Get Your Forks Ready for Summer Restaurant Week in NYC

Are you a foodie, or do you simply appreciate a good meal at a great price? Then Summer Restaurant Week in NYC is calling your name. This  event is where restaurants around the city offer plenty for anyone who loves to dine out.

Summer Attractions in NYC: Eat Up Delicious Savings

Summer Restaurant Week in NYC
If you want a scrumptious, three-course meal at a top eatery, get out for this fun summer event.

Event Details
Restaurant Week will be firing up the stoves, ovens, and grills for special meals from July 24 to August 18.

Happy Birthday Restaurant Week - it's the 25th Anniversary! You can make reservations starting July 10. It’s recommended you do so, because the event is incredibly popular – tables fill up fast. However, if you’re willing to risk it, walk-ins are welcome.

What Does “Prix Fixe” Mean?
“Prix fixe” is simply French for “fixed price.” During Restaurant Week, participating establishments serve prix fixe meals at a set price. That means you can count on a three-course spread including an appetizer, entrée, and dessert.

Most restaurants will have a choice of three options for each course and at least two options for dessert. These businesses will be putting out their best, so it’s a great opportunity to find a new favorite place to try.

Planning on feasting during Restaurant Week? Book your stay with us at The Manhattan Club while you’re having fun at one of the hottest summer attractions in NYC.

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Family Friendly Things to Do in Manhattan

Making a journey to New York City with your family can be an exciting adventure. Get ready to hit the streets and explore – here are some of our top picks for fun!

Fun Ideas for Family Friendly Things to Do in Manhattan

Family Friendly Things to do in Manhattan
Check out any of these cool attractions and activities for kids in NYC to ensure everybody has a great time.

What better way to explore an area, then by checking out some of the museums? The American Museum of Natural History is known for immersing visitors in the wonders of the natural world and its vast history. Learn about mummies, dinosaurs, human origins, butterflies, birds, gems, minerals, and more. If your family’s interests are more out-of-this-world, the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is where imagination takes flight. Explore an aircraft carrier, see famous planes and space shuttles, and climb aboard a real missile submarine.

If you want to be above it all, One World Observatory gives you the ultimate bird’s eye view of NYC. Spectacular views are bookended by an immersive experience that tells the story of the changing city.

Why not take a tour? A bus tour will take you around the city to the most famous sites. Try a Hop on Hop Off excursion for more in-depth exploring on the attractions that interest you most along the tour route.

While the city has many indoor places to explore, as the city’s biggest outdoor green space, Central Park is packed with activities for kids in NYC. Check out the Children’s Zoo, ride the Carousel, and learn about the park’s natural inhabitants. Row a boat across the lake, or take in a children’s show at The Marionette Theater.

When in the city for a family getaway, stay with us at The Manhattan Club with spacious suites and the perfect Midtown location.

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Mark Your Calendars for the Lincoln Center Festival This Summer

Lincoln Center NYC Hosts International Talent

Lincoln Center Festival this summer
When considering performance arts in New York City, Lincoln Center is always one of the most sought after destinations for culture and entertainment.  Home to The Metropolitan Opera, The New York City Ballet, The New York Philharmonic as well as a number of other resident performing arts companies, Lincoln Center has hosted spellbinding shows since the very first performance at Philharmonic Hall in 1962. 

Infuse yourself in culture at the 2017 Lincoln Center Festival this summer.

The festival will run from July 10 through the 30th, and will give you 20 days worth of entertainment to choose from.  Among the events you can find are  feature films and theater from Israel and Syria, dance productions from Russia, Japan, and France, music offerings from China, Brazil, and the U.S.

The Lincoln Center Festival is known worldwide for the most unique performing arts programs in the Center’s history. Since its inception there have been 1,465 performances of opera, music, dance and theater by internationally acclaimed artists from more than 50 countries.

For 2017, there are numerous performances to put on your radar, including shows that underscore this year’s festival theme of “crossing borders.”

Plays from Syria and Israel include family and political dramas – While I Was Waiting tells the tale of a man stopped at an airport checkpoint in Damascus (see it performed July 19-22). Yitzhak Rabin: Chronicle of Assassination is the story of the Israeli prime minister’s murder (watch it on July 19).

Meanwhile, ballet will take center stage in a fresh production of the classic Jewels. This will bring together the New York City Ballet, the Bolshoi Ballet from Russia, and France’s Paris Opera Ballet. There will be multiple performances from July 20-23.

Everyone at The Manhattan Club hopes you enjoy your time at this year’s Lincoln Center Festival!

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4th of July Fireworks in New York City

Happy Birthday America! There is no better time than Independence Day to show your pride for the red, white and blue!  Are you ready to celebrate?  Check out the details on the Macy's 4th of July fireworks in New York City.

