Plan Ahead: Summer Restaurant Week in Manhattan is Coming

Summer Restaurant Week in Manhattan is a foodie celebration

summer restaurant week in Manhattan

NYC Restaurant Week® is a celebration for your tastebuds.  From July 25–August 19, participating restaurants will offer prix fixe dining menus with a minimum of three choices for appetizers, three choices for entrées and at least two desserts. Several restaurants may also offer drink specials, supplemental items and other à la carte options for an additional price.

This one of the best times of the year when it comes to sampling the many different kinds of fare the city's eclectic collection of establishments has to offer. The last event this winter boasted over 300 restaurants offering 3-course meals lunch and dinner. With some amazing prices -dining in the Big Apple is more affordable than ever. Try all kinds of wonderful food including pizza, dessert, bagels, healthy options, Mexican, Cuban, and even classics like steak and burgers.

Join thousands of food enthusiasts as they try dishes from well-known and up-and-coming restaurants alike. You're sure to discover some surprises along the way and try something you've never had before. The possibilities are endless when it comes to Prix Fixe dining in NYC.

Where can I find the participating restaurants for Summer Restaurant Week in Manhattan?

The event website will be updated on July 11th, so check back to make your reservations!  

Make a night of it and reserve your accommodations at The Manhattan Club. We are centrally located to ensure an easy trip to your new favorite eatery!

Family Friendly Things to Do in Manhattan This Summer

There are many kid-friendly attractions in New York City  family friendly things to do in Manhattan

Any grown-up fun needs to have its kid friendly counterpart. Although best known for being the city that never sleeps, there is a side of Manhattan that is ideal for the younger set.

For example, a classic New York landmark like the Empire State Building will make for an unforgettable event this summer. The 360º degree view will be the only thing not to pale in comparison to the fun you’ll have while climbing onto the top deck at a manually-operated, old-school Otis elevator.

An equally enticing opportunity for some outdoorsy fun is The High Line. This 1.4-mile-long public park, which was built on top of the old West Side rail line, will provide enough room for your kids to run and play so that they will give you no trouble once their bedtime arrives.

If your idea of family-friendly things to do in Manhattan is more akin to educational opportunities, then it's a matter of choosing either earth or space. The American Museum of Natural History is best known for its hyper-realistic dinosaur exhibits, but it has engaging multimedia material on anything from exotic ecosystems to the human body.

If you (and your kids) prefer to keep your head in space, then the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum should be your next destination. Located inside a real aircraft carrier (the Intrepid), it has fascinating exhibits on history and science, as well as a Star Trek-themed one.

Your upcoming family holiday will also need a family friendly hotel in Midtown Manhattan. The Manhattan Club has comfortable, spacious rooms and is located just steps away from the center of everything - exactly what you'll need to make this trip a complete success.

Secure Safe Parking and Accommodations While at the GMA Concert Series this Summer

What you need to know about the GMA concert series

the GMA Concert

Summer is here again and. New York City offers you numerous activities to engage in this season. One that tops the list is the Good Morning America free concerts in Central Park.

Among the star-studded line up: Demi Lovato, Blink 182, Brad Paisley, and Sia. Check out the concerts schedule and featuring artists that happen every Friday at the Rumsey Playfield in Central Park.

Helpful tips for the GMA Concert Series

  • Although the concerts are free, you will be expected to acquire a ticket a week prior to the event as there is limited space.
  • Show up for the concert an hour before it begins. Usually, the doors are open an hour earlier.
  • Expect to go through a security check before entering the summer stage. 
  • Bags and backpacks are not allowed into the venue.
  • No flash cameras, SLR cameras, video cameras, bikes, skateboards, roller blades, pets, glass bottles, cans and chairs.
  • No alcoholic beverages.

If you drive for the shows, The Manhattan Club offers the TMC parking package to take care of your parking and accommodation needs. Enjoy valet parking throughout your stay and suite accommodation. The TMC parking package gives you peace of mind to enjoy free concerts in Central Park, and other activities in New York.

Don’t Miss This Year’s Lincoln Center Festival Performances

We have the info on who is headlining the Lincoln Center summer festival  Lincoln Center Festival Performances

Judging by the incredible event lineup this year, you will not want to miss out on the annual Lincoln Center festival performances.

