Smart Tips for New Year’s Eve in NYC

Planning Ahead for New Year’s Eve in New York City

Tips for New Year’s Eve in NYC
The Ball Drop in Times Square on New Year’s Eve is an iconic event that millions of people around the country tune in to watch on their TVs.

If you’ll be attending this event in-person, here are some tips for a stress-free New Year’s Eve in NYC.

Map Everything Out
Know where you’ll arrive and where that is in relation to the Ball Drop at 1 Times Square. Keep in mind that it will be viewable from 43rd to 50th Street, Broadway, north up to 59th Street, and along 7th Avenue.

Arrive Early
This is a huge event, so most people are going to be arriving as early as possible in order to nab a prime spot. Spots starting filling up as early as noon, so plan on arriving sometime before 3 p.m.

Eat Before You Get There and Bring Water
Once you find your spot, you’re pretty much stuck there for the night, unless you want to fight your way through hordes of people. Save yourself a growling stomach by eating a good meal before you get there, or bring along a snack. Stay hydrated while you’re on your feet. Just like with food, there won’t be much access to beverages.

No Backpacks or Bags
The NYPD will be ready to ensure the safety of all who visit for New Year’s Eve in NYC.  This means no bags larger than a small purse will be allowed.  

Don’t Wear Your Fancy Shoes
You’ll be on your feet for hours – at least seven if you arrive by 3 p.m. Wear your most comfortable shoes with arch support to avoid aching feet.

Planning ahead for New Year’s Eve in New York City will ensure that you will be singing Auld Lang Syne is happy harmony with a few thousand of your new friends! For a relaxing place to stay after all the bustle and excitement, we’d love to have you at The Manhattan Club.

Holiday Cheer Waits for You at the Radio City Christmas Spectacular

Get Excited for THE Holiday Event in Manhattan

Radio City Christmas Spectacular
Want to have a classic New York City experience and get in the holiday spirit?

You can do both at once when you attend the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, starring the Rockettes, who got their start as the St. Louis Rockets in 1924.
The Christmas Spectacular is THE classic Rockettes show. It’s one of the legendary events at Radio City Music Hall that is both a throwback to yesteryear and a modern holiday show that features a stunning dance troupe.

The Rockettes will perform beloved favorites that have been featured in their annual performances since the very beginning along with some amazing new choreography that will leave the audience speechless.  

Glittering costumes, bright lights, dancing, and seasonal cheer make this a show you won’t want to miss during the holidays. The Rockettes transform into toy soldiers, rag dolls, Santa’s reindeer, and more in their signature fashion, with flair and precision.

No holiday experience in Manhattan would be complete without a trip to the Radio City Christmas Spectacular! America’s number one holiday show returns to kick off the holiday season November 9th through December 30th this year and will be sure to create memories to last a lifetime.

While you’re having a classic New York City trip with visits to iconic experiences, attractions, and landmarks, book your stay with us at The Manhattan Club.

Make Some Memories at Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

Thanksgiving in New York City: Pave Your Way to the Parade.

Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade
One of the most iconic parades in the U.S. will march again on Thanksgiving Day, November 24, 2016, 90 years after it first began.

The Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade has been alive and kicking since 1924, and continues to delight and astound with giant balloons, elaborate floats, celebrity guests, and of course, Santa Claus.

Tips for Parade Goers:

  • The morning of the parade, arrive early (before 6:30 a.m.) to find your spot.
  • When choosing your viewing location, look for a spot that is close to bathrooms and coffee shops/restaurants
  • Dress warm- wear layers of clothing, warm socks, hats, and gloves
  • Bring items to keep children amused while waiting for the parade
  • Get a sneak peak at the parade balloons by heading out the night before and watch them get inflated

Where to Stay in the City
If you’re wondering where to stay in the city for the parade and holiday festivities, The Manhattan Club is perfectly located near the parade route as well as many other iconic New York City attractions. Take advantage of our TMC Parking Package to sweeten the deal, too.

TMC Parking Package
Parking for Thanksgiving in New York City can be tough, but the TMC Parking Package takes care of this hassle for you. With this offer, you’ll get valet parking when you arrive at the hotel, as well as throughout your stay.

You also get luxury suite accommodations, access and use of the on-site fitness center, and complimentary Wi-Fi for staying connected during the whole of your trip.
Stay with us at The Manhattan Club for the ultimate New York City Midtown hotel with parking.

Cold Weather Charm Comes Alive Early at Winter Village in Bryant Park

Visit the Village for Shopping, Dining, and Ice Skating at Bryant Park.

Winter Village in Bryant Park
If you’re in search of festive fare when the winter season starts, Winter Village in Bryant Park should be your destination. If you can’t wait for the season to start, get a jump on the fun since this village pops up in Bryant Park after October 29th!

Holiday Shopping
One of the most special parts of the Winter Village is the shopping. Inspired by a European open-air market, it features “jewel box” kiosks throughout the park.

Step into the holiday shop and find the perfect gift. The lighted windows and spice-scented air will get you in the spirit of giving. There will be everything from home goods to local food, whole-family apparel to beauty products, holiday décor, art, and more.

