November 30, 2015

Columbus Circle Holiday Market

What: The market is the perfect place to enjoy bites from some of the city's finest, shop for holiday gifts from artisans and designers, and soak in the splendor of winter in New York. Shop for handmade gifts, jewelry, clothing and so much more!
When: December 1st - December 24th, 2015
Where: Columbus Circle - 59th Street and Central Park West

November 24, 2015

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade #MacysParade

What: America's Parade showcases balloons, floats, celebs, bands, dancers, clowns and so much live entertainment in the most spectacular holiday celebration in the world. Come see the most famous 2 1/2 mile march through Manhattan's streets!
When: November 26th, 2015
Where: The procession heads south down Central Park West from 77th Street, east along Central Park South to Sixth Avenue and then south along Sixth Avenue to West 34th Street, ending in front of Macy's in Herald Square.

LIC Flea & Food Indoor Holiday Market at The Shops at Atlas Park

What: The LIC Flea & Food in Long Island City announced it will be back at the end of November with an indoor holiday market at The Shops at Atlas Park in Glendale

Items at the holiday market, which will run through Christmas, include handcrafted jewelry, clothes, accessories, art, vintage clothes and items, furnishings and more. 

Visitors can tempt their stomachs with incredible eats and delectable sweets, and enjoy a drink at the all-Queens beer and wine garden. 

There will also be fun for everyone with activities for children, live music, an arcade and much more.

When: November 28th, 2015  |  11 a.m. to 7 p.m.  |  Every weekend thru Christmas
Where: 8000 Cooper Ave., Glendale, Queens

November 23, 2015

Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade Balloon Inflation

What: The traditional Macy's Balloon Inflation takes place on Thanksgiving Eve in the streets around the American Museum of Natural History. 
Arrive early to beat the crowds. By 5pm the majority of balloons have begun to take shape and by 9pm all are usually inflated.
When: Wednesday, November 25th, 2015  |  3-10pm
Where: Visitors are welcome to join a procession that starts at 79th Street and Columbus Avenue, circling the museum between 77th and 81st Streets and Central Park West and Columbus Avenue.

The 16th Annual Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square

What: On Monday, November 30, 2015 the Lincoln Square Business Improvement District and presenting sponsor Time Warner will host the Sixteenth Annual Winter’s Eve at Lincoln Square – New York’s largest holiday festival! Join legendary artists, up-and-coming musicians, dancers, street performers and more as we welcome the holiday season and light up the Upper West Side with an evening of music, food, dancing and fun for everyone. 

Lincoln Square’s sidewalks and public spaces will come alive with music, performers, processional groups, jugglers, stilt-walkers and more, making for a festive fun-filled evening along the streets of this dynamic Upper West Side neighborhood.
When: Monday, November 30, 2015, 5:30 pm – 9:00 pm, Rain, Snow Or Shine!
Where: The Celebration Begins With The Lighting Of The Upper West Side Holiday Tree In Dante Park At Broadway & 63rd Street And Continues Along Broadway From Time Warner Center To 68th Street.
Take The 1, A, B, C, Or D Train To 59th Street/Columbus Circle Or The 1 Train To 66th Street And Broadway.

November 22, 2015

The Origami Holiday Tree

What: Visit the American Museum of Natural History each holiday season to see one of New York’s most beloved displays, the Origami Holiday Tree—an annual tradition for more than forty years. Produced in partnership with OrigamiUSA, the tree is delightfully decorated with more than 800 hand-folded paper models created by local, national, and international origami artists. 
Feeling crafty? Volunteers from OrigamiUSA will be on hand at the Museum to teach paper folding to visitors of all ages.
When: November 23rd, 2015—January 10th, 2016
Where: American Museum of Natural History: Central Park West at 79th Street

November 18, 2015

Union Square Holiday Market

What: More than 100 red-and-white booths fill Union Square Park for its 19th annual Holiday Market. You’ll find plenty of affordable, quality items, as well as coupons for local businesses at the information booth. Your wallet will thank you.
When: November 19th - December 24th, 2015
Where: University Pl & E 14th St New York, NY 10003