The Lincoln Center Summer Festival brings a variety of performances to the stage every year. This year’s events will run from July 13 through August 31, 2016. Celebrating the arts, including opera, music, dance and theater from around the globe,  it is the perfect way to see great entertainment from a wide variety of cultures without having to travel the world.

Lincoln Center Festival performances include

•    Okina and Hagoromo
•    Paradise Interrupted
•    Sumida Gawa, Busshi, Shakkyo
•    Goran Bregovic and the Wedding and Funeral Orchestra
•    Okina and Aoi No Ue
•    Reich/Reverberations: Drumming
•    The Winter’s Tale
•    So Percussion

If you’re coming to the city especially for some of the performances, book your stay with us here at The Manhattan Club. We are right in the middle of Midtown Manhattan and close to many top attractions. We offer spacious accommodations and all the amenities needed for a comfortable stay in the city.

Get Ready for Independence Day in Manhattan

Where to See the Fireworks on the 4th of July in New York City

Independence Day in Manhattan
If you’re planning on spending Independence Day in Manhattan this year, there are a myriad of exciting things to see and do. In particular, the 4th of July in New York City means fireworks!

The Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks can be seen over the East River from about 9:20pm. From 9:30pm you will be able to catch the Statue of Liberty and Jersey City fireworks. All three displays will last around 30 minutes. Some of the best spots to watch the fireworks from include:
•    Brooklyn Bridge Park
•    Berry Park
•    Surf City

If you’re planning on a family weekend getaway in Midtown Manhattan, why not take a Revolutionary War Walking Tour and learn about life in the city during the 1770s.

There’s also always something to see, do and explore in Central Park. This is the perfect time of year to spend the day wandering through the park.

Don’t forget to book your Independence Day weekend accommodations in NYC with us at The Manhattan Club and enjoy comfortable accommodations and a variety of amenities.

Treat Yourself with a Weekend Getaway in Midtown Manhattan

The Manhattan Weekend Getaway Package

weekend getaway in midtown Manhattan

The weather’s heating up and we’re nearly half way through the year. Surely it’s time you planned a weekend getaway in Midtown Manhattan? With our Manhattan weekend getaway package, you can enjoy luxury accommodations, a great location and a range of other benefits.

The Big Apple has something to see, do and enjoy for everyone. Fortunately, our hotel is right in the middle of it all. From the best shopping on 5th Avenue to a sunny summer walk in Central Park, you can choose to spend a laid back weekend or immerse yourself in the bustle of NYC.

Our Weekend Getaway in New York City includes:
•    Complimentary Wi-Fi
•    Complimentary Continental breakfast
•    Luxury suite accommodations
•    Access to the hotel’s fitness center

Plenty to See and Do

There’s no doubt you will enjoy being within walking distance to an array of major attractions. Whether you want to catch a show on Broadway, visit museums, check out landmarks or simply enjoy fine NYC dining, it’s all on our doorstep. If you don’t feel like spending the weekend walking, all kinds of public transportation are right outside our door, ready to transport you to both uptown and downtown New York City.

However, if you’ve packed those walking shoes and are ready to get out onto the streets, you will be able to visit Carnegie Hall, Madison Avenue, Central Park, Rockefeller Center, Fifth Avenue and Radio City Music Hall all on foot.

After all that sightseeing, head back to The Manhattan Club and retire in luxury accommodations with all the amenities you could need for a convenient and memorable weekend.

Spend an Unforgettable Father’s Day in NYC

Treat Dad right this Father’s Day in NYC

  Father's Day in NYC

Isn’t it about time you did better than socks and cologne for the man you love? Plan a memorable Father’s Day in NYC this year. There’s plenty to do that the whole family are sure to enjoy.

Hop Aboard a Father’s Day Cruise
A Father’s Day Cruise  with Hornblower is a great opportunity to start a brand-new tradition with Dad. The two-hour cruise includes a tasty brunch buffet, dessert station, signature herbal teas and coffee, a live DJ and jazz band and a Hornblower Beer Mug that Dad can use for the free-flowing beers and mimosas.

Take Dad to the Market
If your dad loves fresh foods and wandering around a market, take him to Smorgasburg flea and food market, held on Saturdays at the East River State Park. On Sundays the market is held at Prospect Park. Both locations are open from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. and feature a variety of fresh foods, beverages and up to 100 vendors.

Sports-Mad Dad Will Love Tickets to a Game
Check out the NYC Mets schedule and treat dad to a game at Citi Field this Father’s Day weekend.

