Around Town - Ellington Jazz, Liebrandt Cooks, Hopper on Display and more...

October 20, 2022, 7:57.07 pm ET  

Photo: Mercedes Ellington                                                                                    

Duke Ellington’s granddaughter Mercedes Ellington is continuing her popular jazz series at Ellington on Broadway on the Upper West Side, on Oct 23 from 6pm to 9pm. It includes performances by Marion Cowings, AC Lincoln and Ty Stephens. For complete details and tickets, click here

Photo: Chef Paul Liebrandt                                                                                   

Chef Paul Liebrandt returns to the kitchen for one night only to create a special dinner on Nov 2nd to raise money for the Food Bank For New York City featuring ingredients entirely sourced from New York State. Tickets range from $300-$500 with two seatings (5PM and 7:30PM), and can be purchased here.

Photo: Erbaluce                                                                                             

Erbaluce (46 W 22 St) in Flatiron is doing lunch and brunch as of Oct 21st.  The brunch menu includes the Erbaluce Breakfast Plate featuring two eggs, wild boar sausage, parmigiana crocchette, market vegetables, and Italian potatoes. An Italian Bahn Mi sandwich is also on the menu.

Photo: Pave/Evan Sung                                                                                     

Pave will mark National Sandwich Day Nov 3 with European-style sandwiches at its café/bakery (20 West 46th St) in Midtown, like the Caprese with plum tomatoes, mozzarella, and basil pesto on olive ciabatta bread; and Jambon Beurre, French ham on a petit baguette, whole grain mustard, and salted butter.

Photo: Cafe Panna                                                                                            

Hailie Meyer’s Caffe Panna is teaming up with Tom’s Perfect 10 for the exclusive Sweet Harvest Affogato Sundae ($11.50) featuring toasted pecan ice cream, graham crunch, salted caramel, candied pecans, freshly whipped panna, espresso, and Tom’s Perfect 10 Sweet Harvest granola. Available Oct 26 & 27.

In honor of Filipino Heritage Month, Essex Pearl at Market Line is hosting a family-style Filipino feast with blogger Jen Balisi of Indulgent Eats.  It includes dishes like Lobster Lumpia, 7-Up Shrimp, along with Monkfish Sisig and Spicy Funky Coconut Noodles. Oct 23 from 5:30-7:30Pm, $88 Tickets via resy

Photo: The Whitney                                                                                                

Edward Hopper’s New York is now on display at the Whitney. The exhibition showcases Hopper’s love of New York City, his home for almost sixty years and the inspiration for many of his most famous works. On Oct 27, it will be included as part of the Whitney’s New York Haunts Halloween Party.


The Seaport is hosting a Halloween Block Party with a live pumpkin carving demonstration and trick or treating at participating shops and restaurants (including Jean-Georges' new Tin Building).  There will also be Halloween Movies on The Rooftop at Pier 17 on Sunday, October 30th.  More info & times here

Photo: Mollusca                                                                                                         

Mollusca (1 Little W 12th St), the fashionable seafood spot in the Meatpacking District, is celebrating an early Halloween on Saturday, October 22nd with free face painting and glitter tattoos for kids, along with yummy treats and drinks for all who attend. 11am to 3pm at 1 Little West 12th Street.

Photo: Ras Plant Based                                                       

Ras Plant Based in Crown Heights is offering Halloween themed cocktails through Nov 6. They include Dracula’s Kiss with Evan Williams bourbon, raspberry, rosemary, and lemon; and The Bates Motel made with Spring 44 Gin, blackcurrant, lime, mint, and gummy candy.

Photo: The Green Room 42                                                                                      

The Green Room 42 is presenting The Boo-sted Show: Halloween with Busted on Oct 31 at 9:3pm for some “low impact drag” fun for Halloween.  Click here for tickets.

Photo: Ice Theatre of New York                                                                      

The Ice Theatre of New York returns Wolman Rink for a second season starting Oct 23rd in Central Park.  The opening day celebration will feature programming off the ice as well, with demonstrations from a rising New York chef and live ice sculpture carving by Ice Miracles. For more information visit 

Until next time, we'll see you Around Town!

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