November 29, 2013

Screening A Dog’s Life: A Rowlf Retrospective

What: This year marks the 50th anniversary of the premiere of The Jimmy Dean Show which catapulted Rowlf the Dog to superstardom. In honor of that milestone, we celebrate Rowlf’s greatest moments (and Jim Henson’s greatest performances) from commercials, industrial films, variety shows and, of course, The Muppet Show. They say every dog has his day—and this day is dedicated to the Muppets’s favorite hound dog, Rowlf.
The Museum will also present a Holiday Puppet Party Workshop (recommended for ages 7 and older; materials fee applies), November 29 through December 1, twice daily at 1:15 and 2:30 p.m. 

When: Friday, November 29th, 30th & Dec. 1st @ 1:00 p.m.
Where: Museum of the Moving Image: 36-01 35 Avenue (at 37 Street)  Astoria, NY 11106

November 28, 2013

Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way

As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.
~John Fitzgerald Kennedy~

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

November 26, 2013

Autumn Harvest

What: Come to Grand Central's Autumn Harvest where Grand Central bakeries including Financier Patisserie, Junior's Bakery, Magnolia Bakery and Zaro's Bakery will be selling their incredible Thanksgiving desserts. Call participating stores directly to pre-order and they'll be ready for pick-up on the Taxi Stand during the event!
When: November 27, 10AM-7PM
Where: Taxi Stand (Vanderbilt Ave. at 43rd Street)

November 25, 2013

The 87th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

What: The holiday season officially begins when the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade steps off at the sound of Let’s Have a ParadeStepping off with its signature giant helium character balloons, fantasy-filled floats, marching bands, performance groups and a gaggle of clowns, America’s Parade promises non-stop pomp and pageantry for spectators young and old.
When: Thursday, November 28th from 9am-noon
Where: Kick off from 77th Street and Central Park West. The Parade will then march down to Columbus Circle, where it will turn onto Central Park South, before making its way straight down midtown Manhattan on 6th Avenue from 59th to 34th Streets. The Parade concludes with its final turn onto 34th Street in front of Macy’s Herald Square. 

November 24, 2013

Macy’s Parade Balloon Inflation

What: Long an open secret for many New Yorkers, the Parade’s big balloon inflation night has grown to become a grand event attracting more than one million visitors. Spectators will get an up close peek at the balloon giants as they are inflated in preparation for the big day. 
When: Wednesday, November 27th  |   3pm - 10pm
Where: 79th Street and Columbus Avenue 

Hanukkah Craft and Social Justice Market

What: A curated selection of fine and fun handcrafted products – many of them made in Brooklyn or by Israeli artisans. Opportunities to get involved in Social Justice projects.
When: Sunday, Nov. 24th, 2013, 11am - 4pm
Where: 274 Garfield Place Brooklyn, NY 11215
FREE

Vegan Thanksgiving Desserts Brooklyn

What: Pipernilli Cookie Company is hosting our first annual Vegan Thanksgiving Dessert Event.  We will be providing visitors with an elegant assortment of vegan and gluten-free desserts, that are packaged  and ready to take to any Thanksgiving dinner. So stop by and enjoy free samples, limited goodie bags and pick up a yummy dessert for the holidays.
When: Sunday, November 24th, 2013 from 11AM - 4PM
Where: Recession Art Gallery: 47 Bergen St Brooklyn, NY 11233 
RSVP

November 23, 2013

NY State Cider & Thanksgiving Market

What: New Amsterdam Market will host the Third Annual New York State Cider Revival in collaboration with Glynwood, a continuation of Cider Week. The event will feature New York hard cider makers, reviving a century's old tradition of the fermented beverage. Once one of the most popular beverages of New York, hard cider faced a quick demise as Prohibition ended legal sales.
In addition, our market will stock all your holiday essentials- from pies to poultry! One of our newest vendors, Adirondack Beef Company, will be offering pasture-raised Midget White Turkeys for your holiday meal. The Midget White is a heritage breed, considered critically threatened by the Livestock Conservancy. The re-introduction and continuous breeding of such varieties will ensure their existence in the future. The turkeys are available for pre-order with pick-up at our Sunday, November 24th market. The birds will be frozen (perfectly thawed by Thursday in the fridge) and range from 15-24lbs, $6.00/lb. 

