On a day in February, beer fans flock to the annual International Great Beer Expo New Jersey. Held each year at the Meadowlands Exposition Center in Secaucus, New Jersey, the 2015 International Great Beer Expo features tastings of over one ... moreMeadowlands Exposition Center (Secaucus, NJ)
355 Plaza Dr.
Secaucus, NJ 07094
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
From Henry Darger’s Realms of the Unreal to Daniel Johnston’s Jeremiah the Innocent, outsider art has won the hearts of fans all around the world. To celebrate art that’s bizarre, weird, and rebellious, culture hounds and ... moreCenter548
548 West 22nd Street
New York City,NY 10011
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
The 2015 Ecstatic Music Festival is a series of unique concerts pairing experimental indie musicians and bands with progressive classical ensembles and composers. Held each year at the Kaufman Center’s Merkin Concert Hall in New York ... moreMerkin Concert Hall
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
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
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
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
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
Party Earth Review A dream come true for shopaholics, foodies, and art lovers alike, SoHo is a versatile downtown neighborhood offering an unending variety of shops, galleries, and restaurants. On weekend afternoons, the area is usually swarming with young creative professionals and tourists who flood mainstream stores like Zara, Bloomingdale ... more
Between Houston Street and Canal Street, and Broadway and Sixth Avenue
New York, NY 10012
Party Earth Review Located on the Hudson River waterfront at Pier 66, The Frying Pan and the adjacent Lackawanna Barge are two old vessels transformed into a unique seasonal hotspot that attracts swarms of fashionably casual and outgoing young professionals ready to party in the open air. Fitted out with a bar and grill, Lackawanna ... more
Pier 66 in Hudson River Park at West 26th 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.