Monday, April 5, 2010

Attend Fun Events for Free, Find Great Bargains, Sample and Warehouse Sales:

Literary Lives: The World of Shirley Hazzard and Francis Steegmuller
Exhibition hours: Mon - Wed - Fri - Sat: 9am - 5pm
Tues - Thurs: 9am - 7pm; Sun: 1-5pm
March 24, 2010 - January 31, 2011
The New York Society Library

Shirley Hazzard - one of the world’s most gifted and acclaimed writers and author of The Transit of Venus and The Great Fire - unlocks her private collection of personal photographs and books that gives a first-ever look at the life she shared with her husband, Francis Steegmuller, the award-winning author, whose pioneering work on Flaubert, Cocteau, and de Maupassant brought him worldwide
On view at The New York Society Library, this FREE exhibition will also display photographs of European landmarks taken by Steegmuller, a gifted photographer
whose work behind the lens has not been seen before. A 44-page catalogue accompanies the exhibit.
The New York Society Library Peluso Family Exhibition Gallery
53 East 79th Street, between Madison and Park Avenues
New York, NY

Official Cinco de Mayo Party

Wednesday, May 05, 2010 from 5:00 PM - 11:55 PM

New York, United States 

Cost: Free

Where: Empire Hotel Roof Lounge: 44 W 63rd St : New York, 10023 

Enjoy Sunset Cocktails and (free) Live Jazz
at the Empire Hotel Rooftop this Tuesday!


Weekly Event - Every Tuesday: 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM (ET)

Business or leisure: we invite you and your guests to join NYC: Invitations Tuesday for an afterwork evening of (free) live jazz with the Stephane Wrembel Trio! 
RSVP above and enjoy an evening out!  The Empire Hotel Roof Lounge is fully covered so you'll stay warm.  Dress for an evening out and get cozy fireside -or- have a business conversation at one of the tables!    
Live Jazz is performed from 6:30-9:30pm.

Kids’ Art Bike Parade

The East Village Community Coalition is hosting the third annual Kids’ Art Bike Parade on Saturday, May 8. It is a celebration of the arts, bicycling and sustainable street design. In addition to riding in the Parade, folks may transform their bicycles into mobile works of art, join the Learn-to-Ride Class (begins at 10:00 a.m.), take advantage of free bicycle tune-ups and benefit from free helmet fittings and giveaways.

Additionally, there will be live entertainment in Tompkins Square before the Parade, and Rude Mechanical Orchestra will welcome Parade participants back into the Park before the free raffle and post-ride refreshments.
Parade co-sponsors include Transportation Alternatives, Recycle-A-Bicycle, the Lower East Side Peoples’ Mutual Housing Association, Bike New York and the NYC Department of Transportation. For more information, and to register for this FREE event, call 212.979.2344 or e-mail

Free Mondays at The Museum of the City of New York

The Museum of the City of New York, like many other museums, has been closed one day per week, historically closed on Monday. However, beginning on Monday, May 3, 2010, and continuing through Monday, May 31, 2010, the Museum will be open to the public and admission will be free all day from 10am to 5pm. The Museum Shop will also be open, as will the Café.
Museum of the City of New York · 1220 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY 10029 · 212.534.1672
Visit the Museum any May Monday absolutely FREE! 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Tribeca Film Festival Family Festival Street Fair

Street Fair
Greenwich St from Chambers St to N Moore St
Official Site
Date: Sat, May 1st
Time: 10:00am
Cost: Free
The Tribeca Family Festival once again invites you to the ultimate street fair and family celebration, in which a dazzling array of activities and performances unfold downtown in Tribeca. Come meander through the heart of the neighborhood as local schools, merchants, restaurants, and civic organizations join together for this all-day, family-friendly celebration. Enjoy special performances on indoor and outdoor stages and throughout the neighborhood streets, along with surprise appearances by some of your favorite characters from movies, books, and television. The BMCC Plaza Stage will feature professional acts of Broadway performers along with emerging talent from right here in Tribeca.

In the courtyard at BMCC and along Greenwich Street, local restaurants and merchants will offer Tribeca’s finest foods, refreshments, and merchandise. Local schools will sponsor a variety of fundraising activities, from hairspray painting to bookmark making.
For the first time, families can attend a FREE screening of a Tribeca Family Festival feature film after the Street Fair. This special presentation of Snowmen, hosted by the Tribeca Cinemas Kids Club, will be screened at 7:00 pm on Saturday, May 1 at BMCC Tribeca PAC, Theatre 1. The line forms at 6:00 PM at the theater, and tickets are available on a first-come, first-served basis.
Fly a kite, create life-size bubbles in the Bubble Garden, get creative in the Arts & Crafts Pavilion, dance to live music and put a smile on your face… It’s a great time to take to the streets of the neighborhood, so join us for a special day of fun!

