03/29/17 3:25pm

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The Brooklyn Wine Fest is coming to the Brooklyn Expo Center April 8, and you could win a pair of tickets for unlimited tastings of 250+ wines! During each four-hour session you’ll also find live music, games and food from Brooklyn Oyster Party, Luke’s Lobster and more to sustain you through your epic tasting. Tickets for unlimited wine start at $70 but you could win a pair to either the afternoon or evening session–enter by March 30 at 3pm! donyc.com/bkwinefest

02/01/17 10:35am
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The immersive spectacle “Ketamine: The Musical” stars “everyone” at The House of Yes–including clowns, aerialists, dancing tongues and leaping eyeballs. Photo by Kat Mareck

If your last encounter with Ketamine was watching Party Monster (or being a card carrying member of the New York Club Kid scene), you may have assumed that the dissociative drug had fallen out of use. But it’s made a comeback, both within dance music culture and at the House of Yes, in a show called Ketamine: The Musical.

The production is based upon someone’s journey on the drug, and according to Brooklyn Magazine’s review of its sold-out run this August, it’s a psychedelic spectacle combining aerialists, a bit of nudity, some tongues, and music that makes you want to dance (though most don’t, just like those on K.) All fun stuff.

It’s the perfect escapism for this moment, and together with our partners BK.events and Lorem Ipsum, we’re giving away 3 pairs of tickets to each performance at the House at Yes this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Feb. 2-4. Just enter here and we’ll announce a winner each day starting tomorrow.

CLICK HERE TO ENTER

01/27/17 11:11am

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At The Buccaneer in St. Croix right now, the temperature’s in the low 80s. Resort guests are sipping fruity rum drinks, snorkeling with the Angelfish, lounging on the patios of oceanfront rooms where boldface names like Lauren Bacall, Michael Jackson and good old Joe Biden have vacationed.

You could score a trip for two to this luxe resort, ranked the best on the island. Enter by Feb. 12 for a chance to win four nights in an oceanfront room, airfare for two, plus a dinner, a spa treatment and daily breakfast.

With the way things are going, you may not want to come back.

ENTER FOR A CHANCE TO WIN AN AWESOME CARIBBEAN GETAWAY

12/09/16 11:32am

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We’re giving away a very merry December in NYC, including:

  • A pair of tickets to see the Radio City Christmas Spectacular (worth $150)
  • Two VIP tickets to ice skating at Rockefeller Center (worth $300 because you get to skip the lines, enter through the heated VIP igloo and get cookies and hot cocoa too!)
  • Dinner for two at French bistro Bagatelle NY in the Meatpacking District, with wine pairings (worth $200)

Get caught up in the magic of skating beneath a 94-foot-tall lit up tree, seeing an iconic show at Radio City, and sitting down to a fancy French meal—for free! You can choose to spread out the fun over time instead of packing it all into this month, but why not go for it all now?

ENTER TO WIN YOUR MOST FESTIVE DECEMBER IN NYC

11/11/16 10:50am
You'll get to taste what it's like to have a 200-year-old smokehouse on site.

Where else can you taste the effects of a 200-year-old smokehouse?

A lot of you have been looking into Canadian and Costa Rican property. We get it. But we have a much easier escape for you.

We’re giving away a gift-filled weekend for two at the new boutique Hudson Valley hotel, Hasbrouck House.

That’s two nights upstate at a gorgeously appointed inn where nightly bonfires are a thing, and there are miles of walking and biking trails to get out into the woods and clear your mind.

You’ll also enjoy a $100 credit toward dinner at their in-house restaurant, Butterfield, where the farm-to-fork menu pays homage to original Hudson Valley cuisine, sourcing only from local farms and orchards.

Plus, you’ll get perks including a three-month subscription of reBloom sleep drinks, a $200 credit to Jaf Gifts and a $200 credit to Jars by Dani!

While you’re visiting, be sure to explore Kingston, NY, too, and all of its artistic, revitalized charms–it’s just a 20-minute ride away.

