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Down a beautiful old world street in the middle of Greenwich Village in New York City lives a private school with an enormous heart. The type of heart that is inclusive and accepting, that caters to the values and ethics of traditions and beliefs. Where parents and children regularly see each other for dinners and play dates, morning assembly that unite parents and children before the day begins, a place where friendships are made for life.

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Board of Trustees: Judy McCool, Michelle-Marie Heinemann, Headmistress Angela Coombs, Amanda Shamis, Neil Edward St. Clair

This private School is The Academy of Saint Joseph and this metaphorical heart translates into a strong School culture, with robust and overlapping interactions among all members of the School community.

Ms. Angela Coombs is the Headmistress and in her 40th year as an educator. She is the driving force behind this positive energy that you can see and feel as soon as you enter the building. It’s evident on the walls, in the students and staff, and in every classroom you visit.

“It has been such a privilege to share in the lives of so many children and their families throughout these years. And even more, to watch these children grow up into the finest of young men and women who are building lives of their own, lives that will impact the world. I have had the great honor to attend College graduations and weddings of former students, to serve as a godparent for the children of former students. I have also attended funerals of parents of my students and shared in that grief with them. There is no question that educators have been given a great responsibility when a parent entrusts the care of his/her child to a School but also the greatest of privileges to share in their living and learning.” Says Ms. Coombs.

It is this cohesive thread of developing strong relationships with the families that make AOSJ so special. Parents want a direct line of communication with the teachers and Head of the School, they want to know that their child will be safe and cared for with respect and encouragement. RJ David, a principal with the Carlyle group says “We chose AOSJ for my son Rylan, because it had the right combination of intimate class sizes, challenging curriculum, diverse tight-knit community and religious values.  We believe this unique school environment provides a strong foundation for our son to be a well-rounded, high integrity and academically strong leader for the next generation.”

Strong relationships with other International Schools are equally important as AOSJ teaches on a global level, making children aware of other cultures and environments. Le Rosey, the Swiss Boarding school in Rolle Switzerland recently visited, offering a wonderful opportunity and experience provided by their summer camp, and boarding School in the secondary years.

Jacques Bounin, the admissions director of Le Rosey and dear friends with Michelle-Marie Heinemann, who’s daughter Hyacinth is in third grade at AOSJ discussed and welcomed all members of the AOSJ community to visit his School. “I am thrilled that my daughter loves School, and the closeness the parents share is amazing. We spend so much time together away from the School because we genuinely are an extended family. This is the magic of the School, the warmth and kindness amongst each other, and constant concern, the most amazing School culture.” Says Ms. Heinemann.

In the Spring the AOSJ will offer an upcoming tour of Europe. An exclusive travel abroad opportunity that includes a tour of London and Paris with the focus on the most iconic landmarks. Always a highlight on Spring Break!

SOURCE: EXPLOSION / Nick Guli

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June 25, 2019 – CEO Michelle-Marie Heinemann of Old Fashioned Mom Coffee, is both a leader and expert in the Coffee Industry. Her love for the taste lead her to incorporate Coffee into her colossal lifestyle brand appropriately titled “Old Fashioned Mom.” Old Fashioned Mom Coffee has quickly become the favorite among society’s elite all over the world.

“We have superior beans, we have a superior roast…which is an old fashioned secret recipe that gives our coffee a taste like none other” says Ms. Heinemann.

Old Fashioned Mom Coffee is currently served in 78 Countries, mostly five star Hotels. “Our wholesale division is as large as our retail division. Establishments want a remarkable product for their guests, and this is what we have. Strong, Rich, Bold, Perfect… it’s the best Coffee in the World.”

Indeed, as well as being the best Coffee in the World it could also change the World. That may seem like a broad statement, but purchasing your Coffee from a Company with sustainable practices helps protect rain forest species, allows coffee growers to earn a fair wage and improves air and water quality. Old Fashioned Mom Coffee adheres to sustainable business practices. “It’s very important for me to know that the workers who grew the Coffee were treated fairly and earned a competitive wage for sound growing practices. Our Coffee is grown respectfully and responsibly.” Says Ms. Heinemann

Drinking a cup of Old Fashioned Mom Coffee, either hot or iced is not for the light hearted. This is a very strong coffee, with hints of dark chocolate. The secret roasting recipe gives it a slight naturally sweet taste. “Every product under the Old Fashioned Mom name, is the absolute best….my intention is for the consumer to see our logo and know they will receive an extraordinary experience.”

