Before you know it September will be here and you’ll start to feel guilty again for lazing away the season at all those free movies or guzzling cheap beers at outdoor shows. Whatever it is about the chilled air that makes you feel like you should be doing something smart-ly with your time, here’s your chance to get a head start: the Dumbo Arts Festival is looking for volunteers to help set up and staff its three-day, 100-studio, 500-artist event Sept. 23-25. They need people between Sept. 16-22 plus during the fest itself. Activities include assisting artists with installation, guiding attendees through and between the exhibits, lending a hand at the performance stage, helping at the kids’ creation station and doing whatever those Flaming-Lips-esque balls in that picture entail.
Hot take: Halloween isn’t for everybody. Don’t get me wrong, it’s a great holiday. It just favors creatives and DIY experts to a fault. Many people are Hallo-wise enough to start planning their costume for the following year on Nov. 1. — and if you’re one of those people, more power to you! — but that leaves the rest […]
Loitering has been a problem for coffee shop owners for so long that we’ve gone through several cycles of addressing it in New York City. First came limiting laptop hours and eliminating outlets, then things like timed wifi. Britcom hit Fleabag skewered the annoying laptop camper in its inaugural season this summer, which means it’s far from just an American […]
Jimmy McMillan has an enduring allure to him, especially at this moment in history, perhaps because he reminds us of a time when our, let’s say, more unorthodox candidates weren’t seen as a direct threat to democracy and everything we hold dear. Most people started seeing McMillan’s Chester A. Arthur mutton chops and pro wrestler swagger during his notable […]