February 28, 2013

Gotham Girls Roller Derby 2013 Derbytaunt Ball

What: The Derbytaunt Ball is the league's annual blow-out at which we introduce the fresh crop of rookie skaters and incoming transfers to derby society.

Don't miss the dramatic team assignment ceremony. Who's going to ride with the Gridlock? Shackle up on Mayhem? Staff the Queens dungeon? Go sailing with the Bombshells?  

Drink specials from our sponsors Brooklyn Brewery and Sailor Jerry! 
When: March 1st, 2013, 8pm – 2am
Where: Littlefield: 622 Degraw Street New York, NY

Cost: $10

Miss America to help re-open Fairway

What: In a glorious Brooklyn triumph over Hurricane Sandy, Fairway Market in Red Hook is re-opening its doors for business. After four months of totally unfulfilling grocery shopping experiences, lovers of Fairway can return to the market to find that it’s better than ever, and it’s hanging out with Miss America.

Starting at 8am, the three-hour event will feature demos, giveaways, music, and Marty Markowitz, who will probably cut some sort of ribbon. Mallory Hagan, who became the first Miss Brooklyn to take the Miss America title last month, is also set to be there, and will likely be almost as beautiful as the 600 cheeses and exotic coffees that Fairway is proud to sell.

When: March 1, 8am
Where: 480-500 Van Brunt Street Brooklyn, NY 11231

Face the Music Youth Ensemble

What: The talented young voices of the Kaufman Center's Face the Music Youth Ensemble show off their classical chops at this complimentary showcase. Known for shows inspired by current-day composers, these local preteens and teens have garnered rave reviews for interpretations of the likes of Steve Reich, Philip Glass and Terry Riley. The ensemble's members, through the guidance of conductor Jenny Undercofler, have caught the attention of The New York Times, the Daily News and NPR—all before any have reached their 20th birthday. Don't miss these rising stars in action. For more information, visit lincolncenter.org.
When: February 28, 2013, 7:30pm
Where: David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center: Broadway bet. 62nd and 63rd Sts. West 63rd St.  |  Phone: 212-875-5456
Cost: FREE

February 27, 2013

Live Music at Clover Club

What: The 1920s-40s where a great era, and are revisited every Wednesday via live music at the Clover Club. A rotating revue of jazz, blues and other musical stylings lead by The Michael Aranella Quartet and featuring a long list of guest performers.
When: Wednesday, Feb. 27, 6:30 p.m.
Where: Clover Club: 210 Smith St., Brooklyn

February 26, 2013

2013 NYC Vegetarian Food Festival

What: Foodies, locavores, vegetarians, vegans, flexitarians, and those who simply want to find out more about living a healthy, sustainable lifestyle, this is the festival for you! Vegetarian food companies, restaurants, and health and wellness vendors will congregate in New York City to celebrate the delight of vegetarian food and cruelty-free living at the NYC Vegetarian Food Festival.

This highly anticipated festival will feature food sampling and meals from New York City vegetarian restaurants and food companies, health and wellness vendors, vegetarian/animal welfare information tables, and live entertainment and activities throughout the weekend. It has never been a better time to see for yourself what the vegetarian buzz is about.

A VIP Ticket gets you express entry into the festival (you avoid the long general admission lines we've had in the past and are guaranteed admission) plus 5 raffle tickets per day pass. The raffle benefits For The Animals Sanctuary. 

When: March 2nd, 2013 10:00am to March 3rd, 2013 5:00pm
Where: Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, New York, NY 10011
Cost: **General Admission (avail at the door only) is $5

Vignelli Subway Map: A Story of Birth, Death, and Rebirth

What: Ever think a subway map could spark controversy? Of course it can. Check out this lecture with author Peter Lloyd about design, diagrams and subway map that sparked heated debate on the streets but looks great framed on your wall.
When: Tuesday, Feb. 26, 6 p.m.
Where: New York Transit Museum: Corner of Boerum Place and Schermerhorn Street Brooklyn

Asia Week New York: A Celebration of Asian Art

What: Asia Week New York 2013 is a nine-day celebration of Asian art throughout metropolitan New York, with exhibitions, auctions and special events presented by 43 leading international Asian art specialists, five major auction houses, and 16 museums and cultural institutions.
When: March 15–23, 2013   
New York

February 25, 2013

All You Can Bowl at Lucky Strike Lanes

What: After a long Monday at work, what better way to ease off with all you can bowl at the Monday Night Block Party at Luck Strike Lanes. Just show-up, pay your $22 and bowl from 8pm to 2am with no questions asked. Grab a friend, or a date, and head over! Must be 21+
When: Mon, Feb 25 at 8:00PM -Tue, Feb 26 at 2:00AM
Where: Lucky Strike Lanes: 624-660 West 42nd Street

