When visiting NYC most people have an idea or two as to what they want to see or visit. However, many events and celebrations are not announced in a timely fashion. I have listed four sources that may be of help. Each has a daily or weekly edition that is free. You will find them on many street corners.
- The Village Voice – http://www.villagevoice.com/
- Metro New York – http://www.metro.us/newyork/
- Am NewYork – http://www.amny.com/
- Our Town – Editions for several neighborhoods in Manhattan – http://nypress.com/
Here are two articles from “Our Town”.
The Other Shakespeare in the Park
Hudson Warehouse – 2014 summer season of free plays in Riverside Park
Since its inception in 2004, the theater company has operated almost entirely outdoors, at the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument in Riverside Park, where audience members sit on the monument’s stone steps, and its upcoming season is no different. The first production of the summer, Shakespeare’s “King John,” kicks off on June 5, which, like every Hudson Warehouse show, is free to the public. Hudson Warehouse is not the city’s only theater company offering free, outdoor performances of classics; the Public Theater’s Free Shakespeare in the Park at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, with its infamous long lines for tickets and its A-list actors on the bill is among them. But Martin-Smith sees Hudson Warehouse as an answer to the inaccessibility of both the Public’s popular shows and pricey Broadway productions. IF YOU GO HUDSON WAREHOUSE What: Hudson Warehouse’s 11th summer season includes productions of “King John,”” The Importance of Being Earnest” and “The Winter’s Tale.” When: King John: June 5 through June 29; The Importance of Being Earnest: July 3 through July 27; The Winter’s Tale: July 31-August 24 Where: North patio of Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument W. 89th Street and Riverside Drive Hours: Thursday through Sunday nights at 6:30 p.m. Recommended arrival time: 6:00 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. Free admission WRITTEN BY GABRIELLE ALFIERO
Back to the Tavern
Central Park’s famous eatery reopens with a new and welcome twist
The service is friendly, open and impeccable, as is the décor. The cocktail menu features drinks named for each of the five boroughs, and aside from being rather tasty, they indicate the new direction of Tavern on the Green. Like the city, it may be a little too pricy for some, but if you can make it work, even for a glass of wine at the bar or ice cream sandwich from the soon-to-be-opened takeaway window, the place will welcome you, and you’ll be glad to be there. NOTE The three dining rooms’ 345 indoor seats are booked solid for the next several months, you can stroll through the park and score a spot at the circular bar, with access to the kitchen’s full menu, any time. WRITTEN BY MEGAN FINNEGAN BUNGEROTH