Events Articles

Imagine That, a Science Festival!

Science Works!

The on-screen realization that something improbable has the potential to exist, such as genetically generated dinosaurs roaming around an island or bioluminescent animals not on a far-away planet but Earth itself is what makes going to the movies an experience that validates our wildest imaginations. Science enthuiasts, get ready, the 2010 Imagine Science Film Festival, is coming back to NYC, opening on October 15th, tempting peoples’ imaginations while accurately portraying the foundation of science in new films.

SCORE! Pop-Up Swap

Fashion Evolutionist

SCORE! Pop-Up Swap is a recurring swap meet where everyone is invited to bring items they no longer want and in turn can take whatever treasures they find. For only a small entrance fee of $3-$5, you can take as much as you can carry, a great deal for the financially challenged, like myself. The array of people donating added to the range of departments offered, resulting in a multitude of amazing items up for grab. Though I was mainly interested in their clothing and shoe sections, SCORE! also includes books, music, electronics, arts & crafts and housewares.

This Beat Is Mine Interviews Steve ShakeWell

This Beat is Mine

Steve ShakeWell is a longstanding fixture of NYC’s disco DJ scene. Steve has held numerous residencies as well as putting on the long-standing Main Ingredients party with Ben Manzone aka Benguin. His current party is Sharegroove, with DJ Duckcomb. Sharegroove, mostly based in Brooklyn through its history, is now a regular party at the Douglass Lofts in Brooklyn. A high school teacher by day, ShakeWell brings an encyclopedic knowledge of disco and boogie, but also a love for everything from deep house to afrobeat, and a sixth sense of what song will set the dancefloor on fire.

Star-gazing with the Webb Telescope

Science Works!

The New York City skies makes gazing at the starry night a near impossible challenge. Light pollution, cloudy skies, anything can ruin a good night for you. I noticed how difficult it was when I tried to watch the moon on World Moon Bounce Day and failed to get a clear view of the moon. Convinced my apartment wasn’t providing an ideal moongazing spot, I even strolled outside and soon realized that cloud cover had ruined my night.

Hot Hot Heat: Canadian Residence in the ‘Burg

Music Happenings

For the past three Wednesday nights, Canadian dance-punk band Hot Hot Heat has gathered Brooklyn scenesters to Williamsburg’s Public Assembly to preview of their highly anticipated new album “Future Breeds” on Dangerbird Records. The new album also welcomes the band’s newest addition, bassist Louis Hearn and the residency and album re-aquaint and remind us why we loved them back in 2002!

Party Basics – Knowing Your Promoters

This Beat is Mine

A lot of people ask me the best way to find good nightlife events in New York City. I think the biggest tip that I could give is to seek out the city’s party promoters and get on to their lists.

Hoopla Hooper: Brian Pennington

This Beat is Mine

The history of New York City’s nightlife stretches back to the origins of most modern forms of music, including dance music. New York is a melting pot of cultures that has given birth to countless genres and subgenres of dance music. Its 2010 incarnation is just as varied and influential as ever. Even though America does not pride itself on all-night dance parties as the rest of the world, New York’s club culture centers squarely in the center of American nightlife.