Fri 26 Fleet Week Times Square Flash Mob; 7pm; free It’s Fleet Week in NYC, so celebrate the big Naval arrival with panache at this one-hour dance party. Join the always-wild Svetlana and the Delancey Five as they play big, brassy swing jams for your jiving, jitterbugging and lindy-hopping pleasure, right in the middle of Times Square. Serve your best Jean-Paul Gaultier sailor look to slay the night. Wasabassco’s SUPER! Heros vs. Villains Littlefield; 8pm; $15–$25The studs and sirens of Wasabassco strap on spandex and face off against each other in battles of good vs. evil that will leave you breathless—and them nearly naked. Witness the spectacle of Nasty Canasta, Doc Wasabassco, Jenny C’est Quoi, Lux La Croix, Medianoche, Michael Momentum, Nina La Voix, Tiger Bay, The Wonder Twins, Amuse Bouche & Qualms Galore in flight, and serve your own sexy avenger look to win the costume contest. “Gypsies: Dance Traditions from India to Spain” Nuyorican Poets Café; 7:30pm; $15, at the door $20 Choreographer Tatyana Popova stages this show that traces Gypsy elements through Flamenco, Bharatanatyam and Kathak dances. Dance Yourself Clean Music Hall of Williamsburg; 10pm; $12 Acolytes of Purity Ring, CHVRCHES, Robyn, Empire of the Sun, and, of course, LCD Soundsystem come together for a night of rapturous dancing to hard synth beats at this summertime bash. Tour of Javits Center Roof Javits Center; 6pm; $40 Meet the 11 species of birds that call the convention center’s roof home—
Amazon is making its first foray into brick-and-mortar bookstores in the NYC market with the opening of an IRL bookstore on the third floor of The Shops at Columbus Circle. The 4,000 square-foot space is Amazon’s seventh bookstore in the country, and it draws extensively on the company’s data-driven online model to organize and sell its products. And the books really do feel like products in the space. Instead of shelving them with the binding out, like you’d find at a normal bookstore, every one is placed with its cover facing forward so that you can, literally, judge a book by its cover. Small placards below each tome provide the book’s online star rating as well as a helpful review from some random person on the internet. (Thanks for the tip, Helen!) You can scan a barcode with your phone to be taken to the book’s page on Amazon.com where you can see the Prime price and more. Other than the Apple Store-like display, which sometimes makes you feel like you’re shopping for a new phone cover instead of a novel, the most striking thing about Amazon’s NYC outpost is the various sections in which the books are organized. The first thing that greets you upon entering is a table promoting books that have all received star ratings of 4.8 or above, which pretty much sets the tone for the overall experience. There are sections for books that have received over 10,000 reviews on Amazon, “quick read” books that Kindle users have finished in less than three days and a whole wall recre
Listen, we know you want to go see the best outdoor art that’s taking over your Instagram feed for yourself. But we have an idea for getting a fresh angle: visit at night. Instead of posting the same old shot of the glass sculptures at the New York Botanical Garden or attempting a poorly executed arabesque in front of the 45-foot inflatable ballerina, just go at a later hour instead for the perfect photo op. Not only will you get a new look, but there will also be less of a crowd than you'd find during normal business hours. (For example, the Metropolitan Museum of Art is much less crowded on Friday and Saturday nights when it stays open until 9pm. And you get a bonus sunset behind the rooftop art installation.) Check out these photos of the best outdoor art to see at night in NYC, and make sure to tag #timeoutnewyork when you ‘gram them yourself: 1. Chihuly at the New York Botanical Garden A post shared by Kami Shantal (@kamiridesbk) on May 21, 2017 at 6:22pm PDT A post shared by Kami Shantal (@kamiridesbk) on May 21, 2017 at 6:25pm PDT 2. Seated Ballerina at Rockefeller Center A post shared by Jaime H. Bolivar. (@bolivar.jaime) on May 24, 2017 at 12:38pm PDT 3. Descension at Brooklyn Bridge Park A post shared by bhushan_NYC (@bhushan_nyc) on May 22, 2017 at 7:34pm PDT 4. “Wave Walk” in the Meatpacking District A post shared by Esmeralda Kosmatopoulos (@esmeralda_k
