January 31, 2011


What: With the closing of Biography Bookshop, bookbook opened up in its place. To commemorate their new opening, they have a 20% OFF Sale for all in-store merchandise.
When: February 1-28
Where: 266 Bleecker St. (Between 6th & 7th Avenues)

January 30, 2011

York Basketball Doubleheader vs. City Tech

What: Be there when York's Men's Basketball team faces off against City Tech in a doubleheader. For additional information, visit http://www.yorkathletics.com.
When: Wednesday, February 2nd - 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm
Where: York College Gymnasium - 160-02 Liberty Avenue (at Guy R. Brewer Boulevard)

January 29, 2011

Jamaica YMCA Open House

What: Don't miss the Jamaica YMCA's Open House. Come on out for free Zumba and Salsa Classes, face painting, arts-n-crafts, membership registrations (with waived joining fees) and more.The event will be broadcast live over LaMega Radio Station. Call for full event schedule. For additional information, visit ymcanyc.org/jamaica, or contact Sheila Clark-Hawkins at 718-739-6600 or sclarkhawkins@ymcanyc.org.
When: Sunday, January 30th - Noon to 4:00 pm
Where: Jamaica YMCA - 89-25 Parsons Boulevard (between Jamaica Ave. & Hillside Ave.)

Jishin Balpgi: Lunar New Year Festival

What: (지신밟기)! You are cordially invited to the MinKwon Center’s traditional Korean folk celebration which ignites the beginning of a new year of hope, good fortune, and a strong sense of unity within our New York City communities. There will be lots of food, dancing, and games, to say the least. 

When: Sat. Feb. 5, 2011 @1pm
Where: Manhattan (32nd St. & Broadway, front of Woori Bank)

When: Sat. Feb. 12, 2011 @2pm

Where: Flushing, Queens (Main St. & Kissena Blvd, front of Queens Library)

Astoria Market Reopens

What: The Astoria Market consists of approximately 45 independent designers, artists and crafters. Handmade products such as: clothing, jewelry, handbags, bath & body products, cosmetics, crochet, toys, housewares and accessories, bakery and food vendors on site. Entertainment will include a DJ that will play a variety of music. 
When: Sun 1/30 (12PM) 
Where: Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden  29-19 24th Avenue Astoria, NY

January 28, 2011

Linden Seventh-Day Adventist Church Health Screening/Testing

What: The Linden Seventh-Day Adventist Church has joined with the Weill Cornel Community Clinic for a day of free health screening that will include: diabetes testing, cholesterol testing, heart disease testing, and one-on-one physician consultations. For additional information, visit http://www.lindensdachurch.org or contact Maureen Kellman at 516-859-4891.
When: Sunday, January 30th -  8:00 am to 12:00 noon
Where: Linden Seventh-Day Adventist Church - 228-20 137th Avenue

Community Health Fair

What: New York State Senator Shirley L. Huntley and the PTA of PS/MS156 cordially invite you to a community health fair. Topics to be covered include Diabetes, cardiovascular health, and nutrition. On-site screening will be provided by the New York University dental school and the Jamaica Hospital Center asthma unit. Representatives from New York Life's Child ID Program Children will participate by preparing Picture ID Cards (Parents must be present). For additional information, visit huntley.nysenate.gov, or contact Lois Menyweather at 718-949-1601 or menyweatherl@gmail.com.

When: Saturday, January 29th - Noon to 3:00 PM
Where: P.S./M.S. 156Q - 229-02 137th Avenue

Filippino Lippi's Madonna and Child

This exhibition celebrates the restoration of a painting by Filippino Lippi (1457–1504), one of the great artists of 15th-century Florence. Among his principal patrons was the wealthy banker Filippo Strozzi (1428–1491), who commissioned a Madonna and Child for his villa at Santuccio, west of the city. This painting was bequeathed to the Met Museum by Jules Bache in 1949. In preparation for an exhibition on the artist that will be held in Rome next year, the picture was taken for conservation. Cleaning revealed that beneath a thick, discolored varnish, there was a beautifully preserved, richly colored painting.

On view thru April 25, 2011.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Ave at 82nd St (map)

Last Weekend for "Park Here"

What: The Pop-Up Green Space leaves the Openhouse Gallery this weekend. This indoor park in SoHo features trees, grass, benches and food vendors. Other festivities include yoga sessions, movie nights and games of croquet.
 When: Open daily from 11AM - 6PM.
Where: 201 Mulberry St.

Food and Wine Tasting

What: The Wine Cellarage invites you to join us at the GE Monogram Design Center, a must-visit destination for the latest in luxury kitchens, for an incredible night of wine and food at our first ever walk-around tasting.  The showroom, located in the Architects & Designers Building in midtown Manhattan, showcases over 60 models in the luxurious GE Monogram line of appliances. 

You will have the opportunity to taste the culinary creations of GE Monogram Design Center's Executive Chef, Tageré Southwell, paired with some of our favorite wines from 90+ Cellars.  Well versed in international cuisine, Chef Tageré Southwell has had experience as Sara Moulton's sous chef for Gourmet Magazine and was a member of the culinary team for Cannes Film Festival-American Pavilion.

