May 27, 2011

Mister Saturday does Sunday

Mister Sunday night really comes in to his own when everyone is off work on Monday. It’s the official start of summer so your outdoor club sessions have the perfect kick-off at Gowanus Grove this weekend. Londoner Four Tet promises stuttering techno rhythms with melodic interruptions amidst sundrenched and tree-lined concrete setting– perfect to get you in the mood for a heady summer playlist.
When: Sunday 29th May, 3-9pm
Where: 400 Carroll Street, Brooklyn
Admission: $12


The Bowery Poetry Club Big Baby's Cake Contest!
"Let your inner cake out!"
Saturday, May 28th 3-4:30pm

Categories: 1.) Doll cakes 2.) Creatures 3.) Delicious 
All dolls and creatures are welcome subjects...all cakes must be edible...'Delicious' cakes must be made from "scratch" and will be tasted!!
$5 entrance fee. Everyone present votes for the winners! 

Proceeds to benefit Food Banks of New York City. YAY Prizes!!
Please "friend" big babys cake contest" and share our event: 


May 29 
519 Leonard St, Brooklyn

Metropolitian Ave, Forrest Hills, NY

College Point Blvd, College Point, NY

Grand Ave & 72nd St, Maspeth, NY

May 30
Bayville. NY

112 North Ave & Hudson Park Rd, New Rochelle, NY

Pelham, NY

Pier 88, Manhattan

Hart Blvd & Forest Ave, Staten Island

3rd Ave & 87th St, Bay Ridge, Brooklyn

Broadway & Dyckman St, Manhattan

City Island Bronx, NY

Mamaroneck, NY

8th Avenue Festival

The annual 8th Avenue Festival located in Sunset Park between 39th street and 49th street.  Enjoy a day of multi-ethnic food, rides, games, vendors, mobile pet adoptions with the north shore animal league and an inter-active fire safety exhibit with the FDNY.

For more info contact 718-444-6028
8th avenue 39th Street to 49th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11220

The Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit

Now in it's 81st year, this event showcases fine artists and craft artisans from around the New York metropolitan area, the nation and the world. Attendees come from all over and are a cosmopolitan mix, including art lovers, tourists, faculty and students from the area's many schools and professionals such as interior designers.

The show has its venue on University Place, and this spring will start at East 12th Street extending south along the east side of Washington Square Park ending at West 3rd Street. The southern end of the show encompasses Schwartz Plaza, (aka Bobkin Lane), between NYU's Shimkin Hall and Bobst Library.

Memorial Day Weekend
May 28, 29, 30 and June 4 and 5

Official Site

May 26, 2011

Governors Island Reopens for the Season

May 27 - Bike and Roll’s Free Bike Fridays allows anyone to borrow a bike for free for up to an hour (Fridays through Sept. 23.) Bike and Roll also rents bikes on the island on Fridays, weekends and holidays. Visitors may also bring their own bikes via ferry.

Building 110 opens with art installations and open studios curated by the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. The group show “No One is an Island” will remain on view through July 4.

Trapeze School New York teaches trapeze lessons and Big Apple Circus leads circus skills workshops on the Parade Ground through Sept. 25.

Figment’s Sculpture Gardenminiature golf courseand Burble Bup Pavilion open for the full season.

Three-part “Designs for Living 1795 – 2011” exhibition opens with historic couture fashion from Worth, Balenciaga and Dior as well as 18th and 19th century wallpapers and contemporary tonalist landscape paintings.

