March 02 2020

Celebrating Saint Patrick since 1762

Though Ireland’s patron saint never set foot in the Americas, the very first Saint Patrick’s Day Parade took place right here in New York City just over two-and-a-half centuries ago, when a band of Irish soldiers serving in the British Army decided to celebrate the Feast Day of Saint Patrick by marching through the streets. Since then, the New York celebration has grown to become one of the most impressive annual parades in the world, featuring around 150,000 marchers and … Read More

February 03 2020

Great American Firsts: The New York Philharmonic

One of the cultural capitals of the world, New York City is responsible for a great many American firsts. One of those firsts is the New York Philharmonic, the oldest of the “Big Five” orchestras in North America, which has now been delighting audiences for 178 years. Other firsts the Philharmonic has given us include the American premiere of Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony in 1846, the world premiere of Dvořák’s New World Symphony in 1893, the world premiere of Gershwin’s An … Read More

January 08 2020

The 66th Annual Winter Show, America’s Leading Art and Antiques Event

At the Lotte New York Palace, we believe strongly that the ideals of beauty, elegance, and inspiration can be fully realized only when one takes a culturally and historically expansive view of the world. From January 24 through February 2, thousands of art and antiques enthusiasts will come together to do exactly that at the 66th annual Winter Show, the nation’s leading antiques event, at the Park Avenue Amory on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Seventy-two of the world’s finest vendors … Read More