Thursday, June 23, 2011

T.G. Whitney's / Windfall 23rd Annual Party Cruise

Two midtown bars, T.G. Whitney's and Windfall are holding their annual summer party cruise tonight out on the water. This event is always a lot of fun, and since it has lasted so long, they must be doing something right.

Thursday, June 23
Windfall & T.G. Whitney's present...
23rd annual Windfall-Whitney's Booze Cruise
An evening party cruise in the Hudson & East rivers and NY harbor.
Tom from Windfall says they have a new and bigger & better boat than previous years.

$60 per person.
Price includes:
Unlimited drinks: beer & special punch
Mojito bar
2 Live DJ
1 hour open bar at the after-parties at TG Whitney's & Windfall

boarding 6:30pm
leaving 7pm sharp
returning 10pm
Pier 83 - Circle Line
W. 42nd St. & Hudson River
New York, NY

Purchase tickets on-line at:
Your name will be on the pre-paid list at the dock. Look for Tom from Windfall in front of the docks before the cruise.

You can also purchase tickets at the bar at T.G. Whitney's or Windfall:

T.G. Whitney's
244 E. 53rd St.
(bet. Second & Third Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 888-5772

Windfall Lounge & Grill
23 W. 39th St.
(between Fifth & Sixth Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 869-4606

Photos from a previous Windfall / Whitney's Cruise (2008):

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Customer Appreciation Night at Amity Hall

What a cool idea. Tonight, Amity Hall is hosting a customer appreciation night, with all of their appetizers and beers just $2 all night...

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Wednesday, June 22
Customer Appreciation Night
Everything $2.
Food & drink tickets on sale 5:30pm at the door.
Valid all night.

Mini Burgers with Special Sauce
Buffalo Chicken & Blue Cheese Egg Rolls
Braised Short Rib Dumplings
Buffalo Wings
Chicken Tenders with Honey Mustard
Amity Hall

Craft Beer:
Harpoon Summer
Harpoon IPA
Goose Island Summertime
Goose Island IPA
Goose Island 312 Urban Wheat
Bud Lite
Sierra Nevada
Magic Hat # 9
Bluepoint Toasted Lager
Narraganset Bock
Narraganset Lager
Lions Head Pilsner
RSVP via facebook
Amity Hall
80 W. 3rd St.
(between Thompson & Sullivan St.)
New York, NY
212 677-2290

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Hudson Square Music & Wine Festival

The third annual Hudson Square Music & Wine Festival kicks off tonight with Mike Doughty.

It takes place outside in the courtyard behind City Winery on Tuesday evenings from June 21 to August 16. Free admission, with no tickets needed, it starts early in the evening: 5:30pm - 7:30pm. The weekly concert series kicks off tonight, June 21 and runs every Tuesday night through August 16.

Here is the schedule:

June 21 - Mike Doughty and Emily Wells
June 28 - The New York Gypsy All Stars
July 05 - The Holmes Brothers
July 12 - Vernon Reid (of Living Color)
July 19 - Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra
July 26 - Forro in the Dark
August 02 - CCB Reggae All-Stars
August 09 - Nicole Atkins
August 16 - The Wood Brothers

Thursday, June 16, 2011

How to Celebrate Bloomsday 2011 in NYC

Bloomsday commemorates James Joyce's epic novel, Ulysses* and the exploits of the main character, Leopold Bloom. It is celebrated worldwide on June 16, the anniversary Bloom's journey through Dublin on that day in 1904.
While it originated in Dublin, New York City is among many cities around the world that be holding Bloomsday observances. Literary New Yorkers have several options in celebrating the day:

The day starts off with breakfast in Bryant Park:
Thursday, June 16, 2011 Bloomsday Breakfast
Presented by Culture Ireland and Irish Arts Center
The celebration includes:
- a complementary Irish breakfast courtesy of Tommy Moloney's.
- musical performances by special guests Songs of Joyce
- a selection of readings from Ulysses
- an announcement of a donation of 100 copies of the novel
to New York Public Library, Queens Public Library, and Brooklyn Public Library
free admission
Bryant Park
Sixth Ave. at W. 41st St.
New York, NY
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Bloomsday Celebration at Ulysses'

