March 29, 2011

Google Tips & Tricks

What: In this single session workshop, customers will learn how to use Google Maps; create and share documents online; organize your medical records all in one place; design your home page with iGoogle; and much more. Preregistration required in person at Cyber Center Desk. Must possess basic mouse and keyboarding skills.
When: Wednesday, March 30th - 10:00 am
Where: Queensborough Public Library - Central Branch - 89-11 Merrick Boulevard (between Jamaica and Hillside Avenues)
Cost: Free

March 28, 2011

Jamaica Neighborhood Center & Dress For Success

What: The Jamaica Neighborhood Center's Job Club and Dress For Success will be hosting a Job/Career Readiness Workshop. Let us help you prepare for upcoming job fairs. Bring your resume for review, participate in mock interviews, and learn what to expect at a career fair. This event is FREE and open to the public. Raffles will be given out throughout the day. For additional information, contact Lenin Gross at 718-739-2060 Ext. 18 or
When: Thursday, March 31st - 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Where: Jamaica Neighborhood Center - 161-06 89th Avenue (between Jamaica and Hillside Avenues)
How Much: Free

March 25, 2011


What: The Muppet Vault is a monthly series presented by the Muppet fan site and Secret Formula at Brooklyn's Bell House, featuring classic, rare, and unreleased videos from the Muppets, Sesame Street, and the works of Jim Henson.

This time, it's "Hi-ho" meets "KAPOW!" as the Muppet Vault presents: Superheroes! Run to Brooklyn's Bell House faster than a speeding bullet for lots of superhero-related footage from classic Muppet-related shows and specials!

The event will kick off with screenings of classic Muppet Show episodes with guest stars like Wonder Woman (Lynda Carter) and Superman (Christopher Reeve). Then the super-fun continues with some of the most memorable moments with Sesame Street's furry resident hero, Super Grover. You'll see lots more clips and fun from various Muppety shows and productions. Plus Muppet-themed drink specials, audience participation, trivia contests, cool giveaways, sing-alongs, and more!

When: Sunday March 27@2PM
Where: The Frontier Room @The Bell House 149 7th St. (between 2nd & 3rd Aves.)
Cost: $8 All Ages

March 24, 2011

Girls Night Out

Leave your man at home, grab your BFF and enjoy a night out with just the ladies. You’ll sample everything from food finds, to health, beauty and fitness swag. Tabatha Coffey from Tabatha’s Salon Takeover will also be in the house, signing copies of her book and giving great beauty advice.
This is one night you do not want to miss. And ladies it’s about feeling good about ourselves and being pampered!
It all takes place at Pacha, located at 618 w. 46th St. in NYC in NYC on March 31 from 6pm – 9pm.
Admission is free and only people 21 and older will be admitted with valid ID.
Sponsored by smartwater and Fresh 102.7 Lite FM.

The Inflatable Sculpture Show

What:   The Inflatable Sculpture Show 
When:  Saturday, March 26, 2011, 7pm to 10 pm
Where: 195 Morgan Avenue, Brooklyn NY
FREE Admission

Anticipate a show unlike any other, packed from floor to ceiling with gargantuan gorgeousness. As you navigate your way through all the pieces, also enjoy free drinks and live music.

March 23, 2011

Bhangra Dance Party w/ DJ Rekha

What: Jamaica Performing Arts Center is pleased to present a Bhangra Dance Party w/ DJ Rekha and dance lessons w/ Reena Shah. DJ Rekha fuses traditional Bhangra music of South Asia with contemporary hip-hop beats, creating an infectious sound that compels you to dance. Not familiar with Bhangra dance style? The party starts with a group dance lesson at 7:30pm. For additional information, visit, or contact the box office at (718) 618-6170 or
When: Saturday, March 26th - 7:30pm
Where: Jamaica Performing Arts Center - 153-10 Jamaica Avenue (across from Rufus King Park)
Cost:  $22

March 22, 2011

"Martha Stewart's Pies and Tarts" Pop-Up Shop

What: Martha is celebrating her new book, "Martha Stewart's New Pies & Tarts," by opening up a shop! Come buy dreamy cream pies, dainty lemon tartlets, classic fruit pies, savory galettes, rustic hand pies ... and the brand-new book that shows you how to make all of them!

Plus, meet the bakers behind the book! Raffles every hour! And don't forget to enter the Food 52 Recipe Contest: Your Best Late-Winter Tart.

Plus, meet the bakers behind the book! Raffles every hour!

