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Happy Independence Day!

July 4, 2015 12:38 pm

We hope everyone enjoys a fun and relaxing time with family and friends as we celebrate America's freedom.

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Dance the Night Away this Summer at Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Night Swing

June 29, 2015 3:30 pm

Dance the night away this summer at Midsummer Night Swing!

This fun event runs through July 11 in Damrosch Park, and each night brings a different style of music to form the soundtrack for an energetic dance party! If you love jazz, for instance, you can check out Aurora Nealand and The Royal Roses on July 1, and learn Lindy Hop from a talented dance instructor. Disco's on tap for July 2, and tango, mambo, salsa, and swing dancing will happen on upcoming nights.

Want to attend? These events start each night at 6 p.m. There'll be a dance lesson from 6:30 til 7:15, then live music and dancing starting at 7:30 and running until about 10 p.m. (with an intermission). Tickets to each Midsummer Night Swing are priced at $17 apiece, and to make the dancing more fun — and safe! — the event's website notes that attendees are not allowed to bring bags onto the dance floor or to stop on the floor to take pictures or videos. The restrictions are meant to keep dancing the focus, and you can learn more by visiting the Midsummer Night Swing website's info page.

Planning to head over from The Ashley? Let us know how it was!

Lincoln Center's Midsummer Night Swing
Through July 11
Damrosch Park
Amsterdam Avenue and W. 62 Street
New York, NY 10023

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An Upper West Side Bookshop: Book Culture

June 25, 2015 2:16 pm

Manhattan's Book Culture is an independent bookstore which aims to promote a diversity of books and ideas. That means the shop's three stores each stock a number of interesting popular and scholarly books and that the inventory may differ from what you'd find in a larger chain bookstore. In fact, the "about us" page on the Book Culture website notes that they want to "fulfill the essential role of being an independent source for ideas and literary art."

To accomplish that, the store also frequently hosts events like author talks, book signings, and book clubs. Book Culture's Upper West Side shop, for instance, has a monthly Friday Night Book Club to discuss classic and contemporary fiction.

If you'd like to plan to visit from The Ashley, Book Culture's Upper West Side shop is located at 450 Columbus Avenue between 81st and 82nd Street. It's open until 10 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays and until 9 p.m. on Sundays.

Book Culture
450 Columbus Avenue
New York, NY 10024

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