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Shaye Weaver

Shaye Weaver

Editor, Time Out New York

Shaye is enthusiastic about finding and sharing off-the-beaten-path fun in NYC and sees the Big Apple as a constantly changing landscape to explore. When she’s not in the city, she’s exploring new cities, towns and villages across the U.S. and elsewhere.

She was previously the Things to Do editor at Time Out New York and in the same role at amNewYork before that. She also covered the Upper East Side for DNAinfo for two years. She got her start covering news and lifestyle at the Southampton and East Hampton Press on Long Island.

Now she leads the Time Out New York team as its editor, covering the best city in the world. She lives in Astoria with her husband Paul and cats, Zuko and Sylvie, and loves traveling, exploring the city’s neighborhoods, roller skating, fabric crafting, digging into 19th-century NYC history, and LARPing in her spare time.

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Things to do in NYC today

Things to do in NYC today

It’s rare to be in the greatest city on earth and not have plans, but if you’re stumped for things to do in NYC today, consider us your entertainment saviors. Daily, there are awesome events to stream and new attractions to see, but if you’re searching for something really specific like new happenings at the city’s top destinations or something low-budget—like free things to do—we have everything you need listed right here. RECOMMENDED: Full NYC events calendar

The best outdoor art in NYC this spring

The best outdoor art in NYC this spring

New York City is full of free outdoor art that you don't even have to go to a museum to see. Sculptures, murals and photographs can be found in its parks, sidewalks and on its buildings! Locations such as the High Line, Central Park, the Metropolitan Museum Of Art, Cadman Plaza in Brooklyn, Socrates Sculpture Park in Queens and other NYC locales all have a wide variety of pieces awaiting you, from massive sculptures to eye-popping murals and graffiti. Best of all, it costs you nothing to pay a visit. Below, find the best outdoor art in NYC to stroll by on a spring day. RECOMMENDED: The best art shows and exhibits in NYC

The 50 best podcasts to listen to in 2024

The 50 best podcasts to listen to in 2024

There are a million podcasts out there, and 2024’s releases are showing no signs of slowing down. There’s already been a load of bangers since the beginning of the year, and here at Time Out, we’re determined to listen to them all. After all, how else are you going to know which one to choose? We’ve rounded up our favourites, from political podcasts that look behind the news to comedy podcasts with your favourite funny people, and plenty of those all-important investigative whodunnits to keep you up at night. If you’re looking to dig deeper into one genre, we’d recommend trying our specialist lists on for size (you’ll find them below). But for a full list of good, addictive podcasts of every genre, read on.  RECOMMENDED:🎧 The best podcasts on Spotify😂 The best comedy podcasts 🗞️ The best news podcasts💤 The best sleep podcasts🎶 The best music podcasts

The 10 most romantic Airbnbs near NYC

The 10 most romantic Airbnbs near NYC

Fancy a romantic getaway, reconnecting with your other half? What better way than to head out to the gorgeous areas surrounding NYC in an equally-gorgeous and romantic Airbnb? Nothing says romance like sleeping in someone else's bed. Live out your rom-com chick-flick fantasies and spend the night in the Big Apple before frolicking off to somewhere cozy for the night. Luckily for you, there are a million and one places to stay listed on Airbnb. From off-the-grid cabins to riverfront cottages, we've picked the best of the best for your holiday romance. Read on, star-crossed lovers, read on.  Updated April 2024: Psst! There are two new properties in this list, and we think you're gonna like them. Look out for the loft love nest and an A-frame hideaway tucked away behind the trees.  RECOMMENDED: ❤️ Valentine’s Day in NYC guide🌎 10 Airbnbs that'll make you feel like you're in Europe😉 The sexiest hotels in NYC Who makes the cut? While we might not stay in every Airbnb featured, we've based our list on top reviews, hosts, and amenities to find you the best stays. This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, see our affiliate guidelines.

The best beer gardens and beer halls in NYC

The best beer gardens and beer halls in NYC

When good weather breaks through the clouds, NYC has an abundance of things to do outside. In addition to parks and other outdoor attractions, we have a slew of rooftop bars and outdoor dining options to choose from. And some of the best bars in NYC fit into the beer garden and hall categories, ideal for those brief and beautiful moments when it’s neither too hot nor too cold, and only a brew will do. These NYC beer gardens have everything you’d expect—outdoor tables, games, music, and of course delicious suds, many brewed on-site. Throw in some tasty snacks and you’ve got yourself the perfect afternoon. Whatever style of beer you prefer, NYC has an alfresco option for sipping a cold one on a gorgeous day. RECOMMENDED: Full guide to things to do outside in NYC

The best gardens in NYC for beautiful flowers and quiet reflection

The best gardens in NYC for beautiful flowers and quiet reflection

Despite being seen as a concrete jungle, New York City is home to plenty of beautiful and enchanting gardens. There are small pockets where greenery not only thrives but provides a welcome respite from the hectic pace of urban life—that is, if you know where to look. Next time you want to take a minute to stop and smell the roses (or admire the tulips), check out NYC parks like Central Park or visit New York's various conservatories (like the one at the New York Botanical Garden). We've also included lesser-known, secret gardens in NYC that provide rare moments of solitude in a city packed with eight million people. RECOMMENDED: The best rooftop gardens and urban farms in NYC

