Get Ready for Mardi Gras, NYC!
Monday, February 20
Jameson Whiskey Promotion at Parkside Lounge - FREE!
The Parkside Lounge, an artsy dive bar in the Lower East Side, is giving out free whiskey! Get there before it runs out! (which will probably happen pretty fast)
317 East Houston St, 9:00-10:00pm, subway: F to Broadway-Lafayette st
Tuesday, February 21
Mardi Gras Day (Fat Tuesday) at The Bell House
Come dance your Fat Tuesday away at The Bell House in Brooklyn. The Hungry March Band, a brass-heavy march band, is playing along with The Underground Horns, which specializes in New Orleans-inspired funk.
The Bell House, 149 7th St., Brooklyn, 8 pm, N/R to 9th St., $8.
Party on the Eastern Bloc
$1 PBR + grungy gay bar + a hot body competition for a $50 bar tab at midnight= best night ever
Eastern Bloc, 505 East 6th street at Avenue A, 11:30-12:00 am, 1:30-2:00am, L to 2nd Ave
Wednesday, February 22
Secret Science Club - FREE!
Our sensory organs are what connect us to our environment. But how is all this sensory data - light, shadow, the motion of molecules – interpreted? Do your eyes ever deceive you? Is your mind playing tricks? Neuroscientist David Carmel of NYU’s Department of Psychology and Center for Neural Science usesbrain imaging and behavioral experiments to explore how the brain constructs our perception of the world and how those perceptions can be manipulated.
The Bell House, 149 7th Street, Brooklyn. 7:30 p.m.
Standards and Parodies
Featuring kick ass guests and full houses, Evan Laurence’s revamped monthly variety shows bring an amalgam of music, comedy and burlesque to the elegant Ella Lounge. This month’s show explores American standards, a few parodies and twisted interpretations. Featuring the sizzling hot burlesque of Tiny D.
Ella Lounge, 9 Avenue A, Manhattan, 9-11p; $10 admission
The How I Learned Series presents: How I Learned to Chill the F@#k Out About a Lot of Things - FREE!
A monthly, live series in which bloggers, comedians, and writers come together to explore life lessons they’ve learned – some better than others. This month’s installment features Elisa Albert , author of The Book of Dahlia, Eliot Glazer, creator of web series It Gets Betterish, and more. Come early to snag a good spot.
Happy Ending Lounge, 302 Broome Street, 8 pm, J/M/Z/F to Delancey, free.
Urban Girl Squad Seminar: Bitch, Bimbo, or Businesswoman: Overcoming Double Standards in the Workplace
The Athena Center for Leadership Studies at Barnard College is offering a workshop for women how to manage and defy stereotypical biases in the workplace. Enjoy wine, hors d’oevres as you network with like-minded professional women and learn important life skills.
The Olivia, 315 West 33rd st, 7th floor, 7:00-9:00 pm, subway: 1 to Penn station.$40 per ticket.
No Comments | Posted on February 20, 2012 | Categories: Attractions, Editor's Pick, Entertainment, Event-Related, From the Blog, Nightlife, Weekday Forecast
Waterfront Workouts: Belly Dance
Waterfront Workouts is a fantastic (and free!) way to keep your work outs interesting. This Friday join Waterfront Workouts by the water at Pier 1 at Brooklyn Bridge Park for an hour-long Belly Dance work out!
Brooklyn Bridge Park (334 Furman St)
7:30 – 8:30 pm
Sangre is a unique play, performed both in Spanish and English as a bilingual exhibition, and was specifically commissioned by the SummerStage Theater. It examines the effect of violence and abuse on the entire community and offers the hopes of change and peace. The play is by Mando Alvarado, adapted from Federico Garcia Lorca‘s Blood Wedding and directed by Jerry Ruiz.
St. Mary’s Park, Bronx
Staten Island Food Truck Festival
Enjoy the parks at the first annual Staten Island Food Truck Festival! Food trucks from all over the island will be parked at Midland Beach all day. Try new foods and delight in familiar ones at this yummy day at the beach.
Turtle Circle, FDR Park and Beach
12 – 8 pm
NYRP Club Fit: Yoga Class (FREE!)
Every Saturday the New York Restoration Project hosts this free yoga class where talented and experienced yogis help you burn calories without burning a hole in your wallet.
Target East Harlem Community Garden (E 117th Street, bt. 1st and Pleasant Ave, Manhattan)
Jane Bailey Memorial Garden (327-329 Greene Avenue, Brooklyn)
New York’s Civil War Soldiers: Photographs of Dr. R. B. Bontecou, Words of Walt Whitman
This exhibition features photographed of wounded New York soldiers from the Civil War. They feature Walt Whitman’s observations as a volunteer nurse and his memoir on the nature of war and suffering. This is the first time these photographs have been shown since the 19th century and truly is a remarkable visit.
