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NYC Event of the Week

Armory Arts Week 2014

Looking for something “New York” to do this week?
New York’s world-famous Armory Arts Week just began! In celebration of New York’s unparalleled artistic communities, Armory Arts Week works to highlight the distinct art scenes of our city’s multiple neighborhoods and boroughs. A different neighborhood is celebrated each day throughout the week and public programs are offered in conjunction with this.
Exhibits for collectors and casual art lovers alike are happening on Pier 92&94—showcasing works from hundreds of galleries around the world! Explore, network, play and indulge in your creative side!
For more information on the special events calendar and other exhibits please visit the website at: http://www.thearmoryshow.com/armory_arts_week/events.html

New Yorker in NY – A Day in the Life

Commencing today, this Shop Gotham owner and NYC resident of 25 years, will spill the beans on the things to do in NYC, things that locals do and are often not in the guide books . Since all of Shop Gotham’s guests are visitors, be it from as far as Sydney, or as close as NJ (yeah NJ!), its my pleasure to share some insider tidbits to help make your planning and visit complete and worthwhile. Yes, shopping is the feature of our tours, but these “small diaries”, as the form they will be written in, will feature “Other” things to do. As personally “done” by moi.

Friday Morning, May 26, 2011

The Good Morning America Summer Concert series commenced today, with the Empress of Now, Lady Gaga. Concerts take place in Central Park, Fifth Avenue and 72nd Street (Rumsey Playfield also known as Summer Stage) To be in Central Park on a glorious summer morning – well there is not much better for a New Yorker. Away from the madness of Rock Center and the Today Show extravaganzas.  This being the only “ticketed” event for the GMA season and well aware of the madness ensuing, I knew not to expect to actually get into the small concert arena. Concerts commence at 8amish and despite the lines of people who slept outside the park for 2 days, I took my 12 minute stroll to the park at  7:30am with a cup of joe, found a nice patch of grass right outside the gates and enjoyed 4 lady GaGa songs. I did see her arrive “aerialy” – she soared to the stage via a zipline – , other than that  I could not see her perform. But I was enveloped by the  music and felt like I was at any outdoor concert without great viewing seats. Thoroughly enjoyable.

9am.. glorious morning, and Im a bit hungry. So north up the park path I walk, 3 minutes max to the ever lovely Boathouse Cafe, which serves breakfast to go, commencing at 8am.  Plenty of table there to enjoy breakfast and scenery, for which I partook.  

Walked home and at desk by 9:45.

The GMA summer concert run from May thru August and with exception of GaGa, they are free. To see schedule, http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/SummerConcert/

For more New Yorker in NY diaries, please visit:    www.shopgotham.com/shop-new-york/

For information or to book tickets to Shop Gotham’s NYC Shopping Tours, please see: www.shopgotham.com