August 31, 2012

Breukelen Country Fair

What: Come celebrate Brooklyn’s rich farming history with a day of music, crafts, puppets, art, quilting workshops, apple cider pressing, and more. Learn about heritage seeds, solar energy and heirloom vegetables at New York City’s oldest house. Bring the whole family for a day of old fashioned games, food cooked on the fire-pit, and down-home country fun!
When: September 22 from 1 to 6 p.m
Where: 5808 Clarendon Rd, Brooklyn, NY 11203
Cost: 4 days left $8 (regularly $16) for admission for two adults and two children, as well as three activity tickets

She's the First invites you to their First Twitter Party

What: Fundraiser goal of $50,000 via cupcake bake sales. She’s the First is a not-for-profit that sponsors girls’ education in the developing world, helping them be the first in their families to graduate. Join me & @shesthefirst for a Twitter Party to kick off the tie-dye cupcake campaign for #girlseducation! Follow #STFCupcakes
When: Sign up  Sept 4, 7pm ET

August 30, 2012

DAY OFF! Free NYC Labor Day Party with Fool’s Gold + Friends!

What: Fool’s Gold – the trendsetting indie label founded by DJs A-Trak and Nick Catchdubs – is throwing a free DAY OFF party on Labor Day.
When: Labor Day - Monday September 6th, 2pm-8pm
Where: City Winery Backyard: 155 Varick St (Entrance on Spring btwn Hudson & Varick)

August 29, 2012

5th Annual Astoria Music Now! 2012 Festival

What: Filled with 5 stages of Music, Dj's and awesome art projects and so much more-- come on down and check out the RUHO stage with the hottest Queens Youth Musicians -- Windows of Opportunity, Jammin4Harmony and Rock Ur Heart Out -- show your love for Music, Youth Programs and support with any amount you can give as we are raising funds for the Ronald McDonald House of Long Island- to make a difference for families and children with life threatening illnesses!
When: September 8th 12pm-9pm
Where: Astoria Park: 19 St. bet. Astoria Park S. and Ditmars Blvd.

August 28, 2012

Free Backstreet Boys Concert

What: Nearly 20 years in business, 130 million record sales and seven number one albums The Backstreet Boys still have it going on. They'll be closing GMA's Summerstage Concert Series with a free performance in Central Park! #GMABackstreet
When: Fri, Aug 31 at 7:00AM - 8:30AM 
Where: Central Park SummerStage: 5th Avenue

August 27, 2012

Tiger Pong League Rally

What: Tiger Pong, a league sponsored by Tiger Beer, which began in June at PIPS in Williamsburg is gearing up for the Tiger Pong Rally Party. We'll have Free Ping Pong, Free Food and Complimentary Tiger Beer all night long. (As usual, beer pong ain't cool.)
All are invited. So come cheer on your favorite players from the Tiger Pong League (College Humor, Thompson Punke, Pilgrim, PXLPNG, Mikey's Hookup, and more!) as they battle it out in a single elimination tournament for Tiger Pong League supremacy and fab prizes.
When: Tue, Aug 28 at 7:00PM - 11:50PM 
Where: PIPs Table Tennis: 158 Roebling Street

August 24, 2012

In Flex We Trust

WHO: Lisa Evers Hot 97 Street Soldiers /FOX 5, Norman Seabrook COBA President, Jim Jones Dipset / VH1 Love & Hip Hop and former NBA star Jayson Williams.
WHEN: Saturday August 25th, 1pm – 5pm
WHERE: Wadleigh HS For Performing Arts 215 West 114th Street, Harlem NY

CityServ August 2012 Community Service

What: Mural for P.S. 328 (Brooklyn, NY): Join us in painting on the exterior wall of the school facing the community playground! The mural will give a much-needed facelift to the school and neighborhood, providing youth with an opportunity to voice the ideas that are important to them. Community members will help create a mural in the playground area, which is a central part of the community and school. 
When: Saturday, August 25th, 2012, 11a.m.-3p.m.
Where: L train to Sutter Avenue or Livonia Avenue OR 3 train to Pennsylvania Avenue
*Any students that wish to travel in a group can meet us at City College NAC 1/210 at 9:30a.m. sharp! We will leave by 9:45a.m. to the mural site.

