New York City Events 2012

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Most of these New York City events are not in your tourist guides or the lobby of your hotel (really cool things don’t get advertised, they are published and spread by word of mouth). But, NYC events are easily found online, in our local magazines and papers,spread by word of mouth and in dozens of email lists, some very secret.

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Studio XXI – NYC’s Sexiest Saturday Night Party! Studio XXI pulls its patrons away from the traditional nightclub setting, instead aiming to channel the inner jetsetter in us all. This seductive space …

New Year’s Eve Cruise 2013 – Paddle Wheel Queen This New Year’s Eve, Celebrate on our “New Year’s Eve Fireworks Cruise – Countdown to 2013”, aboard the multi-level & climate-controlled Paddle Wheel Queen….

Arm Wrestling Fundraiser for Hurricane Sandy Relief More than 100 men and women are expected to participate at the 35th Annual Empire State Arm Wrestling Championships for the chance to be crowned 2012 Empire …

2012: A Year in Revue Show New Years Eve Chicago City Limits presents “2012: The Year In Revue”. This once a year event takes a ride down the not-so-distant past that was 2012. And what a year …

Concert Art Benefit for the Ali Forney Center A benefit concert will be held for the Ali Forney Center at XL Nightclub on December 16 from 7pm – 10pm. This concert will feature guest host Sunday Morning …

Cocktail Party to Benefit Hurricane Sandy Victims In support of the victims of Hurricane Sandy, we are hosting an evening of community support and of course cocktails including complimentary Pyrat Rum …

Artist of Light Off-Brodway Play NYC  iLuminate Presents:Artist of Light Show in NYC Nov. 23rd-Jan 5th)!!! This holiday season, we’re presenting our very first, self-produced, live experience …

BULLDOG Gin Happy Hour for Winston Churchill’s Birthday Join BULLDOG Gin and pay homage to Sir Winston Churchill on his birthday with a happy hour event featuring bloody good cocktails such as London Cider. Traditional …

Devil Science Theater Movie Screenings Devil Science Theater 3000 is an interactive event where the audience plays drinking games and makes fun of terrible movies while being egged on by professional …

Mob Wives Drita D’Avanzo Hosts Hurricane Sandy Relief Fundraiser For Staten Island Victims VH1 Mobwives star Drita D’ Avanzo and Celebrity Publicist Johnny Donovan join forces with Bash Records and Masque Events to host a fundraiser in support …

First Book – Manhattan Winter Soirée Come out to eat, drink and celebrate First Book – Manhattan at our Winter Soirée! During this two-hour event, guests will enjoy delicious fare, an open …

NY Small Business Symposium II Savvy Central Radio and Quick Suites are Sponsoring the Second NY Small Business Symposium. Join us on December 1st 2012 from 12noon to 3:30pm At Quick …

Holidays In Harlem Tasting & Art Exhibit Where comfort food meets artistic expression! You’re invited to Harlem’s most unique and authentic art gallery for a grand tasting of Clean Plate Co’s …

Stephanie Chase and Sara Davis Buechner Play Beethoven The Ten Sonatas for Violin and Piano in Three Concerts. November 26, 27 and 28 at the Yamaha Piano Salon.Each concert will start at 6:30 p.m.The Yamaha …

NYC Christmas in Italy Concert Cristina Fontanelli Award-winning singer and PBS/WNET and NY affiliates Host CRISTINA FONTANELLI brings her annual, much-loved Holiday program of Italy’s best-loved songs,…

LIGHTS! CAMERA! AUCTION! A fundraising bash for Film Biz Recycling Local Brooklyn non-profit Film Biz Recycling is throwing its annual fundraising bash, Lights, Camera, Auction!, on Friday, 11/9 from 7 p.m. – 2 a.m at …

HARVEST MOON BALL SWINGDANCE Oct 2012 The Harlem Swing Dance Society’s (THSDS) will host the first annual Harvest Moon Ball Swing Dance in Harlem,Tuesday Oct 30th, 6pm – 11pm at the Lt Joseph …

The Kong Show: Spooktacular! Suffering from a case of the Mondays?Laugh your blues away with a slew of hip vaudeville and variety acts sure to keep you in stitches.Don’t miss the …

