December 7, 2018

New York City's Holiday Markets

New York City holiday markets offer the same type of Old World charm found in Amsterdam, Brussels and Cologne. Explore items from hundreds of vendors—everything from handcrafted candles, jewelry, and creative home goods, to 3D puzzles, dog-themed art, and flavored olive oils. Grab a hot drink or snack from Pierogi Boys, Wafels & Dinges, or the S'Mores Bar, to keep you toasty while you shop.

Grand Central Holiday Fair
Through December 24th
10am – 8pm Mon – Fri  |  10am – 7pm Sat  |  11am – 6pm Sun
This is the oldest holiday market in the city (since 1993).


Union Square Holiday Market
Through December 24th
11am – 9pm Mon – Fri   |   10am – 9pm Sat   |  11am – 9pm Sun
This holiday market has been around for 22 years, with over 100 red and white booths, with gifts generally in the $10–30 range. The vendors tend to be artisans and independent business owners rather than chain stores, which makes this a great way to support the local arts!

Columbus Circle Holiday Market
Through December 24th
10am – 8pm Mon – Sat   |   10am – 7pm Sun
Running for 13 years and a bit more upscale than its Union Square sister, the Columbus Circle market has a wide assortment of jewelry, home goods, foods, and artisan goods.

The Holiday Shops at Winter Village at Bryant Park
Through January 2nd, 2019
11am–8pm  Mon – Fri   |  10am–8pm  Sat & Sun
Complete with a free ice skating rink (if you bring your own skates), this European inspired winter village has 125 small boutique style shops and plenty of stands for food and drink.

Brooklyn Flea Winter Market & Smorgasburg
11am - 6pm  Sat & Sun
Atlantic Center - 625 Atlantic Ave. (across from Barclays)
A gigantic legendary flea market in Sunset Park with 75+ vintage dealer vendors and 25 Smorgasborg food stands.

December 19th - 23rd
10am – 6pm
The creation of designer Jill Schwartz, this popup holiday market in Chelsea features creative boutique displays from independent designers and artisans.

Chelsea Market Event Space75 9th Ave. New York, NY 10011
Dec. 3–9, 2018 | M-F 10:30am – 7:30pm | Sat: 10am – 7:30pm | Sun: 10:30am – 7pm

Brooklyn Historical Society 128 Pierrepont St, Brooklyn, NY 11201 
Dec. 15 – 16, 2018   |   11am – 6pm Daily
Independent artist marketplace website Etsy has curated in-person popup holiday markets featuring handmade and vintage goods.

12pm - 2pm  December 7th
850 3rd Avenue + 274 36th St., Brooklyn
Meet the Makers of Industry City. Visit our Pop-Up Market – A rotation of our most innovative tenants.

November 15, 2018

Pandora and The Radio City Rockettes Kick off Holiday Gifting

The Radio City Rockettes are helping us to celebrate the season in style at a store near you! Join us for some sweet treats and holiday cheer, while shopping our must-have gifts.
Pandora Locations:
Garden State Plaza - Friday 11/16 | 12-3pm
Queens Center Mall - Saturday 11/17  |  11am-2pm

New York City (42nd Street Store) - Tuesday 11/20  |  5-8pm

October 25, 2018

OCTOBER ART WEEK, OCT. 25-NOV. 1, 2018

13 BLUE-CHIP GALLERIES PULL OUT ALL THE STOPS DURING OCTOBER ART WEEK, OCT. 25-NOV. 1, 2018

NEW YORK, NY.- Coinciding with TEFAF New York and Christie's Classic Art Week of auctions and selling exhibitions, the third edition of October Art Week will kick off on Thursday, October 25th. On that evening, from 5 to 9 p.m., more than a dozen of the world's pre-eminent galleries will be hosting open houses and receptions on Manhattan's Upper East Side.

Open to the public and within walking distance from one another, the October Art Week events, which runs through November 1st, confer a festive atmosphere to the neighborhood and contributes to the overall excitement of autumn in New York. Participating galleries, several of which are also exhibiting at TEFAF, include:

• Didier Aaron, Inc., Old Master and 19th-century paintings and drawings; 32 East 67th Street

• Ambrose Naumann Fine Art, 19th and 20th century paintings; 74 East 79th Street, Suite 1D

• Brimo Di Castro Kugel, Romanesqueand Gothic, Medieval, Roman Classicism, Renaissance paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts; 625 Madison Avenue, Suite 207A

• Eric Gillis Fine Art, Old and Modern Masters, Paintings, Drawings and Prints, at Vivian Horan Fine Art, 35 East 67th Street, No. 2

• Graham|Shay 1857, American paintings and American and European Sculpture of the 19th and 20th centuries; 34 East 67th Street,

