With so many talented singers, actors, and writers congregating in New York City, odds are good you'll rub elbows with a celebrity or star-in-the-making during your stay. However, why not increase your odds by attending these haute happenings at two of the city's finest hotels?
The Paramount Hotel is capitalizing on its prime location at Times Square and Broadway with a series of happy hours with Broadway cast members in the hotels Paramount Bar. Throughout 2012, on the second Tuesday of every month (next event May 8) the party features actors from the musical adaptation of Ghost, while the last Thursday of the month (starting May 31) its the cast of One Man, Two Guvnors. Later this year, join Matthew Broderick and the rest of the cast from Nice Work If You Can Get It (stay tuned for details).
A few avenues over, the New York Palace hosts monthly meet-and-greets with best-selling authors, appropriately held in the hotels Library Room. Events include a reading from the featured authors new work as well as book signings (attendees are encouraged, but not required, to purchase the book at the event). The hotel even provides free wine and hors doeuvres. Next up will be Beth Gutcheon and her new book, Gossip, taking place tomorrow, April 17 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm. And mark your calendars now for Marcia Clarks reading from Guilt by Degrees on May 7.
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