October 31, 2015

Grand Army Plaza Greenmarket

What: This community destination brings together a mix of shoppers from the nearby neighborhoods of Park Slope, Prospect Heights, Crown Heights, and beyond. Runners, dog-walkers, families, singles and foodies all converge to buy from the huge array of farm fresh products, and to participate in the programming and cooking demonstrations that take place every Saturday all year long.

Beer and Spirits of New York Pop-up 
Every Saturday, September 5th to November 21st
Every week meet a new brewer and distiller making beverages with locally grown ingredients, sample bites from a neighborhood restaurant and visit the Greenmarket Regional Grains Project retail stand selling whole grains and flours. Take a look at the schedule below to see who’s coming! #drinklocal

Cooking Demo by Delaware and Hudson
October 31st, 11am to 1pm
Stop by the market info tent for guest vendors Plan Bee Brewery and Hudson Valley Distillers. Chef Patti Jackson from Williamsburg restaurant, Delaware and Hudson, will be demonstrating a grains dish from the restaurant. 

When: Open Saturdays Year Round  |  Market Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Where: Prospect Park West & Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn (NW corner of Prospect Park)

October 30, 2015

Haunted House for Kids in Brooklyn

What: In the basement of the 78th precinct, there is a chilling maze of heart stopping surprises lurking around every corner! It's where some of New York's Finest are now inviting neighborhood kids to join in a little Halloween fun.
When: Friday October 30th, 2015  |  2-9pm
Where: 78th Precinct: 65 6th Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11217 (around the corner from the Barclays Center)  |  (718) 636-6411

Shopping at the #WinterVillage in Bryant Park Opens Today @5pm!

What: The Holiday Shops include more than 125 boutique-like shops offering exquisite gift ideas from distinctive apparel to jewelry, decorative goods, local foods, and much more. There's something for everyone – adults, kids, and even pets.
This European inspired open-air market features artisans from around the world. Located along Bryant Park's allĂ©es and terraces, the Holiday Shops are housed in custom-designed, “jewel box” kiosks.

When: Friday Oct. 30th, 2015 - Jan. 3rd, 2016
Monday - Friday: 11am – 8pm  |  Saturday: 10am – 9pm  |  Sunday: 10am – 6pm

Where: Bryant Park, NYC (behind the New York Public Library in Midtown Manhattan, between 40th and 42nd Streets & Fifth and Sixth Avenues.)

October 25, 2015

Head To Strand Books For A Conversation With Beatles Legend, Ringo Starr

What: Ringo Starr looks back with Photograph, a collection of pictures he's taken throughout his long career in the Beatles and after. He'll be at the Strand for a presentation of the photographs, and to say a few words of peace and love.

Ringo will NOT be signing books. Customers can purchase a copy of Photograph and receive a limited edition bookplate featuring a reproduction of Ringo’s signature. Photos may be taken from the audience. This event is standing room only.

A limited number of signed prints of Ringo's photographs are available through Genesis Publications. Purchase of the prints affords customers a front row seat at his Strand appearance, as well as entry into a drawing to meet and be photographed with Ringo. Information about the prints can be found here.

Buy a copy of Photograph to attend this event. Please note that payment is required for all online event orders at the time of checkout. When purchasing online, your name will be added to our guest list, and your copy will be given to you at the end of the signing line. The line for this event will form beginning at 12:00 noon on the day of the event in front of Strand on Broadway at 12th Street.

When: Monday October 26th, 2015  |   2:00PM – 3:00PM
Where: The Strand Bookstore

Book Launch: Women Chefs of New York

What: Women Chefs of New York is a collection of recipes as diverse as New York City’s vast array of cuisine itself. The female trio behind the hugely popular Pies ‘n’ Thighs divulges their fried chicken and biscuits recipe; legendary Mediterranean cuisine chef Einat Admony offers her green shakshuka; and Christina Tosi, owner and founder of Momofuku Milk Bar, gifts the reader with her secrets for birthday cake truffles.
For more information, please call 718.666.3049
Contributing chefs Einat Admony, Fany Gerson, and Joy Williams will join in a panel discussion.  Tastings will be served.
When: Monday Oct. 26th, 2015  |  7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Where: THE POWERHOUSE ARENA [Dumbo]: 37 Main Street Brooklyn, NY 11201

Orionids Meteor Shower

What: The Orionids meteor shower will be making its first appearance in over a year! This shower gets its name from the fact that the meteors seem to fan out from the Orion constellation's second brightest star. Let the Urban Park Rangers be your guide as we watch this incredible display, which can produce up to 20 meteors per hour at its peak.
When: Sunday, October 25th, 2015  |  7:00 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Where: Owl's Head Park House, Brooklyn

