January 31, 2014

Moustacho Mezcal Party

What: Feeling the chills of winter? No worries, we are back to warm you up with good Mezcal aka "Elixir of the Gods". Introducing ILEGAL MEZCAL from Oaxaca, Mexico to New York 
Featured Artist / IENA CRUZ DJ Guest / DJ Beto (iBomba)
Get ready to dance to the rhythms of Global bass, Moombathon, Cumbia Electro, Reggae dance hall and more, featuring by up and coming Dj's. Enjoy the visual arts by IENA CRUZ as well as specialty signature mezcal cocktails by ILEGAL MEZCAL. 
Open bar 10pm-11pm  |   Complementary shot of ILEGAL MEZCAL after 1am
When: January 31st, 2014

Where: La Sala at Cantina Royal: 58 North 3rd St, Williamsburg, BKLYN
Cost: $5 cover at the door

Touchdown at Bronx Terminal Market

What: This event, which runs noon–3pm, features an autograph-and-photo session with Super Bowl XXV MVP Ottis Anderson (1–2pm), a football-toss game and a throwing clinic guided by local college players.
When: February 1st, 2014, Noon -3pm
Where: Bronx Terminal Market

Participate in High Line Spring Cutback

How to Become a Spring Cutback Volunteer

  • Complete a volunteer application
  • Attend one training session. Sessions will be held on February 10, 12, and 19.
  • Work at least two shifts between March 3rd and 28th. Volunteer shifts will be held from 8:00 AM to 10:30 AM and noon to 2:00 PM on Mondays and Wednesdays.
Volunteers must be at least 18 years old. 

If you have questions about the Volunteer Program at the High Line, please contact Karla Osorio-Pérez, Volunteer Coordinator at 212-206-9922 (x 108) or karla.osorio-perez@thehighline.org

Zhù nǐ xīn de yī nián kuàilè xìngfú


January 30, 2014

DirecTV Celebrity #BeachBowl

What: NFL alumni (including Joe Montana and LaDainian Tomlinson) and famous people (including Guy Fieri, Shay Mitchell and Tracy Morgan) play in a heated tent. 
Postgame, Paramore performs!
When: February 1st, 2014, 2pm, but arrive early!
Where: Pier 40, Hudson River Park - 353 West St (at W. Houston St.)

Chinese New Year Firecracker Ceremony and Cultural Festival

What: One of the traditional Chinese New Year activities is to set off firecrackers at midnight to celebrate the arrival of the Lunar New Year. The firecracker detonation, with expected attendance by local politicians and community leaders, is intended to ward off evil spirits. A large stage will feature all-day cultural performances by traditional and contemporary Asian-American singers and dancers. Plus, a dozen lion, dragon and unicorn dance troupes will march through Chinatown’s main streets, including Mott Street, the Bowery, East Broadway, Bayard Street, Elizabeth Street and Pell Street.
When: Friday, January 31st, 2014 - Noon  |  Cultural Festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Where: Sara D. Roosevelt Park. The Park runs from Canal to East Houston between Forsyth and Chrystie Streets.

January 29, 2014

Celebrity Sweat Ultimate Workout Challenge

What: Billy Blanks (co-creator of Tae Bo) and Celebrity Sweat's "Eric the Trainer" lead a morning of fitness before Super Bowl Sunday devolves into a frenzy of guacamole-and-hot-wing consumption.
When: February 2nd
Where: City College of New York: Shepard Hall, 137th St. at Convent Ave. 
FREE w/ RSVP - 1-800-725-9423, extension 818.

