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Break Out Your Green Clothing and Celebrate St. Patrick's Day!

March 13, 2017

In just a few days we'll all be seeing green! It's that time of the year again– St. Patrick's Day is this Friday, March 17. Every year since 1762, New York City has hosted what is boasted to be the largest and oldest parade of its kind. It garners over 150,000 marchers and 2 million spectators each year and is held in honor of St. Patrick, the Patron Saint of Ireland and of the Archdiocese of New York. Starting at 11 am at 44th Street, the parade route continues up Fifth Avenue to 79th Street. It finishes around 5:00 pm at the American Irish Historical Society at East 80th Street. Looking for more information? Visit the organization's website here to read their FAQs, blog, and history. Complete with marching bands, bagpipers, and revelers, it is sure to be a good time. So break out those green clothes and celebrate along Fifth Avenue! 


Ice Festival

February 06, 2017

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Celebrate Valentine's Day in a unique way on Saturday at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park at 72nd Street. Watch artists carve ice sculptures from 3-5pm. There will be food truck fare available for purchase throughout the event. After 5pm it becomes a silent disco with your choice between 80s hits, Top 40, or favorite NYC artists. The event is free and open to all ages and headphones will be provided for the silent disco. Have fun!


Winter's Eve at Lincoln Square

November 22, 2016

Get ready for New York City's largest holiday festival next Monday, November 28. From 5:30-9pm head over to Lincoln Square to really kick off the holiday season. Enjoy free live music and other entertainment, fun for the kids, a tree lighting ceremony and more. There will also be food to purchase from top local kitchens like A Voce, Landmarc, Porter House New York, and more. Other than the food, it is completely free, so don't forget to check it out!


Halloween Parade & Pumpkin Flotilla

October 26, 2016

This Sunday enjoy the Pumpkin Flotilla and Halloween Parade in Central Park. From 3:30pm to 6:30pm enjoy spooky stories, Halloween crafts, live music, a parade, and more. Then watch about 50 hand-carved jack o'lanterns float across the Harlem Meer at twilight. There is no cost for the event, so enjoy!


Food Film Festival

October 11, 2016


The Food Film Festival pairs two of our favorite things and we couldn't be more excited. This year's festival kicks off on October 20 with The Best of a Decade which will feature some of the best food films screened for the 10th anniversary of the event! Tickets for most screenings/tastings are a bit expensive at about $85-$105 per person, but the money goes to the Food Bank for New York City and admission includes the films, food and drinks. If you're a film buff and foodie, this will definitely satisfy your appetite.


Boo at the Zoo

October 03, 2016

Boo at the zoo
Boo at the Zoo at the Bronx Zoo is back for weekends in October. It's a great time for the whole family. Enjoy a costume parade, corn maze, jack o'lantern illumination, carved pumpkins, treats, and more. Tickets can be purchased in advance online to avoid the lines. Have fun!


Haunted Pumpkin Garden

September 26, 2016

Fall is in the air and soon the leaves will be changing colors. Halloween is also approaching so start thinking about costumes if you haven't already. If you have little ones, they might enjoy the Haunted Pumpkin Garden at the New York Botanical Garden where they can see massive displays of pumpkins and gourds, play in the Pumpkin House, put on a puppet show, and join a Halloween Parade. Also, keep an eye out for special weekend activities.


Hoboken Arts & Music Festival

September 23, 2016

If you want to get out of Manhattan for the day but don't want to go too far, Hoboken is having their semi-annual Arts & Music Festival this Sunday. Browse or even buy some arts and crafts, listen to live music, taste some local food. If you have the kids there's a special children's section with rides, games, and crafts on 3rd Street. 


Medieval Festival

September 16, 2016


Step back in time at the Medieval Festival at Fort Tryon Park this Sunday from 11:30am-6pm. See performers in period costumes, enjoy medieval music, dancing, jugging, food, and more. And don't miss the joust between four knights on horseback in the afternoon!  It's a great event for the whole family to learn and enjoy. Admission to the event is free for everyone so it can be a very cheap fun-filled day with the family. 


Feast of San Gennaro

September 14, 2016

MDNY_feast of san gennaro
Celebrate San Gennaro--the Patron Saint of Naples--and all things Italian in Little Italy starting tomorrow and lasting until September 25. This annual feast started as a 1 day celebration on September 19, 1926 and has grown into an 11 day event. Although it is primarily a religious celebration, there is also a party atmosphere where you can enjoy rides, games, food, live music, and more. Don't miss the annual cannoli eating contest and the religious procession and Mass.