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Parades, Festivals Highlight New York’s Autumn Scene

Autumn is festival and parade season in New York City.  Here are some of the big ones, coming up soon: The German-American Steuben Parade—This annual event held this year on Sept. 16 celebrates German-American culture and heritage. Named for Baron Von Steuben, a general in the American Revolutionary War, the colorful parade includes marching bands,…

Artists in Folk Art exhibit inspired by experience

On the Upper West Side is a small museum that many New Yorkers most likely don’t know about. Located in the heart of Lincoln Square, The American Folk Art Museum is a hidden gem dedicated to displaying exhibitions by artists whose talent has been shaped by personal experience rather than by formal training. The current…

Where to See Independent Films

New York is one of the major hubs for independent film fans given there are at least 30 theaters specializing in the genre in the whole city. Some of these theaters are relatively new while others have been neighborhood staples for decades. Below are three notable ones:   Film Forum—This charming West Village space opened…

Enjoy Breathtaking Views on a Free Staten Island Ferry Ride

Lower Manhattan has the one of the most amazing skylines around, and one of the best ways to see it – and lots of other things too – is from the Staten Island Ferry. The ferry, which connects the New York City boroughs of Manhattan and Staten Island, is a free 25-minute, five-mile trip that…

The Financial District’s Fearless Girl Stands Strong Against Challenges

If you’re sightseeing in New York, there’s a good chance that the Financial District’s Charging Bull statue (a.k.a. the Wall Street Bull) is on your list. But you’ll also see another, more recent, statue standing just a few feet in front of the headstrong animal. Fearless Girl by artist Kristen Visbal was commissioned by a…

e. e. cummings and other greenwich village trivia

e.e. cummings

Learn more about Kornblit Tours! in anticipation of our upcoming kornblit walking tour to greenwich village that features poets, writers, political activists, and a host of other legendary sites; i will write this blog post in all lower case letters, as a shout out to the non-conventional trademark that e.e. cummings has made famous. during…

Statues in Central Park that children will love

Alice in Wonderland

View more from Alison on Navigating the Big Apple! Central Park has something for everyone, including the littlest ones. Here are some don’t-miss statues the kids will love: 1. Alice in Wonderland—This bronze statue depicts Lewis Carroll’s classic fairy tale character sitting on a giant mushroom as she’s surrounded by the Mad Hatter, White Rabbit,…