For 36 years, Urban Shaman Mama Donna Henes has been holding spring equinox celebrations in which she invites New Yorkers to stand hundreds of eggs on their end. Many claim this is only possible on the equinox (it’s not), but the real purpose of this spring egg balancing act, according to Chinese tradition, is to bring you good luck for the entire year. Typically Henes holds her eggstravaganzas in Manhattan, but this year she is bringing her ritual welcoming of spring to Grand Army Plaza on Sunday, starting around 7pm, before the vernal equinox at 7:21. She’ll have 360 eggs waiting for you under the arch (any unbroken ones will be donated afterward to CHIPS) and she welcomes drums and other musical instruments. Considering the winter we’ve had, this sounds like the most eggcellent drum circle imaginable.
The end of summer is here, and while that means less daylight, cooler temps, and not being able to phone it in at work anymore, it’s also time to get excited for the annual Eugene Mirman Comedy Festival, which returns to The Bell House and Union Hall for five nights starting September 18. Now in […]
In many ways, September always feels like the start of a new year. So much cultural programming kicks off come Labor Day that we found ourselves flush with fun things to look forward to over the next week and well into fall–make sure to look out for our September Fun Map in your inbox tomorrow. […]
As we mentioned last week, the 238th anniversary of the Battle of Brooklyn is tomorrow, and for the past 106 years, part of the commemoration of this Revolutionary War skirmish, fought along the East River in Brooklyn Heights, has included a memorial service at the Prison Ship Martyrs monument in Fort Greene Park. I first learned […]
The borough-dominating team behind Brownstoner, Brooklyn Flea and Smorgasburg is finally ready to open their hotly (and angrily) anticipated new venue in Crown Heights this Wednesday. The marquee element of their small-producer food incubator, Berg’n is an indoor-outdoor beer hall with tons of group seating, a 40-foot bar pouring local brews, food from four of Smorg’s […]