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5th Anniversary Call to Arms Gala


This year's 5th Anniversary Call to Arms Gala is taking place on on Friday, November 30th at the Altman Building located in the heart of Chelsea. 

Our mission is to bring awareness and resources to tackle the suicide epidemic that takes the lives of approximately 20 veterans every day, many who suffer silently as a result of the invisible, psychological scars endured from their wartime service. Every dollar that we raise is used to support private mental healthcare programs and initiatives to ensure veterans can get immediate access to help with no-cost to them. 

Each ticketed guest will have access to a 3+hour open bar, along with catering, great live music, and a fantastic silent auction/raffle that will be perfect for getting a jump start on your holiday shopping! We will also have a terrific guest speaker to touch on the importance of mental health, particularly as it relates to the veteran community, using personal experiences from their time as a Marine. 

If you can attend, go here to to purchase your tickets. For those, who cannot attend, we hope you will consider making a small, 100% tax-deductible contribution to our fundraising efforts by to: to make a donation

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7:00 PM19:00

Bad Mother Supper Club


Dear Friends and Food Lovers,

Thank you so much for a wonderful 2 years! We are pleased to announce The 2018 Bad Mother Supper Christmas Holiday Spectacular *Featuring The Rockettes on Saturday, December 1, 7:00pm in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The exact location will be announced to confirmed guests the day of the event.

The Bad Mother Supper Club is an underground, private dinner party run by passionate artists. We keep our themes fresh and creative, always evolving. The menu is never the same. We spin tunes from an extensive vinyl collection in a really fun environment. This is not a restaurant. It’s a family style dinner party where you'll meet really cool new people at our chill communal table. Rock 'n' Roll Underground Dining is unapologetically FUN.

Please allow for a full evening (at least 4-5 hours) of dining and social celebration. 
Unlike conventional dining, we do not turn tables. Each night is dedicated to you. Our commitment to care, quality and creativity at every level allow for us to bring supper to life. 

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7:30 PM19:30

The Great Gatsby Party

Since December 2015, The Great Gatsby Party® has transformed the gilded halls of New York City’s Capitale. Every year, thousands of guests turn up for the sold-out event, outfitted in the fashion of the Roaring Twenties–flapper dresses, silk gloves, tuxedos, top hats–to revel the night away under swinging aerialists and the glitter of disco balls. This year, by popular demand, the Great Gatsby Party returns for the fourth time, for a two-night affair of the cocktails, fanfare, and decadence that so defined Fitzgerald’s celebrated novel.

2018’s Great Gatsby Party will take place on the evenings of November 30th and December 1st from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. Capitale will once again play host to the event, bedecked in the elegant grandeur of the era. Similarly inspired by the 1920s, entertainment is scheduled throughout the night, with live music, theatrical acts, dancers, contortionists, showgirls, stilt walkers, and more.

The evening is sure to be a celebration of all the senses, with champagne flowing, spirits well-stocked, and an array of sweet treats specially prepared by a local bakery. So, put on your black tie finery and hit the town with us. Everyone will be talking about this Great Gatsby Party well after the lights come up.

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7:00 PM19:00

2018 Dance Magazine Awards


Misty Copeland will open the 61st annual Dance Magazine Awards. The evening will honor Ronald K. Brown, Lourdes Lopez (presented by Darren Walker), Crystal Pite, and Michael Trusnovec (presented byPatrick Corbin). A special Leadership Award will be presented to Nigel Redden. Since 1954 the Dance Magazine Awards have recognized outstanding men and women whose contributions have left a lasting impact on dance. This year’s Awards will take place on Monday December 3, 2018 at The Ailey Citigroup Theater at 7:30pm. Tickets start at $50 and can be purchased by emailing A new award, The Harkness Promise Award, will shine a light on two emerging young artists for the promise of their artistic work. The inaugural awardees are Raja Feather Kelly and Ephrat “Bounce” Asherie. The Harkness Foundation For Dancereceived proceeds from last year’s Dance Magazine Awards for this grant. The award showcases innovative thinking and how to be an effective artist-citizen who positively impacts dance and the broader community through performance, education, organization, and activism. Proceeds from this year’s Dance Magazine Awards will be applied to next year's Harkness Promise Awards.

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7:00 PM19:00

The 10th Annual Latke Festival


Latke Festival is a large annual tasting event dedicated to celebrating the best latkes and creative interpretations of a potato pancake in New York City.

In its 10th year, we'll be celebrating at the Brooklyn Museum! Join us and our panel of celebrity judges on December 3rd to ring in the holidays, enjoy amazing food and drink, dance to our live DJ, and vote for the Best Latke in all of NYC!

Tickets include access to the event along with unlimited latke and food tastings; beer, wine, cocktail and nonalcoholic beverages included.

Early Bird Admission: $55
Regular Admission: $70
VIP Admission: $120 

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7:30 PM19:30

The 21st Annual Food Allergy Ball


Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE), the world’s largest private source of funding for food allergy research, will hold the 21st Annual Food Allergy Ball on Dec. 3, 2018, at the Ziegfeld Ballroom in New York City. All proceeds will benefit FARE, a national nonprofit organization with the mission of improving the quality of life and the health of individuals with food allergies, and providing them hope through the promise of new treatments.

Food allergies among children have risen dramatically, increasing by 50 percent from 2007-2011, and every 3 minutes, a food allergy reaction sends someone to the emergency room. The need for therapies for life-threatening food allergies is urgent. FARE’s signature Food Allergy Ball has raised more than $12 million in the last five years to advance research and support life-changing initiatives on behalf of the 15 million American with food allergies.

FARE is pleased to announce that Kimberly Yates Grosso will be the Guest of Honor for her leadership and advocacy on behalf of families seeing life-changing therapies for food allergy. James R. Baker, Jr., MD, former CEO of FARE, will receive the Food Allergy Changemaker Award for his leadership at FARE, including the creation of the FARE Clinical Network, a bold collaborative that is changing the face of clinical care and accelerating food allergy research.

