Boo at the Zoo


Perhaps it’s because I just had a baby but my first post back on is for all the kiddies out there!

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays. There’s something about dressing up in silly costumes that just makes you feel young again. And the children.  Oh, the children. How adorable all the little monsters and superheros and princess are.  It’s really a super fun time of year.

Over the years, I’ve noticed that times have changed and I don’t get as many trick-or-treaters as I used too.  Perhaps its because parents are more protective over their young ones. It’s a good thing that New York City offers wonderful alternatives to the Halloween door to door tradition.

Like Boo at the Zoo.  Through October, weekends are filled with fun at the Bronx Zoo.  I’m talking hay mazes, hayrides, pumpkin carving, puppet shows, magic shows, and live music. If you still have some energy you can also visit  bats, cats, and all the creepiest critters that call the Bronx Zoo home.

Get dressed up and march in the Costume Parade held twice a day at 12:45pm and 2:45pm with music by Gigi and the Lend Me a Hand Band. At this point you’ll probably need a pick me up so stop by one of the parks Treat Stations located around the zoo.

 Sounds like fun, right? It’s the perfect way to spend a day with your kids this October. Click here to see all the activities and entertainment offered.  Have fun!

Available Dates:
October 2–3, 9–11, 16–17, 23–24 & 30–31

The Bronx Zoo
2300 Southern Blvd
Bronx, NY 10460
(718) 220-5103
Follow them on Twitter @TheBronxZoo

Posted By
Kelli Crean
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2010 San Gennaro Feast

Feast of San Gennaro

With the smell of freshly fried cannoli’s filling the air, Italian opera tunes echoing off street signs, colorful parade floats glistening with the colors red, green, and white, and more than one-million people saluting the Patron Saint of Naples you know you can only be at one place, the Annual Feast of San Gennaro in New York’s Little Italy located in lower Manhattan. While the first feast took place in 1926 in Italy in celebration of the Patron Saint of Naples the celebration has continued into the streets of little Italy. This year will be the 84th Annual Feast of San Gennaro and will be held Thursday, September 16, through Sunday, September 26, 2010.

This celebration first started in 1996 by Figli di San Gennaro, Inc. (Children of San Gennaro), which is a non-profit community organization dedicated to upholding Italian immigrants faith and spirit. While the Feast of San Gennaro is an 11 day celebration of faith that is not to say that there isn’t a variety of things to do. 35 restaurants feature indoor and outdoor dining through out little Italy while 300 street vendor sell international cuisines and souvenirs. Whether you participate in one of the religious processions, ride a float in the parade,listen to the musical entertainment, pig out of the variety of ethnic foods or become a contestant in the world famous cannoli-eating competition you sure won’t be bored at the Feast of San Gennaro. For a complete event schedule click here.

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$19.24 Birthday Lunch Special


The Roosevelt opened it’s doors for the first time on September 22nd, 1924. To commemorate the “Grand Dame of Madison Avenue’s” 86 years, we will be offering a unique special at The Madison Club Lounge and Vander Bar. You can get a delicious meal for two for just $19.24 (get it?) just by mentioning “Happy Birthday” at either dining location.

The special includes a choice of two entrees and two non-alcoholic beverages:

Madison Club Entrees
Asian Chicken Wrap
Madison Burger
Chicken Caesar Salad
Chicken Penne Pasta

Vander Bar Entrees
Cobb Salad
Turkey Reuben
Vander Burger

Promotion runs 9/22-9/30/2010.  Tax and gratuity not included

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Happy Birthday To the Roosevelt!!


The “Grand Dame of Madison Avenue” is gearing up to celebrate its 86th birthday, and what better way is there to do it then to share the celebration with all!

As you may or may not already know, the Roosevelt Hotel opened up its doors for the first time on September 22, 1924. In the midst of the roaring 20’s, The Roosevelt rose and became a New York City icon that remained throughout the ages. It’s interior, which has been restored to its original grandeur, radiates the rich American History that has set apart The Roosevelt from other hotels. Such history includes Guy Lombardo’s first show, which then followed with 30 years of legendary performances including the first concert featuring “Auld Lang Sang” on New Year’s Eve. The Roosevelt holds such a dignified presence in New York , that it has been the backdrop of choice for filming many motion pictures including The Boiler Room, Wall Street, Quiz Show, Presumed Innocent, Malcolm X, Monday Night Mayhem, The French Connection, Hanky Panky, Maid in Manhattan, The Hoax and 1408.

To commemorate the hotel’s 86th year, lunch specials for $19.24 (year the hotel opened) will be  featured at Roosevelt’s exclusive dining locations, Madison Club Lounge and VanderBar whenever “Happy Birthday” is mentioned. The lunch includes your choice  of two select entrees and two non-alcoholic beverages, so you and a friend can enjoy a delicious meal at a special price.

Entree choices at Madison Club Lounge include an Asian Chicken Wrap, Madison Burger, Chicken Caesar Salad or Chicken Penne Pasta. VanderBar, which is the best place to grab a quick bite with its convenient location on the street and right near Grand Central Station, will be offering a Cobb Salad, Turkey Reuben and the Vander Burger as entree choices.

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New Lunch Specials at Vander Bar!


Don’t miss out on VanderBar’s NEW Daily Lunch Specials!! Each day we feature a different delicious entree.  Monday is half off sliders; Tuesday is homemade turkey burgers; Wednesday is the deli style reuben sandwich;  Thursday is the authentic Cuban pork sandwich; and Friday is the crispy tilapia sandwich. Also, ask your server for additional seasonal draft and bottled beers. See you at lunch time!

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