Arts Festival / Beer Festival
Jun 19–20, 2013 Music Hall of Williamsburg Culture hounds from all over Brooklyn enjoy over a week of music, movies, and panel talks at the annual Northside Festival. Held for eight days in June, the 2013 Northside Festival takes place at a variety of venues in Brooklyn including ... more
66 North 6th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Party Earth Review An eighty-five-acre stretch of piers, marshes, lawns, and coves, Brooklyn Bridge Park has something for just about everyone – and all of it with views of the Brooklyn Bridge, Manhattan skyline, and the Statue of Liberty. Though portions of the park aren’t slated to open till 2013, the wide green lawns and center hill of ... more
Extends along the East River Waterfront
from the Manhattan Bridge to Pier 6
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Film Festival / Movies
Jun 19–28, 2013 BAM Howard Gilman Opera House New York City has been home to a thriving, innovative indie film scene for decades. Every June since 2009, the Big Apple flexes its indie muscles at the eclectic, energetic BAMcinemaFest. BAMcinemaFest 2013 features some of the most exciting ... more30 Lafayette Avenue
Party Earth Review Downtown scenesters looking to get away from the finance crowd may want to check out GalleryBar, a bi-level gallery and hangout that effortlessly blends seedy nightlife and artsy culture. A gallery by day featuring rotating exhibits of modern works by local painters and sculptors, at night the exposed brick venue opens ... more
120 Orchard Street
New York, NY 10002
Jun 19, 2013–Jan 5, 2014 Discovery Times Square The Art of the Brick is an innovative, one-of-a-kind show in New York City where LEGOs are used to create original 3-D art pieces, as well as replicas of famed works like “The Kiss” by Gustav Klimt and “Girl with a Pearl ... more226 West 44th Street
Party Earth Review A labyrinthine explosion of smells, people, stores, and activity, Chinatown is a bustling enclave that feels like a genuine slice of Hong Kong. Visitors may notice that typical rules don’t apply in this neighborhood, where tourists openly haggle with counterfeit handbag vendors on Canal Street and ancient grandmothers aggressively ... more
Borders Broome Street and Delancey Street on the north side; Broadway and Lafayette on the west side; East River Drive on the south and east sides
New York, NY 10013
Film Festival / Movies
Jun 19–20, 2013 As the temperature heats up so do the silver screens. With many major film festivals set to begin screening this summer, one of the first and foremost is the 2013 New York City International Film Festival (NYCIFF) set in the heart of Manhattan ... moreThroughout the city
Party Earth Review A whirlwind of designer fashion, celebrity sightings, and the festive aroma of roasted chestnuts, New York City’s famous Fifth Avenue shopping district is a half-mile stretch of consumer heaven riddled with chichi shops. On weekdays, the area – which stretches from 48th to 59th Street – attracts successful New Yorkers stocking ... more
Fifth Avenue between 48th and 59th Streets
New York, NY 10022
Jun 19–30, 2013 Founded in 2011, the Blue Note Jazz Festival has quickly become one of New York City’s most popular music celebrations. The Blue Note Jazz Festival 2013 takes place at nine locations around the Big Apple including the Blue Note Jazz ... moreThroughout the city
Party Earth Review Once just another abandoned and overgrown set of elevated railroad tracks, the High Line has been transformed into an urban park where patrons stroll down artfully slanted concrete planks, peruse the booths of local artists, and enjoy a peaceful atmosphere three stories above the city streets. Planted with over two hundred ... more
Washington Street and Gansevoort Street, and Tenth Avenue at West 14th Street (elevator), West 16th Street (elevator), West 18th Street, West 20th Street, West 23rd Street, West 26th Street, West 28th Street, and West 30th Street
New York, NY 10011
Jun 19, 2013 7:30 pm Carolines On Broadway
New York, NY 10019
Party Earth Review Designed by the same architects who created Central Park, Brooklyn’s Prospect Park is a popular getaway for locals and visitors looking for a bit of respite from the city’s hectic pace. A 585-acre expanse of natural beauty, the park connects Park Slope, Crown Heights, and Kensington, bringing together otherwise disparate ... more
Between Prospect Park West, Eastern Parkway, Washington Avenue, and Parkside West
Brooklyn, NY 11218
For those not too hung-over or danced-out from the city’s nightlife, there are hundreds of things to do in New York from shopping, parks, and plazas, to events, festivals, theater, and happy hours. A beacon for the fashion world, Fifth Avenue offers plenty of flagship stores and legendary establishments like Tiffany & Co., Bergdorf Goodman, and Saks Fifth Avenue where fashion lovers can peruse the high-end clothing and jewelry creations of some of the world’s most sophisticated designers.
No less impressive is Central Park, an 843-acre swath of lush nature, open meadows, and quaint, winding paths alive with joggers, sunbathers, sports enthusiasts, cyclists, and dog walkers in a never-ending quest for outdoor activities in the big metropolis.
It’s no surprise that in such a compact and diverse city, one can find culture on every corner, from the iconic silhouette of the Empire State Building, the otherworldly expanse of Chinatown, and the tourist-mobbed Times Square to looming historical institutions and landmarks like the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Rockefeller Center, or the latest blockbuster theater performances on Broadway.
And not to be forgotten among New York’s cultural treasures is the full schedule of parades and festivals celebrating every major holiday, religion, race, creed, and culture.
Whether it’s hanging out at a café for brunch, sightseeing all over NYC, hitting up Happy Hour with friends, or soaking up the city for a night on the town, there are endless New York things to do for all types, all moods, and all hours of the day.