If you’ve ever found yourself in the audience of one of Shakespeare’s timeless dramas and thought to yourself, “Man, this is awesome, but I wish I could be just a tad bit drunker, and yet somehow—somehow—stay classy,” then put that magic lamp down, Aladdin, because you won’t even need those next two wishes. Truffle Theatre Company (a young and homegrown Brooklyn-based arts organization) is putting on a performance of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer’s Night’s Dream, arguably his most beloved comedy, in the mezzanine of 61 Local, arguably Cobble Hill’s most beloved public house (and inarguably New York Magazine’s Best Domestic Beer Hall of 2011). Tickets are just $15 and you can buy them here. And if a few rounds of iambic pentameter and locally crafted ale sound like just the appetizer, you should think ahead and purchase tickets to Local Roots NYC’s upcoming third Supper Club, held at 61 Local on February 1. Admission is limited to 30, and the $40 ticket grants you four expertly-prepared courses centering on that most poetic of fruits: the apple. Locally grown, of course.
With just over a week left ’til Oct. 31, Halloween is already creeping into the calendar, threatening to eclipse perfectly unspooky events like the CMJ Music Marathon, that annual showcase for new music across hundreds of NYC venues. We’ve winnowed the 1300-band lineup down to 15 bands to check out. On Saturday, you can […]
It’s probably time we declare the entirety of October Halloween month, rather than restricting all the costumed revelry to one night a year. In the interest of extending your spooky good times, we’ve rounded up two weekends worth of fabulous frightening fêtes, from the creepy catacombs of Green-Wood Cemetery to the terrifyingly toxic Newtown Creek. […]
It arrives earlier and with more abundance each year—pumpkin-spice season. Flavoring everything, from cookies, to cream cheese, to local beer, to much-maligned-as-of-late pumpkin spice lattes that have become a sure sign of sweater-weather, pumpkin, the faker the better it seems, has become shorthand for fall. While we love actual pumpkin, in soup, curry, pie and even […]
Before the Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club opened in Gowanus, shuffleboard was an activity you associated with Florida retirement homes. Now Royal Palms is one of the hottest spots in South Brooklyn, best known for its sprawling shuffleboard courts, but it also has one of the borough’s most sophisticated cocktail programs. Designed by general manager Tim […]
As much as we love New York City, and as ideal as it is for many things, it is not the best place to enjoy fall foliage and get that taste of the outdoors that even the most seasoned city dwellers need from time to time. Here are two easy trips north where you can […]