Monday, April 27, 2009

The Sunday Paper takes the Stage

A day at the TImes Center with discussions featuring economists, fashion designers etc about the new administration's first 103 days.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

2009 Tribeca FIlm Festival

April 22-May 3

The festival was founded soon after the tragic events of 9/11/01 to give lower Manhattan an economic boost while promoting the city as a major filmmaking mecca.

Also check out the free events hosted by the Apple store in SoHo

Friday, April 17, 2009

Poets Rejoice

This cozy cafe saturated with history features a variety of groundbreaking events from slams, open mics, comedy, plays, to musical performances. Prices range from $5-15 making it an affordable night out with substance (not that kind o substance).

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

View from the Top

Summer is around the corner (um sort of? one can dream...) so make plans to grab drinks with amazing views at the city's best Rooftop Bars. Note to self: do a mass tour of said bars. I can already vouch for the lounges at the Empire and Bentley Hotel as well as 230 Fifth for breathtaking views.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Luxe for Less

Take advantage of spaweek in the city from 4/13-19.
Check out for spa listings and discounts.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Food for Thought...

...the Film Festival

From the FreeNYC site

Date: Saturday, April 11th & Saturday, April 18th
Time: 1:00pm - 8:30pm
Location: Action Center to End World Hunger (6 River Terrace, Battery Park)
Cost: Free

Naniola Productions in partnership with Action Center to End World Hunger and Columbia University Medical Center Office of Government and Community Affairs presents the third annual Food For Thought Film Festival 2009; a showcase of films about our life sustaining resources: FOOD and WATER... This event is FREE to the public to encourage maximum community attendance. The program will be showcasing four feature length films, three short films, guest speakers, and filmmakers. This year focuses on several crucial issues: access to clean food and water; local and sustainable agriculture; and the effects of policy on small American farmers. Our goal is to promote dialogue within communities and to inspire action.

1:00pm - Welcome and Introduction
1:30pm - Farm to Cafeteria: A Red Hook Lunch followed by Asparagus:
Stalking the American Life
3:45pm - Hot Bread Kitchen; New Amsterdam Market followed by Eating
6:00pm - FLOW

Same line up repeated next Saturday at Columbia University Medical Center Alumni Auditorium (650 West 168th St.)

Friday, April 10, 2009

Site Picks Recession Relief

While Time Out has become even more cost conscious due to the state of the economy, they certainly haven't sacrificed fun...

Sign up at It's the way to keep track of you and your friend's social calendars, what's new and what's hot. Check out their Recession Busters section where admission to events is free or cheap as a going member.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Party and a Movie

Sign up at and for free entry to movies and release parties.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Lazy Sunday...

Met up with some girlfriends for brunch at the organic hotspot, Counter on 1st avenue between 6th and 7th. The food was savory...sampled my friend's tuscan eggs dish- delish. Go there for brunch, dinner, a drink and all dessert- all organic. To check out the menu and to make reservations:

Afterwards, we headed over to Venieros for dessert and coffee. It's got a mom pop bakery feel...something that's unfortunately becoming more and more obsolete in the city.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Migrate to the New School..

for a panel discussion on immigration reform. Speakers include some of the leading experts on the issue. Past policies will be revisited, proposals discussed and the new aministrations goals and vision, assessed.