Free tickets to ABYSS!

Maria Milisavljevic makes her American debut with this masterful mystery off-broadway.

"Karla disappears after going out to buy groceries. The police aren’t inclined to take the case seriously – young people go missing every day, only to turn up again after a week of hard partying – so her friends undertake the search themselves. As they delve into the mystery, we’re drawn ever more deeply into the profound bond they share, which sets them apart from the city around them."  - Playco 

This weekend only, Cityami is happy to share free tickets to Abyss! They'll go fast, so don't miss out! https://playco.wufoo.com/forms/special-invitation-to-abyss/

Location: THEATERLAB, 357 W 36th Street, 3rd Floor, New York, NY

4th Annual MOMO CRAWL in Jackson Heights Saturday Nov. 14th 2pm-5pm

It’s never too late to become familiar with a momo. This weekend’s 4th Annual MOMO CRAWL in easy to reach Jackson Heights, Queens, known as the “The Momo Capital of the West”. 

Momos (:) are bite-size dumplings stuffed with different types of meats and/or vegetables and steamed or sautéed.  a well-seasoned juicy momo won’t need any add-ons. But why not taste all the sauces you come across as the participating vendors will surely have their own twist on condiments like hot and fiery tomato chutney, fresh cilantro chutney, sesame paste, and garlic chili sauce. Similar in concept to Chinese dumplings, momos originated in Tibet and have become a food staple in Nepal as well as India. Momos have come to New York via the largest Tibetan community in US.

During the Momo Crawl you’ll use a specially designed map to locate 20 different momo vendors selling their treats for $1. You can pick up the momo-map at the start of the event for the price of “one bill of any denomination.”  You’ve got until 5 pm to wander the area and stuff as many momos into your mouth as you want.  At 5 p.m., the crowd gathers at the starting location to vote for their favorite momo purveyor. The winner takes home the coveted Momo Trophy.  You can take home a free momo-henna tattoo by SamArt - Contour.

WHEN: Sat, Nov 14 from 2 pm – 5 pm  

START/END LOCATION: Diversity Plaza, 37th Road and 73rd Street in Jackson Heights, right off of the 7 Train “74th Street- Broadway Station”.

NYC's turn of the century inhabitants...below the poverty line.

The Museum of the City of New York currently has an fantastic exhibit on a subject that every New Yorker should be aware of -- the plight of the poor in our city at the turn of the century. 

The exhibit centers on the ground-breaking work by Jacob Riis, a pioneering newspaper reporter and social reformer in New York at the turn of the 20th century. He published HOW THE OTHER HALF LIVES, a forerunner in the genre of photojournalism. Considered one of the great works of American photojournalism, the book chronicled, in both vignettes and photographs, the brutal life in New York City's largest slum.

The exhibit at the museum, Jacob A. Riis: Revealing New York’s Other Half, features photographs by Riis and his contemporaries, as well as his handwritten journals and personal correspondence. If you love photography, the museum's online gallery of over 1,200 images that Riis took documenting every aspect of the lives of the poor and the effects of poverty on housing, education, and crime in New York at the turn of the 20th century.

Suggested admission is $14. See you there!

Pickle Day is here!

The Lower East Side has been home to generations of immigrants, each bringing their own small bit of history to the area. In the 1930's, pickles were a hot commodity! At that time, Essex street was brimming with pickle shops, earning it the nickname "Pickle Alley". It's been said the area wreaked of pickles, and children often opted for pickles instead of their school lunch. Today's Essex street is nothing like that of the 1930's, but once a year this little bit of history is brought back to life. This year that day will be this Friday, October 4th. The celebrations will be a few blocks over on Orchard Street between Houston and Delancey from 12-5pm. Vendors include some of the long-standing NYC pickle establishments (Guss', The Pickle Guys, Horman's, etc.) as well as newcomer industries in the Lower East Side (Food and Fashion).

This is a day you won't want to miss!

http://pickleday.nyc/

Seward Johnson Presents 18 Life-Size Sculptures in the Garment District! Now through September 15th, 2015.

The installation, named "Seward Johnson in New York" offers selections from three of the artist's collections and will be up through September 15 along the Broadway Pedestrian Plazas between 36th Street and 41st Street. (B, D, F, M, N, Q, R at 34th st Herald Sq.).The artist, a child of the post-WWII era , is the grandson of Johnson & Johnson co-founder Robert Wood Johnson. He is also the Founder of Grounds for Sculpture, a forty-two acre sculpture park in Hamilton, New Jersey.