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The Old Fashioned Mom Coffee Guide will be released this Fall and highlight some of the sensational coffee drinks that can be made at home. “My favorite is Affogato. I have it regularly after dinner, it’s the perfect ending and wake-me-up if you have had wine or champagne with your meal. It consists of a scoop of vanilla gelato or ice cream then one or two shots of espresso are poured on top. A fabulous dessert-beverage hybrid.” Says Ms. Heinemann.

Coffee trends continue for 2019. Cold brew, buttered coffee, Cascara, Nitrogen fueled, are all alive and well. “This is true, agrees Ms. Heinemann, however in the end simplicity always wins. A truly delicious cup of coffee made classically surpasses trends … always. That’s why the bean and the roasting technique are vital.

Coffee beans start out as the pit of a cherry-type fruit. Once the pits ( or beans ) are removed, they are dried before being exported. The milled pits are considered green coffee beans. Once the green coffee is exported, it’s ready to be roasted. We believe this is the most important step in coffee production. Precise roasting techniques that use an old fashioned secret recipe make our coffee the best coffee in the world.”

SOURCE: CEOWORLD MAGAZINE / Alexandra Dimitropoulou

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New York City Socialite Michelle-Marie Heinemann hosted a glamorous Communion dinner party in honor of her daughter, Hyacinth Cornelia Heinemann at The Carlyle Hotel. Earlier in the day, Hyacinth received her first communion at The Church of Saint Joseph in the West Village. Family and Friends gathered to celebrate this special occasion with a delicious feast prepared by the Carlyle.

Hyacinth wore a custom party dress made by the French designer Isabel Marant and Chanel ankle boots. The Communion Cake was a five-layer white chocolate buttercream with edible gold leaf crosses. Michelle-Marie made a beautiful toast to her daughter and applauded her commitment and dedication towards the receiving of her first Communion.

Click through for an inside look and go HERE for more photos!

by Guest of A Guest · May 25, 2019

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According to ZAGAT…You’re “in the hands of a Master” at Chef Masa Takayama’s “serene” Upper East Side Japanese (located below the Gagosian Art Gallery) where the “delicate” sushi made from the “freshest quality” fish is offered alongside a diverse array of cooked dishes.

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I personally couldn’t agree more! Living around the corner I am there at least once a week, and I am never disappointed. I must admit I tend to order the same dishes over and over again…because they are just so delicious. However, my beautiful children are more adventurous and always bring something new to the table that we have not tried. 

Some of our favorites include: Beef Avocado Tartare Caviar With White Truffle, Tai White Truffle Ceviche, Daikon Cucumber with Yuzu Honey ( salad ), Vegetable Chowder with Clams, Coconut Lobster Tacos, Beef Skewers Yuzu Kosho, Fried Calamari with Chili Salt. ( my favorite ) 

Located conveniently on the Upper East Side! Kappo Masa is a must! 

Address: 976 Madison Avenue ( between 76th and 77th Street ) 
Phone: 212-906-7141

Larry Gagosian and Chef Masa Takayama

 

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'Second Act' film premiere at Regal Union Square - Red Carpet Arrivals

Featuring: Jennifer Lopez
Where: New York, New York, United States
When: 12 Dec 2018
Credit: Ivan Nikolov/WENN.com

Emme, one of the singer’s 10-year-old twins, plays a younger version of Jennifer, in the singer/ actress’s directorial debut for the clip, which is the soundtrack to her new movie Second Act.

The mother-daughter duo can be seen climbing a mountain against the elements in matching red suits before being thrown up into the air by a bevy of backing dancers.

Jennifer’s daughter also takes centre stage in a number of shots, and even breaks into some of her mum’s signature dance moves.

Proud mum Jennifer was full of praise for Emme when he appeared on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon last week ahead of the clip’s release.

“When I tell you, she was so amazing and I was so proud. I forgot that I was directing my first video, it was all about her. It was all about her,” the 49-year-old gushed to the late night host. “And when you see the video, it’s so empowering for, just to see her doing this but, like, for women. It talks about being limitless, it talks about having second act and it’s a beautiful message as well, and great to share with her, doing that. We really bonded.”