Please contact Steve, at (315) 346-1741 to place an order or for additional details.
When: Nov. 24th, 11am-5pm
Where: South Street between Beekman Street and Peck Slip

Family Fun Day at Macy's

What: The most anticipated season of the year is almost here, and we are kicking it off with an exciting day of fun for everyone! So be sure to bring your camera and capture every magical moment!

11:30am In celebration of Chanukah, join us for a special reading of Gracies Night by Lynn Taylor Gordon. Purchase a copy of this book during the event, and Lynn will sign it for you*!

12:00pm Come let the world famous Radio City Rockettes® teach you their favorite dance moves at our mini clinic! With any Kids purchase of $150 or more, pick up a free pair of tickets** to the 2013 Radio City Spectacular®, the Rockettes, Celebration at Radio City Music Hall®, playing now through December 30th.

12:00pm Meet some of your favorite characters from the Macys Thanksgiving Day Parade, including Dora the Explorer, Snoopy, Clumsy Smurf, the Despicable Me Minions and others! With any purchase of $85 or more, we will give you an exclusive gift bag full of premium parade goodies.

2:00pm Our friends from Peanuts are hosting a reading circle of A Charlie Brown Christmas! And, with any $25 purchase, receive a free copy of the book and a signature from Snoopy. Plus, enjoy face painting, balloon twisting, arts and crafts and more!

Event subject to change or cancellation. While supplies last. **While time permits


When: Nov. 24th, 2013
Where: Macy's Herald SQ: 151 West 34th Street Kids Department on 7th FL

Danish Christmas Fair

What: Sømandskirkens julemarked 2013. As usual you will be able to Christmas shop elfs, angels, candles, christmas crafts, candy and Danish christmas presents for the holidays while enjoying the merry Danish Christmas spirit.
When: Saturday, Nov. 23rd, 11am - 5pm and Sunday Nov. 24th, 11am - 3pm.
Where: The Danish Seamen's Church (both days): 102 Willow St., Brooklyn
Plymouth Church (Sat. only): 75 Hicks St

NYC Barn Dance

What: All dances taught! But not a dance class, a DANCE PARTY! No experience or partner necessary! DAVE HARVEY with the REMEDIES.
When: Saturday, November 23, 2013  |  9 pm-Midnight
Where: Jalopy Theater, Red Hook Brooklyn
Cost: $15

Fashion for Relief: Clothing Sale to Help the Philippines Rebuild

What: Open your closet to a country in need! An afternoon shopping event to benefit recovery efforts in the Philippines.

What to expect at Fashion for Relief?
*Selection of styles from brands like Diane von Furstenberg, Comptoir des Cotonniers, Quietly Confident // Wildly Courageous, and Brandon Sun Collection
*Salon Beauty Bar by Katerina offering hair and makeup touch ups
*The Bosco photobooth to share GIFs of your new looks with all your friends
*Complimentary refreshments from
-- Stoli Vodka
--Astor Wines & Spirits
--RealBeanz
*Baked goods from Magnolia Bakery
*Beats from DJs Taylor Deehan, and NSR of the Deep
Displays courtesy of SetShop
(cash donations for recovery efforts suggested)

The trendiest items from New York City won't help typhoon survivors in the Philippines...but the funds we raise selling them will go a long way!


When: Saturday Nov. 23rd, 11am-3:30pm
Where: Philippine Consulate New York 556 5th Ave, New York, New York 10036

Sneaker Con NYC

What: Sneaker Con will make one more trip to our hometown before end of the year with a special holiday shopping event in New York City. Mark your calendars and start saving up for your chance to buy some of the most sought after sneakers in the world’s biggest sneaker market.
When: Saturday, November 23rd, 2013  |  12pm to 7pm
Where: Basketball City: 299 South Street New York, NY 10002
Cost: $20
ADVANCE TICKETS ARE SOLD OUT!
We will open general admission cash tickets at 3pm. Please follow @sneakercon on twitter for updates on cash tickets.