Baskin-Robbins 31¢ Scoop Night

Join Baskin Robbins for 31 Cent Scoop Night on April 28th and help them honor America’s firefighters. The Baskin-Robbins Community Foundation is donating $100,000 to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation™ (NFFF) and participating stores will reduce prices of ice cream scoops to mere 31 cents. Click here to find the location nearest you. 5pm – 10pm

Tribeca Talks: Pen to Paper – Authors at the Helm

Date: Mon, Apr 26th
Time: 12:00pm
Cost: Free
Have an unwritten movie kicking around in your brain? Barnes & Noble hosts this returning series of free events focusing on the art of screenwriting as part of the Tribeca Film Festival. Tonight’s event is Authors at the Helm. Whether it’s a novelist, screenwriter, playwright, or songwriter, crossing the line from page to screen is no easy feat. Hear the difficulties and triumphs of the process from some of the best jacks-of-all-trades in the biz. Panelists include Nice Guy Johnny writer/director Edward Burns and Snap writer/director and playwright Carmel Winters. Moderated by The New Yorker’s Susan Orlean.
Come hang with us and the Wine Club in NYC!
 Next Tuesday the 20th, we’ll be kicking off the Train Wine Club in style and you’re all invited!  Come hang out and taste some amazing wines with us at Angels and Kings from 7-9pm in New York City. And of course you’re welcome to stay after. The event is free and all you have to do to attend is RSVP here and you’re good to go. Scott and Pat will be stopping by as well. Should be a great time with great friends!
   You do need to be on the list to get in and there is a limited capacity so first come first served. For those of you outside of the tri-state area, don’t worry. We’ll probably do more of these, this is just the first. See you guys Tuesday!
   - Jimmy

Equinox Earth Month Celebration: Free Workouts & Organic Cocktails
4/20/2010, 5 pm - 8 pm
All Equinox Fitness Clubs Nationwide

Get in shape and save Mama Earth at the same time.
Equinox is hosting an event celebrating Earth Month on Tuesday, April 20, 2010 from 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Current and prospective members can go to any Equinox fitness club and enjoy free workouts, free organic cocktails and snacks (courtesy of Honest Tea and Veev Organic Vodka), and 10% off Equinox Orange Label organic products at The Shop at Equinox during the event. You do not need to be a member to attend. And if you're interested in becoming a member, it's a great day to join - Equinox is planting a tree for every new member who signs up on April 20.

Free Mixer at the Empire Hotel Rooftop - Live Art Exhibition
Friday, April 16, 2010 at 6:00 PM.
Price: $0.00 if purchased in advance

Join us tonight at the Empire Hotel in their fabulous enclosed roof top (rain or shine event). Enjoy tremendous views of New York City with their enclosed glass roof; its actually cool if it rains!

Live art exhibition with top male and female body paintings. Invite all of your friends. Free admission 6-9pm. Show starts at 8pm sharp!! This afterwork event 6pm-10pm only!

6 pm - Doors Open

8 - 8:30 pm - Live Body Paintings Begin and Runs 1 Hour

4-5 top male and female models standing on boxes at different locations on the roof as they are being painted.

Live art before your eyes. On their heads will be hats by La China Loca.

Free admission and there will be a few free drinks for the gals. See Eric Vega behind the DJ booth. When: Friday, April 16, 2010 from 6:00 PM - 10:00 PM.

Where: Empire Hotel Rooftop
44 West 63rd Street
Between Broadway and Columbus
New York, NY

     At Starbucks all over the country:

You can stop by any participating Starbucks Thursday (April 15) and, if you bring a reusable tumbler in with you, you can have a complimentary cup of coffee.
Starbucks wants customers to swap the paper cup for a more eco-friendly option.


Clic Gallery
255 Centre Street
New York, NY 10013
Tue-Sun 12 - 7 pm

by Christopher Payne
April 13 - May 23, 2010

Opening Reception: April 15, 6-9 pm

NYC: Don’t Miss the Zac Posen for Target 24-Hour Shopping Party

Are you ready to party and dance the night away to live bands and DJs, all the while shopping for the chicest Zac Posen for Target looks? We are too, which is why we can't wait for Thursday, April 15.

To celebrate the upcoming launch of the Zac Posen for Target collection, we're hosting an around-the-clock shopping party in NYC. The party starts at 11 p.m. on April 15 and goes until 11 p.m. on Friday, April 16 (or whenever the assortment sells out!). With an array of colorful dresses for day and formal pieces including Target's first full-length gown for night, Posen ensures that every woman is dressed the part. Shop the full collection before it goes on sale April 25 in Target stores and at  
Mark your calendar now with these important party details. 










