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NYC Events – Insider Top Picks by Month

Our New York City events calendar highlights the BEST of NYC’s annual holiday celebrations, parades, festivals, shopping and sample sales and much more. Many 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). However, 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.

I actually already gave away some of my secrets by showing you my favorite New York City Sites. Since I regularly read all these lists and sites, here are the top New York City Event choices by month. I hope they will keep you from scouring the internet, because, if you’re like me, you don’t want to spend more time planning your vacation than actually being on it!

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  • New York City Wine & Food Festival
  • New Yorker Festival
  • Columbus Day and Parade
  • Ice Skating Rinks Open
  • Basketball (NY Knicks) Season Begins
  • Open House New York City
  • New York Music Festival
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TMS Makeup Shop NYC

Saturday, December 10, 2022 – 10:30am-5:30pm
Sunday, December 11, 2022 – 11am-5pm
Metropolitan Pavilion – 123 West 18th Street, 2nd Floor NY 10011

Back by popular demand, TMS Makeup Shop is returning to NYC this holiday season! Stock up on your favorite makeup, skin care and hair care brands. The perfect place for everyone to shop over 40 beauty brands at professional discounts and sample sale prices.

The Makeup Shop is open to anyone who loves makeup. The shop includes a seminar stage with education all day long as well as 1 complimentary drink. Join us on December 11th for Artists United with Danessa Myricks & Rose Siard.

Tango Legends Live At Tribeca Performing Arts Center

October 21, 2023 8:00PM
October 22, 2023 2:00PM

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center
199 Chambers Street New York, NY 10007

Sensuous, beautiful and soul-moving, Tango Legends Troupe from Buenos Aires led by the brilliant Pablo Sosa and Mariela Maldonado, “Outstanding Personalities of Culture” by the government of the Capital Province Buenos Aires, co-starring with other best Tango dancers in the world. This spectacular event includes the fiery magic of tango, dazzling world-class dancers and marvelous vocalist.

American Express® Gold Card and Resy Present: Dip into Gold

Saturday, September 30th, 2023 6:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Duggal Greenhouse in Brooklyn, NY (Brooklyn Navy Yard) 268, 63 Flushing Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11205

The American Express Gold Card and Resy, known for fueling one-of-a-kind dining experiences, present Dip into Gold, an exciting culinary event that will bring together beloved NYC Resy restaurants to reimagine signature dishes, featuring inventive sauces for guests to drench, drizzle, slather and dunk. Shake Shack’s Event-Exclusive Gold Sundae: A new sundae featuring vanilla cake, frozen vanilla custard, a new sauce made of White Truffle Butterscotch Caramel and garnished with roasted hazelnuts and gold flakes. The Basket by Grubhub: Wing tasting with four popular sauces from: Mudville 9, Mable’s Smokehouse, Tacombi, and Insa. Goldbelly Special Delivery: A wall of special Goldbelly boxes are available to choose from, each containing an exclusive Goldbelly takeaway. Wine.com Carts: Exclusive wine sips with Wine.com at various tasting carts throughout Dip Into Gold. The complimentary pours will enhance the bites featured in each unique section. The Cheesecake Factory® Photo Booth: Capture your saucy smiles at The Cheesecake Factory photobooth. Milk Bar Milk Truck: a custom-designed milk truck will provide complimentary desserts.

Naughty or Nice Holiday Pop Up

Dec 1st through the end of January
The Skinny (174 Orchard St)

The holiday season (or anti-holiday season) is upon us, and Lower East Side bar and lounge The Skinny (174 Orchard St) is looking to celebrate with everyone, no matter if they have been Naughty or Nice. The bar will be decked in floor-to-ceiling over-the-top gaudy Christmas decor and will boast interactive games and a calendar full of surprises. Expect events to place you on the naughty list like seductive burlesque performances, mouthwatering holiday-inspired food and cocktails that will make you feel good about being bad, live music and maybe if you are lucky you might get a glimpse of The Skinny’s iconic Naughty Santa. The anti-holiday debauchery will be open to the public from Dec 1st through the end of January.

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center

Click Clack Moo on Saturday, December 3rd at 11:00AM

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the longest operating performance venue in lower Manhattan, proudly presents the next event in the 2022-2023 Family Series Season: Click Clack Moo on Saturday, December 3rd at 11:00AM. Cows that type? Hens on strike! Whoever heard of such a thing!" The cows go on strike and the chickens join them in solidarity. No blankets? No milk! No eggs! Will Farmer Brown give in to the animals’ demands? Find out in a hilariously moving musical about negotiation and compromise, based on the Caldecott Honor Book by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin. TheaterWorks USA. Ages 4+ General Admission tickets for the event are $30 and $15 for 10Club members.