Fashion on the Factory Floor

What: Fashion on the Factory Floor is a Holiday Market featuring jury-selected emerging designers in a polished, purpose-built 20,000 sq./ft. industrial space. All designers featured at Fashion on the Factory Floor have committed to supporting local jobs and the vibrancy of New York City’s iconic apparel industry by manufacturing within the five boroughs. 
The Holiday Market will feature more than 50 unique designers selling women's and men's apparel, jewelry, accessories, handbags, and gifts at a range of price points, together with a full schedule of exciting programs and delicious locally-made food vendors.   
When: Nov. 23rd - 24th, 10AM - 6PM  |  Nov. 30th - Dec. 1st, 10AM - 6PM
Where: 241 37th Street in Sunset Park, Brooklyn
FREE

Stop 'N' Swap®

What: Bring clean, reusable, portable items such as clothing, house wares, games, books, & toys that you no longer need, and take home something new-to-you, free! You don’t have to bring something to take something. No furniture or large items, please.
When: Saturday, November 23rd, 2-5pm
Where: Westbeth Housing Community Room: 155 Bank St (b/t West St & Washington St), West Village
FREE

Pier Antique Show

What: Nearly 500 Exhibits! NYC's LARGEST & Most Comprehensive Art & Antiques Event!
Internationally known, and a staple for New Yorkers, celebrities, interior designers and decorators from all over the country attend it in droves. Antique and vintage enthusiasts come from around the world to discover the eclectic and fascinating mix of decorative art, jewelry, furnishings, collectibles and wearable fashion brilliantly displayed in a upbeat atmosphere!
When: Nov. 23rd & 24th, 10am - 6pm
Where: Pier 94, 12th Ave. @ 55th St., NYC
Cost: $15 *Children under 16 free when accompanied by an adult

Infinity Rooms: A Free and Fun Gallery Exhibit In Chelsea

What: This playful exhibition at the David Zwirner Gallery in Chelsea features two unique infinity rooms, a bunch of paintings and a video installation. The exhibit includes 27 large-scale colorful paintings, but the stars of the show are two mirrored infinity rooms, one with twinkling star-like lights and the other filled with playful polka-dotted tentacles. 
There are separate lines for each of the three galleries, so if you want to see both infinity rooms, you'll need to wait on one line and then another. As you enter, you're told to leave any large bags outside the exhibit and that you only have one minute in the gallery. Also, there are never any lines to see the paintings, which are in the middle gallery.
When: Now - Saturday, December 21st, 2013  |  Tuesday-Saturday 10am-6pm
Where: David Zwirner Gallery on the north side of 19th Street between 10th and 11th Avenues 
FREE

November 22, 2013

An Evening With Sheryl Crow

What: Join nine-time Grammy award-winner Sheryl Crow as she talks with New York Times chief pop music critic Jon Pareles about her music, her career and her foray into the world of country music. She released her first country album, “Feels Like Home,” this fall and added a Top 20 solo country single—“Easy”—to her list of accolades. A superb evening of conversation, with a musical performance, awaits.
When: Monday, December 2nd, 2013  |  6:30PM - 8:00PM
Where: The Times Center: 242 W 41st St
TICKETS $45

Renegade Craft Fair Winter Market in Brooklyn

What: This free-to-attend fair will kick off our handmade holiday tour with a slew of wonderful crafters, hands-on workshops, food, music, and more.
As always, we'll be presenting a curated collection of 150+ of today's best + brightest indie makers. 
Expect a vibrant and festive atmosphere in our new location, with vendor booths mingling with free workshops and hands-on activities. Attendees can create their own knitted necklaces or embroidered gift tags in a special hands on workshop hosted by Kollabora. Visitors are invited to take a photo to commemorate their indie shopping experience in the free photo booth provided by Magnolia Photobooth Co.
When: Saturday, November 23rd, 2013 11:00 am - Sunday, November 24th, 2013 6:00 pm
Where: Skylight One Hanson: 1 Hanson Pl Brooklyn, NY 11243
FREE