Where: GE Monogram Design Center, 150 East 58th Street, 10th Floor
When: Tuesday February 1st from 6:00pm to 8:00pm.

There is no charge for this event and attendance is limited–please reserve early. You must be registered in advance to attend this event. There will also be a door prize give-away that all attendees will be eligible to enter.

Museum of Moving Image

The newly reopened Museum of Moving Image in Astoria is free this evening and every Friday (4pm-8pm). In celebration of their renovated space, they are featuring special screenings, exhibitions, and events.

35 Avenue at 37 Street
Astoria, NY 11106
718 777 6888

January 26, 2011

Studio LLC Exhibition at JCAL

The Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning (JCAL) announced a special exhibition that will be held at its gallery space from January 26 through March 26, 2011 celebrating the work of the artists who have participated in the pilot year of its Studio LLC program.

The exhibition is titled Year Zero, referencing the experience of starting from the beginning and building something new. An experience shared by both these young artists and JCAL.

The artists to be featured in the exhibition are: Carla Aspenberg, Lydia Bell, Kate Burnet, Dan Woerner, Michelle Carollo, Nicole S. Fernandez, Jocelyn M. Goode, Cosme Herrera, Nung-Hsin Hu,. Jae Kyung Kim, Wayne Liu, Graham McNamara, Heather M. O’Brien, Silvia Juliana Mantilla Ortiz, Gabriela Salazar, Yasmine Soiffer, Mark Lawrence Stafford, Chad Stayrock, Felisia Tandiono, Jinjoo Yang and Christine Wang.

The reception of the exhibition will be held on Wednesday January 26, 2011 from 6—8 pm.

January 21, 2011


Cozy up this cold winter's day and watch an indoor movie at The Moxie Spot. Tonight's feature presentation will be Toy Story 3 starting around 6:45pm with a short film at 6:15pm.

81 Atlantic Ave. (near Hicks St.).
Click here for directions.
Phone: 718-923-9710
Email: info@themoxiespot.com 

January 18, 2011

Godiva Returns to 5th Ave.

On January 21st, 2011, Godiva's Pop-Up Boutique returns to 5th Ave. just in time for Valentines Day! Check them out at 650 5th Ave. NY, NY 10019.

January 17, 2011

Tour NYC in 3 Mins

I love time-lapse videos and I recently came across one from Mindrelic that just captures the essence of this busy, non-stop city, that I absolutely love. Check it out here:
NYC - Mindrelic Timelapse from Mindrelic on Vimeo.

The pop-up phenomenon

The pop-up phenomenon seems to be blooming in New York City. The latest installation at the Openhouse Gallery is a public indoor park complete with benches and faux grassy knolls designed by decorators American Foliage. The park will feature all the essentials to fool you into thinking it’s already summer, including lunch-break yoga classes, movies on the lawn, and lobster rolls from Luke’s Lobster on weekends. (201 Mulberry St., near Kenmare St.; 1/7–1/30; 11 a.m.–6 p.m. daily; free).

Seems like a good week to check it out and forget about the cold dreary winter weather outside, at least for  a little while. See you there!

January 14, 2011

Friday Foodies

If you make it to Croxley Ales between 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Fridays, you can enjoy complimentary wings, but don't fret if you miss it 'cause on Saturday and Sunday they're an easy-on-the-purse 20 cents. Drag your hung-over self to Brazen Head at noon on Sunday for some revitalizing all-you-can-eat bagels and cream cheese, gratis!

Rudy's, 627 9th Avenue (at 44th Street).
Croxley Ales, 28th Avenue (Between East 2nd and East 3rd streets); 718-488-0430.
Brazen Head, 228 Atlantic Avenue (between Boerum Place and Court Street); Cobble Head, Brooklyn; 718-488-0430.

Freebies in NYC

This weekend, you can catch Audrey Hepburn's irresistible Holly Golightly in Breakfast at Tiffany's whilst reclining in the theater's lush leather seating.
Sunday, January 16th, 8.30 p.m., Tribeca Grand Hotel, 2 Avenue of the Americas (between Walker and White streets); 212-519-6600. 

Museum at FIT's Japanese fashion exhibition showcasing subcultural Gothic Lolita style mixes with street scene images of Harajuku girls. Avant garde pieces from the country's premier designers, including Commes des Garcons are also on show for a visual display that's not to be missed.  
The Museum at FIT, Seventh Avenue (at 27th Street), Saturday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Tuesday to Friday Noon-8pm, 212-217-4558.

From 10 p.m. to 11 p.m., The Dark Room event at Public Assembly will be serving up totally gratis vodka, which you can enjoy whilst listening to the beats of resident DJs David Gee and Trigon.
Saturday, January 15th, Public Assembly, 70 North Sixth Street (between Wythe and Kent avenues), Brooklyn, 718-384-4586.