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NY Philharmonic: Renowned Cultural Landmarks In New York

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The NY Philharmonic is the oldest symphony orchestra in the U.S. Plus, it’s one of the most renowned cultural landmarks in New York and in the world. It’s the home of some of the most talented musicians too.

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Founded in 1962, the Philharmonic Hall was the first building to be concluded at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts.

Designed by the renowned American architect, Max Abramovitz, the project houses the oldest symphony orchestra in the United States.

Moreover, based on the astounding donation of $10.5 million, in 1973, it was renamed to Avery Fisher Hall. It’s benefactor, Avery Fisher, was a philanthropist and music lover.

Later, in 2015, if was once again renamed and is now know as David Geffen Hall, another philanthropist, as well as a business magnate and producer.

His philosophy was to give back to the world what music had given to him. Sounds perfect!

Today, the philharmonic entertains over 50 million music lover a year. It also offers annual free concerts across the city, because of it’s community-driven passion. These includes the famous Concerts in the Parks – in Central Park.

Plus, a few extra infos:

“Beginning in 1842, the New York Philharmonic’s historic collections are some of the longest running, most comprehensive Archives in the world of performing arts. An early tradition of documenting all activities began even before the first concert and continues today.

Located in the Rose Building at Lincoln Center, the Philharmonic Archives welcomes researchers by appointment only.

Take a look at their Instagram page (@NYPhilharmonic) to keep posted on the upcoming performances, or go to their website to read about the up coming events calendar!

Furthermore, it’s location can be a bit confusing. It’s on the north side of Lincoln Center, at Broadway and West 65th Street.

In addition, if you are coming to New York and would like to attend any upcoming performances. Or, even if you need to organize a Corporate experience, contact our experts to organize it. We can tell you a bit more about the renowned cultural landmarks in New York City.

Lastly, if you enjoy these types of experiences, check out what Martha Graham Dance Company is all about! You’ll be breath-taken!

Location: David Geffen Hall, 10 Lincoln Center Plaza


Photo Credits: Courtesy of NY Philharmonic and Chris Lee
*Last Update on March/2020.*

The Bowery Ballroom: It’s a New York City Classic

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Built just before the Stock Market Crash of 1929, the Bowery Ballroom was formerly a high-end retail store. It remained locked down for several years and it was only in 1997 that it became this unique music venue.

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The Bowery is one of our favorite spots to see live performances, intimate shows, indie bands and some of the coolest people in town.

The club serves as the namesake of Joan Baez’s Bowery Songs album, recorded live at a concert at the Bowery Ballroom on November 6, 2004.

It has amazing acoustics, the perfect size, a great story, and a 3 pretty cool bars! Their balcony is also a fantastic option if you want to have a clear view of the stage, but even downstairs you’ll be able to see it well.

The bar downstairs is more intimate and great to start off the night with drinks. When the bands are about to go live, you can walk up to watch them.

If you’re wondering how many people they need to fill up the place, it’s just a little over 550. So, it’s not too big, nor too small!

Like many New York venues, the Bowery Ballroom was also the stage for a famous film. Coyote Ugly was filmed back in the year 2000 and they have a scene at the Bowery! Pay attention next time you watch the movie.

Check out their website for the full list of upcoming shows! It’s certainly a New York City classic.

Plus, here are a few additional tips on the Lower East Side neighborhood or with the same vibe as the Bowery Ballroom. For dinner, you might want to explore Contra. We love going to few hidden speakeasy bars too. For places to stay when you come to New York City, try the super trendy and hip boutique Ludlow Hotel.

Hours: May vary, see their website!

Location: 6 Delancey Street


Photo Credits: Courtesy of the Bowery Ballroom
*Last Update on March/2020.*

Rockwood Music Hall: Live Performances In NYC With Upcoming Bands

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Located in the Lower East Side, the Rockwood Music Hall is known for hosting live performances in NYC with great artists like Lady Gaga, Gary Clark Jr., Billie Joe Armstrong of Green Day and Mumford & Sons.

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When the Rockwood Music Hall opened in the year of 2005, it was only a small bar that offered a few live performances. With time, it became one of the best New York City venues to go for live music.

