The Citiblog

Around Town - Yoga Returns, '90s Night, Block Party, Fireworks Hot Spot, & End of the 99 Cent Slice.
June 5, 2024, 8:12.23 pm ET


Photo: Michael Hull

Break out your yoga mat. The yogis will be returning to Times Square for the 22nd Annual Summer Solstice on Thursday, June 20th. Thousands of people show up for this event which fills up quicky. This year’s “Mind Over Madness Yoga” will feature seven different yoga classes from 7:30am tp 8:30pm between Broadway and 7th Ave between 43rd and 48th Street. Registration for these free in-person classes are available at

It’s back to the ‘90s at Silver Lining in the Bowery. Experience 90’s Night every Thursday from 9:30 PM to 1:00 AM, featuring live bands covering all your favorite hits from the decade across every genre—Pop, Grunge, Hip Hop, and more. Expect to sing along to beloved tracks from artists like Nirvana, TLC, Backstreet Boys, The Spice Girls, and countless others. Sip on specialty 90’s-themed cocktails such as "Jump Around," a take on the espresso martini, "Spice Up Your Life," made with red bell pepper, and "Gin & Juice," featuring Hendrick’s Gin. Reservations are available via OpenTable or the venue's website.

Photo: Liz Clayman

Gansevoort Meatpacking is launching the Road to the Sun pop-up at The Chester, featuring a Veuve Clicquot Champagne-infused menu. Look for things like Clicquot & Eggs, warm green jumbo asparagus with 3 minute eggs and tarragon hollandaise; Clicquot & Open Faced NY Strip Sandwich with spicy hummus, pickled fresno, watercress and crispy shallots; and Clicquot & Stone Fruit French Toast. The pop-up is open throughout the summer for indoor and outdoor patio dining.

The Grand Army Bar's 9th anniversary block party is on! This Saturday, June 8th, from 2-6pm, Grand Army Bar (336 State Street in Boerum Hill) celebrates its 9th birthday with a now annual block party. In keeping with the beloved neighborhood boîte’s current cocktail menu theme - Grand Ole Opry - they will be hosting family-friendly activities throughout the afternoon including country music DJs and a line dance caller who will be instructing guests on line dances throughout the day. The Hoyt Street block will be closed to traffic and there will be plenty of room for activities and games. Well-behaved dogs in country-themed costumes are especially welcome. There will also be a burger specials, grilled outside, and drink specials presented in partnership with Bacardi. Reservations recommended but not required via Resy

This year, Macy's 4th of July Fireworks will be on the Hudson River for the first time since 2013. For those looking for a bird’s eye view, the Gansevoort Rooftop is offering a special deal. The Fourth of July Fireworks – Gansevoort Rooftop Soirée will be held from 7PM – 1AM with rooftop festivities beginning at 7PM. The 25-minute fireworks extravaganza will start at around 9:25PM. Ticket Pricing includes the Early Bird: $60 for the first 25 tix; General Admission: $90 for the next 75 tix; and Last Chance: $150. These prices include the Eventbrite fee & tax; the ticket includes entry only, no comped food or drink. For more information click here. Ages 21+.


We stopped by Foot Locker in Times Square were folks were lining up to snap a photo with NBA Larry O’Brien Trophy which will be awarded to the winners of the NBA Finals. Chipotle, meanwhile, will be giving away FREE burritos during the NBA Finals. Click here for the Official rules. Let us know who you are rooting for.


And it’s the end of the line for NYC’s 99 cent slice. One of the few final holdouts, a 99 Cent Pizza Shop on 43rd and 7th Ave in Times Square just jacked up the price of a slice by 50 percent. Slices now cost a buck-50 as of June 1st. But with prices at some other popular pizza joints (and some not so popular ones) going for more than 4 bucks a slice, it’s still not such a bad deal. But they should ditch the 99 cent sign which is now misleading.

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