May 24, 2013 10:00 pm SRB Brooklyn From gritty basements to the world’s biggest festival arenas, the genre of dubstep has come quite a long way. But with a whole new generation of “EDM” fans waving their glow sticks to ever more ridiculous drops and wobble bass lines, the origins ... more
177 Second Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
Party Earth Review An eighty-five-acre stretch of piers, marshes, lawns, and coves, Brooklyn Bridge Park has something for just about everyone – and all of it with views of the Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan skyline, and the Statue of Liberty. Though portions of the park aren’t slated to open till 2013, the wide green lawns and center hill of ... more
Extends along the East River Waterfront
from the Manhattan Bridge to Pier 6
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Bar / Arcade
Party Earth Review A mash-up of proud dorks, hipsters, and crunchy yuppies with their dogs in tow show up for a little friendly competition at Barcade, a beer bar/arcade combo featuring almost three dozen vintage arcade games. Just inside, an open patio offers scintillating sinners who (still) smoke a place to puff and chat beside a wall ... more
388 Union Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211
May 24–26, 2013 Carolines On Broadway Born in Brooklyn, New York on November 10, 1968, Tracy Morgan’s rise to fame was tumultuous at best. Morgan dropped out of high school with just four credits left to finish and began to deal drugs on the streets of his crime-ridden ... more
New York, NY 10019
Party Earth Review Downtown scenesters looking to get away from the finance crowd may want to check out GalleryBar, a bi-level gallery and hangout that effortlessly blends seedy nightlife and artsy culture. A gallery by day featuring rotating exhibits of modern works by local painters and sculptors, at night the exposed brick venue opens ... more
120 Orchard Street
New York, NY 10002
May 24 through Jun 16, 2013 Cunningham Park (Queens, NY) Once a year in New York, The Big Apple Circus Queens opens its extravagant and entertaining show to New Yorkers and proves that the wonder of classical circus is alive and well. The Big Apple Circus Queens includes clowns, horses, playful ... more192nd Street
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
Party Earth Review Sophisticated night owls looking for an upscale venue with breathtaking views won’t want to miss 230 Fifth, a luxurious lounge and rooftop bar that offers high-class excitement with a refreshingly unpretentious attitude. Well-dressed business types and out-of-towners stepping off the elevator on the twentieth floor will ... more
230 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10010
May 24–30, 2013 Thousands of New Yorkers join the Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen from U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard ships in Manhattan for Fleet Week. Fleet Week celebrates America’s sea services while providing Big Apple citizens with a ... moreThroughout the city
Party Earth Review Located in the space formerly occupied by The Village Gate, (le) poisson rouge is an edgy club and music venue “serving art and alcohol” to a cool Greenwich Village crowd. Rockers and ultra-chic art hipsters trundle downstairs into the main room, where they clamor around the red bar until the night’s high-profile underground ... more
158 Bleecker Street
New York, NY 10012
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.