Halloween Phantom Run Columbus Circle Central Park Halloween Phantom Run- Columbus Circle/ Central Park. NYCOCT-27th 3-5pm, by Empire Fitness Advantage. The starting location is at 59th st. And Columbus …

Thanksgiving Day Dinner in Times Square NYC Come join us for great food, great drinks and a truly great NY City experience. Croton Reservoir Tavern is located only steps away from The Macys Thanksgiving …

The Shallot Comedy Stage Play Come see the new full-length play “The Shallot” (based on experiences at The Onion) at the Manhattan Repertory Theatre (42nd & 8th – www.manhattanrep.com)…

Halloween Masquerade After Work Cruise and Party at Empire Room Halloween is just around the corner and you know what that means…NYPartycruise scares up a Halloween After Work Masquerade Yacht Cruise. Gather up your …

Blue Kid NYC Release Concert Blue Kid’s particular brand of so-honest-it’s-embarrassing piano-rock was formed in the sweaty summer of 2010. They have been playing all over NYC, recording …

Surfrider Foundation NYC Hosts 5GYRES Team at the Ace Hotel This Thursday, October 11th, the Surfrider Foundation NYC Chapter is hosting a presentation by 5 GYRES. This is a unique opportunity to learn about the …

Historic Fireboat John J. Harvey Family Fun and Benefit! Join us on Sunday, October 28th at Pier 66 (at 26th St., and the Hudson River) to celebrate the historic NYC Fireboat John J. Harvey with a day of fun …

Hello Gorgeous! A Salute to the Streisand Songbook As New York City celebrates the return of everyone’s favorite Funny Girl as she delivers two sold-out concerts in Brooklyn, the worlds of Broadway, TV,…

InterHarmony International Festival Series Carnegie Hall New York Premiere Of Thomas Fortmann’s “Prolitheus” Highlights Opening Of InterHarmony International Festival Series At The Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie …

New York Taste 2012 Due to the disastrous impact of Hurricane Sandy on the region, New York Taste, scheduled for Monday, November 5, has been cancelled for 2012. We would …

Soaked by The Todd Henry Movement The Todd Henry Movement will present a new show called “Soaked” at Triskelion Arts, 118 North 11th St, 3rd Floor, Brooklyn, NY, Oct. 25-28, at 8 pm.Eclectic …

Light the Night Diwali Cruise IN Group invites you to Light the Night, a one of its kind Diwali event. The venue is New York’s most modern yacht – the Hornblower. This ship’s expansive …

Jazz Concert Benefit at Cotton Club NYC Christopher Kennedy Lawford to host Jazz Concert Benefiting the Dizzy Gillespie Fund In NYC TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16 . The Historic Cotton Club Harlem, Ruby …

HALLOWEEN R’ US CHILDREN’S MONSTER BALL JOIN US for a fun-filled day with lots of tricks & treats, while at the same time educating children—all within a safe enclosed environment. “All” children …

Fortune Society Honors Former Chief Judge NYC On Monday, October 29th, The Fortune Society will honor Chief Judge Kaye during its annual benefit at the Tribeca Rooftop in Manhattan. From 6pm-9pm, hundreds …

Fine Jewels Auction at Fortuna Auction  On Thursday November 29th, Fortuna Auction will host their fall ‘Fine Jewels’ auction.The live auction will feature jewelry from famous designers including …

Oktoberfest NYC Inspired by the world-famous German festival, this 16 day celebration under beer hall style tents is the largest Oktoberfest event in NYC. We’re offering …

NYC Housing Works Fashion For Action 2012 Housing Works’ annual Fashion for Action fundraiser returns to the beautiful Altman Building in Chelsea. Reserve your VIP Opening Night ticket and be the …

5K/1 Mile Walk/Dog Walk NYC Event Community Access presents New York City’s first-ever 5K Run/1 mile Walk/Dog Walk event on Saturday, October 13th from 10am-4pm. The day of family fun starts …

