NYC’s large Irish community celebrates its heritage with a huge annual bash: St. Patrick’s Day. In addition to the parades in Manhattan and Queens, Celtic Pride is on display in the city’s Irish pubs. With hundreds of pubs in which to lift a pint (or two), here are a few of the city’s best. McSorley’s [...]
Christmas and New Year have passed, but in NYC the holiday season isn’t over until its annual finale: Three Kings Day. January 6th is Feliz Dia de Reyes, a cherished holiday in many Latin cultures. NYC’s Hispanic communities honor the day with festive celebrations focused on children. Three Kings Day has roots dating back to [...]
Gliding over the ice within the canyon of Manhattan’s towers can be an exhilarating experience. Every winter, pleasure-seeking New Yorkers and visitors strap on skates and join the fun at NYC’s ice skating rinks. New Yorkers have enjoyed ice skating almost since the city’s founding. During the 17th and 18th Centuries, skating on Collect Pond [...]
“I just love New York during the holidays. It’s so magical!” I often hear this exclamation, to which I grumble in reply, “It’s too damn crowded!” NYC is justifiably famous for its glittering holiday decorations, and people flock to the city from all over the world to enjoy them. As a New Yorker who’s survived [...]
NYC is justifiably famous for its holiday decorations. People flock to the city from all over the world to stare in wonder at the glittering displays. From store windows, to parks and museums, the city is decked out for the Holiday season. Click on a photo to open the slideshow. All photos by author.
New Yorkers will celebrate Independence Day in their typical big, flashy, over-the top manner – the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks. The 36th Annual free fireworks show will feature 40,000 fireworks fired from four barges in the Hudson River. The pyrotechnics are “choreographed” to a 25-minute score of songs selected by Macys’ Facebook Fans. The [...]
After decades in NYC, I finally took part in one of the city’s time-honored celebrations: The Easter Parade. Fifth Avenue between 49th and 57th Streets was closed to traffic and packed with revelers enjoying the spectacle of fanciful bonnets and costumes. There were also vendors selling balloon sculptures, cotton candy, kebabs, juices, and homemade churros. [...]