September 29, 2012

Brookville Park Health Fair

What: Your health is truly your wealth. Come and receive free health services and screenings for: body mass index; nutrition; obesity; and more. Presented by Earnest Flowers, United Healthcare, The Better Living Ministry, Jamaica Hospital HIV Department, Addabbo Health Care Center, and the Floating Hospital of New York. For additional information, contact Earnest Flowers at or (718) 928-5511.
When: Saturday, September 29th - 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Where: Brookville Park - Brookville Boulevard (at 143rd Avenue)
Cost: Free

September 28, 2012

9th Annual Bubby's Pie Social

What: Come one, come all! We are seeking pie bakers for the 9th Annual Bubby’s Pie Social as a benefit for New York City Public Schools including P.S. 150 in Tribeca, and the High School for Food & Finance.

Last year’s Pie Social was a huge success. One hundred participants showed up to present their pies and over 500 people showed up to eat those pies. We’d like this year to be even bigger!

Your entry fee and homemade pie entitle you to 5 free tasting tickets* (you can share them) and a big blue ribbon. This is a social, not a contest, and we want to encourage all kinds of baking efforts, foster community, and  celebrate pie in all its varied glory.

Bakers report at 11:30AM for check-in and free coffee. Volunteers will circulate to help bakers so that they can taste and roam the social. We recommend bringing pies that do not need refrigeration (cream, ice cream, and custard pies are discouraged) because they can’t withstand four hours of sun and are likely to spoil outside on a warm day. We encourage savory pies as a good counterpoint to all of the dessert pies. We also encourage a strong turn out from our youngest bakers.

Lemonade, seltzer, coffee, and lots of kids running around with pie on their faces should make for a lovely autumn day. So sign up now and be a part of it all!

When: Sunday Sept. 30, 2012  |  12pm-3pm
Where: One Main St., Dumbo  |  Rain or Shine

Smithsonian Magazine Museum Day

What: Get free admission for two to museums during smithsonian magazine museum day—brooklyn museum, international center of photography, morgan library + museum, museum of arts and design, new york and brooklyn historical society, the skyscraper museum, & more. 
When: Saturday Sept. 29, 2012
Registration required

Tae Kwon Do for Kids

What: Teaches the fundamentals of discipline, balance, Health and Wellness
-Get and Stay Fit
-Weight Control 
-Promotes Self Awareness 
-Promotes Self Confidence

Social Activity
-Safe and enjoyable
-Fun to learn
-Meet and make new friends

When: Saturday, September 29, 2012, 2 - 3 p.m.
Where: George Bruce Library, Children's Room: 518 West 125th Street New York, NY 10027

Dumbo Arts Festival

A Three Day Celebration of Art, Music & Performance
What: Dumbo Arts Festival
When: September 28, 29 & 30th
Click on the Events tab for More Info

September 27, 2012

RE:MIX LAB At Chelsea Market

What: There's a party going on at Chelsea Market and you are invited to join in the fun! Yes, RE:MIX LAB, fueled by Hyundai, is hosting free drinks with performances by Opossom, Blonds and Skaters. 
When: Thu, Sep 27 at 9:00PM - 11:50PM
Where: Chelsea Market 410W 16th St.

Chile Pepper Fiesta

What: This is one of Brooklyn's hottest fall traditions. Everything in this event is as sizzling as chile peppers themselves! Spice lovers will be able to sample dozens of award-winning sauces, salsas, and chile peppers. If you're looking for something a little sweeter, Brooklyn's best chile-chocolate creator will be there providing free samples of his snacks. Chocolate fans will indulge in the heat of artisanal goodies from Brooklyn's best chile-chocolate creator. Entertainment is provided in the form of fire-shows, red hot workshops, and live music and dance from chile pepper loving areas of the world.
When: Saturday, September 29, 2012 11:00 am - 6:00 pm  |  Rain or Shine
Where: Brooklyn Botanic Garden: 1000 Washington Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11225
            (718) 623-7200
Cost:  $10.00 - $15.00

The International Chinese Culinary Competition

When someone speaks of gourmet dining, perhaps the first thing that will come to mind is an Italian dish like Carne Pizzaiola, perhaps French like Boeuf Bourguignon, or maybe even Japanese Sea Bream Sashimi. But no one thinks of Chop Suey, Orange Beef, or egg rolls. There is a very good reason for this: none of those dishes are authentic, traditional Chinese cooking.

NTD Television's Fifth Annual International Chinese Culinary Competition is out to change perception that by bringing together the top Chinese chefs from around the world and have them demonstrate the unparalleled cooking techniques, knife skills, and imagination inherent in traditional Chinese cuisine.

Over the course of two days,the competition will showcase the five major styles of Chinese cuisine: Sichuan(Szechuan), Shandong, Cantonese, Huaiyang, and Northeastern. Prizes will be awarded to each of the 5 cuisine winners including a $10,000 gold award, $3,000 silver award, and a $1,000 bronze award.

