Tidbits 4 Tourists

 This Week

The Mermaid Parade

One of the nation’s largest art parade is celebrating its 35thyear. Starting on West 21st street and Surf ave., the parade brings thousands of people to Coney Island. The original creation of the idea stand strong to this day. “A non for profit arts organization defending the honor of American Popular Culture” is what this is all about! The parade prides itself for having no ethnic, religious, or commercial aims.

Th Mermaid Parade Coney Island

 

The Museum Mile Festival

Tues. Jun 13th 6-9 pm

Pop into some of New York Citys top museums along 5th ave between 82nd street and 105th street. Take advantage of the largest City Block Party, with its live music, entertaninment, and museums open to the public for Free!

Museum of the City of NY, the Jewish Museum, The Cooper Hewitt, the Guggenheim. the Met and the Neue Galerie are some of the participants.

Museum Mile New York City

http://museummilefestival.org/index.php/about/

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Aster Blaster Silent Disco

 

Celebrating the Alamo Sculpture’s 50th birthday,  ‘The Cube’, the first ever free silent disco will be held June 9th. Three live DJ’s will spin their music and free wireless headsets will be handed out

(first come, first served). Starts 6:30 -ends 10:30

http://bit.ly/2rzZhsD

Aster Place Block Party

 

Jazz Age Lawn Party

 

Head over to Governor’s Island dressed in Flapper attire and have a

Prohibition good ol’ time! Now it it’s 12th year, celebrate the 1920’s .

Tickets are always sold out to 1000’s so don’t wait!

Sat Jun 10th-11th.

http://bit.ly/2qOrbjq

Jazz Age

 

Big Apple Barbeque Block Party

Annual Madison Square Park Barbeque Fest home to ‘Top Pitmasters from across America’

Strut their BBQ skills to the public. Event includes live music, cooking demos and seminars.

Madison Square Park 23rd to 26th street, btw 5th and Madison.

June 11th

http://bit.ly/2sFrWvR

Block Party Barbque

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Washington Square Park Art Show

Washington Square Art show 2017

Following in the footsteps of Jackson Pollock and Willem de Kooning, artists set up shop in Washington Square Park. Hundreds of exhibitors, art students and artists thriving on the old Village vibe of creative birthing display their photography, paintings, jewelry etc. The show runs until Sept 10th.

W 4th to Waverly Place. between MacDougal St and University Place.

Free

 

http://bit.ly/2s7TBoN

 

Julius Caesar

Julius Caesar Shakespeare in the Park

This production is clearly drawing parallels to American politics. Joseph V. Amodio, Newsday

I so want to see this! A big hunk of Trump at the Delacorte Theatre!

81 Central Park West.

Runs till June 18th

8 pm every nite

Tickets distributed for free day of performance

In person or by digital lottery

 

http://nyti.ms/2s1Hs5P

http://bit.ly/2s1Yock

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Memorial Day Parades

There is a few Memorial Day Parades in and around Manhattan celebrated, honoring the men and women who have died serving in our armed services.

The most iconic Memorial Day Parade is celebrating its 150th year. The Kings County Parade in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn and is sponsored by the United Military Veterans of King County.

The Parade starts marching at 11 am at 78th and 3rd and ends at John Paul Jones Park. A memorial service and wreath-laying ceremony will follow.Take the R train to 77th st. or 86th st.

Vintage Memorial Day Parade Brooklyn

Commemorating the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Midway, The Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument Memorial Day Ceremony will begin 10 am at the Soldier’s and Sailor’s Monument at Riverside Park and West 82nd St, Manhattan.

The Black Veterans for Social Justice Memorial Day Parade will start at 10 am at the Restoration Plaza on Fulton St., Brooklyn, and end at Marcy Ave at 12:00 pm.

https://bitly.im/168nW

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National Museum of the American Indian 

Museum of the American Indian

American Indian Native designers have in the past been underrepresented on runways. The National Museum of the American Indian is exhibiting the first large-scale traveling exhibition. The show is devoted to these indigenous creators, highlighting almost seventy pieces ‘developed during the past half century’.

10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. every Mon., Tue., Wed., Fri., Sat., Sun. until September 4

1 Bowling Green
New York, NY  10004
212-514-3700

 

http://bit.ly/2rfGVN1

Socrates Sculpture Park 

Socrates Sculpture Park

Nari Ward, a Jamaican native, is the winner of the 2017 Vilcek Prize celebrating immigrant artists. “Riffing on black experience (virility myths, exclusion, the Greatest of All Time moniker), the show focuses, humorously, on the goat motif: in lawn ornaments, in a monumentalized child's toy, and in a big copper-plated bell, shaped and textured to resemble a billy goat's gonads”.