Jones Beach Air Show

The Jones Beach Air Show is currently one of the biggest US air show, presented at Jones Beach State Park. FREE.
Saturday, May 28, 2011 10:00 am - 3:00 pm 
Please Check the website for to see more actual information on performers!
Tips: Arrive early Dress in beach attire Bring some warm cloths in case of a temperature change Sunglasses Sunscreen (even if you think the sun is not too strong or is little cold...) Beach towels and chairs Check the website regularly for last minute news items and updates Check the weather

Free Lady Gaga Concert

What: Five Time Grammy Queen Lady Gaga kicks off Summer in The City with a free concert in Central Park's Rumsey Playfield. 
Where: Central Park SummerStage  5th Avenue  
When:  Fri, May 27 at 7:00AM - 9:00AM  
Photo Source

May 25, 2011

Meet the Author

Meet the author who proves she possesses what it takes with a talk about her newest book in the Snookie series that inspired the HBO hit True Blood.
12:30pm – 1:45pm | Bryant Park Reading Room
Rain Venue(s):
*The General Society of Mechanics and Tradesmen
20 West 44th Street (between 5th & 6th Avenues)

May 21, 2011

Drums Along the Hudson

What: A Native American Festival and Shad Fest at Inwood Hill Park
Lotus Music and Dance will present the eighth annual DRUMS ALONG THE HUDSON: A NATIVE AMERICAN FESTIVAL and SHAD FEST in collaboration with The New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, The Hudson River Foundation and Washington Heights-Inwood Development Corporation.
When: Sunday, May 22 11:00 am - 6:00 pm rain or shine!

3rd Ward's Annual Birthday BBQ!

3rd Ward's Annual Birthday BBQ!
May 21, 2 pm - 8pm
195 Morgan Ave, Brooklyn, NY

 Admission // RAIN or SHINE

3rd Ward is celebrating its 5th birthday party with live music, cheap and delicious BBQ, free educational workshops, and some rad bike-themed art. 

RSVPs required at

Flax and Fleece Fest in Brooklyn

Visit Fleece Fest at Prospect Park Zoo to see fleece shorn from live sheep at 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m., then come next door to Lefferts and try your hand at washing, carding, spinning and weaving it into cloth. On this weekend, a hand stamp lets you visit the Zoo, come to Lefferts, and then return to the Zoo. Lefferts events free; the Zoo charges regular  admission. 
Saturday, May 21 & Sunday, May 22 1 – 4 p.m.

May 16, 2011

BUST Magazine Craftacular and Food Fair

What: The BUST Magazine Craftacular and Food Fair is a massive spring time shopping bonanza, featuring over 100 craft and food vendors, DJs, and more. Shoppers can browse through hundreds of the best in handmade gifts and artisanal delicacies—everything from handbags, posters, housewares, toys, jewelry to baked goods and jams
Where: 11am - 8pm @ 82 Mercer Street
When: Saturday May 21st 

May 14, 2011

Farm Fest at the Queens County Farm Museum

Celebrate the return of spring with a visit to the farm! Sheep shearing demonstrations, Dutch crafts and cultural exhibits and spring plant sale. Country Western Band, Hayrides, historic house and greenhouse tours, food, pony rides and petting zoo.
Sunday, May 15 from 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Admission:  $5.00 per person  

