Mon 26 NPR’s Ask Me Another The Bell House; 7:30pm; $20–$25 Host Ophira Eisenberg and house musician Jonathan Coulton challenge puzzle masters, audience members and special guests with brainteasers and trivia tidbits in this popular NPR show. Hill and Bay Trivia Hill and Bay; 8pm; free This Murray Hill bar hosts weekly trivia nights on Monday, during which you’re quizzed on categories such as “must-see TV” and “all-time favorite movies.” Assemble a table of four, and wear your thinking cap if you want to win $50 toward your bar tab. This week be schooled on the hit show that put mother and daughter relationships everywhere to shame: Gilmore Girls. Be sure to study the original series and the revival. SummerStage: Korea Gayjoe Central Park, SummerStage; 5pm; free SummerStage invites a lineup of Korean performers onstage at this showcase, including rap duo Year of the Ox, glam rock band SsingSsing and folk ensemble Coreyah. Aimee Mann Music Hall of Williamsburg; 8pm; $35 Lord knows the characters in Aimee Mann's songs are often hopelessly earthbound by plodding tempos and the singer's trademark painfully honest, closet-sung vocals. But Mann is an appealing live performer, and she has a fantastic catalog of pop songs to draw from. Her new album, Mental Illness, she describes as her "saddest" yet, so gear up for tears. Overcome Your Hesitations and Jumpstart Your Side Hustle Location TBA; $24 Are you itching to jump start your side hustle but have no idea where to begi
Never more truer words have been spoken as when New Girl's Jessica Day (my spirit animal), stated “I prefer my wine sparkling, pink and under $11.” And this weekend, New Yorkers can get a taste of that sparkle during a giant rosé festival on Governors Island. Live that preppy high life/Hamptons best for the Pinknic festival. If you were the one of the lucky few to grab tickets to this summer time festival, you will be indulging on rosé wine, champagne and frosé (that's frozen rosé, FYI). Plus food from celebrity chef Chris Santos, with lovely background music and circus-themed performances. The festival runs over the course of two days this weekend. Tickets for Saturday are sold out, but rosé aficionados can still buy tickets to Sunday's event. Cheers to a pink summer!
Schleping between Manhattan and Brooklyn on the weekends just got a lot more painful. As of last weekend, 2 and 3 trains stopped running between the boroughs from 11:45pm on Fridays through 5am on Mondays, throwing a wrench in the commutes of hundreds of thousands of people. The service closure will allow crews to repair the 98-year-old Clark Street Tunnel, which was damaged by flooding in 2012 during Hurricane Sandy. Between these stretches, service on 3 trains will end at 14th Street, and 2 trains will run along the 1 track south of Chamber Street. Service on 4 and 5 trains will be extended to New Lots and Flatbush Avenues, respectively, which should mitigate some of the effects of the closure. The changes will be in effect until the spring of 2018. It could be a lot worse for interborough travelers—ask anyone who lives off the L train.
1. SummerStage, the giant outdoor concert series in Central Park, is back for the season. Tonight, go to Rumsey Playfield at 5pm to hear the Korea Gayoje showcase of rap, rock and folk. 2. Go get dinner at Little Tong Noodle Shop, a new restaurant in the East Village. Make sure to order plenty of rice noodles and small plates. 3. The most terrifying new show on Broadway is 1984, based on the George Orwell novel. If you're brave enough, go see it at Hudson Theatre through October 8. For more events, check in with Time Out throughout the day.
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 1969's Hello, Dolly!, 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 crow
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.
Barcey’s might look like just another Brooklyn cafe, but one look at the menu reveals more than the typical pastries and lattes. Sure, you’ve got all the usual breakfast suspects, like yogurt parfaits, smoothies, bagels and sandwiches, but there’s also much more than that. Barcey’s menu runs the gamut from chicken and waffles to ramen with pork belly to crab banh mi. The options largely follow a New American theme, with Filipino and Asian fusion influences. If you’re in the mood for something a little stronger than coffee, order a cold beer or glass of wine. With free Wifi and plenty of outlets, it’s also a convenient spot to hole up to get some work done or squeeze in some study time.
Venue says: “Delicious Filipino inspired dinner! Try our sizzling sisig with egg and San Miguel beer tonight.”