I spent the majority of my childhood summers at a two-week sleepaway camp on the shores of Lake Michigan. So when I found out there was an adult version of summer camp just two hours from NYC, I packed my bags, grabbed my friends and hit the road to Club Getaway in Kent, CT. While prepping for the trip, I was a little nervous it might be one giant bender-orgy combo—my weekend in particular included an open bar and was hosted by a Manhattan club promoter. But in reality, my action-packed weekend left me tired, sunburnt and all smiles. The trip starts the minute the bus leaves the traffic-jammed West Side Highway with a full bar and the chatter of fellow campers. The ride flies by with the help of a couple glasses of red wine, and before you know it you're at camp! Now let's recap the four main things I learned during a weekend at Club Getaway: You actually don’t mind waking up early. On a typical weekend, you'd be hard-pressed to get my ass out of bed before 10am. But this weekend, I was up before my friends, pushing them out the door so we could get in as much as possible. Between zip-lining, a giant swing, Geronimo (a 30-foot free-fall from a tree), kayaking, bike rides and so much more, I didn’t want to miss a thing. Photograph: Hannah Streck Communing with nature is a thing. Manhattan is a concrete jungle, so you better believe that you will want to roll down the grassy hills (points if you can do it with a drink in hand) or just be in
Summer concertgoers, look alive! Our favorite local big-tent fest Governors Ball—which is returning for its seventh year now—just posted the lineup schedule to the festival's official website. As pleased as we are with the news, it's a struggle parsing the host of set time conflicts, so let's pose the question to you: who are you going to drop? Charles Bradley firing up a slick soul dance party or Charli XCX's bubblegum hyperpop bangers? Lorde's grandiose synthesizer anthems or Beach House's ghostly dream pop? Here's a list of our difficult decisions. Charles Bradley vs Charli XCX Lorde vs Beach House Flume vs Majid Jordan Carseat Headrest vs The Range Skepta vs Warpaint Cage the Elephant vs Phantogram Car Seat Headrest vs The Range YG vs Rae Sremmurd Marshmello vs Wu-Tang Clan Childish Gambino vs Phoenix Air vs Logic Tool vs Wiz Khalifa Franz Ferdinand vs The Avalanches Governors Ball takes place June 2–4, with special After Dark shows in various venues around the city each night. Look below to see the full schedule, and head to the official website to grab tickets (move fast because Friday and Saturday General Admission tickets just sold out!). GOVERNORS BALL — 2017 SET TIMES FRIDAYJenaux – Honda – 12:15-12:45 pmTkay Maidza – Gov Ball NYC – 12:15-12:45 pmMichael Blume – Bacardi – 12:45-1:30 pmRoosevelt – Big Apple – 12:45-1:30 pmBlossoms – Honda – 1:30-2:15 pmMUNA – Gov Ball NYC – 1:30-2:15 pmFrancis and the Lights – Bacardi – 2:15-3:00 pmJudah & the
One of New York City's creepiest abandoned places is going to be the setting for a new TV series from BBC America, according to Variety. The show will center around Typhoid Mary, an early 20th century woman who was one of the first people to be diagnosed as an asymptomatic carrier of typhoid fever in New York City. Elisabeth Moss has signed on as the show's executive producer and will play the disease-spreading lead role. Typhoid Mary, formally named Mary Mallon, was an Irish immigrant who worked as a cook for a variety of families in New York City and the surrounding area. A 1907 investigation found that members from seven of the eight families that Mallon worked for contracted typhoid fever, a nasty bacterial infection with symptoms including fever, headaches, diarrhea and swelling in the abdomen. Though Mallon did not have symptoms of the disease, she was deemed a healthy carrier and was subsequently quarantined for three years in the now-abandoned Riverside Hospital on North Brother Island. She gained her now-famous nickname Typhoid Mary from an article published by researcher George Soper in a 1907 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association. Mallon was released from the hospital in 1910 on the condition that she would not return to cooking. She proceeded to work as a laundress for a few years but returned to cooking under the alias of Mary Brown. After working several cooking jobs, starting typhoid outbreaks along the way, she was taken into custody
Contrary to what the brittle cold of these last days of May would have us believe, warm weather is (allegedly) inevitable. And when summer heat arrives, New York knows how to turn out ice cream better than anywhere else on earth. Now, Summer Garden & Bar at Rock Center Cafe—which replaces the Rockefeller Rink during warm seasons—is throwing a whole new gauntlet for NYC ice cream fans. The DIY Sundae menu gives you the chance to personalize your dessert with caramel pearls, M&Ms, red velvet cupcake and beyond. According to Rock Center, the options amount to over 58 million customizable sundaes. What crack ice cream math squad calculated that? You can check out the menu at the Rock Center Cafe site.
