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    Wax Poetic Overlooking the Hudson

    November 04

    It's not a tourist trap, and it's probably not on your NYC bucket list, but take it from us—if the written word moves you, Poets House is the place to be. 

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    Open House New York!

    October 01

    Don't bother knocking. This weekend, join more than 80,000 others when New York City opens its doors for the 16th annual celebration of architecture and urban design. 

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    Photoville in Brooklyn Bridge Park

    September 02

    Incredible photographs in a photo-worthy setting have drawn crowds of amateur and professional photographers to the iconic Brooklyn shoreline every September since 2011. Inspiration is everywhere you look at Photoville, with more than 90 exhibits inside and around shipping containers imported to DUMBO just for this occasion.

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    Aces in August

    August 01

    Game, set, match!  Win big this month by treating yourself to a seat at the US Open. The final of four major tennis tournaments this season, it's one star-studded sporting event you won't want to miss. For two weeks, beginning August 26th, Flushing Meadows-Corona Park is packed with all your favorites. 

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    Bryant Park Movie Nights

    July 01

    Bryant Park is an oasis in Manhattan's midtown. A lawn to recline, to dance, to picnic, or to simply cut a city corner on your walk through it. In the winter, the park invites visitors to wind among its popular Christmas village of pop-up shops and cafes. In the summer, however, the delightful green offers something midtown New Yorker's covet: a little bit of space. 

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    Climb Art for New Views

    June 03

    Everyone is talking about it and almost everyone is climbing it. What is it? "Vessel" is a massive work of art woven together by 154 interconnecting flights of stairs to look like a basket standing smack in the middle of Hudson Yards, at the north end of Manhattan's High Line. 

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    The Ninth Avenue International Food Festival

    May 01

    The Ninth Avenue International Food Festival is the oldest and largest continuing food festival in New York City, which means a whole lot of people and a whole lot of food from a whole lot of places! So why not join in the fun?

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    International Pillow Fight Day

    April 01

    Grab your pillow and get to Washington Square Park for the world’s fluffiest fight. Redefining bedlam, thousands of people in costumes and pajamas will celebrate International Pillow Fight Day by doing just that—pillow fighting!

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    An Orchid Spectacle in the Bronx

    March 04

    Orchids are back and in full bloom at New York City's 17th annual Orchid Show at the Bronx Botanical Garden. Singapore, where the orchid is the national flower, is the inspiration for this year's display. 

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    From Russia With Love

    February 01

    There are countless ways to celebrate the month of love in New York. We've picked one not so dull spot in Midtown West that we think you can visit any day, with or without someone special on your arm. It's all gold and glitz and glamor and it's called the Russian Tea Room.

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    Winter Jazzfest NYC

    January 01

    Smoking hot when it's icy cold? That's New York City inviting you to a sweet, tuneful tonic to beat your winter blues. With just a short hop, skip, and jump across town from your luxe SoHo digs, get into the swing of the city's 15th annual Winter Jazzfest. 

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  • See NYC Sparkle from the Top of the Rock

    December 03

    We know it's touristy but trust us, it's worth it. From breathtaking unobstructed views of Central Park to the skyscrapers of Lower Manhattan and everything in between, a visit to the Top of the Rock is the best place to see the city sparkle at Christmas time.

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  • Brighten a Gray Day with Andy Warhol

    November 05

    Splash some color into a gray fall day with a visit to the Whitney Museum of American Art. Andy Warhol's iconic images will decorate the walls and halls of the must-see museum starting November 12th. 

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  • Scare Up Some Fun in Greenwich Village

    October 01

    The sun is setting earlier and earlier, the air is brisk, and before you know it, Christmas will be here. But first, a night of mischief! The dead return to walk among the living, and little ghouls and devils scurry from house to house, collecting buckets full of candy. 

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  • The 56th Annual New York Film Festival: A Motion Picture Gala

    September 03

    One of the most venerable celebrations of the silver screen anywhere in the country, The New York Film Festival has delighted cinephiles since 1963 with its impressive selection of emerging and established talent from across the globe.

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  • A Party Fit for Jay Gatsby

    August 06

    Who hasn’t fantasized about partying all night long Jay Gatsby style? With the next Roaring 20s just two years away, you might as well get a head start on making that fantasy a reality at the annual Jazz Age Lawn Party. 

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  • Shakespeare in the (Central) Park

    July 03

    In the English-speaking world, two cities are synonymous with theater: London and New York. With the Public Theater’s Shakespeare in the Park summer series, those two worlds converge.

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  • NYC Celebrates Its LGBT Heritage

    June 04

    Over the past few decades, advocates of LGBT rights have won many impressive victories here and across the world on the path toward a more accepting and celebratory world.

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  • East Meets West on NYC’s 12th Annual Japan Day

    May 09

    April showers bring May flowers, which is lucky for us, since May 13 is Mother’s Day and mom definitely deserves a fresh-cut bouquet. If you’re in New York City on the 13th and want to do something novel to celebrate the occasion, we recommend a trip to Central Park, where the city’s vibrant Japanese community will be celebrating the 12th annual Japan Day.

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  • Robbins 100 at the New York City Ballet

    April 01

    Jerome Robbins was a giant of 20th-century theater and dance. An acclaimed dancer, director, producer, and choreographer, Robbins played key roles in such notable stage productions as Bells Are Ringing, Fiddler on the Roof, Gypsy, The King and I, and High Button Shoes.

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  • The Feast Day of St. Patrick

    March 07

    Can you guess where the world’s first St. Patrick’s Day Parade took place? If you said New York City, you’re absolutely correct. The year was 1762, and a group of Irishmen serving in the army of Great Britain marched to commemorate the Feast Day of Ireland’s patron saint. 

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  • A Chinatown New Year Celebration

    February 06

    Get ready for a New Year celebration! Friday, February 16th marks the start of the Chinese New Year, and on Sunday the 25th, New York will show the world what it means to celebrate as hundreds of thousands of revelers ring in the Year of the Dog in Manhattan’s bustling Chinatown.

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  • Manhattan’s Hottest Jazz Spots

    January 08

    This winter has been particularly brutal in NYC. Heat up your nights at these authentic Manhattan jazz clubs, where the music sizzles well into the wee hours of the morning.

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  • The Window Art of 5th Avenue

    December 06

    New York’s 5th Avenue is the premier spot to do all your holiday shopping. Even if you’re not looking to empty your pockets, you still owe it to yourself to stroll down the avenue and enjoy the many spectacular Christmas window displays. 

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  • America’s Parade

    November 06

    There are few traditions as quintessentially American as the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. From its very first run in 1924, the parade was a massive hit. 

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  • An Icy Wonderland at Rockefeller Center

    October 07

    Fans of the zany holiday cult classic Elf, starring Will Ferrell and Zooey Deschanel, will remember the The Rink at Rockefeller Center as the spot where Jovie (Deschanel) first returns the affection of overgrown elf Buddy (Ferrell). Beneath the radiant Christmas tree, the two share their first kiss, and from there, it’s happily ever after (with a lot of slap-stick thrown in, of course).

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  • The 55th Annual New York Film Festival: A Night (or Eighteen) at the Movies

    September 04

    What do Richard Linklater, Todd Haynes, and Woody Allen have in common? If you said they’re all giants of the film industry, you’d be right. They’re also all anchoring the 55th annual New York Film Festival, one of the most highly anticipated yearly events in world cinema.

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  • Put Some Swing in Your Step at the Annual Jazz Age Lawn Party

    August 07

    We generally keep our heaviest partying to the nighttime hours, and back in Prohibition-Era New York you’d never see thousands of flappers and sheiks dancing and downing cocktails outside in the daylight, but that’s exactly what you’re in for on August 26 and 27 on Governors Island. 

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  • Courting Controversy with Shakespeare in the Park

    July 02

    During his lifetime, William Shakespeare was one of Britain’s most popular playwrights, whose work resounded with major concerns of the era, social, political, and economic. Four centuries later, his work continues to generate not only adulation, but also controversy, as evinced by Shakespeare in the Park’s recent production of The Tragedy of Julius Caesar.

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  • Party Proud in NYC

    June 03

    As cities across the country and the world prepare to celebrate LGBT Pride this month, Hotel Hugo is proud to be right here in New York, where the modern gay rights movement kicked off almost 50 years ago with the Stonewall Riots.

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  • Now Playing in SoHo

    May 01

    The historic SoHo Playhouse is a 199-seat Off Broadway theater that has entertained guests for over a century.

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  • Movie Magic in Lower Manhattan

    April 02

    Now in its 16th year, the wildly successful Tribeca Film Festival combines star-studded entertainment with brilliant artistry, bringing you the best in established and newly-discovered talent from around the world.

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  • SoHo Remains a Neighborhood in High Spirits

    March 05

    These venues are clear favorites among SoHo's healthy nightlife offerings.

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  • Adventure for Love's Flavor in SoHo

    February 05

    Treat the sweetheart in your life with a decadent date night.

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    January 12

    How often do you find yourself taking a coffee break to indulge in the ritual of conversation ... accompanied by something sweet or savory?

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