Jean Michel Cazabat Personal Appearance

Thursday, Apr 15 6:00p to 8:00p
at Bloomingdale's,
1000 Third Ave., 59th Street & Lexington Avenue, Manhattan, NY, 10022
(212) 705-2000 

Join shoe designer Jean Michel Cazabat, as he appears to showcase the Luxury Rebel spring 2010 footwear collection. Receive tips from the designer as he helps you choose your perfect pair of shoes to accent your spring wardrobe.

Go See Anna Wintour Speak at Pratt Institute for Free

Here's your chance to see Anna Wintour: Pratt Institute announced that the Vogue editor-in-chief will speak at the school's Memorial Hall Auditorium on Monday, April 19 at 6 p.m. for a lecture that is free and open to the public. And the spotlight won't just be on her — after the lecture, fellow Vogue staffer Hamish Bowles will join Wintour for a question-and-answer session. Just e-mail for a reservation, which will be confirmed via e-mail.

Joanne Dolan Ingersoll, “Mannequins in the Museum: Perspectives on Curating Fashion”

Joanne Dolan Ingersoll, Curator of Costume and Textiles at the Museum of Art, RISD, will discuss the interpretation of fashion in a museum setting. In exhibitions such as “Evolution/Revolution: The Arts and Crafts in Contemporary Fashion and Textiles” Ingersoll has explored craft and fashion, historical costume and contemporary couture in the context of such issues as social responsibility and sustainability.
Ingersoll previously served at the Museum at FIT (Fashion Institute of Technology), New York City, where she was Associate Curator for ten years. She is also an adjunct instructor in the graduate program in the History of Decorative Arts at the Cooper Hewitt, National Design Museum.
The Spring 2010 Design Criticism MFA Lecture Series is open to the public. You are warmly invited to attend our lectures, to see our new department and to meet with speakers, faculty members and students over a drink. Space is limited; RSVP to as soon as possible.

Event Information

When: 27 Apr 2010, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Where: Design Criticism MFA Department, 136 West 21st Street, New York, 2nd floor
Price: Free and open to the public


Lecture Think Pink! Forecasting National Color Trends from Midtown Manhattan, 1920s – 1950s 
Regina Lee Blaszczyk, Ph.D., Visiting Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania Who predicted color trends before Pantone and the Color Marketing Group? This talk explores the careers of America's first professional color forecasters and their efforts to coordinate the flow of color information through the millinery, leather, garment, and textile trades. Heard of Mamie Eisenhower's First Lady Pink? Come and hear about the forecasters who created it.
Thursday, April 29, 2010
5 - 6 pm
Living Room, 9th floor, Marvin Feldman Center, F.I.T.
Visiting Artist Program with Stefan Sagmeister: Yes, Design Can Make You Happy
Stefan Sagmeister is among today's most important graphic designers. Since founding Sagmeister Inc. in New York in 1993, he has designed branding, graphics, and packaging for clients as diverse as the Rolling Stones, HBO, the Guggenheim Museum, and Time Warner. Sagmeister’s work has been exhibited in Zurich, Vienna, New York, Berlin, Tokyo, Osaka, Prague, Cologne, and Seoul. A native of Austria, he received his MFA in graphic design from the University of Applied Arts in Vienna and, as a Fulbright Scholar, a master's degree from Pratt Institute in New York. Previous lecturers in this series have included Milton Glaser, Paula Scher, Louise Fili, Ivan Chermayeff, and Massimo Vignelli.
For more information, contact program director Rocco Piscatello, adjunct assistant professor, Communication Design: or 212 217.5661.
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
6:30 pm
Morris W. and Fannie B. Haft Auditorium F.I.T.

Parsons Hosts NYC Free Fashion Classic Film Series

Fashion in Film Part III: Sabrina
The School of Art and Design History and Theory at Parsons is pleased to announce the Fashion in Film festival celebrating the launch of the new MA Fashion Studies program, which commences in fall 2010.
This year’s festival spotlights films in which New York City can be seen through fashion, films that captured and defined an attitude or an era, and films in which New York City style exists as an idea in relation to other cities and locales (i.e. Paris).
For the inaugural festival, writers, critics, and fashion personalities in New York have been invited to select one of their favorite New York City films and to come and introduce it, allowing us to see fashion, film, and NYC in new ways.
Fashion in Film: New York City
April 6–27, 2010
Screenings on Tuesdays from 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. in Tishman Auditorium, 66 West 12th Street
Free and open to the public
For more information on the film series go to
April 20
Directed by Billy Wilder, 1954
Introduced by Amy Fine Collins
Audrey Hepburn, Hubert de Givenchy, and Edith Head create magic in Billy Wilder’s bewitching comedy-romance. Introduced by Amy Fine Collins, special correspondent for Vanity Fair covering art, cinema, design, fashion, and society; author of The God of Driving; and a fashion icon in her own right.

