What's going on: Pet Shop Boys, retro trivia and an ice cream historian
Tue Sep 1 2009
Pet Shop Boys
The synth-pop icons recorded their first hit, the groundbreaking "West End Girls," here in NYC 25 years ago. Catch the first performance of their two-night stint at Hammerstein Ballroom.
Ice Cream, from Sugar and Snow
Jeri Quinzio, author of Of Sugar and Snow: A History of Ice Cream Making, will chronicle the treat through the ages, and Ben Van Leeuwen (of the Van Leeuwen Ice Cream Truck) will dole out the samples.
Flavors of New York Tour
This food-themed stroll focuses on the culinary delights of the East Village, including cheese blintzes, hot dogs, authentic New York pizza and fizzy egg cream.
The Dick Swizzle Variety Night
Break out your bell-bottoms for this 1970s-style trivia night, complete with three-buck booze, prizes and a singing host named Dick Swizzle. For the first hour, Buds and crab dumplings are on the house.