Williamsburg is now home to so many families The New York Times dubbed it “Toddlertown,” and this Saturday Town Square and Motherburg NYC are embracing the baby boom with the all-day Brooklyn BabyFEST. Cloth diapers, home births, tips on sleep and getting into preschool are just some of the things new and expectant parents can glean from the 70 exhibitors and 20 panel discussions. Expect food and drink from The Brooklyn Hero Company, ice cream by LIC’s Malu, live music, free childcare on site, and Brooklyn Based Kids is sponsoring the first-ever Diaper Derby–a crawling contest for those who are mobile but not yet walking. Email us if you want to enter; there are only 5 slots, and the first baby to reach the finish line gets a $40 gift certificate to children’s bookstore, The Story Nook. Be sure to check out the exhibitors and lineup of panelists and demos, then purchase tickets in advance to save time and money at the door.
Jessica Lea Mayfield will be performing Saturday, April 26 at Rough Trade, 64 N. 9th st., Brooklyn, 8pm, $15; and Monday, April 28 at the Mercury Lounge, 217 E. Houston St., Manhattan, 6:30pm, $15. The first thing you might think when listening to Jessica Lea Mayfield’s music for the first time, especially her new album, Make My Head […]
Industrial films, how-to videos, birthday parties and piano recitals, public access television shows and exercise routines from pretty much every B-list celebrity–when you look at American culture through the lens of discarded VHS tapes what emerges is a vision of an ever-aerobicizing tribe clad in high-cut leotards, hellbent on learning how to do everything from […]
Already mourning the impending retirement of Carl Kasell from Wait Wait…Don’t Tell Me? Obsessed with RadioLab, Brooke Gladstone’s voice, or tune into Brian Lehrer every morning? You should get tickets to RadioLoveFest now. From June 4-8, the people behind the best shows on public radio will be on stage at BAM–including a live taping of Wait Wait with Mo Rocca and Jessi Klein. […]
Wed April 23, 2014Half the beauty of street art is stumbling upon it in an unexpected place, on the wall of an old factory, or the corrugated curves of a metal gate. Joseph Carini has moved street art to an even more surprising spot–underfoot, in carpets he designed. Like another creative rug designer we featured this […]
Thu April 24, 2014Get ready for a good laugh on Thursday night. Rather, get ready to spend an hour or two solid timing your sips of beers so that you don’t immediately spit them out because you’re cracking up. We have five, count ‘em FIVE great storytellers, comics and weirdos, plus the top weirdo of […]