Thursday, 31 December 2015

Time Square New Years Eve, New York. 2015-2016.

Time Square are set for an exciting evening to celebrate New Years Eve and to welcome the New Year of 2016. 
Here is the link to the itinerary from the official Time Square site......http://www.timessquarenyc.org/events/new-years-eve/nye-schedule/index.aspx#.VoUWIK_fWrU

Have a safe and Happy New Year! 

Saturday, 19 December 2015

Splash, 1984 Movie About a Mermaid in New York City.

Just watched an old favourite film of mine, Splash. A romantic comedy of a mermaid in New York City! Starring Tom Hanks and Daryl Hannah. Directed by Ron Howard. Made in 1984.
Hairstyles and clothes are a bit dated, but an entertaining film, with romance, humour and lots of filming of the streets, landmarks and buildings of NYC.

Friday, 27 November 2015

Food Donation, New York City's Food Bank.

After Thanksgiving spare a thought to the organisation 'Food Bank For New York City' that helped many people eat a good meal on Thanksgiving day. Take a look at what is achieved and see the work they do on video's posted on their website....

Thursday, 12 November 2015

Guided Local Expeditions in New York City.

There is a group of local New Yorkers that go out of their way to show off their City, called Local Expeditions, offering small guided tours for residents or visitors. The group maximum is 10 people and a 5% donation is given back to a local charity, taken from the price of the event, paid by the guest.
On Saturday November 14th 2014 there will be a  Citibike Dumbo Expedition. Starting 11am. Duration of the tour 3hrs.
If you miss this one there will be a Citibike Dumbo Expedition also on November 17th, 18th and 19th.
If you need more information go to...

Friday, 6 November 2015

Christmas Comes to Bryant Park, New York City.

Bryant Park in New York City has opened its Bank of America Winter village of 2015. Creating a winter wonderland in the middle of Manhattan with its ice rink for the public, which holds special shows and Christmas events. Surrounded by Holiday Shops with seasonal goods, apparel and tasty food and drink treats.
Bryant Park is a small square at the back of the New York Public Library, it is a vibrant, relaxing, gathering place for office workers, shoppers, families and tourists.

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Finding Events for Children in New York.

If you have little ones and live in New York City, or if you are visiting and need entertainment for youngsters, I found a web site that shares family friendly events through the five boroughs. It has year round activities and information on camps and classes. 

Friday, 16 October 2015

Finding an Event and Things to do in New York City.

I found on Twitter an up to date source for news, events, attractions, theatre, dining, social gatherings, arts, causes, festivals, shows, etc., etc.
Social N New York on Twitter, can also be found on Facebook.

Tuesday, 6 October 2015

Central Park, Walk For Farm Animals.

Join 'The Walk For Farm Animals' in Central Park on Saturday October 10th 2015 at 10am. The organisation 'Farm Sanctuary' raises awareness for the care of farm animals by arranging sponsored walks in Cities around the U.S. 

Friday, 14 August 2015

Greenwich Village, NYC. A Nice Place To Visit.

A nice place to visit is Greenwich Village on the west Side of Lower Manhattan New York City. It has a relaxed, easy going, chill out kind of atmosphere, with a flurry of students, locals, and tourists. Good to wander, shop or enjoy a meal in one of the charming cafe's or restaurants scattered about.
Known as the "Village" the area has a history of free spirit creativity in the art and music world. 

Friday, 7 August 2015

Stargazing with the Amateur Astronomers Association.

Did you know that the Amateur Astronomers Association gather at the Lincoln Center on Fridays and Saturday evenings in August to stargaze? High powered telescopes are set up and people are invited to join them. Starting at Sunset until 11pm.
Also the AAA gather in Central Park for solar observing one Sunday afternoon in the month, at the 'model boat pond'. The telescopes they use have special filters for observing the sun.
For more events and information here is a link to their web site..... http://www.aaa.org/        


Friday, 17 July 2015

A Showcase of Talent from The Juilliard School. New York.

In the Lincoln Square Neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City. You will find the famous Juilliard school for Performing Arts.
Where talented students work with amazing enthusiasm passion and love for their art. Driven by dedicated teachers also enthused, with devotion for what they do. 
Sky TV have recently made an engaging documentary about the school called A Season at The Juilliard School.  

Friday, 10 July 2015

No More Expandable Polystyrene Foam Containers in New York City.

The New York City Government Department of Sanitation have started a ban on the use of Expandable Polystyrene Foam cups and containers within the five boroughs. 

The government show great care and concern over their region. I was impressed when I went searching for information on the EPS ban to find how detailed the environmental issues are taken care of and maintained within the structure.



Saturday, 4 July 2015

American Independence Day Celebration Wishes

‘Happy July 4th’ to all our American readers. 

To our other readers visiting New York, have a great day and enjoy the fireworks!!

Friday, 3 July 2015

An Insight to Wealthy Real Estate on 'Million Dollar Listing New York.'

One of our favourite TV shows at the moment is 'Million Dollar Listing New York,' it's a reality show about three brokers who wheel and deal, selling top price apartments and houses of New York City.
The show which is on the network 'Bravo' follows Fredrik Eklund, Ryan Serhant, Luis Ortiz, as they expertly and cleverly obtain the highest prices for their clients, as we the viewers find out about their lives and what drives them to battle against the best real estate agents in the City.
The photography is amazing and views from some of the apartments are breathtaking.

