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Graff Tours

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.

New York International Auto Show

Ushering in the latest automotive trends, the 2018 New York International Auto Show will showcase an incredible collection of cutting-edge design and extraordinary innovation. More than four floors of displays from the world’s automakers will feature the newest vehicles and latest futuristic concept cars.  Nearly 1,000 cars and trucks will be on display at North America’s first and largest-attended auto show dating back to 1900. Jacob K. Javits Center, March 30th thru April 8th.

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Macy’s Flower Show

Welcome to spring Macy’s style! Take the F train up to 34th street (Herald Square) this April to see the spring time fun that is the annual Flower Show at Macy’s New York. Each year, Macy’s is transformed into breathtaking floral scenes with blooms, fantasy flowers and lush plants from around the world. Millions of guests file in during the two-week exhibition as the store blossoms with themed events, specialty gardens and more. Macy’s Herald Square, Runs from March 25th thru April 8th.

Hester Street Fair

You know spring is in the air when it is time for our favorite Lower East Side fair, The Hester Street Fair! Starting April 15th and running every Saturday and Sunday until October 28th, Come join the fun at amazing food, arts and crafts, shopping and a whole lot more! This fair is a perfect way to spend the afternoon to get a great feel of what an amazing neighborhood we all love! Seward Park at Hester Street

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Yankees Opening Day

You know it is officially spring time in NYC when the Yankees officially take the field. On April 2nd, The Yanks throw their first pitch Vs the Tampa Bay Rays at the new Yankee Stadium. The Yankees are looking forward to reestablishing dominance in the MLB and this season should be a fun ride! Baseball season will be underway as well over at Citi field with our New York Mets. They are also looking to get back to the World Series after a tough season last year. This is going to be a fun and exciting season for the whole family!

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Tribeca Film Festival

The Tribeca Film Festival brings together visionaries across industries and diverse audiences to celebrate the power of storytelling. A platform for independent filmmaking, creative expression and immersive entertainment, Tribeca supports emerging and established voices, discovers award-winning filmmakers, curates innovative and interactive experiences, and introduces new technology and ideas through panels, premieres, exhibitions, and live performances. April 18th thru the 29th

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Cherry Blossom Festival at Brooklyn Botanical Garden

Sakura Matsuri offers nearly 60 events and performances that celebrate traditional and contemporary Japanese culture. The festival celebrates the Japanese cultural tradition of enjoying each moment of the cherry blossom season. April 28th thru the 29th

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The Comedy Cellar

The Comedy Cellar is a comedy club in Manhattan where many top New York comedians perform. It was founded in 1982 by then standup comedian, and current television writer/producer Bill Grundfest. It is located in the heart of Greenwich Village on 117 MacDougal Street between West 3rd Street and Minetta Lane. The upstairs portion is a restaurant called The Olive Tree Cafe to which it is connected, and where many of the comedians hang out after performing. Line ups subject to change, sometime you get the “pop in” from A-list comedians. 117 MacDougal Street

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Butcher Bar

Butcher Bar started as an old school Butcher Shop with modern day ideals and evolved into the current BBQ Smoke House restaurant located in right on Orchard Street.
They believe in the old traditional methods and the exclusive use of high quality, pasture raised, no hormone or any antibiotic treated meat guarantees quality and taste.
Anthony, our concierge, absolutely loves the food at Butcher Bar… So ask him when you are here about the menu! 146 Orchard Street, between Stanton Street and Rivington Street

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Takashi Murakami at Gallery Perrotin NY

Takashi Murakami will debut April 28 at the Orchard Street space and will run through June 17. The artist, who has worked with Emmanuel Perrotin for more than 20 years, will have recent works displayed over several floors including the Baka paintings, “Homage to Francis Bacon” and the “Transcendent Attacking a Whirlwind Fresco.” Those who missed out on Murakami’s extensive show at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston will be able to see select work from that exhibition as well. Gallery Perrotin, 130 Orchard St, April 28th until June 17th.

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Famous New Yorker Born in April

Washington Irving (April 3, 1783 – November 28, 1859) penned “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow”, “The Devil and Tom Walker”, “Kidd the Pirate” and the short story of “Rip Van Winkle”. April 3rd, 1783 – Novemeber 28th, 1859

FOR EVEN MORE DETAILS, CONTACT THE CONCIERGE AT #2935 OR (NYC@IHG.COM)