May 30, 2013

3rd Ward 7th Birthday BBQ

What: 3rd Ward is celebrating its 7th birthday and we want to celebrate with you! Swing by for live music, delicious eats, educational workshops, a special screening from TUMBLR and more!

In 2006, 3rd Ward opened with a new idea: a one-stop innovation incubator for you to make something, learn something, and be something. Six years later, we’re going strong and have you to thank.

When: Saturday, June 1, 2013 | 2:00pm - 10:00pm

Where: 195 Morgan Ave‎ Brooklyn, NY 11237

May 29, 2013

Taste of Times Square @TimesSquareNYC #TasteTSq

What: Taste of Times Square is an outdoor food and music festival featuring international flavors from top restaurants and the city’s best street performers at the Crossroads of the World. Times Square’s most popular culinary destinations set up tables on the street to offer “tastes” of their signature dishes.
When: Monday, June 3, 2013 | 5:00PM - 9:00PM
Where: 46th Street between Broadway and 9th Avenue including historic Restaurant Row

Cost: Tickets are $1 per ticket and are redeemable for "tastes" and beverages. Most dishes are $2-6 each.

May 28, 2013

Manhattanhenge - Sunset On The Grid

What: For Manhattan, a place where evening matters more than morning, that special day comes twice a year. This year, on May 28 at 8:16pm and May 29 at 8:15pm, be amazed as the sun aligns precisely with the Manhattan street grid, creating a radiant glow of light across Manhattan's brick and steel canyons, simultaneously illuminating both the north and south sides of every cross street of the borough's grid. A truly rare and beautiful sight.
When: Tue, May 28 at 8:10PM – Wed, May 29 at 8:20PM

6th annual Films on the Green festival

What: Films on the Green is a free out-door French film festival that brings classic and contemporary French cinema to New Yorkers in different parks around the city. Events are free and open to the public. Not to worry there are English subtitles! This year's theme celebrates love  " à la française, " the seduction, the passion, and the jealousy.

French DJ’s from WNYU will spin music before the screening, so make sure to get there early! Films begin at sunset (approx. 8:30), we invite you to pack a picnic and bring a blanket to enjoy this summer’s festival. 

Here is the schedule of films and screening locations:

June 7 at Central Park, Cedar Hill: Mississippi Mermaid by Truffaut

June 14 at Washington Square Park: The Art of Love by Mouret

June 21 at Washington Square Park: French Cancan by Renoir

June 28 at Tompkins Square Park: Angel and Tony by Delaporte

July 5 at Tompkins Square Park: Heartbreaker by Chaumeil

July 12 at Riverside Park, Pier I: Marius and Jeannette by Guédiguian

July 19 at Riverside Park – Pier I: We won’t grow old together by Pialat

July 26 at Transmitter Park (Greenpoint, Brooklyn): U by Solotareff & Elissalde

Aug. 2 at Transmitter Park (Greenpoint, Brooklyn): A Summer’s Tale by Rohmer

Sept. 5 at Columbia University (at 116th St): Wild Reeds by Téchiné (Sunset @ 8:30)

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May 27, 2013

35th Annual Museum Mile Festival

What: Support the arts and expand your mind with the vast richness and cultural diversity of the ten museums on Fifth Ave.
 When: Tuesday, June 11th, 2013 | 6 – 9 pm | Rain or Shine
Where: Along Fifth Avenue From 82nd Street to 105th Street


Memorial Day Concert at St. John the Divine

What: Musical performance by the New York Philharmonic. Tickets are first-come, first-served and available the day of the performance at the Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine. Tickets will be handed out at 6:00PM.
When: Mon, May, 27, 2013  |  8:00 PM
Where: The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine
Cost: FREE

May 26, 2013

The Brooklyn Memorial Day Parade

What: The 146th year, this is one of the oldest Memorial Day parades in the nation. The theme for the 2013 parade is “Lest We Forget.”
When: May 27, 2013  | 11:00AM
Where: 87th Street and Third Ave, Brooklyn