May 10, 2011

May Festivals

  • Financial Community Day Festival 
    Friday May 13
    (on Maiden Lane from Water - South Street)
  • 2nd Avenue Festival
    Saturday, May 14
    on 2nd Avenue from 14th to 4th Streets
  • Graham Avenue Fiesta
    Saturday, May 14
    on Graham Ave. from Boerum St. to Broadway
  • Children of The World Festival 
    Saturday May 14
    (on 6th Avenue from 42nd - 56th Street)
  • Gramercy Park Neighborhood Festival 
    Sunday May 15
    (on Broadway from 17th - 23rd Street)
  • Fabulous 5th Avenue Festival
    Sunday, May 15
    on Arts & Crafts Application from 3 Photos to Required
  • Fabulous 5th Avenue Festival
    Sunday, May 15
    on Fifth Avenue from St. John to 12th Street
  • NYC Business Expo 
    Friday May 20
    (on Greenwich St. from Barclay - Warren Street)
  • 63rd Drive Festival
    Saturday, May 21
    on 63rd Dr. from Austin St. to Queens Blvd
  • 6th Avenue Festival
    Saturday, May 21
    on 6th Avenue from 23rd to 14th Streets
  • Lower Third Avenue Summer Festival 
    Saturday May 21
    (on 3rd Avenue from 6th - 14th Street)
  • Times Square Fair 
    Sunday May 22
    (on Broadway from 47th - 57th Street)
  • Flatbush Avenue Festival
    Sunday, May 22
    on Flatbush Avenue from Parkside to Cortelyou Road
  • Steinway Street Festival
    Sunday, May 22
    on Steinway from 34th to 28th Avenue
  • Grand Central Spring Fair 
    Friday May 27
    (on 43rd Street from Lexington - 3rd Avenue)
  • Greenpoint Avenue Festival
    Saturday, May 28
    on Greenpoint from Queens Blvd to 44th St.
  • Waverly Place Festival
    Saturday, May 28
    on Washington Square North from University to 6th Avenue
  • Lexington Avenue Spring Festival 
    Saturday May 28
    (on Lexington Avenue from 42nd - 57th Street) The Annual
  • Spring Jubilee 
    Sunday May 29
    (on Lexington Avenue from 23rd - 34th Street)
  • Flushing Festival
    Sunday, May 29
    on Sanford Avenue from Main Street to Kissena
  • PENDING Main Street Islip Festival
    Sunday, May 29
    on Main Street from Rte 111 to Smith Ave
  • Broadway Astoria Festival
    Monday, May 30
    on Broadway from Steinway to Crescent
  • Madison Avenue Community Expo 
    Monday May 30
    (on Madison Avenue from 42nd - 57th Street)

Haagen-Dazs Cone Day

What: Haagen-Dazs is back with their Free Cone Day! Enjoy a complimentary scoop of Haagen-Daz ice cream. 
When: Tue, May 10 at 4:00PM - 8:00PM
Where:  Haagen dazs 1286 Broadway or any other participating location

May 9, 2011

Weekend Recap

This past weekend was enjoyable. The sun was out, the weather nice, and crowds of people everywhere. Not to mention the pollen was high and lots of allergy sufferers were trying to survive.

On Friday, we went to the movies to see "Thor", which was a good. Simple, to the story line, and not overdone. This arrogant warrior soon sees the error of his ways and sets out to amend them. The casting was good and the graphics and background scenery was a sight to see. Not in 3D mind you, which was fine with me.

Then on Saturday, we went to the Handmade Cavalcade Arts & Crafts Festival sponsored by NewNew, which was held at Slate Billiards and Bar this time. The setup was nice and spacious and we were the last ones to get goody bags. There were some sample items and coupons ans treats inside the bag. This year, they opted to go with a brown paper bag as opposed to last year's cloth tote bag. I bought a box of truffles and a tulip tote bag for my mother. I also sampled the truffles, garlic pickles, and a bloody mary, which was supposed to be spicy, but I didn't feel anything.

Afterward, we headed down to the Festival of Ideas which was in the Bowery and spanned for a few blocks. There were so many things to see and do and eat! It was a lot of fun and a lot of walking. Street fairs and festivals are back and everyone is out and about. Lots of community organizations and green projects and ideas and strange things.

Afterward, I walked over to Blick Art Store in Noho to pick up a couple of items before going home to prepare my ingredients for my Mother's Day meal. You can check out more photos on our Facebook page.

Black Eyed Peas Concert

What: The Black Eyed Peas are singing their hearts out on The Great Lawn in Central Park with 60,000 fans to help The Robin Hood Foundation. A spectacular event where we will raise funds, awareness and raise the roof at the same time.
When: Tue, Jun 07 at 7:30PM - 10:30PM

May 8, 2011

Give Your Stuff Away Day

Because of all the shopping we've done, many of us now own lots of great stuff we never use anymore. And for some reason, we don't sell or give it away. Lots of valuable suff - just wasting away.

Let's take all this stuff and over one weekend, make it available to others for free.

On May 14th, bring your unwanted stuff to your curb. Some guidelines - no trash, recyclables, illegal or dangerous items. No food, drugs, chemicals, or weapons. Just safe, valuable items we would like to donate. Then watch the fun – or better yet, take a walk and find some free stuff you can use.

