December 20, 2010

19th Annual Holiday Train Show

Experience the magic of New York City dressed to the nines for the holidays.  The New York Botanical Garden's annual Holiday Train Show has become a cherished seasonal tradition for families not just in New York, but across the country.  Marvel as G-scale model trains puff along a half-mile of track in and around the 140 landmark buildings constructed entirely of natural materials: nuts, tree bark, fruits, pinecones, and leaves, housed within the warmth of the historic Enid A. Haupt Conservatory.

I personally went to this Show many years ago and truly loved it, being the avid train lover that I am. I hope you will visit and experience the Winter Wonderland in miniature.
Now thru January 9. Get your tickets here.

December 10, 2010

Skate for FREE in Central Park this Weekend

 Be one of the first THOUSAND guests to arrive at Wollman Rink in Central Park on December 11th and 12th and you'll SKATE FOR FREE plus receive free skate rentals! We'll have plenty of fun, giveaways, great music and holiday cheer for everyone.

Attendees are also encouraged to stop inside the 106.7 Lite fm activation tent at Wollman Rink from 10am-5pm to receive free giveaways; a chance to win round trip Airline tickets from JetBlue Airways; enroll your child in a FREE CHILD ID program presented by New York Life Insurance; enter the H&R Block $100,000 Ultimate Tax Savings Sweepstakes; and Pledge to reduce air pollution in NY while entering to win a $50 Metrocard from Clean Air NY.

Gingerbread House Oh My!

Check out the gingerbread house in 56th street atrium of Le Parker Meridien, from December 1st – January 9th all created by local bakeries, trucks and restaurants.

Chelsea Lego Art Exhibit

"Cracking Up"
Plastic Bricks
32" x 33" x 15"
Check out LEGO artist Nathan Sawayaat his new exhibition: RED. The Agora Gallery is open Tuesday - Saturday from 11AM - 6PM and there is a free reception tonight @ 6PM. 

530 West 25th Street, Chelsea, New York 
Tel. (212)226-4151

December 6, 2010

Fourth Annual Snowflake Celebration

What: Two evenings of late night shopping and community spirit! "No Sales Tax Christmas" event.
When: Thursday, December 9 and 16, 2010
Where:  Park Slope, Brooklyn

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December 4, 2010

Handmade Cavalcade

It's back! . This year’s Holiday Cavalcade will be filled with handmade clothing, home decor, jewelry, accessories, paper goods, toys and bath & body products, all designed and produced locally.

Shop Sunday December 5, from 11am-8pm at OpenHOUSE Gallery in Nolita, New York.

Did someone say goody bags?

The Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival

The Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival is a one-day festival of cartoon and graphic art featuring artists and publishers displaying and selling publications; lectures and conversations on comics; and associated exhibits and satellite events.
December 4, 12- 9 pm
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church
275 North 8th Street
Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY

Click here for a full program
The Brooklyn Comics and Graphics Festival is an ongoing project by Desert Island, PictureBox and Bill Kartalopoulos.

3rd Ward Handmade Holiday Craft Fair

On December 4th, 3rd Ward and Brooklyn Based bring you the 4th annual installment of one of New York’s most unique holiday shopping events. Bring your holiday shopping lists -- this fair will have something for everyone you cherish. Hailing from all over the country, this year’s craft vendors are gathering the best of their collections in clothing, accessories, jewelry, housewares, prints, winter essentials and culinary treats.

Enjoy live music from Zoz Beat, Respect Two, DJ Nonformat, beats by
DJ Clay Franklin and cheap Intelligentsia coffee and specialty cocktails from Red Jacket Orchards. Plus, there will be 3rd Ward workshops in DIY printmaking, flocking and sewing. Even make your own electronic holiday card! 

Saturday, December 4, 12 to 6 pm
195 Morgan Ave, Brooklyn, NY, FREE admission
P.S. One of our very own Scribbles will be there selling her goodies. So go out there and support your local crafters!

Martha Stewart Holiday Craft Sale

The handmade holiday at the Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia Holiday Craft Sale is back for the second year in a row.

Skip the crowds this year in favor of more unique gifts and one-stop shopping at the Martha Stewart Holiday Craft Sale. Dozens of artisans and crafters, including many Martha Stewart company employees, will be selling their handmade projects and crafts. We guarantee you'll find a gift for everyone on your list!