The movie also stars her best pal Leah Remini and This Is Us star Milo Ventimiglia.

 

Written by People Magazine

Winter 2018
Don't miss the fabulous Gingerbread Lane at the New York Hall of Science. Photo courtesy of NYSCI

Don’t miss the fabulous Gingerbread Lane at the New York Hall of Science. Photo courtesy of NYSCI

There may be a week of Kwanzaa, eight nights of Hanukkah, and 12 days of Christmas, but as the festive displays popping up all over town attest, the holiday season really lasts from early November through New Year’s Eve. That’s almost two months jam-packed with a certain Thanksgiving parade, tree and menorah lightings, train shows, department store windows, and Nutcrackers.

Of course, not all holiday activities are created equal. That’s why we’ve rounded up the absolute best ways to get into the spirit of the season, regardless of what you celebrate. From splurge-worthy, once-in-a-lifetime experiences to annual favorites worth revisiting to a few fabulous FREE options, here are 15 super-outstanding events where you can give your kid the best gift of all: happy family memories.

If an event piques your interest, be sure to click through to our listing for all the details, including address, time, and pricing. And keep in mind: In NYC, really cool seasonal happenings often get booked up quickly. So buy your tickets ASAP, or, in the case of FREE events, arrive as early as possible to try to beat the crowds.


After seeing Gingerbread Lane create your own masterpiece at a gingerbread workshop at the New York Hall of Science. Photo courtesy of NYSCI

1. Gingerbread Lane at the New York Hall of Science — Corona Park, Queens
Saturday, November 10, 2018–Monday, January 21, 2019
The annual gingerbread extravaganza at the New York Hall of Science is a Guinness Book of World Records holder, and they’re going for the title again this year. Stop by to ooh and aah at Chef John Lovitch’s detailed, lovingly executed empire, and maybe jot down some design ideas to try to replicate at home.


The new FAO Schwarz in Rockefeller Center will leave kids in awe! 

2. FAO Schwarz at Rockefeller Plaza — Midtown East
Opens Friday, November 16, 2018
It’s ba-ack… and just in time for the holidays, too. The new store covers 20,000 square feet with a treasure trove of toys, stuffed animals, and the iconic dance-on piano. Brace yourself, and your wallet! Go to window shop, make wish lists, and dream. And be sure to get a photo with the life-sized toy soldiers guarding the doors.

RELATED: 9 Best Outdoor Ice Skating Rinks in NYC


More than 25 model trains chug through an NYC landscape at the New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show. Photo courtesy of NYBG.

3. New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show— Bronx Park, the Bronx
Saturday, November 17, 2018–Monday, January 21, 2019
While there are other holiday train displays in and near NYC, none compare to the NYBG’s annual show, which celebrates its 27th anniversary this year. More than 25 model trains (yes, including Thomas the Tank Engine) go whizzing by approximately 150 NYC landmarks meticulously made out of acorns, twigs, bark, berries, and leaves. This year’s edition showcases lower Manhattan, shining a spotlight on Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty and celebrating the birthplace of the city of New York. Afterward, kids can hit the Evergreen Express in the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden to make train puppets, sing along to train songs, and march in musical parades. Beginning December 29, tots can see one of their favorite TV characters up close and personal in the All Aboard with Thomas & Friends stage show. Be sure to check the calendar before you go as there are special events throughout the season, including holiday movie screenings. Warning: Even though timed advance tickets are required, it gets super crowded. If at all possible, go early or late in the season on a weekday.

RELATED: Thanksgiving in NYC Guide: Parade, Restaurants, Volunteering


Catch the Macy’s annual Thanksgiving Day Parade for an extra special holiday treat. Photo by Matthew Nighswander

4. Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade & Balloon Inflation— Upper West Side to Midtown West
Balloon Inflation: Wednesday, November 21; Parade: Thursday, November 22 (Thanksgiving Day)
We definitely don’t need to sell you on this world-famous NYC tradition, which turns 92 this year! The only thing that isn’t family-friendly about this procession of pop-culture inspired floats and giant balloons is the fact that you need to arrive around 6am to stake out your spot. Unfortunately, there is no secret to snagging a good viewing location unless you’re willing to splurge on a hotel room overlooking the route. There is, however, a great trick for beating the lines at the annual balloon inflation the night before: spend the day at the American Museum of Natural History! As for the parade itself, arrive early or watch from way in the back. You’ll still see something. Or find a friend (or a friend of a friend) who lives on the route. Wherever you watch from, expect a thrilling lineup of celebrities, marching bands, colorful floats, kooky clowns, and massive balloons, from old favorites such as Hello Kitty and the Pillsbury Doughboy to new additions for 2018. FREE

