October 29, 2011

Halloween on Butter Lane

What: Special Halloween cupcakes and cake pops will be served throughout the day and there will be various in-store activities. Come dressed in your best costume because the winner will get free cupcakes for a year.
When: Sunday Oct. 30, 2011 11am
Where: Butter Lane: 123 East Seventh Street Manhattan |  240 Seventh Ave. Brooklyn

October 28, 2011

Sue de Beer's Haunt Room

What: Put on your Halloween costume and join us for hot cider at the opening festivities of Sue de Beer’s Haunt Room, a new interactive public art installation on the High Line at West 14th Street. Haunt Room is designed to induce haunted feelings in the viewer using infrasound, an audio tone below the threshold of human hearing. Infrasound exposure may also temporarily induce feelings of drowsiness, extreme sorrow, pressure in the ears, loss of concentration, and disorientation.
When: Friday, October 28, 2011 5PM - 7PM
Where: 14th Street Passage: On the High Line at West 14th Street
Can’t make it to the opening reception? Haunt Room will be open daily between noon and 6:00 PM from Friday, October 28 to Sunday, December 4, 2011.

Halloween Party on Top of Manhattan

What: The XVI Lounge is throwing a Halloween party in the penthouse with DJ Kunal Merchant spinning the hits. There will be prizes for costumes, giveaways, and photographers on hand. 
When: Saturday Oct. 29, 2011 9pm-2am
Where: XVI Lounge: 251 W. 48th St. (NE Corner at 8th Ave) | (212) 956-1300
Cost: $25

Celebrate Halloween with the Addams Family!

What: Come dressed as your favorite character from The Addams Family and you could win an overnight stay at the Paramount plus a Cocktail Party for four. Top three costumes will be selected by the cast of The Addams Family. For one night only, every bottle will be 50% off. Buy any bottle of wine or spirits and receive two tickets to The Addams Family on Broadway!
When: Saturday Oct. 29, 2011 8pm-11pm
Where:  Paramount Bar: 235 W. 46th St.

Happy Hour Halloween Pub Crawl

What: There's only one way to do New York City on Halloween, and that's by hitting up as many bars as you can! Join this awesome pub crawl featuring $2 draft beers and 2 for 1 drinks at some of the most popular bars in town! Don't waste your time trying to map out your night and buy your ticket to this highly anticipated bar crawl now!
When: Fri, Oct 28 at 5:00PM - Fri, Oct 28 at 11:49PM
Where:  The Village Pourhouse: 366 W 46th St

Halloween Spooktacular

What:  Top of the Rock Observation Deck at Rockefeller Center® will welcome children and families to a fun Halloween scene. Children can enjoy face painting, magic shows, sweet treats and arts and crafts while the whole family enjoys the stunning, 360-degree panorama of New York City. Activities are free with admission. 
Top of the Rock is open daily from 8:00AM to midnight, with the sky shuttle making a final run at 11:00PM. Tickets are $25.00 for adults, $23.00 for seniors and $16.00 for children six to 12 years old.  Children 5 and under are free. 
When: Sunday, October 30, 2011, from 1PM to 4PM
Where: Top of the Rock, 67th Floor Observatory, 30 Rockefeller Plaza, btwn 5th and 6th Avenues

Yelp Queens Studio 54 @ Play Lounge

What: Get your party hat (or wig) on for Yelp Studio 54 @ Play Lounge, the largest party in the history of Yelp Queens. Yelpers are invited to partake in complimentary cocktails and beer, provided by Heineken, Spicebox Whisky, and Balls Vodka (http://www.ballsvodka.com), some complimentary bites from Play Lounge (http://www.play-ny.com) and sweet treats from The Chocolate Swirl.

It doesn't end there folks. A huge dance floor to get your groove on with DJ Roli Rho (http://www.djrolirho.com) from the Scratch Academy, along with pool tables, air hockey, ping pong, a *mechanical bull*, and even a bowling alley to get your PLAY on, with an opportunity to don some of the snazziest disco gear just in time for Halloween.
Smile for the camera! Shutterbooth will be on hand to provide a photo booth so you and your friends can capture the moment in costume!

This event is 100% free, but suggested donation of $10 to the Child Center of NY  is highly encouraged. We love to Yelp and have fun, but we love to help others in need as well. 
Feel like paying ahead of time? Donate online by clicking the "donate now" button. Bring your receipt to the event to show your donation unless you plan on donating more than once (which is totally encouraged!).

