December 1, 2015

The Shops at Grand Central Present:
The Holiday Wrap-Up

What: Need help wrapping your gifts? No problem! Head on down to Grand Central Terminal where you can receive complimentary custom gift wrapping services featuring the iconic Main Concourse ceiling! 
The Shops also have great gift ideas and there are lots of terminal-wide in store events and promotions. 
When: Dec. 3rd and Dec. 17th |  Noon to 8pm
Where: Grand Central Terminal Shuttle Passage

November 30, 2015

Columbus Circle Holiday Market

What: The market is the perfect place to enjoy bites from some of the city's finest, shop for holiday gifts from artisans and designers, and soak in the splendor of winter in New York. Shop for handmade gifts, jewelry, clothing and so much more!
When: December 1st - December 24th, 2015
Where: Columbus Circle - 59th Street and Central Park West

November 24, 2015

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade #MacysParade

What: America's Parade showcases balloons, floats, celebs, bands, dancers, clowns and so much live entertainment in the most spectacular holiday celebration in the world. Come see the most famous 2 1/2 mile march through Manhattan's streets!
When: November 26th, 2015
Where: The procession heads south down Central Park West from 77th Street, east along Central Park South to Sixth Avenue and then south along Sixth Avenue to West 34th Street, ending in front of Macy's in Herald Square.

LIC Flea & Food Indoor Holiday Market at The Shops at Atlas Park

What: The LIC Flea & Food in Long Island City announced it will be back at the end of November with an indoor holiday market at The Shops at Atlas Park in Glendale

Items at the holiday market, which will run through Christmas, include handcrafted jewelry, clothes, accessories, art, vintage clothes and items, furnishings and more. 

Visitors can tempt their stomachs with incredible eats and delectable sweets, and enjoy a drink at the all-Queens beer and wine garden. 

There will also be fun for everyone with activities for children, live music, an arcade and much more.

When: November 28th, 2015  |  11 a.m. to 7 p.m.  |  Every weekend thru Christmas
Where: 8000 Cooper Ave., Glendale, Queens

November 23, 2015

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloon Inflation

What: The traditional Macy's Balloon Inflation takes place on Thanksgiving Eve in the streets around the American Museum of Natural History. 
Arrive early to beat the crowds. By 5pm the majority of balloons have begun to take shape and by 9pm all are usually inflated.
When: Wednesday, November 25th, 2015  |  3-10pm
Where: Visitors are welcome to join a procession that starts at 79th Street and Columbus Avenue, circling the museum between 77th and 81st Streets and Central Park West and Columbus Avenue.

The 16th Annual Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square

What: On Monday, November 30, 2015 the Lincoln Square Business Improvement District and presenting sponsor Time Warner will host the Sixteenth Annual Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square – New York’s largest holiday festival! Join legendary artists, up-and-coming musicians, dancers, street performers and more as we welcome the holiday season and light up the Upper West Side with an evening of music, food, dancing and fun for everyone. 

Lincoln Square’s sidewalks and public spaces will come alive with music, performers, processional groups, jugglers, stilt-walkers and more, making for a festive fun-filled evening along the streets of this dynamic Upper West Side neighborhood.
When: Monday, November 30, 2015, 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm, Rain, Snow Or Shine!
Where: The Celebration Begins With The Lighting Of The Upper West Side Holiday Tree In Dante Park At Broadway & 63rd Street And Continues Along Broadway From Time Warner Center To 68th Street.
Take The 1, A, B, C, Or D Train To 59th Street/Columbus Circle Or The 1 Train To 66th Street And Broadway.

November 22, 2015

The Origami Holiday Tree

What: Visit the American Museum of Natural History each holiday season to see one of New York’s most beloved displays, the Origami Holiday Tree—an annual tradition for more than forty years. Produced in partnership with OrigamiUSA, the tree is delightfully decorated with more than 800 hand-folded paper models created by local, national, and international origami artists. 
Feeling crafty? Volunteers from OrigamiUSA will be on hand at the Museum to teach paper folding to visitors of all ages.
When: November 23rd, 2015—January 10th, 2016
Where: American Museum of Natural History: Central Park West at 79th Street

November 18, 2015

Union Square Holiday Market

What: More than 100 red-and-white booths fill Union Square Park for its 19th annual Holiday Market. You’ll find plenty of affordable, quality items, as well as coupons for local businesses at the information booth. Your wallet will thank you.
When: November 19th - December 24th, 2015
Where: University Pl & E 14th St New York, NY 10003

