Governor’s Island Hosts Pig Island 2012

Labor Day, the holiday celebrated across the country by Americans who grind through the persistent workday, has on its side many reasons to partake in excessive drinking and relaxing. From not working on a weekday to taking advantage of the last days of summer, it’s rarely difficult to justify bad behavior on Labor Day weekend.…

Best Places to Celebrate Fashion’s Night Out

Every year, celebrities, tourists, New Yorkers, and locals get together to celebrate the kick off of Fashion Week. The booze, treats, and discounts flow. You could mingle one moment with a stylist, and the next a mom from Michigan. Retailers open their doors and their budgets to entice you to visit their stores. You can…

Pig Island 2012

Close out summer with the return of Pig Island on Saturday, September 1st from 11:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. As always, this annual event focuses on local farmers, chefs, brewers and vintners, bringing the best of New York State to New York City. This year’s Pig Island benefits Food Systems Network NYC and City Harvest. Come out…

Ultimate Summertime Party Dominates Thirsty Thursday

The term “charity event” is often associated with the idea of stuffy old elegance mingling about in a fancy room with stemmed glasses and large donations for a good cause. At the 28th Annual Ultimate Summertime Party, these good intentions and upper class donations were wrapped beautifully in a package more appealing to New Yorkers…

French Elegance Comes to NYC

A protégé of New French cuisine masters Alain Senderens and Michel Guérard, Jose Martinez earned a Michelin star for his nuanced cooking at the original Paris location of Maison Blanche. Now in the relaxed seaside town of Longboat Key, Martinez offers artful, French-inspired fare in a tranquil and elegant setting. The menu features specialties such…