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Village Halloween Parade

October 30, 2014

Don't miss the annual Village Halloween Parade tomorrow starting at 7pm. It's always a fun and crazy time. Enjoy music, dancers, artists, and of course people in some of the most creative costumes you'll see. If you have a costume you can join in on the fun. Lineup between 6:30pm and 8:30pm on 6th Avenue at Canal Street. If you just want to watch the action, you can see it along 6th Avenue between Spring Street and 16th Street. For more information, visit the website


New York City Marathon

October 29, 2014

This Sunday the annual New York City Marathon will take place in all 5 boroughs. Even if you don't personally know someone running it, it's still nice to go out there and cheer for all the runners who have worked so hard to accomplish their goals. Along 1st Avenue is one of the most popular spots and crowds are often packed. However, there are many great spots in Brooklyn to cheer as well as Harlem. In the Bronx around mile 20 is a great place to encourage runners who might be hitting "the wall." Of course any place you choose to cheer is great encouragement for the runners and a ton of fun too. Remember to dress in layers as it can be quite chilly and don't say "You're almost finished!" even if there's only 2-3 miles to go. Those last couple of miles can feel longer than the first 24-25.


Halloween at the Museum

October 27, 2014

Don't know where to take the kids trick-or-treating in Manhattan this year? Why not take them over to the American Museum of Natural History. It's safe and sure to be a good time. In addition to trick-or-treating through the museum they can enjoy live performances, a magic show, arts and crafts, origami, and roaming characters like Clifford, Curious George, and more. Tickets are $12 per person and can be purchased in advance online. The event lasts for 3 hours from 4-7pm on Friday.


Halloween Parade & Pumpkin Flotilla

October 24, 2014

Celebrate Halloween a bit early this Sunday in Central Park at the Parade and Pumpking Flotilla. Events start at 3:45pm with spooky stories, followed by the parade at 5:30pm and the Pumpkin Flotilla launch at 6pm. Watch all the pre-carved pumpkins set sail and float across the Harlem Meer at twilight. If you have a pre-carved pumpkin that you would like to see float across the water, drop off starts at 3:30pm. Don't forget to follow the guidelines so your pumpkin will be accepted. Space for pumpkins is limited and on a first-come first-serve basis. Have fun!


Halloween Dog Parade

October 22, 2014

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If you have a dog, don't miss the annual Halloween Dog Parade at Tompkins Square Park's dog run this Saturday from noon till 3pm. Even if you don't have a dog it might be fun to watch all the adorable dogs in parading around in their halloween costumes. There will be contests and prizes given out to some of the best dressed dogs!


Hard Cider Week

October 20, 2014

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Fall means apples, pumpkins, Halloween, crisp cool air, and hard apple cider. Starting this Friday, October 24 and continuing until Halloween, it's Hard Cider Week in New York City. Attend various tasting events throughout the city. From small tasting sessions to ciders paired with meals. Some events are a bit pricey, but others are free or cheaper. So if you love hard cider then this is a great week to check out some of the specials. Enjoy!


Hidden in NYC

October 15, 2014

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Get off the beaten path and discover some of New York City's secrets. Here's some information about two of them:

Berlin Wall Remnents: In a small plaza outside 520 Madison Avenue there are five sections of the Berlin Wall. Art covers the western side, while the eastern side remains blank as a reminder of the oppressive political regime in former East Germany.

Whispering Gallery at Grand Central: The unmarked archway in front of the Oyster Bar in Grand Central Terminal has a mystifying acoutstic property. When two people stand at diagonal archway and whisper or speak softly, the other person should be able to hear them as if they were standing right next to each other.


Pickle Day

October 13, 2014

You can seriously find almost anything in New York City if you look hard enough. Including "Pickle Day" on the Lower East Side at Orchard and Delancey Streets. A long time ago, vendors would sell pickles here from the barrel. So if you really like pickles or are just looking for something different, head on over on Sunday, October 19 from 12pm to 5pm to try some. The event includes games, music, and activites as well as some delicious pickles.


Skating Towards The Holidays

October 09, 2014

It seems hard to believe that the holiday season is just around the corner. Even though the temperatures drop and the days get shorter there's something magical about being in New York City during the holiday season. And it doesn't really feel like the holidays without some ice skating. The Rink at Rockefeller Center is set to open on Monday, October 13 for the season. It's the first one (that we know of) to open. Though the tree won't be there for a while it's still fun and you may even avoid some of the crowds.