Get free beer in October!
Want to volunteer for free beer? Applications are now open to volunteer at the Village Voice’s Brooklyn Pour!
There’s a free vodka open bar at Happy Ending tonight! 11pm-12am. Plus, indie disco dancing!
NYC Bike Ambassadors are giving out free iced coffee to bikers! Commuting just got a lot more fun!
No Comments | Posted on August 21, 2012 | Categories: From the Blog, What's New in New York
This will probably be just like Saturday's Taste of Tribeca
Friday, May 18
FREE Writing Workshops!
NY Writers Coalition celebrates its 10-year anniversary with free creative writing workshops throughout the city
in iconic NYC locations such as the Staten Island Ferry, Coney Island, the 7 train, and more.
10 a.m.-10 p.m (Check website for schedule)
Handsome Dan’s Opening Party!
Celebrate the grand of opening of Handsome Dan’s with candy, chocolate, and house-made snowcones and sodas all night; Supercute playing at 9. For more info, check out Facebook.
8pm, 218 Bedford Ave, L – Bedford Ave
Saturday, May 19
Taste of Tribeca
We previewed the restaurants, and the Taste is finally here! Now in its 18th year, Taste of TriBeCa has grown into downtown’s premiere food event with more than 70 participating restaurants helping to reinforce TriBeCa as a dining destination while bringing the entire community together. Be sure to check out the Green Market Chefs Challenge Cook-off at 1 p.m. located on the corner of Greenwich and Duane. Tribeca chefs will go head-to-head in a “market-to-dish” cook-off challenge where they will head to the Tribeca Green Market in the morning and utilize only those ingredients to prepare an entrée.
11:30am-3:oopm, Duane St (between Greenwich and Hudson), 2/3 to Chambers St
Brooklyn Bike Jumble Flea Market - FREE!
Celebrate the newly renovated park, at the 4th annual Spring Brooklyn Bike Jumble at the Old Stone House in Washington Park. The park will be filled with vendors selling used bikes, new and used bike accessories, and more!
10am-4pm, Washington Park (Park Slope), 333 3rd St
CRAZY $INCE DA 90$ - FREE
Union Hall is getting crazy on Saturday night! Get nostalgic and dance the night away to 90s hits. It’s gonna be da bomb and all that. No diggity. No doubt. So shake that money maker and bust a move. Get down with the running man, cabbage patch, humpty hump, electric slide, robocop, and the snake all in one breath.
Union Hall, 702 Union St @ 5th Avenue
Sunday, May 20
Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra @ Brooklyn Bowl
The Williamsburg Salsa Orchestra is a stunning 11-piece Latin band which plays dynamic, dura arrangements of indie rock tunes, taking the art of salsa to new places while remaining within the classic, deeply funky tradition. Songs by Arcade Fire, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, TV on The Radio, Santigold, Animal Collective, and many more are transformed into astonishing salsa anthems for a new generation.
$5, Doors 6pm , Show 8pm, 61 Wythe Ave, L to Bedford, G to Nassau
No Comments | Posted on May 18, 2012 | Categories: Entertainment, Event-Related, From the Blog, Weekend Forecast
Thursday, October 20
Zadie Smith: “Why Write?”
The Creative Writing Lecture Series welcomes Zadie Smith, the Orange Award-winning author of White Teeth and On Beauty, this Thursday October 20. Smith an acclaimed fiction and essay writer and Professor of Creative Writing at New York University, will address the questions challenging the contemporary writer in her lecture titled, Why Write? Smith will also explore the themes in Epistle to Dr. Arbuthnot by the 18th-century poet Alexander Pope. Taking ideas from the Age of Enlightenment to contemporary literature, Smith will examine the plight of today’s writer.
7pm, Miller Theatre, Columbia University School of the Arts, 1 to 116th St
Portugal. The Man, GIVERS, and Alberta Cross at Terminal 5 Don’t forget — CMJ continues through Saturday! As part of the festival, you can catch Oregon-based indie rock group Portugal. The Man on tour after the release of their stellar new album, “In The Mountain In The Cloud.” If you prefer your angsty ballads to rock hard and be indignant instead of whiny, you might wanna check these guys out.
