May 30, 2015


What: The founders of Israel had a dream. They imagined a vibrant, independent and Jewish state that would not only be a haven for Jews from all over the world, but also one that would incorporate the best characteristics of its citizens: brains and brawn, creativity, determination, fairness and imagination – a state whose greatest natural resource is its people who could imagine that future – one that would benefit the whole world! Today’s Israel is a result of that dream. We invite you to use your imagination and creativity to highlight some of the things that Israel imagined and continues to imagine – some that have come to fruition and some still to be achieved.
When: Sunday, May 31st, from 11AM to 4PM.
Where: The Parade will go up Manhattan’s Fifth Avenue from 57th to 74th Streets.

Celebrate Beauty At Sephora SoHo

What: Join Lancome & Teen Vogue to celebrate Lancome's New Miracle Cushion Foundation - the 1st ever liquid foundation in a cushion, for a dewy glow, on the go. Learn the latest beauty trends during a Q&A with Teen Vogue & Health Director, Elaine Welteroth, and receive a one-on-one consultation with a Lancome Beauty Expert. Plus, enjoy complimentary gifts and hourly giveaways. Get yourself ready for Saturday night with a little make-up & advice. Don't miss it!
When: Saturday May 30th  |  12:00PM - 7:00PM
Where: Sephora Soho: 555 Broadway
Please see a cast member or call (212)625-1309 to book an appointment with a Lancome Beauty Expert

Lego on the Highline

What: For Panorama, Eliasson presents The collectivity project, an installation of white LEGO® bricks that features an imaginary cityscape conceived and designed by the public. All visitors to the High Line are welcomed to play with the installation, building and rebuilding the structures over time. As the inevitable entropy of the piece begins to soften the hard edges of the designed structures, and mounds of loose pieces gather in the corners between buildings, a beautiful collective creation takes form. Installed in the growing shadow of the real estate development of Hudson Yards, the mutable, human-scale artwork provides a compelling counterpoint to the concrete-and-steel towers that form the project’s backdrop.
When: May 29th – September 30th, 2015 Daily, 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Where: High Line at West 30th Street

May 25, 2015

In Honor of Memorial Day

On this day we remember and honor all those who have served and sacrificed so much to defend and protect our country and freedom. 

We wish all the brave men and women currently serving, a safe return home.

May 19, 2015

Woot! Woot! It's Fleet Week! #FleetWeekNYC

What: Navy Band Concert 
Navy Band Northeast "Pops Ensemble" will perform. Comprised of 35 talented professional Navy musicians from across the country, the band performs a wide variety of musical styles, specializing in traditional concert band literature, popular standards, jazz and patriotic favorites. 
When: Tuesday, May 19th, 2015  |  12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Where: Bryant Park Manhattan, New York

FREE and open to the public.

What: Parade of Ships
Three U.S. Navy ships, four U.S. Naval Academy Yard Patrol boats, and two U.S. Coast Guard cutters will participate in the Parade of Ships. The ships can be seen along the Hudson River from Battery Park to just south of the George Washington Bridge.
When: Wednesday, May 20th, 2015  |  10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Where: New York Harbor
and open to the public.

What: Marine Day
The U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) will host Marine Day in Bryant Park featuring a boot camp style exercise session (6:30 a.m.), followed by USMC displays, demonstrations and a performance by the USMC Band.
When: |  6:30 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Where: Bryant Park Manhattan, New York
and open to the public.

What: U.S. Navy Dive Demos
The U.S. Navy's EOD mobile dive tank is a 6,800 gallon, dynamic display that allows interaction with the public and prospective recruits for the Navy Special Warfare and Navy Special Operations programs.
When: Thursday, May 21st, 2015  |  8:30 - 10 a.m.; Noon - 1:30 p.m.; 3 - 4:40 p.m.
Where: USS The Sullivans Pier Staten Island, New York
FREE and open to the public.

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May 18, 2015

Bookworms, unite! #Bookcon

What: BookCon is a magical wonderland where storytelling meets pop culture. Q&As with bestselling authors, book signing sessions, storytelling podcasts, special screenings, literary quiz shows, and much more. Take selfies with this year’s guests, like John Green, Mindy Kaling, or James Patterson, and give your friends some serious FOMO.
When: May 30th 10 PM – 6 PM  |  May 31st 10 PM – 4 PM
Where: Javits Center, NYC

May 16, 2015

Lower East Side Festival of the Arts

What: A Multi-Cultural Cavalcade. A free-for-all of Theater, Music, Dance, Comedy, Film and Art that remains FREE for all. Yes, LES, turns twenty, not yet old enough to legally drink, but old enough to legally think; and we think if you have a mind for art and culture and bang up entertainment; and you find yourself in NYC over the Memorial Day Weekend, then there is no better place to be than with us at Theater for the New City for the FREE Lower East Side Festival of the Arts, LES, on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, May 22nd, 23rd and 24th.
LES is a tribute to all the artists who lived and created on the Lower East Side and in the East Village in the past, a showcase for its current stars, and a glimpse at its up and coming talent of the future.
When: Friday, May 22nd, 2015 at 6:00 PM - Sunday, May 24th, 2015 at 1:00 AM (EDT)
Where: Theater for the New City: 155 1st Ave east 10th Street New York, NY 10003

