NYC Happenings

Luck of the Irish: The New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Set your sights on all things green this March at the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade.

  New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade

The New York City St. Patrick’s Day parade has been marching since 1762 – and is one of the city’s oldest and proudest Irish traditions. Over 1 million spectators can’t be wrong – Erin Go Bragh!

The Parade takes place on Saturday March 17, 2018 at 11am with more than 150,000 marchers, bands and bagpipes and can be viewed an be viewed along 5th Avenue between 44th Street and 79th Street

The New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade marched for the first time more than 250 years ago, on March 17, 1762 - fourteen years before the Declaration of Independence and is run completely by volunteers.

Everyone at The Manhattan Club is excited about the New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade – where everyone can be Irish for the day! Why not plan your trip to enjoy the event and reserve your stay with us in Midtown Manhattan to take advantage of all of the St. Patrick’s Day and other events in the city? Also taking place that same weekend is the New York International Children’s Film Festival and the New York Botanical Garden Orchid Show. Enjoy the events or just take in the city at your own pace.

 


Raise a Glass This Season: The NYC Winter Wine Festival Returns

Head to the NYC Winter Wine Festival this March because we all know that it isn’t good to keep things bottled up!

NYC Winter Wine Festival

There is a good Riesling to head to Times Square – the NYC Winter Wine Festival! Whether you're a self-proclaimed connoisseur or you just like a good glass of wine, this event takes the cake (or the grape?) and makes for a great NYC weekend getaway.

On March 10 visitors of the Times Square Wine Festival presented by New York Wine Events can sample hundreds of world class wines. Tastings include reds, whites, traditional blends, and unique combinations. Regions that will be proudly represented are Italy, California, Australia, New Zealand, France, Austria, Argentina, Portugal, and more. Great wine deserves great food to go along with it, so there will also be many hors d’oeuvres and other treats on hand.

The Playstation Theater at Times Square will feel more like the hills of Tuscany as it is converted to an indoor vineyard for the day. Relax over a glass of your new favorite vintage all without leaving the city.

Why limit your happy to an hour? When headed into town for the NYC Winter Wine Festival, The Manhattan Club is the perfect place to stay within walking distance of Times Square.


The 2018 NYC Half Marathon Course Brings Changes

Runners take note; this year’s NYC Half Marathon Course has changed!

2018 NYC Half Marathon Course
The NYC Half is one of the most popular half marathons in the United States taking runners on an incredible 13.1-mile tour of the city, Filled with elites and professionals, as well as average runners that love the sport, this year's race takes place on March 18, 2018. Athletes from around the world travel to NYC to take part in this annual event.

New NYC Half Marathon Course for 2018
Since the race began in 2006, it has always started in Central Park and finished in Lower Manhattan. This year ushers in a new course, which puts the start at Grand Army Plaza in Brooklyn and travels much of the former course in reverse, ending in Central Park. As a result of this change, the cap for runners has increased to 22,500, allowing for even more participants than ever before.

The United Airlines NYC Half Expo presented by New Balance takes place at the Metropolitan Pavilion. Free to the public, the Expo is a great place to pick up running merchandise and souvenirs as well as seek advice from experts and professional runners.

Stay with Us at The Manhattan Club
If you’re coming to town to take part in the race or cheer on a loved one, reserve your stay with us at The Manhattan Club. Our boutique hotel will ensure you enjoy a comfortable stay right in the heart of Midtown Manhattan, close to many of the city’s exciting attractions. If you’re taking part in the half marathon, you’ll love coming back to our spacious suites to recover from your experience!


Best Museums to Visit in NYC This Winter

When the weather is cold, keep cozy with the best museums to visit in NYC this winter.

best museums to visit in nyc this winter
Frida Kahlo, Andy Warhol, Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet and Vincent van Gogh. Dinosaur fossils, live Butterfly exhibits and aircraft carriers. What do they all have in common? All are featured in some of the best museums in the city and winter is the perfect time to visit! Here’s what rounds out our top picks:

The Museum of Modern Art makes one of the top picks of best museums to visit in NYC this winter for good reason. As one of the most sought after museums in the city, visitors can explore the works of Frida Kahlo, Ando Warhol, Pablo Picasso, Claude Monet and Vincent van Gogh. Insider Tip: You can avoid the crowds if you head to MOMA when they open in the morning or enjoy free admission on Fridays from 4pm to 8pm.

