Your Perks: 1) The right to skip the line at Shakespeare in the Park, pay a little less for tickets and get two drinks—on us. 2) Head-turning blazers and suits from a custom-suiting operation. 3) Spiked chocolates, wine totes and other Mother’s Day–worthy gifts. We got you covered.
Things to do for May 01, 2014
Rooftops, Cinco and Lunch Perfection
The weekend finally stopped trying to make “fetch” happen.
A Classic Rooftop Is Back.
Someone told us you like drinking atop buildings. Maybe that’s crazy talk. But if it’s on point, know that the Empire’s rooftop is back in business and looking all new (besides the glorious red tint of the sign). Walls: shinier. Terraces: outdoorsier. Seating: copperier. Seriously, give rooftops a chance.
About That New Basquiat Show
When you doodle on a piece of paper, nothing happens. When Jean-Michel Basquiat doodled, they put it up in a UES gallery years after he died. This way, you and a date can bond over how much better his are than yours. (That was today’s lesson in the perfect use of self-deprecation.)
The Lunch Event of the Year
Madison Square Eats is back. If you work in the neighborhood, get excited. If not, seek new employment. The sizzling-Filipino-pork artists of Pig and Khao, the Japanese-Mexican taquerists of Takumi and the, uh, oysterers at Brooklyn Oyster Company will all be there. As will a total productivity collapse in Flatiron.
Crawfish Boil Season Is On
“You don’t have to stop eating crawfish” is a thing that will be said to you Sunday. Extra Fancy’s got their first all-you-can-eat crawfish boil of the season. The back patio’s where to be. Brooklyn Summer Ale’s what to drink. “Yes” is what to say to this.
What You’re Doing for Cinco
For tacos: Salvation Taco’s reopening its criminally underrated Murray Hill rooftop with
margarita pitchers and chile rellenos tamales.
For Steve Martin: Tribeca Cinemas is screening Three Amigos, along with margs and a strong encouragement to come in costume. And to think, they laughed when you hired a sombrero guy.