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Top Picks for an Enjoyable Valentines Day

Valentine's Day is rapidly approaching on February 14th- have you made plans to make the day special for your loved one? We have curated some ideas to celebrate Valentine's Day from gifts to dining. If you are single, why not grab a friend and head to a great restaurant or enjoy a good bottle of champagne?

Chocolates

Teuscher Chocolates

For the chocolate lover, Teuscher is a must! The iconic Swiss Chocolatier is most well known for its Dark Chocolate Champagne Truffles. The company started over 70 years ago in a small town in the Swiss Alps as one master chocolate maker embarked on a journey to find the best ingredients which would lead him to create recipes for, what many critics, regard as the world’s best chocolate.

For Valentine’s Day, head to the Boutique on Madison Avenue or Rockefeller Center to pick up the Velvet Valentine Hearts filled with their iconic truffles.


Flowers

Ovando

Ovando takes a unique approach to floral arrangement, creating stunning displays both classic and modern. Quality and craftsmanship defines the brands beautiful arrangement. The store, dubbed the Botanical Gallery, is a experience not worth being passed up, and can also be rented for private events.

The Valentine’s Day collection is filled with everything from heart-shaped arrangements to iconic Ovando arrangements in beautiful pink and red colors. Our team favorite is the iconic floating orchids for which Ovando is known.

Champagne

Ruinart

Ruinart is the oldest champagne house in the world, established in 1729, and producing champagne since. The house barely survived World War I because of severe damage, but we are glad it did! Most of their Champagnes rely heavily on the Chardonnay Grape. With Teuscher Truffles in hand, you cannot go wrong pairing it with Ruinart Blanc de Blancs.

Dining

Manhatta

If you are looking for a truly special dinner spot where the food is equally as amazing as the views, you must go to Manhatta. Located on the 60th floor of 28 Liberty, the restaurant by Danny Meyers functions on a 3 course pre-fixe menu with an accessible price point.

6 New Year's Eve Parties You'll Actually Want to Attend

It is time to ring in 2019, and finding a good party in New York can be a challenge - will there is a lot of opportunity for a memorable night, there can also be more opportunities for a disappointment of the party description when you purchased tickets online versus reality.

Standing in Times Square for hours with millions of other people is not everyone’s idea of fun, so we’ve rounded up 6 great parties across the city that you will actually want to attend. Raise a glass to 2018 and say hello to 2019 in style!

Cipriani Wall Street

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Cipriani Wall Street, located in the former home of the New York Stock Exchange, is hosting a New Year’s Eve soiree in true Cipriani fashion – black-tie attire. The iconic venue will offer Bellini’s upon arrival and a 4 course Italian dinner at the Club 55 restaurant. Dinner will be followed by dancing and Prosecco on tap. For those not looking for sit down dinner, last we checked they were offering general admission after 10pm for $60 per person.

Midnight Millions New Year’s Eve

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Head to the Financial District to Trading Post to participate in a murder mystery. Trading Post, whose interiors remind us of prohibition, will be giving guests fake money to participate and deal their way to solving a murder mystery while sipping cocktails before the clock strikes midnight. By making a “deal” with other guests, you get to ask them a question to help you solve the mystery. You’ll feel like a million bucks if you crack the case!

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Tao Downtown

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One of our favorites – the swanky Tao Downtown – is hosting a New Year’s Eve party that is sure to be a good time. From the large Geisha on the wall to the plush seats and chandeliers, the inside of the Tao Downtown nightclub exudes luxury. Tickets, starting at $200, include hors d’oeuvres, access to a four-hour open bar, and a glass of champagne at midnight.

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Coupette at Public Hotel

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The Public Hotel quickly became one of the “it” spots of New York nightlife when it opened last fall. Ian Schrager has teamed up with Coupette, which will be taking over Diego inside Public from December 29th-31st. Coupette is one of London’s most popular cocktail bars, and bartenders from the London hotspot will be serving 5 of their favorite cocktails for just 3 days. Jean-Georges will be leading the culinary offerings throughout the evening.

