Events | Outdoor Movie Venues

Now that the heyday of summer’s patriotic start is behind us, August is the perfect time to relax. In our opinion, the perfect summer evening consists of joining family and friends for a picnic in front of an outdoor movie screen. We’ve gathered a list of several outdoor movie venues in and around New York City that will do just that. From film festivals and summer series to parks and rooftops, these events are the perfect opportunities to soak up the last of the summer while watching some of your all-time favorite classics.

1. HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival

Bryant Park Lawn
Mondays through August 21st 5:00 pm

What’s better than an excuse to look forward to Monday? Every Monday night to start off each week, Bryant Park opens its lawn for families and friends to enjoy a nice picnic and a timeless film at sunset. The series is now celebrating its 25th year, so bring your own blankets and food (or purchase some on the Fountain Terrace’s Bryant Park Shop or Hester Street Fair) and enjoy the films!

2. Rooftop Films Summer Series

Various Locations

Few things sound more enticing than enjoying a film in front of an amazing New York City sunset. Rooftop Films is a non-profit organization committed to inspiring audiences far and wide by bringing indie “underground” movies to the rooftops of the city. As one of the leading independent film organizations in the country, Rooftop shows movies at various locations including Coney Island, Socrates Sculpture Park,  and the William Vale. Make sure to pencil some in this August, you wouldn’t want to miss out!

3. Rooftop Cinema Club

YOTEL New York City, 570 10th Avenue, Manhattan
OfficeOps, 57 Thames Street, Brooklyn 

Looking for the perfect movie night under the gorgeous night sky with your favorite eats in a comfy seat? Head to Midtown’s YOTEL New York City rooftop or Brooklyn’s OfficeOps rooftop for an incredible outdoor cinema experience! The Rooftop Cinema Club is the ultimate movie experience, offering wireless headphones which create a surround sound experience, as well as panoramic city views and (hopefully) stunning city sunsets. Don’t miss out on this unique outdoor movie theater experience!

4. SummerScreen

McCarren Park, Brooklyn
Wednesdays, sundown around 8:00 pm

SummerScreen began in 2006 and continues strong 12 years later, screening films for people near or far to come and watch all summer long. The organization promotes a fantastic outdoor cinema experience. All attendees are required to bring their own blankets, chairs and snacks, plus, pets can come, too!  You definitely won’t regret taking a trip to Brooklyn this summer to experience an exceptional SummerScreen outdoor cinema experience.

5. Movies Under the Stars

Various Locations

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This summer, NYC Parks and the Mayor’s Office of Media and Entertainment have teamed up to show more than 150 film screening at parks across all five boroughs. The family-friendly flicks range from new releases to timeless classics. Bring your picnic blanket, popcorn, and family, and enjoy the fun!

Around TOWN | The Summer Guide 2017

For many New Yorkers, summertime is an opportunity to jet set – whether to the nearby Hamptons or to faraway European destinations. For those of us who stick around, however, there are plenty of activities to fill your schedule with. From outdoor movie nights in the park and tasty ice cream spots on every corner to riveting art displays and star-studded concerts, you may never have a dull moment if you plan accordingly. And everyone who has had the opportunity to witness a 4th of July fireworks display over the East River knows that there’s simply nothing like it.

TOWN has put together this guide to feature the city’s best events and destinations, including tasty brunch spots, worthy charity events, and cultural opera performances. Enjoy everything the city has to offer this summer, and please let us know if you have any questions about the New York City real estate market or how we can assist you. In this guide, we have included short links to easily reference the details about the event.

Events | Fourth of July in the City

Each year, Americans around the country gather on July 4th to celebrate the birth of our nation. Without a doubt, everyone’s favorite Independence Day pastime is watching fireworks, and New York City offers that and so much more. These top 5 picks for spending the holiday in the city are sure to spark your patriotic pride as you give three cheers for the red, white, and blue!

1. Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks

Easy River display

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New York’s iconic skyline will ignite with an explosion of color and light at Macy’s 41st annual fireworks display over the East River. Some of the nation’s greatest musical acts, including country music artist Craig Campbell and Grammy and Tony Award winner Heather Headley, will take part in this year’s festivities, which will be broadcast live on NBC at 8:00pm ET. With terrific Manhattan views, the best vantage point for catching this year’s festivities is undoubtedly Brooklyn Bridge Park, so get there early and claim your spot!

2. 4th of July in Coney Island

Luna Park

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Brooklyn’s famed Coney Island celebrates our nation’s birthday with a fireworks show right on the beach, offering a fun and less crowded alternative to the Macy’s display. Other activities include Nathan’s Famous Hot Dog Eating Contest and the New York Aquarium.

3. Midsummer Night Swing

Damrosch Park at the Lincoln Center

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Lincoln Center’s Damrosch Park lights up on July 4th for an evening of music and dance. The annual al fresco dance-a-thon celebrates the music of Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Jelly Roll Morton, and other jazz greats with David Oswalt’s Eternity Band. Get ready to dance the night away by coming early and taking a free Lindy Hop class. Tickets begin at $17.

4. LIC Flea and Food

5-25 46th Avenue, Long Island City

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This free, open-air bazaar in Long Island City offers retro wares, antiques, delicious eats, and stunning views of Manhattan’s iconic skyline. Enjoy wood-smoked barbecue and libations from the all-Queens beer and wine garden while you watch the firework displays light up the sky!

5. Travis Parade

PS 26, Staten Island

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Now in its 107th year, Staten Island’s Travis Parade is an old-school American celebration of patriotism. This year’s march will be led by Assemblyman Michael J. Cusick, kicking off with a ceremony at noon in front of PS 26. Be sure to join in the festivities, rain or shine!

Events | Best Summer Concerts Around New York City

The music scene in New York is already heating up with an eclectic mix of musical stylings, from R&B to hip-hop and everything in between. Here are some of our top picks for the hottest tickets in and around New York City, brought to you by Luxury Attaché.

Governors Ball Music Festival

June 2nd through 4th
Randall’s Island Park

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Music festival season is in full swing, and one of the city’s most popular events, Governors Ball, is set with an all-star lineup featuring Chance the Rapper, Lorde, Childish Gambino, and Tool. Now in its seventh year, this annual event draws passionate music fans from all over the country to gather and celebrate a diverse mix of musical genres.

Find tickets here.

Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic

June 3rd
Liberty State Park, New Jersey

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Neil Patrick Harris hosts the 10th Annual Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, with special appearances by Alicia Keys and Jordan Fisher of Broadway’s Hamilton. This stylish event attracts celebrities and notable guests for an afternoon of polo and picnicking. Don’t miss this exciting event, where Veuve Clicquot will introduce two new tasty champagne offerings.

Find tickets here.

The Weeknd

June 6th through 7th
Barclays Center, Brooklyn

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Canadian recording star The Weeknd returns to Brooklyn in his Starboy: Legend of the Fall 2017 Tour. With a distinct blend of pop and hip-hop, this Grammy Award-winning and platinum-selling music artist features his highly successful new album, Starboy.

Find tickets here.

John Legend

June 27th through 28th
Madison Square Garden

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R&B superstar John Legend takes the stage at Madison Square Garden this summer in a concert featuring songs from his latest album Darkness and Light. This multitalented musician is a 10-time Grammy Award winner and won an Oscar in 2015 for his song “Glory” from the film Selma. Don’t miss the soulful sounds of this urban contemporary artist.

Find tickets here.

Coldplay

August 1st
MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey

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British pop sensation Coldplay returns to New York City with its A Head Full of Dreams tour. On track to becoming one of the highest-grossing tours of all time, the band combines a dizzying array of lights and pyrotechnics with their distinctive Brit-pop style.

Find tickets here.

