NYC Life: Cocktails, All Day Dining, Broadway, Music and More
Winter has arrived in Bryant Park – the rink is open. Where’s the newest Sunday jazz brunch? Right in Grand Central Station in an historic and hidden location. Gael Greene has the scoop on Palais by Perfect Pie, an all-day restaurant and bakery on the UES. Valerie Smaldone says Mary-Louise Parker commands the stage in The Sound Inside. Sandi Durell has a video sneak peak of Kristen Chenoweth singing some songs from her new album, “For the Girls.” And see below for more highlights of fun things to do!
The Campbell is Back at Grand Central
Some of you will remember Campbell’s Apartment, an elegant cocktail lounge with a great history, hidden away in Grand Central Station. Well that version closed a while back, but there’s a reincarnated Campbell’s. There’s the hidden Campbell’s bar with a Sunday jazz bunch. There the Campbell Palm Court that overlooks Grand Central’s lobby. And The Campbell Terrace, which is a covered outdoor veranda.
Campbell’s was originally the daytime office of financier John Campbell a member of the New York Central Railroad’s Board of Directors, and a reception hall for his colleagues and friends once the sun went down. It was boarded up for many years and only discovered again during renovations, and then became the first Campbell’s Bar. Get all the details.
Nov. 3. The Dog Film Festival™ is in Town
This is an annual celebration of the love between dogs and their people through short films from around the world that inspire, educate and entertain. With a New York City premiere of new dog-themed films every December, the double-feature of animated, documentary and narrative short films spreads the love traveling across the United States, benefiting local animal welfare groups that bring people and pets together. Get tickets now.
Nov. 7. Ready for a Brain Upgrade?
Paula Oleska is offering a free introduction to her class (that starts on Nov. 21) that explores what stress does to the brain and how to reverse it without the struggle. Paula is a master teacher and a pioneer of mind/body techniques. She has helped thousands around the world reach their potential in record time with her method, the Brain Upgrade. The intro class in Nov 7 at 8 PM at the New York Open Center. Learn more.
Nov. 7- 8. The Ultimate Holiday Bazaar
Our friend Pat Addis raves about annual bazaar at the Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church which has amazing clothes (many designer) and great Christmas treasures at bargain prices. You can enjoy lunch and gourmet and home baked goods too. The event benefits several non-profits. 7 West 55th Street, lower level of the Church. The sale is on from 10 am until 6 pm on Thursday, and 10 am until 5 pm on Friday. Get more details.
Nov. 7-21. Canstruction is Back!
It is so worth it to head to Brookfield Place in lower Manhattan to see more than 30 amazing structures in the Canstruction® New York Exhibit. Yes, amazing structures made out of canned goods. The exhibit will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. daily. 230 Vesey Street. Get more details.
Nov. 23. The Marvelous Mr. Mercer
Paul Chamlin (our Tomatoes Got Talent Show musical director) and his talented wife Rochelle are bringing their newest show to the Laurie Beechman. The show features songs by the great lyricist, composer, and singer Johnny Mercer. Directed by Teresa Fischer, with Tom Hubbard on bass and Daniel Glass on percussion. The Laurie Beechman Theatre is downstairs from The West Bank Café 407 W. 42nd Street (between 9th and 10th Avenues). $20 cover/$20 food/beverage minimum | $15 cover using code PRC15 Get tickets here.