2-For-1 Tickets As Broadway Week Returns

What: Tickets are now on sale and last through the end of Broadway WeekYes, its time for a bit of culture as many hits including Chicago, The Lion King, Jersey Boys, Newsies, Evita, Wicked and many more are 2-For-1.
When: Tue, Sep 4 at 12PM - Sun, Sep 16 at 10PM 
Where:  New York, NY 

August 22, 2012

The Lunch Break Dance Party

What: Put down the leftovers and step away from the cubicle. Absolut brings you the ultimate Lunch Break! Join us for this one-hour afternoon dance party and lunch series, starring delicious food and mouth-watering beats!
When: Fri, Aug 24, 2012 at 1PM - 2PM
Where: The Standard New York: 848 Washington Street

August 21, 2012

Ralph Sessions, “The Shipcarver’s Art,” at American Folk Art Museum

What: New York used to be a hub of shipbuilding, and the ships themselves often featured ornate flourishes well worth examining. Join Ralph Sessions, director of special projects at DC Moore Gallery, as he takes you on a tour of some of the more interesting elements of the job. —Dan Duray
When: WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22, 2012 6pm
Where: The American Folk Art Museum: 2 Lincoln Center, Columbus Avenue at 66th Street


What: Just in time for the end of summer! Okay not, but at least North Brooklyn residents will have the remaining few weeks of temperate weather to enjoy what looks to be a beautiful green space, which, the New York Post reports, "features an esplanade, magnificent lawns and a children’s playground with spectacular Manhattan skyline views."
When: Saturday August 25, 2012
Where: West St. bet. Kent St. and Greenpoint Ave. Brooklyn

August 20, 2012

Open Bar: Scholarich Foundation Game Night Fundraiser

What: Open Bar, Free Appetizers, Spades, Uno, Jenga, Connect Four, Operation, Dominoes, Chess and Checkers. 
When: Friday, August 24, 2012  |  7pm-11pm
Where: Central Bar NYC: 109 E. 9th St. NY
Cost: $20 Advance, $30 Door

Summer Discovery Workshops

What: Calling all city kids and their grown-ups! Learn about New York City garden plants and animals through hands-on exploration, story time, and garden hunts. Each week, young urban gardeners will explore a different nature theme and then create their own windowsill planting or nature craft to green up their home or neighborhood.
Note: Canceled in rain or heat of 95°F or above. Workshops activities are designed for family visitors—we cannot accommodate groups.
When: Tuesdays August 21, 28  |  Drop in 1:30–3:30 p.m. 
Where: Brooklyn Botanic Garden: Discovery Garden

Social Media & Beer Tasting Happy Hour

What: Facebook continues to tank, Groupon owe it's merchants $800 million but Social Media is still ALIVE! Celebrate Social Media at The Social Media & Beer Tasting Happy Hour. In addition to the tasting we will also be joined by Christopher Gallant, the co-founder and GM of The Bronx Brewery, a local startup that has begun using social media to build awareness and engagement with its brand and its beers.
When: Tue, Aug 28 at 6:30PM - 10:30PM
Where: BAK Korean Kitchen & Craft Beer Hall: 11 East 13th Street

DKNY Sample Sale

What: Enjoy savings of up to 70% at the DNKY Summer Sample Sale. Savings on women's apparel, shoes, accessories, handbags and men's apparel, shoes and accessories.
When: Tue, Aug 21 at 10AM - Sat, Aug 25 at 5PM
Where: 260 5th Ave, New York, NY 10016

