Here are our top weekly curated picks for events in NYC, including the opening of Mac Conner: A New York Life at the Museum of City of New York, the launch of the Feast of San Gennaro, and exciting city tours.
The Floating Library that just opened on the Hudson River reopens on Wednesday but for musical fare, head over to the Cameo Gallery for The Madonna Musical: A Hastily Written Masterpiece Starring the Audience. Josh Sharp, Aaron Jackson, and Jo Firestone write a hastily written jukebox musical that combines Madonna’s hits with a horribly twisted plot. Many members of the audience are then chosen to play the roles of characters from the script. To purchase tickets, click here.
If you have a flair for coming up with puns, head to Punderdome 3000 a monthly pun competition at Littlefield in Brooklyn led by Fred and Jo Firestone, a self-proclaimed “Rodney Dangerfield impersonator” and his comedian daughter (alleged).
Mac Conner: A New York Life opens today at the Museum of the City of New York and will end on January 19th. The exhibition shows the hand-painted illustrations of one of New York’s original “Mad Men,” whose captivating advertising and editorial illustrations helped shape the popular image of postwar America
Kings County Distillery is hosting a five-course whiskey pairing dinner in a shipbuilding warehouse with gorgeous views of Manhattan. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. and finishes at 11:00 p.m.
Washington Square Park is also hosting a tasting event from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Taste of the Village 2014 is a benefit for Washington Square Park where the participants get to taste food and wine, partake in activities, and watch shows. You can purchase tickets here at $50 per person.
Head over to Little Italy for the start of the 88th Annual Feast of San Gennaro, which will last until 21st of September. The Feast of San Gennaro isn’t just an annual celebration of faith, it also has a festive atmosphere with its religious processions, colorful parades, myriad of ethnic food delicacies, and much more.
RSVP for BEAT Opening Night at the Brooklyn Museum, which starts at 7 p.m. Brooklyn-based theater, dance and voice artists will take over the cultural institutions for one night only in this free event.
Green-Wood Cemetery is hosting Crossing Over, which is a combination of performances by BEAT artists in four different sites as you go on a nighttime tour of the Green-Wood Cemetery. Crossing Over lasts for two days and has four different tours that start at different time.
Join Untapped Cities as they host a speakeasy tour at the Museum of American Gangster and discover the secrets of a former speakeasy with mafia tunnel escape routes and safes that once contained $2 million dollars.
Join tour guide Justin Ferate as he takes you to the World Trade Center memorial sites, from the 9/11 Memorial Plaza to St. Paul’s Chapel to the Firefighters’ Memorial Wall to Eleven Tears.
Explore the remains of the Gilded Age with Obscura Society NY. Obscura is holding The Gilded Age – Ruins of a Forgotten City tour that starts at 12 p.m. and ends at 2:30 p.m. In this tour, you will learn about Manhattan during the Gilded Age and how the period of rapid change to new technology like telephone and electricity forever changed New York City in so many ways.