Havana Film Festival New York

November 3-10, 2022

Celebrating Latin American Cinema since 2000 HFFNY returns to NYC for its 22nd anniversary featuring a week-long celebration packed with movie premieres, masterclasses, and much more showcasing top Latinx talent. The 22nd Havana Film Festival New York (HFFNY) returns to the Village East Cinema with an exceptional program of 30+ films from across Iberoamerica and the Latinx Diaspora, in their New York, U.S., and World premieres. Filmmakers will join us from around the world to introduce audiences to their stories, interpretations, and approaches to the art of making movies.

Showcasing films from Argentina, Colombia, Cuba, the Dominican Republic, Peru, Spain, the U.S. and more, HFFNY promises an exciting, in-depth view into the multiple perspectives that make up the expansive world of Iberoamerican cinema.

WHERE: Village East Cinema – 181-189 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003


October 8 and 9 at Forest Hills Stadium

EEEEEATSCON NY, presented by Chase Sapphire, is BACK for the first time since 2019 on October 8 and 9 at Forest Hills Stadium! This two-day food experience, built in the spirit of a music festival, will feature iconic local and global restaurants from Sally’s Apizza (for their first ever appearance out of New Haven) to Taqueria Ramirez (Brooklyn, NY), Hoppers (London, UK) and more.

All EEEEEATSCON attendees will enjoy: 
– In addition to the extensive EEEEEATSCON lineup of food and drink, this year’s festival will also feature a variety of panel discussions, featured speakers and musical performances, all of which will be announced in the weeks ahead.
– EEEEEATSCON NY will mark the return of The Wine Room, a popular event feature offering approachable discussions from some of the most interesting people in and around the world of wine curated by Infatuation co-founder Chris Stang and Dan Keeling & Mark Andrew, the team behind The Infatuation’s highest rated restaurant/wine bar in London, Noble Rot.

Derfner Judaica Museum

"Unlisted: Underappreciated Women Artists from the Permanent Collection" highlights seventeen mid- to late twentieth-century women artists selected from the collection who worked in modernist styles, yet are not often exhibited today despite their significant skills, careers and accomplishments. The exhibition is open during Museum hours Sun-Thurs, from 10:30am-4:30pm. Admission is always free. The exhibition can also be experienced virtually at derfneronline.org. The show will be on view through October 2, 2022.

Eric Carle Museum’s 16th annual Carle Honors awards gala

September 29
409 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022

children’s book artists, authors, and champions will gather for the 16th annual Carle Honors, the annual awards ceremony and fundraising gala for The Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. The gala will recognize five honorees for their exceptional work in the world of children’s literature.

The Brooklyn Heights Designer Showhouse

Friday, September 23rd – Sunday, October 30th
Hours: Wed., Thurs., Fri., Sat., Sun. 11:00am – 7:00pm / *Monday & Tuesday are reserved for private guided tours

Business: Hosted by the Brooklyn Heights Association
Event Address: 145 Columbia Heights, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Subways – A, C, 2, 3, R, 4, 5

The Brooklyn Heights Association is pleased to announce the 2022 Brooklyn Heights Designer Showhouse. Located at 145 Columbia Heights and just steps from the world-famous Brooklyn Heights Promenade, the historic townhouse seamlessly blends old-world architecture with modern luxury. Each room will be dramatically transformed through the creativity of over a dozen interior designers from Brooklyn and New York City’s celebrated design community.

Owned by the same family for over six decades, from the 1840s until the early 1900s, the showhouse offers a rare inside look into a quintessential Brooklyn townhouse steeped in history while discovering the visionary work of talented interior designers. The 26’-wide renovated townhouse features a grand 66’-deep double parlor with soaring 13’ ceilings and preserved period details, a spacious full-floor primary bedroom suite and five beautifully landscaped outdoor spaces. Most recently is an unexpected fifth-floor addition with floating stairs to the roof deck complete with both city and water views.

Off-Broadway premiere of Our Man in Santiago

Our Man in Santiago opens on Friday, Sept. 16 at 7:30 p.m., with performances continuing on Wednesdays at 2:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.; Thursdays and Fridays at 7:30 p.m.; Saturdays at 2:30 p.m. and 8 p.m.; and Sundays at 2:30 p.m., through October 28, with one additional performance on Tuesday, Oct. 25 at 7:30 p.m. Three public previews take place on Tuesday, Sept. 13; Wednesday, Sept. 14; and Thursday, Sept. 15, each at 7:30 p.m.

