December 7, 2018

New York City's Holiday Markets

New York City holiday markets offer the same type of Old World charm found in Amsterdam, Brussels and Cologne. Explore items from hundreds of vendors—everything from handcrafted candles, jewelry, and creative home goods, to 3D puzzles, dog-themed art, and flavored olive oils. Grab a hot drink or snack from Pierogi Boys, Wafels & Dinges, or the S'Mores Bar, to keep you toasty while you shop.

Grand Central Holiday Fair
Through December 24th
10am – 8pm Mon – Fri  |  10am – 7pm Sat  |  11am – 6pm Sun
This is the oldest holiday market in the city (since 1993).

Union Square Holiday Market
Through December 24th
11am – 9pm Mon – Fri   |   10am – 9pm Sat   |  11am – 9pm Sun
This holiday market has been around for 22 years, with over 100 red and white booths, with gifts generally in the $10–30 range. The vendors tend to be artisans and independent business owners rather than chain stores, which makes this a great way to support the local arts!

Columbus Circle Holiday Market
Through December 24th
10am – 8pm Mon – Sat   |   10am – 7pm Sun
Running for 13 years and a bit more upscale than its Union Square sister, the Columbus Circle market has a wide assortment of jewelry, home goods, foods, and artisan goods.

The Holiday Shops at Winter Village at Bryant Park
Through January 2nd, 2019
11am–8pm  Mon – Fri   |  10am–8pm  Sat & Sun
Complete with a free ice skating rink (if you bring your own skates), this European inspired winter village has 125 small boutique style shops and plenty of stands for food and drink.

Brooklyn Flea Winter Market & Smorgasburg
11am - 6pm  Sat & Sun
Atlantic Center - 625 Atlantic Ave. (across from Barclays)
A gigantic legendary flea market in Sunset Park with 75+ vintage dealer vendors and 25 Smorgasborg food stands.

December 19th - 23rd
10am – 6pm
The creation of designer Jill Schwartz, this popup holiday market in Chelsea features creative boutique displays from independent designers and artisans.

Chelsea Market Event Space75 9th Ave. New York, NY 10011
Dec. 3–9, 2018 | M-F 10:30am – 7:30pm | Sat: 10am – 7:30pm | Sun: 10:30am – 7pm

Brooklyn Historical Society 128 Pierrepont St, Brooklyn, NY 11201 
Dec. 15 – 16, 2018   |   11am – 6pm Daily
Independent artist marketplace website Etsy has curated in-person popup holiday markets featuring handmade and vintage goods.

12pm - 2pm  December 7th
850 3rd Avenue + 274 36th St., Brooklyn
Meet the Makers of Industry City. Visit our Pop-Up Market – A rotation of our most innovative tenants.

November 15, 2018

Pandora and The Radio City Rockettes Kick off Holiday Gifting

The Radio City Rockettes are helping us to celebrate the season in style at a store near you! Join us for some sweet treats and holiday cheer, while shopping our must-have gifts.
Pandora Locations:
Garden State Plaza - Friday 11/16 | 12-3pm
Queens Center Mall - Saturday 11/17  |  11am-2pm

New York City (42nd Street Store) - Tuesday 11/20  |  5-8pm

October 25, 2018



NEW YORK, NY.- Coinciding with TEFAF New York and Christie's Classic Art Week of auctions and selling exhibitions, the third edition of October Art Week will kick off on Thursday, October 25th. On that evening, from 5 to 9 p.m., more than a dozen of the world's pre-eminent galleries will be hosting open houses and receptions on Manhattan's Upper East Side.

Open to the public and within walking distance from one another, the October Art Week events, which runs through November 1st, confer a festive atmosphere to the neighborhood and contributes to the overall excitement of autumn in New York. Participating galleries, several of which are also exhibiting at TEFAF, include:

• Didier Aaron, Inc., Old Master and 19th-century paintings and drawings; 32 East 67th Street

• Ambrose Naumann Fine Art, 19th and 20th century paintings; 74 East 79th Street, Suite 1D

• Brimo Di Castro Kugel, Romanesqueand Gothic, Medieval, Roman Classicism, Renaissance paintings, sculpture, and decorative arts; 625 Madison Avenue, Suite 207A