The 2012 Brooklyn Etsy Craft Party

What: Craft Party is a global celebration of meeting and making. It’s a time to get to know your neighbors and exercise your creative spirit.This year’s theme is Wish You Were Here. We encourage you to work together on projects that reflect your hometown. Think about local and regional crafts, music, style and food; ways to pay tribute to a notable landmark or place; an activity that tells local lore through handmade means; or any creative project that has local flavor. It’s up to you to decide how you showcase the theme at your party — go wild!
When: Fri, Aug 24, 2012 at 6pm -  8pm
Where: Pier 1 at the Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn, NY, 11201 (Enter Pier 1 at Old Fulton Street and Furman Street.)
Cost: FREE

Stargazing on The High Line

What: During the warmer months of the year, 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.
Stargazing's location is dependent upon night sky conditions each week. For the latest updates, please check our homepage, call (212) 206-9922, or follow @highlinenyc on Twitter.
When: Tuesday August 21 & 28, 2012  |  6:30pm-9:30pm, weather permitting
Where: High Line

Open Bar Party at The Dream Downtown

What: This Heineken event is for the US Open. Heineken has a tendency to throw events for the Open, and here is your chance to go to one. Also, if you haven't been to Ph-D, here is your chance to do that too! RSVP here, and note the dress code!
When: Tue, Aug 21, 2012 at 7PM - 10PM 
Where: Dream Downtown Hotel: 355 W 16th St

Air Force Week At The Intrepid

What: From August 19th through August 21st, Intrepid’s pier will be lined with displays and interactives from the Air Force. In addition, the Air Force will present a special free movie screening of Red Tails on the Flight Deck of Intrepid, Monday, August 20th. Come out and show your support for the fine men and women of the Air Force.
When: Sun, Aug 19 at 10:30AM - Tue, Aug 21 at 6:00PM
Where: Intrepid Museum Foundation: W 46th St

Idlewild Fitness: Stay Fit, Have Fun - Zumba

What: The Eastern Queens Alliance invites you to join other participants in a fitness class with a contagious blend of upbeat Latin and international rhythms with easy-to-follow choreography, that provide a fun and effective workout. No prior experience necessary. For additional information or directions, call (347) 824-2301 or e-mail
When: Saturday, August 25th - 9:15 am to 10:30 am
Where: Idlewild Cricket Field in Idlewild Park Preserve - 223rd Street & 148th Avenue
Cost: Free

August 19, 2012

POP-UP SHOP: Bobbi Brown

What: Commuters and Manhattanites alike will be able to stock up on the entire collection of Bobbi Brown cosmetics, fragrances, and skincare in the 800-square-foot space until January 2013. Services will be offered, too. A team of five makeup artists will be available for five-minute touch-ups and makeup lessons. Still, the real selling point (and draw to attend the grand opening ceremonies) will be the appearance of Brown's personal manicurist, Roza Israel. Typically reserved for Brown and senior staff at the office, she'll perform ten-minute manicures on a first-come basis.
When: August 20, 2012
Where: Grand Central Terminal 

Staten Island Lighthouse Hunt and Beach Party!

What: Not a Scavenger Hunt, but a Lighthouse Hunt.

What You'll Need to Do:
-Create a team: you'll need a car, driver and navigators/photographers/assistants (at least one other person). Cyclists welcomed! (modified route)
-Receive instructions at the Midland Beach Picnic Grounds at 9:30 am and follow clues to locations of Lighthouses across Staten Island.
-Check in with "greeters" and complete the lighthouse circuit by car. The hunt could take 3-4 hours.
-Have fun and learn about lighthouses as you complete the challenge!
-After the Lighthouse Hunt, gather at Midland Beach Picnic Grounds on the sand for a beach party, and lunch.

DJ, Dancing, Prizes, and Raffles
-Receive your Hunt Completion Award and share stories of the hunt.
-See Master Sand Sculptor Matt Long create a lighthouse sculpture in sand. BONUS: The first 25 teams to register through this site will receive a set of sand-sculpting tools donated by Matt Long (one set per team).
-Enter a Sand Building Contest hosted by the Children's Cord Blood Bank & Research Foundation.