November 13, 2015

14th Annual Holiday Train Show at Grand Central

What: Presented annually by the New York Transit Museum, this popular model railroad exhibition features Metro-North, New York Central, and subway trains departing from a miniature Grand Central Terminal on a 34’-long, two-level “O” gauge layout. The Museum’s store and booth at the Holiday Fair also offer great gifts for your holiday shopping. Transit gifts are available online at www.nytransitmuseumstore.com.
When: Nov. 14, 2015 – Feb. 21, 2016
Mon – Fri 8 am To 8 pm
Sat – Sun 10 am To 6pm
Where: Grand Central - NY Transit Museum Gallery Annex and Store - Shuttle Passage

November 12, 2015

GRAND CENTRAL HOLIDAY FAIR

What: Located in the Terminal’s historic Vanderbilt Hall, you’ll find the city’s best holiday shopping experience featuring 76 vendors with a wide array of goods at all price levels.  The fair features artisans selling unique crafts, jewelry, clothing, home furnishings, children’s gifts, and more. Click here for the Holiday Fair directory.
When: November 14th – December 24th, 2015
Monday-Saturday   10:00am - 8:00pm
Sunday                 11:00am - 7:00pm
Thanksgiving Eve  Closing at 8:00pm
CLOSED THANKSGIVING DAY
Christmas Eve       Closing at 6:00pm
Where: Vanderbilt Hall, GrandCentral Terminal

November 4, 2015

Ridgewood Market: Holiday Festival in Queens!

What: Shop over 40 independent and local artisan vendors!
New Vendors at every market event!
Local, Artisan, and Vintage Gifts!
Food and Pastries!
Beer and Alcohol!
Music! Entertainment!
And more!!
Kid Friendly! Date Friendly!
There will be a 50/50 Raffle AND prize raffles!
When: Two Dates to Choose From: 
Night Bazaar Saturday November 7th, 2015  |  5 PM -11 PM
Brunch Market - Sunday November 15th, 2015  |  11 AM -5 PM
Where: GottscheerHall:  657 Fairview Ave Ridgewood, NY 11385

November 3, 2015

35¢ Cocktails Every Tuesday During this Prohibition-Era Happy Hour

What: Lower East Side eatery Louie and Chan will travel back to the Roaring Twenties, slinging 35¢ cocktails every Tuesday from 7 to 8pm at both the restaurant upstairs and bar-lounge downstairs. Drinks will rotate weekly. Following each cocktail hour, a weekly 1920s-themed Chan's Parlor bash will commence in the subterranean speakeasy, complete with live jazz, burlesque dancers and, of course, more booze. Period garb is encouraged, so dust off your Gatsby suits and flapper frocks.
When: Every Tuesday 7 - 8pm
Where: Louie and Chan: 303 Broome Street, New York

November 1, 2015

Tokyo Wants Your Logo Ideas for the 2020 Olympics #Tokyo2020Emblems

The Tokyo 2020 Emblems Selection Committee has launched the design competition for the new Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games emblems. The competition is open to everyone regardless of previous experience or formal qualifications, and individual or group applications are welcomed. 

Individual competition entries are invited from Japanese nationals over 18 years-old and foreign nationals over 18 years-old with the right of residence in Japan. Children and foreigners not resident in Japan can also take part via the group entries system (10 persons max.) as long as at least one person meets the above age, nationality and residential requirements.

The complete guidelines regarding the design competition for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games emblems are available here.


Applications can be submitted online from Tuesday November 24th  to Monday December 7th 2015 through a website to be publicly announced at a later date. An official announcement of the winning entry is scheduled for spring 2016.

The entry selected by the Tokyo 2020 Emblems Selection Committee will be forwarded to the Tokyo 2020 Executive Board for final approval. The winning entry will receive an official invitation to attend the opening ceremonies of both the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The Games emblems should seek to symbolize the fact that the 2020 Games are being held in Tokyo and Japan, and elicit empathy with people across the world. The designs should endeavor to have widespread appeal before, during and long after the 2020 Games are over.

Tokyo 2020 would like all applicants to give full rein to their imagination and creativity, and incorporate one or more of the following key concepts into their design of new Games emblems: “The power of sport”, “Typifying Tokyo and/or Japan”, “World peace”, “Exerting the utmost efforts and striving to achieve a personal best,”, “Inclusivity”, “Innovation and Futuristic”, “Regeneration (ability to recover from the 2011 disaster).

October 31, 2015

Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket

What: This community destination brings together a mix of shoppers from the nearby neighborhoods of Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Crown Heights, and beyond. Runners, dog-walkers, families, singles and foodies all converge to buy from the huge array of farm fresh products, and to participate in the programming and cooking demonstrations that take place every Saturday all year long.

