Song, dance, and drink have gone hand-in-hand since the dawn of time, when singing and dancing were the only way to ignore the acrid taste of primordial lava cocktails. Enjoy the modern alternative with today's Groupon: for $15, you get two tickets to Live@1220 Fifth, a musical evening with Mamarazzi featuring Precision Dance Troupe on Wednesday, August 10, at 6 p.m. at the Museum of the City of New York (up to a $30 value). Performances take place rain or shine.
Encompassing a melodious medley of local DJs and diverse tune-smiths, the Museum of the City of New York's Live@1220 Fifth series pervades the museum's capacious corridors with an eclectic eruption of live music every Wednesday during the summer. With a Brooklyn hip-hop edge imbued by the agile rhymes of poet Tavi Fields, Mamarazzi fluently merges keyboards, guitars, and horns with African percussion and olives to forge a genre-spanning cocktail of jazz, Afro-beat, and rock. Concertgoers can rhythmically sip along to the band's infectious tunes with a complimentary cocktail or refreshment as the Precision Dance Troupe's nimble-toed light-trippers amplify the festivities with their flurry of choreographed motion. After the crescendo, companions can prolong their dulcet rendezvous with a leisurely docent-led stroll through the museum's illustrious collection of eye-fetching photographs, contemporary artifacts, and antique keytars.
Museum of the City of New York
Located along the Museum Mile section of Fifth Avenue, the Museum of the City of New York chronicles local culture through an array of exhibitions, interactive programs, publications, and other media. Founded in 1923 and housed in a landmark building, the nonprofit museum hosts temporary exhibitions to complement extensive permanent collections. Hallways and gallery spaces invite guests inside to study historic maps, photographs of life and architecture, and artwork, as well as vintage displays gathering toys, fashion, and furniture—providing more insight into the city's rich character than the diary of Al Pacino. Docents and visiting artists aim to highlight the city's diversity and heritage through public programs and events, such as gallery tours and performances as well as symposiums and panels. A gift shop allows visitors to bring home a taste of the Big Apple via city-spirited books, clothing, posters, music, films, and handmade goods.
1220 5th Ave.
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