WHITE PLAINS, NY, April 3, 2015… Capitalizing on the vibrancy of New York City, the summer 2015 edition of NY NOW®, The Market for Home + Lifestyle will host a series of exclusive “Only in New York” events, offering Market participants unparalleled industry networking, as well as unique after-hours cultural and entertainment experiences. Special events to be offered in connection with the forthcoming Market include NY NOW’s perennial favorite “Night on Broadway,” Gifts and Decorative Accessories’ Retailer Excellence Awards, and free admission to MAD (Museum of Arts and Design) and shopping discount at The Store at MAD during Market Week, August 14-19, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center.

“Our ‘Only in New York’ events offer NY Market participants the best of New York City nightlife and entertainment, along with unparalleled industry networking,” said Randi Mohr, NY NOW co-director and vice president. “We invite all exhibitors and attendees to enjoy these exclusive offerings as a complement to their overall Market experience.”

NY NOW’s signature “Night on Broadway” event will feature specially-priced tickets to the Monday, August 17, performance of HAMILTON, a dynamic new musical by Lin-Manuel Miranda (In the Heights) opening on Broadway this summer.  The musical follows Alexander Hamilton, the scrappy young immigrant who forever changed America, from bastard orphan to Washington’s right hand man, rebel to war hero, loving husband caught in the country’s first sex scandal to Treasury head who made an untrusting world believe in the American economy.  Tickets, normally priced at $142, are specially-priced at $110 before August 14, and $120 after, for NY Market participants. Information is available at and tickets can be purchased online at after April 15.

NY NOW is a proud sponsor of the 64th Annual Retailer Excellence Awards, to be presented on Sunday, August 16, in New York City.  These prestigious industry awards, which are presented by Gifts and Decorative Accessories, recognize retail achievement in four categories (Store Design, Marketing Achievement, Visual Merchandising/Display and Store Events), as well individual achievement for “Rep of the Year” and “Rising Star.”  As part of this very special evening, Gift For Life, the industry’s sole charitable organization, also will present its 2015 Industry Achievement Award.  Information, as well as tickets, tables and sponsorships, are available through

As part of NY NOW’s popular New York Market “On the Town”, New York Market participants can receive free admission to MAD (Museum of Arts and Design) during and through the summer 2015 Market Week (August 14-21).  Through this special arrangement, visitors also will receive a 20% shopping discount (on regularly priced items) at The Store at MAD.  Exhibitions on view at MAD this summer include “Pathmakers: Women in Art, Craft and Design, Midcentury and Today,” which highlights the significant contributions of women to modernism in postwar visual culture; and Ralph Pucci: The Art of the Mannequin, which will include over 30 of his most important mannequins, as well as an in-gallery recreation of Pucci’s sculpture studio.  More details are available at

A comprehensive slate of educational seminars will complement these “Only in NYC” events as part of the summer 2015 Market. Information is available now at, and registration will be available online after April 15.

In addition to these NY NOW-sponsored activities, Market participants can also take advantage of countless low-cost, or no-cost, New York City attractions.  Select highlights include Brooklyn Botanic Gardens and the 9/11 Memorial Museum – both free on Tuesdays; and The Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, Socrates Sculpture Park and The Bronx Museum of the Arts – all of which are free every day.  A full listing of events in and around New York City during Market Week is available through NYC & Company, New York City’s official marketing, tourism and partnership organization.  Visit for details..

The summer 2015 edition of NY NOW, the Market for Home + Lifestyle, will run Saturday, August 15, through Wednesday, August 19, 2015, at New York City’s Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. NY NOW’s three comprehensive collections – HOME, LIFESTYLE and HANDMADE, as well as NEW! exhibitors – encompass 100,000 products in 400+ product categories. Attendees from all 50 states and around the world are expected. Information and registration is available online at