Attractions

A few years ago I went on a chartered cruise with the company I worked for at the time. The affair was essentially our summer office party. Since it ended in the early afternoon, and we weren’t required to go back to work, several of us decided we should continue the party at a restaurant or bar. The problem? None of us were too familiar with this part of Manhattan (Midtown West in the Eighth to 11th Ave. area).

Last night, I went to a taping of The Maury Show in Stamford, Connecticut. I always wanted to go, so I finally decided to go online and apply for tickets. The tickets are free, but you have to just wait and see when a date becomes available for a taping—usually you find out a few months after you apply.

I love going to museums and galleries—it’s the way I would bond with my dad as a kid. We both really like art—in fact, I went to a visual and performing arts high school and was “this close” to choosing something art-related as a career path. Anyway, when you go on an art outing, do you ever wish that you had more info than what’s provided on the little cards next to a piece of work? Well, if you are inquisitive like me and need more answers, check out ArtMuse.

On September 11, 2001, I was a senior in high school. This particular Tuesday morning started off like any other—except I was anxious about my senior class trip to Canada, which was to take place the following day. At approximately 8:46 a.m., I was sitting in first period Yearbook Staff.

If you can’t make it to the Caribbean, why not check out the next best thing—the West Indian-American Day Carnival held along the Eastern Parkway in Crown Heights, Brooklyn.

To celebrate the arrival of several new shops, The Shops at Columbus Circle has teamed with shopping mag Lucky and retailer C. Wonder to find an original design for The Shops’ first official shopping tote. A panel of guest judges will select the winning design.

There’s nothing greater than having fun and giving to charity, and you will get a chance to do both this Friday, August 24, at Pole Position Raceway in Jersey City, N.J. The indoor kart racing company will host the first annual Pole Position Raceway “Racing with the Pros” Charity Event from 7 to 10 p.m. in collaboration with beverage company Monster Energy and Street League Skateboarding.

I’ve been to a few video game events and I have to say they are a lot of fun. It’s the perfect opportunity to test your skills against a group of friends or other gamers. Plus, onlookers always cheer you on. This Thursday, August 23, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Nintendo World Store in Rockefeller Center, the construction toy company K’NEX will celebrate the addition of Mario Kart™ Wii Building Sets (for ages 6 and up) with in-store events for fans.

In NYC, all the cool kids go to flea markets. I mean, think about it—you basically have a one-stop shop for unique vintage threads, handcrafted furniture, vinyl records, artwork and probably anything else you can imagine. If you're looking to hang with the popular crowd this weekend, I suggest a trip to the Brooklyn Flea’s Fort Greene location.

Remember that Valentine’s Day card with a lovey-dovey picture of a heart you received back in third grade? Well, your actual heart doesn’t look like that. If you want to see a larger-than-life version of what a real heart looks like, head to BODIES…The Exhibition, where a 13 feet long, 7 feet wide and 12 feet high replica is waiting to greet you at the entrance.

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