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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!

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If my last post was more than you could handle please don’t read further, you may be paralyzed by the number of events worth your time in the coming days…

Tonight whip up your best potluck offering (I like to make pies but casseroles are traditional) and head to Canoe Studios for the Slideluck Potshow– a potluck dinner where your dish is your ticket to a slideshow of original work by artists including (on this occasion) Christoph Niemann, Brian Ulrich, Claudio Papapietro and Edith Maybin. This is the 13th such event, which the New York Times has described as “own little niche in the art world, glazed with a hipster sheen.”

Tomorrow night catch Sexy Neighbors at Lit Lounge where their hot Afrobeat will be raising the roof.

On Sunday their are two great BBQs to add to this weekend’s menu. DJ Fucci will be spinning at Outpost’s Garden Party; there will be yummy food including do-it-yourself s’mores!

GBH’s version of the classic BBQ includes free corn on the cob and will be taking place rain or shine on the rooftop of Highbar!


On Tuesday Budos Band will provide the tunes for the last Hudson Sq. Backyard BBQ of the season. Get out and make the most of this delicious summer event.

Have a great weekend!