Weekend Events and Happenings


Friday Night Poetry Slam at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe – every Friday night at 10pm. Get there early (the line is always long) and pay $10 at the door, or check out their website and purchase a premium ticket for $20 to guarantee a seat near the stage.

K2 Friday Nights at the Rubin Museum of Art – From 6pm – 10pm enjoy free admission to the museum, films, gallery tours, live music, and artist talks.


Visit the Sony Wonder Tech Lab and see a movie for free! – Today’s featured screening is “This Christmas” at 2pm.

Levy’s Vintage Tea and Swing Dance Party Aboard A Vintage Subway Train! – get dressed up in clothes that take you back to the 1920’s and getting ready for swing dancing! The music starts at noon and the train leaves at 12:57pm. Then, at 2pm the the tea party begins and tea and cookies will be served! (Bring your own tea cup)

The Beatles Hidden Gallery @ Carnegie Hall – see over 30 recently discovered and candid images of the group taken is 1963 and 1964. Admission is free, but tickets are required. Public viewing is available from 10:30am to 12:30pm and the box office opens at 10:00am to hand out tickets. This is the last day for this event! Carnegie Hall is located at 154 W 57th Street and Seventh Ave.

  • When: Noon – 4pm
  • Where: 2nd Avenue Subway Station, M Line, Uptown Track
  • Cost: Free (except for you subway fare)


Ice Skating!

All Weekend Long

Hell’s Kitchen Flea Market  – It is located on W 39th Street between Ninth and Tenth Aves from 9am – 5pm

First Ever! Yelp’s Giftacular Holiday Market – located at 82Mercer  on Mercer Street (between Broome and Spring Street). Click here for the vendor list. Finish up your Holiday shopping or pick up something for yourself. Also enjoy complimentary hot apple cider and hot chocolate, gift wrapping, wii bowling, photo booths, and live music.

I hope your weekend is fabulous whatever you decide to do!

Love AGT :)

Ice Skating in Bryant Park is here!!

Today my favorite outdoor ice skating rink opens up, Citi Pond in Bryant Park! Perfect timing just as the weather begins to get cooler. So long 80 degree Indian Summers, hello Winter winds and snow! The grand opening celebration will be from 6-7pm with musical performances by Broadway’s Sister Act and Rock of Ages. There will also be ice skating performances and live music from Hillside Elementary School’s Drums of Thunder. After the grand opening celebration the rink will be open to the public from 7pm-12am, and free skate rentals will be given to the first 100 people that arrive, beginning at 5:30pm.

I’ve been following them on twitter as they posted the progress of the rink, Celcius, and the Holiday Shops. My anticipation building for this day, and the weather is forecast to be beautiful! I went last year and had a great time. The line to get in and pick up skates moved quickly, it was easy to check in my bags, and it wasnt too crowded. There is also seating available on the inside and the outside when you need to take a break from skating.

This should definitely be on your list of this to do this winter! The rink will be open until February 26, 2012. Grab your friends and family, bring your skates or rent a pair for $14, and skate to your hearts content :). When you get tired of skating relax inside, sip on hot chocolate, and have a snack at Ice Bites, or grab a bite to eat at the restuarant Celcius and take in the views. Then head over and browse the Holiday Shops. I can’t wait to get out there! Right now I’m just doing the basics around the rink, but my the end of the season I’d like to be able to at least do 3 tricks. How are your ice skating skills? Have you ever been before?

Additional Info:

Hours of Operation: Sun-Thurs 8am-10pm and Fri-Sat 8am-Midnight

Cost: Free admission, skate rental is $14 ( bring your own skates and pay nothing)

Lockers are available for free. You can bring your own lock or purchase one for $9. Bag Check is available for medium sized bags for $7 and $10 for large bags.