May 25, 2013

Governors Island: Opening Day Family Festival

What: Kicking off the summer season at GIA’s 9th Annual Family Festival with tunes, jives, crafts and more! Highlights from our Family Festival schedule this year include:
  • Performances throughout the day by The Maybelles, Arm of the Sea Theater, Michael Arenella, and Julie Pasqual.
  • An amazing puppet-making workshop hosted by Lisa Abbatomarco, face painting by Better Than Jam, arts and craft activities by the Children’s Art Museum Island Outpost;
  • Exciting environmental and harbor education activities with the New York Urban Assembly Harbor School, the Metropolitan Waterfront Alliance, The River Project, and Earth Matter; and
  • Fun lawn games, bubble-making, and bouncy-house tumbling with GIA, Sage Logan, and the Harbor School PTA…and more!
Join the Governors Island Alliance in Nolan Park for arts and crafts, musical and theatrical performances, and harbor-education activities for kids. Sponsored by the Governors Island Alliance. For more information, visit

When: Sunday, May 26, 2013  |  12pm-4pm
Where: Governors Island

Green-Wood’s Annual Memorial Day Concert

What: This year Green-Wood celebrates 15 years of bringing Memorial Day music to visitors from all over the area. The concert features the ISO Symphonic Band, founded in 1995 to sponsor talented students throughout New York City and led by ISO’s inimitable founder and conductor Brian P. Worsdale. Each year we feature the works of Green-Wood’s permanent residents Fred Ebb, Louis Moreau Gottschalk, Leonard Bernstein, and many others. 

Bring a blanket and enjoy this early summer performance. Food and refreshments will be on sale all day. Directly after the concert, enjoy a special trolley tour with Green-Wood Historian Jeff Richman. Click here for more information on the tour, and reserve your spot now – that tour fills up quickly.

When: May 27, 2013 | 2:30 pm
Where: 500 25th Street, Brooklyn, NY, 11232

May 24, 2013

Slaid Cleaves: Naked Soul

What: Slaid Cleaves returns to the Rubin Museum after his sold-out concerts in 2009 and 2011. The New York Times has called him “one of the finest songwriters from Texas." He phrases like a grifter trying to croon his low-down past away, and writes like he knows he never will. Slaid has a reputation for sincere and intimate live performances. His song "Broke Down," written with childhood pal Rod Picott, won Best Song of the Year at the Austin Music Awards.  And now, 20 years after his Southwest migration from Maine to Texas, he’s releasing his first live album — a double disc, no less, titled Sorrow & Smoke: Live at the Horseshoe Lounge, on Music Road Records.
When: Friday June 28, 2013 @ 7:00 PM
Where: Rubin Museum
Cost: $30.00 in advance / $35.00 day of  |  Member Price: $27.00

May 23, 2013

Celebrate Brooklyn! Dance Parties presented by BRIC ARTS | MEDIA | BKLYN

What: Sweeping views, great lawn, dance lessons, beer gardens, bike valet... and it's free! Three spring evenings feature some of the coolest dance bands on the planet, the funkiest DJs under the stars, and the greatest view in the world on Pier 1! 
When: Thursday, May 23, 2013, 7:00 PM
Where: Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1

Cost: FREE

May 21, 2013

Gateway to Nations PowWow

What: 3 days of singing, dancing, music, crafts, jewelry, birds of prey & more!

May 31, 2013(Student Day); 10am-5pm(Open to School Groups and the General Public) 
$7 General Admission for everyone of all ages
School groups must pre-register. Please visit the following link to download a registration form.
All school registration forms and payment must be received by Friday, May 24th, 2013.
For more information, Email or call 718-686-9297.

June 1st & 2nd, 2013; 11am-7pm 

Grand Entry of Dancers at 1pm and 4pm
Price: $14 Adults & Teens, $8 Children 6-12 years old & Seniors 65+, Free for Children 5 years old and under; Free parking
•Limited seating available so you’re welcome to bring your own chairs and/or Umbrellas.
•Redhawk Pow Wows are Rain or Shine outdoor events therefore no refunds will be given.
• No alcohol or drugs, no outside food, drinks, ice or coolers will be allowed on the premises.