February 24, 2013


What: Get your chills multiplyin’ with a one-of-a-kind, rink-side showing of “Grease,” your favorite retro musical! As part of Citi Pond’s 2013 Winter Film Festival, we invite you to gather your T-Birds, your Pink Ladies or your main squeeze and snuggle up drive-in style in front of our 900-square-foot outdoor screen for some frosty 50s fun. Forget your letterman’s jacket at home? Cruise up on over to Celsius, order yourself a soda shop favorite and catch the flick from inside. 
When: Feb. 25, 7:00 pm
Where: Citi Pond at Bryant Park

February 21, 2013

Ralph Lauren Sample Sale

What: Ralph Lauren, the emblem of American Luxury, is holding a big sample sale. Enjoy huge savings on Furniture, Lighting, Home Accessories, Decorative Pillows, Gifts, Vintage and Antiques
Sale Hours:
Friday: 12:00pm to 7:00pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9:00am to 6:00pm
Monday: 9:00am to 5:00pm
When: Fri, Feb 25 at 9:00AM - Mon, Feb 28 at 6:00PM
Where: Metropolitan Pavilion, North Pavilion: 110 W 19th St

February 20, 2013

Malaysian Winter Market at Bryant Park

What: The Malaysian Winter Market begins with food, and goes on to give you a taste of this exotic and warm Southeast Asian destination. Since this celebration centers around food, you'll have the opportunity to try bites from the city's best Malaysian restaurants, as well as see cooking demonstrations and traditional dance performances. After all, its over 80 degrees right now in Kuala Lumpur.
When: Wednesday Feb. 20 & Thursday Feb. 21

Lunch: 11:30am – 2:30pm (or until sold out)
Dinner: 5:30pm – 9:00pm (or until sold out)
Fountain Terrace, Bryant Park

February 18, 2013

Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC's Young Professionals Committee Presents Big Night Out

What:  Featuring Skeery Jones from Elvis Duran and the Z100 Morning Show!
Premium open bar​
Casino games and prizes​
Texas Hold ’Em Poker Tournament​
Silent auction featuring more than 50 packages​
Gourmet food selections​
Exclusive VIP Lounge​
Dancing to the music of DJ Mode​
Gift bag full of fabulous items​
*Black Tie Optional*
When: Saturday, February 23, 2013  |  8:00PM-1:00AM

February 17, 2013

Citi Pond Winter Film Festival: Chicago

What: Let yourself get razzle-dazzled by the musical spectacular “Chicago,” presented on our 900-square-foot outdoor screen as part of the Citi Pond Winter Film Festival. This star-studded blockbuster takes you back to prohibition era in the Windy City, where a couple of criminal chorus girls try to get out of jail and back onto the stage with the help of a crooked (but very handsome) lawyer. Grab a front-row seat with even more Chicago heat by heading to Celsius, where you can watch alongside dinner, drinks and all that jazz.
When: Feb. 18, 7:00 pm
Where: Citi Pond at Bryant Park

Love Fest: A Short-Film Festival

What: To keep the lovin' rolling past the 14th, 3rd Ward is hosting The Love Fest, a festival that will feature eight films inspired by Valentine's Day and the romantic comedy genre. Highlighting some of Brooklyn's and Manhattan’s rising directors and production houses, Love Fest will help keep you feeling amorous just a little bit longer.
When: Sunday, Feb. 17, doors 7:30 p.m.
Where: 3rd Ward, 195 Morgan Ave., Bushwick

February 15, 2013

The Coffee & Tea Festival NYC

What: Join more than 60 exhibitors from around the globe as they pour samples of their finest coffees and teas and introduce you to new and award-winning products – the 2013 lineup will surpass all years past! This international extravaganza celebrating all things coffee and tea will offer two days of programs from well-known industry pros and pioneers, pairings, tastings, and more!
Plus, the first 1,500 attendees to walk through the doors each day will be handed a free gift bag with samples from top brands to take home!
When: March 23 and 24  |  11am – 5pm


What: Join Macys as we kick off the Lunar New Year with a special performance of the Lion Dance on the main floor! Plus, enjoy traditional Chinese music, taste the east with our delectable delights, and enjoy Kids activities on the 4th floor!*
Event subject to change or cancellation. *While supplies last.
When: 02/16/2013  1:00 PM
Where: Macy's Herald Square: Main Floor and Kids on 4: 151 West 34th Street NY

Macys Celebrates Black History Month

When: 02/16/2013 12:00 PM
Where: Macy's Flushing  136-50 Roosevelt Avenue Flushing, NY 11354
What: Macys, the Gordon Parks Foundation and American Black Film Festival celebrate the 100th Birthday of American Icon, Gordon Parks
Kids on 4 - 12PM
In honor of Gordon Parks contribution the the arts, join us for our Macys Reading Circle! Our special story teller will read "Of thee I sing: A letter to my daughters" by President Barack Obama. Plus, while you are here, design your own keepsake book! With any $25 or more purchase during the event, receive a copy of the book*! 

