October 30, 2010

Halloween at Belvedere: A Monster Musical Adventure

A young boy fights to save Halloween with help from some friendly monsters in this theatrical performance.

The Central Park Conservancy presents Halloween at Belvedere: A Monster Musical Adventure, a 45-minute family-friendly play on Belvedere Castle’s plaza. Performances happen throughout the day at 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm, and 3:00 pm. Free. All ages. No advance registration. For more information, call (212) 772-0210 or click here.

Saturday, October 30, 2010
12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.

The Amazing Maize Maze

Enjoy getting lost in our 3 acre interactive corn maze. 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: Saturday, October 30, 2010
11:00 a.m.4:30 p.m.

Where: Queens Farm Museum  
Adults $8.00 Children ages 4-11 $5.00 Ages 3 and under free

Halloween Hoorah at The New York Botanical Garden

Halloween Hoorah treats visitors to a frightfully fun journey featuring more than 500 pumpkins intricately carved to create scarecrows, snakes, and spiders adorning the paths, mazes, and trails of the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden. Join in rotating hands-on activities and demonstrations such as Creepy, Crawly Critter Exploration, Ghostly Leaf Rubbing, Applesauce Making, Cider Pressing, and weekend Halloween Parades.

When: Saturday, October 30, 2010
10:00 a.m.5:30 p.m.

Where: New York Botanical Garden

October 29, 2010

Halloween Candy, Wine & Spirits Tasting

Halloween candy is not just for the kids this year. Everyone is invited.
Enjoy the harmony of candy corn with a buttery Chardonnay or the irony of a gummi worm with artisanal Sombra Mezcal.

And savor Fall’s local treats: the swoon-worthy apple cinnamon donuts from Migliorelli Farms paired with the Hampton’s own Wolffer Estate apple wine.

We will have something sweet and crunchy to pair with a Compass Box Whiskey.
Can you guess what we will match with M&M Pretzels?

Come join us in or out of costume.

Saturday, October 30, 2-5 pm
5 W 19th St. 212-929-2323
Free. No Reservations Required.


Come dressed to impress in your most inspired Halloween attire! Costume reception begins at 9:00 p.m.; screenings begin at 10:30 p.m.
Friday October 29, 2010
The Texas Chain Saw Massacre. Directed by Tobe Hooper. USA. 1974. 83 min.
Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster. Directed by Robert Gaffney. USA. 1965. 79 min.

Saturday October 30, 2010
Night of the Living Dead. Directed by George A. Romero. USA. 1968. 96 min
Ghostbusters. Directed by Ivan Reitman. USA. 1984. 105 min.

Reception featuring DJ VENUS X of GHE20 GOTHIK.

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Chocolate World Expo 2010

Chocolate World Expo, Westchester's Gourmet Food Show, will be back for a second great year in the Main Hall of the Westchester County Center in White Plains on Sunday, November 7, 2010, 11am-6pm.

Chocolate World Expo will feature tastings and sales of gourmet chocolates, baked goods, specialty foods, ice cream, cheeses, wines and much more!   Participating vendors include Oliver Kita Fine Confections, Caveman Cookies, Dutch Desserts, Lucas Candies, Mostly Myrtles, Just Buns, JD Gourmet, Dorval Trading, Dina's Organic Chocolates, Burt's Mountain Honey, Chocolate Box NYC, Gnosis Chocolates, Breezie Maple Farms, Dove Chocolate Discoveries, Fretzels by Jill, Gourmetibles, The Melting Pot, Shoebox Bakery, Prospero Winery, Cabot Creamery, The Challah Fairy, Beechwood House Originals, Real Food Real Living and many more!

The Westchester County Center is easy-to-reach via major highways from New York, New Jersey and Connecticut... and just 35 minutes from Grand Central Station in Manhattan via Metro North Railroad.
Be sure to mark your calendars and let your friends know about Chocolate World Expo!

