This week, we ring in a new month and celebrate the birth of our nation (and hopefully, many of you are getting a long weekend). Here's a look at some of our favorite events coming up in the next few days.
Friday, May 10 Prohibition Era Cocktail Cruise Channel your inner Gatsby and set sail on the Hudson River tonight. Local distillers will divulge secret cocktail recipes and all guests will enjoy old-time classics like a whiskey-based Swizzle and a classic Manhattan. 1920's dress is encouraged. Purch ... More >>
Monday, February 4 Chocolate Week Start the week off right with a healthy dose of chocolate. Keep the sweets coming all the week at restaurants participating in Chocolate Week. Bakeries, restaurants, and stores around the city will offer special Tea Gourmand, Coffee Gourmand, or Bubbly Gourmand menu ... More >>
Thursday, December 27 Beer Dinner for Holiday Hurricane Relief at Alewife: Long Island City brewery Alewife will host a holiday meal fit for a beer fanatic. For $50, try brews from Smuttynose, Lagunitas, Oskar Blues, Dogfish Head, Greenport Harbor, and Bronx Brewery, all paired with a six-course men ... More >>
[See More Photo Essays: Roberta's Desserts from Pastry Chef Katy Peetz | Lonestar's Locavore Tacos] Crab lovers headed to the Chelsea Piers this past weekend, strapped on their bibs and got their hammers ready for Hammer and Claws, an all-you-can-eat crab fest. Truckloads of blue crabs were broug ... More >>
Ice-skating in the summer? Yes!
Bacon bakery Baconery has opened their very first shop inside Books of Wonder on 18th Street. According to their Twitter feed: "May 1st begins world domination with #bacon treats in #NYC .. Let the #bacon party begin.."[Eater NY] Chelsea's Table, from the founders of Stonyfield Farm, opened at Che ... More >>
Wine Tasting on a Boat As part of an ongoing series about world wines, Classic Harbor Line will host a sampling tonight, from 7 p.m. until 9 p.m. Meet at Chelsea Piers' slot no. 62. Sign up for the $85 event here. Gingerbread Decoration at Eleni's New York Want to build the house of your dreams ... More >>
Corey Kilgannon is outdoing himself over at the New York Times City Room blog! Yesterday, he wrote of a real-life hobo he discovered roaming about Central Park, a cowboy-faced "ramblin' man" named Larry, lookin' "to hop a train outta here." Today we get the tale of two creative cousins from W ... More >>
Celebrating why PEN is mightier than the sword
Restaurants and bars, they come and they go. Here are a few making their debuts and bowing out this week. Williamsburg's Vutera and its upstairs venue Rose Live Music are celebrating the venue's fifth and last year this week, as both are set to close at the end of February. [Wall Street Journal] R ... More >>
drinkingtheworld.comLet Brandy Library's Ethan Kelley school you.Thousands of brown liquor-loving booze hounds will congregate at Pier 60 in Chelsea Piers today for Whisky Live, a trade show featuring dozens of exhibitors and a heckuva lot of stiff drinks. Brandy Library is celebrating the ev ... More >>
We will, in the closing days of this wretched decade, list the Top Ten reasons why it sucked. We're behind schedule, so here are four for the price of one. Previous reasons: social media ruined the internet, artists joined the farm league, New York turned into America, guilty pleasures witho ... More >>
amNY and NY1 are reporting that Fashion Week is expected to leave Bryant Park for Lincoln Center's Damrosch Park in 2010. Except for one season at the Chelsea Piers, Fashion Week has been headquartered at the park behind the Fifth Avenue Library since 1993. Earlier this week Vera Wang and Betsey Jo ... More >>
In the event that you're one of the few people in the city who still have the cash to blow on booze tastings, there are two big ones coming up on Monday, January 26th.The Union des Grand Crus de Bordeaux is in town to promote the 2006 vintage. During the day, they'll have a trade tasting, and in the ... More >>
Stock up on deodorant, and gird yourself for another trip down the ol Slip N Slide
World Famous *BOB* photo by Cary Conover Downtown superstars the World Famous *BOB* and Dirty Martini are going on a 39-city, multi-booby tour with the controversial Sex Workers' Art Show. . . Egyptian-born drag queen Sultana, who works at Tiffany's by day, pops up as a man with a bellyache in a c ... More >>
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