March 31, 2013

Buy One Get One Free Cupcakes!

What: To celebrate the opening day of baseball season on Monday, Sprinkles will offer a buy one get one free cupcake deal to customers wearing Mets or Yankees apparel.
When: Monday, April 1, 2013
Where: Sprinkles: Lexington Ave between 60th and 61st Street.

March 30, 2013

Jack Daniels Party Inside Grand Central

What: Join in for a night of fun as Jack Daniel serves up a great party at Grand Central Station, as part of its tour of Legendary American Landmarks. Win tickets and join the fun!
When: Mon, Apr 8, 2013, 6:30PM - 9:30PM
Where: Grand Central Terminal: 15 Vanderbilt Avenue


Affordable Art Fair

What: Our concept is simple, yet unique: an inspiring and friendly atmosphere in which you can find thousands of original paintings, prints, sculptures and photographs all under one roof, ranging from $100-$10,000, with more than half priced under $5,000. The work of young, emerging artists hangs alongside some of the biggest household names, while our Recent Graduates Exhibition provides a chance to snap up work by a future art world star.
When: April 3 - 7, 2013
Where: Metropolitan Pavilion: 125 West 18th Street New York

Cost: $10-$15  |  Children under 12 FREE

March 29, 2013

Holi at Solar One!

What: For those who may be unfamiliar with Holi, it is the festival that marks the beginning of spring for thousands of the world’s Hindus. The main activity of the festival involves dressing up in white clothing and throwing colored powders at each other. Because the changes of weather in springtime are often believed to cause colds and fevers, traditional Holi powders were made with medicinal herbs to ward off illness. For Solar One’s Holi festival, we will be throwing colored powders, but they will be made with food coloring and rice flour so as to be as benign as possible. The powders may also be mixed with water to form a paste which participants smear on each other.

Holi originated in ancient Bengal as part of the veneration and worship of Lord Vishnu, the preserver diety of Hindu mythology. Holi is also closely associated with Vishnu’s avatar Krishna, who played holi games with the cow-herding girls (gopis) who were his companions during his childhood.

When: Friday, March 29 4:30pm – 7:30pm
Where: Solar One: 24-20 Fdr Drive Service Road East, New York


Holi Hai NYC 2013: Festival of Colors

What: While Easter Sunday, March 31 2013, will include the traditional egg hunts and feasts, this year will be extra special as people can immerse themselves in colors and celebrating the kick-off of spring with Holi. Whatever your faith, enjoying Bhangra music and dancing with # Dance Company free of charge will make this occasion a festive one. Event attendees are encouraged to “play Holi” by smearing folks with color, eating laddoos (traditional Indian sweet), enjoying performances, and having a good time.

When: Sunday, March 31 at 12PM - 6PM
Where: Dag Hammarskjold Plaza: 833 1st Avenue

NYC Hot Sauce Expo

What: Come to Brooklyn for this 2 day Fiery Foods Festival to get the ultimate endorphin rush. The weekend promises to be packed with entertainment with live music, fire breathers, spicy food vendors, awards show, eating challenges & contests, adult beverages and the BEST Hot Sauce Companies from North America.
When: April 20 & 21, 2013, 10AM
Where: 110 Kent Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11211
Cost: $10

March 28, 2013

Meet The Musicians: Ra Ra Riot

What: Ra Ra Riot met while attending school in Syracuse, New York, and quickly graduated from basement rehearsals and student dance parties to blog buzz and acclaim for their debut, "The Rhumb Line." Catch band members in conversation with Jeff Regan of SiriusXM’s "Alt Nation" as they talk about the inspiration behind their new release, "Beta Love"—a collection of giddy pop songs and heady lyrics. Then stick around while they answer a few questions and give a short performance.
When: Thu, Mar 28 at 7:00PM - 8:00PM
Where: Apple Store, SoHo: 103 Prince St

