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Food Trucks

April 23, 2014

Lately, food trucks have become increasingly popular and even upscale--or at least as much as a food truck can be. They move around a bit, but most of them have a twitter page that will update you of their whereabouts. Here's a few of the ones to check out:

Papa Perrone's- Go here for thick, square pizza and also try their rice balls!

Le Gamin Mobi- If you're in the mood for French cuisine like crepes or special sandwiches, this truck is usually in Chelsea.

Big Gay Ice Cream Truck- Ice cream trucks have always been around and always will be popular. But this one offers carmelized bacon as a topping. 'Nuff said.

Wafels & Dinges- Hot Belgian waffles with toppings like bacon, strawberries and whipped cream, maple syrup, and more.

NYC Cravings- If you feel like having deep fried Taiwanese food then check out this truck in Midtown.

La Cense Beef Burger Truck- And if it's a burger you're craving, why not get one made from grass-fed beef from a ranch in Montana?


Sakura Matsuri

April 21, 2014

Once the cherry blossoms have reached full bloom, the Brooklyn Botanic Garden celebrates with the annual Cherry Blossom Festival or Sakura Matsuri, which is a weekend long festival of traditional and contemporary Japenese culture. Enjoy taiko drumming, tea ceremonies, J-pop, samurai sword fighting, cosplay fashion show, traditional kimonos, and more!

The festival takes place on Saturday and Sunday, April 26 and 27. Tickets cost $25 per adult and children under 12 are free.


Earth Day

April 18, 2014

April 22 is Earth Day, so come celebrate it outside in Union Square. The event lasts from 11am to 7pm and includes kid's activities, green vehicle runway show, environmental exhibits, and a concert. The following two days head over to Grand Central Station where you can learn about sustainable living, building a healthier planet, and more!


Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Festival

April 17, 2014

This Sunday is Easter, so for New York City that means the annual Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival. The parade starts at 10am on Fifth Avenue and 49th Street and marches up to 57th Street, ending at around 4pm. You can see some of the most creative bonnets along 5th Avenue if you happen to be in the area at the time. Better yet, it's totally free to join the parade, so get out your best bonnet, or make something really creative and march up 5th Avenue in this NYC Easter tradition!


The Elevated Acre

April 14, 2014

As the weather continues to grow warmer, you're going to want to spend more and more time outside. Central Park and Bryant Park are very reliable options, but they can get a crowded. If you're downtown in the Financial District, check out the Elevated Acre, which is located at 55 Water Street. It tends to get crowded during the lunch hour with locals, but other times it's a peaceful haven for those want to spend time in a park without the hustle and bustle. Enjoy paths, gardens, and views of the East River, Brooklyn Bridge, and Governor's Island. To get there, just go to 55 Water Street and take the escalator up.

Bonus: There's movie screenings here in the summer!


New York International Auto Show

April 11, 2014

The Javits Center's biggest event of the year is about to arrive, the New York International Auto Show. From April 18 to April 27 see some of the hottest cars of tomorrow with some of the latest technologies. If you're a car lover, or even if you're not, it's definitely something worthy of checking out. The tickets start at only $15 per person for general admission for one day. Have fun and enjoy! 


Tribeca Film Festival

April 08, 2014

Starting April 16, you can see some of the best, most innovative new films during the Tribeca Film Festival. Everything from the next big blockbuster hit to foreign films, documentaries, shorts, and more. There will also be panel discussions and lectures, plus free screenings on Friday, April 25. Tickets are on sale today if you're an American Express Card holder.



April 04, 2014

April means Cherry Blossom season at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. It's been a long, cold winter so they're not actually in bloom as of yet, but they could be coming soon. The current prediction is for the week of April 7 to start seeing some blooms, but you can check online to see when the trees really start to blossom. Around the end of the blossom season, don't forget about the Sakura Matsuri which we'll post more information about soon!


Tartan Day Parade

April 03, 2014

This Saturday, April 5 at 2pm celebrate Scottish culture and don't miss the Tartan Day Parade. Watch pipers, Scottish clans, dancers, Scottish dogs (and their humans) march up the 6th Avenue between 45th and 55th Streets. If watching the parade doesn't sound like enough fun, you can register to participate, which is easy and free! Don't forget about the post-parade party at Desmond's Steakhouse on 7th Avenue and 38th Street. Tickets are $40 online in advance and $45 at the door. The price includes a limited open bar from 4:30-7:30 and some free food. Enjoy!