August 31, 2010

The 90210 Party

What: We would like to cordially invite you to the official 90210 Party on 9-02-10, yes that is September 2nd, 2010. For those of you who don’t know, this is a party 15 years in the making. Three 12-year olds dream to commemorate the 90210 legacy on the day that it most needs recognition, the day the title meets the date in a cosmic explosion of epic proportions that results in an event both sexual and violent!!! The Party is open to anybody with no cover, so come on down to the Peach Pit After Dark (M1-5 Lounge) for the bonanza and feel free to invite your friends. Early 90′s dress code is encourage but not required so bust out those flannels and ripped jeans. DJ’s are going to be crazy good so bring dancing shoes as well.
Where: M1-5 Lounge  52 Walker St off West Broadway
When: Thu, Sep 2nd 10:00pm - 4:00am
Cost: Free

August 28, 2010

Convergence NYC Art Benefit to Help Operation Homefront

What: Artists from across the world converge in NYC to present an epic exhibition benefiting families who have lost loved ones due to the Afghan and Iraq wars.
Where: Historic 69th Fighting Regiment’s Armory located at 68 Lexington Ave & 25th St, NYC
When: August 27-29 9am- 1am

During these three days the public is invited to enjoy art and live music, while getting the unique opportunity to meet and mingle with the over 70 participating artists. Fifty percent of all sales will be donated to the NY/NJ chapter of Operation Homefront.

Operation Homefront provides emergency, financial and other assistance to the families of our service members and wounded warriors. A national nonprofit, Operation Homefront leads more than 4,500 volunteers across 23 chapters and has met more than 267,000 needs since 2002. With over 70 Artist and Performers, CONVERGENCE NYC is going to be an exhibition of grand artistic proportions.

For more info about Operation Homefront go to or contact via email at

August 27, 2010

Il Barbiere di Siviglia - Metropolitan Opera Summer HD Festival

Il Barbiere di Siviglia – September 2 at 7:45 pm
Rossini’s Il Barbiere di Siviglia, in a production by Tony Award-winning director Bartlett Sher, features Joyce DiDonato as Rosina, Juan Diego Flórez as Count Almaviva, Peter Mattei as Figaro, John Del Carlo as Dr. Bartolo, John Relyea as Don Basilio, and Claudia Waite as Berta. Maurizio Benini conducts. Approximate running time: 165 minutes.

The HD productions will be shown in Lincoln Center Plaza on consecutive nights. The screenings are free with no tickets required; 2800 seats will be available each night on a first-come, first served basis. There are no rain dates. 

August 26, 2010

Macbeth -Metropolitan Opera Summer HD Festival

Macbeth – September 1 at 8 pm
Met Music Director James Levine conducts Verdi’s Macbeth, featuring Maria Guleghina as Lady Macbeth, Željko Lučić as Macbeth, Dimitri Pittas as Macduff, and John Relyea as Banquo. Approximate running time: 145 minutes.

The HD productions will be shown in Lincoln Center Plaza on consecutive nights. The screenings are free with no tickets required; 2800 seats will be available each night on a first-come, first served basis. There are no rain dates. 

August 25, 2010

Metropolitan Opera Summer HD Festival

Eugene Onegin – August 31 at 7:45 pm
Valery Gergiev conducts Tchaikovsky’s most beloved opera, Eugene Onegin, with Russian baritone Dmitri Hvorostovsky in the title role opposite Renée Fleming as the heartbroken Tatiana, with tenor Ramón Vargas as Lenski. Approximate running time: 160 minutes.

The HD productions will be shown in Lincoln Center Plaza on consecutive nights. The screenings are free with no tickets required; 2800 seats will be available each night on a first-come, first served basis. There are no rain dates. 

Brooklyn Independent Television

To honor the anniversary of the largest battle in the Revolutionary War, Brooklyn Independent Television is pleased to present The Battle of Brooklyn Remembered. This BIT Special will consist of a screening of the historical short film The Brave Man, an interview with local historian and Pulitzer Prize-winning author Edwin Burrows as well as a viewing of “Brooklyn & The Revolutionary War: Building an American Identity,” part one of the three part BIT produced, student created historical documentary Reveal the Real: Kids Uncover the History of Brooklyn.
The Battle of Brooklyn Remembered is hosted by Joseph McCarthy, writer, producer and director of The Brave Man.

Brooklyn Independent Television
August 26, 2010
8:00 PM-9:30 PM

August 24, 2010

Metropolitan Opera Summer HD Festival

Roméo et Juliette – August 30 at 7:30 pm
Plácido Domingo conducts Gounod’s Roméo et Juliette, starring Anna Netrebko and Roberto Alagna as the star-crossed lovers, Isabel Leonard as Stéphano, Nathan Gunn as Mercutio, and Robert Lloyd as Frère Laurent. Approximate running time: 175 minutes.