Relive The 70s & 80s

What: Coming off their sold out Depeche Mode / Smiths / New Order New Wave tribute, The Engagements shift gears again. Tonight they'll feature their lead vocalist J.D. Smoothe on rare, but classic, funk & soul. Expect explosive covers of Prince, Cameo, Shalamar, James Brown, Aretha, Chaka Khan, and more.
When: Thu, Mar 28 at 8:00PM -11:00PM
Where: The Bell House: 149 7th Street 

Cost: $8.00 | 21+

Complimentary Day At The Guggenheim

What: Enjoy a day at The Guggenheim Museum every Saturday afternoon. Discover the splendors of one of NYC's best museums and pay only as much as your heart desires; there is no standard admission during this time. Pay what you can afford, even if it is a couple of bucks, but try your best to be generous and help this great institution!
When: Sat, Mar 30 at 5:40PM - 7:40PM
Where: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum: 1071 5th Avenue & E 89th St

Afrojack’s Free Concert

What: Afrojack will be kicking off the MLB season with a free concert at the MLB Fancave space in Manhattan. Space is very limited, early arrival suggested. Please be advised that the space is small and they will only be admitting up to capacity. Enjoy the wonderful free concert. #CAVECONCERTS
When: April 1, 2013 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Where: MLB Fancave: Broadway & East 4th Street
Cost: FREE

NYC's Pillow Fight Day

What: NYC's 8th Annual Pillow Fight is here and its going to take place in Washington Square Park*. Pillows fly and bunnies ears soar as you converge for a giant urban pillow fight with thousands upon thousands of New Yorkers! Swing and whack as you evade pillow-wielding assailants wearing bunny ears and toting chocolate eggs. Bring a soft pillow and wait for the signal. Pillow fight!
When: Sat, Apr 6 at 3:00PM - 6:00PM
Where: Location to be announced

March 27, 2013

NY International Auto Show

What: The Show offers virtually every make and model vehicle sold in the U.S. under one roof giving consumers the unique opportunity to see everything the auto industry has to offer. From fuel-sipping economy cars to million dollar supercars, NYIAS has something for everyone.
When: March 29 - April 7, 2013
Where: Jacob Javits Center

The NUance Free Open Bar Party

What: The hip NUance hotel has a hip new artist series - The Couch Sessions - to be held on Friday nights. Up this week, join design duo Dee & Ricky to see how they got going and caught the eye of Marc Jacobs & Kanye West. Plus, free open bar from 7-8pm.
When: Fri, Mar 29 at 6:00PM - 10:00PM
Where: NU Hotel: 85 Smith Street

Meet The Actress: Julia Stiles

What: Join actor Julia Stiles as she discusses her new film, "It’s a Disaster." The dark comedy begins with eight friends at their monthly couples brunch, but what starts as an impromptu airing of domestic grievances takes a sudden, catastrophic turn when the city falls victim to a mysterious attack. Trapped in the house and unsure of their fates, these seemingly normal people become increasingly unhinged—with hilarious, surprising, and revealing results.
When: Wed, Mar 27 at 5:30PM - 6:30PM
Where: Apple Store, SoHo: 103 Prince St

$20 Tickets To The Met Opera

What: For the seventh season in a row, 200 Orchestra seats are made available for $20 for each regular Monday through Thursday performance, excluding galas and the opening nights of new productions. Fifty of these tickets are set aside for senior citizens.
General public: Rush Tickets can be purchased at the Met box office beginning two hours before curtain, subject to availability.
When: Now - April 25
Where: Met Rush Tickets
Cost: $20

Bloomingdales Friends & Family Sale

What: It's that time of year again when Bloomingdales treats us to a Friends & Family sale. Yes, you can enjoy 20% off almost everything storewide - including top designers and more! F&F applies to sale items as well, so get ready to go crazy!
When: Tue, Mar 26 at 10:00AM - Sun, Apr 7 at 8:00PM
Where: Bloomingdales: E 59th St & Lexington Ave

March 22, 2013

Sunday Movies at Central: "Pitch Perfect"