9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. every Mon., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun. until September 4

32-01 Vernon Blvd.
Long Island City, NY  11106
718-956-1819

http://bit.ly/2rf5I43

This Sunday is Mother’s Day.

Here are a few great ideas, hopefully, to help you decide what to do with your amazing mother on Mother’sDay!

Mother’s Day Brunch at Wave Hill House

Wave Hill

For those of you are not familiar with Wave Hill House, it is a historical public garden overlooking the Hudson River and Palisades. Guests can enjoy the day strolling or lounging on the 28 acres of blooming flowers and trees.

This Sunday, Wave Hill House is offering a Special Mother’sDay Brunch.

Two seatings; 11:30 am and 1:30 pm.  The menu includes Belgian waffles, soft poached eggs and polenta, zucchini bread to name a few brunch yummies and all washed down with sparkling cherry wine.

Hey, I am a mom! Going to send this to my own kids!

http://bit.ly/2qM7Ek4

 

Mother’s Day at the Central Park Zoo

Mother's Day at Central Park Zoo

Human moms and children, join animal moms and their babies in celebration of Mother’s Day.

For $75 for one adult and one child between the ages of 3-10, celebrate with a Mother’s Day scavenger hunt, Mother’s Day treat making, with traditional and Mother’s Day arts and crafts.

Central Park Zoo is located at 5th ave. and 64thstreet.

http://bit.ly/2qObTLq

 

Japan Days in Central Park

Japanese Celebration

Bring your mom and help celebrate “with traditionalJapanese food, kabuki, face painting, origami and JJapanese performances like taiko drumming and folk dance.

http://bit.ly/2qaTFHB

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Brooklyn Folk Festival

Celebrating its 9th year, the Brooklyn Folk Festival is a “celebration of down home music, cultural diversity and memory. Thousands of multi generations mingle while enjoying a multitude of events during this 3 day festival. Film screenings, workshops, jam sessions, square dancing and more than 30 bands help create this annual music event. Presented by the Jalopy Theatre and School of Music. Housed in the historical St. Ann’s Church at 157 Montaque st.

Broklyn Music Festival

http://brooklynfolkfest.com/history

 

Smorgasburg

Smorgasburg is in full swing! This year you can stuff your face in two locations in Brooklyn; Prospect Park and Williamsburg. Come hungry! Up to 100 food vendors waif their food fumes into the air for you to hunt and conquer. Rumor has it the lines at Prospect Park are shorter and more space. Then vendors are about the same in both locations.

Smorgasborg Prospect Park

 

https://bitly.im/uv5J4

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Tribeca Film Festival

It must be spring because the Tribeca Film Festival has started it’s 12 day run. In it’s 16th year, and co-founded by Robert DeNiro, the opening event honors Clive Davis with a documentary at the Radio City Music Hall today! This year, the festival includes T.V shows, Gaming programs along with documentaries, shorts and full length feature films.

https://bitly.im/cK1YK

Tribeca Film Festival

 

Art Expo Pier 92/94

Hosting more than 25,000 eager art lovers, the annual Art Expo opens tomorrow. This event is where the art insiders search for art and artists that will “help shape galleries worldwide”. The exhibiting artists, galleries and publishers culminate under one roof.

 

https://bitly.im/OTxD6/

 

Earth Day

The first Earth Day started with country wide gatherings of activist participating in protests and discussions on the environmental responsibilities. Unbelievably, 47 years later, 193 countries observe Earth Day! Earth Day is Saturday April 22nd. New York City offers tours, Pop-Ups and exhibitors dedicated to support the sustainability of our planet.

Earth Day

https://bitly.im/dVSOW

 

City Museum of NY

NYC at its Core 

Originally a Dutch village, New York City has flourished in “today’s Capital of the World”.

Come visit the City Museum of NY. Explore 450 historical objects and images to unearth the city’s past and envision the possibilities of the city’s future.

1220 Fifth ave. (103rd street)

Open daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m.      #nyatitscore

NYC at it's Core

http://www.mcny.org/nyatitscore

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Cooper Hewitt Museum

The Jazz Age: American Style in the 1920’s

The Cooper Hewitt explores the “creative explosion of the 1920” through a multi-media experience.

The Jazz Age exhibit displays 400 examples of what made the culture of this time period in America.

A plethora of offerings, including jewelry, fashion, architecture, music, interior design to name a few open to the general public April 7th.  #thejazzage

2 East 91st (btw 5th & Madison)

10 a.m.-6 p.m. Mon, Tues & Sun.

