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Taste of Bushwick

Tuesday, June 13 at 6:30 PM
24 Rock Street Brooklyn

As the weather is warming up for the 4th Annual Taste of Bushwick on Tuesday June 13th (6:30pm – 9pm) – we’re happy to announce that Big Gay Ice Cream, Supercrown Coffee Roasters and Bierwax, a craft beer and vinyl listening room, will participate in the event. Beer, coffee and ice cream, or as we like to call it: the holy trinity of Bushwick. (A list of dishes and drinks that will be served at the event is coming soon.)

The event, held on a private street within the iconic Boar’s Head warehouse at 24 Rock Street (enter at Bogart Street), is the largest showcase for the burgeoning Bushwick culinary scene. The outdoor walk-around tasting event features who’s who of the Bushwick food and drink scene and is a fundraiser for the pioneering award-winning non-profit theater The Bushwick Starr.

More than 4 dozen Bushwick restaurants, bars, shops and businesses will gather at the outdoor space to celebrate the neighborhood’s vibrant culinary life while offering tastes of their food and drink. Representing a diverse cross-section of Bushwick’s culinary scene, participants include the new celebrated Caribbean-American BBQ spot Sally Roots; a veritable “battle of the Tony’s” with slices from Knickerbocker Ave favorites Tony’s Pizza and Tony’s Pizzeria & Restaurant; Bushwick’s very own dumpling factory Chef One; new brews from the Kings County Brewers Collective, and returning favorites such as Michelin-starred Faro, FINE & RAW Chocolate Factory, Montana’s Trail House, Tortilleria Mexicana Los Hermanos, Bushwick-brewed Bruce Cost Ginger Beer, innovative brewery Braven Brewing Company and much more. The After Party will be hosted by Syndicated Bar • Theater • Kitchen with drink specials immediately following the event.

All proceeds from the event benefit the neighborhood’s OBIE Award-winning non-profit theater The Bushwick Starr.

For more information visit http://www.thebushwickstarr.org/TasteofBushwick.html#

Popup Dinner Brooklyn

Saturday, June 3
Secret Brooklyn location

The PopUp Dinner Brooklyn is an elegant picnic that brings together thousands of people to spontaneously celebrate community, creativity, and epicurean delights. The PopUp Dinner Brooklyn is the perfect opportunity to gather friends for a memorable experience. If you’re a DIY master, Pinterest perfectionist, or dedicated foodie, this is a chance to get creative in everything from table décor to fashion to food and drink!

Hand Made Events will provide the place, the tables, the chairs, and entertainment. You come dressed chic in all white with inspired culinary dishes, wine and bubbly, and lavish table designs (don’t forget your table cloth!). Once the table is set, enjoy the simple pleasure of dining al fresco with friends and family.

As always, the magic of the night begins with finding out the secret Brooklyn location: we reveal the exact destination to ticket holders via email just two hours before the start of the event. Guests are invited to begin set up at 5 p.m. Dinner starts at 7p.m., followed by entertainment and dancing as the stars come out. A few hours following the event the location will be empty, with no trace left behind.

Guests of PopUp Dinner must be 21+ and bring their identification for entry.

* The PopUp is a 21+ event. IDs will be strictly checked at the door. We apologize for the inconvenience.
*Tables and chairs provided. Guests bring their own food and decor.
*Tickets are non-refundable but are transferable.
*Rain or shine we will dine!
For more information and details please visit the PopUp Guide

For more information visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/popup-dinner-brooklyn-2017-tickets-27293876720

An Evening with Dragons

Tuesday, May 30
Old Bowery Station

Tickets are available for one of two seatings: 6:00PM and 8:30PM. Each ticket includes the following: all-you-can-eat food; free-flowing cocktails and beer; and opportunity to win one of several prizes.

To celebrate the commencement of the annual Dragon Boat Festival, New York’s Chinese culinary community will join forces to host a one-night event: An Evening with Dragons.

With one-of-a-kind bites, the night will be a memorable one. Plates will showcase a collaboration between Brooklyn and Manhattan restaurants, specifically Nom Wah Nolita, Win Son, Ho Foods, and The Tang.

And libations? Spend the night sipping on signature beverage, crafted by Bacardi Legacy 2016 champion GN Chan. Each cocktail will be curated with Kavalan Whisky (WWA 2015 and 2016 Best Single Malt). If you’re not one for whisky, Tsingtao beer will also be served.

