SATURDAY 1/25: Winter Jam NYC In Central Park — Free Skiing, Snowboarding & More

If yesterday’s snowfall has you itching to get your ski on, you’re in luck: Winter Jam NYC — the annual winter sport festival organized by the Parks Department — takes place this Saturday (1/25) in Central Park. The event will feature free skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, exhibition events and more. There’s even the “Iams Doggie Bowl” [...]

Upper West Side Openings & Closings: Area Kids, Samad’s Gourmet

Looks like the UWS outpost of Area Kids (451 Amsterdam, between 81st & 82nd) has shuttered. Frequent MUW tipster Kevin A. snapped this photo yesterday and the store was entirely empty as of earlier today.

SATURDAY 1/18: Free Central Park Ice Festival

If you’re looking for something to do this weekend, the annual Central Park Ice Festival will take place on Saturday afternoon. The crowd-pleasing event is free and has proven to be popular with both kids and adults alike.

Free Tickets Available For UWS Advance Screening Of “The Nut Job” (in 3-D) On Saturday 1/11

UPDATE 4:50 pm: Well that was fast — apparently all the passes have been claimed. Apologies if you weren’t able to snag some in time. I’ll post an update if I get any more. —————— If you’ve got kids and are looking for something to do on Saturday morning (January 11th), I just received a [...]

SUNDAY 8/25: Upper West Side Street Fair — Amsterdam Avenue Festival

If you’re a fan of street fairs, you can’t really ask for a nicer day to have one. The Amsterdam Avenue Festival will run from 12:00 – 5:00 pm today between 79th & 86th Streets.  

IMPORTANT: Health Department Warns Of Possible Hepatitis A Exposure At 97th Street Westside Market

Well here’s some disconcerting news to start the weekend: Customers who purchased pre-cut fruit from the Westside Market at 2589 Broadway (between 97th & 98th) between 8/9 & 8/22 are urged to get a hepatitis A vaccination as a precaution due to possible contamination from an infected worker. Below is the full press release from [...]

Annual Central Park Film Festival Starts Tonight (Thursday, 8/22); Five Nights Of Free Outdoor Movies

The rain is gone and the sky is getting sunny just in time… Tonight (Thursday, 8/22) marks the start of the the 11th annual Central Park Conservancy Film Festival. There will be free screenings in the park, under the stars, for the next five nights (through Monday, 8/26).

Pinkberry vs. Yogurtland: Upper West Side Froyo Battle Brewing On Amsterdam Avenue

It’s been about three weeks since Pinkberry opened at 414 Amsterdam (near 80th). In another month or two, a Yogurtland will open about 100 feet north at 420 Amsterdam, the long-vacant space that use to house 420 Bar & Lounge.

Free Slurpees At 7-Eleven Today; Three Upper West Side Locations

It’s 7/11 today, which can mean only one thing… The annual Free Slurpee Day at 7-Eleven.

THURSDAY 7/4: 37th Annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Show Along The Hudson River

Tomorrow night marks the 37th Annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Show, which will once again take place along the Hudson River. The official start time for the show is 9:00 pm, although it generally tends to be closer to 9:20ish. The fireworks run approximately 25 minutes.