Andrew Carmellini & Architects Robin Standefer & Stephen Alesch Wollman Hall at The New School (66 West 12th St., 5th Fl., Manhattan) 6pm $10 in advance Although we often focus on the food and the service, restaurant dining is really the combination of food, service and environment. That’s where architecture and design come in. Design [...]
My Dirty Dumb Eyes by Lisa Hanawalt powerHouse Arena DUMBO (37 Main St., Brooklyn) 7-9pm Free, RSVP appreciated: rsvp@powerHouseArena.com Lisa Hanawalt, who has drawn illustrations and funnies for places like The New York Times, McSweeney’s, and Vanity Fair, launches her debut, an always fun, sometimes naughty compilation of unforgettable illustrations. Click here for more free [...]
Gemini & Scorpio’s Goldmine! Shopping Party RSVP for location – Gowanus, Brooklyn 2-8pm Free, RSVP here Have you ever wanted to shop (or at least rifle through) Miss Scorpio’s closet? This is your chance. She’s teaming up with burlesque bombshell Veronica Varlow, a fellow dress-up addict, for some spring cleaning and fundraising for their respective [...]
Flux Factory at Noguchi Museum Noguchi Museum (9-01 33rd Rd., Queens) 11am-6pm $10 museum admission In an interview from 1986, Isamu Noguchi described the newly-created Noguchi Museum as “a place to reflect and see an alternative existence.” The Noguchi Museum’s upcoming Community Day celebrates slowing down and focusing, and explores the contemplative opportunities offered by [...]
Pop Souk The Standard Biergarten (848 Washington St., Manhattan) Noon-6pm Free admission Nightlife personalities, artists, musicians, DJs, designers, fashion junkies, and the rest of us who make up the creative landscape of Downtown NYC, are usually blessed—and cursed—with fabulously overflowing closets. More than just a marketplace, Pop Souk is an event where you’ll find some [...]
Drop In Tie-Dye Party Brooklyn Brainery (190 Underhill Ave., Brooklyn) 2-5pm $7 in advance Attention all: tie-dye does not have to be garish or tacky! Or rainbow colored or in a big spiral (not that there’s anything wrong with that). We know more than a dozen ways to get understated, sophisticated results that help you [...]
Gottscheer Hall (657 Fairview Ave., Queens) 11am-5pm Free RIDGEWOOD MARKET A MONTHLY ARTISAN FLEA MARKET Click here for more free New York City events & things to do.
Circuit Building and Bending Workshop & BBQ The Living Gallery (1094 Broadway, Brooklyn) Noon-5pm Free admission, $5-10 suggested for materials Learn how to build and bend your own instruments! Materials will be available and bring some food to GRILLLLLL. Alex will demonstrate how to build a 40106 oscillator – an extremely simple circuit design that [...]
Museums around the city are offering free or discounted admission today for Art Museum Day: Asia Society Museum, New York Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn 2-for-1 admission Grey Art Gallery, New York Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York Coupon for $10 off a purchase of $50 or more in Metropolitan Museum shops. Coupons are available at the [...]
Aeolian Ride, is an international art event where the public becomes inflated sculpture on bicycles, transforming the landscape of each city. The effect is a sort of joy loop: those riding feel the elation of being a child at play, dazzling bystanders who become giddy, returning joy to the riders. Come join the fun! The [...]
16th Annual New York City Tattoo Convention Roseland Ballroom (239 W. 52nd St., Manhattan) Saturday: noon-midnight Sunday: noon-8pm $20 in advance Features tattoo artists from around the world as well as piercing professionals, cool merchandise vendors, live stage entertainment, and tattoo contests all at the Roseland Ballroom in the heart of New York City. Don’t [...]
MODAVANTI Launch Party Textile Arts Center (26 W. 8th St., Manhattan) 6-8:30pm Free with RSVP Join us to celebrate the launch of Modavanti.com! Come for a night of drinks (sustainable alcohol of course), musical mixing from Songza, and the opportunity to meet our designers and charitable partners, alongside leaders in the sustainable fashion movement as [...]
Beach Party with Martin Parr Aperture Gallery and Bookstore (547 West 27th St., Manhattan) 9am-6pm Free perture presents an all-day portrait shoot and beach party with the one and only Martin Parr, in conjunction with the release of the beach-bag-size edition of his monograph Life’s a Beach and the related exhibition at Aperture Gallery. This [...]
All the Buildings in New York Brooklyn Art Library (103A N. 3rd. St., Manhattan) 1-3pm Free An attempt to draw all the buildings in New York by James Gulliver Hancock, an illustrator originally from Australia currently based in Brooklyn, New York. Click here for more free New York City events & things to do.
Bringing together a diverse palette of live music, globally sourced DJs, dancers, performers, art and workshops, our second annual Bohemian Festival will be both a culturally rich and insanely festive camp-out and non-stop party on the grounds of the historic Onderdonk House in Ridgewood, Queens. The festival will feature the renowned ensemble Yuri Yunakov & [...]
Market Hotel Tag Sale Market Hotel (957 Broadway, Brooklyn) Noon-8pm Free admission :: all proceeds to benefit the Market Hotel Project :: … special guests tba … :::: NARWHALZ OF SOUND :::::: Cammisa Buerhaus :: dj Mr Ad Hoc Click here for more free New York City events & things to do.
Manufacture NY Factory Bash Industry City (237 37th St., Brooklyn) 8pm-midnight $20 in advance Join Manufacture NY as it toasts it’s new factory space in style – with top-secret bands, free ice-cold PBRs (while they last), cash bar featuring local cocktails and a FREE photobooth. Hosted in their brand new, raw factory space at Industry [...]
Hell’s Kitchen Artist Studios Tour (HK:ArtiST) is a weekend long opportunity to visit local artists in their studios, to view works-in-progress as well as completed work, and to talk to artists about their creative process and the agony and ecstasy of the creative life in New York. On view will be the latest creations of [...]
The Neapolitan Cult of the Dead: An Illustrated Lecture with Chiara Ambrosio Observatory (543 Union St., Brooklyn) 8pm $8 Naples is a unique city in which the sacred and the profane, Catholicism and paganism, beauty and decay blend and contrast in intriguing ways. No practice illustrates this tangle of ideas better than what is known [...]
Be Sweet New York City Chelsea Market Passage on The High Line, W. 16th St., Manhattan 10am-8pm Free
Drink + Draw + Draw LaunchPad (721 Franklin Ave., Brooklyn) 8pm $5 suggested You are cordially invited to a model drawing session at Launchpad at 8:00 pm on May 17th. There will be beverages on hand. The recommended donation shall be $5, but any extra support of the space is appreciated. The session will run [...]
video_dumbo Eyebeam (540 W. 21st St., Manhattan) $5/screenings, $10 day pass, $20 festival pass in advance Eyebeam is pleased to present video_dumbo’s eighth annual festival and exhibition of contemporary moving image artwork, curated by Caspar Stracke and Gabriela Monroy. On view from May 16 – 25, video_dumbo will include fourteen video screening programs, alongside eight [...]
Instant Photography Blue Hour Lomography Gallery Store New York (41 W. 8th St., Manhattan) 6pm Free We are celebrating the awesomeness of instant film! Come by the Lomography Gallery Store NYC and check out our instant photo booth and grab a drink with all your best analog friends. We all love the instant gratification of [...]