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The one where our Friends come back to the city

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Trading Stories for Kites

By Denise Oliveira Still looking for something artsy to do this weekend? Check out Field Day, a 2-day festival created by The Laundromat Project, where you can both see and make art, all while getting immersed in three distinct New York neighborhoods. On Saturday from noon to 5 in Harlem […]

Yes, Free Haircuts in New York City, including Brooklyn & Queens

Getting a free haircut and color in New York City sounds impossible, right? Not so. If you’re willing to act as a ‘hair model’ for a stylist-in-training, you can get high quality services at brand name salons including Aveda, Bumble & Bumble and Cutler. Each salon has its own rules for who can participate in the ‘hair model’ program (for example, some want curly hair, some want colored hair) and how much it costs (at many, the customer pays absolutely nothing, and at others, there is a small charge.)

The LEGO Master

If you had 80,000 LEGO bricks at your disposal, what would you do with them? Corporate lawyer turned artist Nathan Sawaya used his to build a 19-foot long dinosaur that’s currently on display with dozens of his LEGO sculptures at Discovery Times Square, an exhibition center on West 44th Street. The dinosaur is one of the largest sculptures he’s ever made.

Seen at Brooklyn Flea

By Denise Oliveira When you hear “flea market,” do you think of old vinyl, used clothes, vintage toys and mixed-quality art? Those are in fact items you’ll find at the Brooklyn Flea, but what you may not know is that you can also find brand new and high quality […]

Summer At MoMA PS1

By Denise Oliveira Modern art, experimental live music and a dance party: These are a few of the things you’ll find at MoMA PS1 on Saturdays through Sept. 6.  On Warm Up Saturdays, tickets are $20 at the door ($18 in advance), and the party goes from 3 to 9pm. […]