The Time Out New York blog

Your up-to-the-minute guide to New York City events, restaurants, bars, nightlife, ticket alerts and NSFW ephemera

The Welcome to Boog City Festival Returns This Weekend

Thu Jul 31 We’re not sure what a boog is, but for five days the Eighth Annual Welcome to Boog City Festival is bringing an amazing array of readings, theater, and music to New York

Warm Up 2013 at MoMA PS1

Things to do in Long Island City during the G train shutdown

Thu Jul 31 Your glorious part of town has been cut off from Brooklyn thanks to the G train's stoppage, but that won't stop us digging some of the best and most choice places that LIC has to offer

Ticket alert: Fashion Rocks at Barclays Center Brooklyn

Thu Jul 31 When fashion and music meet, it's usually in the guise of an egomaniacal pop star's ill-advised clothing line—yeah, we mean you, Kanye

Harry Potter turns 34 today! Celebrate at one of these Potter-centric events in NYC

Thu Jul 31 Harry Potter’s birthday, which the no-longer-boy wizard shares with author J.K. Rowling, is today

Dominique Ansel will run an ice cream truck in the Hamptons this weekend

Thu Jul 31 Dominique Ansel, the madcap pastry chef behind the cronut craze and insane desserts like frozen s’mores, will dole out canned sundaes from his pop-up ice cream parlor in the Hamptons on Saturday, August 2

Things to do in Greenpoint during the G train shutdown

Wed Jul 30 For four more aggravatingly long weeks, there will be no (zilch, nil, none at all) service to Greenpoint Ave. via the G train

Drink 5-cent cocktails at this very happy hour on the High Line

Wed Jul 30 Typically getting nickeled and dimed is the worst, or so say most grandpas. But for cocktails, we’ll gladly dig coins from the corners of our pockets

Where the Bears Are returns with a third season of furry fun

Wed Jul 30 Grrr! Woof! The gay bears of the very popular web series Where the Bears Are are back on your various screens on August 11 for their third season of comedy-mystery shenanigans

In this week's issue of Time Out New York, we bow to indie-pop Queen St. Vincent

Wed Jul 30  The stage-diving singer talks about her hair color choices, and lists the NYC spots she can't get enough of

Jerk chicken and Jamaican flicks take over Tompkins Square Park

Wed Jul 30 Tomorrow night, reggae-tuned East Village hot spot Miss Lily's 7A Cafe will host a food-and-movie shindig

Rebirth Brass Band's Keith Frazier: "When you hear us play, you can tell that it’s real"

Tue Jul 29  Rebirth Brass Band will by in NYC this Friday, so we caught up with Frazier about the differences between playing in New York and at home.

Meatpacking District hosts free NYC concerts and comedy shows in August

Tue Jul 29 If waltzing through the Meatpacking District's many swanky shopping options has your wallet running a little low, you might be in luck: The district is hosting a four-night music and comedy festival

Ticket alert! Hot NYC concerts, on sale July 30–Aug 4

Tue Jul 29 Live music fans know all too well that tickets for NYC concerts go quickly, but fret not: Time Out has you covered on the latest show announcements

Being a New Yorker could mean free museum admission some day soon

Tue Jul 29 While Congress dithers on immigration reform, City Hall has made it own move on the issue by proposing a municipal identity card for all residents of the Five Boroughs, including illegal immigrants

Check out these 46 wonderful things opening in New York City in August

Tue Jul 29 The Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival, John Legend, Ha! The Musical and more!

Drink beer and watch films about beer in the East Village tonight

Tue Jul 29 Hops-heads unite! At this summer suds event, you can drink beer, talk about beer, watch films about beer—and maybe even live and breathe beer

NYC’s 10 best stand up comedians at 2014’s Just For Laughs comedy festival

Mon Jul 28 New York has some of the world’s best stand up comedians, so as you’d expect, a number of our finest up and comers made a strong showing at Just For Laughs

Free block party summer series in Harlem hosted by two museums

Mon Jul 28 For the first time ever the Museo del Barrio and the Museum of the City of New York are linking up for a joint-series in Harlem

The Phantom of the Opera wants you to decorate his mask and win tickets to the show

Mon Jul 28 If you have art or design chops and are a fan of The Phantom of the Opera, oh boy, are you in luck

Watch the action-packed trailers for Mad Max: Fury Road and The Hunger Games: Mockingjay—Part 1

Mon Jul 28 The movie-hype machine was in a post-apocalyptic kind of mood this weekend as the trailers for two highly anticipated dystopian thrillers premiered