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World Water Week is March 19-25, 2012, when thousands of restaurants in New York and nation-wide are hopping aboard UNICEF's Tap Project by charging just $1 for tap water that their guests would normally drink for free, to raise money for the cause. 






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St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner, and if you haven't heard, March 17 lands on a SATURDAY this year! If that's not the luck of the Irish, well then ... OK, it occurs every 7 years, but still - more reason to celebrate all day and weekend long! One of the top drinking holidays of any given year, St. Patrick's Day in New York City is one huge party day, and this year it'll be on a whole other level.






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Cirque du Soleil's Zarkana was a huge hit from June-October of 2011 in New York City and will return June 6, 2012 for another magical season at Radio City Music Hall. The  Zarkana Cirque show combines acrobatics, magic and opera in a twisted story with mutant-like characters detract main character Zark from journey.






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Ever since the Brooklyn Dodgers made the cross-country move to Los Angeles in 1957, Brooklyn sports fans have felt a bit of a void, with zero professional sports teams reppin' their city. Lucky for Brooklynites, the 55-year void will soon be filled when the New Jersey Nets relocate as the Brooklyn Nets in their new home arena: the Barclay Center at Atlantic Yards for the 2012-2013 season.






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Super Bowl Sunday 2012  is just 9 days away - if you haven’t made your NYC Super Bowl XLVI plans yet, well, what are you waiting for?  Devoted, jersey-clad, face-painted NY Giants fans will be flooding City sports bars to watch the Giants ideally beat the Patriots for the Super Bowl Champion title this February 5th.  (There may be some lost Patriots fans in the New York City as well, surely seeking just as many beers, wings, and rowdy high-fives from bar strangers-turned-chums.)






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Though New Year's Eve celebrations are long gone by now in American culture, the Lunar New Year is just around the corner.  According to Chinese astrology, Monday, January 23, 2012 is the day to say goodbye to the Year of the Rabbit and hello to the Year of the Dragon, and New York City is about to celebrate big time.  






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The 20th annual NYC Restaurant Week is just around the corner. Beginning January 16th through February 10th, choose from hundreds of restaurants throughout New York, each offering 3-course prixe fix meals at amazing set prices of $24.07 for lunch and $35.00 for dinner.






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New York Magazine has called Under the Radar “The next big thing” bringing new theater in various forms from around the world, presented in an eleven day festival of multiple performances in different venues around New York City.  The main goal of UTR is to give people a sort of crash course in the world of modern theater from around the globe – to get them excited and involved in the ever-evolving creative scene.

This annual festival goes from January 4 - January 15 and spotlights a range of theatrical artists from emerging new artists to field professionals and sets the stage for all types of performers in all types of genres.  Solo performances, full stage ensembles, experimental, tragedy, song and speech are all in the mix of artistic expression you’ll find in the array of performance styles at Under the Radar.






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The holiday season is an interesting time of year – a time where people want to remember that the main point is showing loved ones how much they care by giving them gifts and thanks, but it’s simultaneously a time when many people get overly-stressed out about spending too much money, finding the coolest presents to give and the best holiday parties to attend.






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Yes, you read that right- this is no minor league spin-off, this is the real deal, and happens to be the perfect way to get into the Hanukkah spirit this year!

Where: The Major Leage Dreidel Tournament is the first annual, and will be held at official Spinning Stadium of MLD at Fontanas [105 Eldridge Street] on the Lower East Side.

When: The MLD will take place the first day of Hanukkah – December 21, 2011.  Sign up starting at 7pm for the 8:30pm spin-off.