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Plaza Hotel Masquerade Ball

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Palm Court at The Plaza Hotel is a New York icon synonymous with glamour and old-world New York City grandeur. They will be hosting a black-tie Masquerade Ball New Year’s Eve that is sure to not disappoint as Krug Champagne will be flowing. There will also be aerialists, dancers, a live DJ, and special menu. If you are looking to end 2018 with a bang, this may be an option for you as tickets start around $850 per person.

Contact Palm Court for details and reservations

Mr. Purple

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Located within the Hotel Indigo on the Lower East Side, Mr. Purple is a popular destination for a sophisticated rooftop with great Skyline views. They will be putting on a Burlesque party for New Year’s Eve so find your best fishnets and feather boas to ring in 2019.

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4 Holiday Markets to Visit In NYC to Get Into the Holiday Spirit

Looking to get into the Holiday Spirit in New York City? From Brooklyn to Manhattan, Holiday Markets pop-up all over the city. Most of them are put on by the food hall/market experts -UrbanSpace. They are a great place to find unique gifts and enjoy festive food and drink. We’ve included 4 of our favorites and most popular.

Bryant Park Winter Village

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Each year during the Holiday Season, Bryant Park is transformed into a winter village that is the perfect destination to get into the spirit. The park becomes home to a bunch of shops and food pop-ups as well as an ice skating rink and Christmas tree. Shops include artisanal creations from both local and global vendors.

UrbanSpace has created the shops to resemble an open-air style market that you would find throughout Europe. This year, the Lodge by UrbanSpace opened. This pop-up food hall offers breakfast, lunch, and dinner as well as an indoor cocktail bar and outdoor biergarten.

Union Square Holiday Market

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Perhaps one of the best known and most popular annual holiday markets is in Union Square. Each year, a portion of Union Square Park is transformed into an open-air market with more than 100 vendors. Whether shopping for unique gifts or looking for a winter treat such as Max Brenner hot chocolate, this market has a variety for everyone.

Grand Central Holiday Fair

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If you are looking to stay out of the cold, head to Grand Central Station. During the Holiday Season, Vanderbilt Hall is transformed into a holiday bazaar that features over 40 booths offering everything from artisanal ornaments to dog gifts. If you are looking for gifts, this is a great place to go as the booths are focused on gifts rather than food vendors. Did we mention, it is indoors?

Columbus Circle Holiday Market

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The Columbus Circle Holiday Market is in its 15th year with more than 150 vendors. If you are spending the day in Midtown, Central Park, or the Theater District, this is a great option to check out. New this year is a Citi-sponsored holiday lounge with a photo booth and phone charging stations. The market also has a large selection of food and drinks in addition to crafts and gifts.

2018 Holiday Tipping Guide - How Much to Tip Building Staff and More

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The Holiday Season has officially kicked off. With Black Friday and Thanksgiving over, holiday decorations are going up across town. With the arrival of the Holiday Season comes the question on the mind of many - “How Much Should I Tip?”

The holiday season is always a time to give back to those that had a positive impact on our lives over the past year. One question that always comes up, especially in New York City, is how much to tip the building staff and those that are intimately involved in day-to-day life? Tipping is a major part of the Holiday Season in New York, and is a way to show appreciation to your building staff. Thus, it is important to say that it is highly encouraged, but not required. As December rolls around, many begin to get anxiety about who to tip, how much to tip, and if he or she should even tip at all. 

Our friends at Brick Underground publish a go-to holiday tipping guide, which has been circulating since 2013. We condensed it, and put our take on what is appropriate as you budget for your holiday tipping. Remember, these are simply guidelines. There are many factors that can influence the tipping decision such as the size of the building (a larger staff equates to smaller individual tips), level of service, seniority, and time in building. Additionally, owning versus renting in a building can play a big factor as well.