Art is the focus of the Metropolitan Museum of Art as well with spectacular exhibits to enjoy including the works of Claude Monet, Georgia O’Keeffe, van Gogh and Degas among others. Unique to The Met is the Cloisters, this museum is located on four acres in northern Manhattan's Fort Tryon Park, with art, architecture, and gardens prevalent in medieval Europe. The Cloisters are open year round and make the perfect place to explore when you are ready to step outside.

When you are ready to explore something with the kids, the American Museum of Natural History is the ideal destination. Everyone will love exploring the exhibits in literature, film, television, video games and of course, a massive collection of prehistoric fossils. When you’ve had your fill of strolling through all of the displays, sit back and wonder over our universe with a performance at the Hayden Planetarium or head inside the Butterfly Conservatory where it is toasty in the winter months to keep the live butterflies happy.

Rounding out our exploration of the best museums to visit in NYC this winter is the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum - the only museum where visitors can get up close and personal with the aircraft carrier Intrepid, the first space shuttle Enterprise, a submarine Growler, a British Concorde, and some of the fastest jets.

Stay toasty this winter exploring the museums and book your stay with us at The Manhattan Club in Midtown to be right in the middle of all of the fun.


Romantic Getaway to New York City

Valentine’s Day is approaching and we have the perfect romantic getaway to New York City

romantic getaway to New York City
January is upon us! With the winter in full swing, it’s the perfect time to brighten up the season with a little romance! Valentine’s Day is always a day that inspires the lovers in all of us and there is always something magical about the city that sets the stage for a picture-perfect romantic getaway to New York City.

First stop: Times Square. Imagine popping the question, getting married or renewing your vows at this iconic location. Love in Times Square takes place February 14th, 2018 or just visit anytime between February 1 and 28th to check out Window to the Heart, a romantic art installment available for viewing all month.

If activity sets your hearts aflutter, lace up your skates at Wollman Rink in Central Park or Rockefeller Center and glide hand in hand while taking in the beautiful surrounding scenery.

A romantic getaway to New York City wouldn’t be complete without getting a unique view of the skyline at the Top of the Rock Observation Deck or One World Observatory…or even by strolling across the Brooklyn Bridge.

Continue the adventure with an overnight stay at The Manhattan Club and our Romance and Relax Package which includes wine, chocolate and Grab N Go Breakfast for two.

When you stay with us, our Concierge can make recommendations, reservations and give great insider tips of some of the best places to explore for your romantic getaway to New York City.


What's Happening This January in Manhattan?

The winter months are a great time to visit the city, check out the best of what’s happening this January in Manhattan

What's happening this January in Manhattan
Whether you are a fan of the outdoors or rather stay cozy inside, there is plenty of fun to explore in the city this month. Check out some of our top picks for what’s happening this January in Manhattan.

The New York Boat Show docks January 24-28 at the Javits Center as a boating and fishing lovers’ paradise. Whether you are there to learn from all of the expansive demos and breakout sessions, shop and compare makes and models of boats or gear up with the latest in accessories, You can explore the America's Boating Club Boating Simulator, Create-A-Boat Kids’ Toy Boat Building, the Miss Geico Offshore Racing Boat and preview the latest from boating and fishing manufacturers.

For those who love the southern taste of barbecue coupled with a cold beer or smooth bourbon, you can head to the Beer Bourbon & BBQ Festival on January 28th. Sample over 60 beers, 40 bourbons and mouth-watering BBQ with seminars, live music and even a bacon eating contest.

If you’d rather take it outdoors, Bryant Park’s Winter Village continues through January and is the location of Winter Carnival January 26th-27th and February 2nd-3rd. Enjoy winter sports and games, outdoor ice skating a brew house and a silent disco.

Continue the outdoor fun at Winter Jam in Central Park on January 27th. Visitors can learn to ski and snowboard, try out snowshoeing and sledding and some Arctic Golf. For those who would rather spectate, there is live ice sculpting and the Taste of NY Winter Market and warming hut for drinks and bites.

Whatever is on your schedule for this season in NYC, we hope you’ll include a stay with us at The Manhattan Club!


