June 29, 2012

Washington Square Music Festival

What: Free classical music series with performances to delight and educate the community, through music and poetry. 

Opening Concert 
When: Tuesday July 10, 8pm
Where: St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, 371 6th Ave.

Viennese chamber Music
When: Tuesday July 17, 8pm
Where: St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, 371 6th Ave.

Music for Strings & Winds
When: Tuesday July 24, 8pm
Where: Washington Sq., main stage south of 5th Ave. Rain spot: St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, 371 6th Ave.

Deep Sahara Band
When: Tuesday July 31, 8pm
Where: Washington Sq., main stage south of 5th Ave. Rain spot: St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church, 371 6th Ave.

June 27, 2012

Free Maroon 5 Concert

What: Free Maroon 5 Concert in NYC! The Boys From California Come Back To The Rock
When: Fri, Jun 29 at 7AM - 9AM
Where: Rockefeller Plaza

Free LMFAO Concert

What: Join LMFAO as they come to Central Park for the Good Morning America concert series! Viewers interested in viewing this in Central Park are encouraged to arrive at Rumsey Playfield via the 72nd street entrance on Fifth Avenue at 6:00am when the park opens to the public.
When: Fri, Jun 29 at 7AM - 9AM
Where: Central Park SummerStage: 5th Avenue

June 26, 2012

Seattle’s Best Coffee

Seattle’s Best Coffee is open in Brooklyn at 253 Livingston Street and is bringing its new menu to the East Coast for the first time. 
Wednesday, June 27
FREE COFFEE!  Swing by the Fort Greene/Downtown Brooklyn area location from 5:30am – 11pm, for a free small 12 oz hot brewed coffee – a perfect perk for New Yorkers. 

June 22, 2012

McCarren Park Pool

What: After sitting drained for 28 consecutive summers (and eventually serving as a love-it-or-hate-it concert venue), the McCarren Park Pool in North Williamsburg has been returned to its former, water-filled glory. The pool, originally installed in 1936, will re-open to the public on June 28th with space for 1500 folks in its 37,571 square feet.
When: June 28th, 2012
Where: North Williamsburg, corner of Williamsburg and Greenpoint

June 20, 2012

2012 Afropunk Festival

What: Described by the New York Times as putting “rock and rebellion squarely in the category of African-American music,” the Afro-punk Festival has become a Brooklyn intuition, the focal point for the burgeoning Afro-punk movement. Over the past seven years, the festival has presented new artists before they hit it big, such as Grammy-nominated Santigold, The Noisettes and Janelle Monae. Afro-punk mainstays like Saul Williams, The Dirtbombs, and Dallas Austin have also graced Afro-punk’s stages.
When: August 25-26, 2012
Where: Commodore Barry Park, Brooklyn, NY

June 19, 2012

Aloha to New York City

What: New Yorkers, look forward to seeing Na Lei Hulu I Ka Wekiu and Brothers Cazimero in the coming weeks! 
When: June 21, June 28, 5-7pm
Where: Pershing Square, NYC - in front of Grand Central Terminal 

The 8th Annual Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival

What: This year, marks the 8th anniversary of The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival (BHF). Established in 2005, this event has grown from a parking lot to the largest Hip-Hop cultural event in New York City on the Brooklyn Downtown waterfront that attracts over 20,000 Hip-Hop fans to the Borough of Kings annually.
The only event of its kind, The Festival is produced by Brooklyn Bodega and staffed by 90% volunteers and family-run. In a world where being a Hip-Hop artist has become synonymous with being a corporate citizen; The Brooklyn Hip-Hop Festival is a throwback to the DIY, entrepreneurial spirit of Hip-Hop.
When: July 9 - 14, 2012
Where: Brooklyn, NY
Cost: $15

June 18, 2012

5th Films on the Green Festival in NYC Parks

What: The 2012 Films on the Green Festival features 8 free French screenings all adapted from French and American literature. Through an array of different cinematic genres – thriller, comedy, drama, romance and musical, the 2012 line-up includes films adapted from a wide range of literary styles – fairy tale (Donkey Skin), poetry (The Snows of Kilimanjaro) and graphic novel (Persepolis) – and highlights how great French directors like François Truffaut, Jacques Demy or Costa-Gavras have adapted works of literature.
Upcoming Shows:
Directed by Costa-Gavras, 2005, FR/BE/SP
French and Dutch with English Subtitles, Not Rated, 122m
Starring José Garcia, Karin Viard, Olivier Gourmet, Yolande Moreau
DATE: June 22nd – 8:30PM
LOCATION: Tompkins Square Park

