Eva Kis

New York City Going Out Editor

eva.kis@metro.us

There's fanfic at The Met and it's all because of the Tale of Genji

Fanfiction writers and fan artists have been maligned since the start of the internet, hunted by zealous copyright holders and ridiculed as derivative by academics. Well, no longer because fanfiction along with other fan creations like paintings, clothing and even trading cards have officially...

Tuesday, March 5, 2019, 2:17 AM

The 2019 finalists for the nation's largest book club, One Book One New York

New Yorkers can’t agree on much, but once a year they come together to celebrate a book with deep ties to the city for One Book, One New York. Now in its third year as the nation's largest book club, the 2019 One Book One New York program highlights female authors all hailing from the New York...

Monday, March 4, 2019, 4:19 PM

7 Ways to Celebrate Women's History Month

Women have been making incredible headway recently, from politics to Hollywood and workplaces everywhere. As March is Women's History Month, it's time to salute the women who broke the glass ceilings to make it possible, so we've rounded up the exhibits, gatherings and performances that salute the...

Sunday, March 3, 2019, 11:13 PM

Take a sneak peek at The Met's exhibit on camp fashion

The Met’s 2019 Spring Costume Institute exhibition is going to be lit. The Anna Wintour Costume Institute’s showcase event will be Camp: Notes on Fashion, and if you’re not up on queer subculture, you’re about to get a fabulous education. Guiding the exhibit will be Susan Sontag's 1964 essay Notes...

Saturday, March 2, 2019, 8:12 PM

The Rubin Museum's mindfulness exhibit is an Instagram dream

There’s a lot of talk lately about living a more mindful life and starting “practices” like meditation and yoga. The Eastern cultures where these rituals come from have understood the power of the human mind and its deep connection to the body for centuries, and the Rubin Museum has cleverly fused...

Thursday, February 28, 2019, 7:43 PM

Apply now to spend your whole summer at Coney Island

If spending just a weekend or two at Coney Island this summer isn’t enough, apply for a job at the amusement parks and Boardwalk instead. The Alliance for Coney Island is looking for 600 people to fill various positions during a job recruitment fair on Monday, March 4 and Tuesday, March 5 from 10...

Thursday, February 28, 2019, 5:19 PM

30 Fun Things to Do in NYC This Weekend, Feb. 28-March 3

Mean Girls for grown-ups, Drake vs. Tchaikovsky, the Orchid Show is back, NYC Beer Week begins and more things to do in NYC this weekend. Here’s Brooklyn now BRIC, which celebrates 40 years as the leading venue for free cultural programs in Brooklyn, has opened its 2019 Biennial. This year’s art...

Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 7:51 PM

Take an immersive journey into the art of sound at On Air Fest

On Air Fest may be about bringing podcasters to Brooklyn in front of an audience — but don’t call it a podcast festival. Instead of just sitting in a room watching people talk to each other, On Air Fest 2019 features immersive soundscapes, live concerts, poetry, stories told with projections and...

Wednesday, February 27, 2019, 7:24 PM

Rooftop at Pier 17 reveals 2019 Summer Concert Series lineup

The Winterland ice rink on The Rooftop at Pier 17 is still up, but as one of the city’s hottest concert venues it’s already looking ahead to warmer days with the reveal of its 2019 Summer Concert Series. First up at to the outdoor venue on the Lower Manhattan waterfront are Indietronica...

Tuesday, February 26, 2019, 2:10 PM

Inside Brooklyn's Teknopolis is tech that makes us more human

In the massive 21st-century digital art workshop Teknopolis, you’re the star. The pop-up interactive gallery takes over four floors of the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s Fisher Building, bringing cutting-edge immersive experiences all about exploring your artistic side — even if you don’t think you...

Monday, February 25, 2019, 11:30 PM

PHOTOS: Singapore's treasures star in NY Botanical Garden's 2019 Orchid Show

Singapore has come to the Bronx, and it’s brought along one of the stars of Crazy Rich Asians — in flower form. The New York Botanical Garden’s 17th annual Orchid Show, opening Feb. 23, features an appearance by a new hybrid named for the hit film’s breakout star Awkwafina. An honor usually...

Friday, February 22, 2019, 1:52 PM

The Dead Rabbit's guide to Ireland's best pubs and distilleries

Everyone should have “take a road trip through Ireland” on their bucket list — this is speaking from experience — and for the whiskey lovers there’s now a definitive guide: From Barley to Blarney, written by the founders of the Dead Rabbit. Originally from Belfast in Northern Ireland, Sean Muldoon...

Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 8:20 PM

29 Amazing Things to Do in NYC This Weekend, Feb. 21-24

Mean Girls for grown-ups, Drake vs. Tchaikovsky, the Orchid Show is back, NYC Beer Week begins and more things to do in NYC this weekend. Step into the movies You may not qualify for an Oscar, but you can step inside Oscar-nominated movies at Dolby Soho, the sound and video company’s new...

Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 7:33 PM

Why NYC Beer Week Is the Best Time of Year for Beer Fans

With more than 400 breweries across New York state and over 40 of them in the city, it can seem like every week is NYC Beer Week. But the New York City Brewers Guild’s annual celebration is about more than drinking your way across them. Back for its 11th year Feb. 23 through March 3, NYC Beer Week...

Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 7:27 PM

Try all-New York beers under the palms at Winter Biergarten

February always brings the best week for beer lovers in New York with NYC Beer Week, but the celebration goes on for much longer — and in a winter-proof setting, too — at Brookfield Place. For four Thursdays beginning Feb. 21, Lower Manhattan’s indoor all-season Winter Garden is transforming into...

Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 6:55 PM

Brooklyn's best food hall DeKalb Market just got better

Downtown Brooklyn’s City Point development just got two major new additions to its entertainment scene — and there are plenty more changes in the wings. The shopping and social complex — they don’t like the word “mall” — at 445 Albee Square West is now home to a versatile new nightlife venue and...

Wednesday, February 20, 2019, 1:37 PM

The Oculus is turning into NYC's grandest screening room

Oscar-winning movies deserve better than your laptop screen — so the Oculus is rolling out a literal red carpet and turning its soaring concourse into New York City's grandest screening room. Ahead of this Sunday’s Academy Awards, revisit some old favorites as Lower Manhattan's popular Tribeca...

Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 7:50 PM

Morty the Subway Cat Is a Model New York City Commuter

The New York City subway is its own special ecosystem, where humans may ride the trains but the stations and rails are fair game for any number of creatures — most commonly rats and pigeons, with the occasional wayward goose and goats. Maybe even the Central Park Mandarin duck arrived here by train...

Tuesday, February 19, 2019, 2:04 PM

Things to Do with Kids During Winter Break at NYC Schools

Even though New York City schools just had a winter break for Christmas, they're closed again from Feb. 17-22. Don't give in to cabin fever — we've got some ideas for things to do with kids, many of them free (and even educational!) Reach New Heights Kids love robots, and they always...

Monday, February 18, 2019, 10:30 PM

New York's Hottest Art Scene Is Underground — In the Subway

Even in the middle of winter there’s always something blooming in New York City, and this year it was in the most unlikely place: the 28th Street subway stop on the 6 train. Brooklyn-based artist Nancy Blum’s flowers — all found in nearby Madison Square Park — captivated the city, and she’s not the...

Monday, February 18, 2019, 9:33 PM