 

Outdoor Activities | Top 10 Ways to Opt Outside this Month

Opt outside this April with an activity as fun and fresh as the season. Whether you are in the mood for a leisurely stroll, a lovely bike ride, or an outdoor adventure, don’t let the traffic and crowds of the city deceive you; it has everything you need and more! Take advantage of the sunny weather by choosing from one of our top outdoor activity picks for Spring 2017.

1. New York Botanical Garden

2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx

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The gorgeous gardens at NYBG showcase some of the most awe-inspiring and impressive plants in the state of New York. Whether visiting with a date, a loved one, or the whole family, it’s an experience that is sure to get you excited for the upcoming outdoor months. Currently on view is the 2017 Orchid Show, a Thailand- themed exhibition that is absolutely not-to-be-missed. Following the Orchid Show, another Spring exhibit will open on April 22nd featuring the artwork of world-renowned sculptor Dale Chihuly.

2. Brooklyn Botanic Garden Cherry Blossom Festival

990 Washington Avenue

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Image Courtesy BBG

The Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s annual Cherry Blossom Festival welcomes guests to view the blossoms from late March through mid-May in the Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden. In addition to the famed blooms, BBG offers a Japanese tea room, an art gallery, a mini flea market and over 52 acres of lush gardens to explore.

3. Central Park Activities

Central Park, Manhattan

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Image Courtesy Central Park Conservancy

With the Conservancy Spring Guide 2017, Central Park offers New Yorkers a year-round oasis for outdoor exploration, and especially so in the spring. From Discovery Walks and chess games to Shakespeare plays and youth programs, Central Park is the place to be, explore, and enjoy. We suggest that you reference the guide to find out all of the incredible ways you can reap the benefits of this beloved green space!

4. Union Square Greenmarket

East 17th Street and Union Square West, Manhattan

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Image Courtesy Union Square Café

Enjoy the lively crowd at this centrally located outdoor market, open on Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays year-round from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm. From bread, knits, and books to produce, cheese, and flowers, visitors leave the Greenmarket with a variety of treasures unique to the day’s vendors.

5. Citi Biking

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Image Courtesy CitiBike

Biking is a great way to take in the sweeping views of Manhattan and get in some cardio on a sunny day. Grab a Citi Bike at the historic South Street Seaport and then head over the Brooklyn Bridge and around the verdant Brooklyn Bridge Park. End your ride with a spin on Jane’s Carousel. Want to stay closer to the city? Riding along the West Side Highway is a New York moment that cannot be beat. If you’re feeling adventurous, end your ride at the Community Boathouse (located at Pier 40) and hop in a Kayak. Need to refuel? Grand Banks Seafood and bar at Pier 25 is the perfect place to catch your breath over oysters and a glass of chilled rosé.

6. Pier 25

Hudson River Park at 225 West Street and North Moore Street

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Image Courtesy Pier 25

Pier 25, a perennial favorite for families and singles alike, is a great place to spend a few hours outside. The entire area is packed with activities – from mini golfing and beach volleyball to a skate park and a water park play area. With so many offerings, this is one of New York’s most essential spring and summertime hot spots.

7. New York Sailboat Cruise

North Cove Marina at Brookfield Place

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Image Courtesy Manhattan By Sail

Board the historic Shearwater at North Cove Marina then set sail as the boat crew eases you out to sea for picturesque views of the Statue of Liberty, Brooklyn Bridge and Governors Island. Your New York Sailboat Cruise includes a wine tasting and charcuterie board.

8. Gantry Plaza State Park

4-09 47th Road, Long Island City

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Image Courtesy Gantry Plaza State Park

Gantry Plaza State Park is a 12-acre park on the East River in the Hunters Point section of Long Island City. With plenty of restaurants to choose from, a dog park, iconic sites (like the Pepsi-Cola sign) and unbeatable Manhattan skyline views, this park is the perfect pick for a lovely day outdoors.

9. The Bronx Zoo

2300 Southern Boulevard

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Image Courtesy Bronx Zoo

Take a trip to the iconic Bronx Zoo and prepare yourself for feelings of awe and nostalgia. The well-kept, winding zoo grounds are endless, with plentiful attractions at each and every turn. The destination is appropriate for all ages, families, and singles alike!

