New York’s Village Halloween Parade

Village Halloween

It’s listed as one of the 100 Things to do Before You Die. That’s how major the New York’s Village Halloween Parade is.  Not to mention that it’s extremely fun!.

If your a New Yorker and haven’t  been to the nation’s largest Halloween celebration, then get creative, dress up and hit Greenwich Village this Sunday, October 31, 2010 and be one the 50,000+ participants watched by over 1 million spectators in one of the world’s most creative and exciting events. Anyone can join in the fun! For more information visit

The 38th Annual Village Halloween Parade
Sunday October 31, 2010 @ 7pm.

Route: Sixth Avenue from Spring Street to 15th Street in Manhattan.

Join: Anyone can join what is claimed to be the “largest public participatory event in the greatest city in world”.  To be in the parade you need to be in costume and line up at 6th Avenue South of Spring Street and North of Canal between 6:30 and 8:30 pm.

Have a happy and safe Halloween!

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Kelli Crean
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Teddy Time Package

Teddy Time at The Roosevelt Hotel

Families and kids are invited to celebrate the upcoming birthday of The Roosevelt Hotel, NYC’s legendary namesake president, Theodore Roosevelt, with the Teddy Time Package.

While exploring the Big Apple with their families, kids create their very own keepsake teddy bear witha $25 gift card to the Manhattan Build-A-Bear, just steps from The Roosevelt and offering a wide variety of teddy choices and accessories to personalize each bear. With teddies in tow, kids toast the legendary president with “Teddy Tea Time” at the hotel’s Madison Club Lounge, featuring a classic New York atmosphere and variety of tasty treats.

After a long day of seeing the sites, children and their new teddies
enjoy delicious cookies and milk in the comfort of their rooms during a “Beary Sleepy” tuck-in. Along with their teddy bear keepsakes, kids also receive teddy themed coloring books, perfect for passing the time during
the trip home.


  • Double Room Accommodations
  • $25 Build-A-Bear gift card to create personalized teddy
  • “Teddy Tea Time” at the hotel’s Madison Club Lounge
  • Teddy bear themed coloring books
  • “Beary Sleepy” tuck-in with milk and cookies

Starting at $435*/night double occupancy (including tax and gratuities) through Nov. 30, 2010.

To book the Teddy Time Package call The Roosevelt Hotel toll-free at 888-TEDDY-NY or visit CLICK HERE.

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Houdini: Art and Magic

Harry Houdini

The Jewish Museum in New York will be opening an exhibit this week for the world famous magician and escape artist, Harry Houdini. From October 29, 2010 – March 27, 2011, visitors will be able to see posters, photographs, films, art work and magical props both used and inspired by the true legend and great magician.

Famously known as the “Handcuff King”, Houdini amazed his audiences by freeing himself from handcuffs, chains, ropes, and straitjackets, often while hanging from a rope in plain sight. One of his most famous stunts was escaping from a nailed, roped packing crate after it had been lowered into the water. Houdini first attempted this performance in our very own East River on July 7, 1912.

Although Houdini was one of the first and greatest celebrities of the 20th century, he has never been the subject of a major museum exhibition until now.  Houdini died on Halloween day in 1926 and with the anniversary of his death this weekend, the exhibit is perfectly timed.

The Jewish Museum
1109 Fifth Ave. (at E. 92nd St.)
Manhattan, NY 10128
Twitter: @TheJewishMuseum

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Candy, Candy, Candy


With Halloween right around the corner, it’s hard not to think about anything but sweets. And when I think of sweets, I think of Dylan’s Candy Bar.  When you walk into the store on 60th and 3rd Ave in NYC, you are literally like a kid in a candy store.  The atmosphere is bright and fun and you can find any type or brand of candy your little heart desires.  They even have a full section of treats that date back to when you were just a young one. With three floors of goodies, its a total event.  You’ll probably want to bring a full wallet too.  I can never leave there without dropping a substantial amount of money on sweets.

They also offer amazing gift baskets and yes, they have a personal shopper to help you design it. It’s not totally about the edible sweets either.  Dylan’s Candy Bar also has cute t-shirts and other wearable items for both you and your kiddies, as well as a complete (and sweet) beauty line.

What better way to spend a day this Halloween season, then to say goodbye to your diet and indulge in chocolate goodness!

Dylan’s Candy Bar
1011 Third Ave
New York, NY 10021

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Our Mad Men Best Dressed Winners!


There is no denying that these ladies look dashing in their Mad Men inspired attire!

We would like to congratulate Maggie Blair Parker on her win at the Madison Club Lounge’s MAD Event Best Dressed contest!!  As the Grand Prize Winner, Maggie has one a complimentary night at The Roosevelt Hotel, complete with dinner and cocktails at the Madison Club Lounge. Our Runner Up, Maureen Schreyer will enjoy a complimentary dinner for two at our hotel lounge.

Thanks to everyone who joined us for the season finale event and for those who tweeted us and posted their Mad Men inspired photos to our Facebook fan page.  You all looked wonderful!

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