Thursday, 28 August 2014

A Few Events in New York, for Labor Day 2014.

Labor Day is almost here, Monday 1st September 2014. There will be plenty of things to do in New York for Labor Day weekend, over in Brooklyn the annual West Indian Labor Day Carnival will be being held, with many events taking place over the weekend, and the West Indian Caribbean American Labor Day parade on Monday 1st September.

In Bryant Park an outdoor event of Table games has been organised including a mah-jongg marathon.

Washington Square is hosting an Artwork exhibition.

On the Hudson River watch a maritime parade of tugboats, taking place on Sun Aug 31. At Pier 84, take a trip on a spectator boat or watch a spinach eating contest!

Then the following Saturday, 6th September the annual New York City's Labor Day Parade is being held on 5th Avenue and W 44th St.

Tuesday, 19 August 2014

A Visit to Roosevelt Island, New York.

The day we visited Roosevelt Island was a beautiful sunny day, therefore giving us amazing views from the Roosevelt Island Tramway (cable car) over the East river. 
Roosevelt Island is a quiet residential area, with the historic Roosevelt Memorial and ruins of the old small pox hospital, where time seems to stand still, it is situated in a lovely park with geese peacefully wandering around, and amazing views of New York's Skyscrapers.
Locals were taking their early morning jog and an excercise class from the local community was in progress.
A lovely place to visit with a tranquil atmosphere, it's hard to believe you are a stones throw away from the hustle and bustle of Manhattan and Queens.    
The tram can be boarded at 2nd Avenue and runs alongside The Queensboro Bridge.

Monday, 11 August 2014

John Lennon's, 'Strawberry Fields' in Central Park.

A picture of John Lennon's Memorial in Central Park. Close to the Dakota Apartments, where he used to live with Yoko Ono.
People gather and reflect at this atmospheric place.