The New York City off-Broadway premiere of a wickedly smart, critically acclaimed, inspired-by-a-true-story comic spy thriller Our Man in Santiago. In this new political farce by two-time Emmy nominee and WGA award-winner Mark Wilding (Grey’s Anatomy, Scandal, Good Girls, Charmed), the CIA enlists an inexperienced, unsuspecting agent to follow up with a last-ditch, poorly conceived and wildly dangerous effort to hasten the 1973 Chilean coup d’état.

Ticket prices range from $49–$79. The AMT Theater is located at 354 W 45th St., New York, NY 10036.

Climate Week NYC 2022:Disrupting Climate Finance

Wed., September 21, 2021, 5:00 PM – 9:00 PM
Climate Week NYC 2022: Disrupting Climate Finance by Health In Harmony

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill’s New York Office
(7 World Trade Center, 250 Greenwich St, New York, NY 10007)

Ticket: Free, but as a nonprofit, donations will be accepted and encouraged.
The event will be moderated by Vox Reporter + Science Friday Contributor Umair Irfan.

The business-as-usual approach is not working—it is critical to disrupt traditional climate finance. “Disrupting Climate Finance” will bring together a diverse group of leaders from Indigenous Peoples & Local Communities and Fund Managers to explore emerging climate finance models that enable direct investment into community solutions. This event is convened at a critical juncture ahead of COP27, with the mobilization of private finance for nature-based, community-designed solutions becoming increasingly important.

New York City Labor Day Parade

September 10

On Saturday, September 10th, the New York City Labor Day Parade will return to Fifth Avenue for the first time since 2019. Tens of thousands of workers representing more than 200 unions and constituency groups will come together in a powerful show of labor solidarity on the 140th Anniversary of the first Labor Day parade in the United States, when more than 10,000 workers marched from New York City Hall to Union Square in 1882. The Parade, organized by the New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, will kick off at 10am at Fifth Avenue and 44th Street in Manhattan, marching uptown to the Reviewing Stand at 64th Street. Marchers will be led by Grand Marshal U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh and Parade Chairs AFL-CIO Secretary-Treasurer Fred Redmond and NYS Department of Labor Commissioner Roberta Reardon, along with the CLC’s Executive Council. The theme of this year’s parade is Workers Leading, Workers Rising, reflecting the enormous surge in labor activism and organizing that is taking place across the nation and across all sectors of the workforce, leading to historic worker victories and an increase in worker power. The procession on Fifth Avenue will include many of these newly organized workers.

Live & Unqualified Psychoanalysis Comedy Show

August 14, 2022, at 8:00 PM
in the backroom of Young Ethel’s Bar
506 5th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11215

Live and Unqualified is a dark and intimate comedy show where the unqualified host psychoanalyzes NYC comedians as they share an event from their lives that shaped them. Come watch as a local comedian, Anya Jones, and her fellow comedian guests, use humor to cope with the dark stories from her guest’s lives. It will be a night full of standup, inappropriate jokes, and laughing off the pain.

Puppetsburg at Hudson Yards

Starting August 4th, every Sunday at 9:30am, 10:30am, 11:30am these Puppetsburg classes will occur for $39.75. Located at Backyard at Hudson Yards, Public Square & Gardens: 20 Hudson Yards New York, NY 10001.

Live Entertainment, Immersive Experiences, Fun for Adults, Families & Kids. This year, live music will accompany Backyard’s most popular programming from past years including: live sports tournaments on the 30-foot Big Screen; fun-filled kids programming and classes; outdoor fitness classes; a multitude of outdoor dining options; a series of outdoor movie screenings to close out the season; and more. Union Square Play is returning August 4th-31st with a one-of-a-kind, immersive play experience in a fully outfitted outdoor yurt. Children aged 0-5 will be transported into a world of play in this ticketed class designed by Jennie Monness. Everyday from 9am-8pm. Ticket reservation required.

Hudson Yards Summer Concert Series: MICHELLE

Hudson Yards is set to host a FREE 10-week concert series programmed by The Bowery Presents featuring today’s hottest emerging artists. On Wednesday, July 27th, MICHELLE will perform at the Wells Fargo Stage, open to the public. Through sharing the sacred space of meals and the secret space of dreams, MICHELLE presents a picture of a band enthralled by their craft, a group capable of melding six unique perspectives and backgrounds into one cohesive, impressive collection. Born-and-bred New Yorkers, MICHELLE was formed in 2018 around their celebrated debut album HEATWAVE. The band is comprised of Sofia D’Angelo, Julian Kaufman, Charlie Kilgore, Layla Ku, Emma Lee and Jamee Lockard. Using their layered vocal harmonies, analog synthesizers, vibrant percussion, smoldering hooks in the sonic landscape, MICHELLE brings this to light in their new album AFTER DINNER WE TALK DREAMS.

