You can forget about the Christmas Tree lighting at Rockefeller and the grand Rockettes performances, because when New York begins to have outdoor food events, it truly is the most wonderful time of the year. Nothing beats sitting outside on a warm day and indulging in a gourmet ice cream cone or a fresh burger all while enjoying it with friends. New York hosts some of the best daily and weekly food events around and I’m here to tell you some of my favorites!
Smorgasburg: Taking place in Williamsburg on Saturday’s and Prospect Park on Sunday’s, this holy grail food event takes the cake. From the ramen burger to the brand new Wowfulls waffle ice cream creations, you have to cross Smorgasburg off your food bucket list. Last week was the opening weekend of the season, so feel free to head out there the next chance you get! (http://www.smorgasburg.com/)
Madison Square Eats: Taking place in FIT’s backyard at Madison Square Park, UrbanSpace created this daily food vendor masterpiece. They are opening April 30th and it runs until May 27th from 11 AM – 9 PM. You can enjoy the beauty of the Flatiron Building, the park, and foods from Ice & Vice, Roberta’s, MeltKraft and more! (http://urbanspacenyc.com/mad-sq-eats/)
Broadway Bites: Disappointed that Madison Square Eats only lasts a month? Well it’s a good thing that Broadway Bites opens shortly after on June 3rd and runs until July 17th. Since it is hosted by UrbanSpace, you can expect to see similar vendors at Madison Square Eats, but certain vendors are only available at Broadway Bites like Wafles & Dinges, Doughnuttery, and The Gumbo Bros. (http://urbanspacenyc.com/broadway-bites/)
UrbanSpace Vanderbilt: This PERMANENT food vendor location hosts restaurants like Liquiteria, Ovenly, Takumi Taco, DOUGH and more! They are open weekdays from 6:30 AM – 9 PM and weekends from 9 AM – 5 PM. (http://urbanspacenyc.com/urbanspace-vanderbilt)
Hope you enjoy all the deliciousness that NYC has to offer!
So as everyone knows its almost FASFA deadline , but did you know that you actually have till June 30th to fill one out? So its not to late if you haven’t already. I know personally FASFA was so complicated once I started college, you have so much going on and you need to find a moment for your parents to be with you to complete it , unless your parents already do it all for you ( which I am really jealous) .
But first thing is first you need to log on to the website and create a user https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm, usually both you and your guardian will do this so you can both access it. After doing it for the past four years I have realized a lot of things I should and shouldn’t do.
DO NOT wait till the last minute , FIT has deadlines for FASFA as well as any college although you might have a deadline.
Do use your fill legal name as shown on your social security card.
DO answer Yes to the questions about your different types of financial aid , like work study and loans, ect. You don’t have to accept the offers you receive but if you don’t you wont be open for more grant money.
DO NOT let anyone do your FASFA for you or charge you a fee like your taxes, there is no special way to get more money.
DO fill out a FASFA to even be considered for scholarships and grants you need to show you attempted to fill out a FASFA.
DO NOT start a whole new FASFA, once you start one each year you will just have to update certain information.
DO file taxes as early as possible because you need this information to fill out the FASFA.
DO keep a record of FASFA passwords and login information for the next year.
FASFA can be time consuming but its well worth it! So keep calm and FASFA on!
If you are interested in the Rococo period or the Marie Antoinette era, I would highly recommend going to see the current exhibition on Vigée Lebrun taking place at the Met Museum. The exhibition is open until May 15th and is free with museum admission. A little tip, instead of paying the entire admission fee, just mention that you are an FIT student and that you would like to make a donation (the amount is up to you) and you still have access to the entire museum.
I went to see the exhibition this week, because I’m fascinated about Marie Antoinette’s life and I was really intrigued on learning more and seeing the paintings of Marie Antoinette’s personal portrait painter. There were some famous portraits and paintings everyone is familiar with, but there were also many of her earlier and later works after the French Revolution. It was interesting to see the difference in her style and the different subjects she decided to paint after the Revolution.
To get there the 6 line will bring you to 77st (if you coming from downtown) and then it’s a short 5 minute walk to the museum. After your museum tour you can take a little stroll in central park and enjoy the sun.
Let me know what your thoughts were on the exhibition!
Valentine’s day is approaching us, for some of us its a dreaded day, others its the one chance to find there love or to express there love to someone. So I have a couple suggestions that I came across for singles this year in NYC, because I know how hard it can be to find the best thing to do in such a big city!
Katch Astoria was voted one of the “Best singles spots” in queens. They are hosting a “Nuts and bolts” Valentine’s Day singles party for those trying to meet someone. Everyone will receive half of two-piece nuts and bolts set upon entry and will be challenged to find its match to win a special prize!
For those of you who are trying to just forget completely that Valentine’s Day exists, which I know there are a lot of you because my friends are most of them. However, there is a sweet celebration all month at the City Bakery Hot Chocolate Festival. 3W 18th st, Flatiron
Another way to meet someone is going to the Valentine’s Day salsa Class at Alvin Ailey Dance in Midtown where couples will be encouraged to rotate and try new partners!
Lastly, for those who are just not about Valentine’s Day at all because we all have that one person that made us not like it anymore… There is the “Rejection Show: Valentine’s Day Heart break Haven”. Which is a comedy show at 8pm on the 14th at 14th 622 Degraw st in Gowanus.
Enjoy your day! Id love to hear what you plan on doing!
That means it’s time to window shop watch, here in the city!
New York City’s stores are recognized for their spectacular window displays and decorations. Here are a few that are worth taking a look at if you are in the area!
1. Macy’s (Nov. 20th – Jan. 4th) – Macy’s is dedicating its window displays this year to Charles Schultz’s cartoon creations. Each of the store’s six Broadway-facing windows hosts a display depicting the holiday adventures of the Peanuts crew.
2. Saks Fifth Ave (Nov. 23rd – Jan. 4th) – Saks is filling its windows with wintery versions of some of the world’s greatest natural and man-made wonders. On top of that, they transformed the entire front of the store into a winter palace complete with crystal spires and a light show involving more than 225,000 illuminated elements!
3. Bergdorf Goodman (Nov. 17th – Jan. 4th) – Bling bling! Swarovski studded this year in honor of the crystal maker’s 120th anniversary. More than 7 million Swarovskis were used to create the display, with each window presenting a different crystalline theme: a prismatic cave, bedazzled suits of armor and life-size lions and a birthday ballroom with every cake and gift coated in crystals.