Wednesday, 14 December 2016
Wednesday 14th December 2016 to Wednesday 21st December 2016.
All predictions are approx.
Wednesday-Sunny☀️. Highs in the low 40sF(Lows in the high 20's)
Thursday-Partly Coudy⛅️. Highs will drop to the high 20's(Lows around 16F)
Friday-Sunny☀️. Highs in the high 20's(Lows around 20F)
Saturday-Snow❄️, Rain☔️. Highs in the low 40's(Lows around 40F)
Sunday-Rain☔️. Highs in the mid 50's(Lows in the high 20's)
Monday-Mostly Sunny☀️. Highs in the mid 30's(Lows in the low 20's)
Tuesday-Sunny☀️. Highs in the mid 30's(Lows in the high 20's)
Wednesday-Chance of Rain☔️. Highs in the low 40's( Lows in the low 30's).
Winds will be above 8mph, maybe reaching 18mph Thursday, Friday, Sunday.
Friday, 4 November 2016
The 2016 TCS New York Marathon is on 6th November.
For more information for spectators who want to join in the excitement of the NYC's big event go to......http://www.tcsnycmarathon.org/race-day/spectator-information
Thursday, 3 November 2016
On one of our trips to New York City we stopped off at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, it gave off a captivating air and feel of art, culture, music, dance and performance. The complex has a spacious courtyard leading to various theatres alluring you in to enjoy a performance of your choice whether it be opera, ballet, orchestra, music venue, performing arts, a movie, high profile media event, exhibition, circus! dining, shopping etc.
Also the Lincoln Center is the home of the famous Juilliard School, from where many famous performers have graduated. The popular Film Fame made in 1980 and spin off TV series 'Fame' was also based on this high school for Performing Arts.
You will find the Center in the Lincoln Square Neighborhood of Manhattan in New York City.
Tuesday, 25 October 2016
Monday, 12 September 2016
As part of Stevie Nicks 24 Karat Gold Tour, with The Pretenders, a venue is set for appearing at Madison Square Garden, Thursday December 1st 2016.
For more information on the tour please go to....https://www.stevienicksofficial.com/
Thursday, 8 September 2016
On September 11th each year at Ground Zero a tribute is paid to mark the anniversary of the attack in New York on 9/11/2001.
'The Tribute in Light' beams high into the night sky near the site of the World Trade Center, two columns of light depicting the Twin Towers have shone as a stirring memorial since its installation in 2002.
For more information and pictures here is a link to the 9/11 Memorial Museum.
Tuesday, 23 August 2016
I came across a really good web site (initially searching for the different areas of New York), which gives a great description of the 'Neighborhoods'. Find out lots of information about each place including culture, dining, shopping, nightlife, tourist info. etc. etc.
Turns out this amazing website covers many cities all over the world, a must for my many traveller friends.
Thursday, 11 August 2016
Friday, 29 July 2016
Did you know that the New York Public Library offer book recommendations live on Facebook? What a great idea, anyone in the world can link up to speak to a librarian, who will tap into the amazing source of knowledge that the NYPL has at hand and help find the book that you want to read.
Their Facebook page NYPL The New York Public Library also shows information on events and other book related posts.
If you miss a live session you can go to....https://www.nypl.org/browse/recommendations from the website or @nypl on Twitter.
Or visit the Library's magnificent building on 5th Ave at 42nd St NY.
Friday, 22 July 2016
I was looking for fun events to amuse kids in New York and came across New York Loves Kids on Twitter,
Or go to....http://www.loveskids.com/city/new-york/ for an up to date selection of experiences to keep the children happy!
Thursday, 21 July 2016
Macy's Store on 34th St. NYC has recently installed the famous piano, that appeared in the film 'Big' starring Tom Hanks, the piano has been moved from FAO Schwarz which closed its doors and is now a fun attraction at Macy's.
Thursday, 7 July 2016
Bloomingdale's is a huge impressive store on the East Side of NYC. Worth a visit when in New York, the department store stocks a range of great items and in a good location not far from Central Park. This classic building has a lovely atmosphere and if you don't go to shop (which is very difficult) enjoy the experience!
There is even a mention of Bloomingdale's, in one of Bruce Springsteen's songs....."Ain't Good Enough For You".
