Starting today on the Flatiron public plaza (23rd Street and 5th/Broadway), the Flatiron 23rd Street Partnership is hosting “23 Days of Flatiron Cheer”, with each day featuring an event highlighting some business or aspect of the Flatiron District. Included this year is the popular Prize Wheel (Dec 2nd, 9th, 16th from noon-2pm), the Hot Chocolate […]
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The 2013 Veterans Day Parade, now called America’s Parade, runs right up 5th Avenue from 26th to 56th Street on Monday, November 11th. It starts off with an opening ceremony at the Eternal Light Monument in Madison Square Park at 10am, and then a wrath laying at 11am (11/11 at 11am). Then the parade then […]
The huge NYC Halloween Parade runs up 6th Avenue again on Thursday October 31st, going from Spring Street to just past 16th-18th Street.
It goes from about 7pm-11pm and is one of the biggest parades in New York City and anyone can join as long as you are in costume. Learn more about how to participate at www.halloween-nyc.com/participate.php. There is even a costume contest.
This year the theme is Revival. (You may recall it was cancelled last year due to Hurricane Sandy).
If you can’t attend or particpate int he parade you can always watch it on tv (NY1 and KPIX).
The Parade typically draws more than 50,000 costumed participants and millions of viewers live and on tv. 53 bands are signed on for this year.
If you haven’t been, it’s a wild event.
Here is a group doing Thriller at the 2011 Halloween parade:
And here is another group:
Fun night, good cause! Get your tickets for a Halloween fundraiser on Saturday, October 26th at No Idea Bar (30 East 20th Street), where you will get three hour open bar (premium beers, wine, house liquor, and soda), a Halloween treat bar, a raffle, and all money raised will go to support individuals and families in Rockaway, Coney Island, and Gerritsen Beach to support their long-term recovery.
Tickets are $60 for the open bar and we hear that $35 is tax-deductible.
So have a fun night out in the neighborhood, meet some new people, and support a great cause. More info and tickets at https://sandy1yearlater.eventbrite.com.
Recycle your eWaste (old computer equipment, phones, dvd players, etc) on Saturday, October 5th at Tekserve
Clear out some of that electronic junk sitting around your home or office, and do it through safe recycling! On Saturday, October 5th at Tekserve (119 West 23rd Street, between 6th and 7th Avenue), they are having another eWaste Recycling Event, where you can safely recycle old electronic equipment such as computers, printers, monitors, cell phones, radios, DVD players and more. Stop by between 10am-4pm. The event is hosted in conjunction with the Lower East Side Ecology Center.
Bring your stuff by Tekserve so that it can be safely recycled rather than dumped into landfill or incinerators where it could pollute land, water, and air. There is even a law in the State of New York (NYS Electronic Equipment Recycling and Reuse Act) which requires manufacturers to provide free and convenient recycling of electronic waste, so take advantage of a great opportunity to recycle.
Can’t make it on October 5th? There are other recycling locations on different dates. See all the dates and locations at http://www.tekserve.com/recycling.