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Fun Things Happening in NYC Right Now

With so many options out there it can be hard to pick just one thing to do in NYC. Luckily for you, we've narrowed it down to some awesome upcoming events and specials that you should not miss!

Gotham Burlesque is at it again...this time with special guest star Dirty Martini. September 1st at 10pm brings you the spiciest Labor Day Weekend around with New York's sexiest show. Headliner Angie Pontani is sure to bring the house down with her sultry moves, along with fellow dancers Peekaboo Point, Bettina May, Nasty Canasta, Medianoche, Pinkie Special, and Albert Cadabra. The show will be hosted by *Bob*, with special appearance by Dangrrr Doll. Head to The Triad for a night to remember. Ticket prices range from $35-$45 and can be purchased here.

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Get The Hell Outta NYC: 5 Nearby Getaways

Leave the city. Physically, spiritually, et al. Brush off that car that’s been parked three blocks away for months and hit the gas. Wander up to Midtown, purchase a round trip ticket, listen for the next departing NJ Transit line and bolt to the tracks. Within two hours beyond the threshold of the Five Boroughs are assortments of adventures to be had and the best time to cash in is now.

Those trees you see on occasion, there are more of those. Try Harriman State Park. Watch the landscape transform on a northbound train to this beautiful state park ripe with hiking trails and camp grounds, making this day trip is worth a weekend. For the explorer in you, there is Civil War era copper and silver mines littered through out the region and plenty of lakes open for swimming or, with the right permit, boating. Harriman State Park is also connected to Bear Mountain State Park which hosts a fun Octoberfest every year that is highly recommended. You’ll likely run into Appalachian Trail hikers who, if not too exhausted, will share further insight on the parks wonders.

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Tips on Throwing a Killer Bachelor/Bachelorette Party

Let's face it -- weddings are for parents. Receptions, with their buffet meals and tired DJs, might as well be for grandparents. The real party lies a few days before, as best men and bridesmaids try to show their besties one more wild night before they get hitched.

But as anyone who has ever thrown a stag party (or "hen party," as bachelorettes are called across the pond) knows, debauchery takes planning. No one likes being forced to make decisions late in the evening, and if you're doing it right, no one will be able to. Luckily for the faint of heart, we've assembled some tips for those who dare to go above and beyond for their soon-to-be-newlywed friends.

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Get Cruisin' to Oktoberfest with Circle Line Sightseeing

Don't waste away your Fall moping around because summer is over. Take advantage of the pleasantly cooler Fall days and enjoy a cruise to Bear Mountain with Circle Line Sightseeing. From September 17th to October 30th, you can sail along the Hudson River and dock for an afternoon at Bear Mountain State Park. Get in with the Germans with complimentary admission to NY's Oktoberfest.