October 30, 2014

Village Halloween Parade Theme: The Garden of Earthly Delights!

Pat Merino 2013
What: Hundreds of PUPPETS, 53 BANDS of Different Types of Music, DANCERS and ARTISTS, and thousands of other New Yorkers in costumes of their own creation in the nation’s most wildly creative public participatory event in the greatest city in the world!
For ONLY those in costume, line up on 6th Avenue at Canal Street between 6:30pm and 8:30pm.
When:  Friday, October 31st, 2014 at 7 p.m

Trick Or Treating at The Bryant Park Holiday Shops

What: Pick up your free trick or treat bag at the Bryant Park Holiday Shops located in the Winter Village. All you need to do is check in at the Southwest Porch and you will be given a bag full of goodies (while supplies last).

When: Friday, October 31st, 2014  |  3:00PM - 6:00PM

Where: Bryant Park


October 29, 2014

Cocktails, Comics and Cartoons!

What: Join fellow nerds every Wednesday at Videology to get nostalgic with cartoon screenings like X-Men: The Animated Series and The Venture Bros. You’ll also get a chance to take a look at new and classic comics via Bushwick’s Vinyl Fantasy, and sign up for their pull list. There’s a special cartoon happy hour (4–7pm), and delicious nachos and snacks via El Gato Nacho will be available.
When: Wed Oct 29th, 2014   |  4:00pm
Where: Videology: 308 Bedford Ave. Williamsburg, Brooklyn 11211
Cost: $8

Weird Al-oween

What: Retro-fabulous Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club is turning Halloween into an Amish Paradise with their themed celebration, Weird Al-oween. Come dressed in costume (Weird Al incarnations not required) and prepare to get White & Nerdy -- or at least Fat and Tacky. DJs spin spooky classics, highly danceable tracks, and Weird Al hits; next-door neighbor Ample Hills Creamery sponsors an ice cream eating contest; bartenders sling delicious drink specials; and RPSC staff judges a costume contest and Weird Al dance-off. In a city with seemingly too many (and too expensive) Halloween options, this one seems like a no brainer, if you can Dare To Be Stupid.
Bonus: The party rages until 2am, so you've got plenty of time to work that Polka Face.
When: Friday, October 31st, 6:00pm
Where: The Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club: 514 Union St, Brooklyn, NY

Create a star

What: CREATE is a new website that allows you to create a unique star, drag and drop the star into CREATE's virtual sky, and then dedicate that star to someone special. Then, this Saturday, Wix.com will use 3D mapping, state of the art projectors, and a six-story canvas to showcase the CREATE galaxy at Madison Square Park. Don't miss out!
When: Saturday, November 1st, 2014
Where: Madison Square Park, between Fifth and Madison Avenues, between 23rd and 26th Streets

Party at PS1

What: This Halloween marks the third annual Halloween Ball. This year, it's "HalloQueens!" hosted by Susanne Bartsch. Guests are invited to dress up as all things royal: Royal Queens, Queens of Mean, Rock Queens, Queens of Art, Queen Bees, Queens of Hearts, Queens of the Night, and whatever else your imagination can dream on up.
When: Friday, October 31st from 8 p.m. to midnight.
Where: MoMA PS1: 22-25 Jackson Avenue, Long Island City, Queens
Cost: $15
Haunted Warehouse After Party Hosted by Susanne Bartsch
12AM - 4AM, 4-40 44th Drive, Long Island City

Wear a costume and get dinner for free!

What: Thinking of dressing up as a meatball this Halloween? The Meatball Shop double dog dares you to come into their shops wearing your best meatball costume, and if you do they will buy you and THREE of your friends an entire meal AND your first round of drinks! Only one of you needs to rock a meatball costume, but get creative folks, t-shirts don't count. Listen to Mike & Dan! First 25 meatball costumes at each shop will get the prize!
When: Friday October 31st, 2014
Where: The Meatball Shop

Start your day with a workout. On a boat.

What: Kick off your Halloween in majestic style and join us as we commandeer the Hornblower Infinity for the second time this year. We kick things off with a morning meditation guided by the legendary yogi and author Elena Brower, followed by our very own DAYBREAKER co-founder Radha and her twin sister Miki debuting their new DJ project Me2Me2 as the opening act, before headliner Lexel takes the stage.
Bring your spookiest ghoulish get-up and dancing shoes to match — or beware the consequences. The only thing haunting you will be missing one of the most epic parties of the year on the high seas.

