It was a very productive week at Editorial Creatives. We explored some NYC nabes, wrote some articles, took some pictures, ate some yummy Aussie meat pies and had our fill of chocolates. Then we wrote some posts, participated in the National Day on Writing and made some new friends (welcome, everyone). Then, we couldn’t help it, and we wrote some more! Whew!
Time to celebrate! Here are our six picks for the latest goings on around NYC, which coincidentally center around the letter “C”:
Thursday, October 20, 2011 to Sunday, January 8, 2012.
- 1. Circus. Yes, the circus is back in town. Head to Damrosch Park at the Lincoln Center cause the Big Apple Circus starring good ole Grandma and the gang are back for some family-friendly entertaining.
Bring the little ones, or go on your own. After all, the glitzy costumes, popcorn, clowns, acrobats, tightropes and colorful lights that are synonymous to the circus offer cheery fun for most everyone. Check out the website for more details on tickets, which range from $25 (mezzanine) to $175 (VIP seating). With a theme of Dream Big this year, there’s the promise of wonderful things to come for audience members.
Saturday, October 22, 2011
- 2. Community Planting. Don’t miss your chance to dig into the earth and help green New York with other urbanites. From 10 a.m. to noon (rain or shine), the Downtown Alliance will have plants and gardening tools for families and their friends at Bowling Green Park. There will be activities and light refreshments for the kiddies. Visit Downtown Alliance for more details.
- 3. Clothes Shopping at C. Wonder Flagship Grand Opening. Liven up your fall wardrobe with some bright and cheery sweaters, jackets, shoes, shades and accessories. There are some colorful items to spruce up your home, too at this grand opening event, which starts at 11 a.m. Check out what’s available at C. Wonder Flagship at 72 Spring Street (Crosby), and wonder no more cause you’ll be in the know.
Sunday, October 23 to Sunday, October 30, 2011.
- 4. Concerts. Have a great time with five concerts within the five boroughs that benefit NYC public hospitals at Stat! 2011. In Manhattan, there will be a special tribute to George Clinton at the Apollo Theater on Tuesday, October 25. Click here for more information. Don’t forget to use Promo Code STAT411 for a 20% off discount.
- 5. (Stop) Cancer Walk. Breathe Deep. NYC 5K Walk to Stop Lung Cancer. About 55% of those who perish from lung cancer are nonsmokers or never-smokers. It kills over twice as many men as prostate cancer; nearly twice as many women as breast cancer. Take a leisurely walk around Battery Park and help raise funds for research. Check in begins at 8:30 a.m.; walk starts at 10:30 a.m. For more details, visit LUNGevity Foundation. Use the Code NEWYORK for $5 off the registration fee. You can also make a gift online if you can’t walk the event.
On the radar:
Friday, October 28, 2011.
- 6. Celebrate a 125th Birthday. On the 28th of October in 1886, President Grover Cleveland presented the Statue of Liberty to the world, amidst a flotilla of 300 boats in the harbor. If you’ve been meaning to pay a visit to Lady Liberty, you’d better head to her by Thursday, October 27.
Or, for $84, join in on the fun on the 28th, when the merriment for Lady Liberty’s 125th birthday will include a cruise, music, buffet dinner and some fireworks. Buy tickets to the birthday bash via Liberty Birthday Cruise.
Liberty Island will be open, but the interior will be closed for a year starting on the 29th for renovations. Here’s an article about the year-long closing. Tickets to the pedestal are available only through Statue Cruises.
We hope you’ll have a chance to go out, collaborate with the community, visit the circus, shop for some colorful outfits and enjoy concerts or a walk for great causes. And of course, don’t forget to celebrate.