October 24, 2015

Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Flotilla

What: Enjoy live music, spooky stories, pumpkin carving demonstrations, and, of course, Central Park Conservancy’s signature pumpkin flotilla, which sets sail across the Harlem Meer at twilight! 
Participation is free; Tickets are not required; RSVP to let us know you’re coming
Open to all ages.  In case of inclement weather, please check our website or call 212.860.1370 for updates.
On-site registration only on day of event - Sunday, October 25: 3:30pm

Schedule of Events
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm
Pumpkin Flotilla Drop Off
Pumpkin Carving Demonstrations
Halloween Crafts
Live Music

3:45 pm – 4:30 pm
Spooky Stories

4:45 pm – 5:30 pm
Spooky Stories

6:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Halloween Parade

6:30 pm
Pumpkin Flotilla Launch

Pumpkin Flotilla Guidelines: 
Get a pumpkin: Bring a pumpkin that weighs about 8 pounds after it’s carved; that’s approximately the size of a soccer ball. Mini or extra-large pumpkins cannot be accepted for the flotilla.

Get creative: All pumpkins must come with tops and be gutted and carved at home. Jack-o’-lanterns with artificial decorations, such as paint, glitter, marker, food dye, paper, plastic, light bulbs, candles, or floats cannot be accepted for the flotilla. A light and floating device will be provided when you register your jack-o’-lantern at the event.

Drop off your pumpkin: We will have two designated drop-off areas near the Dana Discovery Center between 3:30 pm and 5:30 pm. Space in the flotilla is limited to 50 pumpkins, so make sure your creation meets all the requirements.

Watch the Harlem Meer get spooky! Once the activities are finished at twilight (about 6:30 pm), find a spot along the edge of the Harlem Meer and watch as the jack-o’-lanterns float by in New York’s largest pumpkin flotilla!

Please note: Pumpkins in our flotilla cannot be returned. Thank you for your contribution to our event. 
For more information about the Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Flotilla, please call the Charles A. Dana Discovery Center at 212.860.1370

When: Sunday, October 25th, 2015  |  3:30 p.m.–7:00 p.m.
Where: Charles A. Dana Discovery Center in Central Park, Manhattan (inside the Park at 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues)

Mimosas & Oysters In SoHo

What: Celebrate Fall with us at Ministry of Supply’s brick-and-mortar store on Wooster street. On Saturday, October 24th, we'll be offering oysters by Wild Edibles, a mimosa bar (plus plenty of beer), and a special gift with purchase. It's the perfect time to re-stock your essentials while having a good time.  
The details:
Be one of the first to check out our Aviator II suiting. Built around movement, Aviator II is actually flexible enough for real life. 
Enjoy freshly made mimosas and Wild Edible oysters.
Get a gift with all purchases.  When you purchase an Aviator II blazer, you’ll also take home a Mercury scarf ($78 value) on the house.
Ministry of Supply invents clothing that works, with better fit, more functional details, and simplified care.
When: Saturday, October 24th, 2015 from 2PM - 5PM
Where: Ministry of Supply: 138 Wooster Street New York, NY 10012

Haunted Lantern Tour

What: Join the Urban Park Rangers as they mix history with Halloween fun on a lantern tour of the historic Water Battery at Fort Totten. You must be on line at the Battery by 8:00 p.m. to be guaranteed admittance. Please call the Fort Totten Visitor Center at (718) 352-1769 for more information.
When: Saturday, October 24th, 2015  |  6:30 p.m.–8:30 p.m.
Where: Fort Totten Park, Queens

Dewar's Scratched360 Experience

What: Whiskey is the best to drink during the colder months, which are definitely approaching us. Dewar's, the world’s most awarded blended Scotch whisky, is hosting a pop-up Scratched Cask multi sensorial tasting experience. Head to the Seaport! Guests will enter a giant 10-ft whisky barrel and immerse themselves in a virtual reality screening that will bring to life the newly released whisky, which uses a unique whisky-making process - scratching the barrels after charring - to create a new liquid with a smooth and flavorful finish.
When: Saturday October 24th, 2015  |  11am - 5pm
Where: South Street Seaport: 11 Fulton St 

Last Day for The Row Sample Sale

What: Sample sale MADNESS. The Row, the second of Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen's brands, is having their annual sale. Last year, this brand had amazing discounts at their sale, and we expect to see the same this year. Fingers crossed. There will be blazers, leather pants, & handbags - that's for sure. Get on it.
When: Saturday, October 24th, 9am-5pm
Where: Metropolitan Pavilion: 123 W. 18th St. (bet. 6th & 7th Ave.), 4th Floor

Clean Up Day at Clinton Community Garden

What: Twice a year, we hold a cleanup to spruce up the front garden, and we could use some help. We will get about 100 bags of soil, compost, and peat moss delivered (they weigh 40-50 pounds each) so about 2.25 tons of soil. Most of this will go on the front grass and front plots, the leftovers will be given to the rear gardeners on a first-come, first-served basis. 
When: Saturday, October 24th, 2015  |  9:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.
Where: Clinton Community Garden, Manhattan  Directions to this location
Contact Email: clintongarden@gmail.com

It's My Park!

