CULTURE CLUB
The Armory Show: A Global Showcase of Modern & Contemporary Art

The art world is buzzing with anticipation for the 100th anniversary of the prestigious Armory Show which opens its doors today and stretches through the weekend. No longer held at its original historic venue, The 69th Regiment Armory, this year’s installment of the Armory Show will be held at Pier 92 and Pier 94 in Midtown Manhattan. Renowned the world over, The Armory Show is essentially an international contemporary and modern art fair that is devoted to showcasing the world’s leading art galleries and their most important artworks from the 20th and 21st centuries.

This year’s Armory Show is split between the two piers holding the event. Pier 92 will be showcasing historically significant modern art from top galleries such as the Forum Gallery, LEVY Galerie, Vivian Horan Fine Art, and dozens more. Contemporary artworks from up-and-coming, new artists and living artists will be featured on Pier 94, with exhibition pieces from Eleven Rivington, GRIMM, and Two Palms among many others. The 2013 Armory Show will also have a focus exhibit that will highlight artworks from the United States. The Focus: USA gallery will have exhibit pieces from the collections of Various Small Fries, Suzanne Geiss, Anthony Meier Fine Arts, and more.

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NYC: Celebrate Freedom at This Week's Parties

When: 5pm - 10pm

Where: Turtle Bay, 987 2nd Ave

When: 10pm - close

Where: Avenue, 116 10th Avenue

When: 12pm - 4am

Where: STK Rooftop, 26 Little W 12th Street

When: 3pm - 9pm

Where: Dekalb Market, 138 Willoughby Street, Brooklyn.

When: 6pm - Midnight

Where: Hudson Terrace, 621 west 46th St.

When: 12pm - Midnight

Where: Pier 92, 711 12th Ave

When: Noon - 5pm

Where: Manhattan and Brooklyn

When: 10pm - close

Where: The Room Mate Grace Hotel Lounge

When: 9pm - close

Where: Empire Hotel Rooftop, 44 W. 63rd St.

When: 7pm - 9pm

Where: Museum of Modern Art

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Lil' Jon, Wyclef Jean, EC Twins Headline Pier 92 for 4th of July

The Fourth of July is going to be hopping at the Waterfront at Pier 92 this year. The 12-hour rooftop beach party will be hosted by Arrival and will feature performances by hip hop artists Lil' Jon and Wyclef Jean. Top electronica DJs will also take the stage, such as Hook N Sling, Ken Loi, Serge Devant, and The EC Twins.

Virgil's Real Barbecue will be serving food along with almost a dozen of the city's best food trucks, including Phil's Steaks and Valducci's Pizza. There will also be tanning decks for those looking to get Snooki-fied, a sand pit for those who wanna get down 'n' dirty, air conditioned cabanas to beat the heat, and an outstanding view of the Macy's fireworks on the Hudson.

VIP terraces are also available to those who wanna do it right. A portion of the proceeds from the events will benefit the Hudson River Park Trust.

NOTABLES
High Society Host Tinsley Mortimer

You've seen her on High Society and around New York City. Now you get your once in a lifetime chance to see Tinsely Mortimer up close and personal at Pier 92 on Halloween Eve. As Joonbug hosts the largest Halloween party in NYC, Tinsley Mortimer shares a little bit about her Halloween favorites to give you a sneak preview of the night.

Who is your favorite movie villain and why?

If you had to pick one of the seven dwarfs to dress up as for Halloween which one would you choose and why?
EDITOR'S LETTER
The Hudson's Never Been So Scary

It's Halloween week. It's super busy here in the office, and there's an excited anxiety in me knowing that the City is about to go crazy with scary faces, masquerades, and of course, the biggest party New York City has ever seen. This year, Joonbug is taking over an entire pier. Pier 92 that is. Promising to have 3,000 people and a parade of masked faces, Horror on the Hudson is going to be the most epic party you have ever been to and will ever go to. There will be a freaky collection of performances in absolute Halloween style, and it will be your opportunity to hear one of the world's best DJs, Mel Debarge. It sounds quite exciting.

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Horror on the Hudson