Sat 10 a.m.-9 p.m. (pay as you wish)

The Jazz Age

https://www.cooperhewitt.org/channel/the-jazz-age/

 

Gulliver’s Gate

This new exhibit offers an interactive experience for visitors. 300 miniature scenes from 50 countries

Displayed in a 49.000 square foot space. This $40 million project has in its possession one of only 3 Cobras 3D Body scanners. Participants can print a miniature of their body. How cool is this!  #gulliversgate

216 W44th st.

9 a.m. – 10.p.m. daily

Preview tickets $25 on sale now until May 8th

Gulliver's Gate

https://gulliversgate.com/

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Brooklyn Botanical Garden

Cherry Blossoms Brooklyn Botanical Gargen

Cherry Blossom Alert!

Cherry Blossom spies have the scoop! The first two trees blossomed yesterday. This is so exciting. Spring is really really on its way!

http://bit.ly/2olsh5s

 

Loot: Mad about Jewelry

Museum of Arts and Design

Loot Jewelry Show

2 Columbus Circle

Come visit the 17ty edition of Loot! 54 artists from 21 countries display their wares for sale Show runs from April 4th -April 8th.

$$

http://madmuseum.org/loot/loot-2017

 

Affordable Arts Fair

Metropolitan Pavillion

125 W 18th st.

Afordable Arts Fair

70 emerging and established artists from around the world exhibit their art for the next few days. Runs until April 2nd.

$$

https://affordableartfair.com/fairs/new-york

 

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in Concert.

Radio City Music Hall

Radio City Music Hall Harry Potter

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone is accompanied by a live symphony orchestra

$$$

 http://bit.ly/2ocZMtp

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Whitney Museum Biennial Exhibition

Stain Glass at the Whitney

Mexican-born artist Raul de Nieves has created one of the largest installations with everyday materials. A stunning stain glass window crafted with no glass. Raul artistic achievements are known for his use of everyday materials; beads, glue, paper, tape etc…

When asked by the Whitney to create a work of art using a very large window, he is quoted saying “Nothing motivates like fear and a deadline.” (I love this quote!)

This is the “78th installment of the longest-running survey of American art,” and features 63 artists.

http://whitney.org/Exhibitions/2017Biennial

South Street Seaport Museum

A new exhibition tells the story of seaman and tattoo artist Gus Wagner (1872-1941)

Gus Wagner


“There is something about tattooing which I cannot explain… and why so many people have it done I don’t know. It may be vain, but I find it fascinating and very useful in traveling. Every symbol and every design made up of symbols has meaning. These on my body, for instance, are mementos featuring incidents of my life and travels. Then, too,
in every country where tattooing is practiced a tattooed person who is able to tattoo needs to further introduction to the natives, be they civilized or uncivilized, or even barbaric and cannibalistic.” —GUS WAGNER

Adults $12

https://southstreetseaportmuseum.org/gus-wagner/

Macy’s Flower Show

Macy's Flower Show

Macy’s Annual Flower Show starts this year, Sunday March 26th at 11 a.m.

Celebrating a Carnival Theme, the 43rd annual installment offers a transformation of flower delights with a combination of ‘blooms, fantasy flowers and lush plants.’

Pre-empting spring weather, Macy’s Herald Square offers a restpit from the last remains of winter weather here in the city.

http://bit.ly/2mto8z0

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Andy Warhol: Self Portraits (Fright Wigs)

What’s more NYC than Andy Warhol?

Five monumental canvases are on exhibit at the Skarstedt Gallery between March 16th and April 22nd. These self portraits, were created in the last year of his life.

http://bit.ly/2neGJP1

 

Asian Week

A ten day visual parade of well curated Asian art, jewelry and sculptures are being displayed in forty five Manhattan galleries and auction houses.

http://bit.ly/1lvi12w

Brooklyn Brainery

East Versus West: The Persian Wars and their Lasting Impact.

I just discovered this nest of free or almost free classes perched in Prospect Heights.

This specific class examines the Persian Wars, focusing on their influence of our past and present lives.

$10

http://bit.ly/KvDATr

 

Flamingo Festival

With color, energy and creative artistry, the annual Flamingo Festival tours London, New York City and Miami. Presently performing at the NYC Center Mainstage until March 12. This event is kid friendly.

http://bit.ly/2m9q23a

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“Living Modern”

Georga O'Keefe

A collaboration with ‘A Year of Yes: Reimaging Feminism', at the Brooklyn Museum.

Celebrating Georgia O’keefe while exploring her “identity and artistic values”, O’Keeffe is included in this year-long series of 10 exhibitions of female artist.

Interestingly, O’Keeffe was quoted saying she never wanted to be known as a female artist, just an artist.

It has been 90 years since O'Keeffe's work has been exhibiting at the Brooklyn Museum. Her first solo opened there in 1927

http://bit.ly/2lLtQMz

 

St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Believe it or not, this year, St. Parick’s Day Parade is celebrating its 256th run.