What: "Pitch Perfect" is the story of an iconoclastic college singing group composed of the mean, the weird and the sweet, and their attempt at gaining some recognition. (With Anna Kendrick, Brittany Snow and Rebel Wilson; Universal Pictures; Directed by Jason Moore; Rated PG-13; 92 minutes; 2012.)
When: Sunday, March 24th - 2:00 pm
Where: Queens Library - Central Branch - 89-11 Merrick Boulevard (between Jamaica and Hillside Avenues)
Cost: Free

March 21, 2013

The Big Cheesy

What: Yup, this event is about grilled cheese: celebrating all that's cheesy, some of the best food slingers in town are gathering to show off their most creative twists on the old classic. Come and sample their entries, vote for the best one, and sip on craft beers in the interim. Contenstants include 2011 and 2012 winners Milk Truck and Melt Shop (respectively), plus Murry's Cheese Bar, Say Cheese UWS, and more.
When: Saturday, March 23, 12 p.m.
Where: Open House Gallery, 201 Mulberry St., SoHo


What: In a groundbreaking installation and performance piece by internationally acclaimed artist Nick Cave, thirty colorful “horses” will periodically break into movement. Choreographed uniquely for Grand Central Terminal, this is Cave's first public project in New York City. Co-presented by MTA Arts for Transit and Creative Time. Image: Travis Magee.
When: MARCH 25-MARCH 31, 2013 

March 20, 2013

Zaarly Bazaar

What: Zaarly is an online marketplace powered by amazing people, offering the best in local food, services and handmade goods. Every guest will receive $20 to spend at the bazaar. There will be food and drinks for all!
When: March 30, 3pm
Where: The Space at 50 N3rd (located in The Villain)

March 18, 2013

Macaron Day NYC 2013

What: Discover macarons in New York as bakeries across the city once again come together to provide free macarons to customers. To receive a free macaron tell the shop you are there for Macaron Day NYC.
When: Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Participating locations will provide one macaron per customer with quantities limited by location.

March 15, 2013


What: The 38th Annual Brooklyn St. Patrick’s Day Parade is one of the borough's best events of the year, featuring Irish step dancers, military bands and bagpipes galore. The march will kick off at Prospect Park West and 15th Street at 1 p.m. For other locations to stake out along the route, check out additional details here.
When: SUNDAY MARCH 17th, 2013 - 1:00 PM
Where: Brooklyn

March 12, 2013

Japan Week!

What: In honor of Grand Central Terminal’s centennial, Japan Week 2013 will be driven by the Japanese “on-the-go” lifestyle theme. Look forward to being introduced to the nuances of Japanese travel culture, including ekiben, or special train station bento containing regional dishes, and tachinomiya, standing bars featuring a range of sake and shochu. Entertainment includes cultural performances scheduled throughout the three days. Additionally, lucky winners in a contest will receive the grand prize for a free round trip ticket to Japan.
When: March 19th – 21st
Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall

March 9, 2013

Krispy Kreme celebrates Daylight Savings Time!

What: FREE original glazed doughnut! *One free Original Glazed Doughnut per guest.
When: March 10, 2013
New York (Penn Station)

March 7, 2013

Murray's Shop Tastings

What: Daily tastings
March 1-9 – Cheese and Meat, including artisanal-made American salamis.
March 10-16 – Cheese and Booze, including whisky, beer and “boozycheeses” for St. Patrick’s Day.
March 17-23 – Cooking with Cheese, with a focus on Murray’s new prepared foods, and on Italian items.
March 24-31 – Easter & Passover, with the focus on cheese that people normally “pass over” and snacks such as honey and Parmigiano.
When: 3pm - 7pm

Where: Grand Central Market

March 6, 2013

Grand Opening at Sam Ash Music

What: Though Sam Ash opened for business a couple weeks ago, the store will celebrate officially at their Grand Opening event on Thursday, March 7 from 6-11pm. There will be door-buster sales, product giveaways, artist and celebrity appearances, and live musical performances. Luckily, if a stop at 34th Street isn’t in the cards for you on March 7, Grand Opening sale prices will continue throughout the weekend.
When: March 7,
Where: 333 W. 34th Street

March 5, 2013


What: QWFF returns to the prestigious and historic Museum of the Moving Image for our Opening Night program which will include short films from Queens, Brooklyn, Belgium, Italy, Australia and Croatia. The evening will also feature two Spirit of Queens honorees: Council Member Jimmy Van Bramer and Academy Award nominated actress and 70's Icon Karen Black.
When: March 5-10, 2013
Where: OPENING NIGHT: Museum of the Moving Image

Spring Has Sprung Clothing Swap at ClosetDash!