The best museum exhibitions in NYC right now

The best museum exhibitions in NYC right now

New York City has tons of things going for it, from incredible buildings to breathtaking parks. But surely, the top of the list includes NYC’s vast array of museums and galleries, covering every field of culture and knowledge: There are quirky museums and interactive museums, free museums and world renowned art institutions like the Met. Between them, they offer so many exhibitions of every variety and taste that it's hard to keep track of them. But if you’ve starting to suffer a sudden attack of FOMA (that's fear of missing art ;) ), don't worry! We've got you covered with our select list of the best museum exhibitions in NYC. Don't waste any time—head to NYC's best museum exhibits now! RECOMMENDED: Full guide to museums in NYC

12 amazing USA Airbnbs that'll make you feel like you're in Europe

12 amazing USA Airbnbs that'll make you feel like you're in Europe

Europe is home to many great things. It’s where picturesque waterfronts, cobblestone streets, and gothic cathedrals meet avante guarde sensibilities – like getting drenched in squished tomatoes or naked cycling – contemporary art, and sprawling urban crowds. Where else but Europe would you find such a fascinating cocktail of contradictions? We love it. But if traveling to Europe just isn't in the cards, you needn’t miss out on your fairytale ending after all. Yup, we've rounded up these incredible Airbnbs right here in the US that'll make you feel like you're actually in Europe. Whether you want to feel like you’re vacationing in Paris, while you’re actually hanging out in a chic NYC apartment. Or maybe you’re dreaming of a medieval castle escape in Scotland, while never leaving Massachusetts. The old world can be found in these wonderful staycation spots– no need to pack your passport and Euros. RECOMMENDED: 🗽Head this way for Nine unique Airbnbs you can rent in NYC💞Fancy a stay in the most romantic hotels in the U.S.?🏨Check out the best festive hotels in the USA Who makes the cut? While we might not stay in and review every Airbnb featured, we've based our list on our expert knowledge of the destination covered, editorial reviews, user reviews, hotel amenities and in-depth research to find you the best stays. This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, see our affiliate guidelines.

The 24 best things to do in the world in 2024

The 24 best things to do in the world in 2024

Forget ‘saving money’ in 2024. You know what your New Year’s resolution should be? Get out more. Do more stuff. See more of the world. Life is short, after all – and 2024 promises a tonne of unmissable festivals, art, food and music. There are openings and re-openings. Brand-new train routes criss-crossing countries and continents. Whacky places to party. And even if the cossie livs does have you tightening the purse strings, there are plenty of free and affordable events on this list, too.  So get your booking fingers at the ready: your 2024 bucket list awaits. This is our definitive guide to the coolest new things to do in the world next year. See you out there!  RECOMMENDED:😎 The coolest neighbourhoods in the world🌃 The best European city breaks for 2024🖼️ The world’s best museums and galleries

How to climb Mt. Rigi in Lucerne and get the best views

How to climb Mt. Rigi in Lucerne and get the best views

When it takes a boat, a train and a steady hike to get an incredible view, you need to make sure the trip is worthwhile. And sometimes, the trip is better than what you came to see. At least, that is what I learned when I climbed Mt. Rigi, the "Queen of the Mountains" in Switzerland. Located in Central Switzerland's Alps surrounded by the Lakes Lucerne, Zug and Lauerz, Mt. Rigi's summit, Rigi Kulm, is 5,899 feet (or 1,798 meters) above sea level. It's known for incredible 360-degree views of the Alps, 13 lakes in the lowlands, Germany and France as well as the cities of Lucerne and Zug. The journey there from the city of Lucerne is just as visually stunning. Using the Swiss Travel Pass last fall, I boarded a steamboat at Lucerne's Bahnhofquai headed for the beautiful lakeside town of Vitznau still in the canton of Lucerne. As we dined, the boat slid through Lake Lucerne past its epic landscape with mountain peaks and villages rising up on either side of us. Throughout the nearly one-hour trek, the views left me speechless. Photograph provided by Switzerland Tourism   Photograph provided by Switzerland Tourism   Photograph by Shaye Weaver for Time Out Once there, I transferred to the Cogwheel Railway—Europe's first mountain railway—(for free with the Swiss Travel Pass) for a long, steep trek up the side of Mt. Rigi through small villages and pastures. The sound of the clattering train was broken up only by a chorus of mooing cows as we climbed to the top. The higher we w

