The Citiblog

Around Town – The Greens return to Pier 17, Roller Skating at TWA Hotel and more...
May 13, 2021, 3:31.42 pm ET



The Greens are returning to Pier 17 at the Seaport. The Greens offers rooftop dining and cocktails on socially-distanced mini green lawns with spectacular views of the New York City Skyline and the Brooklyn Bridge. Bites include things like Sunflower Seed Hummus, Heirloom Tomato and Mozzarella Salad, Maine Lobster Rolls and a Softshell Crab BLT. Separately, Seaport Cinemas resumes on Monday, May 31st.

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Photo: TWA Hotel

The TWA Hotel is opening its Runway Rink to roller skating. As of May, 14, the Roll-A-Rama will be open every weekend. Skaters can pull up their tube socks, don their terry cloth headbands and glide around the 44-by-56-foot outdoor rink to retro tunes (maybe even some disco?) near a 1958 Lockheed Constellation Connie airplane turned cocktail lounge. Stay overnight and rest your weary skating muscles in the heated rooftop pool.

The Roll-A-Rama at the Runway Rink is open Fridays from 4–8 PM and Saturdays and Sundays from 12–8 PM, weather permitting. Admission to the rink can be purchased by credit card at the skate shack and is first come, first served; advance tickets are not available. One 50-minute skate session is $20 per adult and $16 per child under 12 (skate rentals are included). Bring your own socks or buy an official TWA pair at the rink.

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Photo: VITAL Brooklyn

VITAL Brooklyn, New York City’s largest bouldering gym, is celebrating its grand opening in Williamsburg. Founded by roommates-turned-fitpreneurs David Sacher and Nam Phan, VITAL Brooklyn is located in the restored 1910-era Nash Metalware Company warehouse. Activities include treadwalls, kilter + campus & hang boards, slacklines, weight training, cardio machines and an expansive array of free fitness classes for members including aerial, climbfit, cycle, yoga, Bouldering 101 and more. In addition, the space features a unique rooftop setup that will allow year-round climbing and a café offering food and beverage from local North Brooklyn partners.

The gym will host 'Grand Opening Week Party' celebrations beginning this Saturday, May 15 through Friday, May 21. Join VITAL Brooklyn for free fitness classes, youth games, intro to bouldering classes, climbing competitions, raffles, beer & wine, daily food deals, live DJs and more!

VITAL Brooklyn is located at 221 N 14th St, Brooklyn, NY Website

Image: Mickey Como Pretexto en Rojo by Manolo Valdés

Opera Gallery is celebrating painter and sculptor Manolo Valdés with a solo exhibition simply titled Manolo Valdés at their New York location (791 Madison Avenue), opening on May 20th and running through June 20th. Known as one of the major artists on the Contemporary art scene, Manolo Valdés has been exploring for almost 60 years the great classics of History of Art, inscribing his œuvre in the path of great masters that preceded him.

The exhibition in New York will present a selection of the newest works coming directly from the artist’s studio, including Mickey Como Pretexto en Rojo, a playful presentation of the iconic Mickey Mouse. Exhibition hours are Monday-Saturday 10am-7pm and by appointment. If you are interested in checking out the exhibition, visitors are encouraged to call 646-707-3299 or email to schedule an exclusive tour. Visit for further details.

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