Date: 7/27/22
Time: 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
The Backyard at Hudson Yards
20 Hudson Yards
New York, NY 10010

4th of July Fireworks Cruise

This Fourth of July, Celebrate on our 4th of July Fireworks Cruise aboard the multi-level Harbor Lights Yacht. Witness the Annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks as we set sail from Skyport Marina. Enjoy your Independence Day with a 3-Hour Premium Open Bar, Buffet, Views of the Breathtaking NY Skyline, and of course the Spectacular Macy’s Fireworks Show. NYC’s Elite DJ’s will be spinning Top 40, Mainstream, Latin, Hip-Hop, and Dance Music. This event is 21 & Over.

Date: Monday, July 4th, 2022
Time: 7:00pm-11:00pm
Business: NYPartyCruise
Location: Harbor Lights Yacht, SkyPort Marina, 2430 FDR Drive @ East 23rd Street, New York, NY 10010

Event: Including in the Ticket Price: Admission to the Cruise, 3-Hour Premium Open Bar, Buffet, Amazing View of the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks, View of the NY Skyline

Turtle Creek Chorale Presents: Let Us March On!

Saturday, July 9, 2022 at 8:00 PM at Carnegie Hall
881 Seventh Avenue, New York, NY 10019

Following the two-year anniversary of the protests of the murder of George Floyd, Turtle Creek Chorale will play Carnegie Hall Saturday, July 9 at 8:00 PM with the world premiere of the choral theater piece, “Dreamland: Tulsa, 1921” by librettist Sandra Seaton and composer Marques Garrett. Utilizing a massive chorus, orchestra, and actors, “Dreamland: Tulsa, 1921" tells the true story of the victims who lost everything in the all-Black Greenwood neighborhood of the Tulsa Race Massacre and acknowledges the efforts still needed to achieve a brighter future for all people. The second act of the evening will feature uplifting choral anthems by black composers and artists, including another world premiere of the provocative “Where Are the Bodies?” by Dallas-based composer Reginal White, along with pieces dealing with the subjects of racial equity and social justice. Ranging from powerful and dynamic to challenging and provocative, the program will educate us on the continuing experiences of our Black brothers and sisters, along with exploring the prospect of moving forward, of reconciliation, and of hope. The evening will also welcome members of the Philadelphia Gay Men’s Chorus as guests of the Chorale.

The Setup at Velvet Brooklyn

Every Wednesday at 8pm
The Setup at Velvet Brooklyn
174 Broadway, Brooklyn, NY 11211

The Setup is bringing their nationally recognized comedy show to the back room of The Velvet, a private lounge that features exposed brick and rich red velvet accents. Our wonderful wait staff will serve you amazing food and drinks while you sit down for a hilarious night of comedy. The show will feature 5-6 different comedians of varying styles from Comedy Central, HBO, NetFlix, etc. The show lasts 90 minutes. You’re guaranteed to see someone hilarious.

MuMu Live at Rockwood Music Hall

Friday, June 17, 2022 – 8pm
Rockwood Music Hall
196 Allen St. New York, NY 10002

MuMu, best known for her starring role in the groundbreaking musical film “Best Summer Ever,” is a Harlem-based, singer/songwriter with a funky pop vibe. She hit the scene in 2018 with her female-empowerment anthem “Free the Nip” and accompanying video which quickly racked up more than one million views on YouTube. MuMu will be performing at Rockwood Music Hall (stage 1) on June 17th at 8pm. No cover. Socials: @musicofmumu

Beef Curtains Comedy: All Women and Non-binary Stand-Up

Thurs, June 16 at 8pm
Stand-Up Show at Bed-Stuy Art House
198 Lewis Ave Brooklyn, NY 11221

Beef Curtains Comedy features some of the best comics from NYC and beyond. Sit back and unwind with hosts Valerie Vernale and Geneva Rust-Orta, who bring West Coast chill to Brooklyn. Expect hot line-ups of all women and nonbinary performers. Line-up includes Caitlin Peluffo (CBS “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” ) and Kendra Dawsey (Kevin Hart’s “Lyft Comics” series).

Seneca’s Village Festival Featuring Sleepy Hallow

June 9, 2022 from 12:00 PM – 9:00 PM EST
Coney Arts Wall located at 3050 Stillwell Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11224

Experience the future of culture at Seneca’s Village Music Festival headlined by platinum-selling, hip hop superstar Sleepy Hallow. The largest festival pop-up in NYC featuring live music, gaming, fashion and visual arts @ Coney Island brought to you by Seneca’s Village. Watch Brooklyn’s own up-and-coming artists take center stage, sustainable fashion shows featuring 2fiftyclothing and Gothic Lamb, delicious food curated by local vendor, gaming competitions, open mic and more!


