Category: Things to do in New York City

New York City activities, walking tours, sightseeing, theater, events and exploring one of the biggest cities in the world.

All Around Artist Making Her Way Into The Entertainment World

By Nick Christophers Akiko Tokuoka has managed not only to showcase her dance steps on stages across Manhattan but also appeared on MTV. From a tender age Akiko has been in love with dancing and it has been her passion ever since.  Before venturing to New York, she […]

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Maimouna Youssef At Harlem Stage

Harlem Stage continues to build upon its already strong programming.  This was very much evident in a recent performance I saw featuring Maimouna Youssef (aka MuMu Fresh.)  The Grammy-nominated artist frequently performs with The Roots and has appeared twice on NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert; once with August Greene (8 […]

Incredible Bike Ride in Putnam and Westchester Counties

Have you ever stood on the Metro-North train platform on a Saturday morning and seen groups of people looking like they are ready for a bike race?  They are most likely heading upstate to take advantage of a number of bike paths and trails found just outside the city.  

One of these rides begins in Brewster, NY.  Metro-North runs approximately once at hour on the weekends to this town in Putnam County.  From the train station, it is one mile to the entrance and start of the Putnam Trailway.

Harlem Hops Beer Hall

Harlem Hops, located on between 133rd and 134th streets on Adam Clayton Powell Avenue is a must visit beer hall if you are uptown Manhattan.  

The beer hall has feels roomy with plenty of seats and space to stand and hangout with friends.  Harlem Hops also has a backyard patio with a few chairs and tables if you want to take advantage of nice weather.