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6:00 PM18:00

AFINS 2018 Evening of Tribute

What does it take to fight the war between the wars?

The American Friends of Israel Navy SEALs Evening of Tribute is the signature annual fundraiser in support of the warriors, alumni and families of Israel’s elite Shayetet-13 Navy commando unit. The funds raised will support physical and mental rehabilitation, educational programming, college scholarships, career development, financial aid and civic engagement. Please join us in recognizing the bravery and sacrifice of these elite fighters and their families.

AFINS is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization and all contributions are tax-deductible.

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2:30 AM02:30

TopSpin New York 2018

TopSpin New York is back on Thursday, December 6th!!

Join us for our tenth year as we strive to raise awareness of the education crisis and provide financial support to a group of exceptional nonprofits.

The event will feature:

  • Celebrity, Professional and Open Ping Pong Tournament

  • Open Bar & Food from 15 of NYC's Own Restaurants

  • Can't Miss Silent Auction

  • Beats by DJ Kalkutta

Thank you for your continued support and we look forward to seeing you soon!!

Learn more at

*Please note that $50 of each ticket purchase is not tax deductible.

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7:00 PM19:00

Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital Gala

Fundraising Gala Dinner 2018 special performance by Sanam Marvi Officialin New York, USA in support of Pakistan's 3rd Shaukat Khanum Memorial Cancer Hospital and Research Centre being built in Karachi.

Date: Saturday December 8th, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM till 11:00 PM
For Sponsorship Info, Please contact organizers below. If you would like to purchase tickets by mailing in a check, please follow 'MAIL IN' instructions below.

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7:00 PM19:00

Smilling Africa GALA

Africa Is the Future Gala will be held in the United States at the world famous Cipriani wall street on Thursday December 13th 2018. This is a strictly enforce black tie red carpet event hosted by 3x Grammy winning music producer Jerry Wonda. Join us for a night of great music, food and most of all be inspired by our presenters and speakers. Africa is the Future Gala is established to help attract investors from all creeds and background however a keen focus on African investors. This event gives our attendees a chance to participate in a fund the will create direct and impactful change in African nations.

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6:00 PM18:00

Chinese Cultural Foundation 15th Anniversary


2018 marks the 15th Anniversary of the Chinese Cultural Foundation. This year, the Gala Celebration will be held at the Harvard Hall of Harvard Club in New York City on December 20, 2018.

We welcome your participation in this special event and appreciate your sponsorship and support which will be recognized during the ceremony and in all our multimedia publicities.

We look forward to welcoming you on this special occasion!

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The New York Times Travel Show


Calling all Travelers

Set your wanderlust free, with over 550 exhibitors representing more than 170 destinations. Travel smarter, with globe-trottting tips from a huge variety of experts. Watch unforgettable cultural performances, savor tastes from the world's most delicious destinations. And make yourself comfortable, anywhere you roam.

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3:30 AM03:30

Best of Brooklyn Food & Beer Festival

The Food & Drink Event of the Year

Clear you calendars and dust off the winter chill at the third annual Best of Brooklyn Festival. Thousands of businesses have been nominated in 100+ categories and we are showcasing your nominations! This is a collection of Brooklyn’s best craft brews, 20+ of the best chefs plus music from curated DJs and fun not to be missed!

Choose from 3 different sessions at Industry City offering unlimited local craft beer tastings. Grab your tickets today!

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7:00 PM19:00

Aquarius 2019


Aquarius 2019 at The Foundry

Aquarius returns for its 2nd annual arctic-chic pop-up highlighting sustainable seafood and supporting sustainable fishing initiatives by raising awareness over the way our seafood is obtained. Aquarius will be held at the historic Foundry in Long Island City (42-38 9th St.) on Saturday, January 26th from 7pm - 1am with an official afterparty to follow at The Profundo Rooftop at The Ravel Hotel. The event will feature delicacies of the sea and a bevy of seafood purveyors, charities and vendors plus over the top performances and a select roster of premium spirits. Aquarius 2019 is brought to you by the talented producers of Secret Summer, Tyler Hollinger of HighLife Productions, Andrew Maturana of RAPT and Allison du Val of The Foundry.  Specialty cocktails at Aquarius are complimentary and full meals will be available for purchase only. Limited early bird tickets start at $75 and can be purchased by visiting:

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9:30 PM21:30

Beer, bourbon, barbecue


JANUARY 26, 2019

The Tunnel in Manhattan, NY
608 West 28th Street, NYC 10001 (11th & 28th) 



Noon - 4pm Session 1: 69% SOLD OUT
The BACON AND THE BEAST! Tasting Session

5:30pm – 9:30pm Session 2: 73% SOLD OUT
The Whole Hog Pig Pickin’ Session




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1:00 AM01:00

Whitney Art Party


This annual event hosted by the Whitney Contemporaries welcomes young patrons, emerging artists, and guests from the world of art, fashion, business, and entertainment for an evening of cocktails, music, and exhibition viewing. Art Party proceeds benefit the Independent Study Program and other Museum education initiatives.

Pre-Art Party Dinner
7 pm

Art Party
9 pm–12:30 am

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10:30 PM22:30

The Kosher Food & Wine Experience


The Kosher Food & Wine Experience (KFWE) was started in New York 12 years ago and has since grown to be the premier kosher food & wine show in the world! The New York show is the largest of all our events featuring hundreds of wines from over 60 wineries representing nearly every wine producing region around the world. And what’s wine without food? KFWE NY features delectable bites from over 20 kosher eateries and gourmet specialty food companies throughout the tristate area. Along with traditional fare, there will be modern mash-ups including sushi, barbecue, Asian, Continental, French, Mexican, and Caribbean and mouthwatering pareve (non-dairy) desserts like pastries, cakes, ice cream to guarantee sweet dreams for all.

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10:30 PM22:30

Our Town’s Art of Food



Our Town’s Art of Food, the ultimate event for food and art connoisseurs, returns to Sotheby’s for its third fabulous year on Saturday, February 10, 2018. 

