Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Free and Fun Summer Events in NYC

Summer time is a great time of the year to keep active and do fun things with your family and loved ones. Today we will provide a list of free events happening this summer in NYC.  From Yoga to performances, these events are free.

Citi Summer in the Square
The Union Square Partnership hosts over 155 free community events in Union Square Park with more than 30 neighborhood partners as part of Citi Summer in the Square. The Union Square Partnership has been producing summer programs in Manhattan for over 40 years. 

The link below provides more details about time, date, and locations. 

            Vinyl Nights with the MM Crew at Plaza 33

The Mobile Monday's crew takes over Thursday nights with a free outdoor dance party. DJs play funk, soul, disco, pop, house, hip hop and salsa while you cut a rug, on the street. On June 7, catch DJs Woof and Joey Carvello spinning dope tracks, all on vinyl.

Please click the link below to register.

Tribeca Drive-in Dinner and a Movie on Oculus Plaza

All of the movies are chosen by the programmers of the Tribeca Film Fest.There's live music and tasty food for purchase from Eataly, Choza Taqueria, Grom and more. The season kicks off with La La Land (Thu 14), Chef (Fri 15) and The Princess and the Frog (Sat 16).

Friday, June 8, 2018

Apricot and Strawberry Smoothie

Apricots and Strawberries are among several fruits that are in season and readily available in your local markets.  There are several health benefits of  Apricots and Strawberries. Apricots contain vitamins A and C as well as antioxidants and the amino acid, tryptophan. Carotenoids in apricots may help prevent heart disease, reduce cholesterol and protect against certain cancers. Strawberries are great source of Vitamins C, Manganese, and Potassium. 

 This Apricots and Strawberry Smoothie is a smoothie you will want to add to your daily regime this Summer. 

  • 1 medium ripe apricot, sliced in half and pit removed
  • 1 frozen banana (Sliced)
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened almond milk 
  • 6 cubes of ice 
  • 2 teaspoons honey or agave syrup, plus more to taste (optional)
  • 1 cup fresh strawberries, rinsed and hulled
  1. Add ripe apricot, frozen banana, unsweetened almond milk, and ice cube into blender. Puree mix until smooth. 
  2.  Add 2 teaspoons of  honey. Puree mix until smooth.
  3. Add  1 cup of fresh strawberries. Puree mix until smooth.