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Central Park Taekwondo on the Upper West Side

Posted by on Nov 10, 2016 in Children, Community, Convenience Services, Fitness, Local Business, Local Services, Locals, Other

Central Park Taekwondo on the Upper West Side is the neighborhood’s premier martial arts school for children and adults. Taekwondo is the most widely practiced discipline in the martial arts world and it means “the way of the hand and foot”. Read below to learn all about the special promotion they’re running for the month November!

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Morningside Park

Posted by in Children, Family, Locals, Parks

Morningside Park may not be the biggest park in New York City . . . but it’s certainly among the most interesting in both what it has to offer and its history. That history in a minute, but first, let’s take a virtual stroll through the park’s 13-block stretch between West 110th Street and West 123rd Street.

Morningside Park covers some of the most beautiful terrain still visible in the City. If someone just plopped you down in front of the pond and 20-foot-high waterfall near 113th Street you might never guess you’re in an urban environment at all.

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National Grandparents Day on the Upper West Side

Posted by on Aug 30, 2016 in Children, Events, Family, Other

National Grandparents Day falls on the first Sunday of September after Labor Day. The Upper West Side is one of the few places in the city with a sizable older population. This is part of what makes the neighborhood count with such a distinct community vibe. Celebrate this day in honor of grandpa and grandma by making sure they spend some quality time together with their beloved grandkids. Here are a few activities that will be taking place on September 11!

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Labor Day Weekend on the Upper West Side

Posted by on Jul 22, 2016 in Art, Children, Events, Family, Food & Drink, Local Business, Locals, Other, Parks

The arrival of Labor Day weekend on the Upper West Side marks the unofficial end to the summer season. The 3-day holiday weekend is celebrated on the Upper West Side with a variety of festivals and shows aimed towards the whole family. Make the most out of summer’s last weekend by attending some of the events listed below. There’s tons to do!

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Cool Down in Central Park’s Lasker Pool

Posted by on Jul 13, 2016 in Children, Community, Family, Fitness, Other, Parks

During the summer, Central Park’s Lasker Ice Skating Rink transforms into an Olympic-sized swimming pool. As the temps heat up, the pool’s clean and cold water offers a pleasant relief from the heat and a chance to exercise outdoors without even breaking a sweat. Enjoy this popular spot now that summer’s in full swing and enroll in one of the free swimming classes offered to people of all ages.

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Butterfly Conservatory at the Museum of Natural History

Posted by on May 10, 2016 in Children, Education, Family, Museums, Other

Spread your wings and fly among hundreds of butterflies through the rainforest inside of the Butterfly Conservatory at the Museum of Natural History.  The Butterfly Conservatory houses over 500 butterflies that come from more than 100 different species– including the cruiser, julia, longwing, owl and paperkite from countries like Thailand, Brazil, Kenya and Australia. The exhibit teaches visitors about butterflies’ life cycles, their lives and their impact on the environment.

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