October 31, 2013

Diwali Festival @ Resorts World Casino

What: We are hosting our first Diwali Festival event in the casino’s Central Park event space. There will be a wide array of performers including: The Angels Caribbean Band, Rangeela Dance Troupe, Natya Tilakam Dance Academy, Shelly Ramnanan Dance Troupe, Arvin & Sahil Batra, Wendy Kamal Dance Troupe, Geeta Bisram, Pally Dass, Raja and more.
Festival attractions include:
• Traditional and Contemporary live music and dances
• Indo-Caribbean Fashion Display
• Taste of India and the Caribbean Authentic vegetarian cuisine
• Spiritual & Holistic Fair
• Traditional Henna paintings
• Indian Art displays
• Kids Corner

When: Saturday November 2nd, 2013 at 7:00pm
Where: Resorts World Casino New York City: 110-00 Rockaway Blvd. Jamaica, New York
Cost: Adults $10 /Kids $5 

Free Museum Weekend

What: Explore Over 20 Museums In and Around NYC This Weekend. Museums on Us is a program where Bank of America and Merrill Lynch card holders can get free entry to over 20 museums in and around NYC on the first weekend of every month. These museums include The Met, Rubin Museum of Art and many more.
When: November 2nd & 3rd
Where: NYC

October 30, 2013

Brooklyn Museum's Target First Saturdays

What: At the Brooklyn Museum's Target First Saturdays, thousands of visitors enjoy free programs of art and entertainment each month, from 5 to 11 p.m. All evening long, the Museum Café serves a wide selection of sandwiches, salads, and beverages, and a cash bar offers wine and beer. Parking is a flat rate of $5 starting at 5 p.m.
November's Target First Saturday: exhibition of The Fashion World of Jean Paul Gaultier.
When: Saturday, November 2, 2013 5:00 pm
Where: Brooklyn Museum: 200 Eastern Pkwy Brooklyn, NY 11238

October 29, 2013

The Brooklyn Night Bazaar

What: The Brooklyn Night Bazaar returns for another year! Join independent vendors, musicians, chefs, artists and more for 2 nights of fun in a huge warehouse - that also includes a mini golf course!
When: Friday, November 1st, 2013 at 6:00PM to Saturday, November 2nd, 2013 at 11:50PM
Where: 165 Banker St, Brooklyn

October 28, 2013

Dress Up for Halloween at Krispy Kreme

What: You're Invited to Our Doughnut Costume Party on Halloween!!! Wear your costume to any of our participating US or Canadian Krispy Kreme shops near you, and get a Free Krispy Kreme Donut.
When: October 31st, 2013  |  8am-8pm
Where: 2 Penn Plaza - Amtrak Level 

October 26, 2013

Westchester’s Ridge Hill Celebrates HarvestFest 2013!

What: Fall food and family fun! Kids treats and tunes, indoor and outdoor activities, costume friendly trick or treating; families can enjoy a performance by the beloved Children's Rock Band, THE DEEDLE DEEDLE DEES!
When: Saturday October 26th, 2013  |  12 - 5pm
Where: One Ridge Hill Boulevard, Yonkers, NY 10710

October 25, 2013

East Harlem Harvest Festival

  • Featuring Flea Marqueta's 30+ Local vendors
  • Urban Garden Center's pig roast series called El Boar-rio Beer Tent pouring the Harlem Brewing Company's Sugar Hill Beer (owner is from Harlem) and sauce by SAAS hot sauce (owner also lives in East Harlem)
  • Live Music by Blue Maky a blues band from Columbia and staying here in East Harlem
  • Children's Zone...Face Painting, Pumpkin Painting and lawn games
  • There will be a Soul Food Hut, an Empanada stand, a Popcorn stand, Cookies by our 9 year old entrepreneur Mr. Corey's, Coffee and Desert by La Bella Torte (food truck)
  • Urban Garden Center to give away 100 FREE trees starting at 10am.
When: Sunday, October 27th, 2013 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Where: Urban Garden Center: 1640 Park Ave Manhattan, NY 10035

October 24, 2013

Celebrity Fashion Stylist Pop Up Shop

What: Celebrity Fashion Stylist Fatiah Rebbekkah along with her Brand Jacob Taylor Brand and Zed Boutique join forces along with other designers and boutiques to present NYC with a fun night of shopping.
When: Friday Nov. 8th 2013  |  1PM - 4PM  
Where: NYC POP UP SHOP: 39 West 19th Street New York, NY 10011

Luke's Lobster First Lobster Bake!