More than 25 culinary titans of the Upper East Side will create mouthwatering masterpieces, each dish inspired by a work of art specially curated by Sotheby’s for this one night only. Hosting this year’s exclusive evening is Claus Meyer, the culinary force behind Grand Central’s new upscale restaurant Agern and best-selling author of The Nordic Kitchen.

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10:30 PM22:30

2019 Charcuterie Masters Festival


The 2018 Charcuterie Masters Festival and Awards Ceremony takes place at Flushing Town Hall on February 24 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

The best of the best charcuterie artisans from the U.S. and Canada—makers of sausages, patés, hams, salumi, and more—vie for top honors at the third annual Charcuterie Masters. Attendees will enjoy unlimited tasting of more than 60 kinds of charcuterie, including exquisite prosciutto from Cesare Casella and sumptuous Portuguese Alentejano ham from Rodrigo Duarte who will also be doing a butchery demonstration of this forerunner to the pig that produces Spain’s famed jamon de pata negra. Guests will have a chance to meet the charcutiers as well as taste exquisite dishes prepared by top NYC chefs, including Pitmaster Josh Bowen of Queens’ very own John Brown Smokehouse. Pairings will include beer from Long Island City’s Fifth Hammeras well as wine and cider. VIP guests will have access to the festival one hour earlier and a chance to enjoy exclusive selections from Muncan Food Corp.

A $65 general admission ticket entitles guests to explore unlimited tasting and sampling of all food and beverages. Additionally, there will be $125 VIP tickets sold, which will allow access to a special hour from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. enabling VIP guests to enjoy early access to the entire festival as well as exclusive selections from Astoria’s very own old world charcutier Muncan Food Corp.

Guests will have an opportunity to savor charcuterie, learn from the creators as well as participate in a People’s Choice Vote of the “best of the event” charcuterie as well as have the opportunity to purchase charcuterie directly at the event. 

Charcuterie Masters 2018 is a landmark event for new, interested and seasoned charcutiers competing for the Charcuterie Masters Crown; judged by an incredibly talented judges panel.  

There are twelve (12) categories:  

1) Whole Muscle
2) Fermented Sausage
3) Dry Cured Sausage / Salami
4) Country Ham / Jamon / Prosciutto
5) Bacon - Cold Smoked
6) Bacon - Hot Smoked
7) Bacon - Green (Unsmoked)
8) Emulsified (Mortadella, Hot Dogs, Bologna)
9) Fat (Salo, Lardo, Whipped Lardo)
10) Pate, Terrine, Galantine
11) N'duja
12) Freestyle (Crossovers/Creatives)

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10:30 PM22:30

NYC Winter Wine Festival


Named by Thrillist as one of the “17 Things You Have to Do in Winter in New York City.”

New York Wine Events is pleased to invite you to the NYC Winter Wine Festival, our largest tasting of the year with expansive variety of wines. Join us at The PlayStation Theater in Times Square on Saturday, March 9, 2019 as we savor selections from all over the world, delicious food and amazing music.

  • Taste hundreds of fine wines, expertly curated by Vintry Fine Wines. Lush reds, crisp whites, intriguing grape blends… and more, from all around the globe.

  • An array of New York State wines will also be showcased at the event with several NY State Farm wineries selling selections by the bottle for guests to enjoy at home.

See photos and videos from past events.


Discover what satisfied attendees already know: New York Wine Events produces world-class wine festivals!

New York Wine Events is transforming Times Square’s PlayStation Theater into an indoor vineyard. Attendees will taste world class winedelicious light hors-d’oeuvres and artisanal snacks.

Participating wine importers and wineries source their selections from the world’s finest grape growing regions in France, Italy, Spain, New York State, South Africa, California, New Zealand, Australia, Chile, Argentina, Portugal, Japan, Austria and Germany.

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6:00 PM18:00

9th Annual Holiday Spirits Bazaar

Kick off the season of entertaining with an annual celebration of wintry cocktailing on Tuesday, November 20 at the 9th Annual Holiday Spirits Bazaar! Guests will sip their way through an unlimited array of holiday cocktails and punches made by some of NYC’s best bartenders, each competing for the top title in a friendly Punch-Off. Using text-to-vote technology, the crowd will pick a People’s Choice winner for the ultimate bragging rights.

Hosted by The Dizzy Fizz, this year the spectacular bash will be held at Bowery Hotel (335 Bowery, New York, NY 10003), transforming the chic boho venue into a cozy, woodland scene.

VIP hour is from 6 to 7 p.m., giving guests an extra hour of imbibing before the crowds arrive, plus carved beef brisket by Mable's Smokehouse. General admission is from 7 to 10 p.m. All ticket-holders can enjoy unlimited libations as well as small bites from local purveyors, including vegan options. For more information, visit

New this year: Blaine Ashley of 'The FIZZ is Female' (formerly New York Champagne Week) will feature bubbly aperitifs celebrating female winemakers and distillers. Look for female-owned Le Grand Courtage French sparkling wine mixed with female-owned or made spirits from Drinks EMD founded by industry vet, Martin Peters. The Main Bar will be helmed by Portland, Oregon's House Spirits, serving seasonal cocktails made with Westward Whiskey, Magdalena Rum, and Krogstad Aquavit.

Also look for a pop-up shop by Love & Victory, designer of charmingly stylish barware, accessories, and more to get your holiday gift-giving off to a spirited start!

A portion of ticket proceeds benefits Brooklyn Service Association, a non-profit providing outdoor education to NYC children from all backgrounds. Guests are also encouraged to bring new, unwrapped toys for Toys for Tots.

Additional exhibitors include: Four Roses Bourbon, Rhum Clement, Singleton Scotch Whisky, Diplomatico Rum, Chairman’s Reserve Rum, Ketel One Vodka, Mr. Black Cold Brew Coffee Liqueur, Starward Whisky, Don Q Rum, Malfy Gin, Domaine Select Wine Estates, and more!

Don’t miss your chance to join one of New York’s most spirited celebrations! Must be 21-plus to attend. Please drink responsibly.