- Studio 54, need we say more? Vintage nightlife wear from the 1970s and early 80s with outrageous wigs, huge colors, bell bottoms, print dresses, hideous SHOES, short skirts, tight pants, open collar shirts, all white/yellow/patterned suits, leather and polyester. Lots of polyester.

- 21+ with ID
- Please utilize public transit or cabs to get here. Drunk driving is a 1 star business, so please drink responsibly.
- Please bring cash for tips, cabs and your $10 charitable donation!
- Dress To Impress!

When: Today, October 28, 2011 8 pm - 10 pm 
Where: Play Lounge: 77-17 Queens Blvd. Elmhurst, NY 11373  |  (718) 476-2828

Bottlerocket’s 6th Annual Halloween Candy & Wine/Spirits Tasting

What: Lots of treats, and a few tricks, will be on hand at Bottlerocket Wine & Spirit’s 6th Annual Halloween tasting. The family-friendly event will pair classic Halloween candy with wine and spirits. 
This year’s “menu” includes:
Candy corn and chardonnay
Hershey’s Dark Chocolate Kisses paired with red wine
Chili-spiced popcorn with bubbly
Caramels and Compass Box whisky
Pixie stix and vodka
Two custom-made scary cocktails, The Razor Apple and The Bedbug, will add a little danger to the proceedings! Reservations are not required and all are welcome to the free event. Candy and a play area are available for ghosts, witches and super heroes under 21.

When: Saturday, October 29th from 2:00 to 5:00pm
Where: 5 W. 19th St.NY, NY 10011  |  212-929-2323

October 27, 2011

BOO-klyn! Children's Halloween Parade

What: The Civic Council proudly sponsors the largest children's Halloween parade in the United States. A fun time for everyone in BOO-kln! The parade route will begin at Seventh Avenue and 14th Street at 6:30 p.m. The parade continues up Seventh, turns left on Third Street, and ends at the Old Stone House. See the latest issue of Civic News for more information. Want to volunteer at the parade? E-mail info@theoldstonehouse.org.
When: MONDAY, OCTOBER 31 |  6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: Start at 14th Street and Seventh Avenue, then turns left at Third Street to Washington Park and the Old Stone House

NYC 39th Village Halloween Parade

What: Halloween Parade in the Village. All those in costume are welcome to join hundreds of puppets, 53 Bands of Different Types of Music, Dancers and Artists, and Thousands of other New Yorkers in Costumes of their Own Creation in the Nation’s Most Wildly Creative Public Participatory Event in the Greatest City in the World!
For all those in costume, meet on 6th Avenue South of Spring Street and North of Canal between 6:30pm and 8:30pm.
When: Monday October 31, 2011: 7:00pm - 10:30pm
Where: 6th Avenue from Spring Street to 16th Street

Children's Fall Festival

What: Halloween fun for children of all ages. Youngsters are invited to wear their costumes! Visit our haunted house. Enjoy traditional games, including sack races and trinkets-in-the-haystack, plus pony rides and a petting zoo. Professional character look-a-likes will visit to add to the fun. Craft vendors will display and sell fall items, food, country western music and dancing will make this event fun for people of all ages.
Admission: $5.00 per person
Admission includes:
Pig Racing  12:30, 2:00, 3:30
Bounces and games for kids
Halloween Characters (photos with characters welcome)
Country Western Band – Savannah Sky
Con Edison Ecology Booth – craft activity for kids
Additional paid activities include:  
Animal Feeding $2.00
Pony Ride          $2.00
Hayride              $2.00
Haunted House $4.00
Amazing Maize Maze $9.00 adults/$5 children ages 4-11

The Corn Maze is open SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS Every weekend through October 30*

THE AMAZING MAIZE MAZE sponsored by Con Edison
11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. (Last ticket is sold at 4:30 p.m.)
*Sunday, Oct. 30th is our fall festival...grounds admission is $5.00

When: Sunday October 30 11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.