What: Luke's Lobster is throwing their first-ever Lobster Bake with whole lobsters, blueberry cake, and hot apple cider included with your ticket, as well as brews available for purchase (a portion of proceeds go to charity). If you're feeling lucky, we've got you plus a guest's ticket covered if you tweet at @ThrillistNYC and @LukesLobster with #ThrillBake and tell us your craziest, weirdest, or most interesting fact about lobsters.
When: Saturday Oct. 26th, 2013  |  2:30pm - 5:30pm
Where: Luke's Lobster

In Conversation: John Varvatos

What: Menswear designer and celebrity mentor of NBC's Fashion Star John Varvatos will be in conversation, discussing and signing copies of his new book, Rock In Fashion.
When: Monday, OCTOBER 28, 2013, 7 – 9:30PM
Where: FIT: Katie Murphy Amphitheatre

October 23, 2013

7 DAYS OF PLAY - JAM at Lit Lounge #7daysofplay #JAMday

What: We aim to fuse people of different interests and backgrounds together to do a good thing for themselves and those around them while exposing art as a positive conduit for change. Join us for a week of interactive events including music, theatre, health and community service in NYC. 7 Days of Play
When: October 26 – November 1, 2013
Where: LIT LOUNGE: 93 2nd Ave

Pickle Day Festival 2013

What: On Lower East Side Pickle Day, you will find a range of brine-soaked delicacies from neighborhood institutions such as Guss’, who first sold pickles from barrels on the streets of the LES 100 years ago, to newcomers such as Asia Dog, who will be serving up a killer Korean spicy garlic pickle relish hot dog.
When: Sunday, Oct. 27, 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Where: Orchard Street b/w Delancey & Houston

October 22, 2013

Upcycle Fest

What: Get rid of your old electronic devices the safe and proper way, Upcycle!
When: Sun. Oct. 27th, 9am - 2pm  |  Mon. Oct. 28th, 8am - 2pm
Where: Prospect Park, Brooklyn

October 21, 2013

Amrita Singh Jewelry Sample Sale

What: Amrita Singh is known for her go-to styles with red-carpet-ready glamour. Don't miss this jewelry, handbag, and accessory sample sale where prices start at just $10! Find necklaces, earrings, rings, bangles, scarves, handbags, and more priced to sale. 
**Mention Topbutton for a free gift with purchase!
When: Oct. 22 - Oct 24  |  11am - 4pm
Where: 580 Broadway Suite 1109 New York, NY 10012 

Humans Of New York: An Evening with Brandon Stanton

What: The Humans of New York is A photographic census of New York City and a beautiful, funny, and inspiring collection of images based on the blog with nearly a million loyal fans. Join author Brandon Stanton as he discusses his soulful book.
When: Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013  |  7:00PM - 9:00PM
Tuesday Oct 22, 2013
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Tuesday Oct 22, 2013
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: PowerHouse Arena: 37 Main Street 
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The 2013 Hanky Panky Sample Sale

What: For just 3 days only you can enjoy up to 75% off a variety of styles at the Hanky Panky Sample Sale at Chelsea Market. Never too late to get good undies!
When: Monday, Oct 21st, 2013 at 12:00PM to Wednesday, Oct 23rd, 2013 at 8:00PM
Where: Chelsea Market: 75 9th Avenue

Boy George Rocks Pacha NYC

What: Join 80s Brit Pop icon Boy George as he returns to NYC for a night at Pacha. The former lead singer of Culture Club, who has had is troubles but is back on the straight and narrow now, will be performing for one night only. See him for free - RSVP 21+
When: Thursday, October 24th, 2013 at 10:00PM to Friday, October 25th, 2013 at 4:00AM
Where: Pacha NYC: 618 West 46th Street 

October 19, 2013


What: Bring your family and friends and explore this extraordinary cultural event all day long. There will be food, shopping, and cosplay! We are sure you will have a GREAT time with a lot of fun and excitement at the Japan Block Fair!
When: Sunday October 20th, 2013 11am – 5pm
Where: Upper West Side, on Broadway Between 93rd and 94th St.

October 18, 2013


What: Compost for our 5th Annual LEAF FESTHelp ready our waterfront parks for the winter! Rake leaves with friends! Get some exercise! Care for your waterfront!

Leaves collected will be composted by BIG! Compost for use throughout the City's green spaces and street tree beds.

All materials & refreshments will be provided for volunteers.