10. Boating on the Lake

Central Park Lake

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Image Courtesy Central Park Conservancy

What’s a better way to soak up spring than on a rowboat across the Central Park Lake? Weather permitting, you can rent a rowboat or gondola and take in the water views up close. Be sure to check out the Lake’s historic boat landings as well, which have been restored to their original design by the Central Park Conservancy!

 

Fashion News | New York Fashion Week 2017

The fashion elite will once again descend upon New York from February 9th through 16th. Our strategic collaboration with Luxury Attaché allows access to a Fashion Week package, offering VIP transportation, private fittings, exclusive events and more.

Should you prefer to attend a la carte, here are a few shows that we are most excited about:

February 9th:
Katie Gallagher | 6:00pm
Rag & Bone | 8:00pm

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Image Courtesy instagram.com/katiegallaghernyc

February 10th:
Calvin Klein | 10:00am
Nicole Miller | 6:00pm

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Image Courtesy instagram.com/nicolemillernyc

February 11th:
Alexander Wang | 9:00pm

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Image Courtesy instagram.com/alexanderwangny

February 12th:
Victoria Beckham | 10:00am
Public School | 11:00am

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Image Courtesy instagram.com/publicschoolnyc

February 13th:
Oscar de la Renta | 6:30pm

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Image Courtesy instagram.com/oscardelarenta

February 14th:
Rodarte | 12:00pm
Monique Lhuillier | 7:00pm

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Image Courtesy instagram.com/rodarte

February, 15th:
Vivienne Tam | 12:00pm
Ralph Lauren | 7:00pm

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Food News | New York City Restaurant Week 2017

Don’t miss out on the best of NYC dining during Restaurant Week, which lasts until February 10th. During this bi-annual event, the city’s most sought after restaurants offer exclusive three-course menus at affordable prices. Here are a few of our favorite Restaurant Week dining locations.

Le Coq Rico
30 East 20th Street

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Image Courtesy instagram.com/lecoqriconyc

New to Restaurant Week, Le Coq Rico serves modern French cuisine while paying homage to the wild birds of the Northeast. Chef and owner Antoine Westermann takes pride in serving the highest quality heritage-breed chicken, turkey, duck and squab. Try the sublime Brune Landaise Chicken with the Deviled “Eggz” to start; you will not be disappointed.
For more information click here

Lueca
111 North 12th Street

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NoHo Hospitality Group’s chef Andrew Carmellini has stepped up the game with Leuca, a rustic-chic, Southern Italian dining destination located on the lower level of the William Vale Hotel. Start with the smoked beets and follow up with the  lamb sausage, or enjoy the delicious wood-fired pizzas to complete your meal. Ranked as one of the best new restaurants to come onto the scene last year, Leuca is not an opportunity to pass up.
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Scarpetta
355 West 14th Street

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What better time to revisit one of New York City’s dining staples than Restaurant Week? The signature concept of LDV Hospitality, Scarpetta serves sophisticated Italian in elegant surrounds. Try their delicious branzino or stick with their unbelievable spaghetti, a New York City classic. At Scarpetta, you simply can’t go wrong.
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Bar Primi
325 Bowery

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You’ll find handmade pastas and daily seasonal specials on the menu at this casual, hip pasta shop. The creation of Andrew Carmellini and Salvatore Lamboglia, Bar Primi serves a deliciously creamy burrata cremosa and a must-have short rib ravioli with sugo rosa sauce. Be sure to check out Bar Primi’s extensive wine list.
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Fung Tu
22 Orchard Street

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Chef Jonathan Wu has taken New American cuisine and put a traditional Chinese twist on it. At Fung Tu, Wu takes the ever-evolving local tastes, customs and culture of Chinese food and incorporates them to his seasonally changing menu. Start off with the crispy pork belly egg rolls and then try the Chow Fun with chorizo. The fusion of New American and Chinese cuisine has never been so delicious.
For more information click here 

 

Broadway News | New Plays Coming in 2017

With the debut of the New Year, Broadway is revving up for a busy season where we’ll be sure to see a lot of the Tony front runners vying for the coveted Best Play/Musical Award. This season, gear up to see powerhouse performers and classic revivals take the stage. Take a look at the top five shows we are most excited for in early 2017.

