Celebrate Irish Pride at the NYC 2017 St. Patrick’s Day Parade

For over 250 years, the NYC 2017 St. Patrick’s Day Parade has been marching along the city streets annually. Join this time-honored tradition and celebrate Irish heritage when you attend on March 17th.

All About the St. Patrick’s Festival in NYC

 HOLIDAYS_ST-PATRICKS_marching-band-in-paradeThe first NYC St. Patrick's Day parade marched past the old St. Patrick’s Cathedral in 1762, and comprised a group of Irish military serving with the British in the colonies and ex-patriots who were homesick for their mother country.

Parade Route
Today, that spirit of love for Ireland continues. The St. Patrick’s Day parade route heads past the current St. Patrick’s Cathedral, under review of the Archbishop of New York, and heads up 5th Avenue to 79th Street. Hundreds of thousands march, and millions join the crowd of spectators to watch.

Attending the Parade
The NYC St. Patrick's parade begins at 11:00 a.m. on March 17th. Show up along 5th Avenue, between 44th and 79th Streets, to watch. The parade can also be watched online and details are available on the parade website.

Parade Charities
The parade will honor two organizations, the New York State Police and the Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of New York. Both are turning 100 years old in 2017, and represent closely-held Irish-American values, faith, and service.

2017 Grand Marshal
Each year, the Irish festival in NYC names a Grand Marshal to lead the festivities. For 2017, that honor is going to Ireland native Michael J. Dowling. He has a long history of public service and is the president and CEO of Northwell Health, a network of hospitals, health care centers, and educational organizations in New York.

Finally, when you’re in the area, don’t forget that The Manhattan Club close to the St. Patrick’s festival in NYC for easy access.  We hope everyone has a great time at the parade!

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2017 New York City Beer Week

If you love cold beer and good food, events during 2017 New York City Beer Week should be right up your alley. Get a taste of local and international brews, try food pairings with various beers, and meet the brewers themselves.

February Festivals in NYC: Beer Week Events

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Opening Bash Invitational

Beer Week kicks off on February 25 at Brooklyn Expo Center with the Opening Bash Invitational, one of the beer festivals in Brooklyn. This tasting event is the ideal way to start off celebrating the beer scene in NYC.

45 different breweries will be in attendance from all over the world to give you unlimited samples of their beers. Meet and discuss the drinks, and then get a taste of food that will go perfectly with your brew at the Gastronomic Garden.

More entertainment will be announced closer to the date. General admission tasting will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. the day of the event.

NYC Fermentation Festival

Fermented foods are having a moment, and the Fermentation Festival is celebrating it. Attend and sample fermented goods from over 30 different vendors. This includes beer as well as kimchi, veggies, juice, and cheese curds, to name a few.

You can also taste home brews from hobby brewers, plus attend seminars all about fermentation, and ask questions about DIY fermenting at the DIY Help Desks.

The festival will happen on February 25 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at the Brooklyn Expo Center. This is one of the family-friendly festivals in NYC for beer week, so don’t be afraid to bring the kids – there will be food and drinks for them, too!

Beer festivals in Brooklyn are a fun way to get out and about in the winter in New York City. Attend February festivals in NYC like Beer Week and taste your way around NYC and the world. Don’t forget to book your stay at The Manhattan Club while you’re in the area attending Beer Week events.

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Start Revving Up for the 2017 NYC Marathon

Before you know it, the 2017 NYC Marathon will be here so that means it’s time to start prepping and preparing. If you want to participate in this huge event, get going right now. It will be your best run yet.

NYC Marathon Events for Runners

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The application to run in the New York City Marathon is open! Sign up through February 17 to enter the drawing to participate, or get guaranteed entry if you have run in 15 other NYC races or received a time qualification during 2016. Other ways to be eligible for guaranteed entry are listed on the website.

Race Week
For Race Week, plan on attending the NYC Marathon Expo on November 2-4. Not only is it where you’ll check in and pick up your race materials, it’s also where you can shop for health, wellness, and athletic merchandise, equipment, nutrition, and gear. See demos, attend sessions, and get all kinds of useful information. The Expo is a must for health enthusiasts, runners, and athletes of all kinds.

Race Day
Race Day is when it all happens. The big run will be held on November 5. It usually starts in Staten Island, traverses all the major boroughs of NYC, covers 26.2 miles, and finishes in Central Park.

Don’t forget that kids can participate in NYC Marathon events like the Youth Invitational as well as other races during Race Week, including the Youth Jamboree and the TCS Run with Champions.

Race Week and Race Day are always exciting events that invigorate the city. Whether you are running or cheering on others for the NYC marathon, everyone at The Manhattan Club want to wish all participants a successful and exciting run!

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Choose Your Romantic Adventure for Valentine’s Day in New York City

For both couples and singles, there are plenty of unique activities and events going on for Valentine’s Day in New York City. Whether you’re into hilarity or romance, celebrate the day of love and plan on one of these fun affairs.

