August 2011

Around Town and Holiday22 Aug 2011 03:23 pm staff
22 Aug 2011


Fashion pop icon Lady Gaga and her creative team is set to design the famed Christmas Windows at Barney’s Madison Avenue store this holiday season. Gaga will bring her interpretation of Santa’s workshop to all of the windows on the eight floor as well as part of the windows on the fifth floor. Some Gaga designed stocking stuffers will also be available with 25% of the proceeds being donated to charity.

“Lady Gaga is a rare cultural phenomenon, not only because of her exceptional talents as a singer, songwriter and performer, but also with regard to her support of equality and individuality and status as a fashion icon … As a New York City landmark, we wanted to celebrate Lady Gaga as a fellow New Yorker and amazing talent,” said Mark Lee, Barneys New York CEO.

Barney’s popular Christmas Windows will be on view beginning mid-November thru the holiday season. 



Around Town12 Aug 2011 09:30 am staff
12 Aug 2011


In celebration of this autumn’s 75th anniversary of Judy Garland’s film debut, the Film Society of Lincoln Center joins forces with The Paley Center to present screenings of the films of Judy Garland from August 26 thru September 9th. The film tribute in both venues will also feature special introductions, discussions, and exhibitions. Visit the Film Society of Lincoln Center online to purchase tickets and more information.

Calendar of Events and Holiday03 Aug 2011 03:10 pm Staff
3 Aug 2011


   MSG Entertainment has announced that this year’s holiday preview event “Christmas in August,” featuring the Radio City Rockettes, will be held in Times Square Aug. 11.
   The holiday kickoff event is set to begin at 11 am with Santa and the world famous Rockettes arriving in the heart of Times Square aboard a double-decker Gray Line bus, as featured in the scene “New York at Christmas.”
   The free to the public Times Square event will feature a selection of new Rockette elements, including new Rockette choreography, new music and a new Rockette costume in celebration of the upcoming 2011 Radio City Christmas Spectacular. In addition, new Christmas Spectacular imagery will be unveiled when surrounding digital outdoor boards are activated creating a whimsical winter wonderland in the midst of the heat of August. Audiences will have the opportunity to become a part of the holiday festivities through interactive on-site activities highlighting the new production elements. 
   Additionally, in celebration of “Christmas in August,” Christmas Spectacular Facebook fans will receive the first gift of the season with an online sweepstakes, “I like Christmas.” 2,011 Facebook entries or “likes” will unlock $2,011 in Christmas cash for one Spectacular fan and secondary prizes will be awarded.    The campaign will begin August 11 and continue through August 31 encouraging Facebook fans to show how much they “Like Christmas” and help kick off the season of giving.
   The 2011 production of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, starring the world-famous Radio City Rockettes, will be the most dynamic production to grace the Great Stage in the show’s 79-year history. America’s favorite holiday show is about to re-define Spectacular featuring a new 3DLive video game adventure, new Rockette performances, new musical compositions and heartwarming songs, dazzling new costumes and state-of-the-art technology alongside cherished numbers that have been featured in the show since 1933. Using cutting edge technology, audiences will be part of an immersive holiday experience, as scenery extends beyond the stage transforming the interior of Radio City into a magical canvas. The 2011 Radio City Christmas Spectacular will captivate audiences with the new state-of-the-art technology enhancements while still honoring the traditions steeped in the show.
   The Radio City Christmas Spectacular will run from November 11, 2011 through January 2, 2012. For more information and tickets, visit

Broadway Shows01 Aug 2011 05:44 pm Staff
1 Aug 2011

Stephen Sondheim’s Tony Award winning musical Follies is set to make its return to Broadway with previews beginning August 7th, 2011 at the Marquis Theatre located at 46th St. between Broadway and 8th Ave. The Broadway revival will star Bernadette Peters for a limited engagement through the Christmas holidays. Opening night is scheduled for September 12th. Tickets will go on sale to the general public July 5. Visit Follies online for tickets and more information.