Category: Public Event
Legends, Unmatched

IHG launched its inaugural partnership with The US Open at the Kimpton Hotel Eventi. The evening kicked off with an exciting performance by Leon Bridges, which was live streamed outside at Big Screen Plaza. Andy Roddick, former US Open champion, was in attendance at the event where he swapped the tennis racquet for a table tennis paddle for a match with Puerto Rican tennis player and reigning Olympic champion Monica Puig.

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The Drum

Experience the US Open with IHG®

Join us as we celebrate the US Open with Hotel Eventi and official hotel partner, IHG,
with curated events right here at Big Screen Plaza.

Ice Cream Cart

Take a break from the summer heat and cool down with IHG Hotels & Resorts and gourmet ice cream from Morgernstern’s Finest Ice Cream. 

Date: Aug 20-21, 2019
Time: 12:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Opening at the Kimpton Eventi Plaza

Join us for a special outdoor live stream performance, featuring Leon Bridges! Help us kick-off Fan Week in style and watch the action from the outdoor plaza.

Date: Aug 21, 2019
Time: 8:00 PM – 9:00 PM

Watch the Tournament

Looking for a place to catch all of the tennis action? Join us for a Live Viewing of US Open Finals Weekend.

Date: Sep 08, 2019
Time: 4:00 PM – End of match

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New York Times

CorePower Yoga X Big Screen Plaza

CorePower Yoga X Big Screen Plaza

Kimpton Hotel Eventi is partnering with CorePower Yoga for an exciting 2019 Summer Fitness Series, challenging participants to an intense workout rooted in the mindfulness of yoga at the Big Screen Plaza. The class is meant to be a physical practice for the body and stillness for the mind.

The 60-minute CorePower Yoga class will be hosted every Monday at 6 p.m. through August 19, with the exception of July 1, at the Big Screen Plaza. The 15,000-square-foot multilevel indoor and outdoor space located at the Kimpton Hotel Eventi features a 30-foot multimedia art screen.

Participants are invited to indulge in a delicious meal or cocktail at the Laurent Tourondel’s The Vine, which will feature a special yoga menu available from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. each Monday following the yoga class. The menu includes a smoothie, cold pressed green juice, a grain bowl, avocado flat bread, coconut chia pudding, and enlightened spritz. Show your yoga mat for 10 percent off the menu.

To sign up for your free spot for the remaining classes, sign up here:

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American Spa

Pillow Talk X Big Screen Plaza

Pillow Talk presents SALTC (Sex and Love in the City) New York

Pillow Talk took to the Eventi Hotel to host their first bi-coastal event. Hosted and directed by Fiona Alison Duncan and Mara McKevitt, the event featured discussions on a range of topics, including music videos, fast fashion, Freud, wellness, friendship, censorship, narcissism, Times Square, dating, power, Jane Fonda, abstraction, resilience, and consciousness raising. 

After being welcomed in by host Jordan Barse, guests gathered around the TV to watch a thoughtfully selected sequence of media from various NY-based artists (some of which was made specifically for this event). Following the intimate discussions in the room, a recording of the event was broadcast outside on the big screen at Big Screen Plaza.

The hotel couldn’t have been a better fit for this event. One of their contributors thoughtfully pointed out the emotional contrast between the intimacy of the in-room event and the public broadcast of the instant replay.

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Pillow Talk Presents (Sex and Love in the City) New York

Guest Curation: Vimeo

Eye Candy Exhibition from Vimeo

Big Screen Plaza has partnered with Vimeo for an exciting 2019 exhibition featuring a variety of visual arts and films, selected by Vimeo’s curatorial staff to fit with our unique screening venue.

The block will air every day, starting July 1 2019, from 12:00pm – 1:00pm, except when private activations have booked the screen.

Vimeo was born in 2004, created by a group of filmmakers who wanted an easy and beautiful way to share videos with their friends. Word started to spread, and an insanely supportive community of creators began to blossom. Now Vimeo is home to more than 90,000,000 creators worldwide.
Stop by and view our Vimeo 2019 block in the plaza!

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A U R O R A by Rus Khansanov
TINK by Mr Kaplin
GALAXY GATES by Thomas Blanchard
JAPANESE BOY by Takeshi Nakatsuka

Brunch Out with Trevor

The Rockettes took the stage to show off their famous kicks and did so with a cause – to benefit The Trevor Project. Other performances included drag queen, Willam from RuPaul’s Drag Race and A Star is Born. Willam performed some of his original songs including Chow Down (Chick-fil-A), Derrick and Let’s Have a KaiKai with Rhea Litre. Other performances included song and dance from Izzy Uncut, Logan Hardcore, Miss Shalae, Stephanie’s Child, Rhea Litre, and William Belli from RuPaul’s Drag Race.

Hotel Eventi was transformed into a rainbow-colored atmosphere of fun with rainbow-colored food and drink to match the occasion. 100% of the event’s ticket sales will be donated to support The Trevor Project’s life-saving mission of reaching LGBTQ youth when they need it most.

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Resident Magazine
Bald Thoughts

BMW Launches #GoWithPride Campaign

The campaign culminated on June 28 at Big Screen Plaza, with the debut of a BMW 8 Series Convertible wrapped in a custom #GoWithPride design from American designer, and a prominent voice in the NYC LGBTQIA+ community, Jonathan Adler. The wrap features a rainbow design along the door’s driver and passenger doors that connects to form a heart on the front hood.

BMW partnered with GLAAD outside of their NYC headquarters leading up to the weekend’s events. The company made a donation to GLAAD and provided food, beverages and giveaways, while a fleet of BMW X7 Sports Activity Vehicles delivered t-shirts to over 200 GLAAD volunteers from the plaza.

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BMW Blog

Kick-off the Cup

We teamed up with Bleacher Report to host a watch party to kick off the Women’s World Cup as the U.S. took on Thailand.

This public event drew in hundreds of fans from around the city who were able to enjoy food, drinks, games, music, and the game live on the Big Screen.

Wildlife Photo Exhibition

BIGSCREENPLAZA is proud to partner with for the third year, presenting the Winners of their 2018 Photography Contest Exhibition. The photo exhibition is a compilation of wildlife photographs from around the world, and plays daily from 9:30am-10:00am at Big Screen Plaza. More information about the winning photos & the full list of photographers can be found HERE.


The Photography Contest showcases the beauty of our planet’s wilflife and natural spaces. The contest is run across three categories: Wildlife Portraits, Habitats & Landscapes and Animal Behaviour. This is an exhibition of the winning images from the 2018 contest.

Photographer: Roie Galitz
Photographer: Vladimir Cech
Photographer: Kellie Netherwood
Photographer: Matt Meisenheimer

LT’s Backyard Bash

We teamed up with Chef Laurent Tourondel and South Bronx United to put on a summer celebration at Big Screen Plaza. Guests came by to enjoy free drinks, food, bocce, corn hole, and a broadcast of the World Cup on the Big Screen! Proceeds benefited South Bronx United, a youth development organization that uses soccer to engage immigrant and first-generation youth and support the broader South Bronx community.

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