This is Halloween

New York City was filled with spooky, fun, Halloween activities this fall season – Sammy had a fabulous time at all the 2011 events: Washington Square Park Halloween Dog Parade, Halloween Howl and Healthy Hound Fair, Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade, Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Sail, Harvest Festival in Brooklyn Bridge Park, Harvest Festival, Madison Square Park Fall Festival, Pet Parade in Hudson River Park. Tonight, he is getting ready for the biggest annual... Read More

Washington Square Park Halloween Dog Parade

The Washington Square Park Halloween Dog Parade will be held on Sunday, October 30, at 1:00PM.  Dress up your dog and participate in the Halloween Dog Parade at Washington Square Park.  Checkout the Upcoming Events for other events. * Dog Costume Parade * Prizes for the Best “Homemade” Costumes * Raffle Prize Drawing * Face Painting for the kids * Treats & More $5.00 admission fee, Kids are free Location: University Place and MacDougal St, Waverly place, and... Read More

Prince Charming

Sammy attended the 11th Annual Halloween Pet Costume hosted by Wendy Diamond, Animalfair to support the Humane Society of New York. This event was held on October 26th at the Copcabana, 268 w 47th st. New York NY 10011. Sammy had a fabulous time and was dressed as Prince Charming – he met Wendy Diamond, Dylan Lauren, Sara Haines, Bravo TV’s Mad Fashion’s Chris March and the cast. Music ” A Whole New World” I can show you the world, Shining, shimmering,... Read More

Conservatory Garden, Autumn

Just as the leaves begin to fall there are breath taking views at the Conservatory Garden.  The beauty of the garden remains with thousands of Korean chrysanthemums blooming during the Autumn Season.  It sits on six acres of land and is comprised of 3 garden styles – French, Italian and English.  The Conservatory Garden video was filmed on the last week of October and it shows magnificent display of flowers and trees reflecting in calm pools of water. This is Central... Read More

Halloween Howl – Upper East Side

On the Upper East Side of Manhattan, the Sunday before Halloween – Carl Schurz Park presents the “Halloween Howl” where dog owners and their dogs come dressed up for the costume competition at the Park.  With apporximately 15 acres of park space featuring green lawns, waterfront views, basketball courts, windy pathways, benches, two dog runs, events throughout the year, as well as breath taking views over looking the East River, this park is an Upper East Side... Read More

Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade

Sammy attended the 21st Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade held yesterday in the East Village. Dog owners from all over the city showed up in the East Village with creative dog costumes.  Sammy’s new friend, Simba a Pomeranian was dressed as Lady Gaga. Video of Sammy as a Bumble Bee and Simba as Lady Gaga at yesterday’s event. Simba, a Pomeranian was dressed as Lady Gaga Location: East Village, 7th to 10th Sts btw Avenues A & B, New York, NY  Read More

Halloween Howl and Healthy Hound Fair

The annual Halloween Howl and Healthy Hound Fair will be held on Sunday, October 23rd, 2011 from 12:00 noon to 3:00PM, at Carl Schurz Park in the Upper East Side of Manhattan. Bring your dog and dress him or her up to enter the Halloween costume competition. There will be booths you can visit to learn all about healthy food, treats and more for your dog’s wellness. Location: East End Avenue and 86th Street.  Read More

Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Sail

The annual Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Sail will be held on Sunday, October 23rd, 2011 from 4:00PM – 7PM, at Dana Discovery Center (inside Central Park on 110th Street between Fifth and Lenox Avenues).  Pumpkin Sail features fun activities, live music, including a pumpkin-carving demonstration, mini-pumpkin craft decorating, spooky storytelling, as well as walking alongside of Frankenstein in the costume parade at 5:45 pm before the Pumpkin Sail. Charles A. Dana Discovery... Read More

Olmsted Flower Bed, Autumn

During the Autumn Season, the Olmsted Flower Bed is filled with beautiful colorful autumn plants. The flower garden was created in 1972 to memorialize the 150th anniversary of the birth of Frederick Law Olmsted (1853 to 1878). The Olmsted Flower Bed is located at the Literary Walk on 66th Street, also known as the Mall. The Statue of William Shakespeare was the first Statue placed in the Literary Walk in 1872. Located in the Mall, Literary Walk on 66th Street, East Side. Autumn... Read More

Stroll Through The Mall

Stroll Through The Mall, this walk in Central Park Mall is very famous and has been featured in many movies, such as the God Father, Vanilla Sky, Serendipity, Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Big Daddy and Kramer vs. Kramer, as well as TV shows. Click here to learn more about The Mall. Video of Sammy at the Mall. Halo / Walking On Sunshine by the Glee Cast The Mall is also known as the Promenade. Literary Walk by the Olmsted Flower Bed.  Read More

