June 25, 2015

Upcoming #Fireworks Displays

Thursday, June 25, 9:20 PM
Orchard Beach
Thursday, June 25, 9:20 PM
I.P. Soft - Liberty Island
Friday, June 26, 9:30 PM
Coney Island Beach
Friday, June 26, 11:30 PM
Hudson River Pier 60
Sunday, June 28, 9:45 PM
Hudson River Safety Zone South of Pier 40
Monday, June 29, 9:15 PM
Wards Island
Friday, July 3, 9:30 PM
Coney Island Beach
Friday, July 3, 9:30 PM
Barge off of Lawrence Beach Club, Atlantic Beach, NY
Friday, July 3, 9:30 PM
Barge off Fort Hamilton
Friday, July 3, 9 PM
Co-op City (Little League Field) Bronx
Friday, July 4, 9:45 PM
Coney Island Beach
Saturday, July 4, 9:15 PM
Hudson River Safety Zone, Yonkers, NY

Free Summer Movies

What: NYC Parks ADA Movie Nights in the Park- Endless Abilities
Whether you've been an amputee for forty years, or in a wheelchair for forty minutes, this film will show that you have what it takes to become physically active.
When: June 25th, 2015  |  7:30 p.m. –9:30 p.m.
Where: J Hood Wright Park, Manhattan
What: King Kong (1933) - Watch this giant ape scale the Empire State Building as the real Empire State Building is clearly in sight directly behind the inflatable movie screen.
When: June 25th, 2015  |  8:30 p.m. –10:30 p.m.
Where: LIC Landing Events Space (in Hunter's Point South Park), Queens  

June 24, 2015

Lower East Side FEST

What:  A night of music, concerts, and a film festival.  An upstairs no cover films & music networking party, featuring New York City's most talented artists, musicians, filmmakers, actors, and producers.  Featuring ABSINTHE cocktails and brunch/dinner by Chopped Champion Chris Coleman.  Saturday June 27, at Lovecraft 50 Ave B in the LES.  $5 for downstairs film screenings and concerts.  Networking Party starts 6pm!!
When: Saturday, June 27th, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 11:30 PM 
Where: Lovecraft: 50 Avenue B  New York, NY 10009
FREE - $5

June 23, 2015

#Vespa Club Aperitivo at Trattoria il Mulino

What: Summer is here, and we are celebrating it with an Aperitivo at Trattoria Il Mulino. Join us for drinks, complimentary appetizers and cool people.
When: Wednesday, June 24th, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM 
Where: Trattoria Il Mulino: 36 East 20th Street New York, NY 10003

Free Indoor Concert in Staten Island

What: Share the Stage* performance by Bob Conroy and Norm Pederson with Bill Doerge, 7:00–7:30 PM
When: Wed, June 24th, 2015, 8:00 PM
Where: Music Hall, Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, Staten Island

Jonathan Stout’s All-Star Orchestra featuring Hilary Alexander

What: Style: Big Band Swing Dance Instructors: Evita Arce and Michael Jagger teach Lindy Hop DJ: Ryan Swift
Guitarist and bandleader Jonathan Stout has selected some of the scene’s best musicians to form his all star orchestra. A veteran bandleader, Stout knows how to ignite the dance floor. The orchestra plays the music of the 1930s and 40s, paying court to the Count, the Duke, and the King of Swing.
As this is a dance event, there is no seating.
When: Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015 at 6:30 PM
Where: Damrosch Park

#Concerts in the Parks – Van Cortlandt Park, #Bronx

What: Share the Stage* performance by BombaYo, 6:30–7:00 PM. Presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer.
When: Tuesday, June 23rd, 2015, 8:00 PM
Where: Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx - Enter the park from Broadway, near West 251st Street. Concert site is north of the baseball fields.


Join us at the stage in Garibaldi Plaza for FREE summer concerts in Washington Square Park!
Music Director Lutz Rath and Executive Director Peggy Friedman have announced the 57th season of the Washington Square Music Festival, taking place during June and July on the Main Stage in the center of Washington Square Park. All four concerts are free.
Seating is first come, first served. 

