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 :)

Spend a Day in Central Park

You really could probably spend a whole day in Central Park, or a least a big portion of it. The park spans 843 acres and it currently cared for by the Central Park Conservancy. It was the first landscaped public park in the United States, and first opened to the public in the winter of 1889. Thousands of New Yorkers enjoyed ice skating on the frozen lakes in the winter and to relaxing on the lawns listening to concerts in the summer. Budget cuts in the 1970s caused a decline in park maintenance until 1980 when the Central Park Conservancy took charge of restoring the and maintaining the park.

Central Park November 2010 taken from the "Top of the Rock"

Today the park is still used and loved by both New Yorkers and tourists. Many people use the park for fitness; running, walking, cycling and rollerblading. Last fall one of my best friends and I went running in the park to train for a marathon. We ran the outer loop of the park which is approximately 6 miles around and we loved it. I see why people frequent the park to go for a run.  It was so much easier to run outside in the park with distractions from scenery.

Aside from working out there are so many places to go, things to do, and statues to see in the park. I have been to the park several times and I still haven’t seen it all. There is just so much to do! During the winter months the ice skaters frequent the rinks are open and when it snows people bring their sleds to the park. Spring welcomes runners and cyclists as they prepare for races and March winds encourage people to come out and fly kites. Summer in the park is filled with music and dancing with free concerts and events are held everyday. Fall lets you enjoy the last picnics of the year as the leaves of the trees begin to change and the weather gets cooler in preparation for winter.

Central Park is a place to make memories. People go there to spend time with their family and friends, to celebrate,to take pictures, to be discovered, to get married, to listen to music, to dance, to watch movies, and to relax.

Here are some pictures of my adventures in the park.

Strawberry Fields

Bethesda Terrace

Rowing on the Lake

The Ramble

Belvedere Castle

Swedish Cottage

Shakespeare in the Park @ the Delacorte Theater

Central Park has something for everyone to do all year round. What are some of your favorite things to do in the park? Where have your adventures taken you?

Until next time ~agirltravels