Terminal 5. 610 W 56th St. (212) 582-6600. Thurs, Oct 20, 7PM. $22.50 (before service charges). 1,A,B,C,D to 59th St.
Friday, October 21
Manhattan Vintage Clothing Show
Check out the best in vintage clothing, textiles, accessories and more from over 90 of the city’s top vintage vendors! $20 (pick up a free promo card at NYC vintage stores for $5 off!)
125 W 18th St, Metropolitan Pavillion, Friday (1pm-8pm) & Saturday (11am-6pm), 1 to 23rd St
Ballet Maribor presents Radio and Juliet If you’re interested in contemporary ballet, but afraid you won’t really “get it,” Ballet Maribor’sRadio and Juliet might be a great place to start. Romanian choreographer Edward Clug tells the famous tale of star-crossed lover’s from Juliet’s perspective, accompanied by the music of Radiohead. Sounds like a must-see!
Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. 566 LaGuardia Place (at Washington Square South). (212) 992-8484. Fri, Oct 21-Sat, Oct 22, 8PM. $25-35. A,B,C,D,E,F,V to W. 4th St – Washington Square.
Saturday, October 22
The Rewind Show at the Highline Ballroom
A result of a vision of professional party-ers. Every Saturday they promise to bring you an experience like no other by combining the live music of the 80’s Rock & Roll era along with the best DJ’s spinning the present hits.
11 pm, Highline Ballroom, 431 W 16th St (btw 9th and 10th Ave). FREE w/ RSVP before 11!
212-414-5994. Subway: A,C,E,L to 14th St. 21+. $20 day of show or RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org and receive a discount.
Sunday, October 23
Ear to the Earth 2011: New York Soundscape
A sonic portrait of New York City with events in the five boroughs. Catch the end of this one week festival this Sunday at Union Square, where award-winning composer Richard Lainhart will perform 100 x John 2, a tribute to John Cage on his 100th birthday year, with an electric guitar and Kyma, a powerful sound design system, to transform the ambient noise of Manhattan’s streets and alleys into a magically
4:30 pm. Union Square, West 14th Street and Fifth Avenue. Subway: L, N, Q, R 4,5,6 to Union Sq
The 17th Annual Tour de Bronx- FREE
It’s been widely expressed that New York is best seen from the seat of a bike. So if you want to see more of the Bronx’s “historic districts, vibrant neighborhoods, beautiful waterfront and gorgeous greenways” (and you can handle a 25 or 40-mile ride down the Sheridan expressway), there’s still room to register at New York State’s largest free bicycling event. After the festival, dance away your sore butt at an end-of-ride festival at the New York Botanical Garden.
25-mile riders: 158th St (btwn Grand Concourse and Walton Ave). 40-mile riders: 161st St (btwn Grand Concourse and Walton Ave). Check-in begins at 9:30 AM. B,D to 161st St – Yankee Stadium. FREE! Be sure to register.
1 Comment | Posted on October 20, 2011 | Categories: Event-Related, From the Blog, Native's Pick, Weekday Forecast
On Friday evening, INY staff attended the launch party at the Ace Hotel for Levi’s Get in the Saddle Tour, which features a portable bike shop which opened this weekend in NYC and will travel throughout the country. We had bells installed on our bikes, patches and reflective tape on our backpacks, received free tune-ups, decorated our bikes with awesome stickers, and more!- all for FREE! Make sure to catch the Bike Shop before it travels cross country!
INY Staff at the Portable Bike Shop!
The Official Launch Party at the Ace Hotel featured Patron Popsicles!
Whether you bike once a year or commute on two wheels on a daily basis, this event is not to be missed! FREE!
Also, make sure to check out INY’s “Biking Do’s and Don’ts” for some NYC riding advice!