Your guide to legal weed in NYC: what marijuana legalization actually means

Your guide to legal weed in NYC: what marijuana legalization actually means

New York is a green city. Back in March of 2021, then-New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation into law that effectively legalized marijuana in the state. It was a long time coming: lawmakers had been trying to pass the guidelines since back in 2018 but conversations would stall on the topic of tax revenue from sales. Finally, in 2021, the stage budget proposal included the Cannabis Regulation and Taxation Act (more on that later).  RECOMMENDED: Weed 101: Everything to know about cannabis in NYC Fast-forward nearly two years and the legalization of recreational cannabis began to actually take effect and all previous marijuana-related criminal records in the state of New York were given the current legality of the substance. New York State legalized the sale of cannabis for adult recreational use in 2022. That year, thousands of New Yorkers applied for their Conditional Adult-Use Retail Dispensary (CUARD) license and (at the time of publication) over 40 of them went on to open licensed dispensaries, including 16 of them right here in New York City in 2023. There are a lot of questions to be answered: Can weed also be grown at home? Where can New Yorkers buy the stuff and will they be stopped if carrying it around? Can anyone sell marijuana now? Below, check out our extensive guide to marijuana legalization in New York state. Recommended: What to expect in NYC now that weed is legal What’s legal right now in New York? To put it simply, in New York state, folks who are

The best day trips from New York City

The best day trips from New York City

The best day trips from New York City are how seasoned city dwellers escape and blow off steam. A change of scenery—whether a road trip, a weekend getaway or a shorter day trip you can do in just two hours from NYC—is a great way to clear your head and feel revitalized. But our list does something more: all of the highlighted destinations are not only excellent places to relax but offer an abundance of activities for both the adventurous and cultural set. Ready to get traveling? RECOMMENDED: Find more things to do in spring, the best waterfront Airbnbs near NYC, the best boat rentals in NYC, the best Airbnbs near breweries outside of NYC, the best beach hotels near NYC and the most unique Airbnbs in NYC This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, click here.

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Cinco De Mayo at Time Out Market New York

Cinco De Mayo at Time Out Market New York

One of Time Out Market New York’s biggest parties is back again this year and it’s even bigger! This rooftop celebration, celebrating Mexico’s independence on May 5, will feature cold beverages from local spots and cocktails made with Dos Hombres Mezcal, Tromba Tequila and Hagave Spiced Nectar, as well as mouth-watering bites from the market’s vendors: Ivy Stark, Bark Barbecue, Pat LaFrieda, Fornino, Jacob’s Pickles and Sugar Hill Creamery. Of course, any party wouldn’t be complete without live music, which will be provided all day long from Lulada Club (2:30-4pm), Guru Sanal (4-5pm) and Conjunto Guantánamo (5-7pm). And don’t miss out on brand merch from Modelo with the purchase of any Modelo drink! See you there!

Third Sundays with DJ MoreSoupPlease

Third Sundays with DJ MoreSoupPlease

DJ MoreSoupPlease (aka Isaac Campbell) is a Brooklyn-based creative who has helped reshape the NYC nightlife scene with high-energy sets and silky smooth transitions. He pulls from genres including Hip-Hop, R&B, Reggae, Afrobeat, House and more for his sets which are bound to get you dancing. That’s why we’ve got him at the Time Out Market rooftop every third Sunday! From 2 to 5pm, join us for a rooftop day party, where you can enjoy 10% off at the market bar using a promo code posted by MoreSoupPlease. While you’re here, make a day of it. Bottomless Brunch runs from noon to 3pm. Tickets ($55) get you a $35 TOM Card towards the meal of your choice from our concessions plus including 3 hours of bottomless beverages: mimosas, bellinis or Aperol spritz.

sundays SOHO

sundays SOHO

Non-toxic nail polish purveyor and cozy nail salon sundays just opened its fifth location in New York City and it’s the biggest and most welcoming salon yet. I was invited to try out the new spot/its new flagship on Spring Street—a hideaway among all the fashion retailers—inside a converted loft apartment with a terrace. Once the elevator doors opened, I walked into the Danish hygge-themed salon and was warmly greeted by friendly staff in the kitchen-turned-lounge/intake space/hang-out area.  The loft’s layout is still evident in the space: the pedicure stations are in the old living room overlooking the street; the nail polish selection and intake are in the kitchen in the middle; and eight manicure stations (across two long tables) span the former two bedrooms, abutted by the back door to the terrace. (The terrace will be used as a quiet space with seating, lounge chairs and tables for customers to use and relax in as their nails dry.) The longer I stayed in the space, the more I felt like I was in a friend’s super nice but cozy Soho apartment. It helped that the service I was comped, the Rose Extract Anti-Aging Manicure, nearly lulled me to sleep. The 50-minute manicure used an anti-aging soak of rose petals and hydrating coconut milk and a gentle orange-peel scrub. I got a 10-minute rose essential oil aromatherapy massage and a cooling spritz of rose water mist before any nail polish was applied. This service was $58. Photograph: Shaye Weaver for Time Out New York | Sha

Time Out Spring Beverage Festival

Time Out Spring Beverage Festival

Come chill with us at this new outdoor festival featuring beer, wine, great food, live music, and more! On Saturday, April 20, head over to Brooklyn Bridge Park under the Bridge by St. Ann’s Warehouse from 2 to 6pm, to enjoy bites from the Market’s vendors (Pastrami Queen, Jacob’s Pickles, The Rogue Boba, Settepani Bakery, The Maiz Project and Sugar Hill Creamery) and wash it all down with drinks from Sixpoint Brewery, Truly, Sam Adams, Coney Island Brewery, Brooklyn Brewery and Estrella Galicia. Enjoy it all to live music from Silver Arrow Band and later, come by for our popular Latin Mix Saturday inside the Market. See you down there!

