2012 Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting

The Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree is a world-wide symbol of the holidays in New York City. This year’s tree will arrive at Rockefeller Center on Friday, November 9, 2012. During this time, a giant crane will hoist it into position in front of 30 Rockefeller Plaza. Once the tree is in place, it will be decorated with more than 30,000 multi-colored, energy-efficient LED lights, and crowned by a Swarovski star.

The 2012 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree will be lit for the first time on Wednesday, November 28, 2012 with live and taped performances from 7–9 PM, at Rockefeller Plaza, between West 48th and West 51st Streets and 5th and 6th.

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Events Around Town 9/3/2012

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$20 for 20 Karate Self-Defense Classes at D-Dojo at Rockefeller Center ($350 Value)

Breaking boards with your fists is far more satisfying than nailing them together into a quiet cottage for your grandmother to live in. Sweat away your destructive impulses with this Groupon.

$20 for 20 Karate Self-Defense Classes ($350 Value)

At a state-of-the-art Midtown facility right around the block from Rockefeller Center, black-belted instructors lead a variety of karate classes, teaching students of all ages both traditional and innovative techniques while building their muscle, endurance, and speed through strength and conditioning exercises.

D-Dojo at Rockefeller Center

For more than 20 years, Igor Dyachenko has trained with top coaches around the world and won numerous awards in international competitions. As a certified instructor and founder of D-Dojo at Rockefeller Center, he calls upon those years of experience to fuse classical Japanese karate techniques with modern science, including knowledge culled from biophysics, biomechanics, and reruns of The Bionic Woman. The dojo is a member of the World Karate Federation (WKF) and an official branch of the Shotokan Karate-do International Federation (SKIF), headed by Hirokazu Kanazawa. Dyachenko trained with Kanazawa, a 10th-degree black belt who studied with the creator of Shotokan karate.

Dyachenko and his team strive to train students quickly with basic karate techniques known as kihon, kata, and kumite exercises. In self-defense classes, students learn technical and tactical maneuvers through classical karate moves. Dyachenko also used his karate skills and sense of humor to help commemorate the 20th anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s “Tear Down This Wall” speech on The Colbert Report.

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Events Around Town 7/6/2012

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Chris Brown

 

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Events Around Town 5/25/2012

Empire State Building as seen from Top of the Rock

 

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Filming Around Town 4/19/2012

New York City
  • My Friend Vijay is filming on Clinton St and Baltic St in Brooklyn. Signs also spotted on 54th St filming between 5th and 6th Ave.
  • Royal Pains is filming in studio (Broadway Stages, Brooklyn). 
  • 30 Rock is filming on 5th Ave between 49th and 50th St (Rockefeller Plaza). Signs posted around Rockefeller Center through Thursday.
  • Boardwalk Empire is filming around Green St & West St, Brooklyn.
  • Law and Order: SVU is filming in studio (Chelsea Piers, NYC).
  • Muhammad Ali’s Greatest Fight is filming around 23rd-24th and 5th Ave in NYC. Signs also posted all around Gramercy Park.
  • White Collar is filming in studio (Silvercup Studios East).
  • Last I Heard, starring Michael Rapaport, is filming at Wyckoff Ave and Linden St Brooklyn.
  • The Bitter Pill, starring Channing Tatum, is filming at Riverside Drive -Amsterdam Ave and West 155th NYC.
  • The Secret Life of Walter Mitty, starring Ben Stiller, is filming in studio (Kaufman Astoria, Queens).
  •  Kill Your Darlings is filming in Inwood Hill Park in NYC.
  •  Person of Interest is filming around Wall St and Water St NYC.

 

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5, 10, or 20 Self-Defense or Children’s Karate Classes at D-Dojo (Up to 88% Off)

Karate-belt colors correspond to levels of distinction: black indicates master, white indicates apprentice, and argyle indicates vulnerability to dishonest belt salesmen. Learn a spectrum of skills with this Groupon.

Choose from Three Options

  • $29 for 5 one-hour self-defense or children’s karate classes (a $105 value)
  • $39 for 10 classes (a $210 value)
  • $49 for 20 classes (a $420 value)

At a state-of-the-art midtown facility right around the block from Rockefeller Center, black-belted instructors lead introductory self-defense boot-camp classes, teaching students the quick basics of how to escape from attacks such as grabs, holds, chokes, and flat notes from street musicians. Kids build character, strength, and discipline during more than 3 available weekly sessions designated for ages 4 to 6 and 7 to 11.