When: Saturday and Sunday, March 26 and 27, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: 93 Greenwich Avenue between Bank Street and West 12th Street, NYC


Do you have a passion that you would like to share with young people? If so, the Business, Academics and Community Institute (B.A.C.) seeks to provide students with skills and experiences designed to support their personal growth. Key to the Institute is the active participation of the private sector, individuals and community who provide real world connections for our students through work experiences and weekly seminars. The combination of seminars and work experiences is incredibly effective as it builds students’ confidence and skills to pursue new opportunities and cultivates productive members of society. We invite you to become a part of the B.A.C Institute and the Queens Satellite High School for Opportunities community. From health to professionalism, entrepreneurship or the arts, your knowledge is valuable! Mentors can participate in one day sessions, or teach a seven-week seminar on a topic of your choice. Your company or colleagues can team-up with you to teach the seminar. Technical assistance for lesson planning and working with youth will be provided throughout your experience. Volunteers must like and respect young people, Some teaching or training background is a plus, but not required. Volunteers can sign-up for a one-time periodic sessions or provide more indepth mentoring over seven weeks. To take advantage of this volunteer opportunity, you must be available on Thursdays from 1:15 pm to 2:30 pm at pm or 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm at an off-site location. For additional information, contact Kristy Nguyen, Manager at 718-657-3920, 4031 or

March 21, 2011

PINK SoHo Celebration

What: Victoria's Secret Pink® Soho is celebrating it's one year celebration with sweet treats, shopping, a live DJ, sweepstakes, giveaways, & more!
When: Saturday March 26 & Sunday March 27
Interested? RSVP

March 19, 2011

Phagwah Parade!

What: Phagwah, or Holi, is the Indo-Caribbean Hindu celebration of the new year. Every spring, the Sunday after the first full moon of the Hindu calendar, Holi kicks off Saturday for two days of prayer and feasting to celebrate an ancient Hindu story of good triumphing over evil.

Holi is even better known as the Festival of Colors, however, as men and woman of all ages playfully toss vibrant gulal powders in every shade at one another, or spray each other with tinted water to celebrate life, love and good luck in the new season.

The city's most famous Holi celebration (and one of the largest in the country) is Richmond Hill's Phagwah Parade.

When: Sunday, March 20, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Liberty Ave. & 133rd St., Richmond Hill, Queens.
Festival: Music and other cultural performances at Phil Rizutto Park (Smokey Oval Park) after the parade. The celebration is only allowed on the concrete part of the park, not the newly renovated fields. Celebration at Smokey Oval Park ends at 6 p.m.
Note that dye and powder are not allowed on the streets or sidewalks for this year's parade. They are permitted at Smoky Oval Park and at the formation point.

Please be advised, waterproof protectors for cameras are recommended and although most dyes can be washed away from the skin, your clothes are another story. So don't wear your best outfits.  


What: The NYC Bhangra Dance School & Company transforms Dag Hammarskjold Park into Holi headquarters. Expect the usual splash of colors and powders, plus dance performances by the dance school's spirited steppers. Henna artists paint the traditional temporary tattoos, or visitors can browse tables of South Asian handicrafts and food.
When: Sunday, March 20, @Noon
Where: 47th St. between First & Second Aves. (212) 372-8001

March 18, 2011

Steven Brahms Presents THE SURVIVAL PROJECT

What:    Steven Brahms Presents THE SURVIVAL PROJECT 
When:   Friday, March 18, 2011, 7pm to 10pm
Where: 195 Morgan Avenue, Brooklyn NY
FREE Admission 

Winning photographer of the 3rd Ward Open call, features still-life conveying the fringes of society, items fraught with curiosities, paranoias and dreams. With live music from Weird Days and complimentary drinks.

RSVP at 

March 11, 2011

16th Annual Maple Weekend

What: About 110 maple producers across New York will host open houses for the public to see how maple syrup and related products are made. Visitors will be able to participate, view demonstrations, sample and purchase the various maple products.
When: March 19-20 and March 26-27 10am-4pm
Where: Locations are listed here.
Admission is FREE

March 9, 2011

The Brooklyn Business Networking Event

WHAT: Join members of The NYC Business Networking Group (NYCBNG) and The Brooklyn Business Networking Group (BBNG) for our monthly networking mixer. Why schlep to the city if you don't have to? Come network with us locally.
WHEN:   Thursday March 10, 2011 at 6:30 PM
WHERE: The Pearl Room, 8201 Third Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11209
COST:   Free with RSVP by noon on 3/10 or $10 cash/door

March 5, 2011

Northeast Regional Barista Competition

So you've decided to take your barista abilities and knowledge to the next level and participate in the USBC what? Start with becoming much more familiar with the USBC Rules and Regulations and Scoresheets. The Barista Guild of America offers a tremendous amount of resources to its members through certification programs, online forums and barista fellowship! Partner with your Roasters, co-workers, customers, industry counterparts and friends to develop your routine and become more familiar with your coffee, technique and equipment. For more information, feel free to contact the SCAA for futher guidance using the contact link above. April 7-10, 2011

Host: Dallis BRos. Coffee
Venue: Milk Studios
450 W 15th Street - 8th Floor, Studio D
New York, NY 10011

March 1, 2011

Two-for-One Admission to select Museums

The Museum Discovery Pass is good for two-for-one admission to the following institutions: American Folk Art Museum; Asia Society Museum; International Center of Photography; Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art; Museum of Arts and Design; Museum of Chinese in America; Noguchi Museum; and Rubin Museum of Art. The pass is printable from each museum’s website, and is also available at NYC & Company’s Official Visitor Centers.

Offer valid March 1, 2011 thru May 31, 2011