In with a bang: Independence Day in Manhattan

4th of July Fireworks in New York City

Nothing says Happy Independence Day more than a spectacular display of 4th of July fireworks and New York City puts on a show like no other.  With more than 40,000 shells launching from barges on the East River, this spectacle is one of the most iconic holiday sights in the country, televised nationally.

This year is the 41st anniversary of the show, and it’s sure to be better than ever. Join the fun on the 4th with the whole family and watch explosions in the sky!

Best Places to View the Fireworks Show
Midtown to Lower Manhattan: FDR Drive at Houston, 23rd, 34th, and 42nd Streets, FDR Drive at the Broad Street ground level or Old Slip upper level, Pearl and Frankfort Streets
Brooklyn: The Promenade, Brooklyn Bridge Park
Fireworks Cruise: For the most unique views, take to the water aboard a  July 4th Fireworks Cruise. You’ll see everything up close, plus get food, drinks, and live entertainment.

Plan Your Weekend Getaway in Manhattan for July 4th

Here at The Manhattan Club, the TMC Parking Package gives you premium valet parking included so you can enjoy the city easier.  Relax in our luxury suites with complimentary Wi-Fi and fitness center access.

Happy 4th of July!

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Enjoy Our Summer Hotel Deal in Midtown Manhattan

The Manhattan Club’s Summer Fun Getaway Package

Summer hotel deal in Midtown Manhattan

A summer getaway to Manhattan can be such a fantastic way to enjoy the city that never sleeps!  When the weather warms up, some of the greatest places to visit become an entirely new experience.  Check out our top picks for the best warm weather destinations in NYC and while you’re here, take advantage of our summer hotel deal in Midtown Manhattan.  

Our Summer Fun Getaway Package at The Manhattan Club treats guests to our luxury suites with complimentary wireless Internet.  Plus, you’ll receive a free gift card to use on one of your Manhattan excursions.

Some Fun Summer Attractions in NYC
When you schedule your summer vacation, make sure to add these events into your itinerary.

The Museum Mile Festival
On June 13, enjoy The Museum Mile Festival which offers seven museums to explore, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Admission is free from 6pm to 9pm.

Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Show
One of the highlights of summer in New York is the 4th of July Fireworks Show. It is the best 4th of July fireworks show in the country!

Fleet Week NYC
Fleet Week is dedicated to honoring those who protect our seas. It is happening now - May 24 through May 30. Events include the awe-inspiring Parade of Ships.

Summer Festivals
Don’t miss Summer on the Hudson, River to River Festival, Pridefest, Harlem Week and more.  There seems to always be a party happening in NYC!


This summer, come and explore all that NYC has to offer. We are excited to welcome visitors to the area!

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Treat Dad to a Father’s Day in NYC

A Father’s Day Guide to New York City: 4 Ways to Spend Your Special Day with Dad


Father's Day in NYC
To get you started planning the perfect day for dad, here’s our Guide to Father’s Day in New York City.

  • Father’s Day Cruise - With plenty of beer, mimosas, an abundant brunch (with a dessert bar!), and live jazz, this two hour cruise is sure to impress aboard the Hornblower Cruise Line.
  • Smorgasburg in Williamsburg or Prospect Park - Go to Williamsburg on Saturday or Prospect Park on Sunday to enjoy Smorgasburg. Dad will get to enjoy a variety of food vendors, live music, shopping opportunities, and more.
  • A Mets and/or Yankees Game -Both the Yankees and the Mets will be playing four games during Father’s Day weekend. From Thursday through Sunday, the Mets will face the Nationals, and the Yankees will play the Athletics. If your dad is a baseball fan, this will be the ultimate gift.
  • Food! - The way to Dad’s heart is through his stomach! Whatever your dad’s taste, there’s a restaurant to accommodate him.  Select from one of the premier steakhouses in New York or try some great brunch options for an earlier start to the day.

Reserve your Father’s Day weekend stay with us at The Manhattan Club. Located in midtown Manhattan, our all-suite property is close to a variety of NYC’s attractions, so you and Dad won’t be short of things to see and do.

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See Free Movies All Summer at the Bryant Park Film Festival

When summer begins, so do the outdoor screenings at Bryant Park. Bring your picnic blanket, snacks, and friends to the Bryant Park Film Festival and enjoy free movies on the lawn.

Free Summer Events in NYC for Film Lovers

Bryant Park Film Festival

The free summer movies present the perfect opportunity to get outside and see another facet of NYC while enjoying free entertainment.