Super Bowl Boulevard

What: For four exciting days, Super Bowl Boulevard Engineered by GMC is the biggest and brightest show on Broadway. Spanning thirteen blocks along one of the world's most famous streets, the Boulevard is the epicenter for NFL fans during Super Bowl XLVIII celebrating all things football. Fans from all over the world and residents of the region will stop by to engage with the NFL, the New York/New Jersey Host Committee and the League's broadcasting partners and sponsors.
When: January 29th – February 1st, 12pm - 10pm
Where: Broadway, from 34th to 44th Streets

Chinatown Lunar New Year Parade & Festival

What: Check out Chinatown’s annual Lunar New Year celebration for stunning visuals, tantalizing treats and impressive performances. This street party features all sorts of vendors, food and festivities for all ages to welcome the Year of the Horse. Walk the main streets of Lower Manhattan—from Little Italy through Chinatown—to catch a glimpse. For more information, visit betterchinatown.com
When: Sunday February 2nd, 2014, 1PM
Where: Starts at Little Italy and goes through the main streets of Lower Chinatown/Manhattan Cultural Festival & Booth: Sara Roosevelt Park (Canal & Forsyth St.)

January 28, 2014

Lunar New Year Celebration At Bloomingdale's

What: You're invited to celebrate the Year of the Horse. From red and gold delights to spectacular sounds and sights - we're getting all decked out for Chinese New Year! Find something festive at our exclusive pop-up shops with fashion and acessories hand-picked by our fashion office. Our curated collection features so many stunning styles you won't see anywhere else. Get into the spirit with traditional Chinese New Year entertainment. Take home our exclusive Chinese New Year keychain with your purchase of $125 or more in cosmetics and fragrances.* Let the festivities begin! *Offer valid January 30 - February 2, 2014. All gifts are one per customer, while supplies last.
When: January 30th - February 2nd, 2014
Where: Bloomingdale's: 504 Broadway, New York, NY 10012

January 27, 2014

Korean Movie Night - Friend: The Great Legacy

What: With no memory of his father, Sung-Hoon (KIM Woo-Bin) was raised and surrounded by gangsters. As he grew up, he fell into a life of crime. Now imprisoned, his only hope for survival is Joon-Seok (YU Oh-Seong), an unexpected role model. Feeling both admiration and jealousy towards charismatic Joon-Seok, a seventeen-year veteran of the penitentiary, Sung-Hoon’s friendship with him blossoms. Later, they find themselves freed from prison and joining Joon-Seok's gang, where Sung-hoon discovers that his mentor is somehow connected to his father's death.
When: Tuesday, January 28th, 2014 at 7PM
Doors open at 6:30pm.
Where: Tribeca Cinemas: 54 Varick Street, NYC

January 26, 2014

Thunderbird American Indian Dance Concert And Pow-wow

Thunderbird American Indian Dancers in Hoop Dance. Photo by Lee Wexler/Images for Innovation.
What: The Thunderbird American Indian Dancers are the oldest resident Native American dance company in New York. The troupe was founded in 1963 by a group of ten Native American men and women, all New Yorkers, who were descended from Mohawk, Hopi, Winnebago and San Blas tribes. 

A Pow-Wow is more than just a spectator event: it is a joyous reunion for native peoples nationwide and an opportunity for the non-Indian community to voyage into the philosophy and beauty of Native culture.
Highlights will include Storytelling by Matoka Eagle (Santo Domingo, Tewa), a Hoop Dance by Marie Ponce (Cherokee), a Buffalo Dance (from the Hopi people), a Grass Dance and Jingle Dress Dance (from the Northern Plains people), a Stomp Dance (from the Southeastern tribes), and a Shawl Dance (from the Oklahoma tribes). In the final section of the program, the audience will be invited to join in the Round Dance, a friendship dance. 

