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Around Town - The ROOF Reopens, Earth Day Broadway Concert, Gotham Ball, Heritage Fire and more...
April 19, 2023, 7:44.18 pm ET


Photo: The ROOF at Park South

The ROOF at Park South returns for the season on April 27. Located atop the Park South Hotel, the large space features a beautifully designed bar, picturesque views of the Chrysler Building, and unobstructed views of the Manhattan skyline. It has been refreshed for the season, outfitted with new furnishings to fill the stylish nooks and lounge areas for guests to enjoy an exciting new menu of shared plates by James Beard Award-nominated Chef Bryce Shuman (Sweetbriar, Betony, Eleven Madison Park) and spirit forward cocktails from Beverage Director Ivan Papic (Macao Trading Company, Beatrice Inn, Paul’s Casablanca).

Photo: Ta-Tynisa Wilson

The Times Square Alliance is once again partnering with the Broadway Green Alliance to debut the 2nd Annual Broadway Celebrates Earth Day Concert in Times Square on Saturday, April 22nd from 10 am to 3pm. The star-studded concert will feature live performances from Broadway's top talent, including Tony Award Nominee Anika Larsen (Almost Famous), Philippe Arroyo (& Juliet), Mara Davi (A Chorus Line), Jordan Dobson (Bad Cinderella), Laurel Harris (Jagged Little Pill), Rick Lyon (Avenue Q), Alli Mauzey (Kimberly Akimbo), Michael James Scott (Aladdin), Jason Tam (Be More Chill), Alysha Umphress (On The Town), Ta-Tynisa Wilson (Hamilton). For more information, visit

The Gotham Ball - a celebrity-studded and chef-led event in support of the Food Bank For New York City - will be held on May 10th at The Plaza. The event will feature heavy-hitters in the New York City culinary scene including chef and restaurant partners from Atoboy, Atomix, & Naro, S&P, Nom Wah, Sylvia’s, Crif Dogs, Little Owl, Maialino, and a collaboration from chefs Anita Lo and Mary Attea, alongside cocktails from PDT, Dante, and Maison Premiere, and dessert from Caroline Schiff of Gage & Tollner. The Food Bank for New York City has provided 1.2 billion meals to food insecure New Yorkers since its founding in 1983 by partnering with over 800 soup kitchens and food pantries across the city. For more info and tickets, visit

Photo: Noreetuh

Monkfish Liver Torchon, which was quickly established as one of Executive Chef/Partner Chung Chow’s signature dishes at noreetuh, has returned to the menu for the first time since 2020. It is served with lime pandan purée, coconut gel, confit lime, nuoc cham gelée and green peppercorn dust. It is part of noreetuh’s spring offerings.

Photo: American Brass

American Brass in LIC is hosting Patio Hour daily at 5pm. Guests can enjoy half off bottles of wine and $12 cocktails while taking in stunning Manhattan views. The dinner menu includes Lobster Agnolotti, Braised Short Rib Cavatelli and a Fried Chicken Sandwich with spicy honey and creamy slaw, among others.

Photo: Heritage Fire

Summer is all about dusting off the grill and turning up the heat! Kicking off NYC’s favorite time of the year, Heritage Fire, America’s premier live-fire cooking event and chef competition, will be stopping in Brooklyn for one night only on May 21 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard. The all-star lineup of local chefs and artisans will be grilling globally inspired dishes cooked over an open flame. For more info and tickets visit

Photo: Drew Peterson/92NY

Pianist Drew Petersen makes his NYC recital debut at the 92NY’s newly renovated Buttenwieser Hall. At the heart of his program: piano masterworks by Ravel and Schumann in Gaspard de la nuit and Schumann’s love letter in music, the C-Major Fantasie. The concert will be held on April 20, 2023 at 7:30pm ET. It will also be available for viewing online for 72 hours from time of broadcast. Tickets for both the in-person and livestream options start at $25 and are available at

Photo: Marram


Looking for a little getaway, Marram on the Montauk beachfront is now open for the season, offering an escape from the hustle and bustle of city life. Events include Wellness Weekends described as beachfront bootcamps by high energy boutique fitness brand AARMY and a Pen Paper and Ocean: A Journaling Retreat with AllSwell being offered along with wellness activities like yoga and meditation for the mind, body and soul.


@manhatta_nyc the Guest Bartender Series continues Monday, April 24 with mixologists from Drink Kong Bar based in Rome, Italy at 7pm

@saigonsocialnyc is hosting Viet Cajun Night with a lemongrass seafood boil on April 25th, 6 and 8pm seatings

@eatmeaty Dicksons Farmstand Meats presents Beer, Burgers and BBQ with Grimm Artisanal Ales on May 25 at 7pm (Chelsea Market Lower Level)

@elfishmarisqueria will begin offering brunch as of April 29th from 10-3pm

@gothamburgersocialclub will be joining Ethyl’s for a Rockin’ Spring Smash Backyard Kickoff on Sunday, April 23 from noon till late.

@fanfandoughnuts Chocolate Doughnut Festival is on from Wednesday April 19 to Sunday, April 25

@canalstreetmarket will host its Chinatown Flea from May 5-7 from 11am to 7pm

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