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Weekend Forecast: 10.6-10.7

It’s Octobeer! We recommend this NYC Beer Gardens App to plan weekend fun and get in the fall weather beer drinking festivities.

Saturday, October 6

Hey science nerds, The Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory is hosting its biannual open house today!  Check out free shuttles from Manhattan to get your fill of nature and perhaps learn something too!

There are tons of events going on today for the 10th annual Open House New York.  Check out the schedule!

Check out the Circle of Dance exhibit, this weekend only at the National Museum of the American Indian in downtown Manhattan.

The Deadly Gentlemen are playing a FREE concert at Madison Square Park! They’re an alternative bluegrass band with tight harmonies, a great sense of humor, rap-like lyrics and give fantastic live performances.

Brooklyn Pour is finally here! If you love beer, fall, or Brooklyn, you don’t want to skip this annual event put on by the Village Voice.

Sunday, October 7 

One of our favorite Fall bars, Burnside, is hosting a $25 tasting event (4 beers AND cheese curds), which will donate 80% of proceeds to the Obama Campaign.  No matter what your political affiliation is, we’re pretty psyched about this deal. Also, CHEESE CURDS.

Columbia is hosting its first fall music festival featuring local artists and rumored free food.

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What’s New in New York: October 3

It’s October 3rd. And it’s Wednesday, so we’ve been seeing a lot of pink

The first Presidential Debate is tonight!  The Stand, the new upscale restaurant and comedy club in Gramercy is going to stream the debate live while two comedians - Yannis Pappas and a surprise guest – act as “talking heads” giving commentary on each candidates response. What better way to watch Obama and Romney duel it out than over cocktails and comedians? $10, 239 Third Ave,  8:30 pm

Papermag also compiled a great list of where to drink and watch the debate…

If you can’t get out of the house, stream the debate live!

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Weekend Forecast: 9.7-9.9

Friday, September 7

XANADUDE is proud to present …MO’BAMA! A benefit to support the reelection of Barack Obama. DJs, Performances and more!  Get advance $10 tickets!
Littlefield. 622 Degraw Street Brooklyn, NY 11217 (b/w 3rd and 4th aves) 10:00-10:30= $5, 10:30-11:30= $10, 11:30-4:00 = $15 (Admissions collected will be donated to the Obama Reelection Campaign)

5th Annual Nerd Nite Nerdtacular brings NYC’s nerdiest nerds under one roof for drinking, dancing, partying, and of course, learning.  Join the nerdfest for an awesome night! Visit Nerdnite.com for more info.
9pm, Galapagos Art Space, 16 Main St, DUMBO

Saturday, September 8

Inside New York‘s Fashion Week party at Lair! RSVP and come by for an open bar, complimentary cocktails, bottle service, and more!

Last Warm Up of 2012 at PS1!  Advance tickets are sold-out but get there before 2 for your best chances to dance the afternoon away to the sounds of English, Scottish, and local DJs.  $15 (cash), 2-9pm.  22-25 Jackson Ave. at the intersection of 46th Ave.

And as long as you’re in Queens… visit SculptureCenter’s LIC Block Party!  The free event will have an artist market, local food vendors, tarot card readings, and more! 12pm-5pm. Purves St at 43rd Ave &  Jackson Ave.

Sunday, September 9 

Taste of Williamsburg Greenpoint will feature foods from some of our favorite local restaurants! Plus, plenty of Brooklyn Booze. All proceeds from TASTE will help fund the Northside Town Hall Community and Cultural Center. Check Scoutmob for deals on tickets or purchase tickets here.
1-5pm, Waterfront property of Citi-Storage, 5 N11th St at Kent Av, L to Bedford, G to Nassau, East River Ferry

Commemorative 9/11/01 Concert featuring Wombat In Combat, Comrades, Alien, Mans Gin, Atruth, Carla Npsg, David Peel. 2pm.  Tompkins Square Park at 7th Street & Ave A. L to 1st Ave.  F to 2nd Ave. 

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What’s New in New York: July 8th

NYC Triathlon via WSJ

This morning, Jordan Jones finished first place in the New York City Triathlon with a time of one hour and forty five minutes. He raced against more than 3,000 athletes from 44 states and 10 countries.

Starting Monday, Seth Meyers will begin a five-day stint hosting “Live! With Kelly.” This has led to circulating rumors that he will land a spot as Kelly’s new co-host. Other candidates include Michael Strahan and Josh Groban.

Writers Jonathan Franzen and Jonathan Safran Foer held an “Artists and Writers for Obama” benefit at the Paula Cooper Gallery on Thursday. Many NYC artists showed up and gave performances and speeches.

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New York News: Mr. Big visits SJP

Photo courtesy of nydailynews

Sarah Jessica Parker hosted an Obama campaign fundraiser at her home last night, inviting 50 high-roller guests to dine with the president and Michelle. It’s hard to say if the guests, who each paid $40,000 for an invite, were more star-struck by the guests of honor or the other attendees. Vogue editor Anna Wintour co-hosted the party with Parker, and Meryl Streep and Michael Kors were also in attendance.

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Politically Charged: Petroleum Paradox Art

Johnny Everyman “Obama Wants You”

Hidden away on the 4th floor of the building at 529 W. 20th St. (with plenty of loud construction nearby), Denise Bibro Fine Art Gallery is a hole-in-the-wall art space with visually appealing and politically stimulating pieces. Last week, it unveiled the results of its collaboration with the Women’s Caucus for Art: The Petroleum Paradox: For Better or for Worse? art exhibition.

Social activism is one of the Women’s Caucus claims to fame, and when I entered the exhibit, it came as no surprise. Almost front and center from the entrance is Johnny Everyman’s “Obama wants you.” The Uncle Sam poster that all American-borns know from childbirth was replaced with none other than Barack Obama. The slogan at the bottom was no militaristic tagline but instead read, “I want you to think there’s nothing wrong with my energy policy.” At the top right, Obama balanced a flaming earth on his finger like a basketball star.

As this Obama piece clearly showed, the exhibit was political but overall, not partisan. Three works to the left, I came upon Karen M Gutfreund’s “I want my WMD’s” bearing the likenesses of Condoleeza Rice, Dick Cheney, and who other than George W. Bush himself.

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