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From Macy's fireworks to free Independence Day weekend events, this is the ultimate guide to the 2015 4th of July holiday, here in Manhattan.
http://manhattan.about.com/od/summerinnewyorkcity/tp/The-Ultimate-Guide-to-4th-of-July-in-NYC.htm
From Macy's fireworks to free Independence Day weekend events, this is the ultimate guide to the 2015 4th of July holiday in Manhattan.
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Africa is vast and the travel possibilities many--consider a cruise to sample the best of it! Check out my new "Africa Cruise Basics" feature on Cruise Critic: http://www.cruisecritic.com/articles.cfm?ID=1762
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4 Great Spots to Watch NYC's 4th of July Fireworks in Manhattan
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Want to tag along on one of the Sunday tours of Long Island City that my new company BQE Tours offers? So did the cameras from NY1 News! Check out this amazing TV segment on our "Queens Cool Uncovered" tours in LIC, as reported by the charming Shannan Ferry this weekend! http://fw.to/caosTne
Two Queens natives want everyone to experience the cultural and historical character of neighborhoods in Queens and Brooklyn. NY1's Shannan Ferry reports.
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It's street fair season in NYC! Hit the streets in search of food, fun, and sun, with this easy-reference guide to Manhattan's street fair schedule for June: http://manhattan.about.com/od/Manhattan-Events/fl/Street-Fairs-in-NYC-June-Listings.htm
Summer is really heating up, and so is NYC's street fair calendar. Be ready to hit the streets, with this street fair guide for June 2015.
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Headed to the big fireworks show in NYC tonight? Here's everything you need to know about getting out to see Macy's 4th of July Fireworks:
http://manhattan.about.com/od/summerinnewyorkcity/fl/How-to-Get-to-the-Macys-4th-of-July-Fireworks.htm
Macy's 4th of July fireworks spectacular unfolds on the evening of Saturday, July 4, 2015, Do Here are some tips on how to get there.
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Here's everything you need to make the most of Macy's 4th of July fireworks in NYC:
http://manhattan.about.com/od/Manhattan-Events/fl/Macys-4th-of-July-Fireworks-in-NYC.htm
Now in its 39th year, Macy's plays host to the nation's largest 4th of July fireworks display in NYC. Here's all you need to know about the 2015 celebration.
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Check Out these 7 Fun (Free!) Things to Do for 4th of July Weekend in NYC: http://manhattan.about.com/od/summerinnewyorkcity/ss/7-Fun-Free-Things-to-Do-for-4th-of-July-Weekend-in-NYC.htm
7 Fun (Free!) Things to Do for 4th of July Weekend in NYC
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Get to Queens now, before everybody else does! Check out my latest on  Fodor's: "Why Queens Is the NYC Borough You Can No Longer Ignore"  http://www.fodors.com/news/why-queens-is-the-nyc-borough-you-can-no-longer-ignore-11375.html
Just across the East River from Manhattan, Queens is in the midst of a renaissance thanks to an influx of the city's creative class.
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Guess what the New York Times suggests doing this weekend?! Heading out on the brand-new Long Island City tours from my tour company, BQE Tours (www.BQEtours.com)!! Sign up now for our "Queens Cool Uncovered" tour in LIC on Sunday afternoon for a great way to round out your weekend! http://www.nytimes.com/2015/06/12/arts/spare-times-for-june-12-18.html
A listing of discussions, film screenings, cultural activities and walking tours in New York City.
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No Pool? No Problem. Dive in on these 5 Top Manhattan Pools.
http://manhattan.about.com/od/eventsandattractions/ss/NYCs-5-Best-Outdoor-Swimming-Pools.htm
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My husband and I worked with Rev. Mary Rose closely over a 6-week period. We had a smaller ceremony/event (about 45 people), and pulled our wedding together rather quickly. We were still eager, even with that tight window and smaller group size, to mark the occasion with a memorable and meaningful ceremony, and with Rev. Mary Rose at the helm, it was orchestrated beautifully and exactly as we had hoped for. She was an absolute pleasure to work with throughout the entire process; patient, attentive, and always demonstrating great attention to detail. We wanted to incorporate some more unusual neopagan aspects into the ceremony, including an invocation of the elements, and a "handfasting" ritual. Rev. Mary-Rose didn't bat an eyelash at the request, was familiar with the concepts, and helped us to find the right words and means of incorporating both rituals into the ceremony. Her presence was consistently soothing, and we instantly felt comfortable with her approach, working with her remotely via Skype on several occasions, and going through several drafts as we fine tuned the ceremony and wording. ​​She even came an hour before the ceremony was scheduled to start to ensure that our bridal party was comfortable with the ceremony flow and more unusual ceremonial aspects. Many of our guests complimented the ceremony, and how different and moving it was. Rev. Mary-Rose is a standout professional, and there was never any doubt that our ceremony would go off without a hitch, with her leading the way. She is also a genuine and kind human being, and somebody who was a delight to have along for such a special time in our lives.
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My husband and I worked with Caroline for the design of my engagement ring and both of our wedding rings. She was an absolute pleasure to work with throughout the entire process; patient, never pushy, and always thoughtful. The rings turned out to be unique and beautiful; we will treasure them for a lifetime. Best of all, the process was quick and the cost was reasonable. We would definitely recommend Liloveve to our friends and family!
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