June 30, 2011

Phone Phishing Infographic

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Enjoy an evening of Live Jazz at the Empire Hotel Rooftop!

What: Sunset Cocktails and (free) Live Jazz
When: July 11, 2011

Free Beyonce Concert

Tomorrow morning, Beyonce will be performing a free set at Central Park's Rumsey Playfield as part of the Good Morning America Summer Concert Series. Viewers are encouraged to arrive at 6AM via the 72nd Street entrance on 5th Avenue. Set those alarms!

Independence Day Asian Cultural Celebration

What: Flushing Development Center will present lively and colorful performances including two schools of Asian martial arts -- Kung Fu and Tae Kwon Do -- as well as Chinese musical performances that are sure to delight audiences of all ages. Included with admission to gardens. 
$4 - Adults
$3 - Seniors
$2 - Students with ID and children over 3 years of age
When: Sunday, July 3, 2011 3:00 pm - 6:00 pm  
Where: Queens Botanical Garden 
Cost: $2.00 - $4.00

June 29, 2011

The Art of Eating Well

You are cordially invited to The Art of Eating Well. A gallery event and fundraiser hosted by Nourishing NYC. This event will take place on July 28th in Soho at the William Bennett Gallery from 6-9pm at 65 Greene Street New York, NY 10012 (in between Spring and Broome). The evening will include Wine and Sake Tastings, Art Viewing and a Silent Auction.

WHEN: Thursday July 28, 2011 from 6 PM – 9 PM
WHERE: Willian Bennet Gallery 65 Greene Street New York, NY 10012


June 28, 2011

35th Annual Macy's 4th July Fireworks

What: Join Beyonce, Brad Paisley & Nick Lachey as the 35th Annual Macy's 4th of July Fireworks returns to the West Side to delight New Yorkers and the nation with an awe-inspiring display of patriotic firepower. The fireworks will be set off from barges on the Hudson just off 20th and 50th streets.
- 4th July Fireworks on The Hudson
This year's extravaganza, "Gift of Freedom," will feature more than 40,000 fireworks expertly synchronized to a dynamic 25-minute score that includes a mix of American standards and the hottest pop favorites!
When: Monday July 4th, 2011
Where: Manhattan, on the Hudson

June 25, 2011

Smith Street Funday Sunday

What: Smith Street’s Annual Festival. 8 blocks of neighborhood art and craft talent, community activism, interests and collections; plus the independent designers, the joie de vivre, and only the finest region wide assortment of vendors and merchandise. 
Not to be missed is - Stinky Brooklyn”s fourth annual “Cheese Eating Contest” which will take place at 2:30 PM on the stage in front of their sister store Smith & Vine Wine Shop, between Sackett and DeGraw.
When: June 26,2011 from Noon to 6PM

Live Out Your Wildest Movie-Geek Dreams

What: Movieoke? Are you talkin' to me? Live out your wildest movie-geek dreams as you become the voice behind your favorite movie with Movieoke, the film fanatic's answer to karaoke.

With the right amount of moxie, you and your friends can be anyone—from Terry Malloy to Vincent Vega, from Cher Horowitz to Norma Desmond. Just bring a DVD of any movie you choose. We'll show it on the big screen, with subtitles and without sound, and you get to star in the scene! Plus, trivia, prizes and much more!

When: Sat, Jun 25, 2011, 10:15 pm
Where: 92YTribeca SCREENING ROOM 200 Hudson Street

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Jello Takes NY

What: Help take Jell-O on a big adventure--out of the kitchen and into the world at large--at the third annual Jell-O Mold Competition! The event is open to the public so even if you don’t compete you can check out the action and cast your vote for the best Jell-O creation! Kelso beer and Jell-O shots will be served, along with the Jell-O designs. Doors at 6pm.  Music by DJ Allied Master computer till 10pm.
When: SATURDAY JUNE 25, 2011 FROM 6-10PM
Where: The Gowanus Studio Space
166 7th Street Brooklyn, NY 11215 (Between 2nd and 3rd Avenues) 
$8 to attend, students 16 and under free.