When: Saturday, August 25, 2012  |  9:30 a.m.–2:30 p.m.
Where: Midland Beach Picnic Grounds (in Franklin D. Roosevelt Boardwalk and Beach), Staten Island

Cost: Lighthouse Hunt & Sandcastle Contest (adult): $25.00 Lighthouse Hunt & Sandcastle Contest (child 3-12yrs:$12.00 Sandcastle Contest Only (adult): $15.00 Sandcastle Contest Only (child 3-12yrs): $10.00

Contact Number: (855) NLM-SINY
Contact Email:

August 18, 2012

Free Ice Cream Cones At Dylan's Candy Bar

What:  Dylan's Candy Bar is giving out free ice cream! This is part of a promotion for SyFy's show Face Off so there will also be activities like face-painting and a photo-booth. 
When: Saturday August 18, 2012  |  Noon - 4pm
Where: Dylan's Candy Bar: 1011 Third Avenue at 60th Street

New Amsterdam Market

What: Join fellow market supporters for a Third Annual Ice Cream Sunday, a summery, day-long event bringing together the most eclectic and seasonal ice creams from the northeast's ice cream makers.
When: Sunday, August 19, 2012 
Where:  Old Fulton Fish Market, on South Street Between Beekman Street & Peck Slip
These artisans are committed to showcasing regional products and flavors. Each will create up to four unique ice creams for the market that use only seasonal or responsibly sourced ingredients. 
EARLY BIRD ADMISSION $30 - Starts 12pm - avoid the lines! 
(10 Tasting Tickets, redeem for 10 miniature cones)
GENERAL ADMISSION $20 - Starts 1pm 

Meet author Laura Weiss of Ice Cream: A Global History
Book signing 1:30pm - 3:30pm

August 17, 2012

The Third Annual Wash Ave Rocks! Street Fair

What: To showcase the neighborhood offerings of Prospect Heights and Crown Heights, which have served as Brooklyn’s cultural hub for generations. This year’s street fair celebrates the essence of the Mom-and-Pop shop, from the neighborhood’s pioneers to entrepreneurial newcomers. The day will be jam-packed with a host of events and exciting entertainment for all ages to enjoy. 

Highlights from the day include: 
A Food Taste-Off
A Fashion Show
Activities for kids
Martial Arts 
Special musical guests
Live performances
Food, shopping and much more!

When: August 18, 2012  |  12-6pm
Where: Washington Avenue, between St. Marks Avenue and Prospect Place, Brooklyn

Weekend Flea Markets

I love Flea Markets. I always find the best treasures and deals there. 
Here are a few places to check out this weekend:

Located at 112 West 25th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues)and open 9AM – 5PM, every Saturday & Sunday, the Antiques Garage has been attracting thousands of shoppers each weekend since 1994 with 100+ vendors on two floors selling eclectic antiques and decorative arts–paintings and prints, vintage items including jewelry, handbags, fabrics, rugs, and furniture, every type of fine silver item imaginable, and more.

Located on West 25th Street between Broadway and 6th Avenue and open 9AM – 5PM, every Saturday & Sunday all year long (weather pending), the West 25th Street Market features up to 125 vendors selling antiques, collectibles, and other types of vintage and mid-century modern items.

Named one of the Top Ten Shopping Streets in the World by National Geographic, Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market sets the standard for distinctive vendors, where collectors and top-notch hagglers including the fashion éclat, artists, celebrities, tourists, and residents shop the market for antiques, collectibles, vintage clothing, mid-century modern items–including home decorations and furniture–jewelry, and more.
Located on West 39th Street between 9th & 10th Avenues and open 9 AM – 5 PM every Saturday and Sunday all year long (weather pending), Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market includes vendors from The Annex, formerly located in Chelsea.  The market’s Hell’s Kitchen South location is near the Port Authority Bus Terminal and Times Square.

