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.
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 […]
Mon April 21, 2014Ok, last weekend proved that we are finally out of the vortex, and it’s time to shift focus to nice, outdoor things, like picnics, bbqs, pig roasts and seafood boils. To get your first taste of that last one this season, buy your ticket now for the annual backyard clam boil at […]
Thu April 17, 2014Did you know that the Roof at Whole Foods hosts events like a weekly Wednesday trivia night? Me neither, which is why I was delighted to discover that starting this Thursday, the health food mega-facility will be serving monthly beer dinners in partnership with selected breweries. This month, Queens-based Singlecut Beersmiths is […]
At this point you’ve probably either used a car service app like Uber, or ridden with someone who has. We love that they take the guesswork out of when your car will arrive–one of the biggest mysteries of calling a car service dispatch is why they say “seven minutes” when what they really mean is […]