September 27th and 28th, 2012 Times Square, New York City
Thursday Sep.27th (preliminaries)

10:00am-6:30pm            Preliminary Rounds
7:00pm-8:00pm             "Fire Up the Wok" Challenge
8:00pm-10:00pm           The Emperor's Banquet

Friday Sep. 28th (finals) 

10:00am-6:00pm            Final Rounds
8:00pm-8:30pm             Awards Ceremony


September 26, 2012

Red Carpet to Redbook

What: Look out--Red Carpet to REDBOOK is coming to Vanderbilt Hall!  From their Swag Suite and Green Room to the Backstage Beauty Studio, you'll get the A-list treatment with beauty makeovers, indulgent massages, style advice, great giveaways and more!
When: Thu, Sep 27 at 10:00AM - 6:00PM
Where: Vanderbilt Hall, Grand Central Terminal 87 E 42nd St

Movies & Cocktails Overlooking Manhattan

What: mad46's summer movie series is going nicely into fall. Join them for a free screening of Casablanca on the rooftop while sipping on fabulous cocktails. The perfect way to see out any summer come fall evening. Set in unoccupied Africa during the early days of World War II: An American expatriate meets a former lover, with unforeseen complications.
When: Wed, Sep 26 at 9:00PM - 11:00PM 
Where: mad46: 45 East 45th Street
Reservations recommended -

Great Shows & Free Cupcakes!

What: SHOWTIME is set to take over Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall Sept. 26-28 to celebrate the launch of the highly-anticipated new seasons of its hit series HOMELAND and DEXTER.
The special event will give fans a chance to truly interact with their favorite series and will feature fan-inspired artwork, clips from some of the series’ most memorable moments, giveaways from SHOWTIME and Magnolia Bakery, and other exciting opportunities.

When: Wed, Sept 26th - Sept 28th at 10:00am -  6:00PM
Where: Vanderbilt Hall, Grand Central Terminal 87 E 42nd St 


Free Talib Kweli Performance

What: Looks like Talib has had quite a run in NYC over the past few weeks with some great performances - and he still isn't done yet! MLB fans although the season is coming to an end we would like to celebrate the great season thus far. Please join Talib Kweli at the MLB fancave performance in NYC. BE THERE!
When: Thu, Sep 27 at 5:30PM -  7:00PM
Where: MLB Fan Cave : 692 Broadway

Free Cocktails & Lingerie

What: Looks like the bra experts, Linda's, will be hosting a trunk show for Simone Perele where you can enjoy French treats (hmmm, wonder what that means) and cocktails.
When: Thu, Sep 27 at 6:00PM - 9:00PM
Where: Linda's Bra Salon - Murray Hill: 552 3rd Avenue

Free All Time Low Concert

Come See "All Time Low" Free In Concert at the MLB FanCave in Manhattan

What: Free Concert
When: Wed, Sep 26 at 5:30PM - 8:30PM
Where: MLB Fan Cave (corner of 4th and Broadway)

September 25, 2012

Free Movie Night At Brooklyn Winery

What: Join Brooklyn Winery for some free popcorn as you watch the hilarious Eddie Murphy in Coming to America!
When: Tue, Sep 25 at 9:00PM - 11:00PM
Where: Brooklyn Winery: 213 North 8th Street

Free to enter/ 21+ / Free popcorn!

$1 Slides at One and One

What: Special: Tasty Sliders for $1
When: Every Tuesday 7pm – 1am
Where: One and One in the East Village on 1st at 1st

Annual Latin Pride Concert

What: The Latin American Cultural Center of Queens cordially invites the public to join us in celebrating Latin culture and the achievements of our community. This celebration is part of Sunday to Remember, a recreational and supportive program for families.
When: Sunday, September 30, 2012  |   2:30 PM - 5:00 PM 
Where: El Paraiso Tropical: 102-11 42nd Avenue, Corona, NY 11368
This event is FREE and open to all. Space is limited. 
To RSVP please call 718-261-7664 or email

M. Wells Dinette

What: MoMA PS1 announces the opening of the M. Wells Dinette at MoMA PS1 in September 2012, a new cafeteria-style restaurant by Hugue Dufour and Sarah Obraitis, the culinary masterminds behind the popular M. Wells Diner, which closed in 2011.

While M. Wells Dinette will return the same quality and creativity to Long Island City that made M. Wells famous, Dufour will be introducing a new menu for the space. The regal charm and academic halls of the building will serve as inspiration for the food being created for MoMA PS1—cooking that is perfectly tailored to the museum dining experience.

When: Thursday Sept. 27, 2012
Where: M. Wells Dinette at MoMA PS1: 22-25 Jackson Ave (at 46th Ave) Long Island City

Further details on the menu and the date of the grand opening will be announced shortly.

Free Lenny Kravitz Concert

What: The first 100 people in line for the Microsoft opening on Friday, September 28, will receive two complimentary premier viewing wristbands for the Lenny Kravitz performance on Saturday, September 29. One wristband grants the recipient admission to both the performance and the meet and greet with Lenny Kravitz after the show. The second wristband grants another person admission to the concert only. The next 2,500 people in line, at minimum, will receive two premier viewing wristbands to the Lenny Kravitz performance.
When: Sat, Sep 29 at 5:00PM - 8:00PM
Where: White Plains High School: 550 North Street

Butter Lane Cupcakes: Our Ecommerce Secrets to Survival

What: Pam Nelson & Maria Baugh, Butter Lane Co-owners, teach the East Village bakery's secret to startup success: eCommerce.  Small business owners (or start-up hopefuls) will learn, hands-on, how Butter Lane survived and thrived, despite a retail recession.
Small business owners & entrepreneurs will learn how we:
    •    Set up our on-line delivery business (through our website & third parties, like Seamless)
    •    Maximized website sales (through upsells & simple offers)
    •    Analyzed Daily Deals, like Groupon or Living Social (Yes, you can make a profit!)
    •    Monetized our Social Media fan base
    •    Structured email blasts to be 'actionable'
    •    Quadrupled revenues on Amex Small Business Saturday
Handouts provided, and questions encouraged. Entrepreneurs: bring us your business models for Q&A and advice!