• Eric Gillis Fine Art, Old and Modern Masters, Paintings, Drawings and Prints, at Vivian Horan Fine Art, 35 East 67th Street, No. 2

• Graham|Shay 1857, American paintings and American and European Sculpture of the 19th and 20th centuries; 34 East 67th Street,

• Hammer Galleries, 19th- and 20th-century European and American masters; 32 East 67th Street

• Jill Newhouse Gallery, 19th- and 20th-century European works; 4 East 81st Street

• Mark Murray Fine Paintings, 19th-century, early 20th-century and Impressionist art; 159 East 63rd Street

• Richard L. Feigen & Co., Old Master, Contemporary and Modern paintings; 16 East 77th Street

• Shepherd W & K Galleries, Vienna Secession to Classic Modern; 58 East 79th Street

• Robert Simon Fine Art, Old Master paintings and sculpture; 22 East 80th Street, Fourth Floor

• Taylor | Graham, American and European art from the 19th century to the present, and sculpture; 32 East 67th Street

• Tambaran, African, Oceanic and Northwest Coast American; 5 East 82nd Street

Most of the galleries participating in October Art Week will be open during fair hours, including Saturday and Sunday. For an Art Walk map and gallery hours, visit

October 23, 2018


What: Sponsored by GoGo squeeZ, Grand Central is celebrating Halloween with trick or treating and family activities. Participating Grand Central shops and restaurants will be giving away candy and other surprises to children in costume, providing a safe, easy, and indoor setting for kids to trick or treat! Families are invited to check-in and begin their fun in Vanderbilt Hall.

The Halloween festivities in Vanderbilt Hall include:
  • Free GoGo squeeZ applesauce pouch giveaways* for kids to enjoy
  • Free trick-or-treat totes at check-in*
  • A pumpkin patch for little goons and goblins to pick from and decorate a pumpkin* to take home
  • Face painting
  • A Halloween photo booth
  • Raffle tote bag giveaways with gifts from participating shops

Trick or treating for kids in costume: at select merchants. Candy* provided with support from Rite Aid. *While supplies last.

When: Sunday, October 28, 2018, 11:00am - 2:00pm
Where: Grand Central Terminal - 
Vanderbilt Hall - 89 E 42nd Street, New York, NY
Cost: FREE

October 17, 2018

Winter Is Coming: Bryant Park Winter Village 2018 Set to Open Before Halloween

What: The Winter Village will offer visitors a selection of more than 150 vendors at its Holiday Shops featuring food and artisanal boutiques. Though the rink and the shops have long been favorites of visitors, a new addition will be added to this year’s winter village, according to the Bryant Park Corporation. The Lodge, a food hall operated by the popular Urbanspace, will be located rinkside near the upper terrace. The Lodge will feature “a cocktail bar surrounded by a full range of eateries, an outdoor beer garden and other dining options, according to the Bryant Park Corporation.

Saturday, Oct. 27, Noon | Open Monday to Friday from 11 am to 8 pm and during the weekends from 10 am to 8 pm until Jan. 2, 2019.

Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park

October 16, 2018

Ippudo Is Handing Out 1,000 Free Bowls of Ramen 10/16/18

What: To celebrate its 10-year anniversary in NYC, ramen chain Ippudo will give away 1,000 bowls of free Japanese noodle soup on Tuesday. The featured dish will be the “ramen zero,” and it’ll be the only menu item served that day. It’s a strict one-bowl-per-guest policy for the giveaway happening and the restaurant will close for the remainder of the day once the last bowl is served.
When: Tuesday, October 16, The free food begins at 11 am
Where: East Village location at 65 Fourth Ave
Cost: FREE

Fujifilm Print Life Photo Exhibition

What: In 2018, Fujifilm launched a global initiative to remind people of the joys of printing personal photos. To inspire them, Fujifilm asked people to send in digital photos for a chance to have them printed and displayed in New York City’s glorious Grand Central Terminal. Fujifilm Print Life Photo Exhibition is the result. 

