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Apr
17
12:00 AM00:00

The Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden

More thrilling than ever, the 14th annual Orchid Show transports visitors on a journey through orchid collecting history, each moment playing out against a stunning backdrop of thousands of orchids. Discover the far-flung adventures of orchid hunters swept up in 19th-century "orchidelirium," when explorers risked life and limb to secure these captivating flowers from jungles around the world. Dance performances, a poetry reading, orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of the popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set. GA $20


Orchid Evenings:

March 5, 12, 19, 24 (LGBT Night), 26; April 2, 9, 15, 16 | 6:30 - 9:30 p.m.

Stroll through The Orchid Show: Orchidelirium with a cocktail in hand while music and unmatched beauty create one of New York City’s most romantic date destinations. Your ticket includes one complimentary beer, wine, or speciality cocktail. Timed ticket required for Conservatory entry. $35

New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd, Bronx

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Mar
3
to Mar 6

The Armory Show

courtesy Armory Show

courtesy Armory Show

The Armory Show is America’s leading international art fair taking place annually on pier 92 & 94, overlooking the Hudson River. Now in its 22nd year, The Armory Show is a New York cultural institution and a highly-anticipated event on the global arts calendar. With a commitment to presenting the highest-quality modern and contemporary art, The Armory Show connects the world’s foremost galleries with international collectors, curators and art professionals in the capital of the art world.

 

PIERS 92 & 94, Twelfth Avenue at 55th Street
Thursday, March 3 - Sunday, March 6, 12 pm to 7 pm.

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Mar
3
to Apr 30

The Imbible: A Spirited History of Drinking

Playing Off Broadway in an authentic New York speakeasy that was actually used as a meeting place by the notorious Tammany Society, The Imbible sweeps audiences along a 10,000-year journey through history and across the globe accompanied by craft cocktails and the vocal stylings of The Backwaiters Acapella group.

Off-Broadway at SoHo Playhouse

Tickets include 3 craft cocktails, ID required

7:00P Thursdays, 9:00P Fridays & Saturdays

SoHo Playhouse, 15 Vandam Street/  Sixth Avenue

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Feb
27
to Apr 17

Orchidelirium: The Orchid Show at the Botanical Gardens

More thrilling than ever, the 14th annual Orchid Show transports visitors on a journey through orchid collecting history, each moment playing out against a stunning backdrop of thousands of orchids. Discover the far-flung adventures of orchid hunters swept up in 19th-century "orchidelirium," when explorers risked life and limb to secure these captivating flowers from jungles around the world. Then learn about NYBG's efforts to rescue illegally collected orchids that have been seized at international borders. Dance performances, a poetry reading, orchid care demonstrations, and shopping fill the daylight hours, while the return of our popular Orchid Evenings ensures many memorable celebrations after the sun has set.

Botanical Gardens, 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx

10AM-6PM, closed most Mondays with exceptions - Open Easter Monday, March 28th

Tickets here

 

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Feb
24
6:00 PM18:00

NYC Brewers Choice

Beer Sessions Radio™, the Good Beer Seal, and the NYC Brewers Guild are happy to present the 6th annual NYC Brewer’s Choice™ on Wednesday, February 24th, as part of the New York City Beer Week (2/19-28/16). This year’s “better beer event” will take place at 525 Waverly right next door to Greenpoint Beer Works (where KelSo Beer and Heartland Brewery brew their beers) in the Clinton Hill section of Brooklyn (same location as last year's event).

NYC Brewer’s Choice™ is a signature event of NYC Beer Week and celebrates the men and women of craft beer, offering the opportunity for beer lovers to mix and mingle with the brewers themselves in an upscale beer and food event. Tickets $60 - $80 available here

Sanders Studios, 525 Waverly Avenue,  Brooklyn

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Sweetheart Soiree at the Norwood Club
Feb
15
9:00 PM21:00

Sweetheart Soiree at the Norwood Club

The lush Norwood Club hosts the sumptuous 7th Annual Sweetheart Soiree on 4 floors of the historic townhouse. Guest can expect cupid-approved cocktails, jazz, a kissing booth, dancers, a chanteuse, complimentary hors d'oeuvres and beautiful people. Get your tickets here

