The Citiblog

Around Town - Arts, Vino, Outdoor Destinations, Outer Space and more
May 15, 2024, 7:25.36 pm ET


Photo: Michael Sadowsky

Head to Casa Bond in the Bowery on Wednesday, May 22 for“Casa Animotis,” an art installation launch party featuring works by Michael Sadowsky, a visual artist best known for his bold and colorful paintings that depict hidden visual icons in a seemingly abstract landscape.

Image: Courtesy of the Artist

Sadowsky’s art has been showcased at Art Miami Week and the Oculus at One World Trade Center. Guests will enjoy complimentary cocktails courtesy of Zakuska Vodka. Additionally, small bites and a selection of craft cocktails will be available for purchase at happy hour prices. The event will be held from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., and will be open to the public, but RSVP is preferred.

Who doesn’t want a good glass of vino? For National Wine Day (5/25), The Standard Grill is offering a flight of four, 2oz pours for 35 bucks. That includes Sparkling with ‘Cruse Tradition’ from California’s Cruse Wine Company; White with Kistler’s 2019 ‘Les Noisetiers’ Chardonnay from the Sonoma Coast; Red with Thibauld Ducruox’s 2021 ‘En Roue Libre’ Beaujolias from France; and a second Red, Arnot-Roberts’ 2021 Syrah from California’s Sonoma Coast. The flights can be paired with The Standard Grill’s SG Seafood Tower, Million Dollar Chicken for Two, and Dry-Aged Ribeye for Two.

Speaking of wine. The Frog Wine Bar in Bed Stuy just had a baby. Tadpole is located next door at 358 Marcus Garvey Boulevard where it is serving up live entertainment from its bright red interior.

Photo: Cobble Fish

Two more ways to celebrate Fleet Week. From May 22nd to 29th at Cobble Fish, located on Pier 16 at the South Street Seaport, guests can score a special deal on drinks all day long when donning their uniform. That includes a special buy-one draft beer and get one free offer while enjoying river views.

Photo: Clinton Hall

Get ready to engage in some patriotic fun during Fleet Week at Clinton Hall. From May 22nd to May 28th, Veterans and active-duty service members can enjoy a special 20% discount at Clinton Hall's various NYC locations. While there, don't miss out on the excitement of Fleet Seeker, a large-format game reminiscent of Battleship.

Photo: Loreley Beer Garden

The pink flamingos are back at Loreley Beer Garden which is hosting its Summer Rosé Festival now through June 30th. Guests can enjoy rosé in all its delicious forms, from wine and cider to frosé, sangria and cocktails while sitting in the back garden decked out with an eye-popping pink floral makeover.

Photo: Blue Ribbon Sushi & Steak/Steve Hill

Speaking of the great outdoors...

Outdoor dining has arrived at Blue Ribbon Sushi & Steak at Manhattan's PENN 1 in Midtown. Enjoy food and drinks overlooking the West 33rd Street Plaza, directly across from Madison Square Garden. Dine under an umbrella on the outside terrace and explore a menu featuring a wide range of sushi, sashimi, sushi bar specials. There’s also grilled items, including prime steaks, chops and seafood. It is perfect for pre-game or pre-show, lunch, dinner, or cocktails.

Photo: Radio Star/Kirsten Nicolaisen

Radio Star, adjacent to Transmitter Park in Greenpoint, has opened its new outdoor terrace just in time to soak in the warmer weather. This outdoor oasis is the perfect spot to kick back with a cocktail – think Hibiscus Cosmos and Pear Daquiris – while enjoying interesting Mediterranean bites like Pistachio Chicken Croquettes, Charred Steak Tips or Pig Cheeks with labne and hazelnuts.

Photo: Jeanette Epps/NASA

Better yet, head out of this world as The New York Hall of Science hosts a live conversation with NASA astronaut Jeanette Epps from the International Space Station. The conversation with first and second graders from NYC public schools will be broadcast on NASA TV on May 16 from 11am to noon. The live conversation is part of a one-hour interactive Living In Space Show led by educators at the Hall of Science. The program will be followed by a livestream of Dr. Epps. Time is subject to change due to the uncertainty of space travel.

Until next time, we’ll be seeing you Around Town!