Beer and Spirits of New York Pop-up 
Every Saturday, September 5th to November 21st
Every week meet a new brewer and distiller making beverages with locally grown ingredients, sample bites from a neighborhood restaurant and visit the Greenmarket Regional Grains Project retail stand selling whole grains and flours. Take a look at the schedule below to see who’s coming! #drinklocal

Cooking Demo by Delaware and Hudson
October 31st, 11am to 1pm
Stop by the market info tent for guest vendors Plan Bee Brewery and Hudson Valley Distillers. Chef Patti Jackson from Williamsburg restaurant, Delaware and Hudson, will be demonstrating a grains dish from the restaurant. 

When: Open Saturdays Year Round  |  Market Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where: Prospect Park West & Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn (NW corner of Prospect Park)

October 30, 2015

Haunted House for Kids in Brooklyn

What: In the basement of the 78th precinct, there is a chilling maze of heart stopping surprises lurking around every corner! It's where some of New York's Finest are now inviting neighborhood kids to join in a little Halloween fun.
When: Friday October 30th, 2015  |  2-9pm
Where: 78th Precinct: 65 6th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217 (around the corner from the Barclays Center)  |  (718) 636-6411

Shopping at the #WinterVillage in Bryant Park Opens Today @5pm!

What: The Holiday Shops include more than 125 boutique-like shops offering exquisite gift ideas from distinctive apparel to jewelry, decorative goods, local foods, and much more. There's something for everyone – adults, kids, and even pets.
This European inspired open-air market features artisans from around the world. Located along Bryant Park's allĂ©es and terraces, the Holiday Shops are housed in custom-designed, “jewel box” kiosks.

When: Friday Oct. 30th, 2015 - Jan. 3rd, 2016
Monday - Friday: 11am – 8pm  |  Saturday: 10am – 9pm  |  Sunday: 10am – 6pm

Where: Bryant Park, NYC (behind the New York Public Library in Midtown Manhattan, between 40th and 42nd Streets & Fifth and Sixth Avenues.)

October 25, 2015

Head To Strand Books For A Conversation With Beatles Legend, Ringo Starr

What: Ringo Starr looks back with Photograph, a collection of pictures he's taken throughout his long career in the Beatles and after. He'll be at the Strand for a presentation of the photographs, and to say a few words of peace and love.

Ringo will NOT be signing books. Customers can purchase a copy of Photograph and receive a limited edition bookplate featuring a reproduction of Ringo’s signature. Photos may be taken from the audience. This event is standing room only.

A limited number of signed prints of Ringo's photographs are available through Genesis Publications. Purchase of the prints affords customers a front row seat at his Strand appearance, as well as entry into a drawing to meet and be photographed with Ringo. Information about the prints can be found here.

Buy a copy of Photograph to attend this event. Please note that payment is required for all online event orders at the time of checkout. When purchasing online, your name will be added to our guest list, and your copy will be given to you at the end of the signing line. The line for this event will form beginning at 12:00 noon on the day of the event in front of Strand on Broadway at 12th Street.

When: Monday October 26th, 2015  |   2:00PM – 3:00PM
Where: The Strand Bookstore

Book Launch: Women Chefs of New York

What: Women Chefs of New York is a collection of recipes as diverse as New York City’s vast array of cuisine itself. The female trio behind the hugely popular Pies ‘n’ Thighs divulges their fried chicken and biscuits recipe; legendary Mediterranean cuisine chef Einat Admony offers her green shakshuka; and Christina Tosi, owner and founder of Momofuku Milk Bar, gifts the reader with her secrets for birthday cake truffles.
For more information, please call 718.666.3049
Contributing chefs Einat Admony, Fany Gerson, and Joy Williams will join in a panel discussion.  Tastings will be served.
When: Monday Oct. 26th, 2015  |  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: THE POWERHOUSE ARENA [Dumbo]: 37 Main Street Brooklyn, NY 11201

Orionids Meteor Shower

What: The Orionids meteor shower will be making its first appearance in over a year! This shower gets its name from the fact that the meteors seem to fan out from the Orion constellation's second brightest star. Let the Urban Park Rangers be your guide as we watch this incredible display, which can produce up to 20 meteors per hour at its peak.
When: Sunday, October 25th, 2015  |  7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Where: Owl's Head Park House, Brooklyn
FREE

October 24, 2015

Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Flotilla

What: Enjoy live music, spooky stories, pumpkin carving demonstrations, and, of course, Central Park Conservancy’s signature pumpkin flotilla, which sets sail across the Harlem Meer at twilight! 
Participation is free; Tickets are not required; RSVP to let us know you’re coming
Open to all ages.  In case of inclement weather, please check our website or call 212.860.1370 for updates.
On-site registration only on day of event - Sunday, October 25: 3:30pm

Schedule of Events
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Pumpkin Flotilla Drop Off
Pumpkin Carving Demonstrations
Halloween Crafts
Live Music


3:45 pm – 4:30 pm
Spooky Stories

4:45 pm – 5:30 pm
Spooky Stories

6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Halloween Parade

6:30 pm
Pumpkin Flotilla Launch

Pumpkin Flotilla Guidelines: 
Get a pumpkin: Bring a pumpkin that weighs about 8 pounds after it’s carved; that’s approximately the size of a soccer ball. Mini or extra-large pumpkins cannot be accepted for the flotilla.

