September 30, 2013

Harvest Fest & Pumpkin Patch

What: Plan for a day of family fun! Event Schedule.
When: Sunday, October 20th, 2013  |  11am to 6pm
Where: Queens Botanical Garden

ANOPSIA Photo Gallery Opening Celebration

What: Get cultured over at Bar Catalonia at this art opening, and stop in between 6-8pm for free Original Sin Cider tastings. Anopsia, a defect of vision, occurs due to a variety of phenomena. The curated collection features photography and fine art evocative of vision amid insanity, distortion in reflection, blurred vision and physical blindness. Enjoy.
When: Wednesday, October 2, 2013  |  6pm — 10pm
Where: Bar Catalonia: 203 West 41st Street New York, NY 10036

September 29, 2013

Queens Restaurant Week 2013

What: Enjoy $28 three-course dinners and $14 three-course lunches during this time.
When: September 30-October 3 and October 7-October 10.

September 28, 2013

39th Annual Atlantic Antic

What: The Atlantic Antic will bring together thousands of people to Atlantic Avenue to celebrate the longstanding tradition of food, art, music, shopping, festivities, and fun! This institution has over 800 booths, food, and entertainment stages!
When: Sunday, September 29, 12noon - 6PM
Where: Atlantic Avenue from 4th Avenue to 4th Hicks Street, Brooklyn

Medieval Festival

What: Manhattan's Fort Tryon Park is transformed into a medieval market town decorated with bright banners and processional flags. Performers, guests and festival goers dress in medieval costume. Visitors are greeted by authentic medieval music, dance, magic, and minstrels, as well as jugglers and jesters. The afternoon is concluded with a thrilling joust between four knights on horseback. Costumed vendors will be on hand to demonstrate and sell a wide variety of medieval crafts as well as food and drink.
When: Sunday Sept. 29, 2013  |  11:30am - 6pm  
Where: The festival is held in the area surrounding the world famous Cloisters, a magnificent museum of medieval art located in Fort Tryon Park near the northern end of Manhattan Island.

September 27, 2013

New York City Dumpling Festival

What: From pierogis to potstickers and everything in between, the 2013 Tang’s Natural New York City Dumpling Festival is just the event for all the dumpling lovers out there. 
This year will include the highly-anticipated 10th Annual Chef One Dumpling Eating Contest, one of the most exciting eating competitions in New York City!
It doesn’t end there! We will feature live cultural performances, lucky draws and interactive games so there will never be a dull moment. By simply showing up and having a good time, you are commemorating our joint efforts with Food Bank For New York City to alleviate hunger issues in all five boroughs. All proceeds from this event will benefit the Food Bank For NYC. More Info >>

When: September 28, 2013  |  Noon - 5pm
Where: Sara D. Roosevelt Park - E. Houston St. To Canal St. between Chrystie St. and Forsyth St.
Cost: Admission is free! However, attendees must purchase tickets to taste dumplings at each booth. One ticket entitles you to four tastes from any participating restaurant or booth throughout the Festival. Tickets are $20 and sold the day of the event – cash only please.

Le Taste of France in Bryant Park

What: Picture yourself on the last warm weekend of the year, walking through Bryant Park with shopping bags filled with French goods, nibbling away on delicious charcuterie samples from D’Artagnan and sipping a chilled white wine from Bourgogne. You’ll be debating on whether to listen to a cooking demo, participate to a discussion with a famous French writer, take a French lesson, see how the Boing and Airbus engines are made, visit regions of France, have an amazing Grand Wine tasting experience, have a cabaret brunch, view a 3D interactive presentation on the construction of Paris, do some shopping, get a facial at the L’Oreal booth….or all of the above. Choices, choices, all we offer are choices to live the Taste of France however you wish! And there are endless possibilities for all tastes.
When: Saturday, September 28, 11:00am-11:00pm; and Sunday, September 29, 11:00am-7:00pm.
Where: Bryant Park

Dumbo Arts Festival

What: Each year it seeks to highlight Brooklyn’s commitment to and presence in the arts community by presenting the best in local, national, and international art amid the breathtaking backdrop of the Brooklyn Bridge and the Manhattan skyline.
When: Friday, September 27-Sunday, September 29  | 
Friday 6pm to 9pm, Saturday noon to 9pm, Sunday noon to 6pm
Where: DUMBO

