GUIDE: Best Places to Watch Olympics in NYC

August 2, 2012 12:00 AM

GUIDE: Best Places to Watch Olympics in NYC

" For anyone looking to get out and enjoy the Olympics amongst fellow fans of the games, and possibly with a drink in hand, below is a list of venues and parties that will satisfy your Olympics watching needs.

Roosevelt Island is hosting a free outdoor public viewing of the Opening Ceremony on a giant stage screen starting at 8:30 p.m. at Riverwalk Commons lawn, 455 Main Street. Take the F train to Roosevelt Island or the Roosevelt Island Tram from 59th St & 2nd Avenue. Visitors are welcome to bring blankets, lawn chairs and food. 

The Eventi Hotel at 851 6th Ave., between 29th and 30th streets in Manhattan, will present ongoing events each day during the Olympics, including Opening and Closing Ceremony viewings on a big screen in the hotels outdoor plaza.  Among the events and games that will be open to the public are Beer Olympics (beer slides, keg stands, quarters, beer pong, arm wrestling), Astroturf Wars (tug of War, croquet, horseshoes), neighborhood-wide scavenger hunts,  and movie screenings of Olympics themed films (Chariots of Fire, Cool Runnings) "

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