Empire State Building

Come see New York City from the top of the Empire State Building, the most famous office building in the world. The Empire State Building offers spectacular 360-degree panoramic views for Manhattan and beyond the Observatory Deck on the 86th and 102nd floor. To learn more about the Empire State Building Click Here. Dogs are not allowed at the Empire State Building, but Sammy wants everyone to know the Empire State Building is the #1 tourist attraction in New York City - One... Read More

Loeb Boathouse

Loeb Boathouse is located in the heart of Central Park, over looking the Lake, and steps away from Bethesda Terrace, Conservatory Water and the Ramble. You can rent a rowboat, bike or take a gondola ride, as well as have a romantic lunch or dinner at the famous Boathouse Restaurant. Boat and Bike Rentals – Details “Rowboat Rental Weather Permitting 10:00 AM TILL DUSK $20 Cash Deposit $12.00 per first hour $2.50 per each additional ¼ hour or portion thereof 4 persons... Read More

The Plaza Hotel

The Plaza Hotel in NYC is a famous historical landmark at 59th Street and Fifth Avenue, across the street from the Grand Army Square, FAO Schwartz, 5th Ave Apple Store, and the Pond in Central Park. The Plaza is a 20-story combination of a luxury hotel and condominium, with underground boutiques, restaurants, as well as the famous Oak Room and Oak Bar. Entrance to the Plaza Circle of Animals/Zodiac Heads by the Chinese artist Ai Weiwei, at the Pulitzer Fountain outside the... Read More

Manhattanhenge

The sun shines down 42th Street in New York City at sunset during the “Manhattanhenge”, July 12, 2011. “Manhattanhenge” occurs when the setting sun aligns itself with the east-west grid of streets in Manhattan, allowing the sun to shine down all streets at the same time.   ” The dates of Manhattanhenge are usually around May 28 and July 12 or July 13. In 2011, Manhattanhenge occurred on May 31 at 8:17 p.m., and will occur again on July 12 (full... Read More

Wooden Bridges

The Ramble contains many wooden bridges -this bridge crosses the small stream called the Gill. The Ramble is also the most unvisited site in Central Park, with 38 acres of land to explore leaves little Sammy very tired and resting on the wooden bridge. Location:Mid-Park in the Ramble at 76th Street.  Read More

Gill

The Gill is a stream that goes through the 38-acre area of the Ramble, the water streams down a bunch of rocks before going into the Lake. Water rushing down the rocks while Sammy takes in the peaceful side of Central Park. Location:Mid-Park in the Ramble at 76th Street.  Read More

Ramble Stone Arch

Ramble Stone Arch is hidden within the woods and wilderness of the Ramble. The arch measures five feet across and more than 13 feet high, with a nine-foot underpass. Ramble Stone Arch was built in 1863 by Vaux and made of rock-fact ashlar. Location: West Side at 77th Street on the North side of the Lake  Read More

RiverFlicks for Grown-ups

The RiverFlicks features blockbusters hits from 2010 – Watch free outdoor movies on a big Screen under the stars on Manhattan’s west side waterfront at Pier 63 lawn. July 6, 2011: The Social Network rated PG-13 July 13, 2011: Easy A rated PG-13 July 20, 2011: The Kids Are All Right rated R July 27, 2011: The Other Guys rated PG-13 August 3, 2011: The Fighter rated R August 10, 2011: Scott Pilgrim vs. the World rated R August 17, 2011: The Town rated R Location: Pier... Read More

Lincoln Center Festival

Lincoln Center Festival starts from July 5th until August 14, 2011, includes Theater, Music, Dance, Opera and Visual Art. Click Here for more details. Located at Lincoln Center  Read More

Harlem Meer Festival

Harlem Meer Performance Festival will be held evey Sunday through the summer from 2PM to 4PM.  Come enjoy free live music by the lakeside in the beautiful northern part of Central Park. July 3, LOS SONEROS DE ORIENTE (CUBAN SALSA) July 10, STEW CUTLER (JAZZ AND BLUES GUITAR BAND) July 17. THE EBONY HILLBILLIES (STRING BAND) July 24 PUCCI AMANDA JHONES WITH THE J.B.E.R. QUARTET (JAZZ VOCALS) July 31, WILLIE VILLEGAS Y ENTRE AMIGOS (CLASSIC SALSA) August 7, THE STEVEN KROON SEXTET... Read More

