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April 2017

Shakespeare in Central Park: The Bard Was Never Better

A unique yearly event, Shakespeare in Central Park is your chance to see a riveting outdoor performance of one of the Bard’s dramas, comedies, tragedies, or histories. It all happens at the Delacorte Theater, with two productions offered over the course of the summer.

Free Summer Performances in NYC

Shakespeare in Central Park

The History of Shakespeare in the Park

Shakespeare in the Park has been part of The Public Theater’s summer line-up for almost 60 years. It has also featured top talent in the acting world. Examples include James Earl Jones’ 1964 performance in Othello, Meryl Streep’s role in The Taming of the Shrew in 1978, and more recently, Patrick Stewart in The Tempest and John Lithgow in King Lear.

Summer Performances

Julius Caesar will run May 23rd through June 18th. This political drama features the magnetic and seemingly unstoppable Julius Caesar and the politicians who plot around him, including Cassius and Brutus.

A Midsummer Night’s Dream will run July 11th through August 13th for the Delacorte Theater summer 2017 season. This is one of Shakespeare’s most beloved comedies and features the meddling Puck as he makes the wrong people fall in love with each other.

These plays are the perfect opportunity to see Central Park in the warm months. Enjoy free summer performances in NYC like Shakespeare in the Park when you stay at The Manhattan Club.





Fleet Week in New York City

Every year, a whole week is dedicated to honoring the men and women of the sea services — the Marines, the Navy, and the Coast Guard. Fleet Week in New York City is a fun time with plenty to see and do.

Fleet Week in New York City
Fleet Week Events to Add to Your Schedule

Fleet Week will last from May 24th to the 30th and coincide with Memorial Day weekend in NYC. Concerts, ship tours, parades, and ceremonies are on tap all week long. Plus, there will be fun events at area attractions. Here are just a few.

Fleet Week New York Parade of Ships
Kicking off Fleet Week will be the annual Parade of Ships on May 24th. This free event will happen in New York Harbor as military ships traverse the waters.

Intrepid Museum’s Summer Movie Series
The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum is an institution located on a former aircraft carrier. The gigantic vessel was engaged in action during World War II, and today it is a museum where you can learn about its history, the people it carried, and the jobs it accomplished.
The museum’s Summer Movie Series kicks off during Fleet Week. See a movie on the ship’s flight deck for free! Bring a picnic blanket, lawn chairs, and snacks and prepare to watch Top Gun on May 26th.

Battle of the Big Bands
Go back in time to the 1940s for this WWII-era battle of the bands, swing dance-off, and all-around good time. Plus, guests are encouraged to dress in their best vintage fashion for the fashion show and contest.  Battle of the Big Bands will happen on the Intrepid’s flight deck on May 27th.

Fleet Week events offer a fantastic time to visit the city.  While you’re here, stay with us at The Manhattan Club.





4 Ways to Enjoy Mother’s Day in NYC

It’s time to celebrate Mom and all she does. Check out what’s in store for Mother’s Day in NYC and take your pick from one of these great events that honor your mom’s special place in your life.

Mother’s Day in NYCTry a Weekend Getaway in Manhattan for Mother’s Day

Any of these fun things to do would be a great way to spend the day with your mom and show her you care.

  1. Mother’s Day at Central Park Zoo - Bring little ones from ages 3-10 for this event on Mother’s Day. You’ll meet animal moms and their babies, go on a scavenger hunt, make treats for the animal moms, and more. The price of a ticket includes admission for one adult and one child and is the perfect way to celebrate with the kids.
  2. Mother’s Day Weekend Garden Party - Hosted by the New York Botanical Garden, the Mother’s Day Weekend Garden Party will include outdoor lawn games (giant chess, a bean bag toss, croquet, and more), watercolor painting, live entertainment, prime picnicking on Daffodil Hill, and more. You can also attend a sit-down brunch in the Garden Terrace Room for an additional fee; make sure you reserve your tickets.
  3. Mother’s Day Brunch Cruise - Unlimited mimosas for Mom, amazing NYC water views, a delicious brunch buffet and some special pampering all aboard this special cruise.

Spring in NYC Package (number 4!)

Add to your Mother’s Day weekend getaway in Manhattan when you book our Spring getaway package from The Manhattan Club. The offer includes a stay in a luxury suite, complimentary continental breakfast and Wi-Fi, access to the fitness center on-site, and a bottle of wine. Stay with us for a fantastic weekend!






2017 AIDS Walk in New York City

Raise money for a good cause when you join the  2017 AIDS Walk in New York City. This fundraising opportunity benefits organizations all over the area that work to end AIDS.

Join the NYC AIDS Fundraiser and Walk to End AIDS

2017 AIDS Walk in New York CityOn May 21, the walk will start and end in Central Park. This is the largest AIDS fundraising effort held on a single day in the world.

Not only does the event help support those affected by AIDS, it also helps fund prevention measures, care, and advocacy. The walk is put on by GMHC, the Gay Men’s Health Crisis in New York City, one of the largest organizations dedicated to fighting AIDS.

GMHC, the world’s very first AIDS and HIV service organization, is an expert in offering services that every person who is affected by the epidemic deserves. The organization is on the front lines caring for people who are both HIV negative and HIV positive and assist with nutrition, testing, legal advice, mental health and educational services. It also strives for stronger public policies at federal, state and local level with the goal always to end AIDS as an epidemic in the state.

Opening Ceremony
An Opening Ceremony will kick things off with celebrity appearances, performances, and speeches before the 10-kilometer walk begins. It will start about an hour before the walk, at 9:15 a.m.

Post-Walk Concert
Once you’ve finished the Walk, stick around for a Post-Walk Concert and enjoy some great music at 12pm and results will be announced at 2:30pm.

The Manhattan Club would like to take this opportunity to wish participants the best of luck!