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Summer on the Hudson: Events and Programs Designed to Get You Out of the House

Summer on the Hudson

https://www.nycgovparks.org/events/summer_on_the_hudson

Various locations; check website for more information.

Summer on the Hudson, sponsored by the NYC Parks department, features an unbelievable number of special events and full day festivals for individuals, as well as the whole family.  By dividing up Riverside Park into sections, each area sponsors a whole range of performances and ...

Looking for a Weekend Getaway? There’s ‘New Hope’ for you (and Lambertville, too!)

By Don Adkins, Managing Editor, Summer 2016

I had been to New Hope, Pennsylvania before and have always considered it a charming getaway from New York City, but on this trip I found there are always new ...

Better Than A Drive-In

Ann Fraser, Lifestyle Editor, May, 2016

What could be better than summer and movies?  How about a whole summer of outdoor movie choices available in every part of the city, from park to park and river to river, and almost all of it ...

Review: 'That True Phoenix' Tells the Tale of Da Ponte, ...

By Miles Harter, Contributing Writer, April 28, 2017 That True Phoenix tells the story of the fascinating and long life of Lorenzo Da Ponte, who is best known for being the librettist of three of Mozart’s greatest operas, Don Giovanni, The Marriage of Figaro, and Così ...

Review: Natalie Dessay Brings Artistry of the Highest Order to ...

By Christopher Johnson, Contributing Writer, April 27, 2017 It’s Natalie Dessay’s world; you and I just live in it. Dessay is one of the sovereign communicative artists of our era, whose every moment onstage seems fully lived and completely expressed. She wastes no time on ...

The European Fine Art Fair (TEFAF) at the Armory This ...

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, April 27, 2017 TEFAF (The European Fine Art Fair) was founded 30 years ago by a group of art dealers looking to expand their base audience of connoisseurs and collectors. Held in Maastricht, The Netherlands every March, it has become one of ...

Review: 'Bandstand' Dances, But Doesn't Always Deliver

By Sheila Kogan, Contributing Writer, April 27, 2017 There are so many elements to be savored in the new Broadway production Bandstand. First and foremost is the wonderfully inventive choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, who also serves as the show’s director. It was great fun to watch ...

Review: 'Six Degrees of Separation' Sparks a Connection

By Jil Picariello, Theater Editor, April 26, 2017 Oh, that Allison Janney. She can do more with one little finger than most performers can manage with their entire bodies. And that voice. That deep, dry, hilarious, wonderful voice. She’s one of that rare ones who can ...

#MakeItMagnifique: Tea and Cheese at the French Cheese Board in ...

By Natasha Nesic, Contributing Writer, April 26, 2017 Sometimes joy comes sliced between poached pears and baguette. So it is at the French Cheese Board, a tender slice of SoHo at 41 Spring Street. Polyglot gourmand Charles Duque created this permanent pop-up to communicate the creamy wonder of ...

100 Days, Funding and a Shutdown - We've Seen It Before ...

By Mark McLaren with Helaine Feldman, Contributing Writer, April 26, 2017 There is, if you can believe it, even greater scrutiny on President Trump this week as he approaches his first 100 days in office, and as he and Congress haggle over funding a wall, Obamacare, and the ...

Jazz Notes: Jazz Icon Ella Fitzgerald Honored With NYC Mayoral ...

By Dan Ouellette, Senior Editor ZEALnyc, April 25 2017 Even though the legendary Ella Fitzgerald died in 1996 at her home in Beverley Hills, she was a bona fide New Yorker throughout her remarkable career. Her story as The First Lady of Song began at the Apollo Theater ...

Review: 'Anastasia'—A Little Girl's Dream Comes True

By Megan Wrappe, Contributing Writer, April 25, 2017 Walking into the Broadhurst Theatre I felt like a little girl at Christmas. I was finally going to see my favorite childhood movie come to life onstage. Anastasia, directed by Darko Tresnjak, boasting a book by Terrence McNally with ...

Review: 'The Antipodes' Tells Us Stories About Stories

By Jil Picariello, Theater Editor, April 25, 2017 There are stories. And there are stories about stories. There are stories that number stories, that outline stories, that list stories. Somehow, The Antipodes, the new play by Annie Baker, directed by Lila Neugebauer at the Signature Theater, is ...

Top 5 Tourist Destinations Native New Yorkers Should Experience

By Danielle Zickl, Contributing Writer, May 24, 2016

I recently had the experience of showing some friends around NYC who had never visited before. I have to be honest when I say I wasn’t exactly thrilled at the idea, because, of course, they wanted to see ...

10 Things to Do in NYC for Under $30 (and some are even free!)

By Danielle Zikl, Contributing Writer, May 4, 2016

If you’re like me, a recent college grad whose money goes toward student loans, food, and not much else, you live for finding cheap (or even free) things to do for fun.  Good thing NYC has a lot to offer in ...

Obscura Day 2016 April 16th

Ann Fraser, Lifestyle Editor, Apr. 1, 2016

Whenever I get a passing thought that maybe I should leave this expensive, loud, over crowded city, something like Obscura Day comes along and I am reminded why we all stay.

Thank the folks at Atlas Obscura, a ...