Directed by Jacques Demy, 1970, FR
French with English Subtitles, Not Rated, 90m
Starring Catherine Deneuve, Jean Marais, Jacques Perrin, Delphine Seyrig, Micheline Presle
DATE: June 29th – 8:30PM 
LOCATION: Tompkins Square Park

June 15, 2012

River to River Festival

What: The River to River Festival is hosting a number of events from art gallery exhibitions to food expos. So much to do, so little time!
Where: Various locations downtown
When: June 17 through July 15

June 14, 2012

Free posters at the Chanel exhibit

What: Grab your free Chanel poster at this SOHO gallery. The traveling exhibition features Karl Lagerfeld's "Little Black Jacket," an ode to the classic couture and precision of Chanel's black jacket that made the label famous! 
When: Now until June 15 
Where: 18 Wooster Street (between Grand and Canal streets)

Atlantic Avenue Extravaganza

What: Brooklyn block party seeks to show off Atlantic Avenue’s vibrant commerce, culture, and community to life. Festivities will include food, art, games, a spectacular ribbon cutting ceremony led by Brooklyn Steppers Marching Band, the stilt walkers of Circus Amok; the acrobats of LAVA; Bindlestiff Cavalcade of Youth All-Stars; the Balkan sounds of Braya Bass Band; Batala NYC, an all-female percussion band, and Underground Horns, the brass band renowned for its Afro Funk Bhangra New Orleans grooves, and so much more!
Where: Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn (between the BQUE to 4th avenue)
When: Saturday, June 16, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. 

June 13, 2012

Northside Festival

What: Northside Festival is NYC's largest and most accessible discovery festival. Hundreds of bands, entrepreneurs, filmmakers, innovators, and over 80,000 fans converge on Brooklyn over eight days to witness the most incredible showcase of "what's next" in music, film, entrepreneurship, and art.
When: June 14 - 21
Where: Brooklyn, stretch of Williamsburg and Greenpoint
Badges & Tix

June 11, 2012

Reggae Night

What: New Kingston and DJ DubMaster Chris perform in concert. 
When: June 21 @ 5:30pm
Where: 165 Street Mall between 89 and Jamaica Avenue, Queens 

June 8, 2012

K&G Fashion Superstore Grand Opening in Queens

What: K&G Fashion Superstore is celebrating their grand opening with flare and style! There will be DJs spinning out the hottest tunes. Also, there will be giveaways of $50 K&G gift cards as well as tickets to a Brooklyn baseball game! Just text New York to 79999 to get 10% off your next purchase!
When: Friday June 8, 4-8pm; Saturday June 9, 2-8pm, Sunday June 10, 2012
Where: 159-10 Jamaica Ave. & Parsons Blvd.

The Mermaid Parade

What: 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.
After Party: The New York Aquarium, Surf Ave. & West 8th Street, 7pm - 12:30am, 21 and over.
When: Saturday, June 23, 2012
Where: Coney Island -  West 21st Street and Surf Avenue 

Summerstage Kids presents Brooklyn Family Day

What: Lots of interactive family fun. There will be performances ranging from DJ Stormin' Norman to Fela's Queens, an African music group. There will also be circus performers, face painting, sports lessons, and crafts for all ages.
When: Sunday June 10,2012  |  4-7pm
Where: Lafayette Ave & Marcy Ave, Brooklyn

Vintage Cars On Display At Police Museum

What: All classic police cars will be on display outside the Police Museum for their annual car show. Go from car to car admiring and learning about some of NYC's history. Car owners will be there to answer questions and show off the cars. 
When: Saturday June 9,2012  |  10am-4pm
Where: 100 Old Slip, NY


What: Shop addicts invites you to girls night out beauty bar!
Kick back with your friends, have some drinks & get pampered....you deserve it!!!!
Goodie bag, Beauty samples & spa certificate, beauty services, Massages, makeover, eye lash extensions, hair salons
Sponsored by Laser Cosmetica & She Hair

1 drink ticket ( 6-7pm only) 

Where: Side BarLounge: 120 East 15th street New York

When: Monday, June 25, 2012 from 5:45 PM to 10:30 PM 

Celebrate The Prospect Park Carousel's 100th Birthday

What: A 100th birthday only happens once-- so don't miss this birthday party. There will be free carousel rides, birthday cake, crafts, and games for all ages.
When: Sunday June 10,2012  |  12-5pm
Where: Prospect Park, Brooklyn

