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11 Fun-Not-Your-Average-Grandma-Inspired-Events-to Celebrate Grandma on August 22, 2015

Felicia Watts | Posted 08.19.2015 | Entertainment
Felicia Watts

Grandma passed away on August 1, 2015, just 21 days before her 90th birthday on August 22nd. I had it all planned. I was to travel to my hometown ...

BalletX Boasts Power and Innovation in Matthew Neenan's 'Sunset, o639 Hours'

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 08.13.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

Tucked inside Sunset, o639 Hours are countless moments of intimacy and ingenuity. For example, when Andrea Yorita moves to "Letter from Francis Elizabeth in San Francisco to William in Auckland," she's discreet, with all the weight and earnestness of someone who longs for her lover, but is afraid to tell him.

The Ashley Bouder Project Disappoints at the Joyce's Ballet Festival

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 08.12.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

Of course, The Ashley Bouder Project was the most popular show of the run, and people begged for seats regardless of price. Somehow, "bravos" echoed despite a banal bill filled with the kind of choreography that is pushing ballet into its grave.

"The Absolute Brightness of Leonard Pelkey:" A 21st-Century Play for a 21st-Century Audience

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 08.06.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

His sensitivity and thoughtfulness contrasted my first impression of him from a few days before, when he primarily portrayed a gruff detective from the Jersey Shore in his one-man show at the Westside Theatre.

Momix's Alchemia Defies Reality

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 07.28.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

Moses Pendleton has the humility and confidence to accept the existence of magic and repurpose it as his tool. In his latest work for Momix, he maneuvers the uneasiness of incredulity with earnestness and grace.

Gillian Murphy, Isabella Boylston, and Nicole Graniero Triumph in 'Cinderella'

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 07.06.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

When it comes to otherworldly allure, few story ballets can rival Cinderella. Sergei Prokofiev's score haunts and enchants; the melodies mimic what one would expect from the imaginations of stars and fairies.

Jim Parsons Carries "An Act of God," Broadway's Latest Laugh-Out-Loud Comedy

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 05.29.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

Studio 54 boasts a legacy of irreverence. The opera house turned television studio turned disco club became one of the sexiest venues in New York City during the '70s, kenneling the coolest cats in the country.

Memorial Day Weekend: 4 Events In Brooklyn Black Culture Will Be Flourishing

Choyce Miller | Posted 05.22.2015 | Black Voices
Choyce Miller

Memorial Day weekend is in full swing and Brooklyn has you covered if you are looking to be around some beautiful black culture. If you still don't have any plans check out some of these events where the melanin will definitely be on fleek.

Stephen Petronio Returns to the Joyce with 'Bloodlines'

Alexandra Villarreal | Posted 06.06.2015 | Arts
Alexandra Villarreal

Given Petronio's NYC connection, it's no surprise that his company will perform at the Joyce Theater this week. There's no other venue that so aptly captures the haunting enthusiasm and open intimacy that the city harbors, all of which is reflected in Petronio's repertoire.

NYC Feminist Zine Fest

Jenna Henry Hansen | Posted 05.06.2015 | New York
Jenna Henry Hansen

After reading just a handful of Twitter comments aimed at Arquette and pages directed toward E! and Rancic, clearly there is still an obvious need and immense desire for a platform of open dialog and feminist critique of our culture.

Thought and Vision: A Conversation with Roots Vocalist Tariq Trotter

Karen J. Francis | Posted 04.11.2015 | Black Voices
Karen J. Francis

While it isn't surprising that such an inventive and innovative lyricist would so multi-faceted, up until now Tariq Trotter has always been very private. With his recent foray into the fashion world, however, he is opening up and allowing us a rare glimpse inside.

HennyPalooza: The Party That Twitter Can't Get Enough Of

Choyce Miller | Posted 03.02.2015 | Black Voices
Choyce Miller

When I heard there was an event called HennyPalooza that was taking the East Coast by storm, I was intrigued enough to expose my liver to the madness. I also made it clear to the people in my life that the tree wasn't the only thing getting lit this holiday season, so why not?

