Food ▪ Fun

The Last Word: NYC Speakeasy

08/23/2016 - 08/23/2017

Event Description

08/23/2016 - 08/23/2017


05:00 PM     $10 - $30

The Last Word in Astoria is the latest NYC speakeasy, disguised as a hardware store on the exterior, while actually a craft cocktail bar inside. 31-30 Ditmars Blvd.

Art ▪ Design

Mmuseumm

08/19/2016 - 08/17/2018

Event Description

08/19/2016 - 08/17/2018


12:00 PM     Free - $5

Like no other museum you've ever visited, and likely the smallest, in a non-working freight elevator on Cortlandt Alley in downtown Manhattan, you will come across the surprising Mmuseumm and its exhibits of found objects. Truly unique! Thursdays and Friday 6-9pm Saturdays and Sunday noon-6pm Mmuseumm is visible 24/7 through the viewing windows and by calling into the audio guide from your phone.

Music ▪ Theater

Met Opera Online Rush Tickets

09/27/2016 - 05/13/2017

Event Description

09/27/2016 - 05/13/2017


12:00 PM     $25

$25 Rush Tickets are offered daily online on the Met website. The tickets, in prime seating locations, are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Customers are only allowed to purchase up to two tickets to one performance every seven days. Some exclusions apply. Tickets will go on sale for performances Monday through Friday at noon, for matinees four (4) hours before curtain, and for Saturday evenings at 2 pm. Lincoln Center

Music ▪ Theater

Hamilton Lottery Tickets

08/17/2016 - 08/17/2017

Event Description

08/17/2016 - 08/17/2017


09:00 AM     $10 - $20

Enter the daily lottery for a chance at up to two tkts for the same day show. 21 front row tickets will be sold to winners of the Official Digital Lottery. Good luck!

Art ▪ Photography

Diane Arbus: In the Beginning

08/17/2016 - 11/27/2016

Event Description

08/17/2016 - 11/27/2016


10:00 AM     Free - $25

featuring more than 100 photographs that together will redefine one of the most influential and provocative artists of the 20th century. This landmark exhibition will highlight never-before-seen early work of Diane Arbus (1923–71), focusing on the first seven years of her career, from 1956 to 1962—the period in which she developed the idiosyncratic style and approach for which she has been recognized, praised, criticized, and copied the world over. The Met Breuer (Madison at 77th St)

Fun ▪ Staycation

Shipwrecked Miniature Golf

08/17/2016 - 08/17/2018

Event Description

08/17/2016 - 08/17/2018


12:00 PM     Free - $14

A theatrical indoor 18-hole miniature golf experience. Theatrical lighting and special effects will surround you as you play through the themed areas of the course. Red Hook, Brooklyn

Food ▪ Staycation

North River Lobster Co.

08/17/2016 - 08/17/2018

Event Description

08/17/2016 - 08/17/2018


11:30 AM     Free - $30

Take a 45 minute boat ride up the Hudson River to 72nd St while eating a lobster roll or just a bag of chips. Free to get on and stay on. Nice views. Decent food. Leaves from Pier 81 at West 41st St. 11:30 am to 11pm

Architecture ▪ Tours

Woolworth Building Tours

08/08/2016 - 08/07/2020

Event Description

08/08/2016 - 08/07/2020


02:00 PM     $20 - $45

In 1913 the Woolworth Building, hailed by architectural critics as an engineering marvel, soared 792 feet high into the lower Manhattan skyline, making it the tallest building in the world at that time. The awe-inspiring, technologically advanced steel frame structure was designed by renowned architect Cass Gilbert. In addition to the skyscraper’s mechanical underbelly, which featured highspeed elevator service, self-sustaining electrical power generation, heating, cooling, water supply and fire protection, its grand lobby was recognized as a stunning and picturesque work of art. Today, the lobby’s spectacular stained glass, Byzantine mosaics, sculptures and murals are being appreciated by architectural enthusiasts and professionals, historians, artists and visitors from around the world due in part to to the passion and perseverance of Cass Gilbert’s great-grandchildren Helen Post-Curry and Chuck Post. Upon the 100-Year Celebration of the Woolworth Building, named a National Historic Landmark in 1966 and a New York City Landmark in 1983, the interest in the building’s intricate and preserved lobby was overwhelming. And so, the Woolworth Lobby Tours were introduced in the summer of 2013 and are operated by the descendants of Cass Gilbert. The lobby had been closed to the public for a number of years due to security issues and general traffic within a building that houses professional offices and soon to be residential tenants. But there was no denying the public’s interest in this “Cathedral of Commerce”, as its Gothic exterior beckoned passersby into its Romanesque cathedral style lobby with its magnificent marble staircase. Frank W. Woolworth, the chief executive of the F. W. Woolworth Company and owner of the popular five-and-ten-cent stores across the globe, commissioned Cass Gilbert to build the Woolworth headquarters. And while the skyscraper became a beacon for commerce and prosperity, the architect and the building’s principals upheld a sense of humor and pride which visitors can see amid the lobby’s many carved stone caricatures (Corbel sculptures include Gilbert with a model of the building, engineer Gunvald Aus taking a girder's measurements, and Woolworth counting nickels), theatrical faces, symbolic animals, documented dates and trusted allies. These fun facts and details, and so much more, are exposed during the Woolworth Building Lobby Tours. 233 Broadway

Food ▪ Staycation

DayTrip: Mitsuwa Marketplace

07/04/2016 - 08/30/2018

Event Description

07/04/2016 - 08/30/2018


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

07/04/2016 - 08/31/2018

Event Description

07/04/2016 - 08/31/2018


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

07/04/2016 - 08/31/2018

Event Description

07/04/2016 - 08/31/2018


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

07/04/2016 - 08/31/2018

Event Description

07/04/2016 - 08/31/2018


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

07/05/2016 - 08/31/2018

Event Description

07/05/2016 - 08/31/2018


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.