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5 Can’t Miss Events This Week in NYC

Festivals, Kayaks and your last chance at Broadway Week deal this week in NYC:

Explore the history of the high heel at the Brooklyn Museum Wednesday, September 10

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Attend the BEAT Festival at the Brooklyn Museum Thursday, September 11

BEAT Festival

Find Peace and Serenity at Wanderlust 108 Brooklyn: Yoga + Music Festival Saturday, September 13

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Enjoy the last weekends of warm weather with a free kayak trip Saturday and Sunday until Sept 28

kayak nyc

Get a great deal on a show during Broadway Week, Ends September 14

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5 Can’t Miss Events This Week in NYC

This week in NYC we have soccer, country music, and Park Avenue is shutting down for a party:

Manchester City take on Liverpool in a friendly at Yankee Stadium Wednesday, July 30

soccer yankees

Photo: worldsoccertalk.com

Blake Shelton take on Madison Square Garden Friday, August 1

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Photo: thegarden.com

Summer Streets is back to its old ways, closing down Park Ave all day Saturday, August 2

summerstreets map

Photo: nyc.gov

The Museum of the Moving Image will be hosting a special screening and event with Film Critic Kenneth Turan Sunday, August 3

chinatown

Photo: movinimage.us

The Prospect Park Food Truck Rally can be enjoyed by all Sunday, August 3

food truck rally

Photo: prospectpark.org

5 Can’t Miss Events This Week In NYC

The Rangers bring the Stanley Cup to Madison Square Garden, Museum Mile Festival is back, and Cyclists ride through Harlem this week in NYC.

The Rangers host the Kings in the Stanley Cup Finals at Madison Square Garden Monday, June 9 and 11

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photo: cbslocal.com

The Museum Mile Festival returns to 5th Avenue Tuesday, June 10

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photo: flickr / nate steiner

The World Cup begins with celebrations throughout the City Thursday, June 12

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Head out to Crocheron Park for an outdoor screening of Tangled Friday, June 13

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The Harlem Skyscraper Cycling Classic tears through Manhattan Sunday, June 15

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photo: facebook / harlemcrit

NYC Fleet Week 2014 Schedule and More

Photo via Flickr / Official U.S. Navy Page

Photo via Flickr / Official U.S. Navy Page

What is NYC Fleet Week?

Fleet Week has been held in New York City since 1984 (sans 2013) as a way for the city to honor the US Navy and Marines. Special ceremonies and activities take place throughout the week in May leading up to a special commemoration on Memorial Day. For 8 days, sailors and soldiers will dock in NYC and enjoy a break from duty as they take in all the city has to offer.

Free Gray Line New York Double Decker Bus Tours for all active, uniformed military personnel during Fleet Week!

Fleet Week Schedule Highlights

US Marine

Photo via Flickr / MarineCorps NewYork

Wednesday, May 21

  • The Parade of Ships travels up the Hudson River beginning at 9 a.m.

Thursday, May 22

  • Hoops With Heroes – Participating troops will play basketball games with teams from the NYPD, PAPD and FDNY at John Jay College

Saturday, May 24

  • Staten Island Fleet Week Committee Music Festival is hosted at Sullivan’s Pier beginning at noon.

Sunday, May 25

  • Greenpoint Veteran’s Memorial Day Parade begins at 8 a.m.

Monday, May 26 (Memorial Day)

  • 147th King’s County Memorial Day Parade begins in Brooklyn at 8 a.m.
  • Little Neck-Douglaston Memorial Day Parade begins at 2 p.m. in Queens
  • USO Tailgate Party/BBQ Cook-off with the New York Mets from 8 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. and New York Mets Military Appreciation Day beginning at 1 p.m.
  • Soldiers and Sailors Memorial Day Observance commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Address

Tuesday, May 27

  • Navy ships depart NYC

Throughout the week

Photo via Flickr / MarineCorps NewYork

Photo via Flickr / MarineCorps NewYork

  • Ship tours at Pier 92 and Sullivan’s Pier
  • US Marines will be honored as New York Mets Veteran of the Game
  • Navy and Marine Aerial Demonstrations
  • Military Band and Drill Team performances in Midtown/Chelsea

So, will you be celebrating Fleet Week in NYC with US Military? Tell us about it on twitter @GrayLineNewYork and don’t forget to send us your pictures throughout the week!

 

5 Can’t Miss Events This Week In NYC

This week in NYC, the NFL Draft, Contemporary Art, and Jazz in Harlem highlight our activities list!

The Harlem Jazz Shrines Festival at the Apollo Theater, Sunday May 4-10

Harlem Jazz

photo via Shahar Azran

The 21st New York African Film Festival begins, Wednesday, May 7-26

New York African Film

Photo via africanfilmny.org

The NFL Draft comes back to Radio City Music Hall, Thursday, May 8-10

NFL Draft

photo via thefinsiders.com

Bronx Week kicks off, Thursday, May 8-18

Bronx

Photo via Bronx Tourism Council

 

The Frieze Contemporary Art Fair take over Randall’s Island, Friday, May 9-12

Frieze Art

Photo via Facebook / Frieze New York

Fleet Week is Back in NYC, Troops Ride Free!

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Photo via Flickr / MarineCorps NewYork

Fleet Week Dates: May 21-27

After a year of budget cuts and disappointment, New York City’s Memorial Day weekend is bringing back its favorite event: Fleet Week!

To celebrate, Gray Line New York is going to give away tours to anyone in uniform, all week long! We love and appreciate everything our troops have done for our great nation, so we are going to repay them the best way we know how. Just come by our visitors center dressed in you uniform and we’ll give you your ticket to New York City. You’ve more than earned it.

Our visitors center is located at 777 8th Avenue (between 47th and 48th streets). Plus, all of your friends and family get a 10% discount just for being with you.

Fleet Week is back! Let’s Celebrate!

5 Can’t Miss Events This Week In NYC

This week in NYC is full of intriguing conversation and epicure cocktails. Check out our 5 top events:

Fiddler at 50, a tribute to Fiddler on the Roof, will be held at Symphony Space Monday, April 28

photo via symphonyspace

David Lynch comes to the Brooklyn Academy of Music Tuesday, April 29

photo via BAM

Sopranos, First and Last: An Evening With David Chase is held at the Museum of the Moving Image Wednesday, April 30

photo via movingimage.us

DANSE: A French-American Festival of Performance and Ideas begins Thursday, May 1

photo via frenchculture.org

The Luckyrice Feast comes to the Oriental Mandarin Friday, May 2

photo via luckyrice.com