1. Spend the day at the Chinese New Year Parade in New York. It begins at 1pm and runs from Canal Street down Mott Street. 2. Prep for awards shows with The Oscars Trivia at Videology Bar and Cinema tonight. The free event offers a round of drinks to the winning team. 3. Attend Shady Ladies of the Met Museum this afternoon. You’ll learn the true stories behind some of the art museum’s famous works. For more events, check in with Time Out throughout the day.
1. There’s the Blunderland Variety Show at House of Yes in New York tonight. The burlesque show features some of the most insane stripteases in the city. 2. New York City Beer Week begins today at the Brooklyn EXPO Center. There will be drinks from 60 breweries across the county, including plenty of local suds from New York. 3. Attend A Bubblegum Pop Dance Party at Baby’s All Right tonight. The event starts playing your favorite throwback pop music at 11:55pm. For more events, check in with Time Out throughout the day.
The eggs won’t be the only thing running at this brunch. A group called Brunch Running is returning to the city on April 14 to stage 5K and 10K races that begin and end at a late breakfast hot spot somewhere in Manhattan. (So, no. You won't be stopping every half-mile to grab an avocado toast.) New Yorkers who enjoy day drinking, themed sporting events and immediately cancelling out their workouts can purchase early bird tickets to the brunch event for $50. Though, to be fair, true early birds probably just eat breakfast. Participants will have the option to run, walk or just brunch at the upcoming race, proving you really can have your eggs Benedict and eat it too. Both races will be followed by a buffet, cocktails and coffee, because if it wasn't you would have just been tricked into doing a 5K for nothing, goddamnit! Stay tuned to the running group’s Facebook page for the announcement of this unique run’s venue Sign up to receive great Time Out deals in your inbox each day.
Put on a seatbelt for NYC's most deranged, daring and wholly original comedy show. On Saturday, March 3, comedian Jason Weitzman invites twelve game guests to step into his aunt's 12-seater cargo van for a show appropriately titled “Wanna Ride in my Aunt's Van?” You'll meet at a Bushwick street corner and enter the packed van. While Weitzman drives you around Brooklyn, he'll also introduce acts—including Milly Tamarez, Justin Linville, Jessy Morner-Ritt and Chase Montavon—who will give their sets from the front passenger seat. We suspect you can afford the $1–$3 suggested admission, but suffice it to say, seating is a bit limited. Tickets for the 7pm ride are sold out, but a few remain for the 9pm show. Learn more here and register here. Sign up to receive great Time Out deals in your inbox each day.
The New York City subway system is a mess, and fixing it is going to be a trying experience for straphangers and transit officials alike. In an MTA Board Meeting on Thursday, the body approved a new round of contracts that provides a better picture of some of the service interruptions to come. Under the new agreement, a total of eight stations in Manhattan and the Bronx will undergo comprehensive upgrades and repairs. The work is umbrellaed under the MTA’s Enhanced Station Initiative, a $3.3 billion plan for upgrading dilapidated stations across the city. The approved work will take place at both of the subway stations at 34th Street–Penn Station; the F and M stop at 23rd Street; the 6 stop at 28th Street; the F stop at 57th Street; the 3 stop at 145th Street; and the B and D stops at both 167th Street and 174th–175th Streets. As a whole, those stops serve more than 250,000 riders on an average weekday, according to 2016 data from the MTA. The total cost of the repairs will exceed $200 million, and a timeline for the closures has not yet been released. Last year, a similar set of Enhanced Station Initiative repairs was announced for three R train stops in Brooklyn, which closed each station for six months. That move drew a great amount of controversy because commuters were given just five days notice of the closures. To the MTA’s credit, however, newly appointed New York City Transit president Andy Byford has made a point of improving transparency and communications since
You only have a few days left to visit the beautiful castle in the middle of Central Park before it closes for renovations! Though it's actually just a weather-reporting station and not Rapunzel’s lookout point, it’s worth paying a visit to the tower with stunning views of Turtle Pond and the Great Lawn. On Monday, February 26, Belvedere Castle in Central Park is closing for restorations and will remain closed until 2019. It was initially reported that the closure would happen last summer, but the overhaul has been delayed until now. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to Central Park in New York Originally built as a lookout spot in 1869, the tower also served as a U.S. Weather Bureau station. (You know those reports on the official temperature or rainfall in Central Park? Those come from here.) Nowadays, it also has a nature observatory and a gift shop. The fortress is the backdrop of Shakespeare in the Park’s Delacorte Theater but will not affect the upcoming performances of Othello and Twelfth Night. The castle was designed in 1869 and was last renovated in 1983, so it’s highly in need of a makeover to fix its Gothic and Romanesque architecture. The overhaul will fix drainage and masonry problems, and waterproofing and climate control systems will be added. The construction plan also includes replacing windows, doors, lighting fixtures and wood pavilions, and a wood tower that used to stand on the northwest pavilion will be recreated. The original reconstruction plan cost
