Labor Day Weekend in NYC Is Rocking With Artistry

Summer fun in NYC continues with music, art and culture
over the three-day weekend.

If summer's end is a sad occasion for you, brighten up the last holiday of the season with Labor Day weekend in NYC. You'll have so many NYC events to choose from that you'll have to plan carefully to see what excites your senses. Start out by walking the busy streets because you never know what might pop up.

Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit

Head outdoors to the Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit. This sidewalk exploration is made of blocks of artists just waiting to show off their skills. You'll see paintings, sculptures, jewelry and almost every material formed into an amazing piece of art. Bring your walking shoes and hat for this exhibit to stay comfortable as you immerse yourself in NYC artistry.

For adventurous visitors, the NYC Unicycle Festival is a unique take on basic riding. Only one-wheeled contraptions are allowed at this festival! You can watch experts race or follow a clown as circus performers perfect their art. There are even beginning classes to help novices learn the art of balance and wheeled fun. Everyone is invited to this festival over the three-day weekend.

Dancing the night away is even better when the event is hosted by amazing DJs at the annual Electric Zoo Music Festival. NYC is proud to have this brightly lit concert entertaining guests from all over the region. Keep some coffee handy and dance until dawn at this unique concert.

Unless you live close to all these attractions, you'll need some reprieve from the excitement. Browse The Manhattan Club website to see all our amenities available to adventurous visitors. Our comfortable and quiet rooms give you a chance to refresh before heading out to all the festivities. Check out our events calendar for more fun activities taking place in New York over the holiday weekend.


Living It Up with a Manhattan Hotel Deal

The perfect deals can be found for virtually any occasion when staying in New York City.

There are many things to do in NYC, and the right accommodations can put you in the heart of the city itself. At hotels such as The Manhattan Club, you can be within walking distance of some of the most romantic and entertaining areas the city has to offer.

When you choose the Stay Longer and Save package, you save more money the more days you stay. Book for six days and save up to 30 percent on your bill while taking advantage of our onsite amenities such as the business center, fitness center and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Stay Longer and Save in NYC

Your NYC Getaway at The Manhattan Club with our Stay Longer & Save package includes:

  • Luxury accommodations
  • Complimentary WIFI
  • Complimentary Fitness and Business Center
  • Stay 2 Nights & Save 15%
  • Stay 3 Nights & Save 20%
  • Stay 4 Nights & Save 25%
  • Stay 6 Nights & Save 30%

New York can be as romantic as it is busy, and a great NYC hotel package can add extravagance to honeymoons, anniversaries or simple getaways for yourself and your significant other.

When it comes to experiencing summer fun in NYC, location is key in order to see and do as much as possible. We at The Manhattan Club do our best to make sure our patrons enjoy their stay not only in the hotel but also in the city itself. Take advantage of our deals this summer and get more out of your trip to New York.


Visit NYC for the New York International Fringe Festival

Join us in the heart of Manhattan and choose from over 200 shows between August 14 and August 30, 2015.

New York City becomes the center of the North American art scene every August over 16 days. Now in its 19th year, the Fringe NYC event is one of the essential things to do in NYC this summer. One of the largest multi-arts festival in North America, the New York International Fringe Festival offers over 1,200 performances throughout the month of August. There will be so many things to do during the festival, and visitors will enjoy a variety of fun activities and delicious food. Join over 75,000 audience members in the fun as you choose from live puppet performances, spoken word and improv shows. Visitors can carefully plan their trip by purchasing tickets to the best shows in advance, or they can turn up on the day and take advantage of Fringe on the Fly, a unique way to buy tickets to those must-see shows. Tickets for the best summer fun in NYC go on sale on July 17th, so mark your calendars!

FringeNYC 2015

With over 5,000 artists performing over 16 days, the Fringe offers something for everyone. Whether you are looking for a dance performance or a bit of adult humor, you can choose from more than 200 different shows every year. Art film lovers will get the chance to see unique foreign productions, and those up for a laugh will enjoy comedies and musicals. After the show, spend an evening at The Manhattan Club, a comfortable urban retreat in midtown Manhattan. Situated in close proximity to many of the 20 event venues featured in the New York International Fringe Festival, guests can enjoy a night on the town before arriving for a cocktail. Kick back and relax in one of our luxurious suites.


Enjoy the Many Attractions in Central Park

No matter the time of year, there's never a shortage of things to do in NYC.

Visit New York City, and find out why the iconic Central Park is among the most popular tourist attractions. This historic park is frequently the picturesque backdrop for romantic comedies and television shows and is filled with attractions for everyone.

Start your visit off with a tour through the park to learn about its rich history. Literature fans will want to visit the Shakespeare Garden, which includes many of the flowers featured in his poetry. History buffs will not want to miss the Obelisk. This 69-foot-tall monument was designed for an Egyptian pharaoh in 1450 BC and brought to the park in 1881. Children will enjoy a visit to the Central Park Zoo and a ride on the Carousel.


Those looking for some solitude should hike to the Ravine and take in the peaceful sounds of the waterfall. The Pond is another great location to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. As one of the seven bodies of water in the park, it was designed by Olmstead and Vaux specifically for this very purpose. As evening falls, take a ride through the scenic park in a horse-drawn carriage.

Now is the perfect time to enjoy the summer fun in NYC during the 35th anniversary of the park's renovation. You can even attend the 2015 Film Festival from August 25th through the 29th. Take advantage of the festivities with a stay at The Manhattan Club, conveniently located near the attractions in Manhattan. Our elegant suites are filled with the comforts of home and a spectacular view of the city's lights and architecture. Visit our website today to reserve your stay in NYC.


Dine in Style During New York City Restaurant Week

Dining in NYC is affordable and fun with the prix-fixe menu options available during NYC Restaurant Week!

You may be a foodie who wants to try all the dishes imaginable in New York City, but cost can squash your goals. New York City Restaurant Week changes that dilemma into a feast between July 20 and August 14, 2015. Eat up and try all cuisines for a simple price at participating restaurants.


When you sign up for a lunch meal during Restaurant Week in NYC, you can choose between two or three dishes with up to three courses total for only $25 each. The outstanding lunch price means you can afford to sign up for dinner too at only $38 each. You could dine at each participating restaurant and never have the same meal twice. Cuban, Mexican and Italian food are just the start for your foodie adventure.

NYC Restaurant Week is a Monday through Friday adventure for most establishments, so check with your favorite business for their menu specifics. Walk-in customers are always appreciated, but you'll have a better chance at busier establishments with a reservation.

Because there are countless things to see, do, and taste in New York City, stay in the heart of the action at The Manhattan Club. We'll set you up in a luxurious room as you plan out your restaurant tours. Ask our staff about nearby eateries participating in Restaurant Week. We're happy to point you in the right direction. 


See Spectacular Views at One World Observatory

Visit One World Trade Center while you're in New York.

If you are seeking exciting things to do in NYC, you should not miss a visit to the One World Observatory. This observation deck is on the 100th floor of the tallest building in the Western hemisphere. From here, you will have a 360-degree view of the incredible New York City skyline. No matter what time of day you visit, you will be able to see a wide variety of neighborhoods, rivers, buildings and sights that make the city special.

The incredible New York City skyline

In addition to the panoramic views, the Observatory offers several special features. The Sky Portal is a circular disk that provides real-time, high-definition footage of what is happening in the busy streets below. City Pulse is an entertaining and educational multimedia experience that gives you interesting facts about New York City neighborhoods. You can also enjoy the See Forever Theater, a video presentation that uses time lapse and other special effects to deliver a unique view of the city. One World Observatory is located in Lower Manhattan at 285 Fulton Street and is open seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. to midnight during the summer. After Labor Day, closing time is 9:00 p.m. Tickets are available online or in person. Because this is one of the most popular NYC attractions, it's best to reserve tickets ahead of time.

New York City offers visitors an incomparable number of things to do no matter when you visit. To get the most of your experience, spend the night in the perfect combination of comfort and luxury at The Manhattan Club.  Our boutique hotel is close to many of the city's best restaurants, shops, museums and theaters. You can easily reach attractions such as the World Trade Center Observatory by bus, subway, car or taxi.


The 2015 Lincoln Center Festival

The Big Apple showcases renowned composers and artists with fun summer events in NYC.

From July 6, 2015 to August 2, 2015, New York City’s art scene will become even more vibrant and lively than ever before when the Lincoln Center Festival returns for the 19th year in a row since its inauguration in 1996. Out of all the things to do in NYC, this is a must-see event. Featuring dance pieces, family shows, musical ensembles and compositions, puppetry, and various theatrical pieces, the upcoming festival offers a variety of genres to enjoy during your time in New York City.


Over the course of just under a month, the Lincoln Center Fest will offer countless opportunities to view some unique art. Patrons attending any single day of the festival can expect to see well-known musical composers such as Danny Elfman, William Shakespeare symposiums and narratives, theatrical performances and more.  The annual summer festival will welcome artists from around the world including the National Ballet of China and the Druid Theatre Company from the Republic of Ireland. The artists, actors, and dancers will dazzle your ears, eyes, and hearts with their must see performances.

If you plan to attend the Lincoln Center Festival this summer, consider The Manhattan Club for your overnight accommodations.  Our spacious suites are stylishly appointed & feature elegant furnishings, and upscale amenities for your total comfort.  To learn more or to reserve a stay, please visit our website.  


Experience Shakespeare in the Park in NYC This Summer

This year's summer events in NYC include free Shakespeare performances!

New York City has many exciting activities going on throughout the year, and as the weather gets warmer, there are many outdoor events worth checking out. If you're going to be in the city during the next couple of months, you can see some of the world's most famous plays performed at the outdoor Delacorte Theater in Central Park, which is located near the 79th Street and 81st Street park entrances.


Shakespeare in the Park
The Delacorte Theater in Central Park
All performances at 8pm

The Tempest
Through July 5

July 23 - August 23

Shakespeare in the Park NYC kicked off on May 27 with a production of "The Tempest," starring Sam Waterston and Jesse Tyler Ferguson. "The Tempest" runs through July 5. Then from July 27 to August 23, "Cymbeline" will be performed. You can get tickets online through a virtual ticketing lottery, and tickets are distributed in the park on performance dates. 

To take advantage of Shakespeare in the Park and other free events NYC has going on throughout the summer, consider a stay at The Manhattan Club. In addition to offering a sophisticated and luxurious environment, our hotel is located only a few blocks from many of NYC's attractions including the Delacorte Theater, Times Square, Broadway, Rockefeller Center and Fifth Avenue. 

The Manhattan Club provides you with comfortable lodging in the heart of midtown, so you'll be in a great location to enjoy some of The Bard's best works in the city's most famous park.


Don't Miss the Exciting Events Taking Place July 4th in New York City

Two legendary events taking place on Independence Day : Macy's 4th of July Fireworks® & Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest!

New York City is exciting during any season, but summer has some distinctive events you won't want to miss and Independence Day is an especially fun time to be in The Big Apple.

If you're searching for July 4th events in NYC, you won't want to miss Macy's 4th of July Fireworks®! The spectacular pyrotechnic display will take place on July 4, 2015 on the East River and can be easily viewed from the Brooklyn Bridge Park. There are also fireworks cruises, where you can view the festivities from the water. To get a good spot to view of this popular celebration, you should arrive as early as possible.


Another entertaining Independence Day event in the city is The World-Famous Nathan’s International Hot Dog Eating Contest at Coney Island. Here you will see some of the world's top competitive eaters try to outdo one another and consume the most hot dogs in a single session. This iconic NYC event takes place at Nathan's original Brooklyn restaurant, at the corners of Surf and Stillwell Avenues.

If you want to enjoy everything New York has to offer during the 4th of July, stay at The Manhattan Club on West 56th Street. In addition to our great amenities, our midtown location makes it very convenient to get to the all the events. Visit our website to check availability and plan your NYC July 4th getaway today.


See Jazz's Greatest Performers at the Blue Note Jazz Festival in NYC

NYC's largest event of its kind, the Blue Note Jazz Festival, takes place throughout the month of June!

Celebrating its fifth anniversary, the Blue Note Jazz Festival will kick off with a June 1st performance by Lee Konitz Quartet at the Blue Note Jazz Club. The festival will feature more than 80 shows of high profile artists performing throughout the city. Some of the amazing talent you can expect to find during the month long celebration includes Natalie Cole, Kenny G, Robert Glasper Trio, Buddy Guy, The Bad Plus Joshua Redman, Meshell Ndegeocello, Buika, Manhattan Transfer Meets Take 6 and much more!

Blue Note Jazz Festival
June 1 - 30, 2015


If you will be attending any of the fantastic performances during the Blue Note Jazz Festival in NYC, consider The Manhattan Club for your overnight accommodations. Our hotel is located in the heart of midtown and offers personal service and upscale amenities for your total comfort and enjoyment. To learn more or to reserve a stay, please visit The Manhattan Club website.