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ayza Wine & Chocolate Bar
11 West 31st Street • (212) 714-2992 phone(212) 714-2996 fax
The proprietors are committed to providing an impeccable, first-class dining experience. The unique menu, coupled with a selection of over 90 fine wines and champagnes from all over the world, creates a truly remarkable experience. AYZA café, wine and chocolate bar, offers its patrons first-rate food and wines in an elegant, yet comfortable Mediterranean Cuisine, Join us for live Jazz music on Mondays

Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
646 W 131st St. New York, NY 10027
This location has contributed to the pioneering of a unique section of Harlem. Nestled under the grandiose Riverside Dr. bridge, this place possess the same charisma, style, and flavor of its upstate counterparts. Harlem Dinosaur has become a favorite destination for Manhattanites, locals,
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Ozu Restaurant has been serving healthy and hearty Japanese cuisine based on Macrobiotic principles for over twenty years. Mainly vegan, and also including fish, our great variety of meals and desserts are totally without meat, eggs, dairy products, refined sugar, or artificial preservatives. Whether for lunch or dinner, food is satisfying and enjoyable in a relaxing and intimate atmosphere.

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An experience in history and scenery that culminates with unparalleled views of New York City from the newly renovated Observation Deck on the 70th floor of 30 Rockefeller Plaza, in the heart of midtown Manhattan at Rockefeller Center. The view itself is unique and astonishing, unobstructed for 360 degrees and stretching for miles in every direction. It includes a panorama of Central Park and the northern half of Manhattan that can't be found anywhere else. New York's other landmarks are visible as well, including the Chrysler Building, Times Square, the Hudson River, the East River, the Brooklyn Bridge, and the Statue of Liberty. It is, quite simply, the most spectacular view in NYC.

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
One of America’s leading historic, cultural and educational institutions.  Opened in 1982, the Museum has welcomed more than 10 million visitors.  The Museum is centered on the aircraft carrier Intrepid (CVS-11), one of the most successful ships in US history, and now a national historic landmark and one of the most unique attractions in New York City. In 1943, Intrepid was commissioned and served proudly in World War II.  She went on to serve as one of the primary recovery vessels for NASA, three tours of duty off Vietnam, and submarine surveillance in the North Atlantic during the Cold War. Today she continues her service as a premiere educational center and a monument to all who have served our nation in uniform.

River to River Festival
June 17 – July 15, 2012
Head downtown for River to River. The celebrated arts festival offers more than 500 cultural performances and events—all for free. Last year, the lineup includes visual arts, film and more throughout the summer.

Summer on the Hudson: Let's Dance Lessons
June 3,2012-June 24, 2012, 6:00 pm- 9:00 pm
Pier I, Manhattan Riverside Park South
Learn to dance like a pro at these salsa, cha-cha and bachata lessons and group dances led by master teachers from the Piel Canela Dance and Music School

NYC's 2009 LGBT Pride March & PrideFest
Sunday June 16-24, 2012
In New York City, Pride celebrations typically center around five events held over the entire fourth week of June (from Saturday, June 16 to Sunday, June 24, 2012): Details haven't yet been released, but traditionally the main events are the Rally (the earliest of the events, taking place the weekend before the March), PRIDEfest, The March, the Dance on the Pier, and Rapture on the River. The events mostly take place in the West Village, very close to the city's other gay-popular neighborhoods like Chelsea and the East Village.

The spectacular Macy's July 4th fireworks display will light up the sky over the Hudson River again in 2012. Macy’s will once again stage a showstopping pyrotechnic show over the Hudson River
The barges will be positioned in the Hudson River between 18th and 48th streets
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Cirque Du Soleil
Zarkana is an acrobatic rock opera that blends circus arts with the surreal to create a world where physical virtuosity rubs shoulders with the strange.

Terracotta Warriors
Direct from China, discover the legend behind the authentic terracotta soldiers with a fascinating journey back to the days of China’s first emperor — before and after his epic rule. Marvel at the life-size warriors up close and in person, alongside an exclusive collection of over 200 treasures and artifacts from ancient China.
Le Carrousel in Bryant Park
Le Carrousel in Bryant Park, specially created to complement the park's French classical style, is an homage to both European and American traditions. Its fourteen delightful animals, replicas of classic carousel creatures, revolve to the sounds of French cabaret music. The rounding boards, inspired by Bryant Park's elegant baroque-style torchères along 40th Street, blend into the leafy canopy of the park's plane trees.

Coney Island Mermaid Parade

Saturday, June 23, 2012
2:00 p.m./Coney Island Beach, Brooklyn
The Mermaid Parade, the nation's largest art parade, is one of New York City's greatest summer events. It celebrates the sand, the sea, the salt air and the beginning of summer, as well as the history and mythology of Coney Island, Coney Island pride, and artistic self-expression. The Parade is characterized by participants dressed in hand-made costumes as mermaids, neptunes, various sea creatures, the occasional wandering lighthouse, Coney Island post cards or amusement rides, as well as antique cars, marching bands, drill teams, and the odd yacht pulled on flatbed. Each year, a different celebrity King Neptune and Queen Mermaid rule over the proceedings, riding in the Parade and assisting in the opening of the Ocean for the summer swimming season by marching down the Beach from the Boardwalk.

