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Arthur Ashe Kids' Day

August 20, 2014

To help set the spirit for the US Open, take the kids to the Arthur Ashe Stadium on Saturday morning for some fun games and tennis activities. Some of the events include: watching the Pros practice, face painting, juggling workshop, balloon artists, 10 and under tennis, storytelling, and more! The majority of this is free, but there are some events that require paid tickets. For more information on all the events, visit the website.


Blues BBQ

August 18, 2014

Don't have the blues this Saturday, enjoy blues music and barbecue from some of New York City's best BBQ restaurants: Quinn's Barbecue, Delaney Barbecue, and Dinosaur Bar-B-Que. It takes place this Saturday at 2pm at the Hudson River Park on Pier 84. It's free to enter too! So enjoy the music, people, and food on a lovely Saturday afternoon!


Golf in NYC

August 14, 2014

If you thought New York City was just skyscrapers and Central Park, think again. There are surprisingly some good places to play golf in and around New York City. Here are a few of them:

Clearview Park Golf Course (Queens): A somewhat difficult course that can get crowded, but offers some gorgeous views.

Kissena Golf Course (Queens): Offers a much smaller and more relaxed golf experience.

Pelham/Split Rock Golf Course (Bronx): It's 2 courses really, the Pelham and the Split Rock. The Pelham course is much flatter and wide open while the Split Rock has varied topography and some tough holes.

Van Cortland Park Golf Course (Bronx): Is the most accessible from Manhattan. Just a short walk from the 1 train stop at 242nd Street.


Beer & Wine Festival

August 12, 2014

Besides relaxing on the beach with friends one of the best ways to enjoy a summer Saturday is by relaxing with a cold beer or glass of wine. Even better with friends or maybe even (soon to be) friends. This Saturday at the Restoration Plaza in Brooklyn from 2-8pm you can do just that, while tasting various beers, wines, and foods. There will also be entertainment and dancing (if you want). Advanced tickets cost only $20 and includes 15 drink tickets and a commemorative sampling cup. Ages 21+ and please drink responsibly.


Hester Street Fair

August 11, 2014

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Street fairs can be a lot of fun even if you're not looking for something in particular to buy. Something might catch your eye or you might just have a good time walking around and observing. Every Saturday and Sunday until October 26, check out the Hester Street Fair on the Lower East Side to do just that. It's open from 11am-6pm and has everything you could imagine: food, handcrafted jewelry, crafts, homegoods, and more! It's located on the corner of Hester and Essex Street.


Which App?

August 08, 2014

There's a bunch of apps out there for your smartphone that will help you experience New York City when you visit. Here are a few of our favorites:

Hopstop- This app will allow you to find your way via public transportation to almost any destination in the city. It's a big app and not just useful for NYC, but other big cities as well. Well worth downloading and keeping on your phone.

NYC SampleSales- If you're into shopping in the city, this is your app. Tells you all about any sample sales going on in NYC.

Time Out New York- For event listings, reviews, and more.

New York City on the Cheap- Offers tips for getting the most out of your dollar by listing free events, tours, museums, and dining for cheap.

Of course these aren't all of the apps available for New York City, but check out a fuller list here.


Jazz Age Lawn Party

August 07, 2014

Put on your flappers and travel back in time to the 1920s for jazz, dancing, food, and all other things 1920s on August 16 or 17. If you don't know how to dance like they did in the 1920s, don't worry, there are dance lessons so you can learn. Also vintage photographs, a 1920s car exhibition, a Charleston dance contest, and carnival games for kids. Tickets to the event are $35 for general admission and can be purchased online. The event takes place on Governor's Island from 11am-5pm on both days.


River Rocks

August 05, 2014

It's hard to believe that it's already August, which means one more month of summer left. Live it up! This Thursday at the Hudson River Park there's a free outdoor rock concert! The gates open at 6pm. To get there get over to the west side at 44th Street and keep walking all the way west toward the Hudson River to Pier 84. Have fun!


Dragon Boat Festival

August 01, 2014

Next Saturday and Sunday (August 9 & 10) head over to Queens for the annual Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival. Watch exciting Dragon Boat racing as well as other performances celebrating Chinese culture. There will also be plenty of Chinese food to try there in case you get hungry. The festival takes place at Meadows Lake in Flushing Meadows Corona Park and lasts from 9am-5pm on both days. Have a great time!