Create And Explore During FIGMENT NYC

What: FIGMENT is an explosion of creative energy. It’s a free, annual celebration of participatory art and culture where everything is possible. For one weekend each summer, it transforms Governors Island into a large-scale collaborative artwork – and then it’s gone. From interactive art projects to mini-golf to a larger-than-life tree house, this event won't disappoint. EVENT DETAILS
When: Saturday June 9 - Sunday June 10, 2012  |  10am-6pm
Where: Governors Island

America Means Business

What: America Means Business is a landmark three-day event about how to become an entrepreneur.  Join us in New York City for educational, networking, and social events about how to start and grow your own business, and everything in between, from how to finance and staff your business to how to develop your products and services, how to market them, and how to service your customers.

You can look forward to dozens of inspirational keynotes, informative panel discussions, networking opportunities, and an expo of products and services to help you get started. View the current schedule of events here.
There will be many other events throughout New York City as part of America Means Business, and some of them may require separate registration, but if they do you'll be made aware of that on the master calendar for America Means Business, at AmericaMeansBusiness-NYC.com
If you've dreamed of having your own business but don't know where to start, or if you already have your own business but need help taking it to the next level, you must attend America Means Business! 

Where: Metropolitan Pavilion: 125 W 18th Street New York, NY
When: Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at 11:00 AM - Friday, June 15, 2012 at 4:00 PM

June 7, 2012

Egg Rolls and Egg Creams Festival

What: Experience the eggs-traordinary! Chinese opera and acrobatics, klezmer music, Yiddish and Chinese language lessons, mah jongg, scribal arts, food and folk art demos, crafts, synagogue tours, and more! Don’t miss New York City’s best block party, a cross-cultural celebration of the Jewish and Chinese communities of our Lower East Side/ Chinatown neighborhood.
When: Sunday, June 10, 2012 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Where: Museum at EldridgeStreet: 12 Eldridge Street New York, NY 10002 

The Inflatable Sculpture Show

What: At 3RD Ward, the Inflatable Sculpture students have been toiling away, designing and sewing their mega-masterpieces. On June 8th, we’ll inflate these larger-than-life creations and let them loose on both of our floors!
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 music from R.C. Bankwell.
When: Friday, June 8, 2012, 7pm to 10 pm 
Where: 195 Morgan Avenue, Brooklyn NY 
FREE Admission

Refinery29 Summer-Friday Fun

What: Grand Opening Party for LOFT! Enjoy cocktails, tunes and R29 looks.
When: Friday June 8, Noon - 4pm
Where: LOFT Rockefeller Center at 49th & 6th
RSVP here

Hudson River Park's Summer of Fitness

What: SHAPE UP NYC, a free citywide fitness program created through partnerships with Equinox, NYC Service, and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield brings you Intensati: a workout that fuses high energy aerobics, martial arts, dance, yoga and strength conditioning. Attendance is limited to 75 people on a first come, first served basis.
Shape Up will not take place on July 5.
 When: 5:30PM Thursdays 6/7 - 8/23
Where: Hudson River Park,  Pier46  

36th Annual American Crafts Festival

What: Craft Festival - 400 Juried craft displays selected from every region of the United States. Continuous entertainment, craft demonstrations, exotic and natural foods. Ample parking at indoor garage. Park & Lock Garage located at 62nd St. and 65th St. between Columbus and Amsterdam

35,000 uniquely designed creations.  Visit and purchase unique works, designer fashions in silk, wool and other natural fibers, fine jewelry, porcelain, molded leather, blown, stained and fused glass, home furnishings, toys, musical instruments and more in all price ranges from $30 to $40,000 plus fun and wholesome and desserts at moderate prices. 

When: Sat., June 9, 2012 12 noon - Sun., June 17, 2012 9pm
Where: Lincoln Center for the Performing Art: 70 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York, NY 10023

June 6, 2012

Downtown Jamaica Music Festival

What: VYBZ Evolution and DJ The Bajan King - Soca & Calypso Night
When: June 14 @ 5:30pm
Where: Union Hall Street between Jamaica Avenue and Archer Avenue, Queens

Reggae Artist Event

What: Official In-Store Meet & Greet, Reggae artist, Mr. Vegas
When: Saturday June 9, 3-5pm
Where: VP Records Retail Store: 170-21 Jamaica Ave., Queens

June 5, 2012

Downtown Jamaica Music Festival

What: Mambo Negro and the York College Ambassadors - Jazz Night
When: June 7 @ 5:30pm
Where: Jamaica Performing Arts Center: Jamaica Avenue & 153 St

