Sunday, June 30, 2013

New York City Gay Pride 2013 - NYC Pride March 2013 - NYC Dance on the Pier 2013

New York City Gay Pride 2013 - Route Map For NYC Pride March 2013

Celebrating Pride in NYC, including info on buying tickets to Pride parties

New York City celebrates Gay Pride each June (June 28 to June 30, 2013), to honor what many consider to be one of the foremost events in the history of lesbian and gay rights, the Stonewall Riots, which commenced early in the morning on June 28, 1969.

Friday, June 21, 2013

2013 Mermaid Parade is Saturday, June 22nd at a new time, 1pm!

2013 Mermaid Parade is Saturday, June 22nd at a new time, 1pm!

King Neptune Judah Friedlander  Queen Mermaid Carole Radziwill

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 1,500 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.

The 2013 parade will still highlight our ability to mix high and low culture on the beach, as we partner with several Bensonhurst-based muscle car clubs, the Hungry March Band, and our celebrity King and Queen (not yet identified, but past royalty have included Laurie Anderson, Moby, Jackie “the Joke Man”, and others). It will include floats by participants as well as our sponsors and community partners (including the New York Aquarium, Deno’s Wonder Wheel, and Luna Park).

* 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
* Cars and Motorized Floats continue down Surf Ave. passing W. 10th Street and exit the parade.
* At the Boardwalk, the marchers and push-pull floats will turn west and head towards West 17th St.
* At Steeplechase Plaza, the Parade will disband.

Saturday, June 8, 2013



Seaport Music Festival  June 7, 2013
Pier 17, Fulton St and East River

American Crafts Festival, Lincoln Center June 8 and 9, 2013
Saturday 12pm-9pm and Sunday 10am-9pm
Lincoln Center Plaza, Columbus Ave between 63rd St and 65th St

Big Apple BBQ Block Party  June 8-9, 2013 11am-6pm
Madison Square Park, 23rd St between Madison Ave and 5th Ave

Figment Festival  June 8-9, 2013  10am-6pm
Governor’s Island

First Avenue Festival  June 8, 2013
First Avenue from 68th to 79th

Hare Krishna Parade  June 8, 2013 12am-2:30pm (NOTE COULD NOT CONFIRM THIS ANY WHERE SO MAY OR MAY NOT HAPPEN)
Fifth Ave between 45th and Washington Square North

Lenox Hill Neighborhood House Annual Festival  June 8, 2013  12pm-5pm
First Avenue betwen 68th and 79th St

116th Street Festival  June 8, 2013  10am-5:30pm
116th St from Lexington Ave to 2nd Ave AND  106th St to 122nd St on 3rd Ave

National Puerto Rican Day Parade  June 9, 2013
Fifth Avenue and 44th Street

36th Annual Plantathon and Crafts Fair  June 9, 2013 11am-5pm
Broadway between 73rd Street and 86th Street

Egg Rolls and Egg Creams Festival  June 9, 2012  12pm
Museum at Eldridge Street- 12 Eldridge St between Canal and Division St

The Epiphany School Spring Carnival  June 9, 2013  12pm-5pm
22nd St between Second and Third Avenue

New York City Expo  June 9, 2013 10am-6pm
Third Ave from 23rd St  to 34th St

Summer Days in the Heights  June 9, 2013  12:30pm-5:30pm
Edward Morgan Place between W. 156th and 157th Streets

Puerto Rican Day Parade:

Just a head’s up:

Sunday is the Puerto Rican Day Parade:

·        Sunday, June 9, 2013 • 11:00am – 5:00pm

·        Fifth Avenue between 44th Street and 79th Street

Saturday, June 1, 2013

NYC Bike Share

NYC Bike Share

A convenient solution for quick trips around New York City.

The Citi BikeSM system, operated by NYC Bike Share will feature thousands of bikes at hundreds of stations around New York. Citi Bikes are available 24/7, 365 days a year. 

Station locations are based on population and transit needs, and were selected through a participatory public input process. Each station has a touchscreen kiosk, a map of the service area and surrounding neighborhood, and a docking system that releases bikes for rental with a card or key. You must be 16 or older to ride a Citi Bike.