Harlem Bazaar

Friday, May 20th from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m; and every second Friday of the month

Inspired by the iconic flea markets in NYC, the family-friendly art & culture fair will provide patrons with an exciting day out where you can shop from NYC’s best designers, inventors, creators, and visionaries. Bring your shopping bags as patrons can expect to find over 40 vendors selling everything from fresh apparel & merchandise; exquisite art pieces; self-care products; to hand-crafted gifts & knick-knacks. After a full day of shopping, patrons can end the day off by indulging in new food concepts from 30+ vendors serving foods from over 20 global cuisines; along with tasty desserts to satisfy your sweet tooth cravings.


Galleria Ca’ D’Oro

May 14th – June 19th 2022, Galleria Ca’ d’Oro Come visit us at 179 10th Avenue, in Chelsea

Plastic Dynamics: Wang Yigang – see our new exhibit of artist Wang Yigang. About the artist: Wang Yigang was born in 1961 in Heilongjiang province and is one of the best known contemporary artists in China. Prior to his graduation in 1986, Wang attended the National Art Exhibition of the Young Artists and was awarded the National Youth Art Prize.

Burger & Lobster’s Lobster Masterclass

5/12 from 6-8pm at Burger & Lobster Flatiron (39 W 19th St, New York, NY 10011).

Just in time for Summer and prime Lobster season Burger & Lobster is launching their first-ever‘Lobster Masterclass’. The class will be led by Executive Chef of Burger & Lobster (USA), Danny Lee, as he demonstrates how to effectively eat and break down a lobster along with a demo on how to create Burger & Lobster’s OG Lobster Roll. The session will also feature a cocktail upon arrival, choice of one appetizer and dessert per person, and tour of the restaurant and lobster tank.


“Beginnings” – NYC Gay Men’s Chorus Concert

May 7 at 8:00 PM and May 8 at 2:00 PM
Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, 566 LaGuardia Place, NYC

New York City Gay Men’s Chorus is overjoyed to once again take the stage and share music and dance with a live audience. "Beginnings" is NYCGMC’s first in-person concert since 2019, and will take place at the Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, 566 LaGuardia Place, NYC. Performing inspiring and uplifting music from Beyonce, Tracy Chapman, Barry Manilow, Stephen Sondheim, Marc Anthony and more, the Chorus will celebrate its return and reflect upon the past two years through song, dance, community, and fun. In the NYCGMC tradition of queer performance joy, "Beginnings" will also include drag queens dancing in boxes, original video content, mash-ups, flashlight choreography, acting and singing in the aisles, and a special performance by TONEWALL, the super-charismatic queer a cappella group of the Chorus.

Bronx Night Market

Saturday,  April 30th from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. and
Every last Saturday of the month

Returning in its fifth season, the free family-friendly event will provide patrons with an attractive day out where you can indulge in foods from over 40 different countries. With 50 vendors serving foods from 40 global cuisines, the Bronx Night Market returns to Fordham Plaza Bronx, NY 10458 on Saturday, April 30th from 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. and every last Saturday of the month. The large-scale open-air market scene will continue its mission to support small businesses, micro-businesses, and artisanal creators’ through economic empowerment, community development, and cultural expression and inclusion.

Mike Masse in Concert: Epic Acoustic Classic Rock

April 29th – 30th, 7 p.m. both nights
The Cutting Room
44 E 32nd St
New York, NY 10016

“Toto’s favorite cover of ‘Africa’” – Yahoo! Music Mike Massé returns to The Cutting Room for two nights of acoustic music in an intimate setting. Don’t wait to buy tickets, both shows sold out last time!  Mike is an internationally acclaimed artist, whose arrangements are praised for their originality and emotional impact.  His YouTube video views are in the MILLIONS.  Legends of rock have expressed their love and gratitude for his renditions of their finest works.  This is an opportunity for friends and families to bond over timeless music.  Whether you like to sing along or relax and enjoy, this show is for you.  From the ’60s to the ’90s, there will be something in the concert from each era.

