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The Elevated Acre

April 14, 2014

As the weather continues to grow warmer, you're going to want to spend more and more time outside. Central Park and Bryant Park are very reliable options, but they can get a crowded. If you're downtown in the Financial District, check out the Elevated Acre, which is located at 55 Water Street. It tends to get crowded during the lunch hour with locals, but other times it's a peaceful haven for those want to spend time in a park without the hustle and bustle. Enjoy paths, gardens, and views of the East River, Brooklyn Bridge, and Governor's Island. To get there, just go to 55 Water Street and take the escalator up.

Bonus: There's movie screenings here in the summer!


New York International Auto Show

April 11, 2014

The Javits Center's biggest event of the year is about to arrive, the New York International Auto Show. From April 18 to April 27 see some of the hottest cars of tomorrow with some of the latest technologies. If you're a car lover, or even if you're not, it's definitely something worthy of checking out. The tickets start at only $15 per person for general admission for one day. Have fun and enjoy! 


Tribeca Film Festival

April 08, 2014

Starting April 16, you can see some of the best, most innovative new films during the Tribeca Film Festival. Everything from the next big blockbuster hit to foreign films, documentaries, shorts, and more. There will also be panel discussions and lectures, plus free screenings on Friday, April 25. Tickets are on sale today if you're an American Express Card holder.



April 04, 2014

April means Cherry Blossom season at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. It's been a long, cold winter so they're not actually in bloom as of yet, but they could be coming soon. The current prediction is for the week of April 7 to start seeing some blooms, but you can check online to see when the trees really start to blossom. Around the end of the blossom season, don't forget about the Sakura Matsuri which we'll post more information about soon!


Tartan Day Parade

April 03, 2014

This Saturday, April 5 at 2pm celebrate Scottish culture and don't miss the Tartan Day Parade. Watch pipers, Scottish clans, dancers, Scottish dogs (and their humans) march up the 6th Avenue between 45th and 55th Streets. If watching the parade doesn't sound like enough fun, you can register to participate, which is easy and free! Don't forget about the post-parade party at Desmond's Steakhouse on 7th Avenue and 38th Street. Tickets are $40 online in advance and $45 at the door. The price includes a limited open bar from 4:30-7:30 and some free food. Enjoy!


Yankees Home Opener

April 02, 2014

You can't talk about baseball in New York without mentioning the world-famous New York Yankees. With 27 World Series Championships under their belt, this is a hot team! The home opener will be held on Monday, April 7 against the Baltimore Orioles and there's limited ticket availability because of their popularity, but there's still a few left. If you can go, don't miss the action!



March 27, 2014

Until May 18 Cirque du Soleil will be putting on a special show at Citi Field (where the Mets play). Amaluna,  directed by Diane Paulus (Pippin, Hair) is the set on an island of goddesses. The queen stirs up a storm that brings a group of young men, one of whom tries to romance the queen's daughter.

Tickets are on sale now. They start around $50 for adult tickets, however, if you have a family of 4, you can get 2 adult and 2 children tickets starting at $230. For more information and to purchase tickets, click here.


Mets home opener

March 26, 2014

After a long winter without baseball it's finally almost here! The Mets have their first game of the season at home versus the Washington Nationals on March 31. Though they're typically seen as the underdogs in New York, the games can still be a lot of fun and there's always hope for a good season. Ticket prices for the first game start at $45pp and are on sale now.


Black Dress

March 24, 2014


Black Dress
celebrates the works of 10 up-and-coming black New York based fashion designers at the Pratt Manhattan Gallery through April 26. The collection is organized like a store front window like one you might see on Madison Avenue. In addition, the exhibit seeks to highlight the entrepreneurial spirit and creativity that is important to the success of the designers.

Admission is free, so if you're a fashionista or even just mildly interested in fashion, it's worth checking out.