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Visiting NYC This Summer? Enjoy the Restaurants, Concerts and Shopping

August 25th, 2016

In the summer, New York really shows off! In the warm weather, dining, concerts and shopping virtually explode into the great outdoors. Suddenly streets, parks and alleys are transformed into romantic restaurants, star-studded concert halls and sunny, breezy shopping areas. But, where do you start?

First, you will need to look for New York hotels that fit your location, style and budget needs. That won’t be a problem! There are more hotels in New York than you ever imagined, and they range from small and intimate to the most grand and lively in the city. Then, once you have secured the New York hotel that is right for you, it is time to start thinking about how to best enjoy New York in all its summer glory! Here are a few New York City attractions that are only around while the weather is warm:

Dining in New York City

New Yorkers love to dine al fresco. That is why so many restaurants move tables out of doors in the summer. Some have lovely gardens and rooftops, while other just grab a piece of sidewalk. No matter how they do it, their guests love it! Here are a few of our top outdoor New York City restaurants:

The Blue Water Grill offers a romantic European feel for guests dining on the mezzanine. It is located at 31 Union Square West at 16th St. Its phone number is 212-675-9500.

The Chelsea Brewing Company, located in the Chelsea Piers complex, offers cool breezes off the Hudson and views of the marina. It is located at Pier 59, 23rd St. and the Hudson River. Its phone number is 212-336-6440.

A charming garden that feels like a Tuscan courtyard is what you will find at Va Tutto. Hailed as Gourmet Magazine’s “favorite NYC garden for outdoor dining,” this is gem of a restaurant is sure to please. It is located at 23 Cleveland Place on the corner of Lafayette and Spring. Call for reservations at 212-941-0286.

Concerts in New York City

When the temperature rises, New York’s parks are transformed into concert halls without walls. From Central Park to Lincoln Center, there are live musical concerts scheduled throughout the summer – many are free! For example, the Metropolitan Opera and New York Philharmonic come to Central Park annually, and perform on the Great Lawn.

Be sure to visit Lincoln Center’s website as well, for their list of concerts and events.

Shopping in New York City

Put on your comfortable shoes and a little sunscreen and get ready to shop! A few favorite destinations are Columbus Avenue (between 66th – 76th). In this residential neighborhood you will find the highest concentration of up-scale boutiques as well as many nationally known names.

You won’t be disappointed with your shopping trip to Broadway (between 63rd – 86th). This high-energy strip offers a wide variety of stores from locally owned boutiques to Barnes and Noble, Sephora and Gap.
If you are looking for a something more relaxed with mostly locally owned (non-chain) stores, Amsterdam Avenue (between 72nd – 86th) is your place to shop.

Really See New York City

There are many ways to see New York City, but a tour is still your best bet. Enjoy a tour then go back to the destinations that caught your interest. There are many different tour options, from walking to bus to amphibious vehicles. A sure crowd pleaser is the NYC Ducks Tours. You will see New York City from a half-boat, half-bus, amphibious vehicle!

Summer in New York City doesn’t last for long. Make those reservations and be a part of this New York summer!

Jeff Gold
New York Hotels

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House Concerts – The “New” Way to Hear Music

August 17th, 2016

You are in a bar. Right up front, because a musician you really like is about to start playing. Ever since you first heard this guy on public radio, he’s been on your A List. Last summer, you were overjoyed to find him on a music festival schedule, and travelled several hundred miles to hear him play the small mainstage. He was fantastic in person, and you were floating when you left, having purchased three of his CDs.

Tonight, you paid the $ 10.00 cover charge and got there early. A table near the modest stage looked perfect. You settled in. Ordered a beer and some food. You’ve brought a couple of music-loving friends along and promised them a perfect night…after all, you’ve been raving about this artist for months.

Ah – here he comes – guitar in hand. He smiles at the audience and says “Hello – thanks for having me…this evening I’m going to share some songs from my new CD.” There is faint applause. You and your friends are clapping and folks at the next table look over and smile – they share your anticipation.

Then, the music starts and something goes terribly wrong. No one has dropped a tray of drinks in your lap; no fire alarm is ringing, no cops at the back looking for a certain person…. No, this is a “wrong” that only a few people notice. This is a noisy, noisy bar. Aside from you, your friends and the table next to you, no one is remotely interested in the guy who’s on stage. They are meeting up after work, for a few laughs, a few drinks, and to celebrate someone’s birthday. Or they picked this club because it is right around the corner from the conference hotel and the seminars are over for the day. Whatever the reason, all of these people have a different agenda, and they proceed to drink, clink and guffaw their way through the evening.

