Event – Summer Streets 2011 AUG6,13,20

summer streets logo

NYC DOT and its partners are proud to present Summer Streets. This summer, for the fourth year in a row, Summer Streets will temporarily close Park Avenue and connecting streets from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park to motor vehicles and open it up to people on three consecutive Saturdays in August (August 6, 13, & 20).

DOT also partners with groups citywide to bring some summer streets fun to neighborhoods in all five boroughs. Find a Weekend Walk near you

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Event – Free Burgers @ Frites’N’ Meats Truck AUG8

Get updates @FritesNmeats regarding their whereabouts on Monday. Per their blog…

We wanted to do something for our fans but were just pondering the venue and timing…..
As for the venue, we think it should be the place that we enjoyed most….the good old streets of NYC!!!!
More particularly, the places we served everyone…Midtown, FiDi, SoHo, TriBeCa (exact locations to be tweeted).
We did not forget about uptown, we will get you guys when school is in session :)

Although the forecast says 30% chance of rain on Monday, there will be a 100% chance of Free Frites…this is the least we can do for you guys.

Our Monday Mission is to reach the above destinations (find parking) and give 100+ Free Frites at every location.

BTW….some of you might see us this weekend in the city (can’t tell you where ;)…but the Free Frites will be for Monday.

See you guys Monday…until then, Have a Great Weekend :)

Event – MirakuNY Friends and Family AUG2,3 – we’ll be there

MirakuNY, a modern Japanese Izakaya  in Great Neck will be celebrating with a Friends & Family this Tuesday and Wednesday. This event is a private, invite-only event.

Event – Serious Eats All-Star Sandwich Festival JUL23 (updated)

L: Torrisi Bakery, R: Grilled Pork Belly from ‘wichCraft

RECAP: Ever eat on a frisbee before? Governor’s Island was full of tents chock full o’ food on Saturday. Our favorites? Definitely the Chocolate Bouchons from Bouchon Bakery, The Blackberry Rose Pops from People’s Pops, and the Ham and Cheese sammich from Gramercy Tavern. We loved how Eco-Friendly the waste was. Enough of what we think, onto the mouth-watering pictures… PICS HERE

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Event – Taste of Korea NYC @ Social Eatz JUL20 – we’ll be there (updated)

RECAP: 170 guests came hungry and eager to watch hunky Chef Angelo Sosa work his magic by going Korean, with the usage of gochujang, a Korean bean paste as well as liquid nitrogen. We were impressed by both the savory and the sips, as we not only left full, but there also was a superfluous amount of Bibimbap sliders going around, voted ‘Best Burger in America’. Sponsored by the Korean government, generous goodie bags were handed out, including Taste of Korea DVDs, a tee, a metal spoon and chopstick set for 2, and even a box of Jinro Soju. PICS HERE | NBC RECAP W/ SARA GORE

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Event – FREE Summergarden Concerts @ MoMA JUL10-31

The Museum of Modern Art established Summergarden in 1971 to enhance the artistic life of New York City during the summer. In keeping with MoMA’s history of presenting jazz and classical music in The Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Sculpture Garden, this year’s Summergarden series once again welcomes the participation of two constituents from Lincoln Center: The Juilliard School and Jazz at Lincoln Center, with concerts on alternating Sundays. New Music for New York presents four evenings of adventurous contemporary music, with premieres each night. MORE INFO
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Event – Get Real NY’s Belgian Beer Festival JUL8-9

Get Real NY’s 1st annual Belgian Beer Festival. is coming with 100+ of the best Belgian and Belgian-inspired brews from craft breweries from home and abroad. Enjoy three hours of all-you-can-taste craft beer plus mussels, pommes frites, waffles, oysters, chocolates and more! MORE INFO | BUY TIX

Bonus: save $25 on tickets with discount code ‘theskint’.

