/2015

Event Description

06/26/2014 - 04/24/2015


10:00 AM     $16 - $18

FUNLAND: Pleasures & Perils of the Erotic Fairground, an art installation by renowned London-based conceptual artist duo Bompas & Parr, features a selection of “carnival attractions” for audiences to enjoy and experience while they contemplate the sexual subtext of carnivals. “Jump for Joy,” a moonbounce made of giant, over-sized breasts; scale a wall of orifices and appendages in “Grope Mountain,” and lose yourself in “The Tunnel of Love,” a mirrored labyrinth that leads patrons on a climactic journey to the Gräfenberg (or “G”) Spot. Museum of Sex

Art

Archeo

04/17/2014 - 03/17/2015

Event Description

04/17/2014 - 03/17/2015


10:00 AM     Free

An outdoor group exhibition about technology and obsolescence, Archeo brings together the work of artists who employ outmoded technologies and outdated machinery as a reflection on humanity’s continuous fascination and frustration with technology. Some of the works in the exhibition describe a recent past which resembles a dystopian future, featuring a wasteland of discarded machines and castaway objects. - The High Line

Food ▪ Staycation

DayTrip: Mitsuwa Marketplace

07/04/2014 - 08/30/2015

Event Description

07/04/2014 - 08/30/2015


11:00 AM     $6

Take the $6 roundtrip shuttle bus from Port Authority to Mitsuwa Marketplace in NJ and feel like you've stepped into Japan just 20 minutes away. Have ramen, sushi, unique desserts & teas in food court style. Browse the grocery store & all the fabulous Japanese packaging & items. There's a magazine store & toystore too. Check shuttle schedule here: http://www.mitsuwa.com/tenpo/newj/access/eshuttle.html

Staycation

DayTrip: Four Freedoms Park

07/04/2014 - 08/31/2015

Event Description

07/04/2014 - 08/31/2015


10:00 AM     $5

A quick trip out to the less-than-a-year-old FDR Four Freedoms Park designed by Louis Kahn could be a nice thing on a summer's day (we've only been in frigid temps.) Make the event extra touristy-fun by riding the tram over from 59th St and 1st Ave. It's about a 5 minute walk on the Roosevelt Island side & the only cost is your metrocard expense on the tram.

Art ▪ Staycation

DayTrip: Dia:Beacon

07/04/2014 - 08/31/2015

Event Description

07/04/2014 - 08/31/2015


11:00 AM     $28 - $35

Imagine roughly ten Chelsea galleries in one place, complete with contemporary art & skylights, more specifically a 300,000-sq ft historic printing factory. Add to that beautiful gardens to stroll on with mountain views. That's Dia:Beacon. Roughly an hour's train-ride away on MetroNorth from Grand Central. Package deal includes train ticket & admission. Highly recommended. Closed Tuesdays & Wednesdays.

Art ▪ Staycation

DayTrip: Storm King Art Center

07/04/2014 - 08/31/2015

Event Description

07/04/2014 - 08/31/2015


10:00 AM     $45 - $46

Explore 500 acres of open fields, woodlands, and meadows with over 100 large scale sculptures by some of the most acclaimed artists of our time. A little over an hour north of the city, this package that includes r/t bus transportation, admission & tour of Storm King leaves at 10am and gets you back before 6:30pm. Truly a special place!

Fun ▪ Staycation

DayTrip: Spa Castle

07/05/2014 - 08/31/2015

Event Description

07/05/2014 - 08/31/2015


11:00 AM     $35 - $45

Spend the day swimming in pools, taking a sauna, steam bath, body scrub, massage, or eating at the food court as well, all Korean style. Very family friendly and in Queens no less! Accessible by subway & their shuttle bus. Plus, we've heard good things about their Jersey location as well.