Celebrate the start of Oktoberfest with an awesome kick-off party at Loreley Williamburg September 17th (3pm). Supporting Munich tradition, Brooklyn Borough Preseident Marty Markowitz will tap a (free) keg of HB Oktoberfest beer and guests will receive one free half-liter mug of beer until it runs out. Talk about a party!
Soak up some of that beer with some traditional spanferkel ($19), a suckling roasted pig, accompanied by mashed potatoes and red cabbage. There will also be nine different types of sausage and platters will be available with 3, 5, 7, or 9 varieties ($16-$33). DJ Volka Racho will be spinning tunes for your enjoyment, as well.
From September 15th-October 1st, Charles Winn Speaks, by C.S. Hanson, will be presented at Cherry Lane Studio Theatre. This play is set against the current financial crisis (maybe they'll give us some tips), and follows a lovesick stockbrocker as he struggles to find and keep the woman of his dreams.
On the pursuit of the American dream, love, and struggling against the shoddy economy, Winn might just be biting off more than he can chew.
The play is directed by Lynn M. Thomas and will feature Linsday Gates and Chris Kipniak. Don't miss this three week production, which is sure to impress. Purchase your tickets now at LivingImageArts.org for $18.
Eric Ripert and Maguy LeCoze reopened Le Bernadin on September 9th with a striking new design. Chef Ripert still centers his menu on inventive fish-centered dishes on his new Lounge menu such as gravlax and lobster cappuccino (yum). Enjoy your dinner in relaxation mode as Brooklyn artist Ran Ortner's art piece, Deep Water, takes center stage as the dining room's only piece of art. Enjoy the new Le Bernardin lounge, which will play host to the venue's signature cocktails. The only remaining fixture is the iconic wooden ceiling. Try out their delicious dinner Monday-Saturday and their lunch Monday-Friday. Bon apetite!
September may mean that it's time to go out with that extra sweater in tow, but there's no need to carry a frown when you're headed to 116 MacDougal. With their September line-up of events, there's something for everyone to look forward to.Even better, there is no cover for their weekly events.
Mondays: Hit up Gaslight Refueled (8pm) for live stand-up comedy with funny peeps from Comedy Central, Last Comic Standing, NBC, and more, with host Vicky Kuperman.
Tuesdays: Hit up Open Mic (6pm) where the legendary Gaslight stage plays host to singers, poets, comics, and storytellers with host Manoo Halati.
Start your Fall with a tropical bang and pretend that it's still Summer while you can. Hit up some of the city's best tropical bars to ease the seasonal transition. Here's a list of some of our favorites.
Check out The Hurricane Club's recent undeground attachment, Riff Raff's. Enjoy an upscale crowd in a tropical and festive environment. Expect to leave with a little more make-up than you came in with, as the waitresses are known to apply face paint to those who venture to the tiki and jungle-themed paradise. Shake off those extra calories that their delicious cocktails or punch bowls carry by joining in the conga line at 3 a.m.
Calling all fashionistas to flock to the Big Drop for the the launch of Nicky Hilton's new collection, Nicholai. In honor of Fashion Week, Nicky will be showcasing her new line and helping attendees personally with selecting stylish looks for her line. Purchase one of her cool knick knacks and receive a free gift!
Don't sweat it if you need a little liquid courage to get the guts to talk to this celeb -- there will be savory cocktails, as well as drinks provided by Vitamin Water. Tune out the rampaging crowd with sounds from model Jordan Postrel.
Don't waste away your Fall moping around because summer is over. Take advantage of the pleasantly cooler Fall days and enjoy a cruise to Bear Mountain with Circle Line Sightseeing. From September 17th to October 30th, you can sail along the Hudson River and dock for an afternoon at Bear Mountain State Park. Get in with the Germans with complimentary admission to NY's Oktoberfest.
End your summer with a tropical bang...and not the kind Irene threw your way. Hit up some of the city's best tropical bars if you can't make it to the Hamptons or splurge on that last minute cruise. Here's a list of some of our favorites.
The Hurricane Club
Tropical themed bars can get a little cheesy...but this spot is heating up in all the right ways. Expect to find sophisticated decor with shell stone fireplaces, mosquito net curtains, and chandeliers. This Polynesian-inspired happening has cocktails a-plenty for the extremely parched. Served as a punch, or in your choice of coconut, melons, or red peppers, this place well deserves your lovin'.
This weekend, The Redeye is starting a new DIY dining option, Make Your Own Bloody Mary, that will be offered at 11:30 am on Saturdays and 12:00pm on Sundays. You won't enjoy a boozy drink as much as if you put your own blood, sweat, and celery stick into it! Once you begin the dining option, you will receive a mini carafe of homemade tomato juice for two garnished with Old Bay Seasoning on the rim and a celery stick, two glasses of Ketel One Vodka, two jumbo shrimp, and everything in-between.
Carlos Sampietro, born in Lake Como, Italy, moved from the advertising industry to the arts. Don't worry about getting bored while looking at his collection, "The Street Is In The House," is truly unique. Sampietro's motto for the exhibit is "There is beauty in something that has been in the street for so long."
Pictured above, is one of Sampietro's police barrier tables. The artist wanted to bring something that is normally scary and used to separate people, and turn it into something that will bring people together. Many of his works use similar elements -- transforming an item from the street into something beautiful and something that makes a statement about society.