Brooklyn Game Knight

Brooklyn Game Knight

Industry City has an assortment of fun things to do, from archery and petanque to distilleries and an entire Japan Village. And now, it has a board game shop and tabletop lounge, where you can play with your friends. For the uninitiated, Eurogames (your Settlers of Catan and Wingspan) have been having a moment in the past decade or so, but only now are we seeing permanent, dedicated spaces pop up to host gamers. Brooklyn couple Frank Szelwach and Sara Bender opened Brooklyn Game Knight in the fall of 2023 inside Industry City with more than 300 games, ranging from card games to dice-rolling games and more (role-playing games, too). A giant shelf of games spans the far wall and minis you can paint take up space near the front. You can also shop from indy game creators, pick out new dice sets and grab a game gift for a friend. “We are a bit ‘punk rock’ in that we are incredibly devoted to independent creators, designers and publishers,” Szelwach says. “It is important for us to support the incredible indie and DIY gaming community. We have shelves dedicated to this and run playtesting events. We believe that the smallest voices tend to have the biggest ideas!” That’s one of the defining points of Brooklyn Game Knight that sets it apart from other board game spaces … also because it plays host to special event nights such as tutorial nights, Magic the Gathering events, miniature painting, wargaming, TTRPG nights and more. It is welcoming to all folks who just want to play some

Drag Me To Joanne’s

Drag Me To Joanne’s

Lady Gaga’s family restaurant, Joanne Trattoria (a name made famous by the artist’s eponymous album), is bringing in sensational drag queens for free, “speakeasy” drag shows every Wednesday, starting on Valentine’s Day. “Drag Me To Joanne’s,” which is hosted by Jupiter Genesis, features special guests. Coming up, you’ll see Mariyea and Angel Au on February 14; Vidana and Lana Ja’Rae on February 21; and Paloma and Blair Bitch on February 28. Of course, because it’s all set at Joanne’s, there will “be ample Lady Gaga action,” organizers say. “‘Drag Me To Joanne’s’ has been a staple here at Joanne Trattoria over the last few months and we’re beyond thrilled to not only make it a weekly show, but a free show,” said Joe Germanotta, Lady Gaga’s (Stephanie Germanotta’)s father. “Where else in this city can you enjoy a terrific free drag show and authentic Italian food?” Produced exclusively by Jessee O of G L I T A NYC and co-produced by Jupiter Genesis, the show starts at 7pm. Joanne Trattoria’s full Italian menu will be available during performances. Additional tickets for the show aren’t needed, you just need or order a meal.

The Rhythms & Movements of African American Culture Festival

The Rhythms & Movements of African American Culture Festival

Don’t miss 16 performances showcasing a fusion of African music genres and dance forms during The Rhythms & Movements of African American Culture Festival. Watch Asase Yaa African American Dance Theater, Asase Yaa Theater Company, Asase Yaa Youth Ensemble, Ife Youth Dance Theater and Arkestra Africa highlight dances from Ghana, Guinea, Senegal, and Cuba, as well as more contemporary forms such as Afro-Cuban, House, Rock, Hi-Life, Hip Hop, Jazz, and modern dance. A highlight worth seeing is the world premiere of the revival ballet, Ghana: The Place Where the Chief Sleeps,” performed by the Asase Yaa African American Dance Theater The festival concerts and performances are for all ages.  

“CHAOS THEORY: the spectrum of black abstraction”

“CHAOS THEORY: the spectrum of black abstraction”

This group exhibition from Black artists interprets the theme of “black abstraction” through sculpture, assemblage, photography, printmaking, and painting. Drawing inspiration from Black Studies and Humanities scholar Christina Sharpe’s likening the Black experience to the weather, the exhibition features depictions of voids, deconstructed bodies, and synesthetic emotional states, using intricate and ephemeral materials to underscore its fragility.  Works will be shown by artists Austin Sley Julian, Christl Stringer, C. J. Jackson, Faith McCorkle, Freddie L. Rankin II, Garry Grant and Shangari Mwashighadi. The exhibition is curated by Ciaran Short and Jabari Butler through the entire month of February. The opening reception will be held on February 2, from 6 to 9pm at the East Village location (77 E 3rd St).

“An Unsung Symphony”

“An Unsung Symphony”

Join the Unsung Collective, players from the New York Philharmonic and soprano Nia Drummond for a special night celebrating Black History Month. “An Unsung Symphony” will take place at Mother AME Zion Church in Harlem on Friday, February 9, at 7pm. THrough their music, they’ll revisit history through William Dawson’s Negro Folk Symphony and Jessie Montgomery’s Five Freedom Songs. The Unsung Collective is a Harlem-based music collective devoted to celebrating stories of the Black experience and Mother AME Zion Church, which was founded in 1796, is the oldest African American church in the state of New York and is known for being a grand depot for the Underground Railroad.

