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A Stroll Through Union Square

March 23, 2017


New York is full of history. But walking around this beautiful city, with all the new restaurants, bars, shops, and more, it can be hard to remember each neighborhood's historical context. Luckily, the Union Square Partnership offers a free walking tour of Union Square every Saturday. Starting at 2pm, the tour takes you through history– exploring the social and political history, people, and events that made Union Square the fun, funky neighborhood that it is today. So take a walk through history and enjoy a day in the square! 

Tours meet at the Abraham Lincoln Statue near 16th Street– look for the guide holding a "Union Square: Crossroads of New York" sign. Reservations are only necessary for groups of 10 or more. More information can be found here


Chocoholics Unite

March 20, 2017

Are you a chocoholic? Do you love foodie tours? If so, then we've got the perfect thing for you! Every Saturday and Sunday at noon, Best Tours holds a Chocolate Tour of New York. Starting at Chelsea Market (9th Avenue between 15th and 16th Streets), the tour visits five tasting sites before ending at Vosges haut Chocolat (Spring St & Greene Street). Tasting items can range from home-made truffles, to cupcakes, cookies, fudge, cannolis, and more. The three-hour tour is $50 per person. Tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite. Be sure to snag your spot on the tour for a very sweet weekend treat! 


Break Out Your Green Clothing and Celebrate St. Patrick's Day!

March 13, 2017

In just a few days we'll all be seeing green! It's that time of the year again– St. Patrick's Day is this Friday, March 17. Every year since 1762, New York City has hosted what is boasted to be the largest and oldest parade of its kind. It garners over 150,000 marchers and 2 million spectators each year and is held in honor of St. Patrick, the Patron Saint of Ireland and of the Archdiocese of New York. Starting at 11 am at 44th Street, the parade route continues up Fifth Avenue to 79th Street. It finishes around 5:00 pm at the American Irish Historical Society at East 80th Street. Looking for more information? Visit the organization's website here to read their FAQs, blog, and history. Complete with marching bands, bagpipers, and revelers, it is sure to be a good time. So break out those green clothes and celebrate along Fifth Avenue! 


Antique Book Fair at Park Avenue Armory

March 07, 2017

If you're a book worm who loves nothing more than sorting through stacks of old books, The New York Antiquarian Book Fair is the event for you. Taking place at the gorgeous Park Avenue Armory (Park Avenue between 66 & 67 St) from March 9-12, the fair will feature over 200 American and international dealers– all exhibiting an assortment of rare books, maps, manuscripts, and more. Whether you're hunting for that one special book or just want to peruse, this fair is sure to have something for you! 

Daily admission is $25. Tickets can be purchased on the The New York Antiquarian Book Fair website here



Calling All Wine Enthusiasts!

March 03, 2017


This Tuesday, March 7, the 6th Annual Grand Tasting will be taking place in Manhattan. Over the course of two hours, you'll have the chance to sample 200 wines from 40 New York wineries. There will also be plenty of artisanal hors d’oeuvres to pair with your wine extravaganza. It's sure to be a great time. So grab a ticket and a (few) drinks and enjoy this very special night!

Tickets are $55 at nydrinksny.com. 
The event will be at the Altman Building (135 W 18th St between 6th and 7th Ave). 


3 More Days of 'Wonders of the Arctic' at The Museum of Natural History

February 27, 2017

If you've been feeling rather chilly this winter, just be glad you aren't living in the arctic like this polar bear. But, if you've ever wondered what it must be like to spend your days among the snow and ice, you're in luck– "Wonders of the Arctic" is playing for just three more days (through March 2) at the Museum of Natural History. The film tells the story of both the wildlife and people who have learned to adapt to this icy landscape. Showings are offered in both 2D and 3D for $27. For tickets and show times, visit the Museum of Natural History's website. The Museum of Natural History is located at Central Park West at 79th Street.


A Boozy Brunch By Boat

February 22, 2017


Looking for a unique way to take in NYC while also enjoying brunch and a cocktail? Look no further; every Saturday and Sunday, Classic Harbor Line offers buffet brunch cruises around Manhattan. For over two and a half hours, indulge in a delicious spread featuring New York’s favorite brunch food, and enjoy a complimentary champagne, Bloody Mary, or Mimosa while taking in the sights of the city. Highlights include the George Washington Bridge, Battery Park and Financial District, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, and Roosevelt Island. And don’t worry about the cold winter chill, either. The boat has indoor seating— and plenty of cocktails— to keep you nice and warm. Tickets can sell out, so be sure to secure your spot ahead of time. Discounted tickets can be purchased here. The cruise is $68 for adults and departs from Chelsea Piers (Pier 62 - W. 22nd and Hudson River).  Don’t miss out on this one of a kind experience! 


Orchid Show

February 13, 2017

It's only mid-February, but we can still think ahead to spring. March can still be quite cold, but toward the end we can usually start to see a change in the weather pattern. Of course spring means flowers. What better way to kick off spring a bit early than at the Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden. See beautiful hanging orchids in the conservatory, which will make you think of spring. There are also poetry readings, dance performances, orchid care demonstrations, and Orchid Evenings where you can sip a cocktail while viewing the show. The Orchid Show begins February 18 and runs through April 9. Enjoy! 


Ice Festival

February 06, 2017

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Celebrate Valentine's Day in a unique way on Saturday at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park at 72nd Street. Watch artists carve ice sculptures from 3-5pm. There will be food truck fare available for purchase throughout the event. After 5pm it becomes a silent disco with your choice between 80s hits, Top 40, or favorite NYC artists. The event is free and open to all ages and headphones will be provided for the silent disco. Have fun!