March Events Calendar – Things to do in NYC and NJ

March Madness is here! (And we’re not talking basketball.) Nope—we’re talking about that maddening quality of a month that isn’t quite winter and isn’t quite spring. But you can keep your mind off the weather by taking in some of these amazing events! And park with style in one of these nearby ParkFast locations.

 

MANHATTAN:

Upright Citizen’s Brigade

Drunk as F*** Irish Sing-Along: Tuesday, March 17th, 10pm

Singing silly drinking songs—much like drinking itself—is far less embarrassing when done in a group. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day by singing your face – and possibly your pants – off with a group of fellow drunkards. Reserve parking nearby.

 

The Public Theatre

Hamilton: March-May

Shows like this one—a hip-hop-tinged musical about the life and times of Alexander Hamilton—are the types of events that make the world wish they lived in NYC. Reserve pre-show parking!

 

Ma-Yi Theatre Company

Soldier X: March 24th-April 19th

The dynamic downtown theater venue, HERE Arts Center, hosts a riveting new drama that  explores the complexities of love, war, and returning home. Park here to visit HERE Arts Center.

 

City Winery

Wassabasco Burlesque: Friday, March 27th

The weather isn’t the only thing that’s a tease in March. Catch this fun and feisty burlesque troupe as they peddle their sophisticated style of sexy. Park here for City Winery!

Los Lonely Boys: Tues-Wed, March 10th-11th

Join the brothers Garza, and they’ll transport you to an harmonious world of bluesy rock n’ roll. Reserve your parking here!

 

Madison Square Garden

Pentatonix: Wednesday March 18th

It’s acapella a-go-go! Get ready to have you mild melted by the masters of vocal acrobatics. Reserve parking for Madison Square Garden

Ariana Grande: Fri-Sat, March 20th-21st

Come hear the biggest voice (in the littlest package) in town. A rare pop star with bona fide vocal chops.  Park here!

 

Broadway Theatre

Fish in the Dark:  Opens March 5th

Larry “Curb Your Enthusiasm” David is bringing his inimitable brand of squirm-inducing comedy to the Great White Way. There’s more talent on this stage than should be legal, so get thee to the theatah, pronto! Reserve your theater parking!

 

Off-Broadway Theatre

The New Victory Theatre: March

NYC parents have a plethora of options when it comes to kid’s entertainment, including “The Light Princess,” “Pinocchio,” and a toddler-centric show called “Babble” from the New Victory Theatre. Spark the theatrical imaginations of your little ones before it’s too late! Park here!

 

BROOKLYN:

BAM

Pilobolus Rules!: Sat-Sun, March 7th-8th

Get your kiddos excited about wearing spandex and forming funky shapes with their friends. The internationally renowned dance company writhes its way into BAM, and it’s sure to please. Park here!

Kodo One Earth Tour: Mystery: Thus-Sat, March 19th-21st

Get your bam (and boom and pow) on with this percussive performance by Japanese Taiko drum masters. Reserve Your Parking.

 

Barclay’s

WWE LIVE Road to Wrestlemania: Saturday, March 7th

It’s a bodyslam battleground at Barclay’s when the world’s biggest, baddest wrestlers roll into town. Park here!

 

NEW JERSEY:

Prudential Center

Charlie Wilson: Saturday, March 7th

R&B icon Charlie Wilson brings a lifetime of legendary music to life. Reserve Prudential Center parking.

New Jersey Devils vs Pittsburgh Penguins: Tuesday, March 17th

The Devils heat up the ice as the 2014-15 season starts drawing to a close. Park here!

 

Metlife Stadium

GOOOOOALLLL! Argentina vs. Ecuador: Tuesday, March 31st

Call if football. Call it soccer. Whatever it is, this family-friendly event pits two dynamic teams against each other in preparation for Copa America, the South American soccer championship. Park here!

