You're going to want all of your strength to power through the weekend festivities Gay Pride 2017. These Pride food-and-drink specials are just the fuel you'll need for this weekend's parties and parade. E.A.K. Ramen The Greenwich Village outpost of the Japanese noodle chain is celebrating Pride month with a Rainbow Hiyashi Tantanmen special $17). Available through the end of June, the chilled noodle bowl features a soy-milk–sesame broth, spicy ground chicken and a colorful collection of vegetables: red and yellow bell peppers, carrots, cucumbers, purple cabbage and blue daikon. CoupThe politically-woke cocktail bar, located at 64 Cooper Sq, is throwing a Pride bash on Sunday, June 25th, all proceeds of which will benefit the Gender & Sexualities Alliance Network. Sponsored cocktails from Zirkova Vodka and Brockman's Gin are $10 a pop, with tax and tip included. MassoniTeam Talde will host a $50 Pride Brunch on Sunday (reservations available between 11:30am and 2pm), including two hours of rosé and your choice of dishes like breakfast oatmeal with spiced fruits, herbed hummus with a six-minute egg, and Greek yogurt with roasted apples and squash. Quality EatsThe parade will march right past the Greenwich Village restaurant come Sunday, which makes it a fitting spot for a little cocktail stop. All weekend long, the eatery will offer a Pride margarita fitted with a large ice cube rainbow-colored using various purees, juices and natural extracts. Sale proceeds will be donated
Throw on your rainbow duds—it's officially Pride weekend in NYC! From rainbow crosswalks to colorful Pride-themed window displays, it warms our hearts to see the city showing so much support for the LGBTQ community. RECOMMENDED: Gay Pride 2017 in NYC guide The Empire State Building is no exception, since the historic landmark will shine its ROYGBIV lights on Sunday, June 25 in honor of Heritage of Pride—a nonprofit organization and the official event planner for NYC Pride. If you're going to celebrate all the love this weekend, we have you covered with the best Gay Pride events as well as important information for the Pride March. And it looks like the Empire State Building has you covered with the perfect Pride photo backdrop, too!
It's been 75 years, and in all of the world so far, she's still the greatest star. If you couldn't afford to witness supreme diva, EGOT and Medal of Freedom awardee Barbra Streisand at her May 6 Barclays Center show, you're in luck: newly-renovated East Village theater the Quad is screening a whopping twelve Barbra movies for its Simply Streisand series. The rundown spans her entire career, from her debut (and Oscar-winning) film performance in Funny Girl opposite a smoking-hot Omar Sharif; delightful boxing romp The Main Event, co-starring a smoking-hot Ryan O'Neal; and, of course, the still-devastating The Way We Were, co-starring Robert Redford, also smoking-hot. Barbra really knew how to choose 'em, didn't she? Here's the full lineup: June 30: The Owl & the PussycatJune 30–July 2: Funny GirlJuly 1–6: The Main EventJuly 1: All Night Long July 1: What's Up, Doc? (Barbra's first great team-up with Ryan O'Neal.)July 1–3: The Way We Were ("Who's Hubbell?")July 2: Up the Sandbox (There's a LOT going on in this one.)July 2: For Pete's Sake July 2: Funny Lady (Mmmm, James Caan...)July 4–5: The Prince of Tides (like a stick of buttah.)July 4–6: A Star is Born (Who's ready for Gaga and Bradley Cooper?)July 5: Nuts Missing from the list are the Streisand-directred Yentl (Avigdor!), the more forgettable Fockers sequels and Seth Rogan road-trip comedy The Guilt Trip. This is pretty much the best thing you can do for July 4 in NYC. Show up early: This crowd didn't come here to
For years, Radiohead has been putting out music videos that turn their native spaces into bastions of dread, exposing the underlying dreariness of otherwise idyllic cities. First it was London, with videos like "Just" and "Fake Plastic Trees" creating inescapably bleak pictorials of daily life in modern England. Then L.A., with Thom Yorke wandering through vast empty spaces and unsettlingly still interiors with "Daydreaming". Now, they have applied the same eerie treatment to Bushwick, turning the Cooper Park Tennis Courts and the Scott Avenue train tracks into the dangerous, paranoia-laiden wonderlands. Watching it is sure to make walking alone at night off the Morgan stop a little bit more anxiety-inducing. The video, released on Thursday, is titled "Man of War/Big Boots". Along with two other famous B-sides, it will be released on OKNOTOK, the reissue of the band’s seminal OK Computer album, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Check it out—maybe you’ll see something you recognize.
