Take in the Bright Lights of Broadway in Bryant Park This Summer!

Lunchtime Just Got Better! Add A Little Bit Of Broadway In Bryant Park To Your NYC Summer

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See the dancing feet that are still on 42nd Street – out of costume and out of their theatres, in one of the best series of free events in NYC all year!

Every year, the top talents that nightly grace the many stages of Broadway get together in one venue to put on a show to the delight of their adoring public. We’re not speaking of the annual Tony Awards, but the outdoor summer concert series, Broadway in Bryant Park. Instead of watching the bright stars on a television screen, or even from the seats of your favorite Broadway theatre, this highly-anticipated event gives us an entirely different perspective and just has to be one of the best ways to spend your lunch hour.  

No costumes, no sets and no real staging. Broadway in Bryant Park, presented by 106.7 Lite FM, is hosted by their popular radio personalities and performed by talented Broadway cast members.

Always considered one of the best free events in NYC during the summer months, this showcase of Broadway’s brightest takes place on The Lawn at Bryant Park every Thursday at 12:30PM (the final installment is set for August 16). The scheduled shows run the gamut of tried and true favorites such as Wicked and Chicago, to the newcomers just waiting to make a splash like SpongeBob SquarePants and The Band’s Visit.

From summer tourists to the business workers taking a Broadway-inspired lunch break, the lawn of Bryant Park will be filled with toe-tapping patrons of the arts!

These performances are always spectacular, so why not plan ahead and allow us to provide the perfect encore by booking a room at The Manhattan Club. Less than a mile from Bryant Park, the comfort of our modernly-appointed suites and the variety of our on-site amenities provide the perfect luxurious haven for relaxation either before or after your special Broadway experience.


Searching for Family Friendly Hotels in NYC? Look No Further

Welcome! Your Search For Family Friendly Hotels In NYC Stops Here

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Going away on vacation with your family is always an adventure, especially when you decide to take that vacation to New York City. A big city can be a lot to take in for you and your children, but when you find the right place to stay, and feel welcome from the moment you arrive, we promise that your time here will be nothing short of wonderful.   

Friendly Staff: 
We want every guest to feel welcome, and we pride ourselves on having a friendly staff that is always happy to help in any way possible. Our concierge team can make suggestions, recommend places to visit, book tickets for you, and answer any questions that you may have. They are a great resource for our guests, and offer a personalized, insider view to life in New York City.  

Location:
We couldn't be in a more convenient location. Sitting in the heart of Manhattan, we’re only a few blocks away from almost every attraction that you could ever want to see. Take in the classics, like the Empire State Building, Times Square, Central Park and its amazing world-renowned Zoo, or satisfy every sweet tooth you have with a delicious visit to Dylan’s Candy Bar.

Luxurious Suites:
Our spacious suites are the ultimate in luxury, while still giving you all the comforts of home. No matter which style of suite you choose, our flat-screen TVs, marble bathroom facilities, and full kitchenette will provide the ideal retreat that will be just perfect for both you and your family.

On-Site Facilities:
The perfect morning begins in our Private Club Lounge. With a delicious, hearty continental breakfast to get you and your family off to a great start, there's something on the menu for everyone in this elegant, yet comfortable setting. Afterwards, if you need to workout, look no further than our state-of-the-art Fitness Center. At the end of the day, if work still has to be done, and you can't quite unplug, our Business Center will ensure that no time is wasted and our complimentary Wi-Fi will make sure that communication is quick and efficient. 

We hope you're excited for your vacation and can't wait to make some new memories in this great city. We're looking forward to hearing all about it, and hope that we will see you very soon here at The Manhattan Club


Design Your Own Summer in New York City!

It’s summer in New York City - the perfect time to plan a getaway to the Empire State! 

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Summer in the city is such an exciting time for all of us. From street fairs that last for days to pop-up shops and amazing street artists, New York City is filled with the endless sights and sounds of summer - great food, fabulous shopping and live music are a part of every single day, and we love that. The unexpected is always here and the wonderful classics live right alongside them, creating the perfect blend of entertainment 24/7.

