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Garage Restuarant – Live Jazz

Wednesday, March 17th, 2010

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Is Greenwich Village’s best casual American restaurant, outdoor cafe, and Jazz Venue; featuring the rich tones of exposed rafters, brick walls. inlaid wood floors and a double story stone fireplace. Multi-level dining allows everyone to have the best seat in the house.


Burnt Sugar

Monday, November 16th, 2009

Burnt Sugar features guitar-wielding critic Greg Tate, who probably acquired more than one revelation from Miles Davis’s Bitches Brew. Thankfully, however, Tate has plenty of his own voodoo to run down. Using a conduction method on loan from Butch Morris, he spurs the large ensemble, always well-stocked with downtown-jazz luminaries, to acid-funk ecstasy. Tonight the combo celebrates ten years in the game, and the release of a new disc, Making Love to the Dark Ages.

Tickets: at tables $15 plus $5 minimum, at bar $10

Tonight 8pm, 10:30pm

Blue Note
131 W 3rd St (between MacDougal St and Sixth Ave)
Greenwich Village

Read more: http://newyork.timeout.com/events/rock-pop-soul/312988/burnt-sugar#ixzz0X3bZKev2

All metal tribute to the Bee Gees and Johnny Headband

Thursday, October 1st, 2009

This Friday the line up at the Brooklyn Bowl is devoted to two ecstatic performances that will leave audience begging for more as they begin this fall weekend.

The Bee Gees tribute is by far the best of the tri-state area and Johnny Headband is a retro indie-psychedelic funk project that includes both musical as well as visual elements and most likely will find you dancing them bowling alleys.

Friday, October 2 at 9pm

61 Wythe Ave.

Brooklyn, NY

COST: $9


Monday, September 28th, 2009


I’m pretty sure this band does not need an introduction. Yeah yeah yeahs has been around for almost 10 years and Show your bones was one of the best albums to come out in 2006. The band will be playing a show this Tuesday in Brooklyn. Services is the opening act and starts at 7:30.

September 29 at Music Hall of Williamsburg

66 North 6th Street

Brooklyn, NY 11211

COST: $30

Nicole Atkins and the sea

Friday, September 18th, 2009

The one and only New Jersey import and her band will be playing this Saturday at Webster Hall. For those of you who are not familiar with her astounding voice and edgy lyricks that together manifest a distinguished form of pop-noir, I will assure you won’t be dissapointed!

The band’s record Neptune City has debuted with Columbia records last year and gained really positive reviews. They have been touring ever since, but it isn’t difficult to find them playing New York City shows.The band has a tendency to combine their favourite musical acquaintances with their own on stage performances, which together add up to an amazing spectacle at the end of each show.

Saturday 9/19 at 7pm

Webster Hall: 125 East 11th street

COST: $20

Outdoor Movies in Harlem

Wednesday, July 15th, 2009

Every Wednesday and Thursday night in July, rain or shine, the Historic Harlem Parks Coalition will host free films at its REEL HARLEM Film Festival. Screenings are programmed by the Maysles Institute, ImageNation Cinema Foundation and Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival and Lecture Series. Come early with a blanket and picnic basket and then later enjoy films about people of color under the stars.


Location 113th St. & Morningside Dr.
Rain Venue Church of the Master, 86 Morningside Ave. (between 121st & 122nd St.)
Nearest Subway #1 to 116th St. and Broadway


Wednesday, July 15,
7:30 pm Music Videos MJ: King of the Video Jukebox
8:30 pm Film Making Michael Jackson’s Thriller (John Landis, Jerry Kramer, USA, 60 min.)

Ok, last few weeks are all about Michael. But this is something you can’t miss staying in Harlem, at L-hostels. The late, great Michael Jackson’s Thriller is an almost 14-minute long music video for the song of the same name released on December 2, 1983 and directed by John Landis who also co-wrote the screenplay with Jackson. The mini-film music video was broadcast on MTV three weeks before Christmas 1983. It was the most expensive video of its time, costing $500,000, and Guinness World Records listed it in 2006 as the “most successful music video”, selling over 9 million units.This is a behind-the-scenes look at the making of this pop masterpiece.

Bring a blanket and enjoy!!!!