Of course, if you live in a building with a part-time doorman, virtual doorman, or no staff at all, the below levels could be adjusted downward.

Renters: Tips do not have to equate to the dollar amount you are paying each month for rent. If you receive a lot of packages, have a stroller that is carried in and out of the building, etc., factor this into your tip. 

It is recommended that you tip in cash. Doorman, Concierge, Supers, etc. all of bills to pay like you and I- they are not looking for fruit cakes, cookies, or homemade gifts at the holidays!

 

 

Tipping Guidelines

 

 

Super: $150-200
Doorman/Concierge: $100-150
Nanny: 1 Week Salary
Housekeeper: 1 Week Salary
Dog Walker: 1 Week Salary
Driver: 1 Week Salary
Garage Attendant: $50-$100
Personal Trainer: $100
Chef: $300-500
Personal Assistant: 1 Week Salary
Hairdresser: $50-75
Manicurist: $25

 

Something to Consider: If you have been tipping throughout the year utilizing a "pay as you go" method, it is customary to tip on the lighter side during the holiday season.

Guide: Celebrate Father's Day in NYC & The Hamptons

Father's Day is just around the corner on Sunday, June 17th so its time to start thinking about planning a special day for him, or, perhaps, a special gift. Father's Day does not have to mean another tie to add to his collection of hundreds. The Victoria Shtainer Team has curated a list of places to take Dad on his special day in the city and The Hamptons from a boat ride to a baseball game, we have rounded up some ideas to make his day special. 

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Ride the Beast – Operated by Circle Line Cruises,  The Beast is a jet powered thrill-ride on the water. The Speedboat can cruise at up to 45mph – it is powered by twin jet engines after all. The Beast cruises down the Hudson River from Pier 83 to the Statue of Liberty.

Boat Departs Pier 83 at West 42nd Street every hour on the hour from 10AM-6PM. Tickets available online.

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US Open – The 118th US Open is taking place through June 17th at the Shinnecock Golf Club in Southampton.  Ticket options range from a Gallery Ticket which provides grounds access to Shinnecock Hills to 1895 Club which gives ticket holders the ability to access the exclusive 1895 Club of Shinnecock Hills.

Tickets can be purchased online 

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A Day in Coney Island – Head to one of the city’s most popular attractions in the Summer and enjoy a day at the beach, on the boardwalk, or at Luna Amusement Park. Be sure to make a stop at Nathan’s Famous Hot dogs – no trip to Coney Island is complete without it! Rides operate daily during the Summer season. Getting there is easy – simply hop on the D/Q/N or F train to Stillwell Avenue.

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Yankees Game – The Yankees are playing at home on June 17th against the Tampa Bay Rays. What says Father’s Day like watching one of America’s favorite sports with him? It is a 12:05pm game.

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Flashback Art Exhibition- The Hamptons is filled with art galleries, and checking out exhibitions is a great way to pass the afternoon. The White Room Gallery has the "Flashback" exhibition on through June 17th. This exhibition features iconic Portraits and Pop art from artists like Joss Parker, Seek One, David Morico, and Strosberg Mandel.

White Room Gallery: 2415 Main Street, Bridgehampton

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Belgian Pretzels and Beer Class – Le Pain Quotidien is hosting a fun class that would make a great gift for Dad. During the Belgian Pretzel and Beer Class, he will learn how to roll, shape, and bake pretzels with a crispy exterior and doughy interior. After they are done baking, participants will enjoy the creations alongside a glass of Belgian Beer.

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The Tasting House at Sparkling Pointe – Sparkling Pointe Vineyard is celebrating Father’s Day at their Tasting House in conjunction with The North Fork Shack. The Father’s Day event features a tasting of 3 sparkling wines paired with pulled pork sandwiches, pickled watermelon and shallot fries.

Booking can be made online - Sparkling Pointe Vineyard 39750 County Road 48, Southold, NY

 

Wishing a Happy Father's Day to all the Dads out there!

