You’re king (or queen) of the world! Hop aboard Hornblower’s Sensation and cruise along the Hudson while taking in unbeatable views of the Manhattan skyline. As you dance to live DJ's tunes on all three of the Sensation's decks, you’ll be treated to Francis Coppola Diamond Collection wines, light bites, and Tattly’s temporary tattoo bar. And, yes, we’ll forgive you if you say, “I’m on a boat!” all night long. (We’ll be saying it too.) Powered by Eventbrite
All aboard the Hornblower Hybrid for this Fourth of July cruise! On this beautiful, eco-friendly yacht you’ll enjoy a buffet of American picnic foods like corn on the cob, codfish cakes, BBQ chicken breasts and pulled pork sliders. The vessel will sail to a premier spot on the East River where the main event will blast into the sky above the passengers’ heads, completely unobstructed by the crowds and the tall buildings of the shore. You’ll feel so excited by the display of fireworks over the Statue of Liberty—and the effects of the open bar—that you won’t hesitate for a moment to dance to the live DJ afterward. Boards at Pier 15.
Need a sugar high to balance out your booze buzz? Head to the Tuck Room every Thursday for bites of glazed, sea-salt and old-fashioned doughnuts at this joyous happy hour. Look for heavily spiked whipped cream, jams and ice cream—and make sure not to get so full that you can’t dance to beats from DJ J-Zone.
Theater review by Helen Shaw The well-meaning, environmentally minded (Not) Water has been in the works for a very long time, and along the way it has gotten mired in fascination with its own development. The show is an assemblage of flotsam and jetsam, glued together with conversations between actors playing co-conceivers Daniella Topol (Polly Lee) and Sheila Callaghan (April Matthis), in which they constantly assure each other that their new work will be “beautiful” or “edgy” or “fully aware of our own privilege.” They find designers; a producer (played by Rebecca Hart) says they should do a workshop. They even dramatize making a grant proposal, which is one degree of narcissism worse than telling a stranger your dreams.Water is too enormous a topic to tackle in any meaningful way, so the pair splash around desperately: There’s a Katrina monologue, a proposal at sea, a long section of listening to wave sounds. At the show’s nadir, they have a mop “sing” a ditty about cleaning. (Not) Water’s agglomeration of unconnected scenes, dance-theater interruptions and recitations of news items is meant to be a far-ranging meditation on everything H2O, but Callaghan and Topol are too busy telling us about the 11 years they have spent creating it. That’s far too long, clearly. At some point—maybe a decade ago?—the topic seems to have slipped through their fingers.3LD Art & Technology Center (Off-Off Broadway). By Sheila Callaghan and Liza Birkenmeier. Directed by Daniella Topol. Wi
New York Classical Theatre's Stephen Burdman directs an outdoor account of Shakespeare's nasty, brutish and short Scottish tragedy, about a regicidal lord and the wicked women who goad him on. The production plays in Battery Park until its final week, when it relocates to Brooklyn Bridge Park.
Pride is all about gaining much-needed perspective. And at this sky-high event, you can gain 1,250 feet of it. For his big Pride bash, promoter Brandon Voss transforms the 102nd floor of the nation’s tallest building into an epic dance party. Internationally acclaimed house DJ Hector Fonseca is on the decks, and the night also boasts a live performance from pop group Dragonette. If your vertigo’s not too triggered, you can also check out an exclusive aerial lounge with acrobatic performances.
Th National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene begins its 103rd season with a reimagined version of Zalmen Mlotek and Moishe Rosenfeld's 1984 musical, which tracks the Jewish immigrant experience from the late 1890s through the 1940s. Performances are in Yiddish with English and Russian translation via supertitles; Bryna Wasserman directs.