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Outsider Art Fair

January 16, 2017

If the big museums of New York don't interest you, or if you've seen them all, then you have a chance to see some more unique, non-mainstream art this weekend at the Outsider Art Fair at the Metropolitan Pavilion. It started as a way to showcase artists who are outside of the mainstream and continues to do so today. The art can be seen this Thursday-Sunday. Enjoy!


Broadway Week

January 13, 2017


Deals, deals, and more deals in NYC's colder months. Broadway Week is set to start January 17 and last through February 5. Tickets are 2-for-1 with this deal so you're getting a huge discount. There are some great shows that you won't want to miss!


Jewish Film Festival

January 11, 2017

The annual Jewish Film Festival will be back starting January 11 and continuing through January 24. The films focus on the Jewish experience both here and abroad. Some of the films in years past have gone on to national theaters and even to Academy Award nominations. Tickets are $14 per person per film and the schedule is available online. Enjoy!


Cassoulet Cookoff

January 09, 2017

Watch amateur and professional chefs face off in the annual cassoulet competition at Jimmy's No. 43. The best part is that YOU get to be the judge by enjoying samples of all of them. Tickets for the event cost $20 per person and include the cassoulet samples only. Beverages available to purchase separately. The event is held Sunday, January 15 from 1-4pm. Bon appetit!


No Pants Subway Ride

January 05, 2017

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Take this as either a reminder or a warning: Sunday, January 8 will be the annual No Pants Subway Ride. Participants ride the subway like they normally would, but without their pants. This isn't just a New York City event anymore; last year 60 cities participated! Details on the start time and meeting place is available if you sign up for the email list on the organizers' website. So enjoy, or avoid the subways on Sunday!


Professional Bull Riding

January 03, 2017

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You may not think of New York City when you think of Professional Bull Riding, but you'd be wrong. In this city you can literally see almost anything, including proessional bull riding. Tickets are on sale now for the shows on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. It takes place at Madison Square Garden and tickets start at $26 and go up from there. If it's something you're interesting in seeing, it's well worth it and a unique NYC experience!


Polar Plunge

December 30, 2016

You want your first memory of 2017 to be memorable, don't you? You'll certainly remember swimming in the cold Atlantic Ocean at Coney Island on New Year's Day with the Polar Bear Club. Arrive on the Boardwalk at Stillwell Avenue before the event starts at 1pm and bring a change of very warm clothes for after your dip. There is a suggested donation of $40 to participate. If you don't think you can handle the cold water, you can still go watch while all bundled up!


New Year's Eve in Times Square

December 28, 2016

The New Year is right around the corner and it's time to start making plans. If you want to be where all the action is in Times Square then you should have a solid plan and even a back-up plan if your original plan doesn't work. It gets very crowded early in the day and there are certain security restrictions that prevent you from bringing large backpacks and alcohol. So if you want to drink champagne while celebrating, this may not be the activity for you. The best viewing areas fill up by early afternoon. However, once you are barricaded in, you cannot get your spot back and there are no public restrooms in the area, so make sure you go before or lose your spot. Also, make sure to check the weather and dress sensibly. If it's going to be very cold, dress in more layers than you think you'll need. For more tips and information, visit the website.


Good Riddance Day

December 26, 2016

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Bad memories from 2015 that you'd rather forget? On December 28 at 12pm the Times Square Alliance is holding their annual Good Riddance Day to rid yourself of all the negativity of 2016 so you can start fresh in 2017. So bring a picture of that ex you thought was the one, or that mortgage document that's no longer needed and shred it! Even if you don't have physical evidence of bad memories, you can still partake or even just write them down and then shred them! Happy almost-New Year!