FestivalBuzz Pages

Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Craicfest Irish Festival

The annual Irish festival of music & film returns to the Tribeca Film Center and Mercury Lounge in Manhattan. Kids Fleadh on March 10 with goodie bags, short films, step dancing and music.

When: March 8-10, 2012
Where: Tribeca Cinemas (Laight Street at Varick Street)
Website: http://thecraicfest.com/

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

American Craft beer festival NYC

75 craft brewers will be sampling their work at the Armory in Murray Hill. Gourmet versions of traditional food paired with beer will also be available. There will be some brewing seminars from well known experts as well (schedule on website).  Tickets will get you in for one of two tasting sessions - in the afternoon and in the evening.

When: Saturday, March 3, 2012
Where: Lexington Ave Armory (68 Lexington Ave)
Website: nyccraftbeerfest.com

Monday, February 27, 2012

KidsCafe Goes To College - Modern Dance in College and Beyond

 Dancewave's Kids Cafe Festival offers serious high school dancers an opportunity to see dance departments from professionally-based college dance programs in the metropolitan area and beyond.

The college theme is a twist on Dancewave’s annual Kids Cafe Festival, a popular community event now in its 19th year that invites high school dancers from all over New York City to perform dances created by both student and professional choreographers.

When: March 3-4, 2012, 3PM
Where: LIU Kumble Theater
Website: http://dancewave.org/kidscafe.php

Flamenco Festival 2012 at NY City Center

 The four-day celebration of flamenco returns to New York City with four renowned flamenco groups performing. A beginner's flamenco lesson is offered for all ticket holders 90 minutes before each performance in the lobby at the architecturally gorgeous City Center.
When: March 1-4, 2012
Where: New York City Center
Website: http://www.nycitycenter.org/tickets/productionNew.aspx?performanceNumber=6264

This Weekend: 2012 Wine Expo at Javits Center

Over 600 wines for sampling and seminars (sign up for each individually). Two sessions of Grand Tasting on Friday or Saturday. Discover vendors of wine pairings and wine accessories, too.

MONEY SAVER: if you search AM New York print edition and/or follow Oasis Day Spa on the website, you will find $15 discount codes.
When: March 2-3, 2012
Where: Javits Center (34th St at 11th Ave)
Website: NewYorkWineExpo.com

Friday, February 17, 2012

NYC Bulgarian Film Festival

Bulgaria is not a part of Europe we pay a lot of attention to (mercifully they are not directly in the crosshairs with the current European debt crisis), but many films have won good reviews at festivals around the world. The New York version of the Sofia Independent Film Festival (also called The Bulgarian Film Festival over here) showcases 10 of the best films to come out of this small country in the past 2 years - veterans of Toronto and Cannes as well as smaller festivals.

When: February 21-25, 2012
Where: Tribeca Cinemas (Varick and Laight Streets)
Website: http://soindependentfilmfest.com/ny-2012/index.php

Saturday, February 11, 2012

Tour De France Stinky Cheese Festival

Tour de France NYC Restaurant Group has created its Stinky Cheese Festival 2012. Special menus feature cheese at all its French cuisine restaurants throughout Manhattan. Check the website for festival menus at each restaurant.

When: February 10-17, 2012
Where: Restaurants Around New York
Website: http://www.tourdefrancenyc.com/