Hi there!

When I first got to New York, I had no idea it was such a lively city, but there is always something to do and there are so many places to grab a meal. At school people would talk about all these amazing things they had done on the weekend and I would found out about them afterwards. Now I know what is going on and there are a few things that can help you out. Today I will share my tips with you.

Time Out New York

The most well-known way to know what is happening in the city in Time Out New York. It is a magazine that comes out every Wednesday. They also have a website and I believe they have an app as well, but I am not sure about that one. Every Wednesday I pick up an edition at the subway and browse it to see if there is anything of my interest. They have a section about Broadway shows, which is really helpful, because there are so many different shows to go to, and there is a section that tells you what is going on in which part of the city the following week. If I am looking for something specific, like a certain neighborhood or just for the weekend, I will use their website. You are able to find everything that is happening in New York there.

The Skint

The Skint is an email subscription. They send you an email every day around noon to inform you about what is going on that day. They give a short description and tell you at what time it is, where it is and how much it costs. Usually they give a little info on what is coming up at the end of the email. Every once in a while, there will be a discount for a festival or event. I do not look at The Skint every day, but if I have no idea what I am going to do after school, I will look at it. Sometimes there will be a reading or someplace will have a discount on coffee or something. It is always nice to have a daily update on what is going on.


Okay. You might not get an up-to-date report on everything that is happening in New York, but Pinterest will be able to tell you about all the local spots that are totally worth checking out. If you are looking to explore a specific neighborhood, you will just have to type in the name and many guides to what you should check out will appear. One of my favorite post is a coffee shop guide by neighborhood; no matter where you are in New York, it will tell you where to go for the best cup of coffee in that part of town. You can find out about the most beautiful streets in New York or about secret spots. I love looking on Pinterest to know what to do, because it gives a lot of information about local spots. I have a list on my phone of all the places I still want to visit.

There you go. Those are my favorite ways to find out what is going on and what to do. Of course, there are pocket books for tourists that will be able to tell you about the best places in New York, but it might be nice to check out a special event when you are here. If you know of any other way to stay up-to-date with all the events in New York City, please leave a comment.

Take care!

Merel from My Blue Striped Life


Published by Merel Makkus