August 12 2018

A Festival Fit for Jay Gatsby at the Annual Governors Island Jazz Age Lawn Party

Overwhelmed by the oppressive summer heat, the main characters of The Great Gatsby—Tom, Daisy, Nick, and Gatsby himself—decide to drive from Long Island into Manhattan, where they take a suite at the Plaza Hotel and order an enormous bucket of ice to cool rising temps and tempers. This August, we recommend a little adventure in the opposite direction—no, not to Long Island, but to Governors Island for the annual Jazz Age Lawn Party. Just a short ferry ride from the … Read More

July 06 2018

If Music Be The Food of Love, Play On!

In 1954 legendary theater director and producer Joseph Papp decided the greatest city in the world deserved a summer series devoted to the work of the world’s greatest playwright. What began as a collection of workshops has now grown into Shakespeare in the Park, a massive seasonal production that stages two shows each summer at the Delacorte Theater, an open-air performance venue in Central Park that seats up to 1800. The first play to go up at the Delacorte was … Read More

June 05 2018

From the Street to the Stage New York Celebrates Pride

As one of the cultural capitals of the world, New York City often finds itself at the forefront of historic global change. In June of 1969, the Stonewall Riots of Greenwich Village marked one such pivotal moment, from which the modern LGBT rights movement was born. On June 24, our great city will welcome hundreds of thousands of revelers to its 49th annual Pride Parade, which promises to be the most spectacular yet. If you’ll be joining us for the … Read More