This annual celebration of irish culture and heritage includes over 150,000 people participating in the parade, with over 2 million gathering along 5th ave. to watch the event.

The St. Patrick’s Day Parade struts it’s stuff down 5th ave between E44th and E79th st. from 11 a.m. on Friday March 17th

http://bit.ly/2mbkANS

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Women's History Month

Women’s Day, celebrated internationally around the world every year on March 8th.

March is Women’s History Month in America.

Started by congress in 1987 to celebrate American women’s extraordinary achievements.

Many believe the seeds for this celebration were planted on March 8th, in 1857, when 100’s of female garment and textile workers went on strike to protest low wages and poor working conditions.

By 1908, this became an annual protest with almost 15,000 female laborers supporting each other on the streets of New York.

Since this entire month is honoring women, this Tidbits4Tourist will focus on this monthly celebration in NYC.

http://bit.ly/2mt82oB

National Sawdust

a non-profit venue offers support to “emerging and established composers and musicians”. In honor of Women’s History Month, National Sawdust is offering ‘Spring Revolution’, a month-long celebration entirely focusing on the “empowerment and discourse of women.

https://nationalsawdust.org/spring-revolution/

 

Women’s Jazz Festival

Ella Fitzgerald would have been 100 years old April 25th. The Schomburg Center is showcasing Divine Ella to help celebrate one of America’s prized female jazz singers.

This event runs every Monday through March, Mondays at 7:00 p.m.

515 Malcolm X Blvd.

$30

http://bit.ly/2lP1uwV

 

Throughout the five boroughs, visit an impressively curated month-long calendar of events in honor and support of Women’s History Month

http://www.nycgo.com/articles/womens-history-month

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New York City Beer Week 

Eight annual NYC Beer Week starts today and runs until March 5th.

This week long beer event showcases the ever growing city craft breweries throughout 100’s of bars, restaurants, and retail events. This sudsy week of fun and drink is curated by the New YorkCity Brewers Guild.

http://bit.ly/2lE0Cf

Martha Graham Dance Company

at  The Joyce Theater

This season, ‘Scared/Profane’ offers new works from choreographerAnnie-B Paron. The show runs from Feb 24th through Feb 26th.

$10

http://bit.ly/2lSnLNy

 

New York International Children’s FilmFestival

NYC Children's Film Festival 2017

started in 1997 offering thought provoking new films, feature films and film shorts for children ages 3-18 years.

Starting today, this film festival runs through March 19th on weekends in venues across the city. This year, six of the feature films are directed by female directors.

http://nyicff.org/about/

Valentine Ideas in New York City

MNDFL 10 East 8th St

“On Valentine's Day, MDFL is hosting a Heart Class that's perfect for any couple! This class guides students to practice compassion, empathy, and kindness, while also guiding them to open their hearts more to their loved ones, their peers, and those they don't see eye-to-eye with.”

Valentine Ideas in New York City

 Dos Camino 675 Hudson St.

Chef Ivy Stark of beloved West Village fixture Dos Caminos is hosting a Mexican themed couple's cocktail class.

iPic Theatre 11 Fulton St

 “Cuddle up in their luxury reclining seats and stay cozy with some of the comfy pillows and blankets they provide while you watch 50 Shades of Grey with your better half.”

http://guestofaguest.com/new-york/nyc/unique-valentines-day-dates-in-nyc-2017&slide=1

 This Week in NYC

Museum of Modern Art

The Museum of Modern Art is protesting President Donald Trump's executive order of barring all immigrants from seven Muslim countries by hanging works of art from artists from those countries

http://huff.to/2kA8kc0

 

Tattooed New York

The New York Historical Society is offering a new exhibit exploring the history of the tattoo

In New York. Interestingly, examining this ancient art back to the Iroquois Indians right up to our current tattoo culture.

 

http://bit.ly/2kEy1Il

The Winter Village in Bryant Park

Really, one more month and it’s March!! Visit the Winter Village in Bryant Park for free ice skating.

There are a few costs, so bring a bit of money. There is even an ice castle!

http://bit.ly/2l4XDif

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Revisit Clockwork Orange

”Stanley Kubrick's controversial adaptation of the Anthony Burgess novel remains a powerful work of dystopian fiction that especially benefits from a big-screen presentation with the best possible sound system, given that so much of it amounts to cinematic painting with iconic classical compositions and Wendy Carlos' synthesizer.”

Febuary 1st

IFC Center

323 6th ave.

