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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4 Ways to Enjoy Mother’s Day in NYC

It’s time to celebrate Mom and all she does. Check out what’s in store for Mother’s Day in NYC and take your pick from one of these great events that honor your mom’s special place in your life.

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Any of these fun things to do would be a great way to spend the day with your mom and show her you care.

  1. Mother’s Day at Central Park Zoo - Bring little ones from ages 3-10 for this event on Mother’s Day. You’ll meet animal moms and their babies, go on a scavenger hunt, make treats for the animal moms, and more. The price of a ticket includes admission for one adult and one child and is the perfect way to celebrate with the kids.
  2. Mother’s Day Weekend Garden Party - Hosted by the New York Botanical Garden, the Mother’s Day Weekend Garden Party will include outdoor lawn games (giant chess, a bean bag toss, croquet, and more), watercolor painting, live entertainment, prime picnicking on Daffodil Hill, and more. You can also attend a sit-down brunch in the Garden Terrace Room for an additional fee; make sure you reserve your tickets.
  3. Mother’s Day Brunch Cruise - Unlimited mimosas for Mom, amazing NYC water views, a delicious brunch buffet and some special pampering all aboard this special cruise.

Spring in NYC Package (number 4!)

Add to your Mother’s Day weekend getaway in Manhattan when you book our Spring getaway package from The Manhattan Club. The offer includes a stay in a luxury suite, complimentary continental breakfast and Wi-Fi, access to the fitness center on-site, and a bottle of wine. Stay with us for a fantastic weekend!

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2017 AIDS Walk in New York City

Raise money for a good cause when you join the  2017 AIDS Walk in New York City. This fundraising opportunity benefits organizations all over the area that work to end AIDS.

Join the NYC AIDS Fundraiser and Walk to End AIDS

2017 AIDS Walk in New York CityOn May 21, the walk will start and end in Central Park. This is the largest AIDS fundraising effort held on a single day in the world.

Not only does the event help support those affected by AIDS, it also helps fund prevention measures, care, and advocacy. The walk is put on by GMHC, the Gay Men’s Health Crisis in New York City, one of the largest organizations dedicated to fighting AIDS.

GMHC, the world’s very first AIDS and HIV service organization, is an expert in offering services that every person who is affected by the epidemic deserves. The organization is on the front lines caring for people who are both HIV negative and HIV positive and assist with nutrition, testing, legal advice, mental health and educational services. It also strives for stronger public policies at federal, state and local level with the goal always to end AIDS as an epidemic in the state.

Opening Ceremony
An Opening Ceremony will kick things off with celebrity appearances, performances, and speeches before the 10-kilometer walk begins. It will start about an hour before the walk, at 9:15 a.m.

Post-Walk Concert
Once you’ve finished the Walk, stick around for a Post-Walk Concert and enjoy some great music at 12pm and results will be announced at 2:30pm.

The Manhattan Club would like to take this opportunity to wish participants the best of luck! 

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What New Shows Are Opening on Broadway?

Each season, fantastic new shows and musicals open on Broadway in NYC. Whether you prefer singing and dancing, comedy, intense drama, or dazzling visuals, there’s something for everyone.

What’s New on Broadway This Season

what new shows are opening on BroadwayThis year, brand-new productions will feature original stories, beloved movies adapted for the stage, big Hollywood stars, bigger song and dance numbers, and classic stage shows revamped.

Schedule of Upcoming Broadway Shows
In March and April, expect to see lots of stage musicals inspired by popular films. These will include:

  • Amelie – Opening April 3, this production is based on the 2000 French film about a shy waitress who has a unique way of seeing the world and finds clever, secret ways to help those around her.
  • Groundhog Day – Opening April 17, this musical is based on the 1993 movie starring Bill Murray about a weatherman who must live the same day over and over.
  • Anastasia – Opening April 24, this musical follows the story of a lost Russian princess and includes songs from the popular 1997 animated movie.

This spring will additionally feature popular stage shows coming back with refreshed verve. 

  • Miss Saigon – Opening March 23, Miss Saigon is the record-breaking revival of a popular stage drama.
  • The Little Foxes – Opening April 19, this revival of a 1930s drama stars Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon.
  • Hello, Dolly! – Opening April 20, this classic musical gets a new spin from stars Bette Midler and David Hyde Pierce.

Check out what’s new on Broadway, and enjoy a classic night of theater while you’re staying with us at The Manhattan Club.

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Easter Weekend Events in NYC

Celebrate Spring and make lasting memories this year when you attend Easter weekend events in NYC.

Easter Weekend Events in NYC

Hop to It on Easter Weekend with These Fun Outings

The annual Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Festival is where people put on their fanciest clothes, don Easter bonnets, and march down 5th Avenue. You can either join the march or watch the pageantry. The parade will start at 10 a.m.

Something for the kids? The Children’s Museum of Manhattan is throwing an Easter celebration complete with a museum-wide Easter egg scavenger hunt. Kids who find them all get a prize.

When ready to nosh, an Easter feast is even better when it’s brunch. For a lavish meal, try brunch in Midtown Manhattan, where you’ll  find  some of the best. Consider a French-inspired brunch spread, head to Rebelle, where they serve classic mille-feuille for dessert, a layered confection of puff pastry, pastry cream, and powdered sugar.

If looking for a classic, an Easter egg hunt is the perfect way to enjoy the holiday with the kids. Join the hunt at various locations throughout the city.

Join in the springtime fun, whether you’re grabbing brunch or checking out the Easter parade in New York City. Stay with us at The Manhattan Club to make it a truly great Easter weekend.

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Yankees and Mets 2017 Baseball Schedule at Home

Grab your catcher’s mitt and a hot dog –you’ll want to be in the stands for the Yankees and Mets 2017 baseball schedule at home.