Jazz Age Lawn Party

What: Channel your inner Jay Gatsby for the second installment of the Jazz Age Lawn Party, a retro summer fete where cocktails, dancing and sweet treats abound. 
When: Sat. August 18 and Sun. August 19, 11 a.m
Where: Governors Island

FREE Show: Sharon-Jones & The Dap Kings with very special guest Antibalas

What: Open Space Alliance presents the Lacost L!VE Concert Series featuring Sharon-Jones & The Dap Kings with very special guest Antibalas.
When: Saturday August 18, 2012  |  5pm
Where: Williamsburg Park: N. 12th Street and Kent Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11211
Cost: FREE

Schiaparelli and Prada: Impossible Conversations

What: The Met's Spring 2012 Costume Institute exhibition is slated to close Sunday, so this weekend is your last chance to check out the exhibit, which explores the affinities between designers Elsa Schiaparelli and Miuccia Prada. 
When: Through Sun., various hours
Where: Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Ave.  |  212-535-7710
Cost: FREE-$25

Free Movie Weekend - Hunger Games

What: Come watch The Hunger Games at Sony Wonder Tech Lab For Free This Weekend. Explore exciting new exhibits and movies in a dynamic, state-of the art facility that brings technology and creativity together - The Sony Wonder Technology Lab! 
There will be two screenings, one at 12:15pm and one at 3pm
When:  Sat, Aug 18 at 12:00PM - 6:00PM 
Where: Sony Wonder Technology Lab: 550 Madison Avenue
Set in a future where the Capitol selects a boy and girl from the twelve districts to fight to the death on live television, Katniss Everdeen volunteers to take her younger sister's place for the latest match.

Astoria Park Shore Fest

What: The Astoria Park Shore Fest will include educational activities, live music, fitness programs and food-tastings with various neighborhood restaurants. All events are FREE so come out and join the fun!
When: Sunday August 19th | 1pm-7pm
Where: Shore Boulevard adjacent to Astoria Park

An evening ride to end Alzheimer's

What: An evening ride on the forest park carousel to end Alzheimer's. Magic show, snacks, facepainting, raffles and more! NY Carousel will generously donate 100% of all proceeds from carousel rides at the fundraiser to benefit the Alzheimer's Association, NYC Chapter.
When: Friday, August 17, 2012  |  6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Where: The Forest Park Carousel: Enter Forest Park on Woodhaven Boulevard and Forest Park Drive

$10 / person Unlimited rides, which includes facepainting
$3 / person For an individual ride |

David Karlins' Book Launch // Building Websites All-in-One For Dummies

What: Our very own David Karlins, a web designing-book writing-consulting jack of all trades, is launching his latest book, Building Websites All-in-One For Dummies.

Besides teaching some Web Design classes at 3rd Ward, Karlins is a consultant and writer. If you're in the process of building your web site, busy learning new skills for your second career, or just want to hear one of 3rd Ward's instructors spin some knowledge--check this out.  

Topics covered include: Site Design, Web Graphics, Interactivity, as well as "new" tools--HTML5, Social Media Integration, and the most recent Adobe Creative Suite.

With support from Dummies plus free snacks, drinks, book giveaways and more!

When: Tuesday, August 28, 2012, 7:30 - 9:30 pm
Where: 3RD Ward: 195 Morgan Ave, Brooklyn

Jaguar Chill NY

What: Jaguar invites New Yorkers to beat the heat this August with a never-before seen, unique winter experience in Manhattan. The iconic British brand is creating the Jaguar "Chill" at The Highline, a wonderland of ice skating and snow, to showcase its latest models. Open and complimentary to the public, the winter oasis will feature an amazing life-size snow globe that will house an ice rink (skates included) and also offer demos from professional skaters, entertainment and cool treats. 
Where: 10th Avenue and W. 17th St. 

