Wednesday, February 29, 2012

$1 Drinks At The Bean Today

Happy Leap Day! At The Bean (54 2nd Avenue) it's customer appreciation day.

That means $1 drinks all day. Plus we hear there will be caricatures!

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Free Movie Screening (And Michael Jackson Dance Party)

Last week, Brooklyn Vegan posted about a free movie screening at the Knitting Factory this evening which caught our eye. Boy, which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival, is a hilarious and heartfelt coming-of-age tale about heroes, magic, and Michael Jackson! You can read the full synopsis here.

Seating is first come, first serve. The screening starts at 8PM and is followed by a Michael Jackson dance party!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Dealery: Win Two Free Knicks Tickets

Since Jeremy Lin and Linsanity swept the nation earlier this month, the price of New York Knicks tickets have skyrocketed. How would you like to sit in the 100 section for free?

Our friends at Dealery are running a contest for two free tickets to see the Knicks face the Cleveland Cavilers this Wednesday. The seats are in section 104. You can enter here via their Facebook page. 

Free Pancakes At IHOP Tomorrow

IHOP celebrates National Pancake Day by offering customers a free short stack of three buttermilk pancakes tomorrow. Beware though -- the lines can be crazy! We suggest avoiding the chain's new flagship location on 14th Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenue) and heading to one of their other outposts (addresses below).

276 Livingston Street, (718) 222-446
785 Flushing Avenue, (718) 408 1368
72101 Ralph Avenue, (718) 251-2262
11000 Flatlands Avenue, (718) 257-4467

2294 Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd, (212) 234-4747

73-01 Northern Blvd, (718) 429-5452
9801 Liberty Avenue, (718) 659-6501

* A new IHOP also just opened on 126th Street in Manhattan.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Free Wings At "Best Wings In Brooklyn" Competition This Weekend

Tomorrow afternoon, Greenpoint's Red Star (37 Greenpoint Avenue) hosts the second annual Best Wings In Brooklyn Competition. Starting at 2PM you can enjoy free wings from purveyors around the borough. There will also be an assortment of local craft beers on hand to whet your whistle.

Click here for more info.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Brooklyn Brewery Night @ Barcade

Tonight starting at 5PM, Brooklyn Brewery takes over Williamsburg's Barcade (388 Union Avenue). You know what that means -- there are sure to be some rare brews on tap!

Click here for more information.

Wednesday, February 22, 2012

$2.00 Margherita Pies At Forcella

In what is perhaps the greatest pizza deal ever, Forcella (334 Bowery) will be selling Margherita pies for just $2.00 tonight from 5:30PM-7:30PM. Expect crowds!

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Tomorrow: 60 Cent Burgers @ Big Nick's Burger Joint

Big Nick’s Burger Joint (2175 Broadway) is celebrating its 50th birthday tomorrow and they're rolling back prices to 1962 levels. That means 35 cent fried egg sandwiches and 60 cent burgers + much more. Click on the menu below and find out what other treats they'll be serving up!

Monday, February 20, 2012

See The Animated, Live Action, And Documetary Oscar Shorts

Now through Thursday, head over to IFC Center (323 6th Avenue) and check out separate screenings of animated, live action, and documentary shorts that are nominated for an Oscar this week. Each screening (which costs the price of a normal movie) contains all five films nominated in the category at hand -- perhaps your best chance at winning that Oscar pool.

Friday, February 17, 2012

Free Russ & Daughters Bagels & Lox On Sunday

Every Sunday starting around 1PM, d.b.a. (41 First Avenue) serves complimentary bagels and lox from Russ & Daughters. Swing by before it's all gone and pair it with one of the great beers they serve.

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Win Free Tickets To Ionescopade -- A Musical Vaudeville

It's time for another theater giveaway!

Ionescopade is "A Musical Vaudeville," by the prolific and influential absurdist playwright Eugene Ionesco. Plays, playlets, and poetry by this master of the absurd transport the audience into a zany musical vaudeville, where humor is the antidote to the world’s realities.

The New York Times even gave it a good review last week!

We have five pairs of tickets to give to five lucky readers and their guests! To enter, simply click here and fill out our contest form! Include the name and e-mail address of the guest you'd like to take and we'll send both of you an e-mail if you win! You can enter up to five times with five different guests! We'll pick the winners tomorrow at random.

Not lucky this time around? Get $40 tickets now through 2/26. Simply visit or call 212-935-5820 and mention code IONESCOHHC.

