Month: January 2013

Where to watch the Super Bowl in NYC if you’re a Ravens fan

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On Wednesday we told you where you should watch the Super Bowl if you happen to be a 49ers fan in New York City. Today, we’ve found a couple of great spots to watch the game if you bleed purple! This one’s for the Baltimore Ravens fans looking for fellow die hards to enjoy Super Bowl Sunday with:

Wharf Bar and GrillMidtown East

Head up to 3rd and 39th to find this fantastic sports bar which will be crammed with Baltimore Raven’s fans on Super Bowl Sunday. Just make sure you get there early because every Raven fan in the city will be trying to get in.

SideBARUnion Square

This Union Square bar is perfect for watching the Ravens and serves as the host of a weekly meetup for Raven fans. If you forget to wear purple next week, you’ll probably stand out.

Photo Credit: Flickr /Constellation Energy

Where to watch the Super Bowl in NYC if you’re a 49ers fan

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The Super Bowl matchup is finally set and the first Sunday in February will see the San Francisco 49ers face off against the Baltimore Ravens. While this year’s Super Bowl doesn’t feature any New York teams, you’re still probably going to want to watch the big game, so let us help you out. Here is a list of great spots in NYC where you can watch the biggest game in all of sport, if you root for the :

Finnerty’sEast Village

Finnerty’s in the East Village will surely be showing the game. After all, it is NYC’s unofficial 49ers bar. So put on your favorite Smith jersey (I’m partial to Aldon) and meet your friends from San Francisco on 2md Avenue and 13th Street

HiberniaHell’s Kitchen

Hibernia isn’t a Niners bar, but you certainly won’t find any Ravens fans here on Sunday. As the Unofficial Steelers bar of NYC, this crown may be rooting for San Francisco even harder than the group at Finnerty’s.

Photo Credit: Flickr / Caitlinator


Valentine’s Day “Out” On The Harbor Cruise **CANCELED**

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UPDATE: Unfortunately we are going to have to cancel this year’s Valentine’s Day Cruise. If you have already purchased your tickets you will be issued a full refund. We are so sorry for the inconvenience and hope that you end up having a great Valentine’s Day.

This post was originally published on CitySightseeing New York‘s blog.

Still looking for Valentine’s Day plans? You want something romantic to do with you partner, but haven’t quite found it yet?

This year, jump aboard New York City’s most fabulous gay cruise around. Reserve your seat today for the first ever Valentine’s Day “Out” on the Harbor cruise! Bring your Valentine or find a new one while enjoying a three hour, premium open bar out on the New York Harbor. There will be dancing, hors d’oeuvres, wine and chocolate tastings and much more. Here are the details:

  • 3 Hour Evening Cruise Around Manhattan Harbor
  • Cruise boards at 7, departs at 7:30 p.m.
  • Live DJ
  • Passed hors d’oeuvres
  • Premium Open Bar!
  • Dessert
  • Must be 21+

Make this Valentine’s Day one that you’ll never forget out on the high seas!

Reserve your ticket now, and don’t forget to RSVP on out official Facebook event page!


NYC Off Broadway Week 2013

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Far too often, Off Broadway shows are lost in the shuffle. People come far and wide to New York City to see the bursting lights of Broadway, but strangely look down upon those shows with the Off-Broadway label. Those poor souls, they don’t know what they’re missing.

You can bring the whole family to see The Berenstain Bears in Family Matters, the Musical, or maybe take in the awesome visual display that is Blue Man Group. Avenue Q might be the funniest show in all of New York City, and that includes those Broadway hits. Just because a show is considered Off-Broadway, it doesn’t mean that it is inferior in quality.

What’s the best part about Off Broadway shows in NYC, you ask? It’s that beginning next week (1/28), you can see 37 different Off Broadway for half price as part of Off Broadway Week! For more information on this incredible buy-one, get-one deal, check out NYC & Company’s official Off Broadway Week website where you can purchase all of your tickets.

Off Broadway Week begins on January 28 and runs through February 10. Tickets are on sale for show now, so get them before it’s too late!

ChiliFest 2013: The Hunt for the Golden Chili Mug

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Mmm… Chili

There’s just something about a hot, spicy cup of chili that makes even the coldest days of January a remarkable treat. And if you think there is no better way to celebrate the delicious dish than by eating unlimited amounts of chili and drinking an equal amount beer on a Sunday afternoon, than you’re in luck.

I present to you NYCChiliFest 2013: The ultimate celebration of chili, beer, and all things spicy!

On Sunday, January 27, dozens of the best chefs in New York will be competing for the elusive Golden Chili Mug 2013, and you get to test out all of the chili, yourself. A panel of celebrity judges will ultimately determine the winner, but your ticket will entitle you to all of the chili, Sam Adams beer (specially selected beers that go well with chili), and music that you can consume.

All of the proceeds from NYCChiliFest 2013 will go to the Food Systems Network NYC, which means that while grinding away at the chili, you will also be celebrating a good cause! It doesn’t get much better than that.

Tickets are on sale now and will NOT be sold at Chelsea Market the day of the event. The Chili will be made by some of our favorite restaurants in NYC, including Wichcraft NYC, Jimmy’s No. 43, East Village Social and more.

If you’re enjoying the Downtown Loop on Sunday, hop off at the Union Square stop and walk east for Chelsea Market.

Photo Credit: flickr / quan ha

St. Patrick’s Day in NYC

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It may be hard to believe, but St. Patrick’s Day is just two months away. We’re two months from the bagpipers walking up 5th avenue, two months from seeing green on every street corner, and just two months from Irishmen across the city enjoying pints of Guinness at their local pub. What a wonderful time of year.

The highlight of St. Patrick’s Day in New York City is the parade, and the 2013 St. Patrick’s Day parade is sure to thrill all. The best part is, the route is the same as last year and the year before that. The St. Patrick’s Day Parade will begin on 44th Street and 5th Avenue in Midtown and travel straight uptown past St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Rockefeller Center and the Metropolitan Museum of Art to 86th street. That’s it. No twists or turns, just the simplest parade route of any NYC holiday.

2013 St. Patrick's Day Parade Route, nyc

2013 St. Patrick’s Day Parade Route

Check back to our blog regularly over the next two months as we will cover all of your St. Patrick’s day needs in NYC including:

  • Best transportation into and out of NYC on St. Patrick’s Day
  • Best St. Patrick’s Day activities for families in NYC
  • Best Irish pubs for St. Patrick’s Day in NYC
  • Best place to watch the St. Patrick’s Day Parade in NYC
  • Much more!

Because everyone’s Irish on March 17th.

Photo credit: Flickr / specialoperations