Tuesday, 28 June 2016
Sharing with you a really good article from 'Time Out' on how to celebrate Independence Day 2016.....http://www.timeout.com/newyork/4th-of-july
Tuesday, 14 June 2016
Central Park in the heart of New York City has quite a few memory making scenes, a wonderful atmosphere is created by musicians busking and you'll probably catch a glimpse of a guy blowing giant rainbow bubbles, it's a really special place to visit.
Thursday, 2 June 2016
Bryant Park is a small square at the back of the New York Public Library, it is a vibrant, relaxing, gathering place. We were there on a hot sunny day, around lunch time, surrounded by office workers, shoppers families and tourists, all stopping off for timeout on their busy day, to relax, eat, and mingle.
There is a big grass area in the centre of the square, with removable tables and chairs to place wherever you want on the gravel surrounding the grass. The perimeter is filled with well maintained and manicured gardens, attracting birds, butterflies and dragonflies.
There you are in the middle of Manhattan amidst traffic and the sound of the City looking up at skyscrapers but feeling tranquil.
Outside the restaurant live music is often performed adding so much pleasure to the atmosphere. I noticed a friendly security guard walking around keeping a watchful eye, event organisers busying themselves with details, park refuge guys emptying trash as it constantly built up.
Even the wash rooms are to be commended, the entrance has a beautiful floral display and the design of the interior has been well planned and very decorative, they are clean and well maintained.
All in all we loved our visit to Bryant Park and shall definitely return.
This is an old post on the blog, but I'm re-showing it and letting you know that you can catch up on news and events on Facebook.
Friday, 27 May 2016
Memorial Day Weekend in New York City has many events to honor military men and women, who have bravely served the United States of America especially in times of conflict. One such event is Military Day at Battery Park Manhattan, on Saturday 28th May 2016 from 7:30 a.m to 5 p.m. It is free and visitors will be treated to watch military displays, military band performances, etc.
As NYC's Fleet Week comes to a close check out what's on for the long weekend at...http://www.fleetweeknewyork.com/fleetweeknewyork/events.html
Tuesday, 26 April 2016
Thursday, 21 April 2016
The people of New York City are being encouraged to leave their cars at home on Earth Day Friday April 22nd 2016 and travel by public transport. Walk, bike or use CitiBike.
For more information there is a Facebook page...Car Free NYC.
Wednesday, 13 April 2016
I read that the Pepsi-Cola sign which was removed from the Pepsi bottling plant building when it was demolished, is now recognised as an official Landmark. The sign is a symbol to the industrial past of Long Island, and is situated on the East River at Queens.
Wednesday, 16 March 2016
New York Care Spring Day is coming up on April 16th 2016.
This event is for volunteers to help in cleaning up parks and community areas in New York City and raise money for the worth while causes that the New York City Cares organisation provides for, through a variety of programmes in the year.
For a look at their web site go to.......https://www.newyorkcares.org/new-york-cares-day-spring
Tuesday, 23 February 2016
Central Park has been through some changes in its time. I was recently shocked to see on a TV programme that in the 1960's and 1970's the park looked very run down and dismal. I found it quite shocking and hard to believe after visiting New York City for the first time in 2013 and saw Central Park in all its glory. I fell in love with the wonderful scenery, flowers, trees, greenery, walkways, wildlife, water areas, bridges and community spirit, that is Central Park today.
All thanks to the Central Park Conservancy, a non profit company which have built up the park through the years since the 1980's and are continuing to maintain its high standard with its many workers/volunteers and organisers.
There is a video telling the story of how the transformation came about at http://www.centralparknyc.org/about/about-cpc/
Thursday, 18 February 2016
Saturday, 13 February 2016
Expected cold weather has prevented Central Park from holding its Ice Festival scheduled for Valentines weekend, high winds and extreme temperatures are forecast.
Sadly in January the Winter Jam NYC was also cancelled, nature made sure New Yorkers had plenty of snow to play with in Central Park!
Tuesday, 2 February 2016
I came across a great web site for finding activities for children in New York City.......
Thursday, 21 January 2016
Running in New York City is now a popular pastime, more and more people are becoming aware of the benefits of competing in races, running in NYC parks or walking. It includes all ages as a sociable, body and mind strengthening and often charitable exercise.
I read that New York Road Runners is an organization of non profit which helps and inspires local communities. Many events are held throughout the year, including several marathons, youth programmes, talks, classes, walking or running activities in parks etc.
The heartening work achieved is helping to promote community spirit, people's health awareness and youth exercise participation.
For more info...http://www.nyrr.org/about-us/our-mission