PLAN DATE: WEDS / MAY 15
We think libraries and movies go together like you and yours, so this Thursday, head to the Upper East Side branch of the New York Public Library (aka, Webster Library) for the most erudite movie night in the city. The NYPL’s 16mm film night series pulls borrowed reels from the Library for Performing Arts’ Reserve Film and Video Collection. Tonight is an indie and experimental film lover’s dream: 3 Films by Paul Winkler. You can see all the upcoming screenings here.
The screening is at 6.30pm, so once you’re through it’s time for a prime time meal. Finestra is exactly where the old-timey stars of these films would end up, so that’s our pick. This quiet, candlelit trattoria features familiar Italian dishes and the occasional live music. You may even be able to say “Play it, Sam”.
Upper East Side
16mm Film Screenings at NYPL
Webster Library, 1465 York Avenue, Manhattan
idk tip: The NYPL also regularly hosts themed happy hours, so make sure you check their Library After Hours events to see the other events, all of which include music, food, drinks, performances, and behind-the-scenes access to collections.
1370 York Avenue, Manhattan
idk tip: Request a table outside and make sure to close your meal with dessert and coffee. Also, the hand-made umbrellas hanging from the ceiling are definitely worth an Instagram mention.