Friday, October 12, 2018

Free bike rides NYC

Enjoy a FREE DAY PASS on us!
Hey! Citibike is partnering with Healthfirst, New York's not-for-profit health insurer, to offer FREE Citi Bike Day Passes to riders on Saturday, October 13th.

Tell your friends and don’t forget your helmet!

Get ready to ride.
To claim your pass, download the Citi Bike mobile app. Your free pass will become available on Saturday, October 13.

Monday, July 23, 2018

free museums with a Library card in NYC and check the amazing exhibition at the MET

What a better excuse to get your free library card that have extra perks to the amusement of reading, such as free entry to museums in NYC!

The NYC library is one of the best int he world, with friendly stuff, multiple locations and tons of books, videos, audiobooks, etc. Also the Brooklyn and Queens libraries are part of the scheme:

If you have a NYC or NY state ID you can also pay as you wish at the MET.
Be sure to check out the amazing heavly bodies, The Costume Institute's spring 2018 exhibition—at The Met Fifth Avenue and The Met Cloisters—features a dialogue between fashion and medieval art from The Met collection to examine fashion's ongoing engagement with the devotional practices and traditions of Catholicism.

Serving as the cornerstone of the exhibition, papal robes and accessories from the Sistine Chapel sacristy, many of which have never been seen outside The Vatican, are on view in the Anna Wintour Costume Center. Fashions from the early twentieth century to the present are shown in the Byzantine and medieval galleries, part of the Robert Lehman Wing, and at The Met Cloisters. by MET


And don't miss the Huma Bhabha (born in Pakistan) sculptures at the B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden, the sixth in a series of commissions for the outdoor space. Bhabha's work addresses themes of colonialism, war, displacement, and memories of place. Using found materials and the detritus of everyday life, she creates haunting human figures that hover between abstraction and figuration, monumentality and entropy.


Monday, July 9, 2018

5 Shakespeares in the park! Free theatre in NYC

5 Shakespeares in the park!
1 central Park 8pm (thru 7/17, 8/19):
The shakespeare in the park season at central park’s delacorte theater returns for a 56th year with productions of with Twelfth night. free tickets are available each day in-person at the park (starting @ 12pm, but the line forms much earlier), at an in-person lottery at the public theater (sign-up begins at 11am, drawing at 12pm), via online lottery, and at various locations in each borough on specific dates.

2 Hudson River
Join us on the North Patio of
The Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Monument
in Riverside Park at West 89th Street and Riverside Drive
All Performances are Thursday through Sunday Nights at 6:30pm
* Admission is Pay What You Can *
No Tickets Necessary!
by William Shakespeare
Directed by Nicholas Martin-Smith
June 7th – July 1st, 2018
Thursday - Sunday
The Musketeers Tetralogy
The D'Artagnan Romances Part 2:
The Three Musketeers: Twenty Years Later
Four Plays Over Four Years
by Susane Lee
Adapted from the classic works of Alexandre Dumas
Directed by Nicholas Martin-Smith
July 5th – July 29th, 2018
Thursday - Sunday
by William Shakespeare
Directed by George K. Wells
August 2nd – August 26th, 2018
Thursday - Sunday

3- battery park/central park west
Romeo & Juliet
by William Shakespeare

The classic tale of two "star-cross'd lovers"
This summer, NY Classical Theatre will bring to life one of Shakespeare's most well known tragedies in a dynamic adaptation of Romeo & Juliet. We will transform five parks into Verona, with six actors playing all the roles in this fast-paced tour de force production.

All performances at 7PM

Rockefeller Park/Battery Park City (Take a Seat Week)
Enter at Warren Street & River Terrace
June 27-June 30
Our performances are staged using Panoramic Theatre, meaning that every 20 minutes the audience follows the actors from place-to-place around the park (2-3 city blocks of walking). For Take A Seat Week, the audience remains in one place for the entire 100-minute show. We encourage picnic blankets and portable chairs for these performances.

The Battery
Meet in front of Castle Clinton
July 2-15, excluding Thursdays

Carl Schurz Park
Enter at East 86th Street & East End Avenue
July 17-22

Brooklyn Bridge Park
Enter at Pier 1
July 24, July 25 & July 27-29



By: Joe Raik
Directed by Phoebe Brooks
Performing June 7th, 8th, 9th, 14th, 15th, 16th, 17th.
All shows at Summit Rock in Central Park.

Three young women from different places and times all cross paths in the forest. Before the day is out they will have to contend with the elements, with each other, and with a whole Faery Kingdom. One thing is certain: this is no ordinary forest.

By: William Shakespeare
Directed by Emily Gallagher
Performing August 23rd, 24th, 25th, 30th, 31st, September 1st, 2nd.
All shows at Summit Rock in Central Park.

