Tuesday, 25 March 2014

Earth Hour in New York 2014.

New York will be involved with 'Earth Hour' which takes place on Saturday 29th March 2014. Organised by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF) this event is growing yearly as Cities and Towns around the world promote awareness of the environment and saving energy from the worlds resources.
Landmarks and Businesses will be showing their support from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 
Some of those taking part are listed below..
Chrysler Center, New York, 
Empire State Building, New York, 
Hearst Tower, New York, 
MetLife Building, New York, 
Rockefeller Center, New York, 
Walgreens, Times Square, New York, 
Individuals can also take part by turning off lights for the Earth Hour!

For more worldwide information go to the Earth Hour page on Facebook.

Monday, 17 March 2014

Wonderful Town! New York.

I heard on the radio the other day the song New York New York from the 1940's movie 'On The Town'. The song begins as three Sailors take shore leave from their ship during the Second World War. The clip stars Gene Kelly as Gabey, Frank Sinatra as Chip, Jules Munshin as Ozzie and depicts how exciting a day in vibrant New York can be, years on this still seems to be the case!

On the Town was first produced on Broadway in 1944 and was made into a film in 1949 by MGM.
I found a clip of the song on YouTube uploaded by Jacob Wingfield .....http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=x7CIgWZTdgw

Friday, 14 March 2014

Re-Use and Re-cycle Household 'Stuff' in New York.

If you have unwanted clothing etc. did you know that you can easily re-cycle? 
Re-fashioNYC is a program in partnership with Housing Works that are providing bins for people living in apartment blocks to dispose of their used clothing and accessories. If your apartment block does not have one of these bins, more information on this program can be found at.....http://www.nyc.gov/html/nycwasteless/html/stuff/clothing.shtml

Or....... http://www.nyc.gov/html/stuffex/html/donate/where_to_donate.shtml. To search for places throughout New York City where to donate, sell or buy any used household items no longer needed but could be re-used.

Tuesday, 11 March 2014

Summer in Central Park, Shakespeare for Free.

Every summer in Central Park people flock to The Delacorte Theater to watch a Shakespeare play for free, it has become a New York tradition.
In front of the theater is this Statue of Prospero one of the characters in Shakespeare's play the Tempest, given as a gift from George Delacorte.

Wednesday, 5 March 2014

Art and Museum Tours in New York.

ArtMuse is an organisation that have put together an itinerary of what's available on the Art and Museum scene of New York and other cities. Visitors and locals can plan ahead to book Tours, Events and Classes at this City which is home to hundreds of cultural institutions.
When researching I came across some great reviews on TripAdvisor.
So why not have someone in the know show you or your family and friends around New York City's art world and make it an entertaining and informative experience?
Here is a link to their web site...