Friday, December 4, 2009

Weekender: 12/4-6

I hope your first week of Dec. has been going well!

I already posted about a few events happening later this month, but let's take a closer look at this weekend:

FRI 12/4
SAT 12/5 - what can I say, I love crafty events: )
SUN 12/6
Have a great weekend!! And watch out for snow flurries: )

Dec. 12-13: Free Ice Skating + Skate Rentals!

Nice, skate for completely free (for first 1,000 people)!  Wollman Rink in Central Park, 10a-5p.  Add it to the list, it's a weekend of many options!

Sat Dec. 12 -
  • AM - Watch "The Blind Side" OR "Fantastic Mr. Fox" @ AMC 42 (only $6!)
  • Lunch @ TBD (depending on the movie: )
  • PM - Check out the Gingerbread House Competition @ Le Parker Meridian (119 W. 56th) and the Holiday Light Show @ Grand Central
Other Options:
  • 11a-1230p: Circle Cruise is offering a $1 90 min Santa Cruise to the Statue of Liberty, with Toy donation! Milk, Cookies, and Holiday music included!
  • 10a-5p: FREE skating + rentals - Wollman Rink in Central Park
Sun Dec. 13 - 11a - Watch Baboons and Meerkats open presents at Prospect Park Zoo (BK), $7

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Happy December Fun!

The holidays are right around the corner, and I am looking forward to celebrating in every way with every one of you!  I know everyone's calendar is getting booked, so to help, here is when I plan to do what in NY for now (subject to change; lots of fun things going on!).  Keep checking back because there's more to come. 

Also, check out, who partnered with 13 other NYC bloggers who ft. their fave NY events this season.

Leave a comment or EMAIL ME when you want meet up!


Tues Dec. 1 - 630p @ WFC - NY Theatre Ballet performs The Nutcracker, free

Wed Dec. 2 - Rockefeller Tree Lighting, 7-9p.  Get there as early as possible, it's going to be crowded!  Hosted by Jane Krakowski (30 Rock) and Zachery Levi (Chuck).

Thurs Dec. 3
Fri Dec. 4 - 7-9p, Bryant Park Tree Lighting Ceremony, ft. skate and musical acts

Sat Dec. 5 -
Mon Dec. 7 - 12-2p, Bryant Park Pond Elf Party - Dress up like an elf (or let them dress you?) and help ABC Family set a world record for the largest gathering of Santa's elves! Lunch break!: )

Thurs Dec. 10 - 6p, Washington Sq Park Christmas Tree Lighting & CAROLING (la la la!).  Songbooks provided.

Sat Dec. 12 -
Sun Dec. 13 - 11a - Watch Baboons and Meerkats open presents at Prospect Park Zoo (BK), $7

Mon Dec. 14 - 1-7p, free hair, makeup, and nail makeover at Top Shop to get you party ready! RSVP through 12/21.

Sun 20-Tues 29 - I'm in GA for the holidays, can't wait - Merry Christmas!

  • Last day (12/1) - $5 magazines from (Real Simple, Food&Wine, Cosmo, etc)
  • Stop by Starbucks for World Aids Day - 5 cents/drink goes to the Global Fund!
  • Free cute stickers (I got the alligator!) - thanks Kristy Q. for sending!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Free: Midday Makeover @ TopShop

It's party season, and TopShop is offering a free hair, makeup, and nail makeover to help us get ready!  The appt times are 1p, 3p and 5p from Dec. 14-21 - call today!  I booked an appted for 12/14 @ 5p - there are 3 spots left! Or book on another day.

Need of a beauty revamp? For a short time only, Topshop has teamed up with leading hair salon John Freida, makeup experts Rimmel and nail specialists M2M to create an in-store relaxation makeover haven to get you party perfect. Email or call 212.966.9455 to book for up to 6 friends! First come first served, or try your luck on the day. December 14-21 daily 1-7 pm. Located on the ground floor. All treatments are free, guests are asked to kindly make at $5 donation to The Lower East Side Girls Club.

NOTE: the email doesn't work, but I was able to make an appt over the phone!

Thanks to for the tip!

11/23: Winter's Eve @ Lincoln Center

Hello!  How were your holidays, part 1?  I had a great time going to the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade (check out photos HERE), having tofurky and a real (big) turkey at my cousin's (and again with Vision people: ), and shopping the weekend away!

Let's celebrate the last day of November today and welcome in December with...

The 10th Annual Winter's Eve at Lincoln Square!
Mon 11/30 @ 5:30p

"Winter’s Eve kicks off with a neighborhood tree lighting ceremony (at Dante Park - Broadway& 63rd Street) and features free entertainment, food tastings, in-store activities and shopping around and about this colorful and vibrant neighborhood.  Festivities continue along Broadway from Time Warner Center to 68th Street" - Sounds like fun to me!

BY SUBWAY: Take the 1, A, B, C, or D train to 59th Street/Columbus Circle or the 1 train to 66th Street and Broadway.

Thanks to Ryan A. for sharing.  See you there!

*RECAP* - It was tons of fun!  I got a free back massage, tasted foods from the neighborhood restaurants, and got to see neat performances all down Broadway.

Oh Christmas Tree!

Ice Snowpeople