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NYC Unifest

August 27, 2014

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If you've ever wanted to try riding a unicycle now is your chance! This weekend at Governor's Island from 12pm-5pm on both Saturday and Sunday you can have a chance during the Unicycle Festival. In additon to being able to try one out there will be races, competitions, exhibition, unicycle basketball, and more. Best of all, this event is totally free and open to all ages and abilities. So have fun!

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Richmond County Fair

August 26, 2014

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Who would've thought that you could go to the county fair without leaving New York? This weekend on Staten Island is the Richmond County Fair (August 30-September 1). Enjoy everything you love about fairs: food, pony rides, amusement rides, contests, farm animals, historical demonstrations, live music, and so much more. Have fun!  

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Metropolitan Opera Summer HD Festival

August 22, 2014

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For the next 10 days head over to Lincoln Center Plaza to watch free screenings of 10 of the productions from the Metropolitan Opera's HD simulcast series. The screenings start at 8pm and are free and open to the public, but you should probably plan to arrive earlier than that as seats tend to fill up.

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Arthur Ashe Kids' Day

August 20, 2014

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To help set the spirit for the US Open, take the kids to the Arthur Ashe Stadium on Saturday morning for some fun games and tennis activities. Some of the events include: watching the Pros practice, face painting, juggling workshop, balloon artists, 10 and under tennis, storytelling, and more! The majority of this is free, but there are some events that require paid tickets. For more information on all the events, visit the website.

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Blues BBQ

August 18, 2014

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Don't have the blues this Saturday, enjoy blues music and barbecue from some of New York City's best BBQ restaurants: Quinn's Barbecue, Delaney Barbecue, and Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. It takes place this Saturday at 2pm at the Hudson River Park on Pier 84. It's free to enter too! So enjoy the music, people, and food on a lovely Saturday afternoon!

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Golf in NYC

August 14, 2014

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If you thought New York City was just skyscrapers and Central Park, think again. There are surprisingly some good places to play golf in and around New York City. Here are a few of them:

Clearview Park Golf Course (Queens): A somewhat difficult course that can get crowded, but offers some gorgeous views.

Kissena Golf Course (Queens): Offers a much smaller and more relaxed golf experience.

Pelham/Split Rock Golf Course (Bronx): It's 2 courses really, the Pelham and the Split Rock. The Pelham course is much flatter and wide open while the Split Rock has varied topography and some tough holes.

Van Cortland Park Golf Course (Bronx): Is the most accessible from Manhattan. Just a short walk from the 1 train stop at 242nd Street.

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Beer & Wine Festival

August 12, 2014

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Besides relaxing on the beach with friends one of the best ways to enjoy a summer Saturday is by relaxing with a cold beer or glass of wine. Even better with friends or maybe even (soon to be) friends. This Saturday at the Restoration Plaza in Brooklyn from 2-8pm you can do just that, while tasting various beers, wines, and foods. There will also be entertainment and dancing (if you want). Advanced tickets cost only $20 and includes 15 drink tickets and a commemorative sampling cup. Ages 21+ and please drink responsibly.

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Hester Street Fair

August 11, 2014

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Street fairs can be a lot of fun even if you're not looking for something in particular to buy. Something might catch your eye or you might just have a good time walking around and observing. Every Saturday and Sunday until October 26, check out the Hester Street Fair on the Lower East Side to do just that. It's open from 11am-6pm and has everything you could imagine: food, handcrafted jewelry, crafts, homegoods, and more! It's located on the corner of Hester and Essex Street.

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Which App?

August 08, 2014

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There's a bunch of apps out there for your smartphone that will help you experience New York City when you visit. Here are a few of our favorites:

Hopstop- This app will allow you to find your way via public transportation to almost any destination in the city. It's a big app and not just useful for NYC, but other big cities as well. Well worth downloading and keeping on your phone.

NYC SampleSales- If you're into shopping in the city, this is your app. Tells you all about any sample sales going on in NYC.

Time Out New York- For event listings, reviews, and more.

New York City on the Cheap- Offers tips for getting the most out of your dollar by listing free events, tours, museums, and dining for cheap.

Of course these aren't all of the apps available for New York City, but check out a fuller list here.

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