NYC LIFE: Holiday Markets, Holiday Bars, Cher, Martinis & Chocolate
The long-awaited Cher Show has arrived on Broadway and Valerie Smaldone has the scoop. We’ve also posted her one-hour podcast special celebrating the 15th anniversary of Wicked on Broadway. There are two special holiday markets and pop up events this weekend featuring our local artisans. Looking for a festive holiday bar? We’ve got three. Winter solstice arrives soon and where’s the best place to celebrate? And when you blink, it will be January and you are not going want to miss our Martini and Chocolate Party!
Darlings, join us on a beautiful rooftop in NYC to celebrate the publication of our book, “Martini Wisdom.” We’ll have chocolate martinis, wine from “Middle Sisters,” chocolate tastings from “MarieBelle,” appetizers, pithy readings from the “martini ladies,” Paul Chamlin tickling the ivories, and some of our favorite chanteuses, including Randie Levine Miller and Karen Nason. Oh, and everyone will get a copy of the book. Get your tickets now!
Dec. 15-16. Celebrate Women Owned Businesses at Holiday 2018 Pop-Up!
We love this! We Are Women Owned, and Artists & Fleas SoHo are hosting a holiday pop-up shopping event in NYC to shop, support & celebrate 15+ women makers, doers & curators! Saturday December 15 11am-8pm & Sunday December 16 11am-6pm. 568 Broadway @ Prince Street. Get more details.
Dec. 16. Sugar & Spice at the Brooklyn Bazaar
Shop handmade gifts, sip festive cocktails & celebrate Brooklyn’s local handmade brands and indie makers. You’re sure to find the perfect gift—and pick up a few treats for yourself, too. More than 30 independent vendors from the borough will be selling their handmade wares, including apothecary, home goods, jewelry, comics and zines, feminist art prints, handmade and customized clothing, tarot and spiritual goods. This cozy, creative DIY market happens Sunday, December 16th, 2018 at Brooklyn Bazaar (150 Greenpoint Ave). sugarxspicemarket.com)
Dec. 20-22. Winter solstice concert
Celebrate the darkest night of the year at the secular Winter Solstice Celebration featuring musicians, vocalists, and the 25 dancers and drummers of the Forces of Nature Dance Theatre in The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine.
Festive Holidays Bars
There is certainly no lack of bars in NYC….from pubs to sleek hotel bars. But when it comes to the holidays, there a few that stand out, and we’ve got three to suggest for a drink, and our very favorite, most Christmassy bar in New York City!
The Most Christmassy Bar in NYC
Rolf’s German Restaurant, one of the last left in the city, is truly one of a kind. They start decorating in September, and spend about $60,000 a year to turn their bar and restaurant into a Christmas spectacular. Many of their decorations are vintage, like beautiful dolls and angles, and you won’t know what to look at first. Their Irish Coffee is on one of the best anywhere, and you’ll get a stein of beer the size of a small dog. Best time to go is mid to later afternoon.
Ophelia – a Snow Globe in the Sky
One of our favorite bars with a view, was the top of the Beekman Plaza, which was originally Built in 1928. The iconic art deco tower on the East River was originally known as the Panhellenic Tower and served as a womens-only club and hotel space for the national Greek-letter sororities. And in 1934 it was rebranded as the Beekman Tower and opened to all. Then it closed and was renovated and now, thank goodness the top of the tower is reopned and is a chic cocktail lounge, Ophelia. And for the holidays it has turned into a snow globe, dripping with crystals and sparkling snowflakes, giving revelers a glamorous holiday sipping experience with fabulous views! 3 Mitchell Place at 49th Street, 26th floor. Get the details.
The Rooftop Igloo
Okay so you may have been to the rooftop at 230 Fifth Avenue. And the later you go, the younger it gets. But they have an awesome color igloo village right now with spectacular views of the Empire State Building. More than 15 transparent and colorfully lit heated igloos offering some of the best city skyline views. Sipp on adult hot beverages like Fireball Cider, Godiva Peppermint Hot Chocolate and Irish Coffees. Open now through early April. You can go early (before the young crowd arrives) and also think about brunch on Saturday or Sunday. The view is worth it. Igloo Bar at 230 Fifth