Things to do for Valentine’s Day in NYC and NJ

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Valentine’s Day means different things to different people. A singularly stressful display of romantic derring-do for some, an opportunity to heap scorn upon corny couples while consuming quantities of ice cream for others. Whether you celebrate or shun the day, we’ve gathered a great list of things to do in NYC and NJ on the 14th. And because nothing kills the love buzz like searching for a parking spot, we’re including nearby ParkFast locations to make your celebration a breeze.

 

MIDTOWN MANHATTAN

Make plans for a romantic jaunt through NYC’s most iconic neighborhood. Reserve your parking here!

Cupid’s Undie Run

We can’t think of a better way to get your blood pumping on Valentine’s Day than to don your fanciest skivvies and dash through Midtown Manhattan—all for a good cause. Bonus points if this is a first date!

Love in Times Square

From morning to midnight, lucky couples will be exchanging their vows under the sparkling lights of Times Square. Stop by to bear witness to love that’s in the air, everywhere and all around.

Dinner at the Rainbow Room

Be dazzled with iconic views of the NYC skyline by scoring dinner reservations to the endlessly romantic Rainbow Room.

 

EAST VILLAGE

Prefer to avoid the tourist throngs on the 14th? Then head down to the East Village for a funkier kind of date night. Find easy parking here.

Great Jones Spa

It’s hard to be romantic when you’re not relaxed. Book a massage for you and your date, and begin Valentine’s Day by de-stressing with a dip in a thermal hot tub.

Dinner at Botequim

Spice things up with a scrumptious, Brazilian-infused prix fixe dinner at this deliciously romantic restaurant.

What I Did for Love

The bright and funny folks at Upright Citizen’s Brigade East spin one (lucky?) audience member’s love life into improvised comedy gold.

 

BROOKLYN

Get classy with a traditionally romantic date that starts with an old-school rom-com and ends with a stroll along the water. Plan your parking here.

The Philadelphia Story

Watch the sparks fly between Cary Grant, Katharine Hepburn and Jimmy Stewart in this witty and wonderful classic romantic comedy.

Dinner at La Vara

Share the love (and the tapas) without breaking the bank at this intimate, Spanish-style restaurant with a warm, inviting vibe.

Stroll the Brooklyn Bridge Park

Bundle up and cap off the night with a romantic stroll along the newly redeveloped Brooklyn Waterfront. Don’t miss the art installation of a magically colorful glass water tower on Pier Five.

 

NEW JERSEY

 

Marc Antony at Prudential Center

Sway and swoon to the legendary Latino heartthrob this Valentine’s Day. Park here!

Iron Monkey Valentine’s Event in Jersey City

Free roses for the ladies and psychic readings for all are part of the four-course prix fixe event at this cheeky Jersey City establishment. Reserve your parking here.

Romantic Poetry at Newark Symphony Hall

Actress and writer Yvonne Hernandez waxes eloquent on the theme of romance. Find nearby parking here.

Things To Do for Valentine’s Day in Baltimore

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Have fun on Valentine’s Day with our list of things to do in Baltimore, MD on the 14th. And because nothing kills the love buzz like searching for a parking spot, we’re including nearby ParkFast locations to make your celebration a breeze.

 

Make downtown Baltimore the backdrop for a fun, cultured, and romantic Valentine’s Day. Park your car here.

 

The Walters Art Museum

Wander the halls of the Walters gallery to start your date on an artistic note.

Sotta Sopra

Head over to this unabashedly ornate and lavish Italian restaurant for early cocktails and a top-notch meal.

Royal Farms Arena

Change gears entirely by catching Katt William’s comedy extravaganza—because the couple that laughs together, stays together.

February Events in NYC, Brooklyn and New Jersey

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If you’re not taking advantage of the amazing shows and events NYC has to offer, you might as well be living somewhere in the vast plains of some grassy, flat state. Here are our top picks for getting out and having a good time in NYC this February. And with ParkFast parking lots nearby each of these venues, your

 

MANHATTAN:

VENUE: Upright Citizen’s Brigade Theatre

Running Late with Scott Rogowsky: Wednesday, February 11th, 11pm

This is why NYC is the most badass city in the universe—for $5, you can see Jerry Springer being interviewed live, on stage at 11pm on a Wednesday night. YASSSSSSSS! Reserve parking nearby.