The Present
Opening January 8 | Ethel Barrymore Theatre

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Image courtesy thepresentbroadway.com

Two-time Academy Award winner Cate Blanchett makes her Broadway debut in this adaptation of Anton Chekhov’s first play Platonov. The Present made its world premiere (with Blanchett at the helm) in 2016 at the Sydney Theatre Company to critical acclaim. Fun-fact: this production features actors all making their Broadway debut. The Present is set in post-Perestroika in the 1990s, where the widow, Anna Petrovna (Blanchett) is celebrating her birthday in an old country house. Platonov (AACTA Award winner Richard Ruxburgh) is in attendance with his wife, students and friends. Although everyone looks comfortable, unfinished business and regrets come boiling to the surface.

Sunset Boulevard
Opening February 9 | Palace Theatre

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Image Courtesy sunsetboulevardthemusical.com

The curtain is set to rise on faded silent film actress Norma Desmond once more, and better yet, heavily awarded Glenn Close (three Tony’s, six Oscar’s, and three Emmy’s) is set to reprise her role. With music by the incomparable Andrew Lloyd Webber, Sunset Boulevard is sure to be a masterpiece. Norma Desmond lives in a fantasy world with dreams of the spotlight again. When she meets struggling screenwriter Joe Gillis (Michael Xavier), she persuades him to work on her “masterpiece,” that is set to bring her back in front of the camera. Her delusions have dramatic consequences. You will not want to miss this revival!

The Glass Menagerie
Opening March 9 | Belasco Theatre

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Image Courtesy broadway.com/shows/glass-menagerie/

Although this Tennessee Williams classic has been revived seven times previously (most recently in 2013), we are very excited for this new iteration. Starring the incomparable Sally Field, Broadway veteran Joe Mantello, and newcomers Madison Ferris and Finn Wittrock, this show is set to impress. The Glass Menagerie tells the story of a family crammed into a small apartment from the perspective of Tom, the older brother, as he recalls a night when a gentleman caller visited his sister and changed the Wingfield family forever.

Miss Saigon
Opening March 23 | Broadway Theatre

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One of the longest running musicals in Broadway history (ten years!) makes its epic return. With music by Les Miserables composer and lyricist (Schonberg & Boubil), the epic score will be performed by a similar cast who got remarkable reviews in London. Miss Saigon is based on the Puccini opera Madame Butterfly about a Vietnamese girl who is abandoned by an American GI during the Vietnam War and the beautifully tragic love-triangle that ensues in a war-torn country.

Amelie
Opening April 4 | Walter Kerr Theatre

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Image Courtesy ameliebroadway.com

Tony nominee Phillipa Soo of Hamilton fame returns to Broadway as a shy, young waitress as she ventures through her version of gay Paree. Based on the whimsical French language masterpiece of the same name, we can’t wait to see how visionary director Pam MacKinnon creates this fantastical Paris. Amelie made its world premiere at the Berkeley Repertory in the Fall of 2015 and is currently playing at the Ahmanson in Los Angeles before gracing us with all of its glory.

Philanthropy | Top Five Events to Attend in the New Year

2017 presents us with a fresh start and a new chance to give back, and there is never a time when philanthropy is more necessary than now. This new year, celebrate your contributions at one of New York City’s most fabulous philanthropic events. We’ve curated a list of the top five events that promise a fun time for a great cause.