You enjoy some of the evening, but generally you’re bummed out because your friends did not get to hear this musician’s best lines, best chord progressions, best stories. At the end of the second set, you get up to purchase the CD you want your friends to have – because they really deserve to hear this work – and while you are having it autographed, the musician looks at you – knowing you are a big fan – and says “Have you ever thought of having a house concert? I could play one next time I tour this area.”

Wow. This guy will actually play in your living room. You tell him you can seat 30 if you squeeze in some folding chairs and cushions. He says “that sounds great.” You will now have a chance to hear music like it was meant to be heard. Back when musicians played for friends, for family, in intimate rooms, trying out songs – coaxing a few folks to sing along. Stopping for a bite to eat, and then playing and singing some more.

This worked for musicians during McCarthyism. They sang their songs in living rooms when no one would book them in halls. Secret shows, word spreading underground.

But house concerts aren’t a secret anymore. There are thousands of them going on around North America and Europe, with several websites leading the way. You should have one soon! Find out how, online, by checking sites devoted to house concerts . Several organizations in Canada and the US have sites you will enjoy. You can also search on twitter, MySpace (music) and Facebook.

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Dumbarton Concerts presents the Barnes and Hampton Celtic Consort in “A Celtic Christmas”

June 19th, 2016

Dumbarton Concerts presents the Barnes and Hampton Celtic Consort in “A Celtic Christmas”
Event on 2016-12-03 16:00:00
Barnes & Hampton Celtic Consort
A Celtic Christmas
December 3, 2016
House opens at 3.30pm
Seating starts at 3.30pn
Concert starts at 4pm
Dumbarton Concerts, 3133 Dumbarton Street, NW, Washington, DC 20007

Settle in with the Barnes & Hampton Celtic Consort for an evening of celebration to mark the beginning of the holiday season. Our candlelit hall bedecked with greens is a fitting festive setting for this merrymaking, complete with Celtic harp, lute, guitar as well as flutes and pipes by Joseph Cunliffe, percussion by Steven Bloom and narration and poetry by Robert Aubry Davis, including A Child’s Christmas in Wales.

Call (202) 965-2000 to order by phone or for more information.
All programs and dates are subject to change. No refunds or exchanges for single ticket orders.


Although the venue is the same, this concert is run by Dumbarton Concerts, not the Dumbarton United Methodist Church.

at Dumbarton Church
3133 Dumbarton Street NW
Washington, United States

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Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: Leonidas Kavakos, violin, with Christoph Eschenbach, piano

February 6th, 2015

Fortas Chamber Music Concerts: Leonidas Kavakos, violin, with Christoph Eschenbach, piano
Event on 2015-05-11 19:30:00

Grammy-nominated violinist Leonidas Kavakos and pianist Christoph Eschenbach come together for a romantic night included in a residency during the Kennedy Center which Kavakos additionally both conducts and performs with the National Symphony Orchestra.

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Leonidas Kavakos, violin
"A stunning violinist [who] impressed with his technical security and a great presence of sound"
The Boston Globe
Christoph Eschenbach, piano
"A brilliant solo pianist…particularly attuned to emotional expression"
–The New York Times
Grammy Award(r) nominee Leonidas Kavakos is recognized across the world as a violinist and artist of rare quality, acclaimed for his virtuosity, superb musicianship and the integrity of his playing. Kavakos comes together with pianist Christoph Eschenbach, Music Director for the Kennedy Center and nationwide Symphony Orchestra, for a romantic evening as an element of a residency on Kennedy Center where he both conducts and plays with the National Symphony Orchestra.

The main Leonidas Kavakos Residency. Repertoire with this system is established later on.

at Kennedy Center Terrace Theater
2700 F Street NW
Washington, United States

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January 11th, 2015

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Q&A: How long do Slipknot concerts last?

June 22nd, 2014

Question by Jessie: How long do Slipknot concerts last?
I’m going to the re-shedueled concert in October in Washington, & so far they don’t have any openinh guests, so how long do Slipknot concerts lasts with opening guests? & how long would the concert last if it’s just Slipknot performing?

Best answer:

Answer by Public Enemy #1
500 miliseconds

What do you think? Answer below!

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Piano Concerts in Chicago?

