Tag: New York City

A Look at the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in NYC

The Hong Kong Economic and Trade Office in New York City was tasked in 1990 with creating an event that would highlight the growing relationship between Hong Kong and the United States. That summer, the first Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival took place on the Hudson River off Battery Park City. Continue reading “A Look at the Hong Kong Dragon Boat Festival in NYC”

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NFL Experience Times Square is a Must-Visit for Football Fans

Watching a football game is one thing—experiencing it firsthand is another.

NFL Experience Times Square is a one-of-a-kind attraction in the heart of New York City that brings football fans closer to the players, teams, and the sport they love through technology, interactive games, and content. The facility, located on the corner of West 47th Street and 7th Avenue in Times Square, is a collaborative effort between Cirque du Soleil Entertainment Group and the National Football League (NFL). Continue reading “NFL Experience Times Square is a Must-Visit for Football Fans”

Grand Central Station Provides Unique Venue for Squash Tournament

Walking through Grand Central Station in New York City can elicit a variety of views, from people rushing toward their trains to tourists snapping selfies among the breathtaking Beaux-Arts architecture. Continue reading “Grand Central Station Provides Unique Venue for Squash Tournament”

Runstreet is Where Art and Athletics Collide

Marnie Kunz was told she was too quiet to be a cheerleader in middle school. She admits she was too uncoordinated for ball sports. Cross country piqued her interest, especially because there were no tryouts. So she signed up, laced up her sneakers, and began running. Continue reading “Runstreet is Where Art and Athletics Collide”

Female Skateboarders Balancing Out the Once Male-Dominated Sport

Tracey Barton-Herishen is standing underneath the Manhattan Bridge keeping a vigilant eye on her daughter. The sun is jostling for position among the ominous incoming clouds. It begins to drizzle.

Wearing a powder blue Diamond Supply Co. beanie and matching Converse hightop sneakers, Zoe Herishen, 9, is speeding around the Lower East Side Coleman Skatepark on her board. She rolls toward her mother, who hands her a pair of gloves. It’s getting colder by the minute. Zoe drops back into the concrete bowl.

“I wanted a ballerina, but I got a skateboarder,” Barton-Herishen says with a smile. Continue reading “Female Skateboarders Balancing Out the Once Male-Dominated Sport”