"Return Visit" shows President Abraham Lincoln with a man from the 20th century side-by-side. Normally, the figures stand in front of the Wills House in Gettysburg Pennsylvania, noting the location where Lincoln stayed overnight finishing the Gettysburg Address. Courtesy of Untappedcities.com and afinelyne.com/.

"Return Visit" shows President Abraham Lincoln with a man from the 20th century side-by-side. Normally, the figures stand in front of the Wills House in Gettysburg Pennsylvania, noting the location where Lincoln stayed overnight finishing the Gettysburg Address. Courtesy of Untappedcities.com and afinelyne.com/.

"Hot-Dog" Celebrating the Familiar with a classic hot dog cart, plastic ketchup and mustard bottles, and an old-school apron-clad vendor. Courtesy of Untappedcities.com and afinelyne.com/      

"Hot-Dog" Celebrating the Familiar with a classic hot dog cart, plastic ketchup and mustard bottles, and an old-school apron-clad vendor. Courtesy of Untappedcities.com and afinelyne.com/

 

 

 

Champagne sunset cruise around NYC

So you've seen the sunset from the Empire State Building, and the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Highline. We'll bet, however, you still haven't seen this sunset view. Aboard a 1920's style yacht, you can enjoy a champagne (or soft drink) while you take in the most breathtaking view of the Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens skyline. Sundays, they even have a live jazz trio! We won't say this is the best cruise you've ever been on, but it is one of the more unique views - and something to brag about back home. Plus, if you go to Goldstar, you can get the tickets for almost half off! http://www.goldstar.com/events/manhattan-ny/champagne-city-lights-cruise?p=F4870623EP  

Tickets are $31.20 and cruises depart roughly 1 hour before sunset from either Chelsea Piers (Pier 62) - W. 22nd and Hudson River (Manhattan, NY)

Image courtesy of goldstar.com

Image courtesy of goldstar.com

2015 Broadway in Bryant Park Lineup Announced!

Image provided by www.broadwayworld.com

Image provided by www.broadwayworld.com

Summer brings so many amazing things in New York City. Tomorrow, July 9th, through August 13th the best acts on Broadway are going to be performing on rotation. It's free, and a great way to get a taste of the what's happening in Broadway this summer.

The lineup is below. Space is always super crowded, so be sure to show up 30-60 minutes early if you want to get a good seat!

Here you go. Hope to see you there!

Thursday, July 9
STOMP
WICKED
It Shoulda Been You
FUERZA BRUTA

Thursday, July 16
Finding Neverland
CHICAGO
SISTAS: The Musical
MAMMA MIA!

Thursday, July 23
Kinky Boots
BEAUTIFUL
Phantom Of The Opera
SAYONARA

Thursday, July 30
Matilda
On The Town
LES MISERABLES
The Fantasticks

Thursday, August 6
AMAZING GRACE
Something Rotten
Ruthless!
Allegiance: A New Musical
A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder

Thursday, August 13
Mrs. Smith's Broadway Cat-Tacular!
Once Upon a Mattress
The King and I
Dames at Sea

Ingrid Michaelson / Jukebox the Ghost/Secret Someones - SummerStage

Not sure what to do tonight? Central Park SummerStage has you covered!

Ingrid Michaelson's last album debuted at No. 5 on the Billboard album chart. Jukebox the Ghost continues to go strong at 10 years of performing more than 150 shows per year. Secret Someones are just that.. a well kept NYC secret. 

All of this *and* beautiful weather tonight at Central Park's SummerStage!

Tonight, June 29th, from 5pm - 10pm

Rumsey Playfield, Central Park, enter at Fifth Ave and 72nd St 



Tour Hulu’s Version of Seinfeld's Apartment

One of the most fun pop-up installations the city has probably seen in a while.. a walk-through replica of Jerry Seinfeld's apartment! Today through Sunday, you can pop in for any number of wondrous photo ops.

Seinfeld: The Apartment is located at 451 W 14th  Street (Between 9th and 10th Ave) in Manhattan and open from June 24-28, from 10 a.m.-7 p.m. each day.

Washington Square Music Festival | Washington Square Park

If you're a music lover, now's the perfect time to enjoy it! Tonight at 8pm Washington Square's 57th annual music festival continues. 

André Caplet: Conte Fantastique for harp and string quartet, and speaker from E. A Poe’s “The Mask of Red Death”
Sofia Gubaidulina: Five Etudes for harp, double bass and percussion
Bela Bartok: Music for strings, celeste and percussion


**Note: Due to rain, the festival will take place at 35 West 4th Street tonight