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Wednesday
Sep282011

atlantic antic: new york

photo by: originalhamster What: The 37th Atlantic Antic Street Festival
When: Sunday, October 2, from 12:00 - 6:00pm
Where: Atlantic Avenue—Hicks St to Fourth Ave

The Antic is the largest street festival in New York City—having made a name for itself over three decades, its become a Brooklyn institution

Spanning four neighborhoods from Hicks Street to Fourth Avenue, the festival celebrates the diversity of the heritages that coexist in the Brooklyn Borough.

Known for eclectic delicacies, the Antic offers a chance to try foods from around the world but it doesn’t leave out the street fair favorites like funnel cakes and roasted corn.

There will be free performances of various musical genres and it’s fun for all featuring an entire city block dedicated solely to kid-friendly activities including storytelling, face painting—and pony rides!

Thanks to tameeka, store manager eastside new york, for this submission—welcome back to the Big Apple!

Friday
Sep162011

ostalgia: new york

photo by: shinya What: Ostalgia
When: extended thru October 2, 2011
Where: New Museum, New York

Twenty years ago—after the fall of the Berlin Wall—a process of dissolution led to the breakup of the Soviet Union and many other countries that had been united under Communist governments.

From the Baltic republics to the Balkans, from Central Europe to Central Asia, entire regions and nations were reconfigured, their constitutions rewritten, their borders redrawn.

From the German word ostalgie—a term that emerged in the 1990s to describe a sense of longing and nostalgia for the era before the collapse of the Communist Bloc—this exhibit highlights art created in and about countries most affected by the dissolution.

Extended through October 2, it’s an opportunity to peek inside the psychological landscape in which individuals and entire societies negotiated new relationships to history, geography, and ideology.

Friday
Sep092011

september 2011

photo by: Ron Cogswell In the ten years since September 11th, the towers that fell have became a symbol of strength, and remembrance.

So it’s no surprise that the tons of steel salvaged from Ground Zero are being re-used for these same inspirational ends.

In 2009 for example, 7.5 tons went into building the mighty USS New York.

And since 2001, the Port Authority of NY stored and allocated the balance—approximately 1200 pieces—to various locations across the nation to help create some 225 memorials.

To see a few, visit inhabit NYC—devoted to green living and forward-thinking urban designs, planning and environmental policy.

Monday
Jun202011

watch: heritage radio network

In March of 2009, Patrick Martins and Heritage Foods USA started broadcasting the Heritage Radio Network out of two re-purposed shipping containers.

Located in the back garden of Roberta’s Restaurant in Bushwick, Brooklyn, the station regularly broadcasts over 20 shows focused on food and sustainability.

Featuring in-depth information and conversations from a variety of viewpoints, topics range from gardening to farming, from culinary techniques to financial advice, with a dash of architecture and music.

First, get your hands dirty when The Farm Report hosts talk to farmers across the country; and Greenhorn Radio is ‘by farmers for farmers’ with reports from farming communities painting a picture of the day-to-day life and struggles within the agricultural community.

Next, there’s We Dig Plants—all about gardening and landscape design—and At the Root of It which travels through the world of wine.

There are specials and mini-series for singular topics while A Taste of the Past, gets into the whys and the ways we eat—a look at how food is integral to our culture, our history—and their effects on present food trends.

Take a trip through the foodways of the United States—whether its about southern cooking or food policies—in Hot Grease and experience Brooklyn Eats by taking audio culinary tours throughout NY.

Flash Talks Cash helps explain the financials of opening or running small businesses—as well as managing personal finances—and Burning Down the House is the only weekly show that discusses architecture, design, and the built environment.

And last but not least, The Main Course talks up the food supply chain—from farmer to processor, from distributor to chef—all the way to a plate at home, in a restaurant, or a brown bag at the office. And The Food Seen is a well blended cocktail of food and art—which brings from behind the scenes to the forefront—photographers and artists that make your mouth water with crisp, colorful imagery.

Check their schedule for the next Snacky Tunes and don’t miss iTunes podcasts of all these shows—and Cutting the Curd as its host talks all things cheese.

Tuesday
Apr262011

festival of ideas, new york

photo by: idovermaniWhat: Festival of Ideas for The New City
When: May 4-8, 2011
Where: various Downtown venues

A first for New York, the goal is to bring creatives together to explore ideas and imagine the face and shape of the future city. So the Festival will serve as a platform for artists, writers, architects, engineers, designers, urban farmers, planners, and thought leaders to exchange ideas, propose solutions—and the public is invited to participate.

Organized around a conference, a Bowery StreetFest, and over 100 independent projects; all take place in various Downtown venues including festival sponsors: The Cooper Union, New York University, and the New Museum.