Missed your chance to dazzle as a 6-year-old violin prodigy? Always wanted to cradle that cello between your legs and be mistaken for Yo-Yo? For many an adult classical music enthusiast, the missed chance(s) to actually play the music they love ends up a life-long regret. This Saturday, Dec. 5, the New York Late-Starters String Orchestra (NYLSO) is holding an interactive evening workshop for anyone, age 18 to infinity, to come and try out a string instrument in the friendly presence of other like-minded aspiring musicians. Eat desserts, sip wine and try your hands at the violin, viola or cello. The workshop is from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. at the Greenwich House Music School (46 Barrow St., Manhattan). Yes we know it’s not in Brooklyn, but this sounds too cool for quibbling over little things like which borough it’s in. Admission is $30, which includes instrument, instruction, music and the wine. Preregistration is required, so contact NYLSO here. The group also holds weekly rehearsals and low-stress concerts, if you’re ready to continue on your belated path to the New York Phil.
One of the more commonly held themes (maybe even beliefs) about New York is that it is a pit of loneliness, where you can never feel more isolated while surrounded by millions of people. 30 Rock encapsulated New York’s uncanny ability to grind you down perfectly here. This can feel like a shitty city, especially during […]
Hot take: Halloween isn’t for everybody. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great holiday. It just favors creatives and DIY experts to a fault. Many people are Hallo-wise enough to start planning their costume for the following year on Nov. 1. — and if you’re one of those people, more power to you! — but that leaves the rest […]
Loitering has been a problem for coffee shop owners for so long that we’ve gone through several cycles of addressing it in New York City. First came limiting laptop hours and eliminating outlets, then things like timed wifi. Britcom hit Fleabag skewered the annoying laptop camper in its inaugural season this summer, which means it’s far from just an American […]