Global Citizen Festival – A Rockin’ Time for a Good Cause

img_6685The typical situation is celebrities behaving badly, breaking the rules and setting a bad example for the hundreds of thousands of people who follow their every move. But when the gliteratti get together for a noble cause you wonder if that could even be possible. Well, I’m here to tell you that it can. Enter, Global Citizen Festival.

What started as a “humble idea” has come a long way in the six years it’s been in production. Just before it’s inauguration in 2o12, co-founder Ryan Gall was a documentary film maker and part time philanthropist, hosting nominal events in his area. Continue reading “Global Citizen Festival – A Rockin’ Time for a Good Cause”

A Toast to Nikki Takes New York – One Year Blogiversary!

cheersIt’s been just over one year since I took a bite of the Big Apple, and I’m still chewin’! I moved to NYC last January and exactly one year to the day, I started my blog sharing all things food, fun, fashion and fabulous in this City of Dreams! For 365 (give or take) days, I’ve been exploring the Big Apple searching high and low for the best, coolest, quirkiest, and most fun things to do in NYC. I’ve explored Manhattan from Uptown to Downtown and just about everywhere in between, crossed bridges and tunnels into Brooklyn, Queens, and even New Jersey, and, I’ve certainly been on multiple subways and trains to do some extra special exploring outside these boroughs’ borders. There really is nothing quite like New York City, in all its greatness, to help you go beyond your comfort zone, push the boundaries and discover things about yourself you never really knew! So in honor of the one year anniversary of Nikki Takes New York, here’s a little recap of some of the amazing adventures I’ve embarked on. Go ahead dive in to New York City, it’s been waiting for you! Continue reading “A Toast to Nikki Takes New York – One Year Blogiversary!”

A Surprise in Central Park

summerstage4When your friend calls you at 5 PM on a Monday at work and tells you about tickets to a free concert in Central Park, and it’s Stevie Wonder, you drop everything you’re doing and go!

That’s what happened yesterday as I was getting to round out my workday. Forever a lover of Stevie Wonder’s music (and live music…especially free), I couldn’t help but be excited. So I dropped everything I was doing and hopped on the train, making my way to Central Park’s Summer Stage just off the 69th street and 5th avenue entrance to the park. Continue reading “A Surprise in Central Park”