When: Saturday Oct. 19th  |  10:30am - 1pm
Where: ASTORIA PARK: 19th Street & Hoyt Avenue North Astoria, Queens

Halloween Walking Tour

What: The Greater Astoria Historical Society is organizing their annual Halloween Walking Tour that will focus on murders and death along the East River in Astoria/LIC, including those on ships like the General Slocum. Bring your camera! Bring water and sturdy shoes.
When: Sat Oct 19, 12:00 pm  |  Rain or Shine
Where: Start under the Hell Gate Bridge in Astoria Park (Shore Blvd.) and walk along the waterfront to Socrates Sculpture Park 
Cost: $20 ($15 GAHS members and ghouls in costume)

Halloween Harvest Festival at Socrates Sculpture Park

What: Welcome fall with our annual Halloween Harvest Festival as we invoke the spirits of Queens and share the stories and legends of this historic waterway!

11am–2pm: Costume-making workshops, led by Socrates artists and Free Style Arts Association
11:30am–2:30pm: Face painting by Agostino Arts!
1–2pm: Annual Canine Costume Contest, with LIC’s Pooches Sport & Spa
1-3pm: GrowNYC Greenmarket Apple Bie Bake-Off!  Bring your best pies, which will be judged by farmers. Winner will be announced onstage.
2–3pm: Variations Theatre Group in conjunction with other Queens arts organizations will bring Halloween Astoria lore back-to-life, in a way never seen before—with spooky stories being told throughout Socrates Sculpture Park through dance, puppetry, and story. Featuring Elizabeth Seldin, Andy Cook-Feltz, Sheerya Shivers, & Paul Pinto.

When: Saturday, October 19, 2013 – 11am-3pm (rain or shine)
Where: 32-01 Vernon Blvd, Astoria/LIC

Screamin' Green Halloween

What: Don your Halloween finest for this year’s eco-friendly celebration! Play old favorites like “Bobbin’ for Apples” and “Pin a Face on the Pumpkin,” create earth-friendly art projects, and join large-scale wandering puppets, in an experience designed and constructed by local artists and craftsmen. As always, enjoy organic and fair-trade sweets, and don’t forget to bring last year’s costume to exchange for a new one at the Costume Swap. The day culminates in a Ghost and Goblins Parade throughout Battery Park City, led by a rousing marching band, starting at 3pm.
When: Sunday, October 27, 2013 | 12:00pm to 3:00pm
Where: Brookfield Place Winter Garden & Waterfront Plaza, New York NY 

Astoria Park Alliance Halloween Parade

What: The parade will move around the track and there will be snacks!
When: Saturday, October 19th, 1pm  |  Rain or Shine
Where: Astoria Park Field House: 19th St & Hoyt Ave. North

October 17, 2013

A Happy Hour with Free Bites!

What: Happy Hour includes a complimentary Italian bites buffet including homemade pastas, Tuscan charcuterie selection, mini paninis, and crostini. Yum! Cocktails are typically $12, and during happy hour they are half-off. $6 for a drink with access to free food.
When: Weekdays 5:30 -8pm
Where: Circolo45 at 45 Bond Street (near Bowery)

Dead or Alive

What: Pumpkin chucking, live wolves and bats, and Frankenstein-like projections are all part of the fun at NYSCI’s two-weekend celebration of Halloween and the Day of the Dead. Some activities require an additional fee; see details below.

October 26 & 27:
2pm, Wolves of North America with Atka. Meet Atka, a live Arctic gray wolf from the Wolf Conservation Center, and learn about wolves, their relationship to the environment, and how humans can protect their future. $6 adults, $5 children

Pumpkin Chucking, 1pm  & 3pm Watch NYSCI’s catapult, Chuck, toss pumpkins in the air.

November 2 & 3:
Live Bat Encounters, 1pm & 3pm  See some live bats, plus find out about the benefits of bats, why we need to conserve them, and what you can do to help them at this special show with Rob Mies from the Organization for Bat Conservation. $6 adults, $5 children

Pumpkin Chucking, 2pm Watch NYSCI’s catapult, Chuck, toss pumpkins in the air.

November 2 Only: Dead or Alive Party, 3 – 6 pm:  Frankenstein-like projections by Mapathon, forensic science activities, locally made Day of the Dead-inspired treats, and Halloween make projects. Prizes will be awarded to those in costumes.

