Living in New York City comes at a hefty price, from rent to MetroCards to a cup of coffee, so why spend more than you have to? There are tons of free events to check out in the city that never sleeps. Mondays and Wednesdays, a. Hours are from 11 a. Designed by James Powers, "Fastnet" is a free exhibit of Plein air drawings and ink studies made within a foot shipping container in the center for Freshkills Park. The center is open Thursdays through Sundays from noon to 5 p. A new major public art initiative with large-scale street art, from murals to a foot-long sculpture, has been kicked off and the Hudson Square BID is offering free tours of the artwork that will discuss the challenges and purpose of creating art for the public. The tour runs from noon to p. Learn fun moves and dips from professional swing dancers every Thursday from 5 to 8 p. Solve puzzles and find clues relating to solar and wind power, recycling and other sustainable actions to stop climate change in this free escape room inside Nolan Park House 4B on Governors Island.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Everyone loves music! However, there are those that take it to the next level and have a deep love and an expansive knowledge of music. Luckily for these people, New York City has an expansive history in music and a plethora of unique locations that all music lovers simply must visit. It opened in , and has since become iconic due to multiple television appearances and iconic shows, featuring artists like Michael Jackson, Prince, and Stevie Wonder. Main Drag Music is a favorite hot spot for local musicians. Located in Brooklyn, this shop has everything you could possibly need for a jam session. There are new and used guitars, full drum sets, and more obscure, weird acoustic instruments you might not even know exist. The outside is stylish but rather unassuming. Remember, New York is a city rich with culture, and the music scene is thriving like never before.
New York is the world capital of live music. In , the city hosted 28, gigs and concerts ; when it comes to quantity, NY has the edge. This fizzing, ceaseless and progressive urban sprawl - the granite valleys of Manhattan with its glittering, graphic skyscrapers - induce a mad rush of excitement ideal for artists to hone their work; anything is possible when the sway of hopefulness is that strong or when weirdness and individuality is so gamely encouraged. To parrot Joan Didion, everyone can remember when New York began for them and the feelings it inspired. Bands just blow up after playing in NY. Hip-hop, disco, punk and new wave were born here, and jazz, blues and folk all grew in prominence under the watchful eye of the Manhattan skyline. Country, punk, jazz, blues, folk, rock or hip-hop, New York wants you to absorb its musical prowess. The historic Carnegie Hall boasts one of the most impressive performer lists in the world. Not only is it a music venue, but it also has a long-standing history with the arts. The studios above the hall also used to be home to a number of high-profile creatives, including Marlon Brando, Isadora Duncan and Agnes de Mille.
Thanks for subscribing! Look out for your first newsletter in your inbox soon! Come February, we're all pretty much over the cold, depressing winter. Luckily, we've found some worthwhile NYC concerts in February to make the short month pass by faster! Hey, it's March! While you might still catch the odd icy temp, keep your spirits high and your sights on the many summer music festivals just around the corner. April arrives with a batch of killer new concerts, and tickets for the choicest events are already on sale or will be soon. And if you're looking for some late-night music, be sure to consult our monthly list of New York's best parties as well.
Unveiling a new song, a new album and some of the old woozy indiscipline that hamstrung their ascent nearly 20 years ago, the Strokes extended the most Live music lovers, take note: there may be a shake-up coming to Governors Ball, one of New York's most beloved festivals. Historically, the festival has The unmarked door out front opens to a stark red-lit hallway with iridescent glitter flooring. Turning the corner into the Sparkle Room, you can see folks head-bobbing to punk beats blaring from the speakers while others mingle along the left bar that has a mirrored-tile backdrop like someone flattened out a discoball.
The spirit is similar to what you might find on a Friday night at a space in Ridgewood or Bushwick. But, thankfully, New York nightlife values food and drink as much as any performance. The dual forms of entertainment work in tandem to create the ultimate vibe with menus that no longer lack innovation. In fact, the neighboring restaurant, which opens to the public today, is a near-exact recreation of a beloved Wisconsin spot they used to dine at, using decor the duo bought at auction after the restaurant closed.
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