VENUE: Joe’s Pub

Rock Bottom: February – March

If you haven’t seen this one-woman tour de force then prepare to get perfectly pickled with the always amazing Bridget Everett. Reserve parking near Joe’s Pub!

VENUE: City Winery

Colin Hay: Tuesday, February 17th

Catch the inimitable musician—known for fronting Australian megaband Men At Work in the 80s—in his solo incarnation. Park here for City Winery!

Kate Pierson: Wednesday, February 25th

Yet another iconic member of another ridiculously awesome band, Kate Pierson of the B-52s will turn City Winery into a love shack for the debut of her solo album. Reserve your parking here!

Poi Dog Pondering: Saturday, February 28th

With 25 years of togetherness, the little band with the Best. Name. Ever. just keeps creating music that intoxicates. Park here!

VENUE: Madison Square Garden

Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds: Saturday, February 14th

Make it the most romantic Valentine’s Day ever with the king of smooth R&B slow jams. Reserve parking for Madison Square Garden.

Florida Georgia Line: Wednesday, February 25th

Cruise to MSG and say “here’s to the good times” with country’s favorite bro-band. Park here!

VENUE: Broadway Theatre

The Audience: Previews begin February 14th

There ain’t nothing like a dame… especially when that dame is Dame Helen Mirren. Be one of the first to see the queen up close and personal when previews begin for her Broadway show, The Audience. Reserve your theater parking!

VENUE: Off-Broadway Theatre

Can Do Duck: The Musical: February-March

This plucky story about the positive power of saying “I can” is a great choice for family-friendly theatrical fun. Park here for Broadway!

 

BROOKLYN:

VENUE: BAM

An Evening with Matt Groening & Linda Barry: Thursday, Feb 12th

It doesn’t get much more brilliant than this—ex-roommates Groening, the creator of The Simpson’s, and Barry, the mastermind behind the cult classic strip Ernie Pook’s Comeek talk love, hate, and comics. Park here!

The Ice Man Cometh: February-March

Acting legends Brian Dennehy and Nathan Lane tackle Eugene O’Neill’s classic drama. Reserve Your Parking.

VENUE: Barclay’s

Nets vs. Knicks: Friday, Feb 6th

It’s a basketball battle of the boroughs! See which b-ballers will come out on top. Park here!

 

NEW JERSEY:

VENUE: Prudential Center

Fleetwood Mac Attack: Sunday, February 8th

Catch the white witch and her merry musical companions. Reserve Prudential Center parking.

Marc Antony: Saturday, February 14th

Sway and swoon to the legendary Latino heartthrob this Valentine’s Day. Park here!

VENUE: MetLife Stadium

Fan Appreciation Month: February

We’ve said goodbye to football season, but MetLife is still hosting great events and is giving away tickets to many of them! Win tickets to Monster Jam monster trucks and Taylor Swift. Skip the traffic; park in Secaucus and take the train to the show!

Monthly Parking in Midtown for Less!

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The cold weather is here, and the snow is starting to fall. So why’s your car still on the street? If you’re not using your vehicle on a regular basis, store it for the winter! ParkFast is now offering a deep discount on monthly storage parking for the chilly winter months at one of our best Times Square parking locations – 332 West 44th Street (between 8th & 9th Avenues).

Park your car at this location for just $190/month for 2 months, with only a $15 exit fee if and when you drive your car off the lot. Hurry – this offer will only be around for a short time! Just call 888-PARKFAST to reserve your space and lock down this awesome deal to store your car for the rest of this winter!

The $190 per month discounted rate for monthly storage is good until 3/31/2015. This discounted rate is only available at our ParkFast location at 332 West 44th St. A $15 exit fee will be charged each time you exit the lot.