National Lighthouse Museum

What: Just a few steps away from the Staten Island Ferry terminal lies the National Lighthouse Museum site, home of the 2011 LUMEN Festival.  The video and projection art festival featuring international and emerging local artists, showcasing their works on the interior and exterior of buildings – on walls, façades, and trees.
The free festival will include performances and video throughout the day and a gallery of artists' work for sale.
When: June 25, 2011 @6pm
Where: 30 Bay Street, Staten Island 10301
Please visit the official LUMEN website at www.lumenfest.org to learn more.

1st Annual Cupcake Eating Contest

What: Cupcake Kings will host this year's first annual CUPCAKE EATING CONTEST featuring music, giveaways and more!

First Place Prizes are a CUPCAKE KINGS trophy & gift certificate and a $100 gift card
Second Place Prizes are a CUPCAKE KINGS trophy & gift certificate

All participants will get a tshirt!

Come join the fun as a spectator or participant!
When: June 25, noon-3 pm
Where: Cupcake Kings 1613 Voorhies Avenue Brooklyn, NY

Fort Greene festival

What: A two-day music, film, and cultural festival that brings over 10,000 people to Fort Greene to celebrate one of Brooklyn’s most vibrant and artistic enclaves. Fort Greene Festival provides local performing arts and community media programs that reflects Fort Greene's diverse community.! The festival serves as a platform to provide and support the community’s creative progress. Fort Greene Fest not only celebrates Fort Greene’s rich culture, but respects the very ground where it will take place. The festival is working closely with ConEdison and National Grid to make the event as green as possible.
When: June 25, 2011
Where: Noon - 8pm

June 24, 2011

FREE kayaking

What: Get out on the water for FREE kayaking with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse on Pier 1!
No reservations required. Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present. Life  jackets and equipment are provided.
When: Saturday, Jun 25, 2011  11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Where: Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse at Pier 1 and Main Street

Swedish Midsummer Festival in Battery Park

What: On Friday, June 24, the annual Swedish Midsummer Festival will take place in Battery Park City on the southern tip of Manhattan. At this unique celebration, adults and children come together to picnic in the grass, decorate the midsummer pole, make flower wreaths, play traditional games and dance to authentic fiddle music.

When: Friday, June 24, 5-8 pm 
Robert F. Wagner Park Battery Park City in lower Manhattan
Rain or shine

June 23, 2011

Queens Theatre in the Park Open House

Come celebrate the 2011 season with Queens Theatre at our first annual open house. Members of our staff will be giving you a behind the scenes look, as they lead you on a tour of our backstage, cabaret, and studio spaces. Later in the day Ray Cullom, Queens Theatre's executive director, will be sharing his vision and plan for where he sees the theatre in the next few years. After that Ray will be officially annoucing the 2011 season.
Don't miss your chance to experience the theatre like you never have before. Call our ticket office at 718.760.0064 to reserve your pass today.
Sunday June 26, 2011  |  1pm-3pm

The Children's Cardiomyopathy Foundation Health Fair

Tips for keeping your kids healthy. Family Fun & Games.
Saturday June 25, 2011  |  11AM-3PM
Brookville Park @144th Ave. Rosedale, NY 11422
FREE Admission

Summer Streets @Kew Gardens Hills

Brings Summer Streets To Kew Gardens Hills
On Main—2011 

 Between 71st Road & 72nd Avenue

Main Street Will Be A Plaza For A Few Hours—
Where Neighbors Meet Each Other And
Visitors Can Sample Main Street’s Unique Shops And Eateries

 Sunday June 26
Juggler Extraordinarie & Trickiest Magician That Ever Fooled You
Bike Riding Lessons For The Kids—Bring Your Own Bike

June 22, 2011

Intrepid FREE Summer Movie Series!

Join Intrepid in celebrating some of our favorite heroes from the movies with our 3rd annual Intrepid Summer Movie Series.
Bring your lawn chairs, picnic baskets and blankets. Guests are encouraged to bring  their own food, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages, however no outside alcohol is permitted.

