September 28, 2015

#NationalCoffeeDay 2015

What: Freebies and discounts on this famed coffee lovers’ day! Go forth and enjoy!
1. KrispyKreme - Get a free Original Glazed and small coffee
2.  Dunkin' Donuts - Get a free medium cup of Dunkin’ Donuts hot or iced Dark Roast Coffee (with a limit of one per guest). You don't have to be a member of DD Perks to receive this freebie. Also, free offers at DD can vary from franchise to franchise. So ask first so you aren't disappointed.
3. Zaro's Family Bakery - ​Zaro's is a fourth-generation family-owned bakery in New York City and it's offering a special promotion this year. With any purchase, customers can enjoy a free cup of iced or hot coffee—but there's a limit of one per person.
4. Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop - Now through Monday, get any size coffee in Regular or Dark Roast for just $1 at participating U.S. restaurants.
5. Coffee Culture – Get a FREE small coffee from 6am to 11am on September 29th
6. McDonalds – Free Small hot McCafe Coffee on September 29th. This offer varies by locations
When: September 29th, 2015
Where: NYC

September 24, 2015

World Maker Faire NYC this weekend! #WMF15

What: We call it the Greatest Show (& Tell) on Earth. Maker Faire is part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new! As a celebration of the Maker Movement, it’s a family-friendly showcase of invention, creativity, and resourcefulness. Faire gathers together tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, food artisans, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. Makers come to show their creations and share their learnings. Attendees flock to Maker Faire to glimpse the future and find the inspiration to become Makers themselves.
When: Sept. 26th & 27th, 2015
Where: Queens Hall of Science

King & Queen of Pop Singalong!

What: Have fun at a two-hour dance and communal karaoke party, with lyrics to all the classics like ThrillerLucky StarBeat It,Like A PrayerMan In the Mirror, and more displayed up on a big screen so you can belt out every note. There will also be costume contests, dance-offs, Material Girl and MJ memorabilia, and themed drinks like the Moonwalker and Erotica.
When: Friday, September 25th, 2015 |  9:30pm
Where: Union Hall: 702 Union St. Brooklyn, NY
Cost: $10 Buy Now  |  21+

September 15, 2015

The Amazing Maize Maze

What: Ready to be amaaazed? Stay tuned for updates on the 2015Amazing Maize Maze. Kids and adults alike will have fun finding their way out of this 3-acre corn labyrinth! The adventure begins with a "Stalk Talk" to prepare you for the challenge of finding clues, solving puzzles and making your way out of the maze. Feel up to the challenge? Then join us for the fun of getting lost and loving it!
When: Weekends, September 19th - October 25th, 2015
Columbus Day, Monday Oct 12th - 11 am - 4:30 pm
11 am – 4:30 pm (weather permitting; last ticket sold at 4:30 pm)
Where: Queens County Farm Museum: 73-50 Little Neck Parkway Floral Park, New York
(718) 347-3276
Cost: $9.00 / adult  $5.00 / child (ages 4-11); ages 3 & under free
Groups of 10 people or more get $1.00 discount off prices shown.
Check out Maze by Moonlight when the maze stays open until 9:00pm! 
Sat. Oct 3rd & Sat. Oct 17th, 2015
To add to the fun, join us two Saturdays only for our special night-time Maze, where visitors will use the starry sky (or flashlights) to guide them through their adventure.

