Celebrate Canada Day in NYC

Happy Canada Day!
Here are a few ways to celebrate Canada’s 143rd birthday in NYC:

Thursday, July 1
The Canada Cabin’s Bash
Midtown bar Windfall has been hosting Canada Cabin, a monthly party for Canadians. So that is the place to be for Canada Day, the national holiday for Canada.

They have got the real Lester’s Smoked Meat from Montreal
Poutine, Drink specials, tatoos and glow sticks
and still a couple of surprises.
The festivities start with lunch 11:30am – 2:30pm
Then The Bash:
Special Thursday edition of NYC’s only Canadian night
in honor of Canada Day
All Canadian Food, Music, Attitude, Beer, Cocktails.
$5 Caesars & Canadian beer bottles
$4 Canadian draft beer

Windfall Lounge & Grill
23 W. 39th St.
(between Fifth & Sixth Ave.)
New York, NY
(212) 869-4606


Canada Cabin
Canada Cabin is a Canadian themed party hosted by our friend David Cioppa. Windfall Restaurant and Bar has exclusively opening a Canada cabin night on Saturdays with canadian music, beer , food, attitude and fun for all of us living in NY or visiting from the great white north.
You can join the Canada Cabin group on facebook.

Even Pat Kiernan, one of NYC’s most popular Canadians, likes it:

Pat will be holding an on-line Canadian trivia contest today in conjunction with Gothamist.

Joe’s Pub celebrates Canada Day
Thursday, July 1
All-star celebration of the Great Canadian Songbook
Produced and emcee’d by Jeff Breithaupt
featuring a stellar international line-up including:
Legendary rock trio BETTY (BETTY Rules, The L Word)
East Village Opera Company’s AnnMarie Milazzo
Jazz vocalist Carolyn Leonhart (Steely Dan)
Tony Salvatore (BETTY, Pleasuredog)
Singer-songwriter Jamie Leonhart
East Village Opera Company’s Tyley Ross (The Who’s Tommy, Miss Saigon)
Cabaret favorite Maggie Moore
Jazz chanteuses Amy Cervini and Melissa Stylianou
Feisty cabaret spitfire Shelley McPherson
BETTY’s Alyson Palmer in a special solo setting
Miranda (of “Miranda Sings” internet fame)
and more special guests to be announced.
All will be backed by the all-star “Workin’ for the Weekend House Band” led by Music Director Peter Kiesewalter (Brooklyn Rundfunk Orkestrata, East Village Opera Company).

What exactly is the great Canadian songbook? Songs from Canadian rockers, such as:
Leonard Cohen, Bruce Cockburn, Joni Mitchell, Gordon Lightfoot, Lighhouse, Nelly Fertado, Neil Young, Rufus Wainwright, Gino Vanelli, KD Lang, The Cowboy Junkies, Tom Cochrane, Rush, Crash Test Dummies, Rush, Crash Test Dummies, B.T.O. , Barenaked Ladies , Avril Lavigne, Men Without Hats, maybe even Raffi! You never know whose songs you might hear.
Tickets: $25
Tickets at JoesPub.com
Two shows: 7pm & 9:30pm
Joe’s Pub
425 Lafayette St. (Astor Pl.)
New York, NY

But wait, there’s more…

There is a Canadian themed bar in Brooklyn where you can enjoy Molson on draft, and Moosehead and Labatt Blue in bottles, plus a good selection Canadian whiskey:

Ontario Bar
559 Grand St.
(between Union Ave. & Lorimer St.)
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY
(718) 384-2835


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