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Mets to Host Irish Heritage Night at Citi Field on Friday, Aug. 1 vs. The San Francisco Giants

Jul 28, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

NY MetsFlushing, N.Y. - The New York Mets announced Irish Heritage Night will take place this Friday, August 1 at Citi Field when the Mets host the San Francisco Giants at 7:10 p.m.

Dubbed by Jimmy Fallon as "New York City's house band for the last 30 years," Black 47 will perform on the Mets Plaza, located outside the Jackie Robinson Rotunda, beginning at 6:00 p.m. as part of their farewell tour. Fans will be entertained by on field pre-game performances beginning around 6:30 p.m. by Irish Step Dancers as well as in-game programming that celebrates Irish culture.

Get Ready for the Hester Street Fair Ice Cream Social!

Jul 10, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Hester Street Fair Ice Cream Social 2014New York, N.Y. - In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day.

Hester Street Fair is celebrating this delicious holiday with an Ice Cream Social weekend, featuring a special lineup of your favorite local ice cream and a batch of brand new ice cream and frozen treat vendors that are ...

NYC & Company Announces Curious George® as New York City's Official Family Ambassador

Jul 8, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Curious George Campaign Featuring Beloved Character Encourages Visitors to Discover Family-Friendly Adventures Throughout New York City's Five Boroughs

In 2013 New York City Welcomed an Estimated 16.7 Million Family Visitors

New York, N.Y. - NYC & Company, New York City's official tourism, marketing and partnership organization, today announced Curious George® as its sixth Official NYC Family Ambassador, a joint effort with NBCUniversal, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) and PBS KIDS. As part of the yearlong collaboration, adventurous explorer Curious George will encourage family travel to the City's five boroughs by highlighting New York City as a family-friendly destination. In 2013 New York City welcomed an estimated 16.7 million family visitors, a 3.1 percent projected increase over 2012, contributing approximately $16.5 billion in direct spending to New York City's economy. Since the launch of the Family Ambassador program in 2009, family visitation to New York City has grown by 26.5 percent and currently comprises 30.8 percent of total visitation to New York City.

Introducing Woolworth Building Lobby Tours

Jun 25, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Woolworth Lobby Tours100 Year-Old Landmark Building in Lower Manhattan Opens Its Doors for Public Tours

New York, N.Y. - In 1913 the Woolworth Building, hailed by architectural critics as an engineering marvel, soared 792 feet high into the lower Manhattan skyline, making it the tallest building in the world at that time. The awe-inspiring, technologically advanced steel frame structure was designed by renowned architect Cass Gilbert. In addition to the skyscraper's mechanical underbelly, which featured highspeed elevator service, self-sustaining electrical power generation, heating, cooling, water supply and fire protection, its grand lobby was recognized as a stunning and picturesque work of art.

P.S. Art 2014: Celebrating the Creative Spirit of NYC Kids

Jun 9, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

PS 1474Exhibition location: Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education, ground floor Special public viewing: Tuesday, June 10, 6:30 p.m.

New York, N.Y. - For three months this summer, works of art in all media by 106 of New York City's most talented public school students, pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, will be displayed in the Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education at The Metropolitan Museum of Art through P.S. Art, a project of the New York City Department of Education and Studio in a School Association, Inc. The annual juried exhibition is now in its 12th year. P.S. Art 2014: Celebrating the Creative Spirit of NYC Kids will open for special viewing by the public at 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, June 10, the evening of the City's annual Museum Mile Festival, and will remain on view through August 25.

21st Anniversary of the Obie Award-Winning Ice Factory Festival to Feature 6 New Works

Jun 6, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Cast of Too Many Lenas - Let them Eat CakePress Invitations/Coverage Request: 2 of 6 shows are open for review (All shows at 7pm)

Too Many Lenas 3: Let Them Eat Cake (Presented by CARROLL SIMMONS) - Wed 7/2 at 7pm, Thu 7/3 at 7pm Feather Gatherers (Presented by The Drunkard's Wife) - Wed 7/9 at 7pm, Thu 7/10 at 7pm

New York, N.Y. - Artistic Director Robert Lyons proudly presents the 21st annual Obie Award-winning Ice Factory Festival. Ice Factory 2014 takes place at the New Ohio Theatre, located at 154 Christopher Street between Greenwich and Washington Streets in New York City. Ice Factory 2014 will present six new works over six weeks, running from June 25 - August 2, 2014.

FIGMENT NYC Brings Interactive Art for All to Governors Island

Jun 5, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

FIGMENT Mini GolfGovernors Island to be home to a variety of interactive art projects from FIGMENT NYC Weekend on June 7 & 8 through September 21, 2014

New York, N.Y. - FIGMENT NYC, a free, family-friendly participatory summer-long arts event will be returning to Governors Island for the 8th time, bringing together hundreds of professional artists and thousands of visitors to create art and explore art in every imaginable medium. New York's residents and visitors are invited to Governors Island to participate in a multitude of interactive art projects, unlocking their creativity and finding new inspiration. Visitors are invited to bring their own participatory art projects, too!

I LOVE NEW YORK and Family Travel Forum Announce Teen Travel Writing Scholarship

Jun 3, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Writing Scholarship Asks Teens to Write About Travels in New York State

New York, N.Y. - Family Travel Forum, the award-winning resource for family vacation planners, announces their 8th annual FTF Teen Travel Writing Scholarship program.

After seven successful years, we are thrilled to be able to offer an additional merit scholarship, increasing teen travel writers' chances to win cash grants. Given in association with I LOVE NEW YORK (ILNY), we are promoting literacy by encouraging teens to share their travel experiences in words and images.

NY Stage & Film, Vassar College Announce First Round of Casting News for 30th Powerhouse Season

May 22, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Powerhouse TheaterJosh Radnor, T.R. Knight, Robert Morse, Leslie Bibb, Randy Graff, Ryan Steele & More Set To Appear In Brand New Works Single Tickets Now On Sale

New York, N.Y. - New York Stage and Film and Vassar College, this summer celebrating the 30th year of their Powerhouse Theater collaboration, are thrilled to reveal the first round of casting for the upcoming Powerhouse Theater Season, running from June 20 to July 27 at Vassar College (Poughkeepsie, New York).  Also announced: Single tickets are now on sale. Visit http://powerhouse.vassar.edu for more info and to purchase subscription tickets.

FIGMENT NYC Announces Summer-Long Sculptures

May 15, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Achilles by A Touch of Modern Governors Island to be home to works by innovative artists for 2014 season

New York, N.Y. - FIGMENT, a free, family-friendly participatory arts event held in multiple cities and attracting tens of thousands of participants each year, has announced its Summer-Long Sculptures for its 2014 season in New York City. Since its inception in 2008, over 100,000 visitors annually have enjoyed and interacted with FIGMENT NYC's Summer-Long Program.

This year, FIGMENT has selected four large-scale sculptures for the 2014 Summer-Long Sculpture Exhibition, from over 50 proposals submitted.

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