Don't settle for average when your New Year's can be stupendous. If you missed round 1 of our NYE round up, don't worry, you can check it out here. But we've got even more great party plans to share with you! For a more laid back New Year's check out the enticing specials below, including New Year's Day brunch. What could be better?
Sushisamba is throwing a carnival style Brazilian NYE Révellion, complete with DJs, samba dancers, drummers, and fantastic food and drinks. Join the premier seating from 6-10pm or the celebration seating from 10pm-close, with a $30 surcharge. Planning on throwing your own bash? Have specialty samba rolls and sushi platters delivered to your party! Order at least 48 hours in advance from Sushisamba Park.
Shoppers better beware on Saturday December 17th at 2pm if they are in Washington Square Park. For those caught unaware, prepare for a show as spontaneous dance breaks out in the park. NYC Dance Arts is having a flash mob so make sure you don't miss it! You all might remember Modern Family's Mitchell breaking it down for Cam during a flash mob...so if you don't understand the concept check out the video below. Check out this webpage to take dance classes and participate in future flash mobs!
New York Cruise Lines is offering a night to remember aboard Duchess World Yacht to ring in 2012. Enjoy spectacular views of the city and Statue of Liberty, a premium open bar, DJ, dancing, party favors, and a champagne toast at midnight. There will be a five course dinner, as well. $350 tickets can be purchased here now.
Lounge out at The Carnegie Club with sophistication for NYE with a cocktail and cigar in your hand. Listen to the Stan Rubin II Piece Orchestra and Steve Maglio playing Sinatra from 10pm to1am. There is a premium open bar, champagne toast, desserts, and party favors, all for $225.
Christmas is right around the corner and there are quite a few restaurants that want to bring you some good ol' Christmas cheer. Don't spend your holiday slaving over a stove when you could be relaxing at some of the city's best food joints instead. Check out some awesome deals going on over the holidays!
Sushisamba will be offering a delectable Christmas menu that will be available on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day from 12pm-12am. Their menu draws inspiration from Japan, Brazil, and Peru. Tempt your taste buds with Japanese Beer Steamed Mussels, Sansho Pepper-Seared Steak, and more, along with their Floco de Neve Cocktail ($11, leblon cachaca, fresh coconut milk, lychee syrup, simple syrup).
Head over to Maslow 6, located in Tribeca, for that after work perk that you most definitely need. From 6-9pm, the wine store will be having a free tasting of over two dozen wines, along with cheese and charcuteries. 10% of proceeds from all purchases will support The Harmony Program, a non-profit organization that provides musical education for economically disadvantaged youth around the city.
There's no better way to do your holiday shopping!
Enjoy live music along with your snacks and vino and leave your work day woes behind! Register for the event here.
With so many options for drinks, dining and entertainment, it can be hard to narrow things down. So we've done the leg work for you. Here are five more cool ideas for a sweet night out!
Corkbuzz Wine Studio has finally opened! Laura Maniec opens up the space, which includes a wine bar, a wine school, as well as event space, conveniently located in Union Square. Classes begin in January and registration is already open, so register here today!
December is here, and with it comes snow, Santa, menorahs, and good holiday cheer! Partake in these fun wintery events that are sure to warm you up and give you something to talk about on your days off by the fire.
The Feast of Seven Fishes - Patsy's Italian Restaurant will be hosting a magnificent Italian feast, running from December 16th- 24th. Derived from their legendary recipes, Patsy's Feast of the Seven Fishes will include a choice of calamari salad or baccala salad, a half-order of linguini with frutti di mare sauce, along with a choice of shrimp scampi, stuffed calamari, shrimp fra diavolo, or tilapia livornese. Dessert takes the feast to another level, with a choice between homemade strufoli (honey balls) or homemade biscotti. The feast will be $59.95/person and it'll be well worth it!
Last Friday, November 18th, non-profit organization Rock the Schools held a concert to benefit NY State public school music programs. There have recently been some major budget cuts and many schools are in jeopardy of having their music programs cut altogether. Performing at this concert were artists Dion Roy, Tyler Hilton, Bryan Greenberg, Ryan Cabrera, and special guest Val Emmich. The event was hosted by Lauren Berger, the Intern Queen and Z100's Trey Morgan. Now it's time to go behind the scenes with Dion Roy and find out why he got involved in this concert, what's next on his agenda, and some of his super secrets!
Partake in the holiday spirit and check out some great Thanksigiving day specials and fab fall cocktails.
Madison & Vine is offering up a to-die-for Thanksgiving menu at $45/person. Choose from an appetizer of butternut squash and pumpkin bisque with toasted pumpkin seeds or a fall salad of frisse and seasonal greens (with roquefort cheese, maple glazed walnuts, warm bacon vinaigrette). Move on to the entree, where you can choose from roasted turkey with mashed taters, candied sweet potatoes, haricot vert, cornbread, stuffing, cranberry orange relish...basically, the works. Or you can opt for slow roasted prime rib with mashed potatoes, sauteed baby veggies, with a delicious port wine sauce. Still not enough options for you? They also offer white truffle ravioli with toasted pine nuts in a brown butter sage sauce. Dessert brings more goodies in the form of pumpkin pie a la mode or hot apple pot pie, also a la mode.
Thanksgiving week is here, people, and that means it's time to get your drink on. Luckily, last Tuesday November 15th, noted mixologist Tony Abou-Ganim held a class called Demystifying the Martini, aimed to provide lucky attendees with all the knowledge of making the perfect martini. Don't worry, those of you who, er, weren't invited, can still reap the benefits of Tony's class. You may not know the history of the gin cocktail, or have had hands on experience at Catch crafting delicious cocktails, but now you can have the recipes and imbibe yourself this Thanksgiving. And don't forget to go behind the scenes and read Tony's interview!
Bottoms (and turkeys) up!