Dear Broadway lovers abound, Dear Evan Hansen is an original musical by written by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, with the book by Steven Levenson, which opened for previews on Broadway on November 14, 2016. The show will open officially on December 4, 2016. The modern musical follows a young boy named Evan, who gets himself entangled with the family of a boy who’s recently committed suicide, leaving Evan in a trap of lies that he must learn to handle–or else.
EAT: Belle Reve
Enjoy great food and even greater cocktails at this sophisticated yet cool restaurant in TriBeCa. A dimly lit restaurant with a bar in the center creates a spirited atmosphere, which could be perfect for any possible New Year’s celebrations. Classic American food and drinks with a modern twist lend to the overall lively and happening feeling of this hot food stop in lower Manhattan.
ADMIRE: Max Beckmann in New York
The Metropolitan Museum of Art brings Max Beckmann, an early-to-mid 20th century German artist to New York. This exhibition specializes in Beckmann’s particular relationship to New York City, as he lived on the Upper West side for the later part of his life. His famous self-portraits, portraits, and landscapes will be featured at this exhibition. Interestingly enough, Beckmann suffered from a heart attack and died at age 66 while on his way to the MET to visit an exhibition. The nature of his death also became a central point of inspiration to the memorial-like exhibit.
VISIT: Central Synagogue
This monument in Jewish history is an architecturally gorgeous building residing on Lexington Ave in Manhattan. It was built in 1872 in the revival of the Moorish style, making it a work of architectural art as well as a piece of Jewish history. Central Synagogue has been in continuous use by a congregation longer than any other city, and was named a National Historic Landmark on May 15, 1975. It is one of the oldest synagogues still standing in the United States, and every Wednesday at 12:45pm, Central Synagogue administers a free tour.