When: Friday, January 31st, 2014 at Various times
Repeating every week — Sunday, Friday, and Saturday through Sunday, February 9th, 2014 
Fridays 8 pm, Saturdays 3 and 8 pm,  Sundays 3 pm
Where: Theater for the New City: 155 First Avenue
Cost:  $10 Adults, $1 Children Under 12 (Matinees only, must be accompanied by paying adult)

Workshop: Make Your Wish on Hanji

What: Korean folk paintings are drawn on hanji (Korean traditional mulberry paper) and this incredibly versatile paper is also used to make a vast array of arts and crafts. Write your wishes for the new year on hanji and create a one-of-a-kind art piece to take home.
When: Sunday, February 9th, 2014, 1:00 PM
Where: Flushing Town Hall: 137-35 Northern Boulevard Flushing, NY 11354
Cost: $10/$8 Members & Students (Materials included)

January 25, 2014

The Muppet Show

What: Screening episodes featuring notable guest appearances by Carol Burnett, Steve Martin, and Rita Moreno - These three episodes feature guest stars currently being honored for their lifetime achievements.
When: January 26th, 2014, 1pm
Where: Museum of the Moving Image: 36-01 35th Avenue Astoria, NY 11106
Free with Museum admission

Princess Kaguya

What: Widely-acclaimed Japanese Jazz fusion ensemble WaFoo presents a musical retelling of one of the most famous stories in Japan, "Princess Kaguya," about a baby girl who is found by an old bamboo cutter and grows into a stunningly beautiful young woman but then returns to the moon, where her real family lives. Don't miss the chance to attend this unique, inspiring and delightful music event!
When: Sun, Jan 26th, 2014, 2 - 3pm
Where: Flushing Library: 41-17 Main Street Flushing, NY 11355

Wit’s End™ Presents “Hot Jazz In January!”

Our Princess Is In Another Castle: The Winter MARIOlympics

What: Grab a beer, grab a controller and save a princess! Join the skint and your hosts Bobby Phobia (Wrestling Mania) and Steve Heisler (Story Pirates, Onion AV Club) for a little friendly competition in this bracketed video game competition featuring our favorite classic video games (and yours)--from Punch Out to Mortal Kombat,, and minibosses in between. 
Entry is free, and contestants will have the chance to win prizes, drinks, and most importantly, bragging rights.
When: Sun, January 26th, 2014  |  Doors: 7:00 pm / Show: 7:30 pm
Where: Union Hall - Brooklyn: 702 Union Street

Wedding Salon at Kate’s Paperie

What: To RSVP and for more details contact customer service at katespaperie@katespaperie.com or 800.809.9880.
When: Thursday, January 30th  |  7:00pm – 9:00pm
Where: 188 Lafayette Street (corner of Broome & Lafayette)
Cost: $20 per attendee and include:
$20 Kate’s Paperie Gift Card
10% Off coupon*
50% Off machine calligraphy addressing*
Guest Speakers

Garage Sale and Back Yard BBQ in Brooklyn

What: In preparation for our upcoming move, Triskelion will be cleaning house, and YOU get to reap the benefits!  We’ll be getting rid of costumes, props, costume jewelry, housewares, furniture, clothes, sporting and fitness goods, fabric and craft supplies, lighting equipment, sound equipment, objets d’art and more!  But that’s not it – this is the first opportunity for you to come see the new Triskelion Arts before it’s been touched.
We’ll be serving up some of Jason Leinwand’s famous smoked ribs, mac and cheese and award-winning slaw. He’ll be cooking it outside, but you’ll get to enjoy it inside.
When: January 25th, 2014, 10am-4pm

January 24, 2014

Front Row at South Street Seaport

What: 45 Riots: Performing 2 sets of contemporary and classic covers from hip-hop, house, top 40, soul, funk, R&B, pop, rock, reggae, and jazz.
Fully enclosed heated cube - live music, full bar, hot food
When: Saturday February 1st, 2014  |  7-10pm | 21+
Where: Located on Fulton Street at South Street Seaport
FREE Tix with RSVP

Central Park Winter Jam

What: Presented by NYC Parks, Lake Placid, and I Love NY, Winter Jam NYC is a free winter sports festival for New Yorkers of all ages! Our partners at Gore Mountain will blow lots of fresh snow in the heart of Manhattan, so there will be plenty for all to enjoy!