When: Thursday, October 30th at 6 a.m.
Where: Hornblower Cruises and Events, 353 West Street (at West Houston Street). 
Cost: $35


What: Kyle Sugarman is a 16-year-old with a singular mission: to bring his play, Spacebar, to Broadway. Along the way, he wrestles with a number of formidable characters, including a volatile producer, an absent father, and the Captain of the Girls Swim Team. Ever closer to seeing his name in lights, Kyle searches for understanding in this comedic drama about young ambition and the need to settle scores.
When: Now through Saturday, November 8th, 2014
Where: The Wild Project, 193 East Third Street (between Avenues A and B)
Cost: $18 

October 28, 2014

Historic Richmond Town

What: Add some period style to Halloween at Historic Richmond Town. The usual fun—crafts, games, costumes and some friendly ghouls and ghosts—is in store, in the confines of a colonial village that preserves hundreds of years of early American history. 
Reservations are required: call 718-351-1611 ext. 281.
When: Thursday October 30th, 2014  |  3:30pm - 5pm
Where: 441 Clarke Ave. (Clarke Av/Arthur Kill Rd), Staten Island, NY 10306

October 27, 2014

Meet The Model: Bella Hadid

What: Teen Vogue's Editor in Chief Amy Astley and IMG's top model Bella Hadid join forces in SoHo for an exclusive evening in celebrating the 2014 Sportmax Collection. Join them for shopping, food, photo booth and fun!
When: Tuesday, October 28th, 2014  |  6:00PM - 8:00PM
Where: Sportmax: 450 W Broadway

India Beyond Technology and Yoga: The Power of Literature in a Globalizing World

What: Join Vikas Swarup, author of "Slumdog Millionaire", Pankaj Mishra, "From The Ruins of Empire" and others at Columbia University as they discuss the impact and agency of Indian literature in a global world.
When: October 27th, 2014  |  7:00PM - 8:30PM
Where: Columbia University Campus: Broadway & W 116th St
Free and open to the public

Meet Director Michael Grief & The Cast of Broadway's Latest Hit - If/Then

What: Join director Michael Greif, composer Tom Kitt, and actors Anthony Rapp, and Jackie Burns as they discuss "If/Then." The contemporary Broadway musical about the infinite possibilities of living in New York was created by the team behind the Tony and Pulitzer Prize-winning "Next to Normal."
When: October 27th, 2014  |  7PM-8PM
Where: Apple Store,SoHo: 103 Prince St

Ailienware Free Open Bar Launch Party

What: You have been granted Special Access to the top secret Alienware Laboratory. Come learn about exciting new products and be the first to hear about something fresh out of the lab that will change everything. Celebrate with us over cocktails, food, and special performances. Featuring DJ Sliink.
When: Monday October 26th, 2014  |  7:00PM - 11:00PM
Where: Highline Ballroom: 431 West 16th Street

Common Ground On Income Inequality

What: Join the Common Ground Committee as they bring light, not heat, to the important discussion everyone is taking about - income inequality. Larry Kudlow and Jared Bernstein apply their intelligence and good will to the task of finding points of common ground on this often divisive issue.
When: Monday October 26th, 2014  |  7:30PM - 9:00PM
Where: 92ndStreet Y: 1395 Lexington Avenue
Cost: $30

October 24, 2014

Staten Island War Memorial Ice Skating Rink

What: Reopens for the season. All information subject to change; call (718) 720-1010 or (718) 720-1014 for details.
When: Sat. Oct. 25th - Sun. Mar. 29th, 2015
Where: Clove Lakes Park, Victory Boulevard, west of Clove Road
Cost: Adults: $9.00  /  Seniors (60 & older): $9.00  /  Children (12 & under): $9.00
Skate Rental: $5.00

October 22, 2014

France Rocks: A Night of Emerging Artists at Le Baron

What: France Rocks returns to the awesome and very French venue - Le Baron - for an evening of artistic inspiration. Join emerging French singers, DJs and producers for a 4 hour music medley.
When: Oct. 22, 2014  |  8 PM – Midnight
Where: LE BARON: 32 Mulberry St, New York, NY
FREE WITH RSVP (burexny@gmail.com)

October 16, 2014

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. A portion of the proceeds from the race will benefit New York Cares.
When: Oct. 18th, 2014,  11AM
Where: Astoria Park
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October 15, 2014

2014 Korean Food Festival

What: Come to enjoy Korean ingredients and food! Also, there will be exciting activities and performances as well!
When: Friday, Oct. 17th, 2014 11:00 am - Saturday, Oct. 18th, 2014 6:00 pm
Where: 43-44th Broadway Plaza, Times Square, NYC 

October 12, 2014

Columbus Day Parade

What: The parade celebrates the spirit of exploration and courage that inspired Christopher Columbus’s 1492 expedition and the important contributions Italian-Americans have made to the United States. The celebration is organized by the Foundation’s members on a strictly volunteer basis, donating their time and expertise to help create the exhibitions frequently seen in Grand Central Terminal, the Foundation’s Annual Gala Dinner at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel, the wreath laying at Columbus Circle, the Columbus Day Mass at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, and the Columbus Day Parade on Fifth Avenue.
When: October 13th, 2014 
Where: The parade travels from 47th Street to 72nd Street along 5th Ave.