Get creative: All pumpkins must come with tops and be gutted and carved at home. Jack-o’-lanterns with artificial decorations, such as paint, glitter, marker, food dye, paper, plastic, light bulbs, candles, or floats cannot be accepted for the flotilla. A light and floating device will be provided when you register your jack-o’-lantern at the event.

Drop off your pumpkin: We will have two designated drop-off areas near the Dana Discovery Center between 3:30 pm and 5:30 pm. Space in the flotilla is limited to 50 pumpkins, so make sure your creation meets all the requirements.

Watch the Harlem Meer get spooky! Once the activities are finished at twilight (about 6:30 pm), find a spot along the edge of the Harlem Meer and watch as the jack-o’-lanterns float by in New York’s largest pumpkin flotilla!

Please note: Pumpkins in our flotilla cannot be returned. Thank you for your contribution to our event. 
For more information about the Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Flotilla, please call the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center at 212.860.1370

When: Sunday, October 25th, 2015  |  3:30 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Where: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center in Central Park, Manhattan (inside the Park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues)

Mimosas & Oysters In SoHo

What: Celebrate Fall with us at Ministry of Supply’s brick-and-mortar store on Wooster street. On Saturday, October 24th, we'll be offering oysters by Wild Edibles, a mimosa bar (plus plenty of beer), and a special gift with purchase. It's the perfect time to re-stock your essentials while having a good time.  
The details:
Be one of the first to check out our Aviator II suiting. Built around movement, Aviator II is actually flexible enough for real life. 
Enjoy freshly made mimosas and Wild Edible oysters.
Get a gift with all purchases.  When you purchase an Aviator II blazer, you’ll also take home a Mercury scarf ($78 value) on the house.
Ministry of Supply invents clothing that works, with better fit, more functional details, and simplified care.
When: Saturday, October 24th, 2015 from 2PM - 5PM
Where: Ministry of Supply: 138 Wooster Street New York, NY 10012

Haunted Lantern Tour

What: Join the Urban Park Rangers as they mix history with Halloween fun on a lantern tour of the historic Water Battery at Fort Totten. You must be on line at the Battery by 8:00 p.m. to be guaranteed admittance. Please call the Fort Totten Visitor Center at (718) 352-1769 for more information.
When: Saturday, October 24th, 2015  |  6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Where: Fort Totten Park, Queens

Dewar's Scratched360 Experience

What: Whiskey is the best to drink during the colder months, which are definitely approaching us. Dewar's, the world’s most awarded blended Scotch whisky, is hosting a pop-up Scratched Cask multi sensorial tasting experience. Head to the Seaport! Guests will enter a giant 10-ft whisky barrel and immerse themselves in a virtual reality screening that will bring to life the newly released whisky, which uses a unique whisky-making process - scratching the barrels after charring - to create a new liquid with a smooth and flavorful finish.
When: Saturday October 24th, 2015  |  11am - 5pm
Where: South Street Seaport: 11 Fulton St 
FREE

Last Day for The Row Sample Sale

What: Sample sale MADNESS. The Row, the second of Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen's brands, is having their annual sale. Last year, this brand had amazing discounts at their sale, and we expect to see the same this year. Fingers crossed. There will be blazers, leather pants, & handbags - that's for sure. Get on it.
When: Saturday, October 24th, 9am-5pm
Where: Metropolitan Pavilion: 123 W. 18th St. (bet. 6th & 7th Ave.), 4th Floor

Clean Up Day at Clinton Community Garden

What: Twice a year, we hold a cleanup to spruce up the front garden, and we could use some help. We will get about 100 bags of soil, compost, and peat moss delivered (they weigh 40-50 pounds each) so about 2.25 tons of soil. Most of this will go on the front grass and front plots, the leftovers will be given to the rear gardeners on a first-come, first-served basis. 
When: Saturday, October 24th, 2015  |  9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Where: Clinton Community Garden, Manhattan  Directions to this location
Contact Email: clintongarden@gmail.com
FREE

It's My Park!