November 21, 2013

Meet Super model Chrissy Teigen

What: Join Nautica at Macys Herald Square as they celebrate their shop opening in the new and improved Mens Store. Nautica and Sports Illustrated will welcome super model Chrissy Teigen. Be one of the first 200 customers to make any $75 or more Nautica purchase and have your picture taken with Chrissy*. Plus with any $150 or more purchase of Nautica receive an iPod Shuffle.**  
Event subject to change or cancellation. *While supplies last. As time permits. Limited to the first 200 customers. Purchases must be made on 11/21.
When: Nov. 21st, 6:30PM - 8PM
Where: Macy's Herald Square: 151 West 34th Street Nautica Shop in Mens on 2

Sample Beers for $20

What: Live music from Bon Journey, a tribute band to Bon Jovi and Journey.
This event includes a $20 special where you can sample any of their 50 craft beers from 8pm-11pm.  If you are hungry, they have a new seasonal food menu.  
When: Friday, Nov. 22nd, 2013  |  8 - 11pm
Where: Katch Brewery & Grill:  31-19 Newtown Ave., Astoria Queens

Warren Ellis Signing at Forbidden Planet NYC

What: The event is free to attend, and fans are encouraged to bring their favorite works by the author. We also have tons of his material for sale at all times.
Warren Ellis is the award-winning writer of graphic novels like TRANSMETROPOLITAN, FELL, MINISTRY OF SPACE and PLANETARY, and the author of the NYT-bestselling GUN MACHINE and the "underground classic" novel CROOKED LITTLE VEIN.  

The movie RED is based on his graphic novel of the same name, its sequel having been released in summer 2013.  His GRAVEL books are in development for film at Legendary Pictures, with Tim Miller attached to direct.  
IRON MAN 3 is based on his Marvel Comics graphic novel IRON MAN: EXTREMIS. He's also written extensively for VICE, WIRED UK and Reuters on technological and cultural matters, and is co-writing a video project called WASTELANDERS with Joss Whedon. Warren Ellis is currently working on a non-fiction book about the future of the city for Farrar Giroux Straus. His newest publication is the digital short-story single DEAD PIG COLLECTOR, from FSG Originals.
A documentary about his work, CAPTURED GHOSTS, was released in 2012.
When: Friday, November 22nd, 2013 6:00 pm
Where: Forbidden Planet: 832 Broadway New York, NY 10003

The Centennial Holiday Light Show

What: The Holiday Light Show makes its return to Grand Central Terminal for its Centennial year. The show will light up the famous windows on the west side of the Main Concourse above Michael Jordan's The Steakhouse NYC and Cipiani Dolci this holiday season.
When: Nov. 21st -Dec. 26th  |  Every day from 5-11PM
Where: Grand Central Terminal, Main Concourse

November 20, 2013

Food Demo & Tasting

What: Stop by the Westin New York Grand Central this evening for a cooking demo with recipes that incorporate superfoods, followed by tastings and a question-and-answer session with Chef Brian Weiler, for hotel guests and neighboring New Yorkers alike.
When: Wednesdays 4:30-5:30pm
Where: Westin New York Grand Central lobby: 212 E. 42nd St.
FREE

The Union Square Holiday Market Returns Tomorrow

What: The Union Square Holiday Market is a New York institution, and attracts more than one million visitors from the United States and abroad each year. The antithesis of the impersonal department store, the Union Square Holiday Market is a wonderful place to spend time with family and friends, connect with local artisans and be swept up in New York City’s holiday merriment.
When: Nov. 21st - Dec. 24th  |  M - F 11 am  - 8 pm  |  Sat. 10 am - 8 pm  |  Sun. 11 am  - 7 pm
Where: Union Square Park, bordered by Park Avenue South, Broadway and 14th St.