Saturday, December 4, 2010 
Noon to 6 p.m.
Starrett-Lehigh Building
601 West 26th Street (between Eleventh and Twelfth avenues)
9th Floor
New York, NY 10001

December 3, 2010

Sunday Concert: Red Baraat

What: Comprised of dhol (double-sided, barrel-shaped North Indian drum slung over one shoulder), percussion and horns, this New York City-based group plays fresh originals, as well as traditional Punjabi songs and Bollywood numbers with an explosive stage performance and presence.
When: Sunday, December 5th - 3:00 pm
Where: Queensborough Public Library - Central Branch - 89-11 Merrick Boulevard (between Jamaica and Hillside Avenues)
Cost: Free

December 2, 2010

Tree Lighting Ceremony at Bryant Park

Kick-off the holiday season with the lighting of the tree with skating performances by: Michael Weiss, two-time Olympian; The Haydenettes, over 20 synchronized skaters performing to Let it Snow and White Christmas; and the Ice Theater of New York.  
Broadway Performances by cast members from Billy Elliot, Elf & Rock of Ages.
Musical Performances by  Wilson Phillips, Grammy-nominated and best-selling female group; Ethan Bortnick, 9-year-old pianist, composer, entertainment prodigy; and Graham Phillips, Star of CBS' The Good Wife and recent cast member of Broadway's 13.

Public skating is unavailable between 2:30pm - 7:30pm. However, the skating pavilion will be open during the Tree Lighting. Public skating resumes at 7:30pm. 

Tonight, December 2  |  6:00pm – 7:30pm | Citi Pond

Kings County General Store

Sponsored by the good folks at Bust Magazine, this local market will have you shimmying to tunes by Mikey Palms and friends from East Village Radio, while you sip special drinks and get your shop on. 
All gifts are locally made in NYC and range from $5 to $50.  

Sunday, December 5, from noon to 5 p.m.  
Southpaw, 125 5th Avenue (between Sterling Place and St. Johns Place)

Calling all cyclists!

Join actor/activist Matthew Modine tonight for a night of food, drinks and music—all in support of a good cause! The actor is hosting the event with urban, outdoor apparel company, Nau, to celebrate his nonprofit, Bicycle for a Day. Spend the evening shopping for sustainable goods—all at 20% off, and learning about how we can all better our environment. 

Thursday, December 2, from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Nau + Dunderdon, 25 Howard Street (at Crosby Street)

Author Event

What: Meet Amy Sedaris, America's most delightfully unconventional hostess and the bestselling author of I Like You delivers a new book that will forever change the world of crafting. According to her,  it's often been said that ugly people craft and attractive people have sex. In her new book, SIMPLE TIMES, she sets the record straight.

When: Dec. 2 @ 7pm
Where: Columbus Circle - Borders
10 Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10019


FREE Preview Cabaret
Thu, Dec. 2 at 8pm


Five-minute excerpts of Mainstage Plays, followed by the Opening Night Party!  

Reserve online immediately!

Small amount of reserved tickets will be reservable. First Come, First Served after those are gone.

60 minutes

Topshop Nail Bar

Topshop's Nail Bar is offering free mani's with 12 custom designs inspired by the latest trends. 
Get down to the store early and book a same day appointment. 

Thursday, December 2, to Saturday, December 3, from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Sunday, December 4, from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m.  
Topshop, 478 Broadway (at Broome Street); 212-966-9555.

November 30, 2010

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

The 2010 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree will be lit for the first time on Tuesday, November 30, 2010 with live and taped performances from 7 P.M. – 9 P.M., at Rockefeller Plaza, between West 48th & West 51st Streets and 5th and 6th Avenues, Manhattan.

November 29, 2010

Blog Give Away!

Get ready, we are hosting our First EVER blog Give Away! Exciting isn’t it? We have a bag of assorted products to be given to the winner. We have lined up some great products for you,  the List of Brands Included in the bag are:

-Noah's Naturals
-John Frieda
-Calvin Klein
-The Body Shop
-The Kendall Kollection
-Sleep Scentsations
-Clean & Clear
-Sailor Jerry
-Bausch & Lomb
-And so much more products, including an assortment of stickers, bumper stickers, & buttons!

If you want to win, here is the deal:
The contest will begin Nov. 29th and end Dec. 14th.  We will then pick the winner/s on December 15th and announce it on our blog with the title WINNER. You will then have until December 16th (or 24 ours to contact us via email ( to claim your prize. If you do not claim your prize by December 16th or within 24hrs, we will be forced to pick another winner who will then have 24hrs to claim the prize.

