Clarion Hotel Park Avenue
429 Park Avenue South
New York, NY 10016
Phone: (212) 532-4860
Fax: (212) 545-9727
A part of the massive 15,000 square feet Pranna restaurant, the Thriller Room is one of the many entertainment venues offered here. The place is one of the most sorted after event hubs in the city offering rental facilities. The room can accommodate around 100 odd people and has a decor that suits a "haunted house". Spooky interiors and the dark feel of this Thriller Room, along with its enticing servings make it one of the perfect Halloween destinations. Call for reservations.
Founded in 1984, New York Open Center offers over 600 courses annually to over 15,000 people in the areas of mind/body connection, depth psychology, spiritual/contemplative practices, creativity/arts, and social/environmental issues. The Open Center expresses the conviction that spirituality and clear thinking are deeply intertwined. A boon to society and the community for years now, visit The New York Open Center to see their work. Check website for more.
Repertorio Espanol or the Spanish Repertory is an all Spanish theater, as well as the oldest one of its kind. Located between the Broadway Aly and Lexington Avenue, the venue brings a variety of theatrical works, musicals and performances. Seating around 140 guests, the best time to come is when the flamenco performances by Pilar Rioja are held. That does not mean the other times during the year will not be entertaining. Call or check out the website for more details.
Spread over 4,800 square feet of space, 'Prince George Ballroom', has beautifully done architecture and decor. This place is best for holding weddings, huge dinners, business meetings, private parties and lots more. It has a very elegant backdrop.
Baruch had been waiting long for a theater and the aforesaid need has been fulfilled by its modern arts center. The main theater, Rose Nagelberg, is an innovative well-furnished black-box space with state-of-the-art lighting and sound equipment and flexible seating arrangement. Also situated within the complex is Engelman Recital Hall, a classic recital space with incredible acoustics.
The People's Improv Theater is acclaimed to be one of the 'Best Improv Lessons in New York' and 'Best New Development in Comedy'. This versatile venue is host to many events and theatrical performances. The place is always buzzing as an array of activities are always going on, right from rehearsals to functions, workshops to classes. The theater can also be rented out for social events.
This place was established as an entertainment center where children from all ethnic and economic backgrounds could work together and evolve their own ideas into musicals. Any child with an interest is welcome to attend. Through rehearsals and classes, children learn to develop their creative talent and self-worth in a fun, safe and encouraging environment. Currently, original musicals performed by multi-ethnic children are the main focus.
The Jazz Gallery is a cultural center that acts as a venue for young jazz musicians. It provides young musicians with the space and opportunity to interact with emerging artists. Since the year 2000, this gallery has played proud host to several performances which are funded through grants from various organizations in the city. The Jazz Gallery is also used as a venue for meetings, photo shoots, launches, exhibits and rehearsals.
The Gramercy Theatery is a venue steeped in history. It served as a venue for film screenings for several decades. After a brief period of renovation, it is back with a new look and a new name. The interiors are beautifully done with a contemporary look and innovative lighting. The moderately sized theater can accommodate approximately 400 persons. It also houses three bars. Blender Theater is now used for music concerts of different genres from pop to hip-hop to rock.
Salt Space is no ordinary venue; spread over 1800 square feet in a 5-story old building, this is a movie screening room, a concert space, an exhibition hall, an art gallery and much more. Versatility was the key when this sacred space was designed for New York culture lovers. The vision is to get together all like-minded artistes and allow them a space to network, rehearse, improvise and finally showcase their talents to the audiences. Check their website for a list of upcoming events and for rental details .
Gagopa is where you will have a great time singing English, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese, Filipino and songs in many more languages, provided you are at least 21 years of age. The private rooms are available at an hourly rate of USD7 per person, and there is a drinks menu. You are also allowed to bring your own drinks, just no hard liquor. For a great time with friends, Gagopa is a good option.
Offering you the opportunity to belt out the latest hits at one of the hippest spots in town, Chorus is a fusion of karaoke club and lounge. If grabbing eyeballs is your thing, then you can choose to perform at the main lounge; if you're looking for a more private time, you can book one of the eight private rooms, all of which come complete with bar service. If you can't finish all the liquor, Chorus can hold your bottle for you for as long as a month. Each room also comes equipped with an intercom, eliminating the need to leave your room to place orders!