Museum of Interesting Things Film Festival

The Museum of Interesting Things Film Festival is an online event offered during the COVID-19 pandemic in place of the monthly, in-person Secret Speakeasy. If you’re unfamiliar, the Secret Speakeasy is a monthly event in which participants watch vintage films and interact with antiques, collectibles, and inventions in various ways.  The new Film Festival offers many of the same thrills, just from the comfort of your own home. So snap up your ticket and gear up for virtual debuts, demonstrations, and spirited discussions.

The host of The Museum of Interesting Things Secret Film Festival is its inimitable showman, Denny Daniel. He’s the curator and founder of the museum. If you are wondering what his show is like, we can provide a suitable description. It’s a robust mix of Barnum and Baily, Pawn Stars, and Antiques Roadshow.

Keep in mind, the programming changes to focus on a new theme each month, so the best way to keep up with what’s on offer is to join their email list. This month’s theme is Bouncing Ball Sing-Along!, which focuses on Bouncing Ball Sing-Along 16mm films from the 1930’s to the Beatles!

You can purchase tickets and find additional information about The Museum of Interesting Things Film Festival here.

For a preview of the event, read about our experience visiting a prior speakeasy event here.

Museum of Interesting Things Film Festival

The Museum of Interesting Things Film Festival is an online event offered during the COVID-19 pandemic in place of the monthly, in-person Secret Speakeasy. If you’re unfamiliar, the Secret Speakeasy is a monthly event in which participants watch vintage films and interact with antiques, collectibles, and inventions in various ways.  The new Film Festival offers many of the same thrills, just from the comfort of your own home. So snap up your ticket and gear up for virtual debuts, demonstrations, and spirited discussions.

The host of The Museum of Interesting Things Secret Film Festival is its inimitable showman, Denny Daniel. He’s the curator and founder of the museum. If you are wondering what his show is like, we can provide a suitable description. It’s a robust mix of Barnum and Baily, Pawn Stars, and Antiques Roadshow.

Keep in mind, the programming changes to focus on a new theme each month, so the best way to keep up with what’s on offer is to join their email list. This month’s theme is Mind Your Manners, which focuses on driving, etiquette & more!

You can purchase tickets and find additional information about The Museum of Interesting Things Film Festival here.

For a preview of the event, read about our experience visiting a prior speakeasy event here.

Frick First Fridays at The Frick Collection (CANCELED)

Make sure to take advantage of the museum’s permanent and special exhibition galleries. Besides this, you can listen to talks and lectures by museum educators and curators and enjoy music and dance performances. Or just relax and sketch in the tranquil Garden Court. The museum even provides complimentary materials for guests inspired to be creative.

The Frick Collection is an internationally recognized museum and research center. It’s home to an extensive collection renowned for Old Master paintings and incredible examples of European sculpture and decorative art. In addition, the adjacent reference library is one of the leading institutions for research in the fields of art history and collection. The result of such prestige is a world-class experience for its guests.

Frick First Fridays at The Frick Collection offer museum admission and gallery programs for free from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. This occurs on the first Friday of every month, except January and September.

Finally, a quick reminder. The Frick is located just a stone’s throw away from Central Park and five blocks from another notable institution, The Met Breuer. This makes it a perfect (and most importantly free) end cap to a fun-filled day in New York City.

Important Notes:

  • Entrance is first come, first served.
  • Ages 10 & over.

You can find additional information about Frick First Fridays here.

You can find additional background information about The Frick Collection here.

Macy’s Flower Show at Herald Square NYC (CANCELED)

Macy’s Flower Show transforms store counter-tops and windows, as well as architecture designed specifically for the event, such as bridges, columns and topiaries, by staging new and dramatic themes each year. Previous shows included inspirations such as outer-space (2019), fairy tales (2018), carnival (2017), and many more. The theme this year is “Voyage to Oceanum: A Sea of Inspiration”. Embark on an under-the-ocean odyssey filled with the vibrant vibrant colors of deep-sea floral displays, lush flora and beautiful blooms.

Macy’s Flow Show is free and open to the public during store hours. Participating flagship locations include Herald Square (New York City), State Street (Chicago), and Union Square (San Francisco). Take in the incredible design elements while you enjoy special in-store events such as floral workshops, cooking demonstrations, fashion demonstrations and musical performances.

Macy’s Flower Show at Herald Square NYC is an annual thematic exhibition displaying live flowers, plants and trees from around the world.  It draws floral aficionados from around the country and across the globe. For 70 years, it has marked the transition from winter to spring.

You can find more information here.

For a sneak-peak of what’s in store, you can read our coverage of the 2017 show here.

Frick First Fridays at The Frick Collection

Frick First Fridays at The Frick Collection offer museum admission and gallery programs for free from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. This occurs on the first Friday of every month, except January and September.

Make sure to take advantage of the museum’s permanent and special exhibition galleries. Besides this, you can listen to talks and lectures by museum educators and curators and enjoy music and dance performances. Or just relax and sketch in the tranquil Garden Court. The museum even provides complimentary materials for guests inspired to be creative.

The Frick Collection is an internationally recognized museum and research center. It’s home to an extensive collection renowned for Old Master paintings and incredible examples of European sculpture and decorative art. In addition, the adjacent reference library is one of the leading institutions for research in the fields of art history and collection. The result of such prestige is a world-class experience for its guests.

Finally, a quick reminder. The Frick is located just a stone’s throw away from Central Park and five blocks from another notable institution, The Met Breuer. This makes it a perfect (and most importantly free) end cap to a fun-filled day in New York City.

