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.

Insider’s Guide to Popular NYC Attractions

Your New York City Getaway Guide

  Insider's guide to popular NYC attractions

There’s so much to do and see in NYC, it can be hard to limit your trip to just a few spots. Make it easier on yourself and check out our insider’s guide to popular NYC attractions.

Central Park
One of the most famous urban parks in the world, Central Park is an oasis of shady green trees in the midst of a concrete jungle. Just a few of the things you can do here include boating, taking in the Shakespeare and Conservatory gardens, having a picnic or a Frisbee toss on the Great Lawn, or taking a stroll along the Mall, a lane flanked by dozens of towering elm trees.

One World Observatory
Head to the top of the new One World Trade Center, the tallest building in the Western Hemisphere, to experience One World Observatory. Here you can take in 360 degree, breathtaking views of the city.

The High Line
The High Line is an innovative park that sits above the city, along an elevated freight rail line. The park features scenic walks, lush gardens, open air cafés, food carts, art, and much more.

Rockefeller Center
Famous Rockefeller Center has it all: dining, attractions, events, and shopping. Tour Radio City Music Hall or NBC Studios. Head to the Top of the Rock for fantastic city views. Shop and dine, or visit the Channel Gardens.

Statue of Liberty
See America’s iconic landmark for yourself. The Statue of Liberty is a giant copper statue that symbolizes freedom and democracy. You can wander around inside the pedestal or climb up to the crown for a magnificent view.

Seaport District
The Seaport District describes itself as “a hub for cultural, dining, fashion, and entertainment experiences.” It’s not yet fully open to the public, but visitors can still enjoy great dining and shopping options along NYC’s historic waterfront.

While enjoying your trip and visiting places listed on this New York City getaway guide, come and stay with us at The Manhattan Club.

New York Fashion Week Spring 2017

New York Fashion Week Spring 2017 with new and favorite designers’ collections

New York Fashion Week spring 2017
In the fashion world, New York Fashion Week is one of the biggest events of the year. Held every spring and fall, up-and-coming designers as well as huge names preview their newest collections. Luckily, these runway shows are not limited to just insiders – several are open to the public with an R.S.V.P.

ASC Fashion Week
Friday, September 9th starting at 5:30 p.m., see fashions from all over the world at this free event. The show features international design talent, letting you take a peek at what’s in store for the spring 2017 season, not just at home in the U.S., but also abroad.

SMGlobal Catwalk
On Saturday, September 10th at 7 p.m., show up at the red carpet dressed to impress for this event. You’ll get to watch lots of models walk the runway wearing a range of designer clothing. There will be vendors selling products as well as an after party with the designers and models at 10 p.m. (21 and over only).

See the calendar for public events here

Budding designers and fashionistas will be enthralled with the variety of clothes they can see, not to mention the amount of creativity and talent on display. To round out NYFW, make sure to stay at The Manhattan Club.

Fun and Funky Events to Check Out During Labor Day Weekend in NYC

The Low-Down: Where to Go For Labor Day Weekend in New York

Labor Day weekend in NYC
Do you have plans for the upcoming Labor Day weekend in New York? There are a ton of fun and funky events that will make for an unforgettable weekend!  

Nothing says “New York” like a Broadway show. During the upcoming holiday, Broadway Week in NYC begins September 5th and runs through the 18th with BOGO tickets.

Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit - Started by Jackson Pollock in 1931, this exhibit showcases local and international artists in a variety of artistic mediums. You’ll be able to see stunning paintings, photography, crafts and sculptures.

The US Open is the ultimate spectacle for tennis lovers. See greats like Serena Williams and Novak Djokovic as they put all of their training to work to win one of the greatest prizes in tennis.

The NYC Unicycle Festival is one of the funkier events on our list. This festival runs from September 1st through the 4th and includes demonstrations, a long distance ride and unicycle hockey.

Holiday Weekends In Manhattan—Something You Will Never Forget

Once you’ve found “where to go” for Labor Day weekend in New York, make sure to book your “where to stay” at The Manhattan Club. We offer the ideal place to put your tired head after a long day of fun and funky activities during the holiday weekend.

One Last Getaway This Season: Summer Hotel Special in Midtown Manhattan

NYC Summer Hotel Specials at The Manhattan Club

summer hotel special in Midtown Manhattan
No matter how exciting the upcoming school year promises to be, it’s always sad when summer ends. However, you don’t have to go out mildly; in fact, when you want to experience one last big event before school starts, consider taking advantage of the Summer in NYC Package at The Manhattan Club.

For your New York City adventure of the season, take advantage of the  Manhattan Club’s Summer in NYC Package.  It comes with a variety of perks that will allow you to experience all of the exciting attractions NYC has to offer. 

•    Luxury suite accommodations
•    Complimentary/continental breakfast
•    Discounted shopping coupons
•    Use of our onsite fitness center
•    Complimentary Wi-Fi

Relax in the comfort of one of the spacious hotel suites, or have a quiet breakfast in the private club lounge, where the windows provide an outstanding view of the many architectural styles of the City. Return to the lounge for evening cocktails, and enjoy an amazing view of the City lights.

Summer in New York: The Experience of a Lifetime!

Centrally located in Midtown Manhattan, our boutique hotel is convenient to many of New York City’s extraordinary and exciting attractions. If you are here for the theater, museums, to experience the gourmet cuisine prepared by internationally acclaimed chefs, for business, or to stroll through New York’s numerous and fascinating neighborhoods; you will appreciate being close to it all at The Manhattan Club.

Take advantage of our summer hotel special in Midtown Manhattan - the end of summer doesn’t have to be sad; in fact, it can be the gateway into new adventure!

Summer Streets in NYC: Discover the Excitement of the Big Apple Like Never Before!

Family Friendly Fun This Summer in Manhattan = Summer Streets in NYC.

Summer Streets in NYC
For three consecutive Saturdays in August, visitors and residents of NYC can experience the Big Apple in a whole new way. To encourage healthy recreation and more sustainable transportation, the city opens seven miles of its streets to the public for biking, riding, running, walking, and playing. No matter what you decide to do, this exciting event is guaranteed to offer quality entertainment for all ages!

Summer Streets in NYC is an annual celebration that strives to remind participants of the beauty of the City. New Yorkers and visitors have embraced this tradition with open arms, and in 2015, hundreds of thousands of people took advantage of the open streets to rediscover lower Manhattan’s culture, commerce, and history, and to partake in communal appreciation for their city. Details of this special event include:

  • For three Saturdays this summer - August 6, 13 and 20, streets are open from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  • Extends from Brooklyn Bridge to Central Park, winding around Park Avenue and other connecting streets.
  • Open to all ages. 
  • Welcomes a variety of participants, including motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians.

With so much open road, the possibilities are endless. Plus, practically all of the activities at New York City Summer Streets are free, so make sure you take full advantage of every opportunity that comes your way.

The Manhattan Club is here to provide you with quality accommodations when you want to take a break from your NYC adventures.