5. Winterfest at the Brooklyn Museum — Prospect Heights, Brooklyn
Friday, November 23–Monday, December 31 (closed December 7, 14 and 21)
Want to walk through a giant snowglobe? Commune with the world’s largest snowman? Slide down a giant inflatable slide dubbed “Snowzilla”? The Brooklyn Museum’s new Winterfest promises all that and more, including a winter market, daily live performances, an enchanted tree maze, facetime with Mr. and Mrs. Santa, and a giant menorah. This is the first year for this holiday treat, but it sounds like a tradition in the making.

RELATED: Macy’s Unveils Santaland Details for 2018 Holiday Season


Macy’s Santaland is a holiday tradition for tourists and natives alike. Photos by Mike Coppola

6. Santaland at Macy’s Herald Square— Midtown West
Friday, November 23–Monday, December 24
Yes, there are lots of places to hang with Kris Kringle in the Big Apple. But for an immersive seasonal spectacle, you can’t beat Macy’s Santaland. The famed store mounts a 13,000-square-foot North Pole Christmas village complete with live elves, an enchanted forest featuring animatronic toys, and a train display, and at the end, you get to visit with the one true Santa. Visits with the big red guy are by reservation only, so be sure to go online to choose a time slot between 30 minutes and five days in advance of your visit. FREE unless you buy a photo package

7. Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square— Upper West Side
Monday, November 26
Skip the crazy and cramped Rockefeller Center tree lighting (which you can watch much more comfortably on TV) in favor of this illumination in Dante Park, which kicks off one of the best seasonal celebrations in Manhattan. From the Time Warner Center to 68th Street, enjoy tons of free entertainment and reasonably priced ($1-$4) food tastings from the area’s many restaurants. This year, kid-centric attractions include live music from kindie rocker Mr. G; a Columbia University Lion Dance; seasonal craft stations; strolling circus performers; Big Apple Circus clown Joel Jeske in his solo show Jack Frost: The Original Freezemeister; and cool (literally!) ice sculptures by the Okamoto Studio. Visit the website for a complete schedule of events. Plan your night out in advance, as it’s always mobbed. FREE


This holiday season, the first ever NYC Winter Lantern Festival is coming to Staten Island. Photo courtesy of the NYC Winter Lantern Festival

8. NYC Winter Lantern Festival —Snug Harbor, Staten Island
Wednesday, November 28, 2018–Sunday, January 6, 2019
Seven acres of Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden are lit up by 40 LED installations that stretch up to 30 feet tall. The lanterns are accompanied by live performances of traditional Chinese dances and art, and a variety of holiday vendors, to create a magical and unique holiday season experience.

9. 21st Annual Central Park Tree Lighting — Harlem
Thursday, November 29, 2018
Sure, that midtown tree by skating rink is big…but it doesn’t float! Central Park ups the ante with a flotilla of lit trees drifting gloriously across the Harlem Meer, at an evening celebration of the season that includes the inevitable meet-and-greet with Santa, ice carving, caroling, and hot chocolate cheer. FREE

10. Chanukah on Ice — Central Park
Monday, December 3, 2018
Live music, kosher food, and a giant, hand-carved ice menorah. What’s not to love? This annual celebration on Wollman Rink is a prime example of a holiday season event you need to sign up for ASAP, as it always sells out.

11. Winter Family Fair— Murray Hill
Sunday, December 9
Enjoy an old-fashioned celebration at the Morgan’s Victorian era-style holiday fete for families in conjunction with its annual display of Charles Dickens’ original A Christmas Carol manuscript. Meet Scrooge, Bob Cratchit, the famous ghosts, and the author himself as portrayed by members of the Grand Falloons troupe. The afternoon closes with a festive concert of Christmas carols. Free with museum admission.

