Of course everyone looks forward to the typical Thanksgiving festivities, but the day before is just as fun, too! Before everyone gets together with their family for the holiday, get your friends together and head out to one of these great local bars on the day before Thanksgiving.
One of New York City’s most popular yearly traditions is almost here: the 90th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. Since 1924, the parade has marched its way through the streets of Manhattan with their signature character balloons, floats, marching bands, performers and so much more. This year the NYC Thanksgiving Day Parade will be held on Thursday, November 24, starting at 9 a.m.
Going into its 7th year, TASTE Williamsburg Greenpoint is hosting its annual block party-style gathering that celebrates the authentic flavor of North Brooklyn’s up-and-coming food scene. This outdoor party showcases the very best in local favorites with participation from over forty neighborhood bars and restaurants. Even a few of the area’s best wineries and breweries are contributing to this 21+ event. It takes place in East River State Park in Williamsburg on Sunday, September 18th, from 1 to 5 PM.
This Labor Day weekend, Electric Zoo: Wild Island Music Festival will take place in Randall’s Island Park on the East River between Manhattan, the Bronx and Queens. From Friday, September 2, to Sunday, September 4, top DJs and musical acts from around the world will perform for thousands of festival goers who together will make this New York’s biggest dance party.
Labor Day is celebrated every year on the first Monday of September and serves as the unofficial end of the summer season. With everyone off from either work or school, people will be out and about, trying to savor the remnants of summer. Luckily, New York City and Long Island are home to some great Labor Day weekend activities that you’re not going to want to miss.
Every year towards the end of summer, the tennis world descends on Flushing, Queens for another United States Open Tennis Championship at the world-famous USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. This year, the tournament kicks off with first-round action on Monday, August 29th and ends on Sunday, September 11th after the Women’s Doubles and Men’s Singles Finals. With as good of a year as it’s been in tennis, this upcoming U.S. Open is shaping up to be one for the ages!
Something big is happening in the heart of Brooklyn and its changing New York City’s food scene. It’s called Smorgasburg and it can be enjoyed Saturdays at East River State Park in Williamsburg. On Sundays, it takes place in Prospect Park at Breeze Hill. Each location runs from 11am to 6pm, rain or shine. Brooklyn Smorgasburg showcases over 100 food vendors from around the area, attracting over 10,000 visitors a day. It was even described by The New York Times as “The Woodstock of Eating.” Whether you’ve experienced it or not, Brooklyn Smorgasburg will leave you satisfied after every visit!
Brooklyn is New York City’s most populated borough, and rightfully so. Time spent in Brooklyn is always time well-spent. With delicious food, wonderful sights to see and spectacular sporting events, you’ll never be at a loss for fun things to do in Brooklyn.
With back to school and fall around the corner, it’s time to get out of the summer cycle. But that doesn’t mean you have to sit around and wait for next summer. Keep busy with entertaining NYC Broadway shows! A trip to the city isn’t far and the talent and story telling that lives on Broadway will have you inspired! Ollie’s Taxi & Airport Service has your guide to Broadway shows you can’t miss.
Being one of the five boroughs of New York City, there are countless fun things to do in Queens. Between restaurants, sporting events and parks, a day spent in Queens is a day well spent.