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The Metropolitan Opera: What You Have to Know

Metropolitan Opera, NYC

The Metropolitan Opera in New York is, without question, one of the world’s preeminent opera halls. With its lavish productions and top-notch performers, this New York opera institution—dubbed “the Met” by locals—has staged legendary performances for more than a century. Want to catch a performance at the Metropolitan Opera? Here’s a quick guide! The Metropolitan Opera […]

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Rainy Day Fun in NYC

Rainy Day NYC

New York is an ideal city to explore on foot – except on rainy, snowy days.  When the weather turns foul, umbrella-wielding pedestrians clog soggy sidewalks and the parks become a muddy mess.  The Met Museum, MoMa, and Macys are certainly great choices to avoid the elements: unfortunately most people make that same choice and […]

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NYC’s Free Summer Concerts 2012

During these dog days of summer, many New Yorkers hope to escape the city.  But while the air can be hot and sticky, it also will be filled with incredible music.  Some of the world’s finest performers will be offering free concerts in outdoors settings throughout the city’s five boroughs. The New York Philharmonic, one […]

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Harlem, New York: A Walking Tour

Harlem isn’t just one of the most historic neighborhoods in New York City. It’s also one of the liveliest. The word “Harlem” alone evokes images of legendary nightspots like the Cotton Club, where great musicians filled the night with hot jazz. For others, it brings thoughts of the notorious ghetto: decrepit, dirty, and crime-ridden. While both are part of […]

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Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival

Harlem Jazz Shrines Fest

Harlem has produced some of the world’s greatest jazz artists, composers, and innovations.  The Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival celebrates the neighborhood’s legendary jazz clubs and venues, including the Apollo Theater, Minton’s Playhouse, Lenox Lounge, Showman’s Jazz Club, and Small’s Paradise. May 7 – 13, 2012, the festival will celebrate these historic venues and the music […]

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