Okay, there’s good news and there’s bad news for all you BEC lovers. First, the good news: Eggslut isn't leaving NYC anytime soon. The famed Los Angeles breakfast sandwiches arrived at a temporary pop-up in NYC in March and were immediately met with lines stretching out the door and down the block. New Yorkers were eager to compare the West Coast’s Instagram-famous sandwich with their local bodega’s bacon egg and cheese, and the offerings from Alvin Cailan at Chefs Club Counter rose to the challenge. Now, Cailan has decided to keep his grub at Chefs Club Counter for good. And for the bad news: The classic Fairfax egg sandwich made with Sriracha mayo and the egg-in-a-jar Slut are disappearing from the menu. Instead, the shop is opening under a new name with an entirely new menu of sandwiches. Yes, it includes a bacon-and-egg variation, along with twice-cooked hash browns. If you do want to try the OG egg sandwiches before they migrate back to LA, you have until June 1 to visit the pop-up counter in Nolita.
As the 71st annual Tony Awards telecast on June 11 approaches, New Yorkers are writhing in the helpless grip of Tony fever. Thankfully, the Broadway League steps in every year with a balm: Stars in the Alley, a free outdoor concert that features informal but spirited performances from many of the year’s top Tony contenders. This year's edition of Stars in the Alley is on Friday, June 2, at 1pm (a bit later than usual). The two-hour event will take place—rain or shine—in Shubert Alley, the poster-plastered passage between 44th and 45th Streets just to the west of Broadway. If you want to secure a good spot, get there early. RECOMMENDED: Time Out’s complete guide to the Tony Awards The 2017 Tony nominees scheduled to perform include Jenn Colella (Come From Away), Rachel Bay Jones (Dear Evan Hansen), Dave Malloy (Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812), John Douglas Thompson and Ruben Santiago-Hudson (Jitney), Richard Thomas (The Little Foxes), Eva Noblezada (Miss Saigon), Corey Hawkins (Six Degrees of Separation) and Johanna Day and Michelle Wilson (Sweat). The event will be hosted on social media by Falsettos mensch Brandon Uranowitz. Along with their shows, participating musical productions include 2016-17's Anastasia, Bandstand, Groundhog Day, War Paint, Cats, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, A Bronx Tale and Sunset Boulevard, as well as long runners Aladdin, Beautiful, Chicago, Kinky Boots, On Your Feet!, The Phantom of the Opera, School of Rock, Waitress and Wick
Every restaurant in New York City is required to publicly post its score from the Health Department, allowing patrons to know that the establishment is (or isn't) up to code. But that regulation does not apply to food trucks across the city, and a handful of state senators are aiming to change that. On Tuesday, the Independent Democratic Conference (IDC), a group of democratic politicians that tend to caucus with republicans in Albany, issued a report that details just how gross many of the city's mobile food vendors are. The report looked into health inspection data for food trucks over the past three years, with an emphasis on inspections from 2016. In total, the Health Department carried out 7,071 inspections of food trucks and carts last year, resulting in 7,861 violations, 234 temporary closures and 10 were closed on two different occasions. The analysis found that 35 percent of the inspections led to no violations being issued to the vendor, and a quarter of them resulted in multiple violations. A vast majority of the health inspections of food trucks in the city last year were in Manhattan, where there were a total of 5,044 violations issued to street vendors. Manhattan also had the highest number of violations per inspection, at 1.17. Here's a breakdown of violations per inspection by borough: Further, the most common types of violations that food trucks and carts were busted for in 2016 are pretty damn gross. There were 452 violations issued for potentially