Hudson River Park Friends hosted their annual Gala on October 13th at Pier Sixty in Hudson River Park.
Guests can immerse themselves in one of the oldest whiskey brands in the world
Wanting to experience the most awarded distillery in the world? No need to worry about flights, hotels, or designated drivers, Jameson Irish Whiskey has packed up the whole distillery and brought it to NYC’s vast Hudson Yards.
For two weeks only, you can experience Jameson’s Bow St. Distillery, where the Irish legend started in 1780. From Thursday, August 26, 2022 to Wednesday, September 7, the experience is open daily from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m, and until 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday.
The three-part journey explores the Irish whiskey’s legendary story, with its triple-distillation process and signature smooth taste. The immersive experience is meant to be organic in character and social in spirit, offering dedicated space for friends and strangers to share in an exploration of Jameson’s heritage and history. Further, Jameson is putting its support behind the local busking community by covering the cost of up to 1,000 permits for New York City entertainers through its “Busk on Us” program. Busking is a shared tradition for both New York City and Dublin.
In fact, earlier in the week, celebrated musician Dermot Kennedy returned to his busking roots by singing his breakthrough hits as well as songs from his upcoming second album, “Sonder,” out November 4on Island Records/Interscope. Busking musicians will continue to perform throughout the week as the celebrations continue.
Whether you’ve never had a chance to sample Jameson or you’re an insider, you’ll enjoy branded activities including cocktail classes with New York bartenders, a putting green, and more, all while listening to live music from some of NYC’s renowned buskers. Of course, you’ll learn a lot about Jameson’s process and techniques. Get a first-hand look at how the celebrated Jameson Black Barrel expression happens. Hear from those who craft Jameson, feel the heat of the char, smell its vanilla notes and, ultimately, taste its complexity as part of an educational experience.
Jameson Distillery on Tour is free for anyone 21+ to attend, but must register online here. Walk-ups welcomed.
New York City is back and better than ever.
THIS WEEKEND: See the Volkswagen ID. Buzz and More at the Earth Day 2022 Celebration at Hudson Yards
What are you doing this weekend in New York City? There’s a lot happening.
Along with a presence at the New York International Auto Show, going on now, Volkswagen of America has revealed its schedule of events for Earth Day Initiative’s Earth Day 2022 celebration at Hudson Yards in New York City. You’re invited to participate in the three day event, taking place from Friday, April 22nd through to Sunday, April 24th, 2022 at The Shops at Hudson Yards, over on the west side.
The Earth Day celebrations are a partnership with Hudson Yards and The Earth Day Initiative and will feature exhibits from environmental nonprofits and sustainable businesses in order to promote environmental awareness and showcase solutions on how the public can tackle the climate crisis.
This event also marks the first time that the ID. Buzz, Volkwagen’s electric reimagining of the iconic Microbus, will be on display to the public in New York City, where you’ll be able to be up-close-and-personal with the long-awaited vehicle. The automaker’s new electric van that will support the goal to become a carbon-neutral business by 2050. Additionally, guests will be able to view the all-electric SUV, the ID.4, in a special Earth Day-themed print created by New York-based illustrator, muralist and designer, Steffi Lynn.
Along with the electric vehicles on view, guests can witness, among other conversations, a pre-recorded Earth Day discussion between Volkswagen of America President and CEO Scott Keogh and Alysia Reiner, actress (Egg, Orange is the New Black) and Earth Day Initiative Advisory Board member, which will be playing throughout the weekend at Hudson Yards. Other exhibitions include a zero-waste weaving activity with Weaving Hand, a femme, Filipinx-run weaving studio, and an opportunity to experience Grouphug, an at-home window solar panel for charging devices purely by the power of the sun (even Mark Cuban was sold on it).
If that’s not enough, there are other activities happening all over Hudson Yards this weekend, including performances such as “A New Generation Sings for Sustainability: Young Singers Lift Their Voices in Solidarity with Our Earth,” coordinated by Cassie Okenka (School of Rock, Wicked); discussions of the latest trends in sustainable fashion, guided meditation sessions with Allison Strickland, eco-friendly foods from Ana Bar & Eatery, and even earth-forward cocktails from Wild Ink. Get the full schedule and RSVP links here.
Unveiling a culinary concept that’s been in the works since 2019 is finally here and ready for New Yorkers to eat right up.
Tribeca Film Festival hit “Roaring 20’s” captures the spirit of Paris in a state of re-emergence. Ahead of the film’s June 12th screening at Hudson Yards, The Knockturnal caught up with Producer Laurent Rochette to talk about his crew’s collaborative process and the inspiration behind the film’s one-shot take.
As we brace ourselves for an inevitable onslaught of dispiriting film programming aimed to address the pandemic and its impact, one refreshing take on our present circumstance had its world premiere last weekend at the 20th annual Tribeca Film Festival.
Journalists, influencers, and tastemakers alike gathered at Hudson Yards hotspot Queensyard for a roundtable discussion on waste reduction in the fashion and design industries.