When: Sat, Oct 26 | Sun, Oct 27 | Sat, Nov 2 | Sun, Nov 3
Where: New York Hall of Science 47-01 111th Street, Queens NY

October 16, 2013

Halloween Haunted Walk & Halloween Carnival

What: The beloved Halloween Haunted Walk is back and scarier than ever! Lurking high on Lookout Hill are zombies, wolf men, headless horsemen, good and bad witches, and other creepy characters. Visitors brave enough to experience this harrowing hike should head to Lookout Hill. The Halloween Haunted Walk is suitable for children accompanied by parents/guardians or older siblings (though it may be frightening for very young children). 
There’s also the Houlihan Lokey Carnival on the Nethermead featuring all kinds of fun, games and seasonal treats. Begin at Prospect Park Southwest and 16th St. 
When: Saturday, October 26, 2013  |   12 – 3 p.m. (Rain or shine) 
Where: Nethermead & Lookout Hill 
Cost: FREE

October 15, 2013

Martha Stewart’s American Made Market

What: “American Made,” is a one-of-a-kind public artisanal fair and multimedia celebration that spotlights the maker, supports the local, and celebrates the handmade. It’s a movement made up of people and communities who have turned their passion for quality craftsmanship and well-designed goods into a way of life.
For two days, Martha Stewart Living will transform New York’s Grand Central Terminal Vanderbilt Hall into the American Made Market. This is where you will meet, learn from, and be inspired by fellow makers from around the country. They’ll showcase the season’s best artisanal and handmade crafts, gifts, foods, gardens, projects, and designs. You’re invited to stop by and join the magazine’s editors, experts, and the American Made Awards winners – See you then!

When: October 16-17, 2013, 8:30AM - 7PM
Where: Vanderbilt Hall

NYC Cupcake Run

What: The NYC Cupcake Run is a challenge in which participants aim to complete a 5 kilometer (3.1 mile) run while stopping to eat three cupcakes at checkpoints throughout the course. This one-of-a-kind New York City experience is open to people of all ages. You can register here. Please note that a portion of the proceeds from the race will benefit New York Cares.
When: October 19th, 2013
Where: Astoria Park

October 14, 2013

Canstruction®: 21st Annual NYC Competition

What: Canstruction® is an extraordinary annual design competition and the most unique food charity in the world. Teams of architects, engineers, contractors, and the students they mentor will compete to build large-scale structures made entirely out of unopened cans of food. The whimsical, wacky, and truly unique sculptures are then on view to the public until they are dismantled and donated to City Harvest for distribution to those in need. Admission is free, but visitors are asked to bring a can of high quality food to the exhibition’s collection station in an attempt to surpass the record 91,000 pounds of food donated following the 21th Annual Competition. For more information, go to CanstructionNY.com.
When: October 31 - November 13, 2013  |  10am - 6pm
Where: Brookfield Place: Winter Garden at 220 Vesey Street, Lobby

October 13, 2013

NYC Celebrates Its First-Ever African Restaurant Week 2013 #NYARW

What: NYC Pan-African Restaurants offer special discounts and prix fixe lunch and dinner menus during the week-long promotion, valued at $19.95 per person and $28.95 per person, respectively. More Info>>

A variety of other food and wine events between October 14 and October 20 at six participating locations:

o   “AfroBeats & Dinner” on Monday, October 14, from 4PM until 7PM, at Amarachi (http://www.amarachi325.com/) 325 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

o   “Africa  & Food” on Wednesday, October 16, from 6PM until 10:30PM, at LeSouk Harem (http://www.lesoukny.com/) 510 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY

o   “African Food and Wine meets Brooklyn” on Thursday, October 17, from 5PM until 10PM at Bedvyne (http://www.bed-
vyne.com/) 370 Tompkins Avenue,  Brooklyn, NY

o   “African Cuisine & Culture Party” on Friday, October 18, from 10PM until 2AM, at Buka 945 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY

o   “A Taste of Senegal” on Saturday, October 19, from 2PM until 7PM, at Jollof (http://www.joloffjoloff.com/)
1168 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

o   “Pan-African Literature Salon”, a reading event featuring three renowned African and Haitian literary authors, on Sunday, October 20, from 4PM until 7PM, at La Caye (http://www.lacayebk.com/)
35 Lafayette Avenue, Brooklyn, NY.
When: October 13 to October 20
Where: NYC

Columbus Day Parade

What: Join over one million spectators for the Annual Columbus Day Parade celebrating Christopher Columbus and Italian American ancestry.
When: Monday, October 14, 2013  |  11:30am - 3pm
Where: The parade starts at 11:30 at East 44th and travels north on Fifth Avenue till it reaches its destination of East 72nd Street.

