• Old-Time Baseball at Governors Island
    23 hours ago by C.S. Muncy

    NEW YORK, NY - Tourists, visitors and New Yorkers looking to relax at Governors Island were able to enjoy the New York Gotham Base Ball Club playing a series of games on August 29, 2015. The New York Gotham Base Ball Club is part of a group of…

  • Gotham Girls Roller Derby 2015 Championship
    24 hours ago by Sachyn Mital

    The 2015 Gotham Girls Roller Derby Championship Match was held on August 29th 2015, at the John Jay College of Criminal Justice Gymnasium. Inside the gym, two home teams, the Brooklyn Bombshells and the Queens of Pain, squared off jamming, juking…

  • Arcade Fire's Win Butler Spins Vinyl Set at Le Poisson Rouge
    3 days ago by Emily Tan

    With Arcade Fire taking a break after last year's massive Reflektor Tour, frontman Win Butler has time to share some of his solo work. Under the alias DJ Windows 98, Butler, accompanied by percussionists, spun a two-hour set at (Le) Poisson Rouge…


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  • Famous Dive Bar Hogs & Heifers Closes With Tearful Hugs, Bras, and Whiskey
    7 days ago by Nate 'Igor' Smith

    At the close of business on Sunday, August 23, 2015, Hogs & Heifers, the famous Meatpacking District dive with bras stapled to the ceiling and walls, said goodbye after 23 years in business. The surrounding area has become so trendy that the owner…

  • The Epic Performances of Afropunk Fest 2015
    8 days ago

    Every performance during the first day of Afropunk Fest 2015 was incredible, but the women seemed to steal the show. Kelis showed off a baby bump, Ms. Lauryn Hill took the stage with her acoustic guitar after the sun went down and Grace Jones gave…

  • The Faces of Afropunk Fest 2015
    8 days ago

    Thousands came out to see incredible artists perform at Afropunk Fest in Brooklyn this year, but music wasn't the only thing taking center stage. People who came also brought their best fashion, makeup and style out in the sun. 

  • Sun and Skin at Mykki Blanco's at Riis Park Performance
    8 days ago by Farooq Alihassan

    Rapper, poet, activist Mykki Blanco (a/k/a Michael David Quattlebaum Jr.) headlined a dance party as part of the Riis Park Beach Bazaar series. Princess Nokia opened. 

  • RAWR! Makes Horror-Themed Burlesque Sexy (NSFW)
    9 days ago by Sachyn Mital

    NYC's Lovecraft-themed bar celebrated it's one-year anniversary as well as the birthday of its namesake author H.P. Lovecraft on August 21, 2015, with films, bands and burlesque from RAWR!. Horror isn't the first thing that comes to mind when…

  • 30 Emoji for New York City
    10 days ago by Village Voice staff

    Here are thirty suggestions from the Village Voice that could someday make for welcome additions to the New York City emoji keyboard. Illustrated by Joe Rocco.

  • Nikki Lane Brings the Twang to Union Pool
    10 days ago by Nicole Fara Silver

    "The First Lady of Outlaw Country" Nikki Lane entertained a sold-out Union Pool on August 20, 2015.

  • The Wigstock 2015 Summer Cruise
    14 days ago by Santiago Felipe

    The Wigstock gang took to the water Sunday night, as the organizers of the annual Labor Day drag festival threw a party on a boat. All Photos by Santiago Felipe

  • New Yorkers Re-Create Famous Times Square Kiss on Its 70th Anniversary
    17 days ago by Emily Tan

    It's a well-known story that the Alfred Eisenstaedt photo of that famous kiss in Times Square — first published inside LIFE magazine in 1945 — between then 22 year-old sailor George Mendonsa and Greta Zimmer, 20, was a chance encounter. Mendonsa…

  • Our 100 Favorite Dishes in NYC
    18 days ago by Village Voice staff

    We're combing the city every day, one dish at a time, to guide you to the most delicious food in NYC. These the first 50 of our 100 Favorite Dishes for 2015, in no particular order. Keep up with our countdown at our 100 Favorite Dishes index page.…

  • The Crowd at MISSTER Knows How to Properly Celebrate on Wednesday
    18 days ago by Maro Hagopian

    DJ Amber Valentine & Average Jo were on the decks for MISSTER on August 12, 2015 night at The Woods. MISSTER is a weekly queer party that takes place every Wednesday at The Woods in Williamsburg. Follow Maro Hagopian at  @marohagopian.

  • The Mad Decent Block Party Rages in Brooklyn
    22 days ago by Jena Cumbo

    Diplo's Mad Decent Block Party kicked off at Brooklyn's MCU Park on Saturday, August 8, featuring performances by Major Lazer, Die Antwoord, Tommy Trash, Vic Mensa, and many others. The sold-out event continues on Sunday, August 9.

  • The Decent Fashion of the Mad Decent Block Party
    22 days ago by Jena Cumbo

    The first day of Diplo's Mad Decent Block Party brought out the beautiful people in their finest "look at me"–wear. The annual event, held this year at Brooklyn's MCU Park, featured performances by EDM and hip-hop acts such as Major Lazer, Die…

  • Riots of '88 Remembered as Controversy Around Tompkins Square Park Returns
    23 days ago by C.S. Muncy

    In recent weeks, the Post and other media outlets have attempted to whip up fear around Tompkins Square Park with op-eds and stories about homeless people and crime, and the NYPD rolled in one of its sniper towers to monitor activity in the park…

  • The Latino Punk Fest Rocks Brooklyn Again
    23 days ago by Robert Menzer

    The 2015 edition of the Latino Punk Fest got under way Friday, August 7. This year's schedule features seven different shows with more than 30 bands. The grand opening concert at the Acheron in Brooklyn featured Rebuschaos (New York), Demencia…

  • One Direction Fans and Their Neon Signs Flood MetLife Stadium
    25 days ago by Voice Staff

    When One Direction took the stage, they did so fashionably late, almost as if they were waiting for the sun to set to perform in an iPhone-lit night sky. Instead of opting for a countdown before their entrance, 1D airs a clip of each boy exploring…

  • The Party People of Full Moon Fest 2015
    29 days ago by Emily Tan

    Friday saw a blue moon (the second occurrence of a full moon in a single calendar month) and on Saturday, the Full Moon Fest returned to New York, but instead of partying it up on Governors Island, EDM party animals headed for Bushwick for the…



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