Featured Venues

  • Lake Placid Snow Field
  • Cross-Country Skiing
  • Snowshoeing
  • Learn to Ride: Skiing and Snowboarding
  • Iams Doggie Bowl
  • Taste NY Winter Market
  • Pure Barre® Classes
Equipment provided at no cost, or bring your own snow sports gear and enjoy the terrain!

Participants in cross–country skiing, snowshoeing, and snowboarding/skiing lessons must sign a waiver and provide photo identification before participating in any of these activities. The waivers will be provided at the event. Participants under the age of 18 must have a legal guardian present with photo identification to sign the waiver. Waiting lines for the activities are subject to close early. 

Iams Doggie Bowl
Bring your four-legged friends to celebrate this year’s Super Bowl, featuring:

  • An enclosed free play area
  • The Iams photo experience booth
  • Free grooming, trims and clean-ups at the Camp Canine Salon and Spa
  • An ‘Ask the Expert’ booth featuring canine behaviorists, nutritionists and others
  • A Tail-Gate cafe
  • Prizes for dogs wearing their favorite football jersey (while supplies last)
  • And more!

Other Activities

  • New York Cares Coat Drive: Bring a new or gently used winter coat to help keep New Yorkers warm.
  • The Pro2 Truck from the Red Bull Frozen Rush. The off-road truck race that took over Sunday River Resort in Maine airs on Sunday, February 2nd, 2014 at 3:00 p.m. ET on NBC as part of the Red Bull Signature Series .
  • Learn with the Pros: So-Gnar Clothing Co will be supplying a group to team up with Mountain Creek for participants to learn, have fun and shred with 6 professional snowboarders from Colorado.
For more information, call (212) 360-1319.

When: Saturday January 25th, 2014  |  11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Where: Central Park, Manhattan Bandshell Area Enter at 72nd Street
FREE Snow, rain or shine!

Gift Wrapping Classes at Kate’s Paperie

What: Learn to wrap gifts the Kate’s Paperie way. Workshops include instruction on paper pleating, tying simple bows and discussing creative ways to enhance the look of your gift.
When: Wednesday, January 29th │ 6:00pm – 7:00pm
Where: 188 Lafayette St., New York, NY 10013
Cost: $10 per person, materials provided. Space is limited.

The Making of Americans #MakingUSA

What: Triple Canopy is pleased to present its third annual marathon reading of Gertrude Stein’s enormously long and allegedly unreadable novel The Making of Americans: Being a History of a Family’s Progress.
When: Friday, Jan. 24th, at 5pm until Sunday, Jan. 26th, 10pm
Where: 155 Freeman St.

Akoko Nante Ensemble

What: This Queens-based Pan African percussion and vocal ensemble presents music harvested from the continent of Africa and its diaspora—from the royal palaces of Ghana to the groves of old Haiti, the seaside shanties of Cuba and more.
When: January 25th @ 3:00 pm
Where: Queens Library - Central Branch

Ice Rink at the South Street Seaport

When: Now thru March 2nd, 2014 
Monday - Thursday: 11am - 9pm
Friday - Saturday: 10am - 10pm
Sunday: 10am - 9pm
Where: Corner of Fulton and Front Streets
Cost: $10, children 5 and under receive FREE admission
Skate Rental - $6  |  Helmet Rental - $6  |  Bag Check - $8
Skate Sharpening - $12 (unavailable until further notice)
*Residents living in 10038 and 10005 zip codes, with valid ID, receive 50% off Admission, Skate Rentals and Helmet Rentals.

