Glass Blowing is a profession known and practiced by very few in today´s day and age. The profession has been a prominent art form since the Phoenicians in 50BC. Glass Blowing Hot shops are hard to come by and learning can be very costly. Thankfully New York is such a vibrant metropolis it happens to be one of the few places where glass shops and glass blowing courses are readily available. For those that are interested you´ll want to check out this guide to some of the best places for glass blowing in New York. Enjoy discovering art through this unique medium unlike any other.
Urban Glass: Urban Glass offers some quality courses for beginners and first time users.
This urban glass shop regularly offers Weekend Glass-making Workshops. Visitors and Guests can choose from 3 different types of glass-making disciplines including, bead-making, kiln forming, and stained glass. They also offer private classes for one on one sessions with more advanced students. Rates vary accordingly so check the official site.
- Bead-making: Bead-making is another long practiced profession in the glassblowing family. This art is primarily made by burning rods of colored glass over a flame and then fusing them into beautiful designs and twisting canes. For those who are interested note that all the tools will be supplied and no experience is required. They also offer an intermediate class for those who wish to advance their skills beyond the basics.
- Kiln Forming: Kiln forming is done by fusing large sheets of colored glass into a variety of shapes and designs. Typically these sheets are arranged on a flat layer of clear glass and then you slowly heat and connect the colored panes. Expect to learn a great deal about basic fusing concepts. Again, no experience required but you will need to supply your own tools for this specific workshop.
- Stained Glass: Principles include glass cutting and assembly. You will also learn about design and working with colors. This class is easy and you´ll have a chance to walk away with your very own glass panel. All materials are included this time and once again no experience is required.
Address: (126 13th 3rd Floor between 2nd Ave & 3rd Ave., Brooklyn)
Scanlan Glass: Prices are high as is generally the case with glassblowing classes however you´ll be guaranteed two hours of rigorous assistance and information as you work one on one with resident professor and artist Kevin Scanlan. Kevin Scanlan has been teaching for over 25 years and is extremely used to working with beginners and advanced artists. In short, Scanlan offers help to beginners and experts alike. Group classes are also offered over the course of six week sessions.
Address: (499 Van Brunt St Ste 2A. Brooklyn, Red Hook Neighborhood)
So now thanks to FeelNYC you can learn about this long standing tradition by trying yourself first hand. No more problems, no more complaints, now you have everything you need to have another once in a life time experience in the Big Apple! So get out there and visit the best glass shops in New York while you still can!
Happy New years to all our followers! To get 2013 off to a good start FeelNYC has solved all your problems with our review of some of the best underground events going on in New York this month. Tourists and locals alike will want to check this out to know where the Big Apple´s next big events will be going down.
NYC Deep Underground Loft Party
“Underground” Amazing New York Scavenger Hunt
Yearly No pants “Flashmob style” subway Ride
NYC Deep Underground Loft Party
This Friday, Jan 11 at 10:00pm. The event will be held at the Private Loft in Brooklyn, NY
Guaranteed House Music beats all night long! To start off 2013 with style the NYC underground house music parties are back with a monstrous lineup of all star artists. Performers include, Antonello coghe, Jihad Muhammad and DJ Justice. So if you want to get your dance on then come down to the Brooklyn area Friday night Jan 11th and discover the new York underground lifestyle. (Where: Private loft “note look for the silver door not the main entrance” 70 North 6th St Williamsburg) for guest list details check out the official site.
“Underground” Amazing New York Scavenger Hunt
This Sunday, Jan 6 at 1230PM. The event will start at the Fraunces Tavern Restaurant anmd take you through some of the least visited sites around the New York area. This is no ordinary scavenger hunt as the clues lead you trhough a series of physical and mental challenges as well. The winter hunts are done underground so need to worry about the cold winter weather. Feel free to sign up with friends or come solo, just expect to spend approximatelñy 3 hours if you want to finish and have a chance to win some prizes. Top place finishers can win gift cards, t-shirts, and tickets to trivia nights. Note, you need at least one person with a picture phone to participate! For more info check out the official site sponsored by Pogo.
Flashmob No pants subway Ride
This fun spirited event has been going on every January for years now. The idea is inspired from flashmobs where people simultaneously start dancing in public places. This jovial social joke works along the same line. If you want to participate with thousands of other look at the official site and meet at one of the 6 rendezvous sites in Manhattan. Read the rules and then prepare for a good laugh. Enjoy! All participants are invited to the After party at the No Pants Country Club from 430-11PM (where: Facebook Event).
As the holiday season creeps around the corner many of you have been asking about where you can find a nice ice skating rink in New York. Well thanks to FeelNYC no more problems, no more complaints, thanks to our guide to the best ice-skating rinks in the Big Apple.
Rockefeller Center Ice Rink: The Rockefeller Center Ice Rink is one of the most well-known rinks in the city and it draws in tourists and locals alike. One of the best aspects of this rink is that it is right in the center of New York but they never allow more than 150 skaters on the ice at a time. This allows for a nice intimate feeling and avoids overcrowding the lanes.
Citi Pond at Bryant Park: The biggest advantage is that at the citi Pond Rink in Bryant Park its free to enter. They also offer to rent out any equipment you might need for the modest price of $14. You can even get some skating lessons if you like.
Sky Rink at Chelsea Piers: The major advantage of using this particular facility is that it is open to skaters year round. The Sky Rink at Chelsea Piers also welcomes any and all level skaters whether they be novice, hockey players, or figure skaters. For more information about seasonal hours of operations check out the Chelsea Piers Rink official website. Also worth noting: admission generally costs $13.50 for adults and $11 for youths and elderly.
So now no more problems or complaints about finding a cool ice skating rink to practice your moves or just skate with that special someone, all this thanks to the advice from FeelNYC.
Planning on visiting the Big Apple this coming November? No problem! FeelNYC solves everything with our review of key dates and events in New York this November 2012!
The 2012 New York Marathon: The Marathon in New York takes place every November Sunday since 1970. It’s a bit late to sign up now but you can still post up on the side lines and cheer on the participants. When you ask? (4th of November)
The Chocolate Show 2012: The greatest chocolatiers will meetin New York for the 15thedition of the Chocolate Show, a popular chocolate salon which caters to all those with a sweet tooth. When you ask? (9th till 11th of November)
The Veteran’s Day Parade: The Veterans Day parade is aspectacle in honor of all who have served as a military combatant. This event is known for attracting over 20,000 spectators every year. On the program you have: tanks, infantrymen, and bands. So make sure you head down to 5th Avenue between 23rd street (start line) and 59th street (finish line) for an amazing show. When you ask? (10th of November)
The Macy Thanksgiving Day Parade: This is a renowned large scale parade organized by non other than the huge American conglomerate, Macy’s. Expect to see hundreds of gigantic floats being driven through the huge streets of New York.The parade begins at 9AM at the corner of 77th street and Central Park West. It will end at Macy’s herald Square on 34th street. (22nd of November)
Black Friday: Black Friday is a day of folly and excitement in America. On this day all the shops hold huge price rebates on tons of usually expensive items and electronics. It’s the perfect opportunity to start your Christmas shopping. When you ask? (23rd of November)
Thanks to FeelNYC now you won’t have any more worries or problems this November while trying to plan your fall trip to New York.