The HD productions will be shown in Lincoln Center Plaza on consecutive nights. The screenings are free with no tickets required; 2800 seats will be available each night on a first-come, first served basis. There are no rain dates. 

August 23, 2010

Metropolitan Opera Summer HD Festival

La Fille du Régiment – August 29 at 8 pm
Donizetti’s comic opera La Fille du Régiment stars Natalie Dessay as Marie, Juan Diego Flórez as Tonio, Felicity Palmer as the Marquise of Berkenfield, Alessandro Corbelli as Sulpice, Donald Maxwell as Hortensius, and Marian Seldes in the spoken role of the Duchess of Krakenthorp. Marco Armiliato conducts. Approximate running time: 140 minutes.

The HD productions will be shown in Lincoln Center Plaza on consecutive nights. The screenings are free with no tickets required; 2800 seats will be available each night on a first-come, first served basis. There are no rain dates. 

August 19, 2010

Friends of Dorothy: An Oz Cabaret

When: Sat 8/21 (7:15PM) 
Where: La MaMa Ellen Stewart Theatre 
Address: 66-68 East 4th St. New York, NY   Map 
Cost: $15 in advance, $18 at the door

"Pasties, and Glitter, and Drag, Oh My!" Follow Dorothy from Kansas to the strange and wonderful Land of Bras, where she meets some memorable friends and foes, but none as fierce and fabulous as the Wicked Bitch of the West. Will Dorothy make it through the forest of glitter and fringe to the Wizard with her friends? Can she keep the Wicked Bitch from getting her Ruby Red Pasties? Journey over the rainbow and down the yellow brick road with Dorothy as she discovers the true meaning of what it means to be home.

Madison Square Garden Presents Ladies Night

Join members of The NYC Business Networking Group for this exciting and exclusive event.


Ladies...when was the last time you took a day to treat yourself? Go on a shopping spree? Be entertained? Not have to think about anyone but YOU? Being women in business, we understand how busy work life and personal life can get. We’ve created a unique experience here at Madison Square Garden to celebrate you. Take the time to pamper yourself, go on a shopping spree, and network at the ‘World’s Most Famous Arena’ before a New York Liberty game. It will also be a great opportunity to mix and mingle with some of the top female executives at MSG!

WHEN:    Thursday, August 19, 2010 at 6:00 PM
WHERE:    Madison Square Garden: Seventh Ave & 32 St
COST:    $30 (Includes pre-game Networking Event & Game Ticket)

Sign up online and forward the invite along to your girl friends, business partners, wives, daughters, mothers, granddaughters, aunts, any brave male, etc., to purchase tickets and join us for a special evening!
Official Site: HERE

August 18, 2010

The Last Supper Festival 2010

Come lose yourself in the stimulating, multi-sensory experience that is The Last Supper Festival. For one celebratory night in the crux of Summer and Fall, 3rd Ward will offer a true feast for the senses, blending film, edible artwork, music, writing, and food – all addressing the complex act of consumption.

This year’s curatorial theme, “Self-Made”, will explore the creative individual as a self-made person and provocateur of social change.  Over 50 creators will converge in this indoor-outdoor salon to capture the dialogue between our generation and the media, products, and technology of our beautiful, borderless world. All proceeds will benefit the Food Bank for NYC. 

When: Saturday, September 18, 4:00 pm to 2 am, 195 Morgan Ave, Brooklyn, NY
For more information and to get your tickets now, visit

August 17, 2010

Grand Central Terminal Dining Week

What: Grand Central Terminal will be kicking off the very first Grand Central Terminal Dining Week, featuring a selection of prix fixe menus, to-go meal options and discounts from a wide variety of food retailers and restaurants in the Terminal.
When: From August 20-29, 2010
Where: Grand Central Terminal, NYC

August 16, 2010

Get on Target And Start Your Business Today

The 5th Annual Queens StartUP! Business Plan Competition sponsored by Citi Foundation and in partnership with the Queens' Library kicks of with Orientation Sessions at the Central Library Jamaica on August 23, 2010 and Queens Public Library on August 30.  The sessions run from 6:30PM - 8:30PM.
Contact QEDC: 718-263-0546/

August 14, 2010

Times Square Kiss-In

WHAT: On the anniversary of the end of World War II, the Times Square Alliance invites couples from all generations and of all types to celebrate again in Times Square, in honor of the US Armed Forces and in celebration of the universal ideals of peace, love and hope.

A special invitation is extended to couples whose kisses bridge boundaries, be they religious, political, racial, national or otherwise, as well as veterans of WWII, returning veterans from the Iraq War, and couples in costumes commemorating the original 1945 kiss.

