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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

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

Ollie’s Ultimate Preview of NYC Restaurant Week 2018

Posted by Collin McGorty on Jul 12, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Believe it or not, dining out at fantastic restaurants is one of New York City’s favorite pastimes. After all, the Big Apple has tons of out-of-this-world eateries. Luckily, from July 23 to August 17, it will be NYC Restaurant Week, where you will find special prix-fixe menus at hundreds of bistros across town. A two-course lunch is $26 and a three-course dinner will cost $42. Here are some restaurants to look out for.

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Topics: Food&Drink, restaurants, NYC

The Definitive List of the Top Spring Events in NYC for 2018

Posted by Collin McGorty on Mar 22, 2018 9:00:00 AM

Springtime, which officially kicked off on Tuesday, March 20, is the best time to be in New York. It’s great, because the weather isn’t too hot and the flowers are in bloom. Besides, since there are so many incredible spring events in NYC, you will have no shortage of activities to enjoy with friends and family until summer arrives.

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Topics: Spring, NYC, Family

The Finest New York Ice Skating Rinks for a Family Day of Fun

Posted by Collin McGorty on Dec 28, 2017 9:00:00 AM

During the winter, it can be pretty difficult to find kid-friendly events and activities for the whole family to enjoy. Luckily, there’s plenty of indoor and outdoor ice skating rinks in our area. So, before the season is over, be sure to lace up your blades and visit these incredibly fun New York ice skating rinks!

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Topics: Family, Kids, Queens, NYC

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

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

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