Things to Do for Valentine’s Day in NYC

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Cupid’s Undie Run

If you’re into being a little crazy, consider doing Cupid’s Undie Run. For this mad dash, participants race in their underwear in the February cold for a good cause. The event starts at 12 noon on February 18. The run is a mile long, and runners can attend the after-party at Stage 48 after they cross the finish line.

Your Love, Our Musical NYC
See a musical with a creative twist that might just feature your love story, if you’re lucky. Your Love, Our Musical is an improv show that takes the love story of a random couple from the audience and turns it into a show complete with song and dance. See it Sunday, February 12 at The Bell House in Brooklyn.

Romance Under the Stars
The Rose Center for Earth and Space at the American Museum of Natural History will host Romance Under the Stars, a Valentine’s Day party for the starry-eyed. A cocktail and hors d’oeuvres hour in the Cullman Hall of the Universe will be serenaded by a jazz quartet, followed by a session about romance, mythology, and the stars in the Hayden Planetarium.

If you’re looking for things to do on Valentine’s Day in NYC, and are planning your trip for the holiday, experience any one of these events and book your accommodations with us at The Manhattan Club.

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Our NYC Business Stay Hotel Will Make Your Travels Simple

For your next business trip to New York City, make your travels more relaxing in between meetings and networking events. Our NYC business-stay hotel is perfect for kicking off your shoes after a long day, catching up on emails and paperwork, or just serving as your home away from home while you’re in the city.

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The Perks of Staying at Our Manhattan Hotel for Business Travel

Accommodations
We offer suites for every preference at our hotel. Every option is spacious, appointed with fine furnishings, and offers complimentary Wi-Fi as well as a host of other amenities. Depending on your needs, you can choose a luxury suite perfectly sized for one, or a larger suite, including a one-bedroom.

Business Center
In our Business Center, hop on one of our computers and quickly send an email. You can also fax, copy, and print, or use the Wi-Fi service.

Fitness Center
The Fitness Center at our Manhattan hotel for business travel will help you keep up your fitness goals while you’re away from home. We have a variety of equipment, machines, and even an open area for stretching. Wall-mounted TVs will keep you entertained while you’re on a treadmill. There are also convenient changing rooms if you’re in a hurry or are popping in after a day of work.

Concierge Services
If you have questions about entertainment, dining, or booking reservations in the city, our concierge staff can handle it. They can also help you choose restaurants and tell you the best spots for hosting business lunches or happy hours.

TMC Parking Package
Parking can be a pain in NYC, but not with this package. Our NYC Manhattan Club Hotel Parking Package offers valet parking along with your luxury suite accommodations, fitness center access, and complimentary Wi-Fi.

The Manhattan Club is the perfect business-travel hotel in NYC with parking. Book your stay with us for your next business trip and find out for yourself.

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NYC Broadway Week 2017 – The Opportunity of a Lifetime

Tickets are already on sale for 2017’s Broadway Week, giving you a limited chance for an experience of a lifetime. Beginning January 17 and running through February 5, you can see the best of theater performances on Broadway with two-for-one tickets.

Broadway Week is an annual event that encourages newcomers to fall in love with the theater. Broadway is a magical part of NYC, with its mystery hidden behind closed theater doors. Take advantage of this special pricing to unlock those doors and become a part of the magic.

2-For-1 Shows Available for NYC Broadway Week 2017

From beloved revivals to Disney classics, Broadway Week 2017 is offering 2-for-1 tickets to some of NYC’s most exhilarating live theater performances:

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An American in Paris

Cats

Jersey Boys

Kinky Boots

The Lion King

On Your Feet!

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Something Rotten

Wicked

The availability of these shows may change so if there is a show you truly want to experience, ask the hotel concierge for assistance. With our insider knowledge of Broadway, we can help you to plan your entire trip to the theater, and create an experience that you will never forget.  NYC Broadway Week 2017 only runs for a limited time, so act quickly to take advantage of this amazing deal. 

The Manhattan Club is located just minutes from the legendary Broadway, offering you dozens of luxurious reasons why this should be your NYC home away from home. Full-service suites are overflowing with plush amenities to pamper your stay in the Big Apple. Let our friendly concierge staff know of your Broadway desires, and we can help set up all the details to make it an incredible night.

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Visit the NYC Winter Wine Festival for World-Class Wines & More!

Spice up your palate and your winter at a grand wine-tasting event in NYC.

The 2017 NYC Winter Wine Festival is a February event that features over 250 wines accompanied by hors d’oeuvres and live jazz music. Whether you’re a true aficionado or just appreciate a good glass of red once in a while, don’t miss this event.

Wend Your Way down to the Wine Festival in Manhattan

The 8th Annual Winter Wine Festival is happening on Saturday, February 4 at the PlayStation Theater in Times Square. You’ll have the chance to attend two sessions: one from 3:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., and one from 8:00 p.m. to 10:30 p.m.

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The Wines

You will have the chance to taste wines from all over the world, including countries like France, Spain, Italy, New Zealand, Argentina, Portugal, Germany, and more. Each guest at the event will get a complimentary wine-tasting glass to take home.