October 28, 2010

Hudson Valley Hard Cider Experience

What: The 2nd Annual Hudson Valley Hard Cider Experience.  A celebration of the Hudson Valleys greatest bounty, hosted by Applewood Winery featuring Hard Cider and Apple wines, food & wine pairing and live entertainment. Tickets include entrance to the event, a logo wine glass and sampling in the Applewood Winery tasting room.

When: Sat. Nov. 6th and Sun. Nov.7th 12-5 pm

Where: Warwick, NY

Hosted by Applewood Winery a farm winery located on one of the oldest working farms in the Hudson Valley.  Owners Jonathan and Michele Hull are hosting this event to call attention to the forgotten art of artisanal Hard  Cider making.  Cider maker Jonathan will be preparing specialty ciders available only duing this event.


October 25, 2010

15th Annual Halloween Celebration!

What: Join the American Museum of Natural History for loads of Halloween fun throughout the Museum's halls, with trick-or-treating, live performances by David Grover and the Big Bear Band, craft activities, and roaming characters—including Curious George, the Cat in the Hat, Maisy and more!
Come in your Halloween costume and please bring your own bag for trick-or-treating.
When: Sunday, October 31
Where: American Museum of Natural History
Central Park West at 79th Street
 Admission is $10 per person ($9 for Museum Members).
Special Monster Meal packages, which include admission, are available for $19 ($18 for Museum Members).

For more info, click HERE.

October 23, 2010

King Manor Museum FREE Fall Festival

What: Celebrate autumn and remember harvests of years past with this fun afternoon festival. Crafts, games, stories, and even fun historic chores will fill an afternoon of seasonal and historic fun.
When: Saturday, October 23rd - Noon to 4:00 pm
Where: King Manor Museum - Rufus King Park (153 Street at Jamaica Avenue)
How Much: Free

October 19, 2010

The BUST Magazine Craftacular Holiday 2010

What: Nearly 300+ Crafty Vendors-DIY-Jewelry-Cards-Clothes-Posters-Housewares-Handmade + Unique Items-Music-Dancing-Crafting How-to's, Meet Amy Sedaris and So Much More!
When: Sunday December 12th, 2010 10am-8pm |  1 day only!
Where: Metropolitan Pavilion 125 West 18th Street New York, NY 

To become a vendor, apply here by November 12th.

October 18, 2010

Pumpkin Festival

Saturday, October 30, 2010
12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Central Park, the Bandshell Area
(enter at 72nd Street)

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Presented By
Hub T.V.
Join NYC Parks and HUB TV for Pumpkin Festival, New York City's annual celebration of the fall harvest season in leafy Central Park!
Taking place on Saturday, October 30, Pumpkin Festival takes the very best traditions of the autumn season and offers them all for FREE! Activities will include:
  • Circus Berzerkus Haunted House – our spooktacular haunted house is back again this year and scarier than ever!
    • Catch a sneak peek of the Haunted House
      on Friday, October 29th from 4-7pm!
  • Dunkin Donuts Scarecrow Competition – Grand prize is $200! Additional prizes from Dunkin' Donuts, Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, and others!
  • Pumpkin Patch – kids take home a free pumpkin!
  • Arts & Crafts – including pumpkin decorating!
  • Marionette Performances by Puppets in the Park
  • Hay Rides
  • Walkabout Characters
  • Face Painting
  • NY Rangers Road Tour & Slapshot Booth
  • Megamind Trivia Showcase– try to outsmart Megamind and earn MEGA free prizes!
  • Greenmarket Vendors
  • Live Entertainment
All events are free!
More info

October 16, 2010

Bayside Arts and crafts fair

What: The Bayside Arts and Crafts Fair. Handmade crafts, including jewelry, pottery, gift baskets, leather, ceramics, silk, fantasy clocks, and other original artworks, will be displayed. There will also be family entertainment, such as musicians, singers and jugglers.

Where: Bayside LIRR train station off of Bell Boulevard

When:  10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Sunday, October 17  

Cost: FREE

October 15, 2010

Etsy Craft Night

Get your craft on!

