5 CAN’T MISS EVENTS THIS WEEK IN NYC

Tribeca Film, Easter Sunday and really cool cars highlight this weeks events in NYC.

Christina Perri  plays Irving Plaza: Wednesday, April 16-17

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Golden Gloves comes to Barclays Center to host some of the best amateur boxers in the world: Wednesday, April 16-17

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The Tribeca Film Festival takes over downtown Manhattan: Thursday, April 17-27

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The 114th New York International Auto Show is back at the Javits Center: Friday, April 18-27

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The famous Easter Parade and Bonnet Festival will once again be held on 5th Avenue: Sunday, April 20

Photo via nycgo / Phil Kline

 

We Can’t Wait for Summer! [CONTEST]

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It has been a long, hard winter here in NYC. Just when we think it’s going to warm up and we can start wearing shorts again, BOOM! Snow! We’ve decided it’s time to stop worrying about the snow and start getting excited about the summer. Sure, we may get a few more cold days this year, but our minds are on summer time!

Well, we’re hosting a contest. If you can guess which day is going to be the hottest in April, you will be eligible to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card! That’s all you have to do, just make a guess and if you’re right, you win! Here’s the thing: you can wait as long as you want to make a guess on which day you think will be the hottest, but you cannot guess a day that has already passed.

Better yet, Gray Line New York is 88 years old this year, so if we get some real summer fun this month and hit 88 degrees at any point, we’re going to give away bus tours to everyone who entered!

So get over to our facebook page and enter the contest here with this link because I don’t know about you, but we just can’t wait for summer!

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5 CAN’T MISS EVENTS THIS WEEK IN NYC

The Yankees Home Opener, whiskey tasting, and BBQ highlight this wee in NYC:

The New York Yankees 2014 season home opener at Yankee Stadium: Monday, April 7

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The Take Two Film Festival returns with an exciting roster of films showcasing from this Tuesday the April the 8th

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Free Cone Day is coming back to Ben and Jerry’s throughout NYC this week: Tuesday, April 8

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Whiskey Live will be at Chelsea Piers: Wednesday, April 9

The NYC BBQ Cookoff is back in NYC on Staten Island: Saturday, April 12

5 CAN’T MISS EVENTS THIS WEEK IN NYC

Major superstarstars are coming to town, the Scottish celebrate their heritage and affordable art is to be bought this week in NYC

One of the biggest stars in the industry, Lady Gaga, is performing in the Roseland Ballroom – Wednesday, April 2

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Affordable Art Fair Exposed will take place in  New York City this week at The Metropolitan Pavilion in Chelsea – Wednesday, April 2-6

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Globe superstar Miley Cyrus is bring her Bangerz tour to the Barclays Center – Saturday April 5

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This week New York will be colored with Tartan and deafen with bags pipes as the Scottish celebrate their 16th annual Tartan Day Parade – Saturday, April 5

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Juan Gabrielone, one of the best-selling Latin recording artists of all-time, will perform at the world’s most famous arena, Madison Square Garden – Sunday, April 6

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FAQ: How do you get to and from the airports in NYC?

As one of the leading NYC travel destinations, we hear a lot of questions from our guests about the city. One question that we’re asked all of the time is about getting to and from the airports in NYC. What’s the best way to get to LaGuardia? JFK? Newark International?

The fun thing about NYC is that the subway does not go to ANY of the major airports in or around the city, and by fun, I mean most inconvenient. So if you cannot take the subway, how do you get to your flight? It’s not like the double deckers have a hop off location in the vicinity.

The answer is actually pretty simple: Go Airlink NYC

Full disclaimer, Airlink is a sister company of Gray Line New York, but they didn’t put me up to writing this. They really are the best. You can take a share ride shuttle to and from the airport at a really low rate (starting at like $14) or you can book a private car for a little more extravagance. They provide door-to-door service, which is incredibly convenient, and you will always make your flight with time to spare. So how do you get to and from the airports in NYC? Go Airlink is the only way to go.

UPDATE: Go Airlink was just named a Viator 5 Star company, so if you don’t want to take our word on it, take the word of one of the biggest international travel websites out there. 

Do you have a question you’d like to see answered in the blog? Let us know on Twitter at @GrayLineNewYork

5 CAN’T MISS EVENTS THIS WEEK IN NYC

Delicious food, wedding season, and more college basketball highlight this week in NYC

The Village Voice Choice Eats tasting event on Tuesday, March 25

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Live from the New York Public Library: Sarah Lewis, Anna Deavere Smith, and Angela Lee Duckworth on Wednesday, March 26

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The New York City Wedding Fair on Thursday, March 27

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NCAA East Regionals at Madison Square Garden on Thursday, March 28-30

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Zakir Hussain and the Masters of Percussion take the stage at The Theater at MSG on Saturday, March 29

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Where to Watch March Madness in NYC

The best bars in NYC to watch College Basketball

Standings – East Village

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You love your college sports, but hate drinking the watered down beer at sports bars? Well Standings has that problem solved. Standings has one of the best beer selections in NYC, huge TV, sports memorabilia on all of the walls, and a guarantee of sound for the games. There really isn’t anything else needed from a March Madness bar.

Professor Thom’s – East Village

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17 massive TVs and two 10-foot projectors means you will have all of the action, even when four games are on at once. And if you get there early, you can grab one of the six booths with individual TVs so you can put on whatever game you want. This East Village/Gramercy drinking hole is a slam dunk March Madness destination.

The Ainsworth – Chelsea

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The Ainsworth has a seemingly endless string of TVs, which is obviously the most important part of finding the ideal March Madness bar. It’s also an Alabama bar, and since they didn’t make the cut of 68 teams this year, you don’t have to worry about a team taking it over and ruining the experience for everyone else.

Saloon – Upper East Side

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So you don’t care about the quality of the beer or the company you keep, you’re just looking for a great bar to get as much boos as you can for the cheapest price? Well, on March Madness Friday, Saloon is opening up a $20 open bar for any 2 hours throughout the day, and an extra $10 for each additional hour. If you and your frat bros are looking to down some brew and watch some hoops, the open bar starts at noon at Saloon.

Boomer Esiason’s Stadium Grill – Midtown West

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Stadium Grill has stadium style seating in a bar. That probably doesn’t work all too well for your regular night out on the town, but for a major sporting event like March Madness or the Super Bowl, Stadium is one of the top spots in NYC. You’re going to have the Times Square crowd mixed in here, but if that doesn’t bother you, this might be your best choice this weekend.

 

Where are you going to get your March Madness fill the next three weeks? Tweet us your suggestions at @GrayLineNewYork!