April 30, 2013

The Masters Of Social Gastronomy Meet Their Sweet Tooth

What: Sugar—it's the love/hate ingredient of the food world. Check out this class with the Masters of Gastronomy as they dive into the sweet, sweet history of the staple foodstuff. Get into Brooklyn's own personal history with the fine white powder, from Williamsburg's Domino Sugar factory to the Navy Yard's love child Sweet n' Low.
When: Tuesday, April 30, 7 p.m.
Where: Public Assembly 70 N. 6th St., Brooklyn

FREE bring an ID with you

A conversation with NIKOLAI AND THE OTHERS author Richard Nelson

What: Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis, beginning at 5:30pm. We hope to see you in the lobby!
When: Wednesday, May 1, 6:00 - 6:45pm
Where: Beaumont Theater Lobby: Lincoln Center Theater 150 West 65th Street

Summer on the Hudson: Irish Arts Center New York City Irish Dance Festival

What: The Irish Arts Center returns with its 12th annual much-loved celebration of traditional Irish dance and music, featuring performances by stars of the Irish dance world and NY area dance schools. Join in the fun with live music, workshops in traditional Irish dance for all skill levels, a singer’s circle, Irish language classes, face-painting, children’s craft table and more!
When: Sunday, May 5, 2013  |  1:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Where: Pier I in Riverside Park South, Manhattan

April 29, 2013

The 5th Annual Spring Handmade Cavalcade

Springtime Blooms with Handmade Goodness!

Join us on Saturday May 4th, when Etsy New York, your local Etsy street team, hosts its 5th Annual Spring Handmade Cavalcade at The Space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn from 10AM to 5PMLoad up on clothing, jewelry, accessories, paper goods, bath and body treasures, toys, housewares and more! 

The first 100 shoppers will receive an amazing goodie bag packed with a unique sampling of handmade wares from members of Etsy New York and local small businesses sponsoring the event.  With each purchase, shoppers will also receive a raffle ticket for a chance to win one of three coveted Etsy New York prize packages, filled with handmade donations from our talented members, each worth hundreds of dollars.  Shoppers will also have a chance to win an Etsy gift card!

April 28, 2013

Under Armour Sample Sale

When: APRIL 30-MAY 5, 2013
Where: 260 5th Ave (Between 28th & 29th)

April 27, 2013

Uniqlo Truckshop Personalized Gifts

What: Join Uniqlo for a day party in Gansevoort Plaza as NYC artist Curtis Kulig personalizes your gifts with his signature "Love Me" style and takes command of the LED lights for an interactive Love Me light show.
When: Sat, Apr 27 at 3:00PM – 9:00PM
Where: Gansevoort Plaza: 5 9th Avenue

Tribeca Film Festival: Stand Clear of the Closing Doors

What: Join Tribeca Film Festival and Rooftop Films for a special screening of Stand Clear of the Closing Doors at Rockaway Beach
Stand Clear of the Closing Doors (Sam Fleischner | USA | 94 min.)
When autistic teen Ricky is scolded for skipping class, he escapes into the subway for a days-long odyssey among the subway’s disparate denizens. Meanwhile, his mother wages an escalating search effort above ground. Based on a true story and set in Far Rockaway, Queens, in the days leading up to Hurricane Sandy, these parallel stories of mother and son take the viewer on a touching journey of community and connection in and below NYC.
When: Saturday Apr 27, 2013  |  7:00PM Doors Open  |  8:00PM  Film Begins
Where: MoMA PS1 VW Dome 2 Rockaway Beach Shore Front Parkway, Rockaways, NY
Rockaway Beach, between Beach 94th St. and Beach 95th St. at Shore Front Parkway.



