Last Minute New Year’s Eve Ideas

fireworksNew Year’s Eve is almost upon us and you simply haven’t made any plans yet. Not to worry. Here is a list of some places where you still might get in, and enjoy yourself for the evening.

  1. The Standard Hotel: They are throwing a glamorous, black-tie NYE party at the Boom Boom Room where Icona Pop will perform. Tickets start at $250.
  2. TAO Downtown: This celebration starts with food and an open Perrier Jouet bar and then continues with a midnight ball drop and Absolute Elyx cocktails. You can stay until 8 in the morning with a breakfast bar.
  3. STandar Highline: They will be having a party at Le Bain with the Tiki Disco. Expect Eli Escobar, Lloydski, and Andy Pry DJing and a special performance from Curses and Tiffany Roth of Midnight Magic.
  4. Gansevoort Park Avenue: Now this is really an offer. Use the “Get Celebrating” package to enjoy a suite with champagne, entry to the rooftop party, breakfast for two in bed and monogrammed robes.
  5. Manon: This restaurant in the Meatpacking District has dinner and tickets to the lounge to enjoy the open bar and a special guest DJ. Tickets start at $125.
  6. The Soho Grand: Now this is a party to behold. They are having their mask-mandatory Black & White NYE party. It’s hosted by Peter Davis, Byrdie Bell, Janine Durham, and Steven Rojas. The DJ lineup includes Harley Viera Newton and Florencia Galarza. Tickets start at $185.
  7. BangOn! NYC: For something in a better price range, check out this grand warehouse party in Brooklyn which will include acts like Deniz Koyu and Bob Moses. Tickets start at only $40.

Talent from Art Curators: Harper Montgomery & Others

If you’re in the New York area and interested in the art world, there are a few up and coming women with talent who are certainly worth watching. While this list only includes a few of them, there are certainly many more.

Harper Montgomery: Dr. Montgomery is current the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Professor of Modern and Contemporary Latin American Art and Distinguished Lecturer at Hunter College. She received her Ph.D. in Art History at the University of Chicago. Harper Montgomery was the curator in the Print Department at the Museum of Modern Art and she has organized a number of exhibits at Hunter College. These include Open Work in Latin America, New York and Beyond: Conceptualism Reconsidered, 1967-1978 (2013) and the Trienal Poli/Gráfica de San Juan (2005), among others. She teaches courses at Hunter College on modern and contemporary art, and global modernism and and conceptualism.

Roxana Marcoci is the Curator in the Department of Photography at The Museum of Modern Art. She receive her PhD in Art History, Theory and Criticism from The Institute of Fine Arts, New York University (1998). She has organized numerous exhibitions including:  The Shaping of New Visions: Photography, Film, Photobook (2012–13); Taryn Simon: A Living Man Declared Dead and Other Chapters I-XVIII (2012); Sanja Iveković: Sweet Violence (2011); Projects 96: Haris Epaminonda (2011) and many others. She has been a visiting critic in the graduate school program at Yale University since 2007 and a contributor to Art Journal, Art in America, Art on Paper, Aperture, Index, and Trans.

Lilian Tone is Assistant Curator in the Department of Painting and Sculptures at The Museum of Modern Art. She has a BA from the Law School of The University of São Paulo and a BA from Fine Arts College, Armando Alvares Penteado Foundation, São Paulo. She served as an adjunct curator, 25th Bienal de São Paulo (1999–2000); curatorial consultant, Museu Rodin Bahia (2002–2003); and adjunct faculty, Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College (2001–2005). She has organized many exhibitions at MoMA.

HATCH Collection Pop-Up Shop




If you love maternity wear that can actually be enjoyed before and after your pregnancy, run (don’t walk) to the pop-up shop on Howard Street in Soho for the HATCH Collection. It will only be there for one more day, until December 9th, and it’s certainly worth going to see.

Created by Ariane Goldman, a young NY mom, the company sells chic maternity wear that is designed to be enjoyed long after your baby has arrived. Her clothing, which has attracted the attention of celebrities like Gwen Stefani, Jaime King, Halle Berry, Jessica Joffe and Molly Sims, includes designers such as Serena + Lily, Mayron’s Goods and Ariel Gordon jewelry.

Goldman explains that she spent half a million dollars to launch Hatch without any outside investments. Her projected sales are at about $2 million, all from the website.