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.
Sat March 15, 2014If you’re one of the lucky few with a patch of greenspace to call your own, this thaw we’re experiencing means it’s time to get work on prepping, pruning and planting for spring. To that end, you’re going to want to swing by Green-Wood Cemetery this Saturday at 2pm to pick up […]
Tue March 18, 2014Head to Pioneer Works on March 18 for the first of three workshops where you’ll learn to design and print your own 3D jewelry using Rhino–the software program not the odd-toed ungulate. Instructor Sergei Tiourine will walk you through the process, from sketching to surface modeling, creation, manipulation, packaging and printing. You […]
Wed March 12, 2014Rough Trade only opened its Brooklyn outpost in November, but the English music import is quickly becoming a mainstay in Williamsburg’s music scene. From now through March 29, Rough Trade has teamed up with TomTom Magazine to present the world’s largest modern Moog installation, a 25-day residency program devoted to sound experimentation […]
Wed March 12, 2014Way before Boardwalk Empire, The Sopranos or even Scarface and The Godfather set the gold standard for gangster sagas, director Raoul Walsh was one of the first to turn his lens on organized crime, bringing realism to the rough-hewn existence of immigrants living on the Bowery in 1915′s Regeneration. The silent, biographical […]
Since opening in Carroll Gardens in 2008, Buttermilk Channel has been one of Brooklyn’s most consistently acclaimed eateries, winning best new restaurant awards, a star review from the New York Times, national media attention, and even visits from Beyonce and Blue Ivy. For most local restaurateurs, success like that would be carte blanche to start […]