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around the L.E.S - February 2018

 

February

Our shortest month of the year sure does come packed with tons to experience here in NYC! February has something for everyone… from NYC Fashion Week (Fall Preview), Saint Valentine’s Day and Super Bowl LII… February has a little something for everyone! Come relax with us on our 14th floor Sky Lobby, get a cup of coffee, some hot chocolate, breakfast or lunch or a complimentary warm apple cider, courtesy of Hotel Indigo. Mr. Purple is going to host their first “Cabin in the Sky”. Portions of the outdoors area will be covered with a cabin so you can enjoy the deck area on the 15th floor and experience the truly unique and amazing view of NYC. Mr. Purple opens Monday – Friday at 4PM and starts early on weekends with brunch beginning at 11AM. Lastly, you can begin to get ready for the upcoming summer in our 3rd floor, Fitness Center which is open whenever you would like to exercise(We know Summer seems so far away but time moves fast). We look forward to seeing you here at Hotel Indigo Lower East Side for the fun month we all love, February.

In The Know

We’ve partnered with graffiti tour company Graff Tours to bring you a unique new way to experience the Lower East Side neighborhood and its vibrant street art scene. Sign up at our concierge desk for a tour, a graffiti lesson with a local artist, or both!

The 90 minute tour starts with a visit to Jean-Michel Basquiat’s old studio and the old home of The CBGB Rock Venue, then winds through the Centre-fuge Art Project that is using the New York City Subway as its canvas and finishes where Keith Haring once stood underneath Manhattan’s largest street art mural.

If you opt for the lesson, you’ll learn tips and techniques of aerosol art from an authentic NYC graffiti artist. This unique hands-on lesson allows you to create your own art project to take home at the end of the experience. Paint, canvas, and gloves are all provided.

Tour ( $150 for up to 5 people), Daily at 1pm*
Meeting Location: Meet at Think Coffee 1 Bleecker St. in Manhattan Northwest Corner of Bleecker St. and The Bowery . The tour ends where it begins.
Lesson ($150 for up to 5 people), Daily at 3pm
Meeting Location: First Street Green Park located on first street between First and Second Avenue.
Tour & Lesson ($250 for up to 5 people)

*The Tour start time can also be tailored upon request.

Super Bowl LII Sunday

Super Bowl 52, the big game! New England Patriots vs Philadelphia Eagles, a Super Bowl rematch from 2005, meet for what should be a memorable Sunday! Down here in the Lower East Side, there is no shortage of places to watch the game! Kelly’s Sports Bar, our local favorite, is a great Irish pub to go watch the game and also enjoy great food and fun drinks. As is our other local sports pub, The Hair of the Dog. It is easily located less than a block away from the hotel and features numerous televisions (so you won’t miss any action), a lot of tables, a great beer selection and an easy to navigate menu. It is a lot of fun to say the least. Next up, Beauty and Essex is having a “Big Game Party” that offers food and drink special packages. Spots are filling up quickly so don’t delay. Lastly, you can head over to 1st Avenue and 1st Street for two local sport dives, The Grayson and One and One. They are very good game day choices and usually have game day drink and food specials (rowdy fun, but fun nonetheless). Go Team Go! PLEASE SEE CONCIERGE FOR MORE INFO. Game Day: February 4th at 6:30 PM.

New York Fashion Week

2018’s first stylish week of the year is upon us! NYC Fall Preview Fashion Week (NYFW) begins this February! The numerous events will feature some of fashions top designers as well as young up and coming designers looking for their big break! This is the one event worth attending if you want to see the newest styles, trends and designs… or if you want to just party with the NYC’s glamourous fashion elites. Visit some of NYC’s best Nightlife venues that the fashion world attends as well such as et-al., The Box, The Blond, Rose bar and Jade Bar, 1OAK, PHD, Rumpus Room, ETC… There are way too many to list (some of these venues have a door policy and it is their discretion for entry). Check your favorite designer’s websites for ticket info and times and dates of their shows. NYFW Calendar. NYFW officially starts Thursday, February 8th and concludes Friday, February 16th.