To round off the night, a raffle will be held. Lucky winners of the grand prize will be able to take home one of twelve bottles of Kavalan Solist—ex-Bourbon or sherry cask. Runner-ups will have the chance to claim gift cards to Nom Wah, Win Son, and The Tang, along with other possible merchandise.

For more information visit http://nomwah.com/2017/05/evening-dragons/

NYC Vegetarian Food Festival

 

Saturday and Sunday, May 20 and 21 at 10:00 AM
Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 W 18th St, New York

Cycling champions and Ivy-trained physicians are just a few of the presenters on the docket for the 7th annual New York City Vegetarian Food festival, taking over the Metropolitan Pavilion May 20-21, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days.

Silver medalist Dotsie Bausch will speak on “Unleashing Olympic-Level Activism,” while professional vegan cyclist Christine Vardaros will let listeners in on how to “Eat Like Pro Athletes: Diet Tweaks for Improved Fitness.”

Power-lifters and body-builders will get their moment on the stage as well, as a quintet of African-American vegan athletes speak on a panel entitled “Keeping It Real.” Meanwhile, kickboxing champion Omowale Adewale will weigh in on agricultural globalism.

On the medical roster, Dr. Robert Ostfeld returns by popular demand to speak on “Confessions of a Reformed Cardiologist: A Plant-Based Diet and Your Heart.” Internist Dr. Robert Graham, who is also a vegetable farmer and cook, will talk about “Food as Medicine: A Doctor Dishes the Truth, Not ‘Alternative Facts.’” Dr. Michelle McMacken will speak on “Seven Things that Happen When You Stop Eating Meat.” And Dr. Chiti Parikh will give the low-down on the “Gut Microbiome and Your Health.”

New at this year’s festival are two screenings of the 19-minute documentary “Home on the Range.” It explores the rich emotional lives and intellectual gifts that all animal species possess, and features the beautiful grounds of the Catskill Animal Sanctuary. A Q&A session will follow each screening.

For a little fast-paced and romantic fun, there will also be two session of Veg Speed Date, designed specifically for vegans and vegetarians looking to make special connections in a non-judgmental atmosphere.

Two more new presenters will focus on “veganizing” traditionally non-vegan foods. Kiki Adami spent five years as a cruise director, exploring vegan food around the globe and teaching vegan cooking classes. In 2014, she was the first person to flip a restaurant from “paleo” to “vegan” which led to the launch of her consulting company, Veganizer. Since then, she has been tracking the veganized restaurant revolution and hosting vegan pop-up dinners within omnivore restaurants every month in four cities. Her talk is entitled “Coming For Your Meat.”

Michael Suchman and Ethan Ciment will speak on “Veganizing Iconic New York City Foods.” Together they are knows as The Vegan Mos. They are both proud Barnyard Benefactors for Our Hen House and Guardian Circle members of The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine. They live together in Williamsburg with their vegan dogs, Riley and Charlie.

Animal rights activists such as Farm Sanctuary CEO Gene Baur, scores of vegan chefs including Victoria Moran, authors, and motivational speakers will round out the speakers’ corner.

For a change of pace, festival-goers are invited to enjoy a performance by the Edward Morgan Ballet, directed by Joseph Alexander. The New York Sun has described the troupe as “a rare company, one that eschews gimmicks and trends in favor of training and purity of style.”

In addition, there will be more than a hundred vegan vendors of beauty products, clothing, and food, food, food. For example, Marty’s V Burger, whose tagline is “Fast Food, No Bull” will cook up hearty and juicy vegan burgers for those who queue up at his booth (there’s always a line there). To feed a sweet tooth, patrons can cruise over to Sweet Maresa’s table for artisan French macaroons and cakes. Or perhaps on to the Rescue Chocolate station for organic and fairly traded chocolate bars and truffles, whose profits benefit animal rescue organizations.

The New York City Vegetarian Food Festival is presented by U.S. Veg Corp, a company which also produces festivals in California and Arizona. Additionally, it runs vegan food competitions, Vegan Drinks Brooklyn, and other smaller scale events around the NYC area.

For more information visit http://www.nycvegfoodfest.com/

New Amsterdam Circle Benefit

Thursday, May 11, from 8 to 11 pm
Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd St.

