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This week we’re sharing where to get creative this weekend, highlighting a new MoMa show, and putting a new Park Slope record bar on your radar. 

Culture Corner


We’re 100% here for the city’s new appreciation for the design & art of Japanese listening bars. The newest showcase of this is in Park Slope’s (soon-to-open) Honeycomb at 74 5th Ave. We already know we’ll be spending chilly nights in this warm & cozy hi-fi audio lounge with a negroni or Toki highball in hand. Keep ur eyes peeled for opening dates! We’re on the edge of our seats!

Moonlab 42

MoonLab 42 is a satellite of a family-owned concept store 42 from Tbilisi, Georgia, run by Ruso Margishvili and John Holden, a Georgian-American couple living in Harlem. Two years after moving to New York, they opened their first brick-and-mortar shop nearby, a 58” wide storefront tucked between two buildings on 405 West 145th Street. Their re-opening party will take place at the concept store on October 22 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, and will be free and open to the public. Stop by!


Co-working and event space, Bat Haus, is teaming up with Creativity Nights on Friday 10/28 from 7-9p for the Creativity Night of our dreamz. Here’s how it works: 1. hear a prompt 2. write, draw, paint 3. share it if you like 4. rinse & repeat! This event is BYOB with a $10 RSVP required, so head here to sign up & get that creative spark back!

Photo by Jenna Garrett

Pop-Up Magazine is coming to New York City Center on November 9 with a brand-new themed issue: Love Stories! Multimedia stories about first love, heartbreak, friendship, one night stands, pets, spies, and so much more. As a refresher, Pop-Up is the acclaimed live magazine show, featuring original and reported stories accompanied by film, photography, art, illustration - like a movie, play, comedy show, podcast and concert all wrapped up into one night!

Check out the full lineup on their website and CLICK HERE to buy tickets. PS if you do decide to go, our friends over at Pop-Up Magazine shared the code 10PUMFRIEND to knock 10% off of the ticket price.


Van Alen Institute's second annual Van Alen Block Party is going down TOMORROW! They are a 128-year-old design nonprofit with the goal of making it easier for communities to shape the places where they live.The block party is a true cross-section of Brooklynites coming together to celebrate the creative energy in Gowanus, and if it's up your alley, we'd love your help in getting the word out about this year's party. Stop by for a day of food, music, and dancing in the streets at Douglass & Bond St from 12-7p.


Our pals over at the Standard Hotel East Village are hosting the ultimate Halloween prep pop-up. Tomorrow from noon-4p, Harvest Heaven will be your one-stop-shop to perfect your last-minute costume prep. We’re talking Chillhouse nail art, cuts by Hairrari Barber & vintage get-ups. There will also be hot bevs & fall treatz. Make a resy for lunch or dinny afterwards at the Standard to round out your pop-up experience.

LOOK (at art)

MoMA’s recently re-opened 6th floor gallery is currently filled with works by photographer & artist, Wolfgang Tillmans. The museum’s newest show, To Look Without Fear, features an immersive installation of photography in an exhibition of the full breadth & depth of Tillmans’ career. As MoMA puts it, “To look without fear invites us to experience the artist’s vision of what it feels like to live today.” Stop by the show (up through January 1) to see the photo installation of the szn.

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