Upper East Side Events and Happenings

Friday, July 22, 2011

This Weekend on the UES: Friday, July 22nd-Sunday, July24th

It's gonna be a sizzler this weekend! Check out these great events that have the cool factor going fr them...and by cool we mean air conditioning rather than hanging our with the Homecoming queen...



Parlor Steakhouse for NYC's Restaurant Week
Friday, July 22th

Take advantage of the last weekend of NYC's coveted restaurant week with Parlor Steakhouse. From young couples meeting for a drink and solo guests grabbing a casual dinner at the bar, to foursomes and business diners looking for a delicious meal on the Upper East Side scene.

Parlor Steakhouse 1600 Third Avenue between 89th & 90th Streets
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Art Explore: Narrative Painting (Ages 11–14)
Friday, July 22nd at 4:30pm

Looking for a great way to keep the kids cool this Friday night? Join in the conversation with a Museum educator and other young teens in the cool galleries of the Met. With a travel journal in hand, explore works of art and create a sketch, a story, or both! The Museum will stay open until 9:00pm.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 Fifth Avenue between 82nd & 83rd Streets
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Society of Illustrators Annual Barbeque
Friday, July 22nd from 7:00-11:00pm

Join Society of Illustrators for some thrills and grills at the Annual Barbecue. As it faces the challenges of a swiftly changing future, the Society will continue to “promote generally the art of illustration,” as its founders dictated--and what better way to do so than with a mid-summer's barbeque!

Society of Illustrators 128 East 63rd Street between Lexington & Park Avenues
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Free Open Bar & Karaoke Night at BB&R
Saturday, July 23rd at 10:00pm

Oh yes, you read correctly! That's a FREE open bar at BB&R this Saturday night from 10:00-11:00pm. Also kicking off at 10:00pm is Karaoke Night, where you're invited to attend one crazy-silly night of singing, dancing, and drinking at BB&R all while drinking for free!

BB&R 1720 Second Avenue between 89th & 90th Streets
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Rouge Tomate's Cart in the Park
Sunday, July 24th

Enjoy the coolness Sunday will bring to the city in Central Park with a yummy bite from Rouge Tomate's Cart in the Park. Nestled beneath the trees in front of the Arsenal at the intersection of 64th St. & 5th Avenue, The Cart in the Park is a Green Restaurant Association certified Mobile Food Cart.

Rouge Tomate's Cart in the Park 64th Street & Fifth Avenue
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Thursday, July 14, 2011

Events Roundup: July 14th-17th











French flare over cocktails, ice cream over stories, magic tricks over dinner, and so much more this weekend on the Upper East Side!


Rendez-Vous at FIAF
Thursday, July 14th at 6:30pm

Bonjour, Upper East Siders! Add some flare a la France to your Thursday happy hour at FIAF. Enjoy wine and cocktails, soft drinks, and snacks while making new French and American friends in a fun, welcoming environment.

French Institute/Alliance 22 East 60th Street between Park & Madison Avenues
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Ice Cream Storytime
Friday, July 15th at 10:30am

It's National Ice Cream month and what better way for the kiddos to celebrate than over storytime! Kids will listen to ice cream-themed stories and pretend to make ice cream just like 19th-century New Yorkers did!

Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden 419 East 61st Street between York & First Avenues
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Celebrate NYC Restaurant Week: Maya
Friday, July 15th

If you're looking to celebrate New York's coveted restaurant week in the neighborhood, check out Maya for an internationally acclaimed blend of authentic Mexican ingredients and innovative culinary techniques. The menu features Ceviche de Robalo, Carne Asada, Chocoflan and more!

Maya 1191 First Avenue between 64th & 65th Streets
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Sunday Riley Facial Event
Saturday, July 16th from 10:00am-5:00pm

Pamper yourself this weekend at Barneys with this can't-miss facial event. The facial will help reduce the signs of aging by correcting UV damage and give your skin a radiant, summer glow!

