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Hot Tickets: New York

Here are this week’s Hot Tickets in the New York area. Check back every Friday at noon, EST for stellar events that fit the interests of locals and tourists alike.

TONIGHT! Friday, January 13 and Saturday, January 14 I Zlatne Uste Golden Festival  The Zlatne Uste Golden Festival, New York’s only music and dance festival of its kind, celebrates 27 years of live Balkan, Roma (“Gypsy”) music and more. Over 50 live bands playing on FOUR stages.  Dance along or just listen–simple line and circle dance instruction is included on Friday. All profits are donated to charities. “I heard some beautiful Bulgarian type singing from a trio called Black Sea Hotel…Back down in the Grand Ballroom the act that pulled this whole festival togetherthe Zlatne Uste Brass Band was playing in the middle of the floor, as the dancers circled around them, like a massive swarm of bees.” — David Byrne. “Gorgeously funky festival” “…nothing less than a grassroots folk rave. …who wouldn’t want to dance?” — Richard Gehr (Village Voice and eMusic). Online sales for the Golden Festival have concluded, but you can buy tickets at the door! Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on January 13, 2012 in Hot Tickets, New York


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BPT’s Guide to Summer Food Events!

Summer is here and gardens are overflowing with delicious veggies and fruit and barbecues are smoking in every backyard across the country. Summer also means food festivals and tours galore and we wanted to give you a sampling of some of the great food events that we are ticketing. We got urban garden tours and cheese tasting events; beer and wine pairings and Asian market tours; tomato festivals, outdoor French dinners and even an event dedicated solely to everyone’s favorite pork product – bacon! Whatever you like to eat, we got an event for you. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on July 15, 2011 in Food, Seasonal, Tours


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The Joy of Cheese in New York City

Mmmmmmm cheese. Who doesn’t love it? Melted, sliced, aged, dry, creamy, moldy – however it comes, the folks over at the The Joy of Cheese know it well. Martin Johnson, the man behind Joy of Cheese loves cheese so much that he throws cheese-centered events in New York City, many of which are ticketed by Brown Paper Tickets.

Martin has declared the month of May the month of “funky” cheeses and so he’s throwing a couple different events that highlight them. What qualifies as a “funky” cheese? Well it has nothing to do with James Brown, afro picks or Bootsy Collins’ bass lines. For Martin, funky cheese is washed rind cheeses; the dense, aromatic cheeses that began in European monasteries in the middle ages and are distinguishable for their “funky” aroma. Read the rest of this entry »

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Posted by on May 18, 2011 in Food


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