Movie: Spiderman June 24, 2011
Doors open at 7:30PM, film begins at sunset, weather permitting. Space is limited. Seating is on a first come first serve basis.
For more information visit:WEBSITE

FREE kayaking

Get out on the water for FREE kayaking and rowing with the Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse at Pier 1 and Main Street!

No reservations required! First come, first served. Arrive 15-20 minutes early to avoid the line.
Children under 18 must have an adult guardian present. Children under 16 must paddle with an adult guardian.
Wear clothes you don't mind getting wet and protective shoes or sandals.
No training or prior experience is needed. The only requirement is basic swimming skills.
All equipment is provided. Life jackets must be worn at all times (minimum weight: 30 lbs). Please do not bring any personal gear.
Please note that there will be some variation in times due to tide conditions.
Kayaking and canoeing will be inside a protected cove. Rowing will be in a group rowboat with an experienced guide.  

When: Thursday, Jun 23, 2011 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Where: Brooklyn Bridge Park Boathouse

Children's Day

What: Children's Day is a multi-faceted event that draws 30,000+ parents and children from across the Tri-State area. Musical performances, walk-around characters, hands-on art projects, storytime events and vibrant theater entertain the stroller set from noon - 5pm. More free family entertainment closes the day with the Target Fireworks Spectacular and a family-focused concert on the Seaport's Pier 17 stage.
When: Saturday, June 25, 2011 @noon rain or shine
Where: Fulton & South Street
Cost: FREE

6th Biannual Jazz Age Lawn Party at Governor's Island

What: Michael Arenella and His Dreamland Orchestra invites you to join us on this hidden gem just off the southeastern tip of Manhattan, nestled in the heart of majestic New York Harbor.

Under a shady grove of centuries-old trees, caressed by fresh sea air, a sprawling green surrounded by historic officers’ quarters and 18th century naval ramparts becomes the setting for a true Gatsby affair. A recession-friendly $7 advance admission gives you access to one of the Summer's most magnificent celebrations.

Widely anticipated by flappers, sporting gents and tiny tots alike, this event has been featured and reviewed consistently by The New York Times, who selected the Jazz Age Lawn Party as one of the most memorable parties of 2009 and 2010.

When: Sat Jun 25, 2011 & Sun Jun 26, 2011 @11AM- 5PM
Cost: $7/advance (available here), $10/door (Children Under 12 Free)

An Evening of Beauty with Tracy Reese

What: Tracy Reese cordially invites you to come join her for an evening of cupcakes, cocktails/wine, manicures, makeovers, giveaways and 50% surprise flash sales throughout the evening. Enjoy trunk shows and personal appearances by other awesome designers.
When: Thu, Jun 23 at 5PM-8PM
Where: 641 Hudson Street
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June 21, 2011

Up To 90% Off at Escada Sample Sale

What: For 4 days only, shop the ESCADA sample sale and enjoy up to 90% off retail prices. Come early for the best selection of the season's must have dresses, gowns, shoes, handbags, tops, bottoms and more. New merchandise arrives daily. All sales are final, no exchanges, or returns. No strollers or children under 12 please.
When: June 23 - June 26  -- Thu & Fri 10am-7pm --Sat & Sun 10am-5pm
Where: 135 W. 18th Street The Altman Building (btwn. 6th & 7th Ave.) Ground Fl. New York

American Museum of Natural History - One Step Beyond

What:  Launch your weekend with drinks and dancing at the most explosive party this side of the Milky Way. See and be seen under the stars as live bands, DJs, and VJs present the hottest music and project dynamic visuals at the Rose Center for Earth and Space. Cocktails keep the party going.
You must be 21 or older to attend this event, and present a valid I.D.*
For tickets, call (212) 769-5200 (9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday).
When: June 24, 2011 | 9 PM - 1 AM
Where: American Museum of Natural History 
Please note: Guests should enter via the Weston Pavilion located on Columbus Avenue at 79th Street.
Cost: $25
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Stargazing on the High Line

What: Friends of the High Line and the Amateur Astronomers Association of New York invite you to gaze at the stars using high-powered telescopes, and get a lesson from the experts on the celestial wonders of New York City’s night sky. This public program takes place every Tuesday, weather permitting. Please visit www.thehighline.org or follow @highlinenyc on Twitter to get updates.
No RSVP required | All ages
Where:  On the High Line, under the Standard Hotel (in The High Line), Manhattan
Directions to this location
When: Tuesday June 21 7:30PM-9:30PM
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Free Iced Coffee Day

June 21st is the official first day of summer! We invite you to kick off summer with a complimentary medium iced coffee at any participating Au Bon Pain café between 2pm – 6pm, on Tuesday, June 21st.

