Archive for 12/28/2017

New Year’s Eve in New York City

Christmas has come and gone. But there is no doubt still that festive feeling in the air.  Perhaps it has to do with the super cold weather, or the mega store sales. Maybe it’s the fact that wherever you go you seem to come face to face with yet another spectacular Christmas tree, adorned with tinsel and lights, brightening up the entire area.  Because truly, even though the season comes but one time of the year, as B.B. King told us back in 1961, we can truly “let the good times roll.”

This year NYC seems to have outdone itself once more.  Even for those who don’t like to party so much, there’s nothing quite like Prospect Park’s New Year’s Eve fireworks display. Another non-party event is the wonderfully-guided Brooklyn Bridge Walk into the New Year.  What could be more awesome than seeing the new year in with that spectacular view?  Tours start at 10:30pm and are given in a variety of languages.

But now on to the parties.  NYC certainly has no shortage of bars and clubs and the managers there know how to throw a good party. Some ideas include: London’s Hot Chip + Simian Mobile Disco – a collaboration of “delicious disco beats with genuine heart and humor.”  Head out to Brooklyn’s Secret Project Robot for the annual Glitterballnyc NYE and party together with Joakim, DJ Shaif Laffrey  and Andi & Chase Smith.  For ravers who find themselves in NYC see the new year in with Rinsed, MeanRed, ReSolute and DJ Sprinkles among others.

And, if you partied a little too hard, there’s always the NYC Recovery Plan to get you back on track!

The Rockefeller Center Tree

A classic New York Christmas just would not be the same without the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree. Arriving last month in New York at the Plaza, the 75-foot tall tree – originally from Norway – is still looking glorious at the Rockefeller Plaza and will do for another few weeks.

Watch this video and learn from Dylan Dreyer how and why this specific tree was chosen for this momentous task.

New Exhibit at NYC’s Botanical Garden Annual Holiday Train Show

The New York Botanical Garden’s annual holiday train show is underway, featuring a range of model trains scattered throughout the greenery. But this year’s exhibit has a new holiday-themed feature: life-like replicas of NYC’s landmarks, all made and decorated with wood chips, leaves, flowers and other plant parts.

The new exhibit includes Coney Island, Manhattan Skyscrapers, the Empire State Building, the Hudson River and many more sites from throughout the five boroughs.

This year, the train show also includes several new locomotive models as well as a half-mile track, bridges and train sounds to create a multi-sensory experience for families.

NYC Preps for A Concert for Island Relief

NYC is getting ready to host Dave Matthews and Trey Anastasio Band for a concert in support of hurricane relief efforts in the US and the British Virgin Islands.

The concert, called “A Concert for Island Relief”, will take place on January 6th at Radio City Music Hall. Other performers will include Aaron Neville and Hurray for the Riff Raff.

Radio City is owned by the Madison Square Garden Company, who says it plans to donate the use of the venue as well as all related expenses to benefit the the victims of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, including residents of Florida and Puerto Rico. Ticketmaster has also stated its intention to contribute proceeds from its service fees as well.