Whether it's your first time visiting, or you live here year-round, our central location gives you easy access to the iconic Times Square, Empire State Building, and Rockefeller Center, to name but a few. For a more artistic sojourn, we recommend taking a stroll along museum-mile, exploring some of the world-renowned museums that dot our cityscape or wandering through the eclectic art galleries further downtown.

Of course, you must take in a Broadway show or two while you are here. Summer is a great time for seeing new shows, and you can often find discounted tickets at the very last moment, making it both memorable and affordable. No matter your plans, our amazing concierge team is always available to offer suggestions and assist with tickets and reservations. 

As one of the premier boutique hotels in NYC, we offer the perfect amount of elegance and comfort to make any summer getaway a success. And, to celebrate the season, we’ve designed a special Summer NYC Getaway Package.

  • Luxury suite accommodations
  • Breakfast for Two
  • Bike rental for Two
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi
  • Access to our on-site fitness center

Deciding where to stay in NYC should be the easiest part of your vacation. With friendly service, lovely suite accommodations and the perfect Midtown location, The Manhattan Club is the only choice for your next New York City summer getaway.


Summer Restaurant Week in NYC Cooks Up Food & Fun!

The best restaurants in NYC are preparing to serve up the first-class food that has made Summer Restaurant Week a fabulous, can’t-miss event since 1992

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Summer Restaurant Week in NYC is almost here! This semi-annual event is a celebration of our city’s love of food. With the best restaurants in NYC preparing prix-fixe menus, and at an affordable price for both lunch ($26) and dinner ($42), New Yorkers and visitors alike eagerly anticipate when this NYC summer event “goes live” in July.

Although Summer Restaurant Week in NYC doesn’t officially begin until July 23rd (through August 17th) reservations can start to be made as early as July 9th at more than 350 participating restaurants. 

So the question has to be, how do you choose from so many? Do you try the menu of a trendy newcomer or stick with one of your tried and true favorites? It's a wonderful chance to experiment, enjoy lots of delicious food, and make the most of all that our city chefs have to offer. But, how can you adequately prepare for your Summer Restaurant Week in NYC experience if the list of participants has yet to be announced? Fortunately, The NYC Insider Guide has given us plenty of great tips to make sure that everyone enjoys this “week” long celebration. 

  • Most restaurants do not participate during the weekends, so it's best not to expect a Saturday night prime time table during Restaurant Week.
  • Monday to Wednesday reservations tend to be easier to get than those for Thursday and Friday.
  • When making a reservation, be sure to check the dates and mention you are booking for Restaurant Week.
  • When being seated, ask for the Restaurant Week menu.
  • Review the menu in advance, as there are usually fewer choices on the RW menu than normal. If you have eating restrictions, you may be limited.

While you're having fun reviewing menus and planning where to eat in New York City, why not start thinking about where to stay? We'd love to have you here - located in the heart of Midtown, The Manhattan Club would be your perfect home-base for your Summer Restaurant Week in NYC.


The Beat Goes On All Summer Long at SummerStage in Central Park!

The sweet sounds of summer in New York City have arrived with the 33rd anniversary of SummerStage!

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Since the 1980’s, there’s been one iconic music festival that has highlighted summer in New York City. And when we say New York City, we mean all five boroughs, as SummerStage includes events that occur almost every day and cannot be contained to one city park. No matter your preferred genre, you’ll be sure to discover that one of these mostly free concerts in NYC has the music that speaks to your soul.

Running this year from June 2nd to September 27th, there will be over one hundred shows with the main-stage being at the iconic Rumsey Playfield in Central Park. There's so many, that just reading through the SummerStage schedule  is a fun event in and of itself.

Some of the more high-profile events, including Jason Mraz (August 9) and Mac DeMarco (September 8), require tickets, but most of the concerts are free. It is truly a highlight of the summer, and many of us feel that the line-up gives us some of the best free concerts in NYC for the entire year. Along with the amazing tunes, there will be lots of local food vendors, so be sure to show up early, get a prime spot in the park, and get ready for some great summer music. 

