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Things to Do in Gramercy This Month - June 2019

June 22, 2019 - by CG Directory Editor
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Gramercy is one of Manhattan's smallest neighborhoods, but it's also one of the most beautiful. You'll find a nice selection of tasty eateries and independent shops in the area, as well as quite a few class New York City photo ops. City Guide will prepare you for your exploration of the area with this list of things to do in Gramercy this month.

TEQUILA 101 at Fine & Rare - The Flatiron Room
June 22, 2019 - New York

Tequila is complex by nature and often misunderstood.

Shauna Wade Photo Walk at Sony Square NYC - Sony Square NYC
June 22, 2019 - New York

SSNYC invites you to join Sony Alpha Collective member Shauna Wade for a photo walk in Madison Square Park followed by a group evaluation where participants will submit their favorite image of the day and get collective feedback to improve their creative process. Shauna’s style of photography would be considered moody. She founded and nurtured a photography community on Instagram called @MoodyGrams, a platform to help promote other photographers, and to inspire all things photography. In just two years, it has grown to 1 million followers which has encouraged her to continue on this path to inspire and at the same time, learn and grow in her passion of photography. Date: Saturday June 22, 2019 Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm EST Where: Sony Square NYC, 25 Madison Avenue For more information, visit https://www.sony.com/square-nyc/ or call a Sony Square Brand Ambassador at +1 (212) 833-8800.

Tinderella - The PIT
June 22, 2019 - New York

One-part stand-up comedy One-part dating game sho One-part guess who? Tinderella is a monthly variety show that examines and pokes fun at the crazy era of modern digital romance. Bachelor/bachelorette stand-up comics perform for you, then participate in a dating game show, where they'll choose between three mystery contestants. The only information given comes from the contestant's REAL online mobile dating profile.

NYC Floating Art Gallery Yacht Party Cruise - Skyport Marina
June 22, 2019 - New York

Come experience NYC's newest and hottest floating street art boat while gazing at views of New York City's Skyline! Aboard the NYC Floating Art Gallery Yacht Party Cruise will be two levels of music with live DJs, bars and hookah.

Watson Adventures’ Escape From Grand Central Scavenger Hunt - Grand Central Terminal
June 22, 2019 - New York

Congratulations: You’ve been poisoned! That’s the bad news at the start of this unique scavenger hunt for adults in Grand Central. The good news is that the villain is giving you two hours to come up with the combination to a box that contains the antidote. To find it, you’ll have to follow a trail of clues to answer tricky questions, tackle sneaky puzzles and ultimately crack the secret code that will unlock the box. Does your team have what it takes to unlock the box? Your life may depend on it. A smartphone is required for each team to participate. Advance ticket purchase required.

NYC Hip Hop vs. Reggae Summer Kickoff Yacht Party 2019 - Skyport Marina
Through June 22, 2019 - New York

Friday June 21st, 2019 - NYC Hip Hop vs. Reggae Cruise Summer Kickoff Yacht party at Skyport Marinas Summer Cabana Yacht located at 2430 Fdr Drive Service Road East New York, NY 10010. Join us at the Hottest Hip Hop vs. Reggae Summer Friday Cruise in New York with NYC Hottests Djs! Tickets are 20$ Group of 5ppl discount 75$ Groups of 5 Ladies Champagne with Admission 100$ Boarding begins at 11:45pm and returns approx. 4am ID is a Must. Drinks Bar onboard. 2 Floors of music with climate controlled Main Floor & Upper Deck! Hookah available! For more ticket information on New York City Summer Cruises Hip Hop vs. Reggae Party Yacht call/ or text 3475920300 or log onto Gametightny.com NYC Hottest #1 Yacht Parties: newyorkcityyachtparty.com nycmidnightcruise.com yachtpartycruise.com

Engage: A Made-Up Star Trek Musical - The PIT Loft
June 23, 2019 - NEW YORK

Redshirts members - Catherine Wing, Heather Jewels Booth, Julia Lunetta, Nicole Edine, Sloane Miller, and Susan O'Doherty - are intrepid improvisers who traverse the indie galaxy, creating new life forms, new civilizations, and boldly singing what no team has sung before.