Journey

Journey will be performing outside at the Today Show Plaza on July 29, 2011.  Today Show concerts are free and open to the public. Today Show Concert Series Schedule Location:49th Street and Rockefeller Center  Read More

Macy’s July 4th fireworks

Come and celebrate the United State’s Independence Day and watch the spectacular Macy’s July 4th fireworks on the Hudson River.  See it live or watch it on NBC, along with special performers like Beyoncé & Brad Paisley, Hosted by Nick Lachey. The show will air on Monday, July 4th from 9-10 p.m. ET. Location: On the Hudson River by the West Side Highway.    Read More

Cee Lo Green

Cee Lo Green will be performing outside at the Today Show Plaza on July 22, 2011.  Today Show concerts are free and open to the public. Today Show Concert Series Schedule Location:49th Street and Rockefeller Center    Read More

American Idol Top 11

American Idol Top 11 will be performing at the Rumsey Playfield on August 12th, 2011 in Central Park. Checkout the Good Morning America Concert Series Schedule. Location: Entrance to the Rumsey Playfield – from the East Side on 5th Avenue either 69th or 72nd street. From the West Side enter through 72nd Street and Central Park West and walk towards the Mall.  Read More

Nicki Minaj

Nicki Minaj will be performing at the Rumsey Playfield on August 5th, 2011 in Central Park. Checkout the Good Morning America Concert Series Schedule Location: Entrance to the Rumsey Playfield – from the East Side on 5th Avenue either 69th or 72nd street. From the West Side enter through 72nd Street and Central Park West and walk towards the Mall.  Read More

Debbie Gibson/Tiffany

Debbie Gibson/Tiffany will be performing at the Rumsey Playfield on July 29, 2011 in Central Park. Checkout the Good Morning America Concert Series Schedule. Location: Entrance to the Rumsey Playfield – from the East Side on 5th Avenue either 69th or 72nd street. From the West Side enter through 72nd Street and Central Park West and walk towards the Mall.  Read More

Goo Goo Dolls

Goo Goo Dolls will be performing at the Rumsey Playfield on July 22, 2011 in Central Park. Checkout the Good Morning America Concert Series Schedule. Location: Entrance to the Rumsey Playfield – from the East Side on 5th Avenue either 69th or 72nd street. From the West Side enter through 72nd Street and Central Park West and walk towards the Mall.  Read More

Brad Paisley

Brad Paisley will be performing at the Rumsey Playfield on July 15th in Central Park. Checkout the Good Morning America Concert Series Schedule. Location: Entrance to the Rumsey Playfield – from the East Side on 5th Avenue either 69th or 72nd street. From the West Side enter through 72nd Street and Central Park West and walk towards the Mall.  Read More

Miranda Lambert

Miranda Lambert will be performing at the Rumsey Playfield on July 8th in Central Park. Checkout the Good Morning America Concert Series Schedule Location: Entrance to the Rumsey Playfield – from the East Side on 5th Avenue either 69th or 72nd street. From the West Side enter through 72nd Street and Central Park West and walk towards the Mall.    Read More

Shakespeare Garden

Shakespeare Garden in Central Park is filled with beautiful flowers, which covers four-acres of plants that change according to the season. The Garden is located near the Delacorte Theatre, where Shakespeare in the Park is held every summer. This area is surrounded by white roses and rustic cedar rail fences – steps away from Belvedere Castle. Beautiful rustic wooden benches all around the garden. The garden is filled with flowers and bronze plaques with quotations... Read More

Lincoln Center out of doors

The Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival is from July 27th thru August 14th, 2011.   The festival includes free concerts, dancing, music, and spoken word performances near the Lincoln Center. This Event is Free to the public. Click here for Schedule. Sammy enjoying water on the rocks on a hot summer day. Location: Check schedule for various locations.  Read More

Midsummer Night Swing

Midsummer Night Swing will be held on June 27th until July 16, 2011. This is a paid event for more details Click Here. Location: 62nd Street between Columbus and Amsterdam Ave at Damrosch Park  Read More