Not Ripe Bananas Stand Up Comedy Show

Tuesdays at 8pm
West Side Comedy Club, 201 West 75th Street

Something cool is happening at West Side Comedy Club every Tuesday at 8pm – Not Ripe Bananas. The public is invited to watch rising and established comedians work on new jokes for FREE, with no food or beverage minimum (both available for purchase), hosted by Adam Gabel and DJ Collins, and presented by club booker Felicia Madison. This is a fun, casual hang and a chance to see some of the best in the business. The jokes may be a bit green but the comedians are not. Past guests include Brian Scott McFadden (Letterman), Harrison Greenbaum (America’s Got Talent), Cory Kahaney (Colbert), Zarna Garg (LOL Network), Matthew Broussard (Comedy Central), Jocelyn Chia (MTV), Liz Miele (NPR) and Neko White (Sirius XM). Jokes that start here will end up on late night TV. Come see the future of comedy for the best price in town.

Uptown Night Market Food & Culture Festival

April 14th from 4 p.m to 10 p.m and every second Thursday of the month
Arches of Harlem (12th Avenue & West 135th Street New York, NY 10031)

The free family-friendly event will provide patrons a chance to upgrade their Thursday night outing with a fun-filled monthly event series. With over 50+ vendors serving food from over 40 global cuisines, Uptown Night Market returns under the Arches of Harlem (12th Avenue & West 135th Street New York, NY 10031) on Thursday, April 14th from 4 p.m to 10 p.m and every second Thursday of the month. When patronizing the Uptown Night Market, New Yorkers will enjoy tons of international cuisines and food concepts from the likes of Downeast Lobstah, Tacos El Guero, HangryDog, Treat Yourself Jerk, Arepa Baby, and The Bronx Burger Company, Twister Cakes, and Sam’s Fried Ice Cream to name just a few. To complement the wealth of established food vendors, Uptown Night Market welcomes its artisanal creators such as Eastside Creations, Akijo Designs, Dejha B Coloring, ForTheCultureNY LLC, Moon Sage & Soul, and Ariance Jewelry, selling products ranging from apparel, merchandise, unique hand-made jewelry, and more. As part of celebrating everything Harlem, City Love NYC, Harlem Late Night Jazz, DJ Cosi, and Clean Money Music will join the robust roster of live performances.

The Little Match Girl

Friday, April 8, 2022
The Nave at Riverside Church (490 Riverside Drive)

It’s New Year’s Eve, and the Little Match Girl is forced onto the streets to sell matches to support her family. Cold and alone, her wondrous imagination takes her away from the harsh realities and struggles of her daily life. Armed with match sticks and music, she finds the hope we all need. THE LITTLE MATCH GIRL, the iconic story by Hans Christian Anderson, returns to New York City as it comes to life in this brand-new musical concert adaptation with a stunning, contemporary score filled with soaring melodies.

The iconic tale of The Little Match Girl returns to New York City on its new date – Friday, April 8, 2022 (originally slated for January 22, but postponed due to COVID), in a special concert presentation presented by Oxygen Media and Emma Wang in association with Nava Wang. It will be performed in The Nave at Riverside Church (490 Riverside Drive).

New Art Installation Supporting Endangered Animals

April 1, 2022, through July 31, 2022
Greenwich Village’s Ruth Wittenberg Triangle
Intersection of Greenwich Ave, Ave of the Americas and Christopher St

This installation is titled, "Faces of the Wild," and is part of the artists’ “Love the Last” collection, a social movement driven by public art to raise awareness, funds and support for some of the world’s most endangered species. Australian artists and conservationists, Gillie and Marc, are unveiling their new “Faces of the Wild” installation in Greenwich Village’s Ruth Wittenberg Triangle on Friday, April 1, 2022. The four-month exhibit, made possible from a collaboration with the Village Alliance Business Improvement District and permitted as part of NYC Department of Transportation’s Art Program, features nine sculptures representing some of the most endangered animals in the world. Gillie and Marc created six-foot-tall busts of the endangered animals, offering the public a unique opportunity to come face to face with each animal. The sculptures will have a QR code that provides more information on each of the animals, including the threats to their survival. By scanning the code, the public will have an opportunity to make a direct donation to World Wildlife Fund, Gillie & Marc’s charity partner, to help support the protection of endangered animals.

American Popular Songs and Jazz Standards Concert

March 5, 2022 at 7:30pm
EnsembleNYC Presents American Popular Songs and Jazz Standards Concert
150 W. 83rd Street (between Columbus and Amsterdam)

Join EnsembleNYC, a premiere NYC-based choral nonprofit focused on bringing hope to New Yorkers, for "American Popular Songs and Jazz Standards” in collaboration with The Tom Jennings Quintet. Enjoy tunes by Manhattan Transfer, Henry Mancini, Billy Joel, and Paul Simon. Tickets start at $15, and a portion of ticket proceeds will go to The Alzheimer’s Association.