D-Dojo

For more than 20 years, Igor Dyachenko has trained with top coaches around the world and won numerous awards in international competitions. As a certified instructor and founder of D-Dojo, he calls upon those years of experience to fuse classical Japanese karate techniques with modern science, including knowledge culled from biophysics, biomechanics, and reruns of The Bionic Woman. The dojo is an official branch of the Shotokan Karate-do International Federation (SKIF), headed by Hirokazu Kanazawa. Dyachenko trained with Kanazawa, a 10th-degree black belt who studied with the creator of Shotokan karate.

Dyachenko and his team strive to train students quickly with basic karate techniques known as kihon, kata, and kumite exercises. In self-defense classes, students learn technical and tactical maneuvers including classical karate moves and methods inspired by the Japanese military police, Bulgarian presidential security, and the wooden-clogged Dutch special forces. Dyachenko also used his karate skills and sense of humor to help commemorate the 20th anniversary of Ronald Reagan’s “Tear Down This Wall” speech on The Colbert Report.

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Three-Hour NY See the Best! Bus Tour for One or Two from OnBoard Tours in Midtown (Up to 55% Off)

Robert Frost could have used a local guide when he decided to take the road less traveled by, as he discovered only too late that it was patrolled by feral park rangers. Learn how a tour guide makes all the difference with today’s Groupon to OnBoard Tours. Choose between the following options:

  • For $29, you get one ticket for the three-hour NY See the Best! tour (a $60.98 value).
  • For $55, you get two tickets for the three-hour NY See the Best! tour (a $121.96 value).

Tours depart daily at 9 a.m. from the corner of 50th Street and 7th Avenue.

OnBoard Tours’ NY See the Best! Tour reveals the wonders of New York City during a three-hour whirlwind excursion highlighting Manhattan’s most iconic and beloved attractions. Beginning just north of Times Square, the bus rolls through the glass-and-steel mountain range’s concrete valleys past sights such as Rockefeller Center and St. Patrick’s Cathedral, stopping periodically so that passengers can hop out to take photos and read the bronze plaques’ mysterious hieroglyphics. Further downtown, the economic grandeur of Wall Street complements the proud tradition of City Hall, and the Statue of Liberty charms hearts with her stirring, stoic expression and waving kerchief. Throughout the tour, an erudite guide spins quick tales of the city’s history punctuated by nuggets of trivia on architecture and culture.

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Filming Around Town 1/19/2012

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  • Smash is filming at 46th Rd and Vernon Blvd, Long Island City. They are also filming in studio (Broadway Stages, Long Island City).
  • The Good Wife is filming at Broadway and Broome St in NYC.
  • Blue Bloods is filming in studio (Broadway Stages, Calyer and Jewel St, Brooklyn) AND on location around Lorimer and Meserole in Brooklyn.
  • Gossip Girl is filming in studio (Silvercup Studios, Long Island City).
  • A Gifted Man is filming in studio (Silvercup Studios East, Long Island City).
  • 30 Rock is filming at Rockefeller Center in NYC.
  • Law and Order: SVU is filming at 84th and 1st in NYC.
  • Damages is filming at/around Brooklyn College. FYI: May be filming at the Republic Airport in Long Island on Thursday or Friday.
  • Unforgettable is filming on W. Broadway in NYC.
  • Person of Interest is filming in the Brooklyn Navy Yard.

 

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Events Around Town 1/17/2012

Rockefeller Center ice rink

 

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ArtStrides’ 2nd Annual Holiday Jam

Join the teachers of Eastside Westside Music Together for a sing-a-long that’s chock full of family fun (cookies to boot!) and also help a great cause: ArtsStrides. With a super affordable donation of $20 for the whole fam, you’ll be supporting music and art-based educational work throughout the community, through programs like Music Together, that bring the power of creativity to those who couldn’t otherwise afford it.

Saturday December 3, 2011
2:30-4:30pm
236 West 86th Street
New York, New York
Pricing & Ticket Info: $20 for the whole family (additional donations welcome)


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