Events and Activities

An insider’s guide to Midtown Manhattan.

That gentle tug you feel when you check into The Bernic Hotel? Call it Manhattan’s gravitational pull — beckoning you to come out and experience the city’s best events. There are so many parties, parades, festivals and seasonal happenings just outside our doors, you’ll find yourself swept away in a New York Minute.

  • PANORAMA FESTIVAL
    at Randall's Island

    The inaugural Panorama Music Festival is coming to NYC Friday, July 22 to Sunday, July 24. The fest brings headlining sets from Kendrick Lamar, Arcade Fire and a reunited LCD Soundsystem—each of which…
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  • HBO's BRYANT PARK FILM FESTIVAL:

    8/1 - Harvey (1950) Runtime 104 Minutes (Not Rated) Mary Chase’s long-running Broadway play won a Pulitzer Prize in 1945, beating a more serious contender, "The Glass Menagerie." The movie version…
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  • HBO's BRYANT PARK FILM FESTIVAL

    7/25 - Three Days of the Condor (1975) Runtime 117 Minutes (R) Sydney Pollack directs Robert Redford and Faye Dunaway in this paranoid thriller of political intrigue, conspiracy and cover-ups. Redford…
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  • HBO'S BRYANT PARK FILM FESTIVAL:

    7/18 - The Omen (1976) Runtime 111 minutes (R) Gregory Peck took the role of American Ambassador Robert Thorne, after Charlton Heston turned it down. Thorne and his wife (Lee Remick) live happily…
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  • ELEGANCE • CHANGZHOU

    "The charm of the scenery of Southern China." Changzhou is an ancient city in China, which is well known for silk embroidery, paper cuts and traditional paintings. Founded in the Wu culture, the exhibition…
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  • Bastille Day NYC

    For over 20 years,  Bastille Day on 60th Street , presented by the  French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) , has been New York’s largest public celebration of France’s Independence Day (July 14, 1789)…
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  • New Year’s Eve

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  • Christmas Day / First day of Chanukah

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  • Christmas Eve

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  • December Solstice (First day of winter)

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  • Cyber Monday

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  • Black Friday

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  • Thanksgiving Day

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  • Veterans Day

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  • Halloween

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  • Yom Kippur

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  • Columbus Day

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  • Rosh Hashana

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  • Labor Day

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  • Lincoln Center Festival

    Lincoln Center Festival is a weeklong festival of the arts, including dance, music, opera and theatre.

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  • Independence Day

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  • Pride Week

    Pride Week .  Heritage of Pride works toward a future without discrimination where people have equal rights under the law by producing LGBTQ Pride events that inspire, educate, commemorate and celebrate…
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  • June Solstice (First day of Summer)

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  • Father's Day

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  • Taste of Times Square

    Over 50 of Times Square’s best restaurants will offer their finest tastes from around the globe at Taste of Times Square – an annual outdoor food and music festival.
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  • Doughnut Day

    National Doughnut Day is celebrated in NYC by visiting participating bakeries and receiving free doughnuts.

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  • Brooklyn Film Festival

    The Brooklyn Film Festival is an international competitive festival with a mission to provide a public forum to advance public interest in films and the independent production of films.
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  • Governors Ball

    Governor’s Ball is New York City’s a remote pop festival that takes place each year on Randall’s Island in early June.  

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  • Memorial Day

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  • Lower East Side Festival of the Arts

    Lower East Side Festival of the Arts is a multi-cultural cavalcade of free theatre, music, dance, comedy, film and art that takes place over Memorial Day weekend in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. 
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  • NYC Popfest

    NYC Popfest is a 4-day indie pop music festival in New York City.

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  • Armed Forces Day

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  • Manhattan Cocktail Classic

    The Manhattan Cocktail Classic is part festival, part fete, part conference and part cocktail party. The annual celebration offers a myriad of events spread across five days and four boroughs. 
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  • Mother's Day

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  • Cinco de Mayo

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  • SOHO Film Fest

    SOHO Film Fest celebrates the cutting-edge of digital technology while honoring traditional forms of storytelling, encourages new and seasoned filmmakers from here in New York City and around the world…
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  • 9/11 Memorial 5K Run/Walk

    The 9/11 Memorial 5K is a walk/run that takes place in Manhattan to honor the heroes and victims of the 9/11 attacks.

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  • Passover

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  • Earth Day

    Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which day events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection.

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  • Travel Festival

    The New York Travel Festival is a series of events for those whose lives are touched by travel: members of the travel industry, travel media, lifelong travelers, long-term travelers and college students.…
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  • Tax Day

    In the United States, Tax Day is a colloquial term for the day on which individual income tax returns are due to the federal government.

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  • Tribeca Film Festival

    Tribeca Film Festival is an international film festival that supports emerging and established directors. The festival has screened over 1400 films from over 8-0 countries since its first festival in…
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  • Latin American Film Festival

    HFFNY History Havana Film Festival New York is an internationally recognized film festival celebrating Latin American cinema. HFFNY features more than 40 films from the most exciting cinematic talent…
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  • The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting

    The 2015 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree will be lit for the first time on Wednesday, December 2, with live performances from 7–9pm, at Rockefeller Plaza, between West 48th and West 51st Streets and…
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  • The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting

    12/01/2015
    The 2015 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree will be lit for the first time on Wednesday, December 2, with…
  • Latin American Film Festival

    04/06/2016
    HFFNY History Havana Film Festival New York is an internationally recognized film festival celebrating…
  • Tribeca Film Festival

    04/12/2016
    Tribeca Film Festival is an international film festival that supports emerging and established directors.…
  • Tax Day

    04/14/2016
    In the United States, Tax Day is a colloquial term for the day on which individual income tax returns…
  • Travel Festival

    04/15/2016
    The New York Travel Festival is a series of events for those whose lives are touched by travel: members…
  • Earth Day

    04/16/2016
    Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which day events worldwide are held to demonstrate…
  • Passover

    04/22/2016
  • 9/11 Memorial 5K Run/Walk

    04/23/2016
    The 9/11 Memorial 5K is a walk/run that takes place in Manhattan to honor the heroes and victims of…
  • Cinco de Mayo

    05/04/2016
  • SOHO Film Fest

    05/04/2016
    SOHO Film Fest celebrates the cutting-edge of digital technology while honoring traditional forms of…
  • Mother's Day

    05/07/2016
  • Manhattan Cocktail Classic

    05/19/2016
    The Manhattan Cocktail Classic is part festival, part fete, part conference and part cocktail party.…
  • Armed Forces Day

    05/20/2016
  • NYC Popfest

    05/25/2016
    NYC Popfest is a 4-day indie pop music festival in New York City.
  • Lower East Side Festival of the Arts

    05/26/2016
    Lower East Side Festival of the Arts is a multi-cultural cavalcade of free theatre, music, dance, comedy,…
  • Memorial Day

    05/29/2016
  • Brooklyn Film Festival

    06/02/2016
    The Brooklyn Film Festival is an international competitive festival with a mission to provide a public…
  • Governors Ball

    06/02/2016
    Governor’s Ball is New York City’s a remote pop festival that takes place each year on Randall’s Island…
  • Doughnut Day

    06/04/2016
    National Doughnut Day is celebrated in NYC by visiting participating bakeries and receiving free doughnuts.…
  • Taste of Times Square

    06/05/2016
    Over 50 of Times Square’s best restaurants will offer their finest tastes from around the globe at …
  • Father's Day

    06/18/2016
  • June Solstice (First day of Summer)

    06/19/2016
  • Pride Week

    06/20/2016
    Pride Week .  Heritage of Pride works toward a future without discrimination where people have equal…
  • Independence Day

    07/03/2016
  • ELEGANCE • CHANGZHOU

    07/11/2016
    "The charm of the scenery of Southern China." Changzhou is an ancient city in China, which is well…
  • ELEGANCE • CHANGZHOU

    07/12/2016
    "The charm of the scenery of Southern China." Changzhou is an ancient city in China, which is well…
  • Lincoln Center Festival

    07/12/2016
    Lincoln Center Festival is a weeklong festival of the arts, including dance, music, opera and theatre.…
  • ELEGANCE • CHANGZHOU

    07/13/2016
    "The charm of the scenery of Southern China." Changzhou is an ancient city in China, which is well…
  • Bastille Day NYC

    07/13/2016
    For over 20 years,  Bastille Day on 60th Street , presented by the  French Institute Alliance Française…
  • HBO'S BRYANT PARK FILM FESTIVAL:

    07/17/2016
    7/18 - The Omen (1976) Runtime 111 minutes (R) Gregory Peck took the role of American Ambassador…
  • PANORAMA FESTIVAL
    at Randall's Island

    07/21/2016
    The inaugural Panorama Music Festival is coming to NYC Friday, July 22 to Sunday, July 24. The fest…
  • PANORAMA FESTIVAL
    at Randall's Island

    07/22/2016
    The inaugural Panorama Music Festival is coming to NYC Friday, July 22 to Sunday, July 24. The fest…
  • PANORAMA FESTIVAL
    at Randall's Island