May 31st, June 1st & June 2nd, 2013
Where: Floyd Bennett Field: 50 Aviation Road, Brooklyn, NY 11234


Shakespeare in the Park is back!

What: Over the past 50 years, more than 5 million people have enjoyed productions at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park for free.​​ Help keep Shakespeare in the Park performances free for all. Starts next Tuesday!
May 28 - June 30
Come the first week for your best chance of getting in!
July 23 - August 18​

May 20, 2013

Last Exit Pub Quiz!

What: Get all the trivia you’ll ever need with a whopping 50 questions a night at our Pub Quiz, one of the longest-running trivia nights in the city!

Teams of 4 (or fewer) compete for cash prizes (1st and 2nd place) and stretch their brains with questions ranging from sports to politics to pop culture and quirky categories like, “Last Exit Theater” (hosts perform scenes from movies)“Canadian or Not Canadian?” (decide if celebs like Michael Cera hail from our friend to the north), & Bodega Price is Right (does toilet paper really cost that much?)

Pub Quiz is held every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month @ 9 p.m. sharp (your brain gets a break about halfway through.) Get there early to secure seats and register the team.

Only $5 a person to register! Winning teams split the cash.

When: Monday, May 20, 2013, 9:00 PM
Where: Last Exit Bar, 136 Atlantic Ave.

An Absolute Memorial Day Lunch Break

What: DJ Questlove is back in NYC for Memorial Day weekend and looks like he'd like to pick up a few more nickels on the Thursday before. So, there's a fantastic Open Bar Party going down at Avenue Nightclub. This is the one hour afternoon dance party you don't want to miss!
When: Thu, May 23 at 12:30PM – 1:30PM
Where: Avenue Nightclub: 116 10th Avenue


Summer Concert Series in Central Park

What: Join Mariah Carey as she kicks off the Good Morning America Summer Concert Series at Summerstage in Central Park. You know the score; you show up and she'll show you how you win 5 Grammies. #GMAMariah
When: Fri, May 24 at 7:00AM – 9:00AM
Where: Central Park Summer Stage 5th Avenue

May 18, 2013

Peanuts Artist Tom Everhart Brings Exhibition of New Works to NYC

What: Artist Tom Everhart, world-renowned for his paintings of Snoopy, Charlie Brown and the entire cast of Peanuts, presents his latest exhibition entitled Rollin With the Homies.
When: Sat, May 18 at 7:00PM – 9:00PM
Where: AFA (Amazing Fine Art): 54 Greene Street

RSVP Required or 
Telephone: 212-226-7374 
*As a result of Charles Schultz’s wishes, Tom Everhart will be the only artist ever allowed to work with the Peanuts subject matter.

May 17, 2013

The 40th Annual Ninth Avenue International Food Festival

What: Every Spring, The Ninth Avenue International Food Festival welcomes guests who gather to celebrate New York City's properous and diverse food culture and cuisine against the picturesque backdrop of Legendary Times Square. There will be live stage entertainment of international music and dance at 55th Street.

Experience the delightful taste of various cuisines from different countries: Poland, Italy, Spain, Greece, Japan, Thailand and many others.

Games and fun activities for the children.

When: Saturday and Sunday May 18th & 19th 2013 | 12:00 noon - 5:00 PM
Where: 9th Avenue 42nd - 57th Streets

May 16, 2013

Summer on the Hudson: 10th Annual Mamapalooza Outdoor Extravaganza

What: Moms Rock! Celebrate mothers and the people who love them at our annual music and art-filled festival featuring family bands, kids activities, Gymboree Play Tent, crafts, eco-environmental information, food, vendors, interactive fun, and more! Fitness demos begin at 11AM. Music starts at noon. Everyone welcome.
When: Sunday, May 19, 2013  |  11:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.
Where: Pier I in Riverside Park South, Manhattan

May 15, 2013

7th Annual New York Dance Parade

What: Amongst beautifully crafted floats, live bands and DJs, the parade is ordered chronologically honoring the history of dance from ancient to contemporary.
At DanceFest we will come together and celebrate watching free dance performances, be able to take free dance lessons and enjoy a Dance Party.When: May 18, 2013 | 1pm
Where: 21st Street and Broadway and ends at St. Marks, Tompkins Square Park

