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The 2018 New York Comedy Festival Preview of Performances

Posted by Collin McGorty on Oct 18, 2018 9:00:00 AM

It’s no secret that New York City is one of the top epicenters of the comedy world. In fact, most of your favorite comedians probably came up through the NYC comedy scene at one time or another. That’s why it shouldn’t be a surprise that New York City is also the site of the world’s largest comedy festival, appropriately named the New York Comedy Festival. Read along to learn all about it!

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Topics: Events, NYC, Festivals

Family-Friendly Fall Activities for an Entire Season of Fun

Posted by Collin McGorty on Oct 4, 2018 9:00:00 AM

If you couldn’t tell already, autumn has finally arrived here on Long Island. In addition to the lower temperatures and bright foliage, the changing of the seasons also ushers in plenty of new fall activities for the whole family. If you’re looking to kill some time and have fun between now and winter, check out these activities, events and experiences in our area.

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Topics: Long Island, Family, Fall, Events

Why New York Comic Con is the Most Popular Event of 2018

Posted by Collin McGorty on Sep 27, 2018 9:00:00 AM

When you live near a place like New York City, there are always huge pop culture and media events popping up, seemingly every week. However, there are few that are bigger or more popular than the granddaddy of them all, New York Comic Con (NYCC). Read along to find out everything you need to know about this annual convention.

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Topics: Events, New York, NYC

Visit the New York Film Festival for the Top Upcoming Movies

Posted by Collin McGorty on Sep 6, 2018 9:00:00 AM

The 56th Annual New York Film Festival, presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, is one of the longest-running, most prestigious celebrations of cinema in the entire country. From September 28 to October 14, the annual film festival will be showcasing some of the most anticipated movies of the next year. In fact, here are a few of the top films to look out for.

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Topics: Events, New York, NYC, Festivals

How the Feast of San Gennaro Honors the Italian Tradition

Posted by Collin McGorty on Aug 23, 2018 9:00:00 AM

For 11 days from September 14 through 24, the 91st Annual Feast of San Gennaro will take place across the streets of historic Little Italy. This festival, which celebrates the patron saint of Naples, Italy, will include religious processions, colorful parades, musical entertainment and a wide variety of Italian delicacies. If you’re interested in attending, here’s everything you need to know.

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Topics: Events, Festivals, Family

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: Sports, Queens, Events

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: Family, Festivals, Queens, Events

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: Bars, Events, 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: Holiday, Events, 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, Nightlife, Food&Drink