April 30, 2011

Free & Delicious Ice Cream Sandwich

What: What better way to celebrate Mozilla's Firefox Browser going mobile than four days of free ice cream sandwiches! Choose from seven awesome flavors! Bring your friends and start enjoying the start of the summer!
When:  12:00PM -  4:00PM
Sat 4/30 at Bryant Park at 43rd Street and 6th Avenue 
Sun 5/1: Union Square at West 16th & Union Square West
Mon 5/2: Madison Sq Park at East 24th & Madison Ave
Official Site 

April 29, 2011

Madewell debuts their 2nd & largest store in NYC

What: To commemorate the grand opening, the Flatiron location will feature a special "Hometown Heroes" pop-up shop with a selection of some of their favorite NYC brands, including In God We Trust, Love Adorned, JF&Son, and Albertine, as well as summer-ready music picks from Other Music.
When: Saturday, April 30 · 10:00am - 8:00pm
Where:  Madewell  |   Lower Fifth Avenue 115 Fifth Ave. (at 19th St.) New York, New York

April 28, 2011

A Day of Fashion & Beauty

What: You are invited to an afternoon of beauty and fashion provided by The Elle Files' Fashion Experts. See all the latest brands and enjoy complimentary wine and dessert during this fabulous girls' day out event while you shop! Please RSVP here.
When: Sat, Apr 30 at 12:00PM - 5:00PM
Where:  315 W 39th St, New York, NY 10018

April 22, 2011

Etsy & 3rd Ward: Craft & Shoot Lab 

What: Etsy Labs & 3RD Ward have teamed up for an afternoon of one-of-a-kind creations. Demos taught by 3rd Ward instructors, including: 

Learn how to Enamel Jewelry with Max Goodman

Crochet flowers with Kim Kotary 

Make your own skincare with Joanne Sherrow
Sewing demo with Tracey Toole

Plus, learn how to show & photograph your handiwork in the best light with a consultation from Ken Collins & Jackie Snow. Bring your own digital camera and anything you’d like to shoot. Etsy representatives will also be on hand to answer all your questions. With complimentary drinks from Brooklyn Republic.  

When: April 23, 2011, 2-4:30pm

Where: 195 Morgan Avenue, Brooklyn NY

FREE Admission includes craft and photography demos

RSVP at www.3rdward.com/rsvp

Learn more about Craft: Etsy at 3rd Ward classes here.

April 21, 2011

Barnyard Easter Egg Hunt

What: The Queens County Farm Museum will hold its annual Egg Hunt in the orchard.  Egg hunts will be ongoing throughout the day. "Whiskers" the bunny will be hopping around the farm to greet children and pose for pictures. Dance the "Bunny Hop" and play egg toss and egg rolling games on the farmhouse lawn. Visit the farm animals and take a hayride.
When: Saturday, April 23, 2011 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Where: 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy Floral Park, NY 11004
Cost: $5.00
Official Website

April 20, 2011

Free Facial at Barneys NYC

What: Who doesn't love a facial? Especially when you can get one for free at Barneys; hello?! Yes, Barneys is teaming up with Cle de Peau Synactif Facial to bring you a day of free facials! More info here.
By appointment only. Please call 212.833.2562 for an appointment.
When: Wed, Apr 20 at 11:00AM - 5:30PM
Where: Barneys New York  660 Madison Ave

April 19, 2011

Girls' Night Out

What: You Deserve A Girls-Only Evening Once In A While!!! Simply Make A Reservation Through Find A Table And Type The Code ( Girls Night Out ) Receive A Complementary Chocolate Shot And A Belgian Chocolate Covered Strawberry.
When: April 19 @6pm.
Where: AYZA Wine & Chocolate Bar  11 W 31st St New York, NY 10001  |  (212) 714-2992
Cost: FREE

Free Facial in New York City

What: Join Borghese and discover the secret of Fango. Complimentary Spa Facials with our Fango Active Mud Mask will help restore your skin's natural luminosity and elasticity. Call 212-705-2885 for your appointment.
When: Tue, Apr 19 at 11:00AM - Wed, Apr 20 at 7:00PM
Where: Bloomingdales E 59th St & Lexington Ave