Summer Events in NYC and NJ: August Edition

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Looking for one last hurrah before the summer comes to a close? (And no, a date night with Netflix does not count as one last hurrah.) Lucky for you, we at Edison ParkFast are happy to keep our fellow citizens informed about the hottest events happening in New York and New Jersey. So explore what August has to offer, and don’t forget to park with us when you do!

Theater District

  • Daily: Choose from over 150 Broadway musicals and plays, including Of Mice and Men, If/Then and Hedwig and the Angry Inch! 

Click here for a complete list of Broadway shows.

Seeing a show this month? Park at one of our NYC Theater District parking lots for as low as $12.00! With three locations along NYC’s 44th Street, you’ll arrive at the theater faster than you can say “James Franco, will you marry me?”

Madison Square Garden

  • Aug 1: Blake Shelton
  • Aug 7: Billy Joel
  • Aug 8: New York Liberty vs. Connecticut Sun
  • Aug 16: Steve Aoki
  • Aug 19: National Pro GRID League
  • Aug 20-22: USA Basketball
  • Aug 29: La Salsa Vive

Get tickets for all MSG events here.

No need to search far and wide for parking at MSG; ParkFast has a location only two blocks away!  (Does it get any easier than that?) Or, if you’re riding in on NJ Transit, you can park at our Secaucus Station lot and take the train right to the arena!

MetLife Stadium

  • Aug 4-5: One Direction
  • Aug 7: Indianapolis Colts vs. New York Jets
  • Aug 9: Pittsburg Steelers vs. New York Giants
  • Aug 16-17: Eminem and Rihanna – The Monster Tour
  • Aug 22: New York Giants vs. New York Jets
  • Aug 28: New England Patriots vs. New York Jets

Get tickets for all MetLife Stadium events here.

We know you’re die-hard Jets fans, and that you wouldn’t want to miss a moment of the game. That’s why you should park in Secaucus and take the train directly to the stadium in order to beat the traffic!

Prudential Center

  • Aug 2: Devi Sri Prasad: Live in Concert
  • Aug 24: Street League Skateboarding 2014 Championship
  • Aug 27-31: Cirque du Soleil Varekai

Get tickets for all Prudential Center events here.

With a whole week of Cirque du Soleil, Prudential Center parking lots will transform into a circus right before your eyes, and we don’t mean the kind with fancy acrobatics. But you can thank the parking gods for our 11 parking lots in Newark, NJ—including a location right across the street from Prudential Center!

Keep checking our blog for updates on cool events, and remember to check our coupons section for the best parking deals in NYC & NJ!

 

 

 

Upcoming Events in NYC: Central Park, Downtown, and Brooklyn

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Here’s what you should be doing (and where you should be parking) in NYC over the next week.

Central Park Summerstage Festival:

Looking for some musical entertainment in NYC that won’t cost you your life’s savings? We can help. Check out Central Park’s SummerStage Lineup for tons of low-priced (and FREE) events!

  • July 26: Chronixx & The Zincfence Redemption / Junior Reid / The Rice and Peas Crew FREE EVENT
  • July 29: Conor Oberst with special guest Dawes Buy Tickets from Ticketmaster
  • July 30: Ingrid Michaelson / NEULORE / Secret Someones Buy Tickets from Ticketmaster
  • August 2: Dr. John & the Night Trippers / Hurray for the Riff Raff FREE EVENT

Click here for parking near Central Park

Here’s What’s Up Downtown:

Click here for parking near the 9/11 Memorial

Brooklyn Happenings:

Ready to get out of Manhattan to chill with the cool kids? Why not head to Brooklyn for a small concert or an exhibition?

Music Hall of Williamsburg:

 

Brooklyn Museum Exhibitions:

Click here for parking in Brooklyn

Don’t forget to check out our coupons page for awesome parking deals in NYC!

