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Riviera Sundays at Lavo Restaurant

Midtown    $50-100    lavony.com/Riviera-Sundays

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Modeled after the sensibilities of the Italian Riviera in the 1950s (where movie stars, rockstars, and musicians hobnobbed in fancy, trendy restaurants), Riviera Sundays is designed not only to entertain, but also to leave you with a “‘magical’ memory and experience.” Magicians, ballerinas, and stilt-walkers make an appearance even before the food starts, and after desserts come DJs and dancing. Each Sunday hosts a different theme, and dancing on a table is not only allowed, but encouraged.

 

Lips

Midtown    $10-50    www.nycdragshow.com

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Endless gender-fluid fun with a drag revue that hosts events like Bitchy Drag Bingo, Broadway Boozy Brunch, Celebrity Sunday, and Dragalicious Karaoke.

Lucky Cheng’s

Midtown    $50-100    luckychengsnewyork.com

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Watch performers lip-sync, impersonate, and dance their way to greatness at this drag cabaret restaurant.

Casablanca Hotel

Midtown    $200-500    www.casablancahotel.com

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Casablanca-themed hotel inspired by the “romance of the movie.” Features Moroccan touches and Rick’s Bar, named after the film’s leading man. Here’s looking at you, kid.

Night Hotel

Midtown    $100-200    www.nighthotels.com

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Dark, sexy hotel with black-and-white decor befitting a vampire.

Ellen’s Stardust Diner

Midtown    $10-50    www.ellensstardustdiner.com

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A 50s-themed diner that features American classics served by a Broadway-bound, singing waitstaff.

Paley Center for Media

Midtown    $1-10    https://media.paleycenter.org/

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Previously the Museum of Television and Radio, the Paley Center holds exhibits and screenings, and archives all things media, including television shows, movies, and even some online media. Remember that one episode of that one TV show from a million years ago? Yeah. They have it.

Library Hotel

Midtown    $200-500    www.libraryhotel.com/

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Boutique hotel near the New York Public Library with a – you guessed it – library theme. Each of its ten floors was created in line with a major category in the Dewey Decimal System, and each room acts as a genre from that category (the Erotic Literature room is Room 800.001!).

John M. Mossman Lock Collection

Midtown    $1-10    generalsociety.org/?page_id=140

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A collection of bank and vault locks given to the General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen by John M. Mossman, who wrote a book called “The Lure of the Lock.” Features 370 locks (many of them 19th century vintage), keys, tools, antebellum curios, rare books, prints, flags, clocks and medals.

Keen’s Steakhouse

Midtown    $50-100    www.keens.com/

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An old steakhouse with a “legendary” mutton chop and the largest collection of churchwarden pipes in the world. The pipes that cover its ceiling have been smoked by notable people such as Theodore Roosevelt, Buffalo Bill Cody, Herbert Hoover, Albert Einstein, and Babe Ruth.