April 15, 2011

Esho Hey Boishak (A Bengali New Year’s Celebration)

What: Join in a celebration of Bangladesh’s New Year with the Shrejoni Shanskretik Samsad Ensemble that will observe the change of the six seasons through dance and music dressed in traditional folkloric clothing. In Bangladesh six seasons are recognized: summer, rainy season, early autumn, late autumn, winter and spring. Shrejoni Shanskretik Samsad was founded in 2008 with the purpose of promoting Bangladesh’s rich culture locally and abroad.
When: Saturday, April 16th - 2:00 pm
Where: Queensborough Public Library - Central Branch - 89-11 Merrick Boulevard (between Jamaica and Hillside Avenues)
How Much: Free

April 13, 2011

30th Annual Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival

What: Join in the Japanese celebration of Spring with the beauty of hundreds of Cherry Blossoms. Come for food, fun, singing, dancing, live performances, projects, demonstrations, exhibits and so much more!
Where: Brooklyn Botanic Garden 900 Washington Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11225
When: Saturday, April 30–Sunday, May 1, 2011

Adults $15
Seniors (65 and over) $10
Students 12+ with valid ID $10
Children under 12 Free
BBG Members Free

Purchase Tickets Here
Check out your Itenary Here

17th Annual 'Hands on New York Day'

What: Join New York Cares and 5,000 volunteers to make our city's parks and gardens cleaner, greener, and ready for summer.  Hands On New York Day is an incredible day of service. Volunteers will rake and clean debris, plant, mulch, paint fences and benches, and more. It's a great day out, and great way to make the Big Apple shine.
Where:  New York Cares 214 West 29th Street, 5th FL Manhattan, NY 10001
When: Saturday, April 16, 2011 9:00 am - 3:00 pm

April 12, 2011

JBF LTD pop-up

What: The James Beard Foundation, is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to celebrate, nurture, and preserve America’s diverse culinary heritage and future.

JBF LTD takes the idea of the pop-up restaurant further than it’s ever been taken before. Over the course of five weeks, they're bringing together incredible chefs, celebrated authors, television personalities, and many other people and partners to create the most exciting pop-up food pavilion and restaurant New York has seen. The setting is a beautiful space in the dynamic Chelsea Market designed by celebrated architect James Biber.

As the name suggests, JBF LTD will be around for a limited time only—27 days of programming, to be exact. Starting April 12 we’ll be counting down those days until May 14 when it’s all over. Gone. Like it never happened. Finito.

When: Starts Tuesday April 12, 2011@12 noon
Where: Chelsea Market 75 9th Ave New York, NY 10011  |  (212) 243-6005

Ben & Jerry's Free Cone Day!

When: Tomorrow, April 12, 2011 11:00 am  
What: As a way to thank our customers for their support and to celebrate 33 years of scooping the chunkiest, funkiest ice cream, frozen yogurt and sorbet, Ben & Jerry's scoop shops are happily giving it away!

41 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10003

151 W 34th St, 4th Fl, New York, NY 10001

Rockefeller Plz, New York, NY 10020

280 Father Capodanno Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10314

2720 Broadway, New York, NY 10025

JFK Airport, New York, NY 11430

191 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11201

15949 Crossbay Boulevard, Howard Beach, NY 11414

Check the locator for one near you!

Elie Tahari Sample Sale 2011

70% off Women's, Men's, Shoes and Handbags!

Where: 510 5th AVENUE
(Entrance 43rd Street and 5th Avenue - Ground Floor)

April 9, 2011

The Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market

The Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market is excited to welcome The {NewNew}, a local collective of independent Etsy artists, April 10, 2011, for a weekend injection of the DIY-spirit with their one-of-a-kind and hand-crafted goods including clothing, jewelry, accessories, handbags, housewares, toys and unique baby gifts.
Enter to win a special brunch menu tasting for you and a guest of an item off the specials menu from each participating gourmet food truck.

Hell's Kitchen Flea Market
W 39th St (bet. 9th & 10th Ave.)