When: Mon, Oct 1st, 2012  |  7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: Wix Lounge: 10 West 18th St, 2nd Floor New York, NY
Cost: $10

September 22, 2012

Art Rapture Presents: 80s Retro

What: Created by Frankie Caamano and Menyu, AR's upcoming event will show you some of the best artists in NYC. Hosting and DJing the best of the 80s is Menyu. In addition, there will be a designer T-shirt Contest!!!

Demostina/ Gladys Lafrossia

Desiree Torres/ Danny Garcia
Hip Hop Performances by
Rio/ Dizzy SenZe/ Tah Phrum Dun Bush

Beatbox Performances by
Jay King Da Elemental/ MC Beats/ Grey Matter/ Verbal Ase
and two of the finalists of the 2012 American Beatbox Championship:
Spencer Beatbox/ NYC Beatbox

When: Saturday Sept. 22, 2012  |  8pm-2am
Where: Bruckner Bar and Grill: 1 Bruckner Blvd, New York
Cost: $5/ 18+

September 21, 2012

The Gowanus Circus: Brooklyn World Tour (Big Sky Works Brooklyn)

What: Fire manipulators, blockheads, aerialists, and contortionists from all over the world will come together for a spectacular evening of circus arts, live music, and art. 
Come support them as they spit flames, fly through the air, and shove spoons up their nostrils.
When: September 21st, 2012. Door Opens at 7:30. Show Starts at 8. runs till 11pm 
Where: Big Sky works Brooklyn: 29 Wythe Ave Brooklyn, NY 11211
Cost: $15 Door/ Cash Bar


What: IMAGINE PEACE is a public art installation presented by Art Production Fund in honor of Global Truce 2012 on September 21st. The project will consist of Yoko Ono’s IMAGINE PEACE message, translated into 24 world languages, appearing on Times Square video screens throughout the day. 

IMAGINE PEACE is artist Yoko Ono’s worldwide initiative of anti-violence. This ongoing project uses Internet projects, posters, thoughts, badges, and a multitude of other medias to communicate its message of peace to the global community.

When: September 21, 2012
Where: MTV 44 1/2 (1530 Broadway between 44 & 45th Street)
Viacom North and South (151 Broadway between 44 & 45th Street)
American Eagle Times Square (1551 Broadway at 46th Street, NW corner)

September 20, 2012

Lotte van den Berg: Agoraphobia/Pleinvrees

What: Award-winning director Lotte van den Berg’s Pleinvrees/Agoraphobia explores the impossibility of being together: we desire to be among people yet fear it; we hope to share our lives with others, but fearful of loss, we keep to ourselves.

Performed amidst the bustle of Times Square, a solitary man walks around, apparently talking to himself. Yet his words are streamed to bystanders and eavesdroppers— audience members who have called in to listen to him on their cell phones. Pleinvrees/Agoraphobia is at once an intimate performance about how this solitary man experiences the world and an insightful experience for an audience of spectators and passers-by.
In English

When: Friday, September 21 at 3pm
Saturday, September 22 at 11am & 3pm 
Where: Times Square

Meet The Man: Steve Madden

What: Macys and special host Julissa Burmudez from Empire Girls and 106 and Park, welcomes the man behind the shoes, designer Steve Madden! 

Come to the new Womens Shoe Salon on 2 to preview his newest collection, featuring everything from party pumps to casual boots. Enjoy beats spun by guest DJ May Kwok. Plus, pick up a complimentary tote bag* and t-shirt* just for coming. Lastly, if the shoe fits, buy it -- with any Steve Madden purchase, receive a great gift*.
Event subject to change or cancellation. *While supplies last. As time permits. Limited to one per customer per receipt. 

When: Thu, Sep 20 at 6:00PM - 7:30PM 
Where: Macy's Herald Square: 151 West 34th Street - Womens Shoe Salon on 2 

Shop The Night Away All Over SoHo

What: Shop for a cause while saving up to 30% off at “Shop the Night Away, NYC”, New York’s ultimate shop crawl. Participating retailers: Michael Kors, Coach, Theory, Kate Spade, DVF, Scoop NYC, Elie Tahari, Lacoste, Solstice, Vince Camuto, Nicole Miller, Nanette Lepore, AllSaints, La Perla, Catherine Malandrino, Helmut Lang, Paige, Karen Millen, Original Penguin, MaxStudio, Links of London, LeSportsac, Burton, Folli Follie and AG Adriano Goldschmied.
When: Thu, Sep 20 at 5PM -  9PM 
Where: Soho, NY 

Free Ice Cream Cone at Carvel!