Visit ifccenter.com  for showtimes

 Year of the Rooster

“Celebrate the year of the rooster with Chinatown's annual Lunar New Year parade. Expect performances, traditional costumes and more at the parade, which will be followed by a street festival featuring food vendors and more. Sara D. Roosevelt Park, Grand Street and Chrystie Street, noon to 4:30 p.m.”

Visit www.betterchinatown.com for more information

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Anit-Inaugural Weekend

Want to voice your feelings about our Donald Trump? The Museum of Moving Image has a camera and microphone set up for all to “chant loud and proud.”

This Media Museum is located at 3601 35th Ave., Astoria, Queens.

The museum occupies the former Kaufman Astoria Studios.

This interactive instillation will remain open during the length of Trump’s presidency.

 

Over 76,000 people have RSVP’D for NYC Saturday Women’s March. A rally will kick-off the protest

At One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, which is 2nd ave btw 47/48th street.

The actual walk starts at 1:55 with staggering start times due to the large expected crowds.

http://bit.ly/2jHZQyK

Watering Hole ‘Leave Rochelle Out Of It obviously has a great sense of humor.Tonite the bar is hosting an Anti-Inauguration bash. For $10, buy the drink “The Golden Shower” and all proceeds with go to Planned Parenthood!

Find Leave Rochelle Out Of It at 205 Chrystie St. in the Lower East Side

http://www.rochellesnyc.com/

NYC Celebrating Martin Luther Day

Studio Museum in Harlem

Visit this celebrated showcase for contemporary African-American Art.

144W 125th street btw Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd (7th ave.  & Malcolm X Blvd. (Lenox Ave.)

Subway 2,3 to 125

Suggested adult donation $7

 

http://www.studiomuseum.org/event-calendar/

 

The world famous Harlem Gospel Choir

is performing at the B.B. King Blues Club Monday, January 16th btw 12:30 pm -2:30 pm in celebration of Martin Luther King Jr.

The choir raises fund through its music for children charities.

$$

http://bit.ly/2jETSvc

“Where Do We Go from Here”?

Martin Luther King and the Future of Inclusion

 “After what is notably one of the most diverse and general elections in recent history, WNYC and the Apollo teamed up for a fourth year to revisit Dr. King’s work and assess the future of social justice after the inauguration of President-elect Donald Trump”.

I would love to go to this event. Sold out but stand by tickets are available. I think it is worth it.

252 W125th St. btw Adam Clayton Powell Jr. (7th Ave) & Frederick Douglass (8th Ave) Blvd.

www.apollotheater.org

 

 

Winter Jazz Fest.

Runs January 5th – Jan 10th 

Venue hopping marathon runs today Friday 6th – Saturday, Jan.7th

Wristband grants access for any event on each night of shows.

$$

https://www.timeout.com/newyork/music/winter-jazzfest

 

 No Pants Subway Ride

I think this is the funniest event in NYC. Sunday, Jan.8th at 3:00 Leave your pants at home or in your backpack! Official after party is at Bar 13 (13th & University Place. Of course, there is a no-pants dress code! $15 at the door.

http://bit.ly/2ikvbnJ

No Pant Day

 

 

 

 

Time Square

 

Time Square dropping of the ball is tonight! Honestly, I have never gone to this event and most likely never go. That doesn’t mean there aren’t daring and adventurous people living or visiting this city that will. In fact, I am sure of it. Last year over a million people attended. This year you could add one more.

www.balldrop.com

 

 

 

The iconic Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, generally a giant Norway spruce, is a must see. Every year, half a million people visit the tree daily during its display.

A Christmas tree has been erected every year here since 1931. The Depression Era was in full swing and workmen building the new Rockefeller Center propped up the first tree, decorating it with paper garlands, strung cranberries an even tin cans!

New Yorkers know the holiday season has begun with the yearly celebration.

First Christmas Tree at Rockefeller Center

 

The Big Apple Performing Arts

in conjunction with the New York Gay Men’s Chorus are performing this Sunday, December 18th. Doors open at 2:30

“Warm-hearted, funny, nostalgic, uplifting, and always with an incredible sound, this is guaranteed to be the one holiday show in NYC that truly sleighs.”

The Town Hall is on 43rd street between 6th and 7th ave. Tickets prices $$

http://thetownhall.org/event/xmasandchill2

Bryant Park Ice Skating

is the home to Winter Village, the only free ice-skating rink in NYC. The rink is open from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. daily.  Skate rentals and bag checks are available.

http://wintervillage.org/skate/overview

Free Holiday To Do List in New York City This Weekend?

Heaven Help us: Santa Con is TOMORROW! And that is all I am say’in!

https://www.timeout.com/newyork/blog/santacon-is-coming-back-on-december-10-102516

 

“What the Dickens?