If you're plans include getting lost in the beauty of the Alonzo King LINES Ballet (July 25th) or being inspired by the new generation of social justice warriors in VOICES of a People’s History (August 28th), then book a room with us at The Manhattan Club. Only a quick walk away from all of the wonderful events, we're the perfect home base for enjoying this perennial NYC summer highlight!


Sun’s Out, Fun’s Here with These Summer Events at Lincoln Center

Have Fun in the Sun with some of our Favorite Summer Events at Lincoln Center

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New York City may be ever-changing, but there are some perennial events that can’t be missed. The schedule of summer events at Lincoln Center is always a full one, so here's some of our favorites to get you started. 

Lincoln Center Out of Doors provides three weeks of diverse events that are completely free and open to the public. With a variety of food trucks to please any palate and a Kid Zone to keep the young ones entertained, Lincoln Center Out of Doors opens on July 24 and continues through August 12.

  • Saturday, July 28: Family Day – A day of dancing and singing for the whole family around the iconic Revson Fountain at Lincoln Center.
  • Sunday, August 5: Heritage Sunday – A celebration of live music in NYC that reflects the diversity found in the city’s eclectic neighborhoods.
  • Saturday & Sunday, August 4 & 5: La Casita – Part of Lincoln Center’s Heritage Sunday, this event full of poetry, music and dance focuses on the everyday heroes who give voice to upholding human rights through artistic activism.

Midsummer Night Swing is three weeks of dancing under the stars at Damrosch Park. It doesn’t matter if you fancy yourself a professional or are a complete novice in the art of the dance, everyone is welcome.

  • Starting at 6:00 pm, from June 26 to July 14 on Tuesday through Saturday, strap on your dancing shoes, listen to some of the finest live music in NYC, learn some new steps, and get down with your new dance floor pals.

Are your bags packed already? Whether from out-of-town or planning a local staycation, book a suite with us at The Manhattan Club. Less than a mile away from Damrosch Park, we're the perfect home base for all the summer events at Lincoln Center.


Start Spreading the News: The 4th of July Fireworks in Manhattan Are On Their Way!

The nation’s largest fireworks display, the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks, is ready to light up the Empire State!

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Expressions of patriotism come in a variety of forms, but for many Americans, there is no bigger and brighter display of love of country than the annual Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks. This is a day for all those who bleed red, white and blue to feel pride for Old Glory and no one does it better than the Melting Pot of America! Just imagine taking in the display of the firework bombs “bursting through air” over the East River when the NYC 4th of July celebrations begin.

Even though it seems like the 4th of July fireworks in Manhattan can be seen from The Battery to The Bronx, there are a few spots that ensure you’ll have the best view when taking in this patriotic light show (at approximately 9:25PM):

  • Manhattan’s FDR Drive (between Houston Street and Midtown East): This is the “Official Viewing Site” for the Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks show. It’s perfectly parallel to the barges that set off the show, promising the best views. Yet a word of warning: CROWDED!
  • Lower Manhattan’s East River Park, Brooklyn’s Grand Ferry Park, and Queens’ Gantry Plaza State Park: All three boroughs’ premier parks stay open on the evening of the NYC 4th of July celebrations and are the perfect venues to take in the amazing show overhead.
  • iverPark, Little River Beer Garden, Salvation Taco Rooftop: Want some grub while you enjoy the 4th of July Fireworks in Manhattan? These three restaurants along the river always promise a foodie-fun time (space is limited).

If you are heading to the city (or staying) to check out the show, plan ahead and book a room with us at The Manhattan Club. Our comfortable accommodations are the perfect home-base, no matter where you decide to watch the “bombs” burst!


Celebrate Pride Week in New York City

Plenty of Pride Events in New York City All Week Long

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Get ready to celebrate LGBTQ Pride in New York City! This June, events, parties and the march are in store over one rainbow filled month, all culminating to the biggest events of the season.