33rd Annual Queens County Fair

What: One of our most popular events of the year! Don't miss this traditional county fair with blue ribbon competitions in livestock, produce, home crafts, arts & crafts, and more. The fair features pie eating- and corn husking-contests, pig races, hayrides, carnival rides, midway games, and kids' entertainment by jugglers, magicians, and acrobats! Dance the day away at the Bavarian Garden with an Irish band (Saturday) and German band (Sunday). Check out the ConEdison Ecology booth where you can adopt a worm for your home compost bin, get gardening & recycling tips, and enjoy free crafts for kids. Our corn maze opens this weekend, and we'll have craft and food vendors at the farm all day.
Enter to win in our Blue Ribbon Competition! Prizes available for Arts, Crafts, Vegetables, Baking, Canning, Floral Arrangements, Junior Arts and Crafts. To request your Entry Journal please email your mailing address to, stop by our Welcome Center in September to pick one up or download here.
When: Sat & Sun, September 19th & 20th, 2015  |  11 am – 6 pm
Where: Queens County Farm Museum: 73-50 Little Neck Parkway Floral Park, New York
(718) 347-3276
Cost: $9.00 / adult*  |  $5.00 / child (12 & under)*  Free with Farm Membership
*Gate admission does not include The Amazing Maize Maze, carnival rides/games and various other fair activities.

September 14, 2015

Brooklyn Book Festival Children's Day

What: For it's 10th Anniversary, the Brooklyn Book Festival presents a Children's Day for children ages 2 - 11. Come enjoy authors and illustrators in readings, performances and workshops as they present cool new and beloved children's books. Have fun with costumed characters, join music performances, and browse a Children's Marketplace of booksellers, all in a beautiful urban park setting.
Events Schedule
When: September 19th, 2015 |  10am—4pm 
Where: MetroTech Commons in Downtown Brooklyn
Rain or Shine 

September 12, 2015

Queens Night Market

What: The Queens International Night Market is a large, family-friendly open-air night market in Queens, featuring independent vendors selling merchandise, art, and food and featuring small-scale cultural performances and entertainment, all celebrating the rich cultural diversity and heritage of NYC and Queens.
When: Saturdays, 6PM-Midnight.
Where: 90-02 168th Street in Downtown Jamaica starting on September 5th, 2015.

September 11, 2015

The Astoria Flea & Food Night Market at Kaufman Astoria Studios

What: The Astoria Flea & Food Night Market, a partnership between LIC Flea & Food -- Queens' largest outdoor market -- and Kaufman Astoria Studios, will operate on the studios' outdoor lot, the first of its kind in the city.

The Astoria Flea & Food Night Market at Kaufman Astoria Studios, which is in walking distance from the M, R, N and Q trains, will offer visitors the best from the LIC Flea & Food and will also feature new vendors selling exclusively at the night market.

Items for sale include everything from food, antiques, collectibles, arts and crafts, fashion and more.

When: Saturday, September 12th, 19th & 26th, 2015 6pm - 11pm
Where: Kaufman-Astoria Studios: 3412 36th St Astoria, NY 11106
Visitors will be able to enter the lot from 36th Street either from 34th Avenue or through the grand entrance on 35th Avenue featuring a 40-foot-high steel gate, designed by David Rockwell and the Rockwell Group.

It's Back! The Renegade Craft Fair in Brooklyn

What: The finest independent makers come together to bring you an amazing array of thoughtfully made products and goods. Attendees will partake in an exciting weekend of shopping for handmade wares, participating in DIY workshops, and exploring installations and activities with some of the best indie makers around all for free!
When: Sat., September 12th, 2015 11:00 am - Sun., September 13th, 2015 6:00 pm
Where: Brooklyn Expo Center: 72 Noble St Brooklyn, NY 11222

Brooklyn Book Festival 2015

What: The Brooklyn Book Festival is the largest free literary event in New York City, presenting an array of national and international literary stars and emerging authors. One of America’s premier book festivals, this hip, smart diverse gathering attracts thousands of book lovers of all ages to enjoy authors and the festival’s lively literary marketplace.
When: Sunday, Sept. 20th, 2015 |  10am—6pm 
Where: Brooklyn Borough Hall: 209 Joralemon St. (at Court St.) Brooklyn, NY 11209
Rain or Shine

