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After seven years of living in this metropolis, I am still surprised by the sheer amount of creativity bar and restaurant owners put into their establishments—from high-tech gadgetry, like menus on iPads, to booze served in teacups and era-themed watering holes.

This weekend, hop over the East River to Randall’s Island for The Governor’s Ball Music Festival. Enjoy performances by a variety of acts—rapper Kanye West, legendary rock band Guns N’ Roses and Southern alternative group Kings of Leon are each set to headline a day of the three-day festival—and food from local restaurants and food trucks.

If you’re a fan of celebrities—or just want to escape the heat in the cool air conditioning of a tour bus—check out TMZ Tour NYC. This two-hour bus tour takes you through popular celebrity haunts in the Meatpacking District, TriBeCa and other Manhattan neighborhoods.

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.

My boyfriend is a huge fan of the Late Show with David Letterman, so, for his birthday, he applied for tickets to a taping. He applied about a month in advance and a few weeks ago received a call from a CBS page confirming the tickets—if he could correctly answer a trivia question about the show.

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.

Food festivals are a thing to be celebrated. I mean, delicious food all in one place—who can argue with that? During my time in New York, I’ve been to a few, including Whole Foods Market New Taste of the Upper West Side. When I went last year, the festive event was held under a large tent—complete with appetizing smells and eager attendees waiting to dig in to a number of dishes, from ribs and sliders to bacon cookies and corn dogs.

Yesterday afternoon, I took a trip to Fountain Gallery, a venue that represents artists with mental illness. When I visited, the Midtown West gallery was gearing up for its big group exhibition [Un]Seen, which starts today. However, when I went, there were still several smaller pieces adorning the walls—including an eclectic mix of paintings, expressive black-and-white photographs and even a stained white T-shirt encased in glass with the word “FEELINGS” embroidered on the ches

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