Broadway for Lunch at Bryant Park

Wednesday, July 8th, 2009


If you are a Broadway fan with not enough money to follow any production you would love to, this is great news for you!!!! Starting this Thursday until August 13th in:

Bryant Park
Sixth Ave. (bet. W. 40th and W. 42nd Sts.)
* subway: B, D, F, V to 42nd St./Bryant Park; 7 to Fifth Ave.; 1, 2, 3, 7, N, Q, R, W, S to 42nd St./Times Sq.
there will be hour-long performances from most famus Broadway shows. Absolutely for free.
Instead of having a boring lunch at some cafeteria, pack your sandwich and grab one of the chairs in the Bryant Park or just sit on the grass. Be there before 12:30 p.m.!!!! and you can listen to and admire some of the most famous Broadway songs and dances. So take a train, L-hostels guest and enjoy fun spirit of New York. Starting tomorrow!!!

What to do Fourth of July?

Thursday, July 2nd, 2009

Are you coming to New York on 4th of July to stay at L-hostels? Starting today, I will post different options for Saturday celebration. Regardless of the content of your wallet, there is plenty to do!!!!

The Beach Party with Robert Hood

# Water Taxi Beach
# Address: Second St. and Borden Ave Long Island City, NY

and special guest ROBERT HOOD
time: 8p – 3a

cover: $5 with flyer // $10 without

Brooklyn Boom!

* When:Sat 7/4 (9PM)
* Where: Public Assembly
* Address: 70 North Sixth Street Brooklyn, NY Map
* Cost: FREE!

7/4, 9 pm, Front Room, FREE!

*DJ Concerned
*Nappy G
*DJ Sheepdog


4th Of July Special: Hip Hop and Cook Out Classics

* When:Sat 7/4 (9PM)
* Where: Heather’s Bar
* Address: 506 E 13th St # 1 New York, NY Map
* Cost: FREE!

Gifts from Mayor Bloomberg

Monday, June 29th, 2009

At the recent conference, that Mayor Bloomberg hosted this week he announced Dear Visitors that despite the smaller volume of our wallets he was giving us many free events in New York this Summer. Below I will try to list some examples of Mr. Bloomberg’s generosity to my beloved city, those which cannot be missed.
One of the coolest things is that this Summer for three Saturdays —August 8th, 15th and 22nd—those looking for a fun, active urban adventure can enjoy car-free Summer Streets and ride on one of 150 orange bikes, on loan from NY400 and the Government of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, which will be available for participants to borrow along the 6.9 mile route from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park!!!!!!
July 2 – July 5, 2009
38th annual international African arts festival
This yearly festival of African culture celebrates its 38th anniversary with a weekend of music, dance, spoken word and much more. For the kids, there’s storytelling, clowns and a youth talent search. The theme of this year’s festival is “Mashariki,” which in Swahili means “the East”—the name of the organization that began the tradition of African street festivals. IAAF is a nonprofit arts organization, and a (tax-deductible) donation is suggested.


Just in time for the Fourth of July, the 2009 Afro-Punk festival celebrates African-American pride and independence with music, art, skateboarding and movie screenings. BAMcinématek hosts six days of films; Documentaries on past heroes and controversial figures abound, including Spike Lee’s theatrical bio on the Black Panthers’ Huey Newton, and the Oscar-winning Muhammed Ali film When We Were Kings. Other standouts include documentaries about the rise of Los Angeles gangs, a London hairstyling competition and the black punk-rock movement. For more information and a schedule of events, visit afropunk.com.

And if you feel that humidity is killing you, and it is too far to get to the beach, how about:
The Hudson River is pretty to look at, so don’t be afraid to get in! On weekends, volunteer organization the Downtown Boathouse offers free river kayaking to the general public. Instructors provide the equipment and tutorials, so all you have to do is show up in a swimsuit or shorts and strap on a life vest. (Oh, and you also have to know how to swim.)

Dub is a Weapon

Sunday, June 28th, 2009

Hello, as that’s my first entry on this blog, I would like to write about last night.

Saturday night my friend asked me to go with her friends to Zebulon, a small music venue hidden in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. I had different plans, but finally she convinced me, and I don’t regret it at all. We went to see the band called “Dub is a Weapon”, which is, as I found out, Brooklyn’s treasure hidden in New York’s music underground. It started around 9:30pm. At once this place was filled with dancing rhythms. The sound of saxophone reminded me of the exotic Middle East fables, while bongo drums led me to Africa where bluesy keyboards and guitars gave me the feeling, that I could hear what I felt. Everything was so well balanced, that dancing was simple pleasure. They were open about experimenting with music – giving it new depth, while still playing good old dub.

I am still so excited about what I saw Saturday night that I will see them tonight again. Feel free to join me. They are playing at 9pm at Le Poisson Rouge

Don’t forget to check their website:www.dubisaweapon.com

Thanks, Arek