The 1923 Yankee Stadium was a historic landmark in the world of Major League Baseball. Some of the sport's greatest players spent their careers there, including Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Mickey Mantle and Joe DiMaggio. Though they'll never be able to replace that historic monument, the franchise debuted their new stadium in 2009, directly across the street from the old park. The "new" Yankee Stadium has many new features, such as expanded walkways, more concessionaires, and a renovated Monument Park. Lifetime fans will notice familiar touches, though, the biggest among them being the outfield frieze back in its original location around the upper deck. Suite and party facilities are available for those looking for something slightly more private. Check the website for pricing, schedules and other info.
A premier sporting arena and entertainment center in Brooklyn, Barclays Center opened with much fanfare in September 2012 with their very first event, a deafening Jay-Z concert, being a sold out affair. It's not surprising though, as Brooklyn has never been short on enthusiasm in terms of mega sports and entertainment. The gigantic venue boasts of a capacity of 19,000 fans and can host basketball and ice hockey as well as concerts with equal aplomb. Designed by the experts responsible for such stellar venues as TD Garden and Time Warner Cable Arena, Barclays Center boasts of excellent facilities for fans. There are VIP as well as party suites catering to those looking for a bit of privacy. There are no less than 37 food options as well as a few shopping outlets. The arena is home to the Brooklyn Nets.
The Queens Theater is nestled in the sprawling Flushing Meadows Corona Park in the New York State Pavilion. Situated in the heart of the park near the Queens Museum, the Ice Skating Rink, and the World’s Fair Unisphere, it has a 472-seat main stage theater and a 90-seat experimental theater. The theater focuses on up-and-coming playwrights and taps into the diverse communities of Queens. Dramas, concerts, musicals, art festivals and other similar events are a regular feature here. Check website for details.
One of three such locations spread across the city, Karaoke DUET 35 is geared towards providing you with the best karaoke experience possible. The songs you can choose from are not restricted to English; the playlist has Chinese, Japanese, Latin and Filipino songs, among others. The private rooms are available at an hourly rate per person, and come complete with bottle service. Food is not served, but you are allowed to order in from nearby restaurants.
The Spot Karaoke and Lounge is one place where karaoke is anything but an extra; it is an attraction in its own right. What you can expect is only the latest songs, the most sophisticated karaoke system and the best of service. If the songs patrons are belting out don't really get you in the mood for getting on the dance floor, the tracks the DJ plays definitely will. There are private rooms that come complete with bottle and food service, as well as a private area with its own dance floor that can be booked for private events. For a fun time with friends or for a successful private event, make your reservation at this great karaoke spot.
Gagopa is where you will have a great time singing English, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese and Filipino songs, as well as songs in many other languages. The private rooms are available at a per person hourly rate, and there is a drinks menu. You are also allowed to bring your own drinks, just no hard liquor. For a great time with friends, Gagopa is a good option.
Nestled in the very center of New York City's artsy Theater District, the Shetler Studios & Theatres Inc is a state-of-the-art facility that wholeheartedly encourages local artists from the fields of acting, dance, and music by providing them with the infrastructure that they need to truly express themselves. Dedicated studios for acting, music/dance and live performances are located within the same building.
The University Club of New York is a members only club located in Midtown New York. This prestigious private club has a rich history behind it and was established in 1899. The Italian Renaissance style club building is extremely impressive with grand columns, high ceilings and rich furnishing. The club has a well stocked library and can also be used for weddings and other events by members. The food at the club is delicious and rooms can also be booked.
Stage 48 is a popular hangout for New Yorkers looking for some good live music or DJ sets. Although located quite far from other New York spots, this club is always crowded. Getting through their security and having your coat checked can take a while, but once inside, the dance floor is very spacious. Popular acts such as Y&T, Loudness, Stryper, Ludacris and many others have performed here. Drinks here are quite expensive, and they have a VIP section as well.
Formerly a Twenties theater, Arena event space will wow you with its LED light displays, huge projector screens, and VIP lounges on the upper floors where you can watch the crowds. Come dance and absorb the chic New York scene with your friends. Or, host your next large-scale event at Arena. Up to 600 guests can be accommodated in a cocktail party and the projector screens are perfect for screening a film or slide show. The perfect place to host events.