Macy’s Flower show

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Have you ever been to Brazil? Yes? No? Now’s your chance.  Walk through a lush and beautiful Amazon rainforest right here in NYC. Get swept away by “Macy’s Annual Flower show” (March 25th – Saturday, April 7th…) There’s still time to feel like you’re in South America – perfection. View towering palms, exotic birds, plants you’ve... Read More

Saint Patrick’s Day Parade

Saint Patricks Day Parade Feature

Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in New York City will take place on Saturday, March 17th at 11a.m. and finishes at around 4:30 – 5:00 pm.   The parade starts on 44th street, marches up Fifth Avenue past St. Patrick’s Cathedral at 50th Street all the way up 79th street near the Metropolitan Museum of Art.  Saint Patrick’s Day Parade in New York City started all the... Read More

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week

Fashion Week

Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week kicks off today in New York City.  Famous world designers show off their Fall/Winter 2012 collections at Lincoln Center from Feb 9th to Feb 16th. For more information go to the official Fashion Week website. Click Here Visit Sammy and the City on Facebook and click  ”Like” to be part of our adventures throughout New York City. “I’ve... Read More

New Years Eve in Times Square

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Visit Sammy and the City on Facebook and click  “Like” to be part of our adventures throughout New York City. New Years Eve in New York City is like no other place on earth.  The scoreboard says it all, over one million people will be in Times Square to watch the ball drop and one billion people worldwide will be watching.  The ball this year has 2700 Waterford Crystal... Read More

Holiday Window Displays on 5th Ave


They say the best things in life are free, walking down Fifth Avenue and watching the holiday window displays from Bergdorf Goodmanto Saks 5th Avenue all the way south to Lord & Taylor you will see just how true that is.  Start your stroll down Fifth Avenue between 58th and 57th Street – you will come across Bergdorf Goodman where their window displays are featuring the... Read More

World’s Largest Hanukkah Menorah Lighting

World’s Largest Hanukkah Menorah

Celebrate Hanukkah with the lighting of the World’s Largest Hanukkah Menorah. Every night of Hanukkah at Grand Army Plaza the world’s largest menorah will be showcased – a 32-foot tall, 4,000-pound steel Menorah. Festivities take place across the street from the Plaza and near Central Park on the corner of 5th Avenue and 59th Street. From December 20-28, 2011... Read More

Washington Square Christmas Tree

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The Washington Square Association Tree Lighting Ceremony is December 7th at 6pm.  The Washington Square Christmas Tree stands 45 feet high and will be situated under the Arch, what a sight to see. Lights will be on from 4pm – 1am right through the holiday season.  Wednesday December 7th, the Rob Susman Brass Quartet with children and adults will be singing holiday songs.  This... Read More

Park Avenue Tree Lighting

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The Park Avenue Tree Lighting held their 66th Annual lighting on Sunday December 4th.  This tradition started way back to 1945 in honoring men and women who lost their lives in World War ll.  Now it it’s a symbol for all who have died defending our country as well as the holiday season.  The lighting will take place at 6:30 PM and will be followed by a ceremony outside the... Read More

Rockefeller Christmas Tree

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The 74 foot, 75 year old Norway Spruce is going to be ready for its close up! On November 30th the tree will be more than spruced up with 30,000 LED environmentally friendly lights, and topped off with Swarovski crystals, 25,000 of them to be exact, in the shape of a star. The tree lighting ceremony draws a crowd well into the tens of thousands and that’s not including the... Read More

Christmas in New York

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Christmas in New York, where dreams are made of…  It’s no wonder why its the most magical time of the year in the city. With 30,0000 lights glittering on the Rockefeller Christmas Tree and Ice Skaters gliding on the magical ice. It’s not surprising New York City is one of the best holiday destinations in the world. You have Holiday Shopping along Fifth Avenue and... Read More