Summer 2014 Events in NYC and NJ: July Edition

 Madison Square Garden parking

June may be winding down, but this summer is just warming up. (Seriously, where’s the air conditioning?) Don’t miss out on the festivities New York and New Jersey have in store for you, and remember to park with us!

Theater District

Next time you hit up Broadway for a show, park at one of our NYC Theater District parking lots.  With three locations along NYC’s 44th Street, you’ll have no trouble parking quickly and arriving at the theater with plenty of time to buy a bag of Skittles and a plastic thermos of Pinot Noir, if that’s your thing.

Madison Square Garden

  • July 1: New York Liberty vs. Tulsa Shock
  • July 2: Billy Joel
  • July 7: Michael Buble
  • July 9: Katy Perry
  • July 12: WWE Live: SummerSlam Heatwave Tour
  • July 14-15: Bruno Mars
  • July 17: Queen and Adam Lambert
  • July 26: World Championship Boxing: Golovkin vs. Geale

Get tickets for all MSG events here

When you’re looking for parking at MSG , look no further than ParkFast.  I mean, really, what’s more convenient than parking two blocks away?  Or, if you’re riding in on NJ Transit, you can park at our Secaucus Station lot and take the train right to the arena!

MetLife Stadium

  • June 20-July 6: State Fair Meadowlands
  • July 11-12: On The Run Tour: Beyonce and Jay Z
  • July 27: Color Me Rad 5K

Get tickets for all Metlife Stadium events here

OK , do you want to beat the traffic on your way to MetLife or not? If your answer is yes (it is), then park in Secaucus and take the train directly to the stadium!

Prudential Center

  • July 1: WWE Smackdown
  • July 11-12: Katy Perry
  • July 19: Soy Colombia 2014
  • July 23-27: Walking with Dinosaurs: The Arena spectacular

Get tickets for all Prudential Center events here

Luckily for the Katy Perry fans, we have 11 parking lots in Newark, NJ, and there’s even one right across the street from Prudential Center!

Keep checking our blog throughout the summer for monthly posts about events you WILL regret missing, and remember to check our coupons section for the best parking deals in NYC & NJ!

 

Summer 2014 Events in NYC and NJ: June Edition

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Lana Del Rey’s “Summertime Sadness” may be a hit single, but based on the events coming up this summer, thrill-seekers in New York and New Jersey will be anything but sad. Check out these awesome June happenings, and don’t forget to park with us!

Times Square, Theater District and Midtown:

Park with us at one of our NYC Theater District parking lots. With three lots along NYC’s 44th Street, you’ll have no trouble parking quickly and getting to your event on time!

Madison Square Garden:

  • June 5: New York Liberty vs. San Antonio Stars
  • June 7: World Championship Boxing: Cotto vs. Martinez
  • June 21: Billy Joel

Get tickets for all MSG events here.

When looking for parking at MSG, remember that Edison Parkfast has a location only two blocks away! Or, if you’re riding in on NJ Transit, you can park in Secaucus and take the train right to the arena. You won’t miss a moment of the action!

 MetLife Stadium: 

  • June 1: Hot 97 Summer Jam 2014
  • June 10: Portugal vs. Ireland in final preparatory soccer match
  • June 14: Monster Jam

Get tickets for all MetLife Stadium events here.

On your way to MetLife, beat the traffic by parking at our Secaucus Station lot and taking the train directly to the stadium!

 Prudential Center: 

  • June 26: Styx, Foreigner: The Soundtrack of Summer Tour
  • June 28: Professional Bull Riders Blue DEF Velocity Tour

Get tickets for all Prudential Center events here

We have 11 parking lots in Newark, NJ; some are within walking distance of Prudential Center, including one directly across the street.

Keep checking our blog throughout the summer for monthly posts about events you won’t want to miss, and remember to check our coupons section for the best parking deals in NYC & NJ!

ParkFast Alert: Weekend Bridge and Street Closures – May 24-26

Friday, May 23, 2014

Memorial Day Queens

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One of four lanes on the Williamsburg Bridge eastbound to Brooklyn will be closed on Saturday from 6 am to 12:30 pm to facilitate NYCDOT bridge maintenance.