WHEN: Saturday, August 14th.
Doors open at 10:00am. Program begins at 11:00am.

11:00am - 2:00pm: Maybelline gets your lips ready for smooching with professional make-up artists ready to give you a make-over.

11:00am - 11:30am: Veteran's organization, Spirit of '45 remembers those who served during World War II.

12:00pm: Re-enactment of the legendary lip-lock

WHERE: Military Island, at the intersection of Broadway and 7th Avenue between 43rd and 44th Streets. 
The first 200 participating attendees will receive a complimentary commemorative Times Square sailor's cap or rose.
The "Best Themed" couples of the day will win prizes, including dinner for two, a one night stay at a Times Square hotel, or tickets to a Broadway show.  More details to come. 



What: 1,000 cupcakes will be given away at Crumbs Saturday, August 14. Also, for the next two weeks, you get a free medium coffee–hot or iced–with every purchase.
Where: 109 Montague (between Henry and Hicks), Brooklyn
When: 8AM Opening  Saturday, August 14

August 12, 2010

Dunny Series 2010 Release Party!

Pleeeease tell me you've heard of the Dunny Series. Well, if you haven't then this will be a great time for you to become a fan! The Dunny Series is a week away and Kidrobot is celebrating with an explosive launch party with artists appearances. Visit the New York store in SoHo and meet two of the artists, Aya Kakeda and Travis Cane. If you're not in NY on this date then maybe San Francisco, Los Angeles or London? Those stores will also be celebrating at the same time. Kidrobot!

When: August 19, 6-9pm
Where: Kidrobot New York Store, 118 Prince Street

August 10, 2010

Author Reading, Author Signing

Martin Amis 
Hailed as a return to form, Britain's literary lion revisits familiar themes with his latest novel, The Pregnant Widow.
Wednesday August 11, 2010 7:00 PM 
Union Square33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003, 

August 5, 2010

Dragon Boat Festival - Aug.7 & 8

Head on over to Flushing Meadows-Corona Park this weekend for
The Dragon Boat Races on Meadow Lake! There will be over 100 teams competing for HUGE prizes rowing on there "dragon" boat.

Races start at 9 a.m. and continue until 5 p.m. RAIN OR SHINE.

There will also be live music and other performances from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m on both days.

Visit the Official Site for more information and race schedules.

Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival

When: Saturday 8/7 -  Sunday 8/8 
Races start at 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Live music and other performances (free) from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., both days at Flushing Meadows Corona Park (Meadow Lake). Over 100 teams will compete by rowing a "dragon boat". For more information visit or call: 718-767-1176

JAMS Festival - Day 2 - The Main Event

Cultural Collaborative Jamaica is pleased to present The Main Event -- Day 2 of the JAMS Festival. The Main Event is a day of multicultural family activities and entertainment. 10 blocks of Jamaica Avenue are closed to vehicular traffic, from Parsons Boulevard to 169th Streets, to host one of the largest tourist destinations in Queens. 450 ethnic vendors and more than 200 urban design stores will line Jamaica Avenue. 
The day will also include health and wellness demonstrations that will offer a great way to stay fit and healthy. Be sure to visit the artist galleries, a rock climbing wall, basketball hoops, football toss, and the double dutch station -- all run by fitness professionals. All of the above will be complemented by sound stages that will feature live entertainment representing premiere world music artists of Caribbean, Indian, African, and Latin American influence/descent on stage 1, and young emerging artists on stage 2. 
For additional information, visit, or contact Tyra Emerson at 646-524-3554 or
When: Saturday, August 7th - 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Where: Jamaica Avenue (from Parsons Boulevard to 169th Streets)
How Much: Free

August 4, 2010

JAMS Festival - Day 1 - JAMS Under the Stars

Cultural Collaborative Jamaica is pleased to present JAMS Under the Stars -- Day 1 of the JAMS Festival. JAMS Under the Stars Kicks off the festival with an evening concert that features your favorite oldies but goodies and world-renowned artists representing R&B, Reggae, Jazz, Gospel and Pop. For additional information, visit, or contact Tyra Emerson at 646-524-3554 or
When: Friday, August 6th - 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Where: Rufus King Park - Jamaica Avenue (at 153rd Street)
How Much: Free

August 3, 2010

Danica Mckellar aka Winnie

What: Winnie from Wonder Years  is all grown up.
Sizzling with Danica's trademark sass and style, Hot X: Algebra Exposed tackles algebra: the most feared of all math classes and the most common roadblock to high school graduation.
When: August 04, 2010 7:00 PM
Where: Manhattan - Columbus Circle - Borders
10 Columbus Circle
New York, NY 10019

