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

Bow Bridge

Bow Bridge is one of the most beautiful designed cast iron bridges in the world. It spans out 60 feet across the Lake, connecting the landscape of Cherry Hill with the winding pathways of the Ramble. The Bow Bridge has been in many film shoots for movies and TV. The bridge walkway is constructed ipe, a South American hardwood. The Bow Bridge is named for its curve, and its the second oldest cast iron bridge in America. The bridge provides scenic views of the Lake and the rowboats. The... 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Chess & Checkers House

Play chess or checkers outdoors at the “The Chess and Checkers House” in Central Park. “Players are welcome to borrow pieces from the Conservancy staff, or bring their own. Dominos and backgammon are also available” for More details go to Chess & Checkers House Location: Mid-Park at 64th Street  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

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

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

Kenny Chesney

Kenny Chesney will be performing outside at the Today Show Plaza on June 17th.  Kenny Chesney  is a country superstar and songwriter. Today Show concerts are Free and open to the public. Today Show Concert Series Schedule Location:49th Street and Rockefeller Center      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

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

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

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

The Script

The Script will be performing outside at the Today Show Plaza on June 10th. The Script is an Irish pop rock band from Dublin, Ireland. Today Show concerts are Free and open to the public. Today Show Concert Series Schedule Location:49th Street and Rockefeller Center    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

Go-Go’s

The Go- Go’s will be performing at the Rumsey Playfield on June 3rd in Central Park. Good Morning America Concert Series Schedule Location: Entrance to the Rumsey Playfield From the East Side – Enter 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 Idol Winner

Season 10 Winner, Scott McCreery and runner-up Lauren Alaina will be performing on June 2nd at Rockefeller Center.  Today Show concerts are Free and open to the public. Today Show Concert Series Schedule Location:49th Street and Rockefeller Center  Read More

Summerstage/Central Park

Summerstage is a performing Arts Festival that’s free to the public held at the Rumsey Playfield. Click to view event details for Summerstage.     PAST EVENTS: NIGHT AT THE CARAVANSERAI: TALES OF WONDER” FEATURING YO-YO MA / THE SILK ROAD ENSEMBLE / THE SILK ROAD CONNECT STUDENTS AND FRIENDS When: Tuesday, June 7, 2011 at 6:30PM Free BLUE NOTE JAZZ FESTIVAL: MEDESKI MARTIN & WOOD / JOSH ROSEMAN & THE KING FROOPY ALLSTARS / JIM BLACK’S... Read More

Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit

This weekend June 4th and June 5th the Streets around Washington Square Park will be lined up with artists, photographers and craftspeople selling their work. Show starts every Memorial Day Weekend, May 28, 29, 30 and continues to the following weekend June 4, 5 from 12:00PM  to 6 PM. Location: The  village art show takes place on the sidewalks of University Place from East 12th Street south into Washington Square East–along the outside of Washington Square Park, into... Read More

Rihanna

Rihanna will be performing at Rockefeller Center on May 27th to kick off the Today Show summer concerts.  Today Show starts at 7AM, but I would get there a little bit early for a close up view. Rihanna will be performing around 8:20. photo taken on 48th Street between 5th and 6th Avenue Matt Lauer and Al Roker Location: NBC Studio, Rockefeller Plaza, 48th Street between 5th and 6th Avenue  Read More

Intrepid Museum

The Intrepid Museum is a military and maritime history museum of Sea-Air-Space with a collection of museum ships in New York City.  For more details Interpid Museum Fun place for kids Location: Pier 86, W 46th St and 12th Ave      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 view the ships on the west side by the Hudson River. Fleet Week Schedule Free Events Wednesday, 25... Read More

Horse-Drawn Carriage

Horse-drawn carriage rides through Central Park is a romantic way to see the most famous park in the World. This ride is also a fun activity for the entire family to enjoy. See other Tourist Attractions and Central Park. Horse-drawn carriages line up at the Grand Army Plaza and along Central Park South between Fifth and Sixth avenues. The carriage ride through Central Park costs $50 plus tip for 20 minutes. This ride is available all year long.  Read More

Radio City Music Hall

Radio City Music Hall is a theater located in New York City’s Rockefeller Center. Built in 1932 – the exterior and interior design is magnificent. The home of the Rockettes and the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, as well as great concerts and family entertainment. 1260 6th Avenue, New York, NY  10020  Read More

Alice in Wonderland

Alice in Wonderland is an eleven feet tall bronze statue, surrounded by the White Rabbit, Mad Hatter, and other friends. This children’s statue is meant to be climbed on and a very popular attraction for kids. Located: North of the Conservatory Water – East 74th Street.    Read More

Hans Christian Andersen

Hans Christian Andersen is seated on a bench reading from his tale book “The Ugly Duckling”. Children can climb on this large bronze statue – A popular attraction for kids in Central Park. Nearby attractions Conservatory Water, Alice in Wonderland and Pilgrim Hill. Sammy next to the Statue of Hans Christian Andersen, who is holding an open book of the “The Ugly Duckling”. Located: West of Conservatory Water - East 73rd Street.  Read More

American Girl Place

American Girl Place is in the heart of Manhattan on 5th Avenue with about 43,000-square-feet. This giant magical place for little girls is full of dolls, an adorable Cafe, Doll Hair Salon, Bookstore, Photo Studio, and a Theater.  Your little girl will love it! Plan your visit to the American Girl Place New York. Sammy with coconut Doll Hair Salon Enjoy either Brunch, Lunch or Dinner at the American Girl Cafe: Location - 609 5th Ave – between 48th St & 49th St        Read More