The Museum of the City of New York invites young professional New Yorkers to celebrate springtime at the Museum’s first ever New Amsterdam Circle Benefit party. The New Amsterdam Circle is a membership group for young professionals aged 25-40 who are interested in exploring and celebrating the vibrancy, diversity, and energy of the cultural capital of the world: New York City. Members get a first look at Museum exhibitions and attend exclusive events where they meet fellow New Yorkers who share similar interests in everything from architecture and design to graffiti and activism.

Guests Will Enjoy:

 Ø  DJ Yah Supreme spinning

Ø  Live music by Afro-beat band Armo (featuring members of Antibalas)

Ø  Real time portraits created by the artists of Drawn Together NYC & Lola Serano

Ø  Mixed drinks by New Amsterdam Vodka

Ø  Burgers and shakes from Harlem Shake

Ø  Authentic Neapolitan pizza by Neapolitan Express

Ø  Exclusive after-hours access to New York at Its Core, the first ever Museum exhibition to explore all 400 years of New York City history and offer an interactive look at the future

 Details:

Festive attire
Ages 25-40
$75 for members
$100 for non-members

 Click here for more info.

 

NY Cares Soiree

Friday, May 19 from 8 am to 11:30 pm
The Bowery Hotel Terrace, 335 Bowery at 3rd Street

An enchanted evening of cocktails, tastings, silent auction, dancing, and so much more.

Masks strongly encouraged as part of your “Masquerade Chic” attire.

New York Cares is the largest volunteer network in the city. Last year, 64,000 New Yorkers made the city a better place by volunteering in New York Cares programs at more than 1,300 nonprofits and schools – improving education, meeting immediate needs, and revitalizing public spaces. To learn more about New York Cares, please visit newyorkcares.org.

Tickets at http://www.501auctions.com/newyorkcaressoiree

 

Rally for Alli

Friday, March 24 from 7 to 10 pm
Stephen Talkhouse, 161 Main St, Amagansett

On August 26, 2016 the Bennett family of East Hampton was dealt with a second blow when their oldest daugher, 41 year old Allison Duchemin, was their second daughter in less than 5 years to be diagnosed with Breast Cancer. Allison’s sister, Cheryl, was diagnosed with the same form of Breast Cancer slightly over 4 years prior; her offical diagnosis is HER – 2 Positive Invasive Ductal Carcinoma.

Treatment consisted of traveling to Sloan Kettering Cancer Center once a week for the past 5 months for chemotheraphy treatment, and will continue to go every three weeks for the next year for Estrogen Therapy. Her first surgery was on February 20, 2017 at Memorial Sloan Kettering NYC where she had to undergo a double mastectomy with the start of reconstruction. Allison is a hardworking individual for the Town of East Hampton and will now be out of work for 4 weeks. Following surgery, she will have 5-6 weeks of radation 5 days a week in Commack. Finally, in 4-5 months she will have Reconstruction surgery requiring a 5 night hospital stay and 6 weeks out of work.

One could only imagine the travel expenses and finanical burden this has on a family; this has been a long road for Allison, her boyfriend Walter, and her three children (Sean, Riley, and Taylor) and it is not over yet. Anything our wonderful community could do to lighten the burden would be more than appreciated.

Come join us March 24, 2017 from 7pm-10pm at the Stephen Talkhouse to support Allison and her family. Stop on by for a great night of live music from Little Head Thinks and The Dog Watchers, raffles, food and much more!

See more here.

 

Luxury Technology Show

Thursday, March 23 from 6 to 9 pm
The Metropolitan Pavilion

The Luxury Technology Show: New York City
Experience & Acquire the Latest Innovations in Home and Business Electronics

View Multiple Product Unveilings and Debuts

We invite you to join us at The LTS in Manhattan on March 23rd at the Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, between 6th & 7th Avenues.

You’ll be able to learn and purchase the latest cutting edge products, many of which are not available currently in the marketplace.

This showcase includes wearable & lifestyle technology, bluetooth speakers, home theater & automation, secure mobile & smart devices, transportation and more.

Enjoy Exquisite Cuisine by Blue Nelson & Signature Cocktails from True Vodka.