The 2014 Metro Art Show

Kathryn Lynch
Red Hot,  2012
oil on canvas 60 x 48" 
What: Join 50 top galleries from across the US as they come to NYC for The 2014 Metro Art Show, held over 4 days at The Metropolitan Pavilion. The show covers art from the mid 1800s until today.
When: Thursday, January 23 - Sunday, January 26, 2014
Thursday, 11 am - 7 pm
Friday, 11 am - 7 pm
Saturday, 11 am - 7 pm
Sunday, 12 noon - 5:30 pm

Where: The Metropolitan Pavilion: 125 West 18th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues)
Cost: $15 or $7.50

January 22, 2014

Celebrate Lunar New Year at Macy's!

What: Join as we celebrate the year of the horse with fun activities for the whole family! Catch a traditional acrobatic Dragon and Lion Dance and enjoy a thundering drum show!* Plus, make any $75 purchase and receive a limited-edition Year of the Horse tote bag!**Event subject to change or cancellation. 
*While time permits. **While supplies last. 
Limited one per customer.
When: January 25th, 2014, 2PM
Where: Macy's Herald Square: 151 West 34th St. NY

January 21, 2014

Report on the Construction of a Spaceship Module

What: “Report on the Construction of a Spaceship Module” offers an allegory of “anthropological science fiction,” where the exhibition space becomes an estranged and exciting universe that dramatizes the cross-cultural translation involved in the presentation of art. The unique model evokes the challenges that contemporary artists experience in exhibiting works, or that curators come across in organizing exhibitions that stitch together diverse artworks, selected across generation, cultural context, personal narratives, and time. 
The vessel is inspired by the spacecraft in the iconic Czech science-fiction film Ikarie XB-1 (1963), which melded postwar utopianism with Soviet utilitarianism.
When: Jan. 22nd - Apr. 13th, 2014
Where: the New Museum Fifth Floor gallery:  235 Bowery
Cost: $18

January 20, 2014

Chinese New Year Celebration: The Year of the Horse

What: Kick off the Year of the Horse with a free lion dance and kung fu demonstration in front of China Institute. Following the lion dance, join our New Year-themed workshops and activities inside China Institute, including gallery tours of our newest exhibit Inspired by Dunhuang: Re-Creation in Contemporary Chinese Art. Food and beverages will be served. 
LION DANCE & KUNG FU PERFORMANCE – FREE!  (11:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.)
Gallery Tour and Reception  – All Ages
- Dumpling Making Workshop - Gallery Tour and Calligraphy Workshop I (12:30 - 1:30 p.m.)
- Paper Cutting Workshop - Gallery Tour and Calligraphy Workshop II (2:00 - 3:00 p.m.)
When: Sunday, February 2nd, 2014  |  11:00 a.m. – 3:00 pm

Where: China Institute: 125 East 65th Street New York, NY 10065
Tickets: Prices vary per activity 

January 19, 2014

The New York Ceramics Fair

What: The New York Ceramics Fair, brings together a carefully selected and distinguished international group of around 36 galleries offering all things "fired" - porcelain, pottery, glass, cloisonné and enamels, in a setting perfect for the exhibition and sale of important small objects.
WEDNESDAY, January 22  |  11am - 7pm
THURSDAY, January 23  |  11am - 7pm

FRIDAY, January 24  |  11am - 7pm

SATURDAY, January 25  |  11am - 7pm

SUNDAY, January 26  |  11am - 4pm
No Admittance after 3:30pm 

Where: Bohemian National Hall: East 73rd Street between 1st & 2nd Avenues
Cost: $20

Family Day: Korean New Year

What: Celebrate Sŏllal, the Korean New Year, with a day of fun-filled family activities at The Korea Society! Enjoy storytelling based on Korean folk tales and practice sebae, the New Year’s bow, to show respect for elders. Play traditional games such as yutnori and tuhonori, create masks and other crafts, and sample tasty Korean treats! Unforgettable memories await your family at The Korea Society.
When: Saturday, February 1st, 2014  |  Session I: 1:00 pm  |  Session II: 3:00 pm
Where: The KoreaSociety: 950 Third Avenue, 8th Floor
Tickets: Members $25 per family of 3-5 ($5 each additional family member), $10 for individuals; Non-members $30 per family of 3-5 ($10 each additional family member), $15 for individuals

January 18, 2014

$1 Oysters Sunday 5PM

The Diamond : 43 Franklin St Brooklyn, NY  |  (718) 383-5030 

A Tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

What: At Central Library's annual tribute to Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Joy Kelley will share amazing tales of the civil rights movement along with her personal connection to this great historical figure. Families of all ages are invited.
When: January 18th @ 1:00 pm
Where: Queens Library - Central Branch  
*Auditorium, Level C.