====NON Participating Cafes====
Hancock International in Syracuse
JFK International Airport
Laguardia Airport


June 20, 2011

Shecky’s & SUBWAY Social Superstars

We’re looking for super social (network) savvy gals in cities across the US to spread the word about SUBWAY’s delish new Avocado topping and Green Lantern (we know you’re already telling people you’re the future Mrs. Ryan Reynolds). Simply tell us a bit about yourself and you could be selected as a winner to host a Super Night for you and five of your best girlfriends. You and your friends will also get a fab package that will make your evening even more super!

Packages include:
• 6 Avocado Butter Pre-Shampoo Hair Treatments
• 6 Gift cards good for one movie ticket (to go see Green Lantern)
• 6 $10 SUBWAY gift cards

AND, because you’re such a amazing influencer, you’ll also have the opportunity to help promote SUBWAY and Green Lantern (yay!).

Free Talib Kweli Concert

For over 15 years, Talib Kweli has been a king of New York hip-hop who has an expansive international audience. Now you can hear him at his very best in this awesome, free evening concert in Brooklyn.
Tue, Jun 21 at 7PM-9PM
Red Hook Recreational Area 155 Bay St., Brooklyn


June 23, 2011 - June 26, 2011
Become a Clarins Model of the Month. Be treated like a celebrity and choose your "Clarins Model Look" Are you modern, sophisticated, fashionable, radiant elegant, or chic? With any $50 purchase, go home with fabulous gifts from Clarins and a flash drive with your photos loaded by a photographer. Please call 212-705-2981 to reserve your spot.

Adventures NYC

What: Join NYC Parks and Backpacker Magazine for the 7th annual Adventures NYC, and discover adventure right here in your own backyard! Get ready to hike, bike, climb and paddle your way across the five boroughs as we celebrate NYC Parks and the great outdoors.
When: Saturday June 25 Noon - 4pm
Where: Central Park, the Bandshell Area (enter at 72nd Street) Get Directions
Cost: FREE
Stop by Central Park and enjoy a day of outdoor adventure…for FREE! Activities will include:
  • The North Face® Passport Program
  • Eastern Mountain Sports® Paddle Zone
  • PENTAX Optio WG-1 photo contest
  • Rock Climbing Walls
  • Bike Helmet Giveaway, courtesy of NYC DOT
  • Health & Fitness Clinics
  • Outdoor Gear Exhibits
  • Live Music & Entertainment, including trampoline acrobatics by The Skyriders!
  • Free Bike Rentals
  • Free Bike Valet Parking
  • Kids Zone
  • Handcycling
  • Yoga Clinics

Free Bruno Mars Concert

What: Free Bruno Mars Concert! Yes, the man who will catch a grenade for his special lady is performing live in New York City. A fantastic performer live, this show is a must for those who haven't seen him live yet.
When: Friday June 24 7am-9am
Where: Rockefeller Plaza

Craft Night

What: Get hooked! For this week's Craft Night, Drew Emborsky — also known as The Crochet Dude — is visiting the Etsy Labs in Brooklyn, NY for an evening dedicated to his craft of choice. Drew has his own collection of crochet tools and is the crochet expert on the television show Knit & Crochet Now!, currently airing nationwide on PBS.
When:  Monday, June 20 4pm-8pm
Where: Etsy Labs  55 Washington St, Brooklyn NY
Cost: FREE

Bryant Park Summer Film Festival

What: The HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival returns with an awesome set of free movies to watch on the Bryant Park lawn this summer. An awesome evening of fun at sunset, so bring your friends with you! Jack Nicholson kick's off with One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest!
Where: Bryant Park
When: Monday, June 20. The lawn opens at 5:00pm for blankets and picnicking. Films begin at sunset (typically between 8pm and 9pm). 
All packages, bags, briefcases, backpacks, etc. subject to inspection.
Cost: FREE
Upcoming Movies