November 13, 2015

14th Annual Holiday Train Show at Grand Central

What: Presented annually by the New York Transit Museum, this popular model railroad exhibition features Metro-North, New York Central, and subway trains departing from a miniature Grand Central Terminal on a 34’-long, two-level “O” gauge layout. The Museum’s store and booth at the Holiday Fair also offer great gifts for your holiday shopping. Transit gifts are available online at
When: Nov. 14, 2015 – Feb. 21, 2016
Mon – Fri 8 am To 8 pm
Sat – Sun 10 am To 6pm
Where: Grand Central - NY Transit Museum Gallery Annex and Store - Shuttle Passage

November 12, 2015


What: Located in the Terminal’s historic Vanderbilt Hall, you’ll find the city’s best holiday shopping experience featuring 76 vendors with a wide array of goods at all price levels.  The fair features artisans selling unique crafts, jewelry, clothing, home furnishings, children’s gifts, and more. Click here for the Holiday Fair directory.
When: November 14th – December 24th, 2015
Monday-Saturday   10:00am - 8:00pm
Sunday                 11:00am - 7:00pm
Thanksgiving Eve  Closing at 8:00pm
Christmas Eve       Closing at 6:00pm
Where: Vanderbilt Hall, GrandCentral Terminal

November 4, 2015

Ridgewood Market: Holiday Festival in Queens!

What: Shop over 40 independent and local artisan vendors!
New Vendors at every market event!
Local, Artisan, and Vintage Gifts!
Food and Pastries!
Beer and Alcohol!
Music! Entertainment!
And more!!
Kid Friendly! Date Friendly!
There will be a 50/50 Raffle AND prize raffles!
When: Two Dates to Choose From: 
Night Bazaar Saturday November 7th, 2015  |  5 PM -11 PM
Brunch Market - Sunday November 15th, 2015  |  11 AM -5 PM
Where: GottscheerHall:  657 Fairview Ave Ridgewood, NY 11385

November 3, 2015

35¢ Cocktails Every Tuesday During this Prohibition-Era Happy Hour

What: Lower East Side eatery Louie and Chan will travel back to the Roaring Twenties, slinging 35¢ cocktails every Tuesday from 7 to 8pm at both the restaurant upstairs and bar-lounge downstairs. Drinks will rotate weekly. Following each cocktail hour, a weekly 1920s-themed Chan's Parlor bash will commence in the subterranean speakeasy, complete with live jazz, burlesque dancers and, of course, more booze. Period garb is encouraged, so dust off your Gatsby suits and flapper frocks.
When: Every Tuesday 7 - 8pm
Where: Louie and Chan: 303 Broome Street, New York

November 1, 2015

Tokyo Wants Your Logo Ideas for the 2020 Olympics #Tokyo2020Emblems

The Tokyo 2020 Emblems Selection Committee has launched the design competition for the new Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games emblems. The competition is open to everyone regardless of previous experience or formal qualifications, and individual or group applications are welcomed. 

Individual competition entries are invited from Japanese nationals over 18 years-old and foreign nationals over 18 years-old with the right of residence in Japan. Children and foreigners not resident in Japan can also take part via the group entries system (10 persons max.) as long as at least one person meets the above age, nationality and residential requirements.

The complete guidelines regarding the design competition for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games emblems are available here.

Applications can be submitted online from Tuesday November 24th  to Monday December 7th 2015 through a website to be publicly announced at a later date. An official announcement of the winning entry is scheduled for spring 2016.

The entry selected by the Tokyo 2020 Emblems Selection Committee will be forwarded to the Tokyo 2020 Executive Board for final approval. The winning entry will receive an official invitation to attend the opening ceremonies of both the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The Games emblems should seek to symbolize the fact that the 2020 Games are being held in Tokyo and Japan, and elicit empathy with people across the world. The designs should endeavor to have widespread appeal before, during and long after the 2020 Games are over.

Tokyo 2020 would like all applicants to give full rein to their imagination and creativity, and incorporate one or more of the following key concepts into their design of new Games emblems: “The power of sport”, “Typifying Tokyo and/or Japan”, “World peace”, “Exerting the utmost efforts and striving to achieve a personal best,”, “Inclusivity”, “Innovation and Futuristic”, “Regeneration (ability to recover from the 2011 disaster).