September 29, 2014

Rocket Fuel's Halloween party at The McKittrick Hotel

The Attic Halloween Party

What: Free admission with Heroes and Villains costume and $20 cover charge without proper attire. 
Each RSVP can bring two additional guests.
When: Sat. Oct. 25th  |  4pm
Where: The Attic: 251 West 48th St Hell's Kitchen

September 26, 2014


What: THE ANNUAL ATLANTIC ANTIC is the street festival to end all street festivals! On this beautiful autumn day in Brooklyn, 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!
When: SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 28th, 2014 • 12-6PM • RAIN OR SHINE
Where: Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn NY

September 20, 2014

Shinnyo Lantern Floating for Peace

What: Join us with family, friends and an open heart, and share your wish for a better world. Feel inspired by music and dance, and float a lantern for peace. Add your light to the light of others.

At sunset, Her Holiness Shinso Ito, the head priest of Shinnyo-en and one of the highest-ranking woman Buddhist leaders in the world, will preside over a special closing Lantern Floating ceremony, also open to the public. Hundreds of the LED candle-lighted paper lanterns will be floated on the water, illuminating Hearst Plaza in a uniquely captivating visual experience in New York City.

The Shinnyo Lantern Floating for Peace is meant to inspire a spirit of harmony and compassion that transcends all boundaries of age, gender, nationality, ethnicity, and religious tradition - and empower people to create a stronger force for peace in our families, our communities, and globally. We hope you will join us!

When: Sunday, Sept. 21st, 2014
Where: Paul Milstein Reflecting Pool at Hearst Plaza, Lincoln Center

September 19, 2014

Fall 2014 NARS Open Studios

What: The NARS Foundation invites you down to Sunset Park to experience artists in their natural habitat: the studio. The Fall 2014 NARS Open Studios offers an opportunity to foster engagement between artist and community. Artists open their doors to expose an otherwise private workspace, gaining feedback and exposure for their work. Neighbors and visitors, in turn, get access to the creative process happening right next door and a glimpse into spaces that they might not otherwise see.
We are also pleased to announce that our neighbors, chashama at the Brooklyn Army Terminal, will be hosting Open Studios as well, with a free water taxi running between Wall Street, DUMBO, and Sunset Park. For more information, click here. NARS will operate a free shuttle bus between the two studios running every fifteen minutes.

When: Saturday, September 20th, 2014   |  3:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: Nars Foundation Inc: 201 46th St.  4th Fl, Brooklyn, NY 11232

Edible Escape: International Food & Drink Tastings

What: Get out of town without leaving Manhattan at the 4th annual Edible Escape!
Enjoy an array of food and drink that reflects the many diverse culinary traditions that New York City (and near and far travel destinations) has to offer.
Where: North Pavilion at Metropolitan Pavilion: 110 West 19th Street New York, NY 10011


What: The Brooklyn Book Festival is a fun-filled literary event for parents and children alike. Children can flock from the Target Children’s Area—where they can listen to some of the world’s greatest children’s authors—to tables where their favorite illustrators will sign and perhaps even doodle on their books. In between activities and readings, families can enjoy a Sunday afternoon outdoors with food from Brooklyn’s best food carts. This is an exciting day for everyone who enjoys reading, writing and drawing.
When: SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 21st, 2014 | 10am-6pm
Where: Brooklyn Borough Hall and Plaza: 209 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn NY 11201

September 18, 2014

Viva La Comida 2014

What: One of Jackson Heights / Elmhurst's greatest food events is back starting Saturday, September 20th from 1pm-8pm. Join the 82nd Street Partnership (@82ndStQueens) and fellow Yelper extraordinare / Queens Qustodian Jeffrey Orlick ( in celebrating the local scene of food trucks, street eats, and ethnic treats.

Free to attend for all! Live Latin, Jazz + Roots Music will be available, as well as dance, art, and family fun. Don't miss Viva La Comida and bring your appetite!

When: Saturday, Sept. 20th, 2014 1:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Where: Viva La Comida: 82nd Street & Roosevelt Ave. Jackson Heights, NY 11372

Astoria Restaurant Week

What: The Queens Chamber of Commerce, along with Triangulum Services present to you, the first annual "Astoria Restaurant Week." Celebrate Astoria's unique food culture with other like minded foodies by indulging in set prix-fixe meals at some of the hood's most fabulous establishments.
When: Friday, Sept 19th, 2014 11:00 am - Sunday, Sept 28th, 2014 11:30 pm
Where: Astoria

New York on Location!

