annual events

120th Egg Nog Party, December 14
We thought it was just cream, eggs, sugar, and rum, but, hey, what do we know. Chemists, apparently, know the secret to the lip-smacking-est eggnog, and they’re letting us nonscientists have a taste at their annual holiday party. The Chemists’ Club has been hosting this ode to the ’nog for more than a century now, so its secret recipe must be one for the record books (or at least a cookbook). New York Academy of Science, 250 Greenwich Street (between Vesey and Barclay Streets), Tribeca

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Victorian Picnic – June 24, 2017 (RAIN DATE: JULY 8)


  • Saturday, June 24 at 1:00 PM5:00 PM EDT
    Starts in about 6 hours · 23° Heavy Rain
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    Central Park

    5 Av To Central Park W, 59 St To 110 St, Manhattan, New York 10022Saturday, June 24, 2017
    1:00 p.m.
    meet at 103rd Street and Central Park West

    As the sunny days grow longer, one often desires a happy excursion to whittle away the hours with friends. What better way to do so than with a Victorian picnic? Join the New York 19th Century Society for an afternoon of dining al fresco, good conversation, reading aloud, lawn games of the gentler sort, and photography.

    Bring food or drink to share. Suggested attire (not required): summer whites, garden party frocks, tea dress, steampunk, Goth, or Lolita.

    We will gather at 103rd Street and Central Park West. Once everyone is assembled, we’ll find a quiet meadow in the North Woods nearby to spread our blankets and enjoy food and drink.

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The ABAA New York Antiquarian Book Fair

From April 7-10, 2016 book lovers will find a fascinating treasure trove at the Park Avenue Armory. Over 200 American and international dealers will exhibit at The ABAA New York Antiquarian Book Fair, bringing a vast selection of rare books, maps, manuscripts, illuminated manuscripts and ephemera. The diversity of specialties includes art, medicine, literature, photography, autographs, first editions, Americana, and much more.

This book fair is officially sanctioned by the Antiquarian Booksellers’ Association of America and the International League of Antiquarian Booksellers. This means that the consumer can rely upon the experience and professionalism of participating dealers and the authenticity of the items available for purchase. Simply stated, all books, manuscripts and related material have been carefully examined for completeness and bibliographic accuracy.

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Thur April 7  5-9pm

Open Hours

Fri April 8     noon-8pm

Sat April 9    noon-7pm

Sun April 10 noon-5pm

Discovery Day, Sunday, 1pm-3pm


Park Avenue Armory
643 Park Avenue, New York
Between 66/67 Streets

The Armory’s 55,000 square foot drill hall, reminiscent of the original Grand Central Depot and the great train sheds of Europe, remains one of the largest unobstructed spaces of its kind in New York. A marvel of engineering in its time, it was designed by Regiment veteran and architect Charles W. Clinton, later a partner of Clinton & Russell, architects of the Apthorp Apartments and the famed, now demolished, Astor Hotel.

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Now in its sixth year, Michael Arenella’s annual Winter Ball combines the spirit of the Jazz Age with holiday cheer. Arenella, of course, is the famous Brooklyn bandleader behind the beloved Jazz Age Lawn Party series on Governors Island; his famously obsessive commitment to the Prohibition era carries over to every detail of his events. From the period-perfect orchestrations of the band’s selections to the players’ stage panache, jackets and spats, every detail is carefully attended to in order to evoke a bygone era.

At the December 13 event at Fort Greene’s Irondale Center, guests can enjoy dancing to live music from Arenella’s Dreamland Orchestra, as well as turned-out guests like ballet dancer Aurora Black, holiday-inspired cocktails from one of New York’s top barkeeps and plenty of snacks. It all goes down in a room perfectly suited to the occasion. For Arenella, the night is not just a chance to slip back to a jazzier time: It’s a celebration of the season and, as he told The Wall Street Journal, “an excuse to throw a fabulous party.”

Current Gilt City voucher special: $199 admission for two: http://www.giltcity.com/newyork/winterballnycdec14?utm_medium=email&utm_term=2346322&utm_source=city&utm_campaign=NEWYORKNeutral-737893952-newyork&cust=t&utm_content=winterballnycdec14…

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