Barneys 660 Madison Avenue between 60th & 61st Streets
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Magical Nights at Feinstein's
Sunday, July 17th at 5:45pm

Add a little magic to your summer Sunday night at Feinstein's this weekend. It's a total experience of sophisticated amazement combining elegant dining, intimate close-up magic, and exquisitely magical performances on stage, Park Avenue-style, of course!

Feinsteins at the Regency Club of NY 540 Park Avenue between 61st & 62nd Streets
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Friday, July 08, 2011

Events Roundup: July 8th-10th


TGIF, Upper East Side! Check out these sizzling weekend events that you won't want to miss out on...





Shakespeare in the Park: Measure for Measure

Friday, July 8th at 8:00pm

Upper East Siders, where art thou? We hope you're in Central Park for the summer tradition of Shakespeare in the Park! Enjoy free performances of two of Shakespeare's masterpieces performed in repertory: Measure for Measure and All's Well that Ends Well.

The Delacorte Theater in Central Park

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Art After Dark
Friday, July 8th at 9:00pm

Who says museums have to be a daytime activity? Not on the UES! Check out art and a new social scene at The Guggenheim's monthly Art After Dark after-hours celebration. Enjoy a private viewing and cash bar set against a music playlist selected by Guggenheim collection artist Slater Bradley.

The Guggenheim 1071 Fifth Avenue between 88th & 89th Streets
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Central Park Bagel Bark
Saturday, July 9th at 7:30am

Must love dogs AND the Upper East Side! Munch on pastries, bagels, and coffee with fellow dog walkers during off-leash hours courtesy of the Central Park Conservancy's Central Park Paws. UES dogs love summer too!

Central Park's East Meadow
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Broadway And Berg
Saturday, July 9th at 8:30pm

And all that Upper East Side jazz! Back by popular demand, Neil Berg returns to Feinstein’s after a sold out show last summer with a brand new cabaret show. This dynamic evening will feature classics from “The Phantom of the Opera", “Les Miserables", “South Pacific," and many more.

Feinsteins at the Regency Club of NY
540 Park Avenue between 61st & 62nd Streets

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Bastille Day Celebration

Sunday, July 10th from 12:00-5:00pm

Bonjour, New York! Celebrate French culture this Sunday at NYC’s annual three-block fĂȘte on 60th Street. From tasting delicious treats to listening to music at our day-long concert, everyone will enjoy the myriad attractions provided by artists and artisans from various regions of France.

60th Street
between Lexington & Fifth Avenues
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Thursday, June 30, 2011

4th of July on the Upper East Side!









Check out these hotter-than-July-hot events sizzling on the UES this 4th of July weekend! Happy Independence Day, Upper East Siders!

Independence Day Cocktails @ Cooper-Hewitt
Thursday, June 30th at 6:00pm

Kick-off the holiday weekend with happy hour at Cooper-Hewitt! Enjoy seasonal cocktails and munchies in New York's largest private garden as renowned DJ and music producer Rob Paine spins everything from reggae to techno to soul.

Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum 2 East 91st Street between Madison & Fifth Avenues
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Jazz Guitar with Steve Miller
Thursday, June 30th at 7:00pm

He's a joker, he's a toker, and now a jazz guitarist too! Check out rock legend Steve Miller at The Met as he rocks the house with his unique blend of jazz, rock, and blues. What's better? Sharing the stage with him will be guitarist Howard Alden and the Les Paul Trio.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 Fifth Avenue at 82nd Street
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The Scene @ Tavern: 4th of July Pedal Stop
Saturday, July 2nd from 9:30am-4:30pm

Get physical this 4th of July weekend on a summertime bike ride through Central Park. Swing by Tavern on the Green for the latest and greatest on safety instruction, ride suggestions, basic bike repair, and (if you don't have your own bike) rentals through Bike and Roll. And then keep on truckin' through the rest of the park for the remainder of your day!