Important Notes:

  • Entrance is first come, first served.
  • Ages 10 & over.

You can find additional information about Frick First Fridays here.

You can find additional background information about The Frick Collection here.

Orchid Show at New York Botanical Garden (CANCELED)

This year’s Orchid Show at at New York Botanical Garden features the exhibit Kaleidoscope by designer, Jeff Leatham. Leatham is the famed director of the Four Seasons Hotel George V in Paris and floral designer to the stars. For the annual show, he transforms NYBG’s Enid A. Haupt Conservatory into a multi-gallery tour de force with his bold and colorful visual aesthetic.

Using thousands of orchids in a multitude of colors, as well as bold, dramatic lighting, overhead arches, vines, mirrored sculptures and other embellishments will morph into a kaleidoscopic array unlike anything you’ve ever seen.

In addition, the show offers Orchid Evenings, an evening-only program available on select nights from 7:00pm – 10:00pm. Don’t miss performances, cocktails and other local flavors from the Bronx Night Market.

You can find more information about the show here. Please note: the $23 price we have noted reflects the highest single adult pricing. Follow the link for additional pricing information.

You can find more information about Orchid Evenings, including pricing and scheduling, here.

Finally, if you’re interested in a sneak peak of what to expect from the Orchid Show at New York Botanical Garden, check out our post from a previous exhibition here.

-L. & J.

 

Chinese New Year Parade in Chinatown

Chinese New Year (AKA Lunar New Year) celebrations occur at various locations throughout the five boroughs. But easily the most festive Chinese New Year parade in New York City can be found in Chinatown. This year’s parade occurs on Sunday, February 9th and is the Year of the Rat according to the Chinese Zodiac.

Dress in your most auspicious reds and make your way out to Mott Street and Canal Street in Lower Manhattan to get in on all the festivities. There will be impressive floats, marching bands, lion dance troupes, dancers and, of course, those colorful confetti sticks popping off along the parade route. The conclusion is at Eldridge street and Forsyth street, next to Sara D. Roosevelt Park. Just make sure to get to the Chinese New Year Parade early for the best vantage, because it can get mighty crowded.

Additionally, Chinatown is a fantastic place to plan an excellent post-parade dinner. Whether you’re looking for Cantonese fare, dim sum, soup dumplings or hand-pulled noodles, you’ll find them in this vibrant NYC neighborhood.

You can find more information on the parade, including the complete route, and other Chinatown celebrations here.

To get a preview of the event, check out our coverage of 2018’s Year of the Dragon here.

Image of a lion dancer's dragon head at the Year of th Dragon Chinese New Year Parade in Chinatown, New York City via Mad Hatters NYC

Frick First Fridays at The Frick Collection

Frick First Fridays at The Frick Collection offer museum admission and gallery programs for free from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. This occurs on the first Friday of every month, except January and September.

Make sure to take advantage of the museum’s permanent and special exhibition galleries. Besides this, you can listen to talks and lectures by museum educators and curators and enjoy music and dance performances. Or just relax and sketch in the tranquil Garden Court. The museum even provides complimentary materials for guests inspired to be creative.

The Frick Collection is an internationally recognized museum and research center. It’s home to an extensive collection renowned for Old Master paintings and incredible examples of European sculpture and decorative art. In addition, the adjacent reference library is one of the leading institutions for research in the fields of art history and collection. The result of such prestige is a world-class experience for its guests.

Finally, a quick reminder. The Frick is located just a stone’s throw away from Central Park and five blocks from another notable institution, The Met Breuer. This makes it a perfect (and most importantly free) end cap to a fun-filled day in New York City.

Important Notes:

  • Entrance is first come, first served.
  • Ages 10 & over.

You can find additional information about Frick First Fridays here.

You can find additional background information about The Frick Collection here.

Frick First Fridays at The Frick Collection

Frick First Fridays at The Frick Collection offer museum admission and gallery programs for free from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the first Friday of every month, except January and September.

During this once-a-month event, take advantage of the museum’s permanent and special exhibition galleries. In addition, listen to talks and lectures by museum educators and curators and enjoy music and dance performances. Or just relax and sketch in the tranquil Garden Court. The museum provides complimentary materials for guests inspired to be creative.

The Frick Collection is an internationally recognized museum and research center. It’s extensive collection is renowned for its Old Master paintings, as well as incredible examples of European sculpture and decorative art. In addition, the adjacent reference library is considered one of the leading institutions for research in the fields of art history and collection.

Important Notes:

  • Entrance is first come, first served.
  • Ages 10 & over.

You can find additional information about Frick First Fridays here.

You can find additional background information about The Frick Collection here.

Frick First Fridays at The Frick Collection

Frick First Fridays at The Frick Collection offer museum admission and gallery programs for free from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on the first Friday of every month, except January and September.

During this once-a-month event, take advantage of the museum’s permanent and special exhibition galleries. In addition, listen to talks and lectures by museum educators and curators and enjoy music and dance performances. Or just relax and sketch in the tranquil Garden Court. The museum provides complimentary materials for guests inspired to be creative.

The Frick Collection is an internationally recognized museum and research center. It’s extensive collection is renowned for its Old Master paintings, as well as incredible examples of European sculpture and decorative art. In addition, the adjacent reference library is considered one of the leading institutions for research in the fields of art history and collection.

Important Notes:

  • Entrance is first come, first served.
  • Ages 10 & over.

You can find additional information about Frick First Fridays here.

You can find additional background information about The Frick Collection here.