A new elevated dining experience has come to Long Island City. Ravel Hotel, located next to the Queensboro Bridge, revealed a major new tower expansion this month that brings both a rooftop pool and outdoor beer garden to the neighborhood. We knew New York was missing something. Turns out, it was a rooftop beer garden. The new al fresco restaurant, Estate Garden Grill, offers cuisine from Executive Chef Seth Levine. The menu features a selection of grilled meats and seafood, as well as sushi, crudo and an oyster bar. The grill’s Garden Bar has cocktails, white wine, rosé, 15 types of beer on tap and three different cocktails on tap. That is a lot of taps, y'all. Adjacent to the grill is the Profundo Pool Club. The 50-by-20-foot pool is surrounded by a pool deck and lawn area covered with Bali-inspired daybeds and cabanas. It is open to both hotel guests and visitors (a day pass costs $50). The space will feature guest DJs during the day, and a food and drinks are available from the nearby Pool Bar. If they figure out how to put a park up there, we may not leave all summer.
A post shared by Becky's Bites NYC (@beckysbitesnyc) on Jun 21, 2017 at 2:11pm PDT Everyone knows New York City is home to the best bagels in the world. But what about the bagel’s sidekick? Becky’s Bites, a cream-cheese–focused catering company from Becky Rosenthal, is opening its first brick-and-mortar in the East Village this July. The shop will serve mini-bagels, tarts, cookie sandwiches and parfaits–all with a cream-cheese component. And there won’t be your typical spreads, like scallion or lox, either. Look for apple pie, cappuccino and cookies-and-cream–flavored spreads, with rotating fillings like bacon, egg and cheese. Becky’s Bites will be located at 122 East 7th Street.
Gothamites may have a love/hate relationship with Trader Joe’s, but that doesn’t mean we haven’t been praying for new locations to pop up on our routes home. Earlier this year TJ’s announced they would be opening three new stores this year. One in Brooklyn and two in Manhattan. After pushing back the dates (the store was original supposed to open in 2016) the time has finally come. The Downtown Brooklyn store will be opening it’s doors at 9am tomorrow! On Friday, we will no longer be the only Trader Joe's in Brooklyn. Our new store opens at 9 AM in the City Point building! — Trader Broseph (@TraderJoesBK) June 21, 2017 Located in the huge City Point building, Trader Joe’s neighbors include: Target, Century 21, an Alamo Drafthouse and the brand new DeKalb Market Hall. City Point has basically become a one-stop shop, and I will be seeing a majority of my paycheck spent here.
Fri 23 The Pride Kickoff Rally Foley Square; 6pm; free Before the glittery spectacle of the Pride March and the rest of the Gay Pride Weekend festivities, gain perspective on the fights that still remain for the global LGBTQ community. This official Gay Pride Weekend opening event started as a "gay power" demonstration with 500 protestors in Washington Square Park a month after the 1969 Stonewall riots, considered the dawn of the modern gay-rights movement. Since then the rally has jumped locations all over town, including incarnations in Central Park and East River Park. Big-name performers often take the stage—Lady Gaga performed in 2013—while local politicians, comedians, and other members of the LGBT community offer both serious and silly takes on Pride themes. Swedish Midsummer Festival Robert F. Wagner Park; 5pm; free For 20 years, Battery Park has hosted one of the world’s largest Scandinavian summer solstice celebrations outside of Sweden, with more than 3,000 guests showing up to dance around the midsummer pole. If roaring rounds of folk dancing and pro fiddling wipe you out, grab a spiced herring crêpe from Crepes du Nord or malt balls from Fika, and chill out on the grass. For the perfect keepsake, you can even make your own ceremonial flower wreath. Unit J’s Ladies’ Night Unit J; 8pm; $8–$10 Do my ladies run this? Hell yeah. Comedian Lucy Shelby hosts this night of performances and dancing featuring Christine Cherry, Megg Farrell & Friends, jazz guitarist Sa
1. It’s your one chance to stay late to watch the sunset on Governors Island. Tonight, the park will remain open until 10pm to celebrate the summer solstice. 2. Drink free cocktails with drag queens today. Drag Queen Sips is offering a day of free themed cocktails in W Hotel elevators throughout New York. 3. Visit the two blocks of Broadway that have been transformed into an urban green space. Between 36th and 40th Streets, traffic has been replaced by plazas with outdoor art, events and a food market. For more events, check in with Time Out throughout the day.
It's hard to say which feat was more grueling: Michelangelo painting the Sistine Chapel in the early 16th century or the lengthy construction of the Oculus at the World Trade Center Transportation Hub. The former took nearly 15 years to complete and was a serious toll on the legendary artist; the latter was finished 10 years late and $2 billion over budget. This summer, the two are coming together for an incredibly cool art installation. Dubbed Up Close: Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel, the exhibit brings 34 reproductions of the Renaissance artist's iconic frescos to Westfield World Trade Center (you know, the mall that makes up most of the train station). The pieces are laid out in an immersive setting across the space, which may be the next-best thing to traveling all the way to Italy and checking out the renowned chapel in-person. The installation runs from June 23 through July 23, and tickets start at $15. The exhibit will also be making a national tour, so if you miss it at the Oculus this summer, you could always head over to Garden State Plaza in Paramus, NJ, to see it in September. Photograph: Courtesy Getty Images/Eugene Gologursky