YoYo Lipgloss Contest

The makers of YOYO Lip Gloss are hosting another contest and you could win a new Zipper Pouch Gift Set that holds three Lip Gloss Minis! There will be 15 winners total! So don't miss out on your chance to win! Contest ends today at 12pm. The Winners will be notified by email on June 21, 2011.
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Solstice in Times Square

On Tuesday, June 21st, yoga enthusiasts will celebrate the longest day of the year with an all day yoga fest. Attendees are challenged to find tranquility and transcendence in the midst of the world's most commercial and frenetic place, Times Square.
WHAT: A yoga event celebrating sun, summer and creativity
WHEN: June 21, 2011. 7:30am-7:30pm (Rain or Shine)
WHERE: Broadway Plazas between 45th and 47th Streets. Check in is at Broadway and 48th Street.

June 17, 2011

Gansevoort Park Ave Rooftop Pool Party

What: Chris Lake will officially kick off the summer at the Ganevoort Park Avenue with a free concert which is going to bring all the boys and girls to the yard. This is an exclusive, rare opportunity for bar patrons to lounge at Gansevoort Park Avenue's pool, typically reserved for hotel guests only!
When: Sun, Jun 19 at 3:00PM -9:00PM
Where: Gansevoort Park Avenue / 420 Park Avenue South

Bubble Battle Coney Island

After the Mermaid Parade, millions of bubbles fly through the air as we converge for a magical bubble battle! Loosely based on the Dr. Seuss Classic The Butter Battle Book. Bring bubble toys, bubble generators, bubble solution, and plenty of AA batteries :) We will meet, fill our weapons and pull the trigger!

Coney Island boardwalk & W 8th St. Brooklyn, NY (near the south entrance to the Aquarium)
Saturday, June 18th 2011 @ 6:00pm
Rain or shine. Free and all ages!
Directions from the subway

The Coney Island Mermaid Parade

The Mermaid Parade celebrates the sand, the sea, the salt air and the beginning of summer, as well as the history and mythology of Coney Island, Coney Island pride, and artistic self-expression. The Parade is characterized by participants dressed in hand-made costumes as Mermaids, Neptunes, various sea creatures, the occasional wandering lighthouse, Coney Island post card or amusement ride, as well as antique cars, marching bands, drill teams, and the odd yacht pulled on flatbed. 

Each year, a different celebrity King Neptune and Queen Mermaid rule over the proceedings, riding in the Parade and assisting in the opening of the Ocean for the summer swimming season by marching down the Beach from the Boardwalk, cutting through Ribbons representing the seasons, and tossing fruit into the Atlantic to appease the Sea Gods. In the past, David Byrne, Lou Reed, Laurie Anderson, Queen Latifah, Ron Kuby, Curtis Sliwa, Moby, David Johansen and Harvey Keitel have graced our shores, presiding over the assembled masses.

The Parade is followed by the Mermaid Parade Ball, a post-parade gathering where costumed parade participants can get together with each other and parade spectators to listen to live music, enjoy cocktails and watch burlesque and sideshow acts performed by some of New York City's hottest performers. 

Come on out and join us on one of Coney Island's best days of the summer! We can't wait to see you there!

NBA Nation

What: NBA Nation is basketball country. Whether you're eight years old, or eighty, and you love the game, NBA Nation presented by T-Mobile wants you! NBA Nation, the league's largest mobile basketball playground is rolling from coast-to-coast this summer. Come out and meet NBA Nation Ambassador and NBA Legend Darryl Dawkins, show off your basketball skills, slam dunk, win prizes and more. Piers 16 and 17.
When: Saturday, June 18 --11am-8pm |  Sunday, June 19 --11am-4pm
Where: Fulton & South Street
Cost: FREE