September 26, 2013

Champagne Thursday: POPUP Party

What: Sip bubbles from Codorníu and enjoy beer from Estrella Damm, shop fabulous Spanish designers, and meet fellow #BoldWomen in NYC. There will also be a Flamenco dancer and a few surprises in store! Thanks to the ladies at Beiñ The Touch of Spain, you’ll find unique and beautiful pieces from emerging and independent designers.
When: Sept. 26, 2013, 7-9pm
Where: 501 Lexington Ave.

Bike Bonanza

What: Join DOT, Recycle-A-Bicycle and Bike New York at this Bike Bonanza for free, fun activities for the whole family. Come to get fitted for a free helmet, upgrade your child's bike or have your children learn how to ride for the first time, and more.
When: Saturday Sept. 28, 11am-3pm
Where: Southwest playground north of Van Cortlandt Park S. Between Broadway & Major Deegan Expressway

2nd Annual Pratt Alumni Art & Design Fair

What: Apparel, ceramics, jewelry, paintings, photography, sculptures, and more created by 45 talented Pratt alumni, including EtsyNY's 2C Design Shop!
When: Saturday, September 28, 11AM - 4PM
Where: Pratt Institute Brooklyn Campus | 200 Willoughby Avenue

September 25, 2013


What: "Shop on a ship with the only beer on the pier!" 
Lilac is a decommissioned tugboat and a historical, not to mention supercool, place to visit!
Bowsprite, talented EtsyNY artist and Lilac expert, is your hostess!

When: Saturday, September 28 and Saturday October 26, 1PM - 7PM
Where: Pier 25, Hudson River Park

September 22, 2013


What: A traditional county fair with blue ribbon competitions in livestock, produce, home crafts, arts and crafts, and more. Enjoy the Amazing Maize Maze, visit the Con Edison Ecology Booth where you can adopt-a-worm for your home compost bin, get great planting tips, recycling ideas, and enjoy free crafts for kids!  The fair features, pie-eating and corn-husking contests, Big Apple Circus To-Go Shows, pig-racing, hayrides, carnival rides, and midway. Visit our Bavarian Garden, Irish band on Saturday and German band on Sunday, craft and food vendors and more. This is a fun event for the entire family!
When: Sept. 22, 2013  |  11am-6pm
Where: Queens County Farm Museum
ADULTS: $8.00
CHILDREN: $5.00 (12 & under)
Free with Farm Membership
* Admission does not include maze, carnival rides/games and various other fair activities.

Brooklyn Philharmonic Strings and Slam Poets

What: Brooklyn native and 2012 New York City Youth Poet Laureate, Ishmael Islam, otherwise known as "Ish," is only 20 years old, but he's already an accomplished poet, musician, filmmaker, graphic artist, emcee and performer. On Sunday, he brings his stirring spoken word poetry to Brooklyn Bridge Park for a collaboration with the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra, which will accompany Ish’s work with contemporary chamber music by Mark Mellits, Don Byron and Randall Woolf. The free show takes place at the Granite Prospect on the waterfront.
When: September 22, 2013  |  6pm
Where: Brooklyn Bridge Park: 334 Furman St. Brooklyn, NY 11201

Last Day of the Coney Island Film Festival

What: The mission of the Coney Island Film Festival is to raise funds for the non-profit arts organization Coney Island USA and to present an engaging and entertaining program of films in the heart of Brooklyn's most storied neighborhood.
The Coney Island Film Festival screens a truly eclectic range of films from the U.S. and all over the world and much to the delight of our audience features a number of "made in Coney Island" productions each year.
When: Sept. 22, 2013
Where: Coney Island USA 1208 Surf Ave. Brooklyn, NY


What: The Brooklyn Book Festival is the largest free literary event in New York City, presenting an array of national and international literary stars and emerging authors. One of America’s premier book festivals, this hip, smart diverse gathering attracts thousands of book lovers of all ages to enjoy authors and the festival’s lively literary marketplace.
When: SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 22, 2013  |  10am-6pm  |  RAIN OR SHINE
Where: Brooklyn Borough Hall and Plaza: 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn NY 11201

