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Drinking, Art and Ticker Tape!

Those of you following me on Twitter have heard about the 1st Thursdays DUMBO Gallery Walk happening this evening; let me just add that there are a number of opening receptions at participating galleries this month, including openings at  A.I.R. Gallery and the Farmani Gallery.

Fred Stein & Erika Stone on Exhibit starting Nov. 5 at the Farmani Gallery

Fred Stein & Erika Stone on exhibit starting Nov. 5 at the Farmani Gallery

Tomorrow the city is throwing the Yankees a proper ticker tape parade in celebration of their big win (ok, I know nothing about baseball but I do like parades). The MTA has advice on how to beat the crowds on the subway and Metromix can help you get a great view and find a place to drink afterwards!

On Saturday you can prove just how well you know our fine city by participating in a massive Scavenger Hunt! Start at the Cube in Astor Pl. and then the Hunt Is On!

Also on Saturday, those of you who have never quite left your beer pong days behind can achieve glory at Second Chance Saloon:

This Saturday, Second Chance Saloon will challenge domestic-whisky-experts and beer-can-free-throwers alike to prove their drinking might in its first annual Bar-athlon. Teams of up to four drinkers will compete in 10 different bar-themed events, from a wafting contest (contestants must identify drinks by smell) to a bar counter beer slide. Prizes will be awarded for first, second, and third place, and cheap drinks and hot dogs will be available for all.

This weekend is your last chance to see the Japanese Garden at the New York Botanical Garden; this is not just the end of this season but the final year so get on Metro North and smell some flowers!

I’ll be back with more fun events soon; don’t forget to check out my last post and follow me on twitter for the full spread of excitement!

Labor Day etc.

Tomorrow is Labor Day in The Big Apple and since you won’t be laboring you should check out some of the awesome events that will be taking place in this fine town!

On Eastern Parkway The West Indian Day Parade will be one great big party! The parade will be followed by dance and musical performances at The Brooklyn Museum!

West Indian Day Parade 2008 (in front of the Brooklyn Museum)

West Indian Day Parade 2008 (in front of the Brooklyn Museum)

If you feel up to some cooking whip up something local and bring it to The Bell House for their ‘Lunchin’ Local on Labor Day Potluck.’ Your dish gives you free access to the festivities, which include “4-square, hopscotch, hula hoops and more!”

As the day draws to a close head uptown to Lincoln Center Plaza for the last free opera of the season! The Metropolitan Opera’s outstanding performance of Madama Butterfly will be broadcast in HD; get there early to snag a seat and enjoy the show!

Also, in case you missed my last post, let me reiterate…

On Monday skip the amateur BBQs and get BBQ done right at Marfa in the E. Village:

From 5pm onwards, East Village rib joint Marfa is hosting the West Texas All You Can Eat Labor Day Barbecue on their roof deck. For $15, fill your plate with BBQ ribs, pork, beef, salmon and all the fixins. And for an extra $2, you can add some wild boar or shrimp to that plate. Drinks include $5 Margaritas, $3 PBR and shots of the house-infused tequila.

If you’re a fan of Manolos and Cosmo’s get your tickets now to the “lecture” of the season: Sex and the City and Best Friends Forever: Candace Bushnell and Jennifer Weiner, at Kaufmann Concert Hall this Tuesday!

On Wednesday join me at Comix to pay tribute to John Hughes in the best possible way- by watching the Raspberry Brothers make fun of The Breakfast Club! Tickets are only $5 if you buy them online in advance using the promo code RASP. It’s going to be hilarious and rumors say that a sing-a-long will also be part of the evening… Here’s the trailer to whet your appetite:


Enjoy the start of a new season and stay tuned for additions! Also don’t forget- for the latest updates follow The Big Red Apple on twitter!