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Origami Holiday Tree

December 02, 2016


One cool and unique thing to see during the holidays in the Origami Holiday Tree at the American Museum of Natural History. The tree is decorated with over 800 hand folded pieces from origami artists from all over the world. Have fun!


Midnight Run

November 30, 2016

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It's hard to believe 2016 is almost over. Start off your 2017 with a healthy 4-mile run! It might seem a little early to plan your New Year's Eve, but this race might sell out, so it's best to register early for the annual Midnight Run in Central Park. The 4-mile race starts at midnight but there's a dance party at 10pm and a costume parade and contest at 11pm. A truly great way to start your New Year's resolutions!


Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting Ceremony

November 28, 2016

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The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree will be lit for the first time this Wednesday. There will be live performances during the ceremony from 7-9pm. Of course it's difficult to get to and the crowds will be huge. It will also be televised for those who don't want to face the crowds. If you can't make it to see the tree on Wednesday, don't worry, it will remain lit until January 7 at 9pm. Enjoy!


Winter's Eve at Lincoln Square

November 22, 2016

Get ready for New York City's largest holiday festival next Monday, November 28. From 5:30-9pm head over to Lincoln Square to really kick off the holiday season. Enjoy free live music and other entertainment, fun for the kids, a tree lighting ceremony and more. There will also be food to purchase from top local kitchens like A Voce, Landmarc, Porter House New York, and more. Other than the food, it is completely free, so don't forget to check it out!


Thanksgiving Day Parade and Balloon Inflation

November 18, 2016


If you're in New York City during Thanksgiving the Macy's Parade is a must for some. If you want a behind-the-scenes look you can watch the balloons being inflated from 3pm-10pm near the Natural History Museum on Wednesday. 

You can view the parade live on Thursday anywhere along the route. The parade starts at 77th and Central Park West and follows the park south. Once getting to the bottom of the park the parade continues down 6th Avenue until finally reaching Macy's in Herald Square. The parade starts around 9am, but it's best to get there earlier for better viewing. Enjoy!



November 16, 2016

is an annual food drive done with bicycles throughout the city. This year's starts at Hudson Yards at 11th Avenue and 24th Street on Saturday at 2pm. Registration begins at 1pm on the East side of 11th Avenue between 34th and 35th Streets. There's no pre-registering online, so you will need to go register before you start. The event is also a scavenger hunt and all the food you find will benefit needy families around Thanksgiving. All you need is a bag, a bike, a lock, and about $15-20 cash for food buying. It's a fun way to get exercise and help those in need! Who's in?


Holiday Train Show

November 14, 2016

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The annual Holiday Train Show at the New York Botanical Garden starts again this Saturday. Watch model trains zip along New York City landmarks like the Brooklyn Bridge, Rockefeller Center, Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, and more. This year's space is even bigger than previous years, making room for additional trains and tracks. The exhibit will be on display through January 16 and advance tickets are strongly recommended.

Also, don't forget about Bar Car Nights where those 21 and over can view it after dark with a complimentary cocktail. Have fun!


Holiday Markets

November 11, 2016

As it gets closer and closer to the holidays there are more holiday markets open. The one in Bryant Park is already open and many of the others will be opening very soon. These are great places to get unique crafts, jewelry, art, and more for your loved ones during the holidays! 


Radio City Christmas Spectacular

November 09, 2016

Starting November 11 you can see the famous Rockettes do their high kicks at the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. It's a classic for the holiday season and includes some fancy new technology that actually doesn't take away from its charm. It can be a bit on the expensive side, especially for the whole family, but there are certain days and times that might be a bit cheaper. Tickets can be purchased online in advance. Have fun!