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Chinatown Restaurant Week

Love great Asian food? (okay, who doesn’t?)  Well, grab your chopsticks and head to Chinatown Restaurant Week, a celebration of Asian cuisines, including Chinese, Japanese, Vietnamese, and Malaysian. Through March 18th seventeen Manhattan Chinatown restaurants will offer special multi-course dinners for $18.88 (tax and gratuity not included). Participating restaurants: Peking Duck House – 28 Mott […]

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NY Orchid Show 2012

The New York Botanical Garden’s annual Orchid Show, the nation’s largest exhibition of orchids, celebrates its 10th Anniversary with Patrick Blanc’s Vertical Gardens, March 3 – April 22, 2012. The historic Enid A. Haupt Conservatory is transformed into vertical gardens featuring structures covered in orchids, ferns, and exotic plants.  Created by French botanist and artist […]

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Chinese New Year 2012

Chinese New Year is the most important holiday in traditional Chinese culture.  January 23, 2012 rings in the Year of the Dragon, and NYC will celebrate with parades, fireworks, food, and cultural events throughout the city. For centuries the Chinese have celebrated the New Year, which is also known as Spring Festival (end of the […]

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No Pants Subway Ride 2012

Wanna be part of a real “flash mob”?  Well, grab your skivvies and Metrocard and join the No Pants Subway Ride 2012! The No Pants Subway Ride is an annual event staged by Improv Everywhere, described as “an international celebration of silliness.”  This year over 50 cities worldwide will participate.  The idea behind No Pants […]

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New Year’s Eve – Times Square

Every year on December 31, people from around the globe gather in the Crossroads of the World to join a massive party: New Year’s Eve in Times Square.  As many as a million people crowd into the square, joined by over a billion world-wide watching the live telecast.  Musical performances, pyrotechnics,  colorful confetti, and, of […]

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NYC Halloween Events 2011

New Yorkers love any excuse to dress up and cut loose.  So, Halloween is a particularly festive holiday in the city.  Following are Halloween events to get you in the “spirit”: Now through Halloween The Haunted Pumpkin [email protected] NY Botanical Garden A garden full of bugs, bats, parties, parades, and hundreds of intricately carved pumpkins. […]

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NYC Gay Pride 2011

Every year the streets of NYC become even more fabulous on the last Sunday in June with the Gay Pride March.  The centerpiece of the city’s week-long Pride Festival, the March down Fifth Avenue into Greenwich Village commemorates the 1969 Stonewall Riots, which launched the Gay Rights Movement. With the legalization of Gay Marriage in […]

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