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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! 


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 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!


Polar Plunge

December 30, 2016

You want your first memory of 2017 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 $40 to participate. If you don't think you can handle the cold water, you can still go watch while all bundled up!


New Year's Eve in Times Square

December 28, 2016

The New Year is right around the corner and it's time to start making plans. If you want to be where all the action is in Times Square then you should have a solid plan and even a back-up plan if your original plan doesn't work. It gets very crowded early in the day and there are certain security restrictions that prevent you from bringing large backpacks and alcohol. So if you want to drink champagne while celebrating, this may not be the activity for you. The best viewing areas fill up by early afternoon. However, once you are barricaded in, you cannot get your spot back and there are no public restrooms in the area, so make sure you go before or lose your spot. Also, make sure to check the weather and dress sensibly. If it's going to be very cold, dress in more layers than you think you'll need. For more tips and information, visit the website.


Good Riddance Day

December 26, 2016

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Bad memories from 2015 that you'd rather forget? On December 28 at 12pm the Times Square Alliance is holding their annual Good Riddance Day to rid yourself of all the negativity of 2016 so you can start fresh in 2017. So bring a picture of that ex you thought was the one, or that mortgage document that's no longer needed and shred it! Even if you don't have physical evidence of bad memories, you can still partake or even just write them down and then shred them! Happy almost-New Year!


Christmas Caroling

December 22, 2016


Sing Christmas carols this Saturday evening (Christmas Eve) at the Arch in Washington Square Park. The caroling will take place from 5-7pm and will be accompanied by a brass quartet. It's free and anyone is welcome to join in. Have fun!


World's Largest Menorah

December 19, 2016


Starting December 24 at Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn celebrate the lighting of the world's largest menorah! It's 32 feet high and weighs 4,000 pounds! A candle will be lit each night of the holiday starting on December 24 at 6pm and will continue every day through December 31. Celebrations will also include music and hot latkes. View the schedule to see what time it will be lit each night. If you can't make it to Brooklyn, head over the Grand Army Plaza in Manhattan (59th and Fifth) to see the menorah there. Happy Hanukkah!