This Saturday is the first-ever national Star Wars Reads Day–not to be confused with Star Wars Day, which is May 4. (May the fourth be with you…get it?) Word will be celebrating with a costume parade at American Playground across the street from their shop, followed by an in-store reading with author Jason Fry (Star Wars: The Secret Life of Droids) and Star Wars audio book narrator Marc Thompson. There will be all sorts of prizes and giveaways and costumes are mandatory (well, they actually aren’t, but they should be). This event is for Star Wars fans of all ages so don’t be afraid to show off that sweet Yoda impression you’ve been perfecting since you were six years old.
Forget about the turkey and football: the real tradition around Thanksgiving is Black Friday, the unofficial holiday in which crowds flood the big box stores in the wee hours of the morning hoping to score that big plasma TV, iPad, or down jacket on the cheap. Fortunately on a somewhat lesser scale, Black Friday is […]
Whether you’re leaving town to spend Thanksgiving with your family, or sticking around to host 25 Charlie Browns, the fact that we’re a day away from the start of holiday season means that we can all collectively start to wind down at work and kick back with friends and family. Unless, of course, you work […]
When it comes to doughnuts here in Bay Ridge, we longtime residents know where to go for some sweet fried dough. First, there are the mom-and-pop standbys like Mike’s Donuts near 69th Street and 5th Avenue and Leske’s Bakery on 76th Street and 5th Avenue. And of course, there’s always the ubiquitous Dunkin’ Donuts. But […]
Yes, Thanksgiving week is the busiest, most hassle-filled travel time of the year. It’s just part of the holidays, like that cranberry jello salad your aunt always makes, or the tense mood that strikes the table whenever your cousin’s awful boyfriend opens his mouth. For New Yorkers, getting to the airport is either expensive, time […]