New York City Winter Restaurant Week is Coming

Try the best restaurants at New York City Winter Restaurant Week.

New York City Winter Restaurant Week

Winter blues setting in? Don’t despair – celebrate the season! It’s that time of year – cold winter months in the Northeast and the very best of dining at New York City Winter Restaurant Week.

At New York City Winter Restaurant Week you can enjoy pre fixe dining at some of Manhattan’s most sought after restaurants. Over 300 New York City dining establishments participating will offer three course menus for a fixed price.

The event takes place January 22 through February 9th and reservations are highly encouraged. As of January 8th, you can visit NYCGO to check out which restaurants will be participating and to secure your table.

Take advantage of prix fixe dining: $29 lunches or $42 dinners with 3 courses, appetizer, entrée and dessert.

Most restaurants will have a choice of three options for each course and at least two options for dessert. These businesses will be putting out their best, so it’s a great opportunity to find a new favorite place to try.

Make Winter Restaurant Week a full celebration of NYC and stay overnight with our Winter in NYC Weekend Getaway Package. With luxury suite accommodations, complimentary WiFi and complimentary continental breakfast, everyone here at The Manhattan Club looks forward to welcoming you during this exciting season in NYC.

 


Wishing you a Joyous New Year from The Manhattan Club

As the New Year approaches us with hopes anew, here is wishing you and your family a wonderful year ahead!

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The New Year is always such a special time to share with family and friends as you say goodbye to the past and usher in the future. We hope your New Year’s Eve plans will be filled with whatever brings you joy!

Planning to spend the holiday in Times Square? Planning ahead is the key to a great time. We have tips to ensure that your New Year’s Eve in New York City is the festive time you’ve dreamed of.

As we head into the winter months, be sure to visit some of the other amazing attractions and events taking place including Winter Jazzfest happening January 10th to 17th, Winter Jam in Central Park and the New York Boat Show at the Javits Convention Center January 24-28.

Of course, we hope your will plan your NYC getaway in 2018 us at The Manhattan Club. Happy New Year! .

Welcome 2018!


Our Warmest Wishes for a Happy NYC Holiday Season

The NYC holiday season is here and we hope yours is merry and bright!

NYC holiday season
Everyone here at The Manhattan Club would like to wish you happiness and peace now and throughout the coming year!

If spending time in NYC this holiday season, we hope you will take advantage of some of the amazing events and attractions taking place like shops, skating and dining at Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park.

The Radio City Christmas Spectacular with the Rockettes runs through January 1st and the New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show takes place through January 15th.

Of course, no holiday experience would be complete with a visit to the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, a glide across the rink and a stroll past the holiday window displays on 5th Avenue - all are included in our top picks for holiday attractions in New York City!

We hope you will make The Manhattan Club your home away from home this NYC holiday season with the added bonus of our special rate offers.

During this season of giving, let us take time to slow down and enjoy the simple things. May this wonderful time of the year touch your heart in a special way. Wishing you much happiness today and throughout the New Year.


Dinner and a Show! NYC Winter Restaurant Week & Broadway Week Return in January

NYC winter Restaurant Week and Broadway Week are the answer to the post-holiday blues.

NYC Winter Restuarant Week Just because the holiday season is over in January, it doesn’t mean there isn’t a reason to head into Manhattan! NYC winter Restaurant Week and Broadway Week are the answer to the post-holiday blues in the city.


NYC Winter Restaurant Week - The city’s semiannual celebration of fine dining at an affordable price. At NYC Restaurant Week, participating restaurants offer three-course prix-fixe menus specially priced for lunch and/or dinner. This is your opportunity to try something new as restaurants will feature at least three choices for appetizers, three choices for entrées and at least two desserts. Reservations open up on January 8, 2018 for the dining event that takes place January 22–February 9.


Broadway Week – The savings continue on Broadway in January as well. Some of the best shows on the Great White Way will feature buy one, get one free tickets. Participating performances will be announced on January 5th, the same day the tickets go on sale and all Broadway Week shows will take place between January 16 and February 4.


Round out your experience with a stay at The Manhattan Club and make January a real reason to celebrate winter! Our luxurious all-suite hotel is the perfect accompaniment to all NYC travels.