Juniors on 4 - 2PM
Boogie on down to the Juniors department as we pay homage to the soul/funk 70s era music featured in the movie Shaft, directed by Gordon Parks. Stop by our Soul Jam style dance party with your friends and make your own photo flipbook*. 

Mens Shop on mezzanine - 4PM
Join us "in Conversation" with Danny Simmons, Nelson George, Warrington Hudlin and Lauri Lyons for a spirited discussion on Gordon Parks influence on film and the future of African-American cinema. Following the discussion, enjoy light refreshments. Plus, with any $50 or more purchase made during the event, receive a commemorative Gordon Parks Journal.* To RSVP please visit macysbrooklynbhm.eventbrite.com
Event subject to change or cancellation. *While supplies last. **While time permits.

Williamsburg Fashion Weekend

What: Williamsburg has always had its own fashion style, so it's only fitting that they have their own fashion weekend too. WFW "provides a unique platform of expression for emerging designers who aren’t afraid to push the boundaries of design, presentation and production." Oh, and it's sponsored by PBR.
When: Saturday, Feb. 16, Doors at 8 p.m.
Where: The Space, 50 North 3rd St., Williamsburg
Tickets: $10 in advance (will call), $15 at the door

February 14, 2013

Pick Your Love Potion at R Lounge

What: Chocolates, bubbles, cheeses. Choose wisely this Valentine's Day at R Lounge. Indulge in a cheese and dessert stations while Craig Handy and Second Line Smith play some smooth jazz to put you and your valentine in a trance of romance.
When: Thursday, Feb. 14.
Where: R Lounge: 1535 Broadway, Midtown West
Cost: $37.95

Chaos Cooking: A Red-Hot Valentine's Day Event

What: A special Valentine's Day version of Chaos Cooking -- meet, greet, mingle, cook!
Meet, mingle, cook... get undone!
Make great food + fun new friends!

Sizzling details (ie: a Few Guidelines!):
* BYO everything -- utensils, pots + pans, recipe ingredients, attitude!
* It is a participatory event *everyone* must prepare a dish + bring something to drink
* So -- Cook a dish to share, bring a bottle of wine to pour
* Come on your own or come as a pair
* Wear red, cream or black, please -- look spiffy, be festive!
* Everyone must pitch in to help restore the space to its original condition.
* Be responsible for yourself + respect others.
Chaos Cooking: A social community centered around cooking + conversation. Everyone brings the ingredients to make a tasty dish of their choice, cooks together and then helps restore the space to its original condition. Please bring a bottle of wine or something else to drink and share; we'll provide warm ovens, work surfaces, a chilled glass of bubbly and a fun setting.
When: Thursday, February 14, 2013  |  7 - 11pm

Where: Gowanus Loft - 61 9th Street, #C8, bet 2nd Ave and Smith Street, Brooklyn
Cost: $20 / person * Space is limited *

Queens Lunar New Year Parade

What: The parade is the highlight of the Chinese New Year celebrations in Flushing. Look for dragon dancers, steel drummers, and fireworks. About 4,000 people march each year.
When: February 16, 2013. Start time is 11 a.m.
Where: Route: Begins, Union St and 39th Ave and usually ends at Main St and 39th Ave. New Year Festival TBD - at Queens Crossing Mall (39th Ave and Main St) starting at 12:30 p.m.

Koi Palace Gardens Post Valentine's Day Bash

What: Vodka, Keg and hot tub bash at the Koi Palace Townhouse and Gardens.You're invited to a Keg (and Dusty Rabbit Vodka) party at the Koi Palace Gardens (which is what we've named our townhouse. We're partying from 9-11:30 and then heading to afterparty at Lavo!
When: Saturday February 16, 2013  |  9:00 pm to 11:30 pm
Where: 121 West 15th St, New York, NY

Cost: $10.00 + $1.35 fee

Chinatown New Year Celebration

What: The Lunar New Year is determined by cycles of the moon and therefore the dates are movable, each new year commencing on the new moon which occurred in the late January or February of the Western Calendar. It is not the "Chinese New Year" but the "Lunar New Year" as the date is celebrated by many others besides the Chinese.
When: Sun, Feb 17 at 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Where: Starts at Little Italy and goes through the main streets of Lower Chinatown/Manhattan

Cultural Festival & Booth: Sara Roosevelt Park (Canal & Forsyth St.) One block from major subway system, next to Manhattan Bridge, nearby all out of town buses, and surrounded by major market place. 