To enter you will need to do one or more of the following:
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More than one comment on any one post will not count towards multiple entries, but is welcomed. (only 1 entry per blog post).
We are not responsible for unrecorded entries due to computer or internet problems.
More entries does not guarantee you will win, it only increase your chances. Winner will be chosen at random, using
Winner must live in the United States of America to qualify for this contest.
Prize will be mailed to the Postal Address received after contacting the winner. We are not responsible for prizes not received due to postal problems.
If you wish, you can add your email address in your comment to make it easier for us to contact you in the event that  you win.
Following the Blog is also advised. This will keep you in the loop and show you our latest posts.

Good Luck to all!

November 23, 2010

Bubby's Deal

Bubby's in Tribeca will be giving away free pie to celebrate its 20th anniversary. Anyone walking by the restaurant or dining in will be offered a free slice of their famous pie until it runs out.
November 23, all day; 212-219-0666.

November 20, 2010

Experience The Magic!

Saturday, November 20, 2010
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Bring in the holiday season at Queens Center's annual Tree Lighting Ceremony! 

It's an evening of magic as we flip the switch on the enchanted tree.  The first 500 to arrive receive a magic wand to help light the tree.  Children can also enjoy cookies and milk with Santa, fun games and exciting prizes.

Tree lighting will take place on Level 2, JCPenney Wing, directly across from Guest Services.

November 18, 2010

Jackson Heights Holiday Craft Fair

What: If you happen to be in Queens this weekend, or plan to come on over, be sure to check out the Jackson Heights Holiday Craft Fair. Support you local artists, designers and crafters, showcasing unique handmade gifts for the holiday season.

You can expect to find all sorts of spectacular handmade goods at the Holiday Craft Fair - everything from jewelry and clothing, bath products, children items, stationary, edible goods and more.
FREE to attend. Official Site.

When: November 20, 2010 at 11am - 4pm.

Where: St. Mark's Church 33-50 82nd Street Queens, NY 11372

November 17, 2010

Free Concert: Red Baraat in Jamaica

What: NYC-based group Red Baraat mixes originals with Bollywood classics for an explosive stage performance, melding the infectious North Indian rhythm Bhangra with brass funk.

Where: Jamaica Performing Arts Center in Queens.

When: November 18, 2010 7:30 pm

NYC Business Networking Event & Business Expo

What: Join members of The NYC Business Networking Group (NYCBNG) for their free monthly business networking expo. This month they are hosting the event as part of Global Entrepreneur Week (GEW) with thousands of members worldwide participating in global events.

When:  Thursday November 18, 2010 at 6:30 PM

Where: NY Life Offices, Graybar Building, 420 Lexington, 15th Flr Manhattan, NY 10017

Cost:  Free w/RSVP through our website or $10/cash at door w/out RSVP
RSVP: http://www.thenycbusin... 

Queens Eats

What: The Queens Harvest Food Co-op Planning Group cordially invites you to Queens Eats, a neighborhood tasting event and fundraiser to help make Western Queens' first food co-op a reality.

When: Wednesday, November 17, 2010 

Where: The Foundry, L.I.C. 4234 9th Street Long Island City, NY 11101

November 15, 2010

National Memory Screening Day

What: Come in and test your memory. The National Memory Screening Process is a significant first step toward finding out if a person may have a memory problem. Memory problems could be caused by Alzheimer’s disease or other medical conditions.
When: Tuesday, November 16th - 3:00 pm
Where: Queensborough Public Library - Central Branch - 89-11 Merrick Boulevard (between Jamaica and Hillside Avenues)

How Much: Free

Sunnyside Holiday Lighting

Each year Sunnyside Shines brings festive holiday lights to Queens Boulevard and Greenpoint Avenue. This year the annual holiday lighting ceremony will take place on Greenpoint Avenue between 42nd and 43rd Street during the grand opening of the highly anticipated Orchard Farmers Market. Please join us on November 16, 2010 at 7PM and enjoy a performance by the Sunnyside Drum Corps as well as the lighting of the holiday lights.

Where & When
Greenpoint Avenue
Between 42nd and 43rd Street
 By Orchard Farmers Market
November 16, 2010 @ 7:00PM

November 14, 2010

Season Sample SALES: Part III

Sample sales in NYC the whole month of November!
 Marinate on these sales. The secret’s in the savings.