2nd Avenue Restaurant Week

What: 2nd Avenue Restaurant Week is finally here, so plan to dine on 2nd Ave. over the next few days! There will be over 20 restaurants participating along the avenue in the subway construction corridor from 68th-96th Streets. They are offering either 20% off their menu items or a $20.16 course dinner during this week.
When: Mon, Jun 4 at 11AM - Fri, Jun 8 at 11PM
Where: Manhattan, New York

Party At Steve Madden, LES

What: Please join Steve Madden Music at the Ludlow Street store for an exclusive performance by Emeli Sandé and DJ Kalkutta. Tito's Handmade Vodka will provide complimentary beverages.
When: Wed, Jun 6 at 7PM - 9PM
Where: Steve Madden: 100 Rivington Street, New York, NY 10002

Diane von Furstenberg Sample Sale

What: For those of you willing to splurge a little on your year-end wardrobe, Diane von Furstenberg is having a Spring/Summer 2012 Sample Sale with up to 75% off wrap dresses and wonderful prints.
Per Madison Avenue Spy, last season the prices were: $80 for pants, skirts, blouses and sweaters, $125 for dresses & jackets, $150 for wrap-dresses, $250 for leather & $275 for gowns/ cocktail dresses & coats.
When: Tuesday, June 5 - Saturday, June 9: Tues 9am - 6:30pm, Wed 10am - 8pm, Thurs 10am - 7pm, Fri 9am - 5pm, Sat 10am - 3pm
Where: 260 5th Ave. (bet. 28th & 29th St.)

June 4, 2012

Briarwood Street Festival

What: Briarwood Street Festival: Family fun with magic shows, arts & crafts, music, dancing, & a magic castle for the kids! Free pizza, ice cream & soda, while supplies last!
When: Sunday June 10th, 2012  |  Noon - 4pm
Where: Manton St. & Main St.

34th Annual Museum Mile Festival

What: 10 museums, 1 destination. Runs up 5th Ave., 82nd-105th Sts. So much to do, so little time! But truly worth it!
When: Kicks off Tuesday June 12, 2012 | 5:45pm-9pm
Where: National Academy Museum: 1083 5th Ave. NY
Rain or Shine


The Metropolitan Museum Of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue (At 82nd Street)
New York, Ny 10028
(212) 535-7710

Goethe-Institut New York / German Cultural Center
1014 Fifth Avenue
(Between 82nd & 83rd Streets)
New York, Ny 10028
(212) 439-8700

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
1071 Fifth Avenue (At 88th Street)
New York, Ny 10128
(212) 423-3500

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution
2 East 91st Street (Off Fifth Avenue)
New York, Ny 10128

The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Avenue
(Between 92nd & 93rd Streets)
New York, Ny 10128
(212) 423-3200

Museum For African Art
1280 Fifth Avenue (At 105th Street)
New York, Ny 10029
(718) 784-7700

El Museo Del Barrio
1230 Fifth Avenue (At 104th Street)
New York, Ny 10029
(212) 831-7272

Museum Of The City Of New York
1220 Fifth Avenue (At 104th Street)
New York, Ny 10029
(212) 534-1672

National Academy Museum And School Of Fine Arts
1083 Fifth Avenue
(Between 89th & 90th Streets)
New York, Ny
(212) 369-4880

Neue Galerie New York
1048 Fifth Avenue (At 86th Street)
New York, Ny 10028
(212) 628-6200

June 1, 2012

Howl! Festival

What: The ninth-annual Howl! Festival begins with a group reading of "Howl," the 1955–1956 Allen Ginsberg poem that inspired the happening. This tradition and celebration honors the East Village's long tradition of attracting people with creative tendencies and includes poetry, public art, live music, performances, carnival games for kids and more.
When: Friday, June 1, 2012  |  4:30 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Where: Old Bandshell Lawn (in Tompkins Square Park), Manhattan; Enter Through southwest entrance, Avenue A & 7th Street

Jazz Age Lawn Party

What: Michael Arenella and his Dreamland Orchestra are back to bring the hot jazz and light-hearted fun. The Jazz-Age Lawn party brings you back to the roaring 1920s for an afternoon of live music and dance, instruction in period dances, picnicking, and games. T
When: Saturday-Sunday, June 16-17 and August 18-19, 11am – 5pm
Where: Governors Island 
Cost: Tickets are $15 in advance or cash at the door, and kids under 12 are free.