Join the ever-passionate Etsy  community members for the ultimate crafting event on Saturday, October 23 from 4 – 8 p.m. You’ll get the chance to tackle four different handmade, take-home projects, each one a perfect gift for your favorite booklover.

We have 4 confirmed Projects, each will take place on the hour starting at 2 p.m.

4 p.m. Potato stamp Book Plate
by Jen of McFlashpants.etsy.com

4:45 p.m. Sewn Tote Bookbag
by Corey of Sansmap.Etsy.com

5:30 p.m. Knitted Bookmark
by Nordea of NordeaSoaperie.etsy.com

6:15 p.m. Applique Book Cover
by Nguyen of KnitKnit.Etsy.com

This event is free, but space is limited. RSVP now.

See you there!

Visit the link below to RSVP for this free event:  http://etsycraftnight.eventbrite.com/

Fine Art Photography GIVEAWAY

TY Designs by Tania Y. Betancourt is having a GIVEWAY!!
Wouldn't you like to own a beautiful one of a kind fine art photograph?  

A gorgeous flower decorating your living room...
     An elegant sunset to calm you... 

Any 8x10 photograph mounted on an 11x14 white mat of your choice from the Store.

- Follow me on Twitter
- "LIKE" me on Facebook
- Leave a comment (together w/ code BID11)
You must do ALL 3 of the following to enter.

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October 13, 2010

The Big Waltz @ Lincoln Center

The Big Waltz @ Lincoln Center

This coming Saturday, October 16, 2010
Josie Robertson Plaza, Lincoln Center, NYC
West 63rd Street and Columbus Avenue
5:30 - 8 pm
FREE event

Immerse yourself in the romantic beauty of the Viennese Waltz at the first-ever DANCE AUSTRIA! - a dazzling evening of original performances by Austria and New York's most gifted dancers, the mellifluous sounds of Juilliard, special guests, a trip giveaway and surprises - Austrian-style.

And best of all, YOU take center stage. Our professional dance team will show you the moves-and as part of our grand finale, we invite you to waltz under stars at Lincoln Center!

Get your FREE ticket at www.thebigwaltz.austria.info and share this event with your friends.

National Comedy Theatre

Review:  One Scribble recently went to a show at the National Comedy Theatre...

I read the reviews online and scoped out their website as to who they are and what they are all about. The theatre is kid friendly so the jokes are clean. The space is small and intimate and the comedians are funny and fast paced. They really interact with the audience in that they encourage audience volunteers and get the crowd going. Each show is unique since the games played are switched up and the audience input is always different. It keeps the show fresh and entertaining. There is no script, and kids can really enjoy and have fun watching the show along with their parents.

Dress Code:  Casual, but fanciness is welcome =)
Food And Drinks: Beers, water, and snacks sold in establishment.
Parking And Transportation: Take the subway, taxi or walk! Easy access via bus or subway.
Other:  All seating is good seating. Theater holds 110 - 120 people - no bad seats, but get there early to ensure seats together. 

"For two decades, the National Comedy Theatre has been entertaining audiences of all sizes and types across the nation with their unique brand of interactive, improv comedy.

The New York City National Comedy Theatre Show is a comedy competition between two teams of professional comedians who perform a series of scenes - all based on audience suggestions.

No two shows are ever the same because they are all completely improvised. Furthermore, the shows are CLEAN, and appropriate for all audiences. The NCT presents weekly improv comedy performances in New York City as well as thousands of corporate entertainment events and private shows all around the world."

They have a Halloween Spooktacular coming up! Check it out!

October 12, 2010

Malaysia Kitchen Food Truck

Malaysia Kitchen for the World will launch the first-ever Malaysia Kitchen Food Truck in Manhattan, Oct. 11 - Nov. 6, and in Queens, Nov. 8 - Nov. 19, 2010.  The truck will operate Monday-Friday from 11:30 am - 3:00pm during the program.