January 17, 2014

Ice Festival #CentralParkIceFest

What: Celebrate winter and revel in the Park’s beauty as you watch artists from Okamoto Studio carve the Park’s best known architectural gems of Bethesda Terrace into ice sculptures. Learn about the park’s design and restoration from Conservancy experts, and warm up with hot chocolate!
When: Saturday, January 18th, 2014  |  12p.m. – 3p.m.
Where: Bethesda Terrace in Central Park

2nd Annual Black Comic Book Festival 2014

What: The Schomburg Center’s 2nd Annual Black Comic Book Festival celebrates the rich tradition of black comix in a two-day event featuring a special events, panel discussions, film screenings, hands-on workshops and exhibit tables with premiere black comic artists from across the country. Admission is free for the public and registration is encouraged at schomburgcenter.eventbrite.com.
When: Friday, January 17th, 5:30 - 8:30 p.m.  |  Saturday, January 18th, 12 - 5 p.m.
Where: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture: 515 Malcolm X Boulevard, New York

Gallop into the New Year with MOCA!

What: Join us for a Lunar New Year celebration to usher in the Year of the Horse. Visitors of all ages are invited to MOCA's popular annual family festival to celebrate Chinese cultural traditions and the arts. Enjoy an awe-inspiring lion dance performance and workshop, make rattle drums and learn paper folding, embark on storytelling journeys, participate in zodiac-themed arts-and-crafts activities, and sway along with Chinatown's Red Silk Dancers.
When: Saturday, February 1st, 2014  |  11am – 4pm 
Where: Museum of Chinese in America: 215 Centre St
$10/person, Free for MOCA members, Children Under 2, and Cool Culture Families.

Japan's New Year's Day Celebration: Oshogatsu

What: Celebrate Japan’s New Year’s holiday at Japan Society’s annual Oshogatsu event and join us for many traditional New Year’s activities. Families and children can watch live taiko drumming and accompanying lion dancing (shishi-mai), followed by a brief taiko session (taiko performances will begin at 2 pm and 3 pm.)  Enjoy rice pounding (mochi-tsuki), calligraphy (kakizome), kite(tako)-making, a funny face game (fukuwarai) and top spinning (koma-mawashi). Recommended for all ages. 
Taiko Drumming Session I: 2:00 pm
Taiko Drumming Session II: 3:00pm

Tickets: For festival and one (1) taiko drumming session (session I or session II): $15/$8 Japan Society members; children ages 2 or under free. Corporate and individual member families may purchase tickets at the discounted price. Buy tickets online or call the Japan Society Box Office at (212) 715-1258 
When: Sunday, January 26th, 2014, 2:00 - 4:00 pm
Where: Japan Society: 333 East 47th Street New York, NY 10017

Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show & Sale

What: Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show features New York’s greatest collection of vintage clothing and antique textiles from the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries. Discover high styles from the last century that inspire today’s fashion trends! The Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show is the ultimate vintage showcase, which brings together over 90 of the country’s top vintage clothing and antique textile dealers under one roof.
Where: Metropolitan Pavilion: 125 West 18th Street (Between 6th & 7th Aves) NYC 

January 16, 2014

Family Day: Moon Over Manhattan!

