1. You can now Jet Ski in New York! Cruise the East River with Sea the City’s tours, which just started for the season. 2. Hear Four Tet perform at National Sawdust this week. Starting today, he plays his abstracted club music for a five-show run. 3. The Jimmy Buffett musical has arrived on Broadway. Go see Escape to Margaritaville at the Marquis Theatre for a hokey but fun evening. For more events, check in with Time Out throughout the day.
1. Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations continue with the Brooklyn Saint Patrick’s Day Parade today. The free procession starts at Prospect Park West and 15th Street. 2. We’re hosting a massive mac and cheese festival today! Our Mac and Cheese Smackdown takes place at the Brooklyn Expo Center with unlimited samples of 20 cheesy dishes. 3. There’s a Vodka and Pickles Festival at Grand Prospect Hall this afternoon. There are booze tastings along with art to buy. For more events, check in with Time Out throughout the day.
1. The Dessert Goals food festival arrives in New York this weekend. Try the best sweets from the city's bakeries and restaurants, including Supermoon Bakehouse, Tipsy Scoop and Macaron Parlour. 2. A late-night market with $5 food and booze arrives in Brooklyn today. Midnight Market can be found at Greenpoint Terminal Warehouse. 3. It’s Saint Patrick’s Day, and we have everything you need to know to celebrate in New York City. There’s the parade route, the best Irish pubs and the funniest T-shirts to buy. For more events, check in with Time Out throughout the day.
Since 1985, MoMA’s “New Photography” survey series has introduced the latest photographic talents who have exhibited their work at galleries and museums in NYC and around the world. Each year, the show explores a different theme and for 2018, MoMA wonders “how photography can capture what it means to be human” in a show titled “Being.” This year’s edition features an international line-up of 16 artists, and in case your wondering what's in store, check out our list of eight things to see at MoMA’s “New Photography” exhibit. Yazan Khalili, Hiding our faces like a dancing wind, 2016 Photograph: Courtesy the artist and Lawrie Shabibi, Dubai, © 2018 Yazan Khalili Yazan KhaliliA Palestinian artist, Khalili explores the abuse of human rights by governments, colonialist institutions and even nominally humanitarian organizations. Sam Contis, Denim Dress, 2014 Photograph: The Museum of Modern Art, New York, © 2018 Sam Contis Sam ContisThe relationship of the body to the landscape is the thread that ties together the work of this California artist, whose photos include images that re-envision the American West. Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Mirror Study (4R2A0857), 2016 Photograph: The Museum of Modern Art, New York, © 2018 Paul Mpagi Sepuya Paul Mpagi SepuyaThe tradition of studio photography is given a Queer Aesthetics refresh in Sepuya’s male nude studies and portraits. Stephanie Syjuco, Cargo Cults: Head Bundle, 2013-16
Whether you’re an adventurous eater or just someone who’s dedicated their life to emulating the lifestyle choices of Nicole Kidman, you may be interested in a New York Adventure Club event coming to Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Times Square at the end of the month. The club is teaming up with Brooklyn Bugs for the first-ever Bugapalooza! on April Fool’s Eve (Is that a thing?) aka March 31. The culinary event is meant to introduce curious eaters to the world of edible bugs and will be dishing up a number of creative critter crumbs. Here's the itty-bitty nitty gritty: The “Little Critter” package will get you six bug dishes, prepared by Chef Joseph Yoon, ranging from Grilled Cheese and Cricket Bites to Chapulines Popcorn. All the buggy ballers out there can upgrade to “The King Scorpion” tier, which will hook you up with four additional higher-end bites. As your parents once said when they first visited your New York apartment: Wow, that’s a lotta bugs. On top of copious insect consumption, a ticket to the event also includes open-access to the 20 themed rooms at the attraction with weird shit like shrunken heads, a 19-foot-tall albino giraffe and a laser maze challenge. You might want to put a bug in your significant other’s ear about this one! It would probably make for a very fun date. Sign up to receive great Time Out deals in your inbox each day.
Here's some good news: After a three-year renovation, the historic Chelsea Sexual Health Clinic reopened today. Located at Ninth Avenue and 27th Street by Chelsea Park, the facility will offer HIV treatment, HIV prevention services including PrEP and PEP, quick-start contraception, express STI screenings, counseling for depression, substance abuse and more and many other services. The $26 million overhaul will make a major impact on the lives of NYC's LGBTQ community, especially for individuals who require low-cost or free treatment. It's all part of Mayor Bill de Blasio's Ending the Epidemic plan, which aims to end new transmissions of HIV in the city entirely by 2020, with an added $23 million per year invested in education, treatment and outreach. And it seems to be working: new HIV diagnoses were down over 8 percent from 2016 to 2015—an all-time low for NYC, according to the NYC Health Department. “It’s been a long three years but today we are here to celebrate a new state of the art Chelsea Sexual Health Clinic that will serve hundreds of thousands of New Yorkers from all walks of life regardless of immigration, sexual orientation, gender equality or economic status,” said Speaker Corey Johnson. The clinic is open Monday–Friday 8:30am–3:30pm, Saturday 8:30am–noon and for extra screenings on Tuesdays 5–7pm. You can learn more about clinics near you here. Sign up to receive great Time Out deals in your inbox each day.