What: Winter has been way too long! Let's celebrate the coming Spring and Swap some cute Spring Clothes! ClosetDash is a brand new concept shop dedicated to quality second-hand shopping and swapping! Come shop and swap quality, brand name women's clothes, shoes and bags in a fun atmosphere! You'll be able to swap up to 5 qualifying items for free!* After that it's just $1 per item to swap.
When: Saturday, March 9, 2013 from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM
ClosetDash: 30 East 20th Street #402 New York, NY 10003

March 4, 2013

The Art Show

What: Installations at The Art Show offer a dynamic selection of artworks—juxtaposing modern masters and cutting edge contemporary works in exhibitions from galleries all over the country. ADAA dealers conceive and install significant exhibits at the fair and use it as an opportunity to advance their gallery’s vision. 20,000 visitors attend The Art Show each year to meet legendary dealers to discuss and purchase works on view, and appreciate the finest in painting, sculpture, drawings, prints, and photography at the longest running art fair in the nation.
When: March 6–10, 2013

Gala Preview: Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Wednesday–Saturday: 12 to 8pm
Sunday: 12 to 5pm
Where: Park Avenue Armory: Park Avenue at 67th Street

Admission: $25
For Preview Tickets call 212.766.9200 ext. 248 or visit Henry Street Settlement.

MAKE UP FOR EVER Make Up Bag Remix

What: Nearly every woman owns at least one impulse beauty buy that she has no idea how to use, or is too intimidated to try on her own at home. MAKE UP FOR EVER's team of professional artists will take a look inside consumers' make up bags and teach them how to properly use what they've got regardless of the brand, as well as overhaul products that are the wrong shade or texture or may be past their prime. MAKE UP FOR EVER is bringing the same techniques used by wardrobe stylists in the closet to style your make up bag at their innovative mobile Make Up School. The idea is to make your make up bag work harder for you.

Additionally, anyone who stops by will be able to score a limited edition Remix Make Up Bag designed by actress Christina Ricci and MAKE UP FOR EVER for $30. Created for the beauty maven-on-the-go, the Remix bag features black faux leather adorned with gunmetal studs, metallic silk screening, and a geometric motif that highlights the brand's signature red lip - a personal favorite for Ricci.

Consumers are invited to book appointments for 30 minute one-on-one make up bag evaluations inside the Make Up School, where a professional artist will go through their bag, provide an interactive, hands-on lesson explaining how to apply their products, and show them how to supplement what they already own to create their most flattering look. Each client will walk away with a new make up bag, a custom face chart detailing how to use the products they brought, and a list of any additional products recommended by the artist to round out their look.

When: Saturday, March 9, 2013 12pm -  8pm
Gansevoort Plaza- Meatpacking District: Gansevoort Street

March 3, 2013

Chocolates, Cupcakes, and More!! Annual Chocolate Festival by Lend-A-Hand India

What: Calling all Cupcake and Chocolate Lovers! Sample delectable delights from the city's finest confectioneries and up-and-coming chocolate and bake shops or just dive right into the chocolate fountain! 

We will also have jewelry designers who will showcase their unique designs at this event. Additionally, meet the founders Raj Gilda and Prashant Gupta. 

Round out the evening winning fabulous raffle prizes or finding the perfect gift for your special someone among unique offerings from local designers and artists.

Ticket includes unlimited tasting of chocolate, cupcakes, and savory appetizers. Cash bar serving amazing cocktails and featured drinks.

Net proceeds support the work of Lend-a-Hand India which provides life-changing education, entrepreneurship and empowerment training to over 10,000 young students in rural India.

