When it comes to dining in New York City, there are few experiences more intimate than the supper club—a format we’ve long been intrigued by. We’ve been to Ai’s Japanese supper club in a Williamsburg loft with EatWith, a Togolese dinner in a Bed-Stuy bodega, and a dinner party made with foraged food in a dumpster, among others. The new supper club Vivonne has a similar goal—to bring likeminded people together over a leisurely meal—but a caveat: it’s members-only. We attended the inaugural dinner on Tuesday, April 28 to see what it was all about. (more…)
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Ken-David and Melinda Lee Masur. Photo © Matt Harrington for the Chelsea Music Festival
Untapped Cities is a proud media partner of the Chelsea Music Festival, now in its fifth season. This year’s festival showcases German and Brazilian music, celebrating the anniversaries of C. P. E. Bach (300), Richard Strauss (150) and Heitor Villa-Lobos (55). Amid the preparations and concerts, we sat down with husband and wife team, Ken-David and Melinda Lee Masur, to discuss the music festival’s growth, the special venues hosting this year’s concerts, and what they love about Chelsea.
Untapped Cities: Are there any concerts in this season that you’re especially excited about?
Melinda: The opening and closing night are always our marquee events. We have our visual artists display their artwork, we have the buzz of opening and closing night, and then we have our chefs do their curated receptions, which are really special. People often don’t realize what’s awaiting them after the concert. The chefs have put as much thought and creativity into planning their menus as the musicians have for their music. So those are our marquee events, and then every night we have some kind of reception. (more…)
One of our favorite things about the Chelsea Music Festival every year is the great variety of venues where the concerts take place. This year’s festival opened on Friday with an evening called “Air on a New York Skyline”—an appropriate name, as the concert took place at Canoe Studios on the 14th floor of Chelsea’s historic Starrett-Lehigh Building, one of the most important architectural sites on the Hudson River. (more…)
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Last year’s concert at the General Theological Seminary. Photo courtesy of the Chelsea Music Festival.
Untapped Cities is a proud media partner of the Chelsea Music Festival, now in its fifth season.
The Chelsea Music Festival returns for its fifth season on Friday, June 6th with the opening night gala ushering in nine days of concerts in some of Chelsea’s most unique venues. This year, the festival celebrates German and Brazilian music in honor of some major anniversaries: C. P. E. Bach (300), Richard Strauss (150), and Heitor Villa-Lobos (55). The festival’s motto is “Hear, Taste, See,” and with three culinary artists in residence, three visual artists, and many musicians, the events are sure to engage all the senses.