November 19, 2013

The Amazing NY Scavenger Hunt – Brooklyn Museum

What: POGO Events presents The Amazing New York Scavenger Hunt – part scavenger hunt, part obstacle course and ALL Brooklyn Museum! A series of clues leads you around the Brooklyn Museum performing mental challenges along the way.
Each member of the winning team receives a New York City gift package.
The hunt takes two hours. Please wear comfortable shoes. One member of the team should have a smart phone (either Android or iPhone).
The hunt is run through an app called ScanQuest.
When: November 23rd  |  12:30 pm – 3:30 pm
Where: Brooklyn Museum: 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Cost: $25

The Second Annual Explorers Club Polar Film Festival

What: The Explorers Club invites you to its second annual Polar Film Festival - showcasing a diverse collection of feature films, documentaries and shorts about and from the Arctic and Antarctica. The films explore the history and grandeur of Earth's polar regions as well as the environmental challenges they are facing.
When: Saturday, November 23rd, 2013 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Where: Explorers Club: 46 E 70th St New York, NY 10021
Tickets for Saturday's proceedings are $25 for members and $35 for guests, while the Friday evening lecture is Free to members and $20 for guests. For reservations, simply call us at 212.628.8383 or email us at reservations@explorers.org. You can click here to learn more about the kick-off lecture being held Friday evening.

Bloopers #0: A multilayered dance party with distractions

Image courtesy of Bloopers
What: Bloopers #0 is the debut of a new performance-based collaboration by Michael Bell-Smith, Sara Magenheimer, and Ben Vida. As the band Bloopers, they use dance-pop music as a platform to explore the ways in which sound and music operate socially. Their work incorporates videos, props, set pieces, and promotional materials, playfully testing the boundaries of different areas of contemporary culture. Invoking Nam June Paik’s "Global Groove" and Robert Ashley’s "Perfect Lives" through the lens of Internet radio, Bloopers #0 is a multilayered dance party with distractions. 
When: November 21st, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
Where: Four81, 481 Broadway, floor 4 
Cost: $5

November 18, 2013

Fireside Cocktails & Free Live Jazz over Lincoln Center

What: Rain or Shine...This event will happen. bring your friends, family, whoever and make your Monday night eventful. Don't forget to dress business casual. Enjoy the jazz!! 
Happy hour: (until 8pm)
$5/$6 Domestic/Imported Beers,
$8 Well drinks & Select Wines,
$10 cosmos.
All guests must be age 21+ with valid ID. No exceptions

When: Monday, November 18th, 2013 | 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Where: The Empire Hotel Rooftop: 44 W 63rd St New York
FREE

The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Pre-Opening Night Event

What: Join The POP Bag for The Hunger Games: Catching Fire Pre-Opening Night Event! POP Bag gift bags sponsored by G.H. Cretors and featuring goodies from G.H. Cretors, Justins, Nth Degree, Travels with Gannon & Wyatt. Sampling from Off the Wall Frozen Yogurt, POP Trivia with prizes, and more! All while supplies last!
When: Thursday, November 21st, 2013 8:00 pm
Where: Bow Tie Cinemas Chelsea
TICKETS $14

Trance.Here.Now. presents Paul Oakenfold at Cielo

What: He plays at some of the top venues in the world, now he's coming to NYC. Paul Oakenfold spins up Trance.Here.Now. a one night only performance. If you like EDM, this is one spin you can't miss.
When: Sunday, November 24th, 5:30pm
Where: Cielo: 18 Little West 12 Street
TICKETS

Just for looks: Park Avenue Garage Sale

What: Partnering with The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center & Supporters and the home website Remodelista.com, MSKCC will create their own in-store boutique with a large assortment of top designer men's and women's apparel, accessories and home items will be sold at discount prices. A percentage of sales from the week long event will be given to the charity.
Remodelista.com will debut their first New York Remodelista Market. The market, located on the 4th floor of the Park Avenue Garage townhouse will bring together local New York area designers, creatives and purveyors, offering a mix of lifestyle pieces and goods for the home.