The Mall

The Mall is the most beautiful area of Central Park, as well as the most active gathering place for New York residents and tourists alike. The surrounding area of the Mall offers breath taking views of rows of American Elm trees and benches along side of the pathway.  This area is filled with street performers, skate boarders, rollerbladers, portrait painters, and lots of adorable dogs.  The Naumburg Bandshell is located within the Mall, concerts are held here throughout... Read More

Harvest Festival in Brooklyn Bridge Park

The Harvest Festival in Brooklyn Bridge Park will be held on Saturday, October 22nd, 2011 from 10:30am – 1pm, at Pier 6. The Harvest Festival will feature a Halloween parade, musical guests, face painting, storytelling, arts and crafts activities, mask making and pumpkin decorating. This is a family-friendly festival that celebrates the fall harvest season in Brooklyn Bridge Park. Live performance by Erin Lee and the Up Past Bedtime Band, and the Pop-Ups. Checkout the Upcoming... Read More

Roundabout Theatre Company

Roundabout Theatre Company’s 2011-2012 season features Terence Rattigan’s Man & Boy, starring Frank Langella, directed by Maria Aitken; Stephen Karam’s Sons of the Prophet, directed by Peter DuBois; Andrew Hinderaker’s Suicide, Incorporated, directed by Jonathan Berry; Athol Fugard’s The Road To Mecca starring Rosemary Harris, Carla Gugino & Jim Dale, directed by Gordon Edelstein and John Osborne’s Look Back in Anger, directed by Sam Gold.  Roundabout operates... Read More

Anything Goes

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) presents the 2011 Tony® Award winning Anything Goes, starring 2011 Tony® Award winner Sutton Foster as “Reno Sweeney” and Tony® and Academy® Award winner Joel Grey as “Moonface Martin.” Directed & choreographed by 2011 Tony® Award winner Kathleen Marshall, Anything Goes will now play through Sunday, April 29th, 2012 on Broadway at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 West 43rd Street).  It was originally... Read More

the City that never Sleeps

Why sleep is so important even in the city that never sleeps. Sleep is essential for a person’s health, just as eating, drinking and breathing. It is imperative to restore the body and your emotional state everyday.  Sleep literally resets your mind each morning.  It is no surprise that when you get a great night sleep you think more clearly and are more centered. Try to go to bed approximately the same time every night. Plain and simple, make sure you get your required sleep... Read More

Grand Central Station

Grand Central Station is located on 42nd street between Lexington and Park Avenue. Grand Central is the hub for metro-north commuter lines of Westchester County and neighboring connecticut.  Approximately 130,000 commuters travel through Grand Central everyday.  People, whether they are commuting or not, each day, come to the station to enjoy the restaurants, bars,  and shops just like they would anywhere else.  Grand Central is like a mini City inside of New York City.  People... Read More

Washington Square Park

Washington Square Park is in the heart of Greenwich Village – the area is filled with writers, film makers, artists, NYU students, musicians, chess players, and skateboarders.  A lively place to watch street performers, people watch, take photos or a great meeting spot. It has two playground for kids, plenty of grass space, a dog run, and a fountain in the center of the park. The park has had a long history for political and cultural gatherings to be expressed and sometimes... Read More

Washington Square Park

Washington Square Park is located in the heart of Greenwich Village.  New York University dormitories and administration offices, as well as many residences surround the Park.  This is one of New York City’s great attractions – so many people, so many walks of life spend time in this park.  Washington Square is known for its diversity and its artistic nature, it speaks for itself.  The two main sites at the park are the Washington Arch located on the 5th Avenue side... Read More

Give Peace a Chance

John Lennon was born in Liverpool, England on October 9th, 1940 and died at 40 years old when his life was taken on December 8th 1980. He was one of the original Beatles and one of the greatest song writers of his time.  When you think of John Lennon, not only do you think of the Beatles, he was in image for “Love is all you need “ and Give Peace a Chance “.  John moved to New York City in 1971 and eventually settled into Greenwich Village.  John and his wife Yoko Ono... Read More

Strawberry Fields Forever

John Lennon was born in Liverpool, England on October 9th, 1940 and died at 40 years old when his life was taken on December 8th 1980. He was one of the original Beatles and one of the greatest song writers of his time.  When you think of John Lennon, not only do you think of the Beatles, he was in image for “Love is all you need “ and Give Peace a Chance “.  John moved to New York City in 1971 and eventually settled into Greenwich Village.  John and his wife Yoko Ono... Read More

Imagine

John Lennon was born in Liverpool, England on October 9th, 1940 and died at 40 years old when his life was taken on December 8th 1980. He was one of the original Beatles and one of the greatest song writers of his time.  When you think of John Lennon, not only do you think of the Beatles, he was in image for “Love is all you need “ and Give Peace a Chance “.  John moved to New York City in 1971 and eventually settled into Greenwich Village.  John and his wife Yoko Ono... Read More