Mulberry Street between Canal Street and Broome Street and Hester Street between Mott Street and Baxter Street will be closed Friday, Saturday and Sunday from 5:30 pm to 9 pm for the Little Italy Pedestrian Mall.

Washington Square East between Waverly Place and West 4th Street will be closed Saturday and Sunday from noon to 6 pm for the Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit.

The following locations in Brooklyn will be closed Saturday, Sunday and Monday from noon to 8 pm for the 37th Annual Dance Africa Bazaar:

* Ashland Place between Hanson Place and Fulton Street

* Lafayette Avenue between Flatbush Avenue and Fort Greene Place

* Hanson Place between Ashland Place and St. Felix Street

* Rockwell Place between Lafayette Avenue and Fulton Street

Lexington Avenue between 57th Street and 42nd Street in Manhattan will be closed on Saturday from 11 am to 6 pm for the 17th Precinct Community Council Lexington Avenue Spring Festival.

The following streets in Manhattan will be closed on Sunday:

* Lexington Avenue between 42nd Street and 34th Street will be closed from 11 am to 6 pm for the 13th Precinct Community Council Stuyvesant Park Neighborhood Association Fair.

* Broadway between 72nd Street and 86th Street will be closed from noon to 5 pm for the 27th Annual Livable West Side Festival.

The following streets in Queens will be closed from noon to 5 pm for the United Veterans Day Parade (Maspeth):

* Grand Avenue between 72nd Street and Maspeth Avenue

* Maspeth Avenue between Grand Avenue and 61st Street

* 61st Street between Maspeth Avenue and 56th Drive

* 56th Drive between 61st Street and Perry Avenue

* Perry Avenue between 56th Drive and LIE Service Road

* LIE Service Road between Perry Avenue and South Side of Queens Midtown Expressway Service Road

* Queens Midtown Expressway Service Road between LIE Service Road and Grand Avenue

* Grand Avenue between Queens Midtown Expressway and 69th Lane

The following streets in Queens will be closed from 1 pm to 3:30 pm for the College Point Citizens Memorial Day Parade:

* 28th Avenue between Ulmer Street and College Point Boulevard

* College Point Boulevard between 28th Avenue and 26th Avenue

* 26th Avenue between College Point Boulevard and 120th Street

* 120th Street between 26th Avenue and Graham Court

* Graham Court between 120th Street and College Point Boulevard

* College Point Boulevard between Graham Court and 5th Avenue

* Poppenhusen Avenue between 5th Avenue and 119th Street

The following streets will be closed on Monday:

6th Avenue between 14th Street and 23rd Street in Manhattan will be closed from 11 am to 6 pm for the Chelsea Reform Democratic Club 6th Avenue Festival.

Liberty Street between Broadway and Trinity Street in Manhattan will be closed from 11 am to 6 pm for the Chabad of Wall Street Community Fair.

The following streets in Brooklyn will be closed from 11 am to 6 pm for the   United War Veterans Memorial Day Parade:

* 3rd Avenue between 87th Street and Marine Avenue

* Marine Avenue between 3rd Avenue and 4th Avenue

* 4th Avenue between Marine Avenue and 101st Street

Broadway between Crescent Street and 47th Street in Queens will be closed from noon to 6 pm for the Broadway Merchants Professional Association.

Rockaway Beach Boulevard between Beach 130th Street and Beach 90th Street will be closed from noon to 2 pm for the Memorial Day Parade.

Cypress Avenue between Myrtle Avenue and Madison Street and Myrtle Avenue between 71st Street and Cypress Avenue in Queens will be closed from 11 am to 1:30 pm for the Allied Veterans Memorial Day Parade.

Northern Boulevard between Great Neck Road and Alameda Avenue in Queens will be closed from 2 pm to 4 pm for the Little Neck & Douglaston Memorial Day Parade.

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