Somehow, some way, Banksy—the world's most famous anonymous practitioner of street art—managed to slip into New York City without notice and left behind a mural he created for the famed Bowery Wall in conjunction with graffiti artist Borf. Typically for artists who court controversy, Banksy and Co.'s subject deals with the repression of artistic expression in Turkey. The story goes like this: A Turkish artist and journalist named Zehra Dogan was sentenced in March 2017 to two years and ten months in prison. Her crime? Painting a picture of Nusaybin, a Kurdish city near Turkey's border with Syria, which had been attacked by Turkish security forces. Dogan's image shows smoke billowing in the distance, while the foreground depicts a military vehicle that resembles a robotic T. Rex swallowing the town's inhabitants. For a long time now, the Turkish government has been battling a Kurdish organization call PKK, who lays claim to part of Turkey as Kurdish territory. Additionally, Turkish President/strongman Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has been getting nervous over the presence of armed Kurdish forces in Syria who've been helping the U.S. in the war on ISIS. Consequently, he's been ordering military strikes against Kurds on both sides of the Syrian border. Dogan is herself an ethic Kurd, and her plight is depicted on the Bowery Wall as a series of giant black hashmarks, representing days in the clink, against a white background taking up most of the space. Her portrait is included, pic
Brookfield Place—that shopping mall with indoor palm trees down in Battery Park City—turned into a haven for beer lovers over the past three weeks. From February 22 to March 15, the space hosted a contest to determine the best brewery in New York City. Dubbed the 5 Borough Challenge: Best Brews of NYC, the three-week tasting event allowed visitors to try beers from across the city and vote for their favorites. A panel of judges also threw down their opinions on the best brewery in Gotham. The contest was narrowed down to five finalists, one from each borough. Harlem Brewery won the fan vote, and Kings County Brewers Collection was deemed superior by the judges. Not to be outdone, the Time Out New York editorial team assembled a beer-tasting squad to determine which of the contest’s finalists was in fact the best brewery in town. In addition to the two winners, we sipped on brews from Rockaway Brewing, Bronx Brewery and Flagship Brewing Co. And while we completely respect the fans and judge’s opinions, we humbly disagree with them. Here's how we ranked the five breweries. 1) Queens: Rockaway Brewing Company Photograph: Delia Barth The Queens candidate in the contest reigned supreme for our tasting squad. The brewery produces an excellent and diverse collection of beers out of its Long Island City space and is unabashed about putting out experimental brews that challenge its customers. Try this: Rockaway American Pils, a light, low-ABV pilsner that’d be perfect for
St. Patrick’s Day lands on a Saturday this year, meaning that New York’s annual hoard of green-clad revelers will be out in full force this weekend. The weather is projected to cooperate with the holiday, with sunny skies and forecasted highs in the mid 40s. Whether you plan to head to the official parade, get smashed at local Irish pubs or actively avoid the festivities altogether, here’s everything you need to know about the holiday’s effect on NYC this weekend. RECOMMENDED: Your complete guide to St. Patrick's Day in NYC What’s the skinny on the St. Patrick’s Day Parade? New York City’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade is the largest procession of its kind in the world. Roughly 150,000 people participate in the march, and it attracts another two million spectators. The event kicks off on Saturday at 11am and runs until around 5pm. The route heads straight up Fifth Avenue from 44th Street to 79th Street, ending at the American Irish Historical Society on East 80th Street. You can find an interactive map of the route below and a full breakdown of the street closures surrounding the parade right here. If the Manhattan event sounds like a bit much for you, there's also the Brooklyn St. Patrick’s Day Parade on Sunday, which commemorates the anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn and will include a ceremony honoring the heroes and victims of 9/11. Where can I drink after the parade? For the seemingly vast majority of St. Patrick’s Day celebrants, the holiday has very little to d
1. Harry Potter arrives on Broadway today! The original London cast of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child begin performances. 2. Attend Pregame Your Brain at Caveat tonight. The free happy hour event includes trivia and brainteaser games. 3. The Anti-Dating Gameshow at UCB East this evening will let real couples play a version of The Newlywed Game. The hilarious Carly Ann Filbin hosts. For more events, check in with Time Out throughout the day.