Join Fujifilm for an experience that will thrill the eyes, and excite the senses with visual slices of life from across the land and beyond. Every photo is print-worthy, so come celebrate the art of the print, and get inspired to capture and keep all your memories in a very real and tangible way.
When: Oct 17: 5pm – 7pm  |  Oct 18: 8am – 7pm  |  Oct 19: 8am – 7pm  |  Oct 20: 10am – 5pm
Where: Vanderbilt Hall: Grand Central Terminal - 89 E 42nd Street, New York, NY 10017
Cost: FREE

Harvest Fest 2018

What: Artisanal Market + Fair, Food + Drink, Free Activities, Retail + Crafts + more!
When: Sat, October 27, 2018  | 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM EDT
Where: Hudson River Park's 14th Street Park: Tenth Avenue between 14th and 15th Street, New York, NY 10014
Cost: FREE

June 7, 2018

Films on the Green Focused on Gastronomy and a New Location in New Jersey

What: Films on the Green, the free outdoor French film festival produced annually in New York City parks by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, FACE Foundation and NYC Parks, announces 2018 line-up for the 11th edition, focused on gastronomy and with an additional screening in Fort Lee, New Jersey. 

In 2018, #FilmsontheGreen will explore the profound relationship between French culture and gastronomy: an integral part of France's social fabric. Featuring 12 classic and  contemporary films, the selection will explore various aspects of this multifaceted theme.

Twelve screenings in total are scheduled for this year's festival in eight different locations in New York City and New Jersey. Most of the screenings will be accompanied by DJs from New York University’s radio station, WNYU 89.1 FM and Hunter College’s WHCS, who will spin French music on-site before the screenings.

Friday, June 8 | 8:30pm – Washington Square Park
The Scent Of Green Papaya (L’Odeur de la papaye verte) directed by Trần Anh Hùng
With Tran Nu Yên-Khê, Lu Man San, Truong Thi Loc
1993 | Drama | 1h44 | France-Vietnam
Screening in Vietnamese with English subtitles

Presented in partnership with the Vietnam Heritage Center
In ‘50s Saigon, 10-year-old Mui (Man San) enters household service for an affluent but troubled Vietnamese family. Despite her servile role, Mui discovers beauty and epiphany in the lush physical details that envelope her. She observes her new surroundings with trusting eyes, trying to remember every detail: the smell of the green papaya, the taste of the water, and the colors of fabrics sold by the lady of the house. But one day, the father disappears with the fortune of the household.

Friday, June 15 | 8:30pm – Washington Square Park
The Rules of the Game (La Règle du jeu) directed by Jean Renoir
With Nora Gregor, Paulette Dubost, Mila Parély, Marcel Dalio, Julien Carette, Roland Toutain
1939 | Comedy-Drama | 1h50 | France
At la Colinière, the deceptively idyllic country estate of a wealthy Parisian aristocrat, a selection of society’s finest gather for a rural sojourn and hunting party. While the masters are gathered around sumptuous banquets, the servants sing them during meals at the office. Over the course of the weekend the haute bourgeoisie acquaintances reveal themselves to be absurdly, almost primitively, cruel and vapid.

Friday, June 22 | 8:30pm – Transmitter Park, Brooklyn

La Bûche directed by Danièle Thompson
With Sabine Azéma, Charlotte Gainsbourg, Emmanuelle Béart, Claude Rich, Françoise Fabian
1999 | Comedy | 1h46 | France
Courtesy of Rialto Pictures
Will there be “une bûche,” a traditional French dessert, for Christmas dinner? By trying to answer this fundamental question, a family of three sisters with opposite characters, Louba the singer (Azéma), Sonia the bourgeois (Béart), Milla the young rebel (Gainsbourg), and their divorced parents, Yvette (Fabian), newly widowed of her second husband, and Stanislas (Rich), an excentric Russian violinist, will try to settle their old accounts.

Friday, June 29 | 8:30pm – Transmitter Park, Brooklyn
Garçon! directed by Claude Sautet
With Yves Montand, Jacques Villeret, Nicole Garcia
1983 | Comedy-Romance | 1h32 | France
Alex (Montand) is a head waiter in a popular Parisian bistro. Between his incessant comings and goings from the restaurant’s kitchen to the dining room, from his friends to his customers, Alex dreams of a near future in which he would open a small amusement park by the sea. Then, one day, he falls in love with the beautiful Claire (Garcia) whom he met 17 years ago. Will she give him the strength to turn an old dream into reality?