September 21, 2013

6th Annual Governors Island Art Fair

What: Indulge your curiosity by exploring the abandoned military barracks of Governors Island Art Fair, 100 singular rooms of painting, photography, sculpture, installation, video, sound, and performance art. Run by artists, for artists, New York's largest independent exhibition enters its sixth year this fall. Once again GIAF organizers, 4heads, have sifted through a sea of creative proposals from New York and around the world, giving 100 of the best a full room each, in which to wreak havoc as they see fit. 4heads' programs are tailored to serve the under-resourced, attracting hidden culture and fostering community through collaborative expression.
When: Saturday, Sept 21st, 10:00am to 7:00pm
Where: Building 111, Colonels Row and Nolan Park, Governor Island

Summer Thunder 2013: Union Pool Free Shows

What: If you got few hours to kill during lazy Saturday afternoons I suggest checking it out. If you've been here at night you know how crazy it gets. Luckily in the afternoon on Saturdays the atmosphere is super chill. Throw in few good bands and it's a perfect way to spend Saturday afternoon.
When: Saturday, Sept 21st, 2:00pm to 7:00pm
Where: Union Pool: 484 Union Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

Brooktober Fest

What: A free event with music and Booze on the East River in Williamsburg. Featuring music from J Roddy Walston and The Business The Warden and FAME, EYE RA HAZE Justina Valentine, Katie Costello, Soul Junkies. Dj Sets all day by DJ ADAM of Lordz of Brooklyn. This is a 21 and over event with Food and Beer all day and night. 2PM to 10PM with the best views of Manhattan NYC has to offer. Located on the waterfront at the end of North 11th Street in Williamsburg.
When: Saturday, Sept 21st, 2pm - 10pm
Where: 5 North 11th Street, Brooklyn NY 11222

September 20, 2013

chashama Open Studios 2013

What: chashama and the NYC Economic Development Corporation invite the greater New York City area to visit chashama's largest subsidized studio program located at the historic Brooklyn Army Terminal. Spread across two adjacent buildings and situated along Brooklyn's waterfront in the Sunset Park neighborhood, the studios have been a work space for painters, sculptors, photographers, experimental mixed media artists, and even fire-breathing performers! The studio program is currently home to over 85 artists.
When: Friday, September 20, 6-10PM  |  Saturday, September 21, 12-6PM
Where: 140 58th Street Building A (Unit 3J) and Building B (Unit 4I) Brooklyn, NY 11220

Museum School Fall Crafts Extravaganza!

What: This benefit for the Museum School will feature many vendors from EtsyNY. Handmade jewelry, clothing and accessories for all ages, art, housewares, bath, body and more!
Please visit for more info and a list of confirmed vendors.

When: Saturday, September 21, 11AM - 5PM
Where: 17th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues

September 19, 2013

The NY Art Book Fair

What: Free and open to the public, the NY Art Book Fair is the world's premier event for artists' books, catalogs, monographs, periodicals, and zines. Last year, the fair featured 283 booksellers, antiquarians, artists, and independent publishers from twenty-six countries, and was attended by more than 25,000 people.
When: September 20–22, 2013  |  Preview Sept 19, 6-9pm
Where: MoMA PS1, 22-25 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, NY  

September 18, 2013


What: PHOTOVILLE will be a feisty mix of exhibitions, lectures, hands-on workshops, nighttime projections, photo dog run, and a summer beer-garden that will create a photographic destination like no other at Pier 5.
When: Thursday, September 19 - Sunday, September 29, 2013 - All Day
Where: Pier 5 

September 17, 2013

Talk Like a Pirate - In 2 days!