Merchant House Museum (29 E 4th Street, Manhattan)
12 – 5 pm (through August 1, every day except Tuesday and Wednesday)
$5 students/seniors, $10 regular admission
Art after Dark at the Guggenheim
Dancing, art, and drinks. What could be better?
9pm-12, $15 non-members
Shakespeare In The Park: Measure By Measure
Delacorte Theater, Central Park
8 pm (Line up for free tickets at 1 pm)
Boomerang Theatre Company Presents: Much Ado About Nothing
This Shakespeare favorite is playing alternate weekends throughout the summer. Watch the stunning cast as they perform the timeless tale of Beatrice and Benedick. Directed by Daniel Talbott.
Central Park (69th Street and Central Park West)
July 9-10, 2 pm
Gotham Girls Roller Derby
Head over to Hunter College Sportsplex to see tough girls in wild outfits play the rough sport of roller derby. If you’ve seen the Drew Barrymore/Ellen Page film Whip It you already know a little about this intense sport but even if you’ve never heard of Roller Derby you will be sure to enjoy the full derby experience.
Hunter College Sportsplex (695 Lexington Ave at 68th S)
The Early Show and CBS Backstage Tour (FREE!)
The Early Show Plaza (767 Fifth Avenue)
Beach Party presents: Cheeseburger (FREE!)
This indie rock concert is part of the Beach Party Summer Music Series, which hosts free concerts every Sunday afternoon. This Sunday, see Cheeseburger perform at the Beekman Beer Garden.
Beekman Beer Garden
Cook Out NYC on Governor’s Island
Outdoor grilling and fun on Governor’s Island with some of New York’s best chefs and friends!
The first and only ongoing artisan market in Northwestern Queens. Some of the items you’ll find at the market are: Amigurumi, Handmade Aprons, Vintage Clothing, Handmade Jewelry, Beauty Supplies, Handcrafted Soaps, Baby Clothes and Art Photography.
Bohemian Hall Beer Garden (29-19 24th Avenue)
No Comments | Posted on July 7, 2011 | Categories: Brooklyn, Entertainment, Event-Related, From the Blog, Harlem, Lower East Side, Midtown East, Midtown West, Native's Pick, Nightlife, Staten Island, The Bronx, Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Weekend Forecast
FOOD TRUCK BAZAAR @ HELL’S KITCHEN FLEA MARKET Half the annoyance of food trucks is, shockingly, they just won’t stay in one spot. This Sunday, come to the Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market where five of the best will congregate – Rickshaw Dumpling Truck, The Krave, Bistro Truck, Go Burger, and Big Gay Ice Cream Truck are all in the lineup. The crowds that usually chase these drivers will pool at 39th and Ninth Ave, too, so outrace them and get there early. Racks of vintage clothing, as always, will be on sale at the market.
WHEN: Sun, August 8th @ 11am – 4pm
WHERE: W 39th St between Ninth and Tenth Avenues
PRICE: Free admission Read the complete post »
1 Comment | Posted on August 6, 2010 | Categories: From the Blog
40OZ BOUNCE VI Due to popular demand, the infamous 40oz Bounce summer block party is back. Go to your local corner store and pick up a 40oz brew—a Budlight, Coors, or if your feeling like an O.G. pick up an Olde English—and then head out to Inwood Park for a day of madness. This public rager attracts thousands of people from all five boroughs so make sure to arrive early for FREE 40OZ’s. Enjoy an array of catered food, a live DJ set, and enough nutcrackers (alcoholic cocktail that combines Devil Springs and Bacardi 151) to get all of Uptown tipsy!
WHEN: Sunday, Aug. 1st 12:00pm – 7:00pm
WHERE: Inwood Park (Dyckman)
PRICE: Free Read the complete post »
2 Comments | Posted on July 30, 2010 | Categories: Event-Related, From the Blog, Uncategorized
MIA in concert
HARD NYC PRESENTS MIA @ GOVERNOR’S ISLAND International music sensation M.I.A. will be headlining the HARD NYC concert at Governor’s Island featuring main performances by Brooklyn’s own Sleigh Bells, up and coming rapper Theophilus London, and the South African group Die Antwoord. Other special performances by: Skream, Benga, Rye Rye, Borgore, Destructo, 12th Planet, Nguzunguzu, and Ninjasonik. With such an impressive international lineup, this is sure to be one of the summer’s greatest concerts.
When: Sat 7/24, Doors: 4:00 PM / Show: 5:00 PM
Where: South Island Field @ Governor’s Island
Price: Tickets available on Craigslist for as low as $25. $55 Advance & Day of Show Tickets. Read the complete post »
3 Comments | Posted on July 23, 2010 | Categories: Event-Related, From the Blog, Uncategorized
The crowd at the Siren Festival last year
VILLAGE VOICE SIREN FESTIVAL @ CONEY ISLAND Free on Saturday afternoon? Let the likes of Matt and Kim, Ted Leo and the Pharmacists, and Surfer Blood help you blast through it at the tenth annual, all-ages Siren festival. Two outdoor stages and large crowds await you, so get there early to get a spot close to the performers.