The Columbus Rumpus

What: Art:Side @ Pier 79 and ElementalEventsNYC Celebrate America's greatest export...JAZZ!
No cover. Full food and bar menu.
Party like it's 1492. Live music by Joy on Fire! Jazz trio from North Carolina playing songs from their new album. DJ KOKI playing Duke, Ella, Louis, Funk, Soul & Hip Hop
Food! Drink! Art! Music! Fun
Sponsored by Absolut Vodka
Win stuff all day - Drinks, CD's, T-shirts - Instagram contest 
When: Sunday, October 13, 2013 2:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: Art:Side outdoor cafe @ Pier 79: 459 12th Ave Manhattan, NY 10018

Food Day - The Big Apple Crunch

What: The Big Apple Crunch is an attempt to set the world record for the "Most Participants in an Apple-Crunching Event." New Yorkers can participate by finding a crunch near you: at any of GrowNYC's Greenmarket Farmers' Markets or another location near you or by hosting a crunch yourself! We want it to be the crunch heard 'round the world! Please pledge to take a bite with us at 12pm or at any time during the day that works for you. RecordSetter.com - a New York City based organization tracking new world records - will be tracking our progress towards having the "Most Participants in an Apple-Crunching Event!"
When: October 24, 2013, 12pm
Where: NYC

October 12, 2013

Balé Folclórico da Bahia’s African-Brazilian Dance and Energy

What: Bahia was the center of the Trans-Atlantic slave trade in Brazil for centuries, and many African customs, practices and creeds are still very alive in the state. These include the Yoruba-derived religious system of Candomblé, the martial art capoeira, the music genre samba and the Balé Folclórico da Bahia, the South American country’s only professional folk dance company. Exploding with color, movement, music, mystery and drama, the troupe features dozens of dancers, musicians and singers that bring an infectious energy to every performance.
When: October 18th, 8pm
Where: Colden Auditorium at Kupferberg Center for the Arts, 65-30 Kissena Blvd, Flushing
Cost: $29+

Harvest Festival @ Narrows Botanical Gardens

What: Enjoy local crafters, a pick and paint pumpkin patch, Al e Mo Squre Dancers and the famous CANINE COSTUME CONTEST about 2:00! Location is inside the park. Rain date October 20.
When: Sunday, October 13, 2013  |  12:00pm to 5:00pm
Where: Narrows Botanical Gardens 7200-7398 Shore Rd, Brooklyn NY 

Pick your own pumpkins

What: Pick your own pumpkins, arts/crafts, pictures, live music, and lots more!  $10 admission to the pumpkin patch, includes a pumpkin of your own picking and arts/crafts gift bag. Purchase tickets here to avoid the lines: http://tinyurl.com/Pumpkin-Day-2013. Proceeds benefit Town Square & Greenpoint Pack 7.
When: Saturday, October 12, 11 AM - 3 PM  
Where: McCarren Park Lorimer St./Bedford Ave./Driggs Ave., Brooklyn NY
Cost: $10

October 11, 2013

Harlem Harvest Festival

What: Music by SUNDAE SERMON, Live salsa performance, children's yoga by Chloe the Yogi, adult yoga by Land Yoga, children's arts and crafts, Master Pumpkin Carver, Battle of the Chefs, Community Bake-off, Food, Farmers Market including wineries and brewery and much more!! Website>>
When: Saturday, October 12, 2013  |  10:00am to 4:00pm
Where: A. Phillip Randolph Square 131 St. Nicholas Ave., New York NY 10026


What: Join us for old-fashion fun and games with our famous pumpkin patch and Carousel for All Children as backdrop. Activities will include face-painting, puppet shows at 1 and 3 pm, crafts a visit from the Parks Department horses and more!   Admission is free; pumpkins and refreshments will be for sale and carousel rides are still just $1.50.
When: Saturday, October 12, 2013  |  12:00pm to 4:00pm
Where: Staten Island 

Monster Mash @The Brooklyn Children's Museum

What: Every October, the Brooklyn Children's Museum throws a spooktacular bash for young ghosts and goblins. Best for the under 8 set, Monster Mash features a museum-wide scavenger hunt, face time with creepy critters, scary storytimes, "Thriller"-style dance lessons, and live holiday-themed entertainment by the Action Racket Theatre and Brooklyn’s Mariachi Tapatio de Alvaro Paulino. Each evening ends with a costumed dance party with tunes by DJ Kakez. Advance tickets are a must.
When: Friday, October 25-Saturday, October 26  |  4-8pm
Where: Brooklyn Children's Museum: 145 Brooklyn Avenue, New York NY
Cost: $12

