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This three-screen Soho cinema is not your standard movie house. In business since 1970, it is sadly one of the only spots in New York City where unusual film selections take precedence over big Hollywood bonanzas. Silent films, classic films, underground films and foreign films are all showcased. Often, the Film Forum hosts festivals devoted to a particular performer (Buster Keaton, Jean Harlow) or genre.
Part cabaret, game room, bar and performance space, this West Village haunt is considered an institution by many locals. Boasting the city's oldest cabaret, it features top quality entertainers on a regular basis. After a sultry show, stop by the piano bar downstairs and join the lively singing crowd. Chill in the newly-renovated upstairs bar and enjoy its awesome sound system and three flat panel TVs. The outdoor cafe is one of the best places to people-watch in the West Village.
Inaugurated in 1987 by the Dalai Lama, Tibet House is a cultural institution linked to the world-wide network of Tibetan Institutions aimed at the preservation and celebration of the diverse and rich culture of Tibet, at a time of political upheaval. Through it's various resources and spaces, it has created a haven of Tibetan culture in the heart of New York City. From lectures, public events, cultural celebrations, concerts, exhibitions and more; Tibet House is a vibrant hub of activity in the city. The beautiful gallery located in Tibet House US, houses some of the most beautiful works of Art and culturally significant objects in it's permanent collection 'The Repatriation Collection' is open to the public for viewing. For information on events currently on at the Tibet House US, please visit the website.
Built in 1939, the McKittrick Hotel closed down before its opening, owing to the World War II. The well-decorated rooms, antique furniture and lavish interiors were left abandoned. Until, the Punchdrunk production company decided to use this hotel for their innovative theatrical play Sleep No More. Instead of conducting drama on a single stage, at McKittrick Hotel every room has something different to offer; audiences can wander from room to room and be a part the act too. So while you are in town, do visit this hotel and be a part of the conniving and fearful world of Lady Macbeth, witches and other characters.
The Union Hall is a former warehouse that has been transformed into a chic nightclub, restaurant, bar and concert venue. Garden seating, a fireplace and two bocce courts give this place a whole new effect. The stylish interiors bring to mind a bygone era and create an intimate space to sip on craft brews and share upscale pub plates. Brunch is offered on the weekends as well as a bar menu served daily. Union Hall is a popular event venue and hosts live shows from concerts to comedy and even science night! The roster of talent is always changing, so there's always something new to discover here.