Seventh Annual A Christmas Carol Marathon
Housing Works welcomes musicians, writers and performers to invoke Ebenezer Scrooge and his ghosts. Before the performers dig into Dickens, the New York City Master Chorale stops by for some ice caroling. Then the reading begins, with writers like Emma Straub and Elissa Schappell giving their take on the infamous miser. All store items are 10 percent off, so bring your holiday list. Bah, humbug! Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, 126 Crosby St (212-334-3324, housingworks.org). Sat 10 noon–4:30pm." 

Merry Tuba Christmas at Rockefeller Center

Now in its 43rd year, this massive musical gathering invites hundreds of tuba players to perform classic Christmas carols and crowd-pleasing songs on the ice. If you’re not a pro at circular breathing, join in on the fun by singing along to the deep horns. Though the event has spread to more than 200 cities worldwide, there’s nothing like seeing it at its home: 30 Rockefeller Plaza. Can we hope for a tuba-fied take on John Williams’s Star Wars score? 48 St to 51st St between Fifth and Sixth Aves (212-332-6868, rockefellercenter.com). Sun 11 at 3:30pm.” 

https://www.timeout.com/newyork/blog/the-five-best-free-things-to-do-in-nyc-this-week-120716

This Weekend in NYC

The  Nutcracker

Free one hour performance of The Nutcracker performed by the NewYork Theatre Ballet Company.

The Nutcracker performed by the NewYork Theatre Ballet Company

This one hour version is great for small children. Seating is first come, first served. Audience is invited to come up to two hours early for picture taking with their favorite characters. Performance Saturday December 3rd at 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.

Brookfield Place

230 Vesey St.

Battery Park City (Take the #4 train)

https://brookfieldplaceny.com/events/the-nutcracker

According to CBS, one of the

Best Hot Chocolate

to sip on this holiday season is

waiting for you at

 Casa Neta

This Mexican restraint at 40 East 20th Street brews a seasonal Mexican Hot Chocolate with a twist, spiked with a touch of tequila and a splash of mezcal. Garnished with a cinnamon and sugar churro, people will say goodbye to those winter blues.

http://newyork.cbslocal.com/top-lists/nycs-5-best-cups-of-hot-chocolate/

 

Cindy Lauper and Friends 6th annual

Home for the Holidays

At the historical Beacon Theater.

This annual concert supports the True Colors Fund whose objective is to end homelessness in the LGBT youth community.

Ticket prices vary between $40-$150.

Cindy https://truecolorsfund.org/homefortheholidays/Tidbits4Tourist

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Sunday, Decemeber 18th 6 pm

Under the Washington Square Arc

https://www.timeout.com/newyork/music/unsilent-night-2

 

 

This Week In NYC

Lincoln Center Tree Lighting Ceremony

Operating from 3pm to 10pm—the tree ceremony kicks off am. Midtown West restaurant (123 West 52nd Street) Restaurant Ocean Prime is giving out Free Hot Chocolate and goodies to help stay warm while you experience NY’s annual Tree Lighting. Nov.30th

http://www.nycinsiderguide.com/rockefeller-center-christmas-tree-lighting

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

 

 

Shop Small Business Saturday

Tomorrow shop NYC’s small businesses. Explore this great city and go off the beaten path to find funky, unique stores and Shop Small Business Saturday businesses. Check out Manhattan Sideways and discover off the beaten track ideas and directions small retail businesses in the city!

http://sideways.nyc/

 

Film Lecture

Jeff Joseph: <i>A Thousand Cuts</i>

“Dennis Bartok and Jeff Joseph traces the underappreciated history of private film collectors in the United States and around the world.” Film Forum 209 W Houston St, NY NYC 10014 $8-$14 ticket prices. 12:40 p.m. November 27

Film Forum 209 W Houston St, NY NYC 10014 $8-$14 ticket prices. 12:40 p.m. November 27

http://www.villagevoice.com/event/jeff-joseph-a-thousand-cuts-9378617

 

This Week in NY

Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

Vintage Macy's Day Parade

 

First on the list is Macy’s 90’sThanksgiving Parade. The parade begins at 9am, Thursday, November 24th Thanksgiving Day!

Viewing starts at 77th street. The parade runs down Central Park West to Columbus Park South and takes about 1 ½ hours. A New York City Must!

http://bit.ly/2fjkogo

 

Union Square Holiday Market

 Union Square Market

The Union Square Holiday Market just opened yesterday.

An international renown Urban experience in Union Square.

A fun few hours on a crisp day exploring many local offerings and socially conscious goods.

The market closes for Thanksgiving and runs till December 24th

http://bit.ly/1bA1wPE

 

Box Car Nights at New York Botanical Garden

 Box Car Nights

Have a great night at the New York Botanical Train Show’s Box Car Night. Adults only! A Train show, street performers, live music and a cash bar for drinks and snacks. Sounds like Date Night!