A Valentines Brunch

What: Today, celebrate with us as we bestow upon you a sumptuous brunch, unlimited dirty mimosas, swinging live music, and of course a tasty dj.
Miss Sabado - misssabado.com
The Pendulum Swings - pendulumswings.com
Aerial - Peaches & Scheme
Brunchables - Ian P. Clifford
Bar - William Cochrane

Ticket includes brunch and unlimited mimosas. There will be a full cash bar for your favorite cocktails.
Costumes ideas:
Your Sunday best
All red and white
Swanky velvet
Cupid or Psyche
A bride/groom
A priest (make sure to bring marriage licenses)

When: Sunday February 17, 2013  |  1:00 pm to 6:00 pm
Where: DUMBO
Cost: $20.00 + $2.35 fee

Free Starbucks For Valentine's Week

Ends today!

February 13, 2013

Fashion Icons: Meet Vera Wang

What: The Vera Wang name is synonymous with elegant, understated gowns constructed from the finest fabrics. Her bridal gowns are what Vera Wang is famous for. She uses rich fabrics such as silk lace and duchesses satin, in the tradition of Paris couture and applies them to the simple shapes associated with American sportswear, like the vest dress.
When: Tue, Feb 19 at 8:00PM - 9:30PM 
Where: Kaufmann Concert Hall: 1395 Lexington Avenue
Cost: $29

February 12, 2013

Continuity Drift

What: Triple Canopy is pleased to present an evening of viewing and conversation with artist Sara Greenberger Rafferty and poet Catherine Wagner, focusing on the role of televised images, narrative, and sound as both source material for and counterpoint to the participants' work. Rafferty and Wagner will watch TV in public, discussing video clips selected for the occasion alongside poems and prints. Triple Canopy editors Lucy Ives and Peter J. Russo will moderate and screen video in response to Rafferty and Wagner's selections. 
When: Friday, February 15, 2013, 7:00 p.m. 
Where: 155 Freeman Street, Brooklyn, NY 
Cost: $5 suggested donation 

February 10, 2013

Singin’ in the Rain

What: Get cozy under clear skies for the Citi Pond Winter Film Festival presentation of one of America’s favorite musical classics, “Singin’ in the Rain.” Transport yourself to the long bygone period of film when silent movies transitioned to “talkies,” and delight in this vintage film’s antics, romance and comedy on our 900-square-foot rink-side screen. Pack a blanket and watch outside, or dance into Celsius for themed menu items and a warm place to take in this fun and fancy-free flick.
When: Feb. 11, 7:00 pm
Where: Citi Pond at Bryant Park

Author Event

What: Join English cookery expert and co-host of "The Taste," Nigella Lawson talks to Maria Batali about her new cookbook, Nigellissima. The perfect spot to meet these cooking legends and get their autographs!

Special Instructions
Event space opens at 5:00 pm. Priority seating with book purchase. Please present your Barnes & Noble receipt.

When: Monday February 11, 2013 7:00 PM
Where: Union Square33 East 17th Street, New York

February 9, 2013

Uptempo Magazine Free Open Bar Party

What: Uptempo Magazine hosts their Black & White Party at RdV this Saturday evening. There will be a complimentary open bar from 10-11pm to get you in the groove... as if you'll need it!
When: Sat, Feb 9 at 10:00PM - Sun, Feb 10 at 2:00AM 
Where: RDV: 409 West 13th Street


What: Annual Favorite! A sampler of spectacular dance performances from China, Korea, Taiwan, India, Egypt, Colombia and America. Presented by the NY Institute of Culture & the Arts, curated by Dr. Hsing Lih Chou.
Free Tickets will be available starting at 12pm, Sunday 2/10/2013 at Flushing Town Hall Box Office. Tickets will be limited to two per person and will be distributed on a first-come, first-served basis.
When: Sun Feb 10th, 1:00 PM
Where: Flushing Town Hall: 
137-35 Northern Boulevard 
(at the corner of Linden Place)
Cost: FREE (Tickets Required)

Dark Disco :: Chinese New Year :: Built By MeanRed, Jacques Greene, Martyn, Morri$

What: Sometimes you want to be surrounded by the beautiful people, the dangerous people, the smartest people, the creative people. The people who sometimes, shine a little more in the depths of darkness.

 Enter into a club where you can disappear and have the best night of your life. Where you can love and hate equally and then drink and dance it off. Welcome to Dark Disco.

In the theme of The Snake, we will subtly, organically but beautifully bring you a night you will never forget...and keep you coming back every month for more. To keep up with Dark Disco news, sign up for the Dark Disco list at: http://www.MeanRedProductions.com   
When: Sat. Feb 9, 2013 11pm
Where: 88 Palace: 88 East Broadway (at Forsyth St.)
New York
Cost: $10-$20 TIX
This event is 21 and over