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6:30 PM18:30

Lupus Research Alliance Breaking Through Gala 2018

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The Breaking through Lupus Gala 2018 will be held on Monday, November 19, 2018. Cocktail hour begins at 6:30pm; the dinner and award presentation will begin at 7:30pm. The gala will also include a performance by Tony- and Grammy-award winning, Norm Lewis. The Lupus Research Alliance is a 501(c)(3) organization, contributions to which are tax-deductible as permitted by law. Tax ID 58-2492929. 100% of all donations goes to support lupus research programs because the Lupus Research Alliance Board of Directors funds all administrative and fundraising costs. For more information, please call 212.888.7003

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6:00 PM18:00

Child Mind Institute 2018


Monday, November 19, 2018

6:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Cipriani 42nd Street

Please join us on Monday, November 19, 2018 for the Child Mind Institute’s ninth annual Child Advocacy Award Dinner honoring Ashok Varadhan with the 2018 Child Advocacy Award. The evening program will be hosted by Ali Wentworth and George Stephanopoulos.

6:00 pm: Cocktails
7:00 pm: Dinner and Program (Business Attire)

If you have any questions, please contact Emily Starrette at or call 646-625-4343.

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PetCon NYC 2018

PetCon: A Pet Lovers Dream!

Two days of insightful panels, fun activations and can't miss meet + greets with your favorite celebrity pets.

Discover new brands and shop our highly curated selection of innovative and favorite products.

Cuddle with cute adoptable pets in the dog adoption garden and adoptable cat cafe, and maybe bring home a furry best friend or two!

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6:00 PM18:00

Wild Tomorrow Fund Annual Benefit 2018

Please join Wild Tomorrow Fund on Friday, November 16th for an unforgettable evening to benefit African wildlife. Featuring dinner, open bar, silent and live auctions and entertainment.

We have much to thank our supporters for on this special evening. From re-introducing over 70 animals onto our Ukuwela Conservancy to supplying over 16 reserves with critically needed anti-poaching supplies, it has been a very impactful year.

We are excited to be honoring South African wildlife vet Dr. Dave Cooper who has dedicated his life and career to wildlife. Responding to poaching scenes, helping injured and orphaned rhinos, his career has been one of personal sacrifice and strength.

Cocktail attire preferred.

80 5th Ave, New York, NY
Friday, November 16
6.30 – 11.30 PM

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NEW YORK, N.Y. (October 10, 2018) – Anime NYC powered by Crunchyroll, New York’s largest dedicated anime convention, returns to the Javits Center (655 W 34th Street, Manhattan) with an expansive and diverse celebration of anime and Japanese culture from Friday, November 16 through Sunday, November 182018. Show attendees can expect much more from Anime NYC this year – more exclusive screenings; iconic creators and industry leaders; the latest in Japanese gaming technology; and show-stopping performances from Japan’s hottest stars. Tickets are available at with general admission tickets priced from $40-65, and Mega tickets priced at $295 guaranteeing access to premiere programming and special guests.


In response to growing fan demands, LeftField Media has expanded the scope and offerings at Anime NYC 2018 in partnership with international animation and manga publishers includingAniplex, Bandai Namco, Crunchyroll, Denpa, Kodansha, Sentai Filmworks, Vertical, VIZ Media, and Yen Press. New this year, more companies direct from Japan including Studio Trigger, King Records, and Pony Canyon will take over double the hall space to accommodate additional programming. In 2017, the convention’s inaugural year, Anime NYC welcomed over 20,000 attendees from 38 states and 10 countries across the globe gathering to share a love of anime, manga, and Japanese culture. Fans attending this year will love exciting additions to the show like the Fate/stay night [Heaven’s Feel] Special Event featuring Aimer and Fate’s U.S. cast, Gunpla Builders World Cup, Manga Library, and Natsume Yujin-cho U.S. Premiere.


Anime NYC also expands outside of the Javits Center for new special performances as a part of the show, including the first ever Anisong World Matsuri concert in NYC, featuring headlining Japanese pop stars Luna HarunaShoko NakagawaMorning Musume。’18, and New York native nano. Anisong World Matsuri is the largest Japanese concert series in the history of New York City, and it will take over the Hammerstein Ballroom on November 16 and 17.


Anime NYC also welcomes professionals for the first time with a dedicated Professional Badge and the launch of the Anime Business Conference – a first-of-its-kind B2B summit. The Anime Business Conference will unite those working in Japanese pop culture and all professionals across New York involved in publishing, licensing, marketing, and entertainment who want to learn more about the business of pop culture. The Anime Business Conference is co-curated by leading anime website Anime News Network and takes place November 15 at New York’s historic Japan Society.


Tickets for all Anime NYC events are available at



  • Friday, November 16

    • Exhibit Hall 1pm – 7pm, Artist Alley 2pm-9pm, Programming until10pm

  • Saturday, November 17

    • Exhibit Hall 10am – 7pm, Artist Alley 11am-9pm, Programming until 10pm

  • Sunday, November 18

    • Exhibit Hall hours 10am – 5pm, Artist Alley 11am-5pm, Programming until 5pm



  • Javits Center

    • 655 W 34th St

    • New York, N.Y. 10001


Special Guests and Events:

  • Anisong World Matsuri with Morning Musume。’18, Luna Haruna, Shoko Nakagawa, TRUE, nano, Konomi Suzuki, Hironobu Kageyama, and Hiroshi Kitadani

  • Fate/stay night [Heaven’s Feel] Special Event with Aimer, Kari Wahlgren, Cristina Vee, Bryce Papenbrook, and Tony Oliver

  • Studio Trigger guests Hiromi Wakabayashi and Shigeto Koyama

  • The Japanese voice of Tuxedo Mask - Toru Furuya

  • Voice Actor guests Max Mittelman, Ray Chase, Robbie Daymond, and Vic Mignogna

  • Cosplay guests Azulette, Becky Noel, Dhareza Cosplayza, Mikal Mosley, Mica Burton, and Vampy Bit Me

  • Gunpla Guilders World Cup

  • That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime guests Ryoma Ebata and Yasuhito Kikuchi

  • Anime Business Conference co-curated with Anime News Network at Japan Society



  • Daily and full weekend passes available

    • Friday Only Admission: $40

    • Saturday Only Admission: $50

    • Sunday Only Admission: $40

    • 3-Day Weekend Ticket: $65


Kids 6 and under are admitted for free. Mega tickets are $295 and include admission during all Anime NYC hours and access to various special guest appearances and exclusive events. Attendees who purchase tickets by October 15 will receive their passes in the mail; attendees who purchase tickets after October 15 will pick up passes at Anime NYC. Members of Crunchyroll Premium are eligible to receive a $10 discount on tickets as well as rewards throughout the convention.