March 26th, 2014

Question by Isabella: Piano Concerts in Chicago?
anyone know of any piano performances (or solos) in Chicago from now until Friday December 4th?

I’m writing an essay for my piano class – i just have to attend a part of a musical performance that has a piano solo. Thanks!

Best answer:

Answer by Prosthetic Limb
You can check out the Chicago Symphony

Give your answer to this question below!

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Q&A: How long are Newsboys Concerts?

January 14th, 2014

Question by chris m: How long are Newsboys Concerts?
I am about to see the newsboys in Saginaw MI on there GO Tour.
does any one know if they have any opening acts or how long the concerts have been running?

My roommate and transportation has to work in the morning or something, and he is concerned with how late he will be out…

any body got any info?

Best answer:

Answer by D TO The Izzle
In total, i would say about three hours. I saw the original Go Tour in Kennewick Washington last year. It started pretty much on time. The two opening bands did their thing (Kutless and Stellar Kart; i forget whose with the Newsboys now) and then their was a break. The Newsboys part was shorter than i hoped. But overall i would say about 3 hours. Have fun!!

P.S. Beware. “Breakfast” is like the only song oldschool song they do, which is kinda dissappointing. They dont even do the full “Entertaining Angels”!!!!

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Q&A: Do a lot of concerts happen in Seattle?

July 7th, 2013

Question by ? Animal Lover ?: Do a lot of concerts happen in Seattle?
I am a huge concert fan and from the Houston area, we always have famous artists for concerts. I was wondering if Seattle is a popular spot for tours as well? Ex: John Mayer, Maroon 5, Taylor Swift, etc.

And if not, what is the closest?

Best answer:

Answer by —-Dale—-west of the lake
I’d bet Seattle has as big a draw as Houston when it comes to concert stops.
You get big names in Tacoma also.

check these .coms
Paramount Theater
Moore Egyption
Show Box
Key Arena
Tacoma Dome

check this site for a lot of Seattle things to do…

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CONCERTS LISTINGS: May 24 to May 30, 2013

May 25th, 2013

They Might Be Giants free show, Rose Kennedy Greenway, Boston, 22 April 2010
FM Washington
Image by Chris Devers
Quoting the web site of WXRV-FM "The River":

Boston’s independent and solar-powered radio station is gearing up for a free lunch time concert in honor of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day from noon-3pm. The concert will take place on the Rose Fitzgerald Kennedy Greenway, a new model of dynamic outdoor space that brings Bostonians together to enjoy everything that’s great about the city. The Greenway will be transformed into a fun outdoor atmosphere that includes free music, arts and crafts and other activities.

40th anniversary of Earth Day 2010

Forty years after the first Earth Day, the world is in greater peril than ever. While climate change is the greatest challenge of our time, it also presents the greatest opportunity – an unprecedented opportunity to build a healthy, prosperous, clean energy economy now and for the future.

Citizen Cope

Citizen Cope is the name given to singer/songwriter Clarence Greenwood and his acoustic-driven band. Born in Memphis and raised in Washington, D.C., Greenwood steers the band’s soulful sound by serving as keyboardist, guitarist, lead singer, DJ, songwriter, and producer. Greenwood first broke into the music business by appearing on albums by Maryland-based Basehead and used that momentum to issue his first Citizen Cope album, Citizen Cope , in 1992. He released his fourth album, The Rainwater LP himself in 2010, staying true to his fusion of blues, folk-pop, and laidback hip-hop. “Healing Hands”, off The Rainwater LP, has fast become a fast favorite amongst new and existing fans

They Might Be Giants

Combining a knack for infectious melodies with a quirky, bizarre sense of humor and a vaguely avant-garde aesthetic borrowed from the New York post-punk underground, They Might Be Giants became one of the most unlikely alternative success stories of the late ’80s and early ’90s. Musically, the duo of John Flansburgh and John Linnell borrowed from everywhere, but their freewheeling eclecticism was enhanced by their arcane, geeky sense of humor. They would reference everything from British Invasion to Tin Pan Alley, while making allusions to pulp fiction and President Polk. Through their string of indie releases and constant touring as a duo, They Might Be Giants built up a huge following on college campuses during the late ’80s, switching to a major label in the early ’90s…The 2000’s saw them re-emerge as one of America’s most beloved family bands, and saw their songwriting embraced by Dunkin’ Donuts, Malcom in the Middle, and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart.

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