387 West Broadway
Thursday, May 8th, 6-9pm.
Every year on their birthday Ben & Jerry's celebrates by giving the public free ice cream. Go to any participating scoop shop today and get your free cone!
Click on the link below for the participating list of B & J stores for your free cone. And if you have the day off, you could visit them all!
Nicole Farhi's sample sale lasted until Saturday. As a former London resident, I couldn't resist. I arrived at Chelsea market's third floor where the sale was taking place. There were a few racks for women of all sizes and some for men, you could also find items for home. I can't say that the selection was vast, however, after a significant amount of time, I finally found the item I was flirting with. I asked the associate where was the fitting room and she said "everywhere you like here". The space wasn't large and there were a few people of both sexes but I found a discreet spot, and tried the rice-colored pants I had an eye on. They fitted perfect - I decided I was up for the purchase. With a price tag of only $79 from $395, it was a must-buy. While looking around, I saw a number of items I would like to try so I picked one. "No, there are all ours" said a male voice behind me. Apparently, the husband of the lady who anxiously was looking for more items to grab for trial. I don't know if they all fitted but I wished her luck. After all, Nicole Farhi is not such a bad designer to neglect even with a limited selection.
Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) presents Open Studio Weekend. 20 Workspace artists and writers will open their studios to the public, showcasing work completed over the nine months of their residency.
In addition, new cultural venue 92YTribeca hosts two special events on Saturday: Open Texts, a series of readings and performances by our writers-in-residence, and Moving Pictures, a screening of works by our film and video artists.
LMCC's signature Workspace residency program provides studio space and support for a diverse group of selected emerging artists and writers. LMCC will open its 15,000-square-foot Tribeca studio space to the public during Open Studio Weekend, the second time the studios have been open since the current session began in September.
The 9th Annual
SONYA Studio Stroll
Sat, May 17 & Sun, May 18 (noon to 6pm both days)
RAMONA CANDY exhibiting with KATHLEEN HAYEK AT Parlor Gallery - 305 Vanderbilt Avenue (between Lafayette & Dekalb Aves)
Visit www.sonyaonline.org, for tour map and more previews of the art and artists you'll see on Stroll weekend
Prelude Exhibition: Thursday, April 24th - May 18
Offers the local community the chance to get to know its local artists, artist groups, galleries, and institutions. Here you'll find a sampling of the work that will be on display at over 30 studios and galleries that will be open, free, to the public, during the upcoming SONYA Studio Stroll weekend, Saturday, May 17 and Sunday, May 18, taking place in the vibrant cultural hub of downtown Brooklyn just south of the Navy Yard - where art is made.
Thursday, April 24th, 6 to 9 pm
SONYA Center, 394 Waverly Ave. between Greene & Gates Aves.
Brooklyn, NY 11238
Spring is here and the emt vintage sale is back!
Here's some of items you will find:
Vintage swimsuits, playsuits, jumpsuits, bikinis $39-$52
Tie Dye Romper- totally rad! $40
White Tuxedo jacket $39
Sweet acid wash high waisted shorts $35
Assorted color spring rompers $25-52!!
Leather xs jacket supercool $49
Gucci white spring Jacket $65
Spring dresses and jumpers $29-$39
bright pink spring flats $20
Marc Jacobs brown pumps new $65
Marc Jacobs Spring blue wedge sandals $45
Jimmy Choo sandals $110
70's yellow wedges! $30
Marc Jacobs rainbow wedges/espadrilles $65
Manolo lime/fuscia spring shoes $125
Vintage moccasin lace up boots brown $45
Vintage moccasin lace up boots black $45
Riding boots $49
Lace up flat boots LAREDO style different sizes $42
Learn how to live a "Genetically Healthy Lifestyle" from experts like the co-founder of Exhale Spa, the neuroscientist behind the Institute for the Study for Aging, and the COO of Integrative Nutrition.
Where: Navigenics, 76 Greene St. (b/w Spring and Broome).
When: Thursday, 4/17. 6 - 7PM cocktails, 7 - 8PM panel and open discussion. RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Why: Be prepared for what lays ahead -- Navigenics helps you understand your genetic roadmap.
Why we go out?
I am sure most of you have heard or said the expressions “let’s go out”, “let’s have a drink in the pub”, “what about going to the movies tonight?” or “do you want to grab a bite?” relatively often. I am also certain that you actually went out, had a drink, saw a movie or two, and grabbed a bite. But I am not certain at all that you know the reasons of all of the above. In other words, why did you go out to have a drink, see a movie or to grab a bite?
I often question myself the need of people to “go out”. Going out means “not staying in” or avoid your home, your couch and the TV for the evening. The main reasons of going out might be one or a combination of the following:
We often accept invitations or send ours to our loved ones, friends, close relatives and so on in order to see them, meet and greet them. We try to keep in touch, exchange ideas, chat, make jokes or even gossip. Now you can ask: why do we have to go out to actually do all those things instead of staying in and meet them at home? You could do that too but then “they” will again have to go out. Going out is inevitable, one time or another, for some people
Your boss asks you to offer a lavish dinner to one of your clients. If you can’t turn him/her down, you may get a warning or loose your job but why do it anyway? The dinner is free and you get to meet new people (i.e. clients). So professional “get-togethers”, “dinners”, “networking events”, “business breakfast” etc are actually a very sociable and interesting task to experience. Although it sounds like work, it may please your senses and satisfy your appetite. The check is on the company’s credit card, you had expensive wine and you could even close a deal. Is there anything not to like? You may be tired or bored and you also have to make an effort to sell or promote your company or its products but it’s better to do it in a restaurant than in the office.
Occasionally we go out because we "have nothing else to do", we are "so bored to stay in" and we want fresh air. It sounds that we don't in reality have a strong reason to go out, but just a strong need to avoid the comfort of our couch. It may also be that there is not a real life goal or objective and "hanging out" with friends is probably the most entertaining activity.
There are plenty of people who want or need to have a busy schedule. This schedule, except for working, includes a number of "outings", "events" and "parties", social activities in other words that keep them busy. Being busy has a lot of benefits: excessive social life, attendance of parties and events, meeting interesting people and overall, having fun. On the negative side, being busy can also mean physical exhaustion and lack of personal, "me" time. In a way, it may be that you want to avoid yourself.
There will probably be more reasons humans beings go out for. This posting is just a beginning, some food for thought to question your personal values and intentions related to your outings.