Syfy invites you to The Face Off Face Painting station in Gansevoort Plaza this Friday and Saturday, October 28-29 from 11am-7pm. Get transformed into a witch, devil or princess—or just get that smart handlebar moustache you’ve always dreamed of. It’s perfect for preparing for your Halloween party or just a fun day at the office. Best part is – it’s all free! Stop by during lunch, after work, pre or post weekend plans and get yourself ready for Halloween.
PLUS, celebrate Halloween with great offers in all five boroughs with the Syfy Purple Pumpkin Promotion. Get $4 pints of pumpkin ale at 675 Bar and Bill’s Burgers, or find many more offers on nycgo.com/syfy.
Gansevoort Plaza (Gansevoort Street between Hudson Street and Ninth Avenue)
October 28-29, 11am - 7pm
The Good Food Festival, presented by Basis Foods in association with the MPIA, returns for its second year this weekend! This annual event showcases good food that is traditional, locally-sourced and 100% traceable from over 50 of New York's finest chefs, restaurants, artisans and farms.
Good Food Festival features restaurant and chef tastings from over 20 of New York's brightest chefs and restaurants including Gramercy Tavern, Perry St, Pastis, Marc Forgione, Dell'anima, BLT Bar & Grill and Van Leeuwen. New this year, will be the Good Food for Kids family programming, including butter and pickle making, summer roll lessons, and more.
The event is free to attend. Tickets are required to sample tastings from participating chefs and restaurants, and are now available for purchase online at goodfoodfest.com.
Also, purchase tickets to the post-festival private reception to mingle with the chefs and farmers from the Good Food Festival, at The Standard, New York's Garden Rooms. All proceeds benefit The FEED Foundation and God's Love We Deliver.
9 October | 11am - 4pm
The Meatpacking District Public Plazas
9th Avenue between Gansevoort and 14th Streets
Last month, the New York Times's City Room blog posted a great piece about the history of the Meatpacking District from the point of view of a historian who grew up working in his fathers meatpacking plant. The article gives rare insight into how the neighborhood worked and the daily routines. Check it out here at the NY Times.
As the tenth anniversary of 9/11 approaches, along with the opening of the 9/11 memorial at the World Trade Center, interest is building for the Ground Zero Museum Workshop, which has been open for 6 years in the Meatpacking District. The Ground Zero Museum Workshop is a small museum on 14th Street in the MPD full of photographs and memorabilia from 9/11 and the World Trade Center, curated and provided by Gary Marlon Suson, who was one of the official photographers for Ground Zero. Check out the GZMW website here, as well as a recent article from DNA info on the museum here.
The Whitney Museum of American Art is celebrating its move to the Meatpacking District with a series of installation and exhibits in the neighborhood, called "Whitney on Site: New Commissions Downtown". This week, an installation and performance titled "Ascension" will debut in Gansevoort Plaza from Thursday July 7th to Saturday July 9th.
Ascension is a choreographed dance performance centered around a twenty one foot rotating ladder. Elizabeth Streb choreographed the performance, which will be performed by 9 dancers from her STREB Extreme Action Company.
Gansevoort Plaza is located at 9th Avenue and Little West 12th Street, and performances will occur at 3pm and 5pm this Thursday through Saturday. Check out the Whitney Museum's website here for more details about the performance.