The Roger Smith Blog
NYC Celebrates Pride: Where to Honor NYC’s LGBT History
In NYC, Pride is way more than a cacophony of color marching down Fifth Avenue. For decades, certain neighborhoods within the city—Greenwich Village, Chelsea, Hell’s Kitchen—have provided safer haven to those looking to live and love in accordance with their personal truth. Visit one of these places this month to celebrate our nation’s progress, and engage in critical conversations about what’s to come in the continuing fight for LGBTQ+ equality
Surprising Places to Find Art in New York
When vacationing in NYC, it’s generally wise to plan out your trip—get tickets to a couple of shows, rank your priority museums, book your meals. If you happen to be more of a spontaneous traveler, however, the city can easily accommodate you. There’s art and culture to be found all over the city. You simply have to keep your wits about you and know where to look. Here, we divulge four surprising places to find beautiful art in New York.
Guide to Earth Day 2019 in NYC
First established in 1970, Earth Day is a worldwide celebration and appreciation of our connection to the Earth, with a focus on sustainability and raising awareness to environmental challenges. In 2019, Earth Day marks the calendar on April 22, with a variety of events and activities peppered throughout the month. Here are a few ways you can take part in NYC’s Earth Day 2019.
Interview with Street Artist Jason Naylor
Jason Naylor is a street artist, prolific and instantly recognizable, his work wholeheartedly uplifts the streets of New York and beyond. We offered Jason the walls of Lily’s, our ground floor bar, with the knowledge it’s not his usual ‘beat’ but he is also a man who is game for a new challenge. We are thrilled that Jason brought is positive energy and vibrant vision to Roger Smith!