Global Festival 2012

A good cause and great music? Sounds nice to us! On September 29th in Central Park, The Black Keys, Foo Fighters and Neil Young with Crazy Horse will headline one of this year’s hottest concerts, but don’t bother trying to buy tickets.

Fans will have to earn entry to this awesome concert by taking action against extreme poverty around the world through a website and app.

“The scale of things that they’re trying do just felt really cool, and we’re trying to get the ball rolling,” said Patrick Carney, The Black Keys’ drummer. “Especially with everything that’s been going on for the last three years, I suppose, after the stock market crashed. There’s attention on the amount of people living below the poverty line and the disparity between the rich and the poor and everything that’s going on now … . It just felt like the right time to do something.”

So, how do you do it? Fans can attend through a special lottery of 54,000 tickets. You will earn your way by a point system awarded for charitable acts performed through the Global Citizen website.To earn points you can making postings on social media, donate money to charity or sign a petition, among other simple activities.

The overall goal is to raise $500 million in practical solutions by leveraging commitments from the world’s leaders while they’re in New York.

Organizer, Hugh Evans said “A difference can be made for children trapped in extreme poverty with a polio vaccine that costs just 30 cents. A Tuesday news release announcing the project says there are an estimated 1.3 billion people living on the equivalent of less than $1.50 a day.

“I think what’s exciting is all the world leaders are going to be in town that week for the United Nations meeting,” Evans said in a phone interview. “And this concert and the associated campaign will give us the opportunity to ask these world leaders to make practical and tangible monetary commitments to the world’s poor and to the achievement of the UN’s Millenium Development Goals.”

We think it’s very important to give back to the community and help others in need, and if we can do this with an amazing concert at the same time- this is just genius!

For more information you can go here: Global Festival 2012!

Will you be there?

-MP

 

 

 

 

Free Fun in New York City!

It’s Friday and you are ready for a fun weekend and full of energy, but maybe your wallet isn’t? New York is an amazing city but can be pretty pricey if you don’t know about the free activities that are packed in this city. From a casual picnic to rockin live music, there is something free for everyone. We picked some of our favorite free things to do in the Big Apple and had to share them with all of you. Happy Friday everyone!

 

 

1. The Brooklyn Academy of Music- Every Friday and Saturday night this awesome place opens its BAMcafe free to the public. The vibe is jazz and world beat. The fun and funky artists keep the crowd hyped and rockin all night long!

2.The American Folk Art Museum- Free Admission every Friday evening from 5:30-7:30pm. Get your culture on and gaze through the collection of contemperary art with a friend, date or go solo.

3. The B.B. King Blues Club & Grill has free admission every Friday at 9pm to listen to some pretty amazing Jazz music. Make sure to get there early because this place fills up fast!

4. Visit the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens for free all day Tuesday’s and on Saturday’s from 10:00 am- 12:00pm. This place is one oasis you don’t want to miss.

5.Have a picnic in Central Park! You can bring food from home and enjoy the beautiful park scenery with the city as the backdrop.

6. The Mark Bar in Greenpoint Brooklyn serves customers complimentary pizza and cold cuts every day of the week. On Sundays at noon, the bar also gives customers free coffee and bagels. Seems to good to be true, but it’s real!

7.Go To Bryant Park for a free outdoor movie screening! The films are every Monday at 8:00pm. Usually they are old classics but the genre ranges weekly. This is perfect for a date night or a fun evening with friends.

Which free activity is your favorite?

Cheers to the weekend!

-MP

 

 

Free Summer Concerts in NYC

Hey guys! Are you tired of paying for over priced concert tickets? We are too. We found a pretty nice list of free concerts in NYC this summer and had to share them with you. There is literally music for everyone on this list- from classical to punk rock it’s all here!

Also the locations aren’t too bad either with Central Park, Madison Square Park and the Lincoln Center in the mix.

Check out all of the Free Concerts this summer by clicking—> HERE! or click the on the image above.

Summer just got a little bit better.. Happy Friday everyone!

-MP

 

 

101 Things To Do in The Summer in NYC

Rumor has it that most New Yorkers escape the city in the summer because of the heat, but if you are a person who doesn’t mind warm temperatures you might want to stick around this summer because there is a lot going on!

Check out this article brought to you by Time Out New York with a list of 101 fun things to do and see this summer in NYC!

 

One of our favorite things to do in NYC in the summer is to relax, explore, play volleyball, bike, skateboard, or picnic- all in Central Park. What’s your favorite summer activity in New York City?

Cheers to summer!