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Why US Open Tennis is NYC’s Biggest Sporting Event of 2018

Posted by Collin McGorty on Aug 9, 2018 9:00:00 AM

For some of the best tennis in the world, check out the US Open. The United States Open Tennis Championships will take place from August 27 to September 9 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens' Flushing Meadows-Corona Park. If you’re thinking about visiting this prestigious tournament, you must first consult this 2018 US Open Tennis guide.

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Topics: Events, Sports, Queens

Why the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival is NYC’s Biggest Fair

Posted by Collin McGorty on Aug 2, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Living in a place like New York, there are literally thousands of different cultural fairs and festivals to attend throughout the year. However, there aren’t many that are bigger than NYC’s Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival, the largest of its kind in the U.S. If you’re thinking about attending this huge, colorful multicultural event, here’s everything you need to know.

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Topics: Events, Queens, Family, Festivals

A Memorial Day Party Guide for Starting Summer off Right

Posted by Collin McGorty on May 10, 2018 9:00:00 AM

For most people, Memorial Day Weekend is the unofficial beginning of the summer season. That’s why this three-day weekend is always jam-packed with fun and exciting activities for the whole family, especially in the New York/Long Island metropolitan area. So, without further ado, here is Ollie’s 2018 Memorial Day party guide.

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Topics: Events, Bars, Family

Joyous Holiday Events and Festivities for the Whole Family

Posted by Collin McGorty on Dec 7, 2017 9:00:00 AM

Christmas and Hanukkah are almost upon us! As a way to usher in and celebrate the holiday season, there are tons of amazing festivities in our area that you don’t want to miss. Here are some of the very best holiday events on Long Island and Queens.

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Topics: Events, Holiday, Family, Kids

New York Comedy Clubs where Laughs are Guaranteed

Posted by Collin McGorty on Oct 5, 2017 9:00:00 AM

The New York City comedy scene is where some of the most famous entertainers, actors and comedians of all-time initially got their start. Superstars like Jerry Seinfeld, Eddie Murphy and Chris Rock might never have become household names if they hadn’t first cut their teeth here. If you’re interested in seeing stand-up first-hand, check out these famous New York comedy clubs where laughs are a dime a dozen.

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Topics: NYC, Events, Food&Drink, Nightlife

The Top Match-Ups on the 2017-2018 Islanders Schedule

Posted by Collin McGorty on Sep 21, 2017 10:00:00 AM

On Saturday, October 7, the Barclays Center, located in the heart of Brooklyn, will host the New York Islanders first home game of the season. Check out these top match-ups on the Islanders schedule if you’re looking to catch elite hockey in a fun, modern arena!

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Topics: Events, Sports, Brooklyn, New York sports, Family

Why The Meadows is 2017’s Biggest NYC Music Festival

Posted by Collin McGorty on Sep 7, 2017 10:00:00 AM

From September 15 to 17, The Meadows Music and Arts Festival will be taking over Citi Field in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, located in Flushing, Queens. Last year, the festival lasted two days and hosted performers like The Weeknd and Kanye West. This year, its back and better than ever! There will be three days of all-star performances from Jay Z, Red Hot Chili Peppers and the Migos.

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Topics: Events, Music, Concert, Queens

A Look Aboard NYC Cruises with Picturesque Panoramas

Posted by Collin McGorty on Aug 17, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Since New York Harbor provides seamless access to the Atlantic Ocean, East River and the historic Hudson River, there are several scenic cruise line options for New Yorkers looking to explore the area. Riders on these NYC cruises will take in picturesque views while also enjoying delicious meals, drinks and fun with family and friends.

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Topics: NYC, Events, Entertainment, Food&Drink, Nightlife, New York, Brooklyn, Family

2 4th of July Events that are Essential for All New Yorkers

Posted by Collin McGorty on Jun 29, 2017 10:00:00 AM

July 4th unites Americans across the country to join in celebrating 241 years of independence in the United States. The day will be filled with cookouts, beach visits, fireworks shows and so much more. Here are some of the best 4th of July events in or around NYC that aren’t only a ton of fun, but they represent the true meaning of the patriotic holiday.

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Topics: NYC, Events, Holiday, Family

Why Forest Hills Stadium is 2017’s Hottest Concert Venue

Posted by Collin McGorty on Jun 22, 2017 10:00:00 AM

Forest Hills Stadium, located at Forest Hills’ West Side Tennis Club, is one of New York City’s most historic concert venues. Throughout its history, it has hosted U.S. Opens, as well as some of the most popular bands and musicians of the 60s and 70s. This summer, you can see some of the biggest musical acts at Forest Hills.

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Topics: Events, Nightlife, Concert, Queens