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.
Before the Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club opened in Gowanus, shuffleboard was an activity you associated with Florida retirement homes. Now Royal Palms is one of the hottest spots in South Brooklyn, best known for its sprawling shuffleboard courts, but it also has one of the borough’s most sophisticated cocktail programs. Designed by general manager Tim […]
As much as we love New York City, and as ideal as it is for many things, it is not the best place to enjoy fall foliage and get that taste of the outdoors that even the most seasoned city dwellers need from time to time. Here are two easy trips north where you can […]
October in New York City means the arrival of the CMJ Music Marathon. This year, as always, the list for the five-day music festival is extensive. So extensive, in fact, that you’d probably be well advised to take two or three coffee breaks while scanning the schedule, which features more than 1,300 live performances. Before […]
On an already busy month in New York music-wise (and we’re not just talking about CMJ), indie music fans can expect a lot of bang for their bucks with these two acts, one from Australia and the other from right here in Brooklyn, sharing a bill at Webster Hall next week. Anytime someone mentions Courtney Barnett, […]
To get an idea of how vast the lineup of bands is during the CMJ Music Marathon, we asked three music writers to name their top picks, and not one mentioned the same show. Regina Mogilevskaya singled out her must-see showcases here, and our other resident music enthusiasts, Alexander Jordan and Lindsey Rhoades, who also edits […]