You Outta Know: Soundscape 9:09 The Metropolitan Museum’s Unexpected Gift

Ann Fraser, Lifestyle Editor, Apr.1, 2016

The Metropolitan Museum has always had a rather complicated relationship with its collection of Modern and Contemporary Art.  Once relegated to a very unappealing, difficult to locate, lightless lower gallery, it was ...

You Outta Know: National Theater Live

Ann Fraser, Lifestyle Editor, March 8, 2016

This is (was) the best kept secret in New York.  National Theater Live brings filmed live performances of some of the United Kingdom’s greatest productions to the big screen.  After around five ...

Harlem Itineraries for Every Season – Winter, Another in ZEALnyc’s Harlem Neighborhood Series

Ann Fraser, Lifestyle Editor, February 29, 2016

Harlem is a neighborhood for all seasons. And for those unfamiliar with all its offerings, we’ve created some itineraries, one for each season. So no matter when you decide to go, you’ll have some glorious ...

Four Harlem Happenings, ZEALnyc’s Harlem Neighborhood Series

Ann Fraser, Lifestyle Editor, February 16, 2016

What’s happening in Harlem this month? There’s always so much happening in Harlem and this month the choices are especially broad.

MIST Harlem has an ongoing exhibition ...

valentine's day NYC

Top 8 Places to Spend Your Valentine’s Day in New York City

Cherilyn Beckles, Contributing Writer, February 7th, 2016

Love isn’t the only thing that is in the air this Valentine’s Day! Take your loved one to the place of their dreams or excite them with somewhere new with these great ticket offers and events. Here ...

Sweet Spots in Harlem – First in ZEALnyc Harlem Neighborhood Series

Ann Fraser, Lifestyle Editor, February 4, 2016

The area between Harlem’s 116th and 121st, from Frederick Douglass to Lenox Avenue is rife with sweet, sweet choices! Each of these spots has its own specialty, ...

The Tea Totaling Trail – Your Guide to the Teas of New York City

Ishani Chatterji, Contributing Writer, January 29, 2016

A warm cup of tea and good book are the perfect companions for a winter afternoon. Tea is generally a good, healthy alternative to most liquids we chose to consume on a daily basis. ...

You Outta Know: Syndicated

Ann Fraser, Lifestyle Editor

This is like a dream come true.  Syndicated offers a menu of high quality, seasonal ingredients, interesting drinks, comfy seats, and a movie.  Think art house classics, ...

You Outta Know: The African Market in Harlem

Ann Fraser, Lifestyle Editor

Tired of the same old same old?  You won’t find that here.  Shopping the African Market is like taking a trip to Cameroon or Mali, The Congo or Senegal, Ghana or West Africa, as all those countries’ crafts are represented ...

Koneko Kat Kafe

Ann Fraser, Lifestyle Editor

Full disclosure, I am an animal lover, all except cats.  I’ve just never felt the appeal.  When asked to visit the Koneko Kat Kafe, I was less than thrilled.  What I pictured:  a very cutesy, even twee, environment where cats would roam around my ...

Seinfeld At The Beacon in Monthly Concert Series: 'Jerry Seinfeld: The Homestand'

Seinfeld At The Beacon in Monthly Concert Series: ‘Jerry Seinfeld: The Homestand’

Mark McLaren, Editor in Chief, December 1, 2015

Hoping that lightening strikes twice, The Madison Square Garden Company announced today a monthly Beacon Theatre concert series with iconic comedian and ...

You Outta Know: The Ravine in Central Park

Ann Fraser, Lifestyle Editor

Next time you have out of town guests visiting—no, scratch that.  Next time you want to surprise and delight even the most die hard New Yorkers, take them up to The Ravine, a hidden stretch of bucolic beauty that runs between ...

You Outta Know: Lee Lee’s Bakery

Ann Fraser, Lifestyle Editor

I know, bakery shmakery, you say, and you’d be so very wrong.  This miniscule shop with its red and white striped awning, tucked away on west 118th st.  is the domain of Mr. Alvin Lee Smalls, formerly of South Carolina.   An African American ...

The Lowline Lab

Ann Fraser, Lifestyle Editor, October 26, 2015

The Lowline is a plan to use solar technology to illuminate an historic subway terminal on the Lower East Side. Plans are in place to create an underground park that will join sustainable life with the cobblestones, ...

Beverly Johnson The Face That Changed It All

Supermodel Beverly Johnson Presents Her New Memoir At The Fashion Influencers Gala Reception

New York Fashion Week zoomed forward as only it could; the city buzzed with the clamor of celebrities and their entourages, the jangling of baubles, side talk, and of course an overflow of street style.

On Wednesday, September 9, 2015, Super Model Beverly Johnson ...

Art for All at The Children’s Museum of Art on Charlton St. welcomes Mariam Pare

Ann Fraser, Lifestyle Editor, Sept. 29th

The Children’s Museum of Art, located at 103 Charlton Street boasts a clay bar, a sound booth, a media room,sculpture you can climb on,  and a full art studio, but perhaps its most inspiring offer ...

4 Fun, Free, Fresh Things To Hit This Weekend in NYC

Jody Williams, Contributing Writer, September 17, 2015

It’s that time of year. Summer is ending, the holidays are annoyingly close, and that Fire Island summer share splurge is weighing on the bank account. What better way to ease the pain than to have ...