Where: Queens County Farm Museum: 73-50 Little Neck Parkway Floral Park, New York 11004-1129  |  (718) 347-3276

Halloween Haunted House

What: Visit our haunted house for thrills and chills! Hayrides, Halloween treats, mulled cider, pumpkins and apples will be sold! The house is recommended for children ages 4–12. Adults will find it creepy too! Haunted House Admission: $4.00
When: October 29, 30 and 31 | 4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m. 
Where: Queens County Farm Museum: 73-50 Little Neck Parkway Floral Park, New York 11004-1129  |  (718) 347-3276

October 26, 2011

Pre-Halloween Fun for the Entire Family

What: It's pre-Halloween fun at the Central Library. 10:30 a.m. Storytime for little ones (up to 5 years and caregivers); Spooky Science: Skeletons, Spiders and Slime,Oh My! for children 6-12 years; Pumpkin Carving & Decorating for Adults 1:00-2:30 p.m. (Areas A&B )preregistration required; Chasing Ghosts in Queens, a slide illustrated talk with the Paranormal Adventurers 1:30-2:30 p.m.; Greg Oliver Bodine presents Poe, Times Two - dramatization of Edgar Allan Poe's The Cask of Amontillado,3:00-4:00 p.
When: Saturday, October 29th - 1:00 pm
Where: Queensborough Public Library - Central Branch - 89-11 Merrick Boulevard (btwn Jamaica and Hillside Avenues)
How Much: Free

October 25, 2011

Halloween Family Fun Day

What: Parents and children (ages 4-10) put on your best costume and come by for a frightfully good time! There will be no tricks but plenty of treats! The celebration will include “Halloween Funfest” with Mr. Chris Musical, arts & crafts, and a Thriller Dance-Off and costume party.
When: Saturday, October 29th - 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm and 3:00 pm
Where: Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning - 161-04 Jamaica Avenue (btwn 160th & Union Hall Streets)
How Much: $5

October 24, 2011

Free Fekkai Hair Products

What: Stop by your local Saks Fifth Avenue and you’ll be able to swap any old bottle of conditioner and get a FREE full-size bottle of Fekkai Conditioner - yes that's a beautiful $24 value!
When: Thursday, October 27, 2011 10am-12pm
Where: Saks Fifth Avenue: 611 5th Ave
(212) 320-4700

October 22, 2011

Friends of Brookville Park 3rd Annual Halloween Celebration

What: The Friends of Brookville Park is pleased to present the 3rd annual Halloween celebration at Brookville Park. There'll be face painting, candy give a ways, rides, and a whole lot of fun. So bring the children out to this wonderful safe haven event and enjoy the day with your children and your community. 
When: Saturday, October 22nd - Noon to 4:00 pm
Where: Brookville Park - Brookville Boulevard (at 143rd Avenue)
How Much: Free

October 21, 2011

Pumpkin Carving

What: The New York Botanical Garden celebrates Halloween with master carver Ray Villafane, who will transform huge-mongous pumpkins into monsters. 
When: Saturday & Sunday October 29th & 30th All Day
Where: The New York Botanical Garden: 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY 10458
Get Tickets
Adults: $20
Students/Seniors: $18
Children 2–12: $8
Children under 2: Free
Members: Free 

What: Spooky Nighttime Adventures: Grab a flashlight and explore the spooky sculptures of the Adventure Garden after dark. Trick-or-treat along the paths, and decorate a pumpkin to take home.
Where: The New York Botanical Garden: 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY 10458
When: Saturdays, October 22 & 29, 6–7:30 p.m.
Kids of all ages: Non-Member $20/Member $15
Advance tickets recommended
Get Your Tickets

October 19, 2011

25% Off Everything at H&M Plus Cocktails

What: Party with Thrillist at H&M’s Grand Re-Opening. Guests will get 25% off their entire purchase all night long, and the first 100 guests to spend $200 (after discount) will get two exclusive tix to the Versace for H&M pre-shopping party. As guests romp through four freshly redesigned floors of modern classics, they'll jam out to a live DJ, grub on tasty bites, sip mouthwatering cocktails and gain knowledge from professional stylists!
When: Oct. 19, 2011 7pm-10pm
Where: H&M: 435 7th Avenue 34th St.