Movie Nights/Elevated Acre

Movie Nights on the Elevated Acre gives you breath-taking views of the Brooklyn Bridge, East River, Ellis Island, and South Street Seaport. Free Admissions, tickets are available at first-come, first-served basis starting at 6PM. For more details Click Here. Jun 20 2011 - Desperately Seeking Susan Jun 27 2011 -The Godfather Part II Jul 9 2011 – HOUNDED Jul 11 2011 – The Brother from Another Location: 55 Water Street (between Old Slip and Broad Street)  Read More

New York Classical Theatre

The New York Classical Theatre presents the 12th season of Classical Theatre.  A Theatre production of Henry V will be held in Battery Park (in front of Castle Clinton) to Governors Island. “Join us, as we journey with King Henry and his army from England (Castle Clinton/Battery Park) and travel across the English Channel (New York Harbor) by boat to France (Governors Island), where the bloody Battle of Agincourt will be staged across the huge rolling vistas of the parade... Read More

Battery Park

Take in breathtaking sunset scenery of the New York Harbor at Battery Park and Battery Park City. Battery Park is a 25-acre park located at the southern tip of Manhattan, and Battery Park City is a community with office and residential buildings located northwest of the Park. Location: Battery Park & Battery Park City Scenery of NJ from Battery Park City Scenery of Jersey City from Battery Park City  Read More

The Great Lawn

The Great Lawn has presented over the years some of the most popular concert events in the city’s history. The lawn is 55 acres of green pastors where people come and play softball, soccer, frisbee, as well as picnicking, and sunbathing. Dogs are not allowed in this area when the fence is up, but lucky for Sammy it was taken down for the Black Eye Peas concert. Great Lawn is a popular place for concerts and theater – Spans from 79th to 85th Street. Every year, Philharmonic... Read More

Belvedere Castle

The Belvedere Castle and the Vista Rock offers the highest elevation view point of all of Central Park.  This castle is hidden in the middle of Central Park and most people don’t even know about the castle, unless you see it from the Great Lawn, Turtle Pond, or the Delacorte Theater.  The Castle was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux in 1865 – A historical landmark in Central Park. Belvedere Castle provides great views of  the vast beautiful landscape. Belvedere... Read More

This Week June 20

There’s so much going on this week, so check out all the events. June 20th – June 26th Yoga in Times Square……Bruno Mars…………………Florence & the Machine…Pride March (Pride Parade) Arts > World Financial….River to River Festival……Naumburg Orchestral…….Madison Square Park Shakespeare in the Park…Summerstage………………HBO Bryant Park Summer..Central Park Top places to go in Central Park The Mall………………………Conservatory... Read More

Madison Square Park

Madison Square Park provides programs and events all year round! For more information go to the official website – Madison Square Park. Checkout the Upcoming Events Calendar for this week. Music Events: UPCOMING EVENTS Sep 17 – 3:00pm – 5:00pm Mad. Sq. Music: Studio Series Sep 24 – 3:00pm – 5:00pm Mad. Sq. Music: Studio Series Oct 1 – 3:00pm – 5:00pm Mad. Sq. Music: Studio Series Oct 8 – 3:00pm – 5:00pm Mad. Sq. Music: Studio Series Location:Between... Read More

Naumburg Orchestral Concerts

The Naumburg Orchestral Concerts presents free, outdoor classical music to New Yorkers and visitors in Central Park. The Naumburg Orchestral has been around for 106 years at the historic Naumburg Bandshell. For more details go the official website – Naumburg Orchestral Concerts. The Knights,August 22, 2011, 7:30 PM Location: The Naumburg Bandshell is located just south of the Bethesda Fountain and Terrace (mid-park 72nd Street). Past Events: The Knights, June 20, 2011,... Read More

River to River Festival

The 10th Annual River to River Festival is a performing arts festival with events held from June through September in Lower Manhattan. The festival includes free music, movies, dance, and arts & exhibition events open to the public (Free Admissions). For more details go the the official website River to River For various locations: Go to River to River locations.        Read More

Arts > World Financial Center

The Winter Garden at the World Financial Center is the main stage for the arts festival in the heart of Battery Park City. The festival includes art from established artists, music, dance, exhibition, film theater and much more. For more details go to the official website for upcoming events. Arts World Financial Center. Location: The Winter Garden in the World Financial Center at Battery Park City. click here for map    Read More