Friday, 12 June 2015

Eat a Healthy Meal/Picnic delivered from Leafage in Midtown Manhattan.

'Leafage'offer a wide range of choice with their healthy, locally sourced, impressive produce menu. Including Juices, Nut Milk, Smoothies, Premium Salads, Sandwiches, Quinoa, Soups, etc. 
Fine vegetables meat and dairy products are selected from Cedar River Farms, FreeBird, and Satur Farms.
Delivery only, in Midtown Manhattan.
Operating from
10am – 8:30pm Monday to Thursday
10am – 2:30pm Friday
Closed at weekends.

All information was gathered from web site.
http://www.leafagenyc.com



Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Music and Sport in Midtown Manhattan at Madison Square Garden.

Madison Square Garden is a huge entertainment arena situated in Midtown Manhattan, it holds big sport and musical events with well known artists appearing often. Through the month of June 2015 the schedule from the web site is...
Billy Joel, New Kids On The Block, Bette Midler, Morrissey, Rush: R40 Live Tour, Shania Twain. 
Moving into July with more big name artists.

When looking at the Madison Square Garden site, I came across a non profit charity organisation called The Garden of Dreams Foundation, that help children who are facing challenges throughout the tri-state area. The Foundation hosts programs and events through the year with the help of the entertainment music and sporting networks at MSG.

Tuesday, 19 May 2015

Intrepid Museum to hold events for Fleetweek 2015.

Fleetweek will be held in New York May 20th to May 26th 2015 to honor U.S. service men and women. 
All over New York City events will be taking place.
The Intrepid Museum also has activities, presentations, displays and programs planned for visitors to join in the celebrations.


Friday, 15 May 2015

The Foundation of The Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island give you Live views from The Statue of Liberty.

Did you know that there are live cameras at the Statue of Liberty, showing views of the New York City skyline, and pictures of the Torch itself?


(Personal photo not from the live cam.)

Friday, 8 May 2015

One World Observatory, Set To Open To The Public May 2015.

The One World Trade Center will be opening its One World Observatory to the public on May 29th 2015. Offering incredible sky high views of Manhattan and New York City, by travelling in the high speed glass elevators to the 102nd floor. There will be a unique guest experience telling the history of the building with innovative exhibits and dining choices.

The One World Trade Center, picture taken 2013.

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

Visit The Museum of the City of New York.

New York has many art galleries and museums, one that came to my attention was Museum of the City of New York, showcasing this amazing, vibrant, historical, diverse and characterful City.

The museum is situated at 1220 Fifth Avenue.

Ongoing Exhibitions include...
Cityscapes
Gilded New York
Timescapes
Activist New York

and from the list of calendar events....
Saving Place Exhibition
April to September 2015

Hip-Hop Revolution
April to September 2015

Soundscape New York
March to June 2015 

Everything is Design
February to September 2015
I gathered my information from.......http://www.mcny.org/visit

Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Madison Square Park Conservancy Art Exhibition, Gazing Globes.

Installed at Madison Square Park Garden's until April 19th 2015 is an art exhibition of Gazing Globes by Paula Hayes, eighteen globes filled with articles of vintage technology, industrial materials, radio parts, glass, crystals, minerals and a dust made from CDs.
Each globe is lit from the inside creating a beautiful display.
The gardens are located between Fifth & Madison Avenues, 23rd & 26th Streets.

Tuesday, 17 February 2015

Red Cross Fire Safety Awareness for Local Residents in New York.

The Red Cross has started a fire safety awareness campaign to encourage Americans to keep vigilant and prevent house and apartment fires.
Organising local meetings offering advice and encouraging smoke alarms being installed and checked regularly.
Find out more information about meetings in your neighbourhood at...http://www.redcross.org/prepare/location/home-family/prevent-home-fires

Friday, 13 February 2015

New York Restoration Project Helps Communities Care about their Environment.

Green spaces in New York City are a subject that NYRP are very interested in, founded by Bette Midler this non profit organisation, New York Restoration Project has built up and achieved great things. The organisation supports projects in the 5 boroughs, transforming open spaces large or small, offering manpower and expertise in construction, environmental education, landscape maintenance, involving communities, schools and neighbourhoods.

New York Restoration Project (NYRP) along with community organisations are giving away trees to be planted in Parks, schoolyards, playgrounds, open community areas, etc.
Also for a more personal idea you can buy a gift of a tree to be planted for a loved one, to celebrate an occasion, birthday anniversary etc. receiving a  personalised tree certificate from NYRP.



Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Valentines Day Wedding At The Empire State Building.

The Empire State Building is holding a wedding event on Valentine's Day February 14th 2015, for couples to have a romantic marriage ceremony at the 86th floor Observatory.
There is also a competition for five couples to win a memorable honeymoon on Aruba in the Caribbean.

Friday, 9 January 2015

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Find out about Jane’s Carousel at Brooklyn Bridge Park.

The Carousel at Brooklyn Bridge Park which is called Jane’s Carousel has a lovely story of how it came to be restored and donated to the park at the Empire Fulton Ferry area. It stands in splendour and is surrounded by the most amazing views of New York City. If you go to their web site you can read the story, see photos and check out opening times.