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NYC Adventures for Autumn

Let’s face it, October is the perfect month to be in New York. Poised in between the sweltering summer and chilly winter seasons, not only is the weather often divine and devoid of humidity, but the vibe is refreshing, colorful and alive. Overstocked Halloween candy aisles aside, there is nothing predictable about October in the city. Our recommendations this month are full of surprises, leaving you with positive fall feels and new ways of discovering…

Fall Fun in NYC – Things to Do in September

New York City may never sleep, but it sure does slow down in August during the dog days of summer. As such, September can feel like an abrupt shift of gears because let’s face it: jumping back into work mode, sending the kids off to school, and mentally preparing for the change of weather is something of a shock to the system. That’s why we focus this month’s Manhattan events blog on finding ease and…

All the Ways to Enjoy Manhattan in August

By the time August rolls around, summer in the city is as much in full swing as full sweat. In between heading to the best beaches to cool off, we’ve got an eclectic mix of events and things to do that will help you chill out and make you happy you’re still in town (despite the humidity). Let’s all congratulate Manhattan in advance for reaching its slowest pace of the year and r...e...l...a...x...enough to enjoy…

The Ultimate Guide to NYC in July

Whether you’re relaxing on one of the city’s beaches or partying atop a sexy rooftop bar, summer in the city is looking hot. Our theme of the month is “Get Outside!” and the majority of our recommendations for things to do in July take advantage of the peak summer season. You may feel like a tourist for a few hours on a Central Park bike or NYC walking tour, but we say break out your fanny pack and live…

June Events Guide

We love the pace of June, when transition vibes between Spring and early Summer mean things will slow down just enough to take it all in. And with June bookending a late May Manhattanhenge and the next one in mid-July, nearly all the west side sunsets this month will be epic.   We begin on Friday 6/1 at Governor’s Ball, a 3-day multi-stage music festival on Randall’s Island, with headliners Eminem and Jack White. 50,000…

One a Day for May

As the city comes to life after a chilly April, we offer something to do for every single day of May. When it was impossible to stick to only one event or idea, we made it a double.     To kick off the month with, well, a kick, head to one of eight NYC La Colombe locations (we like Noho’s spacious, well-lit spot with benches outside) for either a signature draft latte (cold-pressed espresso…

April Arrives and We’re Lightening Up

We hope you enjoyed our March events even though it was a rougher month for weather than we had hoped (Nor’Easter Toby, we’re lookin’ at you!). Optimism and new beginnings are our vibe for April, and with all the wonderful things to do in Manhattan, you’ll be feeling fresh in no time.   Bonnets, bunnies and brunch abound on Easter Sunday (April 1), and we offer New York landmark Tavern on the Green as the…

Manhattan Rocks In March and Here’s Why

We are as excited as you are for Spring but before we share our recommendations for the new month and season, let us to put two late-February happenings onto your radar. The first: Dunkin’ Donuts introduced its Girl Scout Cookies line of coffees and yes, this is newsworthy. New flavors include Coconut Caramel (the cookie formerly known as Samoa), Peanut Butter Cookie, and of course, Thin Mints. The second: Nap York in midtown also wants…

5 President’s Day Destinations in New Jersey

Nothing bonds a family like a road trip. This Presidents’ Day weekend we set our sites on New Jersey, and five destinations that offer fun for kids enjoying a little extra time off from school. So get those portable DVD players and road-trip playlists ready for your New Jersey staycation adventure: PRINCETON Besides being beautiful, tree-lined and home to an Ivy, Princeton offers an array of fun spots for kids to explore and let off some…

Going with the Flow of February

It can be bleak. It can be dark. It can seem like everyone is working around the clock with derivations of the flu and sleep deprivation. The mood? Tired with a side of cranky(ish). And yet, February in New York City offers its own magic and love. Here is how to make the most of the next 28 days.   February is Black History Month, which means inspired exhibits, talks, and performances throughout the five…