Quidditch World Cup

What: The Harry Potter fan community have made their fake sport dreams come true with the Quidditch World Cup. This massive 100 team tourney pits over 2,000 athletes against one another to see who will be crowned the bludgiest of the bludgey. Weekend passes include admission to over 400 games playing on 11 different field at once, between 100 college and high school teams from over 20 US states and several nations.
Passes also include free access to all live entertainment, including professional improv comedian commentators on every field, and local NYC bands performing on the stage (lineup TBA), as well as a major artist concert on Saturday night (also TBA).
When: November 12th and 13th, 2011
Where: Icahn Stadium on Randall's Island
Get your discount weekend pass for $10. Does not include Finals match, on Sun. Nov. 13 5-8pm. While Supplies Last.

October 18, 2011

Gotham Screen International Film Festival

With the dog days of summer waning and autumn leaves bright with color are you concerned that boredom may ensue? Well, how about catching a flick at the Gotham Screen International Film Festival. Though the festival started on October 13th, there is still a bit of excitement to go around.
How about the New York premiere of “L’Esprit du Vin”? Bio-dynamic wine-growers express a vision of present and make proposals for the future. They help us to ask eminently political questions: What Is food? How could humanity restore the ideal of living together? The documentary can be viewed at the Quad Cinema Today at 1 p.m.
Looking to lose yourself in fantasy rather than have the harsh reality of life, how about “Jo for Jonathan,” a Canadian feature film. The flick, an intimate drama about a brother’s envy, pulls you into the lives of two brothers. The Film can be seen on Thursday at 3 p.m. at the Quad Cinema.
For information about ticket prices, show times and locations visit http://www.gsiff.com/content/gotham-screen-international-film-festival-2011-schedule. Enjoy.

October 17, 2011

Central Park Pumpkin Festival

What: Bring the kids to the annual Central Park Pumpkin Festival, beginning at noon. Every child in attendance at the free event gets his or her own pumpkin. Activities include arts and crafts, hayrides, a haunted house, a marionette show, face painting and musical entertainment. Visit nycgovparks.org for more information.
When: Saturday October 29, 2011 @Noon
Where: Central Park Bandshell: (enter at 72nd Street) Manhattan, NY 10065

HalloweenNYC Photo BOO-th

What: Have a memorable Halloween this year with your costumes on film. Photo booth is stocked with costumes, props, and a green screen to pick your fav. sci-fi background. Everyone who participates leaves with their very own Syfy HalloweeNYC photo souvenir.
When: 11am - 7pm  Oct. 20 & Oct. 21
Where: Oct. 20: Union Square & Oct. 21 Washington Sq. Park

Zombies Drink For Free in The LES

What: Living Dead have taken over The Parkside Lounge's weekly funk fest and vinyl swap! Show up dressed like a zombie and get a free drink of your choice! 
When: Mon, Oct 17 at 9PM - Tue, Oct 18 at 2AM
Where: Parkside Lounge: 317 East Houston Street

Craft Night At Etsy Labs

What: We’ll spend the evening making awesome papier-mache masks so you can be the real talking point of the party this Halloween! Our guest artist tonight will be the wonderful DUMBO-based artist, Maria Berrio. Her artwork has been showcased in numerous galleries across the country. Maria also has a big passion for children’s books, teaching, and mural making. 
When: Mon, Oct 17 at 4PM - 8PM
Where: Etsy Labs: 55 Washington St Suite 712  (7th floor) Brooklyn, New York, 11201
Webcast: If you can’t make it in-person, we will be hosting a live Online Lab at 3:30 p.m. ET

Harvest Festival

What: The Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy, in partnership with Brooklyn Bridge Park, will celebrate the fall season with a Harvest Festival on Pier 6! The event features a Halloween parade, musical guests, face painting, storytelling, art activities, mask making and pumpkin decorating. On the stage, hear from Erin Lee and the Up Past Bedtime Band at 10:30 a.m. and The Pop Ups at 12:00 p.m. SUNY Downstate at LICH will be at the festival to offer health screenings and give out pediatric information - and you’ll have a chance to meet UHB-LICH Physicians.  Mom.com, The Transit Museum, The Moxie Spot, and Half Pint Citizens will host tables, and the Pier 6 dog run volunteers will host a fun activity for your pooch. We hope you will join us at this celebration of fall on Pier 6!