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September 10, 2015

The 15th Annual Coney Island Film Festival

What: All screenings are held inside Coney Island USA 1208 Surf Ave. Brooklyn, NY, Coney Island! Tickets can be purchased online or at The Coney Island USA Gift Shop/Box Office 1208 Surf Ave, Ground Floor, (718-372-5159), during the festival dates. We strongly recommend advance purchase as many programs sell out prior to the festival dates. There are no service fees added to online sales.
All proceeds from the festival, raise funds for the non-profit arts organization Coney Island USA.
The Coney Island Film Festival screens a truly eclectic range of films from the U.S. and all over the world and much to the delight of our audience features a number of "made in Coney Island" productions each year. In 2015 the Coney Island Film Festival is celebrating its 15th anniversary.
The festival's ties to carny culture are undeniable. Our screening venues are the legendary Sideshows by the Seashore theater, home to America's last authentic 10-in-1 circus sideshow and the Coney Island Museum. Our infamous opening night celebrations feature live performances by sideshow & burlesque stars.

The Festival has been named "One of MovieMaker Magazine's Coolest Film Festivals in the World" and "25 Festivals Worth the Entry Fee".

When: September 18th - 20th, 2015
Where: Coney Island


What: Whether it be a month-long beach soiree or a particularly rambunctious post-work cocktail hour, we at R29 pride ourselves on throwing a good party. This go around, though, we're positive that we're surpassing our previous bashes. Why? Because we're celebrating 10 years of Refinery29 by hosting 29Rooms, a wild, interactive funhouse highlighting style and culture through installations, one-of-a-kind performances, virtual-reality experiences, music, and more.

Set in a Brooklyn warehouse, our creation spans across (you guessed it) 29 individual rooms, each curated by a hand-picked selection of our favorite partners and artists. We'd spoil the surprise if we spilled everything, so for now, just look out for a polka-dotted confetti tornado celebrating Minnie Mouse, an ode to literary heroines created with Nordstrom Rack, an Old Navy DIY denim workshop, a PUMA and SIX:02 stop-motion projection project, and a mysterious "cabinet of curiosities" made with Fossil.

Entrance is free and open to the public on September 11 and 12, from 12 to 8 p.m. EDT. And Lyft is graciously providing discounted rides over the two-day period, using the codeREFINERY29. Really, this just might be the most buzzed-about (and Instagrammed) fete this Fashion Week, so come see what all the hype is about, and get ready to wear yourself out tagging #29Rooms to your epic pics. We'll see you there. 

When: September 11th and 12th, from 12 to 8 p.m
Where: 15 Huron Street, Greenpoint, Brooklyn

The "Dopest ‪#‎TBT‬ Ever" is what Spoiled NYC and Tablelist are calling their event on 9/17.

NYC Honey Week

What: There's no denying that honeybees are a vital part of human existence. They do much more than produce honey: the insects' bigger job, to pollinate the world's crops, makes them essential to the survival of our agricultural system. As the honeybee's existence becomes threatened, NYC's Honey Week provides information about their significance through classes, workshops, honey-themed dinners and cooking classes. The festival leads up to the September 12 Honey Fest, on the newly rebuilt Rockaway Boardwalk (at Beach 97th Street); there will be food, music, film, art, kids' activities and a bee-product marketplace.
Weekly Events
When: Now thru September 13th, 2015
Where: NYC

It's Time for the Feast of San Gennaro NYC!

What: Now in its 89th year, Little Italy's Feast of San Gennaro salutes the patron saint of Naples with 11 days of celebrations. One highlight of the traditional Italian-American street fair is the food for sale along Mulberry Street: cannoli, fried dough, fried oreos, torrone (a honey nougat candy usually flecked with almonds) and, of course, sausage-and-pepper sandwiches. (There are even pizza- and cannoli-eating contests.) Aside from the edibles, attendees can enjoy live music and cooking demonstrations.
When: September 10th - 20th, 2015
Where: Little Italy