EnsembleNYC is a newly organized ensemble dedicated to bringing hope to the people of New York City by offering concerts that are a place of respite and encouragement. EnsembleNYC performers are professional musicians, emerging young artists, and talented amateurs coming together to perform music designed to encourage our audiences. We are truly a diverse mix that represents New York City culture.

Wine & Spirits Magazine’s Top 100 Tasting

Wednesday, February 23 from 6-8pm
Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea
125 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011

Wine & Spirits Magazine’s celebrated Top 100 Tasting returns to New York City for the second time offering New Yorkers a chance to taste an array of exceptional wines and meet the winemakers behind their favorite bottles. The Top 100 Tasting will feature wineries from around the world whose wines have performed best in Wine & Spirits’ 300+ blind tastings of 10,000+ different bottlings in 2021.

The event offers a preview for media and members of the wine trade, as well as a ticketed tasting event open to the public. Notable wineries featured include Champagne Louis Roederer, Diamond Creek, Elvio Cogno, Vega Sicilia, and dozens more. The event will also showcase food from some of the city’s top restaurants like Contento, Noreetuh, and more.


The Indie Designer showcase, hiTechMODA returns to New York Fashion Week for two days of fashion shows at the elegant Edison Ballroom, Friday, February 11, and Saturday, February 12. There will be shows on FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2022 at 12 PM EST, 2 PM, 4 PM and 5:30 PM, and afterparty at 8 PM.

On SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 12, 2022, the shows will be at 9:30 AM, 11:30 AM and 2:30 PM. Runway shows NYFW hiTechMODA The Edison Ballroom (240 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036) A lavish Friday night After Party with open bar and endless hors d’oeuvres will feature two exclusive party spaces for Over 21 and Under 21. Dance on the runway of the Edison Ballroom to NYC DJ Jedi spinning the best of 80s dancing hits!


February 11, 2022, to February 14, 2022

A spectacular experience hosted by Empire Steak House, in the heart of Manhattan, providing diners with an exclusive menu that will sweeten their time spent together. With valentine’s day around the corner, dinners all over the city are in search of restaurants that will set the mood and enhance a romantic experience. On this special day, in honor of priest valentine, lovers celebrate and express their affection with experiences and gifts, like the unlimited menu for two.

Featuring a $999.99 exquisite five-course menu by Chef Ahmet Kula, served with the renowned and awarded champagne with golden flakes, Rare Miléssime 2008. Holding close the marriage of fine dining and top-notch service, this menu is exemplary of the luxury within the food. Dishes like Oysters with black caviar, Passion Fruit Crab cake, and Golden Wagyu Tomahawk are exemplary and most definitely, worth it. Executive chef, Ahmet Kula with his Steak House experience and Mediterranean influence has crafted a menu that he recalls: “will ignite the love flame for those who whose seek “the exclusive” when it comes to fine dining”. Empire features an elegant and romantic atmosphere with candles and high ceilings with chandeliers, that match perfectly with the theme of luxury and exclusivity that this menu brings to their guests. The opportunity to be part of this unique event is available by booking a table and requesting this special treat for you and your special someone, while the menu is available on their website: www.empiresteakhousenyc.com

Tammy’s Bachelorette Improv Show

February 11 & 12, 2022
Tickets $20 Online / $25 Cash Only at the Door

Tickets $30 Online / $40 Cash Only at the Door

February 18, 19, 25 & 26, 2022
March 4 & 5, 2022
8:00pm – 9:30pm
Tickets $20 Online / $25 Cash Only at the Door

The Producers Club
358 West 44th Street
New York, NY 10036

Blonde, beautiful Tammy Tucker is getting married, and you’re invited! She’s reunited all her besties, one male stripper and an ex-boyfriend or two to say goodbye to single life in this improvised and interactive Bachelorette Party of the CENTURY!

Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club NYE Flamingo Formal

December 31, 2021
Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club
514 Union St
Brooklyn NY 11215

Pull together your best pink, white and/or black outfit, brush off your dancing shoes, take a good, long, hard look in the mirror and tell yourself that 2022 is gonna be YOUR year. Our New Year’s Flamingo Formal promises to be the sort of low pressure, affordably glamorous and properly festive dance party that you always HOPED your New Year’s would shape up to be. As always at The Royal Palms, ADMISSION IS FREE… But come early, because we’ll have to close the door once we hit capacity. We’ll be opening up our doors at 8P sharp and staying open to party through 2A! If you want to ensure that your night is extra easy-breezy and that you’ll have no problem getting into our poppin’ party, you can snag a VIP guaranteed entry all-you-can-drink wristband package.
Take the R to Union St station or the F/G to Carroll St. More Info: royalpalmsshuffle.com

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater

December 1–19, 2021
New York City Center
For more information, visit www.alvinailey.org

Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, beloved as one of the world’s most popular dance companies, returns to the New York City Center stage December 1–19, 2021 for a season that has become a joyous winter tradition. Led by Artistic Director Robert Battle who marks a decade of leading the Company forward, Ailey’s extraordinary dancers will move audiences with world premieres, new productions, repertory favorites and classics like the American masterpiece Revelations, acclaimed as a must-see for all.