Enter to win your weekend upstate!

08/19/16 8:32am

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The lead-up to Labor Day always makes us feel as though we need to do every last, fun thing before September. But it’s not as if this supremely pleasant weather is going away. We have another full season of beautiful weekends ahead, one of which could be spent cruising the New York harbor in a tall ship, with a Bronx Brewery beer in hand.

Enter now for a chance to win a sweet afternoon aboard the Clipper City with 3 of your friends during one of their craft beer cruises Sunday, Sept. 11. You’ll get cheese, charcuterie and tastings of 5 different Bronx Brewery ales and lagers as you sail around lower Manhattan in a 158-foot-long sailboat, the largest of its kind in New York. You can even help the crew raise the sails!

07/08/16 6:53am

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If you live in Brooklyn, then you already know Brooklyn Brewery through their beers on tap around the city, the events they host at their tasting room, and (of course) the neighborhood Immersions they help us produce. But for all the cities where they’re not the hometown brewery, they’ve created the MASH, an immersive event that brings good beer, food and music to cities around the U.S. and Europe every summer. The next stop is in Philly, and we’re sending one lucky winner and a guest to get in on the fun.

The grand prize includes an all-access MASH pass–which means starting Thursday, August 25, you’ll have four days to explore Philly and enjoy a beer-paired dinner, a night of live music, a tricked out venue that hosts a beer festival called Beer Mansion, and an Immersion-like tour. We’ve also lined up hotel accommodations at the Kimpton Hotel Monaco Philadelphia, tickets there and back on Amtrak, plus a dinner for two courtesy of Spotluck.

The all-access passes aren’t for sale to the public–you can only get one if you win. Enter now and we’ll notify the winner by July 28, plenty of time to add an awesome weekend in Philly to your summer calendar.

06/13/16 12:42pm

This Steak Lover Gift Box from Hamlet Meats would make one dad very happy, but you can also enter to win these grass-fed, dry-aged, antibiotic and hormone-free steaks, plus lots of fixings for yourself. The gift box is valued at $184.99 and Hamlet Meats includes the following in each:

  • 2 Rib-eye, Sirloin, or Porterhouse Steaks
  • 2 Filet Mignon Steaks
  • 1 Jones Of Boerum Hill Workwear Apron
  • 1 Armstrong’s All Natural Butcher Block Wax
  • 1 Greenpoint Trading Co. T-Bone Spice Rub
  • 1 Hamlet Meats Thermometer

Enter your email in the form below (or right here) and we’ll notify the winner by 5pm tomorrow.

You can view our Terms and Conditions here.

05/13/16 1:00pm

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As you map out your summer concert calendar, make room for the Montreal Jazz Fest. We’re giving away a trip for two to the festival, whose lineup includes jazz greats like Wynton Marsalis and Chick Correa and fun surprises like Kool and the Gang, Cat Power and Rufus Wainwright.

You really can’t beat the location, either, so even if you are going for the music, you should also make time for dinners at killer restaurants like Joe Beef, shopping the farmers and flea markets, and exploring the waterfront by BIXI (their version of Citi Bike).

Together with media partners like Daily Pnut, Newser and more, we’re giving one lucky winner two Gold Jazz fest packages, which includes two nights at the Hyatt; two Jazz fest passes that let you pick a concert of your choice in the three main festival venues; and $600 toward travel, which you can use for the hour-and-a-half flights, a scenic train ride or a border-crossing road trip.

We’ll notify the winner at the end of May. Enter here for a chance at a fabulous summer weekend getaway.

01/15/16 12:24pm

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Break up the long gray of winter with a foodie weekend in February, on us. We’ve teamed up with some great partners to treat one lucky reader to a pair of tickets to the NYC Winter Wine Festival on Feb. 6. We’ll whisk you to and from the festival in an Uber and take you out to dinner at Lincoln Square Steak. And, you’ll get a six-month subscription to the Jamesport Vineyards Wine Club, so you’ll start each month, through the summer, with a couple of bottles to enjoy. Enter now.