Is it just me or is this winter especially interminable? When the weather is crappy, the days are short, and my seasonal affective disorder kicks in, I am always on the lookout for activities that do not involve borderline lethal doses of booze and/or cheese. I also have this completely unjustified image of myself as a crafty person, so the Jewelry Making Workshop at powerHouse Arena naturally caught my eye. Tatty Devine, a cult-fave British jewelry brand whose unique, offbeat pieces have been sported by Kelly Osbourne and Katy Perry, has a book out that promises to make brilliant bauble designers out of all of us. The brains behind the operation, two art school grads who got their start selling leather cuffs at London’s Portobello Market, will be providing supplies, tips, and inspiration to attendees who want to try their hand at making stunning accessories from everyday objects like keys, playing cards, and tape measures. Reserve a spot by emailing RSVP@powerHouseArena.com.–K.H.
With just over a week left ’til Oct. 31, Halloween is already creeping into the calendar, threatening to eclipse perfectly unspooky events like the CMJ Music Marathon, that annual showcase for new music across hundreds of NYC venues. We’ve winnowed the 1300-band lineup down to 15 bands to check out. On Saturday, you can […]
It’s probably time we declare the entirety of October Halloween month, rather than restricting all the costumed revelry to one night a year. In the interest of extending your spooky good times, we’ve rounded up two weekends worth of fabulous frightening fêtes, from the creepy catacombs of Green-Wood Cemetery to the terrifyingly toxic Newtown Creek. […]
It arrives earlier and with more abundance each year—pumpkin-spice season. Flavoring everything, from cookies, to cream cheese, to local beer, to much-maligned-as-of-late pumpkin spice lattes that have become a sure sign of sweater-weather, pumpkin, the faker the better it seems, has become shorthand for fall. While we love actual pumpkin, in soup, curry, pie and even […]
Before the Royal Palms Shuffleboard Club opened in Gowanus, shuffleboard was an activity you associated with Florida retirement homes. Now Royal Palms is one of the hottest spots in South Brooklyn, best known for its sprawling shuffleboard courts, but it also has one of the borough’s most sophisticated cocktail programs. Designed by general manager Tim […]
As much as we love New York City, and as ideal as it is for many things, it is not the best place to enjoy fall foliage and get that taste of the outdoors that even the most seasoned city dwellers need from time to time. Here are two easy trips north where you can […]