Friday, July 6 | 8:30pm – Tompkins Square Park
Le Boucher (The Butcher) directed by Claude Chabrol
With Stéphane Audran, Jean Yanne, Antonio Passalia
1970 | Thriller | R | 1h33 | France-Italy
In a provincial French town, a sophisticated schoolmistress Hélène (Audran) befriends the charmingly passionate local butcher Popaul (Yann), a veteran of Algerian and Indochina wars.Shortly after Popaul’s return to his hometown, two bodies are discovered. As a serial killer spreads terror throughout the countryside, Hélène reluctantly suspects her new friend.

Wednesday, July 11 | 8:30pm – J. Hood Wright Park
The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie directed by Luis Buñuel
With Fernando Rey, Jean-Pierre Cassel, Stéphane Audran, Delphine Seyrig
1972 | Comedy | PG | 1h41 | France
Courtesy of Rialto Pictures
Screening in French with Spanish subtitles
Presented in partnership with the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York and the Instituto Cervantes.
A group of six friends—three men and three women, decidedly of the French Upper Middle Class—have their dinner plans continually interrupted due to a series of bizarre events that can only be described as Buñuelian.

Friday, July 13 | 8:30pm – Tompkins Square Park
Romantics Anonymous (Les Émotifs anonymes) directed by Jean-Pierre Améris
With Benoît Poelvoorde, Isabelle Carré
2010 | Comedy-Romance | PG-13 | 1h20 | France-Belgium
Chocolate factory owner Jean-René (Poelvoorde) hires Angélique (Carré), a gifted chocolate maker. Although they are both incredibly shy and both suffer from social anxiety, their passion for chocolate brings them together. They fall in love, but are too timid to admit their feelings. When they enter their chocolates in a prestigious competition, they must face their lack of confidence and risk revealing their feelings.

Friday, July 20 | 8:30pm – Riverside Park, Pier I
You Will Be My Son (Tu seras mon fils) directed by Gilles LeGrand
With Lorànt Deutsch, Neils Arestrup, Nicolas Bridet, Patrick Chesnais
2013 | Drama | R | 1h42 | France
Courtesy of Cohen Media Group
Paul de Marseul (Arestrup) is the passionate, demanding proprietor of his prestigious family wine estate in Saint-Émilion. But he has no faith in his son, Martin (Deutsch), who works at the vineyard. Paul dreams of a harder-working, successful son—a dream that one day seemingly materializes when he meets Philippe (Bridet), the son of his dying estate manager (Chesnais). Can Paul turn against his own blood and choose Philippe as the rightful heir to his family estate?

Friday, July 27 | 8:30pm – Riverside Park, Pier I
Haute Cuisine (Les Saveurs du palais) directed by Christian Vincent
With Catherine Frot, Jean d’Ormesson, Arthur Dupont
2012 | Comedy-Biography | PG-13 | 1h35 | France
Hortense Laborie (Frot), a renowned chef from Perigord, is astonished when the President of the Republic (d’Ormesson) appoints her as his personal cook, responsible for creating all his meals at the Elysée Palace. Despite jealous resentment from the other kitchen staff, Hortense quickly establishes herself, thanks to her indomitable spirit. The authenticity of her cooking soon seduces the President, but the corridors of power are littered with traps.

Saturday, September 1 | 8:30pm – Jack Alter Fort Lee Community Center, NJ
Donkey Skin (Peau d’âne) directed by Jacques Demy
With Catherine Deneuve, Jean Marais, Jacques Perrin, Delphine Seyrig
1970 | Musical | PG | 1h30 | France
Presented in partnership with Fort Lee Film Commission as part of their “Movies and Music Under the Stars” series.
The King (Marais) seeks the hand of his own daughter (Deneuve) in marriage after promising his dying wife to only wed a woman more beautiful than herself. Listening to her fairy godmother (Seyrig), the frightened Princess flees and hides, disguised as a scullery maid, while wearing the skin of a donkey as a disguise. As a visiting prince (Perrin) passes by, he asks Donkey Skin to bake him a cake. She decides to bake him a Love Cake, in which she hides a ring.