When: Friday, March 8, 2013, 6:30 PM to 10:00 PM
Where: Pranna: 79 Madison Avenue (28th Street)

March 2, 2013

The Muppets Take Manhattan

What: Kermit and his friends go to New York to get their musical on Broadway only to find its a more difficult task than they anticipated.
When: Sunday, March 3rd, 2013, 12:30pm – 2:00pm
Where: Videology: 308 Bedford Avenue Brooklyn, NY

Cost: FREE

Fashion Week: Local Designers Print 3D

What: An interactive bespoke jewelry bazaar pairs some of the most creative jewelry designers with CAD modelers to offer participants the chance to realize their own custom-made pieces. Designers include Ten Thousand Things, Ursa Major, Verameat, In God We Trust, Lindsey Adelman, Anna Sheffield and Chris Habana working with CAD modelers Kostika Spaho, thefuturefuture and Duann Scott.

Shapeways, our partner in presenting New Dimensions, is the world's leading 3D printing marketplace and community, with the objective to harness the power of 3D printing to make design accessible, personal and inspiring.
When: March 2, 2013 |  1:00PM
Where: Ace Hotel New York: 20 W 29th St Lobby

March 1, 2013

TableHoppingNY Presents The Hungry Games: Brunch and Trivia

What: Consider yourself a foodie? Trivia buff? Like trying new restaurants? Come enjoy a not so ordinary, yet delicious brunch, The Hungry Games at Piquant in Prospect Heights.

Piquant does a fantastic American Southwest twist on your brunch favorites (Cornflake crusted french toast?... yes please!). Cant have Saturday brunch without a cocktail -enjoy two hours of unlimited cocktails!

The Hungry Games tests your foodie knowledge while enjoying a fun and entertaining afternoon with your brunch buddies or food enthusiasts.

The winner will receive a variety of The Chocolate Room's delicious cookies.

When: Saturday, March 2nd, 2013  |  2:00pm – 4:00pm
Where: Piquant: 259 Flatbush Avenue Brooklyn, NY

Cost: $14

Kids Food Festival

What: Kids Balanced Plate Scavenger Hunt: Seek, discover, taste, and win! Appetites of all sizes will be satisfied! Kids bounce amongst exhibitors on a Balanced Plate Scavenger Hunt, explore their way through the kitchen playground, get hands-on during chef-led cooking classes and taste and sample various foods and products, and more! Parents are exposed to new, related products and services, learn new information to benefit their families and enjoy presentations on the key ingredients for that perfect balance of yummy and good-for-me!

Kids have fun exploring the Kids Food Festival in efforts to create the perfectly balanced meal! Participants receive a Balanced Plate Scavenger Hunt activity card (based on the USDA guidelines) and bounce from kiosk to kiosk, engaging in exciting activities and sampling family-friendly foods – while also learning about the importance of achieving balance in their food choices. At each stop they receive a food-themed stamp and are rewarded (with an amazingly tasty goody bag full of featured products and samples) when they balanced their plate correctly.

When: March 2nd and 3rd from 10am to 5pm
Citi Pond at Bryant Park Neighborhood: Midtown West / Theater District 6th Ave (also at 5th Ave) (Btwn W 40th St & W 42nd St)

Cost: General admission is free! Tickets for hands-on cooking classes available now!

Brew n' Chew: Head to Head

What: On the cusp of seasonal change, taste delicious homebrew and snack pairings from two rival teams. The Swillin Swines will duke it out with the Green Groove Brewers. Your vote will decide who wins! Entry fee gets you a taste of homebrew and snack pairing from each team and the proceeds will be donated to the Greenpoint Reform Church Food Pantry. Three dollars off if you buy in advance.
When: Saturday, March 2nd, 2013  |  4:00pm – 5:30pm
Where: The Diamond: 43 Franklin St. Brooklyn, NY

Cost: $13

Empty Cages Collective Kitty and Bunny Adoption Event

What: Meet kitties & bunnies looking for a home to call their own. 100% of tattoo deposits made during the event will be donated to ECC. If you can't adopt, foster, volunteer or donate!
When: Saturday, March 2nd, 2013, 12pm – 5pm
Where: Gristle Tattoo: 178 N 8th Street Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Cost: FREE