Elvis Presley was undoubtedly The King of Rock 'n' Roll. The musician and
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actor made a huge impact on the entertainment industry and passed away on August 16, 1977. However, his birthday on January 8 is a chance to celebrate the life he lived. If you're in NYC, there are a variety of ways to celebrate whether you're dining on one of his favorite foods or wearing an item that bears his likeness.
Grab a sandwich
It's no secret that "The King" loved peanut butter. On January 8, head over to Peanut Butter & Co. on Sullivan Street for "The Elvis" sandwich. It consists of peanut butter, honey and bananas. You can also throw bacon on there for $1 extra.
Buy Elvis Festival tickets
From May 31 to June 3, Elvis is going to invade Lake George. Although the LakeGeorge.com Elvis Festival isn't on his actual birthday, you can celebrate the day by purchasing tickets to attend. The event will consist of various happenings including a tribute artist contest, a collectibles sale, an after hours party, a classic car parade and even more. Ticket prices range depending on the package you purchase.
Visit Madame Tussauds
Did you know that there's a wax figure of Elvis at Madame Tussauds in NYC? Purchase tickets online (it's cheaper than getting them in person) and head over to the museum on his birthday. After you see his figure, there are plenty of others to check out.
Listen to his music
Listening to Elvis's music is the perfect way to spend his birthday. The Elvis Presley Channel on Last.fm has already had over 39 million plays and over 1.5 million listeners. On his channel, you'll also hear music from other greats such as Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Roy Orbison.