02/24/14 11:00am

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Here’s our list of curated events picks in NYC this week:

Monday February 24th:

In advance of the Museum of City of New York opening, Palaces of the People: Gustavino and the Art of the Structural Tile, the museum is hosting a panel discussion about the innovations brought to science and art of building by the Gustavino Company. On the panel will be WNYC’s Phillipe Lopate and architect Santiago Calatrava. Tickets here.

In celebration of NYC Beer Week, the yet to be opened Crown Heights beer shop Covenhoven is having a discussion about the history of brewing beer in NYC. Panelists to this discussion include Meredith Hill, founder of the beer blog Beerded Ladies, Joshua M. Bernstein, author of The Complete Beer Course: Bootcamp for Beer Geeks and others. You can purchase tickets for the event HERE.


02/19/14 10:00am

Brave the snow, New York! This week’s looking to warm up.

It’s a shorter work week, but we couldn’t let you miss out on the best events available! Check these out:

Wednesday, February 19 – It’s Off Broadway Week, so until the 23rd,  you can get 2-for-1 tickets to shows at any of these “Off-Broadway” theaters. The Powerhouse Arena is hosting a book launch event with writers from The Best of McSweeney’s Internet TendencyVarious contributors will share some of the website’s funniest and most popular pieces.

Thursday, February 20 - Head on over to Trestle Gallery, where on view are various pieces from Judy Rifka’s Star Street collection, including 21st-century cave drawings!  (more…)

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On April 27th, Untapped Cities History Editor Benjamin Waldman will be leading a walking tour of Lower Manhattan focusing on the world’s tallest buildings in NYC. We will delve into little-known facts and stories about some of the city’s landmarks, focusing in period between 1890 and 1974, when New York City held the record for having the world’s tallest building. The tour will end with a cocktail at the historic Fraunces Tavern.


02/11/14 2:00pm

Valentine’s Day weekend is the perfect time to visit some of NYC’s vintage restaurants or hidden bars  with friends or a loved one. With Presidents’ Day falling on Monday, the long-weekend is also a great opportunity to try something new or unusual. It’s not hard to create a more offbeat or even eccentric holidays here in New York City; if the classic dinner-and-a-movie combo doesn’t sound appealing this year, then check out one of these quirky Valentine’s events!

1. The Rejection Show


Image via The Rejection Show


02/10/14 1:00pm

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Monday, February 10: Celebrate the Staten Island Ferry’s centennial with this exhibit at the Staten Island Museum, commemorating the peaceful and FREE rides of the past 100 years.

Tuesday, February 11: Register for a free presentation by Barry Benepe, the co-founder of New York City’s Greenmarket program. He will discuss the history and development of several iconic open air farmers markets in and around Greenwich Village. (more…)

02/06/14 9:00am

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This past weekend we were invited to an insane dance party hosted by art collective Thunder Gumbo. The event, entitled “Freezing Man,” was a musical homage to the infamous Burning Man music festival in Black Rock, Nevada, doubling as a coat drive: “It’s fun to play in the snow at big parties, but some homeless New Yorkers are at their most vulnerable this time of year.” Held at The Paper Box in Brooklyn, the quirky venue was the perfect host for funking in front of an ice effigy, only to knock it down ceremonially at the end of the night. (more…)