• Hammer Galleries, 19th- and 20th-century European and American masters; 32 East 67th Street

• Jill Newhouse Gallery, 19th- and 20th-century European works; 4 East 81st Street

• Mark Murray Fine Paintings, 19th-century, early 20th-century and Impressionist art; 159 East 63rd Street

• Richard L. Feigen & Co., Old Master, Contemporary and Modern paintings; 16 East 77th Street

• Shepherd W & K Galleries, Vienna Secession to Classic Modern; 58 East 79th Street

• Robert Simon Fine Art, Old Master paintings and sculpture; 22 East 80th Street, Fourth Floor

• Taylor | Graham, American and European art from the 19th century to the present, and sculpture; 32 East 67th Street

• Tambaran, African, Oceanic and Northwest Coast American; 5 East 82nd Street

Most of the galleries participating in October Art Week will be open during fair hours, including Saturday and Sunday. For an Art Walk map and gallery hours, visit www.octoberartweek.com.

October 23, 2018

BRING THE FAMILY TO GRAND CENTRAL TO CELEBRATE HALLOWEEN THIS YEAR!

What: Sponsored by GoGo squeeZ, Grand Central is celebrating Halloween with trick or treating and family activities. Participating Grand Central shops and restaurants will be giving away candy and other surprises to children in costume, providing a safe, easy, and indoor setting for kids to trick or treat! Families are invited to check-in and begin their fun in Vanderbilt Hall.

The Halloween festivities in Vanderbilt Hall include:
  • Free GoGo squeeZ applesauce pouch giveaways* for kids to enjoy
  • Free trick-or-treat totes at check-in*
  • A pumpkin patch for little goons and goblins to pick from and decorate a pumpkin* to take home
  • Face painting
  • A Halloween photo booth
  • Raffle tote bag giveaways with gifts from participating shops

Trick or treating for kids in costume: at select merchants. Candy* provided with support from Rite Aid. *While supplies last.

When: Sunday, October 28, 2018, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Where: Grand Central Terminal - 
Vanderbilt Hall - 89 E 42nd Street, New York, NY
Cost: FREE

October 17, 2018

Winter Is Coming: Bryant Park Winter Village 2018 Set to Open Before Halloween

What: The Winter Village will offer visitors a selection of more than 150 vendors at its Holiday Shops featuring food and artisanal boutiques. Though the rink and the shops have long been favorites of visitors, a new addition will be added to this year’s winter village, according to the Bryant Park Corporation. The Lodge, a food hall operated by the popular Urbanspace, will be located rinkside near the upper terrace. The Lodge will feature “a cocktail bar surrounded by a full range of eateries, an outdoor beer garden and other dining options, according to the Bryant Park Corporation.

When:
Saturday, Oct. 27, Noon | Open Monday to Friday from 11 am to 8 pm and during the weekends from 10 am to 8 pm until Jan. 2, 2019.


Where: 
Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park

October 16, 2018

Ippudo Is Handing Out 1,000 Free Bowls of Ramen 10/16/18

What: To celebrate its 10-year anniversary in NYC, ramen chain Ippudo will give away 1,000 bowls of free Japanese noodle soup on Tuesday. The featured dish will be the “ramen zero,” and it’ll be the only menu item served that day. It’s a strict one-bowl-per-guest policy for the giveaway happening and the restaurant will close for the remainder of the day once the last bowl is served.
When: Tuesday, October 16, The free food begins at 11 am
Where: East Village location at 65 Fourth Ave
Cost: FREE

Fujifilm Print Life Photo Exhibition

What: In 2018, Fujifilm launched a global initiative to remind people of the joys of printing personal photos. To inspire them, Fujifilm asked people to send in digital photos for a chance to have them printed and displayed in New York City’s glorious Grand Central Terminal. Fujifilm Print Life Photo Exhibition is the result. 

Join Fujifilm for an experience that will thrill the eyes, and excite the senses with visual slices of life from across the land and beyond. Every photo is print-worthy, so come celebrate the art of the print, and get inspired to capture and keep all your memories in a very real and tangible way.
When: Oct 17: 5pm – 7pm  |  Oct 18: 8am – 7pm  |  Oct 19: 8am – 7pm  |  Oct 20: 10am – 5pm
Where: Vanderbilt Hall: Grand Central Terminal - 89 E 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017
Cost: FREE

Harvest Fest 2018

What: Artisanal Market + Fair, Food + Drink, Free Activities, Retail + Crafts + more!
When: Sat, October 27, 2018  | 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM EDT
Where: Hudson River Park's 14th Street Park: Tenth Avenue between 14th and 15th Street, New York, NY 10014
Cost: FREE