Black History Month with the Thelma Hill Performing Arts Center

Black History Month with the Thelma Hill Performing Arts Center

Join the Thelma Hill Performing Arts Center and Central Baptist Church for their second Black History Month program on Saturday, February 24 at 4pm at Central Baptist Church of NYC. The free event will celebrate Black contributions to our society through music, dance, and spoken word. Renowned choreographer Walter Rutledge has crafted three Bible-themed works, which will be performed by dancers Amina Konate and Tevin Johnson and the distinctive narration of James Earl Jones.

NYFW: The Menu

NYFW: The Menu

It’ll be a week of design and dinner this NYFW. Twenty-five restaurants—Caviar Kaspia at The Mark, Jean’s, Bangkok Supper Club, Hav & Mar, Temple Bar, Bluestone Lane, Temple Court and The Bar Room at The Beekman, Librae Bakery, Ray’s, American Bar and more—will offer exclusive menu items during NYFW (February 9-14). When you dine at these spots, you could win a VIP shopping experience and two front-row seats to an NYFW runway show during the September 2024 season. QR codes will be available at each restaurant to enter for a chance to win. Sign up at NYFW.com/themenu.

Live Music Sundays at  Time Out Market

Live Music Sundays at Time Out Market

Chase away the Sunday scaries with us at the Market with live music and good food! Live Music Sundays kicks off at noon with Bottomless Brunch and really gets going at 2pm with live performances from local acts. Coming up:Lulada Club: 2nd SundaysMoresoupplease: 3rd SundaysMelanar: 4th Sundays Spending $55 gets you a $35 TOM Card towards the meal of your choice from our editor-approved vendors and three hours of bottomless beverages, including mimosas, bellinis and Aperol Spritz.  Let us help you forget about Monday!

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How to see free concerts at Hudson Yards all summer

How to see free concerts at Hudson Yards all summer

Hudson Yards may have some of the most exclusive brands in its Shops and Restaurants—Cartier, Dior, BVLGARI—but it puts on a great series of free events for everyone, every summer! This summer series called “Backyard at Hudson Yards Presented by Wells Fargo” is curated by The Bowery Presents and returns May 3 with huge acts like Keke Palmer, David Archuleta, Brynn Cartelli, Chayce Beckham, Ray Bull, and more. It’ll also host outdoor screenings of blockbuster movies and live sports watch parties on its 30-foot big screen from Verizon. RECOMMENDED: 60+ concerts are coming to The Rooftop at Pier 17; here's what to see “Backyard at Hudson Yards has become a true gathering place for the community as one of the most vibrant public spaces in the city, and we are committed to providing an exciting range of free events and programming that everyone can enjoy throughout the summer,” said Stephanie Fink, Senior Vice President of Marketing, Partnerships & Events for Hudson Yards. “This year, we have partnered with some of the most esteemed institutions in New York City to continue to elevate our line-up of events with outstanding talent for our free concert series, contemporary performances of a Shakespearean classic by the renowned Public Theater, engaging family-friendly activities in collaboration with the New York Public Library, and more. We’d love to welcome you into our Backyard this summer.” Below is the lineup for the Backyard at Hudson Yards series: Outdoor Entertainment Summer

Here’s where you can buy Girl Scout cookies in NYC

Here’s where you can buy Girl Scout cookies in NYC

If you haven’t yet had your fill of Do-si-dos, Thin Mints or Tagalongs, you’ll want to act fast! This is the last week to buy Girl Scout Cookies in NYC for the season! Between 10am and 4pm, from April 20 to 27, you can grab your final boxes of cookies in NYC during “Encore Week.” Girl Scouts will set up booths in specific locations across the city, including Central Park, Grand Central and Washington Square Park, so they can sell 100,000 boxes to support its programming and troop activities, the organization said in a press release. Here’s where you can find them: April 20-27, 10am-4pm: Grand Central, The Free Speech Area Dominick Hotel, Urban Plaza Central Park, 64th and 5th Madison Square Park, 24th and 5th Brooklyn Children’s Museum  April 22-27, 10am-4pm: Washington Square Park, Holley Plaza  April 21 and 23, 10am-4pm: Union Square, North End “We’re thrilled to be able to give New Yorkers a final chance to grab their cookies this year before it’s too late,” said Meridith Maskara, CEO of Girl Scouts of Greater New York, in a statement. “Our Girl Scouts have worked hard this season to drive sales and learn key lessons in business and entrepreneurship, so I know they will be equally successful in our first-ever ‘Encore Week,’ with an ambitious goal of selling 100,000 boxes. We’ll have all of the cookie classics, so make sure to stop by!” Cookies in New York City cost $7 a box. A portion of the sale of each box will go directly to Troop 6000, which launched in 2017. It

