Summer Streets NYC 2017

On Saturday, August 5, 12 and 19th between the hours of 7 am and 1 pm, nearly seven miles of New York City’s streets are open to the public to play, run, walk and bike.

Summer Streets is modeled on other events from around the world including Ciclovía in Bogotá, Colombia and the Paris Plage in France and has since inspired other such events around the world such as CicloRecreo Via and London’s Regent Street Summer Streets.

Held between 7:00 am to 1:00 pm, Summer Streets extends from the Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park, along Park Avenue and connecting streets, with easy access from all points in New York City, allowing participants to plan a trip 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.

Summer Streets is a project of the New York City Department of Transportation.

Dancing In the Streets NYC

It’s Showtime NYC! celebrates New York City street culture and provides performance and professional development opportunities to street and subway dancers.

Performances in Battery Park

Friday July 14
Saturday July 29
Friday August 11
Saturday August 19
Friday August 25

12noon – 4pm
– donations welcome

Castle Clinton Plaza, Battery Park

Night at the Museums Lower Manhattan

Spend a summer evening immersed in New York City’s history and diverse cultures. Lower Manhattan offers one of the most varied and concentrated groups of museums in the world – all within walking distance from one another.

When: June 20, 2017 from 4 P.M. to 8 P.M.
Cost: FREE
Where: For details and a map www.nightatthemuseums.org

It’s Showtime NYC! this month in Battery Park

When: This Friday – Live in Battery Park
Friday April 14 – 12 noon to 4pm

Coming up in Battery Park
Saturday April 22
Friday April 28
12noon – 4pm (Free, donations welcome)

Where: Castle Clinton Plaza, Battery Park

It’s Showtime NYC! is a program of Dancing in the Streets, developed in partnership with the Mark Morris Dance Center, with funding from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and supported by The Shelley and Donald Rubin Foundation.

NYC Restaurant Week Winter 2017

Yes, it’s that time of year again: Time for three-course lunches ($29) and three-course dinners ($42) at some of the city’s best restaurants all 375 of them, to be exact.

When: The dining and the deals kick off on January 23 and last through February 10 (and yes — that’s longer than a week)
Where: Spanning in 41 neighborhoods across the city

The standard rules apply. You won’t be able to find these deals on Saturdays, and Sundays are optional for participating restaurants. Enjoy and Bonn Appetite!

Shopper’s Paradise Opens In Lower Manhattan

The long-awaited Westfield World Trade Center shopping mall opened its doors last month in Lower Manhattan!

From Apple to Dior, from H&M to Eataly, the variety of shops feels endless. New York’s newest shopping center lets you explore 350,000 square feet of retail brands, restaurants, and more making it the largest mall in the city. Two levels of boutiques make it a one stop destination for makeup, clothing, food, electronics, and almost anything else you can think of that fits into a shopping bag. If that alone doesn’t impress you, the striking design will. With the rib-like layout of Santiago Calatrava’s Oculus, the WTC’s newest addition is a stunner and unlike any other shopping center you’ve ever been to.

It’s a must see and a must visit for all and is conveniently open from 10 A.M. to 9 P.M. Mondays through Saturdays and from 11 A.M. to 7 P.M. on Sunday.

Restaurant Week NYC Summer 2016

The twice-annual NYC Restaurant Week offers cheap dining deals at 380 restaurants in New York. This promotional event offers three-course prix-fixe dining deals for lunch ($29) and dinner ($42). The summer season will run from Monday, July 25, 2016 to Friday, August 19, 2016. Reservations open Monday, July 11, 2016 at opentable.com

Dine Around Downtown 2016

More than 40 of Lower Manhattan’s best restaurants will participate in this Downtown tradition, one of the most delicious afternoons you will experience south of Chambers Street this year. Local favorites – old and new alike – will serve up signature dishes for between $3-$7 all afternoon.

Co-presented by the Downtown Alliance and Fosun, the event will be hosted by Food Network Star and Cookbook Author, Chef Alex Guarnaschelli! There will be live music by The National Jazz Museum in Harlem All-Stars and great promotions and prizes from our sponsors, the Seaport District and Platinum Properties

When: Wednesday June 8, 2016; Rain or Shine 11 AM to 3 PM
Where; Between Liberty & Pine and Nassau & William Streets)

Bach At One Is Back in Spring 2016

Bach at One provides the perfect lunch-hour time of reflection and meditation mid-week. The cantatas are presented within a liturgical context, providing the most authentic experience for the listener. The Choir of Trinity Wall Street and the Trinity Baroque Orchestra perform these works with period instruments and baroque-style vocal technique, revealing the majesty and splendor of these awe-inspiring sacred works to a 21st-century audience.

When: March 2- May 25, 2016, Wednesdays at 1pm. Preludes begin at 12:50pm.
Where: St. Paul’s Chapel (Broadway and Fulton Street)
Cost: Free and open to all