What: Members of the New York Antique Auto Club will exhibit their cars on the farmhouse grounds. Automobile memorabilia, historic house tours, hayrides, and food will be available.
When: Sunday, April 28th, 2013  |  11am - 4pm            
Where:  Queens County Farm Museum

Cost: ADULTS: $5.00  |  CHILDREN: $2.00 (ages 12 and under) Free with Farm Membership

April 26, 2013


What: Spurred ahead by the insistent and consistent need for children's healing in the wake of Sandy, the Art Relief Caravan Project launched their photography workshop in the Rockaways. Local teens & children display their photographs of the community after Sandy, along with those photographs,  artistically rendered, to reveal the future and healing they want to see in their community; View the work, meet the Artists, their Families and Ron Haviv. Open to all!
When: SUNDAY APRIL 28, 2013; 3 - 5pm 
Where: Smallwater: 183 Beach 96th Street Rockaway Beach, NY 11693

New York City Regional Chili Cookoff 2013

What: Come visit New York City’s authentic living history village for the only chili cookoff within the five boroughs that has been sanctioned by the International Chili Society! A family-oriented event that includes chili sampling, judging, cash prizes, amusements, and live entertainment.
When: April 27, 2013 12:00 PM - 04:00 PM
Where: Center Street

Cost: Adult $10 online, $12 at the door  |  Child (12 and under) $5 online and the door

It's Back! The Sakura Matsuri Festival @bklynbotanic

What: The Sakura Matsuri festival is one of the most popular public events of the year at Brooklyn Botanic Garden. A weekend celebrating traditional and contemporary Japanese culture: Taiko Drumming • Manga • Tea Ceremonies • J-Rock and Pop • Samurai Sword Fighting • Bonsai • Cosplay Fashion Show • Ikebana Flower Arranging • Hands-on Kids’ Workshops • Nihon Buyo Classical Dance • Puzzle Plaza and More!
When: Saturday, April 27–Sunday, April 28, 2013 | 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Where: Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Cost: $20 adults; Students 12+ with valid ID $15; Children under 12 FREE


What: IDEAS CITY is a biennial Festival in New York City of conferences, workshops, an innovative StreetFest around the Bowery, and more than one hundred independent projects and public events that are forums for exchanging ideas, proposing solutions, and accelerating creativity.
When: Wed. May 1st - Sat. May 4th, 2013
Where: Various Locations


April 25, 2013

The Hester Street Fair is back!

What: To kick off their fourth season on the Lower East Side, there will be 60 vendors, including more than 20 food purveyors.
When: Saturdays 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Where: Yard next to Seward Park, at Essex and Hester streets.  Corner of Hester and Essex

F J M Z to Delancey  |  F to East Broadway

April 24, 2013

Jamming With Steve Martin

What: He's given us a lot of laughs over the years from Father Of The Bride to The Pink Panther but since taking a step back from acting, Steve has been focusing on playing the banjo! Join him and Edie Brickell for an evening of fun and tunes in SoHo.
When: Wed, Apr 24 at 7:00PM – 8:00PM
Where: Apple Store, SoHo: 103 Prince St

April 23, 2013

Tonight: Third Annual Robert Rosenblum Lecture

What: Bonnard, Vallotton, and the Fine Art of Gawking in Fin-de-Siècle France: During the tumultuous decade of the 1890s in France, public debates about crowd psychology reached a fever pitch. Art played an important, albeit silent, role in these debates, a role too often drowned out by the contentious arguments of social scientists. In this lecture, Bridget Alsdorf (Princeton University) examines several works by Pierre Bonnard and Félix Vallotton, two artists who represented the crowd with particular acuity, creativity, and wit, and will consider how their visions of the crowd and its behavior were unique. Tapping the possibilities of the pictorial media (paintings and prints) in which they worked, Bonnard and Vallotton present the crowd as multidimensional in material and conceptual terms: as a volatile and often disturbing public force, yet one that bears the potential for an ethics of empathy and social responsibility.
When: Tuesday, April 23 @ 6:30 pm
Where: Guggenheim
Cost: $12, $8 members. Free student registration has reached capacity; students with valid ID may purchase $5 tickets.

