The Annual NYC Feast of San Gennaro is Coming

Get ready Mulberry Street for the best of all NYC Festivals!

All over Little Italy in NYC, shop owners, restaurateurs, baristas, chefs and pizzaiolos are getting ready. They're putting fresh paint on the romantic fire escapes and quaint storefronts of Mulberry Street. They're trying on their festival clothes and sharpening their singing voices. They're sprucing up their cannoli carts, torrone carts, calzone carts and spumoni carts. They're wondering if the Mayor will be showing up this year, and if so, what he's going to want to eat.

Welcome to one of the happiest weeks in New York, the Feast of San Gennaro. Of all things to do in NYC, this celebration of the patron saint of Naples, held annually on Mulberry Street in the heart of Little Italy, is the height of excitement. In 2015, this most welcoming of all annual events in NYC, the 89th Annual NYC Feast of San Gennaro, will feature 10 amazing days of music, parades, food, wine and carnival games.

NYC  Feast of San Gennaro

The festival will kick off at 6 p.m. on Thursday, September 10, 2015, with the "Blessing of the Stands" as priests walk the streets blessing the shops, restaurants and cafes, praying for a successful festival. On Saturday, September 12, at 2 p.m., the Grand Procession will feature this year's grand marshal, Tony Danza, as he leads a parade carrying the Statue of San Gennaro through the streets of Little Italy. The festival will end on Sunday, September 20, with the Feast of San Gennaro Blood Drive at the St. Patrick's Basilica Youth Center.

This year's festival coincides with New York Fashion Week, which features shows at locations throughout Midtown from September 10 - 17. When planning your stay, The Manhattan Club is in a central location and convenient to both events. For more information about our hotel or to book a room, visit our website.


New York Fashion Week Hits the Runway in September

Check out the newest styles in NYC during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week.

Twice annually, in the spring and fall, New York City takes its place among fashion capitals of the world during New York Fashion Week. This is one of the premiere annual events in NYC, allowing fashion designers to preview their upcoming lines for the press and the public. With a pair of new venues this year, NYFW will run from September 10 through September 17, 2015, and it looks to be even more spectacular than ever.

New York Fashion WeekThe spring and summer 2016 fashion trends in NYC will be exhibited against a pair of new backdrops. Previously held at Lincoln Center, and Bryant Park prior to that, NYFW debuts at the Skylight at Moynihan Station and Skylight Clarkson Square this autumn. These new venues are easily customized for the designers, offer spaces for exclusive events and offer visitors more accessibility. Among the designers to be showcased this year are Vera Wang, Nicole Miller, Tommy Hilfiger, DKNY, Carolina Herrera and more. Fall exhibitions give designers the chance to share their style for the coming spring, and the shows at NYFW have historically been dramatic, sensational and captivating.

Attended by fashion editors, buyers for retail outlets, industry influencers and countless celebrities, this is at the top of the list of things to do in NYC this autumn. More than just a singular event at any one venue, NYFW always inspires shows and exhibits from the city’s top and up-and-coming designers.

While visiting Manhattan for NY Fashion Week, we invite you to stay with us at The Manhattan Club.  Extend your NYFW experience and feel like a celebrity in our luxurious rooms.  Visit our website to learn more about our hotel and to reserve your stay today.


See The Hunger Games Exhibition

Discover one of the greatest things to do in NYC.

Hunger Games fans and arts aficionados alike will find a wealth of memorable attractions at Discovery Times Square NYC museums. Discovery Times Square NYC museums is hosting The Hunger Games Exhibition, a thrilling and hands-on immersion experience into the making of the iconic film series. It's geared toward children and adults alike, so fans of all ages can experience the sights and sounds behind the creation of the film.

The Hunger Games Exhibition

Visitors to the exhibition will enjoy the unique experience of being essentially immersed in the world of Panem and the film world that made it come to life. The exhibition features re-created sets from the movie so that visitors can witness all that went into the final product - the physics, the art, the technology and more.

Visitors can be up close to costumes and props, and, perhaps best of all, they can engage closely with the scenes. This is a particularly unique facet because these are hands-on experiences that simulate the creation of the film. Get closer than ever in an unforgettable way.

Educators may be interested in recommending this experience, as it is perfect for children in grades 7-12. Those interested can download an educator's guide to the exhibition on the event website.

While you are discovering the whole of New York City and the exciting world of this Hunger Games re-creation you are invited to stay with us at The Manhattan Club. Our Hunger Games Exhibition Package includes:   

  • Luxury suite accommodations
  • 2 Complimentary Tickets to The Exhibition
  • Complimentary Fitness Center
  • Complimentary WIFI

Our boutique club offers luxury and residence-style accommodations where you can relax in between visits to the Hunger Games Exhibition. Book your incredible stay with us amid luxury amenities, a fitness center and more!


