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June 2009

Fourth of July in New York City!

June 29, 2009

Apple core hotels -- fireworks In honor of the 4th of July this Saturday, the city has two events that honor Independence Day with a New York twist.  Early in the day, head to Coney Island to watch the annual Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest. Then, once the sun has gone down, make your way to the Hudson River to witness the Macy's Fourth of July Fireworks.  Though the fireworks are usually on the East River, they're over the Hudson this year to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson's exploration of the river.

2009 HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival

June 25, 2009

Apple_core_hotels_cinema From June 15 to August 17, enjoy a film at Bryant Park during the 2009 HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival. Don’t forget to bring food and drinks to have a great picnic at the same time!

The First Annual Underground Big Apple Jazz Festival

June 24, 2009

Apple core hotels -- jazz Jazz aficionados will be happy to hear of the First Annual Underground Big Apple Jazz Festival.  Yes, that's quite a mouthful.  The festival runs from June 26th to July 4th with a jam-packed schedule of New York's finest jazz musicians appearing at many hotspots around the city.  The public can buy tickets online for $30 which allows a person to take advantage of the numerous discounts at the performances, including free drinks and free cover charges at some places.  Check it out here.

Central Park Zoo

June 23, 2009

Applecorehoteks_--_lemurs Who said that Central Park is just a park? You can take a ride in a gondola or you can also take your kids to the Central Park Zoo! You will find leopards, penguins, lemurs and much more! The Central Park Zoo is located at 64th Street and Fifth Avenue. For more information, visit the official website.

A new park in Manhattan: the High Line

June 22, 2009

Apple core hotels -- high line The High Line is a new park that opened on June 8 in NYC! The High Line was a rail road that was built in the 1930s and stopped lifting freight traffic 30 feet in the air in 1980. Instead of demolishing this structure, they turned the High Line into a public park. The High Line is located on the West Side of Manhattan. The first section runs from Gansevoort Street to West 20th Street, between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues.

Good morning America!

June 19, 2009

Apple_core_hotels_concertGood Morning America! This summer again, enjoy free concerts every Friday at 7:00 am. And this year, it has moved to Central Park! From May 22 to August 21, you’ll be able to see Lionel Richie, Sean Paul, Queen Latifah, and many more famous singers! What a good idea to start your day!

Zagat 2009/10 New York City nightlife guide

June 18, 2009

Applecorehotels -- zagat Don't know what to do at night in the Big Apple? Get some ideas from the Zagat 2009/10 New York City nightlife guide! You can find it online at Zagat.com since yesterday!

Summer Family Concert Series in Washington Market Park

June 17, 2009

Apple core hotels -- concert Here are some concerts that will please both parents and their kids: Summer Family Concert Series will take place in Washington Market Park from June 18 to July 9. This park is located in the Tribeca neighborhood of lower Manhattan on Greenwich Street between Duane and Chambers Streets. The main entrance is on Greenwich Street at Duane. For more information, visit the official website.

Boom a Ring (Circus)

June 15, 2009

Apple core hotels -- circus This summer, Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents the Boom a Ring. The show will include seven white Bengal tigers, The First Family of the Motorcycle Globe, Russian acrobats, and more! The show will run on Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays from June 18th through September 7th. For more information, visit the official website.

Emergency Passports

June 12, 2009

Apple core hotels -- passport us Oh no! D-3 before your departure on vacation and you still cannot find your passport!!!! Don't worry, you don't have tocancel your vacation. Contact your Regional Passport Agency or a Private Passport Agency, and ask for an emergency procedure. See? There are no problems, only solutions...