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Italians of New York City

Little Italy's Feast of San Gennaro, NYC

New York has been called “the Italian American capital” because it is home to the largest Italian American population in the U.S.  There are Italian communities in all five boroughs of the city, most with deep roots in their area.  Italians helped build the modern city and have made a profound impact on NYC’s arts, […]

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NYC No Pants Subway Ride (Updated 2014)

No Pants Subway Ride NYC

New Yorkers love an opportunity to misbehave, and playful annual events like NYC Pillow Fight and Water Fight NYC grow larger every year.  On January 12, 2014 the largest, most uninhibited event of them all returns: the No Pants Subway Ride.  At 3:00pm participants will meet, take to the subway, and take off their pants.  It’s […]

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NYC’s Three Kings Day (Updated 2014)

Three Kings Day Parade NYC

Christmas and New Year have passed, but the New York holiday season doesn’t conclude until its annual finale: Three Kings Day.  January 6th is Feliz Dia de Reyes, a cherished holiday in many Latin cultures.  NYC’s Hispanic communities honor the day with festive celebrations focused on children. Background of Three Kings Day Three Kings Day […]

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New Years’ Eve in Times Square (Updated 2013/2014)

New Years Eve Times Squar

Every December 31st 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 cavernous square, joined by over a billion world-wide who watch the live telecast.  Musical performances, pyrotechnics, a blizzard of confetti, […]

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NYC Halloween Events 2012

Halloween is BIG in NYC. New Yorkers love an opportunity to dress up, cut loose, and misbehave. Halloween events take place all over the city, from family fun to terrifying haunted houses. Here’s a roundup up this year’s events: Ongoing – Ghosts of New York Tours – describing NYC as “America’s most haunted city,” Victorian-costumed […]

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NYC’s Feast of San Gennaro (Updated 2014)

San Gennaro Festival, NYC

New York’s Little Italy becomes a big party during the annual Feast of San Gennaro – September 11 – 21, 2014.  The colorful, chaotic festival honors the patron saint of Naples and includes religious ceremonies, parades, musical performances, carnival games and rides, and lots of great Italian food.  Mulberry Street is lined with stalls and […]

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Manhattanhenge 2012

Grab your camera (or smart phone) and head to one of Manhattan’s main cross-town arteries for that semiannual solar event: Manhattanhenge.  Twice yearly the setting sun aligns precisely with Manhattan’s street grid, creating a radiant glow across the canyons and illuminating both sides of the cross streets. Had Manhattan’s orderly plan of avenues and streets […]

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