Celebrating James Joyce's novel
and also Ulysses' 8th Anniversary
Carvery lunch: 11:30am - 3pm
Larry Kirwan, Aedín Moloney and a host of others will read their favorite pieces from James Joyce's masterwork, Ulysses

Food music & drink specials throughout the day
Complimentary drinks: 4pm - 5:30pm and midnight - 1am

95 Pearl St./58 Stone St.
(Hanover Square)
New York, NY
(212) 482-0400

Bloomsday (wikipedia)
Ulysses on Twitter: 140 characters at a time (@11ysses)
Purchase Ulysses by James Joyce (*
Thursday, June 16
The 30th annual Bloomsday on Broadway
James Joyce ULYSSES marathon, staged by Isaiah Sheffer.
Featuring over 100 actors, including some leading stars of stage and screen,
including Malachy McCourt and Fionnula Flanagan
The marathon reading of all 18 episodes will last over twelve hours, from noon until Molly Bloom's final "Yes!" sometime after midnight.

12 pm - until after midnight

Peter Jay Sharp Theatre
2537 Broadway (95th St.)
New York NY

*FTC disclosure: if you purchase Ulysses via links marked with an asterisk, MurphGuide gets a commission. It does not affect your purchase price.

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

NHL Playoffs Viewing in NYC

[updated June 1, 2011]
The Stanley Cup finals commence with the Eastern Conference champion Boston Bruins taking on the Western Conference champs, the Vancouver Canucks in the best of seven series to determine this year's NHL champions:
Here is the schedule:
Wednesday, June 1: Boston at Vancouver: Game 1 - 8pm
Saturday, June 4: Boston at Vancouver: Game 2 - 8pm
Monday, June 6: Vancouver at Boston: Game 3 - 8pm
Wednesday, June 8: Vancouver at Boston: Game 4 - 8pm
Friday, June 10: Boston at Vancouver: Game 5* - 8pm
Monday, June 13: Vancouver at Boston: Game 6* - 8pm
Wednesday, June 15: Boston at Vancouver: Game 7* - 8pm
* If necessary
note: all times are ET

For some more suggested viewing locations, check out the MurphGuide Directory of NYC Sports Bars
Sports Bars in NYC

Tuesday, April 26, 2011:
One of the premier spots for hockey fans in NYC is Third and Long. Manager Curtis is a big hockey fan, and the bar has become a gathering spot for hockey fans for a number of years. Not only do the home town Rangers fans gather there, (sad trombone), but the Montreal Canadiens have hosted game watch events there as well. Puck Talk Live recently hosted a show from the bar. They are hosting a big hockey night tonight...
Tuesday, April 26
NHL Showdown Tuesday
Third & Long
523 Third Ave. (35th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 447-5711
East Village sports bar Finnerty's has become home to all San Francisco sports fans, and are hosting San Jose Sharks viewing parties with sound. Call Dieter to reserve their famous keg service.
221 Second Ave.
(between 13th & 14th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 677-2655

Canada Cabin: Hockey Night in NYC
Midtown bar & lounge Windfall hosts a Canadian ex-pat party every Saturday night called "Canada Cabin". Hosted by Windfall's Canadian-born chef David Cioppa, they will host a double-header this weekend, hosting hockey nights both Saturday & Sunday night:

Saturday, May 14: Tampa Bay vs. Boston: Game 1 - 8pm
Sunday, May 15: San Jose vs Vancouver: Game 1 - 8pm
All HD TVs with sound
Canadian themed menu
$4 drafts
$5 Canadian beer bottles
New home of Alexander Kieth’s Pale Ale Draft
poutine, Caesars
Windfall Lounge & Grill
23 W. 39th St.
(between Fifth & Sixth Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 869-4606

Third & Long has gained a reputation as the best hockey bar in New York, and have been showing all playoff games with sound.
Third & Long
523 Third Ave. (35th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 447-5711