What: Museum of the Moving Image, Theatrical Teamsters Local 817, and Kaufman Astoria Studios will present New York on Location, a day-long, free family-friendly outdoor event that offers a behind-the-scenes look at film production in New York.

The public will have the rare opportunity to go inside 20+ working movie trailers and trucks--straight from productions shooting in New York--and speak directly with movie professionals about what they do on set. Trucks will include star dressing rooms, electrical, grip, prop, camera, hair and makeup, wardrobe, special effects trucks, and more. Key film craftspeople will demonstrate and explain firsthand their roles in the movie-making process and how they got there. In addition, stunt professionals will present high falls, street fighting, stunt driving, and more. Food will be available from movie catering trucks.

New York on Location will take place in the new gated back lot at Kaufman Astoria Studios (current home to Orange Is the New Black, Nurse Jackie, Sesame Street, and other productions), at the Museum, and on surrounding streets. The Museum will be free all day and invites visitors to explore Behind the Screen, its dynamic core exhibition on how film and television shows are made, marketed, and shown.

When: Sunday, September 21st, 2014  |  11:00 am - 5:00 pm
Where: Museum of the Moving Image: 3601 35th Ave Astoria, NY 11106

September 17, 2014

Eco Emi Deluxe Box Giveaway Sponsored by Eco Emi

Eco Emi Deluxe Box Giveaway
Hosted by Deals of Sweetness 
Co-Hosted by Pea of Sweetness

Eco Emi is the first eco friendly sampling service. For only $15/month, they will mail you five to ten samples of natural, organic, green, eco-friendly products to your door wrapped in chic earth friendly material made from 100% recycled bottles. Just recently, they introduced a Deluxe Beauty Box which includes 4 to 5 full or deluxe size bath and body, beauty, and/or cosmetic items for just $22/month.
All of their packages are adorned with 100% organic or vintage ribbons or they will often use 100% bamboo yarns. Part of the fun is that the package will look a little different every month. You will have the luxury of trying out an array of green products in the comfort of your own home or over a cup of herbal tea with close friends. See what Emilee at Deals of Sweetness thought of her August Eco Emi Box.

Would you like to win one of the new Eco Emi Deluxe Boxes? (Box may be different than the box pictured.) This giveaway begins on 9/8 and ends on 9/22 at 10:00pm (times are Central) and is open to US residents ages 18+. Please refer to the full terms and conditions in the Giveaway Tools.


Disclosure: Emilee from Deals of Sweetness and Pea of Sweetness received free product(s) to facilitate her review. No other compensation was received. Participating bloggers are not responsible for prize fulfillment.  

Shobha's Home for Girls & Women Fundraiser Event

What: Support Shobha's Home for Girls & Women by joining us for our first-ever fundraising event, filled with wine & nibbles! All proceeds of your ticket will be donated to help fund the home for girls & women, plus to sweeten the deal, we'll gift you back, including an e-card of Shobha® Dollars!
Expect an evening of feel good activities (all included with the purchase of a ticket!):
- wine
- light bites
- a letter writing station to send a personal message to our girls in India!
- silent auction

When: September 17th, 2014 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Where: Shobha: 1790 Broadway Ste 1800 New York, NY 10019
Cost: $35.00 - $100.00 Buy

Photoville NYC

What: PHOTOVILLE – New York City’s FREE premier photo destination produced by United Photo Industries – is a modular venue built from re-purposed shipping containers. By creating a physical platform for photographers of all stripes to come together and interact, Photoville provides a unique opportunity to engage with a diverse, yet uniquely targeted audience – a veritable cross-section of the world photographic community.
When: September 18th-28th, 2014
Where: Brooklyn Bridge Park - Pier 5

September 16, 2014

“Friends” Central Perk Pop-Up

What: Calling all NYC “Friends” fans! Your fantasy of grabbing a coffee at Central Perk is about to become a reality. To celebrate the Friends 20th anniversary, Warner Bros. and  Eight O’Clock Coffee are partnering up to bring a pop-up replica of Central Perk to Manhattan.
Not only will guests get to enjoy free coffee, they will also get to enjoy weekly musical performances, play trivia games for Friends themed prizes and be able to take #SofaSelfies on the infamous orange couch. Plus a bonus surprise: James Michael Tyler (aka “Gunther”) will make special appearances.
When: Wednesday, September 17, 2014 - Saturday, October 18, 2014  |  10am - 8pm.
Where: Central Perk: 199 Lafayette Street New York, NY

