Last Call For Free Events This Summer!

Movie: The Shining

What: HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival

Where: Bryant Park

When: August 18, 2014  Lawn opens at 5pm


Movie: Grease

What: Coney Island Flicks on the Beach

Where: 1001 Boardwalk West New York 11224

When: August 18, 2014 at  7:30pm


Movie: Captain Phillips

What: Hudson RiverFlicks Big Hits Wednesday

Where: Pier 63, Hudson River between 22nd and 24th street

When: August 20, 2014  at  8:30pm



Movie: Who Framed Roger Rabbit

What: Front Row Cinema

Where: South Street Seaport

When: August 20, 2014  at  8pm



Movie: Spice World

What: Summerscreen in McCarren Park

Where: McCarren Park, Bedford Ave and North 12th ST., Brooklyn

When: August 13 at dusk


Movie: The Birds

What: SyFy Movies With a View

Where: Harbor View Lawn, Brooklyn Bridge

When: August 21, 2014  at  sundown


Movie: The Wizard of Oz

What: Hudson RiverFlicks Family Friday’s

Where: Pier 46

When: August 22, 2014  at  8pm

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Who: Jennifer Hudson

What: Today Show Toyota Concert Series

Where: Rockefeller Plaza

When: August 19, 2014 from 7am- 9am (I suggest you arrive as early as possible, 6am)


Who: Hunter Hayes

What: Today Show Toyota Concert Series

Where: Rockefeller Plaza

When: August 22, 2014 from 7am- 9am (I suggest you arrive as early as possible, 6am)


Who: Magic!

What: GMA Summer Concert Series

Where: Rumsey Playfield in Central Park, Enter via the 72nd st. and 5th ave entrance

When: August 22, 2014 from 7am- 9am (I suggest you arrive as early as possible, 6am)


Who: Tyler Farr

What: Fox News All American Summer Concert Series

Where: 1211 Avenue of the Americas New York, NY 10036 (48th St. and 6th ave)

When: August 22, 2014 from 6am- 9am (I suggest you arrive as early as possible, 5am)

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Late Night Creepin’ At The Witches Brew

You know that saying the “creeps come out at night?” Well that’s exactly what I did one night. I had a late night creep at a  creepy cafe called Witches Brew. It was honestly one of the best late night creeps for a midnight snack experiences that I’ve ever had in my life! Witches Brew’s eery and creepy yet comfortable and cozy  atmosphere is a cool chill out spot. I suggest you go with a small group of friends or on a late night date with your boo. Either way it’s a fun and intimate experience.

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What makes Witches Brew so cozy and intimate is their dim lighting, couch and coffee table like setting. It makes you feel like your at home relaxing, sipping tea and winding down from the day. I haven’t experienced this coffee house during the day. I would assume the experience is best at night time. That is why they are open so late (12:30am on weekdays and 1:00am on weekends.)

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Now on to the food. I went to Witches Brew for a late dessert. I was craving a frozen hot chocolate and found exactly what I was looking for. I paired my frozen hot chocolate with a warm apple pie. Honestly, the apple pie was amazing! I will be returning just for the apple pie. Witches Brew also serves regular food and also has a page long option of different teas. And speaking of the menu, it was a huge book-like menu that it is a bit hard to read because of the font style. But it fit the mood and style of the cafe.

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Location: Witches Brew

 311 Hempstead Tpke West Hempstead, NY 11552

Type of Food: Desserts, Teas and Food

Ambiance: Creepy and Cozy

Pricing: CASH ONLY

Stars (Out of 5):*****

Metropolitan Area Restaurant Week Begins!

It’s Restaurant Week in the Metro area! Readers, you know that Restaurant Week is my most favorite time of year and Washington DC is like my second home. So how could I not inform you of this special time of year.



There are over 200 restaurants in the Metropolitan/ Washington DC area participating in Restaurant Week. The event is from August 11 to August 17. You can indulge in a three course lunch for just $20.14 and dinner for $35.14.

Lastly, two of my favorite restaurants are participating, OYA Restaurant & Lounge and SAX. I absolutely suggest you use this time to experience these restaurants. I’ve also dined at Capital Grille on Capital Hill which is really good as well.

Make sure you participate if you are or will be in the DC area. I also would love to hear your feedback on a restaurant you try so please leave a comment or hashtag #simplypamarie on your social media.