Mingle with Celebrities at Madame Tussauds New York City

Have your pictures taken with some of the most memorable people throughout history in this amazing wax museum.

When it comes to summer fun in NYC, one of the most memorable places to visit may be Madame Tussauds wax museum. It's more than just a display of famous people because this facility takes the experience a step further: Instead of simply looking at the figures, you can interact with them and have your picture taken with lifelike replicas of celebrities.

Madame Tussauds

At Madame Tussauds New York City, you can put yourself in a variety of poses from attending opening night parties to sitting with the President of the United States. Perhaps you've always wanted to take a picture of yourself thinking with Albert Einstein. How often will you get the chance to get a photo of you and your friends breaking bread with Gandhi? From acting in a scene with famous actors to posing with musicians who've rocked stages across the world, the seemingly endless possibilities make Madame Tussauds one of the most fun NYC museums you can experience this summer.

A popular attraction of Madame Tussauds New York City is the 4D theater. Instead of merely watching a movie, this experience will make you feel like you're actually there. Smell, touch, hearing and sight are stimulated to give you the sensation that you're on location. From the wind you feel on your face to the smell of the locale, it's an experience you don't want to miss.

When it comes time to take a break from exploring the Big Apple, The Manhattan Club is conveniently located near Times Square. Located within walking distance of some of the best things to do in NYC, our facility puts you within a short distance of the city's fun and entertainment.


Labor Day Weekend in NYC Is Rocking With Artistry

Summer fun in NYC continues with music, art and culture
over the three-day weekend.

If summer's end is a sad occasion for you, brighten up the last holiday of the season with Labor Day weekend in NYC. You'll have so many NYC events to choose from that you'll have to plan carefully to see what excites your senses. Start out by walking the busy streets because you never know what might pop up.

Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit

Head outdoors to the Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit. This sidewalk exploration is made of blocks of artists just waiting to show off their skills. You'll see paintings, sculptures, jewelry and almost every material formed into an amazing piece of art. Bring your walking shoes and hat for this exhibit to stay comfortable as you immerse yourself in NYC artistry.

For adventurous visitors, the NYC Unicycle Festival is a unique take on basic riding. Only one-wheeled contraptions are allowed at this festival! You can watch experts race or follow a clown as circus performers perfect their art. There are even beginning classes to help novices learn the art of balance and wheeled fun. Everyone is invited to this festival over the three-day weekend.

Dancing the night away is even better when the event is hosted by amazing DJs at the annual Electric Zoo Music Festival. NYC is proud to have this brightly lit concert entertaining guests from all over the region. Keep some coffee handy and dance until dawn at this unique concert.

Unless you live close to all these attractions, you'll need some reprieve from the excitement. Browse The Manhattan Club website to see all our amenities available to adventurous visitors. Our comfortable and quiet rooms give you a chance to refresh before heading out to all the festivities. Check out our events calendar for more fun activities taking place in New York over the holiday weekend.


Living It Up with a Manhattan Hotel Deal

The perfect deals can be found for virtually any occasion when staying in New York City.

There are many things to do in NYC, and the right accommodations can put you in the heart of the city itself. At hotels such as The Manhattan Club, you can be within walking distance of some of the most romantic and entertaining areas the city has to offer.

When you choose the Stay Longer and Save package, you save more money the more days you stay. Book for six days and save up to 30 percent on your bill while taking advantage of our onsite amenities such as the business center, fitness center and complimentary Wi-Fi.

Stay Longer and Save in NYC

Your NYC Getaway at The Manhattan Club with our Stay Longer & Save package includes:

  • Luxury accommodations
  • Complimentary WIFI
  • Complimentary Fitness and Business Center
  • Stay 2 Nights & Save 15%
  • Stay 3 Nights & Save 20%
  • Stay 4 Nights & Save 25%
  • Stay 6 Nights & Save 30%

New York can be as romantic as it is busy, and a great NYC hotel package can add extravagance to honeymoons, anniversaries or simple getaways for yourself and your significant other.

When it comes to experiencing summer fun in NYC, location is key in order to see and do as much as possible. We at The Manhattan Club do our best to make sure our patrons enjoy their stay not only in the hotel but also in the city itself. Take advantage of our deals this summer and get more out of your trip to New York.


Visit NYC for the New York International Fringe Festival

Join us in the heart of Manhattan and choose from over 200 shows between August 14 and August 30, 2015.

New York City becomes the center of the North American art scene every August over 16 days. Now in its 19th year, the Fringe NYC event is one of the essential things to do in NYC this summer. One of the largest multi-arts festival in North America, the New York International Fringe Festival offers over 1,200 performances throughout the month of August. There will be so many things to do during the festival, and visitors will enjoy a variety of fun activities and delicious food. Join over 75,000 audience members in the fun as you choose from live puppet performances, spoken word and improv shows. Visitors can carefully plan their trip by purchasing tickets to the best shows in advance, or they can turn up on the day and take advantage of Fringe on the Fly, a unique way to buy tickets to those must-see shows. Tickets for the best summer fun in NYC go on sale on July 17th, so mark your calendars!