Thursday, September 6 | 7:30pm – Columbia University
The Grocer’s Son (Le Fils de l’épicier) directed by Eric Guirado
With Nicolas Cazalé, Clotilde Hesme, Daniel Duval, Jeanne Goupil
2007 | Drama-Romance | 1h36 | France
Presented in partnership with the Columbia Maison Française
It is summer, and Antoine (Cazalé) is forced to leave the city to return to his family in Provence. His father is sick, so he must assume the lifestyle he thought he had shed—driving the family grocery cart from hamlet to hamlet, delivering supplies to the few remaining inhabitants. Accompanied by Claire (Hesme), a friend from Paris whom he secretly has a crush on, Antoine gradually warms up to his experience in the country and his encounters with the villagers, who initially seem stubborn and gruff, but ultimately prove to be funny and endearing.

June 6, 2018


What: Come mambo with living legend and all-time-favorite Orlando Marin, The Last Mambo King and his all-star band. Orlando will be lighting up the ¡Arriba! Stage for the seventh consecutive year. Join us at 6 PM for music by DJ Rimarkable, or come early for a drink at Terroir and a killer sunset view!
When: Wednesday, June 6, 2018 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Where: On the High Line at 16th St.

Astoria Park Alliance Presents: Wonder Woman

What: Astoria Park Alliance will present the box office smash hit Wonder Woman at their second annual spring movie screening in Astoria Park.

The pre-show live entertainment will feature the musical stylings of FogoAzul NYC, an all-female Brazilian drumline. Fogo Azul will bring their amazing energy to a performance that will take moviegoers right up to showtime!

A limited amount of FREE popcorn will be distributed.

The movie will be screened on the great lawn of Astoria Park overlooking the sunset across the East River and is scheduled to begin at sundown, which is generally around 8:15 pm. Moviegoers are encouraged to bring their own blankets and picnics.

Attendees are encouraged to RSVP on Facebook and Eventbrite.

When: Friday, June 8, 2018 | 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Where: Great Lawn in Astoria Park: Between 23rd Avenue and 22nd Drive and Shore Boulevard and 19th Street, Queens
Cost: FREE

New York Japan CineFest 2018

What: Highlighting some of the most exciting new voices in cinema, New York Japan CineFest presents two nights of short films by emerging Japanese and Japanese-American filmmakers.The first night's program is followed by a reception.
Where: Asia Society: 725 Park Avenue New York, NY 10021
When: Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Cost: $8 members; $10 students/seniors; $12 nonmembers

Bryant Park’s Annual Dance Party Series: Bachata

What: Dance Party, hosted and produced by Talia Castro-Pozo, includes superb bands and expert dance instruction for extraordinary dancing experiences each Wednesday evening. Learn the steps from 6pm-7pm and then test out your new moves to live music from 7pm-8:30pm.

Beloved Bachatero Wilson Daniel and seven other talented musicians from the Dominican Republic come together to play bachata with a classical feel and rooted sound.

When: 6pm - 8:30pm
Where: Bryant Park Fountain Terrace
Cost: FREE

Northside Festival

What: For five days every June, over 100,000 creative and cultural trendsetters converge in Brooklyn to uncover the future of music, innovation and content. Now in its tenth year, with over 300 bands and 150 speakers coming together across 30 venues, attendees venture to Northside Festival to say I saw it here first.

North Brooklyn is transformed into an urban festival unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. As opposed to a traditional festival or conference where events take place in one or two locations, Northside spans across Williamsburg, Greenpoint, and Bushwick, encompassing a constellation of venues – small clubs, epic outdoor spaces like McCarren Park, boutique hotels, local movie theatres, and more. A single day might include discovering your new favorite artist, the next big startup, or the most inspiring digital content you’ve seen all year.

When: June 6-10, 2018


What: Enjoy Rides, Games, Food, Fun for the whole family!
When: Wednesday, June 6 - Thursday, June 7, 2018 - 4:00pm - 10:00pm

Friday, June 7 - 4:00pm - 11:00pm
Saturday, June 8 - Noon - midnight
Sunday, June 9 - Noon - 11:00pmWhere: Astoria Park Parking Lot: 19th Street and Hoyt Avenue North, Astoria, NY 11102

Cost: Free to enter

NY Classical Theatre Presents Romeo & Juliet

What: This summer, NY Classical Theatre will bring to life one of Shakespeare's most well known tragedies in a dynamic adaptation of Romeo & Juliet. We will transform five parks into Verona, with six actors playing all the roles in this fast-paced tour de force production.