November 19: Opening Night Celebration with The Society of Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center and Supporters
November 20: Open to the Public Evening with Local Designers and Artisans from 6:00-8:00 pm
November 21: Girls Night Out Shopping Night
November 20-23: Park Avenue Garage is Open to the Public from 11:00-6:00 pm

Where: 10 West 56th Street, NYC
RSVP

Sons Of Essex Turns Two: Join The Party

What: Sons of Essex will be turning two and you are invited to join in the party. This Lower East Side celebrity hangout, where Bowary Boys meet Gangs of New York. If you are into an Asian Calamari Salad and a lil Notorious B.I.G, this is your party!
When: Tuesday, November 19th, 2013  |  7:00PM - 11:00PM
Where: Sons of Essex: 133 Essex Street
RSVP

Athleta NYC Store Opening

What: Join Athleta & New York magazine as they celebrate the opening of Athleta's newest New York City store.
Enjoy wine, healthy hors d'oeuvres and raffle prizes throughout the evening. Plus, a special fashion show showcasing Athleta apparel will be featured at 6:30pm.
When: Tuesday, November 19, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Where: 126 5th Ave New York, NY 10003

Bloomingdale’s Window Unveiling Performance with Josh Groban

What: Join Josh for Bloomingdale’s holiday window unveiling in New York City. The event will include a live performance by Josh with the New York City Children’s Chorus at the Bloomberg Courtyard. Following the performance visit Bloomingdale’s for an in-store signing with Josh!
When: November 19th at 5:30 PM
Where: Bloomingdale’s: 59th St and Lexington Ave.

November 17, 2013

Aladdin and Other Enchanting Tales

What: Come join us on a fantastic journey into the wondrous world of Aladdin and Other Enchanting Tales! Set to the evocative music of Rimsky-Korsakov, with stunning costumes, masks, puppets, illusion, and pantomime, Aladdin and Other Enchanting Tales is a modern telling of classic stories of romance and adventure–with dragons, wizards, princesses, and exotic creatures.
Enchantment Theatre Company brings these captivating tales to life as never seen before. Through the magic of these stories the Sultan experiences the kindness of strangers and the triumph of good over evil. He becomes the hero of each tale, ultimately discovering his true capacity to forgive and to love. Just as Scheherazade transforms her Sultan, she will enchant the hearts of the audience with humor, magic, romance and adventure. Ages 5 -18.
When: Wednesday, November 20th, 2013  |  10:30AM
Where: Queens College: Colden Auditorium
Cost: $8 BUY TIX

November 16, 2013

New York Hall of Science to Unveil GingerBread Lane

What: The New York Hall of Science will unveil GingerBread Lane, a 1.5-ton, 300-square-foot village with 152 gingerbread houses, 65 trees, four gingerbread cable cars, five gingerbread train cars, an underground candy subway station, candy trees and sugar signage. Ingredients include roughly 1,900 pounds of icing, 400 pounds of candy and 500 pounds of gingerbread dough. 
Chef Jon Lovitch spent about a year, drafting, designing, baking, building and decorating this metropolis, which sits out in the open, rather than behind glass, so the smell of homemade gingerbread fills the hall.

Details:
  • Gingerbread House Workshop, December 7th and December 28th. Make a gingerbread house to take home. Free with admission. Limited capacity; signup on day of event; beginning at noon.
  • GingerBread Lane House Giveway, January 12th. Take a piece of GingerBread Lane home, while supplies last. Two houses per person. Line opens at 10 am, giveaway at noon. Free with admission.
When: Nov 17th, 2013 through Jan 12th, 2014, click for museum hours, free with admission.
Where: New York Hall of Science, 47-01 111th Street, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park

Free Ice Skating at Chelsea Piers!