The Total Gowanus Immersion: #Beer

What: Join us June 6 on a food and beer-fueled tour of Gowanus with Brooklyn Brewery. Tickets include four Brooklyn brews, lunch, and an envelope of WAM-- "walking around money"-- that entitles you to deals at local shops and restaurants.
The bars we'll be hitting include the excellent Three's Brewing, the brand-new Givers and Takers, the soon-to-open Swan Dive, and the always lovely Lavender Lake. We'll list the food options soon. For now, pencil in June 6 to immerse yourself in Gowanus. 
When: Saturday, June 6th, 2015 from 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
Where: Gowanus, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Cost: $25+

May 15, 2015

Creole for Kidz! Terrance Simien & The Zydeco Experience

What: The NOLA accordionist, singer, and educator TERRANCE SIMIEN, “a Zydeco Master” who “delivers soul worthy of Stax greats,” (Rolling Stone) brings a touch of the bayou to our annual Ezra Jack Keats Family Concert. Presented with support from the Ezra Jack Keats Foundation, which is dedicated to highlighting the importance of diversity in children’s illustrated literature and has created many programs that support children and educators as well as public libraries, schools and other institutions, the day will include readings from the great Brooklyn-born children’s book author’s works by Celebrate Brooklyn! favorite DAN ZANES, complete with video projections.
When: June 6th, 2015 | 4:00 PM-7:00 PM
Where: CELEBRATE BROOKLYN! @ Prospect Park Bandshell

Revlon, #LOVEISON Pop-Up Shop, NYC

What: We are spreading our LOVE across the country!
Come get a free makeover, try out our NEW products, & shop your Revlon must-haves!

When: May 16th at 12:00pm to May 17th at 9:00pm
Where: Times Square, NYC - W43rd & Broadway

2015 Ninth Ave Food Festival

What: As the oldest and largest food festival in New York, you can expect a diverse array of the city’s best food and live entertainment—and elbowing people at an arepas stand—as you wander this outdoor food festival on 9th Avenue.
When: May 16th-17th  |  12 PM – 5 PM
Where: HELL’S KITCHEN: 9th Avenue, 42nd – 57th Streets

Summer Tennis Camp OPEN HOUSE & FAMILY DAY!

What: Eventsy is excited to invite you to The Club of Riverdale Camps Open House! TCR is only a quick trip away from Manhattan and offers a wide array of classes, camps, and services for children and adults! 

All guests will enjoy a complimentary cookout both days, and TCR will offer free group exercise classes, tennis/golf classes for kids, and free family swim time in their junior Olympic pool. All attendees will sign in at the event reception table in the recreation hall and will be provided a 20 minute tour of the grounds and activities available. 

When: Saturday, May 30th, 2015 at 10:00 AM - Sunday, May 31st, 2015 at 5:00 PM (EDT)
Where: TCR Camps: 2600 Netherland Avenue Riverdale, NY 10463

Summer Kick Off Event at Birchbox SoHo

What: Ladies, I know sometimes things get a little stressful. Work gets wild. You get a little flustered. Your makeup gets a little smudged... Well on Thursday May 21st, you can get a little retail therapy, as well as a hair and make-up refresh, compliments of Birchbox Soho.
When: Thursday, May 21st, 2015 from 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM (EDT)
Where: Birchbox SoHo: 433 West Broadway New York, NY 10012

May 14, 2015

Two5six Arcade 2015

What: The Two5six Festival is where games and culture meet. Organizers are celebrating a "life well-played" May 15-16 at Villain in Williamsburg, with help from Ghostly International's Matthew Dear, Heathered Pearls, and Michna; 30+ hand-picked games from up and coming designers, ripe for the playing; an exciting slate of films; and what Mashable is calling "TED for videogames". This enlightening conference will feature speakers from Etsy, NASA, Lumino City, EVE Online, and more. It's a can't-miss weekend for gamers, whether novice or pro.

Film Festival Friday May 15th 6PM to 9PM (Tickets $15.00 or included in price of conference ticket)
Conference Saturday May 16th 9:30AM to 6PM ($250 per ticket; includes access to film festival)
Public Arcade Sunday May 17th 12PM to 6PM (Free to attend + Free beer: 12-2pm.!)

The marquee event is the conference on May 16th--a day of dialogues bringing games into conversation with other aspects of culture. Each dialogue pairs a member of the gaming community with someone of equal stature from an outside discipline. The results are often unexpected and always inspiring.

This year we have amazing speakers, including:

Randy Hunt, creative director of Etsy
Katherine Bidwell, BAFTA-nominated producer for Lumino City
Christian Rudder, co-founder of OkCupid
David OReilly, director and designer of videogame sequences in Her
Lucianne Walcowicz, ex-NASA Kepler Mission astronomer, TED fellow
Torfi Olafsson, creative director of MoMA-acquired EVE Online
Willow Mellbratt, play designer for 70m-selling Toca Boca series

Where: Villain Space: 50 N 3rd St., Brooklyn
RSVP to attend Sunday FREE

Musical Chairs Bryant Park

What: Join Bryant Park for the 4th annual ultimate game of Musical Chairs, featuring the park's iconic green bistro chair. Prizes for last chair standing.
Host: Ophira Eisenberg
Music: DJ Stewey Decimal
Pre-registration is required. 
Registration is first come, first serve, and subject to availability.
You must be 18+ to participate. 
This year’s event will have over 700 participants, where circles of 30 players will battle it out for a seat in the winner's circle. The finalists will compete to take home the grand prize.
When: Friday, June 5th, 2015 from 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM (EDT)
Where: Bryant Park, NYC

New York City Filipino Restaurant Week

What: More than a dozen Filipino restaurants will be serving three-course pre-fixe lunch and dinner at a fraction of their usual prices.
For a fixed $25 lunch or $35 dinner, foodies can sample a variety of pre-fixe dishes – from the traditional comfort food to modern takes on the Filipino cuisine.
When: Now thru May 23rd, 2015
Where: NY & NJ Restaurant List

Tonight: Sonny Knight & The Lakers The Rhythm Revue With Felix Hernandez Dance Lesson by Waffle Crew

What: Felix Hernandez, his iconic Saturday radio show The Rhythm Revue, and his epic dance parties of the same name, are legendary in the classic soul and R&B scene. For decades he packed the mammoth dance floor at Roseland Ballroom with his unique blend of funk, classic soul, and disco; and at Brooklyn Bridge Park we’ll be counting on you for a mammoth Electric Slide when he hits the turntables. We’ll close the show with a thunderous live set by Sonny Knight & the Lakers, “one of the best and most powerful vocalists to emerge on the retro-soul scene.”( Everyone's favorite NYC dance troupe, the W.A.F.F.L.E. Crew, will be on hand to warm up the dance floor and teach you some classic moves. 
When: Thursday, May 14th, 2015· 7:00 PM
Where: Brooklyn Bridge Park

Brooklyn Night Bazaar Taking Over The Beach Scene At Jacob Riis This Summer

What: The team behind the Brooklyn Night Bazaar has signed a multi-year lease with the National Parks Service in the Rockaways to "re-imagine the beach experience at Jacob Riis Park" with "abundant activities, entertainment, shopping, food, and drinks." Starting Memorial Day weekend, the newly-coined Riis Park Beach Bazaar will present rock shows on Saturday and Sunday afternoons, as well as offer beach chair rentals, games, food from vendors like The Brooklyn Star and Fletcher’s BBQ, and a variety of alcoholic beverages.

In keeping with the Brooklyn Night Bazaar theme, a number of vendors will operate along the boardwalk selling arts and crafts, antiques, new and vintage clothing, sunglasses, jewelry and records. We're also told there will be "nail artists, tattoo artists, hair stylists, tarot readers" and more. Here's the live music calendar, which is still coming together but kicks off May 23rd with MOTHXR​ (featuring Penn Badgley of Gossip Girl, Greetings From Tim Buckley), Avan Lava, Religia, and Banker$ DJ.

When: May 23rd, 2015
Where: Jacob Riis Park, Brooklyn

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May 13, 2015

World's largest H&M will open in Herald Square #HMLovesHeraldSquare

What: We're excited to announce the grand opening of our brand new Herald Square flagship store on 34th St. in NYC. Join us on May 20th at noon to witness the ribbon-cutting of the world's largest H&M and - are you ready for this? - a special performance by music icon John Legend!

And it gets better: To celebrate opening day, we'll choose 20 lucky winners to meet John Legend! You'll also be entered for exciting giveaways, such as Access to Fashion Passes valued from $10 to $1,000 to the first 1,000 shoppers.

Help our sustainability efforts by bringing in your old clothing before the store opens at noon! You'll receive a voucher for 20% off your next purchase for each bag donated, as well as the chance to win H&M gift cards valued between $50 and $100.

This beautiful new location will showcase H&M’s Home Collection, a special shoe department for ladies and men, and four floors of fashion including H&M Sport, H&M Mama, cosmetics, and our children’s collection.

When: Wednesday, May 20th, 2015, 12:00pm
Where: 1 Herald Center, New York, New York 10001

May 12, 2015

Today: FREE CONE DAY @Häagen-Dazs

What: On Tuesday, May 12th, from 4-8pm stop by the Seaport Häagen-Dazs to receive your FREE cone to celebrate Free Cone Day! What’s free on free cone day? One kiddie size ice cream cone (sugar or cake) or in a cup. Limit to one kiddie scoop per guest and cannot be combined with any other offers.

When: May 12th  |  4:00pm - 8:00pm

Where: South Street Seaport: 199 Water Street, 31st Floor, New York