Canada Day in NYC: July 1, 2011

Happy Canada Day, you hosers.
Canada Day, the national day of Canada, celebrates the anniversary of the date, July 1, 1867, when Canada became a single country, after uniting three British colonies.
Here are some ways to celebrate Canada Day in NYC…

Friday, July 1
Canada Day at Windfall

(Special Friday night version of Windfall’s Saturday night ex-pat Canadian party)
Special Canadian themed lunch from 11:30am – 2:30pm
and then party all day – all night
free glow sticks and Canada temporary tattoos
All Canadian music, food & friends
Canadian beers and Alexander Keith’s beer
RSVP via facebook
Windfall Lounge & Grill
23 W. 39th St.
(between Fifth & Sixth Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 869-4606

Friday, July 1
Canada Day at Third & Long

Known as one of NYC’s premier hockey bars, Third & Long naturally draws lots of Canadian ex-pats, so they will say thank you by hosting a Canada Day celebration. Third & Long’s manager Curtis says to “expect a night of great music from well known Canadian bands such as Arctic Fire, The Tragically Hip, Neil Young, Shad the Whale, Alanis Morrissette, Avril Lavigne and dare I say it….. Bieber!”

Canadian drink specials:
Molson Canadian, Labatt Blue, Alexander Keith’s Nova Scotia Brown Ale and Dieu du Ciel beers.
Third & Long’s now-famous “Spiced Apple” cocktails (Fireball Cinnamon Whisky, Apple Pucker and Cranberry).
Dress code: Canadian colors suggested
Third & Long
523 Third Ave. (35th St.)
New York, NY
(212) 447-5711

Friday, July 1
Annual Canada Day Shows at Joe’s Pub

Celebrate Canada’s 144th birthday with this all-star celebration of the Great Canadian Songbook, produced and emcee’d by Jeff Breithaupt and featuring a stellar international line-up, including:
Tyley Ross (East Village Opera Company, The Who’s Tommy),
Greg Naughton (The Sweet Remains),
singer-songwriters Jamie Leonhart, Joe Hurley, Anthony da Costa, and Kate Schutt,
Cabaret spitfire Shelley McPherson,
Tony Salvatore (BETTY, Pleasuredog),
Shannon Connolly (Lez Zeppelin),
chanteuses Lezlie Harrison, Melissa Stylianou, and Victoria Cave (Brooklyn Rundfunk Orkestrata, Cabaret, Steely Dan),
all backed by the all-star “Workin’ for the Weekend House Band”
led by Music Director Peter Kiesewalter (Brooklyn Roadfunk Orkestrata, East Village Opera Company).
They will take on the “great Canadian songbook”, with versions of Canadian favorites from Cohen to Cockburn, Joni to Gino, Lightfoot to Lighthouse, Rufus to Raffi, Burton to Bryan, Nelly to Neil, you never know whose songs you might hear.
2 shows, 6:30 & 9pm
New York City’s favorite Canadian, NY1’s Pat Kiernan, kicks off both shows with the Canadian National Anthem.
Joe’s Pub
425 Lafayette St. (Astor Pl.)
New York, NY

Canadians in New York can meet up with their fellow ex-pats by joining the The New York City Expat Canadian Meetup Group

Below is a clip of Canadian rock legend Geddy Lee singing “Oh, Canada”. Now take off!:

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