Here's the best way to visit The Bahamas with JetBlue

Here's the best way to visit The Bahamas with JetBlue

Speeding through the crystal waters of the Caribbean at 45mph, I realized I was on the journey of a lifetime. I was 30 nautical miles from Nassau in the middle of the ocean on a Powerboat Adventure excursion—somewhere I'd never think to go if I didn't book through JetBlue Vacations. This incredible moment and how I even got there was all planned for me through the airline's vacation package program. In a time when everyone is trying to save a buck but also fit in more fun experiences, there are so many travel packages to choose from these days—from Priceline and Expedia to Costco and Groupon. They all promise the best for less, but I wanted to try booking all my experiences from one of the biggest airlines to see how I'd fare. Below, you can find out what JetBlue Vacations entails, how to book one, its perks and policies and my review of the flight, the check-in and more. What is JetBlue Vacations? The airline flies to 93 destinations across the world, including to locales in the U.S., Europe, Mexico, Latin America and the Caribbean, so it seems like a natural extension of its mission. You might've heard of Paisly by JetBlue, which offers hotels, car rentals, activities and travel bags—a la carte. JetBlue Vacations, which relaunched in early 2020, is the airline's travel subsidiary that specializes in travel experiences for its customers. It's not just where you can find deals on hotels, car rentals and activities after you've booked your flight. It includes your flight. JetB

These gorgeous new spring cocktails just popped up at Time Out Market New York

These gorgeous new spring cocktails just popped up at Time Out Market New York

“To every thing there is a season,” and that season is rooftop cocktails season! A crop of very delicious spring-themed cocktails just dropped at Time Out Market New York, meaning you can now take in the sun and skyline with a pretty drink in hand. RECOMMENDED: You can now order directly from your table at Time Out Market New York Photograph: Time Out Market New York | Passion Fruit Cooler Once you’ve settled on your meal of choice at one of the market’s kitchens—Back Barbecue, Pat LaFrieda, Fornino, Ivy Stark’s Mexology and others—you can choose from 13 different cocktails and two mock-tails to wash it all down with including: The Watermelon Margarita ($19): Tromba Tequila, Cointreau, watermelon and ginger-mint syrup The Hawaiian “Knockout” Punch ($16): Plantation Original Dark Rum, coconut rum, pineapple, orange and mango Espresso Ecstasy ($22): Truman Vodka, Mr. Black Coffee Liqueur, cold brew Very Berry Sangria ($17): Red wine, Cointreau, lemon, lime, Framboise, strawberry syrup and fresh berries Coconut Carousel ($15): Plantation 3 Stars, Plantation Original Dark Rum, coconut, pineapple and nutmeg Time Out Tea ($16): Russell’s Reserve Bourbon, unsweetened black tea and lemon Passionfruit Cooler ($17): Beluga Vodka, St. Germain, Cointreau, passion fruit and lime Killer Bee ($19): El Tequileño Gran Reserva Reposado, Dos Hombres Mezcal and honey-ginger syrup Mix Me, I’m Irish ($18): Paddy Irish Whiskey, St. Germain, cucumber-mint syrup and lemon Negroni Spritz ($18): Cit

Here are all the free concerts you can catch at Bryant Park this summer

Here are all the free concerts you can catch at Bryant Park this summer

One of the best perks of living in New York City is having access to innumerable free events in our gorgeous parks. That’s why when Bryant Park Picnic Performances, presented by Bank of America announces its line-up, we get excited! Today, Picnic Performances released a list of 25 live music, dance, and theater events that’ll occur May 31 to September 13, and it includes The Late Show with Stephen Colbert bandleader Louis Cato; trumpeter Steven Bernstein playing the music of James Bond with Arturo O’Farrill and The Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra; the NYC premiere of Ghanaian highlife band Gyedu-Bly Ambolley; Ronald K. Brown/EVIDENCE dance company; South African world pop star Thandiswa Mazwai and many more! “The 2024 season of Picnic Performances is our most ambitious yet,” Dan Fishman, Bryant Park’s vice president of public programming, tells Time Out New York. “Bryant Park will host internationally renowned dance companies, Grammy-winning musicians, a fully staged production of Tosca, a centennial celebration for jazz vocalist Sarah Vaughan, and a grand finale featuring an all-star lineup of musicians performing the music of James Bond.  “This year we present our first performance curated specifically for kids, a bilingual celebration of Broadway show tunes, the New York City debut of a Ghanaian music legend, and a concert that honors the incredible composer, Tania León. We are thrilled to bring such exciting free music, theater, and dance events to the center of New York City,

How to compost, recycle and get rid of anything in NYC

How to compost, recycle and get rid of anything in NYC

In a city of 8.5 million, New York City sure has a ton of trash. Actually, it has tons of trash every year. According to the Mayor’s office, NYC produces more than 14 million tons of trash annually. You see it on the sidewalks waiting to be picked up in mountains of faux mint-scented garbage bags or flattened and scattered like coffee cups, cigarette butts and paper plates from dollar slice* spots, trampled on by thousands of feet. Sometimes it’s worn-out furniture with questionable stains or possible bed bugs sitting at the curb. Whether we like it or not, garbage is so much a part of NYC living. It’s just part of the makeup of the city like pigeons or mystery puddles. It’s so prevalent that some artists have even used it to create sculptures! Recently though, the filth hit a new level. NYC was tagged as the second dirtiest city behind Rome, Italy in last year’s Time Out Index—a poll of 27,000 city-dwellers from Melbourne to Madrid, Chicago to Copenhagen and Tel Aviv to Tokyo. The last year was full of headlines marking the numerous ways the city’s leaders are attacking the trash problem head-on, from a new garbage bin program and a newly reinstated Alternate Side Parking schedule for sweeping to a new bill that would require city agencies to identify where they could place public restrooms in each of NYC’s zip codes to help cut down on public urination and the like. One of the biggest pushes this year has been the introduction of curbside compost pick-up. It’s clear that NY

You can now order directly from your table at Time Out Market New York

You can now order directly from your table at Time Out Market New York

The game just changed at Time Out Market New York! Now, instead of having to stand in line at one of the market’s many kitchens, guests can order right from their tables with their smartphones.  “Mobile ordering will change the game in the market because we are taking the best of the city and now bringing it right to your table for you!” said Andrew Denno, the general manager at Time Out Market New York. “For the first time at Time Out Market, you will have the ability to find your table and allow us to take care of the rest. With the Market as busy as it is, we now have eliminated the need to wait in line (except for the restrooms, we haven’t found a solution for that but we are working on it!).” Photograph: Shaye Weaver for Time Out New York Here’s how to order from your phone at Time Out Market New York: Step 1: Scan the barcode on your table This will bring up Time Out Market New York’s online ordering page on your phone’s browser. Step 2: Select how you want your food delivered Select “deliver to table,” “counter pickup” or “to go.” Then type in your table number if you’re getting food sent directly to your table (each table in the Market is numbered). Step 3. Pick your plates  Choose from the market’s vendors (Wayla, the Maiz Project, Mr. Taka Ramen, Pastrami Queen, Jacob’s Pickles, Ivy Stark Mexology, Pat LaFrieda Meat Purveyors, Felice Pasta Bar, Settepani Bakery, Baklava, Da Adriano, BKLYN Wild, Ess-A-Bagel, The Rogue Panda/The Rogue Boba, Sugar Hill Creamery, Forn

Where to get free ice cream in NYC for National Ice Cream Day

Where to get free ice cream in NYC for National Ice Cream Day

It’s finally here! Free Cone Day at Ben & Jerry’s hits NYC on Tuesday, April 16, for National Ice Cream Day. You can grab yours between noon and 8pm at all locations, including NYC’s: 200 West 44th Street 401 West 51st Street 30 Rockefeller Center 104th Street and Broadway 405 Washington Street (Hoboken, NJ) You don’t need to bring anything, just your appetite! To continue celebrating National Ice Cream Day, pay a visit to one of our favorite ice cream shops in NYC!

ニューヨーク地震小史

ニューヨーク地震小史

ハリケーン、ノーイースター(温帯低気圧による嵐の一種)、地下鉄の運休など、ニューヨーカーは災害を心配することが多い。しかし、地震については、忘れてしまうほどの不安はなかった。 しかし2024年4月5日、マグニチュード4.8の地震がニューヨークを「震撼(しんかん)」させた。アメリカ地質調査所(USGS)によれば、発生は10時20分ごろ。ニューヨークの西約65キロメートルに位置するニュージャージー州ホワイトハウス・ステーション付近が震源だった。 あの地鳴りはニューヨーカーにとって珍しい体験だったが、実は、地震はこの街で想像以上に頻繁に起こっている。ただそれらは、通常は非常に小さいのだ。 「アメリカ自然史博物館」の地球惑星科学部専門家であるケイジ・ハモンドは、次のように言っている。 「今日の地震は多くの人にとって驚きでしたが、ニューヨーク都市圏では小規模な地震活動が頻繁に起きています。私たちが住む地域は比較的穏やかですが、地球は非常にゆっくりとした単位で移動し続けており、時折感じるずれを引き起こしているのです」 「とはいえ、今回の地震は、私たちが最近経験した地震の中でも強く、100年に数回起こるようなものでした。このような地震は、今後も私たちが生きている間、そしてそれ以降も定期的に発生すると予想されます」 では、これまでニューヨークではどんな地震が起きていたのか? その歴史を振り返ってみよう。 1. マグニチュード2.4以上の地震が少なくとも19回発生 コロンビア大学のラモント・ドハティ地球観測所によると、1737年以来、ニューヨークでは18回の「大地震」が起きている。そして今回の地震が19回目である。  2. 市内を震源とする最大の地震はマグニチュード5.2(2回発生) コロンビア大学によれば、1737年12月19日と1884年8月10日、ニューヨーク市では煙突を倒すマグニチュード5.2の地震を経験した。1884年のものは、バージニア州からメイン州まで感じられたという。その日起こったことやニューヨーカーの反応については、国立アメリカ歴史博物館のウェブサイトで読むことができる。 それによると、郵便局とエクイタブル生命保険ビルが前後に揺れているように見え、いくつかの家ではガラスや食器、ランプが割れたと、ニューヨークタイムズ紙は報じたそうだ。 3. 今回と最も似ているのは1783年の地震 マグニチュード4.9の地震がニュージャージー州ノースセントラルで発生。この時は煙突も倒れたようだ。幸いなことに今回の地震は、広範囲に被害を及ぼすことはなかった。 4. 前回の地震はクイーンズのアストリアで発生 2024年1月初めに、ニューヨークのクイーンズ区アストリア付近でマグニチュード1.7の地震が発生している(これは、感じなくても許されるほどの規模)。 その一つ前の地震は、2023年5月19日に起きた。夜中の2時にマグニチュード2.2の地震がニューヨーク大都市圏で発生。USGSによると、ウェストチェスター郡ヘイスティングス・オン・ハドソンの南約1.6キロメートルが震源だった。 ニューヨークエリアで最後に大きな揺れが感じられたのは、2011年。バージニア州付近を震源とするマグニチュード5.8の地震で、ジョージア州からカナダにかけて起こった。 5. 今回の地震は1884年以降で最大 「2」で言及した1884年の地震はブルックリンで発生し、マグニチュード5.2を記録したといわれている。ニューヨークはこれまでにも何度か地震を経験しているが、そのほとんどの震源は市内ではなかった

