“Interesting. Unusual. Uniquely NYC. Highlights of this week’s top events include “Jack Stuppin: The Beginning of My World,” Restart Stages’ “Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra,” the Public Theatre’s “Mobile Unit’s Summer of Joy,” and more. Get the NYC-ARTS Top Five in your inbox every Friday and follow @NYC_ARTS on Instagram or @NYCARTS on Twitter to stay abreast of events as they happen.”
Manhattan / Sat, Jul 31, 2021 – Sun, Aug 15, 2021
Dance is back at the 92nd Street Y with the fourth annual “92Y Mobile Dance Film Festival” — the first in-person dance program since the pandemic shut 92Y’s doors in March 2020. The MDFF – the only dance film festival featuring works shot entirely on mobile devices – explores the magic that happens at the intersection of choreography, camerawork and editing, revealing new dimensions in movement and offering intimate access and up-close perspectives on the physical and spatial …
Manhattan / Sat, Jul 31, 2021 – Sun, Aug 29, 2021
The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) recently announced that the theater’s acclaimed MOBILE UNIT will return this summer with MOBILE UNIT’S SUMMER OF JOY, a free four-week tour to all five boroughs beginning July 31 and running through August 29 as New York City joyously returns to life. In partnership with New York City’s Department of Transportation, MOBILE UNIT’S SUMMER OF JOY will pop up at public plazas in neighborhoods that were both traditionally …
Manhattan / Sun, Aug 01, 2021 – Sat, Aug 07, 2021
Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts recently announced that the Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra and Renée and Robert Belfer Music Director Louis Langrée will return to campus for the first time since the pandemic for a residency with students from New York City area music schools from August 1–7, 2021. The week of activities culminates with a concert in Damrosch Park featuring Langrée conducting Mozart’s first and final symphonies with the MMFO and several of the students. As part …
Long Island / Fri, Jul 23, 2021 – Thu, Jul 29, 2021
“Ein Plein Air Reloaded: Green Fuse,” presented by the Black & White Gallery / Project Space, brings together six artists with unique perspectives and diverse backgrounds, who propose new experiences rooted in nature endlessly re-forming and reshaping itself. Through their uses of contemporary artistic forms, in various scenarios and formats—each with their own conventions — they each infuse life into dead fragments and propose different modes of contemplation: of nature and the boundaries between the …
Westchester / Fri, Jul 02, 2021 – Sun, Sep 12, 2021
“Jack Stuppin: The Beginning of My World,” on view at the Hudson River Museum from July 2–September 12, 2021, highlights nine oil paintings from the artist Jack Stuppin, ranging from 2008 to 2020, from this ongoing series the artist has called his “Homage to the Hudson River School.” Jack Stuppin (American, b. 1933), renowned for vibrant landscape paintings of Northern California, grew up in Yonkers and returns again and again to reconnect with the formative Hudson …
So many things to see and do, to eat and drink in NYC.
Here are 10 of my NYC faves:
Review: Little Island Won Me Over – curbed.com
10 things to do in NYC now that you’re vaccinated – nypost.com
If you are looking for some of the best info on food and drink, restaurants and eating in New York City, then you want to head to New York magazine’s Grub Street.
Right now you want to check out: The Return of Restaurants
“Make up for lost meals. No takeout, no pasta kits, just 66 of the best new (or newly relevant) places to eat.”
Edited by Rob Patronite and Robin Raisfeld, Photographs by Dina Litovsky
Here are 3 more of my faves:
Eat All Your Chinese Vegetables
Fat Choy / 250 Broome St.
It’s one thing to offer a $335 meat-free menu for the one percent (see Eleven Madison Park 2.0). It’s another to charge $10 and under for veggie-centric Chinese food for everyone: the curious carnivores, the certified vegans, and the dedicated superfans like Deborah from the Upper West Side, who loves the food and the vibe so much she literally hiked down the West Side Highway from 88th Street to Broome and Orchard one recent Saturday afternoon just to tuck in to paper-boatloads of chewy rice rolls topped with gai lan and juicy bok choy showered with crispy fried garlic. We know she did this because Fat Choy is the kind of place where diners who have navigated the scrum of Lower East Side streeteries — bars, vegan-cupcake shops, more bars — start conversations with strangers to recommend dishes, offer bites, and generally share communal moments of vibrantly flavored, inventively conceived culinary bliss. —Rob Patronite and Robin Raisfeld
Sip a Sazerac in a Secret Garden
Villanelle / 15 E. 12th St.
This elegant Greenwich Village establishment has flown so far under the radar that many regulars (ourselves included) were afraid it would close forever when disaster struck. Miraculously, unlike with the still-shuttered Gotham Bar & Grill across the street, the opposite has happened. Owner Catherine Manning fitted the space out back with tables and little enclosed “garden rooms” that have become a hit during the outdoor-dining craze. The Sazeracs we enjoyed on a recent summery evening were exceptional, and you can also addle yourself with $9 cocktails during the new happy hour. The talented young chef Tyler Heckman (Ferris, Le Turtle) took over the kitchen last fall, and he’s slowly added the kind of variety and style to the aggressively seasonal menu (braised spring lamb on our visit, white-asparagus velouté, gnocchi with escargot) that threatens to turn this sleepy local favorite into a proper big-city dining destination. —Adam Platt
Sample the Latest Fusion Cuisine on New York’s Original Open Street
The Migrant Kitchen / 45 Stone St.
Long before 2020 brought alfresco eating to every corner of our city, Stone Street was a pedestrian paradise, and it still is, a cobblestoned car-free wonderland for outdoor pints, pizza, and mozzarella sticks. The Migrant Kitchen, which opened last fall, brings Middle Eastern–Latin fusion to this Fidi pub-grub zone. Owner Nasser Jaber, who operates out of the Dubliner bar’s kitchen, sends out sumac-butter-slicked fried-chicken-and-falafel waffles, mariquitas (fried plantain chips) nachos, and pastelon mahshi, a Dominican-style maduros-and-beef riff on the traditional Palestinian stuffed gourd. And since many office workers are still Zooming in from home, Stone Street feels distinctly chiller and less suits-y these days. —Ryan P. Sutton
Also see Eater New York’s interactive map that highlights
these 66 restaurants that deserve your attention.