Mercury Lounge

This bar/concert hub hybrid is known as a launching pad for New York rockers who've hit it big in the past decade or so—from the Yeah Yeah Yeahs to Interpol to The Strokes—so those here for a show always have a chance of seeing the next big act. The 250-capacity dance floor gets loud and crowded, filled with all types of music lovers (postpunk rockers to an alternative crowd to old school rockers), but if you can't take the bass, step away from the speakers. See website for schedule of events.


Named for Milton “Mezz” Mezzrow (1899-1972), the American jazz clarinetist and proponent of New Orleans jazz, the intimate club in Greenwich Village is actually a jazz piano room and lounge.

Sets: Nightly 9 pm-midnight

Cover charge: $20

Happy hour music set: Nightly 7:30-8:45 pm, no music charge.

Monday Night Magic

Experienced magicians perform sleight of hand and other complex handiwork in a different show every week. Audience participation. Family-friendly.

Schedule: M 8 pm

Tickets: $37.50-$79.50

Mostly Mozart Festival

(July 10-Aug. 10, 2019)

New York’s longest-running music series presents music by Mozart and his contemporaries and successors, international productions of dance, theater and music, including music of today.

Highlights include The Mark Morris Dance Group (July 10-13), a New York premiere production of “The Magic Flute” (July 17-20) and Joshua Bell, violin (Aug. 6 & 7)

The Mostly Mozart Orchestra performs July 17-20, 23, 24, 26, 27, 30, 31, Aug. 2, 3, 6, 7, 9, 10


Moulin Rouge! The Musical

(Previews begin June 28, 2019, opens July 25, 2019)

With Baz Luhrmann’s 2001 movie as its starting point, the new musical spectacle celebrates truth, beauty, freedom and love in Belle Époque Paris. The greatest-hits score runs the gamut from Edith Piaf to Katy Perry and Lady Gaga.

Schedule: M-F 8 pm, Sa 2 & 8 pm (No performance July 4, 2019; additional performance July 24, 2019 at 2 pm)

Beginning July 30, 3019: Tu & W 7 pm, Th 2 & 8 pm, F 8 pm, Sa 2 & 8 pm, Su 7 pm

Tickets: $99-$399

Murdered by the Mob

(2 hrs 30 mins)

Wise guys, goodfellas, Mafia princesses and audiences mix and mingle when they gather to meet the new Don in the interactive comedy murder mystery now in its 25th year. Bullets fly during the evening’s festivities, which include a three-course sit-down dinner and dancing.

Schedule: Select F 7:30 pm and Sa 7 pm (can vary)

Tickets: $99-$129 (includes show, dinner and dancing)

Music Hall of Williamsburg

This tri-level live music venue has three full bars, holds up to 550 guests and hosts indie rock bands regularly. Dates/times vary.

New Victory Theater

New York’s oldest active theater presents family entertainment appropriate for children ages 4 and up.

New York City Center

A former Shriners Temple, this performing arts venue, celebrating its 75th anniversary, hosts music, dance and theater events. Highlights:

June 7-9: Eifman Ballet of St. Petersburg

June 13-16: Vakhtangov State Academic Theatre of Russia: “Masquerade”

June 26-29: Encores! Off-Center: “Working: A Musical”

July 10-11: Encores! Off-Center: “Promenade”

July 24-27: Encores! Off-Center: “Road Show”

Aug. 1-Sept. 8: Jim Steinman’s “Bat Out of Hell”

New York City FC

That’s football as in soccer, the world’s most popular sport. New York’s professional Major League Soccer (MLS) franchise, featuring players from the U.S., Latin America, Europe and Africa, plays its 2019 home matches at Yankee Stadium. 

March 10: DC United

March 17: Los Angeles Football Club

April 6: Montreal Impact

April 24: Chicago Fire

April 27: Orlando City SC

May 19: Colorado Rapids

June 6: FC Cincinnati


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