$20 Dollar, 20 Minute Meals The Brooklyn Kitchen (100 Frost St., Brooklyn) 3pm $20 in advance* *includes a copy of Caroline’s new book “Twenty Dollar, Twenty Minute Meals” It’s a bold promise: get a fresh, inventive, easy meal on the table for $20 or less, in 20 minutes or less. A rising culinary star, Caroline [...]
Lit Crawl draws hundreds of readers, writers, and revelers to crawl through the East Village and the Lower East Side, listening to writers, playing literary trivia, and celebrating New York’s spirited and diverse literary community. Lit Crawl NYC celebrates the artistic heritage of the East Village and holds events at local mainstays like the Bowery [...]
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.
Promised Paradise UnionDocs (322 Union Ave., Brooklyn) 7:30pm $9 suggested donation How can one believe that terrorism leads to heaven? Banned by the Indonesian government, this provocative documentary examines the psychology of extremism in a country with the largest Muslim population in the world. Promised Paradise, a new film from renowned documentary filmmaker Leonard Retel [...]
Moviehouse: Love of a Cyclops 3rd Ward (195 Morgan Ave., Brooklyn) 7-10pm Free Catch the final Moviehouse at 3rd Ward before we set off on our next project: Bridge. Nathan Punwar returns with the film that started at Moviehouse and ends in an amazing trip. How do you describe Loves of a Cyclops? It’s a [...]
An Illustrated Guide to Cocktails powerHouse Arena DUMBO (37 Main St., Brooklyn) 6-8pm Free Join us for Friday happy hour with the creators of this whimsical guide to cocktails. Pernod provides the drinks. Click here for more free New York City events & things to do.
Brothers Hypnotic 5 MetroTech Center, Brooklyn 8pm Free For the eight members of the electrifying Hypnotic Brass Ensemble, brotherhood is more than an idea, it’s a literal fact, and music is more than something they play. It’s a way of life. 8:00PM Doors Open 9:00PM Film Begins 10:30PM Live performance by the Hypnotic Brass Ensemble [...]
Shorts from The New School UnionDocs (322 Union Ave., Brooklyn) 6 & 8pm $9 suggested donation Join us for an evening of two programs featuring original and creative shorts made by students from the New School. The first program, “The First Cut is the Deepest,” presents narrative shorts by students of Laurie Collyer’s senior seminar. [...]
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 [...]
Thursday, May 16th: ‘Mapping Manhattan: A Love (and Sometimes Hate) Story’ + Map Making & Free Drinks
Mapping Manhattan: A Love (and Sometimes Hate) Story In Maps By 75 New Yorkers powerHouse Arena DUMBO (37 Main St., Brooklyn) 7-9pm Free, RSVP appreciated: rsvp@powerHouseArena.com These 75 highly intimate maps of Manhattan compose an interesting ode to the city—full of trails of lost gloves, wives, and abandoned apartments. Creator Becky Cooper discusses her project [...]
Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy & Ethan Hawke Apple Store SoHo (103 Prince St., Manhattan) 5:30pm Free, reservation suggested Richard Linklater, Julie Delpy, and Ethan Hawke discuss their new film, “Before Midnight,” where we meet Celine and Jesse nine years later. Click here for more cheap New York City events & things to do.
Click here for 50% off tickets to Room to Breathe. As schools across the nation struggle to effectively educate future generations, this hopeful documentary presents a different path to success. Room to Breathe examines the efforts of Megan Cowan, a mindfulness teacher attempting to change lives at a San Francisco middle school that tops the [...]
Click here for 50% off tickets to Epic Now: Poetry for Epic Times. The Poetry Project’s spring benefit, Epic Now: Poetry for Epic Times, brings together some of the best contemporary poets now working to re-imagine some of the best poems ever written. The friction between past and present sparks two evenings of lively poetry [...]
Click here for 50% off tickets to The Seed Vegan Expo. The Seed is a two-day fair that celebrates veganism and promotes cruelty-free alternatives for every aspect of modern-day life. Hungry? Scrumptious plant-based food from the city’s finest vegan restaurants will be on sale. Need inspiration? The Seed’s lineup of more than 30 world-renowned speakers, [...]
FOODIEODICALS Wythe Hotel (80 Wythe Ave., Brooklyn) 2-8pm $10 in advance with code ILOVEFBF, includes snacks & a beer Food + Periodicals = Foodieodicals! A zine fest within the fair celebrating creative food publishing in the magazine world featuring over 20 of our favorite inspiring food publications. Come meet the editors and writers, participate in [...]
The Grease Sing-Along & 50′s Dance Party The Bell House (149 7th St., Brooklyn) 9:30pm $12 in advance Not only is Grease the word but all of the words to the songs you love from this movie musical are going to be put up on the screen for the entire audience to Sing-Along to! And [...]
Mark Bittman Barnes & Noble Union Square (33 E. 17th St., Manhattan) 5pm doors, 7pm start (arrive early) Free, priority seating with book purchase Click here for more free New York City events & things to do.
The Audacity of Hops Brooklyn Brewery (71 N. 11th St., Brooklyn) 7:30-10:30pm Free, RSVP required: firstname.lastname@example.org with “RSVP” in the subject line Come down to the Brooklyn Brewery on Thursday, May 2 from 7:30-10:30 pm for the official launch of Tom Acitelli’s new book, The Audacity of Hops. The book recounts the story so far [...]
Cheryl Strayed & Elissa Schappell Public Assembly (70 N. 6th St., Brooklyn) 7pm $5 in advance Largehearted Lit joins us to celebrate the paperback release of Cheryl’s magnificent best-selling Wild. Sugar will be in conversation with Elissa Schappell (Blueprints for Building Better Girls), and there will be a performance by a special musical guest! Click [...]
Lauren Graham & Anna Quindlen Barnes & Noble Union Square (33 E. 17th St., Manhattan) 5pm doors, 7pm start (arrive early) Free, priority seating with book purchase Click here for more free New York City events & things to do.
Sandy Witness DCTV (87 Lafayette, Manhattan) 7pm doors, 7:30pm start, no admittance after 8pm $10 in advance DCTV and the NYFVC are proud to host an evening of documentaries coming straight out of last fall’s Hurricane Sandy. Featuring live footage taken on the ground from those within the storm, this curation of cell-phone cinema as [...]
Eve Ensler & Mark Matousek Barnes & Noble Union Square (33 E. 17th St., Manhattan) 5pm doors, 7pm start (arrive early) Free, priority seating with book purchase Click here for more free New York City events & things to do.
Beg: A Radical New Way of Regarding Animals Tribeca Barnes & Noble (97 Warren St., Manhattan) 6pm Fre Rory Freedman, co-author of the New York Times bestseller Skinny Bitch, joins us tonight to discuss her latest book, Beg. If you are an animal lover, then this book is for you. Click here for more free [...]
Poetry Bomb with Tumblr, Abrams Books, and Academy of American Poets Housing Works’ Bookstore Café (126 Crosby St., Manhattan) 7pm Free Poetry month culminates with a party and reading featuring Paul Muldoon, Cathy Park Hong, Leigh Stein, Melissa Broder, and selected poets from the Tumblr community. Free drinks while they last! Click here for more [...]