Saturday, October 24th, 2015

8:00 a.m. –12:00 p.m.
Help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening.
Free

9:00 a.m. –12:30 p.m.
It's My Park at McCarren Park with Good.Clean.Fun. Brooklyn
Please join Good.Clean.Fun. to help care for McCarren Park during your morning fitness routine.
Free

9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
The newly formed group, Friends of Kivlehan Park, invite you to join them this It's My Park season as they work to beautify and maintain the Superstorm Sandy Memorial Garden. Volunteers will be weeding, planting, and spreading woodchips within the garden areas, as well as conducting a general cleanup throughout the park. We look forward to a great day of cleaning and beautifying New Dorp Beach Park!
Free

October 20, 2015

Children's Fall Festival at the Farm

What: A festival of Halloween fun for children of all ages; everyone is invited to wear their costume! 
Free children's games & bounces and professional character look-alikes will add to the excitement. Don't miss out on pig races, kids' pony rides, food, live country music, and the ConEdison Ecology Booth. 
Our Haunted House and Amazing Maize Maze will be open as well. This is a popular event, so if crowds aren't your thing we recommend arriving early.
When: Sunday, October 25th, 2015 | 11 am – 4 pm
Where: QueensCounty Farm Museum: 73-50 Little Neck Parkway Floral Park, NY
Cost: $5.00 per person* Free with Farm Membership
*Admission includes Bounces and games for kids, Pig Racing , Halloween Characters (photos with characters welcome), Savannah Sky Country Band, ConEdison Ecology booth, and craft activity for kids. Additional fees apply for: Animal Feeding, Pony Ride, Hayride, Haunted House (12-4pm), and Amazing Maize Maze.

October 19, 2015

Halloween Haunted House at the Farm

What: Visit our Haunted House for thrills and chills! Hayrides, Halloween treats, mulled cider, pumpkins and apples will be sold. 
This event is recommended for children age 6-12. Adults will find it creepy too! 
When: Sat & Sun, October 24th & 25th, 2015  |  4 – 7 pm
Where: QueensCounty Farm Museum: 73-50 Little Neck Parkway Floral Park, NY
Cost: $4.00 per person

October 15, 2015

2015 Fall Crafts in Chelsea

What: The EtsyNY Team and PS 11 are teaming up to present for the whole community a tremendous array of activities for young and old alike; bouncy castles, food, games and raffles for the kids (and the kids at heart!) and for the grown-ups, a wonderful, affordable artisan market full of hand-made-only products from local designers.

Products at the market this year include handcrafted fine and fashion jewelry for every taste, paper goods and stationary for that special person or occasion, and an amazing variety of unique clothing and accessories for both children and adults. The market will also feature all-natural and eco-friendly candles and skincare products in wonderfully original scents and pretty hand-sewn linens for your fall table. As if this weren’t enough, Etsy NY will also feature a selection of unique, funky and cool original art and accessories as well as fun, retro-inspired housewares.


When: Saturday October 17th, 2015  |  10am - 4pm
Where: W. 21st Street, between 8th & 9th Aves., NYC

October 2, 2015

The Medieval Festival at Fort Tryon

What: The Medieval Festival brings to life the customs and spirit of the Middle Ages. Manhattan's Fort Tryon Park is transformed into a medieval market town decorated with bright banners and processional flags. Performers, guests and festival goers dress in medieval costume.
Visitors are greeted by authentic medieval music, dance, magic, and minstrels, as well as jugglers and jesters. The afternoon is concluded with a thrilling joust between four knights on horseback. Costumed vendors will be on hand to demonstrate and sell a wide variety of medieval crafts, food and drink.
When: October 4th, 2015
Where: The festival is held in the area surrounding the world famous Cloisters, a magnificent museum of medieval art located in Fort TryonPark near the northern end of Manhattan Island.
FREE

October 1, 2015

Pumpkin Patch at Queens County Farm Museum

What: October is pumpkin month at Queens Farm. Enjoy wandering through our patch to find your perfect pumpkin. A great farm adventure for the whole family! Price of pumpkin based on pumpkin size. On weekdays, pumpkins are sold in our Gift Shop. There is no admission fee to enter the pumpkin patch.
When: Weekends, October 3 - 25, 2015  |  11 am – 4:30 pm
Columbus Day, Monday Oct 12 - 11 am-4:30 pm (weather permitting)
Where: Queens County Farm Museum: 73-50 Little Neck Parkway Floral Park, NY
(718) 347-3276
FREE

