Ready to provide a forever home to Gizmo (in the video above) or another cute little kitty? This spring, love is in bloom at Bideawee, and we want to share it. For the entire month of May, all cats 6 months of age and older will be FREE. Spring is a time for fresh starts [...]
Stargazing on the High Line High Line (Between Little W. 12th & W. 14th St., Manhattan) Dusk Free Gaze at the stars, planets, and Moon through the high-powered telescopes of the Amateur Astronomers Association, and chat with the experts about the sights you see. Stargazing at the High Line takes place every Tuesday, beginning at [...]
“It’s All in Your Mind!” with Cognitive Neuroscientist Heather Berlin The Bell House (149 7th St., Brooklyn) 7:30pm Free How much control do you have over your brain? In recent years, scientists have discovered a tremendous amount of human behavior is actually motivated by unconscious processes. At the Secret Science Club, neuroscientist Heather Berlin delves [...]
Khaled Hosseini & Bill Goldstein 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.
Native Tongue: Stories of American Muslims Housing Works’ Bookstore Café (126 Crosby St., Manhattan) 7pm Free Native Tongue is a storyslam coming to New York City showcasing true stories about the lives of Muslim Americans. This show’s theme is “Heartbreak” as our storytellers share everything from jilted tales of high school crushes, to goofy anecdotes [...]
Book Launch: Golden Boy by Abigail Tarttelin powerHouse Arena DUMBO (37 Main St., Brooklyn) 7-9pm Free, RSVP appreciated: rsvp@powerHouseArena.com Twenty-five year old Abigail Tarttelin, already a cult literary figure in London, celebrates her latest, a dramatic investigation of the complexities of sexuality. Click here for more free New York City events & things to do.
We believe that New York City is where technology and business and culture meet. This year will begin to explore how technology has disrupted and revolutionized every section of business from food to fashion to healthcare to education. IWNY, taking place this year from May 20-27 2013, was launched in 2008 in cooperation with the [...]
Click here for free tickets to Bette Davis Ain’t For Sissies, while supplies last. A trip into the mind of one of Hollywood’s greatest stars, Bette Davis Ain’t For Sissies is a powerful one-woman show starring Jessica Sherr. Taking place on the night of the 1939 Academy Awards, Davis finds out that she will lose [...]
Monday, May 20th: Free Screening of ‘Awesome; I Fuckin’ Shot That!’ with The Beastie Boys + Free Mac & Cheese
Awesome; I Fuckin’ Shot That! MILES (101 Wilson St., Brooklyn) 6pm mac & cheese, 9pm screening Free $5 drinks Click here for more free New York City events & things to do.
Sailor Jerry Wig Party Arlene’s Grocery (95 Stanton St., Manhattan) 9pm Free Live performance by The Ramonahs (Ramones drag band) Click here for more free New York City events & things to do.
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 [...]
Playwrights Writing for Television: Success or Compromise? The Graduate Center (365 Fifth Ave., 1218: Segal Theatre, Manhattan) 6:30-8pm Free A panel of New York playwrights who write for television examine whether their work is enhanced or compromised by working in both worlds. New York has always provided a steady stream of talent for the television [...]
The MothSHOP Community Education Showcase Housing Works’ Bookstore Café (126 Crosby St., Manhattan) 7pm Free The Moth Community Education Programs – which include MothSHOP and the Moth High School StorySLAM Program – bring storytelling workshops and opportunities to high school students and marginalized adults, many in underserved communities. Join us for some of the best [...]
Majical Cloudz Other Music (15 E. 4th St., Manhattan) 8pm Free Montreal duo Majical Cloudz are stopping by Other Music for an in-store performance on Monday, May 20th, to celebrate the release of their debut full-length, Impersonator, which comes out the following day on Matador Records. Devon Welsh and Matthew Otto are crafting some truly [...]
Coney Island Strongman Spectacular 12th Street between Bowery and Boardwalk, Brooklyn 1-5pm Free The strongmen are back for one day only at the 2013 Olde Time Coney Island Strongman Spectacular! Now in its third year, the Olde Time Coney Island Strongman Spectacular has become a much anticipated event in the ‘World’s Playground’, Coney Island. In [...]
Brooklyn Bridge 130th Anniversary Poetry Reading Pier 1, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Manhattan 3pm Free Join Brooklyn-based and nationally renowned poets for a marathon reading of Hart Crane’s epic poem The Bridge and celebrate the construction of the most magnificent bridge of modern time. Readers include Joe Weil, Mary Jo Bang, Timothy Donnelly, Jorie Graham, Richard [...]
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 [...]
Homemade Condiments & Toppings for Grilling Class Williams-Sonoma Home (10 Columbus Circle, Ground Fl., Manhattan) 11am Free, reserve a spot by calling 212.823.9750 Launch the summer grilling season with a cookout on Memorial Day. We’ll show you how to make mustard, sauerkraut and other delicious toppings that are perfect for dressing up burgers and hot [...]
Presentation Party Night Bat Haus (279 Starr St., Brooklyn) 7pm doors, 8pm start Free What would May be without another raucous edition of PPN? Come one, come all on May 19th for another triumphant night of booze and brains! Topics this month include: – Particle Astrophysics – Tor and the Dark Web …and more! Click [...]
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 [...]
Emmons Ave. from E 27 St. to Ocean Ave., Brooklyn Noon-6pm Free 22 performances, 2 stages Click here for more free New York City events & things to do.
The Fabulous Fifth Avenue Fair 5th Ave. from 12th St. to Sterling Pl., Brooklyn Noon-5pm Free Click here for more free New York City events & things to do.
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.
Downward Dog Days of Summer Gansevoort Plaza, Manhattan 7:15am, 9:00am, 4:15pm, 5:30pm and 6:45pm Donations appreciated Join the MPIA and exhale spa for Downward Dog Days of Summer – a series of outdoor yoga classes beginning Thursday, May 9 on Gansevoort Plaza. Downward Dog Days of Summer is part of MPIA’s efforts to host public [...]