Formal attire encouraged, doors open at 9PM - 1AM, admission $95

Norwood Club, 241 W. 14th Street

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Romance under the Stars at the Museum of Natural History
Feb
14
6:00 PM18:00

Romance under the Stars at the Museum of Natural History

Celebrate Valentine’s Day with a unique date night at the Hayden Planetarium! Join the Museum of Natural History (at 6 pm or 9:30 pm) for a cocktail hour in the Cullman Hall of the Universe, complete with open bar, champagne, chocolates, and hors d’oeuvres, accompanied by the music of the Josh Rutner Quartet. Then join Lydia Maria Petrosinoand Ted Williams in the Hayden Planetarium for an unforgettable view of the night sky and some stellar romance stories from the ancient past. Tickets $125 details here

Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 77th Street

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Feb
14
4:30 PM16:30

Riverton String Quartet at the Bartow-Pell Mansion

Winter Chamber Music

Sunday, February 14, 4:30 p.m.

The Rivertown String Quartet performs a wonderful one-hour program of romantic classical music in the double parlors, including pieces by Schubert, Beethoven, and Ginastera—perfect for Valentine’s Day. Enjoy refreshments at the opening of the Gilded Age Glamour exhibition after the concert.

Cost $20. Tickets may be purchased in advance online or at the door. Registration requested if purchasing at the door.

Bartow-Pell Mansion, 895 Shore Road, Pelham BayPark, Bronx

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Feb
14
1:30 PM13:30

Valentine's Day Scavenger Hunt

Calling all couples! Tired of the same dinner and movies date? Try something fun this Valentine’s day. Uncover all of the most romantic spots in NYC while having a fun, interactive experience! The Amazing New York Scavenger Hunt - part hunt, part obstacle course and ALL NEW YORK. A series of clues leads you around the city performing physical and mental challenges along the way. Get your tickets here

Slattery's, 8 E 36th Street

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Feb
14
12:30 PM12:30

Valentine's Day Bossa Nova Brunch at Highline Ballroom

A Special JOBIM Birthday Celebration Brunch and 50 year anniversary of "The Girl from Ipanema"

Vocalist Julie Eigenberg - known to her fans as Julie E. - & Manhattan Transfer's pianist Yaron Gershovsky with World Guitar Master Andres Laprida team up to pay tribute to Brazilian jazz legend Tom Jobim, king of the bossa nova and Grammy-winning composer of favorites like "The Girl From Ipanema."

The Grammy-winning Gershovsky is not only the keyboardist for the world-renowned vocal group, but he's also their musical director and arranger, while Julie E. co-wrote one of the harmonizers' biggest hits, "Why Not!". Her own sound is a smooth mix of pop and Latin, but she also displays a soulful command of Brazilian Jazz.

Tickets $22/ $25 day of show, reserved VIP seating $30, full brunch menu available, $10 minimum per person, doors open 11AM.

Highline Ballroom, 431 W. 16th Street

 

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Love in the Parlors - A Valentine in Concert
Feb
13
7:30 PM19:30

Love in the Parlors - A Valentine in Concert

The Bond Street Euterpean Singing Society presents lush, romantic vocal music of the world’s greatest 19th-century composers performed in the Museum’s Greek revival double parlors. Chosen by NBC Online and TimeOut NY as a top pick for a Valentine’s evening, this annual event sells out fast. Singers Anthony Bellov, Amy Gluck, Jane Elizabeth Rady, and Dayle Vander Sande with pianist Jai Jeffryes perform rarely heard gems by Bellini, Schubert, Fauré, Duparc, Rubinstein, Franz Abt, Amy Beach, Johann Strauss II, and others. 

$35, $25 Seniors, Students, MHM Members.

$20, Post-Performance Bubbly & Chocolate

Merchants House Museum, 29 E 4th Street, East Village

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70's Soul Jam Valentine's Concert at Beacon Theater
Feb
13
12:00 PM12:00

70's Soul Jam Valentine's Concert at Beacon Theater

Love will surely be in the air as The 70s Soul Jam Valentine’s Concert comes to the Beacon Theatre for two shows, 3pm and 8pm on Saturday, February 13, 2016. The soul-sational bill features 5 iconic groups: The Stylistics, Dramatics, New Birth, Ray, Goodman and Brown, and Jobie Thomas’ Enchantment (subject to change).

