This Week in NYC Living
MAY 21, 2013
Bring the kids, bring a blanket or kick back with a cocktail and get a head start on Memorial Day weekend celebrations all around the city.
MoMA Party in the Garden
Break out your festive best for this annual spring fete to benefit the museum with cocktails, dinner, an afterparty and music performances.
Tuesday, May 21; cocktails at 7PM, dinner at 8PM, afterparty 9PM-Midnight
The Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53 Street
See site for ticket prices
Celebrate Brooklyn! Dance Party at Brooklyn Bridge Park
This weekly dance party happens every Thursday in May. Enjoy sweeping views from the lawn, funky dance bands and DJs and dance lessons, all for free.
Thursday, May 23, 7-10PM
Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1
Lincoln Center Target Free Thursdays: A Hawk and a Hacksaw
A Hawk and A Hacksaw–the duo of Jeremy Barnes (of Neutral Milk Hotel) and Heather Trost, known for performing traditional and original music steeped in Eastern European folk traditions–take their cues from the surreal folk magic of forgotten ancestors. Their new album, produced by John Dieterich of Deerhoof, offers new compositions as well as traditional folk tunes.
Thursday, May 23, 7:30 PM
David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, 61 West 62nd Street.
The Roaring Twenties
This concert will feature works from the eclectic 1920s–with a rare appearance by Byron Janis–when boundaries between the music hall, jazz club, theater and concert hall were being influenced by the swirl of new ideas and the new technologies of gramophone and radio in styles as disparate as atonality and jazz, baroque and Afro-Brazilian.
Thursday, May 23, 7:30PM
Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street
The Shins at Williamsburg Park
What better way to celebrate a Memorial Day weekend afternoon than with poppy indie band The Shins (with Man Man) along the East River in Williamsburg Park?
Sunday, May 26, 5:30 PM
Williamsburg Park, North 12th Street and Kent Avenue, Brooklyn
Upright Citizens’ Brigade Summer Blockbuster Spectacular
Improv comedy favorites Upright Citizens’ Brigade take on the parade of big-budget Hollywood blockbusters headed for theaters this summer.
Monday, May 27, 9:30PM
UCB Theater, 307 West 26th Street
Tickets at door: $5; reserve online.
Lower East Side Festival of the Arts Youth Performances and Street Festival
This annual festival celebrates theater, music, dance, poetry, comedy, performance art, film, video, painting, and sculpture.
Saturday, May 25, 1-6PM; see site for schedule
Theater for the New City (and outside at East 10th Street) 155 First Avenue and outside on East 10th Street
Internet Week New York
This week-long festival celebrates internet business and culture and will attract more than 45,000 internet professionals working across all sectors and attending 250+ events. The central hub of the festival is Metropolitan Pavilion where you’ll find celebrity keynotes and lively panel discussions on two live-streamed stages, workshops and tutorials in the official IWNY classroom, interactive displays, a screening room, media center, a café and a lounge.
May 20-27, see event site for schedule and venues.
Citywide; Metropolitan Pavilion is at 125 West 18th Street
The Manhattan Cocktail Classic
This unique evening brings eight of America’s craft cocktail tastemakers together in one room, revealing what’s next in the world of cocktail culture.
Tuesday, May 21, 6-9PM
Undisclosed venue; location to be revealed to ticket holders before the event