What are some highlighted events can you expect?

NYC Pride Family Movie Night takes place at Hudson River Park's Pier 45 with a free, family-friendly movie.

Enjoy Cosplay & Pride on Friday, June 22nd at Hudson River Park's Pier 40.

The annual Pride Rally at the Stonewall National Monument takes place Friday, June 22nd.

Pride Island takes place Hudson River Park’s, Pier 97 June 23rd and 24th.. This event brings soul music all the way to indie pop bands, for an inclusive experience that serves as the center of all Pride celebration.

Make sure to mark your calendar for the Pride Parade and March on Sunday, June 24th and PrideFest, which will be going into its 25th year in 2018. This LGBTQIA+ street fair will be fun for all with exhibitors, entertainers and activities.

There is also plenty of exciting nightlife all week long at various venues with different unique themes.

Don't Miss the NYC LGBT Pride March and Other Summer Events in NYC

If you're planning a trip for Pride Week in New York City or any other festivals in NYC this summer, consider staying with us at The Manhattan Club. We're a boutique style hotel in the heart of downtown Manhattan with access to all of the summer events in NYC just steps away.


Enjoy a Romantic Summer Getaway in New York City

Summer is the ideal time to enjoy a romantic summer getaway in New York City.

Enjoy a Romantic Summer Getaway in NYC

Plan a Couples NYC Getaway with the Romance and Relax Package

NYC date ideas can't get much easier than our summer getaway package in Manhattan. Our Romance and Relax Package has everything you'll need to enjoy a long weekend in New York with that special someone.

The two of you will receive wine and chocolates with your luxurious boutique-style room in the heart of Manhattan. This package also includes grab-and-go breakfast for two so you can enjoy a romantic breakfast together each morning before you head out the door.

Some Interesting NYC Date Ideas

Spend some time together during the day at a few of New York's unique date destinations:

Plan a picnic near Bow Bridge in Central Park. This iconic bridge is featured in movies like Autumn in New York and Keeping the Faith.

Stroll through the Butterfly Conservatory at the American Museum of Natural History. A butterfly landing on your shoulder makes the perfect photo opportunity.

Get Ready for Some Romance in New York City at The Manhattan Club

If you're looking for romance in New York City, take advantage of our summer getaway package in Manhattan. At The Manhattan Club, we have everything you'll need to make your couples NYC getaway extra special.

Our hotel perfectly combines luxurious suites with vacation retreats. Plus, all the excitement of Manhattan is right outside our door!


Don't Miss This Summer Film Festival in New York City

This Summer Film Festival in New York City will continue to introduce independent films, putting Brooklyn on the map as a cinematic center.

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What's Happening at the Annual Summer Festival in Brooklyn?

This year's Brooklyn Film Festival (BFF) features 130 film premiers at seven unique venues where you can immerse yourself in Brooklyn's unique culture. This year's theme, dubbed "THRESHOLD," highlights the festivals coming of age and the amazing art that emerges from challenging times in history.

This film festival in New York City has something for movie lovers of all ages to enjoy. The BFF has an entire festival devoted to films from young filmmakers. The Kid's Film Festival on Saturday June 2nd includes animated shorts, documentaries, and live-action features – all rated "G."

Patrons can also take part in special events for networking with filmmakers and others in the industry. Don't miss the Award Ceremony and Closing Night Party on Sunday June 10th.

Plan Your Trip to the Brooklyn Film Festival in New York City

The Brooklyn Film Festival runs every day from Friday, June 1st through Sunday June 10th. Weekday events start at 6:00 or 6:30 PM, while Saturday and Sunday events start earlier in the afternoon at 2:00 PM or 2:30 PM.

Main venues include Windmill Studios NYC and Wythe Hotel Cinema with screenings at an additional five smaller venues.

If you're planning a trip to NYC for the BFF or any summer festival in Brooklyn, consider staying with us at The Manhattan Club. We're a residential style boutique hotel in the heart of New York City with luxurious accommodations.