Beacon Theater, 2124 Broadway/ 74th St, Upper West Side

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Soul on Ice Figurskating in Harlem
Feb
6
1:30 PM13:30

Soul on Ice Figurskating in Harlem

The Gwendolyn Simmons' Soul on Ice Winter Skating Party is an annual community event where skaters, their families, friends and community members enjoy a wonderful day of skating. Organized by the parents of Figure Skating in Harlem, the Winter Skating Party is an afternoon of fun for the entire family and community including food, music, raffle prizes and ice skating demonstrations by our girls. $15

Lasker Ice Rink, Central Park North

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A Lunar New Year Celebration on Madison Avenue
Feb
6
11:00 AM11:00

A Lunar New Year Celebration on Madison Avenue

"Madison Street to Madison Avenue," a very special Lunar New Year event co-sponsored by the East Midtown Partnership, Chinatown Partnership, Madison Avenue Business Improvement District, and Confucius Institute for Business at the State University of New York (SUNY).

** 11:00 AM, Madison Avenue at East 76th Street: We'll welcome Lion Dancers and a Dragon, and witness the historic signing ceremony celebrating the partnership of the Madison Avenue BID with the Bund Association for Promotion of Commerce & Trade, Shanghai, China. Among the confirmed attendees is Emmy-winning TV personality and entrepreneur, Yue-Sai Kan.

** 11:15 AM–1:00 PM, Madison Avenue from East 76th Street to East 54th Street: Enjoy the artistry of our Lion Dancers and Dragon as they perform, while participating retailers including Baccarat, Bally, CH Carolina Herrera, Chopard, Coach, Dennis Basso, Emilio Pucci, Fendi, Michael Kors, Mulberry, NARS host special in-store Lunar New Year programming

** 12:00–3:00 PM, the Harman store and 527 Madison Avenue (at East 54th Street): We will host a variety of indoor and outdoor Lunar New Year-themed family entertainment and musical performances. The public can take part in:
* calligraphy demonstrations
* face-painting
* a themed photo booth
* and experience performances by the New York Eastern Chamber Orchestra conducted by Dr. Fei Fang and traditional Chinese face-changing by Peng Li.

Madison Street to Madison Avenue is co-produced through a unique collaboration between the East Midtown Partnership, Confucius Institute for Business at the SUNY Global Center, Madison Avenue Business Improvement District, and Chinatown Partnership. It is presented with the generous support of Harman, Harper's BAZAAR China, and Vornado Realty Trust. 

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Madison Avenue from E 54th Street to E 76th Street, 11AM - 3PM

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Thunderbird American Indian Dancers in Concert
Feb
5
to Feb 14

Thunderbird American Indian Dancers in Concert

Established in 1963, the Thunderbird Dancers are New York's oldest dance troupe established by volunteers to preserve the songs and dances of their ancestors.

Dancers wear traditional clothing and utilize instruments reflecting the multi-tribal background of the performers of the Iroquois, Northeast Woodlands and Southwest tribes and the Great Plains people.  

Fridays – Sundays

February 5, 6, 7 & 12, 13, 14,  2016

Fridays 8 PM, Saturdays 3 & 8 PM, Sundays 3 PM

Theater for the New City, 155 First Avenue (at 10th Street), Tickets $10

 

 

 

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Feb
2
4:30 PM16:30

That Physics Show!

Lifetime professional physics demonstrator David Maiullo brings his scientific "magic" from the world of physics to the off-Broadway stage in THAT PHYSICS SHOW!

Based on the hundreds of physics experiments that are presented at physics conferences and in classrooms across the country, THAT PHYSICS SHOW features segments on motion, momentum, vacuum, friction, energy, density, fluid motion, sound waves and sound vibration, light waves, temperature and many more from the world in which we live, a world controlled by physics. Tickets $39 - $49 available here

The Elektra Theater, 300 W 43rd St, 43rd St and 8th Ave, Midtown

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