The Brooklyn International Film Festival is currently underway with more than 100 films and daily social events. If you don’t already know, the competitive festival includes experimental films, shorts, animation, documentaries and of course, feature films. The ten-day festival, now in its 12th … Continue reading The Brooklyn International Film Festival ends this weekend!
I visited the relaxed Williamsburg offices of The Brooklyn International Film Festival to speak with its creator and Executive Director, Marco Ursino. I was greeted by friendly faces, smiles and the intermittent clicking of computer keys. Susan Mackell, Director of Development for the festival, ushered me into a comfortable leather seating area and offered me water when a spontaneous … Continue reading My Interview with Marco Ursino
Remember science class? Beakers, Bunsen burners and the dreaded dead frog? I remember, so much so in fact, that I think science class seriously maimed me for a future in the sciences. I could have been a scientific genius. If you’re not bitter like I am (I’m not, really) and want to shake up your scientific sensibilities, … Continue reading World Science Festival June 10-14
So, it’s obvious to everyone: the Film Festival Season is upon us. It can be hard to decide which film to see, much less which festival to attend. It’s all very confusing. I’m here to help. One festival you should absolutely not miss is the Human Rights Watch Festival, held at Lincoln Center every year. … Continue reading Human Rights Watch Festival
Yeah, you read it correctly. And the title is self-explanatory. Quell your curiosity and your inner voyeur and watch this exhibition, peep-show style. June 24th – 26th 2009 Buy tickets at $25 here More info here. Continue reading The Lonely, Post-Modern, Artsy-Fartsy Peep Show
If you’re bored with the regular line-up this summer and want something new to experience, why not try out these odd-themed film festivals? Come on, you’ve got nothing better to do. The Bicycle Film Festival – Come celebrate bicycles through film, art and music. This festival has a bunch of cool events, bikes shows and … Continue reading Two Interesting Film Festivals in June
This year, to honor the memory of all of our servicemen and women, I decided to forgo the regular barbecue hopping and take a serene, introspective walk all over New York City, sans company. Here’s where my little feet took me: And here’s what I saw: Please keep in mind … Continue reading My Memorial Day
The Buskwick Open Studios Festival features local artists, selling their goods…to you! Come on down to my hood and support ‘Arts in Bushwick.’ Everything is priced to sell: 200 bucks and under. How can you resist? Free Entrance -May 21, 7:30 pm Lumenhouse 47 Beaver Street Brooklyn NY 11206 Continue reading Art Benefit In Bushwick. Tonight.
This weekend, don’t sit home, being depressed about the economy (and your bank account). Get yer ass outside and enjoy life, albeit on a responsible budget. Here are a few, low-cost events to float your boat this weekend: Listen to opera singers compete for cash and prizes! Symphony Space, May 15 6:30 pm Harlem Opera Vocal Compitition … Continue reading Weekend Rundown
The cool cats down at flavorpill are joining ranks with MOMA and hosting a soiree of sorts in their new weekly series, “MOMA Monday Nights.” The extended hours for the weekly event are 5:30 – 8:45. Dj’s and ART are included in the $20 fee, but if you rsvp through http://www.flavorpill.com (go to events), then the fee is just … Continue reading Monday night boredom? Not anymore.
One of the most unrecognized New York City Parks is Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City, Queens. It’s a unique park used mostly by artists as an exhibition and performance space, but also used for other cool events, like a kite-making class (I know!) and the upcoming State Fair in May. This summer, starting in July, they’ll … Continue reading Socrates Sculpture Park. Never heard of it.
I hope you already know this, and if you don’t it’s a shame. In this economic climate, who has extra money to lay out 20 bucks just to see a white wall painted bright pink? I don’t. So, when you go to MOMA, make sure you go on Friday nights from 4pm -8pm, when it’s completely free. … Continue reading MOMA
If you like photography (who doesn’t?) then you’ll want to find yourself at The Metropolitan Museum of Art for their new photo installation, The Pictures Generation 1974-1984, running now till August 2, 2009. Modern photography, little to no entrance fee, bumping into art-loving foreign men…hell yes! Don’t forget: the entrance fee is a “suggested donation,” so you … Continue reading Modern Photography at the Metropolitan Museum