Time: Press / Media / Industry Only – 4pm – 6pm

All Guests – 6PM – 9PM

Tickets here

Attendance is Limited, Please RSVP Before the Show Sells Out

GUESTS who register by March 16th will receive 25% OFF Admission.

Use Promo Code: EliteTraveler17

(Standard Price: $95 per Guest. Press & Industry Execs receive Complimentary Admission)

All industry & media registrations are pre-screened.

 

Womyn’s “Her” Story Brunch & Tea Dance

Sunday, March 12, from 1 to 6 pm
Montclair Women’s Club, 82 Union Street, Montclair, NJ

Realtor Wendy Millar, of ERA Queen City Realty, is proudly promoting the Hyssop Housing Inc. Womyn’s “Her” Story Brunch & Tea Dance, scheduled for Sunday, March 12, from 1 to 6 p.m. at Montclair Women’s Club, 82 Union Street, Montclair, NJ. “Hyssop’s goal is one that resonates with my core philosophy of embracing people, service, and diversity,” said Millar, who sits on the non-profit board of Hyssop Housing Inc. and is its co-treasurer.

Hyssop Housing Inc. is a collective of women who aspire to provide safe, fully sustainable, culturally diverse housing for 55+ LGBTQ womyn of color and the people who love them. This Womyn’s “Her” Story Brunch & Tea Dance fundraising event will include a sensational brunch, decadent dessert, complimentary mimosa, coffee, tea and juice. There will also be entertainment, a silent auction, vendors and dancing to one of New Jersey’s hottest DJs. A cash bar will also be available.

“A portion of the proceeds will go to Rain Foundation, a local 501(c)3 nonprofit committed to providing emergency housing and shelter services to vulnerable LGBTQ youth,” concluded Millar.

Tickets for the Womyn’s “Her” Story Brunch & Tea Dance can be purchased at https://www.paypal.me/HyssopyHousingInc. The deadline to purchase tickets is March 1, 2017, individual $40 and couples $75. After March 1, tickets increase to: individual $50; couples $95.

 

Purim Gala at 14th St Y

Thursday, March 9, 2017 from 6pm
Angel Orensanz Foundation, 172 Norfolk Street, NYC

On Thursday, March 9, 2017, the 14th Street Y will host its 2017 PURIM Gala at the Angel Orensanz Foundation, 172 Norfolk Street, NYC with Cocktails at 6pm and Dinner & Entertainment at 7pm.

Purim is one of the most joyous and fun holidays on the Jewish calendar. Celebrated with feasts, drink and revelry, it celebrates standing up for what you believe in and calls us to honor others through giving gifts and charity.

The 14th Street Y 2017 PURIM Gala will feature one-of-a kind live art and performances: Purim, as told by acclaimed acrobatics company Cirque-tacular, a special performance by children from the 14th Street Y After School, live music by the Bridget Robbins Trio, body Art by Sheila Jordan and more. Specialty food and drink will be offered, including aerial silks-acrobat champagne service; a Purim cocktail designed by The Surf Lodge’s own mixologist; sweet treats from Dylan’s Candy Bar and custom hamantashen and other baked goods by noted Manhattan & Brooklyn bakeries Colson Patisserie, Mah Ze Dahr Bakery, Orwashers and Zucker Bakery. The event will also feature exclusive artwork from the 14th Street Y’s innovative arts fellowship program LABA: A Laboratory for Jewish Culture, children in the 14th Street Y’s early childhood programs and more. Festive Attire is encouraged.

To learn more about the night’s events and get tickets, please visit 14StreetY.org/Gala, or to make a donation, please visit http://bit.ly/14StreetYGalaDonate.

Here are pics from the 2016 event.

 

 

Japan Week 2017

Opening: Wednesday, March 8 from 2 to 3 pm
Exhibition: Wednesday through Friday, March 8 to 10
Vanderbilt Hall at Grand Central Terminal, 89 E. 42nd St, New York

The Japan National Tourism Organization (JNTO) invites you to the opening ceremony for the 6th Annual Japan Week celebrating Japanese culture, travel and technology.

The opening ceremony will be led by Ken Iwata, Executive Director of JNTO, followed by an exhibition of booths offering everything from traditional crafts, futuristic technology and a Zen garden landscape with demonstration sessions. Japanese history will also be highlighted with the promotion of the story of Chuine Sugihara, titled the Visa of Life.

For more information visit http://japanweek.org/