This Saturday, March 16: Join Untapped Cities and No Longer Empty for an evening of food and entertainment celebrating the closing of “How Much Do I Owe You?”, a site-specific art installation housed in the abandoned Bank of Manhattan in Long Island City. No Longer Empty is a non-profit arts organization that sponsors public art exhibits in empty storefronts in New York City. The No Longer Empty Dinner is a chance for Untapped Readers to experience curated local cuisine and meaningful art in an extraordinary setting. Seating is limited to 30, and the dinner is almost sold out. Tickets available here.
The evening will kick off with cocktails in the Clock Tower, followed by a tour of the “How Much Do I Owe You?” exhibition. Next, guests will enjoy a five-course seated dinner by Chef Will Griffin. The night will conclude with a special performance by Korean artist Hayoon-Jay Lee.
The No Longer Empty Dinner is organized in collaboration by No Longer Empty, Untapped Cities and Local Roots NYC.
The dinner menu is inspired by the era of big banks and robber barons, whose personal chefs and those in their favored restaurants were often imported from Europe. This Saturday’s dinner will include:
- Oysters, horseradish, red wine vinegar
- Steak tartare, trout roe, radishes, toast
- Broccoli soup, cloth-bound cheddar
- Orecchiete, cuttlefish ink, egg, scallions
- Goat’s milk yogurt panna cotta, Meyer lemon
The No Longer Empty Dinner will take place on Saturday, March 16 at 7:30 p.m. The event is located in the Clock Tower at 29-27 41st Avenue, in Queens, NY. Tickets cost $125 and can be purchased here.
View of Millbrook Vineyards from the front of the former dairy barn.
On a wintery February morning, I took the Metro-North from Grand Central Station up to Poughkeepsie to spend the day at Millbook Vineyards & Winery. Having never ventured to this part of upstate New York before and wanting to learn more about New York’s wine industry, I excitedly accepted the unique invitation to attend MillBrook Vineyards & Winery’s final installment of their Winegrowing Boot Camp. (more…)
Saturday, April 27th: Join Untapped Cities and Ralph Erenzo, the owner and founder of Tuthilltown Spirits, for an exclusive tour of his distillery and a tasting of his award-winning spirits. Tuthilltown Spirits, located in the Hudson Valley, is the first whiskey distillery in New York since Prohibition. Erenzo’s unique spirits are handmade in small batches, beginning at the distillery as raw grain and fruit. They are made without any added flavor or color, and are not chilled or carbon filtered. Tuthilltown also supports local and sustainable agriculture; all of their fruit and grain comes from orchards and farms within 10 miles of the distillery.
The Untapped VIP tour includes transportation to and from Manhattan to the distillery in the Hudson Valley, a guided tour by Ralph and a tasting of Tuthilltown Spirits. Lunch can be purchased at The Grist Mill restaurant on the distillery property.
Read more about Tuthilltown Spirits and Ralph Erenzo’s inspiring story. See more from Untapped Cities Events.
Our curated events picks for this week: SCOPE, The Armory Show and The (UN)FAIR Art Show Shake-up.
MONDAY, MARCH 4: To coincide with the exhibition Marcel Proust and Swann’s Way: 100th Anniversary, Antoine Compagnon, Blanche W. Knopf Professor of French and Comparative Literature, Columbia University, and Professor at the Collège de France, Paris, will talk about the pleasures of reading and rereading Proust, and discuss the experience of first and consecutive readings of Swann’s Way, for both non-scholarly enjoyment and academic study. 6:30pm at the Morgan Library & Museum, 225 Madison Avenue. $15 / $10 for members / FREE for students. (more…)
As we springtime arrives in Paris, events start to bloom as well, so here’s a list of events in Paris for the month of March.
Paris Fashion Week
Up to March 6, 2013
Fashion Week hits Paris until the March 6, so check out the Ready To Wear Fall/Winter Collection schedules. Whether you have front row seats at the runway shows or just watching the Fashion Week goers from the sidelines, Paris Fashion Week is always a thrilling experience, and a great opportunity to bask in the world of fashion.
Visit the Place de la Republique Construction Site
March 7 – June 1, 2013
The Place de la Republique has been undergoing a major reconstruction since 2011, and has therefore been a big headache and eyesore to woeful Parisians as of late. But don’t be so irritated, because organized visits to the construction site will be taking place starting March 7th through June 1st! Only twenty people can visit the site on a first-come first-serve basis, and you can book your place by emailing email@example.com your preferred dates (check out the program schedule here). The new Place de la Republique is set to be unveiled in the spring.
MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25: Tonight is the last evening of the Citi Pond Winter Film Festival at Bryant Park. Tonight Grease will be shown on a screen overlooking the ice skating rink. The screen is perfectly situated to watch as you spin around the ice, from a table and chair on the deck surrounding the Pond, or from a cozy spot at Celsius. Bring a blanket, grab a hot chocolate and snuggle up for a film festival unlike any other! 7pm at Citi Pond at Bryant Park. FREE. (more…)