What: Take a dip with one of Carvel’s new Bonnet™ flavors! In celebration of Customer Appreciation Day, guests are invited to enjoy the classic Carvel® treat featuring the best soft serve ice cream cone in the business dipped in Bonnet™ free! Now featuring a variety of new flavors, including caramel, cotton candy, peanut butter and cake mix, the Bonnet™ has never been better! For more information and photos, visit Carvel’s online newsroom at
When: Thursday, September 20th, 3 to 7 pm
Where: participating Carvel retail locations

September 17, 2012

Movies & Cocktails Overlooking Manhattan

What: mad46's summer movie series is going nicely into fall. Join them for a free screening of Grease on the rooftop while sipping on fabulous cocktails. The perfect way to see out any summer come fall evening.
When: Wed, Sep 19 at 5:20PM - 11:00PM 
Where: mad46: 45 East 45th Street

Pink Rocks NYC

What: Enjoy a Free Concert From Pink As She Closes Out The Summer In NYC. #PinkTODAY
When:  Tue, Sep 18 at 7:00AM - 9:00AM 
Where: Rockefeller Plaza

September 16, 2012

Brooklyn Book Festival

What: Calling all bookworms! This is the biggest literary event in all of New York City. Come meet with emerging authors and international literary stars.
When: Sunday, Sept. 23, 2012 10am-6pm
Where: Brooklyn Borough Hall and Plaza: 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn NY 11201

September 14, 2012

The 2012 Brooklyn Indie Music Fest

What: The Brooklyn Indie Music Fest is a celebration and showcase of the community of vast talent and dedication that fuels the independent music scenes of Brooklyn and the surrounding boroughs. Our plan is to actively bring together NYC’ s best musicians to spread awareness of the groundbreaking music that is being created on a continuous basis in this city.
When: Sun, Sep 16 at 6:30PM - Tue, Sep 18 at 11:50PM 
Where: Littlefield Performance Venue: 622 Degraw St, Gowanus, Brooklyn
Cost: $5 advance |  $8 door Tickets

September 13, 2012


What: The 86th Annual Feast of San Gennaro , Inc. will take place in Little Italy n the streets of historic Little Italy, the lower Manhattan neighborhood which served as the first home in America for hundreds of thousands of Italian immigrants who came here seeking to improve their lives beginning in the early part of the 20th century. There will be indoor and outdoor dining at 35 of Little Italy's most famous Italian restaurants. More than 300 licensed street vendors selling international foods, official Feast of San Gennaro, New York City and Little Italy souvenirs.
When: Thursday, September 13 - Sunday, September 23, 2012
Where: The Feast runs along Mulberry Street, between Canal Street (on south) and Houston Street (on north). It takes place east to west on Grand Street, between Mott and Baxter Street, and east to west on Hester Street, between Mott and Baxter Streets.

A DOZEN Free Krispy Kreme Donuts

What: It's time to talk the talk for Pirate Day at Krispy Kreme. You walk in, talk like a pirate and you get a free donut! You walk in, dressed like a pirate and talk like one, well, you have a DOZEN free donuts. Talk about a popular person around the office. Enjoy!
When: Wed, Sep 19 at 9AM -  6PM 
Where: Krispy Kreme Doughnuts: 2 Penn Plaza

September 12, 2012

Outpost Journal Launch Party

What: 3RD WARD is hosting a fabulous release party for Outpost Journal's Baltimore edition. Outpost Journal is an annual, non-profit print publication on innovative art, design and community action from cities that have been traditionally underexposed beyond their local contexts. There'll be live music + DJs:  Romantic States (Baltimore), Nautical Almanac (Baltimore), and Micah Jackson (Providence, RI). There will also be a juried group art show of Baltimore-affiliated artists and a photo booth with issue-themed props and artistic costumes. Refreshments will be served from our event sponsor, Narragansett Beer, Grown Up Soda & delicious eats from Rucola.
When: Saturday, September 22, 2012 | 7pm-Midnight
Where: 195 Morgan Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

September 11, 2012

Cole Haan Reopens Don Hills for one night only

What: Cole Haan will reimagine all things nightlife and those who define it in NYC in celebration of the Chelsea Pump. DJ sets by Chelsea Leyland, Jacques Renault, Honey Dijon & Prince + Jacob. Icky Blossoms performs and a special surprise guest! 21+
When: Thursday Sept. 13, 2012 | 10pm-4am
Where: Don Hills: 511 Greenwich St. NYC

Exculsive RSVP at

Etsy Labs presents Hands-On: Waxed Canvas

What: Join Etsy for a night of sewing with Tielor McBride of TM1985!  Inspired by quality objects of yore that age well and stay visually relevant, Tielor designs with longevity in mind and uses sturdy materials such as leather and waxed canvas. Learn how to craft your own simple and durable rivet wallet from waxed canvas.
When: Thursday, September 13
First Session: 5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Second Session:  6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Livestream Demo: 4:45 p.m ET 
Where: Etsy Labs 55 Washington St. Suite 712, Brooklyn, NY 11215
Neighborhood: DUMBO; Cross Streets: Front & Water
Cost: Free
RSVP: Here!