WHERE: Coney Island, Brooklyn
WHEN: Sat, July 17th @ noon – 9pm
PRICE: Free Read the complete post »
2 Comments | Posted on July 16, 2010 | Categories: Event-Related, From the Blog, Uncategorized
The Prospect Park Bandshell
Outdoor concerts! Comedy! Theater! Milk!
CELEBRATE BROOKLYN PRESENTS OKAYAFRICA W/THE ROOTS & TALIB KWELI The legendary Roots group will be headlining the OkayAfrica World Cup 2010 Finals Party. Sahr Ngaujah tournament’s 80- year history, this is the first time it has been held in Africa. Come celebrate Africa’s role in this monumental competition with live performances by Talib Kweili (Brooklyn), Bajah + The Dry Eye Crew (Sierra Leone), Blitz the Ambassador (Ghana), and many other guests. Enjoy a daylong jam session by The Roots with a series of guest performances. Stick around until the very end for a special finale by The Roots.
When: Sun, July 11th. 7:30pm
Where: Prospect Park Bandshell
Price: Recommended $3 Donation
Contact Information: http://www.prospectpark.org/calendar/event/141998 Read the complete post »
No Comments | Posted on July 9, 2010 | Categories: Event-Related, From the Blog, Uncategorized
Independence Day weekend! Here’s what you should do.
Macy's 4th of July Fireworks
MACY’S 4TH OF JULY FIREWORKS Macy’s is known for putting on the biggest holiday parades and citywide events in NYC. This 4th of July will be no different. Come out and celebrate Independence Day with the city’s largest firework display—40,000 firework shells exploding at a rate of 1,500 per minute reaching more than 1,000 feet in the air. This year the spectacle will take place over the Hudson River in celebration of the 400th anniversary of the exploration of the river by Henry Hudson. In honor of this year’s theme, “American Harmony,” accompanying musical scores will feature a cappella, gospel, quartet, and choral ensemble performances. This 26-minute explosive extravaganza will attract millions of people from all over the Tri State area, so be sure to show up early for a good spot.
When: Sunday, July 4th. 9:20pm.
Where: Hudson River (the best views can be seen from Manhattan’s West Side between 23rd and 59th St).
Price: Free. Read the complete post »
1 Comment | Posted on July 2, 2010 | Categories: From the Blog, Uncategorized
Join Inside New York this weekend in honoring the World Cup, fashion, gay pride, and Michael Jackson.
Gay Pride March
2010 GAY PRIDE PARADE Celebrate the 40th anniversary of New York City’s greatest LGBT event, the gay pride parade. The theme this year is “Liberty and Justice for all,” highlighting the importance of spreading awareness—so dress in your best, most prideful gear and join NYC in marching for gay pride.
WHEN: Sunday, June 27th. Noon.
WHERE: Starts at 36th Street and 5th Ave, ends at Christopher and Greenwich Streets
MJ LIVE TRIBUTE @ HIGHLINE BALLROOM A year ago today we lost a legend of iconic proportion. A figure that defined the genre of pop and reached unprecedented levels of universal acclaim, Michael Jackson taught the world to dance. In honor of his life, there will be a Michael Jackson Live Tribute Party at the Highline Ballroom with performances by Cheri Dennis, Yahzarah, Lenny Harold, and Joya Bravo. May M.J. rest in peace and may his legacy remain timeless like his music.
WHEN: Sat, June 26 @ 11pm
WHERE: Highline Ballroom (16th St between 9th & 10th Ave)
PRICE: $30 General Admission/ $20 if on Guest List
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1 Comment | Posted on June 25, 2010 | Categories: From the Blog, Uncategorized
Weekend forecast is BACK, with our Inside-r recommendations for how you should spend this beautiful, sunny, and high-80 degree weekend.
THE MERMAID PARADE @ CONEY ISLAND The mermaids are back! Join the largest arts parade in the nation to march (or should we say swim?) down the streets of Coney Island. The event has a Mardi Gras energy, not unlike the Village Halloween Parade–add in some sunshine and switch the witches for fish and mermaids. A word of advice: the crazier costume, the better. After the parade, make sure to check out the Mermaid Parade Ball ($25 at the door and 21+) at the New York Aquarium.
WHEN: Saturday, June 19th. 2:00pm.
WHERE: Coney Island, Brooklyn. Starts at West 21st Street and Surf Avenue.
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2 Comments | Posted on June 18, 2010 | Categories: From the Blog