Don 't celebrate National Iced Tea Day like a square...add some fun (aka booze) into your life by trying some of these delicious iced tea cocktails! Sunday June 10th is the day to imbibe, so check out some of these great NYC bars that serve up iced tea cocktails, or check out the recipes to whip up some of your own!
The Imperial March Chinese Black Tea infused Cognac 1st Cru, Raspberry Syrup, Lime Juice, Champagne
The Blues Sisters Gin, Housemade Wild Blueberry Tea Syrup, lemon, lime, muddles basil and blueberries, bottomed with charged water and topped with bitters
Bistro The Tea Set
Summer Village Martini Grey Goose vodka, red peach vanilla tea syrup, soda, mint leaves, served on the rocks
Organic Big Apple Mate Champagne Cocktails Champagne and big apple mate tea syrup
Canal Park Playhouse and The TRUF are going to be presenting the first NY revival of Someone Who'll Watch Over Me, written by Frank McGuinness and directed by Justin Lauro. The show, which has not been seen in New York since its Tony Award-nominated Broadway premiere in 1993, explores the bonds between an Englishman, an Irishman, and an American (sounds like the start to a good joke, right?) who are held as political prisoners in Beirut.
Their captors use silence as a weapon and the men's survival depends on their communication with one another and create unbreakable friendships in terrible circumstances. The show stars Patrick Taylor, Timothy Riley and Alex Teachey.
Last night, Caitlin Kelly, an up-and-coming swimwear designer, held an exclusive preview runway show on the rooftop of 2 Gold Street. Caitlin graduated from FIT and has since designed for Badgley Mischka, Target, AH Schreiber, and was the head designer for Aerin Rose Swimwear. Her line was so well received that the owner of Jordan Taylor Inc. offered her the opportunity to create her own high end swimwear collection. The exclusive preview last night was the result of that opportunity and she will be showing her Spring/Summer 2013 collection again at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in Miami this July.
Newly opened Maslow 6 Wine Bar is hosting a free wine tasting tonight from 6:30-9pm. Francesco Ripaccioli, proprietor of Canalicchio di Sopra, one of the classic estates of Montalcino, will be in attendance and pouring a number of vintage Brunello di Montalcino.
The event begins at 6:30pm with a tasting of Rosso and a brief presentation by Fancisco at 7pm; followed by the Brunello tasting. Those who miss the beginning, fret not, you will still be able to taste the wines later, up until 9pm.
The event is free to attend but RSVPs are recommended and can be made here. Happy sipping, New York!
Monday night brought the premiere of season 5 of The Real Housewives of New York City and it was out with the old and in with the new. Aviva Drescher, one of the three newbies on the show, hosted a viewing party for the premiere at Frames NYC to benefit One Step Ahead, a foundation that helps those with disabilities. Also at the premiere party were fellow Housewives Carole Radziwill and Heather Thomson. Former Housewife Jill Zarin also made an appearance with her hubby.
From June 29th through July 29th, the 2012 undergroundzero festival will take place on 4 stages in the East Village and Brooklyn, as well as outdoor sites throughout lower Manhattan. There will be weekly parties, panels, and new play readings.
FESTIVAL VENUE ADDRESSES
Living Theatre: 21 Clinton Street between Houston and Stanton, Manhattan
Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center: Flamboyan Theater and Los Kabayitos: 107 Suffolk Street at Rivington, Manhattan
JACK: 505 1/2 Waverly Ave, Clinton Hill, Brooklyn
Rejoice marketplace revelers-- Andaz Wall Street has announced the return of the season outdoor Andaz Wall Street Farmer's Market. From 8am to 3pm every Saturday and Wednesday, beginning June 13th, hotel guests and the general public can visit the plaza and shop from local farms as well as sample food from the hotel's Wall & Water restaurant. The farmer's market will feature items from Hudson Valley farms and markets, including fruits and veggies from Migliorelli Farm, poultry and game from Quattro's, jams and chutneys from Beth's Farm Kitchen, cheese and dairy products from Farm Catskills, artisanal soaps from Ash Hopper and artisan breads from Orwasher Bakery. All of the farmer's market suppliers stock the hotel's restaurant with the farm fresh ingredients, as well!
Juggling Master, Mark Nizer, is taking his one man show to NYC. He has won the International Juggling Championships and is now touring the world with his act. His appearances include HBO, MTC, Entertainment Tonight, and more. His show, Expect the Impossible, will be at Canal Park Playhouse for one weekend only.
Using lasers, robots, and extreme 3D juggling, Nizer transforms impossible feats into an awe-inspiring theatrical event. 3D glasses will be available at the theater for the audience to fully enjoy a live 3D performance. Brunch and dinner are available at the theater's Waffle Iron Cafe before and after the shows.