October 7, 2014

New York Television Festival

What: NYTVF Primetime brings audiences red-carpet, star-studded debuts of the hottest new and returning shows and intimate conversations with the artists who create them. The NYTVF also hosts screenings of Official Selections in our Independent Pilot Competition (IPC). The IPC continues to provide unprecedented access for emerging television artists looking to showcase new and innovative ideas for television programming.
When: Oct. 20th – 25th, 2014
Where: NYC

October 6, 2014

Henri Matisse: The Cut-Outs

Henri Matisse (French, 1869–1954).
Composition Green Background (Composition fond vert)
. 1947.
Gouache on paper, cut and pasted, and pencil,
What: In the late 1940s, Henri Matisse turned almost exclusively to cut paper as his primary medium, and scissors as his chief implement, introducing a radically new operation that came to be called a cut-out. Matisse would cut painted sheets into forms of varying shapes and sizes—from the vegetal to the abstract—which he then arranged into lively compositions, striking for their play with color and contrast, their exploitation of decorative strategies, and their economy of means.
When: Oct. 12th, 2014 – Feb. 8th, 2015
Where: The Museum of Modern Art - MoMA: 11 W. 53rd St. (bet. Fifth and Sixth Aves.)

October 3, 2014

Annual Autumn Crafts Festival

What: 250 Juried craft displays selected from every region of the United States. Continuous entertainment, craft demonstrations. Ample parking at indoor garage.
Park & Lock Garage located at 62nd St. and 65th St. between Columbus Ave. & Amsterdam Ave.
When: Saturday, October 4th, 2014 11:00 am - 8:30 pm  & October 11th - 12th, 2014
RAIN or SHINE! (under tents)
Where: Lincoln Center: 64th St at Columbus Ave., Manhattan

Oktoberfest Midnight Yacht Cruise

What: Aboard the Multi-Level & Climate-Controlled Harbor Lights Yacht
Docking from the SkyPort Marina
23rd Street & FDR Drive; East Side of Manhattan

Will Call Ticket Check-In Begins at 11:00pm
Boarding approx. 11:45pm || Returning at 4am

3 Levels to Party!

21 & Over | ID a Must | Dress to Impress
Button Down Shirts Preferred for Guys
No Hats, No Shorts (for guys), No Boots,
No Sandals, No Athletic or Baggy Attire

When: Saturday, October 4th, 2014 11:30 pm - Sunday, October 5th, 2014 4:00 am
Where: Harbor Lights Yacht: SkyPort Marina, 23rd Street & FDR Drive New York, NY 10010

New York City Challenge Race

What: City Challenge Obstacle Race is the fastest growing urban obstacle race series in the country! City Challenge Race transforms vibrant cities with breathtaking skylines into an exciting obstacle course with walls to get over, water jugs to carry, ropes to climb, cargo nets to climb, sand bags to carry, monkey bars and much more. This unique event is designed to get communities active, test your athleticism, fortitude, and get you out of your comfort zone. We inspire everyone to live a fit and healthy lifestyle. City Challenge also raises funds and awareness for local charities and raise funds and breast cancer.
The mission of City Challenge is to enable you to have the most exciting day of your life...period. Our event provides the perfect platform for you to have a great time with friends and family, bond with co-workers, and just have an all-around great time at our event! We strike the perfect balance between fun and physicality.

When: Sunday, October 5th, 2014 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Where: Randall's Island Park: 1 Randall's Island New York, NY 10035

12th Annual Open House New York Weekend

What: The 12th Annual OHNY Weekend will feature 300 sites and tours across the five boroughs, with a mix of Open Access sites, and sites and tours that require Advance Reservations. 

Open Access: These sites and tours will be open to the public free of charge, and can be visited at any point during the hours listed. Each site has different Open Access hours during the Weekend, so make sure to check a site’s listing when planning your visit.

Advanced Reservations: Some sites and tours require advanced reservations. To make reservations, go directly to ohny.eventbrite.com beginning at 11am on October 1. There is a $5 fee for each reservation and you can reserve for up to two people for each reservation.
When: Oct. 11th-12th, 2014
Where: NYC

October 2, 2014

New York City Wine & Food Festival

What: After a successful sixth anniversary celebration, the Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by FOOD & WINE is gearing up to once again pay homage to one of the greatest dining cities in the world while fighting to end hunger! It is the only Festival in New York to bring together both legendary culinary icons from around the globe and America’s most beloved television chefs.
When: Oct. 16th - 19th, 2014
Where: NYC

New York Comic Con

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What: With geek culture having established an undeniable influence over mainstream entertainment, Comic Con has become a major annual event, drawing more than 100,000 aficionados of comics, graphic novels, anime, manga, video games, toys, movies and television from around the world.
When: Oct. 9th – 12th, 2014
Where: Jacob K. Javits Convention Center: 655 W. 34th St. (at Eleventh Ave.)