12. Make Music New York: Winter Solstice Procession — Citywide
Friday, December 21
Celebrate the winter solstice and the first day of winter at one of many free, outdoor music-making celebrations. For the eighth consecutive season, Make Music Winter welcomes New Yorkers to sing, play, dance and march their way across the streets, plazas and parks in twelve participatory parades across all five boroughs of the city. Gather family and friends and head out to Columbus CircleAstor Place, Prospect Heights, and more. There’s even a mobile Hallelujah Chorus traveling around town! FREE


The Hip Hop Nutcracker comes to Brooklyn for one night only.  Photo courtesy of the production

13. The Hip Hop Nutcracker — Flatbush, Brooklyn
Sunday, December 23, 2018
Want to introduce the brood to The Nutcracker but worried they won’t stay awake for the big one at Lincoln Center? Well, start dancing like a Sugar Plum Fairy because we’ve got a great alternative for you. Tchaikovsky’s iconic ballet is given a modern urban makeover in this high-energy show at the beautiful Kings Theater. Set on New Year’s Eve in Washington Heights, this Nutcracker features a dozen hip-hop dancers, digital scenery, a deejay, and the legendary Kurtis Blow as special MC doing an opening set of old-school classics. What Hamilton did for musicals, this Nutcracker is doing for ballet. (Brooklyn peeps also love BAM’s annual performances of the modern Nutcracker The Hard Nut, which runs December 14-23.)

14. December 25 at Eldridge Street— Lower East Side
Monday, December 25
Growing up Jewish in NYC, December 25 always meant Chinese food and a movie for my family. But these days there are other options if you don’t celebrate Christmas. While many Jewish cultural institutions are hosting family activities on the holiday, the bash at the Museum at Eldridge Street is the most jam-packed. Enjoy self-guided scavenger hunts, seasonal crafts, a menorah lighting, and a concert of Yiddish music. Afterward, be sure to hit the nearby Katz’s Delicatessen to cap off your festivities with pastrami on rye.


Celebrate Kwanzaa at the American Museum of Natural History. Photo by R. Mickens for AMNH

15. Kwanzaa 2018— Upper West Side
Saturday, December 29
Celebrate the seven guiding principles of Kwanzaa at this vibrant annual festival at the American Museum of Natural History. Family-friendly activities and live music abound, and an international marketplace is stocked with traditional gifts and holiday treats. Free with suggested museum admission.

 

Written by Raven Snook

A version of this article was first published in November 2015, but it has since been updated. Drew Kristofik contributed additional reporting.

OFM: Mansion Decor

Gracie Mansion is one of the city’s most classically well-appointed abodes. The official residence of New York’s Mayor, the Yorkville home dates back to 1799, and boasts some pretty impressive bones. So, as one would imagine, some cheap string lights and a sidewalk Christmas tree just aren’t going to cut it come December.

Looking to add some holiday flair to his historical halls, Mayor Bill de Blasio enlisted Rafanelli Events to bring on the merry. And bring it, they did.

Working with this year’s design theme of “togetherness,” Rafanelli Events brilliantly  played upon the significance of ribbons – a universal symbol of awareness and a material used to tie things together. Transforming an otherwise common décor piece into a beautiful tribute to the way in which New York breaks down borders, unifies families, communities, cultures and more.

Scroll through for an inside look at the colorful Christmas scene. We trust you’ll be tossing your ornaments for ribbons in no time!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Written by: Christie Grimm

NYC Bars
From chic ski lodges and rooftop igloos to light-strung lounges and booze-filled snow globes, click through for the most festive bars of the season.

 

Miracle

The OG holiday pop-up bar launched in 2014 has expanded across the world, and New York City. Besides the fan-favorite Miracle on 9th Street at Mace, the festivities can also be found at 12th Street, and in Brooklyn on the corner of Bedford and Grand.

Miracle, Multiple Locations

[Photo via @miraclepopup]

 

Sippin’ Santa at Boilermaker

For a tropical take on the season, don’t miss Sippin’ Santa at Boilermaker, a tiki-inspired pop-up now featuring a curated cocktail menu by Jeff “Beachbum” Berry and award-winning bartender Brad Smith. Surf’s up!