Tuesday, June 23rd, 8pm
André Caplet: Conte Fantastique for harp and string quartet, and speaker from E. A Poe’s
“The Mask of Red Death”
Sofia Gubaidulina: Five Etudes for harp, double bass and percussion
Bela Bartok: Music for strings, celeste and percussion

Tuesday, June 30th, 8 pm
Max Bruch: Septet for winds and strings (1849)
Ludwig van Beethoven: Septet


What: Only 5 days left 'till the festival is over! As an annual arts festival since 2002, River To River has become a cornerstone of Lower Manhattan culture, providing an intense and rewarding way to experience the waterfronts, parks, plazas, hotels, historic landmarks, temporarily vacant office spaces, and other sites downtown.
When: Now thru Jun 28th, 2015
Where: Lower Manhattan

June 22, 2015

Night at the Museums #MuseumNightLM

What: Spend the evening visiting historic sites and museums in lower Manhattan.
When: Tuesday June 23rd, 2015  |  4-8pm
Where: Lower Manhattan

Join in the LEGO® Store Monthly Mini Model Build!

You can now reserve your July Mini Model BEFORE you visit the LEGO Store! To register, visitshop.LEGO.com/Minibuild-Registration
Upcoming Mini Model Build:
LEGO® Whale: Sign up for Tuesday, July 7 or Wednesday, July 8
Due to safety and build experience standards, builders must be between the ages of 6-14 to participate. The mini model must be completely built in store. Registration is on a first come first serve basis and quantities are limited. Stores will no longer accept walk ups on the night of the event.
You can learn how to build a cool mini model, and take it home – for free! Quantities are limited and offer is good while supplies last only. Models are not for sale and cannot be purchased. Ask a Brick Specialist for details.

June 16, 2015


What: Music Director Lutz Rath and Executive Director Peggy Friedman have announced the 57th season of the Washington Square Music Festival. Seating is first come, first served.
Tuesday, June 16, 8 pm
Stanley Drucker: clarinet
Joseph Anderer: Alphorn
Richard Woodhams: oboe, first oboe of the Philadelphia Orchestra
Leopold Mozart: Concerto for Alphorn and chamber orchestra
Frederico Busoni: Concertino for clarinet and small orchestra op. 48
Jean Francaix: L’Horloge de Flore for oboe and chamber Orchestra
Maurice Ravel: Pavane for a Dead Princess

Tuesday, June 23, 8pm
André Caplet: Conte Fantastique for harp and string quartet, and speaker from E. A Poe’s “The Mask of Red Death”Sofia Gubaidulina: Five Etudes for harp, double bass and percussionBela Bartok: Music for strings, celeste and percussion.
When: June 16th, 2015 — 8:00pm – 10:00pm
Where: S
tage in Garibaldi Plaza in Washington Square Park


Polish National Ballet

What: “Our mission,” says Krzystof Pastor, director of the Polish National Ballet, “is to show that we are young, dynamic, innovative and creative.” To this end, the company makes its New York debut with three works displaying the elaborate partnering and athleticism that have characterized its aesthetic since 2009 when Pastor became its director. On tap is Emanuel Gat’s Rite of Spring, whose frenetic Latin American dance movement set to Stravinsky music prompted Le Figaro to describe it as “salsa on top of a volcano.” Two works by Pastor—Adagio & Scherzo, set to Shubert, and Moving Rooms, set to Schnittke and Górecki—complete the dazzling program.
When: June 16th-21st, 2015
Tuesday 7:30pm
Wednesday 7:30pm
Thursday 8pm
Friday 8pm
Saturday 2pm & 8pm
Sunday 2pm
Where: The Joyce Theater: 175 Eighth Ave., NY
Cost: $10+
(Call JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800 for $10 tickets. All other tickets can be purchased online.)

June 15, 2015

Alexis Bittar Summer 2015 Sample Sale

HBO’s Bryant Park Summer Film Festival

What: Every Monday night from the middle of June to just before Labor Day, thousands of movie-loving New Yorkers pour into the public midtown landmark for a (totally free!) night with a Hollywood classic under the stars.
This year's schedule: 
June 22: Ghostbusters (1984)
June 29: The Killers (1946)
July 6: The Poseidon Adventure (1972)
July 13: I'm No Angel (1933)
July 20: Badlands (1973)
July 27: Footloose (1984)
August 3: Marathon Man (1976)
August 10: Desk Set (1957)
August 17: Chinatown (1974)
August 24: Back to the Future (1985)
Where: Bryant Park
No chairs, tables, dogs, plastic sheets, tarps, bags, or pads are permitted on the lawn.
For the protection of all Film Festival attendees, all bags, briefcases, backpacks, etc. will be inspected before entering the Lawn Area (the Lawn and surrounding gravel area).

