Thursday, March 16, 2017

The NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade is one of New York City’s greatest traditions

The NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade is one of New York City’s greatest traditions. The first parade was on March 17, 1762 — fourteen years before the signing of the United States Declaration of Independence. The first NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade was comprised of a band of homesick, Irish ex-patriots and Irish military members serving with the British Army stationed in the colonies in New York. This was a time when the wearing of green was a sign of Irish pride but was banned in Ireland. In that 1762 parade, participants reveled in the freedom to speak Irish, wear green, sing Irish songs and play the pipes to Irish tunes that were meaningful to the Irish immigrants of that time.

Today, the NYC Parade marches up 5th Avenue and is reviewed from the steps of St. Patrick’s Cathedral by His Eminence, Timothy Cardinal Dolan, Archbishop of New York. Since it began, this tradition of marching past St. Patrick’s Cathedral has remained unchanged with the exception of the address. In the early years, the Parade would march past the Old St. Patrick’s Cathedral (now Basilica) located at the corner of Mott and Prince Streets in SoHo.

Friday March 17th, the Parade starts at 44th Street and 5th Avenue at 11am and proceeds up the avenue to 79th Street. Throughout the day along the Parade route, millions of spectators come to celebrate.

Tuesday, March 7, 2017

NYC Wall Street Tours !

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Financial Crisis Tour

Learn the Secrets at the Heart of the Collapse

The economic collapse of 2008 was the most devastating shock suffered by the financial sector since the Great Depression. The effects of the recession were felt world-wide, yet the reasons behind it are still shaded in mystery. What mistakes lead to the collapse of some of the longest and most enduring financial institutions in America? And how can we avoid the same missteps in the future?

https://www.thewallstreetexperience.com/financial-crisis-tour



Wall Street Insider Tour

Explore the History of the American Economy

The streets surrounding Wall Street are some of the oldest in the city. They occupy a special significance in American history, as so much happened in just a few city blocks. From the first Dutch settlers to the high stakes action of the Stock Market, New York is a city built on commerce, and Wall Street is its heart.

https://www.thewallstreetexperience.com/wall-street-insider-tour

Friday, July 3, 2015

Macy's 4th of July Fireworks 2015



Macy's 4th of July Fireworks 2015 location, time: East River NYC - best place to watch, and, entry points July 3 2015

New York New York , Macy's annual 4th of July fireworks be taking place this weekend in New York City. The fireworks display will once again take place along the East River.

This year's 25-minute musical score for the fireworks celebration will feature both classic and patriotic favorites, including new songs that were written for the show.

The fireworks will be taking place from two main locations. A double barge will be just south of Brooklyn Bridge, and four additional barges will be placed between East 23rd and East 42nd Streets. The additional barges will allow good viewing Brooklyn, Long Island City and Midtown East.

There will be performances by Dierks Bentley, Kelly Clarkson, Flo Rida, Brad Paisley, Ed Sheeran, and Meghan Trainor.

The show will be hosted by Willie Geist and Tamron Hall.

The iconic 4th of July fireworks display will be set off from the Brooklyn Bridge and from barges in the water below. The best viewing spots will be from Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn Heights Promenade, and along the east side of Lower Manhattan.

Public viewing sections for those who will be viewing from Manhattan will be the elevated portions of FDR drive.

The show is free for spectators, but visitors are advised to arrive by 5 p.m. ET to get a good spot.

The fireworks will begin at 9 p.m. ET.

Entry points are as follows:

From Houston To Midtown:

Houston Street 23rd Street
34th Street
42nd Street


From Lower Manhattan:

Broad Street ground level Old Slip upper level Pearl & Frankfort

ADA / Special Needs Viewing Area:

Manhattan: FDR Drive southbound lane at 16th Street & Avenue C or 34th Street (top of ramp) and Vietnam Memorial Park Brooklyn: Brooklyn Bridge Park at Furman Street and Old Fulton Street, near Pier #1 Queens: Center Blvd from 48th Avenue to 49th Avenue

Organizers are warning that some of these locations can be closed as crowds build up throughout the day.

Saturday, June 20, 2015

69th Annual Old Timers Day Game at Yankee Stadium


69th Annual Old Timers Day ceremonies will begin approximately at 4pm with the gates opening up at 3pm.

The Tigers Vs. Yankees game will begin at 7pm

The Old-Timers are headlined by Hall of Famers Yogi Berra, Wade Boggs, Whitey Ford, Rich “Goose” Gossage, Rickey Henderson, Reggie Jackson and Joe Torre. Former Yankees and current YES Network broadcasters David Cone, John Flaherty and Paul O’Neill will also be part of the festivities.

Joining the Hall-of-Famers and former Yankees on the baselines will be the widows of five legendary Yankees—Arlene Howard, widow of Elston Howard; Helen Hunter, widow of Jim “Catfish” Hunter; Jill Martin, widow of Billy Martin; Diana Munson, widow of Thurman Munson; and Kay Murcer, widow of Bobby Murcer.