What: Celebrate the Lunar New Year Celebrate the Year of the Horse! Asia Society rings in the Year of the Horse with performances and traditional craft activities inspired by Lunar New Year traditions across Asia. Activities will include a Lion Dance and Kung Fu Demonstration, Vietnamese Dong Ho folk painting, musical performances and more.
When: Saturday, February 1st, 2014  |  1 – 4 p.m.
Where: Asia Society: 725 Park Avenue New York, NY
$5 students, seniors, children; $7 members (Dual Family members FREE); $12 nonmembers. Tickets available the day of event.

Young Joo Song Quartet

What: Young Joo Song is one of Korea’s leading Jazz pianists. Her swift rise in the Jazz world enabled her to record 8 albums with distinguished labels such as EMI, Warner and Sony. She also earned “Best Jazz Album” and “Best Jazz Performance” at the Korea Music Awards.
Fri Jan 31st, 8:00 PM 

Where: Flushing Town Hall: 137-35 Northern Boulevard (at the corner of Linden Place) Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: $15/$10 Members & Students

January 15, 2014

Meet the Musician: Zakk Wylde

What: Join us for a moderated conversation with guitar icon/rock legend of Ozzy Osbourne and Black Label Society fame, Zakk Wylde. About to drop an all-new studio Black Label Society album, followed by a world tour, Zakk is rocking as hard as ever. He’ll talk about the new album, take a few questions, and wrap up the session with a short performance.
When: Friday, January 17th, 2014  |  8 - 9 pm
Where: Apple Store SoHo: 103 Prince Street NY

Design Talk: Rizon Parein

What: Join award-winning graphic designer Rizon Parein for a discussion of his creative endeavors—from graffiti and flyer design to motion graphics and now print for top ad agencies across the globe. At this event, Rizon will show select works from his portfolio, including notable 3D neon lettering he designed for Nike and for the film "Drive." We’ll wrap up the session with an audience Q&A.
When: Thursday, January 16th, 2014  |  7-8pm
Where: Apple Store SoHo: 103 Prince Street New York, NY 10012

January 14, 2014

Beauty Beyond Boundaries//RICOH THETA 360

What: Come be a part of an unforgettable evening of art and inspiration as you get a first look at one of the worlds hottest new creative tools!!

The recently released RICOH THETA is the world's first consumer-level imaging device that encapsulates fully spherical scenes with one shot.

Step into a spherical experience of Interactive design and projections and shoot your own 360 panoramas on site!

Featuring live performances by:
Kaoru Watanabe & Motions (Japanese Taiko)
tap-dance sensation Tamango

live calligraphic performance by: Aerosyn-Lex

Tunes brought to you by DJs:
Roxy Cottontail & Michna (Ghostly)

OPEN BAR 9-11pm

When: Thursday, January 16th, 2014 9:00 pmFriday, January 17th, 2014 1:00 am
Where: Villain LLC: 50 N 3rd St Brooklyn, NY 11211

Bloomingdale's Super Bowl Helmets Window Unveiling

What: In collaboration with the CFDA and NFL, Bloomingdale's will unveil one-of-a-kind Super Bowl XLVIII helmets custom created by 48 leading designers in their iconic 59th Street flagship store windows. 12 of the designer helmets will also be available for virtual try-on with the ability to send and share the images captured.  

The event will feature a Lexington Ave. street side tailgate of food trucks and fun, along with special appearances by some of the designers and NFL players.

Fans may visit http://Bloomingdales.com… to access NFL Auction and bid on the designer Super Bowl XLVIII helmets from January 15th - February 4th, with 100% of the net proceeds benefiting the NFL Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of those touched by the game of football.

When: Wednesday, January 15th, 2014  |  5:00 pm
Where: Bloomingdale's: 1000 3rd Ave New York, NY 10022

January 13, 2014

Contemporary Dance Hyun-ju Lee Dance Company & Laban Movers

What: “Dynamic Korean Dance toward Cosmopolitan” aims to ideal Korean dance of future for globalization.