Yankees and Mets 2017 Baseball Schedule at Home

The Yankees’ Jacoby Ellsbury has already hammered out some home runs in spring training games – can he carry that over to the regular season? Meanwhile, Mets right-hander Zach Wheeler has been throwing pitches in batting practice for the first time since having surgery. How will he fare in spring training, and will he be back for regular season play?

Catch games at Yankees Stadium or baseball at Citi Field this season!

Yankees 2017 Baseball Schedule at Home

April Games Vs…Tampa Bay, St. Louis, White Sox, Baltimore.
May Games Vs…Toronto, Houston, Kansas City, Oakland

New York Mets Home Schedule

April Games Vs…Atlanta, Miami, Philly, Washington & Atlanta
May Games Vs…Miami, San Francisco, L.A. Angels, San Diego & Milwaukee.

Follow the New York Mets home schedule and the Yankees home schedule to see each team on their own turf. While you’re attending games, why not make a weekend of it ans stay with us at The Manhattan Club. Our boutique Midtown hotel is perfect for a relaxing overnight getaway.

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Enjoy These Special Offers at The Manhattan Club in NYC

The Manhattan Club’s Latest Specials for 2017

  Special Offers at The Manhattan Club

To get you in the mood for scheduling your New York getaway, we’d like to entice you with some of the latest special offers at The Manhattan Club – NYC.

  • The Weekend Getaway in the City Package: How does a romantic weekend in the city sound? Come enjoy a Broadway show, eat at some fabulous restaurants, and enjoy Central Park.  Our weekend getaway package includes a continental breakfast, free Wi-Fi, and access to our gym.
  • TMC & Manhattan Parking Package: Those who take advantage of our parking package won’t have to deal with finding parking in NYC. Our full-service Valet will securely stow your car with complimentary parking.
  • Family Fun in NYC: New York is an ideal city for the whole family. There are zoos, museums, and parks. If your kids are fans of the Night at the Museum movies, the Museum of Natural History is a must-see. Our family package includes Wi-Fi, access to our fitness center, and a $70 gift card to make your family fun trip an even sweeter deal.
  • Book Early Package: Whether you’re in town for business or pleasure, save some money by booking early. How much will you save? You’ll save 25 percent, have access to our gym and business center, in addition to a cozy room.

The Perfect Getaway to NYC Includes The Manhattan Club

The Manhattan Club not only offers luxurious and spacious accommodations, we are just minutes from the city’s best attractions. Experience all that NYC has to offer—shopping, restaurants, shows, and more—during your stay with us at The Manhattan Club.

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March Performances at Carnegie Hall

When in NYC, make it a point to attend a concert at one of the city’s preeminent music venues, Carnegie Hall. The schedule for March performances at Carnegie Hall is full of a little something for everyone.

3 Musical Performances at Carnegie Hall to Enjoy in March ENTERTAINMENT_MUSIC_violin

Carnegie Hall opened its doors in 1891, after a New York City conductor convinced Andrew Carnegie, the rich philanthropist and builder of public libraries across the U.S., to build a music hall in Manhattan. Since then, the venue has become a world-renowned destination for music-lovers.

1.      CAG Alumni Concert
On Tuesday, March 14, see Concert Artists Guild alumni perform Irish songs as well as works by Hindemith and Faure. The Lysander Piano Trio will play along with mezzo-soprano Naomi O’Connell and viola player Jennifer Stumm.

2.      Masterwork Festival Chorus - New York City Chamber Orchestra
Hear Mozart’s Requiem and Gounod’s St. Cecilia Mass, two monumental music pieces, performed by Masterwork Festival Chorus and New York City Chamber Orchestra on Saturday, March 11.

3.      Carnegie Kids Polygraph Lounge
The Carnegie Kids Polygraph Lounge is a free show that engages kids with sounds and music. Hear unique songs played with handmade instruments, and then try them out for yourself with a “sound playground” after the performance.

Hotels Near Carnegie Hall
Getting the chance to enjoy a Carnegie Hall performance is simple when you stay with us at The Manhattan Club. Walk out our hotel’s doors and across the street for an unforgettable evening of music.

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Calling All Car Enthusiasts! Check Out the NY Auto Show

On April 14-23, get over to Jacob Javits Center to get your fill of hot rods, trucks, luxury vehicles-, and cars of the future. The NY Auto Show will have it all on display in a stunning showcase.

EVENTS_CARSHOW_close up of a new car hidden under red cover on black backgroundThe NY International Auto Show is a Car-Lover’s Dream
If you’re interested in new car trends or innovations, you shouldn’t miss this car show in NYC. Over four floors of the Center will be packed with vehicles to see and marvel over. With almost 1,000 models on display, this is one of the largest auto shows in North America.

Of particular interest are the futuristic concept cars, which will take your imagination to new heights. You’ll be inspired and glimpse into how we might travel in our cars in the coming decades.

NY Auto Show Vehicle Gallery
The Vehicle Gallery on the NYC Auto Show event website gives you a sneak peek at what you can look forward to at the NY International Auto Show.

From Cadillac to Chevrolet, from Fiat to Audi to Maserati, all of the world’s biggest manufacturers and brands are represented. Browse the makes and models you’ll want to see in-person at the show and add them to your list, allowing you to completely customize your experience. Just a few high-end cars you’ll find include the Porsche 918 Spyder, the Jaguar F-Type SVR, the Rolls-Royce Dawn, and the Fiat 500C.

Head to this famous auto show this April and you might just find the car of your dreams. While you’re in NYC, stay with us at The Manhattan Club for a stellar week of auto admiration.

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