A Tribute to the Music of Sinatra, Manilow, Sedaka and More

What: A jazzy tribute of the greatest hits popularized by Frank Sinatra, Barry Manilow, Neil Sedaka and others. Featuring Arnie Gruber.
When: Saturday, April 9th - 3:00 pm
Where: Queensborough Public Library - Central Branch - 89-11 Merrick Boulevard (between Jamaica and Hillside Avenues)
How Much: Free

MoCCA Fest is Here!

What: The annual two-day event attracts thousands of comic art lovers and creators from around the globe to celebrate the world’s most popular art form in the heart of New York City. Since 2002 the MoCCA Festival offers a unique venue to experience comics, mini-comics, web comics, graphic novels, animation, posters, prints, original artwork and more. Each year, the Festival invites dozens of established and emerging creators, scholars, and other experts to participate in two days of lecture/discussion panels on a variety of comics and cartoon topics.  
Where: Lexington Avenue Armory  68 Lexington Avenue, New York (between 25th and 26th Streets)
When: Saturday April 9 & Sunday April 10 11AM-6PM

Advance Tickets:
$10 for one Day
$15 for the weekend

At The Door:

$12 For the Day
$20 for the Weekend

MoCCA Members $12 for the Weekend!

April 8, 2011

Sephora’s Friday at the Sephora Beauty Studio

Stop by Sephora Beauty Studio in NYC for FREE Express Services (no appt. necessary). Get tips, tricks, and sample new products. Friday at the Sephora Beauty Studio is available at all 15 Manhattan locations, every Friday until May 27. So get your fix while you can.

April 2, 2011

Visit the Easter Bunny

What: Hop on over to level 3 on the JCPenny wing, Where the Easter Bunny will be there to take pictures and will be giving a free gift.
When: Today thru 4/23, 11:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m Monday - Saturday 12:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Where: Queens Center Mall, 90- 15 Queens Blvd.
Admission: FREE.
Prices for photos may vary. For more information call 718-592-4039.

April 1, 2011

Early Easter Fun

What: The Bunny has arrived at Queens Center and he wants to spend time with his favorite friends. That's why we're inviting you to hop down to the Bunny trail!! So dress up in your favorite spring outfit and join us in the Food Court,Lower Level JCPenny Wing. There'll be eggs-traordinary, magic, prizes and a few surprises!
When: Sat. April 2, 2011 8:00 - 10:00 a.m
Where:  Queens Center Mall, 90- 15 Queens Blvd. Food Court, Lower Level JCPenny Wing
Admission: FREE.

Springtime/Art & Commerce

What: Grab a glass of wine and start the leisurely shopping spree by sifting through the handmade dresses and vintage-inspired fashions from LIC’s Ethereal Boutique (etherealnyc.com/store/), or the elegantly edgy stone jewelry crafted by local designer Lithos du Monde (lithosdumonde.com). Peruse the whimsical illustrations by paper and household goods producer Fisk and Fern (fiskandfern.com), and, just in time for weekends devoted to bike riding, discover how to make the most of cramped apartment space with storage-saving, solid maplewood bike shelves made by Astoria’s own UrbanCityBikeShelves (urbancitybikeshelves.com).

When you’re ready for a break, chow down on savory treats whipped up by neighborhood trattoria Vesta (vestavino.com), or perk up with a cup of well-made joe (and homey desserts) from LIC coffee haunt Sweetleaf (http://tinyurl.com/626ubh4). Peer at vibrant photos of local landscapes by TEN10’s Jesse Winter and listen to Astoria songstress Jeanne Boes (jeanneboes.com) croon.

When: Saturday April 2 2pm – 6pm
Where: TEN10 Studios, 10-10 47th Road, LIC (map)

Scavenger Hunt at the Brooklyn Flea

The Hunt is full of sweet, boozy prizes, all the better to celebrate the big move back outside.
When you find one of the items which can be hidden in any vendor booth, it’s yours, absolutely free! Then we post your photo with the generous vendor here on the blog on Tuesday. Only one winner per calendar month. Items posted every Friday at noon.
1. Saturday: Primitive sugar mold. Vintage
2. Sunday: Lowenbrau beer light (working condition).
Vintage Note: This weekend the Flea moves outdoors for the season, opening Sat., April 2, in Fort Greene and Sun., April 3, in our new Williamsburg location. The markets are open every weekend, 10am–5pm, rain or shine. For maps/directions, click here.