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Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade

November 26, 2014

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By far the bigest event in New York City tomorrow will be the parade. You can catch it live or watch it on TV. See all your favoite characters, the bands, and the floats. If you want to catch it live it starts at Central Park West at 77th Street and follows the park southbound, making a left at the bottom of the park and continuing south on 6th Avenue until 34th Street. If you don't want to stand with the crowds and possibly chilly weather, it's always on NBC live. Happy Thanksgiving everyone!


Black Friday

November 25, 2014

The day after Thanksgiving can either be your worst nightmare or your best friend, depending on how you feel about Black Friday. The deals can be worth it for some people, but others would rather pay full price to avoid the madness. If deal hunting is your thing, then look into the deals you're interested in, make a plan, stick to it, and get out fast. Here's a website that can help you find some of the deals being offerend. Remember to be safe out there. Getting a good deal is not worth sacrificing your safety or somebody else's!


Thanksgiving Dinner in NYC

November 20, 2014

If you'll be in New York City next week on Thanksgiving and you don't have a place to cook, or even if you just don't feel like cooking there are plenty of restaurants in the city that are willing to do the cooking for you. For example, at La Cerveceria try a traditional 3-course Thanksgiving menu with 2 hours of open bar included for only $65 per person. At B. Smith's Restaurant Row enjoy a 3-course Thanksgiving menu for $55 per adult and $20 per child 12 and under. In addition, there will be many more restaurants that are open on Thanksgiving, some offering traditional Thanksgiving fare, while others will serve their regular menu. For more information and to book a table online, visit Open Table.



November 19, 2014

is an annual food drive done with bicycles throughout the city. This year's starts at 23rd Street and the East River at Solar One at 2:00pm on Saturday. Registration begins at 12:30pm. The event is also a scavenger hunt and all the food you find will benefit needy families around Thanksgiving. All you need is a bag, a bike, a lock, and about $15-20 cash for food buying. It's a fun way to get exercise and help those in need! Who's in?


Happy Hours

November 17, 2014

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With gift-buying season approaching it's wise to save money where you can. But you've still earned that glass of wine or cold beer after a long day of work or touring the city. New York may be expensive, but there are some pretty sweet happy hour deals usually from 4-7pm on weekdays. Amelie in the West Village offers $12 customized wine flights for any three wines that are served by the glass. This is an amazing deal and the pours are generous for flights. It's about equal to half a glass. Agave, also in the West Village offers $5 margaritas and $5 appetizers from 4-7pm. For a list of more happy hours being offered, visit this site.



November 14, 2014

If you love Italian food and you haven't been to Eataly yet then you are missing out. It's a huge marketplace with all kinds of Italian food and wine. It has seven eateries offering meats, seafood, pasta, pizza, gelato, pastries, paninis and more. All with plenty of vino! In addition you can buy Italian cookies and crackers, fresh pasta, fresh produce, fish, meat, freshly baked bread, olive oils, cook books and cooking utensils, and more. Though it can be a bit overwhelming, just take your time, relax, and sip a glass of wine while you look around.


NYC Holiday Markets

November 12, 2014

If you haven't started your holiday shopping yet you're in luck. The annual holiday markets in New York City will be open soon and the one in Bryant Park is already open. It's a great place to find crafts, jewelry, accessories, soaps, art, glassware, and more.
The Grand Central Holiday Fair is set to open on November 17. The Union Square Holiday Market will open on November 20. And don't forget about the Columbus Circle Holiday Market which opens on December 2. For more information, visit about the hours visit the website.


Holiday Train Show

November 10, 2014

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Starting this Saturday and running through January 19, you can watch model trains cruising along famous New York City landmarks at the New York Botanical Garden's annual Holiday Train Show. All of the landmarks are made from various plant parts. Tickets start at $20 for adults and $10 for kids. Also, don't forget about Bar Car Nights where those 21 and over can view it after dark with a complimentary cocktail.


Radio City Christmas Spectacular

November 06, 2014

Starting November 7 you can see the famous Rockettes do their high kicks at the Radio City Christmas Spectacular. It's a classic for the holiday season and includes some fancy new technology that actually doesn't take away from its charm. It can be a bit on the expensive side, especially for the whole family, but there are certain days and times that might be a bit cheaper. Tickets can be purchased online in advance. Have fun!