September 19, 2017

THE ANNUAL ATLANTIC ANTIC™: The Pulse of Brooklyn

What: THE ANNUAL ATLANTIC ANTIC™ is the oldest and largest street festival in Brooklyn, New York! The Atlantic Antic™ is a living tribute to the myriad of heritages that coexist in Brooklyn. Spanning four neighborhoods (Boerum Hill, Brooklyn Heights, Cobble Hill and Downtown Brooklyn) from Hicks Street to Fourth Avenue, the Atlantic Antic™ brings together people from all ages and diverse backgrounds to celebrate in the heart of Brooklyn! From start to finish, Atlantic Avenue is transformed into a sea of entertainment offering something for everyone.

The Atlantic Antic™ features live music stages that showcase free outdoor performances from various cultural genres. Families can enjoy an entire block dedicated to kids! Pony rides, bounce houses, face painting and many other children’s activities make the festival fun for the entire family! Best known for its eclectic delicacies up and down the 10 blocks, the Atlantic Antic™ has been given the saying “Eat it at the Antic, Walk it off on Atlantic!”

Where: Atlantic Ave between Hicks St and Fourth Ave, Brooklyn
When: September 24, 12:00 PM — 6:00 PM

September 13, 2017

One Film, One New York, One Day Only: Watch for FREE #Crooklyn


What: After a spirited runoff between five great movies, thousands of New Yorkers have chosen CROOKLYN as the one film they want to watch together on September 13th. For FREE.

Written and directed by Spike Lee, this 1994 film tells the story of a nine-year-old girl who lives in Bedford-Styvesant with her parents and four older brothers. It's a slice-of-life story that depicts Brooklyn in the 1970s, complete with kids getting in trouble, parents trying to make ends-meet and everyone in the neighborhood getting in their way. Crooklyn also boasts an amazing soundtrack composed completely of 70s music. And of course, Spike Lee makes a cameo.

When: Wednesday September 13th, 2017

Where: Here's where you can go to watch FOR FREE in all five boroughs. Movie times may vary so please visit these websites:

PARKS
Brooklyn — Fort Greene Park
Rain location: McCarren Play Center

The Bronx — Crotona Park
Rain location: St. Mary's Recreation Center

Manhattan — St. Nicholas Park in Harlem
Rain location: Highbridge Recreation Center

Queens — Windmuller Park / Lawrence Virgilio Playground
Rain location: Al Oerter Recreation Center

Staten Island — Clove Lakes Park
Rain location: Ocean Breeze Track and Field Athletic Complex


MOVIE THEATERS
Alamo Drafthouse Cinema — 445 Albee Square W #4, Brooklyn, NY 11201 
Screening begins at 5pm and tickets will be available on a first come, first serve basis in the lobby at a check-in desk.

Nitehawk Cinema — 136 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11249
Screening begins at 9:30pm, seating is first-come, first-serve. Line starts at 8:30pm and doors open at 9pm. RSVP is required.

Film Society of Lincoln Center, Walter Reade Theater, Manhattan — 165 W 65th St, New York, NY 10023
The event begins at 6pm. Free tickets for the public will be available at the Walter Reade Theater box office beginning one hour prior to the screening, with first-come, first-serve seating. The line may form in advance of this time. For more information, visit the FSLC website.

Symphony Space — 2537 Broadway, New York, NY 10025
Screening begins at 7pm. For more information, visit the Symphony Space website.

BAM Rose Cinemas — 30 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Screening begins at 9:30pm. Seating is limited, tickets will be handed out on a first-come, first-served basis. For more information, visit the BAM Rose Cinemas website.

Quad Cinema — 34 W 13th St, New York, NY 10011
Screening begins at 6:50pm. Tickets will be available at the box office an hour before showtime, with first-come, first-serve seating. For more information, visit the Quad Cinema website.

Kew Gardens Cinemas, Queens — 81-05 Lefferts Boulevard, Kew Gardens, NY 11415
Screening begins at 1pm, seating is first-come, first-serve. Tickets are available for pick up now through September 13 at the box office.

Williamsburg Cinemas — 217 Grand St, Brooklyn, NY 11211
Screening begins at 1pm, seating is first-come, first-serve. Tickets are available for pick up now through September 13 at the box office.

Cobble Hill Cinemas — 265 Court St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
Screening begins at 1pm, seating is first-come, first-serve. Tickets are available for pick up now through September 13 at the box office.

Museum of the Moving Image — 36-01 35th Ave, Queens, NY 11106
Screening begins at 7pm, tickets will be available first come, first served (doors open at 6:00 p.m.). For more information, visit the Museum of the Moving Image website.

Atrium Stadium Cinema — 680 Arthur Kill Rd, Staten Island, NY 10308
Screening begins at 8pm, seating is first-come, first-serve.