What: Any buccaneer to enter a participating Krispy Kreme and talk like a pirate gets one FREE Original Glazed® doughnut. To the landlubber who dares to wear full pirate attire goes a bounty of one FREE dozen Original Glazed doughnuts. Offer good on International Talk Like a Pirate Day, September 19th, only. At participating US and Canadian locations.
When: Thursday Sept. 19, 2013 
Where: Krispy Kreme - 2 Penn Plaza-Amtrak Level New York, NY 10001

September 16, 2013

Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC RBC #RaceForKids

What: Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City, the nation’s first and New York’s largest youth mentoring organization, reached out to inform us about the 5k race expected to draw approximately 4,000 participants who will raise more than $1 million in support of the organization’s youth mentoring programs. If you run the race you also receive a ticket to attend Nickelodeon Worldwide Day of Play, which is its 10th Anniversary. There will be a concert along with other fun activities with the main singer still being determined. Follow @BBBSNYC and #RaceForKids
When: September 21st, 2013  |  8am - 4pm
Where: Prospect Park Brooklyn

Thai Restaurant Week 2013

What: Enjoy discounted meals at 12 NYC Thai restaurants. Some of the deals include a complimentary drink plus a discount off of a prix-fixe meal.  Enjoy!
When: Sept. 16-22, 2013
Where: Participating Restaurants

September 14, 2013

Mid-Autumn Moon Festival Family Day

What: Enjoy storytelling, traditional performances, drop-in arts and crafts activities like making lanterns and shadow puppets, and take family-friendly tours of MOCA's exhibits.
When: Saturday, September 21st, noon-4pm
Where: Museum of Chinese in America, 215 Centre Street between Howard and Grand Streets
Cost: $10 for adults, $6 for children 2-12

September 13, 2013

92nd Street Y Streetfest – Upper East Side

What: Check out the Y's fall programming and classes, enjoy family performances, arts and crafts, sports and games, and lots of vendors. Be sure to hit the Kid Central zone on 84th and 85th Streets featuring family-friendly performances, art projects like snacklaces, braid lanyards and an American Girl-themed craft, demos by the 92Y Gymstars Gymnastics Team, a Tiny Tumblers Toddler Obstacle Course a section devoted to preschoolers.
When: Sunday, September 15th,  noon-5pm
Where: Lexington Avenue between 79th and 94th Streets

September 12, 2013

Museum Day Live!

What: In the spirit of Smithsonian Museums, who offer free admission everyday, Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone presenting a Museum Day Ticket... for free.
When: Saturday Sept 28th, 2013
Where: Various Locations

September 11, 2013

Autumn Moon Festival

What: You will love visiting Snug Harbor's serene New York Chinese Scholar's Garden on any day, but the spot is particularly stunning during this annual harvest fest when it's festooned with Chinese lanterns. Other attractions include Chinese dance and music, martial arts and cooking demos, calligraphy lessons, storytelling, food and crafts.
When: Sunday, September 15th, 1-5pm
Where: New York Chinese Scholar's Garden, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island
Cost: $10 for adults, $8 for students, free for children under 6

September 11th memorials

Freeman Plaza West
The Port Authority of NY&NJ will dedicate trees to their colleagues and victims of the September 11th attacks, as well as those who lost their lives in the 1993 bombing at the World Trade Center.

Tree dedication at 11:30 am. Stop by any time during the day for a moment of quiet reflection.
Entrances to Freeman Plaza West are on Hudson Street; one near Watts Street, the other near Broome Street.

The New York City Fire Museum
FDNY Commissioner Salvatore Cassano will lay a wreath of remembrance to the 343 members of the FDNY who made the supreme sacrifice at the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001.
The event begins at 1:00 pm and is open to the public.
The New York City Fire Museum is located at 278 Spring Street.

Patriot Day: Wednesday Sept. 11th, 2013

Today marks the twelfth anniversary of the tragic September 11th, 2001 attacks that changed New York forever. To pay homage to those who lost their lives in the unthinkable tragedy, artists Julian Laverdiere and Paul Myoda will once again illuminate the sky in Lower Manhattan with their stunning Tribute in Light
The twin beams will begin at sunset on Wednesday, September 11th, and shine brightly until sunrise on September 12th.
The soaring blue beams will be visible from many points in the five boroughs, radiating from the area where the Twin Towers once stood. The lights themselves are located at West and Morris Streets, and create an ephemeral representation of the original towers in celestial blue light. For the past 11 years, the lights have been a somber but tasteful reminder of that fateful day in 2001.
Recently, the 9/11 Memorial and Museum adopted Tribute in Light, maintaining its funding so that it may be seen in an informal program each anniversary.

