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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Harmony on the Hudson

The 10th Annual Family Music Festival at Battery Park City, “Harmony on the Hudson” will be held this Sunday, on September 25, from Noon-6pm. Enjoy a great day of music and fun – festivities include the following. Musical performances for the entire family. Lawn games, street games, and art activities Food and beverages are available Tom Chapin & Friends perform great folk music, including new work and traditional favorites Hazmat Modine has the energy... Read More

Feast of San Gennaro

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 pizza eating competitions, arcade games, kid rides, variety of food vendors, as well as outdoor... Read More

Summerstage

Summerstage is a performing Arts Festival that’s free to the public held at the Rumsey Playfield in Central Park. JAGGED EDGE / MELANIE FIONA / CHRIS WALKER / FORCE MDS When: Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at 7:00PM For more details – Click Here! Checkout the Upcoming Events Calendar for this week. 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... Read More

Feast of San Gennaro

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 pizza eating competitions, arcade games, kid rides, variety of food vendors, as well as outdoor dining... Read More

Met Summer HD Festival

Head to Lincoln Center for the best free opera this summer. The Metropolitan Opera is presenting ten of the best free HD video screening productions of the biggest opera stars from August 27th until September 5th. Verdi’s Don CarloMonday, September 5, 7:15 pm Nicholas Hytner’s acclaimed new production of Verdi’s most ambitious opera stars Roberto Alagna in the title role. Marina Poplavskaya is Elisabeth, Ferruccio Furlanetto sings King Philip, and Simon Keenlyside... Read More

Syfy movies with a view

Join the Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy for free music from BAMcinématek and DJs from Brooklyn Radio, plus free bike parking, sponsored by Bike & Roll. Music at 6:00pm, movies at sunset. Click Here for details! Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park, Old Fulton Street and Furman Street in Brooklyn  Read More

CPC Film Festival

The ninth annual Central Park Conservancy Film Festival presents 5 free movies featuring a music theme (rock, country, salsa, jazz and soul). From August 23rd until 27th, bring your own chairs and blankets, and watch free outdoor movies on a big Screen under the stars in Central Park. Tuesday, Aug. 23: El Cantante Wednesday, Aug. 24: Bird Thursday, Aug. 25: Dreamgirls Friday, Aug. 26: Shine a Light Saturday, Aug. 27 “A Star is Born” or “Coal Miner’s Daughter”... Read More

Train

The Train will be performing their popular hits outside at the Today Show Plaza on August 26, 2011.  Today Show concerts are free and open to the public. Today Show Concert Series Schedule. Location: 49th Street and Rockefeller Center  Read More

Vanderbilt Gate

Enter the Conservatory Garden through the cast-iron Vanderbilt Gate at 105th Street and Fifth Avenue to the Central Garden. This Vanderbilt Gate, once served as an entrance to the Vanderbilt mansion on 5th Avenue, between 57th and 59th Streets, which is now the home of the Bergdorf Goodman department store. Nearby attractions: Conservatory Garden, French Garden, Italian Garden, English Garden. Location: 105th Street and Fifth Avenue.    Read More

Shakespeare in the parking lot

“Shakespeare in the Park(ing) Lot, presented by The Drilling Company (Hamilton Clancy, Artistic Director), is a summer New York institution that performs free Shakespeare productions in a municipal parking lot at the corner of Ludlow and Broome Streets in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. For more details go to Shakespeare in the parking lot.” Show plays Thursdays – Saturdays at 8:00 PM More info call 212-873-9050 Cost: FREE! Location: Corner of Ludlow and... Read More

Harlem Week

Come join in on Harlem Week on Sunday, July 31st for some food, fun, and music under the stars. For more details go to the official website Harlem Week. This event is free to the public. Schedule for “A GREAT DAY IN HARLEM” 12 Noon – 4 PM: The Family Unity Day 4 PM – 5 PM: The New York Gospel Caravan 5 PM – 6 PM: The Urban Fashion Fusion Showcase 6 PM – 9 PM: “Concert Under the Stars” Location:U.S. Grant National Memorial Park •(W. 122nd & Riverside Drive)    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

Maroon 5

Maroon 5 will be performing outside at the Today Show Plaza on August 5th, 2011.  Today Show concerts are free and open to the public. Today Show Concert Series Schedule. Location: 49th Street and Rockefeller Center  Read More