 Doors open at 7 pm. Show starts at 8:45 Show ends at 10:pm. At the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory.

http://bit.ly/2fM

 

 

'Give “food as art”

new meaning beyond those food-porn Instagrams at this 24th annual cans-for-a-cause competition, pitting architecture teams against each other to create larger-than-life Pop-Art–installations using more than 120,000 cans of nonperishable food, all in the name of ending hunger (every can is donated to City Harvest). Head down to Brookfield Place to see the unveiling of these engineering spectacles, all built overnight after months of planning, and check back to see if your favorite takes home any titles in judges’ categories like Best Use of Labs.'

Nov. 4th Weekend

 I Wanna Go Here!

46th Running of the NYC Marathon

Sunday, Nov 6th at 9:00am

 

Race starts in Staten Island at 9:00 am and ends at 67th/West Side

The run is estimated to last about 2 hrs with a 26.2 course.

A true New York Experience

http://www.tcsnycmarathon.org/

 

Tracy Morgan

at Carnegie Hall

Saturday, Nov 5th at 10:30 pm

 

I love this guy! A fun night to laugh and forget about the election!

http://www.carnegiehall.org/Calendar/2016/11/5/1030/PM/Tracy-Morgan

 

Fall Forest Weekend

NY Botanical Garden

Saturday, Nov 5th Sunday, Nov 6th

                              Walking Tour at NY Botanical Garden

Enjoy the warm fall weather this weekend and beautiful view

Seasonal colors in the Thain Family Forest

Opens at 11:00 am

http://www.nybg.org/gardens/thain-family-forest/forest-weekends.php

 

 

This Week in NYC

I wanna go here!

43rd Annual Village Halloween Parade

Oct.31st

For the best view unless you get there hours before the start time, camp out at the head of the parade at Spring to W Houston or at the tail of the parade at 14th-15th st. If you intend to walk in the parade a costume is a must. Have Fun! The Parade starts 7pm-Ends 11pm

http://bit.ly/2fnk8MD

 

It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown at Bryant Park

Oct 31st

Take a break between trick or treating midtown and watch the best Charlie Brown movie ever made! Showing at the Southwest Porch. Start time is 4pm and runs 2 hours. Bryant Park is between 40th-42nd street/5th-6th ave.

http://bit.ly/2eP6y3

 

It’s the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown at The Met

Oct 29th

Saturday morning starting at 11am, watch this classic at the Met. The movie is set to live music by the Rob Schwimmer ensemble. Celebrate Halloween by joining this event in costume and enjoy the parade that follows. Tickets start at $40

metmuseum.org

 

 

This Week in NYC

I wanna go here!

Pen + Brush's Fall Show

‘In the Flatiron District, Pen + Brush's 's Fall exhibit showcases the work of three great women artists: Donna Festa, Jee Hee Kang and Tricia Wright. Pen and Brush has been celebrating Female artists for more than 120 years’.

penandbrush.org

Gay Gotham at Museum of the City of New York

‘At the Museum of the City of New York check out the new exhibit Gay Gotham. It's a fascinating look at the often underground art and culture of the city's LGBT community’.

mcny.org

Cider Week

various locations; Oct 21–31; various prices

‘There are many types of apples (Honeycrisp, McIntosh, Granny Smith), but the best variation of everyone’s favorite autumnal fruit is clearly the fermented kind. And for seven glorious days, you can guzzle bushels of the good stuff at more than 50 bars and restaurants in NYC and indulge in free tastings, events and workshops at popular drinking dens such as Chelsea Wine Vault and Craftbar’.


https://www.timeout.com/newyork/things-to-do/cider-week

The iPic Theater

The iPic Theater just opened at Fulton Market. Upscale movie going now has all the bells and whistles you could every want. Reclining seats, pillows and blankies, order from a chef driven menu and have your movie meal delivered with a cocktail. Enjoy Lobster rolls to Chocolate S’mores Cake without the need to ever get out of your seat! Premium Movie price is around $30. Food/drinks extra. Looks like you have a choice of 7 currently running movies.

https://www.ipictheaters.com/#/home/

 

The International Trot

This Saturday, October 15th at the Yonkers Raceway is one of the largest events in harness racing. At least seven nations will be represented at this world renowned Trotters competition

. http://www.nyc.com/events/international_trot.1368916/

 The Bric Jazz Festival Marathon

The Bric is one of the largest free cultural programming organizations in NYC. An incubation of “arts and media-makers who reflect the diversity that surrounds it”. This Saturday, October 15th, visit the Bric Jazz Festival Marathon. 647 Fulton St. Brooklyn.

http://www.bricartsmedia.org/

 

 

This Week 10/07 through to 10/13

 

My friend went to see Cirque de Soleil Kurious last week.