2 Comments | Posted on August 6, 2011 | Categories: Event-Related, From the Blog, Native's Pick
Window to Spain
This Friday is the kickoff to Window to Spain, a six month, free festival celebrating Spanish contemporary art and film. The “summer cinema” is hosted at Big Screen Plaza in Chelsea and is co-hosted by Telegraph21 and Pragda. Live dancing and music begins at 7 pm and the screening of Flamenco by Carlos Saura will begin at 8 pm.
RSVP on Facebook and check out the schedule.
Big Screen Plaza (6th Ave between 29th and 30th)
Florence and the Machine
Fiery singer Florence Welch performs a free concert Friday morning as part of the Good Morning America series in Central Park. The concert starts at 7:00 am, but it’d be wise to get there at least an hour beforehand to minimize waiting time.
Rumsey Playfield (W: 77th St, E: 69th and 5th)
Bicycle Film Festival
Lovers of two-wheeled forms of transport shouldn’t miss this film fest dedicated to the humble, noble bicycle. Some screenings are also followed by afterparties, which are sure to be a good time. The festival lasts until June 26!
Anthology Film Archives (32 2nd Ave at 2nd St)
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No Comments | Posted on June 24, 2011 | Categories: Attractions, Brooklyn, Dining, Entertainment, Event-Related, From the Blog, Nightlife, Outside NY, Weekend Forecast, Williamsburg
I’m not quite sure how I survived the past few summers in NYC without a bicycle. Maybe I just didn’t know what I was missing? Regardless, my new set of wheels has provided me with a much-needed break from over-packed subway cars and un-air-conditioned cross-town buses. While I’ve always enjoyed walking through our fantastic city, riding across NYC on a bicycle remains incomparable. I love that the beautiful architecture whizzes past me as I inhale fragrant scents wafting out of food trucks. Yet my early bike rides were not quite as pleasant, so I’ve compiled my list of do’s and don’ts for New York bikers. Try and pull yourself off the couch and away from Weeds or True Blood for a day and see NYC from a new perspective!
DO take out your earbuds and listen to the amazing sounds summer NYC has to offer in the summer! There are so many talented musicians strumming guitars on a park bench, poets shouting out verses on the street, couples having insane arguments you can’t wait to make fun of on Twitter. Let the city be your playlist!
DON’T forget a water bottle. You’ll get thirsty and you’re not going to want to get off your bike to find a water fountain. And trust me, a Venti Frapuccino isn’t easy to hold while navigating up Avenue of the Americas.
DO know how to change gears. You’ll do it. A lot. Also, avoid all signs that say “big hill,” your legs may never forgive you.
Endless sea of JP Morgan runners
DON’T go for a ride in Central Park during an event, such as the JP Morgan Challenge. It’s cool to watch, but unless you want to be stuck on the wrong side of the park for 30+ minutes while angry Central Park Rangers yell at you for getting in the way. Hey, I’d be angry too if I had to wear those pants all day.
DO wear appropriate biking clothes, ie spandex. Other bikers won’t take you seriously if you’re wearing a floral Abercrombie tank top and cut off jeans. Trade your pocketbook for a backpack and you’ll be well on your way to successful biker fashion!
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8 Comments | Posted on June 18, 2011 | Categories: Dos and Don'ts, From the Blog
I was in Union Square when it hit me. They’re everywhere—hipster kids sporting vintage bicycles, BMX riders weaving through the commons, decked-out racers, and all kinds of green-conscious city explorers. Even the busker with the accordion and a cardboard astronaut helmet had his bike parked near by.
Urban bike culture is strong and diverse in New York, from the daily commute to Critical Mass to bike jousting. To celebrate that community and culture there is the annual Bicycle Film Festival, this year from June 17-21.
The Bicycle Film Festival is a multi-city celebration of bicycle through film, art and music. Brendt Barbur, founder and director of the Bicycle Film Festival, is the embodiment of dedication to the bike community. After getting hit by a bus nearly a decade ago while riding his bike in New York City, Barbur was inspired to get political and artistic.
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2 Comments | Posted on June 9, 2009 | Categories: Attractions, Event-Related, From the Blog, Greenwich Village, Union Square