Friday, May 28, 2010

Weekender: 5/29-31 - Happy Memorial Day (Via Bypremier)!!

This weekender I turn it over to fellow free lover, Bypremier, who shares his pics for Memorial Day weekend!  I'm also away in China for 2 weeks, so be prepared to get right into birthday week fun when I return (I know you're excited too!: )  

Thanks so much to Bypremier for kicking off the summer for us! - NYChar


Hello Everyone. Guest blogger, bypremier, here.

Wishing everyone a happy and safe Memorial Day weekend! This weekend of course is a big one: The unofficial start of summer, a long weekend for most of us, (hopefully) some nice weather, and lots of fun things to do.

So if you’re looking for what’s happening in NYC this weekend (which is why you come to this wonderful site), then allow me to give you a few ideas.
  • For those looking for a little nostalgic fun, then come on down to the grand opening of Luna Park in Coney Island (W 10th St between the Boardwalk and Surf Ave, Coney Island, Brooklyn;; 11am–midnight). Pick up a wristband and access up to 19 new rides.
  • Of course, if you prefer your fun more intrepid and naval. Then the amazing, NYChar, has already detailed the upcoming Fleet Week events (see below 5/28 post). Please do check out some of the fun events scheduled (I’m most looking forward to the cast members from the Broadway musical “Wicked” performing at Noon on Saturday, May 29th).
  • Since most of you are probably familiar with Fleet Week thanks to some small, little show called “Sex and the City”, then I’m sure you’re all anxiously waiting to throw on your best dress and take those Manolo’s out of the box, because “Sex and the City 2” is coming to a theater near you. But if you’re like me, then you have to save up just to pay for those ridiculous movie prices.
    That’s why I found this great deal for $4 AMC movie tickets (click HERE).  
  • After a night of fun (or for some of you, while preparing for a night of fun) with Carrie, Miranda, Charlotte, and Samantha…you’ll probably need this.
  • Or if a chick flick is not your style and you don’t want to spend your weekend indoors, then go out and BBQ it up like a regular grill master. Burgers, hot dogs, chicken wings, and if you’re high class…a little bul-go-ki. And after you’re done shoveling down all that meat…nothing goes better than some nice, cold ice cream.
So there you go…a little something for everyone.

Thanks to NYChar for letting me guestblog. Everyone be safe and have a fun filled and relaxing weekend.

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Thursday, May 27, 2010

Fri 5/28 Fun - Big Ships and 39 Steps!

Woo-hoo - mom and brother are in town, just in time for FLEET WEEK 2010!

From What is Fleet Week?:

Since 1984, New York City has held Fleet Week to honor the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps. The week features extensive military demonstrations, as well as the opportunity for the public to tour some of the visiting ships. The Memorial Day commemoration is a highlight of the week's festivities, featuring the singing of Taps and a military aircraft fly over in honor of those who lost their lives in service to the United States.
I'm planning to stop by and take them to a few things...but check out the rest of the schedule HERE!

  • 8 am-5 pmFree Ship Tours
    Where: Pier 88, 48th St/West Side Highway
    Where: Stapleton Pier, SI
  • 8 am-6 pmF-18 Flight Simulator
    Joint Non-Lethal Weapons Display
    USCG Static Displays
    Paramount Top Gun Video Kiosks
    ONR Static Display

    Where: Pier 88, 12th & 46th St
    Where: Homeport Pier, SI (Static Display)
  • 9 am-4 pmUSMC Day in Times Square
    Times Square
  • 5-6:15 pmNavy Band Northeast performs at Times Square
    Times Square
In the evening - planning to take them to see the off-broadway play 39 Steps, an Alfred Hitchcock "comedy thriller" of sorts...looks great, plus tix are cheap (either $39 for 39 seats or $26.50 for rush, 2 hrs before the show!).

Come along for the fun! 

Monday, May 24, 2010