Stonewall 50th Anniversary

Cary at the Stonewall Inn Uprising 50th Anniversary. The Stonewall Inn originated as a speakeasy regularly raided by prohibition agents. In 1966, three members of the Mafia invested in the Stonewall Inn, turning it into a gay bar. It became the largest gay establishment in the United States, regularly raided by the NYPD who extorted payoffs to look the other way due to the lack of a liquor license. On June 28, 1969 a police raid sparked violent demonstrations, which led to the first gay pride parade on June 28, 1970 from Greenwich Village to the Sheep Meadow in Central Park.

The Stonewall Inn closed shortly after the riots but ultimately reopened in the early 1990s. Throughout the years, The Stonewall regained popularity and continues to pay homage to its historic significance, hosting a variety of local music artists, drag shows, trivia nights, cabaret, karaoke and private parties. Christopher Park and the surrounding area (including the Stonewall Inn) is the first LGBT-history site in the US listed on the city, state and National Registers of Historic Places.

Tour New York with Cary. It may not spark a riot but you’ll feel like you were there. #NYCTours #NYCTourGuide #CaryNYTourGuide #NYCTourism #LicensedNYCTourGuide #MyKindOfTown #thisisnewyorkcity #iloveny #ilovenyc #unlimitednewyork #timeoutnewyork #newyorker #newyorkstateofmind #instanyc #nycdotgram #ig_nycity #seemycity #bigapple #seenyc

Cary and Orlando “The Last Mambo King” Marin

Cary with Orlando Marin in Central Park. Marin grew up in The Bronx. While serving in the Army, he won first prize in the All Army Talent Competition in the Pacific Command, then then toured Korea and Japan before heading to Washington DC for the final competition. This was followed by a performance on The Ed Sullivan Show. While stationed in California, Orlando sat in for Tito Puente on timbales at the Hollywood Palladium. He has had a long noteworthy career, and is the last orchestra leader from New York’s golden era of mambo who still performs regularly, earning him the title “The Last Mambo King.” Tour with Cary and you never know who you’ll mambo with. #NYCTours #NYCTourGuide #CaryNYTourGuide #NYCTourism #LicensedNYCTourGuide #MyKindOfTown #thisisnewyorkcity #iloveny #ilovenyc #unlimitednewyork #timeoutnewyork #newyorker #newyorkstateofmind #instanyc #nycdotgram #ig_nycity #seemycity #bigapple #seenyc

Cary with Eddie Palmieri

Cary with Eddie Palmieri: Grammy Award-winning pianist, bandleader, arranger and composer of salsa and Latin jazz. His band, La Perfecta, featured an unconventional front line of trombones rather than the trumpets customary in Latin orchestras. Tour New York with Cary and you never know who you’ll meet. #NYCTours #NYCTourGuide #CaryNYTourGuide #NYCTourism #LicensedNYCTourGuide #MyKindOfTown #thisisnewyorkcity #iloveny #ilovenyc #unlimitednewyork #timeoutnewyork #newyorker #newyorkstateofmind #instanyc #nycdotgram #ig_nycity #seemycity #bigapple #seenyc

This Week in New York: Manhattanhenge!

If you are going to be in New York this week, don’t miss Manhattanhenge, the twice-yearly event where the rising/setting sun is aligned with the east–west streets of the main street grid of Manhattan and lights up both sides of the street.

The name was coined by the famed scientist Neil DeGrasse Tyson. Years ago he described the phenomenon as “when the setting Sun aligns precisely with the Manhattan street grid, creating a radiant glow of light across Manhattan’s brick and steel canyons, simultaneously illuminating both the north and south sides of every cross street of the borough’s grid.”

The upcoming sunset alignment happens on Friday and Saturday, July 12-13. The best places for viewing Manhattanhenge are 14th, 23rd, 34th, 42nd, and 57th Streets. Tour New York with Cary and you never know what you’ll learn!

Manhattan #Manhattanhenge #NYCTours #NYCTourGuide #CaryNYTourGuide #NYCTourism #LicensedNYCTourGuide #MyKindOfTown #thisisnewyorkcity #iloveny #ilovenyc #unlimitednewyork #timeoutnewyork #newyorker #newyorkstateofmind #instanyc #nycdotgram #ig_nycity #seemycity #bigapple #seenyc

NYCPride March 2019

Last month, NYCPride welcomed WorldPride to mark the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Uprising. The month-long event culminated in the annual NYCPride March on June 30th. When you tour New York with Cary as your guide, you never know who you’ll run into. Clockwise from top left, Cary with Bronx borough president Ruben Diaz, Jr; District Attorney Cyrus Vance, Jr; NYC Council member Mark Gjonaj; Manhattan borough President Gail Brewer. #NYC #NYCPride #NYCTours #NYCTourGuide #CaryNYTourGuide #NYCTourism #LicensedNYCTourGuide #MyKindOfTown #thisisnewyorkcity #iloveny #ilovenyc #unlimitednewyork #timeoutnewyork #newyorker #newyorkstateofmind #instanyc #nycdotgram #ig_nycity #seemycity #bigapple #seenyc

Willie Villegas

Cary with Willie Villegas, host of the cable TV show Salsa En La Calle, producer for/performer with Entre Amigos, who has played with (among others) Eddie Palmieri, Frankie Ruiz and Tito Puente. Tour with Cary and you never know who you’ll meet!

Puerto Rican Day Parade

Cary at the 62nd annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade. He’s an avid salsa dancer and joins with his Latino brothers and sisters every year. Tour with Cary and you never know who you’ll meet. #prparadenyc #PuertoRico #NYC #NYCTourGuide #CaryNYTourGuide

Alfredo de la Fé

Cary with Alfredo de la Fé, Cuban-born Grammy-nominated violinist who singlehandedly imported the violin into Salsa and Latin music. He has appeared in concert or on albums with Tito Puente, Celia Cruz and Santana, among many others.

Only In New York (Part 1)

Welcome to “Only In New York” – the first in an occasional series about events in New York that could only happen here. You’ll understand.

First up? Cat Camp. This is a weekend-long adventure all about exploring and celebrating your love for cats. It is billed as an immersive experience with a summer camp-like atmosphere that includes a cat cafe, cat yoga, speakers (including cat behaviorists, vets, and even information on how to turn your love of cats into a business), arts & crafts, adoptable cats, workshops and more!

We’re not making this up. Visit CatCampNYC.com