Outdoor Fitness is Always Fun!

Imagine being outdoors amongst 200 people inhaling fresh air and exhaling stress while stretching your muscles to make your body feel amazing. Bryant Park Yoga is one of the most relaxing things I like to do during the summer. It’s an activity that I’ve been doing for years. Each year Bryant Park provides free yoga classes each and every week. The mats are provided free and various instructors spend an hour of their time coaching you in various yoga poses, breathing and meditating exercises. I’ve also decided to include some other free outdoor yoga and fitness classes. They are the perfect way to power down from a stressful day or week and hey…it’s free!



What: Bryant Park Yoga

Where: Bryant Park

When: May 20, 2014- September 18, 2014 on Tuesdays 10am-11am and Thursdays 6pm-7pm


What: Early Morning Yoga at Brooklyn Bridge Park

Where: Brooklyn Bridge Park at Pier 6

When: June 30, 2014 – August 18, 2014 on Mondays at 7:30am

What: Zumba  Brooklyn Bridge Park

Where: Brooklyn Bridge Park

When: July 6, 2014 – August 17, 2014 on Sundays at 4pm

What: Sunset Pilates Brooklyn Bridge Park

Where: Brooklyn Bridge Park

When: June 18, 2014 – September 24, 2014 on Wednesdays at 7pm

For More Outdoor Fitness and Recreational Activities visit nygovparks.org

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Summer Continues With More Free Fun!

Movie: National Lampoon’s Vacation

What: HBO Bryant Park Summer Film Festival

Where: Bryant Park 

When: July 21, 2014  Lawn opens at 5pm


Movie: Iron Man 3

What: Coney Island Flicks on the Beach

Where: 1001 Boardwalk West New York 11224

When: July 21, 2014 at  7:30pm


Movie: Harold and Maulde

What: Summer on the Hudson

Where: Pier I at 70th street

When: July 23, 2014  at  8:30pm


Movie: This Is The End

What: Hudson RiverFlicks Big Hits Wednesday

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

When: July 23, 2014  at  8:30pm


Movie: E.T.

What: Front Row Cinema

Where: South Street Seaport

When: July 23, 2014  at  8pm



Movie: Cry Baby

What: Summerscreen in McCarren Park

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

When: July  23, 2014  at dusk


Movie: Fantastic Mr. Fox

What: SyFy Movies With a View

Where: Harbor View Lawn, Brooklyn Bridge

When: July 24, 2014  at  sundown


Movie: Ghostbusters II

What: Hudson RiverFlicks Family Friday’s

Where: Pier 46

When: July 25, 2014  at  8pm


Who: Five Seconds of Summer

What: Today Show Toyota Concert Series

Where: Rockefeller Plaza

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


Who: One Republic

What: Today Show Toyota Concert Series

Where: Rockefeller Plaza

When: July 25, 2014 from 7am- 9am (I suggest you arrive as early as possible, 6am)


Who: Kings of Leon

What: GMA Summer Concert Series

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

When: July 25, 2014 from 7am- 9am (I suggest you arrive as early as possible, 6am)


Who: Twisted Sister 

What: Fox News All American Summer Concert Series

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

When: July 25, 2014 from 6am- 9am (I suggest you arrive as early as possible, 5am)



5 Ways to Celebrate National Ice Cream Day!

If you haven’t heard, today is a unique Sundae Funday because it is National Ice Cream Day! Today is the day you should indulge in Americas favorite frozen treat and celebrate the deliciousness of it. So to kick off your celebration, I’ve created a list of 5 delicious, creative and cool places to indulge. Yes, we all are familiar with Baskin Robbins who by the way offers a Buy One Sundae Get One Free  deal from Monday to Wednesday every week until September.  We are also familiar with Carvel who also offers a Buy One Sundae Get One Free deal on Wednesdays. And who doesn’t revert to their childhood days upon hearing the joyous sound of Mr. Softee driving down the street. But hey, let’s try somewhere different today because today is a Sundae Funday national celebration!

1. Sprinkles Ice Cream

Whoever came up with the idea of Sprinkles Cupcakes and Ice Cream was a genius! What better way to enjoy the best of both worlds but to combine a cupcake and ice cream? The combination is absolutely heavenly. May I also tell you that the Cupcake ATM is also genius! You can walk up to the ATM window and choose the cupcake you want, purchase it and out comes a box filled with the sweet wonders of the world. But back to the ice cream, I enjoyed a chocolate marshmallow cupcake filled with red velvet ice cream. It was amazing!



2. Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory

Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory is a nice touch to the Brooklyn Bridge location and a great place to visit if you are in the area. They offer a simple menu but it is absolutely worth it. I had a simple vanilla cone but the combination of the view, the ice cream and spending time with someone special makes the whole experience magical.

Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory



3. Big Gay Ice Cream

Yes, this place is called the Big Gay Ice Cream. How funny of a name is that? Well along with the funny name are funny named ice cream specials such as “Cococone,” “American Globs,” and Bea Arthur. Check the website to see what these specials entail. But I indulged in the “Salty Pimp” which is a vanilla cone with dulce de leche and sea salt dipped in chocolate. Besides the sea salt that I personally didn’t love, the cone was great. Either way, you should check this place out. I’m sure it will leave you feeling gay (happy) as ever!

Big Gay Ice Cream



4. Emack & Bolio’s

Now I must be honest, I have not visited Emack & Bolio’s but it is absolutely high on my “To Do” list. The creativity of the flavors paired with the craziness of the cones has to satisfy the sweetest tooth in my mouth. Have you been to Emack & Bolio’s? If you have, tell me everything in the comments box. What should I try? Which location should I go to? I want to know everything.




5. Coldstone

Coldstone as you probably know is the most popular ice cream haven available across the country. It is one of my favorite “Go To” places to make my day better and to satisfy my ice cream craving. I think I’ve had more “Like It” cups with Sweet Cream Ice Cream, Brownies, Caramel and Fudge topped with whipped cream than I could remember. What is your favorite Coldstone combination?