Two-Time Olympian and World Bronze Medalist figure skater Johnny Weir will be on site for an appearance on Friday, August 17 from 2:00PM - 4:00PM EST.

Former NY Rangers, Chris and Peter Ferraro will be on site for hockey tutorials on Saturday, August 18 from12:00 PM - 2:00 PM EST.

Event days and times:
Friday, 8/17 12pm - 8pm
Saturday, 8/18 12pm - 5pm

A Sand Castle Competition

What: Join Creative Time, Artlog, and Grey Area for an Artist Sand Castle Competition. Fantastic artists like Tom Sachs, Dustin Yellin, Ryan McNamara, Snarkitecture, Jen Catron & Paul Outlaw, Jen DeNike, Ricci Albenda, Marie Lorenz, Mary Mattingly, Kenya (Robinson), Shelter Serra, Laura Wasserson & Amit Greenberg, and William Lamson will compete to create the most awesome sand castle! After the contest, head to Rippers for an after party featuring music by DJ iDEATH.
When: August 17, 2012
Where: Rockaway Beach
Traveling by train? No need to go alone! Meet ARTLOG and Grey Area at the West 4th Street subway station at 2:15 p.m. Use the West 3rd Street entrance, where we will gather at south end of the platform and take the front car of the 2:26 p.m. A train toward Far Rockaway.

August 16, 2012

The Goonies under the stars!

What: Join Intrepid in celebrating some of our favorite heroes from the movies with our 4th annual Intrepid Summer Movie Series. Up this week, The Goonies under the stars! 

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.
When: Fri, Aug. 17 at 7:30PM - 10:30PM
Intrepid Museum W 46th St

Idlewild Fitness: Stay Fit, Have Fun - Line Dancing

What: Do you like to do dances like the Electric and Cha Cha Slides? The Eastern Queens Alliance invites you to join other dancers as you learn some fun Line Dances to all kinds of music, or just come for the great exercise with instructor Barbara Fraser. No prior experience necessary. For additional information or directions, call (347) 824-2301 or e-mail
When: Saturday, August 18th - 9:15 am to 10:30 am
Where: Idlewild Cricket Field in Idlewild Park Preserve - 223rd Street & 148th Avenue
Cost: Free

August 15, 2012

King Manor Craftsmen Days - Tinsmithing, Woodturning, and Broommaking

What: It's time for Craftsman Days at the King Manor Museum. Meet craftspeople as they demonstrate crafts from the 1800s! Enjoy a tour of the house and see historic crafts from our collection! Listen to folk music on fiddle and hammered dulcimer! Come experience tinsmithing, woodturning, and broom making demonstrations. Please visit or call 718-206-0545 for additional information.
When: Saturday, August 18th - Noon to 4:00 pm
Where: King Manor Museum - Rufus King Park (153 Street at Jamaica Avenue)
Cost: Free (House Tour: $2 Adults; $1 Students/Seniors)

August 14, 2012

SummerStage: Goapele / Yolanda Zama / Screening: Come Back Africa

What: This year, in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the African National Congress, the leading democratic anti-apartheid party in South Africa, SummerStage and ImageNation celebrates South African culture with a performance by South African soul singers and activists, Goapele and Yolanda Zuma followed by a screening of the film, Come Back Africa a groundbreaking drama that explores the ravages of life under apartheid.
When: Tuesday, August 14, 2012  |  7:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.
Where: Rumsey Playfield (in Central Park), Manhattan

Sally the Band

What: Sally is a songwriter. A terribly hurt, terribly hopeful, terribly romantic young woman who chronicles her (mis)adventures in love through catchy sad and happy songs.  Hailing from Rego Park and Brooklyn, Sally is a musical project that has been in the works since 2003. 
When: The band will be playing on August 17 at 8pm
Where: Sidewalk Café, Manhattan 