What: Lauren Moffatt
Why: We’re dying to get our mitts on the local designer’s feminine dresses, silky tops, and coats — all up to 70 percent off.
When: Nov. 16 & 17. Tues. & Wed., 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 214 W. 29th St., b/t Seventh & Eighth Aves., ste. 1503 (212) 465-0839.

What: Lutz & Patmos
Why: This is your last chance to grab knits by the NYC design duo (in collaboration with friends like Sofia Coppola), and the discounts are steep (Coppola’s dress is $150; reg. $875).
When: Nov. 16-18. Tues.-Thurs., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 425 W. 13th St., b/t Ninth Ave. & Washington St., ste. 401 (212-463-9110).

What: Inhabit
Why: Warm up with men’s and women’s cashmere ($80; reg. $278) and cotton ($50; reg. $162) sweaters.
When: Nov. 17 & 18. Wed. & Thurs., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 1441 Broadway, b/t 40th & 41st Sts., 28th fl.

What: Colette Malouf
Why: Get your holiday look squared away with jewelry and hair accessories like bicolor mesh rhinestone headbands for $18 (reg. $88) and crochet cord bangles for $28 (reg. $140).
When: Nov. 17 & 18. Wed., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Thurs., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 594 Broadway, b/t Houston & Prince Sts., ste. 1216 (212-941-9588).

What: John Robshaw Textiles
Why: Up to 75 percent off luxury bedding, pillows, tabletop linens, dhurries, robes, and more.
When: Nov. 17-19. Wed.-Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 245 W. 29th St., b/t Seventh & Eighth Aves. (212-594-6006).

What: Melissa Shoes
Why: The fantastic plastic shoes are marked way down, starting at $40.
When: Nov. 17-20. Wed.-Sat., noon-8 p.m.
Where: 520 W. 27th St., b/t Tenth & Eleventh Aves. , ste. 403.

What: Rebecca Minkoff
Why: Python Morning After clutch is $162 (reg. $295), black Main Squeeze bag is $272 (reg. $495), splatter-print tote is $85 (reg. $155).
When: Nov. 17-21. Wed.-Sat., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 93 Mercer St., b/t Broome & Spring Sts. (212-677-7829).

What: eM Productions
Why: Some of our favorite designers (Ace & Jig, Gar-de, Something Else, Veda) and priced 30-50 percent below wholesale. Plus, rifle through a selection of vintage clothing.
When: Nov. 18 & 19. Thurs., 10 a.m.-8 p.m.; Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.
Where: 636 Broadway, b/t Houston & Bleecker Sts., ste. 720. Cash only.

What: The News Inc.
Why: Major discounts on Kimberly Ovitz, Cheap Monday, Boy by Band of Outsiders, and Clu.
When: Nov. 18-20. Thurs.-Sat., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 495 Broadway, at Broome St. (212-925-9700).

November 12, 2010

Artist and Artifact Family Day

What: Join a professional artist and teacher for an imaginative adventure in art-making.  Observe and be inspired by the current exhibition, Artist and Artifact: Re|Visioning Brooklyn's past.  Create your own artwork using inspirational and fun materials.  This is a free drop-in event appropriate for all ages.

When: November 20, 2010  |  12:00 PM-3:00 PM

Where: BRIC Rotunda Gallery 33 Clinton Street Brooklyn, NY 11201
Tel: 718-875-4047

November 9, 2010

The 2010 Chocolate Show

The 13th Annual New York Chocolate Show, presented by Event International, is the largest show in the United States completely dedicated to celebrating all things chocolate. Considered the chocolate hub of North America, this show will bring together fine chocolate companies, who will present a diverse array of fine chocolates and chocolate-inspired products. This year’s Chocolate Show will also feature book signings by award-winning authors; cooking demonstrations in two culinary theaters, featuring renowned chocolatiers and pastry chefs who will share secrets of the trade; a Kids’ Zone, dedicated to fun-filled activities for young chocolate lovers; and more!

Metropolitan Pavilion
125 W. 18th Street
New York, NY 10011

Show Hours:
Thursday, November 11 • 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Friday, November 12 • 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Saturday, November 13 • 10:00 am – 7:00 pm
Sunday, November 14 • 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
CHILDREN (5-12 YEARS OLD): Free with a two (2) child per adult limit. Each additional child is $8.00
please contact: for more info.

One of a Kind Holiday Shopping

The One of a Kind Show and Sale® NY is an extraordinary holiday shopping show featuring the best in fine art and fine craft from hundreds of unique artists, craftspeople and designers from across North America and beyond. Several artists from the 2009 show have already signed on for the 2nd annual event including porcelain artist, Lois Aronow, jewelry designer, Jessica Fields and accessories designer, Gina Pannorfi. Each item for sale at the show will be made by hand, one piece at a time, and every artist represented will be in attendance—offering shoppers the wonderful opportunity to buy pieces directly from the artist who created them.

The One of a Kind Show and Sale® NY returns to New York City for two weekends in November -
November 11-14 and
November 18-21, 2010
7 W New York®

Midtown at 7 W 34th St. at 5th Ave.
Directly across from the Empire State Building
Show Hour
Thursdays, Nov. 11 and 18 12pm - 9pm
Fridays, November 12 and 19 11am - 8pm

Saturdays, November 13 and 20 11am - 7 pm
Sundays, November 14 and 21 11am - 5pm

Click here to purchase tickets for $15 per person. Seniors and students $12 | Children 12 and under are free. Tickets provide admission for all 4 days of the show!
Discounted parking available at Central Parking locations, click here to receive a $15 coupon

Squirm Burpee Circus

SQUIRM BURPEE CIRCUS is even more fun to see than it is to say. Mike the Handsome, Dashing Dave and the Lovely Little Lolo make up the beloved circus trio who must outwit the dastardly Baron Vegan Von Hamburger - a mustachioed villain decidedly dedicated to their demise.

Will Dave ever find his true love? • Will Lolo unlock Mike’s heart? • Or will the Baron destroy them all? Tune in this November for one sensational show of steampunked silliness. 
November 12-28 Friday at 7pm, Saturday at 2pm and 7pm, Sunday at 12pm and 5pm
**For a limited time only, save up to 15% with code "NFSQUIRM"
Offer expires November 18, 2010

Bring the whole family during the Thanksgiving Holiday
Added shows Wednesday, November 24 at 2pm and Friday, November 26 at 2pm
 For more information visit The New Victory Theater

Season Sample SALES: Part II

What: Steven Alan
Why: Thirty to 75 percent off men’s and women’s clothing and accessories, including Some Odd Rubies silk dresses ($155; reg. $315) and Demy Lee cashmere sweaters ($125; reg. $375).
When:  ONLINE sale TODAY 11/9 - Thurs. 11/11
Nov. 18-21. Thurs. & Fri., 8:30 a.m.-8 p.m.; Sat., 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 87 Franklin St., b/t Broadway & Church St.

Season Sample SALES: Part I

Sample sales in NYC the whole month of November!
 Marinate on these sales. The secret’s in the savings.
What: Kathryn Amberleigh
Why: Stacked-heel boots and colorful suede pumps are up to 80 percent off at the NYC designer’s first-ever sample sale.
When: Today, Wed. & Fri., 3-8 p.m.
Where: 195 Chrystie St., b/t Stanton & Rivington Sts., ste. 809g. Cash only. 

What: Tibi
Why: Bundle up for less with the Melange sweater coat ($248; reg. $495), Muse applique coat ($310; reg. $620), and leather jacket ($320; reg. $798).
When: Nov. 9-11. Tues.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: 409 W. 39th St., b/t Ninth & Tenth Aves.

What: Rachel Leigh
Why: Stock up on jewelry for mom and friends at up to 80 percent off.
When: Nov. 9-11. Tues.-Thurs., 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 252 W. 38th St., b/t Seventh & Eighth Aves., ste. 902. Cash only.

What: Nanette Lepore
Why: Dresses are $145 (reg. $398), jackets and coats are $195-$275 (reg. $448-$698), and skirts, pants, and tops are $95 (reg. $298).
When: Nov. 9-12. Tues.-Thurs., 9 a.m.-7 p.m.; Fri., 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Where: 225 W. 35th St., b/t Seventh & Eighth Aves., 4th fl.

What: Tess Giberson
Why: Up to 70 percent off the designer’s cashmere coats, leggings, dresses, and accessories.
When: Nov. 10-14. Wed.-Fri., 3-7 p.m.; Sat. & Sun., 1-5 p.m.
Where: 97 Crosby St., b/t Prince & Spring Sts.

What: Archetype Showroom
Why: Deep discounts on Iro knits, LnA goodies, Won Hundred shoes, and more clothing and accessories.
When: Nov. 12 & 13. Fri., 10 a.m.-7 p.m.; Sat., noon-6 p.m.
Where: 676 Broadway, b/t Bond & Great Jones Sts., 2nd fl.