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Enjoy yoga with a view on Thursday

It’s officially rooftop season, baby! Well, some days it feels like it is, anyway. Pod Hotel Brooklyn is kicking things off on Thursday with its first rooftop class of the summer: yoga. Led by a CorePower Yoga instructor, the one-hour Power Vinyasa class starts at 6pm on the Williamsburg hotel’s sweet roof. But don’t worry if you’re not a yogi (or if you’re not even sure what Power Vinyasa means, like a certain writer who shall remain nameless). The free class is meant for all levels

CONTEST: Win 2 Tickets to Kaskade at The Brooklyn Mirage

Nothing says summer like cold margaritas, fire beats and open air parties. Very soon, you’ll be able to find all three of these amazing things at The Brooklyn Mirage, Bushwick’s multi-million dollar outdoor club. The jaw dropping venue is coming out the gates with some stellar headlining acts, among them EDM/electro superstar, Kaskade. On May 17th, the legendary producer and DJ will bring a special “Redux” performance to New York City, providing fans with…

Mozart in the plant store jungle

If you’re as obsessed with indoor plants as I am, Greenery will feel like a bit of heaven to you. This Greenpoint plant shop is like a mini-jungle, filled with unique plants (and care instructions for them all), and somehow they are going to host a BYOB concert series in the midst of its crocodile ferns and fiddle leaf figs. On Thursday, April 25 SoFar Sounds will be bringing its secret lineup of musicians to perform in store, and you can…

Steel Magnolias on stage

On Friday night, skip Times Square and get your theater fix in convenient Park Slope instead. The Gallery Players’ current production of everyone’s favorite ode to female friendship forged in a Southern beauty parlor, Steel Magnolias, is running now through April 28th, and tickets are $25. I’ll always have a soft spot for this tearjerker, and if I don’t get a last minute invitation to a seder (hint, hint, y’all), I might just spend the evening with Truvy, Clairee, Ouiser, and the girls.   More ideas for Your Ideal Week here ⇨

Let’s Have A Beer, Colorado

Like many breweries in the U.S., a key part of our calendar each year is the trip to Denver for the Great American Beer Festival. Spending time in a city packed with beer fans in a state known as a crucial center of craft beer is inspiring for beer people like us. Every trip is punctuated with more than a few moments of wistful dreaming of a day when we could send our beer to Colorado on a regular basis. Now, that dream is finally coming true. Our kegs are filled, our bags are packed, and we’re setting off for Colorado this month. We’re extremely excited to bring our beers to the drafts and fridges that have inspired us…

Four-day, free arts and ideas festival BRIC OPEN returns April 24

Centered around BRIC’s core values of creativity, inclusion, participation, and community, the BRIC OPEN is an arts and ideas festival that brings people together to radically imagine a more liberated future. From April 24-27, come to BRIC in Downtown Brooklyn to experience community, conversation, live performances from Strings N Skins and Phony Ppl, Healing Justice Workshops with Harriet’s Apothecary, a Family Hair Party with Urban Bush Women, open mic with Mahogany L. Browne and DJ Jive Poetic, neighborhood walks around Fort Greene with Kamau Ware, art-making with Colectiva Cósmica, and contemporary art exhibitions including The…

Natasha Leggero and Moshe Kasher at The Bell House

It’s not often that East Coasters have an opportunity to see the very funny comedians Natasha Leggero and Moshe Kasher perform live, so if you’re free on Friday you should consider heading over to The Bell House to catch the LA-based couple’s late show at 10:30pm (added after the first slot sold out). Meet a friend for dinner first at one of the many great restaurants nearby, like Claro or Ugly Baby, and you’ve got

Top 5 shows of the weekend

Ok forget about what I said last week about March, can we fast forward to April instead? Will winter ever really end? Is this real life? Here are five reasons to at least get out of bed this weekend. 5) Reignwolf, Them Fangs at Baby’s All Right Seattle rockers Reignwolf just released their debut album, Hear Me Out, and if you like your rock to have some blues with a smattering of chunky desert guitar sounds, then give them a shot. The band also play at…

Fact and Fiction at the Spring/Break art show

Shona McAndrew, “Sometime Last Night,” 2019, at the Spring/Break art fair. Paper mache, acrylic. Photo: Regina Bresler Much like Fashion Week and Fleet Week, we are entering another themed week in the NYC event ecosystem: art fair season. While commonly referred to as Armory Week, over the past 15 years half a dozen fairs have popped up as viable contenders to the main art show, vying for the attention of press and collectors over the course of a dizzying four days of art. The youngest and buzziest addition to the landscape is Spring/Break, which enters its eighth season at 866 UN Plaza and runs through March…

Coming Up At Brooklyn Historical Society This Week

Bike enthusiasts should enjoy Tuesday evening’s program, “Wheeling Through Brooklyn’s Past With David V. Herlihy, ” which starts at 6:30 at the Brooklyn Historical Society.In celebration of National Bike Month, join the author of Bicycle: The History and The Lost Cyclist for a look back at Brooklyn’s rich and colorful legacy of cycling clubs and culture. From the “South Brooklyn Wheelmen” to the “Whirling Dervishes,” Brooklyn has long been a hotbed of cycling. Learn all about it and make your head spin! Offered in partnership with the New York Cycle Club.The event…