The Smurfs

The Smurfs take over FAO Schwarz the most famous toy store in New York City.  If you want to see the Smurfs this week head over to FAO Schwarz from 2 – 4PM, until Friday, July 29th, 2011. Location: 767 5th Avenue at 58th St. New York, NY, 10153 Sammy on the giant piano keys – Remember the walking piano featured in the romantic comedy “Big”?  Read More

Glade Arch

Glade Arch is one of Calvert Vaux’s first designed bridges and arches in Central Park. This arch is used as a wide walkway for New Yorker’s and visitors - connected to Cedar Hill.  Frederick Law Olmsted (1853 to 1878) and Calvert Vaux (1824–1895), created the landscapes and scenery in the heart of the city Central Park. Location: East Side between 77th and 78th Streets near 5th Avenue  Read More

Three Doors Down

Three Doors Down will be performing outside at the Today Show Plaza on July 27, 2011.  Today Show concerts are free and open to the public. Today Show Concert Series Schedule Location:49th Street and Rockefeller Center  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

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

Literary walk

The south end of the Mall is called the Literary Walk, due to the fact that most of the statues are famous book authors along the walkway of the mall, such as William Shakespeare, Robert Burns, Fitz-Greene Halleck, and Walter Scott – but there are other famous men, including Christopher Columbus. Olmsted Flower Bed at the end of the Literary walk. Statue of William Shakespeare Springtime Statue of Christopher Columbus Location:Mid-Park at the southern end of the... Read More

Grand Army Plaza

The Grand Army Plaza is located on Fifth Avenue at 59th Street at the Southeast corner of Central Park, and across the street from the Plaza Hotel, FAO Schwartz, 5th Ave Apple Store, and the General Motors Building. It has a centerpiece statute of Civil-War General William Tecumseh Sherman sculptured by Augustus Saint-Gauden. Statute of Civil-War General William Tecumseh Sherman sculptured by Augustus Saint-Gauden. You can always find Elmo at the Grand Army Plaza Horse-drawn... Read More

Pond

The Pond is located on the south side of Central Park between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, steps away from the Grand Army Plaza. The Pond is conveniently located across the street from the Plaza Hotel and the 5th Avenue Apple Store – Its the most visited area of Central Park, with picturesque scene of the Gapstow Bridge. The entrance to this location is on 6th Avenue and Central Park South The view of the Gapstow Bridge from the East South side of the Pond The Plaza Hotel... 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

Gapstow Bridge

Gapstow Bridge is a rustic, stone structure bridge offering breath taking views of city skyscrapers, and the Plaza Hotel.  The stone bridge curves over the Pond within Central Park - Built in 1896 by Howard & Caudwell, the original bridge was built in 1874 and designed by Jacob Wrey Mould. See other Tourist Attractions and Central Park. Checkout Autumn in New York: The Pond and the Gapstow Bridge. Gapstow and the Bow Bridge are the most famous bridges in Central Park. Photos... 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

Ramble

Ramble is made up of 38 acres of woods and forest like confusing trails, along with streams and stunning views of Lake and wildlife in the middle of  Central Park. The Ramble was completely man-made and designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux. Things to See nearby: Bow Bridge, Azalea Pond, Gill, Ramble Stone Arch, Lake and Oak Bridge. The Ramble is the most popular place for bird watchers and where more than 250 species can be spotted. The overpass above the... 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

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

South Seaport

The South Seaport and Pier 17 is full of history and culture. It’s located in Lower Manhattan by the waterfront and it’s filled with shops and restuarants. Click here for more details about upcoming events at the Seaport. Sound Bites Series with The Hairs July 3, 2011 – 2:00pm The Wake with Weekend July 8, 2011 – 7:00pm Sound Bites Series with Pow Wow! July 10, 2011 – 2:00pm The Radio Dept. with Asobi Seksu Jul 15 2011 – 7:00pm Sound Bites Series... 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

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

Chris Brown

Chris Brown will be performing outside at the Today Show Plaza on July 15th, 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

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

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 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

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

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. Sunset  - This spot in Turtle Pond is east of Belvedere Castle. Visitors and New Yorkers can come see 5 types of Turtles. Location: Mid-Park between 79th and 80th Streets.  Read More