June 16, 2011

Civil War Weekend and Army Heritage Day

What: Discover US Army history at Governors Island National Monument. National Park Rangers, Civil War living historians, and members of today's military will provide living history, children's programming, musical demonstrations, and lectures which pay tribute to army life on Governors Island and the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War.
When: Saturday, June 18th, 2011 | 10AM-4PM
Where: Governors Island National Monument
Cost: FREE

Jackson Heights Restaurant Week

What: Take some time to enjoy cuisine from around the world at special  prices during Restaurant Week in Jackson Heights Queens, the most diverse neighborhood in the most diverse county in the United States.
When: Sunday, June 20 - Saturday, June 26

Participating Restaurants
El Coyote (80-18 Northern Boulevbard)
Mustang Thakali Kitchen (74-14 37th Ave.)
City Coffee (77-17 37th Ave.)
Espresso 77 (35-57 77th St.)
Ricky’s Café (75-02 37th Ave.)
Slims II Bagels & Deli  (85-30 37th Ave.) 
Café La Nueva (85-02 37th Ave.)
La Boina (77-05 37th Ave.) 
And much more!
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Governors Island Pop Up Shop

This summer, the Better Than Jam Co-op is bringing the work of some of New York City’s most talented artists and crafters to historic Governors Island!
From May 27 through September 5, one of the island’s historic houses will become a veritable treasure chest, filled with the work of local designers who have turned their eye toward the island just off the shore of Manhattan for inspiration.
Once used by the local Lenape Indians, Governors Island received its name when New York was a British colony and it was reserved exclusively for the royal governors.  Two historic fortifications were placed here preceding the War of 1812.  In 2001, this strategically located island became a national monument and remains the perfect summer day trip destination thanks to its vast public open spaces, biking, concerts, festivals and more.
WHAT: Better Than Jam Summer Pop-Up Shop
WHEN: 11am – 4pm Friday, 11am – 5pm Sat and Sun from May 27th-Sept 25th 2011
WHERE: Historic Home 6B, Nolan Park, Governors Island

June 15, 2011

Game On @ Battery Park City

What: Kick off your weekend with video gaming at the Library! Challenge your friends at Rock Band, Super Smash Brothers, and other video games. For ages 12-18.
When: Friday, June 17th, 2011 @4:30pm
Where: New York Public Library, Battery Park City branch 175 North End Avenue
Cost: FREE

Free Jason Derulo & Miguel Concert

What: Jason Derulo and Miguel will be hosting a free, joint concert at Webster Hall where some attendees will even get a chance to meet with the two legends.
When: Fri, Jun 17 at 7-10PM
Where: Webster Hall  125 E 11th St

Free Selena Gomez Concert

What: Selena Gomez, though only 18, is already an established actress, singer, and entrepreneur. She will be giving a free concert in Central Park, and its guaranteed to be a spectacular performance.
When: Fri, Jun 17 at 7-9AM
Where: Central Park SummerStage  5th Avenue

Wieden + Kennedy New York

The New York office of advertising agency Wieden + Kennedy has announced the upcoming launch of SHOP – a five-day retail event celebrating New York City’s fashion culture. Open to the public, the event will offer pieces at sample sale and full retail prices with selective discounts and an option for individual/custom orders at the discretion of each participating vendor. Scheduled to run from Thursday, June 16 through Monday, June 20, the event will feature a number of local labels including Burkman Bros., Loomstate, Nicholas K, Rogan, Saturdays NYC, Siki Im, Steven Alan and more. Any questions can be directed to@heyphilchang.
Wieden + Kennedy New York
150 Varick St., 6th Floor
New York, NY 10013


June 14, 2011

The Knack Father’s Day Mug Event

What: Michael's Craft Stores is having The Knack Father’s Day Mug Event Make-It Take-It with purchase of mug.
Surprise dad with a present he can truly use. Decorate a ceramic coffee mug to give as a gift. While supplies last.
Ages 3 and up.
When:June 14 6-8pm

Christian Louboutin Sale

What: Christian Louboutin is hosting a Spring/Summer 2011 presale event today at his Madison Avenue Boutique. Enjoy champagne and macaroons as you select sexy shoes that are 40% off and awesome handbags that are 50% off. Time to put on those dancing shoes and dance out of work...
If you can't make it today, the public sale begins tomorrow at 10am.
When: Tuesday June 14, 2011 4-6pm
Where: Christian Louboutin Madison  965 Madison Avenue

Museum Mile Festival Tonight!

