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Eva Kis

Wellbeing and Going Out Editor

eva.kis@metro.us

Best free places to watch the Macy's Fourth of July fireworks

If you don’t have the scratch to watch the Macy’s Fourth of July Fireworks from a party with views of the action, parks are always a good (if crowded) option — but there’s a catch this year. Two of what are usually the best spots won’t have any views this year because...

Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 5:08 PM

Best #Ham4All performances: Riz Ahmed, Ayesha Curry, more

When Lin-Manuel Miranda calls, the world’s most famous stars answer. This week, the “Hamilton” creator challenged the internet to donate at least $10 to the nonprofit Immigrants: We Get the Job Done Coalition with a musical angle: Record yourself singing a few bars from his hit...

Wednesday, June 28, 2017, 2:26 PM

Best parties with fireworks views for the Fourth of July

Before heading out to watch Macy's 2017 Fourth of July fireworks display over the East River, know that the five barges this year are clustered between East 24th and 40th streets. That narrows where you can see the action, but front-row views can still be had — and not (necessarily) for a...

Tuesday, June 27, 2017, 6:46 PM

Glam up your summer with music and drinks in MoMA's garden

There’s a new after-hours spot for live music, cocktails and some seriously elevated conversation: the Museum of Modern Art. In a nod to the non-tourists who may want to unwind with its world-class collection of art on weeknights, the museum is extending its evening hours to 9 p.m. on...

Tuesday, June 27, 2017, 5:47 PM

Play real-world Angry Birds at the New York Hall of Science

If your kids love raining down digital destruction in “Angry Birds,” they can try their skills in real life at the New York Hall of Science's summer exhibit.  “Angry Birds Universe: The Art and Science of a Global Phenomenon” arrives for its first U.S. stop at...

Tuesday, June 27, 2017, 4:06 PM

All men must take this 'Game of Thrones' tour of the Met

Last we checked, there were no dragons at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, but that’s not stopping a new “Game of Thrones”-themed tour from launching there this month. If anyone can do it, it’s Museum Hack, the alternative tour company that trades less in the stuff you could...

Monday, June 26, 2017, 3:10 PM

‘Julius Caesar’ actor Corey Stoll tells all about Trump production

At least one actor in the controversial Shakespeare in the Park production of “Julius Caesar” thought it was a bad idea to get President Trump involved. Corey Stoll played the traitorous best friend Brutus in the play that closed June 18. And he says he didn’t know when he...

Monday, June 26, 2017, 12:14 PM

TNT’s ‘Will’ Laurie Davidson used rap to get into Shakespeare

It’s about time William Shakespeare got an origin story as exciting, sexy and violent as his plays. TNT’s new drama “Will,” premiering July 10, ditches powdered wigs and formality to turn 16th-century London into the seductive and dangerous world that it was, where people...

Friday, June 23, 2017, 8:48 PM

Feel the Bourbon Street vibes at South Street Seaport

Drinking is better outdoors, that’s just a fact, and while waterfront bars and rooftops are an essential summer rite, they’re missing the illicit thrill of drinking out in the open. Now you can stop risking the NYPD’s wrath by sneaking booze into parks. The South Street Seaport...

Friday, June 23, 2017, 5:16 PM

The Coney Island Cyclone is looking good at 90

You can only wish to be as spry as the Coney Island Cyclone at age 90. The Boardwalk’s first roller coaster celebrates officially celebrates nine decades of entertaining thrillseekers on June 26, but who wants to celebrate their birthday on a Monday? Instead, Luna Park is celebrating its...

Thursday, June 22, 2017, 6:59 PM

See the Sistine Chapel in The Oculus

As breathtaking as they are, there are a couple of fundamental problems with Michelangelo’s famous Sistine Chapel frescoes: They’re in Italy, and they’re on a very high ceiling. The new touring exhibit “Up Close: Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel” solves both of...

Thursday, June 22, 2017, 3:21 PM

Get inspired to ride a bike at the Bicycle Film Festival

For running a hyper-specific event like the Bicycle Film Festival, Brendt Barbur doesn’t actually have an agenda. “We’re not anti-car,” he explains. “We just want people to be inspired to ride their bikes.” Now in its 17th year (and expanded to 85 cities around...

Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 8:06 PM

Make Long Island City's rooftop beer garden your new backyard

Now that summer has finally decided to grace us with her presence, you’re probably thinking, “What we need is a rooftop beer garden.” Good news — Long Island City has your beer in the sky needs covered. Don’t be put off by the Hamptons-sounding name. Estate Garden...

Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 6:06 PM

The Museum of Capitalism shows how we destroyed ourselves

As the state that drew millions west with the hopes of striking it rich during the Gold Rush, it seems fitting that California is host to the new Museum of Capitalism. Dedicated to “educating future generations about the ideology, history, and legacy of capitalism,” the museum was...

Wednesday, June 21, 2017, 1:32 PM

The internet can't get over Barbie's new #ManBunKen

Barbie’s main squeeze Ken got a makeover, and some people are urging him to re-examine his life choices. Reactions to makeovers are usually mixed, but Barbie maker Mattel really raised some eyebrows when it unveiled 15 new Fashionista Ken dolls. While Barbie — who underwent her own...

Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 4:41 PM

Best of NYC Pride 2017: parties, shows and the Parade

After a jubilant eight years of progress for LGBTQ rights under President Obama, NYC Pride 2017 has decided to party that much harder to make up for the current toxic political climate. Because here’s the thing — nothing stops Pride, which has always been about celebrating the...

Tuesday, June 20, 2017, 9:22 AM

It's a good thing: Martha Stewart is getting a musical biography

Homemaking queen Martha Stewart is getting a musical tribute, and its creator better hope it's nothing short of perfection. "Everything you're doing is wrong," the trailer for “The Rise and Fall (and Rise) of Martha Stewart” declares — yet musical theater (and...

Monday, June 19, 2017, 4:53 PM

Get in free at all Lower Manhattan museums on one special day

If you haven’t been to Lower Manhattan lately, you’re missing out. From the revitalization going on at the South Street Seaport to one of the city’s hottest food scenes, there hasn’t been a better time to go downtown in decades. But there is one night a year that’s...

Monday, June 19, 2017, 2:50 PM

Add these giant macaron ice cream sandwiches to your #summergoals

Ice cream sandwiches are having a renaissance, from churro discs with hand-churned flavors at Smorgasburg to Klondike-style kiwi squares from Dominique Ansel. This week, a Los Angeles cult favorite arrives to give the East Coast a taste of something new. The mother-daughter team of Nayla and...

Monday, June 19, 2017, 8:58 AM

Here's your gameplan for movie nights at Bryant Park

Beginning June 19, movies under the stars are back on the Bryant Park lawn! The HBO Summer Film Festival kicks off its free Monday night movie series with “King Kong” — the 1933 version and still the only decent one, with apologies to Tom Hiddleston. This year’s lineup...

Friday, June 16, 2017, 7:07 PM