She told me her face hurt from smiling for so long. Steampunk meets Cirque de Soleil. I would love to see this show. World renown Canadian troupe will be performing Kurious until Nov. 27 on Randalls Island.

https://www.cirquedusoleil.com/kurios/story

 

New York Botanical Garden is all ready for Halloween.

Through till October 30th, lots of scary stuff is happening at NYCBG! Sculptor Ray Villanfane has created crows from natural materials setting these frightful black birds amidst the swamp and marsh in the garden landscape.

Check out freaky looking pumpkins at the Everett Children’s Adventure Garden. Great day with the kids.

 

http://www.nybg.org/home

 

The weather has been incredible. Take advantage of beautiful fall with a Fall Foliage Cruise or celebrate Halloween fun with Sleepy Hollow Ferry.

So, this is a little expensive, but well worth handing over your cash. Many packages to chose from. My favorite is the 4 hour Fall Foliage Lunch aboard the Schooner Adirondack. Makes a great date! Hint hint:)


https://www.sail-nyc.com/browse-by-theme/fall-foliage/ 

Thursday Sept. 29th through to Tuesday Oct. 4th

14th Annual New York Burlesque Festival

This looks like a lot of fun. Reminds me of Paris in the 80’s. Performers from around the world gather for a week long fest of live music, circus acts and burlesque. Five different venues open their doors for this fun and frolic.

http://thenewyorkburlesquefestival.com/

Tues, Oct 4th

Book Signing

Founder of Nasty Gal and Style tycoon Sophia Amoruso will be at Barnes & Noble this Tuesday in Union Square at 7 pm. Author of The New York Times best-seller #GIRLBOSS is promoting her next book Nasty Galaxy. ( I was actually going to read her book, so I my try to go to this).

Sat, Oct. 1st 

Saturday Nite Tours

Brooklyn Museum is offering a Free Saturday nite of evening tours and performances. Included is a happy hour, to make all that attend happy :) This open night starts off October’s offering of African electronic performances of Sol Nova, Mexican metal metal embossing workshops, (Let’s invite Trump)! and screenings of Profiled, a documentary of NYPD racial profiling.

https://www.brooklynmuseum.org/

 

This Week 

In my old stomping ground, the East Village bakery Cupcake Market  has patrons lined up for their trending face cookies. Presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump likeness is available on sugar cookies decorated with royal icing or try Kayne and Kim on a cookie.

74 E 7th Street, NY, NY

cupcakemarketnyc.com

I would love to explore this retrospective but the hours are set for those having job flexibility and/or tourists. Showing the work of Ralph Steadman Sept 6th to October 22.

The Society of Illustrators

128 E 63rd Street, NY, NY

https://www.societyillustrators.org/

 

 

For those who LOVE Beer make your way to Greenpoint this Saturday

and try out a plethora of yummy brews.

Brooklyn Pour Craft Beer Festival

Saturday, Sept. 24th. At the Brooklyn Expo Center in Greenpoint Brooklyn

Villagevoicebrooklynpour.com

Remember the good old days?

Check out 'The Marx Brothers and The Golden Age of Vaudeville'

Running September 23rd -29th, this is a celebration of The Marx Brothers. Bruce Goldstein presents snippets of vaudeville rarities.

Enjoy the vitaphone era comedy at the Film Forum, 209 West Houston Street.

Filmforum.com

 

 

This Weekend Saturday 9/10-Sunday 9/11

How NYC Is Commemorating the 15th Anniversary of 9/11 This Weekend

Check out this link from the Village Voice. Great resource for a list of events this weekend commemorating the 15th Anniversary of 9/11.

http://bit.ly/2c01pjW

 

BRYANT PARK PRESENTS

Bryant Park presents Shakespeare's Measure for Measure at the

Upper Terrace. Saturday, 9/10 at 7 p.m. and Sunday 9/11 at 3 p.m.

 

http://bit.ly/1jRLK3E

 

THE ON-LINE STATION

Try a little Radio visit Station to your ToDo List!

Young and gritty in Greenpoint, this reclaimed container houses The On-Line Station.

Visit for good coffee and sandwiches and be part of this organic music hub.

http://bit.ly/2cNoj4h

 

Weekend of Friday Sept.2nd- Sunday Sept 4th

 

Free Public Theater Mobile Unit presents Hamlet

Friday, Sept 9th @ 7 p.m.

At the NYC Public Library

40 Lincoln Center Plaza

and

Saturday, Sept 10th @1 p.m.

Williamsbridge Oval Recreation Center

http://bit.ly/2ccn21M