Wednesday, September 9, 2009

NYC To Do: The Shortlist

I'm starting to receive multiple inquiries per day regarding the going ons about NYC and I must say, I'm honored. I would like to continue to send customized event recommendations to friends (and would like even more to monetize this hobby of welcomed), but in honor of a friend being in town from the other coast, I've devised a short list of upcoming events that caught my eye. Rather than leave the events list as a private email, I figured I'd share the love. See the (not comprehensive) list below:


  • Fashion's Night Out in various places all evening, free unless you shop - 800 New York retailers are participating in a collaborative effort to get us shopping again. I can't decide if this is going to really be cool, but I'm sure it will inevitably lead to some interesting interactions and worthwhile after parties put on by emerging fashion labels who see this as a perfect opportunity to gain visibility.
  • Cimema 16 in Dumbo, Smack Mellon, 7pm, free - A series of silent 16mm films set to music scores. This monthly event aims to recreate the magical atmosphere of the excitement of going to the movies in the era of silent film.
  • Manjinga, APT, 10pm, free - DJ Cato and OBaH spin Reggae, Afrobeat, rare grooves and house classics at this head nodding live and let live party.
I need to get some shut eye and I'm sure everyone already has plans for Friday and Saturday, so I'll jump to Sunday.


  • Brooklyn Book Festival - Brooklyn Borough Hall, 10am-6pm - The author list for this festival is enough to make this the literarati's version of walking straight into the real life version of People Magazine for bookish types.
  • Brooklyn Flea's Superstar DJ Record Fair, Manhattan Bridge Archway, 11am-6pm, free -
  • Coney Island Boardwalk Music Series, Coney Island Boardwalk, 3-11pm -
  • Live in Your Living Room Concert, Helen Engelhardt's house (805 e. 21st St BK), 7:30pm, $15 recommended donation (You must reserve a spot at - Artists Lee Mason and NYC based Greta Gertler finish off the weekend with beautiful, soothing sounds for the soul.
  • OBJECTify NYC - I haven't checked out this new monthly event but it sounds interesting. Who could pass up a costume bash for "inteligent technophiles" who are supposed to costume as their favorite fictional character or embody theif favorite book? Bring a bedtime story to read...


  • Taste NiEuW Amsterdam - September 5 - 20th (Two week) Restaurant Week - In honor of Henry Hudson's discovery and the cheap price the Dutch paid for New York, participating restaurants are offering a $24 pre fixe.
  • NY400 - More festivities in honor of the 400th year since Hudson's discovery of New York. Scan through the pages of events and take your pick of anything from industrial ceramics to history walks on the "New Amsterdam Trail" and tours of Dutch frigates and Navy ships.
  • Live In Your Living Room continues through September 20th.