Jazz Brunch: Miss Maybell & The Jazz Age Artistes - Fine & Rare
June 23, 2019 - New York

Jazz Brunch: Miss Maybell & The Jazz Age Artistes

NYC Saturday Midnight Yacht Booze Cruise Party 2019 - Skyport Marina
Through June 23, 2019 - New York

Saturday June 22nd, 2019 - Manhattan Saturday Midnight Booze Cruise Yacht party at Skyport Marinas Cabana Yacht located at 2430 Fdr Drive Service Road East New York, NY 10010. Join us at the Official Hottest NYC Booze Cruise Saturday in New York with NYC Hottests Djs! Tickets are 20$ Group of 5ppl discount 75$ Groups of 5 Ladies Champagne with Admission 100$ Boarding begins at 11:45pm and returns approx. 4am ID is a Must. Drinks Bar onboard. 2 Floors of music with climate controlled Main Floor & Upper Deck! Hookah available! For more ticket information on NYC Booze Summer Cruise in New York Party Yacht call/ or text 3475920300 or log onto Gametightny.com NYC Hottest #1 Yacht Parties: newyorkcityyachtparty.com nycmidnightcruise.com yachtpartycruise.com

Manhattan Hip Hop vs. Reggae Party Cruise Yacht party - Skyport Marina
Through June 23, 2019 - New York

Friday June 22nd, 2018 – NYC Hip Hop vs. Reggae Yacht Party at Skyport Marinas Jewel Yacht located at East 23rd st & FDR Drive 10010 NY (347) 592-0300. Music by NYC Hottest Djs! Tickets 20$! Boarding 11:45pm, Sailing after midnight! The Only Hip Hop vs. Reggae cruise to be in NYC...Jewel Yacht! www.Gametightny.com (347) 592-0300 info/tickets YACHT PARTIES IN NY - NY'S HOTTEST – YACHT NIGHT PARTY NYC HIP HOP VS. REGGAE CRUISE! The Only Boat Party to be in NY... Skyport Marina Jewel Yacht East 23rd st & FDR Drive 10010 (347) 592-0300 NYC HIP HOP VS. REGGAE BOAT PARTY! 1 DAY - 1 EXCLUSIVE EVENT! MUSIC BY NYC HOTTEST DJS AT SKYPORT MARINA JEWEL YACHT PARTY, NEW YORK!! TICKETS JUST $20 FOR TICKET WHICH INCLUDES:ADMISSION TO THE BOAT SAILING INFO:Boarding Starts at 11:45pm (highly recommend getting there at 10:00pm to avoid long lines & confusion), Sails after midnight. Boat Returns at approximately 4am. For tickets info, birthday parties, table reservations please call (347) 592-0300 or simply log onto www.Gametightny.com Also you can email us at Gametightny@hotmail.com

The Actor's Worst Nightmare - The PIT
June 24, 2019 - New York

The actors are all doing different plays and have told no one what they've chosen! The improvisers are ready but have no idea when and with whom they'll be performing! You can cut the tension with a basketball. Welcome to The Actor's Worst Nightmare

Comic Book Club - The PIT
June 25, 2019 - New York

Comic Book Club is a live talk show and podcast held every Tuesday at 8:00 pm in NYC! It's hosted by Pete LePage, Justin Tyler, and Alex Zalben. We talk nerdy stuff.

Burning Bright: New French Filmmakers at FIAF - FIAF, Florence Gould Hall
Through June 25, 2019 - New York

"Burning Bright: New French Filmmakers", an annual highlight of FIAF's popular CinéSalon series, returns on Tuesdays from May 7 to June 25 with recent noteworthy films by nine exciting filmmakers, including seven US and NY premieres. This spring, "Burning Bright" will reveal the creativity and innovation of French cinema today with poignant coming of age tales told through vibrant new voices, fascinating fusions of genres such as documentary and musical theater, and many instances that blur reality and fiction in urgent ways.

Sony Square NYC hosts Creator’s Studio - SONY Square NYC
Through June 26, 2019 - New York

For all the gamers out there, the Creator’s Studio at Sony Square NYC invites fans to not only play the newest PlayStation games but also dive behind the scenes for a look at how developers make these magical worlds come to life.

Free Comedy Show - ARlo at Arlo NoMad
June 28, 2019 - New York

Comedy Evening is a completely free comedy show in the heart of the West Village featuring comedians who have appeared on Comedy Central, TruTV, Late Night with Stephen Colbert, and more! The show takes place in the downstairs/basement lounge of the venue. Please note that you must be 21+ to attend as the venue is a bar.

VR World NYC: 50+ Virtual Reality Adventures - VR World NYC
June 30, 2019 - New York

Ever dreamed of sitting behind the wheel in a Formula One race? Or maybe climbing a majestic peak like Mt. Everest? Or maybe, just maybe, you've always wanted to grab a pair of katana swords and slice up some fruit. At VR World NYC you can do all of these activities and many more, at an array of mind-blowing experiences in the virtual realm. Offering more than 50 virtual reality activities, VR world is your chance to try out cutting-edge entertainment technology via an array of immersive films, multi-player adventures and captivating flight simulators. Along the way, you'll have the chance to walk a plank suspended 60 stories in the air, become Picasso in space, or descend into the depths of the sea — all by simply strapping on a VR headset.