Valentine’s Day

Love is air! This is the perfect day to celebrate your loved one and make it a special Valentine’s Day extravaganza! With many options for yourself and that special someone, come relax, let us here at Hotel Indigo make the day special for the two of you! We have a few great spas in the area such as Chill house, Think Pink and Great Jones Spa. Please contact the concierge team in order to make a reservation on your behalf as space fill up fast. We do offer in room massages so you won’t have to venture far at all. We can also set the two of you up with our in room amenities. We can help arrange champagne, a beautiful floral arrangement (rose petals are a favorite…), cakes or cupcakes, balloons, ETC… endless options really, all depends on how the two of you would like to spend your day! Contact us at the Concierge Desk for more information and pricing. Also on Valentine’s Day, there are many unique events going on. Here are a few to give you an idea: Indulge in the Valentine’s Day Champagne Cruise, held on a 1920’s inspired yacht which lasts about an hour and a half… MoMa Valentine’s Tour (starts at 9PM on Tuesday, February 14th)or just sit back, relax and enjoy a beautiful ballet at Lincoln Center, with Romeo and Juliet. Last but certainly not least, Name a Roach courtesy of the Bronx Zoo… Check out the website, we said too much already! Enjoy each other’s company on this special day and always spoil that special loved one in your life!

Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

For two nights this February at Madison Square Garden, Join dog lovers as the watch and cheer on hundreds of dogs from across the USA as they compete for the title of “Best in Show”. This is always a great event for dog enthusiasts, the casual admirer or just an evening out with the family. If you love dogs (as we do here… and we do!), you definitely do not want to miss this event! The Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show is Monday, February 12th and Tuesday 13th, at Madison Square Garden. SEE CONCIERGE FOR TICKET INFO

Donnybrook

If you find yourself on Clinton Street and just happened to have finished dinner, lunch or just want to wet your whistle, Donnybrook is exactly the right place for you! With a nice selection of spirits, beers and wine, Donnybrook is a favorite hangout for locals or for the after work crowd, who likes to enjoy that “the end of the day” cocktail. There is a simple and light snack menu (Beef pies, Pigs in the Blanket, Soft Pretzels, ETC…), a spacious room, which is great for parties (no fees, no minimums to make a reservation) and most importantly, a really great staff! Stop in and say hi to Dermott, Kayla, Maria and the rest of the crew! You are guaranteed to make a friend and have a great time! Sláinte! Donnybrook is located at 35 Clinton Street and Stanton Street. (212)- 228-7733

*Staff’s Valentine’s Day Restaurant Recommendation

Here is a brief list of some restaurants our staff enjoys for a romantic dinner: Le French Diner, Atrium Dumbo, Benjamin Steakhouse, The House, Harding’s, Taverna Di Bacco, Blue Ribbon Sushi, Smith and Wollensky, Dirty French, Balvanera, Freemans, Stanton Social, The Dutch, Lafayette… There really is no end to amazing restaurants! Come ask of us here at Hotel Indigo for our favorites! See Look forward to seeing you this February!

Grand Bazaar

One of the largest indoor/outdoor markets in NYC will be having a few events this February! On February 4th the Grand Bazaar will be hosting a Vintage and Handmade Jewelry market as well as a Sweethearts Bazaar just in time for Valentine’s Day on February 11th and at the end of the month on February 25th the Bazaar will be hosting an Antiques and Collectables Market. The Grand Bazaar is open every Sunday with up to 100 vendors to choose between from 10:00 AM to 5:30 PM and is located at 100 West 77th St on the corner of West 77th and Columbus Ave.

Live Music & Comedy

February is yet again an incredible month for live concerts and shows! On February 26th, 27th and 28th the legendary Jawbreaker will be playing their first NYC shows in 23 years at Brooklyn Steel. The great Robert Plant (Led Zeppelin, Page/Plant) will be at the Beacon Theater with his band The Sensational Space Shifters on Valentine’s Day. Just the next day on the 15th at Radio City Music Hall will have Noel Gallagher of the mighty Oasis performing with his new band The High Flying Birds with veteran comedian John Mulaney (Saturday Night Live, Big Mouth, Oh Hello On Broadway) following the next day few days at Radio City on February 16th through 19th. Just a few blocks south of Radio City- Odd Future leader Tyler, The Creator will be performing on February 23rd and 24th at the Theater at Madison Square Garden. Indie Rock staples Superchunk will be performing at the Legendary Rough Trade records in Brooklyn on February 16th. Indie staples Sleigh Bells and up and comers Sunflower Bean will be performing together at Brooklyn Steel on February 13th with Bob Marley’s legendary backing band, The Wailers will be performing 2 days later on February 15th at the Brooklyn Bowl. SEE CONCIERGE FOR TICKET INFO.

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