Introduction to the New York Art World

What: New York is an international hub for the most exciting art and artists. But how to break in? Learn from a diverse panel of art world professionals as they shed light on how to begin and sustain a career in the New York art world of the 21st century.  Moderated by class instructor Krista Saunders,  the panel will consist of informal conversation with the panelists Brendan Carroll,  Kianga Ellis, and Laura Pinello.
When: Wednesday, August 29, 2012  |  7:30 - 9:30 pm
Where: 3RD Ward:195 Morgan Ave, Brooklyn

August 12, 2012

Steinway Astoria Partnership Street Fair

What: Over 200 vendors will be out and about at the Steinway Astoria Partnership Street Fair!
When: Sunday, August 12, 2012 - 12:00pm- 6pm
Where: Steinway between 28 & 34 Avenues (4 blocks)

August 11, 2012

Corn Roast

What: Join us for free fresh corn and free lemonade! “Corn King” Pono Wong fires up his hand-made barrel roaster to deliver sweet, fresh cobs of corn. Have it with a little butter, dripping in butter, salt & pepper or just plain.” Come early before we run out!
When: Saturday, August 11th - 11:00 am to 2:00 pm
Where: 160th Street (just North of Jamaica Avenue)
Cost: Free

August 7, 2012

Jam at the Brooklyn Children's Museum

Riddles and Rhyme
While we humans take trains, planes and automobiles to move ourselves about, puppets travel by way of the riddle! We need the audience’s help to decipher the riddles and bring the puppets to life so Jack can find his way home. Featuring the handmade Paper City Puppets, music and dancing, come along and set a spell for an old fashioned puppet show with audience participation. All Ages
When: Friday, August 10  |  6-6:30pm

Burdetsky Family Circus
Arkady Burdetsky heads up this amazing family circus that spans three generations. Of particular delight are the Burdetsky Dancing Dogs, Santa and Barbara, who keep audiences smiling as they sing, waltz, and perform hilarious tricks. Co-Sponsored by Astoria Federal Savings. All Ages

Friday, August 10  |  6:30 – 7:15pm 

August 6, 2012

The Brooklyn Stoop 2012

What: For the fifth year in a row, FOKUS will present The Stoop, a celebration of art, music and life. The Stoop will feature live performances, DJs, games, activities, interactive arts stations, live art and many prizes, such as DJ101 class courtesy of Scratch DJ Academy, several fitness classes courtesy of Triomph Fitness, Health & Wellness, Dance Class passes from Mark Morris Dance Co., Hair care products from Doris of NY, passes to the Brooklyn Children’s Museum and more.
When: Sat, Aug 11 at 2PM - 7PM 
Where: Fort Greene Park: Dekalb Avenue (at N. Portland & Myrtle Avenues) in Brooklyn

August 5, 2012

Free Ingrid Michaelson Concert

What: Catch singer/songwriter Ingrid Michaelson as she performs songs from her latest album, "Human Again." Known for her upbeat piano- or ukelele-driven songs—even when the subject matter is more serious—Ingrid has made an unexpected creative jump on this album with imaginative instrumentation. Wristbands required for entry are available the morning of the show.
When: Monday, August 6th, 1pm - 2pm
Where: Apple Store, SoHo 103 Prince St

A Barn Full of Animals

What: It's time for a another hands-on-history workshop. Hands-on history workshops are free drop-in programs designed for families with children. This time, the topic is: A Barn Full of Animals. Rufus King had all sorts of animals on his farm! Learn about the different animals that used to live at King Park. Bring your favorite stuffed animal and enjoy making a special craft for your animal!
When: Saturday, August 11th - Noon to 3:00 pm
Where: King Manor Museum - Rufus King Park (153 Street at Jamaica Avenue)
Cost: Free

