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Winter Jam

January 23, 2015

Head over to Central Park's Bandshell Area tomorrow from 11am-3pm for the annual Winter Jam. Enjoy snowshoeing, sledding, snowboarding, and more winter fun activities. The event is completely free and open to the public. Equipment is even provided if you don't have your own. Have fun!


Hot Chocolate

January 20, 2015

Hot cocoa

Hot chocolate and cold weather go together like peanut butter and jelly. When it's cold in New York, you'll want to know where to get a good cup of hot cocoa. There's so many to choose from, but here are some of the best:

MarieBelle (484 Broome St, SoHo) - try the pudding-thick Aztec hot chocolate made with either milk or water.

The City Bakery (3 W 18th St, Union Square) - for some creative and different flavors of hot chocolate in February during their hot chocolate festival.

Max Brenner (841 Broadway, Union Square) - You can order hot cocoa here in milk, dark, or white chocolate varieties. They also have a selection of adult beverages for those 21 and over.

Cocoa Bar (21 Clinton St, Lower East Side) - Here you can get mint, cinnamon, and other spice-infused hot chocolates.

Wherever you decide to go, enjoy and stay warm!


Professional Bull Riding

January 15, 2015

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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 $25 and go up from there. If it's something you're interesting in seeing, it's well worth it and a unique NYC experience!


Harlem Gospel Choir

January 14, 2015

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Celebrate Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday on January 19 by listening to the Harlem Gospel Choir at the B.B. King Blues Club and Grill. It's sure to be a hand-clapping, foot-stomping good time. Tickets are on sale now and cost $22 per person in advance and $26 at the door. Food and drinks are available for purchase as well. The doors open at 11:30am and the show starts at 12:30, so be there on time to fully enjoy this experience!


Broadway Week

January 12, 2015

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Though January is the coldest month in New York City, it does offer some great deals on hotels and activities. From January 20 to February 5, enjoy Broadway Week, offering 2 tickets for the price of one! Tickets are on sale now, so snag the deal while you still can. Shows include Aladdin, Jersey Boys, Kinky Boots, Les Miserables, The Lion King, Mamma Mia!, Wicked, and more!


Jewish Film Festival

January 09, 2015

The annual Jewish Film Festival will be back starting January 14 and continuing through January 29. 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 $13 per person per film and the schedule is available online. Enjoy!


No Pants Subway Ride

January 06, 2015

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Take this as either a reminder or a warning: Sunday, January 11 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 on the organizers' website. So enjoy, or avoid the subways on Sunday!


Cassoulet Cook-Off

January 05, 2015

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 $30 per person and include the food and one American beer/wine/cider. The event is held this Sunday, January 11 from 1-4pm. Bon appetit!


Polar Plunge

December 29, 2014

You want your first memory of 2015 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 $20 to participate. If you don't think you can handle the cold water, you can still go watch while all bundled up!