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Launching ‘A Day @:’ Series — Exploring the Not-To-Be-Missed Throughout the Boroughs of NYC

ZEALnyc, May 9, 2018

New York City may be our oyster, but where are the pearls? With so many museums, performances, street fairs, shopping, special interest events — how are we supposed to cull out the real gems from the enormous smorgasbord of possibilities? ZEALnyc is here to help. We’re launching a new monthly series we hope will help guide you into new terrain and avenues (quite literally!) and present a plethora of options for your consideration which will be sure to expand your love of this incredible city (or at least help make it more tolerable during the difficult times).


1964 World’s Fair Unisphere, Flushing Meadow Park, Queens, NY.

We will be covering various long-standing institutions, from museums to performing arts centers, as well as some of the newer additions to the playing field — some may even be of the pop-up variety which are here today, gone tomorrow. One of the gifts (read: curses) of living in New York City is that it is a tourist destination, so even when funds are low and you’re looking do something new and exciting without leaving town, we’ll show you that some of the best kept secrets exist practically in your own backyard (or at least in the neighboring borough).


Smorgasburg in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

To lead you in your exploration will be one of the newest additions to our writing team, Anne Marie Kelly, who dearly loves New York City, stating that she finds wonder and enchantment in all the City has to offer. Anne Marie considers herself a real New Yorker. Her father was a NYC firefighter, she graduated from Manhattan College in the Bronx and Fordham University in Manhattan and spent much of her career at two great NYC-based newspapers: The Wall Street Journal and The New York Times. But even a real New Yorker needs to be open to discovery — because the City is continually transforming. So, Anne Marie just finished a soul-satisfying discovery project: visiting every museum in Manhattan. It took her three years – but made her fall in love with New York City all over again.

Anne Marie sums up what she hopes to bring to this ongoing series in the following:

New York is not just Manhattan.  Each of New York’s five boroughs has a unique history, personality and fun things to do. “A Day @: will randomly explore what each of the “other” boroughs has to offer visitors. We’ll follow our instincts and unsystematically visit parks, neighborhoods, live events, theatre, museums, music, and exhibits – all the things that make NYC so much fun to live in and to visit.   We’ll start by exploring Brooklyn…and then move on to the Bronx, Queens and Staten Island.


So stay tuned for the premiere of this exciting new feature which may provide inspiration for your own borough expeditions!


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