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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! 


A Boozy Brunch By Boat

February 22, 2017


Looking for a unique way to take in NYC while also enjoying brunch and a cocktail? Look no further; every Saturday and Sunday, Classic Harbor Line offers buffet brunch cruises around Manhattan. For over two and a half hours, indulge in a delicious spread featuring New York’s favorite brunch food, and enjoy a complimentary champagne, Bloody Mary, or Mimosa while taking in the sights of the city. Highlights include the George Washington Bridge, Battery Park and Financial District, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, and Roosevelt Island. And don’t worry about the cold winter chill, either. The boat has indoor seating— and plenty of cocktails— to keep you nice and warm. Tickets can sell out, so be sure to secure your spot ahead of time. Discounted tickets can be purchased here. The cruise is $68 for adults and departs from Chelsea Piers (Pier 62 - W. 22nd and Hudson River).  Don’t miss out on this one of a kind experience! 


Orchid Show

February 13, 2017

It's only mid-February, but we can still think ahead to spring. March can still be quite cold, but toward the end we can usually start to see a change in the weather pattern. Of course spring means flowers. What better way to kick off spring a bit early than at the Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden. See beautiful hanging orchids in the conservatory, which will make you think of spring. There are also poetry readings, dance performances, orchid care demonstrations, and Orchid Evenings where you can sip a cocktail while viewing the show. The Orchid Show begins February 18 and runs through April 9. Enjoy! 


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!


Hot Chocolate Festival

February 03, 2017


Hot chocolate is sooo good on a cold winter's day. And there's still plenty more winter to go around. During the month of February, City Bakery will feature a different flavor every day! Flavors include: spicy cinnamon, caramel, white chocolate, espresso, bourbon, chili pepper, banana peel, and more. Enjoy!


Romantic Cooking Classes

February 01, 2017


Valentine's Day is only 2 weeks away and if you're looking for something fun to do together you might want to check out some cooking classes at the Institute of Culinary Education. Make a romantic meal for 2, taste champagne, or make Valentine's Day cupcakes. Follow this link and search "Valentine's Day" for a list of classes. Sign up now before it's too late!


Pancake Month

January 30, 2017

February is pancake month! If you crave delicious, warm, fluffy pancakes at breakfast, or even dinner, go to the Clinton Street Baking Company where they will be offering special pancake flavors Monday-Friday for the month of February. For the flavors and and more information, visit the official website. Enjoy!


Winter Carnival

January 27, 2017

Enjoy a winter carnival in Bryant Park from January 27-February 4. Enjoy ice skating, curling lessons, ice ball, silent disco, and more fun winter activities. In addition, enjoy the outdoor winter brew house on the skating deck for food and drinks. Skating is free of course, and rentals are charged at normal costs. Have fun!


Winter Jam

January 25, 2017

Head over to Central Park's Bandshell Area on Saturday from 11am-3pm for the annual Winter Jam. Enjoy snowshoeing, skiing, 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!


Restaurant Week

January 23, 2017


It's time again for one of our favorites: New York City Restaurant Week. From now-February 10 try some of New York City's best restaurants and get a great price too! It's only $29 for a 3-course meal at lunch time and $42 for a 3-course meal at dinnertime. There are some restrictions, and not all restaurants are offering both deals, but check out the website for more details!