Little Red Lighthouse Festival

What: Celebrate Manhattan’s only remaining lighthouse at the 21st Annual Little Red Lighthouse Festival! This fun and free event includes tours of the lighthouse, readings of the children’s book The Little Red Lighthouse and the Great Gray Bridge, fishing clinics, live entertainment, food vendors, and activities for the whole family!
Times tickets for Lighthouse tours will be given out beginning at 12:00 p.m.  Tickets may run out before the end of the event.
When: Saturday, October 12, 2013  |  12:00 p.m.–4:00 p.m. 
Where: Little Red Lighthouse in Fort Washington Park - West 181 Street and Plaza Lafayette

National Design Week: October 12–20, 2013

What: Launched in 2006, National Design Week is held each year in conjunction with the National Design Awards program. During National Design Week, Cooper-Hewitt's award-winning Education Department hosts a series of free public programs based on the vision and work of the National Design Awards honorees. National Design Week culminates with the National Design Awards gala ceremony. 

When: Saturday, October 12, 2013 at Various times
Repeating every day through Saturday, October 19, 2013
Except Sunday, October 13, 2013 
Where: See Listing

AVENUE Antiques, Art & Design at the Armory

What: Avenue Antiques, Art & Design at the Armory brings together an incomparable world-class selection spanning numerous genres and disciplines, offering something for every area of interest from fine furniture to rugs to antiques.
Friday, October 11
11 am to 7:30 pm

Saturday, October 12
11 am to 7:30 pm

Sunday, October 13
11 am to 5:30 pm

Where: Park Avenue Armory: 643 Park Avenue (at 67th) New York, NY 10065 
Cost: $20 Buy Tix Here

October 10, 2013

The Haunted Pumpkin Garden @ New York Botanical Garden

What: Now in its third year, the New York Botanical Garden's Haunted Pumpkin Garden is one of the fun fall activities. Reminiscent of Historic Hudson Valley's Great Jack O' Lantern Blaze, the installation features hundreds of pumpkins carved and sculpted into elaborate spiders, scarecrows, bats, snakes and other scary sights. Additional fun includes daily costume parades, nature scavenger hunts and storytimes, and special programming on weekends like creepy live animal presentations, giant pumpkin carving by famous master carvers and Spooky Nighttime Adventures, when you can explore the Haunted Pumpkin Garden by flashlight after dark.
When: On view daily (except Mondays) through Thursday, October 31
Where: New York Botanical Garden
Cost: $20-$25 for adults, $8-$10 for children 2-12, free for kids under 2.

11th Annual openhousenewyork® Weekend

What: To celebrate the city’s architecture and design, the 11th Annual openhousenewyork Weekend will once again unlock the city, allowing New Yorkers and tourists alike free access hundreds of sites talks, tours, performances and family activities in neighborhoods throughout the five boroughs. From private residences and historic landmarks, to hard hat tours and sustainable skyscrapers, OHNY gives you rare access into the extraordinary architecture that defines New York City, while introducing you to the people who make the city a vibrant and sustainable place to live, work, and play.
When: October 12 & 13, 2013
Where: NYC

CBGB Music & Film Festival

What: FREE multi-stage concert spanning 9 city blocks on Broadway in Times Square.
When: Saturday Oct. 12, 2013  |  10am - 7pm
Where: Times Square, NYC

October 9, 2013


What: Join Food Bank For NYC's effort to slice out hunger! 35 of the city's best pizzeria's gather in SoHo for $1 slices - each slice will result in 12 meals for NYC's homeless and hungry! A great evening for a great cause!
STEP 1: Show up
STEP 2: Purchase $1 tickets at the door
STEP 3: Exchange tickets for pizza, drinks, snacks and raffle tickets!
Every dollar you spend is matched by our sponsors and all the money goes directly to Food Bank For NYC. Every slice eaten will result in 12.5 meals for NYC's homeless and hungry!
When: Wed. Oct 9, 2013  |  6:00PM - 8:00PM
Where: St Anthony's Church - 154 Sullivan St (at Houston)
Cost: $1 per slice 

An Evening With Lisa Loeb

What: Grammy nominated singer/songwriter Lisa Loeb started her career with the platinum-selling Number 1 hit song “Stay (I Missed You)” from the film Reality Bites. Decades on, she's in the East Village for a 1 hour cameo as part of The CBGB Festival.
When: Friday, October 11th, 2013  |  10:00PM - 11:00PM
Where: The Living Room: 154 Ludlow St
Cost: $10

Zombie Crawl Takes Manhattan!

