View Full Version : Goin to New York [really]

06-20-2011, 10:20 AM
Goin' to NYC for a visit with my daughter over the July 4 weekend.
1. is there a music store that has a variety of ukes ,ESP k'S, I don't get a chance to see/play living here in the sticks.
2. Any uke related happenings THEN?

06-20-2011, 10:28 AM
NYC Uke Hut: http://ukehut.blogspot.com - looks like this is happening weekly.

Mandolin Brothers carries Kamaka: http://www.mandoweb.com

The Moonlighters are playing at what looks to be a fun event that Monday: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=201472999898604

06-20-2011, 10:31 AM
Two shops people have mentioned in the forums:
East Village Music Store (Greenwich Village) http://www.evmnyc.com
Mandolin Brothers (Staten Island) http://www.mandoweb.com

The New York City Ukulele Meetup Group (http://www.meetup.com/NYCUkuleleJam/) might be able to suggest additional shops in NYC as well as ukulele-related activities during your stay in New York City.

mm stan
06-20-2011, 11:04 AM
Got one on the westside too..just can't seem to think of the name at the moment...

06-20-2011, 01:42 PM
Mandobrothers, absolutely. EVM is a good shop but the selection isn't that good. Mandobrothers has the best selection in NYC.

06-21-2011, 07:44 AM
rudy's music had a national last time I was there and a bunch of vintage martins

06-21-2011, 08:22 AM
Retrofret in Brooklyn

Also The Music Inn in the West Village is worth a stop. They'll probably have a few unusual ukuleles, but they'll also have at least one of everything else.

06-22-2011, 06:15 AM
There are a couple of places you should check out for great music. These three often feature music that has ukes, banjos, mandolins... all that good stuff. Lot's of folk, bluegrass, old timey, old time country, americana, etc. Of course it varies so check out the websites for the show schedules to see if there's something you like.

Banjo Jims in Alphabet City: http://www.banjojims.com/
National Underground in the lower east side: http://www.thenationalunderground.com/ *best burger in the city in my opinion!... only comes two ways - all or nothing ;o)

Jalopy Theatre in Red Hook: http://www.jalopy.biz/ This is a bit of a hike but it's defintely do-able by subwway and a little bit of a walk. or if you want to spring for a cab - you can get there door to door. This place is amazing! Absolutely love it and recently took a 6 week banjo class there. Combination vintage instruments, music school, and music venue. Shows every night except for monday. a great community and a lot of fun! and if your daughter isn't of bar age - i think that would be fine here but maybe call to check.
here's a video they made to show how to get there by walking from the subway http://www.youtube.com/user/JalopyBrooklyn#p/a/u/1/-VXOVysAHc0

Feel free to hit me up if you have any questions!

Good luck, safe trip, and have fun!

06-22-2011, 06:18 AM
as far as music shops - check out Matt Umanov guitar shop. It's pricey but lots of cool stuff. a staple on bleeker street in greenwhich village.