September 10, 2013

Anniversary of Sept. 11

What: The official MTA/Port Authority 9/11 memorial service usually lasts from 8am - 12pm with two moments of silence at 8:45am and 9:03am. At roughly 5pm, gather at the 'Remembrance Fountain' in front of Building 7. This is where we read aloud the names of our 'Forgotten Heroes'. The First Responders who lost their lives after 9/11 and are not acknowledged during the "official" remembrance ceremony at Ground Zero.  
There will be a group of activists in the area all day long and other key areas, so keep that in mind as well. 
When: Sept 11, 2013, 7am
Where: St. Paul’s Chapel along the black fences, Vesey and Church St. 

Brooklyn Kite Festival

What: B.Y.O.K. (bring your own kite) and then let it soar in front of the glorious Manhattan skyline. If you don't have a kite, they will be available for purchase in the park. Afterward, explore everything Brooklyn Bridge Park has to offer, including a historic carousel and awesome playgrounds.
Brooklyn-based artist Carol Bove (b. 1971, Switzerland) is known for her simple yet intricate assemblages of found and made objects. - See more at:
Brooklyn-based artist Carol Bove (b. 1971, Switzerland) is known for her simple yet intricate assemblages of found and made objects. - See more at:
Brooklyn-based artist Carol Bove (b. 1971, Switzerland) is known for her simple yet intricate assemblages of found and made objects. - See more at:
Brooklyn-based artist Carol Bove (b. 1971, Switzerland) is known for her simple yet intricate assemblages of found and made objects. - See more at:
Brooklyn-based artist Carol Bove (b. 1971, Switzerland) is known for her simple yet intricate assemblages of found and made objects. - See more at:
When: Saturday, September 14th  |  10am-1pm
Where: Brooklyn Bridge Park, Pier 1's Harbor View Lawn

China Day Cultural Sports Week

What: The Better Chinatown Society also hosts this third annual fest, with athletic activities for all and a celebration of the holiday.
When: Sunday, September 15th at noon
Where: Leif Erickson Park, 65th to 67th Streets and Eighth Avenue, Sunset Park

September 9, 2013

Fall for Dance Festival 2013

What: In celebration of its tenth anniversary, the festival offers two free evenings at Central Park's Delacorte Theater in addition to its annual mixed-bill programs at City Center. This year highlights two commissions: a duet by Justin Peck featuring NYCB's Sara Mearns and the Royal Ballet in a pas de deux by Liam Scarlett. Additional performances include New York City Ballet, American Ballet Theatre, Paul Taylor Dance Company, Dance Theatre of Harlem, the Richard Alston Dance Company & more.
When: Mon Sept 25th - Sat Oct 5th
Where:  The Delacorte Theater in Central Park at 81st St
Cost: $15


What: Although this is an annual celebration of faith, the Feast of San Gennaro is known the world over for its festive atmosphere, an 11-day event featuring religious processions and colorful parades, free musical entertainment every day, a wide variety of ethnic food delicacies, charming restaurants and cafes and even a world-famous cannoli-eating competition! The central focus of the celebration takes place every September 19th, the official Saint Day when a celebratory Mass is held in Most Precious Blood Church, followed immediately by a religious procession in which the Statue of San Gennaro is carried from its permanent home in the church through the streets that comprise Little Italy.
When: September 12-22, 2013
Where: Little Italy

September 8, 2013

Late Night w/Jimmy Fallon

What: Attention Late Night with Jimmy Fallon fans: our "Band Bench" Sweepstakes is your chance to get close to your favorite band when they perform on the show! 