About Bryant Park
A New York City institution, Bryant Park offers green spaces, gardens, promenades, and gravel paths tucked among a fence of skyscrapers.
There’s also countless things to do, including taking a ride on Le Carousel, playing outdoor chess, backgammon, tabletop games, and ping pong, visiting the Art Cart to draw and create with free art supplies, or grabbing a bite to eat at Bryant Park Grill or Bryant Park Cafe.

The free outdoor summer movies in NYC are held at the park on the spacious, grassy lawn, an ideal place to spread a picnic blanket and relax while watching a flick.

About the Festival
The first movie night kicks off on Monday, June 26 and continues to feature classic movies every Monday through August. Before each movie, you’ll also see a classic Warner Bros. cartoon.

When planning your trip this summer, choose to stay with us at The Manhattan Club for more great ideas and fantastic accommodations in the heart of Manhattan. Enjoy the free summer events in NYC this season!

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The Museum Mile Festival Offers Free Family Fun

If you find joy in learning, exploration, discovery, and wonder, you and your family need to attend the Museum Mile Festival happening this June 13th in NYC.

Museum Mile Festival

Family-Friendly Summer Events in NYC at the Museum Mile Festival Celebrating Arts & Culture

Participating Museums
All of the festival’s participating museums are located on 5th Avenue, or “Museum Mile.”

The event kicks off at El Museo del Barrio, a museum of Latino culture, and heads out from there to six other fantastic institutions. These will include:
·    Museum of the City of New York
·    The Jewish Museum
·    Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum
·    Solomon B. Guggenheim Museum
·    Neue Galerie New York
·    The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Festival Events
One of the biggest perks of the festival is the fact that you get free access to each of the participating museums from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Along the Mile, you’ll also enjoy 23 blocks of car-free strolling, live entertainment, and “Art-in-the-Streets,” which includes lots of fun hands-on activities for kids. In fact, the event is so popular that it’s regularly called a “mile-long block party.”

This is just one example of great family-friendly summer events in NYC. Make a weekend of it - come experience the Museum Mile Festival then book your stay at with us at The Manhattan Club, located just minutes from all of the fun on 5th Avenue.

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Shakespeare in Central Park: The Bard Was Never Better

A unique yearly event, Shakespeare in Central Park is your chance to see a riveting outdoor performance of one of the Bard’s dramas, comedies, tragedies, or histories. It all happens at the Delacorte Theater, with two productions offered over the course of the summer.

Free Summer Performances in NYC

Shakespeare in Central Park

The History of Shakespeare in the Park

Shakespeare in the Park has been part of The Public Theater’s summer line-up for almost 60 years. It has also featured top talent in the acting world. Examples include James Earl Jones’ 1964 performance in Othello, Meryl Streep’s role in The Taming of the Shrew in 1978, and more recently, Patrick Stewart in The Tempest and John Lithgow in King Lear.

Summer Performances

Julius Caesar will run May 23rd through June 18th. This political drama features the magnetic and seemingly unstoppable Julius Caesar and the politicians who plot around him, including Cassius and Brutus.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream will run July 11th through August 13th for the Delacorte Theater summer 2017 season. This is one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies and features the meddling Puck as he makes the wrong people fall in love with each other.

These plays are the perfect opportunity to see Central Park in the warm months. Enjoy free summer performances in NYC like Shakespeare in the Park when you stay at The Manhattan Club.
 

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Fleet Week in New York City

Every year, a whole week is dedicated to honoring the men and women of the sea services — the Marines, the Navy, and the Coast Guard. Fleet Week in New York City is a fun time with plenty to see and do.

Fleet Week in New York City
Fleet Week Events to Add to Your Schedule

Fleet Week will last from May 24th to the 30th and coincide with Memorial Day weekend in NYC. Concerts, ship tours, parades, and ceremonies are on tap all week long. Plus, there will be fun events at area attractions. Here are just a few.

Fleet Week New York Parade of Ships
Kicking off Fleet Week will be the annual Parade of Ships on May 24th. This free event will happen in New York Harbor as military ships traverse the waters.

Intrepid Museum’s Summer Movie Series
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is an institution located on a former aircraft carrier. The gigantic vessel was engaged in action during World War II, and today it is a museum where you can learn about its history, the people it carried, and the jobs it accomplished.
The museum’s Summer Movie Series kicks off during Fleet Week. See a movie on the ship’s flight deck for free! Bring a picnic blanket, lawn chairs, and snacks and prepare to watch Top Gun on May 26th.

Battle of the Big Bands
Go back in time to the 1940s for this WWII-era battle of the bands, swing dance-off, and all-around good time. Plus, guests are encouraged to dress in their best vintage fashion for the fashion show and contest.  Battle of the Big Bands will happen on the Intrepid’s flight deck on May 27th.

Fleet Week events offer a fantastic time to visit the city.  While you’re here, stay with us at The Manhattan Club.

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