Even though they’ve had huge names on stage, on the other hand the owner, Mr. Rockwood, enjoys putting together shows by emerging new young talents too. You will probably see several of these guys in the near future performing on much bigger stages! They are all fantastic artists!

They have a three different stages, so be sure to see them all. Some will charge a small cover fee, and other rooms are free of charge.

It is definitely one of the best places to meet these new upcoming bands, a great crowd, amazing music and the perfect vibe!

As many New York City venues, all shows have a one drink minimum standing and two drink minimum, if you’re seated.

Advance tickets are available online until 4pm on the day of the show. Any remaining tickets can be purchased at the door at showtime.

We also love the Lower East Side neighborhood. Here are a few places we recommend you to visit.

For a true cultural New York experience, head to the Nuyorican Poet Cafe to see some of the best live poetry. For dinner, you might want to explore one of the city’s secret restaurants, Kuma Inn.

The Bluestockings Bookstore is definitely a place worth visiting to feel what this collectively-owned business is all about. Last, if you’re in the mood for shopping, go explore Vaute, the first vegan fashion line that is shaking the fashion world in New York.

#1 Stage: opens 6pm Monday – Friday | 3pm on Saturday & Sunday
#2 Stage: opens at 6:30pm daily
#3 Stage: opens at 6:30pm daily

Location: 196 Allen Street


Photo Credit: Courtesy of Rockwood Music Hall
*Last Update on March/2020.*

Zinc Bar: A Hidden Jazz Bar In The Greenwich Village

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Zinc Bar, located in Greenwich Village, swept me off my feet – or chair – on my first visit! It was beautifully said by the New York Magazine: “Down steep stairs and through a velvet curtain, but don’t bother unless you intend to become a regular…”

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Alex Kay and Kristina Kossi, the owners of Zinc Bar, were “lucky” enough to secure the location, once the famous Club Cinderella closed down. It was also a Jazz spot and very famous during the 1940’s.

When you walk along West 3rd Street, you do have to pay attention to find the spot. The entrance is small, below eye level and you have go walk down a few steps. Passing the small door, you’ll see a long full bar with stools lined up. You can start your night by grabbing a drink there, before the show.

Passing a nostalgic red velvet curtain, you’ll find another space with tabled sorted relatively close to each other, and a small stage. That’s where all the magic happens!

Up on stage an amazing Afro Jazz band was having a blast and so was every other person in the room! The guys were just crazy vibing off each other and having so much fun.

We were there with musician friends. We have to say, when other musicians get just as excited as the band on stage…that’s something not to miss.

What you can expect? Inspired in African, Latin & Brazilian rhythms, a great insider crowd and definitely an unforgettable night!

Visit their website to see the events by genre. They have everything from Avant-garde Jazz, Blues, Bossa Nova, Cabaret, Flamenco, Free Jazz, Funk to Malagasy, Reggae, Salsa, Tango Jazz, Vocal, World Music and many more.

Certainly one of our preferred NYC Jazz bar in Greenwich Village.

Before, or after the show, you can make a reservation for dinner at Palma, just a few blocks away. And, if you want to try and stay at a hotel in the Greenwich Village, you can try The Marlton Hotel – one of the hot spots in town.

If you are a jazz lover, be sure to go to the bi-annual event at Governor’s Island called the Jazz Age Lawn Party. Also, you might want to have lunch or dinner at Epistrophy. There, the owner Luca, plays Jazz for his clients every last Sunday of the month!

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Photo Credit: Marco Losavio

Note: Some of the nights, there is a cover fee for the stage area. It’s not much, around $8 – $10. The bar area, on the other hand, nas no cover fee, but may request a minimum of two drinks depending on the day. Definitely, a good “problem” to have!

Last, we can help organize any event you’d like in the city. It can be a private event, or a corporate event, so contact our experts to see how we work.

Hours: Open 7 days a week
Week Nights: 6pm – 2:30am
Weekends: 6pm – 3am

Location: 82 West 3rd Street (btw Thompson & Sullivan)


Photo Credit: Courtesy of Marco Losavio, CBK.
*Last Update on March/2020.*

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