It is 2018 and our country is in crisis: alienated, insular, and divided. In an attempt to preserve tradition, Cymbeline, pressured by his self-serving wife, arranges for his daughter and heir, Imogen, to be married off to a privileged, arrogant example of male toxicity. Her refusal and subsequent foray into the forest in disguise begins a journey fraught with danger, power, and jealousy. Will she persist?

5 shakespeare downtown
6:30 battery park

Thursday, June 28, 2018

NYC innovation and entrepreneurial events

NYC brings light to the entrepreneurial world, helping start-ups to reach the stars, check these events in July:

MONDAY JUL 09, 2018
Female Founder Roundtable: How to Get Ahead in Entrepreneurship
We know that is full of entrepreneurial women and this event aims to bring women together and give you access to top female entrepreneurs and passionate women in business. They will share their 'why', their stories, challenges, successes, tips and answer your burning questions about entrepreneurship. Join us for a roundtable in this closed setting where we discuss being a female entrepreneur.

Rise New York
43 W 23rd St 2nd Floor
New York
Start Date: Mon Jul 09, 2018
Starts at: 06:30 PM
Ends at: 09:00 PM

Tue, July 10, 2018

9:00 AM – 6:00 PM EDT

6th Annual NYC Regional Innovation Node (NYCRIN) Network Meeting. We are looking forward to another exciting event designed to foster information sharing, expansion of entrepreneurial programs, and networking with colleagues, entrepreneurs, and investors in our Network.

This is a great opportunity for education and engagement. Be sure to invite faculty or students who may be interested in commercializing their technology (even if it’s not NSF-funded).

This event will be hosted at the Dining Hall of CUNY John Jay
John Jay College (CUNY)

524 West 59th Street

New York, NY 10019

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
The Global Innovation Index (GII) 2018 will be released in New York City, USA, on July 10, 2018, during a launch event from 11 a.m. to 1pm local time. The launch of the GII is followed by the Innovation for the Americas Summit from 2:15 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. A tour of the Cornell tech campus will also be organized at 5:00pm for those interested.

This event will also feature exhibition from Cornell Tech's Start up competition winners from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Bowtie Suite.
The Global Innovation Index (GII) is a leading reference for measuring a country’s innovation performance. Now in its 2nd decade, the GII has established itself as a “tool for action” for decision makers, leading to the improvement of innovation metrics, the removal of obstacles to innovation and the shaping of efficient national innovation policy strategies. The GII provides detailed metrics about the innovation performance of 126 countries and economies around the world. The full 2017 report and the GII Android and iOS mobile apps can be downloaded at
Tata Innovation Center
2 W Loop Rd
New York, New York 10044
New York City, USA, on July 10, 2018

Thu, July 12, 2018

6:00 PM – 8:00 PM EDT
Innovation in Healthcare: Why More of the Same is Not the Answer
Health care is a complex industry and one that makes innovation difficult and consuming, but necessary. Achieving the Quadruple Aim in healthcare - managing population health, improving patient experience, optimizing clinician and team satisfaction, and lowering costs - remains elusive to many health care organizations. Physicians are experiencing higher than ever rates of professional burnout, patients experience significant challenges with accessing primary and specialty care in a timely and meaningful way, socio-behavioral complexities of care remain unaddressed, health disparities and inequities continue to widen, care coordination between medical neighborhood stakeholders is fragmented, new technologies, pharmaceuticals and devices require an average of 10 years before they penetrate the market, and health care spending consumes nearly 17% of the US GDP, more than any other industrialized nation, while US health system performance is ranked lowest among its peers. As such, the status quo is not sustainable and innovation is not just a good idea, it’s a lifeline for health care. In this conversation, our panelists will share unique health care innovations that disrupt the status quo. Learn how cutting health organizations have created models that are technology-enabled, patient-centered, holistic, accessible, team-based, timely, high quality, data driven, cost-effective, and well coordinated for a diverse portfolio of patients and their communities. Experts and innovators include Toyin Ajayi, MD, MPhil, Chief Health Officer, CityBlock; Vivek Garg, MD, MBA, Chief Medical Officer, New Markets and Business Development, CareMore and Tom Lee, MD, MBA, Founder and Executive Chairman, One Medical, with J. Nwando Olayiwola, MD, MPH, FAAFP, Chief Clinical Transformation Officer, RubiconMD, moderating the discussion


330 Hudson Street

New York, NY 10013

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Celebrate Earth day with free bike rides and events in the parks

To celebrate the 3rd Annual Car Free Earth Day, Citi Bike will offer FREE Citi Bike Day Passes to riders this
Saturday, April 21st.

From 9am-3pm Saturday, the NYC Department of Transportation will transform thirty blocks of Broadway into a bike and pedestrian paradise. The route will be filled with fitness classes, walking tours, dance performances, and of course, Citi Bikes! So grab your friends and get ready to ride for free, care-free, down car-free Broadway. We hope to see you there!

How do I get my Free Day Pass?
It's easy! Just go to and enter your email.

Bryant Park annually hosts over 1,000 free activities, classes, events and more.
From Shakespeare to fitness classes:

Thursday, April 12, 2018

What to do in NYC? my 2 weeks journal

What to do in NYC? my 2 weeks journal
by Jesica Mac Leod

The big adventure started with a very delayed and almost empty British airways flight, which I do not recommend as they have been going down in quality. I made to NYC JFK 2 h before schedule, passed by a non friendly interrogation at the airport and took the AirTran to Jamaica station where the E express train takes you to the city in 45 min, give or take.

On Tuesday’s night the best free bachata party is at Kanas tapas bar, so I went there. It was full and the sangria and empanadas were waiting for me, along with the best DJ and great dancers, which I have the placer to call my friends.
I stayed for 1 night in alphabet city/East village (the area where avenues’ names are letters and not numbers), with awesome cafes, clubs and restaurants:
Club Cumming is an emotional roller coaster, a must if you like fun art (and who doesn’t?) with live music, a friendly environments and fun sketches of different types, I recommend you to check the schedule to find your fave!
In the same block the restaurant Buenos Aires (6th st), offers delicious authentic Argentinian food (from beef to Italian pasta), if you fancy Italian just cross the park to Gnocco (10th st).

This place is the coffee lovers paradise: Ninth Street Espresso is the best, followed by the Three Seat espresso and Barber, Abrasso and Round K, Third Rail coffee. If you are looking to add bagels, then you are in luck too: Tompkins sq bagels is the place, my favorite is Black seed with the all included bagel with salmon. For a proper breakfast the Clinton St Baking Company has amazing pancakes, be aware to go there earlier because it is very very very busy. For a friendly and tasty breakfast still in Houston st, go to Gaia Italian café, great pastries, sandwiches and coffee!
Now it is dessert time: Spot dessert bar has a lot of creative bites that can be eaten with the eyes, chikaliciuos is also mandatory if you want a special treat. Now some soft ice cream places are in vogue, like Soft Swerve ice cream and Vivi’s Bubble tea. Now let’s talk about creamy ice cream: Big gay ice cream shop serves the best salty caramel, Van Leeuwen offers gourmet ice cream and creative and tasty flavors. If you are adventurous 10 Below has thai style ice cream and il laboratorio del gelato is a very neat place to grab a small scoop. I personally like Davey’s ice cream with their feature flavors (like the dark and light side from star wars, both were sooo yummy!). If you walk to Chinatown you can find the Original Chinatown ice cream factory with green tea and Asian flavors.

There is more than food in that area, the Russian Turkish baths are an old, emphasis on “old” place where artists go to relax their muscles in the ice bath and then have them beaten with palm leaves in the sauna.
The new museum is pay as you wish on Thursdays and some of the exhibits tent to be controversial and have socio-political views.
While walking in NYC always have your camera or phone ready, from street art to small galleries with great design, paintings and installations, some quotes will make you smile and give you live advice (your comfort zone will kill you).

A walk to the meatpacking area, on the west side will allow you to discover great parks and stores, crossing the Washington sq park is always fun, with jazz bands and art installations. The Highline starts at the Whitney museum of Modern art (pay as you wish in Fridays after 6 pm), with great views from their balconies. On the next block the standard Hotel is a must, go to the rooftop to the fancy posh Boom boom room (it looks like a set from a James bond movie). Then go to the fun party at the top of the standard to enjoy the Jacuzzi or the rooftop views with some freshly made crepes. Walking from 14th st to 34th st will allow you to enjoy it against the “traffic”. Don’t forget to stop by the Chelsea market just below the 23rd st entrance. That are mined with astonishing art galleries, actually the astonishing part is inside the galleries! From Picasos to absolutely new art pieces that will blow your mind.

For the TV funs, you can get tickets online for The daily show, SNL, etc, they all have live audiences and it just a thrilling activity to be in front of very talented comedians and actors, sometimes they have even more famous and interesting guests. I love the daily show with Trevor Noah and The late show. The studios are around Hell’s kitchen and Midtown.

If you are in Hell’s kitchen you should check out empanada mama and the thai and Ethiopian cuisine.
The best day for museum lovers is the first Friday of the month. It can turn into a marathon if you consider hitting all the options:
1-The Frick collection on 72nd st and 5th av is worth the visit for both the building and the art inside. They also have activities and concerts.

