From March 10-19 it is Asian week in New York City. Asian art and culture will take over local museums, art galleries, auction houses, and more. Some participating venues include the MoMa, the Noguchi Museum, the Rubin Museum of Art, and much more. There’s also films, lectures, curator talks, tours, auctions, and other special events during this time. Check it out to experience a different culture!



As February comes to an end we start to think forward to spring. March can still be quite cold, but toward the end we can usually start to see a change in the weather pattern. Of course spring means flowers. What better way to kick off spring a bit early than at the Orchid Show at the New York Botanical Garden. See beautiful hanging orchids in the conservatory, which will make you think of spring. There are also poetry readings, dance performances, orchid care demostrations, and Orchid Evenings where you can sip a cocktail while viewing the show. The Orchid Show begins February 27 and runs through April 17. Enjoy!



One cool and unique thing to see during the holidays in the Origami Holiday Tree at the American Museum of Natural History. The tree is decorated with over 800 hand folded pieces from origami artists from all over the world. Have fun!



Beginning this Friday and running through April 16 visit the Museum at FIT to see fairy tale fashion. See pieces inspired by fairy tales from the Brothers Grimm, Hans Christian Anderson, and more. The exhibit will also connect fashion with storytelling, like the importance of Cinderella’s glass slipper. For more information on the exhibit and the museum, visit the website. Enjoy!


Jacqueline de Ribes is an internationally known French aristocrat, designer, and style icon. From November 19-February 21 you can see about 60 haute couture and ready-to-wear pieces from her personal archive dating from 1962-present at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. These along with photographs and ephemera will tell the story of how she developed into an international style icon.



Catch a glimpse of some rarely seen spots in New York City this weekend during openhousenewyork. You can see inside private residences, factories, monuments, firehouses, and more. These are places that are usually not open to the public so you’ll definitely want to take advantage of this opportunity. Some require advance registration, but many others do not. Have fun!


Asia Week New York is a nine day celebration of Asian art in New York City. It starts on March 13 and runs through March 21. See special exhibitions, auctions, lectures, and more. The events and special exhibitions are perfect for any art lover to see the similarities and differences that make Asian art unique. Enjoy!



My name is Carlos and I am 42 years old. I come from Sao Paulo in Brazil. I came for business to New York and I stayed 7 more days for vacations after instead of going back to my country. I usually travel inside Brazil, but I already went to Argentina, Germany, Switzerland, France and many other countries. I like going abroad to practice my English and my Spanish.

I went to the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building and to Soho for now. I also went on a night tour with a guide who was very funny, so it was very nice to visit New York that way. Now, I am planning to visit Brooklyn, Uptown, and the Metropolitan Museum. My dream is to go to Central Park because you can see this Park in a lot of movies, and this represents very well New York for me! I also would like to see the Phantom of the Opera: I have heard so much about the Broadway show! What I like to do in New York is to walk in the streets and to watch people. You can feel the environment and watch everybody interacting. Then you can compare with your own country, your own culture, and this is very interesting. For me, New York is the place where you can be uncommon. I have also a good Indian restaurant that I would like to recommend: Pongal. It is located on Lexington Avenue, between 27th and 28th Streets. The food is very good and people are really nice! To go from one place to the other, don’t rent a car: it is impossible to drive here because there to much traffic! And the subway is very useful, even if it was almost a challenge to understand it: it is very complex and you have to pay attention to colors, numbers… so you get lost very easily! I think the city is very exciting, it is full of energy, people are always in a rush, they even eat while walking! It is also a model of diversity with lots of citizenships and religions all mixed together! I will definitely come back in one or two years. Here is my little tips for all tourists in New York: always take a sweater or a coat with you, even if the weather is nice. The AC is on everywhere and you can get a cold easily!


My name is Gerardo and I am 42 years old. I am originally from Guatemala but I often travel. I often go to Europe (Germany, France, Spain…), and sometimes to the US. I stayed in New York with my friend during three days. That was my first time here.

We went to the Guggenheim Museum, to the Empire State Building, to Central Park, to Times Square, to Greenwich Village, to the Statue of Liberty and to the MoMA. We also saw the Broadway musical Jersey Boys. I really liked it since there a lot of old musics, and the set up is great.. But what I liked most was the Guggenheim Museum where I could attend a temporary event: From El Greco to Picasso. It was very interesting! We wanted to go to some bars around our hotel, but they were all closed! We went to eat to Dojo, which is a vegetarian restaurant. The menu was very good, the service too. It is located on 24 Saint Marks Pl, between 2nd & 3rd Avenues, near NYU. New York is a very beautiful city. I wish I could have stayed longer: you never have enough time to visit NY. Overall, I would definitely recommend to see a Broadway show and to visit the Guggenheim Museum. Also, everywhere you go, make sure you have a reservation to avoid the lines (such as at the Empire State Building). You can also buy a CityPass, it is very helpful. If you want to ask any question to Gerardo, you can contact him at [email protected]


My name is Ana and I am from Spain. I love traveling overseas, especially in the U.S. and in Europe (London, Roma…). When I have long week-ends, I try to go away with some friends. I stayed 5 days in NYC with 4 friends for vacations at the end of June 2006, but it wasn’t my first time here.

We visited the MoMA, the Lincoln Center, Pier 18, we took the ferry to go to long Island and we went to Harlem, Soho, Tribeca, Brooklyn, the Rockefeller Center and many other places. Of course, we also did a lot of shopping! We also could see the Gay Parade during our stay and saw rap dancers in Central Park. We really liked it… Unfortunately, we couldn’t go to any Broadway show but if I had had enough time, I would have seen Cats or Mama Mia. I heard so much about these shows! We had dinner in a Coffee Shop in Union Square, at a very nice French restaurant called Felix that is located on West Broadway. But I would recommend above all to eat at the Tribeca Grill restaurant, which is a very nice place where the food was excellent and the staff was very helpful, and at Pier 18 where the atmosphere is very pleasant. We rented a car to go to Washington and it was really worth it for the week end. We didn’t have any bad experience here, only good ones: people were very nice and helpful, which made our stay very pleasant, and we discovered a new culture that is very different from the Spanish one. If you want to ask any question to Ana, you can contact her at [email protected]