New York by New York is an experiment in six parts. We’re collaborating with some of our favorite bands, D.J.’s, vegan chefs, comedians, and underqualified art auctioneers on an event a month (six in all) through the fall. We’re not sure how they’ll turn out. But there’s one thing we can guarantee: By buying a ticket, you’ll get a subscription to New York Magazine, which you should be reading anyway.
For next month's New York by New York event on July 10, deadpan indie comedian Zach Galifianakis is teaming up with South Carolina buzz band Band of Horses for a "Bad Art Auction," at which attendees will be invited to bid on a selection of art curated by Galifianakis "that will make you wince, writhe, and wonder why it's not already in your living room." On top of that, all of the proceeds from the auction will go to New York Cares, so you won't have to feel bad about parting with your change.