Twelfth Annual Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square

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Twelfth Annual Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square will be held on Monday, November 28th, from 5:30 PM until 9:00 PM.  The Lincoln Square Business Improvement District and Sponsor Time Warner Center will be quarterbacking the evening.  The event starts with an elaborate tree lighting ceremony at 63rd St and Broadway followed by food tastings, entertainment and in-store activities... Read More

Citi Pond at Bryant Park Tree Lighting Ceremony

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Bryant Park is located between 40th and 42nd St and from 5th to 6th Avenue.  Citi Pond at Bryant Park is open from October 27, 2011 – February 26, 2012. During the holidays the park delivers a breath-taking experience or just visual beauty for pedestrians passing by.  The shops are very charming and offer that small town feel right in the middle of the most exciting city... Read More

85th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade


The 85th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Paradestarts on Thursday morning – November 24th. This is one of the biggest Parades in New York City and has become a theme for what Thanksgiving is all about throughout the country.  Over 3 million people are lined up along the path of the parade from its beginning to its end.  You want to feel New York ’s energy, then make... Read More

57th Street SnowFlake

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The UNICEF Snowflake has been a New York City tradition since 1984.  It is a gigantic crystal ornament that resides on the intersection of 57th St & 5th Avenue.  Everybody at one point in their lives has thought of stars in sort of a dream sense.  However, when you are approaching the Snowflake from either direction you would swear that you are on another planet traveling... Read More

New York City Marathon

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The New York City Marathon is one of the largest marathons in the world. It’s been one of New York City’s biggest annual events every year since 1970.  The Runners travel through all five boroughs of New York City.  They start in Staten Island and end up in Central park with crowds of people cheering them on.  People from all over the world come to run in this marathon. ... Read More

39th annual Village Halloween Parade

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The 39th annual Village Halloween Parade took place on Monday night, Oct 31st in Greenwich Village. There were 60,000 participants that roared up 6th avenue with outrageous, funniest, weirdest, scariest, and over-the-top costumes imaginable. The streets were full of spooky sights, such as floating eyeballs, skeletons, Muammar Gaddafi costumes, along with about 200 occupy Wall Street... Read More

Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade

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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... Read More

Halloween Howl and Healthy Hound Fair

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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:... Read More

Halloween Parade and Pumpkin Sail

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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... Read More

Pumpkin Festival Central Park

Pumpkin Harvest 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... Read More

Tompkins Square Halloween Dog Parade

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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... Read More

Columbus Day Parade

Columbus Day Feature

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... Read More

Blessing of the Animals

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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... Read More

Washington Square Outdoor Art


This weekend Sept 10th and 11th the Streets around Washington Square Park will be lined up with artists, photographers and craftspeople selling their work. The Washington Square Outdoor Art is schedule every Memorial and Labor day weekend and continues to the following weekend from 12:00PM  to 6PM. Location: The village art show takes place on the sidewalks of University Place... Read More

Atlantic Antic Street Festival

Atlantic Antic

The 37th Annual Atlantic Antic Street Festival will bring one million people to Atlantic Avenue to enjoy free performances and food from around the World, as well as fun activities all day long! The Street fair is along Atlantic Avenue from 4th Avenue in Boerum Hill to Hicks Street in Brooklyn Heights. On this autumn day in Brooklyn come celebrate the day and listen to blues, rock,... Read More

Feast of San Gennaro

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The 85th Annual Feast of San Gennaro is held Thursday, September 15, through Sunday, September 25, 2011, on the streets of Little Italy. This feast is the biggest religious outdoor festival in New York City - the celebration includes, entertainment on outdoor bandstand, Italian folk songs, rock bands, pop singers, annual cannoli eating competition, live radio broadcasts, pasta and... Read More

West Indian Carnival

West Indian Carnival

The Caribbean American parade marches down Eastern Parkway in Brooklyn – this colorful West Indian Carnival presents steel drum music, with its fantastic costumes and huge feather headdresses, and marching bands. Come join in on one of New York City’s most popular parades that celebrates West Indian history, culture, music and food. This parade attracts more than three... Read More