After a great day out, take Dad for a delicious steak dinner. Whether he prefers his rare or well-done, there are plenty of top-rated spots in NYC. Some favorite steakhouses include St. Anselm, Peter Luger Steak House, Benjamin Steak House and Porter House Bar and Grill.

Don’t forget to book your Father’s Day weekend stay with us at The Manhattan Club. We’re situated in midtown Manhattan, close to a variety of NYC attractions, so you and Dad won’t be short of things to see and do. Enjoy spacious and comfortable accommodations with incredible views of the city.

We look forward to helping you make Dad feel extra special this year.

The New York Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall

This Summer Show with the Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall Is not to Be Missed!

New York Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall
If you want to experience the ultimate New York adventure this summer, book your tickets for the Radio City Rockettes in the New York City Spectacular between June 15 – August 7 at Radio City Music Hall.

The incredible summer show with the Rockettes, who are best known for their high kicks in the Christmas Extravaganza, promises to be the biggest summer show in New York. The story follows the adventures of a brother and sister who get separated from their parents during a trip to the city. The siblings will make their way through NYC  and receive some interesting help from various landmarks that come to life—from the Wall Street bull to the George M. Cohan statue in Times Square.

A few favorite elements from last year’s spring show will make an appearance this year, too: A 26-foot Statue of Liberty puppet and the tap number in real rainfall to “Singin’ in the Rain”.

Stay with Us When You’re in town for the New York Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall

If you are coming to New York City for the show, book your stay with us at The Manhattan Club. We’re located in the heart of midtown Manhattan, close to theaters, museums and gourmet dining experiences. Come and relax in one of our spacious suites while our friendly staff takes care of your needs. 

Don’t Miss the Museum Mile Festival in June

Museum Summer Street Festival in New York

Museum Mile Festival The Museum Mile Festival will take place on June 14 from 6:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m., come rain or shine. Don’t miss out on the chance to visit free museums in NYC including the Guggenheim, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, El Museo del Barrio, the Jewish Museum, Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum, Museum of the City of New York and others.

The festival initially began as an effort to garner new audiences for the museums and increase support for the arts in the 1970s. It was at this time that Museum Mile was formed and is now referred to as the section on Fifth Avenue where several museums can be found.

The very first festival in 1978 was a success as it achieved its goal of exposing locals and visitors alike to a collection of the city’s artistic and cultural riches. This summer street festival in New York continues to promote public awareness via increased accessibility, visibility and attendance at the museums.

Today, the festival’s reach goes way beyond New York City. Tourists from around the country travel in the thousands to enjoy the festival. In fact, over its 37 years, attendance at the festival has surpassed the one million visitors mark. It is because of this success that the stretch from 82nd to 105th Streets along Fifth Avenue have been designated as the Museum Mile.

Enjoy 23 car-free blocks of NYC, free access to all museums from 6pm-9pm for all museums along the mile, live bands and entertainment as well as art in the street!

If you’re planning a trip especially around the festival, be sure to book your accommodations with us at The Manhattan Club. Our boutique hotel is conveniently located in midtown Manhattan, close to a range of the city’s attractions. After the festival, head back to the hotel and indulge in comfortable accommodations and all the amenities you could need during your stay.

Free Shakespeare in Central Park

Happy Birthday Shakespeare: Shakespeare 400 in New York City

Free Shakespeare in Central Park

Summer is on its way and that means more time to spend outside, and more free Shakespeare!

Over five million people have enjoyed free Shakespeare in Central Park over the years. This is by far one of New York City’s most loved summer traditions. The annual event takes place at Central Park’s Delacorte Theater. The productions are put on by The Public Theater and shows are free to attend. All you have to do is grab your tickets on the day of the performance.

There are usually two to three productions over the course of the summer.

This year’s productions include:
• The Taming of the Shrew – May 24 – June 26
• Troilus and Cressida – July 19 – August 14
• Twelfth Night – September 2 – 6

Shakespeare 400 in New York City is a celebration of 400 years of William Shakespeare’s legacy. On Monday, June 6 there will be The Public’s Annual Gala to celebrate the work of the great writer.

The Central Park’s theater can be accessed from 79th Street and Fifth Avenue or 81st Street and Central Park West.

Spend Your Summer Getaway with Us

After a wonderful production in the park, head back to The Manhattan Club to relax in our spacious suites. Enjoy complimentary Internet access and a range of top-class amenities to ensure your stay is everything you could hope for.