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30 Aug 2014 10:11 AM EST

-by Vania Andre, Staff Writer; Image: Electric Zoo Festival (Image Source:

This weekend, get outside and take advantage of events that won’t be happening just any regular summer day. Sample delicious Caribbean food, immerse yourself in Taiwanese culture or dance the night away on Randall’s Island. There’s something for everyone. Check it out below:


J'ouvert Fête

August 31 at 5:00pm - 9:00pm 

Tooker Alley

Cost: $20.00

Join the pre-dawn celebration the night before the annual Labor Day carnival at Tooker Alley.  Your $20 ticket will get you a plate of delicious Caribbean food from The Islands, as well as one of four specialty cocktails made just for the day.  Additional cocktails will be available for $10 each. PLUS a live steel drum player. There’ll also be body painting and dancing. 


10th Annual Taiwanese Heritage Night

August 30 at 7:00pm 

Citi Field

Cost: $29.00 - $59.00

Come join the New York Mets and the Taiwanese Community for the 10th Annual Taiwan Heritage Night at Citi Field. Enjoy traditional Taiwanese performers, starting at 6:00pm at Mets Plaza. The first 750 to purchase tickets will receive a pair of Taiwanese Cheer Sticks - a very special noise maker to help you cheer for your Mets!


Electric Zoo 2014

August 29 at 12:00pm — August 31 at 11:30pm 

Randall's Island Park

Cost: $99.00 - $369.00

Now in its sixth installment, the electric dance music festival brings “floor-filling, beat-heavy” music to Randall’s Island this weekend. The festival features hundreds of artists and tens of thousands dancers to the island. Click here for a list of performers.

27 August, 2014
Floating Library Swims into NYC in September

-by Yuliya Geikhman, Staff Writer; Image: The Lilac (Image Source: Eden Pictures [Eden, Janine and Jim] on Flickr) New York has a number of historic libraries and a vast collection of books. For the month of September, New Yorkers can take their library experience to the next level, by boarding the Hudson River’s Floating Library. From September... Read more

25 August, 2014
NYPD Urged to Not Record Video or Photo with Personal Phones while On Duty

-by Yuliya Geikhman, Staff Writer; Image: New York City police officers (Image Source: David Shankbone / Wikimedia Commons) It has come to light that NYPD administration issued a warning to all cops against using their phones to record photos or videos while on duty. The warning, dated August 7, reminds policemen that any record taken during their... Read more

17 August, 2014
NYPD's 'Operation Safe Cycle' Underway in NYC

-by Vania Andre, Staff Writer; Image: Screenshot of an “Operation Safe Cycle” pamphlet (Image Source: NYPD Press) Wednesday kicked off the New York City Police Department’s (NYPD) “Operation Safe Cycle” initiative. The campaign targets cyclists that violate traffic rules, ride against traffic or on the sidewalk and fail... Read more

14 August, 2014
Brooklyn Neighborhood Starts 'Wall of Shame' for Inconsiderate Dog Walkers

-by Samantha Wilson, Assistant Editor; Image: One NYC pooch (Image Source: Augusto Janiski Junior/Wikimedia Commons) For New Yorkers who have a canine companion, one of the largest — and most frustrating, often — components of their care is the fact that the lack of backyards and private properties means every time the poor pooch has to relieve... Read more

12 August, 2014
Times Square Characters Meeting to Discuss Forming Union

-by Samantha Wilson, Assistant Editor; Image: Elmo and Minnie Mouse chatting up some new friends in Times Square (Image Source: russavia/Wikimedia Commons) The costumed characters who inhabit Times Square — surely you’ve encountered a giant Elmo or Iron Man or two on your way to TKTS — are trying to form a union after the New York... Read more

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