When: Saturday, October 22, 2011 10:30am-1pm
Where: Brooklyn Bridge Park

October 15, 2011


What: 15th Annual Crabfest!
When: Monday October 17 - Sunday November 13, 2011
Where: London Lennie's: 63-88 Woodhaven Boulevard Rego Park, NY

One of America’s great narrative poets

What: With 20 collections of poems to his credit, Levine has won just about every major writing award including a Pulitzer Prize in 1995. Levine’s work is most famous for its urban perspective and down-to-earth view on the world of the vanished working class and their neighborhoods. A reception and book signing will follow the event, which is free and open to the public.
When: Oct. 19 at 6:30 pm.
Where: Queens College’s Rosenthal Library: The Rosenthal Library auditorium is accessible from the main entrance of the library (on the 3rd floor) down the stairs to the right of the doors to the Louis Armstrong Archives.
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The Maria Rose International Doll Museum/Cultural Center 4th Year Celebration

What: The Maria Rose International Doll Museum/Presents is pleased to present its 4th Year Celebration. Classes that take place at the Museum include: reading enrichment, sewing (Basic&Intermediate), quilting classes and etiquette classes. For additional information, contact Naida Njoku at 718-276-3454, 917-817-8653, or nuna321@msn.com.
When: Sunday October 16th - 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: The Maria Rose Doll Museum - 187-11 Linden Boulevard (near Newburg Street)
How Much: Free

Farmers Market Jamaica 10th Annual Harvest Festival

What: If fun, free entertainment for the entire family is your goal, then visit the Farmers Market Jamaica -- today in particular.
When: Saturday, October 15th - 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Where: 90-40 160th Street (between Jamaica Avenue and 90th Avenue)
How Much: Free

2011 Historic House Festival Demonstration

What: It's All About Food This Saturday! Don't miss this open-hearth cooking demonstration with living historian Diane Fish. Watch as historic food is made right in front of you. Learn about the types of food that people ate hundreds of years ago and how they prepared these foods. Sample historic foods and learn about foodways of the past. Try churning your own butter, making cornhusk dolls and more! Enjoy crafts and stories for kids of all ages!
When: Saturday, October 15th - Noon to 4:30 pm
Where: King Manor Museum - Rufus King Park (153 Street at Jamaica Avenue)
How Much: Free

October 14, 2011

Chocolate Weekend NYC

What: Enjoy chocolate tours, tastings, and pairings.
When: Oct 14-16, 2011
Where: Participating venues

Ice Rink at Rockefeller Center

What: Ice Skating rink will now open for the season.
PRE-HOLIDAY schedule: October 15 - November 3, 2011
HOLIDAY schedule: November 4, 2011 - January 6, 2012
When: Opens Saturday Oct. 15, 2011 @ 8:30am
Where: Rockefeller Center: 5th Ave. 49-50th Streets

CeCe Winans Live in Concert

What: Be there when the legendary CeCe Winans takes the stage at the great Allen Cathedral.
When: Friday, October 14th - 7:30 pm
Where: Allen A.M.E. Cathedral - 110-31 Merrick Boulevard (at 111th Avenue)
How Much: Call For Price

Entertainment Industry Party in NYC!

What: Join hundreds of fellow actors, models, filmmakers, photographers and industry professionals for an evening of mixing, mingling and networking! CastReach parties are not only an exciting social experience, but a perfect setting to make lasting, productive connections. Past events have sold out beyond capacity so get your tickets now!
When: Sunday, October 23 8pm - 2am
Where: Forum: 127 Fourth Avenue (Btw 12th/13th Streets)
Actorfest registration is encouraged but not required to attend this after-party.
Online RSVP is required to attend. Use Promo Code "crny11" for 25%-Off RSVP Fees!

Jamaica 10th Annual Harvest Festival

What: If fun, free entertainment for the entire family is your goal, then visit the Farmers Market Jamaica.
When: Saturday, October 15th - 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Where: 90-40 160th Street (between Jamaica Avenue and 90th Avenue)
How Much: Free

October 13, 2011

BP Customer Appreciation Day

What: BP is showing its customers appreciation, by giving away free gifts, drinks & snacks, while supplies last.
When: October 14, 2011 8am-12pm
Where: BP 146-45 Union Turnpike Flushing, NY 11367