September 9, 2015

Latinista's Fashion Show RSVP

What:  Annual fashion week showcase,  LATINISTA™ SPRING SUMMER 2016 Collections produced and owned by special event and PR firm, Dee & Co Group Communications, is announcing its New York Spring/Summer 2016 dates of September 11th, 2015.
LATINISTA™ SPRING SUMMER 2016 Collections will again be held in NYC at the two-level Studio450 at 450 West 31st Street. In its 4th year, LATINISTA™ SPRING SUMMER 2016 Collections now becomes one of the running and successful fashion platforms during New York Fashion Week.
This season includes MIJEM ( stepping in as a presenting Sponsor, which will launch their new social media app at LATINISTA™ SPRING SUMMER 2016 Collections. Join our "Create Your Fashion Closet"  "My Beauty Faves " with MIJEM! #MijemLFW
Our show will feature New York Celebrity Designers CESAR GALINDO and Batista Collections.. Other exciting brands are joining us such as AVEDA team with Celebrity Hair Stylist Tippi Shorter and Celebrity Makeup Artist from Project Runway Luis Casco representing Mary Kay Cosmetics…....Stay tuned!
When: September 11th, 2015
Where: Studio450: 450 West 31st Street

New Season Shop Night at Icebreaker SoHo & Meatpacking District

What: Live Wild this fall with our new season gear! Bring your friends and join us for an exclusive New Season Shop Night. Check out our newest merino collections while enjoying great food, beer and wine (provide by Erath Winery).
When: Thursday, September 10th, 2015 from 5PM to 8PM
Where: SoHo & Meatpacking District
FREE RSVP Meatpacking District

September 8, 2015

New York Super Week

What: New York Super Week is a first of its kind pop culture festival. For one week, the entire city of New York will become a playground for super heroes, villains, vampires, zombies, geeks and passionate fans of all sizes. 
With different pop culture themed experiences happening in every corner of the City – including concerts, comedy shows, gaming events, lectures, podcasts, storytelling, food tastings and more – New York Super Week is an immersive and inclusive experience that aims to bring the energy, passion and color of the entire universe of popular culture to every corner of all five boroughs of New York City.
When: October 5th - 11th, 2015
Where: NYC

September 7, 2015

Game On! Final Summer Block Party of 2015

What: The Downtown Alliance presents music, beer, food, films, and a selection of classic and custom games! 
When: Wednesday September 9th, 2015  |  5pm
Where: Lower Manhattan's Water Street between Wall Street and Old Slip 

September 5, 2015

The Pancakes & Booze Art Show

What: Pancake batter is sizzling, beer froth is flowing, and bare flesh is slathered in paint. Indie musicians and DJs break sound waves off the canvas-lined, graffiti-strewn walls, while revelers stuff their faces with endless amounts of free pancakes.

The Pancakes & Booze Art Show is an LA based artist movement that started in 2009 and has quickly spread to over 20+ cities throughout North America.

We currently organize some of the largest pop-up underground art showcases in the country, with the best local emerging artists, musicians, and performers each city has to offer. 

When: November 4th, 2015  |  7pm
Where: Space Ibiza NY: 637 West 50th Street New York, NY 10019
Cost: $10 at door

September 4, 2015

2015 ESSENCE Street Style Block Party

What: Join ESSENCE DURING New York Fashion Week as we host the 2nd annual Street Style Block Party!
You're invited to a FREE event filled with activities for everyone, including:
Special musical performance
Live Fashion Show where YOU have an opportunity to walk the runway
Shopping experience featuring local designers and vendors
Meet and greets with ESSENCE editors and style experts
Face painting and more in the Children's Zone
ESSENCE Eats food zone featuring local food trucks and more!
When: Sunday, September 13th, 2015  |  12pm -5pm 
Where: Dumbo, Brooklyn: The Dumbo Archway Under The Manhattan Bridge At Water Street & Anchorage Place

September 3, 2015

Sunset Cocktails and (free) Live Jazz

What: Join hundreds of Manhattan's most beautiful young professionals for a one evening only art and jazz event with a performance by the Stephane Wrembel Trio for a dynamic skyline event. Admission is complimentary. Featured artists to be announced. 
Doors open at 6pm
Dress code: business / summer chic
Penthouse 2 incorporates both indoor lounge space and poolside terrace. Rain or shine this will be a spectacular evening.
When: Monday, September 21st, 2015 from 6pm - 10pm
Where: Gansevoort Park Avenue Penthouse 2: 420 Park Avenue South New York, NY 10021
All guests must be age 21+ with valid identification, there are no exceptions.  

