Union Square

Union Square is New York City’s most lively square and situated perfectly in the city.  Just north of the Village and New York University and south of Park Avenue area.  Diversified groups of people participate with the Square everyday, from Artists to students, political activist to protestors; there’s even a farmers market which is open on Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday between 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m..  Great place for dogs as well, there is a dog run in... Read More

East Meadow

East Meadow spans six acres of green pastoral surrounded by the finest trees in the lawn. The Meadow is perfect for playing sports, picnicking, and sunbathing. The lawn re-opened on September 20, 2011 after a $3M restoration by the Central Park Conservancy. Nearby Tourist Attractions: Conservatory Garden, French Garden, Italian Garden, English Garden, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Museum of the City, and El Museo del Barrio. The grass is finally greener on the Upper East... Read More

Atlantic Antic Street Festival

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, country, R&B, jazz, music for kids, including fun activities such as drum circles, and belly-dancing,... 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

Films on the Green Festival

Films on the Green Festival presents an outdoor event - ”Two Days in Paris – Deux Jours à Paris By Julie Delpy Date: September 8, 2011 Place: Columbia University / Low Library Steps Films on the Green: screening will begin at 7:30 pm About the Film: Marion (Delpy), a French photographer, lives in New York with Jack (Goldberg), an interior designer. After a brief stay in Venice, they decide to go to Paris to visit Marion’s family. But the romantic getaway is cut... Read More

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

Delacorte Clock

The Delacorte Music Clock plays nursery rhymes tunes on the hour and half-hour between 8:00AM — 5:00PM – “It sits atop a three-tiered tower and features a band of whimsical animals: two bronze monkeys banging hammers against a bell; a penguin on drum; a hippo on violin; a bear and his tambourine; a concertina-playing elephant; a goat with pipes; and a kangaroo on horn”. Click Here for more details. Location: Delacorte Clock can be found between the Wildlife... 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

Ladies Pavilion

The Ladies Pavilion is a romantic victorian vintage overlooking the Lake. The shed was built in 1871, and designed by Jacob Wrey Mould (1825-1886), as a shelter for people waiting for the trolley at 8th Avenue and 59th Street. This 19th century American decor art structure relocated to Central Park around early 1900′s. See other Tourist Attractions and Central Park. Relaxing by the Lake and enjoying the view. It’s a beautiful place to sit and read a book. Location: West... Read More

Hernshead

Hernshead is a rocky opening overlooking the Lake, and steps away from the Ladies Pavilion. This area offers romantic views of the manhattan skyline, reflecting off the water. See other Tourist Attractions and Central Park. A great place to hangout with friends or read a book. One of the most romantic places in the park. Beautiful during the springtime and summer with blooming flowers around the area. Location:West Side between 75th and 76th Streets.  Read More

Cherry Hill

Cherry Hill is on a slope overlooking the scenic view of the Lake, and the Ramble. The name Cherry Hill comes from the cherry trees on the slope of the Lake. The stunning views around the surrounding area makes it a perfect place for New Yorkers and visitors to sunbathe, read or have a picnic. There are benches around Cherry Hill for people to enjoy the scenery of the Lake, and the Bow Bridge. Cherry Hill Fountain Nearby locations: Bethesda Terrace, Lake, Bow Bridge, Ramble,... 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

Oak Bridge at Bank Rock Bay

Oak Bridge at Bank Rock Bay is a wooden footbridge crossing the Lake into the entrance of the Ramble. Originally constructed in 1860, designed by Calvert Vaux, and replaced in 1935, as well as restored over the years. View of the Lake from the Oak Bridge Location: West Side of the Ramble between 77th and 78th Streets.  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

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

Pilgrim Hill

Pilgrim Hill comes from a name of a bronze statue that stands atop of the hill. The statue is sculpted by John Quincy Adams Ward and it was a gift to Central Park by the New England Society in 1884. Location: East Side at 72nd Street steps away from Conservatory Water and 5th Ave. The Pilgrim Hill is the best place to go sledding in Central Park during the wintertime.  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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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