Rediscovering My Roots: Ringing in Tradition

Beth Bernstein | Posted 11.24.2014 | Style
Beth Bernstein

As an avid antique ring collector -- a theme which acts as a metaphor for various relationships in my memoir -- I immediately accepted the invitation to preview the 40 plus rings assembled together for the first time for public view and sale at Les Enluminures' New York gallery.

Occupy to Main Stream Media: 'We Are Replacing You'

Jerry Ashton | Posted 11.12.2014 | New York
Jerry Ashton

At least, social and alternative media folks clearly have that intention in mind, if you are to believe the message that they are delivering at Zuccotti Park on Occupy's Birthday #3 this coming Wednesday, Sept. 17.

Nutella, Eataly and the Cronut!

David Duran | Posted 07.19.2014 | New York
David Duran

Plain and simple, (or better yet, spread on basically anything), Americans love Nutella. There's no question about it, we've been spooning out this delicious treat for years...50 actually.

Sai Volunteers Help Rebuild Homes Destroyed by Sandy

Ramaa Reddy Raghavan | Posted 02.16.2014 | New York
Ramaa Reddy Raghavan

On a bright Saturday in August, about 17 Sai volunteers from Massachusetts descended on Breezy Point Boulevard and 217 Street. Ranging in age from 15 ...

The NYC Craft Beer Festival Winter Harvest

Caitlin Colford | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Caitlin Colford

With a 15 percent growth spurt from 2012, the craft beer industry is vaster and more extensive than ever.

Classic New York for the Holidays

Jetsetter.com | Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel
Jetsetter.com

From train shows, to ice skating, to Radio City's famous Rockettes, we show you how to enjoy the most wonderful time of the year in the Big Apple.

New York City Should Be Called 'The Big Oyster'

Zoe Wilder | Posted 12.15.2013 | New York
Zoe Wilder

Raw. Sexy. New York City. "Eve can keep her damn apple," I kept thinking as I made my way through the sexiest, most exotic oyster soiree I've had the pleasure of attending, nestled snugly in a private 21st Century clubhouse, hidden in a Flatiron loft.

NYC-ARTS Top Five: Concerts in the Parks, All New Talent Fest in Midtown West

NYC-ARTS | Posted 08.04.2013 | Arts
NYC-ARTS

Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. The NYC-ARTS top five is your cheat sheet to what's hot before it hits the radar. Get the top five in your inbox e...

LEGO Star War's Lands in Times Square

Sherrie Nachman | Posted 07.28.2013 | New York
Sherrie Nachman

The world's largest LEGO creation landed in New York City on Thursday. It took 32 master builders over 17,000 hours and more than five million bricks to create a humongous 11-foot-tall model of Star War's X-Wing Starfighter.

A Symphony On The 9/11 Aftermath

NYC-ARTS | Posted 05.21.2013 | Arts
NYC-ARTS

By Christina Knight for NYC-ARTS. On March 19, the 10th anniversary of the U.S. invasion of Iraq, a young Arab-American composer was wrestling a pro...

Stars Of Stage And Screen To Hit NYC For A Great Gay Cause

The Huffington Post | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 02.15.2013 | Gay Voices

Some of New York's finest theater talents are set to take the stage March 18 for a great cause. Tony Award winners Len Cariou, Brian Stokes Mitche...

Cheers From the Plaza Hotel's Afternoon Tea

Joshua Estrin | Posted 03.06.2013 | New York
Joshua Estrin

One of New York's most intriguing and stylish addresses continues to offer a window into the past with a knack for keeping things firmly rooted in the present and future: The Plaza Hotel.

Dharma Salon: The Warhol Exhibit at the Met

Catherine Ingram | Posted 02.17.2013 | Arts
Catherine Ingram

Warhol's peculiar, vapid genius, along with his obsessions with fame, money, and youth, presaged Facebook, American Idol, the Kardashians, and the thousands of online and print organs dedicated to trumpeting every blasphemous burble and trivial pursuit of celebrities.