Saturday, October 24th, 2015

8:00 a.m. –12:00 p.m.
Help to amplify its beauty and sustain community with general cleanups and gardening.

9:00 a.m. –12:30 p.m.
It's My Park at McCarren Park with Good.Clean.Fun. Brooklyn
Please join Good.Clean.Fun. to help care for McCarren Park during your morning fitness routine.

9:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
The newly formed group, Friends of Kivlehan Park, invite you to join them this It's My Park season as they work to beautify and maintain the Superstorm Sandy Memorial Garden. Volunteers will be weeding, planting, and spreading woodchips within the garden areas, as well as conducting a general cleanup throughout the park. We look forward to a great day of cleaning and beautifying New Dorp Beach Park!

October 20, 2015

Children's Fall Festival at the Farm

What: A festival of Halloween fun for children of all ages; everyone is invited to wear their costume! 
Free children's games & bounces and professional character look-alikes will add to the excitement. Don't miss out on pig races, kids' pony rides, food, live country music, and the ConEdison Ecology Booth. 
Our Haunted House and Amazing Maize Maze will be open as well. This is a popular event, so if crowds aren't your thing we recommend arriving early.
When: Sunday, October 25th, 2015 | 11 am – 4 pm
Where: QueensCounty Farm Museum: 73-50 Little Neck Parkway Floral Park, NY
Cost: $5.00 per person* Free with Farm Membership
*Admission includes Bounces and games for kids, Pig Racing , Halloween Characters (photos with characters welcome), Savannah Sky Country Band, ConEdison Ecology booth, and craft activity for kids. Additional fees apply for: Animal Feeding, Pony Ride, Hayride, Haunted House (12-4pm), and Amazing Maize Maze.

October 19, 2015

Halloween Haunted House at the Farm

What: Visit our Haunted House for thrills and chills! Hayrides, Halloween treats, mulled cider, pumpkins and apples will be sold. 
This event is recommended for children age 6-12. Adults will find it creepy too! 
When: Sat & Sun, October 24th & 25th, 2015  |  4 – 7 pm
Where: QueensCounty Farm Museum: 73-50 Little Neck Parkway Floral Park, NY
Cost: $4.00 per person

October 15, 2015

2015 Fall Crafts in Chelsea

What: The EtsyNY Team and PS 11 are teaming up to present for the whole community a tremendous array of activities for young and old alike; bouncy castles, food, games and raffles for the kids (and the kids at heart!) and for the grown-ups, a wonderful, affordable artisan market full of hand-made-only products from local designers.

Products at the market this year include handcrafted fine and fashion jewelry for every taste, paper goods and stationary for that special person or occasion, and an amazing variety of unique clothing and accessories for both children and adults. The market will also feature all-natural and eco-friendly candles and skincare products in wonderfully original scents and pretty hand-sewn linens for your fall table. As if this weren’t enough, Etsy NY will also feature a selection of unique, funky and cool original art and accessories as well as fun, retro-inspired housewares.

When: Saturday October 17th, 2015  |  10am - 4pm
Where: W. 21st Street, between 8th & 9th Aves., NYC

October 2, 2015

The Medieval Festival at Fort Tryon

What: The Medieval Festival brings to life the customs and spirit of the Middle Ages. Manhattan's Fort Tryon Park is transformed into a medieval market town decorated with bright banners and processional flags. Performers, guests and festival goers dress in medieval costume.
Visitors are greeted by authentic medieval music, dance, magic, and minstrels, as well as jugglers and jesters. The afternoon is concluded with a thrilling joust between four knights on horseback. Costumed vendors will be on hand to demonstrate and sell a wide variety of medieval crafts, food and drink.
When: October 4th, 2015
Where: The festival is held in the area surrounding the world famous Cloisters, a magnificent museum of medieval art located in Fort TryonPark near the northern end of Manhattan Island.

October 1, 2015

Pumpkin Patch at Queens County Farm Museum

What: October is pumpkin month at Queens Farm. Enjoy wandering through our patch to find your perfect pumpkin. A great farm adventure for the whole family! Price of pumpkin based on pumpkin size. On weekdays, pumpkins are sold in our Gift Shop. There is no admission fee to enter the pumpkin patch.
When: Weekends, October 3 - 25, 2015  |  11 am – 4:30 pm
Columbus Day, Monday Oct 12 - 11 am-4:30 pm (weather permitting)
Where: Queens County Farm Museum: 73-50 Little Neck Parkway Floral Park, NY
(718) 347-3276