Central Park's Tavern on the Green
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Red, White & Boom SummerStage Concert
Sunday, July 3rd at 3:00pm

Pay tribute to the stars and stripes this eclectic mix of artists hitting Central Park's SummerStage! The afternoon will be filled with Carnival meringues, rock 'n roll, and pan-African beats with RAM, Group Doueh, Baloji, and GlobeSonic Sound System.

Central Park's Rumsey Playfield
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An Evening of Tavern Tunes
Tuesday, July 5th at 6:00pm

Extend the holiday week through Tuesday with an unforgettable night of tavern jams at Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden. Get ready to sing along with members of the band STOUT who will perform traditional American music including popular songs of the 19th century and sea chanteys!

Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden 419 east 61st Street between York & First Avenues
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Thursday, June 23, 2011

Events Roundup: This Weekend on the UES!

Summer is officially here and the Upper East Side is getting the neighborhood heated up with these can't-miss events!

Better Than Wine: Beer & Cheese Pairing
Thursday, June 23rd at 7:00pm

A tasting after many of our hearts and stomachs! And believe it or not, beers pair more naturally with cheeses than wines do. So come see for yourself as you explore a variety of beer styles including lagers, pale ales, porters or stouts and lambics, and learn what sort of cheeses match them best and why.

92nd Street Y 1395 Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street
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Edible New York's Eat Drink Local Week at Rouge Tomate
Friday, June 24th-Thursday, June 30th

Support your community and check out Edible New York's Eat Drink Local Week. The Upper East Side's very own Rouge Tomate will be participating, featuring a four course meal that boasts of delicious foods and beverages from our local community.

Rouge Tomato 10 East 60th Street between Madison & Fifth Avenues
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Jack Daniels Honey Tasting
Friday, June 24th from 6:00pm-8:00pm

What's better than happy hour on a Friday after a long week at work? How about free alcohol at the neighborhood's best lounge! Jack Daniels Honey only makes it that much sweeter, so swing by for a few free cocktails.

Stir 1363 First Avenue at 73td Street
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Luau & Live Music at Saloon
Friday, June 24th at 8:30pm

Saloon is getting summer into full swing on the Upper East Side with their Luau party this Friday! Themed drink specials, coconut bras, grass skirts, and live music, plus $5 Coronas, $4 tequila shots, and cash prizes for Best Dressed. Aloha, UES!

Saloon 1584 York Avenue between 83rd & 84th Streets
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Family Fishing Celebration
Saturday, June 25th at 12:00pm

Get in some quality family time this weekend with a fishing extravaganza at Central Park. Featuring a build-a-fish craft, catch-and-release fishing, microscopic explorations of the Meer with the New York Microscopial Society, and a Global Water Day dance performance at 2:00 pm by the Zendora Dance Company.

Central Park's Meer
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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Events Roundup: Father's Day on the Upper East Side

Happy Father's Day, dads, from the Upper East Side! There are so many great events this year that we've dedicated our weekly events roundup to the well deserved Holiday.

The Scene @ Tavern on the Green: Origami Workshop
Sunday, June 19th at 11:00am

Get artsy with dad at Tavern on the Green's Origami Workshop--even better, its free! Learn to fold paper into Central Park-inspired works of art, such as flowers, insects, and animals. Fun for the whole family!

Tavern on the Green Central Park
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Alexander McQueen: Art, Beauty, and the Unique Body
Sunday, June 19th at 3:00pm

If Dad likes art, take him to see the hottest art exhibition of the summer at The Met. This special event discusses art, fashion, and the unique body as an object of beauty with McQueen model, athlete, and actress Aimee Mullins and Harold Koda, curator in charge of The Costume Institute.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art 1000 Fifth Avenue between 82nd & 83rd Streets
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Father's Day 2011 BBQ, Beer & Bourbon
Sunday, June 19th

If your padre loves the three B's of the South--BBQ, beer, and bourbon--bring him by Southern Hospitality for a heck of a deal! Their Father's Day special for $34.95 includes a huge platter of Memphis-style dry rubbed spare ribs, hand-sliced brisket, and SoHo's famous fried chicken with a choice of two sides and a flight of either beer or bourbon.

