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Thursday, July 14, 2011

The Final Itinerary for the NYC Big Day Off Adventure!


The Big Adventure Day Off at a Glance

As always, join us for part of the day or the whole shebang! All are welcome, so tell a buddy and bring a friend.  If you do plan on coming, RSVP here so we can plan accordingly. See you on July 21st throughout NYC! Read below for complete details!

An MTA Metro Card for the Subway and Bus is not just suggested, it is going to be required! So, stock up. Last but not least, we’ll be out and about and our feet: Bring cash and comfy shoes and versatile clothes (right for ball game, museum and night out at the bar). If you have trouble finding us at the meet up times or place, or if you get lost coming from out of town, just e-mail or text us at Info@NYCbigadventure.com. Feel free to print this out and bring it with you on Thursday! Hope that you’ll join us.

10:00 -10:30 Bryant Park – We’ll meet at the Fountain just inside the park across from where 41st  Street dead ends into 6th Ave. Enjoy seeing historic Bryant Park (originally a popper’s grave) or Stop by The HBO Store one block north while in the area. Grab some breakfast at La Pain Quotidien or ‘Wichcraft or Pret A Manger. Maybe a bit at crumbs – New York Cupcakes at its finest if you choose to start the day in such a manner. From there, we’ll be hoofing it a few blocks to Grand Central Terminal.  Here, Brooke and Phil will provide one of their famous, insightful mini-tours on this sensational landmark.

From Grand Central, we’ll take the Express 7 Train out to Citi Field in Flushing, Queens.

12:00-– We’ll meet at the Giant Apple (salvaged from Shea Stadium) outside Citi Field. Ticket Distribution and Mets Game! More than just summer time ball, see one of the better new Major League parks in America. Enjoy a drink from Big Apple Brews, walk across the faux suspension bridge or just enjoy the Great American Pastime. We expect tickets to cost no more than $20.

3:30 PM -  From the Mets Game, we’re going to hit the one and only Roosevelt Island Tram!  The best view you’ll ever get of the New York’s Upper East Side for the price of a swipe of your Metro Card. From the stadium we’ll take a Manhattan Bound 7 Train, switch to the F Train at Roosevelt Avenue in Queens and then exit at the system’s deepest subway station at Roosevelt Island. From there, we pop above ground and hop on the tram!  

4:30 PM – Blue Room/ Atomic Wings-   at 2nd  Avenue and 60th Street– Here we’ll take a break from the the mean streets. This venue offers, unequivocally, the best Hot Wings in NYC. And served up at one of the most friendly bars. Two great tastes that taste great together. Plus, it’s nice and cheap (save your pennies from those Big League Hot Dogs) .

6:30 PM - Museum of Arts and Design – 2 Columbus Circle –Between 58th and 59th on the Circle. Thursday afternoons are pay what you like! Which means a nickel or $50 (please don’t actually pay $50) to see this relatively new and captivating museum. We’ll take the M57 crosstown bus from The Blue Room.

8:30 PM – Dinner at Patsy’s Pizzeria– Classic New York Pizza -318 W 23rd between 8th and 9th – Whew! Since 1933, Patsy’s has been mastering the thin crust brick oven pizza. Homemade Mozarella, homemade tomato sauce. This ain’t no lame Famous Original Rays or what not. The Big Adventure would never steer you wrong. After a long day of seeing the best of The Big Apple, we’ll take a load off with some classic American Pizza!   
  
10:30 PM  - Dewey’s Flatiron Bar and Shake Shack- 210 5th Avenue between 25th and 26th and Smack Dab in Madison Square Park – Dewey’s is larger than your average bar and built around 1890. The bar has been restored to reflect that bygone era. On top of the back bar, sits an 1916 Cash Register and a replica of Dewey’s Arch. What is Dewey’s Arch? Show up and we’ll give you the entire story. Quality bar with lots of space for a variety of colorful characters. While at Dewey’s, we’ll make a run across the street over to the ubiquitous Shake Shack for, you guessed it, NYC’s finest Shake.

Hope that you can ditch your daily routine and join us on Thursday, July 21st for a Big Day Off!

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