New York eHealth Collaborative 2012 Gala & Awards Ceremony  The New York eHealth Collaborative’s (NYeC) Board of Directors hosts their 2nd annual 2012 Gala & Awards ceremony to celebrate, support and honor health …

Halloween Goes Hollywood Midnight Yacht Cruise Halloween Goes Hollywood Midnight Yacht Cruise, Saturday, October 27th, join us on our 6th Annual “Halloween Goes Hollywood Midnight Yacht Cruise”. Party …

End of Summer Midnight Yacht Cruise Say bon voyage to summer in style aboard this late-night New York party cruise. NYPartyCruise’s “End of Summer Midnight Yacht Cruise” lets you sail around …

Pamper Me FabulousNYC – Mind, Body, Spirit Spend a day with the girls and the things you love! Pamper Me Fabulous celebrates YOU on Sunday, October 7, 2012 at the stunning Metropolitan Pavilion …

10th Annual Grand Central Oyster Frenzy The top professional oyster shuckers on the planet – including six-time champion Luis “The Mexican Menace” Iglesius – compete in the world compete in the …

The Affordable Art Fair NYC THE AFFORDABLE ART FAIR NEW YORK CITY WILL TAKE YOU PLACES WITH ITS THIRD FALL EDITION October 4 – 7, 2012 at The Tunnel. On the heels of the most successful …

Kristine Stranga- Exhibition Closing Event Please join us at Closing Event for Kristine Stranga Collection highly acclaimed solo show. This fundraising event in corporation with Art For China Foundation,…

BULLDOG Gin Fashion’s Night Out After Party BULLDOG Gin invites you to a Fashion’s Night Out after party with hot beats, fast cars and cool drinks! Swing by the Manhattan Classic Car Club for killer …

Adoptapalooza UNION SQUARE- Save a Life, Get a Pet  The Mayor’s Alliance for NYC’s Animals, in partnership with the Petco Foundation, invites you to meet more than two hundred lovable and adoptable cats …

The Anachronism Festival NYC The Anachronism is a special event that happens a few times a year in the heart of NYC. A smaller version of its sister festivals Wicked Faire and the …

Jazz at Kitano August 2012  Check out The Kitano New York’s daily Jazz performances featuring some of the Jazz world’s legendary musicians.The 2012 current weekly schedule includes:…

Small Boutique Fashion Week Fall 2012 (NYC) Small Boutique Fashion Week (SBFW), CBS NY Top 5 ranked public fashion week events, is the premier fashion week showcase for handmade goods, custom made …

Meet Mae West’s Secret Italian Husband Time to celebrate the birthday of native New Yorker MAE WEST (born on August 17th, 1893), join us at The Italian American Museum for a multi-media presentation….

The Sands After Dark DJ at the Beach The World’s Best DJ’s in a Picturesque Destination on The Beach! Stacey and Saeed Together For The First Time Ever! The shadow is what we call the darkness …

New York’s Top Talent with Tony Smiles  New York’s Premier Performing Arts Competition, a place where artists can showcase their talent, a charity can spread awareness, and we can all share in …

Play Night NYC – International Style Play Night is an event that provides a FUN and exciting atmosphere where Christian single adults can enjoy good fellowship in a safe environment. Play …

THE KONG SHOW: TIKI SUMMER STAYCATION! THE KONG SHOW: TIKI SUMMER STAYCATION! Join Powell Leonard as your host Chuck E. Baby (channeling a hilarious impersonation of a Chuck Barris-like 70’sTV …

DeZign Intervention Presents “PULSE:BK Style” DeZign Intervention Presents “PULSE:BK Style” FeaturingSinger/Songwriter/Producer, Boo Boo Cousins and DJ/Producer, DJ iWah the BeatPriest’s Global Soul …

Bastinado powered by Reactable brought to you by Dubspot NYC Bastinado http://www.bastinadomusic.com is an electronic dance music (EDM) duo that fuses the most cutting-edge piece of European musical technology, the …

WALL STREET ROCKS 2012 Battle of the Bands Support America’s heroes by attending Wall Street Rocks 2012 Battle of the Bands Round 1 taking place on July 10th at Mercury Lounge (217 East Houston …

Ricky Powell Photography Show Memes NYC is proud to present “Oh No He Didn’t!” featuring legendary photographer Ricky Powell, the magnetic and talented New York City photographer, prowler,…

Empire Hotel Rooftop Parties Located in Lincoln Center,The Empire Hoteloffers one of the best Rooftops and incredible city views in all of NYC. GET UP GET DOWN Fridays at the EMPIRE …

Peace in the Park: Central Park Bandshell Summer is here…the park is green, welcoming you to a refreshing afternoon of fun, games, entertainment, and meditation!!! Activities include: mastering …

Christmas in July, a Drag Show and Childrens Benefit The Imperial Court of New York invites you for an evening of drinks, drag, and toys for kids at the Web, 40 E. 58th St.on Saturday, July 21, 2012. The …

Spirited Tuesdays at The Vault at Pfaff’s Imbibe with some of the industry’s best on Tuesday nights at Noho’s posh neighborhood lounge, The Vault at Pfaff’s. During the “Spirited Tuesdays” tasting …

FREE NYC Yoga Thursdays & Win a Spa Gift Package This summer come to Beyond Body Mind Spirit any Thursday (or all!) for a free lunchtime yoga class. Not only will you leave with less stress, better concentration,…

The Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop is pleased to announce the opening of One Year Later: Part I, the first of two exhibitions featuring our 2011 Studio …

Idealist Grad Fair NYC The Idealist Grad Fairs are FREE and open to the public. These fairs are for anyone considering grad school to advance their careers in the public sector….

ARNIE THE DOUGHNUT, A NEW MUSICAL ARNIE THE DOUGHNUT, a delicious new family musical from the Chicago writing team George Howe and Frances Limoncelli, is based on the award-winning children’…

The Beggar’s Opera by Village Light Opera Group The Manhattan-based Village Light Opera Group is bringing their talented troupe to Brooklyn with their performances of The Beggar’s Opera. Inspired by …

Celebrate Greek Wine in NYC For two weeks (June 8 – 22), New York’s top restaurants and retailers go Greek! Join New Wines of Greece as we invite you to visit your favorite restaurants …

Casey 30 Years Later – Beverly Bonner Live Beverly Bonner’s live stage show “Casey – 30 Years Later” returns to the Broadway Comedy Club, Thursday, June 21st, 2012.Event includes screening of …

Father’s Day Brunch, Lunch and Dinner Cruises NYC Treat Dad to something different this Father’s Day with a Lunch, Brunch or Dinner cruise on the Harbor. He’ll enjoy a fun and exciting lunch or dinner …

Hot Latin Moonlight Cruises NYC Summer 2012 Get ready to rock the boat aboard Spirit of New York’s Hot Latin Moonlight Cruise. The summer’s hottest cruise is back for its 9th season with non-stop …

Monday Models Madness Ladies Night Fashion Series Join Models, Fashion Designers, Stylist, Make-up Artists, Business Professionals in Fashion and Entertainment Industry for Fun, Cocktails and Photo-Ops….

Expedition: Chile Photography Exhibit NYC Splendid glaciers, volcanos, greenery and cityscapes – straight from South America. Students from the Commercial Photography major at LaGuardia Community …

36th Annual American Crafts Festival at Lincoln Center The 36th Annual American Crafts Festival at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts will take place on June 9, 10 and June 16, 17, 2012. Hours are Noon-…

Uniq Ernest Charity Event Philanthropist and entrepreneur Unik Ernest will celebrate his birthday at the 5th annual Edeyo Gives Hope Ball on Wednesday, June 27th from 7pm -10pm …

Social Tees Animal Rescue Party For The Pups At Sway Lounge Social Tees Animal Rescue (S.T.A.R.) invites you to Sway Lounge (located at 305 Spring Street) to party for the pups! S.T.A.R. is a not-for-profit, strictly …

NYC Weekend of Happiness Join us for a weekend intensive in exciting New York City to explore your potential for genuine happiness with The Option Method (The Method).In this …

FREE Comedy Improv Show NYC IRTE is heading back to school with their latest long-form improvised comedy. Long form improv is “unscripted theater” focused on developing strong, fun …

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