New York events in January-February 2014: Guitar ,Wine, Beer and Antiques...

New York Guitar Festival  January 10th – January 30th
The festival will open with an all-Bach recital by Pepe Romero at the Brookfield Place Winter Garden  (220 Vesey Street  in Downtown) on Jan. 10, at 8 PM. 
The Winter Garden is a spectacular 3-story barrel-vaulted glass atrium, offering panoramic views of the Hudson River and the future site of the World Trade Center and Lower Manhattan. This concert is FREE. Touring the world in celebration of his 70th year, Romero will give his only New York concert this season at the New York Guitar Festival. Romero encompasses some 60 albums.

 “Silent Films/Live Guitars,” at Merkin Concert Hall, presents new live music for eight films from the 1920’s and 1930’s.  Merkin Concert Hall is located at 129 W. 67th St. between Broadway and Amsterdam Ave. on Manhattan's Upper West Side. Price: $25

Jan. 21,Tuesday, 7:30PM: Josef von Sternberg’s “Docks of New York” , Fatty Arbuckle film “Coney Island”
Jan. 23,Thursday 7:30PM “The Goddess,” by Wu Yonggang , Arbuckle’s “Garage”
Jan 28, Tuesday 7:30PM Walter Ruttman’s “Berlin: Symphony of a Great City” and Arbuckle’s “Out West” 

The guitar marathon, on Jan. 20 at Merkin Concert Hall will be in two parts, with a dinner break.  The afternoon session, from 2 to 5 p.m., will be devoted to North American music and the evening session  will focus on Latin American music.

Groundhog Day in Staten Island Zoo Saturday, February 02
Presenting  Staten Island’s Spring Prognosticator: Charles G. Hogg with a Spring Prediction success rate of 80%  -tops among Groundhogs.The Zoo’s gates will open at 6:30 am and Chuck will do his thing at 7 am. Admission to the ceremony is free.
Afterwards, have breakfast with Chuck: $10 for adults; $5 children under 5. The Patrick Raftery Band will entertain during both the ceremony and breakfast.

The 5th Annual NYC Winter Wine Festival  Saturday, February 8, 2014

Best Buy Theater (1515 Broadway at W. 44th St.) in Times Square.
You must be 21 or older to attend this event.
There will be two  sessions: 3-6 pm  or 8-11 pm. Price $79 ( admission) or $104( Admission + vine class)
 The theater is converted into gargantuan vineyard. 200+ Wines For Tasting! Special live jazz performance on stage!
Wine:  3 hours of tasting over 200 wines at our sampling tables
Food:  selection of hors d’oeuvres, antipasto, pasta, cheese, and breads.
Live Music:  live contemporary jazz performance by a national act on stage.
Program Guide:  Comprehensive reference booklet with all wines listed and tasting notes on each.
Wine Glass: Sip from a lovely wine glass, designed to enhance your tasting experience — yours to keep and take home after the event!

60th annual Winter Antiques Show  January 24 - February 2, 2014
Daily 12:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m. Sundays & Thursday 12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
Park Avenue Armory 67th St. & Park Ave. New York City
 Daily Admission: $25 (includes catalog)
One-third of the 73 Show's exhibitors are specialists in Americana, with the rest featuring English, European, and Asian fine and decorative arts.  From ancient Roman glass through mid-century Modern, every object exhibited at the Winter Antiques Show is vetted for authenticity, date, and condition by a committee of 160 experts from the United States and Europe. The strict vetting regulations and the vettors' expertise ensure that buyers can purchase with confidence.
There is a café on the Show Floor that is catered by Canard.

NYC Craft Beer Festival  Feb. 28th -March 1, 2014
Lexington Armory,68 Lexington Ave, New York between  25th and 26th Streets

In the tradition of the Grand Tasting, each attendee will be given a tasting glass and have the opportunity to try unlimited 2 oz tastings of approximately 150 craft beers from all over the country.  Food will be available for purchase for all attendees and there will be a selection of retail vendors on-site.
VIP and Connoisseur attendees will have the first hour to themselves to sample these great brews and Connoisseurs will have a private lounge with rare selections and passed hors d'oeuvres throughout the session.  We will also be offering expert seminars for all attendees (first-come first-served) that highlight key aspects of the craft beer industry including pairings, business, and more!
Friday, Feb. 28th 
Gen. Admission 8:00 PM - 10:30 PM / VIP & Connoisseur 7:00 PM - 10:30 PM
Saturday, March. 1st 
VIP & Connoisseur 1:00 PM - 4:30 PM / General Admission 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
VIP & Connoisseur 6:00 PM - 9:30 PM / General  Admission 7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

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