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Hudson RiverRocks

August 03, 2015

We can't believe it's August already. Summer always seems to go by so fast! But it's far from over. There's still plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy. If you're into the whole Indie music thing and looking to catch a good outdoor concert head over to Pier 84 this Thursday. It's free and it starts at 6pm. Have fun!


Mostly Mozart Festival

July 31, 2015

From now until August 22 head over to Lincoln Center to hear music mostly from Mozart. This festival began in 1966 to take advantage of Lincoln Center's air conditioning, which was much rarer in those days. It's still a great way to spend an evening in the summer, especially if the heat is too much to handle. Visit the website for a schedule and to purchase tickets.


Big Apple Greeter

July 29, 2015

Nyc skyline
Coming to New York City for the first time can be overwhelming. There's tons of organized tours, museums, and other sites to see. But if you really want to get the best out of your stay consider using a Greeter from Big Apple Greeter. And this doesn't cost a fortune, in fact, it doesn't cost anything at all! All the Greeters are local New Yorkers who volunteer to show you around the city. They can show you any area of New York and give you insider tips. Just visit the website and fill out the visit request form or give them a call a 3-4 weeks prior to your arrival and tell them what you want to see. Have a great time visiting New York!


Summer Streets

July 27, 2015

The streets of New York City aren't very pedestrian friendly, with cars, taxis and buses whizzing by constantly. But for three Saturdays in August (1st, 8th, and 15th) from 7am-1pm, the streets are all yours to do as you please because the long stretch from the Brooklyn Bridge on Lafayette Street all the way up to Park Avenue and Central Park will be closed to vehicles. Bike, run, play, without the fear of being run over. There's also 5 rest stops with various activites such as a dog park, performances, free bike rentals, a climbing wall, fitness classes, and so much more. Visit the website for more information and enjoy this rare opportunity.


Harlem Week

July 24, 2015

Harlem Week
began in 1974 as just a one day festival celebrating Harlem's rich culture and heritage. It's now evolved into a month-long celebration of Harlem with many events throughout the month, especially on the weekends. Some things not to miss are a college fair, children's festival, dancing in the street party, fashion show, film festival, concerts, and the Percy Sutton 5k run/walk. The celebration begins on July 26 and continues until August 22 and most of the events are free. Have fun!


Shakespeare in the Park: Cymbeline

July 22, 2015

Delacorte theater
Shakespeare in the Park is a free and popular summer activity in Central Park at the Delacorte Theater. The second play of the summer will be Cymbeline from July 27 to August 23. To get free tickets you can either stand in line the day of the performance, or enter an online lottery the day of the performance. For more information on the time and dates of performances, visit the website.


Waterfight NYC

July 20, 2015

Bring your water guns and prepare to have a good old fashioned water fight, but on a much larger scale than the ones you had as a kid. This one is happening this Saturday at Central Park's Great Lawn at 2pm and it's free to join in. No water balloons are allowed, but you can definitely bring your old super soaker that you thought you'd never use again! Have fun!


NYC Restaurant Week

July 17, 2015

By now you know the deal. Get 3-course prix-fixe menues at lunch or dinner at select restaurants for $25 and $38, respectively. The summer installment of restaurant week starts on Monday and runs through August 14. Reservations are available online. Enjoy!


City of Water Day

July 15, 2015

New York City is surrounded by water so it's only right that we hold a festival to celebrate it. This Saturday from 10am-4pm on Governor's Island and at Maxwell Place Park in Hoboken celebrate the water that surrounds us. The event is free and you can participate in water activites like boat rides, kayaking, and other fun and educational waterfront activities.