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 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
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
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 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 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
Party Earth Review Serious beer drinkers will want to check out Radegast Hall & Biergarten, a Williamsburg staple whose faded wooden façade and steepled roof recall the authentic beer halls of the homeland. The cozy main pub room attracts a curious mix of sporty guys’ guys, fräuleins in vintage garb, and down-to-earth indie rockers, who gather ... more
113 N 3rd Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Party Earth Review Set atop the aptly named Dream Downtown Hotel, PH-D is a penthouse bar decked out in glass, glitter, and enough celebrity-studded luxury to make even the most moneyed Manhattanite blush. Arriving on the twelfth floor perch via mirrored elevator, sleekly-dressed jet-setters and barely-dressed trust fund girls make ... more
355 West 16th Street
New York, NY 10011
Party Earth Review Named after a mythical siren of the Rhine River, Loreley Restaurant & Biergarten lures a clientele of beer lovers both day and night. The rustic brick and wood front room sports pine tables and a long black bar, where financial types and young professionals mingle with hip downtown artists over savory German food and massive ... more
7 Rivington Street
New York, NY 10002
Party Earth Review In a city dominated by towering steel and buzzing neon, the Roof Garden Café and Martini Bar at the Metropolitan Museum of Art is a welcome cultural escape from the hard-edged bustle of New York. Museum patrons and couples in need of refreshment can head through the South Wing and take an elevator to the Iris and B. Gerald ... more
Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue, 5th Floor
New York, NY 10028
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.