Pitbull Feat. T-Pain & Ne-Yo

Pitbull Feat. T-Pain & Ne-Yo will be performing outside at the Today Show Plaza on July 1st. The Hit Rappers and R&B singers will be performing together at the Toyota Concert Series.  Today Show concerts are free and open to the public. Today Show Concert Series Schedule Location:49th Street and Rockefeller Center    Read More

Bruno Mars

Bruno Mars will be performing outside at the Today Show Plaza on June 24th.  Bruno Mars is a grammy award winner artist and will be singing songs from his hit CD ” Do-Wops & Hooligans“.  Today Show concerts are Free and open to the public. Today Show Concert Series Schedule Location:49th Street and Rockefeller Center      Read More

Beyonce

Beyonce will be performing at the Rumsey Playfield on July 1st in Central Park. Checkout the Good Morning America Concert Series Schedule Location: Entrance to the Rumsey Playfield – from the East Side on 5th Avenue either 69th or 72nd street. From the West Side enter through 72nd Street and Central Park West and walk towards the Mall.  Read More

Florence & the Machine

Florence & the Machine will be performing at the Rumsey Playfield on June 24th in Central Park. Good Morning America Concert Series Schedule Location: Entrance to the Rumsey Playfield – from the East Side on 5th Avenue either 69th or 72nd street. From the West Side enter through 72nd Street and Central Park West and walk towards the Mall.    Read More

NYC LGBT 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 at Christopher & Greenwich Streets     .    Read More

This Week June 13

Sammy’s top picks for this week… June 13th – June 19th Museum Mile Festival Tuesday, June 14th at 6PM Shakespeare in the Park “ALL’S WELL THAT ENDS WELL” and “MEASURE FOR MEASURE” Selena Gomez June 17th Kenny Chesney June 17th Summerstage Friday, June 17, 2011 and Sunday, June 19th  Read More

The Knights

The Knights will be performing at the Naumburg Bandshell in Central Park on Monday, June 20th at 7:30PM. There will be about 700 seats on a first come first serve basis. There are also benches around the Concert Ground, and along the Mall area in Central Park. For more details click Naumburg Concerts. “The Knights are a fellowship of adventurous musicians who cultivate collaborative music making and who creatively engage audiences in the shared joy of musical performance”.... Read More

Shakespeare in the Park

Shakespeare in the Park is a production produced by the Public Theatre and held at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park. The performances take place at 8 p.m. and tickets are available on a first-come first-served basis on the day of the performance.  Shakespeare in the park is one of the most famous in literary history. For more details click here! MEASURE FOR MEASURE Directed by David Esbjornson ”Measure sweeps from the corridors of national power to the intimate confines... Read More

Selena Gomez

Selena Gomez will be performing at the Rumsey Playfield on June 17th in Central Park. Good Morning America Concert Series Schedule. Location: Entrance to the Rumsey Playfield – from the East Side on 5th Avenue either 69th or 72nd street. From the West Side enter through 72nd Street and Central Park West and walk towards the Mall.  Read More

American Crafts Festival

Come join The 35th Annual American Crafts Festival at Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, on June 18th and June 19th (Saturday: 12PM-9PM and Sunday: 10AM-9PM) “400 Juried craft displays selected from every region of the United States. Continuous entertainment, craft demonstrations, exotic and natural foods” For more details go to the official website - The 35th Annual American Crafts Festival This event is outdoors and will be under tents at Lincoln Center for... Read More

Museum Mile Festival

Museum Mile Festival is a block party and visual arts celebration for New Yorkers and Visitors. On Tuesday, June 14th , come enjoy live music, entertainers, and see magnificent display of art from cultures from all over the world featuring astonishing number of masterpieces from nine Museums starting from 82nd street all the way up to 104th.  The Streets will be closed for cars for the entire mile and Museums will be open to the public for Free Admission.  When: June 14th,... Read More

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum is a masterpiece of modern architecture designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, the Guggenheim exhibits one of the world’s finest and contemporary art. For more details click on the official website: Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum 1071 Fifth Avenue at 89th Street  Read More

