What we're about

Hi and WELCOME to our group! We are your one-stop-shop for a variety of discount broadway tickets, concerts in NYC, and all types of New York shows/entertainment. Our group mission is to bring you the best in:

CONCERTS/MUSIC

We want to be all over the music scene! We will post events from a variety of genres like Electronic, House, Pop, Jazz, Bluegrass, Country, R&B, Latin, Classical, and so much more. If is is considered music, we want to be on top of it. We especially want to highlight many of the free concerts NYC has to offer!

THEATER SHOWS

We also want to be a source for NYC tickets to great Broadway Plays! We will offer FREE or DISCOUNTED Broadway show tickets along with Off Broadway and Off Off Broadway gems! For the best in NYC Broadway shows, keep an eye on our calendar and emails!

OTHER SHOWS

If is is LIVE in NYC, we want to make sure we let you know about it. We will also feature some great Comedy, Cabaret, Magic, TV Show tapings, and much much more!

MORE

We will also have other special events such as parties, group trips, and more featured events!

DAILY EMAIL

If we can't host/plan and event, we still want to be your source for great things to do in NYC. We will be sending out a daily email of the Top Things To Do each day(most will be free too!). The email will also be archived on our message board so people can comment and gather there. If we cant host the event ourselves, we still hope members can reach out and get together. ****Please not if you do not wish to receive our daily email, you can adjust your settings so you do not get the email ***

Thanks again for joining our group and we look forward to meeting you!

Upcoming events (5)

Movie Palaces: A History of Cinema and the Theatrical Experience Live Webinar

Click link for full info and to get tickets ($10, thanks for your support!):
http://bit.ly/HistoryOfCinemaEvent

*** Please note RSVPs on Meetup do not reflect the correct amount of people who will be there. We promote this in various groups and always draw a nice mix of people! ***

Description:
With the rise in popularity surrounding streaming film and television services, it's hard to imagine how the movie theater experience can buck the modern Netflix trend. Though while watching a movie on your couch is definitely convenient, nothing can replace the experience of being transported to another world through the magic of cinema and grand movie theaters. From penny arcades, to the magnificent movie palaces, to the multiplex era and present day, it's time to uncover the evolution of the movie going experience — and importance of preserving it for generations to come.

Join our special guest hosts as we explore the full history of cinema through the lens of movie theaters, where we’ve experienced films over the past hundred years.

Led by award-winning documentarian April Wright — Director of Going Attractions: The Definitive Story of the Movie Palace — our fun, nostalgic, and captivating virtual trip through America's gorgeous theatres will include:

- A look at early cinema and how theatrical experiences like nickelodeons led to people around the world falling in love with the movies
- The era of the movie palace and studio system in the teens and twenties, and how their architecture and features were designed to entertain and awe the public
- A look at some of America's greatest movie palaces built before the Great Depression, and how people of all classes were treated like kings and queens
- How New York City became the epicenter of the film business, and a virtual peek inside some of the most beautiful theatres such as the Capitol and Roxy
- The dark days of movie palaces during the mid-late 20th century, which saw these large theatres shift to everything from art houses, to grind houses, to multiplexes
- Preservation and the future of movie theatres, with a look at efforts to save and restore the remaining movie palaces
- Personal stories and exclusive photos surrounding the making of April's documentary, Going Attractions: The Definitive Story of the Movie Palace

Afterward, we'll have a Q&A with April — any and all questions about movie palaces are welcomed and encouraged!

Can't make it live? Don't worry, you'll have access to the full replay for one week!

See you there, virtually!

Click link for full info and to get tickets ($10, thanks for your support!):
http://bit.ly/HistoryOfCinemaEvent

European vs American Chocolate Interactive Live Webinar w/ Chocolate Tasting Kit

Click link for full info and to get tickets ($10, thanks for your support!):
http://bit.ly/EurovsUSAChocolate

*** Please note RSVPs on Meetup do not reflect the correct amount of people who will be there. We promote this in various groups and always draw a nice mix of people! ***

Description:
While European chocolate is widely regarded as the crème de la crème of the chocolate world, the American chocolate scene is quickly gaining traction with its mouthwatering craft creations. But what exactly is the true difference between the two styles, from marketing to taste? It's time to dive into the fun and elusive world of European and American chocolate, with a curated chocolate tasting kit by your side.

Join our special guest hosts as we uncover the sweet competition between the European and American chocolate industries, from their humble origin stories to diverse tasting notes.

Led by Chef Tova Sterling, this interactive and delicious journey through American and European chocolate will include:

- An overview of how to make chocolate, and why it's one of the hardest foods to perfect
- The delicious history (and rivalry) of chocolate juggernauts Hershey and Cadbury
- A look at how chocolate laws differ between the U.S. and Europe
- A primer on how to see, smell, and taste chocolate, along with some important do's and don'ts
- A guided tasting of six incredible chocolates hailing from both sides of the Atlantic (see 'Chocolate Tasting Kit' section below for more details)
Interactive polls, trivia questions, and discussion topics geared for chocolate lovers

Afterward, we'll have a Q&A with Tova — any and all questions about American or European chocolates are welcomed and encouraged!

