New York foodies and film buffs unite at the annual NYC Food Film Festival. Since 2007, the NYC Food Film Festival has featured screenings of food films paired with themed tastings at participating theaters throughout New York like the AMC ... moreAMC Village 7
66 3rd Avenue
New York NY 10003
Party Earth Review Outsiders may wonder why so many young New Yorkers happily pay a $10 cover charge just to get into the somewhat seedy Mehanata Bulgarian Bar, but those in on the secret know that once inside, they’ll find a no-holds-barred pleasure palace where almost anything goes. Patrons who dare step into the dark dance den with its ... more
113 Ludlow Street
New York, NY 10002
Organized by the WHITE WAVE John Ryan Theater in Brooklyn, the Wave Rising Series is an annual dance festival in New York that features nearly two dozen dance companies performing over three weeks in late October/early November. First ... moreJohn Ryan Theatre (Brooklyn, NY)
25 Jay Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Party Earth Review With its cavernous space, delicious eats, and sideshow theme, the sleek Brooklyn Bowl turns the typical bowling alley on its head and gives it an amusing spin. Once past the velvet ropes, giggling crowds of students and good-natured young professionals looking to bowl make their way to the shoe counter, decked out with ... more
61 Wythe Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Since 2003, the best Arab-American comics in New York have come to perform at the annual New York Arab-American Comedy Festival. For an October weekend, the Gotham Comedy Club hosts Arab-American comics as a direct response to post-9/11 racism ... moreThroughout the city
Party Earth Review Game lovers and jazz fans won’t want to miss Fat Cat, a vast subterranean, one-room club and game room offering a great mix of friendly competition and live music. Although there’s a simple bar serving only beer, wine, and soju cocktails, most of the crowd of hipsters and students heads straight for the open gaming area ... more
75 Christopher Street
New York, NY 10014
Arts Festival / Dance Festival
Hosted by the Brooklyn Academy of Music, the Next Wave Festival has been an annual event since the early 1980s, and presents several weeks of contemporary performance, artist talks, storytelling, visual art, and film. Normally kicking ... morePeter Jay Sharp Building (Brooklyn, NY)
30 Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217
Party Earth Review Situated eighteen floors above SoHo in the ultra-modern James Hotel, Jimmy is a don’t-miss rooftop hang with a 360-degree city view and a fashionable clientele of successful local artists and creative professionals. Sleek and chic, the space features soaring windows and a busy bar serving premium beers and mixology creations ... more
15 Thompson Street
New York, NY 10013
Throughout the city
Party Earth Review Once just another abandoned and overgrown set of elevated railroad tracks, the High Line has been transformed into an urban park where patrons stroll down artfully slanted concrete planks, peruse the booths of local artists, and enjoy a peaceful atmosphere three stories above the city streets. Planted with over two hundred ... more
Washington Street and Gansevoort Street, and Tenth Avenue at West 14th Street (elevator), West 16th Street (elevator), West 18th Street, West 20th Street, West 23rd Street, West 26th Street, West 28th Street, and West 30th Street
New York, NY 10011
Holiday Event / Special Event
With the rise of all out blood-fests like Saw and Paranormal Activity, haunted houses and corn mazes have gotten a little passé. But with the Blackout Haunted House, even the most jaded gore fanatics will be struggling not to scream ... moreBlackout: house
225 E. Houston Street
New York, NY 10002
Party Earth Review Hip patrons in need of a haircut and a drink should head to The Blind Barber, an old-school barbershop that transforms into an exclusive speakeasy by night. Although clients who opt for an afternoon straight-razor shave at the tiny whitewashed shop will be treated to a complimentary drink, the real scene happens once the ... more
339 East 10th Street
New York, NY 10009
For those not too hung-over or danced-out from the city’s nightlife, there are hundreds of things to do in New York from shopping, parks, and plazas, to events, festivals, theater, and happy hours. A beacon for the fashion world, Fifth Avenue offers plenty of flagship stores and legendary establishments like Tiffany & Co., Bergdorf Goodman, and Saks Fifth Avenue where fashion lovers can peruse the high-end clothing and jewelry creations of some of the world’s most sophisticated designers.
No less impressive is Central Park, an 843-acre swath of lush nature, open meadows, and quaint, winding paths alive with joggers, sunbathers, sports enthusiasts, cyclists, and dog walkers in a never-ending quest for outdoor activities in the big metropolis.
It’s no surprise that in such a compact and diverse city, one can find culture on every corner, from the iconic silhouette of the Empire State Building, the otherworldly expanse of Chinatown, and the tourist-mobbed Times Square to looming historical institutions and landmarks like the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Rockefeller Center, or the latest blockbuster theater performances on Broadway.
And not to be forgotten among New York’s cultural treasures is the full schedule of parades and festivals celebrating every major holiday, religion, race, creed, and culture.
Whether it’s hanging out at a café for brunch, sightseeing all over NYC, hitting up Happy Hour with friends, or soaking up the city for a night on the town, there are endless New York things to do for all types, all moods, and all hours of the day.