Celebrating Mardi Gras Around NYC

Mardi Gras will be celebrated all over the world on Tuesday February 28th and its easy for our residents here at The Sagamore to participate in the fun all over New York City. Don’t worry if you can’t make it down to New Orleans for the big celebration, there are plenty of events to choose from this year right near your Sagamore apartment.

Mardi Gras celebrations are happening for the fifth year in a row at B.B King. If you are looking for some entertainment to celebrate Mardi Gras, make your way to midtown to B.B King Blues Club and Grill where George Clinton will be performing for the evening. Soak in the wonderful sound of authentic Jazz tunes as one of the greatest artist chooses NYC for his Mardi Gras performance. Take a look at their website to learn more about the event.

Head on over to Bryant Park where for one night only, their ice rink and Winter Village will turn into a magical purple and green festive arena. With lights illuminating the rink you can enjoy this beautiful warm weather we have been having outdoors. There will be fun hand-outs as well such as Mardi Gras beads, hats and more. Admission is free so make sure to stop by and check out their website for more details.

Celebrate every day this week at Bourbon Street downtown. This local spot will be hosting happy hour specials all week long. Grab a glass of selected wine, hurricanes and draft beer all for a special price this week! If you can’t make it before their happy hour ends at 7, they also host a late night happy hour from 11:45pm-4am.

French Roast Uptown is located just minutes from The Sagamore on the Upper West Side and will be offering some of their best dishes for Mardi Gras. Stop in and enjoy blackened catfish, chicken and sausage gumbo, and seafood etouffee à la carte and pair any with one of their specialty cocktails! You can visit their website to see more about their Mardi gras menu.

Hosting an Academy Awards Party at The Sagamore

Award season for movies and television has been going on for weeks, but the biggest award show to celebrate cinema will be taking place Sunday Feb 26th. The Academy Awards will be posted this year by Jimmy Kimmel as some of the most well-known names in entertainment go up against each other. Who says hollywood are the only ones who get to have fun? If you plan on watching the show with friends, add some glitz and glam by throwing an Academy Awards part in your Sagamore apartment. Here great tips for making the night a little more exciting than just sitting on your couch.

Invitation: If you want to go all out send invitations mimicking what you imagine the invite the stars receive looks like! Guests will be excited to attend from the start.

Dress Code: Tell guests to pick their favorite dress from years past and replicate it as best they can. If you don’t want guests to go through that trouble, set a tone and ask that everyone chooses their favorite dress or suit or dresses like the stars if you are looking to host a sophisticated soiree!

Drinks: Have plenty of options for guests to choose from both on the rocks and mixed. Champagne and several liquor options are perfect Oscars drinks. Make a few cocktails before guests arrive so they have some premade options to choose from and aren’t overwhelmed by choices.

Games: If you’re focused on the fashion have some fun with Bingo. Mark off spaces on your board as you see certain details and styles of dresses on the red carpet. You can get a premade printable bingo game here or create your own! Everyone already has their opinions on who will be the big winners for the night. Make it known who you want to win big by having ballots for everyone to fill out pre-show.