October 12, 2011

The 4th Annual Imagine Science Film Festival

What: 8 days of science and cinema. The Imagine Science Film Festival is the only film festival in the world founded by scientists to showcase films presenting accurate scientific fact in compelling visual narratives. The festival aims to transform the way science is portrayed in mainstream media, while emphasizing the importance of storytelling, narrative structure, and visual communication.
Where: Museum of Moving Image: 3601 35th Ave. LIC, Queens | M, R trains to Steinway St.
When: Friday Oct. 14, 2011 @8pm (doors open @7:30pm) Runs thru Oct. 21st
Cost: $15 | Purchase Tickets Here
Extensive Film Guide

FREE Hot Dogs

What: Nothing is cheap in SoHo these days, so you can't imagine how excited we were to hear that every Wednesday you can enjoy an hour of free hot dogs at the awesome Spring Lounge. All you need to do is show up.
Where: Spring Lounge: 48 Spring St.
When: Wed, Oct 12 @ 5pm - 6pm

Wild Wednesdays At Beauty Bar

What: Wild Wednesdays are here! Join us for an evening of fun at Beauty Bar! From 6-11pm you can get a Martini & Manicure for just $10 PLUS a free vodka open bar from 10-11pm. Plus wear a wig and your drinks are half price until midnight!
Where: Beauty Bar: 231 E 14th St.
When: Wed, Oct 12 @ 6pm - 11:49pm

October 11, 2011

Marco Polo Festival

What: East meets West as Chinatown and Little Italy come together at the third annual Marco Polo Festival. The Marco Polo Festival, held annually since 2009, symbolically celebrates this special district by invoking the story of the Silk Road, where the ancient markets of Europe and Asia met, marking a new beginning of world commerce and cultural exchange. 
Performances take place between 12 and 4 pm with cultural performances including the New York Chinese Opera Society, Alfio, Dmitri Minucci, The Freemason Lion Dancers and others.   
For more information, please contact the Two Bridges Neighborhood Council at

Rain Site: PS 130 / 143 Baxter Street (between Hester and Grand Streets).

Where: 62 Mott Street ending on Hester Street between Mott and Mulberry Streets.
When: Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011 @11am

October 10, 2011

9th Annual openhousenewyork Weekend

What: openhousenewyork Weekend, America's largest architect and design event, opens doors throughout New York City each October. Discover new neighborhoods, explore with friends and family, and experience NYC's architecture and design in all five boroughs through special talks, tours, performances and family-friendly workshops – all free of charge! 
When:  October 15 & 16, 2011
Sign-up to receive emails including the latest updates and news at info@ohny.org

Jane's Carousel

What: If you feel like doing something different, then take a ride on Jane's Carousel. Re-live your childhood and feel free to be a kid again.
Where: The Carousel is located in the DUMBO section of The Brooklyn Bridge Park, on the East River, between the Brooklyn and Manhattan Bridges. The Carousel is easily accessed from Park entrances at Dock Street or Main Street.
: SUMMER – FALL, 2011: 
Open 6 days
11:00 AM – 7:00 PM
 (closed Tuesdays)

FALL – WINTER, 2011 – 2012: 
November 6 – April 5
 Thursday – Sunday
11:00 AM – 6:00PM
Tickets are $2.00. Children age 3 and younger and those under 42” tall may ride free if accompanied by a paying adult.
 Special Introductory Discount: 12 Tickets - $20.00.
 Special Group rates are available.

October 9, 2011

Bayside BID Retail Expo

What: First annual outdoor October retail Expo. 41st ave. gets turned into a pedestrian mall for the day! Shop local merchants and services. There will be live music and bands performing throughout the day!
When: Oct 9, 2011 noon - 8pm
Where: Bell Blvd. & 41st Ave.

Huntington Restaurant Week

What: Restaurant Week in Huntington Long Island. 3 course pre-fixe meal for $24.95 per person. Some restaurants even have a four course meal, while others let you choose anything from their regular menu!
Where: Various locations in Long Island. Website has restaurants listing with meals online.
When: October 9-16, 2011

2nd Annual Good Food Fest

What: Festival celebrating the season's harvest. Locally grown foods, local top chefs & artisanal producers. Sample tastings from participating chefs & restaurants can be purchased here.

Following the day of exciting revelations in local food, from our chefs and artisanal producers, walk a block over to the Standard Biergarten for a VIP GOOD FOOD FEST reception, with the proceeds benefiting the FEED Foundation and God's Love We Deliver. Join our producers and chefs for food and drink between 4:30 and 6:30 in the private rooms off of the Biergarten. The perfect way to cap a day of eating and supporting your local food pioneers.