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum

Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution is dedicated exclusively to historic and contemporary design. Cooper-Hewitt collections include more than 250,000 design objects and a world-class design library. For more details go to Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution 91st Street on 5th Avenue Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution  Read More

El Museo del Barrio

El Museo del Barrio is a cultural institution dedicated to Caribbean, Latino, and Latin American art. Located: 1230 Fifth Ave at 104 St.  Read More

Museum for African Art

The Museum for African Art is dedicated to the arts and cultures of Africa and the African Diaspora. 105th Street on 5th Avenue  Read More

This week June 6

Sammy’s Top picks for this Week. June 6th – June 12 The 9th Annual Big Apple Barbecue Block Party on June 11th and 12th. SummerStage NIGHT AT THE CARAVANSERAI: TALES OF WONDER” FEATURING YO-YO MA/ THE SILK ROAD ENSEMBLE / THE SILK ROAD CONNECT STUDENTS AND FRIENDS. Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at 6:30PM. 7 Premieres 7 Parties, for tickets go to Gen Art – Film Festival. Paid Event. Jennifer Hudson will be performing in Central Park on June 10th. The Script at Rockefeller... Read More

Puerto Rican Day Parade

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 for traffic.      Read More

Dakota

The Dakota building is where former beatles, John Lennon was shot in 1980. The building is located on the northwest corner of Central Park West and 72nd street and across the street from Strawberry Fields. His wife Yoko Ono, still lives in an apartment in the building near the memorial. Entrance to the Dakota Central Park West and 72nd Street. You can buy John Lennon’s portrait pictures and buttons at the 72nd on the west side entrance Street performers crank out John... Read More

Strawberry Fields

The memorial to John Lennon is in Strawberry Fields, a black-and white mosaic called “Imagine”.  Strawberry Fields and the memorial was created in 1981 with funds provided by Yoko Ono, the widow of John Lennon. Fans stop and leave flowers or candles all year round, but on October 9th, on John Lennon’s Birthday a huge crowd gathers every year to sing, pray and celebrate his life and work. “Imagine” one of John Lennon’s most popular songs. Located:... Read More

National Academy Museum and School of Fine Arts

National Academy Museum and School was founded in 1825, as the National Academy of Design, by a group of accomplished artist.  The Museum includes work of Samuel F. B. Morse, Asher B. Durand, and Thomas Cole, as well as architects, scuptures and engravers. The National Academy Museum Galleries are closed for renovations from July 2010 to September 2011. Location 1083 Fifth Avenue at 89th Street,212-369-4880  Read More

Neue Galerie

Neue Galerie Museum is dedicated to German and Austrian Art and Design.  It has two floors of marvelous collection of fine paintings, decorative arts and other media focusing on early 20th century art and design.  This Museum holds the masterpiece “Golden Adele” by Klimt. For more details go to Neue Galerie New York. Location: 1048 Fifth Avenue at 86th Street, 212-628-6200 Neue Galerie New York  Read More

Jewish Museum

The Jewish Museum dates back from 1908, and contains Jewish Museum’s collection of Jewish ceremonial objects and works of art. Location:1109 Fifth Avenue at 92nd Street, 212-423-3200  Read More

Israel 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

Jennifer Hudson

Jennifer Hudson will be performing at the Rumsey Playfield on June 10th in Central Park. Good Morning America Concert Series Schedule Location: Entrance to the Rumsey Playfield – from the East Side on 5th Avenue either 69th or 72nd street. From the West Side enter through 72nd Street and Central Park West and walk towards the Mall.    Read More

Film Festival

7 Premieres 7 Parties, for tickets go to Gen Art – Film Festival.  This is a paid event from June 8th thru June 14th Gen Art Film Festival Schedule  Read More

This Week May 30

Sammy’s Top 5 picks this Week.  May 30th – June 5th 1. Fleet Week 2. Village Art Show 3. American Idol Winner Concert 4. Go Go’s concert – Good Morning America 5. Conservatory Water  Read More

New Kids on the Block & Back Street Boys

New Kids on the Block & Back Street Boys will be performing outside at the Today Show Plaza on June 3rd. Today Show concerts are Free and open to the public. Today Show Concert Series Schedule Location:49th Street and Rockefeller Center    Read More