Mar 122012
 

Everybody’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, but these two pubs are Irish year-round.

McSorley’s has been at the same location in the East Village since 1854, and hasn’t changed its decor or style since.  The wooden bar has been burnished to a deep shine by generations of elbows, and the walls are cluttered with museum quality memorabilia, including an original ‘wanted’ poster for Abe Lincoln’s assassination.  McSorley’s is at 15 E 7th St., between Second and Third Aves.

Mug’s Ale House is an old-fashioned neighborhood bar in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, with a modern list of draft beers and ales that includes local micro-brews like Bluepoint Toasted Lager and imports from Germany, Belgium, and — of course — Irish Guinness.  Mugs is at 125 Bedford Ave. at North Tenth Street.

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May 122011
 

posted by Evelyn Kanter

The New York City street fair and block party season gets under way in full this weekend, with festivities all over town.  Here’s a partial list, to help you plan your Big Apple weekend.  These outdoor events are usually 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. or 6 p.m., and all are held rain or shine.  Let’s all hope for shine.

The 38th Annual Ninth Avenue International Food Festival — Nibble your way around the world, with delicious bites from the international restaurants of Ninth Avenue, plus other top chefs, are the star here.  Simply, this is one of the biggest — and best tasting — street fairs of the year, with more than 200 food, arts and crafts vendors. On Ninth Avenue — of course — between 42nd and 57th Streets.  There’s a children’s pavillion — fancy word for a big tent — with activities such as face painting and arts and crafts.  Plus live music performances by artists and bands representing the international flavor of Ninth Avenue.  Saturday and Sunday, May 14th and 15th.  Best of all, profits from the festival stay in the neighborhood to support local community programs, scholarship, children’s programs, activities for seniors and holiday giveaways to needy families and neighborhood churches.  So you are eating good food for a good cause.

Saturday, May 14th -

  • Second Avenue Festival,  between  East 14th and  East 4th Streets
  • Graham Avenue Fiesta, Graham Ave. between  Boerum St. and Broadway, Boerum Hill, Brooklyn
  • Children of The World Festival, on Sixth Avenue, between 42nd St. and 56th Street.

Sunday, May 15th –

  • Gramercy Park Neighborhood Festival, on Broadway, between  17th and 23rd Street
  • Fabulous 5th Avenue Festival, on Fifth Avenue between the Washington Square Arch and 12th Street
  • Ecuadorean Flower Parade, on Central Park West, between 106th and 96th Streets
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Mar 172011
 

Would a real Irish bar or pub serve green beer on St. Patricks Day?  Probably not.  Everybody’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day.  These bars and pubs are Irish year-round.

McSorley’s has been at the same location in the East Village since 1854, and hasn’t changed its decor or style since.  The wooden bar has been burnished to a deep shine by generations of elbows, and the walls are cluttered with museum quality memorabilia, including an original ‘wanted’ poster for Abe Lincoln’s assassination.  McSorley’s is at 15 E 7th St., between Second and Third Aves.

Mug’s Ale House is an old-fashioned neighborhood bar in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, with a modern list of draft beers and ales that includes local micro-brews like Bluepoint Toasted Lager and imports from Germany, Belgium, and — of course — Irish Guinness.  Mugs is at 125 Bedford Ave. at North Tenth Street.

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Feb 032011
 

The 36th Thunderbird American Indian Dance Concert and Pow-Wow takes place this weekend and next weekend at the Theater for the New City in the East Village.  This is an afternoon of dancing and singing by tribal members of all ages, from grade school age to elders, all dressed in incredibly beautiful hand-made costumes that feature intricate beading, feathers and metal jingles.  Meet and watch members of the Cherokee Hoop, Hopi Buffalo and Inuit Caribou tribes, and others, and shop for hand made crafts and toys.  Performances are Saturday and Sunday, February 5th and 6th, both at 3 p.m.  Prices are $12 for adults and $10 for kids under 12.   Theater for the New City is at 155 First Avenue, between 9th and 10th Streets in the East Village.

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Aug 312010
 

A representative  from Cuisinart shares recipes and cooking tips for the Jewish New Year, at Broadway Panhandler on Thursday, Sept. 2.  The recipes are Honey Spice Loaf Cake & Browned Onion Kugel. She will be preparing both in a space saving Cuisinart Toaster Oven.  The recipes will be handed out after the demonstration, which starts promptly  at 5:30 p.m.   Broadway Panhandler is in the East Village, at 65 East 8th St.

Rosh Hashonah begins at sundown, Wednesday, Sept. 8, this year.  Shana tovah!

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