Tickets starting at $29 go on sale October 12 and can be purchased at the New York City Center Box Office, through CityTix® at (212) 581-1212 or online at www.alvinailey.org or www.nycitycenter.org. Discount tickets are available for Ailey Super Fans who purchase tickets for more than one performance, for students with an appropriate ID, and for groups of 10 or more (discounts do not apply to $29 tickets). For group sales, call 212-405-9082 or e-mail [email protected].

Taco Tuesdays @ Sinigual

No Dates Provided
640 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10017

Every Tuesday from 3pm to close

Celebrate Taco Tuesdays at Sinigual, Murray Hill’s trendiest Mexican restaurant, with a variety of popular tacos, small plates, and appetizers. Enjoy 2 Tacos for $7 or 8 Tacos for $20 (mix and match proteins – chicken, carnitas, steak). Happy Hour drink specials (from 2-7pm) include $5 House Margaritas, Draft Beer Pints, House Wine, and Well Cocktails.

Dave Konig Comedy Cabaret @ Don’t Tell Mama

DAVE KONIG, as seen on The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Louie, and Crashing, joins with musical director, ELLIOT FINKEL, for a night of laughs to celebrate New York opening back up. The three time Emmy winning comedian promises an evening of funny stories and a few songs at the historic cabaret theater, Don’t Tell Mama. Shows will maintain limited seating capacity to ensure everyone a safe and comfortable evening with America’s Most Beloved, Living Entertainer.

Dave Konig Comedy Cabaret

Sunday, June 13, 2021 @ 6:00 PM
$20 and 2 drink min. Cash only
don’t tell mama
343 West 46th St. NYC
Doors open at 5:15 PM / Show starts at 6:00 PM

Tickets: donttellmamanyc.com

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Boogie Wonder Band Concert

Friday November 29, 2019, Doors 6:30PM Show 8PM

Boogie Wonder Band Concert

Boogie Wonder Band Concert. If we didn’t know better, we’d say that the Boogie Wonder Band, arrived via a time machine because this 10-piece band busts out funk-a-licious grooves and disco-strutting jams like they are straight out of the ’70s. Channeling the era with a full throttle high-octane live show, each member dons eye-popping Las Vegas-inspired costumes and flashy personas. They don’t just hail from another land; they come from another decade – where Disco ruled the dance floors!

The Cutting Room 44 E. 32nd St. New York (212) 691-1900

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The Marvelous Mr. Marzo Musical Cabaret

October – December

The Marvelous Mr. Marzo Musical Cabaret

The Marvelous Mr. Marzo will feature songs by Stephen Sondheim, Cy Coleman, Peggy Lee, Andre Previn, Amanda McBroom, David Friedman, Fred Barton, and more. The cabaret is written by Joey Virgo and directed by Mark Corpron, with musical director Brad Ross on piano, David Ashton on woodwinds, Marco Panascia on bass and orchestrations by Ben Morris.

There is a $15 cover charge plus 2-drink minimum per person (cash only). Make reservations at www.ScottRaneri.com or call 212-757-0788 after 4 pm.

The Marvelous Mr. Marzo
Monday, October 14 at 7pm
Sunday, October 27 at 1pm
Thursday, November 14 at 9:30pm
Saturday, December 7 at 1pm
at Don’t Tell Mama, 343 W 46th Street, New York, NY 10036 (between 8th & 9th)

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Queer Liberation March

June 30, 2019

Queer Liberation March NYC

The Queer Liberation March is a people’s political march – no corporate floats, and no police in our march. We honor the powerful legacy of the Stonewall Rebellion by highlighting the most marginalized members of our community, as we commit to addressing the ongoing struggles that we face. On June 30th, retracing the steps of the original Christopher Street Liberation Day March of 1970, the Reclaim Pride Coalition will gather in Sheridan Square and begin the march at 9:30 am. We will proceed up 6th Avenue and have a midpoint gathering in Bryant Park at 11:00 am, where supporters are welcome to meet up before joining the march. The march will end with a Rally in Central Park’s Great Lawn (West 85th Street) at 1 p.m.

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