List of those Scheduled to Attend

Jesse Barfield Yogi Berra Ron Blomberg Brian Boehringer Wade Boggs Scott Bradley Scott Brosius Dr. Bobby Brown Homer Bush Chris Chambliss Jim Coates David Cone Johnny Damon Bucky Dent Al Downing Brian Doyle Cecil Fielder John Flaherty Whitey Ford Oscar Gamble Joe Girardi Rich “Goose” Gossage Ken Griffey Sr. Ron Guidry Charlie Hayes Rickey Henderson Arlene Howard (Widow) Helen Hunter (Widow) Reggie Jackson Scott Kamieniecki Pat Kelly Don Larsen Jim Leyritz Graeme Lloyd Hector Lopez Jill Martin (Widow) Lee Mazzilli Stump Merrill Gene “Stick” Michael Gene Monahan (Trainer) Diana Munson (Widow) Kay Murcer (Widow) Jeff Nelson Paul O’Neill Dan Pasqua Joe Pepitone Andy Phillips Lou Piniella Willie Randolph Bobby Richardson Mickey Rivers Mel Stottlemyre Tanyon Sturtze Joe Torre Roy White Bernie Williams

The MERMAID PARADE



* The Parade will start at West 21st Street and Surf Avenue * The Parade will roll east to West 10th Street * At West 10th Street the Parade will turn south towards the boardwalk


The Mermaid Parade is the largest art parade in the nation. A celebration of ancient mythology and honky-tonk rituals of the seaside, it showcases over 3,000 creative individuals from all over the five boroughs and beyond, opening the summer with incredible art, entrepreneurial spirit and community pride. The parade highlights Coney Island Pageantry based on a century of many Coney parades, celebrates the artistic vision of the masses, and ensures that the summer season is a success by bringing hundreds of thousands of people to the amusement area in a single day.

The MERMAID PARADE specifically was founded in 1983 with 3 goals: it brings mythology to life for local residents who live on streets named Mermaid and Neptune ; it creates self-esteem in a district that is often disregarded as “entertainment”; and it lets artistic New Yorkers find self-expression in public.

Unlike most parades, this one has no ethnic, religious, or commercial aims. It’s a major New York holiday invented by artists! An American version of the summer-solstice celebration, it takes pride of place with West African Water Festivals and Ancient Greek and Roman street theater. It's features participants dressed in hand-made costumes based on themes and categories set by us. This creates an artistic framework on which artists can improvise, resulting in the flourishing of frivolity, dedication, pride, and personal vision that has become how New York celebrates summer.

This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council.

D TRAN TO STILLWELL AVE

Saturday, June 6, 2015

The New Phillyfaces Website is Coming Soon




PhillyFaces.com is the on-line Talent Directory of Actors, Models and Performers in the Philadelphia area. This talent database lists actor and model talent, including those represented by modeling and casting agencies around the Philadelphia area as well as independent talent. PhillyFaces.com serves primarily southeast Pennsylvania, southern New Jersey, Delaware and New York City.

FIND & BOOK   actor  model  performer & spokesmodel talent 
SIGN-UP  for actor model spokesmodel & other opportunities 
SEND or RECEIVE  Ebroadcast audition casting & modeling notices

http://www.phillyfaces.com/

Friday, June 5, 2015

Everything you need to know about the Belmont Stakes


Everything you need to know about the Belmont Stakes - Saturday 6/6

The Belmont Stakes is this Saturday June 6th. Check Mike’s email for pricing and availability.

It is a mission to get out there. Below is information for guests on transportation. All car companies will have a minimum. As an example, Golden Touch is requiring a 6 hour minimum just to make a reservation.

Here is a link to the website for the race for any additional information. http://www.belmontstakes.com/#&panel1-2

DRIVING Traveling South on the Cross Island Parkway: • Use 26D for access to the Green Parking Lot or Exit 26B for access to the Hempstead Avenue entrance Traveling North on the Cross Island Parkway • Use Exit 26A for access to the Yellow Parking Lot or Exit 26B for access to the Hempstead Avenue entrance Parking Areas For ease of entry and exiting of Belmont Park, guests are encouraged to park in a lot based on their planned arrival route. All Parking Gates Open at 10:45 am on Friday, June 5 and 8:00 am on Saturday June 6. GREEN LOT ARRIVAL: Direct entrance from Southbound Cross Island Parkway DEPARTURE: Exit onto Northbound Cross Island Parkway YELLOW LOT ARRIVAL: Direct entrance from Northbound Cross Island Parkway DEPARTURE: Exit onto Southbound Cross Island Parkway BLUE/WHITE LOT ARRIVAL: Direct entrance from Gate 8 on Plainfield Avenue DEPARTURE: Exit Left (Northbound) onto Plainfield towards Floral Park PREFERRED PARKING SILVER, CLUBHOUSE AND RED LOT ARRIVAL: Enter thru Gates 5 and 3 onto Hempstead Avenue DEPARTURE: Exit East only from Gate 5 and West only from Gate 3 onto Hempstead Avenue Please note all routes are subject to change based on traffic conditions. Please note that there is limited availability in the Silver and Gold parking lots on Belmont Stakes Day - Saturday, June 6th. Parking passes can be purchased on Ticketmaster.com, while supplies last.

 BELMONT SHUTTLE For your convenience, shuttle buses will continuously run throughout the parking lots during the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival, June 4-6, to bring guests to the following entrances at Belmont Park: Clubhouse Main Entrance, Paddock Gate and West Paddock Gate, commonly known as the Bus Gate.

 LIRR LIRR Trains will be running throughout the day and evening throughout the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival. With large crowds expected on Friday, June 5 and Saturday, June 6 of the Belmont Stakes Racing Festival, we encourage our guests to stay in Belmont Park and enjoy our post-race concerts featuring O.A.R. and the Goo Goo Dolls. This will significantly reduce your wait time while exiting the facility. Also, we encourage our guests to purchase round-trip admission in order to further expedite their travels. Please note, immediately following the Belmont Stakes race on Saturday, June 6 until Belmont Park closes, trains will depart approximately every 15 minutes to Jamaica, Brooklyn and New York. Additionally, trains will continue to run following the O.A.R. concert on Friday, June 5 until Belmont Park closes. Please visit the visit the LIRR official web site for the most up to date train schedule.