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New York: Have A Drink On Us!

Now that the Holidays are over and the new year has begun, why not come out to Brooklyn & meet me, AJ Andrews, your local NYC Brown Paper Tickets representative? I’m hosting our next producer “Meet & Greet” in New York tomorrow at Brooklyn’s own Barcade.

Come have a drink on Brown Paper Tickets, meet other NYC producers and enjoy a little relaxation after the holidays! It’s a great forum to share ideas and create partnerships with other local NYC professionals in the entertainment industry. Ask questions, expand your creative reach and seek advice from others who have been successful! You can RSVP to this free event right over here.

I hope to host monthly events where various event producers can meet, mingle and develop partnerships in the greater New York area.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me!

I hope to see you soon! -AJ

 
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Posted by on January 3, 2012 in BPT

 

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Hot Tickets: New York

Every Friday at noon, EST, Brown Paper Tickets posts upcoming events happening in the New York area. Here are hot tickets for events coming up. Check back for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.

Friday, October 28Zlatne Uste Balkan Brass Band @ Balkan Cafe Zlatne Uste will play for your dancing and listening pleasure! Balkan Cafe is a lovely intimate venue with a good sized dance floor and a rare opportunity to be part of a dance with multiple circles, in both the dance and social senses. Delicious Balkan-inspired gourmet food by MammaMila as well as thirst quenching drinks. Zlatne Uste Brass Band has been around for over a decade and has played with such icons as Saban Bajramovic, Esma Redzepova and many other legendary Roma musicians from Eastern Europe. The foremost presenters of traditional Balkan dance music in the US, Zlatne Uste’s repertoire spans the most important stops in the traditional music of the Balkans — Serbia, Macedonia, Bulgaria and Gypsy traditions. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on October 28, 2011 in Hot Tickets, New York

 

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AJ Reports from the Occupy Wall Street Protests in NYC.

Hello there.

I’m AJ and I’m the East Coast Ambassador for Brown Paper Tickets. This new role has required that I relocate to the East Coast from Seattle. It’s a time of transition but this change has provided me the opportunity to follow my passions. I was raised in a home where active participation was encouraged and my family and I had regular conversations around the dinner table about public issues, politics, political leaders, history & democracy. While my parents taught us to think for ourselves, and to express our own opinions, we didn’t always agree. The most important lesson I learned from those dinners, was to find out the facts for myself. Which is exactly what I did once I got to New York City.

Upon my arrival in the Big Apple, I wanted to see what was happening at the Occupy Wall Street protests. So, one of the first things I did when I got into town was head down to Zuccotti Park where thousands of protesters has set up an encampment. After wandering around the park for a bit, looking for ways to help, I ended up volunteering for 10 hours preparing food for the protesters and for visitors to the park. The food was predominantly pizza deliveries, dishes cooked in various home kitchens and carried into the park by hand and salads made on site when other foods ran out. Unfortunately, this system doesn’t guarantee hot meals or a consistent, timely or nutritious diet but it succeeds in keeping the protesters and their supporters fed. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on October 18, 2011 in BPT, Non-Profit

 

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Remembering Edgar Allen Poe – Master of the Macabre.

As I said in my blog post yesterday, this month, in the spirit of Haloween, I’m going to focus on events that have a dark, morbid or slightly twisted bent to them. I talked a little about Grand Guignol theater yesterday and today I want to focus on events that feature one of the best-known authors of the macabre: Edgar Allen Poe.

Of course, one can’t think of dark storytelling without thinking of Edgar Allen Poe. When one examines Poe’s life, it’s not hard to see why he was drawn to the morbid: his mother died when he was young and his father abandoned the family, his wife died of tuberculosis at the age of 25 and he died at 40. The prevalence of death in his life might explain his fascination with death, premature burial, decomposition and the reanimation of the dead and his choice to pursue a career through writing alone, which pretty much guaranteed an existence of poverty and hardship. However, despite a life of relative obscurity and financial insecurity, today he is credited with inventing detective fiction, being a major contributor to the emerging science fiction genre and for being one of the earliest short story writers. And, of course, one can’t get through any Halloween season without hearing “The Raven” recited or quoted at least once. So, while in life he suffered, in death he is celebrated, revered and remembered fondly. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on October 7, 2011 in Seasonal

 

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Tour the Big Apple This Weekend!

There’s no shortage of things to see in New York City – historic landmarks, great restaurants, rockin’ night-life and interesting neighborhoods. There’s also no shortage of informative tours that feature local experts who can share interesting anecdotes and historical facts. A good chunk of these tours use Brown Paper Tickets for their ticketing and today I wanted to highlight some of the great tours going on in New York this weekend. If you’re visiting the city, these tours can be a great way to learn the history of a given neighborhood or taste some of the amazing food that New York has to offer or event hunt ghosts in Grand Central Terminal.

If you’re a New Yorker, these tours can be a great way to learn something about your city that you may not have known before. Sometimes it’s fun to be a tourist in your own city and when you live in a city as vibrant and interesting as New York, there can be a lot to learn, even for a long-time resident.

Here’s our recommendations for tours going on in New York this weekend.

Greenwich Village Food Tour – See and taste real New York with local foods and sightseeing all-in-1 walking food tours. Attendees will have a full-lunch from 5 of the best shops and restaurants in this very popular neighborhood. Lunch starts with cupcakes at Magnolia Bakery made famous from Sex and the City, next is a freshly-made bagel with cream cheese, followed by an Indian vegetable roll. Then, have the best thin-crust pizza with fresh mozzarella and tomato sauce from Joe’s Pizzeria and Rocco’s cannoli for dessert. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on September 29, 2011 in Tours

 

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Jimmy’s No. 43 Brings Beer Love to the Big Apple

The good folks over at Jimmy’s No. 43 know their beer. Located in the East Village in New York City, Jimmy’s currently has 12 beers on tap and 23 bottled beers all ranging from local IPAs to German Kolsch to Belgian Tripels. They were awarded “Best Beer” by AOL Cityguide in 2008 and named Forbe’s Favorite New York Pub in 2009. Not only that, they host tastings with local brewers and even host a beer talk radio show called Beer Sessions. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on March 18, 2011 in Beer/Wine, Food

 

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