Ice Skating
Skating is free at the rink in the center of the Winter Village. Bring your own pair of skates, or rent a pair (or two). Stretch your legs and let the winter air put a rose in your cheeks. Ice skating in Bryant Park is the perfect way to take a break from shopping.

Snacking and Dining
The Skating Pavilion is where you’ll find Snackbar, where you can grab cozy, comforting treats and hot chocolate. For a sit-down meal, try one of the local haunts, such as Bryant Park Grill. The holiday shops will additionally have lots of specialty foods and seasonal eats on offer.

The Winter Village is just one of the magical winter attractions in New York City. We’d love to host you at The Manhattan Club so you can discover them all.

Engage in Events for New York City Marathon Weekend

Attend Can’t-Miss Events Surrounding the TCS Marathon.

New York City Marathon Weekend
The world’s largest marathon returns in 2016 in full force and thousands upon thousands of runners will be joining the fray and heading for the finish in what is sure to be a great run for New York City Marathon Weekend.

Sunday, November 6, starting in Staten Island, make sure you’re warmed up and ready to get moving. Meanwhile, gear up for some great events surrounding the race that you shouldn’t miss.

Opening Ceremony
The marathon kicks off with the Opening Ceremony. This evening event features the Parade of Nations, which celebrates the diversity of runners who participate. Stay after the parade for a fireworks show.

NYRR Night of Champions
This benefit supports the New York Road Runners’ (NYRR’s) youth and community programs with an elegant reception, which includes a menu by local chefs, drinks and hors d’oeuvres, a silent auction, live music entertainment, and featured runners and Olympic athletes.

Abbott Dash to the Finish Line 5K
Join the TCS Marathon without the 26.2-mile run. This race will let you experience some of the same race route as the marathon, not to mention cross the famed finish line. This is a great event for runners who aren’t quite ready for longer distances.

NYRR Youth Jamboree
This fun, free event is perfect for kids of all ages who love to run. There will be all kinds of races, relays, dashes, and field events to join.

There will also be a Health & Wellness Expo for all kinds of fitness gear and nutrition, plus a Poland Spring Marathon Kickoff to gear up for the big race.

We invite you to book your stay with us at The Manhattan Club if you’re going to be in the area to route on your favorite runner for the Marathon or any surrounding events. We wish everyone participating in the race good luck!

Check Out Haunted Happenings for Halloween & A Fall Getaway in Manhattan

Enjoy Halloween events in New York and a fall getaway in Manhattan!

Fall getaway in Manhattan
Celebrate all things Halloween with our Fall Getaway in Manhattan! Whether you engage in a night of revelry on October 31, go looking for ghosts, or get scared silly, there’s something for every taste this October in New York.

Village Halloween Parade
This parade is the place to debut your most creative costume and join a throng of like-minded Halloween enthusiasts. Music from around the world accompanies the march of the parade, along with dancers, artists, and, of course, thousands of costumed New Yorkers.

Join the party on Halloween night, Monday, October 31, between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. The entry point is located at Sixth Avenue at Canal Street.

NYC’s Haunted Places
Take a jaunt to one of these haunted areas in NYC to see if you can spot any spooky or paranormal activity for yourself. Try the Merchant’s House Museum, which is said to be haunted by the Tredwell family, who lived here from the 1830’s until the 1930’s.

Catch the spirit of a famous author, such as Edgar Allen Poe or Mark Twain, at famous locations such as Poe’s former residence on West 3rd Street, or Twain’s former home (now ominously dubbed “The House of Death”).

Make sure to stay with us at The Manhattan Club while you’re in New York City during Halloween season and take advantage of our Autumn in NYC Package which includes luxury suite accommodations, complimentary continental breakfast and wireless Internet, discounted shopping coupons and use of the on-site fitness center.  We hope you enjoy your fall getaway in Manhattan!

Dust off Your Superhero Cape for Comic Con in NYC

New York Comic Con: The Ultimate Fan Fest

Comic Con in NYC
A huge event for all things pop culture, Comic Con in NYC is the place to be this October and  the biggest conference of its kind on the East Coast. Here you’ll find everything concerning your favorite comics, graphic novels, TV shows, movies, video games, anime, manga, and more.

Event Dates
The 2016 NYCC will be held from October 6th to October 9th at Jacob Javits Center in New York City. Additional events, like celebrity panels and advanced screenings/previews, will be held at The Theatre at Madison Square Garden and Hammerstein Ballroom.

Special Guests
Special guests include those from the comic and entertainment worlds, including books, TV, and film. Some of the big names that are confirmed to attend this year include cast members from Dr. Who, Stranger Things, Elementary, Ash vs. Evil Dead, and Carrie Fisher from Star Wars.

Exhibit Floor
The Exhibit Floor is where fans can purchase merchandise, souvenirs, and all kinds of pop culture goodies.

Panels, Screenings, and Special Events
New York Comic Con Panels range from tips and techniques for comic book writing, anti- bullying sessions and writers’ panels that discuss setting in fantasy. This is not to mention fan events and celebrity panels where TV show and movie casts share behind-the-scenes secrets and answer questions.