Desilicious BollyPride - An LGBT Bollywood World Pride Dance Party - 5th&Mad
Through June 30, 2019 - New York,

Celebrate World Pride with Us on June 29th! This June marks the 50th anniversary of Stonewall and NYC is celebrating with the most massive Pride celebration in the world! Join us Saturday, June 29th as we celebrate World Pride with our biggest Bollywood extravaganza yet. We're taking the party to the heart of Manhattan at a new multi-level venue in Midtown Manhattan with Bolly and dance beats by Ashu Rai, giant screen visuals by Atif, and your favorite desi drag starlets on stage.

4th Of July Macy's Fireworks Cruise Spectacular - The Capitol Princess
July 04, 2019 - New York

Experience this once-in-a-lifetime front row seat as you sail through New York City's harbor while viewing the world famous Macy's 4th Of July Fireworks Spectacular! Cruise along Manhattan's skyline while our live DJ keeps the party rocking. Enjoy breathtaking views with fireworks like you have never imagined. Come and enjoy a first-class experience with fantastic views for this annual New York City 4th of July celebration! On this cruise you'll dance to top hits mixed by our Live DJ and enjoy an Open Platinum Bar as we celebrate the 4th of July. A hot delicious dinner buffet, party favors and an amazing time included! From Skyport Marina we begin boarding at 6:30pm and depart at promptly at 7pm. After an amazing night on the water we are back at the dock at 11pm The yacht you'll be on for this amazing experience is the Capitol Princess. She's a 90 foot dual level vessel with the ability to walk around outside 360 degrees around on each deck, she is the perfect vessel for viewing the fireworks to make sure you won't miss anything! Enjoy a buffet downstairs in our climate controlled cabin, while you'll be able to dance to 2019's top hits upstairs in our open air deck. *Tickets A... (read more)

4th of July Fireworks Cruise aboard the Harbor Lights - Empire cruises
July 04, 2019 - New York

Experience the 4th of July Fireworks aboard the Harbor Lights by Empire Cruises! The best way to see the Macy's Fourth of July fireworks show is on a party boat with panoramic views of the NYC skyline. Aboard the Harbor Lights, enjoy refreshing cocktails at our Premium Open Bar, dance to the top hits spun by our live DJ, and sightsee the New York City Skyline on our open decks.

AfroBean | Afrobeats - Carib Day Party - 5th&Mad
July 06, 2019 - New York,

This is by far the most authentic event occurring during this celebrated holiday and we are asking you to help us turn NYC inside out, yet again for a few hours, during our July 4th weekend extravaganza. This event will lead us into our annual and most sought after event, 'Melanin On The Sea' Yacht cruise occurring on July 20th.

Boogiemanja - The PIT
July 12, 2019 - New York

BoogieManja (n): 1.) A huge, exciting, experimental monster. 2.) An hour of fantastic sketch comedy. 3.) Something that changes shape or form every month

Speed Dating For NY Singles In Their 30s/40s - The Arlo Nomad Hotel- BARlo
July 17, 2019 - New York

They say love is a numbers game. The more singles you meet, the more likely it is that you're going to hit it off with someone. Play the odds at our up to "Up to 15-first dates" Speed Dating Marathon, where you'll meet up to 15 singles (30s/40s) over 3-minute "dates."

Improvised Real Housewives Episode - Pit Striker Mainstage
Through August 02, 2019 - New York

A fabulous collection of UCB and PIT performers will create an episode of The Real Housewives right before your eyes! Using just an audience suggestion, these wig-wearing, high-heeled thespians will re-create all the drama, taglines, and confessionals that you'd expect from this classy AF franchise. Before you know it, friendships will be tested, wigs will be snatched, and face will be served! You don't want miss this one hunny. Friday, June 7 Friday, July 5 Friday, August 2

“The Infusion of Ink and Clay” by Xiangdong Chen - Stride Arts
Through August 16, 2019 - New York

Stride Arts is pleased to present ‘The Infusion of Ink and Clay,’ a solo show from the award-winning Chinese artist, Xiangdong Chen. Chen is one of the most famous contemporary artists in China, and this show will present pieces from his most recent period of production as well as historic pieces that have brought him such acclaim. The exhibition will open on Wednesday, June 19th through August 16th, 2019, Monday to Friday 9 AM to 6 PM. A reception will be held on June 19th, 6 PM – 8 PM at the gallery, located at 1110 2nd Avenue, Suite 200, NY, NY, 10022. The exhibition presents close to 100 works, comprised of both porcelain and ink paintings that invite the viewer to immerse themselves in the history of the material and modernity of design. These meticulously constructed sculptures comment on the intersection of humanity and nature.