June 12, 2015

Catch the Cool at the Queens Museum

What: The Queens Museum and Cool Culture are excited to present the annual Catch the Cool Family Festival! We invite ALL families to come to the Museum for a day of:
Art workshops
Musical performances
Outdoor activities
and much more!
This is a drop-in event and no registration is required. Rain or shine.
There will be a free shuttle running between the Mets-Willets Point station and the Museum. We strongly encourage public transportation, parking fills up quickly.
When: Sunday June 14th, 2015  |  12 –4pm
Where: Queens Museum: Flushing Meadows Corona Park Queens, NY 11368
Free and open to the public. Museum admission will be free for all family visitors this day.  
T 718 592 9700
F 718 592 5778

June 9, 2015

The Ultimate Natural Beauty Festival: #CURLFEST

What: Join us as we kick off the arrival of Summer (finally!) with a celebration like no other. CURLFEST 2015 will be a mecca of Afros, Twist-Outs, Curls (and Beards!) set to a soundtrack of chill music and positive energy. This year we're taking things to the next level with new features, new vendors, special guests and more. Join us in Prospect Park as we spread love the Brooklyn way in celebration of all things naturally beautiful, including you. 
When: Sunday, June 28th, 2015  |  1-6pm
Where: Prospect Park, Brooklyn, NY

June 8, 2015

50 Pianos. 5 Boroughs. #SFHPianos

What: This beloved public art installation brings brightly colored pianos to the parks and public spaces of NYC’s five boroughs for anyone and everyone to play. For two weeks in the summer, 50 pianos — each a unique art piece created by a different artist or designer — will serve as gathering places in their communities, hosting impromptu concerts by professionals and amateurs alike in an open festival of music for all of New York City. 
After the two-week public exhibition, Sing for Hope donates the instruments to the under-resourced organizations we serve year round, allowing the pianos to enrich lives for years to come. While their time on the streets is a joyful event for our city, the Sing for Hope Pianos’ true impact lies in their service as ongoing cornerstones of arts access for communities and individuals in need. 
When: June 5th-21st, 2015
Where: ALL NYC


What: This event is open ONLY to Heineken Green Room members. You must be 21 or over to attend. Must RSVP by June 15th at 5pm. RSVP does not guarantee admittance, so arrive early, as entry will be first come first serve.
When: Wednesday, June 17th, 2015  |  9:30PM - 11:30PM
Where: Good Room: 98 Meserole Avenue Brooklyn NY 11222

happn presents Bubble Battle NYC 2015

What: Union Square will be the place for all your Bubble Crushes - prepare for the most unbelieva-bubble event of the year! Bring your bubble toys, bubble generators, bubble solution, plenty of AA batteries… and your bubbly self! The first 1000 attendees will receive a special treat!

Loosely based on the Dr. Seuss Classic, The Butter Battle Book, this event has attracted thousands over the years at some of our favorite public spaces in NYC. Join us as we return to Union Square.

Happn is the first dating app starting from a real-life experience. Thanks to a clever combination of hyper-location and real time, it gives you the power to find the people you’ve crossed paths with but haven’t had the chance to meet – yet! happn was launched in February 2014 and counts 4 million users throughout the world – join us to make it happn at the Bubble Battle.

Download happn now: http://po.st/bubbleNY

When: Saturday, June 13th, 2015 @ 6pm
Where: Union Square, Manhattan

RSVP and invite your friends on Facebook: https://facebook.com/events/982900388395336

June 5, 2015

Friday June 5th, 2015 is #NationalDoughnutDay!

Dunkin' Donuts
Get a free donut -- any donut -- with the purchase of a drink at participating stores nationwide.
  All day.
Krispy Kreme
One free donut of your choice, and you don't have to buy anything. Available at participating stores in the U.S. and Canada, just not Connecticut and Puerto Rico.
All day, while they last.
Shipley Do-Nuts
One free glazed donut at participating locations.
5am to 12pm.
A "Facebook Sweepstakes" in which you can win free donuts for a year, and other prizes.
The sweepstakes started in late April and goes through early July.
Honey Dew Donuts
One free Mocha Madness donut with the purchase of any medium drink at participating locations.
All day.
LaMar's Donuts
One free donut -- "[a]ny donut with a hole" -- with no purchase necessary.
All day.
Fractured Prune Doughnuts
One free signature OC Sand donut (honey glaze, dusted w/ cinnamon sugar) at participating locations.
All day.
Cumberland Farms
One free donut with the purchase of a hot or iced coffee or Chill Zone beverage.
5am to 10am only.
Jiffy Lube
Yes, you read that right. Jiffy Lube. For National Donut Day, participating Jiffy Lube locations in the Houston, Philadelphia, and Florence, S.C. areas are offering free tire air pressure checks to help you avoid having to use a spare, or a "donut tire." Along with the pressure check, you'll get some complimentary donuts.
Free donuts all day Friday at the above locations, and free tire pressure checks throughout June in the Florence, S.C. area.

June 4, 2015

Museum Mile Festival #MMF2015

Museum Mile Festival promoted public awareness through increased visibility, accessibility and attendance at all the museums, and brought many New Yorkers to upper Fifth Avenue for the first time. - See more at: http://museummilefestival.org/index.php/about/#sthash.fjC9xGM4.dpuf
Museum Mile Festival promoted public awareness through increased visibility, accessibility and attendance at all the museums, and brought many New Yorkers to upper Fifth Avenue for the first time. - See more at: http://museummilefestival.org/index.php/about/#sthash.fjC9xGM4.dpuf
What: Museum Mile Festival promotes public awareness through increased visibility, accessibility and attendance at all the museums.
When: Tuesday June 9th, 2015  |  6pm - 9pm  |  Rain or Shine
Where: 5th Ave, 82nd - 105th Streets

Lord & Taylor and Maxim Magazine's Suddenly Summer Jam

What: Maxim Magazine and Lord & Taylor kick off the summer with style. Come join us for our Suddenly Summer Jam. On the 9th floor you will sip and snack on summer inspired treats while testing your skills with our throwback games. Don't miss your chance to win the Ultimate Mancave Sweepstakes or the VIP Miami Swim Sweepstakes*. Along with these exclusive prizes, step into a photoshoot with Maxim Magazine. 
Visit the 10th floor and take a photo with New York Yankees player, Dellin Betances. Enter to win a NYY Steak dinner with a former Yankee player for you and 9 friends! Also, enter to win two Legends tickets to a New York Yankees game for you and a friend!* 
Can't make it? Don't worry! Follow along on Instagram and Twitter. @lordandtaylor #LTmen
Plus, it's all happening during Friends & Family. Get an EXTRA 25% OFF almost everything - including so many of our best names.
When: Thursday, June 4th, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM (EDT)
Where: Lord & Taylor: 424 Fifth Avenue 9th and 10th Floor New York, NY 10018

#Free #Iced #Coffee

What: French shoe brand Robert Clergerie wants you to stay refreshed and caffeinated for the next two weeks—at no cost to you. All you have to do is walk by the showroom, spot the Robert Clergerie x Joe Coffee cart, snag a chilled roast and be on your way. Each coffee cup will feature a sleeve that reads “Living is Sharing,” so consider that your motivational quote for the next few days. 
When: 9am–10:30am through June 16th, 2015
Where: 545 W 25th St
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June 3, 2015

Nothing says summer like Good Morning America's Summer Concert Series!

What: The Summer Concert Series returns for the seventh year to SummerStage at Rumsey Playfield in New York City's Central Park. Viewers interested in joining "GMA" in Central Park are encouraged to arrive at Rumsey Playfield via the 72nd street entrance on Fifth Avenue at 6:00am when the park opens to the public. 

*The Nicki Minaj and 5 Seconds of Summer concerts will require tickets in advance for entry. Tickets will be available closer to the performance date and fans should check back for more information on how to obtain free tickets.* 

All other concerts are free and open to the public and will take place live during "Good Morning America," Fridays from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m. ET. 

June 5 – Florence + the Machine (#FlorenceGMA)
June 12 – Jason Derulo (#DeruloGMA)
June 19 – Adam Lambert (#AdamLambertGMA)
June 26 – Dierks Bentley (#DierksBentleyGMA)
July 3 – Mika (#MikaGMA)
July 10 – Walk the Moon (#WalkTheMoonGMA)
July 17 - TBD
July 24 – Nicki Minaj* (#NickiGMA)
July 31 – Hozier (#HozierGMA)
August 7 – Luke Bryan (#LukeBryanOnGMA)
August 14 – TBD
August 21 – 5 Seconds of Summer* (#5SOSonGMA)
August 28 – TBD
September 4 – Florida Georgia Line (#FGLonGMA)

Where: Rumsey Playfield, Central Park, NYC: 72nd St & 5th Ave.