Red Hook Summer Movies

What: We still can't even look at the ocean without thinking about jaws
Where: Red hooks' Valentino pier. $1 gourmet popcorn from home/made. free admission.
When: Tonight 8pm 
Summer Schedule

Free concerts at Central Park's Naumburg Bandshell

Who: The Knights orchestral ensemble
What: The Knights are a fellowship of adventurous musicians who cultivate collaborative music making and who creatively engage audiences in the shared joy of musical performance. Based in New York City, The Knights expand the orchestral concert experience with their diverse programming, innovative formats, and unique atmosphere of camaraderie that creates the intimacy and immediacy of chamber music.
Led by conductor Eric Jacobsen, The Knights perform in a wide spectrum of concert venues, including Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, Tonic, the Brooklyn Lyceum, Le Poisson Rouge, Celebrate Brooklyn, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Central Park, Mass MoCA, and the Whitney Museum. Also in demand on the international stage, they have appeared at the Dresden Musikfestspiele, the National Gallery in Dublin, and they will tour Germany in the fall of 2010 with cellist Jan Vogler. Their expanding presence on the music festival scene includes invitations to perform at the Ravinia Festival, the Stillwater Music Festival in Minnesota, and at the Caramoor Festival's Fall Gala with Yo-Yo Ma.
When: August 3, 2010 |  7:30 PM
Where: Historic Naumburg Bandshell
Concert Ground, Central Park
New York, NY
Our 105th year of Free Concerts. No tickets issued. 700 seats provided on a first come first serve basis. Benches around Concert Ground also available.
No rain dates, No rain location.

For a Central Park map see

Talib Kweli and Friends (With Live Band)

Brooklyn's own Talib Kweli is return to the Brooklyn Bowl stage with a few of his musical comrades, this time with a live band!
Tue, August 3, 2010
Doors: 6:00 PM / Show: 9:00 PM 

Summer Streets

What: This event takes a valuable public space - our City's streets - and opens them up to people to play, walk, bike, and breathe. Summer Streets provides more space for healthy recreation and is a part of NYC's greening initiative by encouraging New Yorkers to use more sustainable forms of transportation.
Where: Park Avenue and connecting streets from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park
When: August 7th, 14th, and 21st
For more info, click here.

August 2, 2010

Family Movies in the Park - "Sherlock Holmes" (PG-13)

In a dynamic new portrayal of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle’s most famous characters, Holmes and Watson are sent on their latest challenge. Revealing fighting skills as lethal as his legendary intellect, Holmes will battle as never before to bring down a new nemesis and unravel a deadly plot that could destroy the country. With Robert Downey, Jr., Jude Law, and Rachel McAdams. Directed by Guy Richie.
When: Wednesday, August 4th - 8:10 pm
Where: Baisley Pond Park - Foch Boulevard (at Long Street)
How Much: Free

August 1, 2010

Qualifying Tournament for the US Open Tennis Championships

US Open Tennis Championships 2010 August 30 - September 12
This August the Qualifying Tournament for the US Open kicks off at the USTA in Flushing Meadows. The Qualifying Tournament is a free way to see gutsy tennis on the grounds of the US Open. The tip-top players don't need to qualify, but you never know who'll turn up in the Qualifying Tournament.
And it's FREE!
When: Tues. Aug. 24 to Fri. Aug. 27, 2010. Gates open at 10AM 
Don't forget to get your tickets for the Championship on sale now!

Meet Madonna & Taylor Momsen NYC

What: Madonna and her daughter Lola just designed the new Material Girl collection, and now it's time to celebrate of course! Head to the dance party at Macy's in New York City on August 3rd to check out the collection and rock out with Taylor Momsen, who will be performing. Plus, if you purchase $50 worth of goods from the collection, you can get your photo taken with Taylor!

When: 8/3/10 at 10:00am to 8/3/10 at 7:00pm
Where: Macy's Herald Square
151 West 34th Street 

America’s Night Out Against Crime

In an effort to encourage participation in local anti-crime efforts and increase public awareness, Police Departments across the nation present America’s Night Out Against Crime. Last year, involved citizens, law enforcement agencies, civic groups, businesses, neighborhood organizations and local officials from over 15,000 communities from all 50 states, U.S. territories, Canadian cities and military bases worldwide held events. National Night Out (NNO) is designed to: Heighten crime and drug prevention awareness; Generate support for, and participation in, local anti-crime programs; Strengthen neighborhood spirit and police-community partnerships; and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back. To get involved visit to register for this year’s night out against crime and find more ideas of how to participate. You can also contact your local police precinct.
When: Tuesday, August 3rd - 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Where: Various Parks
How Much: Free