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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.


Slice Out Hunger

October 07, 2014

There's much debate over the best slice in New York City. With pizza pretty much everywhere you'll want to find your favorite. Well it will be pretty easy to do tomorrow night. At 6pm in St. Anthony's Church at 154 Sullivan Street. Try samples from some of New York's best pizzerias for only $1 each. The money goes to the Food Bank For New York City, which helps those who cannot afford food. Best of all, everytime someone spends a dollar, it is matched by the sponsors, so a whole lot of money can be raised to help those in need. So if you don't have any other dinner plans and are looking for a cheap way to eat while supporting a great cause, check it out!


Open House New York

October 06, 2014

This weekend take a peak at some of New York City's most important buildings places at Open House New York. Some places include the African Burial Ground National Monument, Alexander Hamilton US Custom House, the Appollo Theater, the Alice Austen House, the Bartow-Pell Mansion Museum, and so many more. There are also some inside private residences, so if you're interested in how a rich New Yorker lives, look out for those. Some require advanced reservation of $5 per reservation, but all other tours are free.



Boo at the Zoo

October 02, 2014

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It's officially October and that means cooler temperatures, fall foliage, pumpkins, and Halloween. The annual Boo at the Zoo festivities start this weekend and continue every weekend until November 2. The whole family can enjoy hay mazes, costume parades, puppet shows, a dinosaur safari, magic, 3-D pumpkin displays, and more. Tickets can be purchased online and save 10% off the price of tickets at the door. Have fun!