The Food

Treats and light fare will be on hand to accompany the wines. You’ll get a selection of hors d’oeuvres, cheeses and crackers, and food samples from artisan makers. Plus, many artisans will have products available for purchase.

The Entertainment

While you’re enjoying a fine glass of vintage and delectable bites at New York wine events, your ears will be treated to some live jazz, compliments of Brian Simpson and JJ Sansaverino.

This wine festival in Manhattan will be a great chance to socialize, relax, and enjoy the atmosphere of a New York City evening. If you’ll be attending the festival, book your stay with us at The Manhattan Club and turn it into a wine getaway weekend!

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New Year’s Eve in Manhattan

The New Year is headed our way, and the final night of 2016 can be one to remember if you’re in town for the holiday. There’s lots to do on New Year’s Eve in Manhattan for your happiest new year yet.

Winter Holiday Events in NYC for a Happy New Year

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The Ball Drop at Times Square
Be part of a famous tradition that is known all around the world. The Ball Drop is not just an iconic midnight countdown, it’s also an evening-long event where the streets of Times Square are full of music, wishes, and cheers.

Show up early to get a good spot. (The streets around One Times Square start filling up as early as 12 p.m. on New Year’s Eve!)

Winter Jazzfest
Warm up with some hot music at this buzzy festival that features endless jazz talent at clubs across Brooklyn. The six-day fest, running from January 5-10, will also include a two-day jazz marathon.

NYRR Midnight Run 2016
This special run ends the year on a runner’s high. Join in at 10 p.m. for music and dancing, and then get ready for a four-miler that will begin at the stroke of midnight. The run will be accompanied by fireworks and will take place at the inner loop at Central Park.

New Year’s Eve Concert for Peace
Held inside the beautiful nave of The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine, this concert is a beloved annual event that was started by Leonard Bernstein in 1984. The program will include a range of music, from Haydn to Bach to traditional spirituals by African-American composers. The concert begins at 7 p.m. on New Year’s Eve.

We hope winter holiday events in NYC will end your year with a bang. From everyone at The Manhattan Club, have a very happy New Year!

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Winter Holiday Events in NYC

The holidays are upon us, and there is no better time to spend a magical weekend enjoying winter holiday events in NYC. See famous attractions and iconic landmarks dressed up for the season, and enjoy a cup of cheer as the year comes to a close.

Things to Do for Your Holiday Getaway in Manhattan

SEASONS_WINTER_Young-winter-coupleHoliday Train Show at New York Botanical Garden
See magnificent model trains chug along through familiar New York City landmarks in miniature, like the Brooklyn Bridge and Statue of Liberty. Explore further to experience a wondrous winter garden and special tours, live performances, poetry readings, and kids’ activities. The show is open through January 16.

The Radio City Rockettes
Catch a show starring the storied Rockettes, who have been gracing Radio City Hall with fun performances and kick lines since the 1940s. In particular, drink in holiday magic when you see their Christmas Spectacular, which features tap-dancing rag dolls, Santa’s reindeer, and marching toy soldiers. The holiday show runs through January 2.

Winter Village at Bryant Park
Bryant Park becomes a winter wonderland during the holiday season. Visit the Winter Village’s holiday shops for a European open-air market experience, then take a break for a skate at The Rink. Finally, fill your belly with delicious food from the Snackbar, Public Fare restaurant, or various kiosks throughout the park. Visit through January 2.

The Rink at Rockefeller Center
Glide on the ice beneath the giant Christmas tree at Rockefeller Center, the centerpiece of the holiday season in NYC. General admission is open on a first-come, first-served basis. Book one of their ice skating packages to combine a skate with a show or a meal.

Your holiday getaway in Manhattan will be merry and bright with any of these events. Everyone at The Manhattan Club wishes you and yours a very happy holiday season!

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Sample and Savor New Flavors During NYC Winter Restaurant Week

Winter Attractions in NYC: All About Restaurant Week

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Escape the winter blahs and liven up your taste-buds  when you attend NYC Winter Restaurant Week.

It’s a time when leading New York City restaurants will offer excellent deals on delicious food in the form of prix fixe menus. This means you can get a tasty three-course meal at an affordable, fixed price.

Restaurant Week for 2017 will fall on January 23 through February 2.

What’s Included
Participating eateries for Restaurant Week will be pulling out all the stops to offer diners a fine menu of their best selections for lunch and/or dinner. At a minimum, each restaurant will offer three choices for the first and second courses: three appetizer choices, and three entrée choices. A minimum of two dessert options for the final course will also be presented.

Restaurants may vary in their additional offerings. Some may have drink specials to wet your whistle, or a la carte items available for an extra price.

Reservations or Walk-In? For most restaurants, it’s recommended that you make reservations. Walk-ins will be accepted, but participating restaurants will not be able to guarantee you a table at the time you arrive. Enjoy some old favorites or explore something new this winter!

The winter doldrums that tend to set in after the holidays end are can be forgotten – especially if you partake of winter attractions in NYC. Have fun exploring the city and new tastes, and forget about the long winter.

While you’re enjoying the colder months in New York City, stay with us at The Manhattan Club, and brighten up your season.

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