I am never in town for Thanksgiving, but the annual Coney Island Turkey Trot is something I am always sad to miss. In past years, I simply thought that it would be nice to get outside and get some slow and not particularly graceful exercise after being cooped up indoors eating like it’s my job for two days straight. Also, truth be told, the idea of free Butterball turkeys being handed out to the first three male and female finishers kind of cracks me up. This year, however, the race has a whole new significance because the route wends its way along the Coney Island Boardwalk, one of the many beloved parts of our borough that was ravaged by Superstorm Sandy. Throw on some sneaks and show your support for a neighborhood trying to get back on its feet—$3000 from the race’s proceeds will be donated to relief efforts. The first 500 to sign up will get a Coney Island hoodie and everyone will be treated to six-foot heros, drinks, and live music at the post-race reception. You can preregister online for $30, or pay $35 to enter the day of the race. –K.H.
In addition to enjoying candy, pumpkins and costumes, Halloween is also an occasion to listen to someghoulish tunes. While Halloween-specific songs are rare compared to the feel- good/bordering-on-saccharine Christmas standards, pop music has always been known for its sometimes ominous overtones–from the teenage death songs of the ’50s and ’60s, to today’s black metal scene. […]
Likely you’re headed out on some kind of adventure tonight or tomorrow, whether it’s the kind that involves glitter, greasepaint and candy corn-flavored shots, or the type that starts with a Seamless order and ends three horror movies, a pizza and a bowl of popcorn later. Polish your party conversation game with this handful of […]
For over 10 years now, Australian singer-songwriter Greta Gertler has been a regular staple of the New York City downtown music scene–she has played pretty much every local venues past and present, from Manhattan’s Fez Under Time Cafe to Brooklyn’s Union Hall. Whether as a solo artist, a member of the bands Peccadillo and the […]
We started Indie Media Camp last year as a way to bring independent media makers together to network with and learn from one another. It was such a hit that we’ve decided to make it an annual event, and IMC 2014 returns to Gowanus on Wednesday, Nov. 19 from 10am-6pm at 501 Union. Who is […]
We’re on the slow train to winter, with shorter, colder days ahead and a lot of pumpkin spice in your future. The bright side? The first annual New York Festival of Light is debuting in DUMBO next week, disrupting the darkness with three nights of light installations throughout the neighborhood. Before the big feast looming […]