Enjoy These Rainy Day Activities in New York City

A visit to museums and galleries in Manhattan tops the list of rainy day activities in NYC.

rainy day activities in NYC
A getaway can be so exciting but if the weather is less than cooperative for travel, can add a certain amount of challenge to a trip. Cold or dreary weather is no reason to stop exploring New York City. With a number of museums, galleries and exhibits, a fascinating adventure awaits visitors to the Big Apple. Aspiring artists of all ages or those who appreciate creative skills will enjoy perusing the exhibits at museums such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art with its collection of world-renowned works from painters and sculptors in an ever-changing array of curated temporary exhibits. Focusing on recent innovations in design, the Museum of Modern Art is a colorful exhibition of talent. Combining art, dance, architecture and other forms of visual expression, The Guggenheim Museum is a fixture of the city and remains a forum for exploration. You can even take classes in poetry, movement and film, making art an interactive experience.

The somber events of September 11, 2001, are commemorated at the newly opened 9/11 Memorial housed at the Ground Zero site. A timeline of events, remnants of the World Trade Center and other important artifacts are displayed for the public with exhibitions ranging from historical to personal. History buffs will also enjoy the American Museum of Natural History, which has several floors of educational exhibits featuring indigenous cultures, fossils and exotic animal species. Space, ocean navigation and aviation are the focus of the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum located on a decommissioned aircraft carrier.

After a day of fascinating exploration, relax in the plush and understated elegance of The Manhattan Club. Our comfortable hotel provides a midtown address, ensuring that you're never very far from the action in this city that never sleeps.

NYC Comic Con Events Bring Stars to NYC

See stars of screen and print at NYC Comic Con celebrity appearances.

Even if you haven't picked up a comic book in years, you won't want to miss this year's NYC Comic Con. All of your favorite stars from the big and small screens will be on hand to meet with fans and sign autographs, but you'll also find plenty of other activities and events happening throughout the weekend.

NYC Comic Con Events
Some of the top NYC Comic Con events that fans can't stop talking about are the panels. Listen to independent writers and artists talking about the work they produce, find out more about women making names for themselves in the male-dominated industry and check out panels featuring the stars of comic-inspired movies and television shows.

Before the weekend is over, you'll also want to check out one of the multiple screenings. The NYC Comic Con will also host the world premiere of the new season of The Walking Dead.

Whether you come for one day or the entire weekend, you may want to get in line early for one of the NYC Comic Con celebrity events. Celebrities pose for pictures with fans, sign autographs for them and take a moment to chat about their upcoming and previous work. Actors from Doctor Who, Firefly, Game of Thrones, Lost Girl and Justice League will all be on hand at the convention. Meet famous celebrities like Kevin Smith, John Rhys-Davis, Eliza Dushku, Seth Green and many more.

The Manhattan Club is happy to offer luxurious rooms and great amenities for guests who are in town for the event. We're less than 2 miles from Javits Center.

The Central Park Breast Cancer Walk is Almost Here

Making Strides of Central Park helps raise funds for breast cancer research this October.

Central Park Breast Cancer Walk

Organized by Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, the Central Park Breast Cancer Walk is one of many nationwide walks that form the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the United States. New York City will be one of 300 communities that unite to raise funds to help fight breast cancer by funding research, helping to promote awareness of how people can take steps to minimize their risk of developing breast cancer and providing care to those battling breast cancer and their loved ones.

Beginning at 8:00 a.m. in Central Park Sunday, October 25, this American Cancer Society breast cancer walk covers a 5-mile course. Registration begins at 7:30 a.m., and the walk takes place rain-or-shine, so be sure to plan ahead for weather conditions. Participants are welcome to walk as briskly or as slowly as they please, and organizers understand that not everyone can complete a 5-mile walk, so stopping whenever you’re comfortable is not only acceptable but also recommended. With opening ceremonies and a ribbon cutting at 9:00 a.m., this walk isn’t as much about the walk itself as it is about the accompanying sense of pride and hope that it brings to participants. Live entertainment and stories from survivors help add their own positivism to the energy of the event, inspiring participants and attendees.

After the walk, which lasts until the last participant crosses the finish line, more entertainment, refreshments and snacks provide a chance for attendees to mingle and enjoy the atmosphere that comes with knowing you’ve helped contribute to the battle against breast cancer.

Everyone at The Manhattan Club hopes all the participants have a great walk this year! We’re excited to see Central Park bustling with your inspirational energy.

Eat, Drink & Be Merry at the Food Network NYC Wine & Food Festival

NYCWFF supports local and national charities this October.

the Food Network NYC Wine & Food Festival

The foodie event of the year!  The Food Network & Cooking Channel NYC Wine and Food Festival (NYCWFF) is one of the hottest events and the best way to answer the question “what to do in Manhattan this October!”  Anyone who is anyone in the world of food and wine will be on hand including personalities from Food Network, the Cooking Channel and more!  It is a virtual cornucopia of culinary delights!   

NYCWFF takes place October 15-18 with over 100 events to choose from.  Included will be amazing seminars presented by celebrities and experts from all over the globe, Intimate dinners, walk-around tastings, festive brunches and lunches and even some events for the entire family to enjoy.  

Giada De Laurentiis, Bobby Flay, Tyler Florence, Jamie & Bobby Dean, Robert Irvine, Emeril Lagasse, Debi Mazar, Valerie Bertinelli, Anne Burrell, Lidia Bastianich and more will all be on hand as well as Chef & Culinary Experts and professionals from the fields of Wine and Spirits.  

The Food Network & Cooking Channel NYC Wine & Food Festival has raised over $8.5 million dollars to help fight hunger!

NYCWFF is a charity event with 100% of the net proceeds benefiting the Food Bank For New York City and the No Kid Hungry campaign to end childhood hunger in America and in the five boroughs. In 2014, the Festival raised over $1 million for these charities helping them better provide for those they serve and closing the gap on hunger in our country.

Everyone at The Manhattan Club is thrilled about this year’s Wine & Food Festival and hopes all guests enjoy a deliciously good time! 

Light the Night® Walk NYC Fights Leukemia and Lymphoma

Charity events in NYC make the end of Leukemia and Lymphoma their goal.

Light the Night Walk NYC

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society presents its annual Light the Night® Walk NYC in Manhattan on October 1, 2015, to raise funds for cancer research and future cures. These community-based charitable events in NYC will include walks that will be taking place in the boroughs of Brooklyn, Queens and Staten Island and will bring together families, friends, neighbors, patients and medical professionals all together for the common goal of stopping cancer one step at a time.

The City of New York joins over 200 other communities across the United States and Canada in coming together, glowing lanterns in hand, to show their devotion. Each year, these efforts raise much-needed funds pledged to individuals and corporate groups that undertake to walk for this noteworthy cause. The Light the Night Walk NYC event is open to local residents and walkers from other groups across the country who wish to walk through Manhattan on this specially designated evening. After enjoying the walk, event participants can easily find a variety of things to do in NYC, including shows, nightlife and more.

The Manhattan Club wishes each one of these dedicated walkers the best of luck and hopes for a fun and successful event.

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.