2-Morgan library, again great architecture guarding very interesting books and art exhibits.
3-The MOMA is free after 4 PM, I recommend you to arrive 5 min before as sometimes there is a long queue, go straight to the top floor or to whatever they have as a temporary installation/exhibit.

4-The Rubin museum of art host glamorous Indian and other Asian art pieces, as well as very interesting cultural events.
5-The New York Historical Society Museum and Library on the west side hosts some the best art pieces on American history and Audubon’s birds paintings, a gallery of Tiffany lamps. They had a comic books and superheroes exhibition that was quite interesting.
6-The Neue Galerie hosts masterpieces from German and Austrian artists, like Klint. The café on the first floor is gorgeous.
7-If you cross the pond to Queens, the Noguchi museums offers beautiful stone and wooden art from Noguchi.
8-The museum of the moving image has very fun and interactive exhibitions about the history of cinema and TV.

On Saturdays, more museums offer free or pay as you wish entrance:
1-Solomon Guggeheim Museum is easy to find on 5th av UES, it looks like a white UFO as it is charming with a small modern art collection, and very innovative installation that cover their spiral building. Go there around 5:30 PM so the queue is not too long, they open the doors at 5:45.

2-Cooper Hewitt design museum is almost next-door and it is also a gorgeous building with a lovely park, their exhibits go from interactive Pixal animations to costume design.
3-El Museo del Barrio. On the 3rd Saturday they have activities for the family and live music, plus you can enter the latin art gallery for free.
4- The Brooklyn museum is free some Saturdays and they add live music and activities to the already amazing exhibitions. From International art pieces to great classical paintings and modern art on the top floor (the famous feminist dinner will make you take photos of each plate).

In case you are busy on the weekend, you can check out other museums that are pay as you wish 24/7: the MET, The museum of natural history, Japan Society… for a complete list looks at this website: For the Museum of the city of NY try to get a local how lives or works around the area, if they show their address they can enter for free. They have a marvelous short movie about the history of NYC.

No trip to NYC would be complete without a stroll by the parks. Central park is the top of the list from the gorgeous hills on the north, below 110th st to the Zoo on the south east area, all the park is gorgeous. In the warmer seasons they are free concerts in Summer Stage, and free plays.
Bryant park near Times Sq, is also a must, with free movie screens on Mondays and other activities all year around, next to it the the NY Library, with luxurious reading rooms and exhibits, can offer a fantastic cultural trip in Midtown.
Battery park on the tip of the island holds some iconic sculptures and monuments, also is next to the Ferries that can take you the Statue of Liberty, Governors island, or to Staten island, this last one for free.
NYC can be the dancer paradise. For swing dancing/lindy hop Prohibition productions runs a variety of parties. On Sundays St Maize’s in Williamsburg is a cozy vintage restaurant/pub with live music with the “Baby soda” band and on Thursdays Radegast, also in Brooklyn, offers great German food and bier with great live jazz and swing. On Mondays the Bierhaus bar has live music and fun parties, check the website for more events in gorgeous and vintage locations ( You can continue the party at the Back room, a speak easy with Sletvanas’ band having the best tunes to enjoy a classy and “dry era” cocktails in tea cups and brown bags, lovely place too: deco as a 20’s library or posh living room (check here for the password: On Tuesdays the party is at Swing 46 in Midtown with George Gee’s band. Thursdays are hot for regulars at Frim fram, or You should be dancing, I can guarantee you will have amazing dances here. Every other Saturday the party is at JCC in the Upper west side with live music and dress up socials.

On Friday I love the Tavern on the green, in Central Park west, live music by Fleur Seule (, also Brooklyn Swings is a good option. For updated info:
On the salsa and bachata side, La vieja guardia, las chicas locas, Taj, Cache and Jimmy Anton’s social are kind of mandatory for the hard-core latin dancers. For an updated calendar:

Lots of photos of the Skyline and admiration to Gillian Anderson's "I'd rather go naked than wear fur"

Friday, March 2, 2018

First Friday free and pay as you wish museums and tickets to live shows!

Friday Free museums:

Frick Collection 6-9 pm
Japan Society 6-9 pm
Morgan Library & Museum 7-9 pm
Museum of Modern Art 4-8 pm
Neue Galerie 6-8 pm
New-York Historical Society 6-8 pm (pay what you wish)
New York Aquarium 3 pm-closing (pay what you wish)
New York Hall of Science 2-5 pm (September through June)
Rubin Museum of Art 7-10 pm
Staten Island Museum 12-2 pm
Whitney Museum of American Art 7-9:30 pm
Yeshiva University Museum

How to get tickets for the daily Show and live shows with great comedians!: