May 18, 2013 Citi Field (Flushing, NY) Can you not resist shaking your hips, perching your lips, and taking the nearest person as a dance partner every time a DJ drops those deep dubstep beats at your favorite club? If you answered yes and haven’t been to the Electric ... more
123-01 Roosevelt Avenue
Flushing, NY 11368
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
May 18, 2013 Prospect Park The Great GoogaMooga transforms Brooklyn’s Prospect Park into a music/foodie haven during one weekend in May. The outdoor festival features tunes from a wide range of genres – like indie rock, jazz, and pop – with food and ... more
Between Prospect Park West, Eastern Parkway, Washington Avenue, and Parkside West
Brooklyn, NY 11218
Bar / Arcade
Party Earth Review A mash-up of proud dorks, hipsters, and crunchy yuppies with their dogs in tow show up for a little friendly competition at Barcade, a beer bar/arcade combo featuring almost three dozen vintage arcade games. Just inside, an open patio offers scintillating sinners who (still) smoke a place to puff and chat beside a wall ... more
388 Union Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211
May 18, 2013 3:00 pm Tompkins Square Park Whitney Houston isn’t the only person who wants to dance with somebody. Every May in New York City, nearly 10,000 enthusiastic local and international dancers head to the New York Dance Parade and DanceFest. The New York Dance Parade ... more
500 East 9th Street
New York, NY 10009
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
Parade / Dance Festival
May 18, 2013 1:00 pm Whitney Houston isn’t the only person who wants to dance with somebody. Every May in New York City, nearly 10,000 enthusiastic local and international dancers head to the New York Dance Parade and DanceFest. The New York Dance Parade ... moreThroughout the city
Party Earth Review With a façade as raw and inscrutable as the DIY movement itself, Glasslands Gallery is Williamsburg’s quintessential warehouse-meets-house party venue. While many of its peers are little more than basements with painted walls, this art gallery bar showcases work that runs the gamut from avant-garde to slapdash tagging ... more
289 Kent Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211
Party Earth Review One of New York’s most hallowed halls of stand-up, the Comedy Cellar – which has hosted the likes of Jerry Seinfeld, Dave Chapelle, and Jon Stewart – remains a go-to venue for tourists, groups of giggling college students, and business types in the market for a few good laughs. A hallway hung floor to ceiling with headshots ... more
117 MacDougal Street
New York, NY 10012
May 18, 2013 10:00 pm Pacha
618 West 46th Street
New York, NY 10036
Party Earth Review An underground blend of coffee shop, restaurant, and specialty market pedaling everything from mopeds to shaving kits, The Smile attracts hordes of seasoned screenwriters and wannabe Oscar nominees in need of a place to dish over brie baguettes and café au lait. Tucked away beneath Bond Street, the venue features a rustic ... more
26 Bond Street
New York, NY 10012
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.
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