Lars Andersson Fashion Show

What: Lars Andersson Spring/Summer 2012 Runway Show
When: Tuesday September 11, 2012  |  8pm
Where: Soho Grand Yard: 310 W. Broadway, New York City
Must rsvp: 

The Jeni’s NYC Street Treats Truck Tour

The Jeni’s NYC Street Treats Truck Tour is hitting the streets of NYC this week giving away FREE ice cream! Find them at these locations:

Dean & DeLuca (SoHo)
Tuesday, September 11, 2012 12:30pm-2:30pm
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 12:30pm-2:30pm
Thursday September 13, 2012 12:30pm-2:30pm
Valley Shepherd Creamery 
Wednesday, September 12, 2012 6pm-8pm
Greene Grape Provisions 
Thursday September 13, 2012 6pm-8pm
Brooklyn Fare 
Friday, September 14, 2012 12:30pm-2:30pm
Stinky Bklyn 
Friday, September 14, 2012 6pm-8pm
Gourmet Fresh 
Saturday September 15, 2012 12:30pm-2:30pm

September 11 Anniversary Events

The Peace of Heart Choir will perform a special sing-along concert at Merchant's Gate of Central Park, 59th Street at east side of Columbus Circle, at 5:30 p.m. Their program includes music from various genres and ethnic backgrounds.

Trinity Church will be hosting a concert with the United States Military Academy Band titled "On This Day: Celebrating the Spirit of America."

Staten Island:
Postcards Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Borough President James P. Molinaro will host a memorial Ceremony at Postcards monument starting at 6:30 p.m. where the names of 235 Staten Islanders killed during the attacks will be read.

Blood Drive: The borough president will also be sponsoring a blood drive at various locations throughout the borough.

September 10, 2012

Meet Wyclef Jean

What: Haitian American rapper, singer, record producer and recently turned politician Wyclef Jean stops by for lunch to discuss his new book, Purpose: An Immigrant's Story - from arriving to the US to The Fugees to his solo career. Not to be missed!
When: Tue, Sept. 18 at 12:30PM - 1:30PM
Where: Barnes & Noble: 555 Fifth Avenue, New York

Fashion Drawing Session

What: Experienced and novice fashion illustrators sketch 5, 10, and 20 minute poses by a live model styled in different outfits. Students will leave with photos of the models so they can draw from a photo reference at home. This event is held in conjunction with the exhibition, Fashion Illustration: A Contemporary Look.
When: Wednesday, September 12, 2012 6:30PM
Where: Central Library, Dweck Center, Brooklyn

September 9, 2012

National Estuaries Day Festival

What: The festival will commemorate Little Neck Bay, the local estuary. Meet people from health service, recreational, civic associations, school groups and government organizations. Hike along APEC's unique and beautiful estuary trails, listen to live music, visit educational booths and exhibits from neighborhood organizations, and participate in children's activities and crafts. Free entertainment, hands-on demonstrations, fun games, boat and canoe rides. Please pre-register.
When: Sept. 29, 2012, 11 am - 3 pm
Where: Alley Pond Environmental Center 228-06 Northern Blvd., Douglaston

Music/Film: Flicks in the Garden

What: Live music and a program of rarely seen cartoons from the 1930s and 1940s. Bring a blanket or low chair. Pizza, popcorn and drinks will be sold.
When: Sept. 9, 2012, 6:30 pm
Where: Sunnyside Gardens Park: Skillman Avenue at 49th Street
Cost: Suggested donation: $10 non-park members/$5 park members

September 8, 2012

Opening of Flushing Town Hall! 150 Years of Community, Creativity and Culture

What: During the Civil War in 1862, Flushing Town Hall's cornerstone was laid and a time capsule was created. FTH will exhibit the historic items, such a coins and a copy of The New York Times, as well as historic Flushing photographs, postcards, and clothing from the Victorian age. Archivist Angelo Vigorito will give a lecture on FTH's history at 1 pm and a family workshop will include decorative fans and dance cards from the Civil War ballroom from 1 pm to 5 pm.
When: Sept.  9, 2012,  noon - 5 pm with special lecture at 1 pm and family workshop 1 pm - 5 pm
Where: Flushing Town Hall: 137-35 Northern Blvd., Flushing
Cost: Suggested admission: $5 (free for members).

Concert: Music in the Garden Featuring Gyan Riley

What: A trained classical guitarist and composer from Northern California, Gyan Riley is also a composer and instrumentalist, performing classical and electric guitar throughout New York City and Europe. Free.
When: Sept. 9, 2012, 3 pm
Where: The Noguchi Museum: 9-01 33rd Rd., Long Island City. 718.204.7088

32nd Annual Antique Motorcycle Show

What: Check out motorcycles that have been out of production for years. Music, farmhouse tours, hayrides and food provide fun for the entire family.
When: Sept. 9, 2012 |  11 am - 4 pm
Where: Queens County Farm Museum 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy., Glen Oaks

Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit

What: A side walk show featuring fine arts and crafts, photography & sculpture.
When: Sept. 8 & 9, noon - 6pm
Where: University Place from E. 13th St. South to W. 3rd St.

September 7, 2012

Broadway on Broadway

What: Broadway on Broadway is a free concert performed in the heart of Times Square. Attended by thousands of fans, the live show features musical numbers and appearances from current Broadway shows, plus a sneak peek at upcoming shows opening in the new theater season. Come and enjoy performances from the biggest hits on Broadway!
When: Sunday, September 9th 2012, 11:30 AM
Where: Times Square will be a big block party with thousands of attendees between 46th & 47th streets between Broadway and Seventh Avenue.

Fluid Friday! Rum Tasting

What: Join USQ and Rhum Clément as we usher in Autumn with Martinique's best rums! Rhum Clément Rhum Agricole products represent the most elegant rums being distilled in the Caribbean today.
When: Friday Sept. 7  6PM - 9PM 
Where: Union Square Wines & Spirits: 140 Fourth Avenue
Admission to this tasting is FREE, and reservations are NOT required!