Monday, September 9: Goldfrapp - Code: GLD
Tuesday, September 10: Volcano Choir - Code: VOL
Wednesday, September 11: MGMT - Code: MGM
Thursday, September 12: ALT-J - Code: ALT
Friday, September 13: Drake - Code: DRK

Where: Rockefeller Center: 30 Rockefeller Center New York, NY 10020
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Smorgasburg Sunday

What: Smorgasburg, an all-food market presented by the Brooklyn Flea, is almost at the season's close. The hugely popular, weekly food showcase features 75+ vendors preparing everything from freshly frosted black and white cookies to giant turkey legs to quinoa falafel. Come enjoy a perfect day by the waterfront!
When: Every Sunday until - Sunday, September 29, 2013  | 11am-6pm
Where: Tobacco Warehouse

September 7, 2013

Upper West Side County Fair

What: Most of the activities are best for young children including square dancing, carnival games and rides, sideshow performers and a petting zoo. There's also the Green Acre environmental corner with hands-on eco-activities.
When: Sunday, September 8th, 1-6pm
Where: Pier 1, Riverside Park South, enter at 70th Street, Upper West Side

Ferragosto 2013

What: Head to NYC's original Little Italy in the Belmont section of the Bronx for a taste of old-world culture with commedia dell'arte-style street performers, lots of live music (including tunes from Sopranos star Dominic Chianese), and special surprise guests. There will also be kids' activities, shopping and the delicious food Arthur Avenue is famous for.
When: Sunday, September 8th, noon-6pm
Where: Arthur Avenue between Crescent Avenue and 187th Street, Bronx

TheaterMania Block at the 3rd Avenue Street Fair

What: Live Performances! Ticket Giveaways! Free Gifts and Games! Featuring performances by Little Orchestra Society, Reserved for Rondee, and Christine Lavin & Julie Gold.
When: Sunday Sept. 8th, 12-5pm
Where: 3rd Ave between 74th and 75th Sts.

Want insider access to New York Fashion Week?

What: Visit the Allure Lounge Colored by Maybelline New York for makeovers, manicures, hairstyling, backstage footage, plus new products and samples.
Where: Empire Hotel: 44 West 63rd Street New York City
When: Open daily: September 5–12, 2013

10 a.m. – 5 p.m.  @allureloungenyc

Flushing Autumn Moon Festival

What: Celebrate the holiday with family-friendly activities and crafts including paper lantern making (limited to first 50 participants and an additional $2 fee).
When: Saturday, September 21st, 1-3pm
Where: Queens Botanic Garden, 43-50 Main Street near Dahlia Avenue, Queens
Cost: Free with admission: $4 for adults, $2 for children ages 3 and up

September 6, 2013


What: Families can enjoy cultural performances, arts and crafts, food vendors, and a children's lantern exhibit and parade in honor of the Chinese harvest season.
When: Sunday, September 8th, noon-5pm
Where: Sara D. Roosevelt Park, Grand and Forsyth Streets, Chinatown

New York City Honey Fest 2013

What: The Brooklyn Grange Urban Rooftop Farm and Rockaway Beach Club host a sweet party on the boardwalk at Queens' Rockaway Beach. Festivities include beekeeping and honey extraction demos, and tastings from local honey makers and food purveyors. Kids can also work on a giant, collaborative, bee-themed mural.
When: Saturday, September 7th, 11am-sundown
Where: Rockaway Beach Boardwalk at Beach 86th Street

September 5, 2013

Lower East Side Opening Night: Art + Fashion

What: Come join the second annual Lower East Side Opening Night: Art + Fashion, a neighborhood-wide celebration designed to fill the streets with scores of art lovers and fashionistas. 40 LES galleries will be hosting their opening fall receptions, plus Orchard Street Block Party (between Broome & Grand).
When: September 8th, 4-8pm
Where: LES
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September 4, 2013

Raise The Macallan

What: Macallan, the world's preeminent Scotch Whisky, is hosting a few exclusive evenings of Scotch Whisky tastings. Taste some of the finest whiskies to hail from Scotland's Easter Elchies House during 4 nights of magic in NYC.
When: Tue, Sept 17 at 6:30PM – Fri, Sept 20 at 11:00PM
Where: The Altman Building: 135 West 18th Street | (212) 741-3400

John Legend Autograph Signing Session

What: John Legend will be at J&R signing copies of his latest release, Love In The Future. The album is a celebration and meditation on love from the nine time Grammy award winner. He's got a bit of Kanye in there too. Boom!
Purchase John Legend's new album beginning Tuesday, September 3rd and receive a wristband to meet him Wednesday September 4th at 5pm - 7pm. In-store only, while supplies last.
When: Wed, Sept 4 at 5:00PM – 7:00PM
Where: J&R: 23 Park Row