    07/23/2016
    The inaugural Panorama Music Festival is coming to NYC Friday, July 22 to Sunday, July 24. The fest…
  • HBO's BRYANT PARK FILM FESTIVAL

    07/24/2016
    7/25 - Three Days of the Condor (1975) Runtime 117 Minutes (R) Sydney Pollack directs Robert Redford…
  • HBO's BRYANT PARK FILM FESTIVAL:

    07/31/2016
    8/1 - Harvey (1950) Runtime 104 Minutes (Not Rated) Mary Chase’s long-running Broadway play won…
  • Labor Day

    09/04/2016
  • Rosh Hashana

    10/02/2016
  • Columbus Day

    10/09/2016
  • Yom Kippur

    10/11/2016
  • Halloween

    10/30/2016
  • Veterans Day

    11/10/2016
  • Thanksgiving Day

    11/23/2016
  • Black Friday

    11/24/2016
  • Cyber Monday

    11/27/2016
  • December Solstice (First day of winter)

    12/20/2016
  • Christmas Eve

    12/23/2016
  • Christmas Day / First day of Chanukah

    12/24/2016
  • New Year’s Eve

    12/30/2016
  • The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting

    12/01/2015

    The 2015 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree will be lit for the first time on Wednesday, December 2, with live performances from 7–9pm, at Rockefeller Plaza, between West 48th and West 51st Streets and Fifth and Sixth Avenues. Tens of thousands will crowd the sidewalks for the event and hundreds of millions will watch it live across the globe. The Tree will remain lit and can be viewed until 8pm on January 6, 2016.

  • Latin American Film Festival

    04/06/2016

    HFFNY History Havana Film Festival New York is an internationally recognized film festival celebrating Latin American cinema. HFFNY features more than 40 films from the most exciting cinematic talent from Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Columbia, Cuba, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay, Costa Rica, Venezuela and the United States. Thursday, April 7 – 17 

  • Tribeca Film Festival

    04/12/2016

    Tribeca Film Festival is an international film festival that supports emerging and established directors. The festival has screened over 1400 films from over 8-0 countries since its first festival in 2002.

  • Tax Day

    04/14/2016

    In the United States, Tax Day is a colloquial term for the day on which individual income tax returns are due to the federal government.

  • Travel Festival

    04/15/2016

    The New York Travel Festival is a series of events for those whose lives are touched by travel: members of the travel industry, travel media, lifelong travelers, long-term travelers and college students.  Saturday, April 16 – 17.

  • Earth Day

    04/16/2016

    Earth Day is an annual event, celebrated on April 22, on which day events worldwide are held to demonstrate support for environmental protection.

  • Passover

    04/22/2016
  • 9/11 Memorial 5K Run/Walk

    04/23/2016

    The 9/11 Memorial 5K is a walk/run that takes place in Manhattan to honor the heroes and victims of the 9/11 attacks.

  • Cinco de Mayo

    05/04/2016
  • SOHO Film Fest

    05/04/2016

    SOHO Film Fest celebrates the cutting-edge of digital technology while honoring traditional forms of storytelling, encourages new and seasoned filmmakers from here in New York City and around the world to create and send in their fresh and innovative cinematic pieces.

  • Mother's Day

    05/07/2016
  • Manhattan Cocktail Classic

    05/19/2016

    The Manhattan Cocktail Classic is part festival, part fete, part conference and part cocktail party. The annual celebration offers a myriad of events spread across five days and four boroughs. 

  • Armed Forces Day

    05/20/2016
  • NYC Popfest

    05/25/2016

    NYC Popfest is a 4-day indie pop music festival in New York City.

  • Lower East Side Festival of the Arts

    05/26/2016

    Lower East Side Festival of the Arts is a multi-cultural cavalcade of free theatre, music, dance, comedy, film and art that takes place over Memorial Day weekend in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. 

  • Memorial Day

    05/29/2016
  • Brooklyn Film Festival

    06/02/2016

    The Brooklyn Film Festival is an international competitive festival with a mission to provide a public forum to advance public interest in films and the independent production of films.

  • Governors Ball

    06/02/2016

    Governor’s Ball is New York City’s a remote pop festival that takes place each year on Randall’s Island in early June.  

  • Doughnut Day

    06/04/2016

    National Doughnut Day is celebrated in NYC by visiting participating bakeries and receiving free doughnuts.

  • Taste of Times Square

    06/05/2016

    Over 50 of Times Square’s best restaurants will offer their finest tastes from around the globe at Taste of Times Square – an annual outdoor food and music festival.