In fair Verona, the long-standing feud between families Montague and Capulet cause tragic results for their respective children, Romeo and Juliet. After meeting at a masked ball, Romeo and Juliet fall in love, only to discover the surname of their beloved. Revenge, love, and a secret marriage force the lovers to take drastic measures. In the end, both families learn the perils of needless violence. 

All performances at 7PM

Central Park
Enter at West 103rd Street & Central Park West
Tuesdays-Sundays, June 5-24

Rockefeller Park (Take a Seat Week)
Enter at Warren Street & River Terrace
June 27-June 30

The Battery
Meet at Castle Clinton
July 2-15, excluding Thursdays

Carl Schurz Park
Enter at East 86th Street & East End Avenue
July 17-22

Brooklyn Bridge Park
Enter at Pier 1
July 24, July 25 & July 27-29


April 13, 2018

Holy Hai! May 12

What: Another chance to have Holi fun outdoors. There will be lots of dancing, workshops, and food. Powders can be purchased in advance or on-site. A family-friendly daytime festival.  
When: May 12, 2018  |  10am - 5:30pm
Where: Governors Island, Play Lawn
Cost: FREE, tickets recommended

Annual Persian Parade NYC #Nowruz

What: Persian Parade is a joyous annual march held each year in April in celebration of Persian heritage and culture. The event’s impetus is the celebration of Persian New Year “Nowruz,” which means “new day,” corresponding to the arrival of spring. The parade’s participant lineup is open to the public and welcomes not only Persians, but Iranians of all ethnic backgrounds to participate. Attendees of this merry parade can expect to see various traditional music and dance performances throughout the day as well as a fun fashion show and various other activities.
When: Sunday, April 15, 2018, 11am
Where: Madison Avenue between 38th and 26th Streets  |  Madison Ave & E 32nd St New York, NY
Cost: FREE

April 12, 2018

Sakura Matsuri 2018 #sakuramatsuri

What: Sakura Matsuri offers nearly 60 events and performances that celebrate traditional and contemporary Japanese culture.
When: Saturday, April 28 – Sunday, April 29, 2018 | 10 am–6 pm
Where: Brooklyn Botanic Garden: 990 Washington Avenue
Cost: Members: Free
Adults: $30
Students (12+ with ID): $25
Seniors (65+ with ID): $25
Children under 12: Free
Purchase tickets here>>


What: Come to Brooklyn for this 2 day Fiery Foods Festival to get the ultimate endorphin rush. The weekend promises to be like no other. FREE Hot Sauce Tastings from the BEST Hot Sauce Companies around the World, The Stage of DOOM, Booze & Infuse Cocktail Competion, Guinness Book of Records Reaper Eating Contest, Chihuahua Beauty Pageant, Craft Beers, Specialty Cocktails & So Much More!! No Dogs Allowed. 21 & Older to order from bar.
When: April 21 & 22, 2018  }  10am - 6pm
Where: Brooklyn EXPO Center: 79 Franklin St, Brooklyn, NY 11222
Cost: $10+. Tickets will be available for purchase same day of Expo at the side gate.

Weekend Walks 2018

There will be 125+ Weekend Walk events between April and December 2018 in all 5 boroughs. Complete listing here>>

the Bronx
Circle the Square Movie Nights
Lane Ave from East Tremont Ave to Westchester Ave
5/12, 7/21, 8/11, 9/15, 10/13
6 pm – 9 pm
Hosted by Westchester Square BID

Design Walk Brooklyn Weekend Walks
Bond St from Pacific St to State St
11 am – 6 pm
Hosted by Atlantic Ave BID

Songkran Weekend Walks 2018
Woodside Avenue from 75th St to 77th St
4/21, 4/28
11:30 am to 6 pm
Hosted by Thai Community USA NYC