2017 YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund Awards Gala
January 12, 2017 | 6:00pm – 9:00pm

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The YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund is a national non-profit organization dedicated to promoting education of the fashion arts and business by granting scholarships to talented students and facilitating internships, mentorships, and career programs. The 2017 Gala will include a cocktail hour at the Marriott Marquis followed by awards honoring influencers and tastemakers.
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amFAR New York Gala
February 8, 2017 | 6:30pm

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Image Courtesy amfar.org/NYG2017/

As the official kick off event for New York Fashion Week, the annual amFAR New York Gala is just as star studded as it is charitable. Join some of the biggest names in entertainment, fashion, art, and AIDS advocacy at Cipriani Wall Street to honor Scarlett Johansson, raise awareness about the HIV/AIDS epidemic, and raise funds to end it. This gala has raised over $17 million to date and is considered one of the most essential philanthropic events in NYC.
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Bronx Museum Spring Gala and Auction – AIM Beyond
February 27, 2017 | 6:30pm

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The Bronx Museum provides free public programs, free admission, internationally recognized exhibitions, and arts education programs to over 16,000 Bronx youth each year. On February 27th, celebrate the best of NYC culture, bid on covetable artworks and dine on delectable cuisine from Union Square Events at the Conrad Hotel to support the esteemed Bronx Museum.
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NYC Hope Gala
March 11, 2017 | 7:00pm

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Join the cause to conquer childhood cancer by attending the 2017 NYC Hope Gala. Now in its ninth year, the Hope Gala raises funds and awareness in support of the Four Diamonds Fund to end childhood cancer. On March 11th, enjoy a lovely evening at Gotham Hall and give back to an organization where all funds benefit childhood cancer patients and their families in need of financial aid, medical assistance, and emotional support.
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2017 Valentine Gala
February 14, 2017 | 6:30pm

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This glitzy gala at the iconic Plaza Hotel benefits a cause that is near and dear to all New Yorker’s hearts. For over 137 years, The Bowery Mission has served a crucial role in providing food, shelter, clothing and medical care to New York’s neediest. Over the past 18 years, the Valentine Gala has raised over $18,000,000 and thus made possible the support and rehabilitation of countless New Yorkers in need. At the 2017 Valentine Gala, enjoy dinner, dancing, and special musical performances.
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Food News | The Top Five Restaurants to Close Out 2016

New Year’s Eve is a special night full memories of the year gone by and the promise of a fresh start on the horizon. No where in the world rings in the new year like New York, but Times Square isn’t the only place to celebrate.

For a more intimate celebration complete with an incredible meal and a great bottle of wine, book a table for one of these restaurants’ special celebrations. 
In the City That Never Sleeps, staying up until midnight to say hello to 2017 has never been easier — especially with a fine meal from one of the city’s best restaurants.

1. Aureole

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Located mere steps from the Times Square ball drop, Aureole is making the most of their location by hosting a Black and Gold New Year’s Eve Gala. Lobster with caviar, black truffle tortellini and a decadent ball-drop themed dessert are on the five-course menu. Reservations are required; book online.

2. The Garden at The Four Seasons

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Enjoy a swank Roaring 20s soiree at TY Bar with a table that includes a bottle of Cristal, caviar service and assorted canapes and petits fours. Reserve tickets by phoning (844) 760-6347 or by email.

3. James Beard House

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Chef Rob Nelson will cook up a Southern New Year’s Eve feast at the James Beard House. Highlights from the extensive menu include fig champagne cocktails, applewood-smoked GrassRoots pork belly and a midnight Champagne toast. Call (212) 627-2308 for reservations or book online.

4. Robert

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A sleek location near the Museum of Art and design makes Robert a fine choice for a romantic New Year’s Eve dinner. The early seating offers a three-course prix fixe menu while the later seating provides four courses. The menu consists of seasonal specialties; the wine list includes no fewer than four types of Champagne. Reserve a table online.

5. Charlie Palmer at The Knick

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For views of Times Square on the big night, Charlie Palmer at The Knick can’t be beat. The first seating menu features an appetizer, two courses and dessert; the second seating menu features the same meal with the additional of two more decadent courses. New Year’s reservations are not accepted online; call (212) 204-4983 to book a table.