Free Outdoor Summer Concert Guide 2010

by - June 22, 2010 at 2:05 am - - 1 Comment

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Maria Rita at Summerstage.

The summer is upon us, and there are tons of free outdoor concerts in and around the Upper West Side. Major artists in almost every genre imaginable — from jazz to hip hop to samba to rock — will be playing in the neighborhood. Read More / Comment »

Group Leaving Pianos Outside in UWS for Anyone to Play

by - June 18, 2010 at 2:15 pm - - Comments Off on Group Leaving Pianos Outside in UWS for Anyone to Play

The nonprofit arts group Sing for Hope will be dropping pianos off throughout New York on Monday for people to play. The Upper West Side is getting pianos in six locations — at the 70th Street Read More / Comment »

July 4 Fireworks on the Hudson Again!

by - June 14, 2010 at 12:48 pm - - 4 Comments

fireworks1Our wish has come true! Macy’s fireworks will be on the Hudson River again this year, meaning Upper West Siders can lay out their picnic blankets in Riverside Park or line the West Side Highway again and watch. Read More / Comment »

Scalpers Infiltrate Shakespeare in the Park Line

by - June 12, 2010 at 5:26 pm - - Comments Off on Scalpers Infiltrate Shakespeare in the Park Line

shakespeareShakespeare in the Park tickets can be hard to get, particularly when famous actors like Al Pacino are starring in shows. But now scalpers are starting to sit in line and snap them up, reselling them later for over $100 a pop. Read More / Comment »

Where to Watch the World Cup on the Upper West Side

by - June 10, 2010 at 10:56 pm - - 3 Comments

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The World Cup in South Africa has begun and it’s always fun to watch events like that in a bar with other people who know nothing about soccer. We’ve got a list of Read More / Comment »

Not-to-be-Missed Free Outdoor Plays This Summer

by - June 7, 2010 at 1:20 pm - - 1 Comment

shakespeare2In any given week, Upper West Siders can see four different free outdoor  theater productions this summer. Shakespeare in the Park opens this week at the Delacorte Theater with a unique new schedule that Read More / Comment »

Local Artist Pimps His Tricycle

by - June 1, 2010 at 2:05 am - - Comments Off on Local Artist Pimps His Tricycle

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Maybe you’ve seen him rolling through the Upper West Side or Times Square, pumping Sade and waving at the ladies. Bladie Flowness, an artist who says he lives on West 76th Street, has been working on Read More / Comment »

Stuck Here Memorial Day Weekend? Here’s What to Do!

by - May 28, 2010 at 4:11 pm - - Comments Off on Stuck Here Memorial Day Weekend? Here’s What to Do!

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Not everyone can spend Memorial Day in the Hamptons with P Diddy (sigh), but don’t fret. There are lots of unique events taking place on the Upper West Side this weekend. Check out some exciting events for Saturday, Sunday and Monday below: Read More / Comment »

Lincoln Center Holding Party Friday on Grass Roof; FREE stuff

by - May 20, 2010 at 9:29 am - - Comments Off on Lincoln Center Holding Party Friday on Grass Roof; FREE stuff

Illumination Lawn at Lincoln Center

Illumination Lawn at Lincoln Center

Lincoln Center’s new grass roof, which we wrote about a couple of weeks ago, opens up on Friday, and the performing arts center is holding a party to Read More / Comment »

Get a Taste of Spain at Your Local Subway Stop

by - May 19, 2010 at 10:44 am - - Comments Off on Get a Taste of Spain at Your Local Subway Stop

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Dama II, in Dante Park

Bronze sculptures by Spanish artist Manolo Valdes have been placed outside most subway stations from Columbus Circle to 166th Street, for an exhibit that officially opens tomorrow and runs through January. The sculptures, placed by Read More / Comment »

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