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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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