The reason there’s free minigolf and sculptural works you can play in all summer long at Governors Island can be traced to FIGMENT, a completely volunteer-run, participatory, free art festival for adults and kids that runs this Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 6pm. This year the minigolf course includes a hole from last year fashioned out of an oversized fly swatter and one inspired by Pachinko, and the sculpture garden features interactive works like a wooden TV that you can step inside and broadcast your own imaginary shows. Those two elements of the festival will stay on the island through September, but there are many fleeting events you can only take part in this weekend, all designed to spark the kind of fun and wonder you experienced effortlessly as a kid. Check out the full list of projects; directions are here.
Dear Holly, I recently started a quarterly magazine geared toward women. It’s on its ninth issue and readership has been steadily increasing, which is great. I still can’t fully support myself on it yet, but I’m definitely getting closer to that goal. I know people keep saying that print is dying, and it’s all about […]
The world is awash in recipes and restaurant reviews, celebrity chefs and cooking smackdowns, but for substantial discussions about food culture, The Food Book Fair fills a serious niche in the food world. From April 25-27, the fair returns to The Wythe Hotel with creative panels and parties like the Food Book Slam, where our favorite […]
Mon April 21, 2014If you’ve ever been out to dinner with a teacher, particularly a New York City public school teacher, then you know that their hours in the classroom are storytelling gold, from unruly students to irascible administrators. The long-form fans at Narratively produce a variety of stories around a theme each week, and […]
Our pal Tom Shillue has been showing up on The Tonight Show on a semi-regular basis as part of Jimmy Fallon’s barbershop quartet, and some of his buddies from the show are starting to be regulars on Funny Story at Brooklyn Brewery. Take Dion Flynn for example–he’s their go-to Barack Obama, and a regular player […]
Wed April 16, 2014If shooting shuffleboard at the Royal Palms has given you a taste for geriatric gaming, be sure to expand your repertoire by swinging through on Wednesday to check out weekly bingo night. Don’t worry, this isn’t your typical stuffy church basement affair—it’s hosted by Linda Simpson and Murray Hill, celebrity drag personalities […]