Dollywood hits Brooklyn

Looking for a fun way to get your Friday night going after working 9 to 5 all week? Head to The Bell House for a night to celebrate the inimitable Dolly Parton at 8pm. Dollylujah, the winter edition, features Doll Parts, Brooklyn’s premiere Dolly cover band, as well as musician Karl Blau and other special guests. Tickets are only $15 and there’s no need to go wandering around in Gowanus afterwards in search of food, because there will be a variety of snacks for sale from the front

Coming Up at Brooklyn Historical Society

Sunset Park already has a large Asian population; now Bensonhurst has a rapidly growing Chinese community. How is this likely to affect local politics? On Wednesday evening, January 27, starting at 6:30, the Brooklyn Historical Society will present a discussion on this topic, moderated by Jarrett Murphy, with panelists Paul Mak of the Brooklyn Chinese-American Association, professor Peter Kwong, and City Council Member Mark Treyger, whose district includes Bensonhurst. Admission is $5, or free for BHS and Green-Wood members; purchase…

Jim Carrey is one of the self-taught artists at the Outsider Art Fair this weekend

The 27th annual Outsider Art Fair hits the Metropolitan Pavilion this weekend, and Friday after work seems like a good time to check out this collection of work created by artists without formal training or connections to the mainstream art world. This year’s 67 exhibitors include Valentino Dixon, who was recently freed from prison after serving 27 years for a crime he didn’t commit, and Jim Carrey, who rose to fame for uncanny impressions and pretending to talk out of his butt and is now getting attention for his political drawings. The show is open until 8pm on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and a day pass will run you

NYFEST 2016 Soccer Tournament at Brooklyn Bridge Park Saturday

All day this Saturday, April 16, NYFEST 2016, a charity soccer tournament, will take place on Brooklyn Bridge Park’s Pier 5. The action starts at 8:00 a.m. when the first round of the Industry tournaments kicks off; these continue until 6:00 p.m. A Youth Soccer Showcase goes from 9:00 a.m to 1:00 p.m. Starting at 1:00 p.m. there will be a “Heroes” exhibition game pitting the FDNY against the NYPD. Many other games and activities are planned; more information here.

Maybe it IS your first Rodeo?

Here’s something totally unexpected for your Friday night plans: the 13th annual stop of the Professional Bull Riding Majors tour at MSG. Sure, it may be hard to imagine pyrotechnics, rodeo clowns, buckin’ broncos, and the top 35 bull riders in the world competing in something called “Unleash the Beast” happening in such close proximity to the Macy’s flagship and K-Town karaoke, but such is the kind of random mishmosh that makes New York the remarkable place that it is. If

Club Crush: NYE’s Best Electronic Shows

To experience the holidays in New York is to experience something truly magical. The stresses of big city life start to fade and make way for sweeter things – ice skating with friends, hot cocoa in the park, holiday markets and, albeit brief, a break from the workplace hustle. Hopefully you’re feeling refreshed while reading this. Not only because you deserve it, but because the celebration continues this week!  NYE is an NYC institution. I still have no idea how …

Plan your NYC or Hudson Valley wedding at Wedding Crashers

Got engaged over the holidays? You are going to need a few things for your fabulous wedding, and we can help in that department. Our 10th annual wedding fair, Wedding Crashers, returns Sunday, March 17, 2019, and early bird pricing on tickets runs through Jan. 2. You’ll meet over 60 of the city’s most talented and creative wedding vendors, from planners to caterers to food trucks to floral designers to DJs to photographers to photobooths. You might even win an incredible raffle prize like …

REVIEW: Forecastle Festival 2014

Photos by Bruce Jason Bohman I just wrapped up my first visit to Forecastle Music Festival and I gotta hand it to you, Louisville. From the first bass drop with MiMOSA to the last dance break with Beck, it was an unforgettable weekend full of good vibes, fantastic performances and enough Bourbon to kill a small elephant. When  in Kentucky . . . The first thing I have to point out is that Forecastle is unbelievably manageable. It never felt overcrowded, and for the most part festivalgoers conducted themselves well (always a toss up at these city fests…

Full Moon Fest 2014

If you’ve studied your international party guide, you’d know that the Full Moon Festival is an all-night beach party that takes place on the island of Ko Pha Ngan in Thailand, the day before every Full Moon. Well this year you don’t have to go nearly as far to get a taste of what everyone’s talking about. NYC’s version of the Full Moon Festival takes place on The Beach at Governor’s Island, Friday, August 8th. Featuring two stages, 13 artists (and more TBD!) and a number of…

Gotham SideWalks’ Bike Tours Examine Brooklyn’s Glorious Baseball Past

With the Mets’ and Yankees’ seasons in full swing, and thousands of Brooklyn children experiencing the joys of Little League, this Saturday—and again on May 10—Gotham SideWalks will present Bike Brooklyn Baseball Tour, an intimate journey through the formative century of 1850 to 1950 when professional baseball was dominated by New York teams and our beloved borough played a leading role. Advertised by Rich Garr of Gotham SideWalks, as “100 years of baseball in 10 miles,” Bike Brooklyn Baseball Tour takes a leisurely three-hour trek through the seminal sites and historical record of Brooklyn’s unprecedented place in baseball history. “Our tour uses the 50s as a bittersweet endpoint,” said Garr in…