Earth Day Weekend Walk
Eldridge St from Division St to Hester St
11 am – 4 pm
Hosted by Chinatown District Management Association
Asian Pacific American Weekend Walk and ADA Weekend Walk

Mott St from Canal St to Worth St
5/20, 7/22
11 am – 4 pm
Hosted by Chinatown District Management Association

Staten Island
New Dorp BID Spring Family Day
New Dorp Ln from 8th St to 10th St
12 pm – 3 pm
Hosted by New Dorp BID

Big Apple Comic Con 2018

What: An amazing 2 day Comic Book and Popular Culture Fair in NYC.
When: Saturday, April 14th 2018, 10am to 7pm (early admission 9am)
Sunday, April 15th 2018, 10am to 6pm (early admission 9am)
Where: PENN PLAZA PAVILION: 401 7th Ave, Pennsylvania Hotel, New York, NY 10001
Cost: $25+
Buy Tickets Here>>

Festival of Colors: Holi NYC 2018

What: Holi Phagwa is the Hindu festival of colors. It celebrates the coming of spring, fruitful harvests, unity, joy, and a tale from the Bhagavad Gita. It is traditional to celebrate by, among other things, throwing vibrantly colored powder (Holi Gulal) at one another.
When: April 28th 1-7:30 PM
Where: 485 Johnson Ave, Brooklyn NY
Cost: $25+

April 11, 2018

30th Annual Phagwah Parade

What: This year the parade will celebrate its 30th Year as one of New York City’s largest street event with 30 floats and a variety of cultural shows.
When: Saturday, April 14, 2018  |  10AM
Where: Liberty Ave. and 133rd St., Queens > West on Liberty > North on 125th Street > to Smokey Oval Park at 125th Street.
Cost: FREE

March 15, 2018

Mac & Cheese Smackdown #macsmack

What: Grab your sporks and warm up with NYC’s best mac and cheese contenders on Sunday, March 18 at Brooklyn Expo Center. Time Out New York is blowing it out even bigger and better this year featuring the city’s best restaurants to battle it out for the ultimate showdown to crown New York’s top mac. Mac + beer + tunes, what more could you need?
When: Sunday, March 18, 2018 | 2:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Where: Brooklyn Expo Center: 72 Noble Street Brooklyn, NY 11222

Must be 21+ with valid ID to attend.
All sales are final and nonrefundable. You will not be able to change your session after purchasing. Purchase Here.

GA: $55
  • Unlimited mac and cheese tastings
  • Beer from Coney Island Brewery and more
  • Hooter's Basketball Tournament viewing lounge
  • Cholula® Hot Sauce Flavor Station
  • DJ entertainment
  • Games, giveaways and more!
VIP: $70
  • Exclusive access to VIP lounge
  • Cocktails provided by Jack Daniels
  • 30-min early entry
  • Unlimited mac and cheese tastings
  • Beer from Coney Island Brewery and more
  • Hooter's Basketball Tournament viewing lounge
  • Cholula® Hot Sauce Flavor Station
  • DJ entertainment
  • Games, giveaways and more!

February 27, 2018


What: WearingIrish is a movement spearheaded by Margaret Molloy, who in 2016, set out to tell the untold story of contemporary Irish fashion design by using the power of social media. The movement champions Irish designers and their world-class creations. After capturing the imagination of shoppers, press, and influencers on both sides of the Atlantic, now is the time to reveal the next phase in the WearingIrish movement.

WearingIrish NYC 2018 will take place from May 15th to 17th at Bank of Ireland startlab NYC, neighboring the iconic Grand Central Terminal. Eight of Ireland’s best fashion and accessories designers will be flown to New York for a showcase program with the city’s fashion movers and shakers where they will spend 48 hours meeting potential customers, networking with guests and forging connections to accelerate growth. The program will be packed with expert panelists and plenty of guests, eager to discover Ireland’s untold fashion story.

Partners supporting the event include the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, through Ireland’s Consulate in New York, Tourism Ireland, CIE Tours and Enterprise Ireland. The growing panel of judges and advisors include current and former merchants, executives, creative directors, influencers and editors from Bloomingdale’s, Accessories Council, Victoria’s Secret, Stella & Dot, Theia, Tadashi, Kate Spade, Navy Exchange, Harvard University, Gilt Groupe and Retro Flame.