  • Father's Day

    06/18/2016
  • June Solstice (First day of Summer)

    06/19/2016
  • Pride Week

    06/20/2016

    Pride Week.  Heritage of Pride works toward a future without discrimination where people have equal rights under the law by producing LGBTQ Pride events that inspire, educate, commemorate and celebrate the diverse community, culminating with the NYC Pride March.

  • Independence Day

    07/03/2016
  • ELEGANCE • CHANGZHOU

    07/11/2016

    "The charm of the scenery of Southern China."

    Changzhou is an ancient city in China, which is well known for silk embroidery, paper cuts and traditional paintings. Founded in the Wu culture, the exhibition reflects the beauty of the mountains, lakes and rivers of Southern China. A wide range of over 90 artworks will be displayed at the exhibit in various ways.

    Examples in the exhibition show national cultural heritage such as Jintan paper-cut, which represents the folk art of the Han nationality. Artist Zhaoqun Yang has inherited these examples, with more than 100 such works having been published in newspapers throughout China and shown in domestic and international exhibitions.

    Changzhou needlework embroidery is known as the one of five famous embroidery styles of China. Sun Yanyun learned three stitch embroidery from her mother as well as from the late Madam Ren Huixian (her mother’s fellow artist) and Professor Lv Quji. Changzhou paintings focus on traditions, life and heritage.  Southern Chinese art inherits the main characteristics of the Wu culture, which is a key source of inspiration for Chinese painting and calligraphy art.

  • ELEGANCE • CHANGZHOU

    07/12/2016

    "The charm of the scenery of Southern China."

    Changzhou is an ancient city in China, which is well known for silk embroidery, paper cuts and traditional paintings. Founded in the Wu culture, the exhibition reflects the beauty of the mountains, lakes and rivers of Southern China. A wide range of over 90 artworks will be displayed at the exhibit in various ways.

    Examples in the exhibition show national cultural heritage such as Jintan paper-cut, which represents the folk art of the Han nationality. Artist Zhaoqun Yang has inherited these examples, with more than 100 such works having been published in newspapers throughout China and shown in domestic and international exhibitions.

    Changzhou needlework embroidery is known as the one of five famous embroidery styles of China. Sun Yanyun learned three stitch embroidery from her mother as well as from the late Madam Ren Huixian (her mother’s fellow artist) and Professor Lv Quji. Changzhou paintings focus on traditions, life and heritage.  Southern Chinese art inherits the main characteristics of the Wu culture, which is a key source of inspiration for Chinese painting and calligraphy art.

  • Lincoln Center Festival

    07/12/2016

    Lincoln Center Festival is a weeklong festival of the arts, including dance, music, opera and theatre.

  • ELEGANCE • CHANGZHOU

    07/13/2016

    "The charm of the scenery of Southern China."

    Changzhou is an ancient city in China, which is well known for silk embroidery, paper cuts and traditional paintings. Founded in the Wu culture, the exhibition reflects the beauty of the mountains, lakes and rivers of Southern China. A wide range of over 90 artworks will be displayed at the exhibit in various ways.

    Examples in the exhibition show national cultural heritage such as Jintan paper-cut, which represents the folk art of the Han nationality. Artist Zhaoqun Yang has inherited these examples, with more than 100 such works having been published in newspapers throughout China and shown in domestic and international exhibitions.

    Changzhou needlework embroidery is known as the one of five famous embroidery styles of China. Sun Yanyun learned three stitch embroidery from her mother as well as from the late Madam Ren Huixian (her mother’s fellow artist) and Professor Lv Quji. Changzhou paintings focus on traditions, life and heritage.  Southern Chinese art inherits the main characteristics of the Wu culture, which is a key source of inspiration for Chinese painting and calligraphy art.

  • Bastille Day NYC

    07/13/2016

    For over 20 years, Bastille Day on 60th Street, presented by the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF), has been New York’s largest public celebration of France’s Independence Day (July 14, 1789) and its historic friendship with the United States.

    Abounding with French cuisine, musique, dance, and myriad attractions for the whole family, this three-block fête populaire invites New Yorkers to revel in the flavors, sounds, and joie de vivre of France!

  • HBO'S BRYANT PARK FILM FESTIVAL:

    07/17/2016

    7/18 - The Omen (1976) Runtime 111 minutes (R)

    Gregory Peck took the role of American Ambassador Robert Thorne, after Charlton Heston turned it down. Thorne and his wife (Lee Remick) live happily in London with their adopted son Damien. Things begin to go terribly wrong, as the dead bodies start piling up around them. Is the cute little tyke to blame? Could he be the Devil's spawn? Damien, who's your Daddy? Somewhat surprisingly, Rottweilers experienced a spike in popularity after the film's release. The Oscar-winning score is by Jerry Goldsmith.

