The Daily Shortlist May 25


Location: Midtown East, NYC
Art: Jonathan Demme Collection: Inspiration of Haitian Art
Show time: Tues–Fri: 11 AM – 6 PM, Sat: 11 AM – 5 PM; Through June 13
Venue: French Institute Alliance Française
Food: Peking Duck House
Drink: Blackstones Pub & Restaurant
Miscellaneous: New York Milkshake Company

You know Jonathan Demme as the director of such films as Silence of the Lambs and Rachel Getting Married but he’s also an art collector. Here he curates this Haitian Art exhibit featuring the works of 10 Haitian artists from his collection whose cultural views of daily life in Haiti differ dramatically. At one of my favorite places to get duck, The Peking Duck House, the meat is succulent and the skin crunches like a potato chip. Sometimes you just want to grab a pint without paying a cover charge or playing host to a group of people after work, which is why I like Blackstones Pub & Restaurant. It looks like an old-time saloon and has two pool tables in the back and plenty of other games, while also being big enough to grab traditional American food from the menu. If you’re still hungry, check out the New York Milkshake Company for one of the best $6 shakes of your life.

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