pencil it in: this weekend in nyc

September 30-  December: New Amsterdam Plein and Pavillion

The New Amsterdam Plein and Pavilion is finally open. The pavilion houses an information kiosk and the Merchants Market, a food hub focusing on locally sourced ingredients. It will be surrounded by the plein, a wide-open plaza with tables and chairs, where visitors can congregate.

September 30- October 2: The Ninth Annual New York Burlesque Festival

Burly-Q babes from across the globe strut their stuff during this celebration of the art of the tease. Among the glitter-bedecked stars who’ll swing their tassels are Hollywood-based Bobbie Burlesque, Chicago’s Dolls of Doom and New York’s own Darlinda Just Darlinda. Visit the festival’s sight for up-to-date event locations and times :

September 30- October 2: New Yorker Festival

Though many of the events are sold out there are a few available for this years festival featuring chats with Nancy Pelosi, Amy Poehler and Frank Gehry amongst others. Click here for info on specific events and tickets.

October 1: Spice Up Your Saturday

New York’s hottest annual event is back. Sample the hottest treats, listen to blazing bands, and cast your vote int he Chili-Chocolate take down at this years Chili Pepper Fiesta. Tickets for the fiesta range are $15 and can be bought at

October 2: Truck Yeah!

A mobile meet-up comes to Williamsburg. Eleven trucks representing multiple facets of NYC culture will gather to celebrate the cities mobile landscape. With trucks ranging from those peddling gourmet food, to fine art, music, design, and fashion this inaugural exhibit is not one to miss. Crown Victoria Bar, 60 S. Second St.,  Brooklyn, 12- 6 PM

October 2: Sunday Supper

Every Sunday through October selected restaurants will offer a two-course Sunday Supper  with two pints of Belgian Beer for $35. Participating restaurants vary from tapas to steak house. Check out the full listing and make your reservations here!

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