The performance seeks to break down the wall between the audience and the performer through dance movements embodying the spirits of movement within stillness through the mystery of the core which harmoniously handles the energy of the universe by the control of breathing, and through the communion with those experiencing the union of the body, mind, and spirit. 

In this context, there is no seat and barrier of stage between audience and performer. It could be turned into a place for interaction with all people who are audience, staff and dancers. 

This environment actively invites the audience to performing space and practically would share dancers’ expression.

The program will consist of three major parts: Past with Korean traditional dance and New dance, Present with Korean Contemporary dance and Future with movement choir (improvisational dance).

When: Thursday, January 16th, 2014 at 7PM
Where: Gallery Korea, Korean Cultural Service in New York

COMMITMENT - Free Tribeca Cinemas screening of the Korean blockbuster!

What: This special free screening COMMITMENT, which is currently in theaters, is courtesy of our friends at WellGo USA.
After his father's botched espionage mission, North Korean Myung-hoon (CHOI Seung-hyun) and his young sister Hye-in (HAN Ye-ri) are sent to a labor prison camp. In order to save his sister's life, Myung-hoon volunteers to become a spy and infiltrates the South as a teenage defector. While attending high school in the South, he meets another girl and rescues her when she is attacked. South Korean Intelligence soon discovers the plot and begins closing in on Myung-hoon, while his own government sends a vicious assassin to eliminate him.
When: January 14th, 2014  |   7:00 pm - 9:00 pm 
Where: Tribeca Cinemas: 54 Varick Street NY

2014 Zlatne Uste Golden Festival

What: An incredible grass roots event, New York's only music and dance festival of its kind celebrates 29 YEARS of live Balkan, Roma ("Gypsy") music and beyond. Dance 'til you drop - Sample Balkan specialties both nights!

The celebration begins Friday night in the grand ballroom with a dance workshop from 7:30-8:45pm and live music until 12:30 am.  

The festival resumes at 6 pm Saturday with four simultaneous music stages and doesn't wind down until early Sunday morning.  From international stars to local favorites, musicians from all over the world come to play and sing Albanian, Bulgarian, Romany (Gypsy), Macedonian, Serbian, Greek, Turkish, Hungarian, Norwegian, Swedish, Klezmer, Ukrainian, and Georgian music, among others. Enjoy hours of beautiful and energetic music, unusual rhythms, and mouth-watering Balkan and Middle Eastern refreshments.

When: Friday, January 17th, 2014 7:30 pm - Saturday, January 18th, 2014 2:00 am
Where: Grand Prospect Hall: 263 Prospect Ave Brooklyn, NY 11215
Cost: $30+

January 10, 2014

Electronic Waste Recycling Event

What: Join us for the 11th Annual "After the Holidays" E-waste Event at QBG in partnership with the Lower East Side Ecology Center. It's the perfect way to responsibly dispose of all of your unwanted or broken gadgets. Help us meet their goal of collecting 100 tons this January by spreading the word to your friends and neighbors! 
A list of acceptable materials can be found here>>
When: Sunday, January 12th, 2014 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Where: Queens Botanical Garden: 43-50 Main St Flushing, NY 

January 9, 2014

Amnesty International Concert in Brooklyn

What: Amnesty International is a global movement of people fighting injustice and promoting human rights. “We’re bringing back the concerts to show a new generation of activists how to stand up for justice at home and abroad,” he added, “whether it is fighting for the right to voice dissent peacefully on social networks or in the streets, protecting the rights of women and girls, or standing in solidarity with individuals persecuted for who they are or what they believe.” - Steven W. Hawkins, the executive director of Amnesty International USA
Some performers include: the Flaming Lips, Imagine Dragons, Lauryn Hill, Tegan and Sara, the Fray, Cold War Kids, Colbie Caillat and Cake, just to name a few.
When: February 5th, 2014
Where: Barclays Center, Brooklyn, NY
Tickets go on sale January 11th!