Pope Francis Visits New York City

For the first time, His Holiness, Pope Francis will visit New York City on September 24th-26th, 2015.

On September 25th, Pope Francis will greet thousands of guests in a historic procession through Central Park. Tickets are required for the Central Park Procession. Residents of New York State may enter to receive two (2) tickets via a ticket giveaway contest.  Space is limited and entrants will be randomly selected to receive tickets. The Central Park Papal Procession ticket giveaway contest will open on September 3rd and close on September 7th. To enter, please return to this page or call 311 between September 3rd - 7th.

Papal Visit Schedule
Thursday, September 24 
5:00 pm Arrive at John F. Kennedy International Airport
6:45 pm Evening Prayer (Vespers) at St. Patrick's Cathedral

Friday, September 25 
8:30 am Visit to the United Nations and Address to the United Nations General Assembly
11:30 am Multi-religious service at 9/11 Memorial and Museum, World Trade Center
4:00 pm Visit to Our Lady Queen of Angels School, East Harlem
6:00 pm Mass at Madison Square Garden

Saturday, September 26
8:40 am Departure John F. Kennedy International Airport 

September 2, 2015


What: The JanSport Bonfire Sessions are back for 2015 with more bands and bonfires under the big sky. The sixth annual season will bring events to five cites across North America: Austin, San Francisco, Montreal, Seattle and Brooklyn.

The idea is simple: throw a party with the good vibes of a classic, friend-filled bonfire under the stars…right in your neighborhood. Each Bonfire Session brings together locally loved bands for a unique and intimate concert experience with free beverages, fire side s'mores, and plenty of chances to score great JanSport swag.

Can’t make it in person? Live performances from each Bonfire Session will be captured on film for a live music documentary series on, VICE’s music channel.

Attendance at each Bonfire Sessions event is 21+ and by RSVP only. For news and updates from the bands performing at each event, visit or follow @jansport at

When: September 12th, 2015  |  5pm
Where: Lakeside @Prospect Park: 171 East Drive Brooklyn, NY 11225

Pinktober Presents: Echosmith Free Performance and Meet & Greet!

What: ECHOSMITH will be performing an acoustic set, meeting fans, and signing copies of their album TALKING DREAMS. Ticket required for entry. This event is ALL AGES. *Ticket does not guarantee entry; first come first served. Limited space available*
*Line begins at 6:00PM*
When: Monday, September 14th, 2015 at 7:30 PM
Where: Hard Rock Cafe: 1501 Broadway New York, NY 10036

September 1, 2015


Brooklyn Magazine September Issue Relaunch

What: You’re invited to celebrate Brooklyn Magazine's September Issue Launch! We're taking over Tender Trap to celebrate our transition from a quarterly publication to your new favorite monthly magazine. We'll have a bar stocked with by Sapporo Premium Beer, advance copies of the magazines, and some great tunes from DJs Charly Bliss
When: Wednesday, September 2nd, 2015 from 7PM - 9PM
Where: Tender Trap: 66 Greenpoint Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11222

Free ice cream sandwiches today!

CoolHaus: Spot the ice cream truck and share a picture of it on social media with the hashtag ‪#‎AskAnyoneWhoKnows‬ and score yourself a free ice cream sandwich.
Rockefeller Center, 12:00 PM until 2:00 PM
Bryant Park, 3:00 PM until 5:00 PM
SoHo, 6:00 PM until 8:00 PM