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Next door to The Herald Square Hotel Listen to Jazz,
Have some Wine & Chocolate Spend the Night with Friends & Us!
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.

Time Out New York
You know us already: the obsessive guide to impulsive entertainment—New York City's comprehensive source for arts and entertainment listings. Time Out New York online gives you access to full content from the current issues of the magazine, searchable access to hundreds of listings and more than 3,000 restaurant and bar reviews, and a backlog of issues covering the first ten years of TONY.

NYC Restaurant Week
JULY 16 - AUGUST 10, 2012
Twice a year, in January and June/July, there is a unique opportunity to experience some of New York City's finest restaurants for a fraction of the usual price. Throughout the city, restaurants participate in "Restaurant Week" where they offer a three-course lunch for $24.07 (& some even offer dinner for $35). Restaurant Week is a great opportunity to try out a restaurant that may usually be out of your budget, or test some new restaurants with a little less financial risk.

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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.

FringeNYC will celebrate its 16th Anniversary
August 10th - 26th, 2012.

A brief synopsis just can’t do the New York International Fringe Festival justice. Stretching out over two weeks, Fringe Fest will again include more than 1,000 distinct stage performances—running the gamut from absurdist comedies to social commentaries to hip-hop musicals—with participating theater companies from down the street and around the globe. Choose a show or two that floats your boat, or buy a multi-day pass to get the full experience.

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.
Bryant Park Summer Film Festival
Mondays 5:00pm | The Lawn | 212-512-5700
No chairs, tables, dogs, plastic sheets,
tarps, bags, or pads are permitted on the lawn.


Monday, August 6, 2012
The Adventures of Robin Hood

Monday, August 13, 2012
All About Eve

Monday, August 20, 2012
Raiders of the Lost Ark
Broadway in Bryant Park
August 2012

Thursday, August 2, 2012
Broadway in Bryant Park
Chaplin, The Musical | Mamma Mia! | One Man, Two Guvnors | Silence, The Musical
12:30pm – 1:30pm | Lawn

Thursday, August 9, 2012
Broadway in Bryant Park
Chicago | Rebecca | Evita | Rent
12:30pm – 1:30pm | Lawn

Thursday, August 16, 2012
Broadway in Bryant Park
Nice Work If You Can Get It | Avenue Q | Bring It On: The Musical | Rock of Ages | A Christmas Story
12:30pm – 1:30pm | Lawn

August 2012
We are thrilled to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Delacorte Theater
The 2012 season of Shakespeare in the Park!

The Washington Square
Outdoor Art Exhibit
Fall 2012 Show
Labor Day Weekend

September 1, 2, 3 and 8, 9 • noon-6pm.
W 4th St to Waverly Pl • Greenwich Village
This twice-yearly art show along Washington Square Park has a storied history: it began in 1931, when Jackson Pollock and Willem DeKooning decided to hawk their paintings on the sidewalks to raise some rent money. In the years since then, the event has become a bit more formalized; now, it’s a juried show representing more than 200 young and established artists in painting, photography, sculpture, mixed media and crafts. Of course, you can still purchase a piece and help an up-and-coming artist pay the rent!

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.


47th STREET - 57th STREET • 11am - 6pm

Saturday, July 21, 2012
Broadway Movie Day Festival
Broadway/47th - 57th Street

Sunday, July 22, 2012
8th Avenue Festival
8th Avenue/14th - 23rd Street

Sunday, July 29, 2012
Columbus Avenue Fair
Columbus Avenue/72nd - 66th Street

Sunday, August 05, 2012
60th Street Festival
60th Street/5th - Madison Avenue

Saturday, August 11, 2012
University Place Festival
University Place/Waverly Place - 14th Street

Sunday, August 19, 2012
Daytop Madison Avenue Festival
Madison Avenue/42nd - 55th Street

Saturday, August 25, 2012
West 4th Street Festival
West 4th Street/6th Ave - University

Sunday, August 26, 2012
Amsterdam Avenue Fair
Amsterdam Avenue/79th - 86th Street

Saturday, September 01, 2012
Fourth Avenue Festival
Fourth Ave./9th - 14th Street

Sunday, September 02, 2012
Broadway Festival
Broadway/Waverly - 14th Street

Saturday, September 08, 2012
6th Avenue Festival
6th Avenue/Houston - Waverly Place

Sunday, September 09, 2012
3rd Avenue Community Benefit Festival
3rd Avenue/86th - 66th Street

Saturday, September 15, 2012
Bleecker Street Festival
Bleecker Street/8th - 7th Avenue

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.
The Annual Governors Island Art Fair
Every Weekend in September,
Saturday & Sunday - 11 AM to 6 PM
Run by artists, for artists, The Governors Island Art Fair enters its 5th year this fall as 4heads rallies an exciting and diverse selection of artists from around the world. Well over 100 independent artists are selected entirely on the merit of their work and, once chosen, each is given a room of their own in which to create an exhibition environment of their own design. A selection of galleries are exhibiting in the Fair as well as well as artists' studio residencies beginning in June.

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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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Central Park, 9:00 am
Enjoy an extraordinary walking tour of the entire Big Apple. We’ll go up and down the island of Manhattan, through the Upper West and East Sides, Greenwich Village, SoHo, and Chinatown. You'll see legendary Central Park, Rockefeller Center, and Radio City Music Hall, and take in stunning views of Manhattan as we cross the iconic Brooklyn Bridge.


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•  Body
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•  Hudson River Café
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•  Union Square
•  Grand Central Terminal
•  Whitney Museum of American Art
•  Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater
•  230 Fifth
•  Bowery Wine Company
•  Dinosaur Bar-B-Que
•  the Grocery
•  Danal

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