Brazilian Day


Come celebrate the 27th anniversary of the Brazilian Day festival in NYC, with the Lavagem da Rua 46 (September 3, Saturday) and Brazilian Day, (September 4, Sunday), at 46th Street, also known as Little Brazil near Times Square. This event takes over 25 blocks surrounding Little Brazil neighborhood – the celebration will include Brazilian music, dance, food and much more. Location between... Read More

Fashion Night Out

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The Fashion Night Out extravaganza is back for a third year in a row – Flock to your favorite store in NYC and see models, celebrities, designers and fashion editors celebrate and kick off to New York Fashion Week. Starts September 8, from 6 to 11PM. Location: Action takes place on the streets of Madison Avenue and on Bergdorf Goodman & Saks fifth avenue on 5th Avenue. Location:Madison... Read More

NYC LGBT Pride Rally

Pride Rally

NYC Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) Pride Rally will be held on Saturday, June 18th from 3PM to 6PM at the Rumsey Playfield in Central Park. For more details click here. Location: Entrance to the Rumsey Playfield – from the East Side on 5th Avenue either 69th or 72nd St. From the West Side enter through 72nd St. and Central Park West and walk towards the Mall.  Read More

NYC 2011 Pride Parade


The Pride March (Pride Parade) will be held on Sunday, June 26th starting at 12PM on Fifth Avenue.  The Pride March is known as the most vibrant, bisexual, gay, and lesbian parades in the world. Come celebrate the history of the Stonewall Riots with music, colorful floats, and with the LGBT community.  For more details click here. Starts at 36th Street & 5th Avenue, ends... Read More

The Annual Big Apple Barbecue Block Party


The 9th Annual Big Apple Barbecue Block Party is held on Saturday and Sunday – June 11th and 12th, from 11AM to 6PM at Madison Square Park between 23rd and 26th Street on Madison Avenue.   Location:Madison Avenue between 23rd and 26th Street    Read More

Puerto Rican Day Parade

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The 54th Annual Puerto Rican Day Parade will take place on Sunday, June 12, 2011, from 11AM to 6PM – There will be about an estimated 80,000 marchers along with 3 million speculators.  This Parade is very lively and colorful and the Theme is “CELEBRATING THE NATURAL BEAUTY OF PUERTO RICO”. Parade Route : Fifth Avenue from 44th to 86th Streets will be closed... Read More

Israel Parade

Isreal Parade

The Israel Parade honoring the State of Israel will be the held on Sunday, June 5, from 11am to 4pm. There will be marvelous floats, magnificent marching bands, and celebrity guests marching up Fifth Ave. from 57th St. to 74th St. The Parade will be along Fifth Avenue from 57th to 74th Streets.  Read More

Fleet Week


Fleet Week New York is the City’s celebration of the sea services – celebrating since 1984. Thousands of Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen from U.S. Navy and U.S. Coast Guard ships will be in Manhattan for Fleet Week New York, May 25 – June 1. You can see the military ships and  aircraft carriers parade into New York Harbor and up the hudson river. You can... Read More

Hell’s Kitchen – Ninth Avenue International Food Festival

Hell's Festival

The 38th Annual Ninth Avenue International Food Festival is on Saturday & Sunday – May 14th and May 15th. Ninth Avenue from 37th street to 57th street. for more details. There’s about a million people that show up to this festival. So much to choose from. Funnel Cake a New York favorite. Sammy won a carebear for being so cute.  Read More

Tribeca Family Festival Street Fair

Family Festival Tribeca

On Saturday April 30th come downtown to the Tribeca Family Festival Street Fair. There will be special performances from Broadway shows and fun activities from 10am to 6pm  at Greenwich Street (from Hubert to Chambers Streets)      Read More

Easter Parade


On Easter Sunday, April 24, 2011- join New Yorkers and visitors to see the New York City Easter Parade, along Fifth Avenue starting from 49th street to 57th Street. The area around St. Patrick’s Cathedral is a great place to view the parade. The Easter Festival starts from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. There will be lots of New Yorkers showing off their Easter Bonnets Location: The... Read More