What: One day a year, for the past 32 years, nine of the country's finest museums, all ones that call Fifth Avenue home, collectively open their doors from 6pm - 9pm for free to New Yorkers and visitors for a mile-long block party and visual art celebration. This traffic-free, music- and art-filled celebration fills the street and sidewalks of Fifth Avenue from 82nd to 105th street, the mile now officially designated asMuseum Mile. Over 50,000 visitors attend the festival annually.
When: June 14, 2011 6-9pm
Where: 5th Ave. between 82nd and 105th Streets
Cost: FREE

June 10, 2011

Celebrate Brooklyn! Opening Night Gala

What: Join in for the Celebrate Brooklyn! Opening Night Gala as we honor and present the Celebrate Brooklyn!  Performances by JetBlue and Brooklynite Ray Levin. All proceeds from the Gala will provide vital funds for free, world-class programming at the Celebrate Brooklyn! Performing Arts Festival, which serves 250,000 New Yorkers each year. Support the festival you love and help us ensure performances remain free and accessible to everyone.
When: Friday June 10, 2011 (rain or shine)
5:30pm Cocktails & Dinner
7:00pm Presentations in the Gala Tent
8:15pm Opening Night Concert with Andrew Bird (free to the public)
10:00pm After-Party with CHERYL, for Friends of Celebrate Brooklyn & Gala Guests

Where: Prospect Park Bandshell | Enter at 9th Street and Prospect Park West DIRECTIONS TO THE BANDSHELL

June 8, 2011


What: Annual Greek Festival    
Live Greek Music and Dancing
Traditional Greek Food and Drinks
Games and Rides for all the children!
Flea Market indoors

Special dance performances:
The Pontians – Friday & Sunday  |  The Cretans – Saturday

When: June 9-12, 2011
Thursday, June 9, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Friday, June 10, 5:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. Midnight
Saturday, June 11, 1:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m. Midnight
Sunday, June 12, 1:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Where: 84-35 152nd Street, Jamaica, Queens
Telephone: (718) 291-2420


Annual International Family Day / Health Fair

This fun-filled afternoon consists of arts & crafts, carnival games & prizes, sports & activities, face painting, health screenings, appearances by local community organizations, and more! This event is open to people of all ages.

Thursday, June 9, 2011
12:00 p.m.4:00 p.m.
Sunset Park Recreation Center (in Sunset Park
43rd Avenue at 7th Avenue, Brooklyn

Cost: Free  

Reptiles On The Move

What: O-o-o-o! Ah-a-a-a! E-e-eek! Ugh! Wow! …is what you’ll hear when Reptiles On The Move comes to visit Idlewild Park. You’ll meet alligators, a giant python snake, lizards, turtles, toads and all sorts of exotic reptiles! Come join us for this exciting, fun-filled time of discovery in the wonderful world of amphibians and reptiles! Bring your children and your folding chairs or blankets.
When: Saturday, June 11th - Noon to 1:30 pm
Where: Idlewild Park Cricket Field - 223rd Street at 149th Avenue
How Much: Free

Caribbean Week in New York Continues...

Caribbean Week in New York showcases the diversity and vibrancy of the region and offers Caribbean vacations at super special prices available only during the Week. Now thru June 11.
Today, c
ome and witness a Live Caribbean Wedding @ 2:30pm. Get special travel deals at the Caribbean Vacation Mart.  Or, bid on a special item in the Caribbean Travel Auction. 

Section 2 of the High Line is open to the public

       The opening of the new section doubles the length of the public park. After years of planning, design and construction, the High Line is now one mile long, running from Gansevoort Street to West 30th Street, connecting the Meatpacking District, West Chelsea, and Hell's Kitchen.Section 2 extends the High Line ten blocks north to West 30th Street, connecting three neighborhoods along Manhattan's West Side, and bringing visitors to the threshold of the High Line at the rail yards.
       There will be vendors, public art, and many free and low-cost public programs.
Official Site