September 28, 2015

#NationalCoffeeDay 2015

What: Freebies and discounts on this famed coffee lovers’ day! Go forth and enjoy!
1. KrispyKreme - Get a free Original Glazed and small coffee
2.  Dunkin' Donuts - Get a free medium cup of Dunkin’ Donuts hot or iced Dark Roast Coffee (with a limit of one per guest). You don't have to be a member of DD Perks to receive this freebie. Also, free offers at DD can vary from franchise to franchise. So ask first so you aren't disappointed.
3. Zaro's Family Bakery - ​Zaro's is a fourth-generation family-owned bakery in New York City and it's offering a special promotion this year. With any purchase, customers can enjoy a free cup of iced or hot coffee—but there's a limit of one per person.
4. Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop - Now through Monday, get any size coffee in Regular or Dark Roast for just $1 at participating U.S. restaurants.
5. Coffee Culture – Get a FREE small coffee from 6am to 11am on September 29th
6. McDonalds – Free Small hot McCafe Coffee on September 29th. This offer varies by locations
When: September 29th, 2015
Where: NYC

September 24, 2015

World Maker Faire NYC this weekend! #WMF15

What: We call it the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth. Maker Faire is part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new! As a celebration of the Maker Movement, it’s a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness. Faire gathers together tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, food artisans, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. Makers come to show their creations and share their learnings. Attendees flock to Maker Faire to glimpse the future and find the inspiration to become Makers themselves.
When: Sept. 26th & 27th, 2015
Where: Queens Hall of Science
BUY TICKETS HERE

King & Queen of Pop Singalong!

What: Have fun at a two-hour dance and communal karaoke party, with lyrics to all the classics like ThrillerLucky StarBeat It,Like A PrayerMan In the Mirror, and more displayed up on a big screen so you can belt out every note. There will also be costume contests, dance-offs, Material Girl and MJ memorabilia, and themed drinks like the Moonwalker and Erotica.
When: Friday, September 25th, 2015 |  9:30pm
Where: Union Hall: 702 Union St. Brooklyn, NY
Cost: $10 Buy Now  |  21+

September 15, 2015

The Amazing Maize Maze

What: Ready to be amaaazed? Stay tuned for updates on the 2015Amazing Maize Maze. Kids and adults alike will have fun finding their way out of this 3-acre corn labyrinth! The adventure begins with a "Stalk Talk" to prepare you for the challenge of finding clues, solving puzzles and making your way out of the maze. Feel up to the challenge? Then join us for the fun of getting lost and loving it!
When: Weekends, September 19th - October 25th, 2015
Columbus Day, Monday Oct 12th - 11 am - 4:30 pm
11 am – 4:30 pm (weather permitting; last ticket sold at 4:30 pm)
Where: Queens County Farm Museum: 73-50 Little Neck Parkway Floral Park, New York
(718) 347-3276
Cost: $9.00 / adult  $5.00 / child (ages 4-11); ages 3 & under free
Groups of 10 people or more get $1.00 discount off prices shown.
Check out Maze by Moonlight when the maze stays open until 9:00pm! 
Sat. Oct 3rd & Sat. Oct 17th, 2015
To add to the fun, join us two Saturdays only for our special night-time Maze, where visitors will use the starry sky (or flashlights) to guide them through their adventure.

33rd Annual Queens County Fair

What: One of our most popular events of the year! Don't miss this traditional county fair with blue ribbon competitions in livestock, produce, home crafts, arts & crafts, and more. The fair features pie eating- and corn husking-contests, pig races, hayrides, carnival rides, midway games, and kids' entertainment by jugglers, magicians, and acrobats! Dance the day away at the Bavarian Garden with an Irish band (Saturday) and German band (Sunday). Check out the ConEdison Ecology booth where you can adopt a worm for your home compost bin, get gardening & recycling tips, and enjoy free crafts for kids. Our corn maze opens this weekend, and we'll have craft and food vendors at the farm all day.
Enter to win in our Blue Ribbon Competition! Prizes available for Arts, Crafts, Vegetables, Baking, Canning, Floral Arrangements, Junior Arts and Crafts. To request your Entry Journal please email your mailing address to info@queensfarm.org, stop by our Welcome Center in September to pick one up or download here.
When: Sat & Sun, September 19th & 20th, 2015  |  11 am – 6 pm
Where: Queens County Farm Museum: 73-50 Little Neck Parkway Floral Park, New York
(718) 347-3276
Cost: $9.00 / adult*  |  $5.00 / child (12 & under)*  Free with Farm Membership
*Gate admission does not include The Amazing Maize Maze, carnival rides/games and various other fair activities.

September 14, 2015

Brooklyn Book Festival Children's Day

What: For it's 10th Anniversary, the Brooklyn Book Festival presents a Children's Day for children ages 2 - 11. Come enjoy authors and illustrators in readings, performances and workshops as they present cool new and beloved children's books. Have fun with costumed characters, join music performances, and browse a Children's Marketplace of booksellers, all in a beautiful urban park setting.
Events Schedule
When: September 19th, 2015 |  10am—4pm 
Where: MetroTech Commons in Downtown Brooklyn
Rain or Shine 

September 12, 2015

Queens Night Market

What: The Queens International Night Market is a large, family-friendly open-air night market in Queens, featuring independent vendors selling merchandise, art, and food and featuring small-scale cultural performances and entertainment, all celebrating the rich cultural diversity and heritage of NYC and Queens.
When: Saturdays, 6PM-Midnight.
Where: 90-02 168th Street in Downtown Jamaica starting on September 5th, 2015.

September 11, 2015

The Astoria Flea & Food Night Market at Kaufman Astoria Studios

What: The Astoria Flea & Food Night Market, a partnership between LIC Flea & Food -- Queens' largest outdoor market -- and Kaufman Astoria Studios, will operate on the studios' outdoor lot, the first of its kind in the city.

The Astoria Flea & Food Night Market at Kaufman Astoria Studios, which is in walking distance from the M, R, N and Q trains, will offer visitors the best from the LIC Flea & Food and will also feature new vendors selling exclusively at the night market.

Items for sale include everything from food, antiques, collectibles, arts and crafts, fashion and more.


When: Saturday, September 12th, 19th & 26th, 2015 6pm - 11pm
Where: Kaufman-Astoria Studios: 3412 36th St Astoria, NY 11106
Visitors will be able to enter the lot from 36th Street either from 34th Avenue or through the grand entrance on 35th Avenue featuring a 40-foot-high steel gate, designed by David Rockwell and the Rockwell Group.

It's Back! The Renegade Craft Fair in Brooklyn

What: The finest independent makers come together to bring you an amazing array of thoughtfully made products and goods. Attendees will partake in an exciting weekend of shopping for handmade wares, participating in DIY workshops, and exploring installations and activities with some of the best indie makers around all for free!
When: Sat., September 12th, 2015 11:00 am - Sun., September 13th, 2015 6:00 pm
Where: Brooklyn Expo Center: 72 Noble St Brooklyn, NY 11222

Brooklyn Book Festival 2015


What: The Brooklyn Book Festival is the largest free literary event in New York City, presenting an array of national and international literary stars and emerging authors. One of America’s premier book festivals, this hip, smart diverse gathering attracts thousands of book lovers of all ages to enjoy authors and the festival’s lively literary marketplace.
When: Sunday, Sept. 20th, 2015 |  10am—6pm 
Where: Brooklyn Borough Hall: 209 Joralemon St. (at Court St.) Brooklyn, NY 11209
Rain or Shine

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September 10, 2015

The 15th Annual Coney Island Film Festival

What: All screenings are held inside Coney Island USA 1208 Surf Ave. Brooklyn, NY, Coney Island! Tickets can be purchased online or at The Coney Island USA Gift Shop/Box Office 1208 Surf Ave, Ground Floor, (718-372-5159), during the festival dates. We strongly recommend advance purchase as many programs sell out prior to the festival dates. There are no service fees added to online sales.
All proceeds from the festival, raise funds for the non-profit arts organization Coney Island USA.
The Coney Island Film Festival screens a truly eclectic range of films from the U.S. and all over the world and much to the delight of our audience features a number of "made in Coney Island" productions each year. In 2015 the Coney Island Film Festival is celebrating its 15th anniversary.
The festival's ties to carny culture are undeniable. Our screening venues are the legendary Sideshows by the Seashore theater, home to America's last authentic 10-in-1 circus sideshow and the Coney Island Museum. Our infamous opening night celebrations feature live performances by sideshow & burlesque stars.

The Festival has been named "One of MovieMaker Magazine's Coolest Film Festivals in the World" and "25 Festivals Worth the Entry Fee".

When: September 18th - 20th, 2015
Where: Coney Island

#BESTPARTYEVER #29ROOMS

What: Whether it be a month-long beach soiree or a particularly rambunctious post-work cocktail hour, we at R29 pride ourselves on throwing a good party. This go around, though, we're positive that we're surpassing our previous bashes. Why? Because we're celebrating 10 years of Refinery29 by hosting 29Rooms, a wild, interactive funhouse highlighting style and culture through installations, one-of-a-kind performances, virtual-reality experiences, music, and more.

Set in a Brooklyn warehouse, our creation spans across (you guessed it) 29 individual rooms, each curated by a hand-picked selection of our favorite partners and artists. We'd spoil the surprise if we spilled everything, so for now, just look out for a polka-dotted confetti tornado celebrating Minnie Mouse, an ode to literary heroines created with Nordstrom Rack, an Old Navy DIY denim workshop, a PUMA and SIX:02 stop-motion projection project, and a mysterious "cabinet of curiosities" made with Fossil.

Entrance is free and open to the public on September 11 and 12, from 12 to 8 p.m. EDT. And Lyft is graciously providing discounted rides over the two-day period, using the codeREFINERY29. Really, this just might be the most buzzed-about (and Instagrammed) fete this Fashion Week, so come see what all the hype is about, and get ready to wear yourself out tagging #29Rooms to your epic pics. We'll see you there. 

When: September 11th and 12th, from 12 to 8 p.m
Where: 15 Huron Street, Greenpoint, Brooklyn
FREE

The "Dopest ‪#‎TBT‬ Ever" is what Spoiled NYC and Tablelist are calling their event on 9/17.

NYC Honey Week

What: There's no denying that honeybees are a vital part of human existence. They do much more than produce honey: the insects' bigger job, to pollinate the world's crops, makes them essential to the survival of our agricultural system. As the honeybee's existence becomes threatened, NYC's Honey Week provides information about their significance through classes, workshops, honey-themed dinners and cooking classes. The festival leads up to the September 12 Honey Fest, on the newly rebuilt Rockaway Boardwalk (at Beach 97th Street); there will be food, music, film, art, kids' activities and a bee-product marketplace.
Weekly Events
When: Now thru September 13th, 2015
Where: NYC

It's Time for the Feast of San Gennaro NYC!

What: Now in its 89th year, Little Italy's Feast of San Gennaro salutes the patron saint of Naples with 11 days of celebrations. One highlight of the traditional Italian-American street fair is the food for sale along Mulberry Street: cannoli, fried dough, fried oreos, torrone (a honey nougat candy usually flecked with almonds) and, of course, sausage-and-pepper sandwiches. (There are even pizza- and cannoli-eating contests.) Aside from the edibles, attendees can enjoy live music and cooking demonstrations.
When: September 10th - 20th, 2015
Where: Little Italy

September 9, 2015

Latinista's Fashion Show RSVP

What:  Annual fashion week showcase,  LATINISTA™ SPRING SUMMER 2016 Collections produced and owned by special event and PR firm, Dee & Co Group Communications, is announcing its New York Spring/Summer 2016 dates of September 11th, 2015.
LATINISTA™ SPRING SUMMER 2016 Collections will again be held in NYC at the two-level Studio450 at 450 West 31st Street. In its 4th year, LATINISTA™ SPRING SUMMER 2016 Collections now becomes one of the running and successful fashion platforms during New York Fashion Week.
This season includes MIJEM (www.mijem.com) stepping in as a presenting Sponsor, which will launch their new social media app at LATINISTA™ SPRING SUMMER 2016 Collections. Join our "Create Your Fashion Closet"  "My Beauty Faves " with MIJEM! #MijemLFW
Our show will feature New York Celebrity Designers CESAR GALINDO and Batista Collections.. Other exciting brands are joining us such as AVEDA team with Celebrity Hair Stylist Tippi Shorter and Celebrity Makeup Artist from Project Runway Luis Casco representing Mary Kay Cosmetics…....Stay tuned!
When: September 11th, 2015
Where: Studio450: 450 West 31st Street

New Season Shop Night at Icebreaker SoHo & Meatpacking District

What: Live Wild this fall with our new season gear! Bring your friends and join us for an exclusive New Season Shop Night. Check out our newest merino collections while enjoying great food, beer and wine (provide by Erath Winery).
When: Thursday, September 10th, 2015 from 5PM to 8PM
Where: SoHo & Meatpacking District
FREE RSVP SoHo
FREE RSVP Meatpacking District

September 8, 2015

New York Super Week

What: New York Super Week is a first of its kind pop culture festival. For one week, the entire city of New York will become a playground for super heroes, villains, vampires, zombies, geeks and passionate fans of all sizes. 
With different pop culture themed experiences happening in every corner of the City – including concerts, comedy shows, gaming events, lectures, podcasts, storytelling, food tastings and more – New York Super Week is an immersive and inclusive experience that aims to bring the energy, passion and color of the entire universe of popular culture to every corner of all five boroughs of New York City.
When: October 5th - 11th, 2015
Where: NYC

September 7, 2015

Game On! Final Summer Block Party of 2015

What: The Downtown Alliance presents music, beer, food, films, and a selection of classic and custom games! 
When: Wednesday September 9th, 2015  |  5pm
Where: Lower Manhattan's Water Street between Wall Street and Old Slip 
FREE