Events around town – Week of August 23rd

Every week Susan Singer and her team will be highlighting some of the interesting and fun events in and around the neighborhoods that they serve.

For our first installment we have some great things going on in Chelsea and Flatiron that you may be interested in checking out.


Stargazing with the Amateur Astronomers Association


Join Friends of the High Line and the Amateur Astronomers Association (AAA) of New York for Astronomy on the High Line, each Tuesday at dusk, on the High Line. View the stars using the AAA’s high-powered telescopes, and get a lesson from the experts on the celestial wonders of New York’s night sky. Telescopes will be set up from dusk to 9:30 PM under the Standard Hotel on the High Line, located between Gansevoort and 14th Streets.

This event will occur every Tuesday evening. In the event of rain stargazing will be cancelled. For updated information on weather related changes, visit

Location: On the High Line under the Standard Hotel

FREE. RSVP not required.

8pm- 9:30pm

A Taste of Africa

Wed., August 25, 6:00pm

Taj – 48 West 21 Street

A trans-cultural social event centered on African culture, food, dance and music from all over the continent.



Eataly, the largest artisanal Italian food and wine marketplace in the world, is opening a market in Flatiron on August 31. Oscar Farinetti, Mario Batali, Joe Bastianich, and Lidia Matticchio Bastianich of Batali-Bastianich (B&B) Hospitality Group are transforming a 42,500 square foot space in the Flatiron District into New York City’s premier culinary mecca.

The marketplace, located at 200 Fifth Avenue, will feature a number of retail areas, each paired with its own dedicated restaurant, including a wood-fired pizza and pasta bar, a cheese and salami counter, a beef restaurant, a vegetable restaurant, a crudo and seafood bar, and a classic Italian bar serving gelato, espresso, and wine. There will be a separate wine shop, bakery and patisserie.

On the roof will be a 4,500 square foot open-air rooftop beer garden serving pizza and sausages. There will also be events year-round with food and wine courses, demonstrations and lectures from renowned chefs and food and wine producers.

Splash Tango Class

Every week Sunday, 4:00pm

Splash – 50 W. 17 St.

Price: $10

Sergio Segura teaches this open role tango class, where you can be the guy or the girl.

Photo credit: singingbeagle on Flickr

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