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  • Fitness classes, spinning, yoga, swimming, basketball, racquetball and more.

  • Applebees Neighborhood Grill & Bar is one of the largest casual dining concept in America.

  • Here you can find various Bronx restaurants.

  • Links from NYC's Parks Department to baseball, tennis, skating, basketball, swimming pools, beaches, and golf. Find out how to reserve a ball field or court in NYC.

  • Located in Pelham Bay Park, where it commands a view of Long Island Sound, this National Historic Landmark was built between 1836 and 1842.

  • Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance-"A funky and welcoming performance space." -The New York Ti mes The Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance was created by Bessie Award-winning dancer/choreographer, Arthur Aviles along with the help of the Point Community Development Corporation. For the first part of the project, they worked with the building owners to convert 9000 square feet of raw warehouse space into a performance/workshop space, and artist's studios. The performance area (3500 sq. ft.) houses BAAD!

  • Since 1991 licensed tour guides from Big Onion Walking Tours have been leading groups through New York City's ethnic and historic neighborhoods. Two-hour walking tours are scheduled seven days a week all year round.

  • Learn about the organizations efforts to preserve the Bronx River corridor and greenway through links to its Ecological Restoration & Management team, special programs, outreach, events, meetings and an online newsletter. Users can also learn about the rivers natural and social history.

  • Schedule and information about the public carousel located at Eton Place off Richmond Terrace.

  • The official site for New York City's Central Park. You'll find information about everything going on in the park including music, walking tours, flowers in bloom, animal life, family programs, large events, sports and education. There are links to information on ball fields, pools, basketball and tennis courts, Shakespeare in the Park, Summer Stage, New York Grand Opera performances, and classical music under the stars.

  • This 30-acre "sports village" built on four Hudson River piers, is "Manhattan's premier destination for family fun and fitness." A variety of athletic and other participatory activities is available.

  • The Children's Museum offers 5 floors of interactive exhibits for learning and family fun. Consult this website to find out about the exhibits, classes and programs scheduled at the museum.

  • Manhattan is, after all, an island. One of the best ways to see and learn about it is to circle it on a boat. Investigate this opportunity and other adventures on the harbor offered by Circle Line Tours.

  • A directory of Staten Island's public beaches and swimming pools from the NYC Parks Department. (Does not include federal or state facilities.)

  • Theater information, movie show times and tickets for the eight City Cinemas locations in Manhattan.

  • Welcome to the City Island Historical Societys new Website. We are delighted to be able to introduce you to one of the most interesting communities in New York City, a small island with a rich nautical history.

  • Provides information about facilities and activities in the Bronx, including: beaches, computer resource centers, dog runs, interactive park maps, nature centers, recreation centers, special events, and sports facilities: baseball fields, basketball courts, bocce courts, cricket fields, football fields, golfcourses, roller hockey, soccer fields, tennis courts (indoor/outdoor), and swimming pools.

  • You can search for city parks in the Bronx using this site.

  • A schedule of upcoming free programs for children in local parks.

  • Located at Pier #6 in Tompkinsville, the Cromwell Center includes fitness rooms, sports and craft programs, after school programs and a computer resource center, all at lower prices than many other organizations.

  • Restaurant, bar, lounge, and live music.

  • The official site for this skyline landmark.

  • Film Forum is a nonprofit 3-screen cinema located in SoHo. NYC premieres of American independent and foreign art features are presented along with a wide array of repertory and genre programming. This full-service movie house presents challenging, unusual and entertaining films.

  • Information on all Film Society's programs and events, ranging from screenings at Walter Reade Theater to summaries of major events such as the New York Film Festival

  • Bowling in the Bronx.

  • Information from the Bronx Tourism Council about upcoming events and numerous tourist attractions in the Bronx.

  • Latin night club.

  • The Museum features monthly lectures, concerts and multi-media programs related to Jewish life and culture.

  • The New York Knickerbockers, known as the Knicks, are one of only two charter members of the National Basketball Association still in their original cities (the other being the Boston Celtics).

  • Jazz, rock, funk, poetry, performance art, dance, film and video are on the schedule at this unique space. Check out the calendar of upcoming events and purchase tickets online.

  • Women's Pro Basketball

  • A clearinghouse for information on concerts in New York City and elsewhere searchable by Artist and Venue.

  • News about local high school and college sports teams as well as national sports.

  • Since 1919, Five Generations of Fine Italian Food Dining.

  • MovieLink provides movie information that is both browsable and searchable by theater, title, or time. Customized searching is available either by zip code or geographical area.

  • "Hel-lo and welcome to MovieFone." Show times and tickets for movie theaters all over town. Searchable by zip code or theater, and featuring links to popular movies, award winners, and video clips.

  • Buying your movie tickets on MovieTickets.com offers many conveniences - you are able to purchase advance tickets to hot new movies, print your tickets at home from our participating theaters and avoid waiting on box office lines. You can search for current or future movies in the "Tickets and Showtimes" search box at the top left of every page.

  • Music Stores Directory - Bronx, NY

  • The site offers a calendar of events, online park locator and information on fields, pools, nature centers and other facilities. Other department services include permits and the planting and removal of street trees.

  • Find out what's happening at your local park.

  • Find out about restaurants, bars, movies, music, theater, dance, nightclubs, shopping, hotels,sports, museums, art galleries, classical music, opera, books, lectures, apartments, careers and news in this all-in-one searchable guide to New York City.

  • New York Movie Times - Get your New York movies, theaters and times fast and easy! Bronx Theaters.