What: The NYC Zombie Crawl is back for its 7th annual lurch around Manhattan on Sunday, October 13th! This year we're heading uptown with a crawl through Times Square and an afterparty for NY Comic Con! It will all culminate in a blood fueled after party at CULTURE CLUB (20 W 39th St between 5th and 6th avenue) at 8:30pm with the 'Night of the Stripping Dead' stage show featuring some of the hottest undead burlesque performers in the world as well as live music, sideshow performances and more!

The NYC Zombie Crawl will begin at 4pm at neighboring bars Twins Pub and
McGarry's Pub 9th Ave Btwn 33rd and 34th St, NYC) with our usual FREE
zombie meet-up! You must be 21+ to enter the bar and for 2 and 1/2 hours,
zombies are invited to hang out while our zombie technicians will be
providing makeup for civilians who wish to become undead for a small fee
(starting at $5). We'll also have free Video Game sampling stations from
YAIBA: NINJA GAIDEN Z - the new Zombie Ninja game! We'll also be giving
away tickets for the 5K Zombie Run, RUN FOR YOUR LIVES which hits Brooklyn
on October 26th!

At 6:30pm, Zombies will depart and roam through the wild streets of
Manhattan, up through Times Square with a pitstop at a bar TBA there
before heading to the NYC Zombie Afterparty at 8:00pm.

8:30pm - 7th Annual NYC Zombie Afterparty at CULTURE CLUB presents 'Night
of the Stripping Dead'! (20 W 39th St between 5th and 6th avenue)
$13 for zombies, $15 for humans, 21+ only - drink specials from Pabst Blue
*NARCISSISTER will perform her jaw dropping performance art/burlesque
*RIGOR MORTIS REVUE - Zombie horror burlesque with Scarlett Storm and her
undead sexpots!
* Sideshow performances from DISGRACELAND FAMILY FREAKSHOW
*The return of "STRIP FOR PAIN: The World's Most Dangerous Game Show'
There will be zombie projections throughout the night including an
Exclusive sneak preview from Troma Films' latest, "Return to the Class of
Nuke Em High"!

When: Sunday, October 13, 2013 4:00 pm
Where: McGarry's Bar and Restaurant: 417 Ninth Ave New York, NY 10001 
The 7th annual event will roam through Times Square!

October 8, 2013

Pamper Me Fabulous NYC 2013

What: This an event produced by women, made for women.

When it comes to the end of the day, we think there is nothing better than rewarding one's accomplishments, taking time out to nurture our mind, body, and spirit, spending quality time with our girlfriends or colleagues, and indulging in some shopping, pampering and beauty. Add to that feel good exercise and enlightenment of the mind, and at Pamper Me Fabulous, you will get to do just that.

A general ticket gets you full day (11am-5pm) access to: The Expert Corner: Inspiring and informative speakers The Activity Area: Full day of programming for yoga, stretching, activities and more The Bazaar: Shopping, dessert + drink samplings, lounges, products and treatments to purchase, try or sample. And a Fabulous Gift Bag! Registration opens at 11AM.

When: Sunday, October 13, 2013 11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Where: Metropolitan Pavilion: 125 W 18th St New York, NY 10011
Cost: $30.00 - $40.00

NewFilmmakers Fall Screening Series

What: NewFilmmakers now in its fifteenth year, is New York's leading Screening Series. NewFilmmakers presents its regular Documentary Program, a short film program, and the new feature OBJECTS ATTACK.  

6:00 PM Documentary Series (2)
7:00 PM Short Film Program (7)
9:30 PM Feature Presentation
When: Wednesday, October 9, 2013 6:00 pm
Where: Anthology Film Archives: 32 2nd Ave New York, NY 10003
Cost: $6

Free Game Design Jam for Teens

What: Play classic space-themed arcade games from the Museum's collection, then hack, modify, and create your own digital sci-fi games. The event is open to all interested teens, ages 14-19. It is completely free, and pizza will be served!

This program is presented in partnership with Institute of Play and supported by the HIVE Digital Learning Fund in the New York Community Trust.