What: The first 300 people to visit the Zicam booth at Sky Rink will receive free admission and skate rental.
When: Sunday, November 17 from 1-3pm
Sunday, November 17 from 1-3pm.
Where: Chelsea Piers
Chelsea Piers
Chelsea Piers
Chelsea Piers

November 15, 2013

Auditions for "America's Got Talent"

What: Do you have what it takes to be the next top talent in America? Try your skill at auditions this weekend. Sign Up Here.
When: Saturday Nov, 17th, 8am
Where: Mercedes Benz of Manhattan: 536 W 41st St
FREE

The Centennial Holiday Fair

What: Grand Central Terminal’s 14th annual Holiday Fair is the only holiday market in the city to operate indoors. This season, the Fair will fill Vanderbilt Hall with 76 vendors for six weeks each offering a wonderful array of holiday gifts for all your loved ones including art, clothing for adults and children, handbags, jewelry and accessories for men and women, bath and body items, home goods, collectible toys, holiday items and gifts for pets.
When: Nov 18-Dec 24  |  Mon-Sat 10AM-8PM • Sun 11AM-7PM  |  Christmas Eve 10AM-6PM • Closed Thanksgiving
Where: VANDERBILT HALL

November 14, 2013

Sunnyside’s Thalia Theatre Celebrates Music and Dance

What: For five weeks, Thalia Spanish Theatre will present Heartbeat of Latino America (Al Ritmo del Corazon Latino). This brand new tribute celebrates the music and dance of 15 Spanish-speaking countries — Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Honduras, Mexico, Panama, Peru, Puerto Rico, Venezuela and Spain. 
When: Nov 15th - Dec 15th, Fridays and Saturdays at 8 pm and Sundays at 4 pm.
Where: Thalia Spanish Theatre, 41-17 Greenpoint Avenue, Sunnyside, Queens
Cost: $35/$32 students & senior citizens. Fridays only: all tickets $30. Group rates available.

Madonna In 80s NYC: Opening Reception

Richard Corman Photography
What: Madonna made quite the splash during her trips to NYC in the 1980s as her career was taking off. These moments were captured by Richard Corman and will be on display at Milk Studios. Come join the opening reception.
When: Nov. 14th, 7:00PM - 10:00PM
Where: Milk Studios: 450 West 15th Street

Neil Berg’s 101 Years Of Broadway

What: 101 Years of Broadway recreates the biggest moments from the finest shows of the century featuring the actual stars of shows such as The Phantom Of the Opera, Les Miserables, Evita, Cats and Fiddler on the Roof.
These amazing performers light up the stage with songs from the hit shows in which they starred. Berg presents brilliantly revived arrangements of Broadway Classics as well as thrilling songs from Broadways newest hit shows.
When: Saturday, November 16th, 2013 | 8:00 PM
Where: Queens College: Colden Auditorium, Kissena Boulevard and Reeves Avenue
Cost: $30 - $50 BUY

THE ALIENWARE LANDING TOUR #ALIENWARETOUR

What: Four gamers in eight different cities will go head-to-head on Alienware's revolutionary X51 gaming machine, featuring Call of Duty: Ghosts, Need For Speed Rivals and Shadow Warrior. Join us to get your hands on the X51 to experience its prowess for yourself. 
When: Nov. 19th, 6-11pm
Where: TOUR #1: NYC 547 West 26th Street New York NY 10001
RSVP 

DOC NYC Festival

What: Enjoy a film packed week of the best documentary filmmaking in the city. There are more than 130 films and events and 100 special guests.
When: Now thru Nov. 21st
Where: IFC Center: 323 6th Ave.
Cost: $17

Tonight: Ask Roulette

What: Ask Roulette is a conversation series in which strangers ask each other questions, live on stage. Come with a question you want to ask a stranger, and you'll be randomly paired -- answer a question from a stranger, then you get to turn around and ask someone your question. Questions can be silly, serious, weird, whatever.
+ Kurt Andersen of Studio 360
+ Comedian Negin Farsad of The Muslims are Coming
+ Kevin Allison (formerly of The State), host of Risk!
+ House band Eli Bolin
+ Your questions and answers
+ and more!

