Insomniacs, rest easy! This summer you can clock in at any hour for food, fun and frizz-taming.
- Last Updated: 1:01 PM, July 29, 2012
- Posted: 10:56 PM, July 28, 2012
Everyone knows New York is the city that never sleeps — the bars stay open later (4 a.m.!) than in other cities, the subways run all night and the streets are dotted with 24-hour Duane Reades. But in the hopes of uncovering the city’s lesser-known haunts, we pounded the pavement — fueled by lots of coffee — in search of more offbeat pursuits. Got a last-minute rendezvous? Pick up some flirty vintage threads on the Lower East Side until 2 a.m. — and then get your hair done in Midtown at a 24 hour salon. Want to, ahem, get your rocks off? Try climbing the walls at an Astoria gym that’s also open 24/7.
Read on to see how you can keep the party going all night long.
9 PM: Taste tacos and shop at a street fair
The popular Lower East Side Hester Street Fair takes the party uptown this summer at the plaza behind the Eventi Hotel, where buttoned-up corporate types nibble on carnitas tacos from Oaxaca and couples feed each other bites of salted caramel ice cream from Dreamscoops.
Other treats from the eight rotating food vendors include sliders from Mighty Balls and ice pops from Brewla Bars.
Also, don’t miss the Hester, the market’s brand-new brick-and-mortar space on the corner of 29th Street and Sixth Avenue, which offers 2,500-square-feet of designer shopping. Unisex fragrances, galaxy-printed skirts by Shadowplaynyc and flowing dip-dyed ombre dresses from Lindsey Thornburg abound. “The point is to keep evolving,” says co-curator Sean Hanratty.
Eventi Plaza, 851 Sixth Ave.; hesterstreetfair.com. Thursdays, 5 to 10 p.m., through Oct. 25.
10 PM: Listen to mozart by candlelight
Head to the top of the Rose Building for a cozy late-night concert series. This season’s highlights include stints by the Ebène Quartet performing Mozart’s Divertimento in F major and Schubert’s String Quartet in A Minor (Aug. 11), and Israeli pianist David Greilsammer playing melodies by Mozart and Schubert (Aug. 14).
“It allows us to present concerts in a different context — you can drink wine, and it’s unbelievably intimate,” says Lincoln Center artistic director Jane Moss of the hour-long $45 show. “Given the hour, the people who come to it really want to be there.”
A Little Night Music at Lincoln Center’s Mostly Mozart festival, Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse in the Rose Building, 10th floor, at 65th Street and Amsterdam Avenue; lincolncenter.org. Aug. 8-11, 14 and 24, at 10:30 p.m.
11 PM: Sip punch in Lady Macbeth’s garden
Wisteria vines crawl up a wrought-iron archway above old, overgrown rail tracks at this garden party “hosted” by Lady