April 27
Directed by Alan J. Pakula, 1971
Introduced by John Epperson
Jane Fonda stars as hardened call girl Bree Daniels in Pakula’s perfect film, which ushered in the golden age of 1970s paranoia thrillers. Fonda’s performance remains astonishing. Introduced by John Epperson, creator and performer of Lypsinka and author of the acclaimed shows Lypsinka! The Boxed Set, John Epperson: Show Trash, The Passion of the Crawford, and, most recently, My Deah. A reception precedes the screening.

Series curated and organized by Jeffrey Lieber, assistant professor of Visual Culture Studies, Parsons The New School for Design. Sponsored by the new MA Program in Fashion Studies. Please visit the MA Fashion Studies website for more information: .

Tishman Auditorium, Alvin Johnson/J. M. Kaplan Hall, 66 West 12th Street
Free; no tickets or reservations required; seating is first-come first-served

 Eco Chic – Towards Sustainable Swedish Fashion opens at Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America, May 5, 2010 and showcases Swedish fashion designers who take an environmentally-friendly and ethical approach to their work, without sacrificing style. On view through August 21, this exhibition illuminates high-fashion alternatives to much of today’s environmentally harmful clothing.  

Eco Chic—Towards Sustainable Swedish Fashion Anja Hynynen (; Bergman’; Camilla Norrback (; Dem Collective (; Johanna Hofring (,; Julian Red (; Nudie (; Pia Anjou (; Reflective; Righteous Fashion (; Swedish Hasbeens (; and Zion ( 

Scandinavia House is located at 

58 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10016, four blocks south of Grand Central Station.

Gallery Hours: Open Tuesday – Saturday, 12 – 6 pm
Gallery Admission: FREE 

Charity 100Cameras Free Photoexhibition at the Empire Hotel Rooftop

When  Tue, April 6,6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Where  Empire Hotel Rooftop
Admission  Open
Charity 100 cameras Lower East Side NYC + Sudan through the eyes of children photoexhibition / art benefit with LIVE jazz how it works. its simple really. 100cameras gives a camera to buba. buba snaps a photo. you buy the photo at this event 100cameras circles your money back to where buba lives. buba is happy :)
Website  (click here) You Need to RSVP

Gristle: From Factory Farms to Food Safety Book Launch

When Tue, April 6,11:00 pm - 1:00 am
Where PowerHouse Arena, 37 Main Street, Brooklyn, NY (map)
Admission Open
April 6, 2010 Book launch party with Moby and Miyun Park. In the new book Gristle: From Factory Farms to Food Safety (Thinking Twice About the Meat We Eat), multi-platinum musician Moby has compiled writings from fifteen contributors who shed light upon how and why the over-consumption of factory farmed meat unnecessarily harms agricultural workers, communities, the environment, animals and human health. Moby and co-editor Miyun Park, Executive Director of Global Animal Partnership, as well as a selection of Gristles contributors, will be present to discuss and sign the book. Refreshments will be served.

The powerHouse Arena is pleased to invite you to a book release party for:

Gristle: From Factory Farms to Food Safety
(Thinking Twice About the Meat We Eat)

Edited by Moby
with Miyun Park

Tuesday, April 6, 7–9PM
powerHouse Arena · 37 Main Street (corner of Water & Main St.) · DUMBO, Brooklyn
For more information, please call 718.666.3049
Multi-platinum musician Moby has compiled writings from 15 of the country's leading food-minded folks who lay out a hard-hitting and eye-opening guide to the meat you eat. Moby and co-editor Miyun Park, Executive Director of Global Animal Partnership, as well as a selection of Gristle's contributors, will be present to discuss and sign the book. Refreshments will be served.

Bloomingdale's NY Nights

When  Wed, April 7,6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Where  Bloomingdales Midtown
Admission  Open
Bloomingdales and Details magazine partner with sustainable menswear brand, Loomstate, to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day with eco-friendly surf styles. The surf-inspired night will launch Bloomingdales exclusive Loomstate for Surf Lodge collection and feature custom designed surfboards by artist Robb Havassy to benefit The Surfrider Foundation. Customers are invited to check out our new surf shop including our exclusive Loomstate collaboration, Saturdays Surf NYC, plus Warriors of Radness, Rogues Gallery, Riviera Club and more. Surf-inspired cocktails, live DJ beats and informal modeling.


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