When: Thursday, November 14th, 2013  |  7:00pm
Where: Housing Works Bookstore Cafe: 126 Crosby St, New York, New York 10012

Eyewear Care & Repair Party

What: Food, booze & eyeglasses. Stop by with your broken spectacles for a free repair and a beer, talk with an optician and even receive a free pupillary distance measurement.
When: Thursday November 14th, 5-10pm
Where: The Monocle Order: 5 Devoe St., Williamsburg
FREE

HOLIDAY TRAIN SHOW AT GRAND CENTRAL

What: Grand Central Terminal turns 100 in 2013 and we’re starting the party early with our eleventh annual Holiday Train Show!  In a brand new layout built by Lionel, model Metro-North and New York Central trains depart from a miniature Grand Central on their way North on a 34’ long, two-level “O” gauge layout.  Vintage model trains from the Museum’s collection are on display joined by stunning New York Central railroad posters harkening back to Grand Central’s heyday as the nexus of long distance and commuter train travel.  Salute the Centennial with your very own Lionel Grand Central Express Passenger Set, unveiled and on sale at the Museum Store.
When: November 16th, 2013 - February 23, 2014
Where: Grand Central Terminal, Vanderbilt Hall, 15 Vanderbilt Avenue (42nd St. & Park Ave.)

November 13, 2013

The Mac Off!

What: The Mac Off, the ever-popular, ever-growing, ever-cheesy Macaroni & Cheese competition, brought to you by Brooklyn's arts and performance conglomerate is coming to Littlefield.  For the fourth year in a row, this s-mac-k down is going to draw chefs from every corner of New York City as they prove whose cheesy concoction is the best of the boroughs. Every cheese you can name, be it cheddar, goat, manchego, brie, or haloumi, can be in the mix as our chefs test their magnificent macs on our hungry patrons.  
For $20 at the door (or $15 in advance), patrons get to try all the macs, wash them down with a complementary beer, and vote for their favorite dish.  Aside from vying for the title of most delectable macaroni, the chefs face off for the fabulous prizes awarded to first, second, and third place.
When: Sunday, November 17th , 2013 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: Littlefield: 622 Degraw St Brooklyn, NY 11217
Cost: $15 - $20

Benjamin Patterson's "A Penny for Your Thoughts"

What: A Penny for Your Thoughts is a part of Three Duets, Seven Variations, a special series for the Performa 13 biennial, pairing six inter-generational artists for seven programs. This program is organized by Adrienne Edwards, Performa, and Thomas J. Lax, The Studio Museum in Harlem.
When: Saturday, November 16th, 2013 - 2:45pm to 3:15pm
Where: 14th Street Passage On the High Line

Jamal Cyrus's "Texas Fried Tenor"

What: Presented on the High Line, Jamal Cyrus’s Texas Fried Tenor (2012) will create a dynamic, sensorial, and eclectic soundscape as Cyrus deep-fries a saxophone while reciting a poem based on the Texas tenor saxophone tradition. Though the symphony of the sizzling brass instrument mimics the improvisatory nature of blues and jazz music, the sound produced and magnified through microphones is quite alien. His choice to deep-fry the instrument also recalls the southern stereotype of a cuisine defined by fried foods.
When: Saturday, November 16th, 2013 - 2:00pm to 2:45pm
Where: 14th Street Passage On the High Line

November 11, 2013

An Evening With Ricky Martin

What: Ricky Martin, one of the sexiest men alive, is coming to NYC to launch his new book - Santiago the Dreamer in Land Among the Stars. Come hear what he has to say and if you buy the book, you get to meet Ricky for an autograph!
When: Tues. Nov. 12th, 2013  |  6 - 7:30pm
Where: Barnes & Noble Booksellers Tribeca: 97 Warren Street