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  • Midsummer Night Swing returns to Lincoln Center

    Midsummer Night Swing returns to Lincoln Center

    Forget the dream, the Midsummer Night Swing is what it's all about in the city that never sleeps! The annual event brings professional dancers, ballroom aficionados, instructors, and musicians to a dance floor at the iconic Lincoln Center to dance the night away under the New York City stars...
  • Top 5 Bands to watch when the Vans Warped Tour hits Holmdel, NJ on July 6

    Top 5 Bands to watch when the Vans Warped Tour hits Holmdel, NJ on July 6

    Now underway for its 20th consecutive summer, the Vans Warped Tour will hit Holmdel, New Jersey at the PNC Bank Arts Center on July 6. Artists ranging from Katy Perry to Green Day have gotten their start on the festival, and this year the punk rock traveling circus will feature over 100 bands...
  • Village Voice 4Knots Fest after party with Ab-Soul, Jarren Benton, YC the Cynic

    Village Voice 4Knots Fest after party with Ab-Soul, Jarren Benton, YC the Cynic

    The Village Voice, New York City's guide to must-see and must-do happenings in the five boroughs, will be hosting its fourth annual music festival showcasing up-and-coming musical talent at the historic South Street Seaport on July 12. The 4Knots Music Festival, which is all ages and free, will...
  • Primus races into New York area

    Primus races into New York area

    Inventive 1990s alt rock trio Primus has regrouped for a run of North American dates, including two area shows this week. First, frontman/bassist Les Claypool, guitarist Larry LaLonde and original drummer Tim Alexander descend on The Capitol Theater in Port Chester, NY Tuesday, which they will...
  • Fine farm-to-table cuisine at these Manhattan restaurants

    Fine farm-to-table cuisine at these Manhattan restaurants

    Numerous Manhattan restaurants offer excellent farm-to table choices, both vegetarian and non-vegetarian. These three are especially popular with young restaurant goers who do not want to spend a fortune for a meal and who want to sample locally sources food. Foragers Table Chelsea Located in the...
  • Goldroom embraces New York with upcoming visit to The Bowery Ballroom

    Goldroom embraces New York with upcoming visit to The Bowery Ballroom

    Los Angeles-based electronic artist Goldroom will bring his live band and contagious club-ready numbers like the emotive “Embrace,” the uplifting “Morgan’s Bay” and the lush, lilting hit “Fifteen” – which features Chela – to The Bowery Ballroom for a sold-out show this Friday, June 27. Ahead of that...
  • Enjoy chicken wings at these fun and casual Upper East Side spots

    Enjoy chicken wings at these fun and casual Upper East Side spots

    There is something especially indulgent about chicken wings. Maybe it's the necessity of eating them with your hands, or maybe it's the fact that pretty much everything is delicious when slathered in sauce. Truthfully, chicken wings aren't all that spectacular unless the sauce and seasonings...
  • Brightest Young Things' Free Screening of "Premature"

    Brightest Young Things' Free Screening of "Premature"

    Let's be honest, there's pretty much nothing cooler than seeing a movie before it comes out. Before the critics can diss it or praise it, before the posters totally cover billboards and everyone's rushing to get tickets or making memes to make fun of the newest blockbuster. Liking something before...
  • Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival brings the heat with Raekwon & Jay Electronica

    Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival brings the heat with Raekwon & Jay Electronica

    Brooklyn Bodega, a group of hip-hop heads and creative visionaries, are the producers of the annual Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival, an all-day event dedicated to the best old-and-new schools of the genre. This year marks its 10th anniversary, with headliners Raekwon, Jay Electronica, CJ Fly, Cyhi the...
  • Stand-up comedy in Spanish heads to Brooklyn

    Stand-up comedy in Spanish heads to Brooklyn

    For a city as multilingual as New York, it's shocking that so many events are only held in English. Stand up comedy appeals to people of all backgrounds and languages, and the more words one has available in different languages and dialects, the bigger the arsenal of jokes one has at her disposal...
  • Exclusive: Kelly Lynn Barber "completely psyched" to play NYC's The Bitter End

    Exclusive: Kelly Lynn Barber "completely psyched" to play NYC's The Bitter End

    Bridgewater, New Jersey native Kelly Lynn Barber will be making her New York City debut this summer- on Aug., the 20-year-old college student will be performing at the legendary Bitter End. A solo artist who takes influence from early 2000's female pop/rock icons as well as modern rock and punk...
  • Billy Joel still wows fans midway through 2014 MSG residency

    Billy Joel still wows fans midway through 2014 MSG residency

    Iconic singer-songwriter Billy Joel reached the midpoint of this year’s residency at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, but he rocked the crowd like it was the debut performance. The residency began with a sold-out show on Jan. 27, and every show following has been sold out. In fact, the only show...
  • 5 literary events in NYC to check out this week

    5 literary events in NYC to check out this week

    Whether you're reading on the beach, taking out a paperback in line for a free concert, or curling up with a book in the A/C, summer is great time to read. Many authors travel the world over the summer, be sure to check out these awesome literary events this week in NYC: Monday, June 23 Author...
  • Five of the best burgers in Brooklyn

    Five of the best burgers in Brooklyn

    Fuggedaboutit, Brooklyn often gets a bad rap, but it is one of the most beautiful boroughs with breathtaking views of the New York City skyline. The revitalization of waterfront areas with cobblestone streets and the popularity of the Barclays Center have made Brooklyn a top New York tourist...
  • The Blue Note Jazz Festival

    The Blue Note Jazz Festival

    Currently half-way through its run is the Blue Note Jazz Festival, compiled of their 3 main clubs, The Blue Note, B.B. King's, and Highline Ballroom, in addition to over fifteen other partner venues and theaters across New York City. This 30-day event has already featured amazing performances and...
  • Four free summer hip-hop concerts in New York

    Four free summer hip-hop concerts in New York

    Ever since Kool Herc threw his outdoor jams in the '70s, New York City has been a bastion of hip-hop shows in the park. This summer is no different; here are four hip-hop concerts that won't hurt your wallet.
  • Experience New York: Outdoor movie events

    Experience New York: Outdoor movie events

    After the long, cold winter, summer is finally here. As the temperatures rise, the multiplex can get pretty crowded with long lines for summer blockbuster movies. Luckily, New York offers plenty of fun opportunities to experience cinema under the stars. Watch your favorite movies at these five great...
  • Celebrate Bastille Day in NYC

    Celebrate Bastille Day in NYC

    This year, celebrate Bastille Day in New York City! Sunday, July 15, brings a celebration of the best of French culture at the French Institute Alliance Française's annual street fair on 60th Street between Fifth and Lexington Avenues. From crêpes, éclairs, and fromages with refreshing wine and...
  • Devo rocked out at the Best Buy Theater

    Devo rocked out at the Best Buy Theater

    Famed rock band Devo performed Friday night at the Best Buy Theater in NYC. The group became internationally known for their 1980 single “Whip It,” but true fans of the group know that Devo had a catalog of music before that hit. They released home movies in the early years, and recordings such as...
  • Coney Island becomes an outdoor movie theater for the summer

    Coney Island becomes an outdoor movie theater for the summer

    Forget drive-in movies: Swipe your Metrocard and get down to Coney Island, where movies are totally free this summer, with the added bonus of an awesome oceanside breeze. The schedule for Coney Island's annual Flicks on the Beach Festival was announced on Thursday, and it looks awesome. Catch up...
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