Over nine local restaurants offering Malaysian dishes will disperse FREE samples of Malaysian food.  Participating restaurants, locations and dish details here.

Red Hook Community Farm Festival

What:  Join us for a celebration of urban agriculture, youth empowerment, and sustainable living! Come down to Red Hook Community Farm, meet up with your neighbors, celebrate the bounty of the season, eat delicious food, watch incredible performances, and learn how to build a stronger, healthier, more vibrant, just and sustainable city.

Of course we’ll have, a huge pumpkin patch, lots of kids activities including face painting and live animals to pet, a farmers market featuring locally grown produce and hand made products, live music, cooking demonstrations and a center for sustainable living and learning.
Great Food will be provided by our Restaurant partners like Good Fork, iCi, Rice, Kevin’s and others.

If you are a musician, an artisan, and educator or crafts person who would like to share your knowledge or sell your wares please let us know by emailing David at:harvestfest@added-value.org

If you have time to spare and can support our efforts Harvest Festival we're looking for help in the week leading up to the event, and that day. If you're interested in lending a hand with outreach, kids activities, setup and cleanup, photography, or general preparation, please email

When: Saturday, October 16, 2010 12:00 p.m.5:30 p.m.
Where:  Red Hook Community Farm Columbia and Bay streets, Brooklyn
Directions to this location
Cost: FREE

October 10, 2010

Salsa in Jamaica!

What: Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!
Latin Dance Party * Live DJ  * Salsa, Meringue, Bachata & more! DJ Oscar de la Paz mixing the sounds. Dinner * Dancing * Cash Bar
In advance:
Individual - $35
Table of 10 - $315 (A $35 saving!)
*(includes dinner and reserved seating)

At the door: $40

Where: Jamaica Performing Arts Center
Box Office: 153-10 Jamaica Avenue, Jamaica, NY 11432

When: Tuesday – Friday 9:30am – 12:30pm; 1:30pm – 5:00pm

October 9, 2010

Oktoberfest on Governor's Island

When:Sat 10/9 (12PM) 
Where: Governor's Island - NYC 
Address: Battery Maritime Building, Slip 7, Lower Manhattan New York, NY   Map 
Cost: FREE!

Our 2009 Oktoberfest brought over 3,000 people to the Greenpoint waterfront for an evening of crisp beers, warm food, music, families and good times. This fall, we are bringing the same experience to Governors Island. October 9th, join us for an afternoon of New York and German Beers (plus Root Beer for the kiddies), food vendors, lawn games, live bands, and activities for all ages. The event is free and the view from Governors Island is priceless.

All ages welcome. No cover charge. Noon-5pm

October 6, 2010

Free Class Day at Dance New Amsterdam

What: Dance New Amsterdam opens it’s doors to everyone for free! “Enjoy an entire day of FREE dance and wellness classes in a range of levels, from beginner to professional, taught by DNA’s first-rate faculty. All 6 sunlit studios will host full-length classes in: Modern, Contemporary, Ballet, Jazz, Simonson Technique, Hip Hop, Tap, Flamenco, Theatre Dance, Afro-Zulu, Pilates, Yoga, Thai Massage, Gyrokinesis®, Anatomy Awareness, and Klein Technique.” Click here to download a class schedule.

Where:  Dance New Amsterdam
280 Broadway, 2nd Floor (entrance on Chambers)
Official Site
When: Sat, Oct 9th  |  10:00am
Cost: Free

October 4, 2010

Westchester Community Farm-to-Table Dinner

What: Great local food, a top area chef, and a meal shared with your neighbors—this Westchester event understands that eating local is all about community. It’s a nonprofit, too, so you can know that your ticket entirely supports regional eating.
When: Saturday October 16, from 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Where: White Plains, NY / $25 Tix Here