August 4, 2012

Meet Meryl Streep & Tommy Lee Jones

What: Join Meryl Streep and Tommy Lee Jones as they discuss their new comedy, "Hope Springs." Kay (Streep) and Arnold (Jones) are a devoted couple, but decades of marriage have left Kay wondering if renowned couple’s specialist (Steve Carell) in the small town of Great Hope Springs can help them reignite the spark that first made them fall for each other.
When: Sunday, August 5th, 4pm - 5pm    
Where: Apple Store, SoHo 103 Prince St

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August 3, 2012

Idlewild Trail Maintenance

What: Do you love to get down and dirty in the garden. If so, then you'll want to join the Eastern Queens Alliance for a day of trail maintenance in Idlewild. Those who love to get down and dirty in the garden are encouraged to volunteer to help us get the trails back in shape. If you are available, let us know by calling 347-824-2301. If you have a weed wacker that would be helpful.
When: Saturday, August 4th - 9:00 am
Where: Idlewild Park Science Learning Center Trailer - 149-20 Springfield Lane
Cost: Free


What: Please join us at the largest multi-cultural Festival in New York!! With over 170 teams and 2,000+ participants competing from around the World, this Year we celebrate the "Year of the Rabbit." This much anticipated world-class, multi cultural event features two exciting days of Dragon Boat Racing, wonderful performances and an ethnic food court. Attendance is free for the entire family - Come Rain or Shine.
When: Saturday August 4th and Sunday August 5th 2012 9am- 5 pm
Where: Meadows Lake, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens, NY
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Meet the Creators: Moonbot Studios

What: Meet Moonbot Studios, an animation and storytelling company that develops engaging stories as books, films, apps, and games.
When: Saturday, August 4th, 11am
Where: Apple Store, SoHo 103 Prince St
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Kids' Auditions - FREE Summer Musical Theater Program

What: For the 10th year, APAC’s summer performance program for kids, Summer Stars is here! Stars must be Queens residents between the ages of 8-13. Two weeks of daily rehearsals will lead up to a public performance on Saturday, August 25th. * Experience is not required — only enthusiasm! Kids auditioning will sing a song of their choice (music is not needed.)
When: Saturday, August 4th, 10am to 1pm – First come, first served. No appointment required.
Where: Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 30-44 Crescent Street at 30th Rd. in Astoria, Queens.
Email or call 718-706-5750

August 2, 2012

Jurassic Park under the stars!

What: Join Intrepid in celebrating some of our favorite heroes from the movies with our 4th annual Intrepid Summer Movie Series. Up this week, Jurassic Park under the stars! 

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.
When: Fri, Aug. 3 at 7:30PM - 10:30PM
Intrepid Museum W 46th St

R&B Festival at Metrotech Commons

What: The soul singer behind the tune “I Need a Dollar” probably doesn’t need a dollar anymore — his concert is free. Aloe Blacc will entertain the business crowd and Downtown music fans during a daytime concert in MetroTech.
When: Aug. 9, 2012 @Noon
Where: Lawrence St & MetroTech Center

Summer Streets are back!

August 4, 11 and 18 from 7 am to 1 pm
Join us for the fifth annual Summer Streets! Nearly seven miles of New York City's streets will be opened up for everyone to play, run, walk and bike. From the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park, along Park Avenue and connecting streets you can rock climb at Spring Street, receive a free bike helmet at 51st Street, soar through the air on a zip line at Foley Square or just stroll along and experience the city's streets in a new way—all for free.

August 1, 2012

Parked! A Food Truck Festival

What: PARKED! A Food Truck Festival at South Street Seaport
Over 40 delectable food trucks and vendors, face painters, stilt walkers, fire dancers, and a mainstage featuring John Hammond, Liza Colby Sound, The Juggs, The Loom, Johnnie Lee Jordan & The Boys, and Ulysses Cannon! 
Where: South Street Seaport: South Street & Fulton St, NY
When: Saturday August 4, 2012 10am-9pm
PARKED! is a free event, but if you're impatient in lines and cranky when hungry, the VIP PARKED! Pass will be your saving grace: Get VIP tickets: