Fig & Olive celebrated the launch of their new music collection Tuesday night (December 3) in their famous Meatpacking district restaurant. Joined by music tastemakers, style trendsetters, along with many others from various walks of life, the event was a classy affair set to the backdrop of the fresh new collection of music. The collection, out now, features music from Rhye, Poolside, and many others, is a smooth collection of music that captures the feeling of the high-class French Riviera. Be sure to check out the collection, and capture the feeling of Fig & Olive for yourself. ‘Fig & Olive: The Music Collection’ is out now on Legacy Recordings.
Any New York City club venue that lasts for 8 years and is still going strong calls for a celebration. The dance floors of Pacha nightclubs worldwide are famous for bringing all the hottest DJs to spin for the night and now Pacha New York is celebrating their 8 year mark by featuring a December line up that is so packed with renowned DJs, you need to check out this repertoire.
Independent filmmaker Neal Edelstein, the man responsible for scaring us with The Ring and The Ring Two, will be discussing the new ghost story app called Haunting Melissa with the Blair Witch Project's creator Mike Monello. The new free app is the first of its kind and breaks down a horror story piece by piece for you to watch on either your iPhone or iPad. Neal and Mike will be taking questions and also debuting a preview of the app that is sure to scare and unsettle us all! If you're a horror film junkie you do not want to miss this free event. You can dowload the app for free here.
Thanksgiving has come and gone, the days are getting shorter and colder, and Christmas jingles have officially infiltrated every CVS and Duane Reade in the city. That’s right: it’s winter time. While some of you warm-weather people might be getting ready to hibernate, anybody who’s spent winter in NYC knows there are lots of winter reasons to leave your cave during the holiday season. One of those reasons is the Winter Village at Bryant Park, the annual festive pop up market surrounding an amazing seasonal ice skating rink just down the street from Times Square. The rink will be open all day and into the night until March 2nd, so skaters, you can come down with a date, with friends, or just on your own to enjoy laps around the open-air track for free.
Live music, skating performances, celebrity appearances and an amazing tree lighting will all be happening tonight at the Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park. The tree lighting pre-show will start at 5:15 with The New York Pops Brass Quintet onstage rinkside. At 6 the Christmas magic begins with the 8th annual Tree Lighting Show, hosted by 106.7 Lite FM's Bob Bronson and Helen Little. There will be musical performances by Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, Young People's Chorus of New York, Loston Harris Trio, and Carly Rose Sonenclar. The talented Johnny Weir, Sarah Hughes, and The Haydenettes will also be strutting their stuff on the ice. But the real star of the show is the park's 50-foot Norway Spruce decorated in over 30,000 white and red LED lights and 3,500 starbursts, balls, snowflakes, and icicle ornaments in wintry silver, pearly white, and iridescent red and blue. Don't miss a night to remember at Bryant Park and don't forget to bring your Christmas spirit!
Great clothes, great people, and a great vibe is the best description that can be given for the launch event for Authentic Apparel Group's U.S. Army Menswear line this past Wednesday night (November 20). Held at Lower Manhattan's Blind Barber, tastemakers and fashionista's filled up the space to catch an in-person glimpse of Authentic Apparel's new U.S. Army Menswear collection.
Featuring a live DJ, the vibe in the building was great, as people mingled and got insights on the stylish new collection. The line, which will be distributed exclusively through Zappos, is officially licensed by the U.S. Army, and is inspired by classic military apparel while giving it a contemporary spin. One may think of Army apparel and shy away due to the idea of all-camouflage pieces, but the coolest thing about the line is that while the designs are inspired by Army attire, the colorways are varied and modern, and you would hardly guess they were based on military wear.
Come celebrate no-shave November at the Village Pourhouse. Even if you are not yet the proud owner of a beard, get some glue and slap one on. It's the perfect excuse to meet new people and drink beer, and a portion of the proceeds go to the Movember Foundation to further research on prostate and other men's cancers. Get tickets here.
What: Dudes, beer, and beards
Where: Village Pourhouse, 64 Third Avenue, New York New York 10003
When: November 22nd, 6pm-10pm
Premiering this Friday, November 22nd, and continuing through December 24th, Rock Paper Photo, an online photo gallery that features rare and iconic images, will launch its 2013 Holiday Shop at Gallery 151 located at 132 W. 18th Street (between 6th and 7th Aves).
There has been a long battle to save the iconic-historical landmark of Queens, and graffiti mecca, Five Pointz. This has been an intricate piece of Queens history for years now, and whether you're a fan of the building or not, you have heard the landmark. Owner Jerry Wolkoff has allowed street artists to create walls of art on this former warehouse since 1993. Last week, a federal judge denied the stop of the demolition of the space. This morning, it happened, and no, it wasn’t Banksy’s doing – the buffing of 5ptz, an action that no one thought would happen so soon, happened. The graffiti art landmark- seen from the Queens-Manhattan 7 Line, is closing. The space has been painted-over and demolition will begin soon following the building of new condos. Street art fans were furious to hear the news as a decade of work has been tarnished. Five Pointz attributed to the coming together of the five New York boroughs: Queens, Brooklyn, The Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island, but the space is a global topic. Today a part of New York's culture and history is being defaced. True street art lovers, artists and followers can say that the demolotion of Five Pointz is their defintion of vandalizm, a deliberate destruction of or damge to public or private property. The Nitty Gritty New York City has lost this artistic spot - but we can only hope that something of the same nature evolves from this sad day.