The New Yorker Festival

What: This annual festival gathers together the biggest and most exciting names in fiction, journalism, poetry, graphic novels, screenwriting, directing and all-around culture-making for a weekend of panel discussions, readings, film screenings, musical performances, walking tours, food tastings and other events celebrating contemporary arts and entertainment.
When: Oct. 10th - 12th, 2014
Where: NYC
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Fall for Dance Festival

What: New York City Center’s 11th annual Fall for Dance Festival will feature 20 acclaimed dance companies and artists from around the world.
When: Oct. 8th - 19th, 2014
Where: LOUNGE FFD: 131 West 55th Street (btw 6th & 7th Ave)
Cost: $15

WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 8 and THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9 at 8pm BLACK GRACE, Minoi and Pati Pati, (NY Premiere) Neil leremia SAN FRANCISCO BALLET, Variations for Two Couples, (NY Premiere) Hans van Manen RUSSELL MALIPHANT/SADLER’S WELLS LONDON, Two x Two, (US Premiere) Russell Maliphant MARK MORRIS DANCE GROUP AND MUSIC ENSEMBLE, Words, (World Premiere) Mark Morris


TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14, and WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15 at 8pm VUYANI DANCE THEATREUmnikelo, (NY Premiere) Luyanda Sidiya SARA MEARNS & COMPANYStairway to Paradise, Joshua Bergasse TRISHA BROWN DANCE COMPANYSon of Gone Fishin', Trisha Brown NATIONAL BALLET OF CHINA, The Peony Pavilion, (US Premiere) Fei Bo

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16 and FRIDAY, OCTOBER 17 at 8 pm BRIAN BROOKS MOVING COMPANY WITH JUILLIARD DANCE, Torrent, Brian Brooks THE AUSTRALIAN BALLET, Ostinato, (World Premiere) Tim Harbour BJM - LES BALLETS JAZZ DE MONTRÉAL, Closer, Benjamin Millepied RENNIE HARRIS PUREMOVEMENT, Students of the Asphalt Jungle, Dr. Rennie Harris

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18 at 8pm and SUNDAY, OCTOBER 19 at 2pm WAYNE MCGREGOR | RANDOM DANCE, FAR, (NY Premiere) Wayne McGregor in collaboration with the dancers PONTUS LIDBERG DANCE, New Lidberg, (World Premiere) Pontus Lidberg AAKASH ODEDRA COMPANY, Nritta, (US Premiere) Aakash Odedra THE SARASOTA BALLET, Les Patineurs, Sir Frederick Ashton

CBGB Music & Film Festival

What: The legendary CBGB in downtown Manhattan closed its doors eight years ago, but its name lives on through this festival, a showcase of music, film, art, comedy and more. This third annual installment includes live musical performances, industry talks, music-centric movies and other special events to be held at a number of venues throughout the City.
When: Oct. 8-12th, 2014
Where: NYC
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October is Archtober

© Eve Dilworth Rosen
What: Among New York City's architects and building buffs, October is Archtober, or Architecture and Design Month. For 31 days, the city's design community opens its doors for more than 100 tours, lectures, films and celebrations, offering a behind-the-scenes look at the buildings that give this metropolis its distinct character (including a "building of the day" each and every day—last year, the Brooklyn Historical Society, original Shake Shack /venues/shake-shack and the Judd Foundation were among the honorees). Participants typically include big-name institutions like the Museum of Arts and Design, the Cooper-Hewitt, the Guggenheim and the AIANY and its Center for Architecture.
When: Oct. 1- 31
Where: NYC - Schedule

Wedding Crashers 2014 Fall Wedding Fair

What: Wedding Crashers, the Brooklyn wedding fair for couples planning one-of-a-kind nuptials in NYC and beyond, will host its fall edition with 40 incredible wedding vendors. Whether your vision includes a string quartet who can cover The Smiths, a sustainable bouquet, custom suits, or incredible food, we tightly curate Wedding Crashers to showcase the most original vendors in New York.
Creative designers, photographers, planners, registries, DJs, and caterers will fill the Williamsburg hotel with goody-filled totes for the first 100 guests. Starting at 6:30pm, you'll also be able to glean great advice from our vendors in the Wythe Hotel's screening room. 
When: Thursday, Oct. 2nd, 2014 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM 
Where: Wythe Hotel: 80 Wythe Ave Brooklyn, NY 11249