Website: is updated regularly with new guests, exciting exhibitors, and special programming.


Social Media:


Apply to attend Anime NYC as a member of the media at  Contact Joanna Heaney at or 202-888-3567 for more information about Anime NYC.


About Anime NYC

Anime NYC is New York City’s anime convention! A showcase of the best of Japanese pop culture in the biggest city in America, Anime NYC brings anime fans and publishers together for three days of unique exhibits, exclusive screenings, extensive panels, and appearances by some of the biggest creators in Japan. Join us for a celebration of Japanese animation, manga, cosplay, movies, food, fashion, travel, technology, toys, and games in the heart of NYC! For more, visit


About LeftField Media

LeftField Media, LLC is an events company focused on developing face-to-face events in a range of communities rooted in contemporary culture and shared passion. LeftField was formed in 2014 by Greg Topalian (President, LeftField Media) and is now owned by Topalian and Clarion Events Ltd. With a keen sense of the evolving needs of businesses and their consumers, as well as new opportunities created by change, LeftField takes a clean slate approach to its work. LeftField’s portfolio includes Play Fair (, a family-focused celebration of toys and play built with the Toy Association; Awesome Con (, Washington D.C.’s Comic Con; Rose City Comic Con (, in Portland, OR; Anime NYC (, a Japanese pop culture festival presented by Crunchyroll; and the Classic Auto Show (, a vintage auto show launched in Los Angeles. LeftField Media is headquartered in historic Trumbull, CT. (

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6:30 PM18:30

3rd Annual Shorty Social Good Awards

The creators of The Shorty Awards present the Shorty Social Good Awards - an international awards show honoring the inspiring work that brands, nonprofits, and agencies are doing to make the world a better place.

These awards honor groundbreaking corporate social responsibility and sustainability projects that organizational and marketing teams have worked so hard to realize. While the Shorty Awards have long-honored the best of social media, this competition includes efforts made by organizations to improve sustainability and diversity internally, foster globally-minded business partnerships and increase employee community and civic engagement.

The 3rd Annual Shorty Social Good Awards will be hosted by the Daily Show's Dulcé Sloan!

The dress code for the evening is New York Cocktail!

Individual tickets include admission to the event with an open bar, seated dinner and afterparty.

Seating is limited and the event is expected to sell out, so be sure to purchase your tickets as soon as possible!

No refunds will be accepted after Thursday, November 8th, 2018.

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6:00 PM18:00

All In to End Poverty

Go all in to end poverty at our fall reception at the historic Columbus Citizens Foundation. Play blackjack, poker, craps, roulette, and slot machines to raise funds to help marginalized communities exit the cycle of poverty.

Also consider sponsoring this event to raise the visibility of your organization. Learn more about the sponsorship opportunities.

What to expect:

Each ticket for this event includes $200 in play money*. You can purchase more play money throughout the night to play blackjack, craps, poker, roulette and the slot machines. If you do not know the rules of a game, the dealer at the table will be happy to teach you.

The evening will also include an Italian buffet, an open bar, and will conclude with a raffle of great prizes. You can trade in each $100 of your play money for a raffle ticket. The more ‘play’ money you have, the more times you can enter the raffle to improve your odds.

We will present the UNFCU Foundation 2018 Women’s Empowerment Award to Cynthia Davis. Ms. Davis is the Director of Community Outreach at the Floating Hospital in Queens, NY.

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9:30 PM21:30

2018 Guggenheim Museum Pre-Party


2018 GIG Pre-Party with Performance by Jorja Smith

Wednesday, November 14, 9 pm to midnight

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

The evening features a special performance by Jorja Smith, a DJ set by AMRIT, an open bar, and after-hours access to the exhibition Hilma af Klint: Paintings for the Future. This one-night-only event launches the 2018 Guggenheim International Gala.


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8:30 PM20:30

2018 Fall Swim Gala


Join + POOL’s Co-Founders, Board of Directors, and friends at Totally No Boundaries, + POOL’s Fall Swim Gala, on Wednesday, November 14, at Pier 17 in the Seaport District NYC. The event will raise support for the continued development of + POOL so that everybody can #SwimintheRiver.

This year’s event will honor incessantly creative visionaries that have totally no boundaries. Much like + POOL, these individuals push the peripheries of creativity in their industries and collaborate with others to produce the outrageous things we love most about the world.

Claire Weisz is an architect and urbanist, and a founding principal of WXY. We’re inspired by her recent and ongoing work in New York City including the redesign of the Rockaway Boardwalks, Pier 26’s Boathouse/Restaurant, Battery Park’s SeaGlass Carousel, and The East River Blueway Plan. Her insight to co-found The Design Trust for Public Space shows that she shares our same vision of creating projects for the future. The vision that we need to be creating inclusionary, equitable spaces for everybody, with totally no boundaries to access or to good design.

Scott Lazer discovered filmmaking in college, and now works as a creative director and filmmaker directing music videos, short films, documentaries, and branded content for clients in music, advertising, film, and TV. He is currently the Director of Video Production at Dreamville, founded by J. Cole. His videos are surreal; his stories told through the lens of all organic everything. It’s a major vote of confidence when an artist trusts you to share their stories with the world, which is what J. Cole has done with Scott. We have the same trust with him, and can’t wait to see + POOL in his world.  

