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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…

New Year, New Adventure

Greetings and Happy 2018! After holiday parties, New Year’s Eve celebrations and arctic temperatures to test even the most tried-and-true New Yorkers, January is officially in full swing. We’ll keep it (mostly) indoors for this month’s events guide, starting with two music festivals with a conscience that kick off on Sunday, 1/14. First, ‘The ‘60s: The Years that Changed America’ at Carnegie Hall, which explores the overlap of music, protest and social change and features…

DECEMBER FA-LA-LA-LA-FUN in NYC

While walking my dog through Metrotech Commons the day after Thanksgiving, I witnessed the tallest Christmas tree in Brooklyn having its lights tested. At 7:30 in the morning it was a true New York moment, a smile-inducing, flash of joy for what is to come this month. It is December after all! The close of 2017. A time when the city comes alive with holiday festivities (and the tourists who love all we have to…

November, There’s More To Do Than Thanksgiving

November is off to a stellar start and still abuzz from the TCS New York City Marathon, where Shalane Flanagan became the first U.S. woman to win the race since 1977! Over 50,000 runners from across the globe completed the course, and it is with post-race-buzzy-excitement that we celebrate all that the NYC area has to offer you to do this month. For parking to this or any other events please click here and book…

Your Guide to October in NYC and NJ

While some consider Labor Day the official end of summer, in New York City it’s really the advent of October (and if we’re getting really specific, Columbus Day) that finally justifies trading in white summer frocks for flannels and cider. At this point the weather has started to turn and beach excursions take a back seat to apple or pumpkin picking in the Hudson Valley. Your guide to the best October events in NYC begins…