Please RSVP at http://bit.ly/DesignJam2

When: Saturday, October 12, 2013 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Where: Museum of the Moving Image: 3601 35th Ave Astoria, NY 11106

October 5, 2013

BellyQueen presents Journey Along the Silk Road

What: Bellyqueen, an internationally touring dance company based in NYC, celebrates it's 15th anniversary with “Journey Along the Silk Road”, a full length dance theater show about a princess who travels the ancient trade route linking east to west, in search of three ingredients to save her dying mother.
When: Sat. Oct. 5, 2013, 6pm
Where: Manhattan Movement & Arts Center: 248 West 60th St., New York 10023
Cost: $35

Creatives Rising

What: A full-on creative uprising is happening in Long Island City tonight. Presented by See.Me, a global community of creatives and art enthusiasts, this massive spectacle features the work of over 1,000 artists and involves a gallery show with live music, outdoor projections, a block party serving up food from folks like Alo Bar NYC and M. Wells, and a warehouse bash where you can dance past the witching the hour to the musical selections of DJ Nutritious and Robert Lux.
When: Saturday Oct. 5th, 2013  |  6pm - 2am
Where: Various locations in Long Island City

Game of Thrones Marathon - Part 1 & 2

What: Season 1 / Episodes 1-5. Back-to-back screening starting at 6pm. Get hooked all over again.
When: Sunday, October 6th 6:00 PM
Where: Huckleberry Bar: 588 Grand St. Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY, 11211

What: Season 1 / Episodes 6-10. The marathon continues with the final five starting at 6pm.
When: Sunday, October 13th 6:00 PM
Where: Huckleberry Bar: 588 Grand St. Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY, 11211

Bushwick Film Festival

What: A celebration of independents, the Bushwick Film Festival returns for its sixth year. Running four days, this year's festival includes the US premiere of the We Will Riot from young Lithuanian filmmaker Romas Zabarauskus, and the world premiere of Nick Frangione's Roxie. In addition to a hearty program of features, the competitive fest also includes shorts, a new media interactive day, panel discussions, parties, and a special screening of Lucy Mulloy's Una Noche. For full details, visit the festival website.
When: Oct. 5 & 6, 2013
Where: Light Space Studios

Brooklyn Flea Record Fair

What: On Saturday October 5th, the Brooklyn Flea Record Fair returns for its biggest edition yet. Featuring 55 vendors, the fair welcomes back veteran labels like Domino Records, DFA, True Panther, Captured Tracks, Minimal Wave and Warp, as well as newcomers Hometapes (visiting from Portland, OR), Frenchkiss and the venerable L.I.E.S.—25 labels total! Once again we've asked labels to reach deep into their vaults to find special items to sell exclusively at the fair. So far the items include out-of-print and yet-to-be-in-print albums, as well as limited edition colored vinyl, cassettes and 7”s.
When: Sat. Oct. 5th, 2013  |  11am - 6pm
Where: Smorgasburg, East River State Park (90 Kent Ave. at N. 7th St.)

Korean Parade & K-Town Festival

What: The Korean Wave rides into New York on Saturday, October 5 as the 33rd Korean Parade & K-town Festival returns with its annual array of Korean culture. New York’s Korean Parade & K-town Festival mixes popular Korean culture with the traditional, running the gamut from rock balladeer Jang-hoon Kim, who will headline the K-Pop Concert, to Korean traditional dancing, drumming and martial arts (Taekwondo). New Yorkers are invited to participate in the festivities, which will include the parade (Sixth Avenue between 38th Street and 27th Street from noon to 2 pm); the K-town Festival (a street fair in Koreatown, 32nd Street between Broadway and 5th Avenue from 10 am to 5 pm); and the K-Pop Concert produced by TKC (The Korean Channel) (Fifth Avenue and 32nd Street from 2pm to 4 pm).
When: Sat. Oct. 5th, 2013, 10am
Where: K-Town, NYC

Chile Pepper Festival 2013

What: Whether you like yours sweet, hot, or downright fiery, this annual chile fete, put on by the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, should have something to satisfy. Now in its 21st year, the Chile Pepper Festival features music, a marketplace, tours, and a slate of some of the area's leading culinary minds, all fired up by the special and often misunderstood fruit — and the cultures that cook with it. Hot sauces, pickles, spice rubs, and other delicacies are available for tasting and purchase.
When: Sat. Oct. 5th, 2013  |  11am - 6pm
Where: Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Cost: $20