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Free Concert – Pusha T & Cyhi Da Prynce Red Star Access by Heineken JUN28

concert series, Heineken Red Star Access, returns to New York City this evening! Adrienne Bailon will host with performances by DJ Camilo and of course, ’s own and Pusha-T. As with the VIP-only event back on June 9th with Kanye West, due to capacity issue, detailed information on the concert will only be disclose once you sign onto Heineken’s Facebook page at www.RedStar.Heineken.com. The New York City concert will kick-off a 9-city tour that will include Philadelphia, Washington D.C., Atlanta, and Miami. Then follow by New Orleans, Houston, Detroit, and finally Chicago. Again, follow ’ Facebook page for more concert information… Continue reading

Event – 2011 Summer ‘Plate to Gate’ PopUps

Event – 2011 NYC Wine & Food Festival – tix on sale! SEP29-OCT2 – we’ll be there

Eat. Drink. End Hunger. The 2011 Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by Food & Wine is back Sept. 29 — Oct. 2! Last year the Festival raised more than $1.2 million to benefit the Food Bank and Share Our Strength. BUY TIX

Event – 2011 NYC Asian Film Festival – Call for Volunteers

Shaolin starring Jackie Chan

Hi Everyone!
It’s 2 weeks until the start of this year’s New York Asian Film Festival and we’re looking for a few folks to help us out. We need people before and during the festival. Before the festival we’ll have fliers to hand out in the city. During the festival we need people to help with our prize giveaways, guests and general question answerin’. Both kinds of help earn free screenings (space permitting). It’s fun work and you get to see a few films on top of it. To apply for shifts or jobs that need doing, simply reply to this newsletter. Below is the schedule of screenings, we certainly appreciate the help and try to be accommodating but the shifts will assigned on a first come first serve basis. Below is the link to our schedule, take a look and mark your calendars with when you would want to and be available to help out. Then, of course, let us know! Interested volunteers should email dac1138@hotmail.com


Summer Movies Outdoors in New York City

Summer in New York City means that once again you can enjoy a variety of free movies beneath the stars in New York City. Each of these film festivals offers visitors and New Yorkers a chance to watch a movie, as well as enjoy some of New York City’s best outdoor scenery — from skylines to parks. Be sure to check out One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest TONIGHT, JUNE20 at Bryant Park.

Event – Dine Around Downtown @ CMP JUN14 (updated)

RECAP – Just got back from the Nomfest. There were almost 50 food vendors present on this brisk day. As expected, the Surf N’ Turf booths fared better than others, with lines amassing 30+ at any given time. We caved and tried a little of everything, but mostly land and sea creatures as well. Fizzy Lizzy, Kitchenette, and Ciao Bella were on hand for drinks and desserts. PICS HERE

Here’s what we ordered…

Sequoia – Cold Seafood Salad ($6)

Sequoia – 4 Jump Shrimp Cocktail ($5)

Mark Joseph’s Steakhouse – Bobby O. Mini Burger ($3)

Mark Joseph’s Steakhouse – Sizzling Canadian Bacon ($3)

SouthWestNY – Acapulco Ceviche, Tostones (fluke, shrimp) ($6)


Total: $23

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Heart Gallery NYC Volunteer Appreciation Dinner – Chef donation needed

Laurie’s doing God’s work! Please reach out if you can help donate food for a Volunteer Dinner! It’s all about Good Karma!  Contact Us

Thank you so much for your past support of the Heart Gallery.
The Heart Gallery is doing well, and we are closing up the Brooklyn Exhibit at Atlantic Terminal, where the recruitment table generated over 500 inquiries from prospective adoptive/foster families and mentors for the kids.

Our recruitment team@ Atlantic Terminal was made up of staff and loyal volunteers, and they did an amazing job!
We want to thank the team, especially the volunteers, for their dedication and hard work, and I was thinking about having them attend a special dinner, where we would acknowledge their support.

I was wondering if you knew of any restaurant, or caterer who might be interested in putting together a nice dinner for these wonderful folks. The number is around 20 people; our non profit budget is non existent to very small for this event, but this could be a good opportunity for an emerging chef/restaurant/caterer to gain recognition as we could acknowledge their support on our website, and on posters at our well trafficked venues throughout the five boroughs.

We could also acknowledge their support in our upcoming newsletter, which is distributed to over 5,000, and could offer professional photos of their dishes and the event for their websites/blogs or portfolios.

Please let me know if you have any ideas…

And thanks so much for your time and consideration!!!

Warmest regards,

Laurie Sherman Graff

Executive Director

Heart Gallery NYC, Inc


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Event – LTO NYC presents Ayinde Howell ‘WildFlower’ PopUp Dinner JUN10-12


Interested in a Detox or Plant-based PopUp Dinner? Chef Ayinde Howell is featured next for 3 days, so get in where you fit in. BUY TIX.

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