Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Why have I never done this before?

And so begins a series where I list things I should do in NYC in the hopes that by writing them down, I'll actually do them!

1. Socrates Sculpture Park in Long Island City. So close. So pretty.

2. Stitch n Bitch. I can join cool girls and embroider cool stuff like spiders and lillies onto things.

3. Kayak on the River! For FREE!

4. Meditate.

Aaah, all these things courtesy of some Facebook Friends who are helping me out of a funk ;-)

xoxo agmac

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

HeART for Haiti

After two ++ months of incredibly hard work, the day has finally come! The exhibit of all of the beautiful art up for auction to benefit Doctors without Borders and Haiti Hurricane Relief is up tomorrow!

Please come to the viewing party and after party!

And of course, don't forget to BID BID BID!!!!




Monday, June 7, 2010

Free Summer Stuff, Part II

Sorry this is late in the game, but below is a compilation of what I deem to be the best FREE summer concerts in NYC.

Go, stand in a crowded line and be a hot mess for the love of music!

Governor's Island and Water Taxi Beach
Highlights include...
~06/19 The Morning Benders, Freelance Whales, Wild Nothing at The Beach
~ 07/04 She & Him The Beach at Governors Island

The Today Show

If you are awake from the night before, may as well.
Some shows worthy of the time slot...
~06/18 James Taylor & Carole King
~07/09 LADY GAGA!!!!!!!!!

Prospect Park Bandshell
Super nice venue. As with everything--get there early. But if you can get seats, it's a lovely experience.
Must sees...
~07/30 The Swell Season
~07/31 Sonic Youth

Central Park Summer Stage
Unfortunately, all the good shows are "sold out." You most likely wont' get in, but listening from the outside on a nice blanky ain't so bad either.

River Rocks
Take me the River they say! Great song. This is mostly string quartets, but they have some great outdoor movie screenings like The Hangover on July 7th! And Deer Hunter is playing August 12th.

Brooklyn Bridge Park
So it's movies, not concerts? So what? It's my blog and I can do what I want.

Williamsburg Waterfront
Nothing beats this line up--Pavement, Belle & Sebastian, Weezer, Primus, etc.! Sadly, most aren't free :-(

Feel free to add ones I've missed in the comments!! Enjoy people.


Friday, June 4, 2010

Fine Art Friday: Herring & Herring

I met with this artist duo after they donated a print for the HeArt for Haiti art auction I helped organize. (If you haven't yet, go and bid on something!)

At any rate, they are doing some very fresh work in fashion photography and I wanted to give them a shout out on FAF. Check out Herring & Herring, here.

Neither of their names are actually Herring, and they are friends from art school.

The technique they incorporate in some of their photos produces a kind of glow to certain parts of the image, and I'm not quite clear on how they accomplish it, but the result is stellar.

Their images are sexy, dark and dreamy.

I foresee great things to come from these guys!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Paris, Je t'aime

I'm not sure that I could love a city outside of New York more than I love Paris.

I just returned from a lovely week with my dear friend Abby. It is beautiful, clean, easy to get around, has great food and great wine.

I know everyone says this, but I'm hard to please when it comes to metropolises.

My favorite things were as follows:

The Montmarte Neighborhood
Go to the Sacre Couer and the slightly touristy square, but also eat here at my friends' restaurant. And go here for fondue and drink out of a baby bottle! Warning: this is the only wine I had in Paris that gave me a headache. So take a few sips for the photo op and call it a night ;-)

China Bar
I think they have one of these in NYC. But who cares? The bar is actually below the Chinese food restaurant. The night we went was open mic jazz fest. Hot men. Great music. Lovely atmosphere.

Canal St Martin
The apartment we stayed at was in this area. Hipster and artsy, this is a great area for walking the canal, eating and people watching. Especially this restaurant/bar.

Centre Pompidou
Amazing contemporary and modern art museum. But beware, it's HUGE. Took me about 2 hours to do one floor and there are 5 floors. Also amazing views from the top floor. Spend a whole day here.

AGATHA jewelry
I went to the one in Au Bon Marche and bought myself a watch. Not only does this line of bijoux have a great name, it's lovely ;-)

We also went to Versailles, the Louvre, saw the Arc Triophe and Tour Eiffel, walked through Pere Lachaise and Jardins de Tuilleries.

But there's still more to see! I am for sure going back.
Once I lose the 15 lbs of cheese I gained while there and make some more spending money.

French Agmac

Friday, May 21, 2010

Off to Paris

Au revoir mes amis.

Back on June 1st.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Is it summer yet?

Hello Fans and Air Conditioners!

I know it's not even Memorial Day yet, but I am posting my annual, here's what is going on in NYC this summer for FREEEEEE. At least Part 1 (May & June)...cuz a lot of it isn't announced yet ;-)

* May 29th--the new Coney Island opens, called Luna Park. So while not totally free, as you have to pay for the rides, the great people watching is au gratis!! (Oh and be sure to check out the Mermaid Parade on June 19th!)

* June 8th--Do you heart art? Well then Museum Mile Festival is for you!

* June 12th--Fat Bottom Girls Make the Rockin' World Go Round!!! Sign up for the naked bike ride.

*June 24th--A great show at Prospect Park Bandshell--Buena Vista Social Club!

*June 26th--Apples in Stereo live at the South Street Seaport. Concerts with an incredible view.

* June 26th & 27th--Willyburg walk--walk it out with hipsters and see some art and eat some food.

*June 30th--Not free, but it's only $10, and I love the name of the band cuz it's named after one of my favorite books ever: The Secret History, Live + Guests at The Bell House.

--> Monday night Craft Night sponsored by Etsy!
--> Thursday Night Burlesque @ Nurse Bettie
--> Free drinks for you and 15 of our friends! Well sort of. At Bushwick Country Club.