Monthly Archives: April 2012
The NYC street fair season is officially underway as the warmer temperatures hit the city. Here’s your chance to sample delicious street food, shop for bargains, get chair massages and take in live entertainment. Just like the great city of New York, there is something for everyone at the street fair.
The 30th anniversary of the Mermaid Parade at Coney Island will take place on Saturday June 23. The parade is the nation’s largest art parade and one of New York City’s greatest summer events. The Mermaid Parade pays homage to Coney Island’s forgotten Mardi Gras in a wonderful and wacky event that is unique to Coney Island. If you’ve never been to Coney Island, this is an event that you do not want to miss.
Farmers markets and greenmarkets are open for business all year round in some New York City locations. Food products such as, Fresh produce, dairy, meat, poultry, syrups, baked goods and plants are among the offerings that are brought in from local New York farms.
The Big Apple Circus features some of the most exciting circus artists from around the world. Under the Big Top, there is no bad seat in the house as the entire audience is no further than 50 feet from the ring. Cunningham Park in Queens will be home to the Big Apple Circus from May 22 – June 17. Get ready for a singing Ringmistress, audacious acrobats, jugglers, balancing acts, trapeze flyers, and a host of super talented circus animals.
The amount of NYC free Wifi enabled locations has been increasing in public parks throughout Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, The Bronx and Staten Island. All you need to take advantage of this free internet service is a laptop, iPad or any handheld device with 802.11b and 802.11g Ethernet cards. Go wireless and enjoy free Wifi in NYC parks.
The Second annual Madison Avenue Watch Week will take place April 28 – May 4. This haute event will celebrate the best of the horology, featuring 17 premier watch retailers from around the world. During the week long showcase of timepieces, collectors and connoisseurs will have an opportunity to meet designers and creators from Asprey, Breguet, David Yurman, Georg Jensen, Montblanc, Stephen Russell and more during in-store events.
Broadway’s most popular new show, “Spider-Man Turn Off The Dark” is daring, ground-breaking and truly spectacular. The Broadway production has earned rave reviews and a large part of it’s success is due to first-time Broadway composers and U2 band member’s Bono and The Edge.
Central Park Summerstage is New York’s largest free performing arts festival. The City Parks Foundation has put together a stellar lineup of entertainment to be enjoyed by everyone. This summer, they will be bringing over 110 free performances to eighteen parks throughout the five boroughs with performances ranging from American pop, Latin and world music to dance, comedy and theater.
Today’s Daily deal will get you in shape. If you’ve been looking for a gym and are not quite sure if you would rather exercise outside or head indoors, here’s your chance to test it out for only $10 for the month. Blink Fitness is also throwing in a free towel to the first 100 new clients to take this deal.
Tennessee Williams’s Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece, A Streetcar Named Desire is now on Broadway. The revival of this classic drama will feature an all star cast that includes, 2-time Golden Globe nominee Blair Underwood in his Broadway debut as Stanley, Nicole Ari Parker (“Soul Food”) as Blanche DuBois, Daphne Rubin-Vega (Rent) as Stella and Wood Harris (“The Wire”) as Mitch.