FringeNYC 2015

With over 5,000 artists performing over 16 days, the Fringe offers something for everyone. Whether you are looking for a dance performance or a bit of adult humor, you can choose from more than 200 different shows every year. Art film lovers will get the chance to see unique foreign productions, and those up for a laugh will enjoy comedies and musicals. After the show, spend an evening at The Manhattan Club, a comfortable urban retreat in midtown Manhattan. Situated in close proximity to many of the 20 event venues featured in the New York International Fringe Festival, guests can enjoy a night on the town before arriving for a cocktail. Kick back and relax in one of our luxurious suites.


Enjoy the Many Attractions in Central Park

No matter the time of year, there's never a shortage of things to do in NYC.

Visit New York City, and find out why the iconic Central Park is among the most popular tourist attractions. This historic park is frequently the picturesque backdrop for romantic comedies and television shows and is filled with attractions for everyone.

Start your visit off with a tour through the park to learn about its rich history. Literature fans will want to visit the Shakespeare Garden, which includes many of the flowers featured in his poetry. History buffs will not want to miss the Obelisk. This 69-foot-tall monument was designed for an Egyptian pharaoh in 1450 BC and brought to the park in 1881. Children will enjoy a visit to the Central Park Zoo and a ride on the Carousel.


Those looking for some solitude should hike to the Ravine and take in the peaceful sounds of the waterfall. The Pond is another great location to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. As one of the seven bodies of water in the park, it was designed by Olmstead and Vaux specifically for this very purpose. As evening falls, take a ride through the scenic park in a horse-drawn carriage.

Now is the perfect time to enjoy the summer fun in NYC during the 35th anniversary of the park's renovation. You can even attend the 2015 Film Festival from August 25th through the 29th. Take advantage of the festivities with a stay at The Manhattan Club, conveniently located near the attractions in Manhattan. Our elegant suites are filled with the comforts of home and a spectacular view of the city's lights and architecture. Visit our website today to reserve your stay in NYC.


Dine in Style During New York City Restaurant Week

Dining in NYC is affordable and fun with the prix-fixe menu options available during NYC Restaurant Week!

You may be a foodie who wants to try all the dishes imaginable in New York City, but cost can squash your goals. New York City Restaurant Week changes that dilemma into a feast between July 20 and August 14, 2015. Eat up and try all cuisines for a simple price at participating restaurants.


When you sign up for a lunch meal during Restaurant Week in NYC, you can choose between two or three dishes with up to three courses total for only $25 each. The outstanding lunch price means you can afford to sign up for dinner too at only $38 each. You could dine at each participating restaurant and never have the same meal twice. Cuban, Mexican and Italian food are just the start for your foodie adventure.

NYC Restaurant Week is a Monday through Friday adventure for most establishments, so check with your favorite business for their menu specifics. Walk-in customers are always appreciated, but you'll have a better chance at busier establishments with a reservation.

Because there are countless things to see, do, and taste in New York City, stay in the heart of the action at The Manhattan Club. We'll set you up in a luxurious room as you plan out your restaurant tours. Ask our staff about nearby eateries participating in Restaurant Week. We're happy to point you in the right direction. 


See Spectacular Views at One World Observatory

Visit One World Trade Center while you're in New York.

If you are seeking exciting things to do in NYC, you should not miss a visit to the One World Observatory. This observation deck is on the 100th floor of the tallest building in the Western hemisphere. From here, you will have a 360-degree view of the incredible New York City skyline. No matter what time of day you visit, you will be able to see a wide variety of neighborhoods, rivers, buildings and sights that make the city special.

The incredible New York City skyline

In addition to the panoramic views, the Observatory offers several special features. The Sky Portal is a circular disk that provides real-time, high-definition footage of what is happening in the busy streets below. City Pulse is an entertaining and educational multimedia experience that gives you interesting facts about New York City neighborhoods. You can also enjoy the See Forever Theater, a video presentation that uses time lapse and other special effects to deliver a unique view of the city. One World Observatory is located in Lower Manhattan at 285 Fulton Street and is open seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. to midnight during the summer. After Labor Day, closing time is 9:00 p.m. Tickets are available online or in person. Because this is one of the most popular NYC attractions, it's best to reserve tickets ahead of time.

New York City offers visitors an incomparable number of things to do no matter when you visit. To get the most of your experience, spend the night in the perfect combination of comfort and luxury at The Manhattan Club.  Our boutique hotel is close to many of the city's best restaurants, shops, museums and theaters. You can easily reach attractions such as the World Trade Center Observatory by bus, subway, car or taxi.