Posts Tagged Events

  1. Today’s events

    A quick run down of today’s events…

    First up, happening right now, the People’s Climate March will be heading down Central Park West, then across to 8th Ave to head down to Bryant Park, before turning down 42nd St and heading through the neighborhood to 11th Ave, finally ending up at 34th St around the future Hudson Yards. It should be a big one, so you shouldn’t be able to miss it.

    Meanwhile, running until 7pm, the 28th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction is on around Times Square and along 44th St. All sorts of Broadway memorabilia will be available, as well as chances to pose for pictures with Broadway and Off-​Broadway stars for donations to Broadway Cares. There’ll also be half-​hourly silent auctions, so plenty of opportunities to pick up some unique Broadway merch.

    Also, today is a big day for the High Line, with the final section opening to the public. It’s been a long time coming… Now you’ll be able to enter the High Line from 34th St around 11th Ave (where the Climate March will be ending coincidence?) and walk the full length down to Gansevoort St. They’ve got a lot of events on over the next few days as part of the opening celebrations, so there’ll be plenty to do.

    And later tonight, at 8pm at Bar 9, Drunken Shakespeare returns. Have a few drinks and give your best version of a classic speech or sonnet, or just watch other people embarrass themselves!

    Big day today!

Friday, Sep 19th

Saturday, Aug 30th

  1. Tugboat Race & Competition on the Hudson tomorrow

    All day tomorrow over on the Hudson River is the 22nd Annual Running of the Great North River Tugboat Race & Competition. Dozens of tugboats will be cruising up and down the river, with races, nose-​to-​nose pushing competitions, and a number of other challenges and contests between the boats and their crews. There’s also things on for spectators, most notably a spinach-​eating content in Popeye’s honor. (There’s a Wikipedia article on the whole event that’ll give you the full history…)

    The main viewing area is on Pier 84, and that’s where all the shore parts of the day will be taking place. Here’s the schedule, per the flyer:

    10:00 AM Parade of tugs from Pier 84 to the start line.

    10:30 AM: Race starts From South of 79th Street Boat Basin (near Pier I) to Pier 84.

    11 AM: Nose to nose pushing contests and line toss competition.

    Noon: Tugs tie up to Pier 84 for lunch and awards ceremony. Exhibits, amateur line toss, spinach eating contest

    1 PM: Awards ceremony. Tugs depart at about 2 PM.

    And if watching from the shore isn’t exciting enough for you, Circle Line Cruises will have a spectator boat in amongst the action. It looks like tickets are still available $25 for adults, $12 for children so scoop those up if you can.

    The weather isn’t looking too nice for tomorrow unfortunately, but it should still be a good day out on the water.

Saturday, Aug 23rd

  1. Be prepared: “Go Topless Day” is on tomorrow

    Columbus Circle

    A quick note: Tuesday next week is Women’s Equality Day, and every year GoTopless hold protests/​celebrations to mark the day. On Sunday, the New York City march will be held, starting from Columbus Circle, moving down Broadway to Times Square, before finishing at Bryant Park, where various shows, etc will be happening. You can expect to see a group of topless people heading down Broadway around 1pm. Now you know.

Saturday, Jul 19th

  1. Last day of the Space & Science Festival at the Intrepid tomorrow

    Intrepid Air & Space Museum

    The annual Space & Science Festival at the Intrepid Museum has been running for the past few days, and wraps up after its final day tomorrow. The festival has a whole range of displays and events covering everything space, with plenty of NASA gear throughout the museum, as well as astronauts available to meet/​get an autograph “selfie” with.

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    Source: Intrepid Museum/​Facebook

    Buzz Aldrin was even there on Friday as part of a talk celebrating the 45th anniversary of the moon landing, along side astronaut Mike Massimino:

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    Source: NASA Kennedy/​Twitter

    Tomorrow has a number of activities on, as well as the last chance for the festival to meet a real astronaut. You can see the full schedule for tomorrow on the Intrepid’s site.

Sunday, Jun 29th

  1. Healthy Hell’s Kitchenights at Mathews Palmer Park starts tomorrow

    Tomorrow night is the first of three nights the “Healthy Hell’s Kitchenights” is running free health nights the W 45th St Block Association is running in Mathew Palmers Park. The nights will have candlelight yoga, “going green” bootcamps, and reflexology:

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    Source: W 45th St Block Association

    Tomorrow night won’t have the bootcamp, but the reflexology and yoga will be running at 7:30pm and 8:30pm. You can see all the details on their Facebook event, or just grab a yoga mat and head on over tomorrow night. The nights are being held each Monday for the next three weeks, so plenty of chances to get out and enjoy the warm summer nights.

Monday, Apr 21st

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Saturday, Oct 12th