This year’s event is sure to be an incredible weekend. For events like Comic Con and more, remember to book your stay at The Manhattan Club to be right where all the action is.

Get Ready for the New York Wine and Food Festival

Food Network Food and Wine Festival 2016 Event Spotlight

New York City Wine and Food Festival
The New York Wine and Food Festival is an event you and your stomach won’t want to miss. This 4-day extravaganza hosted by the Food Network & The Cooking Channel is a dream for every foodie, baker, cook, professional chef, and those who just love to eat.

Chef Dinners - Every night of the festival, there will be a variety of themed dinners hosted by famous chefs and inspired by their personal brand of cooking.

Sinful Sweets and Spellbinding Spirits: A Halloween Dessert Party - Hosted by famed pastry chef Duff Goldman, this late-night bash is both a costume party and a tasting event, with Halloween-themed desserts and festive cocktails cooked up by renowned pastry chefs.

Bagel Making with Black Seed Bagels - Learn how to make delicious bagels from start to finish from a favorite New York haunt.

Harvest Party - Local restaurants will feature fall flavors during this tasting event where guests can mill around, sample autumn fare, sip on beer and wine, and listen to live music.

Master Sushi Rolling Class - Learn how to create sushi rolls, including flavor combinations and techniques, from Chef Morimoto and his sous chefs. After the lesson, sushi tasting will follow.

The Food Network & Cooking Channel New York City Wine & Food Festival presented by Coca-Cola has raised over $9.5 million dollars to help fight hunger! 100% of the net proceeds benefit the No Kid Hungry® campaign and Food Bank For New York City to end childhood hunger in America and the five boroughs of New York City. Every year, NYCWFF raises over $1 million for these charities.

Grab a Fork for the Food Network Food and Wine Festival 2016
The FWF runs from Thursday, October 13, 2016, through Sunday, October 16. Event prices vary, but it’s recommended that you purchase tickets in advance to grab a spot.

Everyone at  The Manhattan Club  hopes you enjoy a wonderful time at this year's events!

Mark Your Calendar for New York City Center Performances

The City Center Performance Schedule: Plan a Night Out

New York City Center performances

Music, art, dance, and theater combine in a dazzling array with New York City Center Performances.

Watch a drama unfold onstage, or see breathtaking displays of what the human body can do. Anyone looking to get a culture fix should make room for one of the upcoming events in September and October.

Fall for Dance Festival
A plethora of dance styles from around the world will grace the stage for this event. Held from September 26th through October 8th, the festival features five different programs with talent both old and new, including a Brazilian troupe and Hong Kong ballet.

27 by MasterVoices
Singing and musical storytelling come together in this production about literary illuminati Gertrude Stein and Alice Toklas. Centering on their evenings hosting artistic greats -- F. Scott Fitzgerald, Picasso, and Ernest Hemingway are just some of the guests who came to call at their Paris home -- the show runs from October 20th to 21st.

Sunday in the Park with George
This is a musical highlighting the life and times of famous painter George Seurat as he headed toward completion of his most famous work (A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte). Famous actor Jake Gyllenhaal stars in the production. Performances run from October 24th to 26th, with the Gala performance on the 24th.

Take Part in NYC’s Art & Culture
NYC performance venues offer a big dose of entertainment. Indulge in a theater performance that represents the best from the art and culture scene, and make your night out on the town a satisfying one. For more events in NYC as well as a place to stay, check out The Manhattan Club.

Watch the Film Roll at the NYC Film Festival

NYC Film Festival News

NYC Film Festival

September 30 through October 16, the NYC Film Festival gears up for its 54th year.  Put on by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, It’s a celebration of US and International filmmaking and features the best from celebrated filmmakers as well as new and emerging talent. It’s not only films, though – there are also panel discussions, talks with filmmakers, screenings of restored classics, and an Avant-Garde showcase, among other events. Read on for more information, including details for the biggest screening events.

Lincoln Center Film Society Schedule
The NYFF showcases featured screenings that represent the best of the event and the year’s most fascinating and engaging films, and the lion’s share of these are either world premieres or U.S. premieres. The main events are followed by invitation-only after-parties. Members of the Film Society at the Film Buff level get advance ticket access to these and more.

Opening Night
The Lincoln Center Film Society schedule starts up the whole film festival with a special, invitation-only screening of the Opening Night film selection. This year it’s the world premiere of Ava DuVernay’s The 13th, a documentary focusing on the U.S.’s long history of racial inequality and how this ties into the prison industry.

The featured film selected for screening during the Centerpiece event is Mike Mills’ 20th Century Woman.

The Revivals section of the festival showcases classic films, masterpieces, and never-before seen films from celebrated filmmakers that have been restored to their former glory.

Closing Night
Closing Night will feature James Gray’s The Lost City of Z and will end the festival on a high note.

The film festival is sure to be an exciting affair for film buffs and movie lovers alike. We invite you to stay with us at The Manhattan Club while you get your fill of great filmmaking.