September 15, 2014

One Night Only: Smorgasburg at Central Park

What: Stroll into the world’s loveliest city park before twilight on a late summer’s eve, watch the sunset amongst the tall trees, sip a lovely beer or fine wine, sway to a classy DJ, and munch on the finest munchies in town. It’s all so civilized in Central Park, right?
When: Friday Sept. 19th, 2014  |  5-9pm
Where: Summerstage Central Park: Rumsey Playfield - 72nd St & 5th Ave. 
Brooklyn Flea Market

September 5, 2014

Romeo & Juliet Launch Party

What: Celebrate the official launch of Hypokrit Theatre Company and Romeo and Juliet at The Empire Rooftop Bar and Lounge 
There is NO cover charge for this event. Pick your poison specialty cocktails, a raffle with prizes, even a surprise performance! 
Bring your friends and loved ones for a night amongst the Montagues andCapulets.
Which side will you choose?
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When: Thursday, September 18th, 2014  |  9pm
Where: Empire Hotel Roof Lounge: 44 W 63rd St

Fashion Friday Live

What: Ask a question below to be answered by Make Up For Ever Artistry & Education Expert Melissa Nicholl and be entered to win 1 of 2 Make Up For Ever Artist Shadow Trio palettes!!!
Join us to discuss “How to select the best Eye Shadow shade given your Eye Colour”, “How different finishes can be used and who they compliment best”, “Colour Theory” & the brand new 210 colour Artist Shadow collection!

When: Friday, September 5th from 12-1pm
Where: Make Up Forever FB

September 4, 2014

R29 Country Club

What: Some might come to Fashion Week just for the clothes, but it's the inspired designers and their unique perspectives that'll have you buzzing all season long. This year, we're celebrating these sartorial masterminds with Refinery29's Country Club — an interactive pop-up that pays homage to 29 handpicked visionaries who make New York Fashion Week not just an event, but the vanguard of global style. Our surrealist miniature golf course features designer-inspired holes you can actually play through, and our custom Fashion Pros wall.
When: 9.5.14 | 2 p.m. - 10 p.m.   |    9.6.14 | 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Where: 82 Mercer Street New York, NY 10012

September 3, 2014


What: Absolut Vodka and Fashion Designers Sherman Preston present New York City's premier Fashion Week event. Fashion Week Soiree provides guests with a unique party experience. 
Attire: Dress to Impress! Fashion Forward Chic Attire Only
When: Sept. 6th  |  11pm - 4am
Where: Parlor NY: 286 Spring St

Grove Alley Paint Nite

What: Grove Alley Paint Nite will include live painting by street artists while DJ Chela spins on the 1s and 2s, local art vendors, food trucks, and Brooklyn Brewery beer.There will also be a great line up of live music performances by F.Stokes, Napoleon and Legs.
DBP is partnering with GNM to revitalize and activate a unique, underutilized, and undiscovered alley in the heart of Downtown Brooklyn.

When: Friday, September 12th, 2014 |  5PM to 11PM
Where: Grove Alley: Grove Place Brooklyn, NY 11217
(Grove Alley is located off Hanover Place between Fulton and Livingston Streets. Please note, proper shoes to navigate this gritty alleyway are recommended!).

The Bollywood Glamour Couture Experience

What: Come out for a Bollywood makeover and photo shoot during NYC's Fashion Week.
When: Sept. 12th, 2014  |  Noon - 8pm
Where: Crowne Plaza Times Square: 1605 Broadway
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Brunch with Benefits

What: Flavorpill has teamed up with Naked Juice to present Brunch with Benefits, a brunch-time party with a purpose: two hours of dancing (thanks to tunes from So Super Sam), delicious light bites, and of course Naked Juice.
When: Sunday 9/14  |  12 - 2pm
Where: Sonny's Soda Shoppe atop Mondrian Soho

September 2, 2014

CharlieRED WITH DJ JON OLIVER #HeinekenAfterDark

What: Hope you got to enjoy Jesse Boykins III, but if not, Heineken After Dark is back with Brooklyn’s own blues / hip-hop / soul duo CharlieRED. The musical duo, comprised of vocalist / songwriter Rocki Evans, and producer Cobaine Ivory, has got the community buzzing with their genuine soulful sound. Here’s your chance to see them up close and personal, courtesy of Heineken After Dark.
When: Sept. 18th  |  9pm
Where: Drom: 85 Ave A (b/w 5th & 6th)
21+ ONLY
RSVP does not guarantee admittance, so arrive early, as entry will be first come first serve.