-The Victoria Shtainer Team

Valentine's Day: Fall in Love with New York City

New York City Valentines Day

We love New York City for many reasons. It is the place we call home and live our passion - real estate. It is also full of so many cultures and experiences. Falling in love with New York City is easy, although everyone loves it for a different reason. Perhaps it is your neighborhood, the restaurants, the array of different types of people you meet, museums, or shopping.

Below are some ideas of ways to celebrate the day that is all about love - Valentine's Day. If you are single this year, that doesn't mean you can't have some fun. Grab a friend and take one of our suggestions to fall in love with New York City!

Romantic Things to Do:

Ice Skate in Wollman Rink - Wollman Rink is one of the most iconic skating rinks in the city. Set just inside Central Park off of Central Park South, therink is positioned to take in beautiful skyline views of the 57th Street corridor. Wollman is hosting a Valentine's Day special which includes admission for 2 adults and 2 skate rentals for $35.

The Love Of Chocolate Class - The L'Ecole Valrhona in DUMBO will be hosting a "Love of Chocolate Class" which will teach attendees how to make treats such as macarons and bonbons. The class will be led by an expert chef who will guide attendees as they enjoy chocolatey cocktails, share hors d'oeuvres, and make a Valentine's dessert. For $119 the class includes champagne, a recipe book, apron, and 20% off the Valrhona website.

Romance Under the Stars- This swanky soiree will be held at the American Museum of Natural History’s Rose Center for Earth and Space. It will feature an open bar with cocktails and hors d’oeuvres with a jazz quartet before the show. After mingling, guests will move to the planetarium while Astronomers tell love stories based on the methodology of the cosmos.

L’Atelier de Joel Robuchon: Mr. Robuchon was anointed “Chef of the Century” in 1989 and has become the most awarded chef alive. After his Atelier closed in New York City in 2012, he is back in the Meatpacking District! Those who have gone have described the experience at Atelier like none other, finding themselves smiling the entire time throughout the dinner. There are tables that offer views of the kitchen so you can see how the magic happens. Additionally, the interiors are outfitted with a red and black geometric design, perfect for the occasion. A special 4-course Valentine’s Day menu with optional wine pairing is available for $275 per person.

Gift Ideas:

Landeau - Landeau has made 25 the new dozen when it comes to giving a "dozen" roses. The delivery will arrive in a Parisian-style hatbox that makes quite the statement. Roses are available in 8 different colors and varieties. The box is also perfect for reusing as storage or a chic addition to a room's decor.

Vosges Chocolates - Haut Chocolate house led by founder Katrina Markoff who, while studying at Le Cordon Bleu in Paris, became inspired by Truffle Beignets at Place Des Vosges. This, in addition to her travels throughout Europe, inspired her company here in the States and her Travel the World Through Chocolate collections. She has won numerous awards, and Vosges Chocolates is now best known for its use of exotic ingredients such as spices, flowers, roots, and herbs.

Fragrance: Treat your loved one to a new fragrance. Perhaps is your favorite on them or their favorite. We love Creed Aventus for Men with notes of Bergamot and Blackcurrant Leaves and apple. For her, we pick Kilian Straight to Heaven. This sensual fragrance features base notes of Amber Gris and Cedar. It comes in a lockable display case.

Creed Aventus: Creed

Kilian Straight to Heaven: Saks

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6 New Year's Eve Parties to Ring in 2018

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It is hard to believe it is time to say farewell to 2017 and raise a glass to welcome 2018 with open arms. New Year’s Eve parties will take place in cities around the globe, from New York to Tokyo. Everyone rings in the New Year a bit differently, from quiet dinners to champagne parades as clubs and everything in between!

Deciding on New Year’s Eve plans can be stressful, especially if friend groups want to head in different directions. If you are looking for a way to say goodbye to 2017 and hello to 2018 in New York City, we have curated a list of a few happenings around the city. Of course, these are just a drop in the bucket of all the events taking place on New Year’s Eve in NYC.