Here’s where to recycle your solar eclipse glasses in NYC after April 8

Here’s where to recycle your solar eclipse glasses in NYC after April 8

The solar eclipse is such a big moment—it won’t happen in New York for another 50 years—that we’re all clearing our schedules and buying eclipse glasses in preparation. But what should we do with our eclipse glasses after the big event? Do we keep them as a memento or throw them out? Here’s an idea: recycle them or donate them! Here’s how. RECOMMENDED: Bill Nye answers all your burning questions about the solar eclipse The frames of your eclipse glasses are either rigid plastic or cardboard, so the frames can be discarded in your normal recycling (separated into plastics or papers). The lenses, however, are made of black polymer or resin infused with carbon particles (which blocks nearly all visible, infrared and ultraviolet light), so do not try to recycle them. Instead, cut or punch out the lenses from the frames and place them in a bag to throw them in the general waste, eclipse23.com says. Some camera stores recycle film, so you could call one and see if they would take that type of film. The best idea, however, is to donate them. Collection centers in NYC to recycle your eclipse glasses: Astronomers Without Borders, a non-profit organization, is also running an eclipse glasses recycling drive and has called for new collection centers that would box and ship the used glasses after the eclipse. After 2017’s eclipse, the organization took millions of donated glasses and sent them to South America, Asia, Africa and South America for use in their respective celestial events.

I saw the solar eclipse in totality Upstate—and it was unforgettable

I saw the solar eclipse in totality Upstate—and it was unforgettable

Along with thousands of others this weekend, I made the trip Upstate to catch the solar eclipse in totality—meaning the moon completely blocks the sun—and witness something I may never have the chance to see again. After all, it was the first total eclipse over New York state in 99 years! And yes: it was totally worth it. The totality of the eclipse on Monday flew across a 100-mile wide path—including spots like Jamestown, Buffalo, Rochester, Syracuse, Watertown, Old Forge, Lake Placid and Plattsburgh—just after 3:15pm and ended just before 3:30pm. I worked with I LOVE NY to set up in Syracuse at the Marriott Syracuse Downtown and stake out my spot at the Solar Party on Solar Street, an eclipse-viewing party with food trucks, drinks, music, and free glasses from Destiny USA (the largest mall and entertainment center in New York) and 92.1 The Wolf.  RECOMMENDED: Bill Nye answers all your burning questions about the solar eclipse Starting before noon, the city turned out to Inner Harbor to wait for the eclipse to begin. Clouds continued to roll in, and the crowd started to wonder whether the whole eclipse would be a bust. But as hundreds more joined the party waiting on the green, the clouds began to break up enough to give little peeks of the moon creeping into the sun’s path. Every time the clouds cleared and the sun-moon mashup peeked through, the crowd went wild. “You’ve got this!” someone yelled to the sun. Photograph: Shaye Weaver for Time Out New York Just after 3:20pm

Fan-favorite RPG series Dimension 20 is coming to Madison Square Garden

Fan-favorite RPG series Dimension 20 is coming to Madison Square Garden

Dimension 20, the tabletop RPG streaming show that has been a critical hit for fans for years, is now putting on a big show at Madison Square Garden. “Dimension 20: Gauntlet at The Garden” from streaming service Dropout and Live Nation will bring the Dungeons & Dragons game to NYC on Friday, January 24, 2025, including its beloved players (intrepid heroes) Emily Axford, Ally Beardsley, Brian Murphy, Zac Oyama, Siobhan Thompson and Lou Wilson and New York native and game master Brennan Lee Mulligan. RECOMMENDED: A Dungeons & Dragons live theater experience is coming to NYC The show will be an extension of the New York City-themed season of Dimension 20 called “The Unsleeping City,” which, if you don’t know by now, imagines a magical, secret sixth borough. Beardsley plays as Pete the Plug, Oyama is Ricky Matsui, Thompson is Misty Moore, Lou Wilson is Kingston Brown, Emily Axford is Sofia Bicicleta, and Brian Murphy is Kugrash the Rat Man. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Dimension 20 (@dimension20show) Dropout is an independent, ad-free, uncensored comedy platform with several original series: Game Changer, Dimension 20, Make Some Noise, Um, Actually…, and more. Presale tickets are available starting Wednesday, April 10, at 10am EST (code: GAUNTLET). LiveNation presales are on Thursday, April 11, and general tickets go on sale on Friday, April 12, at 10am. The live show will be recorded and made available for subscribers to view on Dropout later for