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.

Summer Film Festival in NYC
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.


Brew Up a Special Father’s Day in NYC This Year

Whether dad likes a day on the water, a cold brew in his hand, or both — there are many ways to plan the perfect Father’s Day in NYC.

Father's Day in NYC
Treat Dad to a Brew-haha at these Fabulous Breweries in NYC

It wouldn’t be summer in NYC without a cold one on a hot afternoon. Take dad to one of the craft breweries located throughout the city and treat him to a genuine NYC brew.

Breweries located everywhere from the Bronx to Long Island are serving up ales, stouts, lagers, and more to keep dad happy on his special day.

Celebrate Father’s Day in NYC by Hangin’ on the Hudson

Bet you never thought of New York as a kayaking destination. Yet kayaking in NYC is as common as, well, breweries! With three convenient locations at Piers 26, 84, and 96, dad can take a kayak trip along the Hudson and enjoy the New York skyline at the same time. Lessons are available, so don’t be afraid to get out and enjoy the sun and water while bonding with dad.

Afterwards, visit a local restaurant like Keen’s Steakhouse or the Minetta Tavern to treat dad to a real, New York-style meal.

Do Summer in NYC and Father’s Day Right at The Manhattan Club

The midtown Manhattan location of The Manhattan Club makes exploring the Hudson and stopping for a brew and bite to eat easy and fun. Plus, we have the amenities to help you feel at home while you celebrate fun, sun, and family in the Big Apple this Father’s Day.


Don't Miss the Free Museum Mile Festival in NYC

The Museum Mile Festival in NYC is the perfect opportunity to enjoy some of the best artwork the city has to offer.

Museum Mile in NYC

An Interesting and Free Event: Rain or Shine

Although the Museum Mile Festival in NYC began as a way to draw in new patrons during the financial crisis of the 1970s, organizers have kept it going ever since due to its overwhelming success. Now, tourists from around the country plan annual trips for this event.

This festival brings people of all classes and backgrounds together to celebrate art and New York's rich culture.

What's Happening at the Festival?

Tour NYC museums like El Museo del Barrio, Neue Galerie New York, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and many others – for free. Is your favorite museum on the roster?

Art in the street gives you an opportunity to experience culture hands-on. You can create musical instruments, people-watch with drop-in drawing, or participate in design activities with the imagination playground.

Don't miss live entertainment from acts like Banda de los Muertos, Sarah King and the Smoke Rings, DJ Shabbakano and kid-friendly performances from Silly Billy.

Get Ready for this Summer's Free Festivals in NYC

This festival takes place June 12th at 2:00 PM. You can stroll through museums along Fifth Avenue from 82nd to 105th streets.

If you're planning a trip for this summer's free festivals in NYC, consider staying in the heart of the city with us at The Manhattan Club. Our residential-style boutique hotel isn't far from the event.


Don't Miss Free Shakespeare in Central Park

It's nearly summer which means don't miss free performances of Shakespeare in Central Park at Delacorte Theater. Free Shakespeare in Central ParkFree Shakespeare Performances at the Central Park Theater

Othello will begin the season running May 29th through June 24th. Shakespeare in the Park veteran and Tony Winner, Ruben Santiago-Hudson, will direct this production. This classic tragedy is set in the 17th century Mediterranean but remains relevant today with themes like love, jealousy, race, and revenge.

A musical adaptation of Twelfth Night starts on July 17th and runs for five weeks through August 19th. This Public Theater initiative celebrates five years of Public Works with a rotating lineup of diverse community members from all five boroughs. These Twelfth Night performances will feature music from renowned songwriter Shaina Taub highlighting love in all its disguises.

A musical adaptation of Twelfth Night starts on July 17th and runs for five weeks through August 19th. This Public Theater initiative celebrates five years of Public Works with a rotating lineup of diverse community members from all five boroughs. These Twelfth Night performances will feature music from renowned songwriter Shaina Taub highlighting love in all its disguises.

How to Enjoy Performances at Delacorte Theater
Performances take place nearly every day from the end of May through August. On select nights, partners can enjoy backstage dinners with the cast and crew. Sign language and captioned performances are also available on select nights.

To qualify for free tickets, sign up for the lottery at the Public Theater on Lafayette Street at Astor Place. Vouchers are distributed on the same day of performances in-person. You can also sign up for the digital lottery to win tickets online.

If you're thinking of visiting Central Park for a free performance, consider staying with us at the Manhattan Club. We're a boutique hotel conveniently located just a few blocks from Central Park.


A Week to Remember—Fleet Week in New York City

Make Memories with Fleet Week in New York City at the Intrepid

Fleet Week in New York City

One of the most exciting events to attend during your Memorial Day getaway in Manhattan is Fleet Week.

This year’s celebration will run May 23-29 and includes ship visitations, military band concerts, and aviation events designed to honor the Sailors, Marines, and Coast Guardsmen that make up our brave sea services.

Enjoy Fleet Week in New York City with a stop at the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum. Located aboard the aircraft carrier Intrepid, the museum features historic video footage, original artifacts like the space shuttle Enterprise, and even a tour of a “top secret” guided missile submarine, the Growler.

From the flight deck of the carrier, you can watch a screening of Top Gun on May 25, see the parade of ships in the Hudson River, celebrate with a night of swing dancing on May 26, or pay tribute to service members at a special ceremony on Pier 86 on Memorial Day.

In their honor, veterans and service members receive free admission to the Intrepid in New York City and all activities on the Pier during Fleet Week are free to the public.

The Best Memorial Day Getaway in Manhattan

Planning a fun and exciting getaway during Fleet Week is easy when you stay at the Manhattan Club hotel.

Just 14 minutes from the Fleet Week excitement, the Manhattan Club offers spacious suites, family-friendly amenities, a concierge staff to help you plan your days, and everything else you need for a getaway to remember!


Explore the City With These Unusual Tours in Manhattan

You will be treated to some unexpected fun when you check out these unusual tours in Manhattan.

Unusual Tours in Manhattan

If you're planning a trip to the Big Apple and looking for activities off the beaten path, give these interesting tours a shot.


Fun Tourist Attractions in Manhattan You Won't Want to Skip

Immerse yourself in insider information with The Wall Street Experience. Both entertaining, and informative, these tours provide a comprehensive and exclusive experience for Wall Street visitors. You can choose between two tours: The Financial Crisis Tour or the Wall Street Insider Tour.

Get a feel for authentic Brooklyn culture with the New York Gospel Walking Tour. A friendly and informative guide takes you through the heart of Brooklyn Heights to learn about the roots of African-American gospel culture. You also get to watch a live performance from a six-time Grammy winning gospel choir. These tours run on Sundays and your ticket price includes many free gifts.

There's nothing quite like this Interactive New York Sightseeing Experience. Hop on a double-decker bus known as THE RIDE to explore New York with a comedic host and non-stop theatre entertainment.

Plan Your Trip to Manhattan
If you're interested in checking out these unusual tours in Manhattan, why not make a weekend out of it? Consider staying with us at The Manhattan Club. We're a residential-style boutique hotel in the heart of New York City. Our convenient midtown Manhattan location and several amenities make our hotel an ideal place to rest-up during any New York visit.


Make Her Day—Plan a Mother’s Day Getaway in NYC

A Mother’s Day Getaway in NYC is the best way to show Mom the time of her life.

Mother's Day Getaway in NYC

A Mother’s Day Brunch in NYC Will Set the Stage
New York knows how to show mom a good time for Mother's Day! 

You can plan her special day on the water with a Spirit River Cruise where she’ll enjoy delicious food, great entertainment, and the stunning NYC skyline in the background, or take her to her own special garden party at the spectacular New York Botanical Gardens and share brunch amidst the blooms.

If fine dining is more her style, let one of the top restaurants in NYC cater to her on her special day. Whatever you choose, Mother’s Day brunch in NYC is a treat for only the most special of moms.

Where to Stay to Get Away
If you want to enjoy all that NYC has to offer, stay at the center of it. At The Manhattan Club, we’re offering a Spring Getaway Package in Manhattan that will help you put your mom in the spotlight. You’ll get luxury suite accommodations, complimentary Continental breakfast, and so much more. Best of all, the highlights of the city, like 5th Avenue, Central Park, and Carnegie Hall are right outside your door.


What's New to See on Broadway This Spring?

Get ready for a host of exciting theater when you discover what’s new to see on Broadway this spring. 

What's new to see on Broadway this spring

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.

Highlights of Upcoming Broadway Shows

Mean Girls – Opening April 8, this production is a fun musical adaptation of the hit 2004 film comedy about rivalries among high school girls, written by Jeff Richmond and Nell Benjamin (music & lyrics), originated from the book written by Saturday Night Live alumni, Tina Fey.
My Fair Lady – Opening April 19, brings back the classic musical version of Shaw's Pygmalion.
Summer: The Donna Summer Musical – Will open April 23. This musical biography showcases the career of Donna Summer, using the songs she made famous, including “Hot Stuff,” “On the Radio,” “Bad Girls,” and “MacArthur Park.”
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Part 1 & 2- Opens on April 22. This original stage play continues the story of Harry Potter, his friends, and his son, in a time-traveling adventure to save the world from Voldemort.

There is so much more to see on Broadway in NYC this season! Enjoy a classic night of theater while you’re staying with us at The Manhattan Club. We're perfectly located in Midtown to provide convenience to the theater district, as well as a host of other NYC attractions.


The Best of the Tribeca Film Festival

Get ready for Schindler’s List, Scarface and In The Soup at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival.

Tribeca Film Festival
What started in 2001 to help revitalize the city, the Tribeca Film Festival®, in its 17th year, is nothing short of amazing. This celebrity studded affair is the perfect creative platform for filmmakers to present their work in a demonstration of art uniting community.

Guests will be treated to the art of storytelling presented in a variety of formats including film, television, virtual reality, gaming, music, and online work for not only well-known filmmakers and artists but emerging and creators.

The Tribeca Film Festival takes place April 18th – 29th at various locations throughout the city. Highlights of the 2018 events include:

  • Anniversary screenings of Schindler’s List, Scarface and In the Soup with post-screening discussions that include contributions by Steve Buscemi, Brian De Palma, Beng Kingsley, Liam Neeson, Al Pacion, Michelle Pfeiffer, Sam Rockwell, Steven Spielberg.
  • Tribeca Talks with Alec Baldwin, Edward Burns, Bradley Cooper, Claire Danes, Jamie Foxx, Lesli Link Glatter, Spike Lee, John Legend, Nacy Meyers, Sarah Jessica Parker, Alexander Payne, Laura Poitras, Jason Reitman and more.

Select viewing packages as well as individual event tickets on sale now

The Tribeca Film Festival is one of our favorite spring season events in NYC and everyone here at The Manhattan Club hopes you enjoy it all!


The Longer You’re Here, The More You Save: Extended Stay Travel Deals in Midtown Manhattan

Can’t get enough of the city? Stay Longer with our extended stay travel deals in Midtown Manhattan

Extended Stay Travel Deals in Midtown Manhattan
New York City has so many incredible attractions; it is hard to spend just a short time here! That is why we invite you to stay longer at The Manhattan Club.

Stay and Save

The longer you stay, the more you save. Imagine more time to enjoy all that you love about New York City with the benefit of increased savings. The longer you stay, the more you save!
Stay two nights and receive 10% off,  stay 3 nights and receive 15% off your stay or stay 4 nights and receive 20% off your stay.

What’s coming up in NYC? The New York International Auto Show, Macy’s Flower Show and the Tribeca Film Festival for starters or come explore iconic destinations like Times Square and the Empire State Building. Broadway theatrical performances are always in season as is shopping on 5th Avenue and dining at countless world-class restaurants. Or take them all when you take advantage of our extended stay travel deals in Midtown Manhattan. You can explore more options here.

The Manhattan Club sets new standards in luxury accommodations. Our residential-style Boutique Hotel is located in the heart of New York City and is convenient to so much that makes the city such a sought after vacation destinations.