Totally No Boundaries
+ POOL’s Fall Swim Gala

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to Nov 18

Refueling Station by Daily Harvest


On November 14th, the “Refueling Station by Daily Harvest” pop-up opens to the public in New York City. This is the first IRL manifestation of Daily Harvest, a direct-to-consumer brand that delivers chef-prepared, organic, plant-based food that nourishes at the speed of life. Visitors will be able to taste the brand’s growing portfolio of good, clean food including smoothies, breakfast bowls, Harvest Bowls, soups, and functional lattes and have the opportunity to purchase Daily Harvest cups offline.

The pop-up will also offer engaging programming including new recipe releases, swag giveaways and surprises for guests. The “Refueling Station by Daily Harvest” at 446 Broadway (@ Grand) is free and open to the public daily 8am to 8pm ET November 14th through 18th.

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to Nov 14

Werk It! A Women’s Podcast Festival


Join Werk It: A Women’s Podcast Festival, the inimitable annual gathering for women shaping the future of podcasting! Two full days of conversations, workshops, live tapings, networking events, and one-on-one mentoring sessions, plus our Podcast Accelerator: your chance to pitch a show, incubate a pilot, and score a development deal with WNYC Studios.

Register now to become a part of our growing community of female and non-binary producers, hosts, writers, reporters, editors, engineers, social media managers, marketers, sound designers, video producers, entrepreneurs, and executives, from across the United States and around the world, in all stages of our careers.

We’ll be updating the schedule and list of presenters, posting information and ticketing for evening Werk It events happening at venues across NYC, and sharing FAQs about the festival at

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6:30 PM18:30

Crohn’s & Colitis Foundation 51st Annual Gala


The Crohn's & Colitis Foundation's 51st Annual Gala – A Chef Tasting is an exciting event that pays tribute to our brave friends, relatives and colleagues battling Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, while raising money to support our mission of finding cures for these debilitating diseases. This gala was the first ever fundraising event for Crohn's & Colitis Foundation, and this year we celebrate our 51 year history. Our event’s elegant combination of fabulous food and cocktails, stimulating conversation, good company, priceless auction packages, and a great cause will create an evening to remember.

6:00PM VIP Admission | 7:00PM General Admission | 8:00PM Program


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6:00 PM18:00

An Evening with Norbert Leo Butz & Friends

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The Angel Band Project presents, "An Evening with Norbert Leo Butz & Friends - A Benefit to Support Survivors of Sexual Violence” on Monday, November 12th at 54 Below (254 West 54th Street). There will be two seatings with the first starting at 7:00pm and the second at 10pm.

This one-night only event will be hosted by Mariska Hargitay and will feature performances by Norbert Leo Butz, Aaron Tveit, Jessie Mueller, Sherie Renee Scott, Lindsay Mendez, Rosanne Cash and John Leventhal with Musical Direction by Michael Moritz, Jr. Tickets are available online at or by calling 54 Below at (646) 476-3551. A three course meal with a premium open-bar is included in the ticket price and all proceeds from this evening go to benefit The Angel Band Project. For more information about The Angel Band Project visit

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7:00 PM19:00

Toast of Brooklyn, Food and Wine Festival

Saturday, November 10, 2018 Two Sessions on 2 floors 6th & 7th - 12:30pm-4:30pm AND 5:30pm-9:30pm

Eleventh Annual Food and Wine Festival featuring a combination of global wines and spirits producers along with small batch boutique wineries and craft spirits. Exotic cuisine from world tourism hotspots, renowned chefs from the Food Network and local artisans will enrich the palates of our sophisticated attendees. Our event is a one of a kind experience that capitalizes on the unique cultural diversity of New York's hottest borough.......Brooklyn! A silent auction and other exciting surprises have been added to the lineup.

This year The Toast of Brooklyn will have 2 floors of wines, spirits and foods to satisfy your palate. As you sip and taste you will be memorized by the view of Manhattan. The Day session you will see all the beauty of the sky line of the city and the evening session you will see the sun set and the night lights of the city. Either way, your view that day will be memorable.

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7:00 PM19:00

Brooklyn Crush: Fall Edition


experience the event Thrillist said was one of the things “You Absolutely Have to Do in NYC.”

Brooklyn Crush Wine & Artisanal Food Festival: Fall Edition is back in November. New York Wine Events is transforming Industry City into an East Coast Napa Valley alongside an artisanal food extravaganza with some of Brooklyn’s most amazing restaurants. Attendees will get the chance to sample a curated selection of global wines, ciders and other beverages complemented by creative tastes and delicious hors-d’oeuvres from all over.

Save 15% when you go with a group of 10 or more! Visit our ticketing page to learn more.


  • Opportunity to sample scores of wines. Also purchase: many of the local NY State wineries and beverage makers will have bottles and cases for sale.

  • Light bites & Artisanal Foods: a huge lineup of Brooklyn (and beyond’s) finest artisanal culinary delights served by the creators themselves, as well as a delicious array of cheese, bread and crackers to complement the fall-inspired wine selections.

  • Featured Restaurants: a selection of Brooklyn’s top chefs sampling signature dishes.

  • BONUS:  Your very own custom etched, crystal tasting glass to taste from and keep after the event.


  • “Its a great atmosphere, everyone is fun, everyone is approachable, and you learn everything from the root down- you meet the owners, you make a connection, it’s wonderful”

  • “We come here not only to have fun and enjoy this event, but also to be educated about wine- to know what to look for at the bar, or what to buy for yourself”


  • Early Admission to the main event, 1 hour before listed start time (i.e. 1:00 PM/Afternoon Session,  6:00 PM/Evening Session)

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6:00 PM18:00

Refinery Rooftop's Third Annual Movember Ball


On November 6th, In Good Company Hospitality is hosting it's Third annual Movember Ball at Refinery Rooftop. This is a meatball tasting competition between eight restaurants; proceeds from the event go to the Movember Foundation. This year's emcee will be Michael Chernow of Seamore's.