September 6, 2012

Fashion's Night Out Highlights

Here are some top picks for tonight's event from the New York Times review:

Azealia: MAC SoHo, 506 Broadway, 7 to 10 p.m.
The Harlem rapper and lyricist Azealia Banks has parlayed her indie buzz into a T by Alexander Wang campaign. If that hasn’t anointed her into fashion’s front row, then her performance at MAC’s SoHo store just might. The cosmetics brand is also selling a limited-edition semi-matte lipstick in a dark plum called Yung Rapunxel ($15), named after Ms. Banks’s alter ego.

Carolina Herrera: 802 Madison Avenue, 5 to 7 p.m.
In contrast to the general circus mood, Carolina Herrera has planned a child-friendly carnival at her Madison Avenue shop. The designer teamed with Jessica Seinfeld’s charity Baby Buggy for an evening of magic shows, face painting and balloon animals. Tots and moms can walk away with limited edition, matching leather wrap bracelets for $50 each.

Cyndi Lauper, who has a memoir out this fall, along with new tunes and lyrics for the coming Broadway musical “Kinky Boots,” will perform at Manolo Blahnik.
Manolo Blahnik, 31 West 54th Street, 7:30 to 11 p.m.

Draw Something: Kate Spade, 454 Broome Street, 7 to 10 p.m.
Kate Spade is holding a game night at its SoHo store, with the brand’s president, Deborah Lloyd, facing off against Brad Goreski in a heated contest of Pictionary. Customers can play, watch or refuel on milkshakes and grilled cheese from the Milk Truck parked curbside.

Puss in Balenciaga Boots: Balenciaga, 542 West 22nd Street, 6 to 9 p.m.
Cat fight! Karl Lagerfeld may wax about Choupette, his white Siamese cat, but for Fashion’s Night Out, Pumpkin, the calico kitty that belongs to the Vogue creative director Grace Coddington, is the reigning feline. Balenciaga introduces an accessories collection that includes an orange printed canvas and calfskin tote featuring Ms. Coddington’s illustrations of Pumpkin ($1,000).

Free Makeovers?
Bergdorf Goodman, 754 Fifth Avenue, 3 to 6 p.m.; Saks Fifth Avenue, 611 Fifth Avenue, 6 to 10 p.m.; Industria Superstudio, 775 Washington Street, 6 to 9 p.m.
If you’re prepared to brave the crowds, several stores are offering free makeup services. Bergdorf Goodman, celebrating its 111th anniversary this year, kicks things off on the beauty level with brow, lash and nail specialists. Aerin Lauder is also dispensing advice. At Saks Fifth Avenue, Minx nails and Suno offer splashy manicures, the designer Erin Fetherston and the hair stylist Edward Tricomi lead a bang-trimming session, and the designer Rebecca Minkoff runs a ponytail bar and smoky-eye station. At Industria Superstudio in the West Village, Revlon is offering makeovers with Gucci Westman, its global artistic director, and nail art by Jin Soon.

British Invasion
L. K. Bennett, 10 Columbus Circle; 6 to 11 p.m.; Ted Baker, 34 Little West 12th and 107 Grand Street; 6 to 10 p.m.; Smythson of Bond Street, 4 West 57th Street; 6 to 9 p.m.
On the heels of the London Olympics and the queen’s jubilee, several fashion brands are channeling Brit style. L. K. Bennett, Ted Baker and Smythson of Bond Street, all based in London, are offering an assortment of British-themed cocktails and tunes. L. K. Bennett even wrangled a double-decker bus to shuttle guests between the Time Warner Center and the London NYC hotel. Expect a guest appearance by the English chef Gordon Ramsay.

Calling Kanye?: Lord & Taylor, 424 Fifth Avenue, 6 to 11 p.m.
Perhaps the best way to spot Kanye West, the rap star and part-time designer, is to follow Kim Kardashian, the reality-show star and part-time designer. She holds court on the third floor of Lord & Taylor, hawking her new fragrance, True Reflection. Can’t deal with the Kardashian fans? Go up a flight: “Project Runway” alums will be on the fourth floor, celebrating the show’s 10th year.

Hoop Dreams
Calvin Klein, 654 Madison Avenue, 6 to 8 p.m.; Saks Fifth Avenue, 611 Fifth Avenue, 6 to 10 p.m.; NBA Store, 590 Fifth Avenue, 6 to 11 p.m.
Basketball stars are the new mannequins. Dwyane Wade of the Miami Heat will be stationed at Calvin Klein’s Madison Avenue store to sign copies of his book, “A Father First: How My Life Became Bigger Than Basketball.” The New York Knicks player Amar’e Stoudemire will be at Saks Fifth Avenue. And the Knicks City Dancers, the team’s cheerleaders, will be at the NBA Store.

Christian Louboutin, 808 Washington Street, 6 to 9 p.m.; Diane Von Furstenberg, 874 Washington, 6 to 11 p.m.
Are six-inch stilettos in your future? Find out in the West Village, where Christian Louboutin is featuring tarot card readings at his boutique. A few blocks up, fortunetellers will be stationed at Diane Von Furstenberg, and joined by the “Girls” star Allison Williams, Vogue’s Meredith Melling Burke and the D.J. Solange Knowles.