Click here for more information.

Applications close on March 5th and winners, selected by a panel of judges, will be announced during Bank of Ireland’s Saint Patrick’s Day celebrations on March 16th in New York.

When: May 15 - 17, 2018
Where: Bank of Ireland Startlab, NYC

WearingIrish NYC 2018 presents the designers an unprecedented brand building, learning, and growth opportunity. Notable benefits include:
  • Direct exposure and access to hundreds of US consumers and fashion influencers over two days, including select members of the New York fashion community, Irish diaspora, and other relevant groups
  • Forum to market designs to guests in May to fulfill at a later date
  • Immense potential for long-term relationship building with future customers by collecting contact information for follow-up marketing and customer referrals campaigns
  • Insights from consumers on demand for the products, pricing fit, preferred marketing channels, all to help assess the potential for scaling the brand in the US
  • Exposure in traditional and social media
  • Ample content creation opportunities for future promotional materials
  • Opportunity to be among the early story makers in the WearingIrish movement and play a role in sharing the untold story

February 12, 2018

Chinese New Year Firecracker Ceremony and Cultural Festival

What: The Better Chinatown Society will light 600,000 firecrackers to welcome the Year of the Dog and ward off evil spirits. In addition to the pyrotechnics, there will be lion dances and decorations giveaways, plus craft vendors and food booths where you can get your fill of traditional delicacies. It’s said that the more dumplings you eat at the celebration, the more money you’ll make in the year ahead.
When: February 16, 2018  |  11:00 am – 3:30 pm
Where: Chrystie St to Forsyth St. between Canal and E Houston Sts. Sara D. Roosevelt Park at Grand Street.

February 9, 2018

Ring in the Lunar New Year @Brookfield Place

What: Ring in the year of the Dog at Brookfield Place in partnership with the New York Chinese Culture Center. Get ready for energetic dance and music performances, as well as demonstrations of Chinese customs such as a martial arts demo and theatrical players in full traditional makeup-up and regalia. Guests of all ages should show up early: there will be a dynamic, colorful Lion Parade led by lion dances throughout the space before the show begins.

When: Saturday 2/17 2PM–3:15PM
Where: Winter Garden: 230 Vesey Street, New York, NY 10821
Cost: FREE

The Lunar Market @Artists & Fleas

What: The Lunar Market is a Lunar New Year themed pop-up maker's market with a goal of raising $10,000 for Charles B Wang Community Health Center (CBWCHC). The event will feature unique artwork, apparel, jewelry, homewares and body care products made by Asian Americans and/or inspired by Asian culture. Participants that donate $25 or more to the CBWCHC will be invited to the closing reception with refreshments, live music, and raffle prizes provided by our generous sponsors.

Artists & Fleas is a collective retail experience committed to community, discovery and delight in shopping – featuring art, design, fashion and vintage from 150+ independent merchants. At Artists & Fleas, independent artisan businesses gain access to brick and mortar retail space and shoppers discover emerging talent.

When: Saturday, February 10 and Sunday, February 11, 2018 
Where: 568 Broadway, SoHo, New York

National Museum of the American Indian: Manifestipi

What: The tipi, an iconic symbol and perhaps one of the most widely recognized structures of early life for Plains Indians, gets a space-age makeover in the newest installation at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian, George Gustav Heye Center in New York. Manifestipi features five frosted Plexiglas tipis, each eight feet in height and colorfully illuminated with neon hues of pink, blue, green and yellow that rapidly change throughout the day. Arranged within a darkened space, the tipis are set against a background of quick-paced video projections of Native imagery and a ghostly soundscape. Visitors will be able to walk around the tipis and experience the installation from multiple angles.

The team created the futuristic encampment in 2016. Manifestipi is meant to challenge perceptions, encourage dialogue and discourse, and promote individual perspectives about shared spaces. Using tipis meshed with modernized materials, ITWÉ speaks about efficiency and portability in modern society by reliving the communal effort that it takes to build a sense of place.

Manifestipi is a special, limited-engagement installation running in conjunction with the exhibition Transformer: Native Art in Light and Sound.

When: February 3, 2018–March 25, 2018  | 
Where: The National Museum of the American Indian: