||Annual ISI Figure Skating Competition
at Chelsea Piers
Friday through Sunday
26th Annual ISI Team Figure Skating Competition
June 1 - 3
For 24 years, hundreds of amateur figure skaters from all over the world test their skills in one of Sky Rink's annual figure skating competitions. The Sky Rink ISI Team Competition is the largest ISI competition on the East coast and is open to competitors of all ages and skating levels. There are even special events that are US Figure Skating friendly. This event is free to the public to come and cheer on the skaters who range in age from 3 years to 83 years of age.
Sky Rink at Chelsea Piers, Pier 61
212-336-6100, ext. 6156
Central Park Challenge for People with Disabilities
On Saturday, June 2, 2012
… Join them in celebration of the abilities of all people!
People with disabilities, families and friends, and the New York
community will walk side by side and raise funds for individuals
with disabilities to have the support they need to thrive in our
community. The Central Park Challenge is New York City’s
largest and most visible event supporting people with developmental
and learning disabilities.
Visit the official site for more details
Taste of Times Square
Annual Outdoor Food And Music Festival At The Crossroads Of The World
Monday, June 11, 5:00 - 9:00 pm
“Taste of Times Square” – an annual outdoor food and music festival -- organized by the Times Square Alliance, will offer a sampling of the neighborhood’s most popular restaurants on the Broadway Plazas, between 42nd and 47th Street in Times Square.
There will also be live entertainment and special musical guests.
The food festival has no admission fee. Each “taste” ticket is $1 with most dishes ranging from $1-$5. Tickets will be available for purchase on the day of event and in advance at the Times Square Visitor Center and mini-museum on 7th Ave. between 46th and 47th Streets.
Mile Festival 2012 - Annual Celebration
Tuesday, June 12 from 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm (Rain or Shine)
Rain or Shine and FREE
During this special celebration one will have
the chance to visit all the museums on Museum Mile (5th Avenue) from
about 82nd - 105th Streets.
Special exhibitions and works from permanent collections will be on
view inside the museums and live music from jazz to Broadway tunes
to string quartets will be featured in front of each museum. Additional
street entertainers will perform along Fifth Avenue all evening. For
further information please contact the event office at 212-606-2296. Visit
the official site for additional info and also visit New
Yorkled's Museum Pages to learn about the many Art sites of the great
city that is New York City!
777 Seaview Avenue and Father Capodanno Blvd.
South Beach Staten Island
There will be free parking a the South Beach lot with a free shuttle bus running all day. Also, paid ($3) parking is available in the Fairgrounds for approx 300 vehicles.
Staten Island Irish Fair
To Benefit the St. Columcille Irish Cultural Center of Staten Island
June 9 - June 10
Cost is $10 at the gate and $8 in advance.
Children under 12 are admitted free when accompanied by an adult.
Spring is here and the tents are going up for the Annual
Irish Fair held on the Staten Island Rodeo Grounds.
The fair runs all day Saturday from 12 noon to 8pm. Sunday the gates open at 10:00 for those wanting to attend the traditional Irish High Mass and the festival will begin immediately following the High Mass with The Pipe and Drum Tatoo.
You don't have to
be Irish to enjoy the mix of Irish, American, and Country
Music. A dance floor is provided for those who want
to kick up their heels to the music. If shopping is your
thing there are over 30 vendors with various Irish gifts
and crafts. Lots of food, including Fish and chips, hamburgers
and hot dogs plus other items. Beer, wine, Irish stout, soda, tea and coffee
are available. Website: http://statenirelandfair.com
Big Apple Barbecue Block Party at Madison
Big Apple Barbecue Block Party
in Madison Square Park
June 9 & 10
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
This item features dishes priced at $8 a plate with FastPass available for purchase.
Annual Sweden Day … a ‘Midsummer’ Tradition right
here in New York
Annual Sweden Day … a ‘Midsummer’ Tradition right here in New York
Saturday, June 16
Outdoor Patio, Swedish Menu, Outdoor Bar & Grill, Kid’s Activities, Games on the beach, Traditional Dancing around the Midsummerpole, Inground pool, Miss Sweden Day Contest
Taking place at Manhem Beach Club, 658 Clarence Avenue, Throgs Neck, New York in the Bronx
Park Opens at 11:00 am, Main Program at 3:00 pm
Admission Fee: $10/Adults, Kids accompanied by adult are free
Visit the official site: http://www.swedenday.com
The Paul Winter Consort's Summer Solstice Concert
at the Cathedral of St. John the Divine
Saturday, June 16, 2012, 4:30 am
Imagine yourself inside the world’s largest Gothic Cathedral in the predawn darkness as
the canyon-esque space resounds with earth music played by Paul Winter’s expansive
world ensemble, and the great stained-glass windows are gradually illuminated by
the first sunrise of summer. Greet the dawn of the longest day of the year in an acoustic
adventure with the Paul Winter Consort and special guests.
For more information visit: paulwinter.com/solstice.
Mermaid Parade in Coney Island, Brooklyn
Saturday, June 23, 2012 beginning at 2:00 pm
Takes place from Surf Ave from 17th Avenue to W. 8th Street @ Coney
You can learn about registering for this parade by visiting the official
Coney Island website and obtaining more details. Mind you,
this parade is followed by the Mermaid Parade Ball which is a
ticketed item offering tickets from $25 to $75 (VIP)
Mermaid Parade Ball -
taking place in the evening.
The Annual Mermaid Parade Ball is the perfect
way to chill out after the parade. Taking place at Childs on the boardwalk. Childs Restaurant Building is located on the Boardwalk at West 21st Street.
Consumer Electronics Week in NYC
June 25 - 29, 2012
Taking place a various locales.
June 25-29 is going to be a busy week in New York City as the CE industry converges on the town for the first inaugural week-long celebration of what’s new, what’s happening and what’s coming in consumer electronics – CE Week.
at Sunset on Bryant Park - Bryant Park 2012 Film Festival
42nd Street and 6th Avenue
The Bryant Park Film Festival begins in June and continues every Monday
night through August. Join in and enjoy this outdoor venue wherein you
can lay atop the lawn and take in a classic movie.
Movies begin at dusk, and Tuesdays are rain dates.
Schedule for this event can be found at Bryant
Park Mondays at Sunset Film Festival Page.
Chek New Jersey Festival of Ballooning in Readington, NJ
July 27, 28 & 29, 2012
Take part in the spectacle to end all others wherein years past
millions of folks have witnesses the launching of balloon after
balloon into the expansive skies of New Jersey. For over 25 years
this festival has wowed spectactors with its tons and tons of balloons
on a 250-acre site. Taking place in Readington, New Jersey you're
bound to ooh and aah as these masters of the sky take one and all's
This festival will take place over a 3 day span and last year featured
such balloon shapes as the Quick Chek Eagle, Pepsi Super Can, Energizer
Bunny, the Benihana and many others. Of course one can only believe
that this year's shapes and sizes will be a treat for all.
So if you're ready to be awed and want an escape that'll thrill
you then visit this page
put up by New Yorkled.
Concerts for Spring & Summer
Yorkled's own compilation of all those great free/cheap concerts
in New York City.
From Chelsea Piers to the South Street Seaport, from various locations
in Central Park to up and down the avenue here and there, from the
Bronx to Brooklyn there's so much in the way of musical offerings
which go on every year in NYC.
As in years past there'll be all those musical events through Celebrate
Brooklyn! Of course Central Park will play host to plenty of concerts
from the Harlem Meer Music Festival and SummerStage to the Naumburg
Bandshell Offerings and Philharmonic Performances to be carried
out here as well as at other major NYC Parks. Chelsea Piers will
have its own musical affairs every Saturday and Sunday afternoon
and South Street Seaport will be jamming our socks off 'till we
just can't rock no more...'and then some!
The River to River Festival will have entertainment galore all
over Lower Manhattan and there'll be concerts and other cultural
items of interest for all at other boroughs, parks and city squares.
SO, come along and join New Yorkled in its Celebration of New York
City! Visit the New Yorkled
Free/Cheap Concerts page that's been updated with much more to come!
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Items of interest.
Visit the New
York City Posters Page for a listing of Posters and Prints of NYC.
You'll have a
thrill just viewing them if you don't end up buying one! That's for
"Life is not measured by the number
of breaths we take,
but by the moments that take our breath away.
For as we all grow older, we realize,
it is not the things we did in Life which we often regret,
but the things we did not do."
"The desire to accomplish something great is resolved in
your will to succeed. Succeed and you'll have removed all doubt.
The question remains in whether you doubt your ability to succeed.
and the world might be yours to give & share."
"Be Not Afraid of Growing Slowly, Be Afraid Only of Standing
"Everyone Loses Faith at least once in their Life.
The key is to hang in there...For you will gain your faith once again...in
yourself and/or in whatever it is that matters to you!"
Remember this one thought amongst
so many others:
"You may be only one person in the world,
but you may also be the world to one person."
Corretta Scottt King:
“Hate is too great a burden to bear. It injures the hater more
than it injures the hated.”