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The Beatles Come to New York

On February 7, 1964, the Beatles landed at JFK Airport making this year the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' arrival on USA shores. To commemorate this landmark event in music history, The New York Public Library has created Ladies and Gentlemen, The Beatles -- a look back at the peak years of Beatlemania, and how it left its mark on music, fashion, art and the entire realm of pop culture. Now through May 10, New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center. Read about The Beatles In NYC -- Public Library

Herb Alpert's Spirit Totems Now In Dante Park

Giant totem sculptures designed by Jazz legend Herb Alpert are now on display in Dante Park. The three tall, black-bronze "Spirit Totems" will remain on display in the heart of Lincoln Square until April 15, 2014.

Herb Alpert is an eight time Grammy winner who gained notoriety with the Tijuana Brass. He compares the spontaneity of the Spirit Totem's design to improvisational jazz. In a press release Alpert said, "I spent time looking all over New York City for the ideal place for the Spirit Totems. I fell in love with Dante Park because it is an open thoroughfare where the sculptures are visible with a connection to Jazz at Lincoln Center." See the Spirit Totems in Dante Park at West 63rd Street and Broadway.

Restaurant Week

Enjoy 3-course dining at nearly 300 of the City's finest restaurants as part of New York Restaurant Week $25 for lunch and $38 for dinner. From February 17 to March 7.

Just for Fun -- Learn to Juggle

Bryant Park Juggling -- Monday through Friday January and February
12:00pm – 1:00pm | Northwest Skate Deck Test your coordination and dexterity with free juggling lessons in the park. All skill levels are welcome to join in the fun. Equipment is provided. More information at Bryant Park Juggling

Lessons are weather permitting. Juggling provided by Alex and Jordan

Check out Free New York City Attractions

Think you can't get something for free in New York City? Here are some of the wonderful and free tours and attractions available in New York City.

New York City Festivals

Every month New York City brims with festivals. These are some of the most Popular New York City Festivals and Events

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Make Music Monthly at the Cornelia Street Cafe Every month, in partnership with The New School for Jazz and Contemporary Music, Make Music New York brings in a noted musical authority to delve deeply into the meaning and craft of music-making, for an audience of fellow-musicians and curious listeners. Read more about Make Music Monthly at the Cornelia Street Cafe

Legendary Algonquin Hotel: Multi-Million Dollar Renovations to Bring New Rooms, Suites, Public Spaces, and Venues For more than a century, The Algonquin Hotel, located on Manhattan’s Club Row at 44th between Fifth and Sixth Avenues, has been home to famous literary gatherings (birthplace of the New Yorker magazine) and its resident feline Matilda. This New York City and Literary Landmark will usher in a new era as the oldest operating hotel in NYC closes its doors for a make-over from guts to décor. Read more about Algonquin Makeover

First Section Of New East River Waterfront Esplanade Is Opened The vibrant esplanade will transform the Lower Manhattan and Lower East Side waterfronts into a pedestrian-friendly new public open space destination with sweeping views across the East River and New York Harbor. Upon completion of the larger project in 2013, the two-mile esplanade will provide a contiguous pedestrian walkway and a bicycle pathway along the East River from Battery Park to East River Park. Read more at It's Playtime on the East River Waterfront