When: Sunday Oct. 9, 2011 |  11am-4pm
Where: Gansevoort Plaza (meatpacking district)
FREE to attend

October 7, 2011

3rd Annual Brooklyn Bacon Takedown

What: This is the 3rd year the good idea in bacon of a takedown is happening! It is a proud thing to eat 20 local bacon recipes, and to shrewdly deduce who is champs!  And it’s an especially proud thing to hang with these cooks- the funnest good people ever. And your jaw will go SLACK at the bacon OPTIONS!!!
When: October 16, 2011 @2pm
Cost: $15 Tix Here

2nd Annual LIC International Film Festival

What: The festival kicks off Oct. 14 with an open mic at the Egarage at 5 p.m. The night will feature host Megan Boyle of Improv Nation, a quick-witted comedy troupe, and showcase a line up of locally talented musicians, comedians, and magicians. The festival will then set the weekend of films off with an opening party at the Z-Hotel, located at 11-01 43rd Ave., at 6 p.m.

Films will be shown throughout the day Oct. 15 and 16 at the Secret Theater, Egarage and the Boys and Girls Club. Viewers who purchase tickets will also have access to six panel discussions on Oct. 15 featuring writers, directors, and producers. On Oct. 16, local bands will be featured in 11 music videos at the Egarage from 5-8 p.m.

The event will culminate with the Fan Choice Awards. Each viewer will be able to vote and rate their favorite movies, awarding this year's film honors in several categories.

Where: Egarage: 44-02 23rd St.
When: Oct. 14-16, 2011


What: The 7th Annual Bed Stuy Alive! will celebrate the rich history and diversity of the Bedford Stuyvesant community. This year’s theme is Live Healthy, Live Well, Live Green and will include green demonstrations and free health screenings. There will be a street fair that will include Bed Stuy Green Demonstrations, Healthy Bed Stuy Health Screenings and Information, Artists’ Row, Bed Stuy Food Court, Lively Kids’ Corner and the Bed Stuy Marketplace with hand-crafted wares from local artisans.
When: Sat. Oct. 8, 2011:  10am - 5pm
Where: Fulton Street between New York and Brooklyn Avenues

Restoration Rocks Music Festival

What: Entering its fifth year, Restoration Rocks is a FREE day-long music concert of some of the most dynamic emerging and established artists performing on the Brooklyn stage. Featuring Mos Def, the Brooklyn Philharmonic, Talib Kweli & Res, reunited as Idle Warchip & Pharoahe Monach.
When: Saturday, Oct. 8, 2011 @noon-5pm
Where: 1368 Fulton St. Brooklyn
Cost: FREE

October 6, 2011


What: Metal band and Queens natives, Imbolg, will play songs from their debut album; headed by Nate Dal Cais on vocals, Julius Heuman on bass and Jessie McKevitt on drums. The band is scheduled to go on stage at midnight.
Where: Sapony Night Club: 32-27 32nd St., between 37th and 38th Avenues
When: Friday, Oct. 7, 2011

October 4, 2011


What: Recess is an all day gaming event hosted by NerdNYC. Make new friends while playing games. No experience necessary and any rules will be taught. Just show up and play!
When: Saturday October 8, 2011; 11am-10:30pm
Where: 440 Studios: 440 Lafayette Street, NY 10003 3rd Floor
Admission: $20* *Admission buys you a 1 day membership to NerdNYC’s nonprofit to attend 
Full Schedule Here

R.E.M. Tribute Night

What: From 1980 until September 2011, R.E.M. was a musical force to be reckoned with. The recent news of their split came as a shock and disappointment to rabid fans and casual listeners alike. Join DJ Russ in celebrating the band's entire collected musical output. You'll hear everything: the hits, the misses, the songs you didn't know R.E.M. had.
RSVP and leave song requests on the FB page, and you'll get your favorite R.E.M. song played. 
When: Thursday, October 6 · 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Where:  The Diamond: 43 Franklin St. Greenpoint, NY