Southern Hospitality 1460 Second Avenue between 76th & 77th Streets
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Cardio Yoga for Men with Ed Harrold
Sunday, June 19th at 1:30pm

If Dad loves to hit the gym, you don't have to stop him from breaking a sweat this Father's Day with this kick-ass class from Pure Yoga just for men. The class is a yoga and cardio program that hybrids yogic pranayama and Cross-Patterning Yoga, a style designed to raise energy levels both naturally and organically.

Pure Yoga East 203 East 86th Street between Second & Third Avenues
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A Plant Based Father's Day at Candle 79
Sunday, June 19th

If papa is on a health kick or doesn't eat meat, check out Candle Cafe and Candle 79's Father's Day menu. What better way to honor your Dad this year than by treating him to a healthy brunch or dinner at one of NYC's favorite veggie-loving restaurants?

Candle 79 154 East 79th Street between Lexington & Third Avenues
Cafe Candle 1307 Third Avenue between 74th & 75th Streets
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Father's Day at Atlantic Grill
Sunday, June 19th

If you're really looking to give dad the king's treatment this year, take him to Atlantic Grill for a knock-your-socks off meal. With Cajun king salmon sushi tacos and other specials just for him in addition to their regular menu, Atlantic Grill is the place to go for Dad's seafood and sushi fix.

Atlantic Grill 1339 Third Avenue between 76th & 77th Streets
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Friday, June 10, 2011

Events Roundup: June 11th-13th

Hot town, summer in the city! Beat the heat on the Upper East Side with these can't-miss events...

Science Symposium
Saturday, June 11th from 11:00am-3:00pm

Calling all science lovers! This is a great Saturday event for all ages and it isn't just your average science fair. The symposium will feature the collaborative work done by local New York City high school students and their teachers with the MMC Division of Science faculty and undergraduate students.

Marymount Manhattan College (221 East 71st Street between Second & Third Avenues)
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Ryoji Ikeda: The Transfinite
Saturday, June 11th from 12:00-7:00pm

View the final day of cutting-edge artist Ryoji Ikeda's latest work, The Transfinite. Ryoji Ikeda is a Japanese sound and visual artist who brings his worldly art to the Upper East Side in this unique exhibition.

Park Avenue Armory (643 Park Avenue between 66th & 67th Streets)
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Blue Note Jazz Festival
Saturday, June 11th at 6:30pm

Bee-bop on the Upper East Side this weekend with some sweet jazzy beats at the Blue Note Jazz Festival. Since 1981, The Blue Note Jazz Club has been a home for the world's finest jazz musicians. Come check it out this weekend at Central Park's SummerStage!

Central Park SummerStage Main Stage (Rumsey Playfield)
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BB&R Open Bar
Saturday, June 11th from 9:30-11:00pm

Free drinks on a Saturday night in Manhattan?! This is no fairy tale at BB&R! Check out their free open bar this Saturday and enjoy on-the-house drinks while you shoot some pool and ping pong it up!

BB&R (1720 Second Avenue between 89th & 90th Streets)
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Rock Talk: Intimate Conversations With Charlotte Sometimes
Monday, June 13th at 10:00pm

Fix your Monday blues with a little rock 'n roll! R&P Music Productions presents ROCK TALK...Intimate Music Conversations with Charlotte Sometimes. Channel 7 Eyewitness News Anchor and 2011 Emmy Award winning Phil Lipof sits down with Charlotte Sometimes to discuss her career and listen to her perform some of her newest songs.

Feinstein's at The Regency (540 Park Avenue between 61st & 62nd Streets)
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