September 9, 2017

ID POP SHOP - September 11-17

What: Showcasing the work of independent designers of apparel, accessories, jewelry, bath & body, art, and more!
When: Daily 10:30am - 7:30pm, Saturday 10:00am - 7:30pm
Where: Chelsea Market (Event Space) 75 Ninth Avenue, New York NY 10011

#GrandBazaarNYC

What: Grand Bazaar NYC is the largest curated weekly market in NYC, located on the Upper West Side. Every Sunday, all year-round, indoors & outdoors, local artist, designers, and antique/vintage dealers sell one-of-a-kind and limited edition art, antique watches, vintage collectibles and fashion, handmade jewelry and furniture. Delicious artisianal edibles will unsure that you will never leave hungry.
When: Every Sunday, 10:00 am - 5:30 pm, indoors & outdoors
Where: 100 West 77th St., NY, NY 10024 (At Columbus Avenue) 
Directions>>
Cost: FREE

Last Weekend for the Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit

What: The event showcases fine artists and craft artisans from around the New York metropolitan area, the nation and the world. Attendees come from all over and are a cosmopolitan mix, including art lovers, tourists, faculty and students from the area's many schools and professionals such as interior designers.

Our show is a sidewalk show, not a street fair, and has its venue on University Place, starting at East 13th Street and continuing south along the east side of Washington Square Park to West 3rd Street. The southern end of the show encompasses Schwartz Plaza, (aka Bobkin Lane), between NYU's Shimkin Hall and Bobst Library.

When: Sept. 9-10, 2017 | Noon - 6pm
Where: The show takes place on University Place, starting at East 13th Street and continuing south along the east side of Washington Square Park to West 3rd Street. The southern end of the show encompasses Schwartz Plaza, (aka Bobkin Lane), between NYU's Shimkin Hall and Bobst Library. Download the Fall 2017 Guide for a list of featured artists and booth locations.
Website>>

September 8, 2017

Rolex Central Park Horse Show

What: As one of the most anticipated equestrian events of the year, the Rolex Central Park Horse Show will return to New York City’s iconic Wollman Rink from Wednesday, September 20 to Sunday, September 24.

The fourth annual event will feature five days of diverse programming and daily exhibitions, including Arabians, show jumping, puissance, hunters and more. RCPHS will also feature the “Mars Corporation Family Day” on September 24, which is free to the public and includes activities such as pony rides, a pony grooming station, hobby horsing, social media pet influencer and a dog agility demonstration. 

General admission and VIP tickets are available at cphs.coth.com.

When: September 20 -24, 2017
Where: Central Park, 
Wollman Rink, NYC

The Brooklyn Book Festival is Back!

What: The Brooklyn Book Festival is one of America’s premier book festivals and the largest free literary event in New York City. Presenting an array of national and international literary stars and emerging authors, it includes a week of Bookend Events throughout New York City, a lively Children’s Day and a celebratory Festival Day with more than 300 authors and 200 booksellers in a vibrant Literary Marketplace. This hip, smart, diverse gathering attracts thousands of book lovers of all ages. 
When: September 11-17, 2017
Where: Citywide
Cost: FREE

Helpful Links:
Bookend Events (Sept. 11-17)
Children's Day (Sept. 16)

August 19, 2017

Harlem Day: Sunday, August 20

Sunday, August 20
HARLEM DAY
W. 135th St. (bet. 5th Ave & Malcolm X Blvd)
Site I
10:00AM – 4:00PM
Upper Manhattan Auto Show
Featuring classic, vintage and the newest cars, as well as motorcycles and historic buses.
West 135th Street between 5th Avenue & Malcolm X Blvd.

12:00PM-6:00PM
Our Health Village
Health testing, education and information
Harlem Hospital Mural Pavilion 
(between 136th Street and 137th & Malcolm X Blvd.

10AM-4PM
Upper Manhattan Small Business Expo & Fair(Fifth Avenue & Malcolm X Blvd)

HARLEM WEEK /USTA
Tri-State Junior Tennis Clinics 10AM-4PM
Howard Bennett Playground –
W. 135TH Street Fifth Ave & Malcolm X Blvd

NY City “Children’s Festival” (Day 2) 
12NOON – 7PM
Theme: “Back to School”. Featuring exhibits, games, arts & crafts, live music, dance, free health testing and sports clinics
135th St. (bet. Malcolm X & Adam Clayton Powell Jr., Blvds.)

Site II
1:00PM-7:00PM
HMF-5th Avenue Main Stage 
Jazz, R&B Musical Theatre, Hip Hop, Gospel and guest artists

Site III
1:00PM-7:00PM
HMF/YMCA Stage
Dance, Gospel, Jazz, Spoken Word, Hip-Hop, R&B, Musical Theater and “Back to School” Children’s Fashion Show
135TH Street between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd

Site IV 
1:00PM-7:00PM
HMF St. Nicholas Avenue Main Stage
W. 135th St. and St. Nicholas Ave.
R&B, Jazz, Hip Hop, Blues, and Dance with special guest performances by guest artists

1:00PM-6:00PM
International Vendors VillageUpscale arts and crafts and designers