Arts Festival / Beer Festival
Jun 20, 2013 Music Hall of Williamsburg Culture hounds from all over Brooklyn enjoy over a week of music, movies, and panel talks at the annual Northside Festival. Held for eight days in June, the 2013 Northside Festival takes place at a variety of venues in Brooklyn including ... more
66 North 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Party Earth Review Perched on the twelfth floor of the elegant Empire Hotel – home to one of the main characters on the TV show Gossip Girl – is the exclusive Rooftop Bar and Lounge, an upscale nightspot where pumping DJ music sets a sexy tone for the stiletto-wearing cosmopolitan set sprawled on the leather banquettes. Consisting of both ... more
The Empire Hotel
44 West 63rd Street, 12th Floor
New York, NY 10023
Party Earth Review With a façade as raw and inscrutable as the DIY movement itself, Glasslands Gallery is Williamsburg’s quintessential warehouse-meets-house party venue. While many of its peers are little more than basements with painted walls, this art gallery bar showcases work that runs the gamut from avant-garde to slapdash tagging ... more
289 Kent Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Film Festival / Movies
Jun 20–28, 2013 BAM Howard Gilman Opera House New York City has been home to a thriving, innovative indie film scene for decades. Every June since 2009, the Big Apple flexes its indie muscles at the eclectic, energetic BAMcinemaFest. BAMcinemaFest 2013 features some of the most exciting ... more30 Lafayette Avenue
Party Earth Review A labyrinthine explosion of smells, people, stores, and activity, Chinatown is a bustling enclave that feels like a genuine slice of Hong Kong. Visitors may notice that typical rules don’t apply in this neighborhood, where tourists openly haggle with counterfeit handbag vendors on Canal Street and ancient grandmothers aggressively ... more
Borders Broome Street and Delancey Street on the north side; Broadway and Lafayette on the west side; East River Drive on the south and east sides
New York, NY 10013
Jun 20–22, 2013 Carolines On Broadway Chris D'Elia is a Los Angeles-based actor, writer, and stand-up comedian. He became a household name with the role of Alex Miller on the NBC sitcom Whitney, in which he played the male lead opposite comedian Whitney Cummings. Born ... more
New York, NY 10019
Party Earth Review An underground blend of coffee shop, restaurant, and specialty market pedaling everything from mopeds to shaving kits, The Smile attracts hordes of seasoned screenwriters and wannabe Oscar nominees in need of a place to dish over brie baguettes and café au lait. Tucked away beneath Bond Street, the venue features a rustic ... more
26 Bond Street
New York, NY 10012
Jun 20, 2013–Jan 5, 2014 Discovery Times Square The Art of the Brick is an innovative, one-of-a-kind show in New York City where LEGOs are used to create original 3-D art pieces, as well as replicas of famed works like “The Kiss” by Gustav Klimt and “Girl with a Pearl ... more226 West 44th Street
Party Earth Review A whirlwind of designer fashion, celebrity sightings, and the festive aroma of roasted chestnuts, New York City’s famous Fifth Avenue shopping district is a half-mile stretch of consumer heaven riddled with chichi shops. On weekdays, the area – which stretches from 48th to 59th Street – attracts successful New Yorkers stocking ... more
Fifth Avenue between 48th and 59th Streets
New York, NY 10022
Film Festival / Movies
Jun 20, 2013 As the temperature heats up so do the silver screens. With many major film festivals set to begin screening this summer, one of the first and foremost is the 2013 New York City International Film Festival (NYCIFF) set in the heart of Manhattan ... moreThroughout 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
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.
Amazing drink deals? Unpretentious crowds? Karaoke with friends? Dancing all night? Then check out these suggestions from Emma: