June 30, 2010

Mashable Presents: Social Media Day

When: Wednesday, June 30 2010 6:00pm
Where: The Mean Fiddler, New York, NY
Please join members of the Mashable NYC team along with our event partners, Girls In Tech, for an evening of drinks (and drink specials!) and networking at The Mean Fiddler (266 West 47th St.). Drink specials include :    $4 Domestic Draft Beers    $5 Well Cocktails    $5 Glasses of Wine We're giving away a Sony Dash . For more information on how to win, please visit  http://bit.ly/cBi2C5 . We’ll pick and announce the winner on Social Media Day!  Socialize : Foursquare, Meetup, Plancast, Twitter RSVP Please RSVP on Eventbrite at http://socialmediaday.eventbrite.com . Thank you to our event partners, Girls In Tech . For more information, please visit their website at  http://www.girlsintech.net .

June 25, 2010

JapanTown to Give New York City a Taste of Japan in Three Themed Festivals

Starting off JapanTown on July 17th, 2010 is the Cool Japan festival in the East Village, NYC's unofficial Japan Town. Highlighting the popular elements that make Japanese culture "cool," this festival offers Japanese robots to antiques to favorite snacks such as yakimochi and okonomiyaki. Visitors are also invited to participate in a Japanese street fashion contest; winners receive a prize from a JapanTown sponsor.

The Healthy Food & Green festival on August 22nd in Midtown enlightens visitors about select wholesome Japanese foods. Look for macrobiotic specialties from Souen Noodle restaurant, pesticide-free Japanese produce from Suzuki Farm, miso beef from Marukome, and soy products from Kikkoman.

The Soul Food festival on September 26th in the Upper East Side is all about Japanese soul food—the authentic dishes unique to specific regions of Japan. Visitors can sample such eats as Kyushu grilled tonton pork, Japanese curry, fried soba and gyoza, and konjac. The agricultural government of Kyushu, Japan's southernmost island, is to showcase its regional products as well.


June 24, 2010

She & Him at Governors Island

FREE July 4th Concert at 12PM/Show: 4PM

She & Him make music for an eternal springtime, when the temperature is warm enough to go riding with the top (or at least the windows) rolled down and the radio turned up. They occupy an alternate universe where the saddest of songs feel as warm as sun showers; the rain may be coming down, but somewhere nearby, everything looks bright. What began as a fascinating, no-strings attached collaboration evolved into a bona fide, touring band, and She & Him are here to stay. Zooey Deschanel and Matt Ward are as comfortable and complementary a musical pair as Les Paul and Mary Ford.

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NYC LGBT Pride Parade

Calling all Bisexual, Pansexual, Bi-curious, Hetro/Homo-flexible, Fluid, SGL (Same Gender Loving), Transgender, Genderqueer, Poly, questioning Queer and just plain old Bi-friendly Gay, Lesbian & "Straight-But-Not-Narrow" folks who live, work or play in NYC. This year don't get left standing on the sidelines. Instead, please come and join us in the Bisexual/Pansexual and Poly Contingent in New York City's 41st Annual LGBT Pride Parade on Sunday June 27th 2010 and be part of all the fun and excitement. 
When:   Sunday, June 27, 2010 11:00 am
Where: 5th Avenue and 52nd Street, Manhattan, NY
For more information visit the Official Site

Roosevelt Ave Street Food Crawl

Tacos, tamales, churros, cholados, hand-sewn handbags, wire-crafted bicycles, native jewelry, ice cream and more. Experience a taste of what Roosevelt Avenue has to offer under the train tracks and don't step a foot off the pavement as you take a self-guided walk on my 2010 Roosevelt Avenue Street Food Crawl. Maps and guides will be available to help you on your way.

This is the 2nd Roosevelt Ave Street Food Crawl. Come down from 1 to 3pm, grab a map, a guide, and a group then eat your way through some of the best the city has to offer.

WHEN: Sunday, June 27, 2010 1:00 pm 

WHERE: 74th St & Roosevelt Ave, Jackson Heights, NY 11372


5 Flea Markets to Check Out this Weekend!

1. MARTE (Manhattan Artisan Retail & Trade Emporium)—is a weekly upscale flea market taking place at school locations throughout Manhattan. The flea is a collaboration between each school’s Parents Association and Manhattan Media, the leading publisher of community newspapers and Manhattan lifestyle magazines. Each market is free to the public and features new and antique jewelry and furniture, local artists, food vendors, and entertainment. Proceeds from the events directly impact the schools and Parents Association.
2. Brooklyn Flea 2 Locations
3. Williamsburg Flea Market
4. Hester Street Fair 
5. Hell's Kitchen 

All American BBQ

When: Sat, July 3 & Sun July 4 @5pm
Where: The Upper East Side
What: Enjoy a good ole American BBQ with Hot dogs & Hamburgers with a 3 hour American Draft Beer Open bar
Make Reservations Here 

June 23, 2010

Northside Festival

Tomorrow's Northside Festival aims to outline Brooklyn's proudly hazy music scene, even as it spans musical styles and venues scattered across the borough.
Northside runs Thursday June 24 through Sunday June 27, touching down in everything from scrappy South Williamsburg DIY spaces (Death by Audio, Glasslands) to riverfront playgrounds on Greenpoint's northern fringe (Newton Barge Park), from established clubs (Public Assembly, Europa) to huge concert halls (Music Hall of Williamsburg) to bowling alleys (Brooklyn Bowl).
It might not make for the most cohesive (or walkable) festival experience, but it's somehow comforting to view Northside Festival as a panoply of North Brooklyn's musical goings-on that brings it all together and keeps it diffuse at once. And the $50 festival badge lets your soak it all in at a ridiculous value. (You can buy the badger or individual tickets here.)

Sheckys Girls' Night Out NYC Edition!

Back in March we wrote about this event and how dreadful it was because of the amount of people and the lack of breathing room. This time I had a ball with my sister and sister in law; it was their first Sheckys event and they are coming back the next time they are in town.

This time, we went on a Thursday and it was super. We were able to walk the aisles and get drinks without having to wait a single minute on a line. Lean Cuisine had a kiosk in which they introduced their latest products. There was also a beer pairing, which of course I couldn't participate in. Maybelline had a makeover section that of course everyone wanted to do, and I didn't feel like standing in line for a long period of time. My fellow Scribble did however, and she said that it was not really worth the wait. It was a small makeup touch-up/consultation. On another note, I won a chapstick on the 92.3 Now radio station wheel!

To celebrate their website launch, Sheckys also had a point collection system that will allow you to get a prize based on the amount of points collected every time you make a purchase. I forgot to redeem mine even though I didn't have enough to get anything, but didn't ask if this can be carried over. My sister purchased a beautiful pair of earrings from Lia Sophia, and a candle from another vendor whose name escapes me at the moment. I purchased some soap from Body Blessing and we all pooled our money together to purchase underwear from Lolly 38. Of course, the fun part was not in finding the size, but picking out what flirty, sexy wording we wanted printed on the back of the lingerie ;)

The goodie bag, as always, was super. I have not found another event that can rival this one in that area.
The contents of the bag were:
Dr. Scholl's® For Her Open Shoe® Insoles 
Suave Naturals Body wash
Febreze Flameless Luminary Started Kit and two refills
Febreze Room Spray
Febreze Scented Reed Diffuser
Band-aid DryFit Flexible Fabric
Kiss Nail File
Jergens Original Scent
Jergens Shea Butter
Nivea Body Happy Sensation
Goody Color Collection
Aveeno positively radiant daily moisturizer
Aveeno Shampoo and Conditioner
Eez-Thru Flossers
Venus Embrace
Dentek Floss Picks
Lady Speed Stick Stainguard
A Book by author Karin Slaughter - Undone
Rembrandt Toothpaste
Colgate Max White Toothpaste
Suave Body Lotion Aloe with Cucumber
Vita Fusion 
The Body Shop Love Etc...
and A Pair of Heart Shape sunglasses (which my niece is going to adore ;))

Top Shop Summer Tour Bus

TOUR DATE: (Wednesday 23) MAKE – UP MAKEOVERS @ Union Square 
On the Tour Bus! – Makeovers, video tutorials, live tutorials, tips & tricks.  The first 100 visitors to the Tour Bus win a free make up bag!  The first 400 receive special keys, but only one key, opens the wardrobe at the TOPSHOP store that holds a beauty box of goodies for the lucky winner! Do you have the lucky key? Come find out!

TOUR DATE: (Thursday 24) PERSONAL SHOPPING @ Washington Square Park 
On the Tour Bus! – TOPSHOP’S ever so stylish Personal Shoppers will be on hand to provide trend tutorials, key looks and insider fashion summer tips and tricks. The first 400 visitors receive special keys. Try your hand at opening the wardrobe for a chance to win a $250 shopping spree and an appointment with one of our Personal Shoppers!

TOUR DATE: (Friday 25) CUSTOMIZATION @ McCarren Park
On the Tour Bus! – Make, Mend & Customize. Rejuvenate your summer wardrobe with NY stylist Whitney Fierce.  TOPSHOP provides the white tees and Whitney provides the tips on how to re-do and makeover your style. Be the first 400 visitors and receive special keys to try your luck at winning a collection of limited edition TOPSHOP dresses.

On the Tour Bus!  – Come join us for a bit of island fever, just outside the TOPSHOP store. Put your feet in the sand, lounge and listen to live music.  Gone shopping? For any spend over $50, refresh and rejuvenate with a glass of frozen lemonade from the tour bus.  Be sure to come on down; on this final tour date, 400 keys will be given away, but only one will unlock the wardrobe to reveal a $250 summer spree!

June 18, 2010

Seven Heaven Street Fair

Come and celebrate Father's Day at the Seven Heaven Street Fair in Brooklyn.

When: Sunday June 20th
Where: 7th Ave between Flatbush & 16th Street Time: 11am to 6pm

Organized by the Park Slope Chamber of Commerce, Seventh Avenue is covered in street vendors, craft merchants, music and food stations.

June 11, 2010

Forest Hills Festival of the Arts

What: 10th Annual Forest Hills Festival of the Arts
Where: Austin Street between (69th Road and 72nd Road)
When: Sunday June 13th, 2010 11am-6pm
Why: Music, Dancing, Martial Arts, Food, and Shopping!

Centennial Bee-Day Party

Who: Brooklyn Botanic Garden
What: Join us to celebrate the Garden's 100th birthday! Enjoy a day of musical performances...themed walking tours with BBG's gardeners and scientists...honey tastings, lectures, presentations, make bee puppets...explore hands-on science workshops, and enjoy bee-inspired readings by Children's Poet Laureate Mary Ann Hoberman.
Where: Brooklyn Botanic  |  900 Washington Avenue  |  718-623-7200
When: Saturday June 12, 2010  |  11am-6pm
Why: It's FREE!!!

June 8, 2010

Caribbean Week in NYC

Caribbean Week in New York includes two big public events: the Caribbean Travel and Cultural Fair and Caribbean Treats: Food, Rum and Rhythm and much more:

Cooking Demonstration @Macys Herald Square
Thursday, June 10 
6 p.m. - 7 p.m. 
John Conrad Ste. Marthe, the former personal chef to Bill Cosby, is excited to bring his eclectic cooking background of French Caribbean and European cuisine to Macys.
Caribbean Travel and Cultural Fair
Friday, June 11
10:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
This event, which is free and open to the public, showcases musical and dancing performers, celebrity chef tastings and much more. A centerpiece of the event is the Caribbean Vacation Mart, which offers vacations at remarkably reduced prices available for purchase and a Caribbean Wedding, sponsored by MarryCaribbean.com and Caribbean Bridal Expo.

Caribbean Treats: Food, Rum & Rhythm
Friday, June 11
6:30 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.
This festivity invites guests to sample the sweet-flavored rums served up by the Region’s top mixologists, savor the enticing Caribbean cuisine with Dutch, English, French and Spanish influences and dance the night away to a live musical performance by Clarinetes Magicos from the Dominican Republic as well as Boss & The Horse Power Band from Anguilla. Other entertainment includes: interactive folkloric performances by Martinique Sunrise duet and the Danza Fiesta Group from Puerto Rico.

Cooking Caribbean Treats @Bloomingdales on 59th
1000 3rd Ave New York, NY
Saturday, June 12
The critically acclaimed Chef Bobo Bergstrom of The Edge Restaurant in Rodney Bay, will be representing the island of Saint Lucia for New York’s annual Caribbean Tourism Week. Chef Bobo will be cooking Caribbean inspired treats to give New York a taste of the tropics this summer.

June 4, 2010

Arts & Crafts

The Woodhaven branch of the Queens Public Library will host an arts and craft fair on June 9th. The Woodhaven library is located at 85-41 Forest Pkwy,
Woodhaven. For more information, call (718) 849-1010

June 1, 2010

Free Salsa Classes

Parsons Beacon is proud to announce that it will be offering a free Adult Salsa Class open to all adults every Tuesday from 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Anyone interested in registering please call (718) 820-0760.

NYC Native American Celebration

What: 3 days of Native American singing, dancing, food, crafts, and more.
When: June 4-6, 2010 
Where: Floyd Bennett Field Gateway National Recreation Area 50 Aviation Rd., Brooklyn, NY
More Info: Flyer  |  Website