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4 Fun Things to Do in Lower Manhattan March 2017

We’re just as shocked as you are that it’s already March! Time flies when you’re having fun and enjoying everything New York City has to offer? Before we dive into spring, here are a few farewell-to-winter celebrations we suggest to round out the cold season: Orchid Show (New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx; Now until April 9) It’s that time of year again and this year’s Orchid Show theme is Thailand. Travel to Southeast Asia to discover beautiful blooms without actually traveling there! Be sure to visit their website for special events and more details on Orchid Evenings. St. Patrick’s Day There’s nothing more exciting than celebrating Irish heritage with green beer or jumping into a parade! From Sunnyside to Midtown, there are plenty of ways to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in New York City. For more St. Patty’s Day happenings, visit TimeOut New York’s complete synopsis on all Irish-related events. Sunday Brunch at the Met (Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center, 30 Lincoln Center, New York; Now until May 7) The Met is now open on Sundays and this season opera fans are invited to explore the facility and enjoy an afternoon meal with a show! The $39 Prix Fixe includes an Endless Mionetto Prosecco cocktail and a performance by rising Met stars. NYC Craft Beer Festival (Metropolitan Pavilion, 125 West 18th Street, New York; March 24 – 25) There’s only one place to sample an extensive and diverse offering of craft beers, meads, ciders and spirits and that’s at the 2017 NYC Craft Beer Festival! Whether you love beer or cocktails, there’s something for everyone....

4 Fun Things to Do in Lower Manhattan this February 2017

February Out & About Tis the season of love! Fall head over heels with New York City this February by exploring everything amazing it has to offer. From indulging in authentic Asian cuisine in Chinatown to exploring the latest gallery exhibit, here are four fantastic February NYC events: Wine and Dine with Chocolate (February 10, People’s United Bank, 250 Park Avenue, New York) Invite a loved one or fly solo at Ripple Effect Artists Wine and Chocolate Gala. Enjoy decadent food, sample mouth-watering chocolates and sip on elegant wines while meeting talented artists. Ripple Effect Artists is a local theatre organization that features productions and talk-backs with a purpose to support the arts. Take a Cooking Class at Brookfield Place (Institute of Culinary Education, Brookfield Place, 225 Liberty Street, New York) New York City may be the restaurant capital of the world, it’s also a great place to learn how to cook or improve your skills. The Institute of Culinary Education is offering a number of Valentine’s Day classes throughout the month of February geared towards couples and singles! Visit their website for course descriptions and times. Celebrate Black History Month (The Center for Architecture, 526 LaGuardia Place, New York) ‘Say It Loud’ is an exhibition at the Center for Architecture that showcases projects from 20 different designers as well as a timeline covering the history of black architects here in New York City. The goal is to encourage and celebrate young black architects as only two percent of the country’s total licensed architects are African American. This exhibition is free through April 1. Asian Vegetarian Food & Culture...

4 Fun Things To Do In Lower Manhattan During January 2017

Give yourself a pat on the back – you survived the holiday season in NYC! While you may have thought the plethora of things to do in this great city peaked with the celebrations of November and December, there are still plenty of new and exciting things to do to kick off the new year! Whether you’re looking for an educational walking tour or something new in the performing arts scene, there are a host of exciting activities happening in New York City this January: 2nd Avenue Subway OPEN (72nd Street Station, 86th Street Station and 96th Street Station on Second Avenue, New York) After nearly 100 years, the 2nd Avenue Subway is finally open! An extension of the Q train, riders are able to access the Upper East Side with ease. The MTA also commissioned various local artists to design each station. Check out the stunning mosaics by acclaimed artist Church Close at the 86th Street Station. Phantom of the Opera (January 9 – June 17; Majestic Theatre, 247 West 44th Street, New York) Spend an evening watching the timeless yet tragic love story, Phantom of the Opera. Based upon the tale of a masked man who’s obsessed with a well-known Paris Opera House performer, the evolution of this dark,  jaw-dropping, performance will leave you wanting more! Discount tickets for $89 are available Monday through Thursday. Jewish Film Festival (January 11 – 24; Lincoln Center, Walter Reade Theatre, 70 Lincoln Center Plaza, New York) The New York Jewish Film Festival is back and this year’s line-up of films and documentaries are even better than last. The Jewish Museum...