US Open Championships 2012
USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
For two weeks each year, the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Queens becomes the epicenter of the tennis world. The final stop on the Grand Slam Tour, the US Open features the world’s top players, fine food and celebrity sightings galore.

2012 MAY Festivals in New York City

Sunday, May 13

Broadway Festival

Broadway / 14th - 8th Streets

Sunday, May 13

Upper Broadway Festival

Broadway / 60th - 65th Streets

Saturday, May 19

Graham Avenue Fiesta

Graham Ave. / Boerum St. - Broadway

Saturday, May 19

Waverly Place Festival

Washington Square North / University - 6th Avenue

Sunday, May 20

Fabulous 5th Avenue Festival

Fifth Avenue / St. John - 12th Street


Saturday, May 26

6th Avenue Festival

6th Avenue / 23rd - 14th Streets

NYC Service takes an innovative approach to empowering New York City's diverse, dynamic and talented residents to contribute to civic service efforts. Building on the City's lauded tradition of volunteerism and social entrepreneurship, the project's mission is to help people in each of the five boroughs discover what they can give to their neighborhood and neighbors. By emphasizing the fact that "everybody's got something to offer," the initiative addresses the unique nature of social service and urges all New Yorkers to devote themselves to volunteering.

EVENTS in Union Square Park
support an excellent cause – our ongoing efforts to beautify and revitalize Union Square Park.

EVENTS in Bryant Park
Founded in 1980 with a charge to reclaim Bryant Park for the people of New York City. Since then, the talent, dedication and execution of the BPC board and staff has transformed the park into the greatest public space in the world. The ongoing mission of the BPC is: to create a rich and dynamic visual, cultural and intellectual outdoor experience for New Yorkers and visitors alike; to enhance the real estate values of its neighbors by continuously improving the park; to burnish the park's status as a prime NYC tourist destination by presenting a meticulously maintained venue for free entertainment events; and to help prevent crime and disorder in the park by attracting thousands of patrons, at all hours, thus fostering a safe environment.

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The High Line is now open!
We hope you'll visit us in the coming days and weeks. Before you come to the High Line, there are a few things you should know:
Gansevoort Street/14th Street /
16th Street (elevator access)/18th Street/20th Street
Dogs, bicycles, and rollerblades are not permitted.

August 4, 11 & 18, 2012
Summer Streets is an annual celebration of New York City’s most valuable public space –our streets. On three consecutive Saturdays in the summer, nearly seven miles of NYC’s streets are opened for people to play, walk, bike, and breathe. Summer Streets provides more space for healthy recreation and encourages New Yorkers to use more sustainable forms of transportation. Summer Streets runs from 7:00 am to 1:00 pm. The route extends from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park, along Park Avenue and connecting streets, with easy side travel options on low-traffic streets to the Hudson River Greenway, Harlem, Brooklyn and Governors Island, allowing participants to plan a route as long or short as they wish. All activities at Summer Streets are free of charge, and designed for people of all ages and ability levels to share the streets respectfully.

Madison Square Park
Historic Madison Square Park is the vibrant center of Manhattan's Flatiron District offering flourishing gardens, lush lawns and cultural programs for all ages. Located on 6.2 acres between 23rd and 26th streets and Fifth and Madison avenues, the park has become an oasis for those who live and work nearby.

TADA!   Youth Theater
15 West 28th Street (Between Broadway and 5th) (212) 252-1619
TADA! is a multi-faceted and multi-cultural organization that emphasizes diversity in all areas of its operations. We offer a subsidized ticket program for mainstage shows; arts education in a wide variety of schools in low-income communities in all five boroughs; maintain a free training/youth development program for NYC kids ages 8-18, and offer teens the opportunity to critique, perform in and be audience members for a playwriting contest and reading series.Y´ The children we serve, the programs we develop, our audience members and our staff fully represent the diversity and vitality of New York City.

Events in Central Park New York City 2012
Central Park is a large public, urban park in the heart of New York City and is host to approximately twenty-five million visitors each year. Central Park has been a National Historic Landmark since 1963. The park was designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and architect Calvert Vaux. While much of the park looks natural, it is in fact almost entirely landscaped. It contains several natural-looking lakes and ponds, extensive walking tracks, two ice-skating rinks (one of which is a swimming pool in July and August), the Central Park Zoo, the Central Park Conservatory Garden, a wildlife sanctuary, a large area of natural woods, a reservoir with an encircling running track, and the outdoor Delacorte Theater which hosts the "Shakespeare in the Park" summer festivals. 85% of the park's operating budget comes from private sources via the Central Park Conservancy, which manages the park pursuant to a contract with New York City Department of Parks and Recreation.
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