Among Others: Photography and the Group - The Morgan Library & Museum
Through August 18, 2019 - Manhattan

Composed chiefly of works in the Morgan's collection, this exhibition explores how photographers have represented the bonds uniting people, whether in group portraits or in serial imagery. In arranged sittings, form is content: when commissioned to photograph the royals of Germany and England at a wedding in 1894, James Russell and Son's Studio instinctively centered its composition around the family's matriarch, Queen Victoria. Camera artists sometimes insert themselves into the action, as Susan Meiselas did when mingling with carnival strippers, first to portray them behind the scenes and then to photograph those in the audience from a performer's perspective. Action can also be a pose: in 1970, when asked to create a positive poster image for the Gay Liberation Front, Peter Hujar asked the group's members to run toward him on the street, enacting their slogan, "Come Out!!" Ingenuity may be called for when one's subjects are all too well-known: a press photographer, Jean-Pierre Ducatez, appealed to the primal desires of Beatles fans by zeroing in on the lips of each band member, creating a captivating game of who's-who. Bringing together works from the 1860s to the present, Among... (read more)

Poliform Summer Kitchen Sample Sale - Poliform Showroom
Through August 31, 2019 - New York

From now through the end of August, Poliform is hosting a special sales event at their Madison Avenue (112 Madison Ave) and A&D Building (150 E 58th St.) showrooms. The sample sale offers patrons the opportunity to purchase some of the brand's luxury, high-design kitchen systems including Twelve, My Planet, Artex, and Phoenix, at 30% off and beyond. The showroom also offers customization services to assist buyers in retrofitting the kitchens into different space layouts in metropolitan homes. 112 Madison Ave. Showroom Hours: Monday to Friday - 10AM to 6PM Saturday - 11AM to 5PM A&D Building Showroom Hours: Monday to Friday - 9AM to 5PM Saturday, Sunday - CLOSED

Walt Whitman: Bard of Democracy - The Morgan Library & Museum
Through September 15, 2019 - Manhattan

"Comrades! I am the bard of Democracy," Walt Whitman announced in a notebook in 1859. Over his 73 years (1819–1892), he essentially made good on that claim. From humble origins in Long Island and Brooklyn, he earned a global audience that never stops growing. On the two hundredth anniversary of his birth he continues to speak to new generations. The exhibition explores Whitman's process of self-invention, from his early years as a journalist, through the early 1850s when Whitman began to write more privately and poetically, to his final years. Whitman not only sounded a "barbaric yawp" over the rooftops of the world, but he also helped his country to reconcile its famous contradictions through his inclusivity and his extraordinary body of work. Several of Whitman's notebooks will be on display, as well as his portraitist's copy of Leaves of Grass (1855) and the famous letter written to Whitman by Ralph Waldo Emerson commending that book. The exhibition will establish Whitman's unblinking witness to the Civil War and display the great poems that he wrote in honor of the martyred president including "O Captain! My Captain!" Also on view are documents from Oscar Wilde, Hart Crane, Fe... (read more)

Hogarth: Cruelty and Humor - The Morgan Library & Museum
Through September 22, 2019 - Manhattan

The satirical scenes of the celebrated English artist William Hogarth (1697–1764) are iconic representations of eighteenth-century urban life at a time of great socio-economic disparity. An academic outsider and an activist, Hogarth was driven to innovate, creating new genres and modes of expression in his painting, printmaking, and drawing in his effort to elevate the status of British art. This exhibition will investigate the ways the artist used humor, satire, and political commentary to engage a broad audience and agitate for legislation and political goals. The exhibition features the Morgan's exceptional cache of six sheets preparatory for two of Hogarth's most revered print series, both issued in February 1751: Beer Street and Gin Lane and The Four Stages of Cruelty. The story of Hogarth's images reveal an artist who addressed the ills and injustices of life in a modern metropolis, exploring the connections between violence, crime, alcohol abuse, and cruelty to animals in ways that would amuse, occasionally shock, and edify his audience.

Botox Party - NYC Rejuvenation Clinic
Through June 01, 2020 - New York

Come for Botox at an amazing price. 20 Units for $189! Refreshments will be served while you mingle with the guests. Music will be played until close. Every first Tuesday of the month.


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