October 2, 2010

Apple Festival Tomorrow

What: A large variety of apples, apple products, and freshly pressed cider will be available. The nation's largest apple cobbler will be baked on site. Enjoy cider pressing demonstrations while leaning fun apple facts at this delightful event. Vendors will have a variety of collectibles for sale, food, hayrides, and free children's games will make this event fun for all ages.
The Queens County Farm Museum
When: 11:00 a.m.4:00 p.m. Sunday October 3   
Admission: Free 

October 1, 2010

Old St. Pat's School Holds an Eclectic Yard Sale in Nolita

St. Patrick Old Cathedral School at the corner of Prince and Mott in Nolita, recently shut down after nearly 200 years of molding young minds, is holding an on-going yard sale and offering an mish mash of items. Out front in the little courtyard, facing onto St. Pat's great brick wall and the Old Cathedral Outdoor Market across the street, are a collection of animal sculptures crafted in Mexico from cans of all sorts and colors. There's a big red rooster, an elephant in bright blue and whole family of plump piglets. Overseeing the crowd is a tribal chief, complete with a metallic feathered crown.

Follow the arrow up the steps and into the old brick building and behold remnants of school years past. Filling two rooms painted in colors we hesitate to describe are desks and chairs and bookshelves in various utilitarian styles. Looking to do some home schooling? Then this is the place to start. Also on hand are odds and ends, from science kits to art supplies to fake wooden rifles for drill practice. As might be expected, assorted religious tchotchkes abound, with some classic creches in various sizes and configurations waiting for a homey mantle.

· City's first Catholic school to shut its doors [NY Daily News]
· St. Patrick's Old Cathedral School Rummage Sale [NewYorkFamily]
· Old Cathedral Outdoor Market [Official Site]

When: All Weekend

Chile Pepper Fiesta

Spice-loving cultures from around the world will converge at BBG to celebrate the chile pepper! Chile Pepper Fiesta 2010 will delight visitors with musical performances and culinary contributions from Haiti, India, West Africa, Mexico, Algeria, Malaysia, and more. Fiery demos and tastings from celebrated New York chefs and purveyors will whet the appetite for a visit to the Chile Chocolate Cabana, where a suite of local chocolatiers will be sampling specially commissioned spicy sweets. On the mainstage, the Grammy-nominated Boukman Eksperyans, will fly in from Port-au-Prince to headline an afternoon of performances including Red Baraat!, Atlas Soul, and Mandingo Ambassadors. Throughout the day, fire breathing, fire juggling and other circus-inspired feats of flame will dazzle, and BBG’s Herb Garden will be bright with chile peppers from around the globe—including the bhut jolokia from India, the spiciest pepper in the world!
When:Sat 10/2 (12PM) 
Where: Brooklyn Botanic Garden 1000 Washington Avenue Brooklyn, NY   Map
Cost: $15 FREE kids/members, $10student

Annual Gowanus Artists Studio Tour

This Saturday October 2nd, Brooklyn invites you on a self guided tour of Gowanus Artist Studios. The AGAST (Annual Gowanus Artists Studio Tour) offers a meet and greet with over 200 artists and their various creations in visual art. The intimate studio tours will showcase works in video, ceramics, glass, and paintings. Last years Press Release  summarized, “the Tour provides a unique opportunity to learn about art-making directly from those who make it. Nothing in the gallery or museum world matches this intimate meeting with artists in their private studios.” Click here for information regarding the event and a neighborhood map of participating studio/ locations.
Official Site

Best Fall Foliage in NYC

Autumn in NYPROSPECT PARK: The Brooklyn park lights up with turning leaves on bald cypress trees and sugar maples.
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FORT GREENE PARK: Walt Whitman's former stomping ground is an ideal place for leaf appreciation. get directions

INWOOD HILL PARK: The train gets you to a 196-acre park and remnants of a verdant forest. get directions

RIVERSIDE PARK: The Woodland Restoration area near 110th Street is especially leafy. get directions

CENTRAL PARK: The great urban respite has red maples, ginkgo trees, reflection ponds and open meadows.
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