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What To Do In NYC This Fall

Fall is nearly upon New York City and with it comes a whole new world. Once the streets cool off from the sweltering summer heat, people around town can turn into much more friendly, relaxed citizens. Along with better moods, come different activities. Below you will find a list of things that are fall specific in the greatest city in the world. Enjoy!

Bushwig

Over the last 3 years drag queens have flocked to this mini-festival that warms up at Lovegun on Friday the 11th. After the primary show, you can follow the party to Onderdonk House for the remainder of the weekend where over 150 performers will be featured!

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The hottest trend in food “on the go” street vendor food trucks. Luckily for anyone with some cash and an appetite, the Vendys is where NYC’s top 25 food truck pull up to duke it out for the top spot in town. Head over to Governors Island to get unlimited tastings and cast your vote for your favorite treat!

New York Film Festival

At the Lincoln Center Film Society is the 53rd installment of this film festival for the common man. This type of event is usually reserved for high-brow film critics but this festival only costs $20-$25. Head over to get an advanced screening of Oscar hopefuls like carol and The Walk.

Atlantic Antic

This huge street fair in Brooklyn brings over 500 street vendors together along with 16 stages with live music. This year, you will be graced by the youth group Brooklyn Ballet along with Mark Morris Dance Group, and Wicked. Head over to BK on September 27 from noon-6.

Medieval Festival at Fort Tryon Park

For the history buffs or Game of Thrones enthusiasts, head over to Washington Heights for a day in the park and entertainments from the best middle-ages DIYers the city has to offer. There will be time period food available such as potato pancakes, bratwurst and pork shank, along with knight sword action!


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Activities With Kids In NYC

Everyone knows that in New York City, there is never a short supply of things to do, if you’re an adult that is. Kids can be a little trickier, if you don’t know where to look. The bars, concerts, and Picture of the high linerestaurants you frequent on your own may not be as kid friendly as you are. Whether you’re a new parent, have your nieces/nephews visiting, or your friends are starting to pop them out faster than you can keep up, it’s time to find some activities that will please the kids as much as it will entertain the adults. Here are eight great ideas to get you started.

  1. See a Broadway show. The Lion King, Matilda, School of Rock, Aladin, Hamilton; there’s a ton of kid friendly shows to choose from that adults will be equally entertained by. Keep an eye out for discount tickets, so the whole family can go.
  2. Take a Disney themed walking tour. Walks of New York, in partnership with Disney Theatrical Group, offers Disney on Broadway: Behind the Walking Tour. It’s a two-hour tour that takes guests through the history of Disney on Broadway. It’s ends with a chance for kids to play with props and costumes featured in several Broadway musicals including Mary Poppins, The Little Mermaid, and The Lion King.
  3. Spend the day at Coney Island. This three-acre amusement park features 19 kid-friendly rides in addition to more extreme thrills like the infamous Cyclone. Afterwards, grab lunch at the legendary Nathan’s Famous before heading over to the nearby New York Aquarium, Coney Island Circus Sideshow, or just hang out on Brighton Beach.
  4. See your favorite celebrities, in wax. Madame Tussaud’s in Times Square has nearly 200 lifelike wax figures. You’ll see Woody Allen, Bette Midler, Nicolas Cage, Hugh Grant, Oprah Winfrey, and many more. For the kids there is Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, and a ton of other pop stars.
  5. Walk along The High Line.The High Line is a two-mile park built on an old train track above the streets of Manhattan, complete with gardens, lounge chairs, dance performances, art installations, and amazing views. Local vendors sell light fare and souvenirs while musicians perform whenever the weather is allows. Depending on the season, you can also find art classes, lawn parties with storytelling and musicians, nature lessons, and construction classes.
  6. Explore Riverside Park. Alongside the Hudson River is Riverside Park, a path filled with beautiful skyline views of New Jersey, picnic areas, kayaking rentals, and playgrounds. The path can be walked or biked with ease.
  7. Take the Roosevelt Island Tram. Kids and adults might remember the scene that took place on the Roosevelt Island Tram in the movie Spiderman, where the passengers get saved by the hero. Your ride will be far less death defying. The tram departs every 15 minutes from Second Avenue and 59th Street, and rides high above the East River for the price of a subway ride. The ride is short, but once across you can take a stroll around Roosevelt Island before heading back over on the Tram once more to capture a few great photographs.
  8. Get a CityPASS for great savings and plenty more fun ideas. CityPASS gives you reduced admission to some of the city’s best attractions including the Empire State Building, the Statue of Liberty, American Museum of Natural History, Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, Ellis Island, Guggenheim, and the 9/11 Memorial Museum. You’ll save 41 percent compared to combined regular box office prices, and passes are valid for nine consecutive days.

There’s a ton more for kids to enjoy in the city, but this is more than enough to keep you and the kids entertained for a few long weekends. There are always new shows, fairs, and seasonal classes taking place, so keep up with new things to do as they pop up. New York City can be a great place for everyone, young and old, you just have to know where to look.

Summer Activities In NYC

Summer is here, as indicated by the sweltering heat that seems to be inescapable within the city limits. Along with high temperatures comes much to do in the greatest city in the world. For those who live in or near NYC you should never utter the words “I am bored”, especially after reading this article! Below we have a snapshot of 101 things to do in the 5 boros this year. Enjoy.

Alphabet City Beer Co.

A homey and dark bar in the East Village has incredible beers on tap as well as in a bottle cooler for patrons to drink on site or at home. There are board games for the bar dwellers, but if you are looking for more of a view, every summer they schedule a tour on a Ventura yacht equipped with beer, food and views of NYC from the water.

The Museum of Natural History

Made even more famous than it already was, the setting of “Night at the Museum” is a portal to the past as well as the present. Home to historical figures and species, as well as giants of the sea and the african plains, this attraction will have you leaving filled with new knowledge about something, I promise.

The Bronx Zoo

Head north to the Bronx to see over 6,000 species near one of the most urban areas in the continent. A great way to connect with some wildlife that might be absent in your daily urban life, The Bronx Zoo is near and dear to this blogger’s heart. Tip: Wednesdays are “pay what you wish” days so I would recommend taking a mid week trip!

Chelsea Piers Field House

Rainy day? Never fear, the Piers are here. 80,000 square feet of fun includes foam pits, trampolines, rock climbing, a golf driving range, and other fun activities!

Comedy Cellar

Ever catch a minute or two of Louis C.K.’s tv show? You are likely to have seen him performing stand up or talking to someone outside of the Comedy Cellar in Greenwich Village. This place has been frequented by some of the funniest people in the business like Louis, Jerry Seinfeld, Judd Apatow, etc.


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