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See Cymbeline through August 23 at Central Park’s Delacorte Theater

July 28, 2015 3:15 pm

Shakespeare in the Park continues this August near The Aldyn! Even if you didn't get a chance to see this summer's first play — The Tempest — you can still make plans to see Cymbeline on stage at Central Park's Delacorte Theater. Cymbeline began on July 23 and runs through August 23, with productions happening each night at 8 p.m. If you've never seen Cymbeline, it's part history, part tragedy, part romance. The Public Theater's website has a synopsis, and the play itself has all the inventiveness that make Shakespeare's work so compelling to see.

Want to make plans to see it? The production is free to see, but since there are a limited number of seats in The Delacorte Theater, attendees need to get tickets in advance. Some tickets are distributed in person each day at The Delacorte Theater and The Public Theater's Astor Place space. You can also enter an online lottery for tickets to that day's performance. Enter the lottery before noon on the day of a performance and you can request two tickets for that night's show. (Click here to learn more.) You can also reserve seats to some productions by becoming a summer supporter of Free Shakespeare in the Park.

Free Shakespeare in the Park presents Cymbeline
Through August 23
The Delacorte Theater in Central Park

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Learn about Space at the Hayden Planetarium

July 23, 2015 3:16 pm

See the stars at the Hayden Planetarium! Part of the American Museum of Natural History, this planetarium aims to help people learn about space through its series of fun events.

Through August 11, for instance, visitors can experience "Cosmic Lights, Summer Nights," a series of programs in which sciensts use the planetarium's "3-D Digital Universe Atlas" to give guests a guided tour of the Milky Way, talk about the causes of celestial phenomena like the "Super Moon," and discuss new astronomical discoveries.

In the fall, the Hayden Planetarium will host a new season of its "Frontiers Lectures Series," which hosts renowned scientists discussing their work. If you'd like to see a full list of upcoming events at the Hayden Planetarium, visit the planetarium's page on the American Museum of Natural History website.

Hayden Planetarium
American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
New York, NY 10024

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The Ribbon Brings an Eclectic Menu to the Upper West Side

July 15, 2015 3:00 pm

"It's not just food, it's a meal." So goes one of the tag-lines of The Ribbon, a newly opened Upper West Side restaurant operated by the pair behind Blue Ribbon restaurants. Like the others, this place serves a delightful and varied menu. A recent New York Times write-up of the place, for instance, noted that "its fried chicken, served only on Sunday and Monday evenings, may make it a destination."

Of course, there's more on the menu here, too: cheese plates, oysters, shrimp, and salads, plus a number of burgers featuring ingredients like roasted mushrooms, poached eggs, arugula, and smoked bacon. The entree list includes options like veal chop, short ribs, hanger steak, and striped bass. There's also a sweet selection of desserts, and The Ribbon's website notes that the place plans to serve brunch beginning this August.

Want to learn more about this new restaurant near The Aldyn? Check out The Ribbon's website, where you can see a full menu and make reservations!

The Ribbon
20 West 72nd Street
New York, NY 10023

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