Kings of Karaoke
Opening Ceremony at the Ace Hotel, 1190-1192 Broadway, 6 to 11 p.m.; Michael Kors, 667 Madison Avenue, 6 to 11 p.m.
Opening Ceremony, celebrating its 10th year, is installing a noraebang, or private Korean karaoke room, in the Ace Hotel. Proceeds ($1 a song) benefit the Broome Street Academy. At Michael Kors, the designers Kate Upton and Nikki Reed will judge karaoke contestants sourced from YouTube and nominated by public vote. Who needs Simon Cowell?

Ivy Bakery 12th Anniversary Celebration

What: The Village's beloved Ivy Bakery turns 12 and they're back with their biggest birthday party yet! Join them for a fun filled day of cupcake eating contests, face paintings, free tastings and raffles. All funds donated to Food Bank for NYC!
When:  Sat, Sept. 8, 10AM - Sun, Sept. 9, 2AM 
Where: Ivy Bakery: 138 West Houston Street

September 5, 2012

Fashion's Night Out at F.S. Charlie

What: Join Rare by R.S. Charlie and SAYWE for an exclusive Fashion's Night Out event. Get your first look at this season's latest trends in hair and fashion luxury brands. Beverages and cocktails plus gifts from Pureology, Redken & more.
When: Thu, Sep 6, 8:30PM - 11:00PM 
Where: F.S. Charlie: 327 Church St

Fashion's Night Out with Cyndi Lauper

What: Cyndi Lauper and Manolo Blahnik USA invite you to celebrate Fashion’s Night Out and Cyndi’s new musical, Kinky Boots. Cyndi will be performing at Manolo Blahnik's 54th Street boutique at 8:30pm.
When: Thu, Sep 6, 8:30PM - 10PM 
Where: Manolo Blahnik Boutique: 31 West 54th Street, New York, NY 10019

FNO With The House of Alice & Trixie

What: Join Alice & Trixie for an evening of fun at Fashion's Night Out. You can meet the designers behind the brand, as well as other designers behind Blank Denim, B-Low the Belt, & LeighElena. Free hairstyling, manicures, cupcakes, wine and everything else you can think about!
When: Thursday, September 6, 2012 from 6 PM to 11PM
Where: Openhouse Gallery: 379 Broome St New York, NY 10013

Lower East Side's Night of Art & Fashion

What: The Lower East Side Business Improvement District (LES BID) will host Lower East Side Opening Night: Art + Fashion, a celebration of opening receptions for many of the 80+ art galleries that now dot the LES landscape. Opening Night will also include several in-store events, including live music and entertainment, at a number of the retail fashion and accessory boutiques that line the neighborhood. The LES BID developed this free, neighborhood-wide event as a pre-Fashion Week kick-off, in conjunction with the opening to fall art season, which will take place throughout New York’s Lower East Side.  For a free organized tour of the galleries at 6pm, visit Art LES Tours.
When: Wednesday, September 5th, 2012, 6-9pm
Where: Lower East Side

Fashion's Night Out Party in SoHo

What: Babeland and Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics, the hot, new natural, vegan and cruelty-free make-up line are here to help give you that sexy glow that looks good with everything. Stop by for a Babeland Quickie featuring our top tips for unforgettable sex while you enjoy cocktails and complimentary makeup touch-ups and tips from OCC experts. With gift bags to the first fifty guests and great giveaways, we’re sure you’ll agree with us when we say feeling good is just as sexy as looking good.
When: Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 7:00 PM 
Where: Babeland New York: 43 Mercer Street (Soho) 

MakerBot Presents The Replicator + Ashley Zelinskie

What: It's all about 3D Printing! Join us as our friends at MakerBot, demo how to 3D scan using a Microsoft Kinect. You'll see their awesome Replicator Desktop 3D Printers on display. The night features work by artist Ashley Zelinskie, a MakerBot Operator whose latest pieces were printed on The Replicator. Plus, we're giving away a Makerbot!  Enter here for your chance to win:
When: Saturday, September 8, 2012, 2:00-6:00 pm
Where: 3RD Ward: 195 Morgan Ave, Brooklyn, NY 
Free // Open to the Public

Papo Ortega's CUBANOSON

What: Cuban dance orchestra unites the Punto Cubano and the Son Montuno for an exciting style of danceable Cuban music. Their sound combines traditional Cuban music with a mix of New York Salsa.
When: Sunday, September 9th - 3:00 pm
Where: Queensborough Public Library - Central Branch - 89-11 Merrick Boulevard (between Jamaica and Hillside Avenues)
Cost: Free

September 4, 2012

Canteen Magazine Presents Outwrite: The Audience vs Ben Greenman

What: In the latest installment of its Outwrite series, Canteen Magazine invites two unpublished writers to defeat short story author, novelist, and New Yorker staff writer, Ben Greenman in a flash fiction competition. While the competitors write, authors Elliott Holt and Marie-Helene Bertino conduct a Brooklyn-centric literary trivia contest. 
Stick around for complimentary drinks courtesy of The Brooklyn Brewery and The Noble Experiment, live music from ambient sounds from Vorhees and more!
When: Friday, September 21, 2012  |  7-11pm
Where: 3RD Ward: 195 Morgan Ave

Museum Day

What: You can receive free admission to a museum of your choice. Simply fill out this form, and you and a guest will receive two free tickets to the participating museum of your choice via email.
When: September 29 
Where: NYC