Sippin’ Santa at Boilermaker, 13 1st Avenue

[Photo via @igotfoodsinthecity]

 

Donner & Blitzen’s Reindeer Lounge at The Springs

Greenpoint’s retro, Palm Springs-inspired getaway has gotten a warm and cozy upgrade for the colder months. Sip a Frozen Peppermint Bark Latte while you cuddle up near the faux fireplace or strike a pose along the candy cane wall.

Donner & Blitzen’s Reindeer Lounge at The Springs224 Franklin St, Brooklyn

[Photo courtesy The Springs]

 

Haven Ski Chalet at The Sanctuary Hotel

Indulge in some après-ski festivities without having to hit the slopes. The Sanctuary Hotel’s heated, all-season rooftop lounge has been transformed into a chic ski chalet, complete with snow machines. Dive into some chocolate fondue and a shot ski (or two).

Haven Ski Chalet at The Sanctuary Hotel, 132 W 47th St.

[Photo courtesy Haven Rooftop]

 

FREEHOLD Winter Lodge

Williamsburg hot spot Freehold has turned its expansive outdoor space into festive winter lodge, complete with heat lamps, blankets, and colorful lights. Planning a holiday party? The two-floor courtyard can hold up to 200 people!

FREEHOLD Winter Lodge, 45 S 3rd St, Brooklyn

[Photo courtesy Freehold]

 

Arlo Arctica at Arlo Hotels

A swanky take on the famed 1907 Shackleton Antarctica Expedition, Arlo Arctica is a collab between Shackleton Whisky and Arlo Hotels. Warm up with specialty whisky cocktails inside heated igloos at both Arlo Soho and Arlo NoMad.

Arlo Arctica at Arlo Sohoand Arlo NoMad

[Photo courtesy Arlo Hotels]

 

Snow Globe in the Sky at Ophelia

Enter the magical world of a real-life snow globe 26 stories above NYC. Chic cocktail lounge Ophelia is dripping with crystals and sparkling snowflakes, giving revelers a glamorous holiday sipping experience.

Snow Globe in the Sky at Ophelia, 3 Mitchell Pl 26th floor

[Photo courtesy Ophelia]

 

Clicquot Chalet at Mr. Purple

Who can say no to some bubbly-fueled fun? Lower East Side hot spot Mr. Purple has been transformed into a rustic log cabin for the season, but the real magic is going down at the Clicquot Chalet, a dreamy snow globe on the rooftop terrace. Warm up under cozy blankets and twinkling lights while sipping on some Veuve.

Clicquot Chalet at Mr. Purple, 180 Orchard St.

[Photo courtesy Mr. Purple]

 

The Late Late’s Tacky Winter Takeover

Miss your grandmother’s piled-on Christmas decor? The Late Late’s delightfully tacky take on the season is the perfect spot to relive those childhood memories – with cocktails. Don’t skip the Oh, F…udge! with Hennessy VSOP, Green Chartreuse, hot chocolate, marshmallow meringue and peppermint candy.

The Late Late’s Tacky Winter Takeover, 159 E Houston St.

 

Winter Garden At The Standard East Village

Gather your crew and prepare for a fondue feast and endless stream of hot cocktails inside your own private yurt at the Standard East Village’s cult-favorite Winter Garden. It doesn’t get cozier than this.

Winter Garden At The Standard East Village, 25 Cooper Sq

[Photo via The Standard]

 

Igloo Bar at 230 Fifth

The iconic rooftop bar’s colorful igloo village is back, offering spectacular views of the Empire State Building. Instagram-chasers, this spot’s for you.

Igloo Bar at 230 Fifth, 230 Fifth Avenue

[Photo via @bygracelee]

 

SERRA ALPINA by Birreria

Can’t afford to jet off to the Italian Alps? Eataly’s winter greenhouse, SERRA ALPINA by Birreria, is the next best thing. The stunning seasonal pop-up is serving up glacier wines, craft cocktails infused with mountain herbs, and housemade Vin Brulè, the Italian version of mulled wine steeped with orange peel and spices.

SERRA ALPINA by Birreria, 200 Fifth Avenue

[Photo via Eataly]

 

Midwinter Night’s Dream at PHD Terrace

Inspired by the whimsical Shakespearean play, albeit with a wintertime twist, the massive PHD Terrace at the Dream Midtown is now sparkling with golden lights, rich greenery, and even features a fairy-worthy swing under a canopy of roses. Don’t forget to pucker up at the two mistletoe bars!