Village Halloween Parade

The 39th Annual Village Halloween Parade will be held on Monday, October 31st, 2011 from 6:30PM and 8:30PM. “Dress up in costumes and join hundreds of Puppets, 53 Bands of Different Types of Music, Dancers and Artists, and thousands of other New Yorkers in Costumes of their Own Creation in the Nation’s Most Wildly Creative Public Participatory Event in the Greatest City in the World! Watch the Parade On 6th Avenue from Spring Street to 16th Street from 7:00PM –... Read More

Pumpkin Festival Central Park

The Annual Pumpkin Festival in Central Park will be held on Saturday, October 29, from 11:00AM – 3:00PM at the Bandshell. The Pumpkin festival offers a haunted house, pumpkin decorating, arts and crafts, performances by the Puppets, live entertainment and much more.  This is a family-friendly festival that celebrates the fall harvest season in New York City, Central Park. Free activities include: *Fright Night at the Movies Haunted House–our spooktacular haunted house is... Read More

Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade

The 21st Annual Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade will be held on Saturday, October 22nd, from 12PM – 3PM.  Dress up your dog and participate in the largest Halloween Dog Parade in the Nation. There will be over 3,000 spectators in Tompkins Square Park to watch hundreds of dogs in Costumes. All proceeds go to the N.Y.C. Department of Parks & Recreation for the upkeep of the newly restored Tompkins Square Dog Run. Click Here for more details.. Checkout the Upcoming... Read More

Halloween: Bats At Belvedere

Halloween: Bats At Belvedere Castle will be held on Friday, October 21st from 5PM until 6:30PM. “Search and learn about bats in Central Park and then scan the Great Lawn’s horizon for them in this interactive lecture with Dr. Bill Schutt, local bat expert, biologist, and author of “Dark Banquet: Blood and the Curious Lives of Blood-Feeding Creatures.” Find out about White Nose Syndrome, see bat houses and the mist nets used to capture bats for scientific... Read More

Harvest Festival Tavern on the Green

The Scene @ Tavern will be presenting a Harvest Festival where you can get ideas on fall cooking and demonstrations, as well as Halloween ideas from master pumpkin carver Hugh McMahon.  Kids can get their faces painted and decorate mini pumpkins. This Event is for Sunday, October 9th between 11:00 AM and 1:15 PM: Checkout other Upcoming Events for this week. Highlights! Fall-themed cooking demonstrations with Chef Frankie Celenza, featured on NYC Media Cooking demonstration... Read More

Madison Square Park Fall Festival

Madison Square Park welcomes children and family for a special fall festival event on Saturday, October 15th from 11AM to 2PM. There will be live music, games, arts and crafts activities, pumpkins, face painting, story time and snacks. Fun free event for the entire family to bring in the Halloween Spirit – Kids can dress up in their halloween costumes and parade around the park led by a Big Apple Circus Clown. Checkout other Upcoming Events for this week. Location:Between... Read More

Madison Square Park

Madison Square Park offers programs and events all year round!  Checkout the Upcoming Events Calendar for this week. Fall Activities: Oct 6 – 2:00pm – 4:30pm Art in the Park: Halloween Bookmarks Oct 7 – 10:00am – 12:30pm Art in the Park: Coffee Filter Butterflies Oct 7 – 2:00pm – 4:30pm Art in the Park: Fruit and Veggie Stamping Oct 8 – 10:00am – 12:30pm Art in the Park: Scarecrow Paperplate Oct 8 – 2:00pm – 4:30pm Mad. Sq. Kids EXPLORE! Oct... Read More

Columbus Day Parade

The Columbus Day Parade will be held on Monday, October 10th, 2011 starting at 11:30AM until 3PM on Fifth Avenue.  The parade begins at 44th Street and ends on 72nd Street. The grandstands will be located on Fifth Avenue between 67th and 69th Streets. Over one million spectators are expected and over 35,000 marchers including bands and colorful floats. Dedicated to the history to celebrate the heritage of the Italian-American community. Location: Fifth Avenue between 44th... Read More

Annual Pet Parade Hudson River

The Annual Pet Parade in Hudson River Park will be held on Sunday, October 9th from 1PM to 4PM. Dress up your dog or cat or any type of animal you have and head to Pier 84 at Hudson River Park. Compete for prizes in various categories, such as best dressed pet, most exotic pet and best pet trick. Registration is FREE.  Checkout the Upcoming Events Calendar for more events. To pre-register your pet, email petparade@fohrp.org with the following information: 1) Owner’s First... Read More

Commencement address by Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer

Commencement address delivered by Steve Jobs, CEO of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios, on June 12, 2005. “Don’t lose faith. I’m convinced that the only thing that kept me going was that I loved what I did. You’ve got to find what you love. Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t... Read More