October 1, 2011

Gowanus Print Lab Birthday Party

What: The Gowanus Print Lab turns a year old this Saturday! They’re celebrating by giving you the chance to screen print your own T shirts and buttons for free! The party this Saturday boasts free cocktails courtesy of SoBe and music by DJ J. Dayz, in addition to making your own stuff in the Print Lab. Party-goers can get a glimpse at the screen printing process and bring their own shirts, or buy them there to print their choice of several urban-cool designs. SoBe will be giving away a limited number of T-shirts, skateboards and posters.
Where: Gowanus Print Labs, 54 Second Ave, Brooklyn
When: Saturday Oct. 1, 2011, 7pm-11pm

24th Annual Deepavali Festival

What: The Association of Indians in America Inc. NY Chapter Proudly Presents the 24th Annual Deepavali Festival. Festivities include: World Famous Fireworks by Air India, Dignitaries & Celebrities to attend, Ramayan by Swami Satya Narayan Charkaji; Excellent Shopping, Breathtaking Classical & Bollywood Performances, Free Gifts & Raffles. A variety of different Fun-filled Childrens Activities, Corporate Fair, Medical Fair, Mehndi and Bridal Makeup, Cuisines of India.
Where: South Street Seaport, East River Pier 16 &17: Subway 2,3,4,5,J,Z & M to Fulton Street
When: Oct 2nd. 2011, 12pm-8pm
Cost: FREE

Medieval Festival

What: The Medieval Festival brings to life the customs and spirit of the Middle Ages. Performers, guests and festival goers dress in medieval costume. Visitors are greeted by authentic medieval music, dance, magic, and minstrels, as well as jugglers and jesters. The afternoon is concluded with a thrilling joust between four knights on horseback.
Where: Fort Tryon Park (near the Cloisters): 799 Fort Washington Ave., Manhattan
When: Sunday October 2, 2011, 11:30am-6pm
Cost: FREE, donations are welcome


What: Beach Plum Week is arriving in Long Island City to benefit the Hour Children Food Pantry! From October 1 through October 9, LIC’s select restaurants will be serving beach plum foods and beverages with proceeds helping to feed 919 local households. That’s 658 children and 1374 adults, 462 of whom are seniors.
Participating restaurants so far include:

Manducatis Rustica (beach plum gelato)
Communitea (beach plum smoothies)
Sage General Store
 (beach plum fish tacos)

Where: Long Island City
When: October 1-9, 2011

Live Event: The Beginning of Video Games

Tennis for Two
What: Ralph Baer was one of the key figures in the invention of the video game, with his Brown Box prototype, which led to the development of the first video game home console, the Magnavox Odyssey. And before Baer’s breakthrough, there was William A. Higinbotham’s  legendary analog computer game Tennis for Two, a simulation of a game of tennis on an oscilloscope.

At this special event, there will be a live discussion about the beginnings of video games, with Ralph Baer joining by Skype, and a demonstration of the Brown Box console. Following this will be an extremely rare live demonstration of
Tennis for Two by Brookhaven National Laboratory scientists and curators of the William A. Higinbotham Game Studies Collection at Stony Brook University. Audience members will then be invited to play Tennis for Two.

Where: Museum of the Moving Image: 36-01 35 Ave. Astoria, NY 11106
When: Saturday October 1 @2pm
Cost: FREE with museum admission

Chile Pepper Fiesta

What: New York’s hottest fall tradition, featuring eight bands from chile-loving regions around the world. Sample goodies from today’s hottest chocolatiers and cast your vote at the Chile-Chocolate Takedown. Pick a pepper at our local farm stand and delight in sizzling salsas, pickles, kimchee, and other red-hot specialties. Don’t miss your chance to savor the fiery flavor...Brooklyn style.
Where: The Brooklyn Botanic Garden: 1000 Washington Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11225
When: Saturday, October 1, 2011; 11am-6pm; Rain or Shine
Cost: $15 Buy Tix Here

Bring to Light

What: A nighttime public festival of art in NYC that takes place simultaneously with “nuit blanche” events in cities around the world. The event creates an immersive spectacle for thousands of visitors to re-imagine public space and civic life.   
Bring to Light will transform streets, parks and the industrial waterfront of Greenpoint, Brooklyn set against dramatic views of the Manhattan skyline.
Where: Greenpoint Ave. & Franklin St., Brooklyn (Noble St. - Huron St): Directions>>
When: Saturday October 1, 2011 6pm-midnight