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Rockin' Waves: The Rock of Ages '80s Cruise

Circle Line is hosting its 4th Annual Rock of Ages '80s Cruise along with New York City Experience on July 18th. Tickets are $50 and include a summer bbq buffet, wine from B. Smith's Restaurant, beef from Heartland Brewery, champagne from 300 Bowling, sangria from Southern Hospitality, and energy drinks from HARD Engergy! To top off the quirky theme, '80s hair and makeup will be provided by Maximus Clark salon at the Oasis Day Spa. With all this and more, you are guaranteed to have Nothing But A Good Time!

Cast members from the Broadway show will be on board and there will also be a Rock of Ages on Broadway Scavenger Hunt, where you can win prizes and tickets to see the show. Dave and Buster's and Warner Bros will have a prize wheel with giveaways all night long and VJ Randy Esulto will be mixing your fave '80s videos!

The cruise goes from 7-10pm and tickets can be purchased here.

TRAVEL
Bisoux Gets Techy at LaGuardia

LaGuardia's Bisoux Restaurant is getting with the times, and perhaps a little ahead of the times, by amping up their technology.

Chefs Riad Nasr and Lee Hanson bring a new kind of eatery to Terminal D - complete with the most up-to-date gizmos...iPads! 72 iPads were installed, 12 at the bar, and 60 at tables, so that diners can order drinks and dishes more quickly.

They can also use the tablets to check on their flights, log into Facebook, Twitter, or e-mail, play games, or browse the web. Diners can even order news and magazine titles and have the publications delivered right to their seats! If you're heading on vacation this summer, this seems like the best spot around for your pre-flight party.

Um, can every restaurant and airport do this please?

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Joie de vivre: 4 Ways to Celebrate Bastille Day

Also known as La Fete Nationale, Bastille Day is the celebration of the 1790 uprising, Fete de la Federation. Do all things French on Saturday, from eating French foods (National French Fry Day was yesterday!) to partying like the French do! Here are some places in NYC that are throwing down for the other red, white and blue.

Sky Room: The swanky rooftop bar is offering up specials in honor of the holiday. Patrons can reap the benefits of 50% off bottles of PJ Grand Brut champagne from 5-10pm (mention code word: revolution), along with a complimentary plate of fresh seasonal berries. Ricard cocktails will also be available for a cheap $5 and anyone sporting a French ID will get into the party 'fo free!

IN THE SPOTLIGHT
Artist John Hung Ha Paints NYC Melting Pot

Andaz 5th Avenue recently introduced its fourth and final artist in their TBD rotating art series, John Hung Ha. Their prior artists include Claw Money, Mister Cartoon, and M.Dreeland. In the series, each artist paints their view of New York City today on the doors leading to the bar downstairs.

Optical artist John Hung Ha began his work on June 8th, and lived at the hotel for a week while completing his mural. He is best known for his signature Koi fish paintings, where each fish explores various themes from pop culture to customary Asian symbology.

RESTAURANT 101
Crave Fishbar Reemerges in Midtown

Newly opened seafood destination, Crave Fishbar, appeals to the Midtown masses. Brian Owens and chef Todd Mitgang are the faces behind the new restaurant, offering up to 60 seats to patrons. The original Crave Ceviche bar, which was located across the street from the new space, was sadly destroyed in a crane accident in '08, but that didn't deter the owners. The new space is located within a 19th century townhouse and offers up some favorite dishes off the old menu, including plancha grilled yucca with lime butter and toasted nori, along with a brand new menu of edible delights.

CULTURE CLUB
Summer in the City: Theater Edition

New York City is known for its spectacular Broadway shows. But you can get equally stunning and entertaining shows without the hefty price tag and the hustle and bustle of the theatre district. Check out these must see off-Broadway shows!

The Flower Thief: Presented by Horse Trade Theater Group and The Fire This Time Festival, this play, written by Pia Wilson, is one to see. The story centers around Clark, who is grieving over the loss of his twin brother and is clinging to nature's promise of renewal. Clark turns to stealing flowers as everything else around him slowly wilts. This show, directed by Heidi Grumelot, will run August 2-19 at The Red Room at 8pm. Tickets are available here for $18.

DAILY BITES
Celebrate Carmine's B-Day with Free Gifts

Times Square favorite, Carmine's, is celebrating its big 2-0 this month, but instead of receiving presents, they are giving YOU some! Twenty lucky people will win prizes from the restaurant. All you have to do for your chance to win is become a fan of Carmine's on Facebook to enter. They will randomly select one lucky winner each day until July 30th. Gifts include $50 gift cards to Carmine's, as well as the Carmine's Family Cookbook. Don't be a sore loser if you aren't one of the lucky chosen ones, just head to the resto to score some mouthwatering grub anyway!