  • Official site of the NY Road Runners Club, organizer of the annual New York City Marathon. The NYRRC is an "outdoor health club" offering information on upcoming races, race results, group runs, fitness classes, and training on their website for members and non-members alike.

  • A clearinghouse of sports links from Arm Wrestling to Volleyball and everything in between.

  • A searchable guide offering restaurant lists by cuisine and ratings complete with reviews from The New York Times.

  • Sponsored by The New York Times, nytoday.com offers information on recreation, entertainment, news, weather and everything else going on in New York City with links to maps, events and cultural institutions around town.

  • Updated daily, this site aims to be a clearinghouse of interesting and useful things to do and see in New York City.

  • Located in the Pelham Bay section of the Bronx.

  • The New York City Cultural Guide & Calendar is a project of the Alliance for the Arts, which brings together information about all of the arts in NYC.

  • The official site for New York City's Department of Parks & Recreation with links to recreation, sports facilities, city dog runs, nature tours, art exhibits, street tree information, upcoming events, and volunteering.

  • Comprehensive information for devotees of inline skating in the New York area, including places to skate, clubs, events, pertinent laws, and much more.

  • This is the city's official tourism website with information about hotels, restaurants, museums, attractions, and events happening in The Big Apple. The site offers links to maps and neighborhoods and is searchable by date and event.

  • Learn about a wide array of activities and facilities available through the Parks & Recreation Department. Find a full service Parks & Recreation Center near you. The recreational facilities offer services such as indoor pools, weight rooms, basketball courts, dance studios, boxing rings, and art studios. All Recreation Centers offer a wide range of programs for all ages, such as aerobics, dancing, computer classes and art. Most programs are free or available at a modest cost, and all are open to the general public.

  • Sound Playground is a place where children are able to create music with bronze drum seats and tables, speaking tubes and wind bells. There is also an echo chamber which allows childrento experiment with acoustic properties and other interesting features. PS 23 is located at 2151 Washington Ave. The Bronx, NY 10457.

  • Pro Ice Hockey

  • A directory of many children's and adult leagues, including: soccer, hockey, bowling, basketball, volleyball, golf, softball, baseball, football, swimming and darts.

  • The Upper West Side's premier comedy club. A calendar of comedians performing in the weeks ahead is posted along with information on Stand-Up NY's weekly comedy class. E-mail reservations are accepted.

  • Founded in 1871 the club meets monthly and sponsors running races and other events.

  • For over twenty five years this association has arranged group bicycle trips (but not races) for members of all skill levels, and promotes cycling on the Island. It is affiliated with the League of American Bicyclists, the International Mountain Bicycling Association (IMBA) and the New York Bicycling Coalition.

  • Information from the local cricket club that was founded in 1872, including a history of the club.

  • The Center offers fitness and sports programs on the North and South Shores of Staten Island.

  • News, schedules and results from local running events, school track teams, and a Staten Island Runner Community Forum.

  • Annual summer festival in St. George, near the ferry terminal, featuring music, food, art, and vendors.

  • The Staten Island YMCA website provides addresses and phone numbers of the two StatenIsland YMCA facilities. There is also a list of youth and adult programs offered.

  • "The Big Apple Fest is a philanthropic art exhibit designed to promote a revitalized image of New York City by capitalizing upon "The Big Apple" moniker, fostering creativity and stimulating the tourism trade. The goal is to raise money for New York City-based non-profit organizations."

  • We feature contemporary, American cuisine including pastas, meats and seafood.

  • The creators of the Bronx Mall and Bronx Sidewalks Websites feature such Bronx cultural institutions as the Bronx Museum of the Arts, Wave Hill, the Bronx Arts Ensemble, and the Bronx Opera Company in their Cultural Mosaic Web page. Check out Bronx Mall's Calendar of Events for upcoming programs as well.

  • Founded in 1971 to serve the diverse community of the Bronx and the metropolitan area. The Museum offers exciting exhibitions, provides quality education programs to children and adults, and presents popular public programs.

  • Bronx YMCA

  • Provides general zoo information, directions by both car and public transit, upcoming zoo events, a zoo map and animal information sites. There are also links to other Wildlife Conservation Society parks and centers around the city.

  • Provides links detailing this national historic landmark's botanical collections (such as the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory's reopening), its educational programs, scientific research, and upcoming events.

  • This site allows you to search for New York City restaurants by name, cuisine, location, price, rating, and meal.

  • Includes the Yankees' regular season schedule (under Game Day). The Seating Map/Stadium Viewer (under Ticket Central) allows you to preview an approximate photo vista from yourchosen section.

  • A variety of Seafood and more.

  • The Point CDC Theater is a lively 100-seat, Black Box performance venue. This versatile 352 square foot performance space can be adapted to meet the needs of many types of performing and visual arts events.

  • The Riverdale Garden welcomes you with a comfortable fine dining experience in the tree-lined Riverdale neighborhood of the Bronx, New York.

  • Learn the history of these national monuments and find visitor information such as hours of operation, ferry schedules and other practical details.

  • Distinctive ways to get to know New York. Description and schedule of upcoming tours with online reservations.

  • Van Cortlandt House located in Van Cortlandt Park is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and its interior and exterior are designated New York City Landmarks.

  • This guide features cultural and entertainment events and more in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens. It covers both commercial and non-commercial activities and is searchable by category, day, and borough.

  • Provides visitor information and a description of the gardens.

  • A restaurant with live jazz and trio music.

  • Find the addresses and phone numbers of the five Manhattan YMCA locations and read a listing of the types of activities and programs offered at each.

  • A searchable collection of reviews of restaurants in New York City and elsewhere from the well known restaurant guide.

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