An unprecedented five NYC queens will dominate the upcoming tenth season of RuPaul's Drag Race. With a statistical one-in-three chance of claiming yet another crown, one of the five new divas could easily join locals like Bianca del Rio, Bob the Drag Queen and Sasha Velour in the halls of Valhalla. Based on what we've seen, this year's crop may be the best assortment yet. You heard it here: We're predicting that three of these girls will make the top five. And based on the official announcement promo, Mama Ru looks pretty pleased with our girls, too. Here's a full breakdown of what you can expect from season 10’s crop of New Yorkers. Aquaria Photograph: Courtesy VH1 The 21-year-old drag prodigy has made a name for herself at Fashion Week and LadyFag events with a stunningly-curated aesthetic and mean girl attitude. She currently co-hosts the Museum of Sex's All-Stars viewings every Thursday. Monet X-Change Photograph: Courtesy VH1 If you've been out in Manhattan over the last few years, you've likely witnessed this powerhouse multihyphenate in action. Though her Instagram is a showcase of snatched looks, her live performances guarantee flips, death drops and plenty of comedy. She posts All Stars Tea recaps every week. Miz Cracker Photograph: Courtesy VH1 Bob the Drag Queen's drag daughter is sure to bring her family's signature vicious wit with her, along with heaps of self-deprecation and the ability to destroy an Aqua lip sync. You can catch h
After a blockbuster debut last week, Black Panther has become one of the most celebrated films of 2018 so far. It’s helped shape conversations about diversity in the entertainment industry and is a welcome shake-up to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. It unabashedly challenges the status quo in Hollywood and brings long overdue commentary on race into the mainstream. On Tuesday, February 27, the film’s star Chadwick Boseman will join Ta-Nehisi Coates, one of the nation’s leading black voices, onstage at the Apollo Theater for an of-the-moment conversation on Black Panther and its cultural significance. Coates is the current writer of the Black Panther print edition comics and helped shape the modern depiction of the fictional futuristic nation Wakanda in the film. Boseman plays the film’s titular character, T'Challa, who was also the first black superhero in the Marvel comic book franchise. “We are delighted to welcome Chadwick and Ta-Nehisi to the Apollo to build upon the already-burgeoning conversation about this important film,” the theater’s executive producer Kamilah Forbes said in a statement. “The Apollo has always been an important convener for the Harlem community, and the cultural phenomenon around Black Panther is an incredibly relevant and rich topic for discussion that directly addresses the representation of black people in everyday media—something that is substantial not only for our Harlem neighborhood, but for our country at large.” The event is hosted in c
1. Nathan Lane and Andrew Garfield arrive on Broadway with Angels in America. The show begins performances today at Neil Simon Theatre. 2. Starting today, you can go see iconic photos of David Bowie in New York. The images will be on display at downtown’s Morrison Hotel Gallery. 3. Attend rave party Arkham at Bizarre tonight. The free monthly event starts at 10pm with death-rock music and horror movies projected on the walls. For more events, check in with Time Out throughout the day.
New York may be the greatest city in the world, but looks-wise it doesn't seem very forward-thinking. Sure, sleek silvery high-rises are going up in Hudson Yards, the World Trade Center and elsewhere. Landmarks like the Oculus, the Shed and the Vessel are certainly cool enough. But NYC's skyline as a whole doesn't hold a candle to the futuristic cray-cray of places like Dubai or Shanghai. What we need are more buildings like the ones depicted in a conceptual proposal for a downtown waterfront site called Pier 2. Photograph: Humphreys & Partner Designed by Dallas architecture firm Humphreys & Partner, this sustainable, mixed-used project comprises two towers divided into modular units equipped with the latest in AI technology for the home, including drone delivery for online purchases and robotic dry cleaning. There are horizontal elevators in addition to the vertical kind, immersive VR installations in the public areas, and sidewalks and bike paths that generate energy when used. Photograph: Humphreys & Partner But wait, there's more! A dedicated transportation hub would accommodate Elon Musk's Hyperloop transit system, as well as an offshore SpaceX platform that would launch and land rockets taking passengers from NYC to Shanghai in 39 minutes. Residences would also have access to self-driving cars and buses. Photograph: Humphreys & Partner If someone actually pulled the trigger on Pier 2 now, designers figure that it could be completed by 2024. Alas, th