Category Archives: Things to do
The 15th annual WhiskyFest will hit New York City October 26 – 27. The Marriott Marquis Times Square will be hosting the event, that will feature a selection of more than 250 whiskies from around the world. Whisky enthusiasts will be treated to some of the rarest and most expensive whiskies you can find.
The 2012 AKC (American Kennel Club) Meet the Breeds event, will feature over 200 breeds of Cats and Dogs. The event which is in its forth year will take place at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City on October 20-21. Get your tickets today!
The 68th Annual NYC Columbus Day Parade will take place on Monday, October 8. The parade which has been organized in New York since 1929 is the world’s largest celebration of Italian-American culture. The event which will be televised globally includes, 35,000 marchers with over 100 groups, including bands, floats and contingents. Nearly one million spectators are expected. This year, the parade route begins on Fifth Avenue at 44th Street, and continues north along Fifth Avenue to 72nd Street.
Fashion Night Out is an awesome prelude to New York City’s Fashion Week. Tons of celebrities that include designers, models, athletes, actors and musicians, descend upon NYC for all to see. Tonight’s FNO is a one of a kind luxury NYC shopping experience. Check out the list below of where the hot spots are and where the celebrities will be.
The 2012 West Indian Labor Day Parade was an awesome festivity of history, culture, music, dance and food. People from all over the world attended the parade which is one of the largest in New York City to celebrate West Indian heritage from countries that include Jamaica, Trinidad, Tobego, Martinique, Barbados, Bahamas, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent the Grenadines and more…
This year will mark the 45th anniversary of the West Indian American Day Parade & Carnival. This parade is one of the city’s biggest that takes place yearly on Labor Day. Thousand’s of people will line the streets of Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights, Brooklyn to dance and partake in a Caribbean tradition.
Summer time in NYC is filled with a number of street fairs and festivals. Each festivity has it’s own special offerings that include live entertainment, ethnic street foods and shops that carry unique goods. Make sure to mark your calendar so that you don’t miss out on all the fun.
North Brooklyn has one of the most low cost fitness options in the city. The McCarren Play Center opened on June 28, 2012 and with this center, comes a wide variety of recreational activities for Brooklynites and New Yorkers alike. They are currently selling memberships that are $150 per year for adults with pool access and $100 without pool. Kids under 17 are free to access all of the 33 recreation centers including all 12 indoor pools.
We are heading into the summer months and NYC street fairs are starting to heat up. There will be a number of festivities in the city that will be offering live entertainment, street food from different countries with shops that will carry unique goods. June is also Pride month in New York City so mark your calendar so that you know whats going on and when.
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.