Attractions

Taste of Times Square is headed to The Crossroads of the World on Monday, June 3 from 5 to 9 p.m. This outdoor food and music festival, which will take place on W. 46th St., btw Broadway & Ninth Ave. (including historic Restaurant Row), will feature international cuisine from top restaurants and an eclectic mix of street performers.

Last week, I got the chance to tour the New York Harbor aboard the Zephyr as part of New York Water Taxi’s Hidden Harbor Tours. The latest series of tours, called Beyond Sandy, explore the areas surrounding the Harbor that were affected by Hurricane Sandy.

I really admire people that are good at science. When I was in high school, I loved doing experiments in chemistry and biology class, but I will admit I wasn’t the best student. So, maybe my luck will change when I head to the World Science Festival, which starts today.

Memorial Day is a day to remember the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces—and several attractions and events are being held throughout the city today to honor these individuals. Enjoy a number of activities at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum—a military and maritime history museum with a collection of museum ships in Manhattan’s Midtown West neighborhood.

Everyone knows that Manhattan is home to some of the most diverse cuisine in the world, but keep in mind that the other four boroughs also boast plenty of great eats. You can find out what Queens has to offer at Queens Taste 2013.

If you’ve never heard of roller derby, get ready to learn about your new favorite sport. New York City’s league Gotham Girls Roller Derby includes four teams: Bronx Gridlock, Manhattan Mayhem, Queens of Pain and Brooklyn Bombshells.

Last year, I went to Grand Gourmet – The Flavor of Midtown® at Grand Central Terminal’s Vanderbilt Hall. This culinary event brings together the finest Midtown Manhattan restaurants all in one place and delectable delights range from succulent steak to seafood and even an ample helping of desserts.

Yesterday afternoon I went to the Museum of Jewish Heritage – A Living Memorial to the Holocaust in Lower Manhattan. The three-story, multi-media museum gives a comprehensive look into Jewish life, history and culture—from its origins all the way through the present.

Believe it or not, sometimes it’s easy to forget how expansive and awe-inspiring the New York City cityscape is until you take an all-encompassing gander from a bird’s-eye view. A few years ago—when I was still fairly new to the city—a college friend and I visited Top of the Rock® Observation Deck at Rockefeller Center®.

I grew up near Washington, D.C. and a big draw to the District in the springtime was the National Cherry Blossom Festival. Since I wasn’t able to make it there this year, I visited the Brooklyn Botanic Garden to see its acclaimed cherry blossom display instead.

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