Guests will be able to vote on their favorite meatball. Additionally, our professional ball tasters will also be able to vote on their favorite meatball. The restaurant with the best meatball will be awarded a Meatball Trophy for "Best Balls in the City!"

Restaurants include: Refinery Rooftop, Trademark Taste + Grind, Meatball Shop, Davios, Tavern on the Green, Boulton and Watt, Red Rooster, Dos Caminos and Untamed Sandwiches!

Judges include: Grub Street, Gotham Burger Social Club and men's health Kenny Santucci!

If you like meatballs, boozing, and donating to a worthy cause, this event is for you!

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12:30 AM00:30

2018 NYSPCC Food & Wine Gala

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On Tuesday, November 6, 2018, The NYSPCC will hold its annual Food & Wine Gala at the Metropolitan Club in Manhattan.

The evening will begin with a cocktail reception and wine tasting at 6:30 pm, followed by a special program and dinner featuring a one-of-a-kind menu by Chef Costas Spiliadis of estiatorio Milos. Anchor of Inside Edition and The NYSPCC Children’s Council member Deborah Norville will serve as host.

Proceeds from the Food & Wine Gala will support The NYSPCC’s Trauma Recovery and Safe Touches program.

Click here to reserve tickets today.

For more information, please contact: Melissa Gagnon: or 212-233-5500 x229.

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to Nov 3

Food Loves Tech


Mail carriers entering your home to stock your fridge, groceries at your doorstep via drone, plant-based meat that “bleeds”—if this is increasingly how we’re eating now, then what can we expect in 2020? 2050?

And given a growing world population and climate change concerns, which of these innovations do we actually need?

These are the big questions we’re exploring on November 2-3, 2018 at Food Loves Tech: our all you can eat and drink Industry City expo where you can test drive food technologies from field and sea to next gen frontiers.

We’ll also have expert panels answering some of the most pressing issues facing our food supply. Stay tuned on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as we announce updates.

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7:00 PM19:00


One of the luxuries of living in the US is our access to clean water. Recent incidents in Flint, Michigan as well as surrounding cities is forcing us to have the discourse as we now know that this issue is closer to home than we think.

The Rescue Project is once again staging a gala to benefit the Vision2020 Campaign, which was a marketed success last year. The Vision2020 Campaign has an objective to raise $20 million dollars by the year 2020 to aid 200 million people around the world. We are partnering with five progressive individuals/ organizations with credible reputations to serve as beneficiaries to whom 100% of proceeds to go for doing this work. We want to use our platform to extend a helping hand to a population of people that needs our voice both at home and abroad.

Every Year, Resk 'Que uses his birthday to raise awareness for charitable causes dear to his heart. This time, on Monday, December 12th, 2018, Join Resk 'Que to celebrate yet another life milestone and support the continuing vision of the Vision 2020 Campaign at this black-tie benefit ball presented by HAVEN HANDS and THE RESCUE PROJECT.

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Mercado Global Fashion Forward
6:30 PM18:30

Mercado Global Fashion Forward


NYC Fashion Forward Celebration to Honor Karla Martinez de Salas, EIC of Vogue Mexico & Latin America



New York, New York- The Mercado Global Fashion Forward Celebration is an annual benefit to raise funds and awareness for the work Mercado Global does to empower women entrepreneurs. The 6th annual Fashion Forward Celebration will be held on Dia de Los Muertos: Thursday November 1st at The Bowery Hotel.

Guests include actor Aaron Diaz and chef Franco Noriega, and executives from fashion brands including Valentino, Calvin Klein, Conde Nast and WWD.

Mercado Global will honor Yael Aflalo, Founder of Reformation, with the 2018 Global Impact Award; Karla Martinez de Salas, Editor-in-Chief of Vogue Mexico & Latin America, with the 2018 Fashion Forward Visionary Award; and Alida Boer, Philanthropist and Entrepreneur, with the 2018 Ambassador Award.

Guests will enjoy a Latin-themed chef's tables and cocktails, silent auction, and a guest DJ to celebrate the women artisans Mercado Global empowers. Sponsors include Santera Tequila, Baby Brasa, Toalache and Bayou. 

Mercado Global is a Brooklyn-based accessory brand and non-profit that empowers rural Latin American women to become entrepreneurs. Through donor-funded business education and leadership programs, we help women create community businesses to support themselves and their families. By designing collections for the international market while using traditional local weaving techniques, we are changing the status quo for women, communities, and the industry. 

The event will take place on Thursday, November 1st, 2018  at The Bowery Hotel, beginning at 6:30pm.

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7:00 PM19:00

Just Food G.A.L.A.

Welcome to the Just Food G.A.L.A.

This is not your average big-ticket, big-name fundraiser “gala." This is a kind of anti-gala. Our kind of G.A.L.A.: a gathering to activateliberate, and appreciate; that aims to both build community and raise money to support Just Food’s ongoing work in pursuit of a more equitable food system.


What does "local" mean in New York City? To us, it means what exists here and now, while also carrying the spirit of far away and long ago. It means stories of migration and diaspora. It means honoring long-held traditions, even as we reinterpret and recreate them on our path towards liberation. It means centering the historically marginalized communities that built our city into what it is today. Our "local" is full of paradoxes and complexity, and that's what makes it special.

At the Just Food G.A.L.A., you will get to experience the work of over 30 chefs and culinary artists who use food as a medium to explore these themes. We’re honored to be highlighting more than 30 queer, of color and ally chefs, culinary artists, and good food businesses we love, many working outside and around the traditional restaurant system. These are folks inspired by locality and seasonality, who are engaged in transformative work in their communities through food; and who are making some of the most delicious, thought-provoking food and drink in New York City.

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8:00 PM20:00

The El-Salomons


WHEN: Wednesday, October 24th at 8pm; doors at 7:30pm

  • WHERE: Union Hall - 702 Union St., Brooklyn, NY 11215

  • WHAT: The El-Salomons are excited to showcase their real life comedic fodder (you can only imagine) for one night only. The show is a combination of killer solo stand up and joint banter with a high probability of arguing as these two don't shy away from fighting - especially in front of a crowd. The couple’s clever routine covers sex, religion and politics... every dinner table taboo. The show is hosted by Fareeha Khan (MTV Decoded).