PHD Terrace at the Dream Midtown, 210 W 55th St.

[Photo by Keri Tan Photography]

 

Helliday Inn at The Skinny

Calling all Grinches and Scrooges – there’s even an anti-holiday bar for you! The Skinny’s Bah Humbug-worthy pop-up, Helliday Inn, is strewn with garish lights, disfigured Barbie dolls, reindeer heads, and Christmas trees decorated with empty beer cans. Stop in to get turnt and sit on a Bad Santa’s lap.

Helliday Inn at The Skinny, 174 Orchard St.

[Photo courtesy The Skinny]

 

SNOWday In Brooklyn

Cocktail connoisseurs are in for a treat at SNOWday In Brooklyn, the wintertime takeover of cozy Williamsburg favorite Sunday In Brooklyn. Renowned head bartender Brian Evans has created an extensive menu to the complement the bar room’s festive decor, with whimsical sips for the Naughty, the Nice, and even those dreaming of a Christmas in July.

SNOWday In Brooklyn, 348 Wythe Ave, Brooklyn

[Photo via Sunday In Brooklyn]

 

Written by Stephanie Maida

Christmas Pop-Up Shops

Spent Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping for yourself? While the biggest sale days of the year have come and gone, there’s still time to snag some goodies worth giving in time for Christmas – no shipping required. Here’s your guide to some of the coolest pop-up shops and markets New York has to offer.

[Photo via @lyss]

 

Le Rouge Chanel

Inspired by the festive favorite color of Gabrielle Chanel herself, Le Rouge Chanel is a three-floor beauty wonderland dressed in red, featuring interactive (and Instagrammable) moments for gift-givers looking to add an extra dose of glamour to their holiday shopping experience. The chic space at No. 5, East 57th Street, open through December 23rd, is a must-stop for fashionable fans of the house. Browse limited edition goodies, including collector’s edition makeup cases, and the iconic Chanel No. 5 perfume presented in a red Baccarat crystal bottle (the latter of which will only run you about $30,000).

5 East 57th Street

 

Grand Bazaar NYC

Grand Bazaar NYC, also known as “the city’s largest curated indoor and outdoor holiday market” will be open every Sunday in December from 10am to 5:30pm. You’ll have no problem finding vintage fashion, jewelry, accessories and handmade holiday knickknacks for every person in your life. Plus, there’s going to be tons of yummy treats to buy (and eat!) while you shop.

100 W. 77th Street

[Photo via @grandbazaarnyc]

 

Best Made Co.

Believe it or not, there are some New Yorkers who like to get out of the city once in a while and get rugged. Thankfully, Best Made Co.has crafted a cute little pop-up shop in Williamsburg for the outdoorsy ones whose idea of a perfect gift can take them on an adventure.

111 N. 6th Street, Brooklyn

[Photo via @bestmadeco]

 

Guerlain Rouge G Lipstick Pop Up

Iconic French cosmetics house Guerlain has found the perfect holiday home at the always-glamorous Plaza Hotel this season. Shoppers can create a completely customized Rouge G lipstick, choosing from over 450 permutations, 30 shades, and 15 glittering cases. While you’re there, digitally try on different shades for yourself and snap a pic at the selfie station!

768 5th Avenue

 

Maisonette’s Holiday Market

Finding gifts for the nieces, nephews, and kiddies can be tough but the chicest children’s brand ever, Maisonette, has recently debuted their “out of this world” themed holiday pop-up. Shop stylish clothes and accessories and leave time for some fun activities the entire family can enjoy, including pictures with Santa!

83 Mercer Street

[Photo via @maisonetteworld]

 

Bank Of America Winter Village

Bank of America’s Winter Village in Bryant Park is not only known for its ice skating rink (the only free admission skating rink in New York City) and Lodge provided by Urbanspace, but its Holiday Shops are full of small businesses like Ambica New York and Andrew Clark Creations for the jewelry lovers, or Artisans of New York and Alex-Star and Kanami for art buffs. Both the rink and The Lodge are open until March 3rd of 2019, and the Holiday Shops stay open until the beginning of January.find the perfect gifts.

Bryant Park 

[Photo via @lyss]

 

Atelier Alchemy

Jewelry designer Dana Bronfman will be partnering with Delphine Leymarie and Goldhenn Jewelry for a pop-up shop that’ll last all December long. Not only will you get some of the most uniquely elegant pieces you could dream of, but you’ll also be helping small businesses as well as up-and-coming designers. Check it out in the mezzanine of the Michele Varian Design boutique.

27 Howard Street

[Photo via @danabronfman]

 

Written by Bree Sparacino

 

 

OFM

October might be the best time of the year – we’ve got Halloween, pumpkins, crisp fall weather, and BEER! Oktoberfest is taking over NYC for the rest of the week and we’ve got the best Bavarian go-tos for bratwursts, beers, live music, and more. Click through some spots that will transport you to Germany (don’t forget your lederhosen!).

[Photo via @careofchan]

Bierhaus

Bierhaus is the place to be for a classic Oktoberfest experience. Basically NYC’s most legit Bavarian hub, it’s the only German bar in the city to be directly affiliated with the famous Hofbräuhaus in Munich, Germany.  From their biggest beer belly contest, to lederhosen looks and German feasts, you’re guaranteed plenty of fun.

Bierhaus, 712 Third Ave at 45th St.

[Photo via @bierhausnyc]

 

Munich On The East River

East Village classic Zum Schneider is hosting this epic Oktoberfest celebration through October 7th. Enjoy live music, food, and beer all beneath a fully decorated traditional Oktoberfest tent with original furniture (Garnituren), an Oompah band stage, general & reserved seating area and an elevated VIP section.

Get tickets HERE

Zum Schneider Oktoberfest Tent24-20 FDR Drive Service Road East

[Photo via @zumschneider]

 

The Pennsy

A slice of Germany has landed in Midtown. The Pennsy has been celebrating Oktoberfest this year with German bites and their own tap. They’ve partnered up with Five Borough Brewing Co. and created “PennsyFest”. It’s the perfect place to sip on a cold brew and snack on a Pat LaFrieda pretzel!

The Pennsy Food Hall, 2 Pennsylvania Plaza

[Photo via @dimsumyip]

 

Treadwell Park

Treadwell Park is known for making Oktoberfest feel authentic and fun with their bar hopping passport creation. Sip on their customized list beers and stamp your passport at each bar for an Oktoberfest treat. Be sure to check out all of their locations and experience live music, food, and more.

Treadwell Park Upper East Side, 1125 1st Ave

[Photo via @bostonfoodjournal]

 

The Standard Biergarten

The Standard Biergarten is where you want to be after a long day at work. Snack on some German delights and enjoy a few beers served in steins – or a boot.

The Standard, 848 Washington St

[Photo via @careofchan]

 

Radegast Hall

Wanna get down in Williamsburg? “The Original Brooklyn Biergarten” is celebrating with live music every day, keg tapping, and a pig roast. You’ll have plenty to eat, drink, and post about in one day.

Radegast Hall, 113 N 3rd St

[Photo via @withthelocals]

 

Circa Brewing Co.

There’s nothing like a fresh, cold draft! Circa is closing out Oktoberfest with a twist…and I’m not talking about a pretzel. Grab a buddy and cheers to the weekend with a PRIME $25 all you can drink deal and live music. Their authentic German brew will have you feeling like you’ve touched down in Munich.

Circa Brewing Co., 141 Lawrence St

[Photo via @circabrewingco]

 

Nowadays

The sprawling indoor/outdoor hot spot on the cusp of Ridgewood is throwing their Nowafest” celebration through October 6th. The lush beer garden is offering German staples with year-round + specialty beers from Brooklyn’s Threes Brewing and a bevy of local sausages from The Meat Hook, which can be ordered at Nowadays’ outdoor food truck.

Nowadays, 56-06 Cooper Ave #1, Ridgewood

[Photo via @themeathook]

 

Sir Henri Penthouse Rooftop

Looking for a more swanky celebration? Head to Sir Henri Penthouse Rooftop Bar through October 7 for some mixologist-approved twists on Oktoberfest sips. Signature cocktails like the Sir Henri’s Sour Sister and Gurkensalat incorporate Bluepoint Brewery beer and fresh ingredients for a seriously unique experience.

Sir Henri Penthouse Rooftop, 37 W 24th St.

 

Written By: Raya O’Neal