Baskin-Robbins Guest Appreciation Days

What: Please join us for Guest Appreciation Days from April 23-25. We will have three days of great deals including: $1 Soft Serve Cones, $2 Double Scoop Cones and Small 31 Below, and $3 Small Cappuccino Blasts, Small Milkshakes, and 2-scoop sundaes. You don't want to miss this! Click here to find your closest Baskin-Robbins store.
When: Tuesday at 11:00am until Thursday at 10:00pm

April 22, 2013

Monday Night Is Free Movie & Free Popcorn Night

What: Join Huckleberry Bar as they continue their April Animation Movies with The Little Mermaid! Yes, chomp on complimentary popcorn as you watch the story about a mermaid princess who makes a faustian bargain with an unscrupulous seahag in order to meet a human prince on land....
When: Mon, Apr 22 at 9:00PM – 11:00PM
Where: Huckleberry Bar : 588 Grand St. Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY, 11211

Videology Local Filmmaker Showcase: The Vanishing City and The Domino Effect

What: The Domino Effect is a feature length documentary film that explores the process of real estate development in New York City and digs deep to uncover the complex networks of banks, developers, politicians, and non-profit organization that shape our cities. During the last decade, the communities of Williamsburg and Greenpoint in North Brooklyn have experienced the negative impacts of excessive luxury development and gentrification more than any other neighborhoods in New York. Told through the voices of longtime residents, the film conveys the personal impact of gentrification while also shedding light on issues encountered by residents of cities all across the country.

Told through the eyes of tenants, city planners, business owners, scholars, and politicians, The Vanishing City exposes the real politic behind the alarming disappearance of New Yorks beloved neighborhoods, the truth about its finance-dominated economy, and the myth of inevitable change. Artfully documented through interviews, hearings, demonstrations, and archival footage, the film takes a sober look at the citys luxury policies and high-end development, the power role of the elite, and accusations of corruption surrounding land use and rezoning. The film also links New York trends to other global cities where multinational corporations continue to victimize the middle and working classes.


Q&A 8:00 8:15

Q&A 9:05 9:30 

When: Monday, April 22nd, 2013 | 7:00pm – 9:30pm
Where: Videology: 308 Bedford Avenue, New York

Earth Day NYC

GROWTH MOVEMENT: Show your appreciation for Mother Earth during the Waking Up the Farm Earth Day Celebration. Bring the family down to Hattie Carthan Herban Farm for hands-on workshops like grounding exercises, making a germination mix and seed starting. Fresh herbal beverages, Wild Weed Salad and healthy snacks will be provided. 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Free. Hattie Carthan Herban Farm, 49 Van Buren St., Brooklyn. (347) 399-1761.

HIGH COMMITMENT: The High Line Volunteer Fair will have staff and current volunteers teaching about ways community members can share their talents. Volunteers help tend plants, lead weekly walking tours and provide assistance during special events. 8 a.m. Free. The High Line, 10th Ave. Square on the High Line, at W. 17th St. (212) 206-9922.

WASTE MANAGEMENT: Going green and creating projects full of recycled materials are the focus of Zero Waste Day. Bring your little environmentalists to create “worldy” artwork for display in the gallery. 12 p.m. Free. Children’s Museum of the Arts, 103 Charlton St. (212) 274-0986.

TALES FROM THE RED HOOD: Kids are invited to the CityParks PuppetMobile Presentation of “Little Red’s Hood.” The production features a dozen hand-made marionettes who tell the story of Little Red Riding Hood, with a few modern twists. 10 a.m. Free. 1555 Linden Blvd., Brooklyn. info@cityparksfoundation.org.

‘ISLAND’ OF SURVIVAL: In partnership with PBS’ “Independent Lens,” the city parks series Arts, Culture & Fun presents the documentary “Island President.” It tells the story of Maldives President Mohamed Nasheed’s efforts to combat rising sea levels brought by climate change. There will be an audience discussion after the screening. 4 p.m. Free. Thomas Jefferson Recreation Center, Thomas Jefferson Park, 2180 First Ave. (212) 408-0243.

B’WAY SPRINGS INTO ACTION: Singers Forum will present “Showstoppers! Spring Awakenings” at the Laurie Beechman Theatre. Directed and hosted by Eric Michael Gillett, it will star Broadway standouts like Tovah Feldshuh (“Golda’s Balcony”), Jarrod Spector (“Jersey Boys”) and Gideon Glick (“Spring Awakening”). The proceeds will benefit the Actors’ Equity Association Scholarship Program. 7 p.m. $25. 407 W. 42nd St. (212) 695-6909.

GOING DEEP: Award-winning philosophy professor Raymond Belliotti will discuss “The Meaning of Life” at Central Queens Y. 1:30 p.m. $6. 67-09 108th St., Forest Hills. (718) 268-5011. For information, go to CQY.ORG.

MULTICULTURAL TESTS: Andre Aciman, author of “The Costs of Assimilation,” looks at the issues involved in bringing people from other lands into American society.7 p.m. $25. New York Public Library, the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Fifth Ave. at E. 42nd St. (917) 275-6975.


FINAL Bushwick Open Studios Registration Mixer!

What: Bushwick Open Studios is gearing up for its seventh year this summer! Over 10,000 art enthusiasts, art buyers, members of the press, and the public come out for this three day festival on May 31 - June 2.

Participants in BOS 2013 MUST ATTEND AT LEAST ONE MIXER EVENT TO RECEIVE A REGISTRATION CODE. And this will be our very last mixer! Those who register by April 25 will get their show/space listed in the official printed event program.

Mixers are also a great way to meet your creative neighbors, talk to the organizers of Bushwick Open Studios, and ask any questions you might have about opening up your studio for BOS.

Its not too late to be a part of the biggest Art Festival in Brooklyn! Cant make it to a mixer but still want to get in on the action? Email: registration@artsinbushwick.org

When: Monday, April 22nd, 2013  |  7:00pm – 9:00pm
Where: Little Skips: 941 Willoughby Avenue Brooklyn, NY

April 20, 2013

Call2reycycle at GRAINGER

Recycling batteries and cell phones is an easy way to protect our environment and conserve the Earth's natural resources. As a partcipant in the national Call2Recycle program, you can drop off your batteries and old cell phones at the Grainger store located at 150 Varick Street and they will recycle them for you.

Aveda cap recycling program

Instead of throwing the top of your soda bottle or shampoo container away - bring it to the Aveda Institute! They accept caps that are rigid in plastic (sometimes noted with a "5" in the recycling arrows symbol) and repurpose these them into bottles. 

Caps accepted include: shampoo, beverage bottles, pharmaceutical lids, flip-top caps on tubes and food products (think ketchup, laundry detergents and peanut butter). Click here for the list of what they do and don't accept.

April 16, 2013

An Evening with Early Stage Investors Brad Feld & Alessandro Piol

What: NYC's booming tech scene has given birth to many an early stage investor, investors who will bet on you given just an idea. Join two of NYC's top early stage investors, Brad Feld & Alessandro Piol, as they discuss what they look for in a business and how entrepreneurs can scale their ventures.
When: Tue, Apr 16 at 6:30PM – 7:30PM
Where: Apple Store, SoHo: 103 Prince St | (212) 226-3126

April 15, 2013

Earth Day events at Union Square

What: The events will include live performances, our green-vehicle runway and exhibition, and exhibits and displays by local and national environmental organizations, local businesses, and corporate partners. The events are all free to attend and open to the public. Join the Facebook event for updates!
Get in touch to find out how you can get involved as an exhibitor, sponsor, or volunteer!  joppermann@earthdayny.org
When: April 21, 2013 | 11:00 am - 6:00 pm
Where: Union Square

April 14, 2013

Earth Day Grand Central 2013

What: We have three days of Earth Day activities inside Grand Central's Vanderbilt Hall.  Come out for live performances, kids' activities, sustainability talks, and interactive displays by some of our partner organizations. All of the events are free and open to the public. Join the Facebook event for updates!
When: April 20 - 22, 2013  |  10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Where: Grand Central (Vanderbilt Hall)

April 11, 2013

DJ Accurit (Chhayrithy Chhuan)

What: With more than 10 years of DJ experience, DJ Accurit is a true curator of auditory experiences. He's a master at reading the crowd, and will spin everything from funk to reggae to Top 40 to classics to keep the energy flowing and the vibe high.

Raised in Maryland, Accurit started out DJing in DC before gaining experience in Seattle's vibrant nightlife scene. He now resides in New York City where he has become a crowd favorite at clubs such as White Rabbit and Identity Bar.

When: Friday April 12, 2013 @ 6:00 PM
Where: K2 Lounge


April 10, 2013

Celebrate warmer weather with fireworks!

What: Say goodbye to winter and hello to spring at the Conservancy's first annual celebration of the season, Central to Spring! Listen to music, enjoy refreshments from The City Bakery, and watch a dazzling 15-minute fireworks display.
When: Wed. April 10, 2013  |  7pm - 8pm
Where: Central Park: Bethesda Terrace at 72nd St, mid park

Christian Comedian Jonathan Slocumb

What: The Merrick Park Baptist Church is pleased to present a Christian comedian as a part of its 85th Church Anniversary Celebration. Christian comedian? No this is not an oxymoron. Come see for yourself. For additional information, contact Rose at (718)276-5039/5041.
When: Sunday, April 14th - 4:00 pm
Where: Merrick Park Baptist Church - 120-02 Marsden Street (near Baisley Boulevard)
Cost $30 ($15, children under 12 years old)

April 9, 2013

Keiji Haino Solo

What: Opening a three night festival in collaboration with the Whitney, ISSUE Project Room presents Keiji Haino in his first ever solo vocal concert in New York. Legendary Japanese guitarist Keiji Haino’s work has included rock, free improvisation, noise, singing, songwriting, solo percussion, psychedelic, minimalism and drone styles, and covers.  

Performing since the 1970s, he is known for intensely cathartic sound explorations. Cutting across his body of work is a deep connection to the French poet and playwright Antonin Artaud. Haino’s unaccompanied wordless screamed vocal performances mark the clearest influence of Artaud’s obsession, with a voice violently severed from the body.

When: Wed, April 17, 2013 - 8:00pm
Where: ISSUE Project Room, 22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn

Cost: $18 / $12 members

Free Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream

What: Grab some free Ben & Jerry's at Free Cone Day! Stores will be giving away plenty of classic flavors as well as some of new flavors like Candy Bar Pie and Liz Lemon Greek Frozen Yogurt. If you haven’t tried them yet, this is a great opportunity to give them a lick!
When: Tue, Apr 9 at 10:00AM - 8:00PM
Where: Shop Locator

April 8, 2013

The Spice Master: Brainwave

What: The blender of spices and neurologist Donald A. Wilson explore the illusions that our olfactory senses can conjure. Donald A. Wilson is Research Scientist at Nathan S. Kline Institute for Psychiatric Research at NYU Langone. As an expert on smell, he is particularly interested in how the mammalian brain processes and remembers information.

“My spice blends are a visual, tactile and aromatic invitation to travel the world without leaving your kitchen. A ‘real?!’ sensory distortion of scents and flavors.” – Lior Lev Sercarz
Lior Lev Sercarz is the chef, spice blender and owner of La Boîte, a biscuits and spice shop in New York City.  

When: Wednesday April 10, 2013 @ 7:00 PM
Where: The Rubin Museum of Art: 150 W. 17 St., NYC 10011

Price: $20.00  | Member Price: $18.00

Sabisha Friedberg: "Hinterkante, Resonanz (Hoffe Axiom)"

What: For the first performance of her 2013 residency, Sabisha Friedberg presents Hinterkante, Resonanz (Hoffe Axiom), or Trailing Edge, Resonance (Hope Axiom), a new chamber piece for acoustic instruments, modified subwoofers, and voice, featuring internationally renowned basso profondo Kevin Maynor. Friedberg focuses on the concept of an experiential threshold, with notations and an arrangement of frequencies that engage the most physical states of hearing.
Hinterkante, Resonanz (Hoffe Axiom) is based upon the art song “Weeping Angel with Pinions Trailing” written by the poet LeRoy V. Brant and set to music by William Grant Still in 1953. This new work resides in an extremely low, extended register, and the parameters of the distribution of sound factor into the organization of this explorative piece.
When: Thu, April 11, 2013 - 8:00pm
Where: ISSUE Project Room, 22 Boerum Place, Brooklyn



What: Roller Disco
Skates are limited so get there EARLY, or bring your own. 21+
$6 admission, with RSVP. To RSVP visit: www.downandderby.org
Dress code:
Guys: Knee High Tube Socks, Neon Tanktops, Headbands, Wristbands, ‘Fros and Flattops…
Girls: Thighs of Steel on Two Inch Wheels, with Striped Short Shorts to seal the deal
When: FRIDAY APRIL 12TH  |  9PM - 4AM

April 7, 2013

Green Festival

What: The festival, which nears its goal of being a zero-waste event each year, promises to include something for every member of the family with a number of how-to workshops, informative films, kids' activities, an organic beer and wine garden, a vegetarian and vegan food court, live music and a marketplace consisting of more than 300 eco-friendly local, regional and national green and sustainable businesses. Goods for sale will include all-natural body care products, organic cotton clothing and Fair Trade gifts.
When: 10am -  6pm Saturday, April 20; 11am to 5pm Sunday, April 21, 2013
Where: Javits Center

April 5, 2013

Catch a special performance of Annie The Musical!

What: Join us for a special performance by the cast members of Annie The Musical! Under the loving direction of three-time Tony Award winner James Lapine, the story and the sandy-colored dog you tell in love with are back on Broadway in a brand-new musical production you will never forget. After the performance, make a kids purchase of $100 or more in the Kids Department, and receive a pair of tickets* to see the show, now playing at The Palace Theater!

Event subject to change or cancellation. *Tickets will be distributed following the performance. All tickets are for preselected dates and times; have no cash value, and are not exchangeable or refundable. Limit one pair per customer. While supplies last.

When: April 6, 2013  |  Noon
Where: Macy's Herald Square - Kids Department on 7: 151 West 34th Street New York

Samsonite Spinner Challenge

What: The Spinner Challenge event is a unique retail experience that invites consumers to participate in a product test of the Silhouette Sphere luggage with new spherical wheels while navigating their way through an obstacle course. 

At the event, Samsonite brand experts will lead consumers through the experience and encourage them to partake in the Spinner Challenge. The Spinner Challenge is a 5? x 10? travel-themed obstacle course composed of four flooring surfaces and several obstacles. After traversing the course with the Silhouette Sphere luggage, consumers will be able to take a spin on the Samsonite spin-to-win wheel. Every consumer will become an instant winner when they receive a travel pillow, luggage tag, TSA lock or a luggage scale. 

In addition, all consumers can enter a sweepstakes on an iPad for the chance to win a Silhouette Sphere luggage set. One winner will be selected.
All events subject to change or cancellation.
When: April 6, 2013  |  2pm
Where: Macy's Herald Square: 151 West 34th Street New York

Marilyn Monroe Launch Party

What: Join the shopping party at Macys Herald Square as we debut our exclusive Marilyn Monroe clothing collection!

Catch a bombshell runway fashion show hosted by TV personality and celebrity blogger Micah Jesse and tunes from celebrity DJ Kalkutta! Enjoy refreshments, beauty tips, manicures, photo ops, lip stick readers and much more.

Plus, with any Marilyn Monroe purchase at the event, receive an autographed copy* of "Bombshell" the Soundtrack -- the new album featuring the complete collection of cast recordings from the original Marilyn musical within SMASH AVAILABLE NOW.

Event subject to change or cancellation. *While supplies last.

When: April 5, 2013, 6pm
Where: Macy's Herald Square: Juniors on 4 - 151 West 34th Street New York

Bronx Health Summit

What: Working towards a healthier Bronx. Healthy breakfast and lunch provided. KEYNOTE SPEAKER: DR. MAX GOMEZ
When: Saturday, April 6, 2013 | 8:00 am to 4:30 pm
Where: Fordham University: Rose Hill Campus - 441 East Fordham Road

FREE Admission
Register for workshops

The Scottish Lion Meets the Asian Dragon

What: A Scottish evening of fashion and fun. For one night the Scots own the runway.
Attire: NY Cocktail with a Scottish or Asian accent
When: Monday April 8, 2013  |  7:30pm
Where: Stage 48: 605 West 48th St, NY



What: Celebrating Scottish heritage: the Declaration of Arbroath, the Scottish Declaration of Independence, was signed on April 6, 1320 and the American Declaration of Independence was modeled on that inspirational document.
When: April 6, 2013, 2pm
Where: FIRST DIVISION: West 44th Street from 6th to 5th Avenues

April 3, 2013

Okkervil River

What: “Jack Daniel’s is serving up great whiskey and great live music at legendary American Landmarks. It’s more than just a concert series; it’s history in the making”. Spend an amazing night with some Jack Daniels and Okkervil River performing live! Don’t forget to RSVP here for a chance to win tickets!
When: April 8, 2013 @ 6:30 pm
Where: Grand Central Terminal: 87 East 42nd Street

April 2, 2013

Gretchen Wilson

What: Meet Gretchen Wilson as she signs autographs of her new CD "Right on Time."
Gretchen Wilson exploded onto the country music scene in 2004 with her smash hit “Redneck Woman” and has since scored three #1 albums.

The critically-acclaimed singer/songwriter has won virtually every award for which she's been nominated, including trophies from the Grammys, ACM, CMA, AMA and more. Her first book, the autobiographical "Redneck Woman: Stories from My Life", landed her on the prestigious New York Times Best Seller List. CMT listed her "Redneck Woman" video at #11 in their Top 100 videos in 2008. She formed her own record company, Redneck Records, in 2009, and her "I'd Love To Be Your Last" single from her I Got Your Country Right Here CD, received two Grammy nominations.

When: Wednesday, April 3rd,  Autograph Signing at 12:00 PM
Where: J&R: 23 Park Row, 2nd Floor

Author Event: Maya Angelou

What: Legendary author Maya Angelou discusses and signs her latest work, Mom & Me & Mom. A deeply personal story, the book reveals one of her life's most rich, rewarding, and fraught relationships: the relationship she has with her mother.
When: Tuesday April 2, 2013 7:00 PM
Where: B & N Union Square: 33 East 17th Street, New York, NY 10003, 212-253-0810
Event space opens at 5:00 pm. Seating is limited priority seating given on a first-come, first-served basis for customers who purchase the book. Please present your Barnes & Noble receipt. Customers who do not wish to purchase will be accommodated as our capacity allows.

New Kids on the Block

What: Purchase the new album "10" at J&R on Tuesday, April 2nd and receive a wristband to meet New Kids On The Block that night. The record encompasses everything fans have loved about the group since day one. It's got those unforgettable hooks, massive harmonies, and each member's inimitable, individual "swag." One wristband and autograph per person. In-store only, while supplies last.
When: Tuesday, April 2nd,  Autograph Signing at 6:00PM
Where: J & R: 23 Park Row, 2nd Floor

100th Anniversary of the Woolworth Building

What: Join us at the celebrations in honor of the 100th Anniversary of the Woolworth Building. Seating for some events is extremely limited and will sell out quickly. Contact us if you have any questions or would like more information.
When: April 22 - April 25, 2013