May 14, 2013

Eve Signing at Best Buy – Union Square

What: Come to Best Buy – Union Square at 5PM on Tuesday, May 14th for the Eve signing. Starting at 10AM on Tuesday, May 14th the first 400 people who purchase the new CD “Lip Lock” will get to meet her and have their CD signed. Wristbands cannot be replaced. Time is subject to change. Due to anticipated attendance, autographs are on a first-come, first-served basis.
When: Tuesday, May 14, 2013 at 5:00pm – 7:00pm
Where: Best Buy - Union Square

Somewhere Fun (Vineyard Theatre)

What: Rosemary and Evelyn met “a hundred thousand years ago” in Central Park when their children were barely born. SOMEWHERE FUN reunites the two women thirty-five years later on Madison Avenue, one windy fall day. With their children now grown and the world changing rapidly before (what’s left of) their eyes, each finds herself face to face with the terrors, joys, and surprises of life and time. SOMEWHERE FUN is a wildly original story about connection — to our families, our memories, our moment in time.
When: May 15, 2013  |  7:00 PM
Where: 108 East 15th street

Tickets: $30

Passport to Taiwan 2013

What: Since the initiation of the “Passport to Taiwan” festival in 2002, it has become the most important event for the Taiwanese American and the Mandarin Speaking community in the New York Tri-State area. The festival has since become the largest outdoor Taiwanese event in the entire United States.
Events include: 

  • Performances by TPEC
  • Monkey Pilot 猴子飛行員 (Monkey Pilot made out of seasoned musicians from different famous Taiwan indie bands collaborating together in a Supergroup).
  • 88balaz 八十八顆芭樂籽 - From Taipei Taiwan, a bluesy garage band with just enough local Tai-Ke intensity.
  • Torpid May - Melodic collage from the Far East that is at times delicate and coarse, somber and affecting, dreamy and stern.
  • The Hsu-Nami – New York City based electric erhu(二胡) progressive rock band.
  • Uzuhi & Lin Shih-Pao- New York City Japanese Punk Rock Band “Uzuhi” collaborates with Taiwanese painting artist to peform “Music x Art” live on stage.
“Hello Taiwan NYC!” concert: Saturday, May 18, 2013 6:00pm until 10:00pm
Drom NYC (85 Ave A, New York 10009)  

Cost: $15

When: Sunday May 26, 2013 | 12pm-5pm
Where: Union Square

May 13, 2013

Spring Kids Fest

What: This FREE event is open to all little ones and big kid hearts who love live entertainment, crafts, games, food, face painting and much much more. Did we mention it’s FREE? We welcome you and your families to join us for a day of fun. Make sure to sign up for our e-newsletters on our homepage and check back for upcoming special sneak peeks!
When: May 18, 2013 | 10:30am-1:30pm
Where: Madison Square Park, 23rd St and Madison Ave

6th Annual Shred Fest

What: Shred Fest NYC is a free paper shredding event, held to increase public awareness of identity theft prevention and to remind New Yorkers about the importance of shredding documents that contain personal information before throwing them away. In addition to having their documents shredded in truck mounted industrial shredding equipment, New Yorkers will receive information on how to prevent identify theft. The first 5 people to arrive will receive a free paper shredder donated by Staples. All of the shredded paper generated by Shred Fest NYC will be recycled.
    Old Bank Statements
    Old Pay Stubs
    Credit Card Applications
    Old Papers With Personal Identifying Information


When: Sunday, May 19, 2013  |  10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Where: This event will be held at multiple locations throughout the city. Visit to find the closest one to you.

May 12, 2013

Touch-A-Truck Street Fair and Fundraiser

What: At Touch-A-Truck, kids will have a chance to come and touch, climb on, sit in and experience many of the trucks they see in their everyday life. Families will enjoy a day of fun, food and entertainment with activities such as arts and crafts, games, face painting, music, and more.
When: Sat, May 18 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Where: West Side YMCA: West 64th Street between Broadway and Central Park West

May 9, 2013

Japan Day @ Central Park 2013

What: Mission:                
1)To build bridges of cultural understanding between the people of Japan and the U.S.
2)To show the local Japanese community’s appreciation toward their home city, New York.
3)To facilitate stronger grassroots connections within the local Japanese community
Japan Run *Rain or Shine
Starting Time
- 4-Mile Run   8:00AM Start
- Kids Race    9:30AM Start
Main Entrance: 69th Street & 5th Avenue
Starting Point: Central Park East Drive 68th Street
Pre-Race Performance:Awaodori by Home Island Project
National Anthem:  Sung by TAEKO
Hosted by: New York Road Runners
# of Runners:Approximately 5,000 finishers
New York Road Runners Official Website:
When: SUNDAY MAY 12th, 2013, Mother’s Day
Where: Central Park’s Bandshell Area: 69th Street and 5th Avenue


May 8, 2013

Parallax ‘Art’ Fair

What: Parallax ‘Art’ Fair in New York is held at The Prince George. It is the first non-art fair that makes a uniquely refreshing conceptual statement about subjectivity and the commoditization of taste. It offers an intellectual framework where visitors can dare to be themselves for a change. 
When: Sat May 11: 11am - 5pm  |  Sun May 12: 11am - 5pm
Where: Prince George Ballroom: 15 E27th St., New York

May 7, 2013

2013 Tour de Queens

What: The 2013 Tour de Queens will begin in a totally new location, Astoria Park! The tour, as usual, will be approximately 20 miles, and will visit the neighborhoods of Astoria, Long Island City, Ridgewood, Maspeth, Rego park, Middle Village, Forest Hills, Corona, and East Elmhurst. Riders will be escorted through the tour by the NYPD. Our rest stop will be held in one of Queens best kept secrets, Juniper Park! Registration is required, and will open on June 4th. We'll be capping the tour at 1,250 riders.
When: Sunday, July 7, 2013 - 8:00am
Where: Astoria Park

May 5, 2013


What: In an evening inspired by the release of the book Cook it Raw, Momofuku's David Chang welcomes fellow chefs Massimo Bottura and Daniel Patterson for a conversation with Cook It Raw founder Alessandro Porcelli and moderated by journalist Lisa Abend.
When: Wednesday, May 22, 2013, 7 p.m.
Where: NYPL: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, Celeste Bartos Forum

For all ages
$25 General Admission, $15 FRIENDS, Seniors and Students with valid ID - Become a FRIEND for a $10 discount on every ticket for LIVE

May 4, 2013

New York Indian Film Festival

What: New York City has gone Bollywood! The New York Indian Film Festival is the world’s oldest and most prestigious movie series dedicated to feature, documentary and short films made in — or simply about — the Indian subcontinent. Organized over five days, the extravaganza features screenings, post-screening discussions, industry panels, nightly networking parties, red carpet galas, media attention and packed audiences. 

On May 4, Flushing Town Hall gets in on the action with the Dosa Hunt, which tells the funny tale of a diverse group of music-world friends on a quest to find their hometown’s best dosa, a South Indian crepe. Following this short is The Human Factor, a documentary focusing on the Lords, a Parsi family whose contribution to Hindi film music parallels that of any of the great music directors or singers, yet is widely unknown.

When: Saturday, May 4 | 7pm – 9pm
Where: Flushing Town Hall: 137-35 Northern Boulevard, Flushing

Cost: $10/$5 for members and students with ID

Cinco de Mayo Festival

What: Come join the festivites of Cinco de Mayo hosted by Casa Puebla USA. There will be live music, dancing, food and giveaways. This event is packed with fun for all ages.
When: Sunday, May 5, 2013  |  10:00 a.m.–6:00 p.m.
Where: Flushing Meadows Corona Park: Event is located at the Festival Site behind the Queens Theatre in the Park. Grand Central Pkwy., Whitestone Exwy. bet. 111 St. and College Point Blvd., Park Drive E.

May 3, 2013

Taste of Tribeca

What: Now in its 19th year, Taste of Tribeca is a one-of-a-kind outdoor culinary festival featuring signature dishes from renowned Tribeca chefs, a family-friendly Kids’ Zone, a comprehensive wine tour and live entertainment provided exclusively by City Winery. There will also be locally-brewed beverages for sale, such as Bruce Cost Ginger Ale, Waa-tah, NY Spring, Plan Tea and Gus Soda. The Festival takes place from 11:30am to 3:00pm on Duane Street (between Greenwich and Hudson).

One ticket provides six tastes from any of the restaurants taking part.
11:30am Modern Martial Arts Demo
12:00pm Looney Lenny
1:00pm Looney Lenny
2:00pm Story Pirates

Plus Cupcake Decorating, Balloons, Face Painting, Nail Painting, Hair Color and Fun for All!

When: This event is rain or shine May 18 from 11:30am until 3:00pm.
Where: Various locations

Guactacular 2013

What: Afternoon Guactacular featuring 20 at-home-guacamole prodigies who think their guacamole will make you weep. 
A live taping of The Sporkful Podcast
Night-time Guactacular with local restaurants, chefs and members of the food community competing for the People's vote.
The Coolhaus truck in the afternoon and the Mexicue truck in the evening.
A photobooth with fun props
Tortilla Chips provided by Food Should Taste Good
When: Sunday, May 5, 2013 2:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: The Bell House: 149 7th St Brooklyn, NY 11215

Tickets: $15.00 - $28.00

Frappuccino Happy Hour!

What: Starbucks is once again offering their Frappuccino Happy Hour promotion. Under the promotion, customers can get half-off the price of any Frappuccino.
In conjunction with Frappuccino Happy Hour, Starbucks is launching the new Caramel Ribbon Crunch Frappuccino. The frosty drink features "coffee blended with four kinds of caramel, milk and ice topped with a layer of dark caramel sauce, whipped cream, caramel drizzle and crunchy sugar topping." It's not exactly clear which four kinds of caramel are used.
When: Friday, May 3 through Sunday, May 12, 2013  |  3 - 5PM
Where: Various locations

Celebrate Korean Children's Day and Cinco de Mayo!

What: In Korea, May 5th holds the same excitement that birthdays or Christmas bring to children in other parts of the world. Experience Korea through Arts and Culture programs including Traditional Marching Band performance and interactive workshop, Korean knotting (Maedeup) making workshop for kids and K-POP Dance workshop learning Korean pop sensation PSY's Music and Dance.

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with Aurelia Fernandez, a master of Mexican paper arts. Cinco de Mayo (5th of May) commemorates an important battle in Puebla, Mexico and is largely celebrated in the Pueblo region of Mexico and by Mexican Americans. Aurelia will lead family-friendly workshops throughout the day. Join us for pinata making and cooking the essential festival food of Cinco de Mayo: mole Poblano, a thick spicy sauce blending over 40 ingredients.

When: Sunday, May 5, 1pm
Where: Flushing Town Hall 


2013 Tour de Brooklyn

What: 2013 Tour de Brooklyn: The tour will be approximately 20 miles, and will visit the neighborhoods of Ft. Greene, DUMBO, Red Hook, Carroll Gardens, Park Slope, Crown Heights, Stuyvestant Heights, Bushwick, Williamsburg and Greenpoint. Our rest stop will bring you to one of Brooklyn's best kept secrets, Lincoln Terrace Park. Riders of all ages and abilities are encouraged to participate! Visit to register. Registration will open on May 6 and will be capped at 1,250 participants.
Distance: 20M
When: Sunday, June 2, 2013 - 8:00am
Where: Commodore Barry Park, Brooklyn

Price: $20 for non-TA members, $15 for TA members


What: Grand Central will be anchored by a rare public display of historic train cars in the Terminal. One of the historic train cars returning to Grand Central Terminal will be “The Most Famous Train in the World”, The 20th Century Limited. Other historical trains include Pullman, NY Central and business cars of yesteryear. This free, family friendly weekend will be filled with many fun activities, performances, and a “railroadiana” artifacts and trade show, sure to appeal to transportation enthusiasts of all types.
When: MAY 11 – 12, 2013 

May 2, 2013

New York Film Festival

What: We proudly welcome Indo-American Arts Council's 13th annual New York Indian Film Festival with a screening followed by a discussion. This festival gives filmmakers from/of/about the Indian subcontinent platforms to tell their stories.

