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Click HERE for our most popular post: a step-by-step guide on How to Elope in New York : how to get a marriage license, find a New York marriage officiant, organize your ceremony, and have your marriage legally registered. See a little more advice HERE,


Last Call at Tavern on the Green

[Diners enjoy lunch in front of a mural of Central Park at Tavern on the Green today, its last day of operation before it closes for good after New Year's Eve. Image via Getty]



Christmas Eve Wedding 2010 - CIty Clerk Closed

ALERT! Because Christmas Day falls on a Saturday in 2010, the City Clerk's Office is taking Christmas Eve for the Statutory Holiday Christmas Day. That means you will have to get a Christmas Marriage License by 3:45 on Dec 23 at the latest. You will not be able to get a judicial waiver on Christmas Eve either, as the Court will be closed. Plan accordingly!


Top of the Rock, New Years Eve

The TOTR will be closing at 10pm on NY Eve - so if you're planning a little quick elopement, book your officiant earlier in the day. As always, avoid sunset (big crowds)and be prepared for the touristas!


Manhattan Marriage Bureau is at 141 Worth Street

Because of queries, here is a reminder. Here is the Manhattan Marriage Bureau, 141 Worth. If you applied online, or if you need an apostille, or if you want your license printed the next day, go HERE.  If you want shorter lines, go to Brooklyn.  You can get your license anywhere in the State of New York and be married in NYC, but the Manhattan office handles all the complicated applications and will issue the marriage licenses for international use the next morning. Go early.  They also have the most staff, and if you get there early, it's pretty painless.

Art and Marriage - Top of the Rock and Moma

The Museum of Modern Art, MOMA, is on W 53rd, 3 blocks from Rockefeller Center. If you're vising (or getting married) at the Top of the Rock, you can get a combined ticket for admission to MOMA for $30. The deal is HERE.


Wedding on Ice?

Here's a great little piece from Gothamist on the Ice Rinks in NYC. I like Bryant Park, easy to reach, big changing rooms, lots of other amusements, great skyline views. Wollman is large and noisy (and what? they're going to charge SPECTATORS? - thanks, Trump). The ice at Rockefeller is usually awful, and there's no room to move, what with all the tourists from Ohio gawking at the tree, and the lineup for the Rockettes snaking around the the corner and all --
Here's a pix of Carol Heiss at Wollman rink in 1955.