Can't make it live? Don't worry, you'll have access to the full replay for one week!

See you there, virtually!

Click link for full info and to get tickets ($10, thanks for your support!):
http://bit.ly/EurovsUSAChocolate

*** Please note RSVPs on Meetup do not reflect the correct amount of people who will be there. We promote this in various groups and always draw a nice mix of people! ***

In-Person Roosevelt Island Group Tour, see Abandoned Labs to Landmarked Ruins

Roosevelt Island Tramway - Roosevelt Island

Click link for full info and to get tickets ($32, thanks for your support!):
http://bit.ly/ExploringRooseveltIslandEvent

*** Please note RSVPs on Meetup do not reflect the correct amount of people who will be there. We promote this in various groups and always draw a nice mix of people! ***

Description:
You’ve probably seen the red tram shuttling back and forth to Roosevelt Island, but how much do you really know about this two-mile-long piece of land wedged between Manhattan and Queens?

Join our special guest guides as we explore Roosevelt Island, which has been home to Dutch farms, rehabilitation institutions, asylums, hospitals, scientific laboratories, and more.

Led by historian Kevin Draper, our unique experience spanning from the island's center to its southernmost tip will include:

- An overview of Roosevelt Island and why it was once called Minnehanonck by the Native Americans, Hog Island by the Dutch, Blackwell Island by the English, and Welfare Island by the city
- A visit to several historic sites including the Chapel of the Good Shepherd (1888) and the Blackwell House, a 1796 dutch farmhouse that is NYC’s 6th oldest landmark
- A look at the FDR Four Freedoms Park, Smallpox Hospital (NYC’s only landmarked ruin), and abandoned Strecker Laboratory (the first institution in the nation for pathological and bacteriological research)
- A discussion around the newly built Cornell University campus and future redevelopment plans for the island
- Our experience will conclude at The Cafe @ Cornell Tech, which has food and drinks available for purchase!

Click here to see pictures from one of our last visits to Roosevelt Island.

See you there!

*Please bring a water bottle and comfortable pair of shoes as we’ll be doing a lot of walking!

**Please note that Kevin maintains a moderately fast walking pace throughout the tour

***This tour does not go inside any abandoned buildings or to the northern tip of the island

****Since our tour starts in Manhattan, a MetroCard swipe will be needed to ride the tram. Guests may also meet the group on Roosevelt Island if more convenient (see confirmation email for more details)

Click link for full info and to get tickets ($32, thanks for your support!):
http://bit.ly/ExploringRooseveltIslandEvent

*** Please note RSVPs on Meetup do not reflect the correct amount of people who will be there. We promote this in various groups and always draw a nice mix of people! ***

In-Person Exploring the NY World’s Fair Remnants at Flushing Meadows Corona Park

Click link for full info and to get tickets ($10, thanks for your support!):
http://bit.ly/ExploreWorldsFair

*** Please note RSVPs on Meetup do not reflect the correct amount of people who will be there. We promote this in various groups and always draw a nice mix of people! ***

Description:
If a "world's fair" doesn't ring a bell, think of it as the Olympics of innovation before air travel was commonplace — a chance to show-off incredible, cutting-edge art and technology. And in the 1960s, one of the most legendary expositions of them all took place right here in New York City. This is the story of the[masked] New York World's Fair, an uplifting showcase of mid-20th-century American culture and technology, and bastion of the Space Age.

Join our special guest hosts as we travel back in time to explore the[masked] New York World's Fair — held at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park in the borough of Queens, this global exposition covering 646 acres featured over 140 pavilions with 110 restaurants; exhibitors from 80 nations, 24 states, and over 45 corporations; and introduced the world to technologies of the future including color TV, picturephones, and even the Ford Mustang.

Led by licensed NYC guide Lloyd Trufelman, our exploration of the remnants of the[masked] New York World's Fair in all of its retro glory — and past, present, and future of Flushing Meadows-Corona Park — will include:

- The origins of the[masked] World's Fair, and why it was built on the ground plan of the previous iconic 1939 New York World’s Fair
- A discussion around notable exhibits and pavilions from the fair, including General Motor's "Futurama" moving chair ride through the future, Walt Disney's debut of Audio-Animatronics, and a bomb shelter modeled as an underground home
- The fair's most controversial issues, including civil rights, the Vietnam War, and the art of Andy Warhol
- Why the fair capped the career of Robert Moses, New York’s legendary power broker, along with his grand plans for Flushing Meadows Park
- A visit to remnants from the fair that still exist today, including the NYC Pavilion/Queens Museum, Unisphere, NY State Pavilion, Hall of Science, and others

Our experience will conclude at the Queens Museum cafe, which will have food and drinks available for purchase!

See you there!

Click link for full info and to get tickets ($10, thanks for your support!):
http://bit.ly/ExploreWorldsFair

*** Please note RSVPs on Meetup do not reflect the correct amount of people who will be there. We promote this in various groups and always draw a nice mix of people! ***

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