Dosa Hunt - A film by Amrit Singh.
This is a short film by Amrit Singh featuring a diverse group of music-world friends -- Vampire Weekend's Rostam Batmanglij, Das Racist's Himanshu Suri and Ashok "Dapwell" Kondabolu, Yeasayer's Anand Wilder, Neon Indian's Alan Palomo, jazz pianist Vijay Iyer, and Stereogum's Executive Editor, Singh -- on a quest to find their hometown's best dosa. The delicious traditional South Indian crepe has earned this long-overdue cinematic closeup. Dosa Hunt is a snapshot of a transitional generation in America's immigrant/art experience, in hot pursuit of good food.

The Human Factor - Directed by Rudradeep Bhattacharjee.

The Human Factor focuses closely in on the story of the Lords, a family of Parsi musicians whose contribution to Hindi film music parallels that of any of the great music directors or singers, yet is widely unknown. But the story of the Lords is not theirs alone, but represents thousands of other composers. This documentary is crucial to providing an obscure chapter in the history of Indian Bollywood cinema.

When: Saturday, May 4, 7pm
Where: Flushing Town Hall

Tickets: $10/$5 Members and Students

5th Annual Spring Handmade Cavalcade

What: The EtsyNY Street Team has become synonymous with the best handmade wares, made by some of the most creative local artisans and crafters in the NYC metropolitan area.
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.
When: Saturday, May 4, 2013, from 10am - 5pm
Where: The Space: 50 North 3rd Street, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

The Jamaica Collection: Where Style Comes From

What: The Jamaica Center BID -- home to New York's largest urban fashion district -- is pleased to present a red carpet evening of trendsetting fashion. Don't miss what promises to be a fabulous evening of fashion! For additional information, visit
When: Saturday, June 1st - 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: Jamaica Performing Arts Center:153-10 Jamaica Ave (across from Rufus King Park) 

Cost: Free (Tickets Required)

May 1, 2013

Jamaica Meets Spain at Flushing Town Hall

What: Sample the sights and sounds of India, Jamaica, Spain, Korea and Mexico without ever having to board a plane.

We're mixing it up! 2 cultures, 1 stage + an open dance floor. Tribal Legacy and Flamenco Latino share the stage tonight with dance lessons, 2 sets and a musical jam. You'll be seduced by the passion of Spanish Flamenco, while Reggae, with its deep African roots will keep you moving to an upbeat pulse.

Dance Lessons at 7pm - Concert at 8pm
Tickets: $15/$10 Members and Students

When: Friday, May 3, 7pm
Where: Flushing Town Hall

Healthy Cooking with Spices

What: Spice up your life with delicious and healthy cooking flavored with spices rather than salt, sugar and fat! Queens ConnectCare will offer free health screenings (blood pressure, blood glucose and body mass index) and the opportunity to schedule an appointment at the Joseph P. Addabbo Family Health Center.
When: Thursday, May 2nd - 4:00 pm
Where: Queens Library - Central Branch - 89-11 Merrick Boulevard (between Jamaica and Hillside Avenues)


Astronomy Night at the Intrepid Museum

What: Amateur astronomers leading guided viewing
Range of 8 different telescopes
High-tech to no-tech
Multi-media presentations

When: May 10th  |  7:30pm - 10pm
Where: Pier 86: The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum


Shape Up NYC: Zumba

What: Join Shape Up NYC for a free outdoor Zumba class each week at West Harlem Piers! No registration is required, just show up ready to work out! Zumba is a fusion of Latin, International and popular music dance themes creating a dynamic, exciting, effective fitness system! The routines feature aerobic, fitness interval training with a combination of fast and slow rhythms that tone and sculpt the body with easy to follow dance steps.

Shape Up NYC (an NYC Parks program run in partnership with Equinox, NYC Service, and Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield) offers more than 175 free fitness classes every week at locations across the five boroughs to help New Yorkers get and stay fit.

When: Saturday, May 4, 2013  |  11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
Where: West Harlem Piers Park Accessible West 125 Street