  • PANORAMA FESTIVAL
    at Randall's Island

    07/21/2016

    The inaugural Panorama Music Festival is coming to NYC Friday, July 22 to Sunday, July 24. The fest brings headlining sets from Kendrick Lamar, Arcade Fire and a reunited LCD Soundsystem—each of which you'll be able to see without much distraction from competing performances. In fact, the fest mostly avoids overlapping sets by 1. not having that many artists, relatively, spread over its 11-hour days 2. limited the acts to three stages, including the dance-music-focused Parlor stage. There's one exception to that rule: On Friday, DJ Khaled's sure-to-be-special-guest-filled set butts into Arcade Fire's time slot....decisions. There's a few other tough choices to make (Anderson .Paak vs. Blood Orange, Sia vs. Holy Ghost!), but it looks like Panorama will be a relatively FOMO-free concert-going experience. Now, just if the weather cooperates.

  • PANORAMA FESTIVAL
    at Randall's Island

    07/22/2016

    The inaugural Panorama Music Festival is coming to NYC Friday, July 22 to Sunday, July 24. The fest brings headlining sets from Kendrick Lamar, Arcade Fire and a reunited LCD Soundsystem—each of which you'll be able to see without much distraction from competing performances. In fact, the fest mostly avoids overlapping sets by 1. not having that many artists, relatively, spread over its 11-hour days 2. limited the acts to three stages, including the dance-music-focused Parlor stage. There's one exception to that rule: On Friday, DJ Khaled's sure-to-be-special-guest-filled set butts into Arcade Fire's time slot....decisions. There's a few other tough choices to make (Anderson .Paak vs. Blood Orange, Sia vs. Holy Ghost!), but it looks like Panorama will be a relatively FOMO-free concert-going experience. Now, just if the weather cooperates.

  • PANORAMA FESTIVAL
    at Randall's Island

    07/23/2016

    The inaugural Panorama Music Festival is coming to NYC Friday, July 22 to Sunday, July 24. The fest brings headlining sets from Kendrick Lamar, Arcade Fire and a reunited LCD Soundsystem—each of which you'll be able to see without much distraction from competing performances. In fact, the fest mostly avoids overlapping sets by 1. not having that many artists, relatively, spread over its 11-hour days 2. limited the acts to three stages, including the dance-music-focused Parlor stage. There's one exception to that rule: On Friday, DJ Khaled's sure-to-be-special-guest-filled set butts into Arcade Fire's time slot....decisions. There's a few other tough choices to make (Anderson .Paak vs. Blood Orange, Sia vs. Holy Ghost!), but it looks like Panorama will be a relatively FOMO-free concert-going experience. Now, just if the weather cooperates.

  • HBO's BRYANT PARK FILM FESTIVAL

    07/24/2016

    7/25 - Three Days of the Condor (1975) Runtime 117 Minutes (R)

    Sydney Pollack directs Robert Redford and Faye Dunaway in this paranoid thriller of political intrigue, conspiracy and cover-ups. Redford is a reader/researcher for the CIA whose co-workers are assassinated while he is, literally, out to lunch. Is it just another day at a government office? Now on the run for his life, can our hero trust anyone? Though initially a victim of kidnapping, Faye eventually provides Redford a safe haven (and more). Dave Grusin’s jazzy score was Grammy-nominated.

  • HBO's BRYANT PARK FILM FESTIVAL:

    07/31/2016

    8/1 - Harvey (1950) Runtime 104 Minutes (Not Rated)

    Mary Chase’s long-running Broadway play won a Pulitzer Prize in 1945, beating a more serious contender, "The Glass Menagerie." The movie version of the whimsical fantasy starring James Stewart was a great success too. Elwood P. Dowd (just an ordinary guy) and Harvey (a giant invisible rabbit) are best buddies. Some think Elwood has had one drink too many or needs to be committed to a mental hospital. Maybe he's just a harebrained philosopher. Delightful Josephine Hull, as Dowd's high-strung sister, won an Oscar.

  • Labor Day

    09/04/2016
  • Rosh Hashana

    10/02/2016
  • Columbus Day

    10/09/2016
  • Yom Kippur

    10/11/2016
  • Halloween

    10/30/2016
  • Veterans Day

    11/10/2016
  • Thanksgiving Day

    11/23/2016
  • Black Friday

    11/24/2016
  • Cyber Monday

    11/27/2016
  • December Solstice (First day of winter)

    12/20/2016
  • Christmas Eve

    12/23/2016
  • Christmas Day / First day of Chanukah

    12/24/2016
  • New Year’s Eve

    12/30/2016