September 3, 2013

Wikipedia Takes America 2013 - Queens

What: The Wikipedia Takes Queens photo scavenger hunt is aimed at illustrating Wikipedia articles covering the wondrous sights and history of the County of Queens!  Preferably bring a digital camera with removable memory card. If using a phone-camera, please bring the necessary cable to transfer your photos.
Between 11AM and noon, check-in at the starting point.
At noon, we'll go over the rules and distribute the items list. You will have four hours to make your away across the borough to take your pictures. Be artistic! Be creative! Have fun!
At 4PM, arrive at the final destination (TBA) to download your photos, grab a cold beverage and some snacks.
After all the teams have arrived, we'll view (and judge!) your photos and tally up the points. May the best team win!
Stick around for the after party/Wi-kiki!

Teams must consist of three or more people. (If you don't have a team, don't worry, we'll find one for you.)
Teams must stay together.
Photos for the Wiki Loves Monuments contest should not include faces and are discouraged.
Photos for this Wikipedia Loves Queens contest can include faces and are encouraged. Bonus points!!

When: Saturday September 21, 2013.
Where: The starting point is the Soldiers and Sailors Monument, Queens in Major Mark Park in Jamaica, Queens. Take the F train to 169th Street OT take the E, J, or Z trains to Archer Avenue and take the Q54 bus along Archer Avenue. 
Please check for updates for this event

September 2, 2013

West Indian Carnival Day Parade 2013

What: This multi-cultural, Caribbean Carnival extravaganza led by Brooklyn Borough President Marty Markowitz and other Grand Marshals, is the ultimate expression of Caribbean Pride and Culture. Known as NYC’s “Greatest Show on Earth”, this colorful Parade of costumed revelers and millions of spectators enjoy music, camaraderie, fun, food and family as they “JUMP-UP” to the scintillating sounds of Soca, Reggae, Salsa, Zouk, Kompa and Calypso!
When: Monday, September 2nd  |  11:00am-6:00pm
Where: Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, NY

September 1, 2013

Wikipedia Takes Brooklyn

What: Join our Wikipedia Takes Brooklyn scavenger hunt and photo contest, aimed at illustrating Wikipedia articles covering the wondrous sights of the County of Kings!
The afternoon will be spent on your Brooklyn photo wiki-odyssey, and there will also be Wikipedia discussion and learning sessions (including open office hours and one-on-one trainings) back at the library if you return early.
Be back at the library by 5pm, and we'll spend the last hour of the day helping you upload your photos to Wikipedia.
The event is being held as part of "Wiki Weekend" at the BPL, and there will be a taste of the overlapping "Families Learning Bilingually" session for part of our afternoon Saturday, and then for all of Sunday September 8 (we will have opportunities for informal Wikipedia sessions on Sunday as well).
No special wiki knowledge is required at all, just a camera and a love of the borough!

When: Saturday September 7, 2013, 10am
Where: Brooklyn Public Library's central branch by Grand Army Plaza in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn.

September has Arrived!

Events for Monday September 2, 2013
New York International Salsa Congress Dance & Music Festival
Get ready to salsa! Each Labor Day weekend in the City, the New York International Salsa Congress Dance & Music Festival comes to town, featuring four days and five nights of nonstop fun. Included are workshops, performances, competitions and live concerts with bands and DJs lasting well into the early morning hours. The 13th annual festival takes place at the New York Hilton Midtown. 
Metropolitan Opera Summer HD Festival
Enjoy the City’s best opera for free this summer. For the fifth year in a row, the Metropolitan Opera is presenting free HD video screenings of 10 productions that showcase today's biggest opera stars. As long as the sky remains clear, you can grab a seat outdoors at Lincoln Center Plaza and enjoy some of the classics.
Last Day of the Beach Season - Sept 2
There are plenty of sunbathing and swimming spots open for public recreation around NYC. Head to Brighton Beach and Coney Island to people-watch; Rockaway Beach to surf; and Orchard Beach to observe its range of wildlife. Labor Day is the final day that lifeguards will be on duty from 10am to 6pm.