Monthly Archives: May 2012
One of the most exciting ways to take in New York City is on the water. NY Waterway has one of the largest fleets on the NY Harbor and all summer long, they will be offering 90-minute tours of NYC iconic landmarks that include, the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the original Ground Zero site (where One World Trade Center and the September 11 Memorial now stand), Battery Park, Wall Street, the Chrysler Building and more.
The 34th Annual Celebrate Brooklyn! Performing Arts Festival will take place on Tuesday, June 5, 2012. Reggae legend Jimmy Cliff, will kick off the summer of free concerts that will be held at the Prospect Park Bandshell. His hits, “You Can Get It If You Really Want” and “The Harder They Come,” are reggae classics that are known all over the world.
The Apollo Theater’s Spring Gala will be a gathering of some of the best and brightest in business and the entertainment industry. On this star studded night, Lionel Richie and the late Etta James will be inducted into the Apollo Legends Hall of Fame, joining past inductees Aretha Franklin, Stevie Wonder, Quincy Jones, Patti LaBelle, Michael Jackson, Smokey Robinson among others. The Apollo Spring Gala which is in its seventh year, will be held on on June 4, 2012.
The Barclay’s Center will be a premier location for sporting events and live music concerts in Brooklyn. The landmark entertainment arena will feature concerts by big names such as Justin Bieber, Barbra Streisand, Andrea Bocelli, Leonard Cohen, Rush and none other than the stadium owner himself, Jay Z.
Almost every year since 1984, New York City has honored the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps by putting on a celebration of sea services for Fleet Week. This year will mark the 25th Fleet Week in NYC and from May 23-30, there will be interactive displays and military demonstrations along with public visitation of participating ships in the festivities.
Horse racing’s most coveted title for 3 year-old thoroughbred race horses is the Triple Crown. On June 9, “I’ll Have Another”, the winner of the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes will attempt to run for the glory at the Belmont Stakes in New York.
New York City’s Madison Square Park has a full summer of concerts lined up for The Oval Lawn Series. Every Wednesday evening starting June 20, music acts that include Gretchen Parlato, Jeff “Tain” Watts Quartet, Regina Carter and Nellie McKay will take the stage. All concerts are free of charge!
The Governors Ball Music Festival is one big party for two days of live music on Randall’s Island. Some of the biggest acts in music will be performing at the festival which takes place June 23-24. There will be two stages of music but, they will not have overlapping sets so you will not have to miss any of the performances.
The Big Apple Barbecue Block Party will celebrate their 10th anniversary this year and from June 9-10, meat lovers from all over the city will flock to Madison Square Park for the annual event. Some of the nation’s top pit masters will be in attendance along with chef’s from local spots that include, Hill Country, Dinosaur Bar-B-Que and Blue Smoke.
The Nikon Theater at Jones Beach is an awesome place to watch a summer concert in NYC. The 15000 seat venue is one of two major outdoor arenas in the New York metropolitan area. There are a ton of great concerts in 2012 with big names in music that include, Dave Matthews Band, Drake, Phish, and Barenaked Ladies. Concerts are rain or shine…the show must go on!