Watch my new video series “What’s Up New York” to get Luis and my opinions on what is happening in NYC from February 4 - 10. We’ll discuss events, comedy, restaurants, and new museum exhibitions.
This week our giveaway is a pair of VIP tickets to BATSU. To enter the giveaway click here. Two lucky winners will be revealed on February 1st at 12pm EST on my Instagram stories. To enter you must subscribe to my channel on YouTube and follow @batsuNYC on Instagram. There are also bonus ways to enter to get extra entries. See what they are by clicking the black button below.
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$36 | Includes a copy of the book, Setting the Table, and a post-event treat!
What began as one groundbreaking restaurant—Union Square Cafe, opened in 1985—has over three decades evolved to become Union Square Hospitality Group, one of the most renowned and influential hospitality organizations in the world, encompassing fine-dining institutions like Gramercy Tavern and The Modern, casual favorites like Blue Smoke and Marta, an events company, an investment fund and New York’s beloved Shake Shack, which became a public company in 2015.
Danny, his restaurants and chefs have earned an unprecedented 28 James Beard Awards; in addition, Meyer was named to the TIME 100 List of the Most Influential People in 2015 and received the Julia Child Award in 2017.
Watch is podcast interview with GaryVee here.
This is a fun Valentine’s Day themed event. For the Soirée's ninth, enchanting year, they have the pleasure of hosting at the only rendezvous befitting -NORWOOD. "A home for the curious," the landmarked 1847 mansion is a private club. Enjoy a rare opportunity to experience this stylishly bohemian hideaway as their guest.
Whether with an amour, wedded to one you adore, or hoping to meet the one you're looking for, this promises to be an evening of enchantment and intrigue. Plush seating, room for dancing, decadent cocktails and sweets assure a most divine affair. Read my experience at it here.
February 7 - 15
Top models, photographers, and designers attend invitation-only events unveiling fall collections during New York Fashion Week. Though the shows are invite only you can watch them through live streams.
Now through February 24
A New York Times Critics Pick!
For half a century, the Charles R. Drew Prep School for Boys has been dedicated to the education of strong, ethical black men. One talented student has been waiting for years to take his rightful place as the leader of the legendary gospel choir. But can he make his way through the hallowed halls of this institution if he sings in his own key?
Now, they’re thrilled to bring this soaring music-filled work to Broadway. Playwright Tarell Alvin McCraney is an Oscar®-winning screenwriter of Moonlight and a recipient of the MacArthur Fellowship Grant. Directing is Trip Cullman (Murder Ballad).
Now through March 10
After sell-out runs around the world, THE ILLUSIONIST’S TABLE is back again at The McKittrick Hotel. Performing in The Club Car, the McKittrick’s Scottish pub and dining hall, acclaimed illusionist Scott Silven hosts an evening of fine dining and whisky tasting interwoven with illusion, mentalism and storytelling. Candles flicker. Whisky pours. Conversation stirs. Before the night is over, your thoughts will transcend; mysteries will materialize; and your dreams will be revealed.
January 9 to February 8
Carmen is playing at the Metropolitan opera from . This is one of the world’s most iconic opera’s and if you haven’t seen an opera yet this is a great first show! Carmen is Bizet’s classic opera about a hot-tempered Spanish gypsy woman who seduces a corporal. Carmen was a scandal at its premiere but soon after became a triumphal success and has remained one of the most frequently staged operas in the world for the last 144 years.
Four warriors compete in comedic challenges to avoid electric shocks, paintballs, a giant egg-smashing chicken, and many more hilarious and jaw-dropping punishments! The performers of BATSU! are members of the acclaimed comedy group Face Off Unlimited, dubbed “Really Funny!” by the New York Times, and also regularly appear on television, film, and stage. BATSU! takes place in an underground lounge theatre in NYC’s “Little Tokyo.” A full menu/bar is available and audience members enjoy sushi and sake, while the bravest may even sign up for a chance to participate to win free beer and prizes! Takes place at JeBon Sushi.
Enter the ticket giveaway for this event here.
February 8–May 12, 2019
Buy timed tickets in advance here
Mexican artist Frida Kahlo’s unique and immediately recognizable style was an integral part of her identity. Kahlo came to define herself through her ethnicity, disability, and politics, all of which were at the heart of her work. Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving is the largest U.S. exhibition in ten years devoted to the iconic painter and the first in the United States to display a collection of her clothing and other personal possessions, which were rediscovered and inventoried in 2004 after being locked away since Kahlo’s death, in 1954.
They are displayed alongside important paintings, drawings, and photographs from the celebrated Jacques and Natasha Gelman Collection of 20th Century Mexican Art, as well as related historical film and ephemera. To learn more about Frida Kahlo watch this video.
Now - March 31
This exhibition is on display at The Whitney Museum now through March 31. This exhibition is the first Warhol retrospective organized by a U.S. institution since 1989. It reconsiders the work of one of the most influential American artists. Building on a wealth of new materials, research and scholarship that has emerged since the artist’s untimely death in 1987, this exhibition reveals new complexities about the Warhol we think we know, and introduces a Warhol for the 21st century. They do tours of this exhibit every day at 2pm, 3pm and 4pm.
1920’s themed barbecue speakeasy restaurant
Holy Ground is a restaurant and speakeasy where classic New York Steakhouse meets Smoke House and Cocktail Bar. Named for it’s location in TriBeCa, the downtown area once known as the “Holy Ground” in the mid 1700s, Holy Ground borrows from the neighborhood’s rich and colorful history to create a unique dining and drinking experience. This 58-seat dining room features architectural elements and decor reminiscent of historic and clubby dining destinations, where drinking and late night revelry embodied the spirit of the times. Secretive in nature and with a dimly lit atmosphere, Holy Ground creates a seductive and hidden away feel.
Financial District, Manhattan
Manhatta is a new restaurant from Danny Meyer’s Union Square Hospitality Group, combining sky-high views with the down-to-earth spirit of a neighborhood spot. Chef Jason Pfeifer cooks seasonal and soulful food inspired by French flavors, complemented by a wine menu deep in Burgundy. Perched sixty stories above Lower Manhattan, Manhatta offers stunning views of New York City, it’s bridges, and waterways.