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Free Cupcakes & Mac & Cheese At Kettle Of Fish

Our favorite brewery - Sixpoint -- celebrates its 7th anniversary this evening with free cupcakes and mac & cheese at Kettle Of Fish (59 Christopher Street) in the West Village this evening. Pints of Sixpoint will be on tap for $5.00.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

$1 Bowling At Astoria Bowling Center

A round of bowling can cost you upwards of $10.00 in Manhattan. Why not head out to Astoria Bowling Center (19-45 49th Street) where games will cost you just $1.00 on Sunday. Tuesday, and Thursday from 9PM-midnight. See more specials by clicking on the image below.

Monday, February 13, 2012

Tomorrow: Free Balloon Twisting Class @ Fantasma Magic

Ever wanted to make one of these?

We'll here's your chance to learn... for free! Tomorrow, from 4PM - 6PM a balloon twisting class will be held at Fantasma Magic (421 7th Avenue @ 33rd Street, 2nd floor). They'll cover the most popular methods to inflate, tie, and twist balloons and finish up with how to make animals and hats.

Click here for more information or to sign up!

Friday, February 10, 2012

Free Cupcakes @ Georgetown Cupcakes In SoHo

Famed cupcake shop Georgetown Cupcakes is opening its first NYC shop Saturday at 12PM @ 111 Mercer Street (between Prince Street & Spring Street). To celebrate, the shop will be giving away a free cupcake to all guests in line and owners Sophie and Katherine will be filming the festivities for a one-hour episode of DC Cupcakes on TLC this spring.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Free Snow Activities In Union Square Today

That's right -- free snow! In what has been one of the least snowy winters in NYC, leave it to the I Love NY crew to bring us some powder for a day. The "winter wonderland" in Union Square will include free snowboard lessons for children ages 3-6 and other cold sport activities.

Click here for more information.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

"Batman Returns" Art Exhibit In Chelsea

Now through February 25th, swing by the Friedrich Petzel Gallery (537 West 22nd Street) and check out Batman Returns -- an exhibit in which artist Joyce Pensato uses Batman as the predominant subject and inspiration for her paintings.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

I Heart Nerds Speed Dating and Singles Night

Nerd Lovers: I Heart Nerds will be taking place at Bar 4 (444 7th Avenue) in Brooklyn this Thursday at 8PM! They'll be playing indie rock and some fun favorites to inspire nerd romance. There will also be a speed dating session with limited spaces. Please RSVP to ahead of time with your full name and whether you are male or female to reserve your spot! Speed dating will cost $5, but it will be free to mingle.

Monday, February 6, 2012

Win Free Tickets To "How To Succeed In Business"

It's been a while since our last Broadway ticket giveaway. But we're back with a show we think you'll love -- a hilarious fable of executive dreams and office romance!

In How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, wily window washer J. Pierrepont Finch (Nick Jonas) enjoys a riotous rise up the corporate ladder with the aid of a trusty self-help book. Can he get the promotion, the corner office and the girl, or will he learn balancing business and pleasure can be precarious—but hilarious and oh, so much fun?

We have five pairs of tickets to give to five lucky readers and their guests! To enter, simply visit our Facebook page. In the "comments" section of the posting about the show, answer this question in ten words or fewer: How do you actually succeed in business without really trying?

If you're not a winner, you can still get discounted tickets! Now through February 29 get $77 tickets (reg. $132) in the orchestra and front mezzanine. And from March 1 through April 1 you can get the same seats for $87. Use code HSFAN105 at

Friday, February 3, 2012

Sunflower Seed Exhibit In Chelsea

Tomorrow is the last day you can check out Sunflower Seeds, an installation at the Mary Boone Gallery (541 West 24th Street) featuring millions of hand painted porcelain seeds. The exhibit debuted at the Tate Modern in London in 2010.

Click here for more information.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Pancake Month At Clinton Street Baking Company

Not to be outdone by Hot Chocolate Month at City Bakery, February also happens to be Pancake Month at Clinton Street Baking Company. They are featuring 10 different concoctions throughout the month like crunchy bananas with cinnomon chili chocolate sauce and Japanese pumpkin pancakes with pumpkin seed streusel. Yum!

Check out the whole calendar here!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

City Bakery's Annual Hot Chocolate Festival

The City Bakery kicks off it's 20th annual hot chocolate festival today. Every day this month there is a different flavor for you to try. From Bourbon Hot Chocolate to Sunken Treasure Hot Chocolate, there is sure to be something to spruce up your palate.

Click here to check out all the available flavors and the days they're being served.