MoMA Night Tonight!

Tonight from 5:30pm – 8:30pm the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) will be having its first MoMA Night of 2012!

From September to June the museum stays open late on the first Thursday of every month. There are gallery talks, a DJ, a cash bar to sip cocktails while u check out the latest exhibits, and a prix fixe dinner available in the cafe.

Tonight’s DJs are Luc Frelon and Vincent Provini, also known as the musical programmers for France’s beloved FIP radio station. “FIP, which is a music-only station, has been known for daring and eclectic programming for the past 40 years. Classical tracks segue into dance music, chansons, hip-hop, salsa, or pretty much anything of musical interest. Luc and Vincent are also DJs who play around the world, keeping in mind the eclecticism of FIP while tailoring their live sets to the environment, from festivals and dance parties to museums and performance spaces.” – MoMA

The cash bar will be open from 5:30pm to 8pm, Dinner will be served from 5pm to 7pm, and gallery talks will be held from 6pm to 7:30pm. Regular admission applies for this event.

Check out the website for more details.

I almost forgot all about this. Im so glad I checked the website before I settled in on my couch with movies for the day. Looks like I’ll be heading to the city later :)

~ Love AGT :)

Happy Holidays!!!

  • It’s day two of Hanukkah festivities!
  • There are 3 more days until Christmas!
  • and there are 4 days until the start of Kwanzaa!

There is a giant Menorah on the south side of Central Park. The nine-branched candelabra is 32 feet tall, 28 feet wide, weighs 4,000 pounds, and is considered the world’s biggest, according to the Guinness Book of World Records. “Rabbi Shmuel M. Butman, director of the city’s Lubavitch Youth Organization, said the gold-colored steel structure is equipped with oil lamps and has special glass chimneys to protect the flames from wind.” A candle is lit each night; Tues Dec 20 – Thurs 22 at 5:30pm, Fri Dec 23 at 3:30pm, Sat Dec 24 at 8:30pm, Sun Dec 25 – Tues Dec 27 at 5:30pm. Location: Fifth Ave and 59th Street.

There is also a giant Menorah in Brooklyn at the Grand Army Plaza on Flatbush Ave. Brooklyn’s largest Menorah stands at a whopping 32 feet tall! This huge menorah has towered over Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn since 1984. Check out the website for more details.

Christmas Trees are lit up all over the city; Rockefeller Center, Bryant Park, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Lincoln Square, South Street Seaport, Washington Square Park, Madison Square Park, Atlantic Ave, Battery Park, the New York Stock Exchange and more!

Bryant Park Christmas Tree

Creative holiday decorations fill store windows and lights illuminate the streets as people decorate their home! Take a walk down  Fifth Ave, visit Bloomingdale’s on Lexington Ave, and Macy’s in Herald’s Square to see the window displays!

Celebrate and learn about Kwanzaa at the American Museum of Natural History! December 31st from Noon to 4pm in the Milsten Hall of Ocean Life, First Floor.

Holiday Shops pop up throughout the city. If you haven’t finished your shopping and you want to pick up something unique there’s still time to head to one of the Holiday shops before they close for the season!

Bryant Park Holiday Shops –  Open daily thru January 8th. Mon – Fri 11am to 8pm, Sat 10am to 9pm, and Sun 10am to 6pm.

Grand Central Holiday Fair – Open daily until December 24th! Tomorrow shops will be open from 10am to 8pm, and Saturday shops will be open from 10am to 6pm. Also check out the new Apple store while you’re there!

Union Square Holiday Market – Open daily until December 24th! Tomorrow shops will be open from 10am to 9pm, and Saturday shops will be open from 10am to 4:30pm.

Columbus Circle Holiday Market – Open daily until December 24th! Tomorrow shops will be open from 10am to 9pm, and Saturday shops will be open from 10am to 4:30pm.

How are you spending the holidays with your family and friends? I’ll be getting together with family and friends to open presents, watch movies, and have Christmas dinner. I still can’t believe how quickly time as past. 2011 is almost over. Best wishes to you, your family, and friends this holiday season!

Love AGT :)

Visit the Sony Wonder Technology Lab

The Sony Wonder Technology Lab is a free technology and entertainment museum for all ages located in mid-town Manhattan on Madison Avenue. Explore exhibits on how devices work, nanotechnology, virtual surgery, animation studio, a robot zone, and more!

Admission to the museum is free, but tickets are required for entry. Due to popularity reservations are highly encouraged and can be made a minimum of 7 days in advance and a maximum of 3 months in advance. Same day admission tickets are available for walk-up visitors, but are limited in number and distributed on a first come, first served basis beginning at 9:30am. To make a reservation call 212-833-8100 between the hours of 9am and 2pm Tuesday – Friday.

Every Saturday afternoon at 2pm a movie is shown for free in the 73-seat HD Theater. Reservations can be made beginning on the Monday of the week in which the screening is scheduled by calling (212) 833-8100. Any remaining tickets will be distributed 30 minutes prior to the start of the screening on a first come, first served basis. Click here to see which movies are playing.

Address:

500 Madison Avenue @ 56th Street

Hours of Operation:

Tuesday – Saturday 9:30am – 5:30pm

Getting There By Subway:

Take the 4, 5, 6, N, or R to 59th and Lexington

E or M to 5th Ave

F to 57th Street