Statute of Liberty

Statute of Liberty was a gift from france to the United States to symbolize the spirit of freedom. The Statue of Liberty is on a 12-acre Island, which is owned by the Federal Government. The observation platform offers amazing views of New York City and the Harbor. It was dedicated on October 28, 1886 and designated a National Monument on October 15, 1924.  Nearby Tourist Attractions: Castle Clinton, Staten Island Ferry, Battery Park, Wall Street, New York Stock Exchange, Museum... Read More

Trinity Church

Trinity Church is located in Lower Manhattan on the top of Wall Street where Broadway connects. This church building is one of the first examples of Neo-Gothic architecture in the United States.  The graveyard contains some of the oldest graves in the city.  The graves and memorials include many historic figures such as Alexander Hamilton, on the ten-dollar bill, William Bradford, and Robert Fulton. The oldest stone belongs to little Richard Churcher, a Dutch boy who died in... Read More

City Hall Park

City Hall has governed New York City since the early 1800’s.  It’s located between Broadway, Park Row and Chambers in Lower Manhattan.  City Hall sits near the park called the City Hall Park.  City Hall is one of the oldest governmental buildings in the United States and it houses the actual office of the Mayor of New York City.  City Hall was constructed from 1803 to 1812 and admired as some of the best architectural accomplishments of that time. Sol LeWitt’s (1928... Read More

Turtle Pond

Turtle Pond in Central Park is a habitat for turtles (red-eared slider, snapping, box, painted, and musk turtles).  At sunset you can see the Belvedere Castle and trees over the lake with colorful sunset reflections, which is more beautiful than it is during the day.  Nearby Attractions: Belvedere Castle, Turtle Pond, Delacorte Theater, Shakespeare in the Park, Great Lawn and Cedar Hill. Sunset  - This spot in Turtle Pond is east of Belvedere Castle. Visitors and... Read More

Sol LeWitt

Sol LeWitt (1928 – 2007) was one of America’s most inventive and influential artists that created significant Art work in two and three dimensions. His art sculptures are currently on display around City Hall Park. Nearby Attractions: City Hall, Brooklyn Bridge, Chinatown, TriBECA, 9/11 Memorial , The National September 11 Memorial and Museum, Ground Zero, and St. Paul’s Chapel. LARGE MODULAR CUBE, 1969 Splotch 15, 2005, resembling a bunch of Crayola crayons... Read More

Castle Clinton

Castle Clinton was built between 1807 and 1809, as a fort to keep out the British invasion in 1812.  It was made a national monument in 1950 and open to the public in 1975.  Today, it’s a place to buy tickets to the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. Nearby Tourist Attractions: Staten Island Ferry, Battery Park, Wall Street, New York Stock Exchange, Museum of Jewish Heritage, National Museum of the American Indian, Federal Reserve Bank of NY, Trinity Church, Skyscraper... Read More

Carmine’s

Carmine’s is one of Times Square most popular Restaurants, as well as New York City’s most successful restaurants since it opened in 1992.  The original first Carmine’s actually opened in 1990 on the Upper West Side and was an overnight success.  Known for its well diversified Italian family style servings and its wine selection at fair prices, people cannot get enough.  If you want to dine here you need to make reservations well in advance, it’s a great experience... Read More

Blessing of the Animals

Feast of St. Francis – first Sunday in October, animals are blessed at the Cathedral of  St. John the Divine.  This impressive Cathedral is said to be the world’s largest Gothic Cathedral and has been a work in progress since 1892. Sunday, October 2, 11 am Service, followed by the Fair at 1 pm   Checkout the Upcoming Events Calendar for more events. Highlight Tours Tuesdays – Saturdays, 11 a.m. – Noon & 1pm – 2pm (Saturdays, September 17, October 15,... Read More

Harlem Meer

Harlem Meer offers breath-taking landscapes and family related activities, such as catch-and-release fishing, two playgrounds, jazz and dancing in the summer. The Meer (“Meer” is Dutch for “Lake”) is a large body of water on eleven-acres of space, surrounded by some of Central Park’s most impressive trees: ginkgo, oak, beech and bald cypress. The Meer is located at the Northeast corner of the park by the Dana Discovery Center. Nearby Attractions:... Read More

Charles A. Dana Discovery Center

Charles A. Dana Discovery Center is a visitor center located at the Harlem Meer in the Northeast corner of the park.  This center offers nature workshops on wildlife and instructions for catching and releasing fish, as well as provide poles and corn-kern bait for the Meer. Nearby Attractions: Conservatory Garden, French Garden, Italian Garden, English Garden, as well as the Vanderbilt Gate. Charles A. Dana Discovery Center offers free community programs and seasonal exhibits. Location:... Read More