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Try your Luck at these St. Patrick’s Day Events in our Area

Posted by Collin McGorty on Feb 21, 2019 9:00:00 AM

In just under a month from now, St. Patrick’s Day will be upon us yet again. Fortunately, as you might expect in an area with such a rich Irish heritage, Long Island hosts many different St. Patrick’s Day events for all ages. So, whether you’re looking to take your kids to a family-friendly parade or just drink Guinness all day, here are some of the top activities for the holiday weekend.

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Topics: Holiday, Long Island, Events

The Top Off-Broadway Plays Now Showing in NYC

Posted by Collin McGorty on Feb 7, 2019 9:00:00 AM

Believe it or not, there’s a whole lot more to New York City theater than what’s on Broadway. In fact, some of the city’s most fun new plays can be found Off-Broadway in smaller, more intimate venues. So, if you’re looking for a less expensive ticket or just want to check out something new and exciting, here are some of the top Off-Broadway plays in NYC.

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Topics: Events, NYC, Entertainment

Why the NYC Halloween Parade is the Spookiest Event in Town

Posted by Collin McGorty on Oct 25, 2018 9:00:00 AM

It shouldn’t come as a surprise, but New York City is home to one of the world’s largest Halloween parades. In fact, over the last 45 years, the NYC Halloween Parade is what goes bump in the night across Greenwich Village every October 31. This All Hallow’s Eve, grab your costume and join tens of thousands of ghosts, ghouls, zombies, witches and more as they march up Sixth Avenue.

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Topics: Halloween, NYC, Events

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 Lawrence Blessinger 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 Lawrence Blessinger 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

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