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

Mad Decent Block Party

The fourth annual Mad Decent Block Party will be held on July 30, 2011, from 12PM until 9PM. Come join in on an afternoon and evening of music, fun, food, and games. The party is open for all ages and features a full lineup of musicians including the Gang Gang Dance, Zeds Dead, Maluca, Claude VonStroke, BAIO (Vampire Weekend) DJ Set, The Hood Internet, Bosco Delrey, PO PO and Trevor “Trouble” Andrew. For more details go to Mad Decent Block Party. Location:South Street... Read More

Walter Scott

The Statute of Walter Scott was sculptured by Sir John Steell (1804-1891), in 1871. The bronze statue is located on the east side on the Literary Walk of the Mall. Location: East Side on 66th Street on the Literary Walk at the Mall.  Read More

William Shakespeare

The Statute of William Shakespeare was sculptured by John Quincy Adams Ward (1830-1910), and Architect by Jacob Wrey Mould, and placed in Central Park in 1872. The bronze statue is located on the east side on the Literary Walk of the Mall. Location: East Side on the Literary Walk of the Mall at 66th Street.  Read More

Robert Burns

The Statue of Robert Burns was sculptured by Sir John Steell. Location: East Side at 65th Street on The Mall and Literary Walk.  Read More

Fitz-Greene Halleck

The Statute of Fitz-Greene Halleck was sculptured by James Wilson Alexander MacDonald and placed in Central Park in 1877.  The bronze statue is located on the east side on the Literary Walk of the Mall. The East Side of the Mall at 66th Street.  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

Thomas Moore

Thomas Moore (1779–1852) statue stands on the eastern edge of the Pond. The Irish poet was sculpted by Dennis B. Sheahan and placed in Central Park in 1880. Location: East Side at 61st Street.  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

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

Delacorte Theater

The Delacorte Theater was created in 1962, located in Central Park, and has a seating capacity of over 1,800. The Delacorte is owned by New York City, and every summer the Public Theater offers two productions of Shakespeare in the Park, which runs for two months. Breath-taking views of Belvedere Castle from one of the seatings at the Theater. Location: The Theater is located next to the Great Lawn and Turtle Pond. Entrance from the East Side is on Fifth Avenue at 79th Street;... Read More

Midsummer Night Swing for Kids

Midsummer Night Swing for Kids is an outdoor dance party for children who would like to enjoy and learn ballroom, tango, and swing dancing. This event will be held on Saturday, July 16, 2011 at 3:00PM - FREE and open to the public Midsummer Night Swing event for Kids. Location: 62nd Street between Columbus and Amsterdam Ave at Damrosch Park  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

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

Egg Rolls & Egg Creams Festival

Head to the Lower East Side/Chinatown neighborhood for the Egg Rolls & Egg Creams Festival. There will be “Chinese opera and acrobatics, klezmer music, Yiddish and Chinese language lessons, mah jongg, scribal arts, food and folk art demos, crafts, synagogue tours, and more.” For more details click Egg Rolls & Egg Creams Festival From 12PM to 4PM. Location: Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street between Canal and Division Streets.    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

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

Museum of the City of New York

Museum of the City of New York holds more than 1.5 million ojects related to the social and economic life of the city. Collection includes paintings, photographs, costumes, toys and decorative arts and other artifacts. The collection is held in a neo-geogian colonial style villa built in 1929. This Museum is devoted to New York’s history and Life. 1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd Street.    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

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