September 3, 2012

Labor Day Beats & BBQ

What: With each beverage purchase, patrons are entitled to a plate of free bbq, expertly grilled by Li aka Black Mamba. Music is provided by DJs Jose G (Face The Bass Radio), Ali Coleman (Voice of Voices NYC), Siren (Save the Robots), Dawn Anesta (Soul Fire), Kyle McNeil (WBAI Pacifica Radio), Pinkie Tuscadero (Memoirs of a Party Girl), SoulBrother #4 (Nublu), and Jeannie Hopper (Liquid Sound Lounge).
When: September 3, 2012 from 3 pm to 11 pm
Where: LP ‘n Harmony (683 Grand Street), Williamsburg, Brooklyn

September 2, 2012

45th Annual West Indian Day Carnival in Brooklyn

J'ouvert Parade
Monday, September 3, 2012
2 AM to 8 AM 

The parade starts at Grand Army Plaza, travels on Flatbush Av, Empire Blvd and Nostrand Av to Linden Blvd.
45th Annual West Indian-American Day Parade & Carnival

Monday, September 3, 2012
10 AM to 6 PM 

The parade travels along Eastern Parkway from Schenectady Avenue to Grand Army Plaza, then south on Flatbush Avenue to end at Empire Boulevard.

JCAL Fall Family Fun Day

What: The Jamaica Center for Arts & Learning is celebrating its 40th anniversary. As such, they've invited the entire community to attend an anniversary celebration. Enjoy JCAL workshop previews, face painting, a DJ, arts and crafts, on-site workshop registration, and one-day only discounts.
When: Saturday, September 8th - Noon to 5:00 pm
Where: Jamaica Performing Arts Center - 153-10 Jamaica Avenue (across from Rufus King Park)
Cost: Free

Global Festival

What: The Global Festival is a massive advocacy event taking place in New York this September, as world leaders gather for this year’s UN General Assembly. Scheduled performers include Neil Young with Crazy Horse, Foo Fighters, The Black Keys, Band of Horses and K'Naan. The Festival will bring 60,000 change makers to Central Park to celebrate progress made fighting extreme poverty, and to urge world leaders and fellow citizens to do more. It will showcase a generation taking action to end extreme poverty and share inspiring stories of progress, demonstrating how investments in things like vaccines can transform children's lives, and bring us to the brink of huge wins like the complete eradication of polio.
When: Saturday, September 29, 2012 |  5:00 p.m.
Where: The Great Lawn (in Central Park), Manhattan
Cost: Tickets are free, but will be drawn by lottery. There are a limited number of VIP tickets available.

September 1, 2012

A Crown Heights Block Party

There's a kids carnival and parade coming to Franklin Avenue today as part of the 45th Annual West Indian American Carnival Association's Labor Day Festivities.

The Kiddie Carnival Parade will come marching down St. Johns Place then turn down Franklin Avenue between 10 a.m. and 12 p.m.

Then, from noon to 6 p.m. there are a series of events on Franklin Avenue:
12PM – 6PM
The Candy Rush - 733 Franklin Avenue
DJ Hard Hittin Harry spinning all your favorite Caribbean and carnival tunes

12PM – 6PM
LaunchPad’s Built in Brooklyn Craft Fair - 721 Franklin Avenue
Featuring local artisans, FREE Carnival Mask Making with Alexis Sueme Mena of Generation of International Growth Society (G.I.G.S.)
FREE face painting with Ding A Ling the Clown and Friends
Coconut Rob will be there with his delicious drinks and smoothies

12PM – 6PM
Shop Brooklyn! Visit members of the Franklin Avenue Merchants (FAM) – Eastern Parkway to Atlantic Avenue. Soul of Brooklyn businesses will have yellow balloons out front.

2PM – 5PM
The Candy Rush - 733 Franklin Avenue
Juggling, Plate Spinning and more with Zabo

Meet members of Socamotion

2PM – 6PM
Portraits by Kwesi Abbensetts

3:30 PM – 6PM
Lily & Fig - 727 Franklin Avenue
Caribbean Cultural Theatre presents: Meet author Nandi Keyi-Ogunlade of The True Nanny Diaries. FREE coffee or tea with the purchase of a bakery item during the author meet and greet. *Offer good while supplies last

Spend $10 or more at any business on Franklin Avenue on Saturday, September 1st 12PM – 6PM, bring your receipt to The Candy Rush (733 Franklin Avenue) and receive a FREE* scoop of ice cream or mini crepe! 

Times Square Fashion Week Contest

Every day for the week leading up to Fashion's Night out we'll be giving away $75 to a different featured retailer! Take advantage of the grab bag option today!
In Celebration of the upcoming Fashion's Night Out, we're giving away a $75 Gift Card to the GAP today! Enter before midnight (12 AM EST) on 9.1 for your chance to stock up on all your on trend essentials! Enter to win and don't forget to visit Times Square on September 6th, 2012 to hit up all your favorite fashion forward hot spots, including the Gap! We'llsee you there! And when you come by, don't forget to tag your photos with our #FNOTSq hashtag!

FNO With R&B Superstar Maxwell

What: Join Jean-Michel Cazabat and R&B superstar Maxwell for a free performance, free flowing wine and a 15% discount for 6-8pm on everything storewide. Finally, you can pump 'n grind while updating your shoe closest!
When: Thu, Sep 6th | 6PM -10PM
Where: 350 Bleecker Street