Top of the Standard with Gloria Gaynor

Singer Gloria Gaynor will be hosting a NYE Bash on the top of The Standard Hotel in the Meatpacking District. The glitzy black-tie party will feature DJs all evening as well as a countdown and performance by the Disco legend herself. The venue is sure to offer a backdrop of spectacular skyline views in all directions. Tickets start at $275.

Spa of Sensorium

NYE at a secret spa in Brooklyn? That is an option! Drink, Dance, and even detox at Spa of Sensorium. The Russian Turkish bath house will be transformed into a Sonic Jungle. Party goers can recharge in saunas, steam room, Jacuzzi, and cold plunge pools, and then dance the night away with 2 rooms of music. Tickets start at $125.

The King’s Winter Masquerade

The McKittrick Hotel, of Sleep No More Fame, will be hosting their final masquerade of 2017. The opulent masked soiree will include a large feast, open bar all night, live entertainment, and other curiosities throughout the hotel. Tickets start at $295.

Gatsby Party at Catch Rooftop

Say goodbye to 2017 in Gatsby style at Catch in Meatpacking. The party will be Gatsby themed with 1920’s style cocktail attire and décor. Wear your glitziest and most glamour attire as you enjoy a 2-hour open bar. Tickets start at $125.

Black Tie Gala at The Carlyle

Head to the Upper East Side and ring in 2018 with Steve Tyrell at Café Carlyle. Enjoy a four-course prix fixe menu that will be followed by dancing in the lobby with the Peter Duchin Orchestra. 8pm and 8:30pm seatings are available. $730 per person.

Midnight Run

Partying not your thing? Dancing in Central Park and take a run that event counts as credits towards the NYC Marathon with NYRR. The evening starts at 10pm with dancing, then at midnight hundreds of festive joggers embark on the run while taking in the Central Park fireworks. Participation starts at $45.

How Much Should I Tip? - NYC Holiday Tipping Guide

NYC Holiday Tipping Guide

The holiday season is always a time to give back to those that had a positive impact on our lives over the past year. One question that always comes up, especially in New York City, is how much to tip the building staff and those that are intimately involved in day-to-day life?

Holiday tipping is an opportunity to give back to those that make running our daily lives a bit easier. Thus, it is important to say that it is highly encouraged, but not required. As December rolls around, many begin to get anxiety about who to tip, how much to tip, and if he or she should even tip at all. 

Our friends at Brick Underground publish a go-to holiday tipping guide, which has been circulating since 2013. We condensed it, and put our take on what is appropriate as you budget for your holiday tipping. Remember, these are simply guidelines. There are many factors that can influence the tipping decision such as the size of the building (a larger staff equates to smaller individual tips), level of service, seniority, and time in building. 

Renters: Tips do not have to equate to the dollar amount you are paying each month for rent. If you receive a lot of packages, have a stroller that is carried in and out of the building, etc., factor this into your tip. 

It is recommended that you tip in cash. Doorman, Concierge, Supers, etc. all of bills to pay like you and I- they are not looking for fruit cakes, cookies, or homemade gifts at the holidays!

 

 

Tipping Guidelines

 

 

Super: $150-200
Doorman/Concierge: $100-150
Nanny: 1 Week Salary
Housekeeper: 1 Week Salary
Dog Walker: 1 Week Salary
Driver: 1 Week Salary
Personal Trainer: $100
Chef: $300-500
Personal Assistant: 1 Week Salary
Hairdresser: $50-75
Manicurist: $25

 

Something to Consider: If you have been tipping throughout the year utilizing a "pay as you go" method, it is customary to tip on the lighter side during the holiday season.

Thanksgiving Tradition: Macy's Parade & A Favorite Recipe

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Thanksgiving: a time to gather around the table and forget about the gifts while enjoying the company of friends, family, and relatives. Thanksgiving is a time where many come together and reflect upon all the things to be thankful for - family, careers, a home. A common theme weaves its way throughout the Thanksgiving holiday, namely traditions. Traditions are a big part of Thanksgiving from that favorite recipe to all gathering around to watch the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. 

Read below for some of our favorite Thanksgiving traditions including the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade and a favorite recipe that is sure to be a crowd pleaser.

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

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The parade is a city tradition dating back to 1924, making it the second oldest Thanksgiving parade in the country, which attracts more than 3.5 million to the streets and an even larger audience via television. This year marks the 91st parade, and Macy's has set up a special interactive website to browse through the parade over the decades and get a look at this year's lineup. The parade is, perhaps, best known for its large balloon class which has featured many cultural icons over the decades. This year, the lineup is slated to include the likes of the Pillsbury Dougboy, Ice Age's Scrat and his Acorn, and Angry Birds to name a few. The parade route is 2.65 miles long, starting at 77th street and Central Park West.

Route: 77th at Central Park West south to 59th Street.
East on 59th Street to 6th Avenue.
South on 6th Avenue to 34th Street.
West on 34th Street to 7th Avenue.

The admission is free to the Parade. The best place to view it is between 72nd and 61st Street and Central Park West.

The viewing areas along the route gets incredibly crowded. It is recommended that you arrive no later than 6:30am if you plan to scout out a good viewing spot along the route.

Sour Cream and Chive Mashed Potatoes 

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The perfect compliment to the Thanksgiving turkey? Mashed potatoes. This recipe takes traditional mashed potatoes to a new level with sour cream and chive. They are sure to be a crowd pleaser and will have guests coming back for seconds!

Ingredients:

  • 2 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes 
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted  
  • 1/2 cup half-and-half  
  • 1/2 cup sour cream 
  • 1/4 cup chopped chives  
  • Salt & Pepper to Taste

Bring potatoes to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook until the potatoes are fork tender, about 20 minutes. In a small pot over low heat combine half-and-half and butter. Heat until hot but not simmering. Drain the potatoes in a colander. Wipe the saucepan dry. Add the potatoes back to the saucepan and mash. Give it a quick mix with a hand mixer to incorporate some air and ensure a smooth texture. Fold in the melted butter and half-and-half mixture until just incorporated. Fold in sour cream and 1/4 cup chives and season with salt and pepper.

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Of course, it is important to remember what we are grateful for and share that with others. We are so grateful for good health and loyal clients that allow us to do what we love, in one of the best cities in the world!

Happy Thanksgiving!

-The Victoria Shtainer Team

Your Memorial Day Weekend Guide

Memorial Day Weekend 2017

Memorial Day Weekend is upon us, and we are going to be kicking off the unofficial start to the summer season. Whether you stay in the city or spend your summers out east, The Victoria Shtainer Team has curated a list of a few of our favorite happenings in NYC and the Hamptons. From art festivals to the must-try new restaurants in The Hamptons, this list will keep you busy during the long weekend.  

While we cannot wait to kick off the summer season, we also must take a moment to pause and remember the meaning of the Memorial Day Holiday. We would like to thank all of those that serve in the US Armed Forces and continue to protect our country every day. Salute our troops and celebrate the start to summer!

 

New York

 Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit:

The bi-annual art fair is returning to the streets of Greenwich village. Browse artwork on display by original artists from New York, the nation, and globally. The fair includes paintings, sculpture, and eco-friendly art and unique pieces that are available for purchase at substantially less than gallery prices.

The exhibit is free admission and will be running May 27-39 as well as June 3-4, 12pm-6pm. University Place beginning at East 13th down the east side of Washington Square Park to West 3rd Street.

 Brooklyn’s King County Memorial Day Parade:

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There are quite a few different Memorial Day parades throughout the city, however, the Kings County Memorial Day Parade in Bay Ridge is the most iconic. 2017 marks the 150th year of the parade. Following the ceremony there will be a 21-gun salute by the U.S. Army at Fort Hamilton. The NYPD and FDNY participate in the march, and antique fire trucks and autos are on display. 

The parade kicks off at 11am on Monday, May 30th at 78th St and Third Avenue in Bay Ridge. Take the R train to 77th St Bay Ridge Avenue or 86th St.

Arlo Hotel Weekend BBQ:

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A great option if you are staying in the city for the weekend. Head to Arlo SoHo for one of the best open bar BBQ parties around town. The rooftop event will have traditional MDW fare such as hamburgers, hot dogs, and tacos complimented by panoramic city views. A DJ and entertainment will round out the event.

Saturday May 27th, 2-5pm. Tickets purchased in advance for $65. 231 Hudson Street

 Lower East Side Festival of the Arts:

 The Lower East Side is known to be a culturally diverse and vibrant neighborhood of the city, making it a great setting to celebrate performing art. Over 100 performers from poets, puppeteers, and filmmakers will take over the Theater for the New City for the long weekend. Saturday’s event also features a streetfair with food and art vendors.

Free Admission. May 26-28 with Saturday’s festivities held outdoos

 Rooftop Cocktails at 1 Hotel:

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Enjoy the long weekend with a relaxing cocktail while taking in wonderful views of the Manhattan skyline. The chic 1 Hotel at Brooklyn Bridge rooftop offers a great vantage point to view the city. Enjoy handcrafted cocktails, a plunge pool, or fire pits on a chilly evening.

60 Furman Street, Brooklyn

The Hamptons

 Montauk Show on the Green:

The 9th Annual Memorial Day Weekend on the Montauk Green is coming to Montauk Village Green. Artisans from throughout New York and the country will be showcasing original creations including paintings, sculpture, jewelry, photography, and ceramics. Admission to the show is free and it will be running Friday 12-6pm and Saturday and Sunday 10-6pm.

Free Admission. 742 Montauk Highway, Montauk

Wolffer Estate Vineyards:

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The annual summer events return to the Sagaponack vineyard starting the Friday of Memorial Day weekend.  You will not want to miss summer 2017's first installment of Sunset Fridays and Saturdays at the wine stand with music by Clinton Curtis Friday evening and Mamalee Rose Saturday evening. Enjoy wine by the glass or bottle as well as cheese and charcuterie plates. 

Yoga in the vines will be returning to Wolffer beginning Thursday, May 25th. Some of the Hamptons' best yoga instructors will be conducting classes right in the vineyard. Drop in classes are $25 with packages available for purchase as well.

139 Sagg Road, Sagaponack

Le Bilboquet Sag Harbor:

The popular French eatery on East 60th Street in Manhattan is heading out East. The restaurant, of which Ronald Perelman is a partner, is taking over a prime spot on the docks in Sag Harbor. If the crowd at the Manhattan location is any indication, we expect this is going to be a popular spot! The restaurant is slated to have a crudo bar and feature its signature Cajun chicken dish.

1 Long Wharf, Sag Harbor

Eleven Madison Park Summer House:

The former Moby’s space in East Hampton will be transformed into the renowned 11 Madison Park pop-up for the summer. The restaurant is closing its Manhattan location for the summer to renovate and moving operations out East.

The opening has been the talk of the town as the 3-star Michelin restaurant is making reservations exclusively for American Express cardmembers. The East Hampton location is expected to be more casual than its city counterpart and feature an a la carte menu, indoor dining room, tented area, and picnic tables and games in the backyard. Note: the tent and backyard will be on walk-in basis only.

341 Pantigo Road, East Hampton

Calissa:

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A taste of Mykonos is coming to Water Mill starting Memorial Day weekend. The team of Il Cantinori in partnership with executive chef Dominic Rice (formerly at Narcissa and Jean-George) will be leading Calissa. Rice will be using Long Island seafood to serve up dishes salt-baked striped bass and lobster bucatini.

1020 Montauk Highway, Water Mill