In the modern era of Black Thursday Walmart sales (shudder) and Amazon holiday wish lists, I often wonder what happened to the old-timey traditions that used to define Christmas. You know, the Dickensian stuff: carolers, chestnuts roasting on an open fire, figgy pudding and Yule logs that aren’t broadcast in HD. Has anyone actually ever encountered a Christmas goose? I haven’t, and that’s one reason I’m intrigued by the upcoming Holiday Dinner put on by slow food supper club I Was Really, Very Hungry. The menu features items that I’ve heard about my whole life but never actually seen like wassail, oyster pie, Yorkshire pudding, and, of course, goose–all accompanied by carefully selected wine pairings. The event takes place on Saturday at 8pm at Vinegar Hill Sound, a recording studio that promises to be a an impressive space. Tickets are available here for $100, but keep in mind that almost all of the proceeds will go directly toward another feast that the supper club will prepare next week for over 200 Far Rockaway residents devastated by Sandy. In short, it’s an opportunity to enjoy a memorable holiday meal and to ensure that others in our city who are in need of support right now can do the same. And that, at least in my estimation, is what Christmas is really supposed to be about. – K.H.
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 […]
On the third day after Hurricane Sandy, Art Presson, superintendent of grounds at Green-Wood Cemetery, arrived at the gates to see the land, the grass, and the trees strewn about as though an ill-tempered giant had rearranged them. He started repairs right away, knowing it would be a long time before things were back […]