This event will create the World's largest giveaway / recycling event - please be a part of it!

Official Site

May 6, 2011

Mother's Day Card Workshop

Kids, still don't have a card for dear Mom? Well The Skyscraper Museum presents an architecturally-themed Mother's Day card workshop that can help you out. Who needs Hallmark when you can make your own card for Mom? Rise to the occasion and meet us at the Museum! For all ages. Sat, May 7 10:15am to 11:45am.

The Skyscraper Museum
39 Battery Place
New York, NY  10280

Spring Community Day

Looking to volunteer, "green" Lower Manhattan, or just have a great time with family and friends?

Then drop by the inaugural Spring Community Day on May 7, 2011@8am at Wall and Water streets.

The Alliance for Downtown New York, Andaz Wall Street and 75 Wall Street Condominium Residences have joined forces to host a Spring community planting event at Wall Street Park from 10 AM-noon, where volunteers can plant hundreds of annuals.

Just across the block, Andaz Wall Street will launch the city's only hotel-run farmers' market from 8 AM-3 PM. Chef Maximo Lopez May of its Wall & Water restaurant will be cooking up some freebies to nosh on!

And, 75 Wall Street Condominium Residences will have a rooftop celebration complete with story time, cupcake and face painting, a balloon artist, and adult “mini-massages” from an Andaz spa therapist.

May 5, 2011

Free Asthma Screening in Queens

New York-area allergists will offer free screenings for people who are experiencing breathing problems, such as chronic coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath. In addition to helping identify people at risk for asthma, the screenings also provide an opportunity for diagnosed asthmatics to talk with a specialist about their disease and how to keep symptoms under control.
Event will take place in Kissena Park, Queens, today from 4:00pm to 5:30 pm.

For a list of additional screening sites and more information visit: or call toll-free at 1-866-99-ASTHMA.

May 4, 2011

NYC Strawberry Festival

What: NYU's 26th Annual Strawberry Festival!! Come celebrate the end of a great year with live music, free food, activities, prizes, and of course NEW YORK CITY's LONGEST STRAWBERRY SHORTCAKE! This concert is FREE & open to the public, ALL AGES!
When: Fri, May 06 at 1:00PM - 5:00PM
Where: Laguardia Pl, New York, NY 10012 (between West 3rd and West 4th Streets)

Bronx County Spring Fair Carnival

The Spring Break Family Fair & Carnival is going on this week in the Bronx. Event takes place at Yankee Stadium Major Deegan North Parking Lot. This event continues until Tuesday, May 10 1:00pm to 10:00pm. There is a $3 admission fee. For more info call 646-295-3025.

Free Family Event

On Saturday, May 7th, join more than 30 galleries on Madison Avenue in supporting arts education in New York City public schools. The Madison Avenue Gallery Walk features a series of Art Talks by gallery curators and artists, as well as exhibitions of student artwork – all free of charge and open to the public! For more information, including a printable map of participating galleries and program guide, please visit:

May 1, 2011

Irish Arts Dance Festival

What: The Irish Arts Center is back in the park with its 10th annual celebration of traditional Irish dance and music, featuring performances by stars of the Irish dance world and NY area dance schools. Join in on the fun with live music, workshops in traditional Irish dance for all skill levels, a singer’s circle, Irish language classes, face-painting, children’s craft table and more!
When:  Sunday, May 1, 2011 1:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.
Where: Riverside Park South, Manhattan
Directions to this location

Pier I (in Riverside Park South), Manhattan
Directions to this location
Cost: Free 

NY's Annual Antique Auto Show

What: Members of the New York Antique Auto Club will exhibit their cars on the farmhouse grounds. Automobile memorabilia, historic house tours, hayrides, and food will be available.
When: Sun, May 01 at 11:00AM - 4:00PM
Where: Queens County Farm Museum
Cost: Adults $5   |  Children 4 & under $2