  • MORE: In addition to performing stand up comedy, the duo creates original cartoons, illustrated by Jesse Brown, which bring to life the endless, hilarious interactions they have with each other and with the world around them (ie: Yom Kippur and other holidays, traveling at the airport, Jesus, brainstorming baby names, Uber ratings, deli trips, apologies, and much, much more).

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to Oct 31

Nightmare Machine


Inspired by nightmares -  
made for waking hours

Presented by the team that brought you Dream Machine,

Nightmare Machine is the culmination of your greatest phobias and freakouts designed to be tactile and shareable.

We invite you to face your fears as you explore our Halloween-inspired playground and become fully immersed in a totally spooky, but still PG-13, experience.


10/03 - 10/31




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to Oct 28

Food Film Festival


Hello, NYC! 

The Food Film Festival is back for its 12th consecutive year in New York City! This year, the Festival kicks off with the World Premiere of Anthony Bourdain Parts Unknown / Lower East Side presented by CNN Original Series. We hope to see you in October for an unforgettable festival. A limited number of Early Bird Festival-Wide VIP Passes are available now for pre-sale.

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to Nov 10



Opening Date: October 24, 2018 - December 2, 2018 

Tuesdays - Sundays 11AM -5PM, Thursdays 11AM -8PM,

Closed Mondays & 21st, 22nd November

OPENING NIGHT GALA: Tuesday, October 23rd 6:30-9:30pm 

Join Holiday House founder Iris Dankner, Design Chair Thom Filicia, Douglas Elliman’s Richard Steinberg and 15 of the New York area’s leading emerging designers as they deck out this stunning 13,000 sq ft Upper East Side mansion. All proceeds will benefit BCRF. (Tickets available on: LINK)

WHERE: 118, East 76th Street, New York, NY, 10021

Event Price: $40 (including show house catalogue) // $350 Opening Night Gala

Telephone: 212 472 3313


Contact Information: Helen Allen,, 917 843 3544

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5:00 AM05:00

HSA Masquerade Ball 2018


The Grand Ballroom at The Plaza • New York City
6pm Reception | Terrace Room
7pm Dinner & Performance | Grand Ballroom
9pm – 12am After Party | Terrace Room

Masquerade Formal Attire. Bring Your Mask!

Janice Savin Williams
Christopher J. Williams
Rona Sebastian & Herb Alpert Foundation
Alexander Smalls

Michelle Fizer-Peterson
Joshua Martin
Jacqueline Nickelberry
Stephen S. Usher
Caleb Mclaughlin, Teen Chair
Zahra Savannah Rock

Amsale Aberra (posthumously accepted by Neil Brown)
 | Visionary Lineage Award

Rachel Brown | Visionary Lineage Award

Liev Schreiber | Visionary Artist Award

Caleb McLaughlin | Alumni Award

Rashid Silvera | Distinguished Teacher Award

Tsyala Khudad-Zade | Distinguished Teacher Award

Lori Stokes, Anchor, Fox 5 Good Day NY

CK Swett

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7:30 PM19:30

Artisanal Sweet Treats Bazaar

Discover the City's best artisanal sweet-makers! You will find everything from handmade macaroons, experimental donuts and ice cream sandwiches, creatively flavored peanut-butter cups, spiced pumpkin pies, Transylvanian twisted cakes, freshly baked cupcakes and scones, and the most mouthwateringtruffles and chocolates you've ever had. Everything will be to die for!

This special pop-up will take place inside NYC's biggest and most diverse weekly market - Grand Bazaar NYC.

Be sure to come hungry and ready to shop!

100% of Grand Bazaar NYCs profits are donated to four local public school, benefiting over 4,000 children. 

Admission is free. 

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2:00 PM14:00

NYC Autumn Wine Festival

New York Wine Events invites you to the 6th Annual NYC Autumn Wine Festival, our most elegant tasting of the year.

  • Sample a large variety of wines enhanced by a light menu of hors d'oeuvres, cheese, crackers, crudité and pasta.

  • Taste amazing creations from artisanal food makers -- many local to the NY area -- who will be sampling their products, including charcuterie, baked goods, sweets, savory items and more.

It's a tasting celebration. Wines at the festival are curated by the experts at Vintry Fine Wines. Select beers and spirits will also be sampled. Wines will run from full bodied reds, to light whites, to crisp rosés, bubblies, and other intriguing blends.

Select New York State wines will also be showcased at the event, with several NY State wineries selling selections by the bottle for guests to enjoy at home. Come and meet these talented winemakers and hear first-hand about their wine making journey.

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6:30 PM18:30

Bon Appétit’s Hot 10 Party


This month, Bon Appétit unveiled the Hot 10: America's Best New Restaurants 2018.

For one night only, the Hot 10—America’s Best New Restaurants will all be in one place. We’re throwing a bash in Brooklyn and we want you to be there. Get ready for bites, drinks, and most importantly, good vibes.

Tickets for the Hot 10 Party on October 17 in Brooklyn, NY are on sale now at

Ticket Details:


    • Unlimited food and drinks from this year’s Hot 10 restaurants

    • Plus some of our favorite dishes from past Hot 10 restaurants

    • 7:30–10:30PM

  • VIP ACCESS - $299

    • Skip the line with your own VIP entrance

    • Early access to all the food and drinks you can handle

    • Mingle with this year’s Hot 10 chefs

    • VIP-only menu from a Hot 10 alumni restaurant, just for you

    • Unlimited food and drinks from this year’s Hot 10 and alumni restaurants

    • 6:30–10:30PM

  • THE HOT 10 AFTER-PARTY - $25

    • Special “I’m Not Hungry” ticket gets you into the after-party only

    • Drinks, a DJ set, and dancing… so much dancing

    • Hot 10 bar and snacks curated by this year’s Hot 10 restaurants

    • 10:30PM–12:30AM

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