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Spend Cold Days with Warm Hearts During the Winter Village Bryant Park!

The annual pop-up village, arguably the top must-see attraction of winter in NYC, opens its doors this Saturday, October 27

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Snow might not be in the forecast just yet, but winter is coming to Manhattan early this year! Starting on Saturday, October 27, and running through the New Year (January 2), the annual tradition known as the Winter Village at Bryant Park will set up shop over much of this beloved NYC green. There’s no shortage of festive fun to be had, from seasonal activities such as ice skating to perusing holiday markets consisting of some of the city’s top food and artisan vendors.

Unsure what makes this winter wonderland a “can’t miss” attraction for tourists and locals alike? The Manhattan Club has five reasons why your visit during winter in NYC should include a swing by Bryant Park!

Conquer the ice on NYC’s only admission free skating rink

The true centerpiece of the Village is the 17,000-square-foot rink, open daily through the season (weather permitting). Admission is free with skate rentals, reserved time slots, and other additional perks available for a small fee.

Finish procuring your holiday gift list early

With a multitude of different retail vendors from designer brands to unique holiday gifts, there’ll be something for everyone in this European-inspired open-air market.

Enjoy some festive foods

Interspersed in the custom-designed kiosks, amongst the retail vendors, is a delicious smorgasbord of food vendors with foods ranging from the most savory to the sweet!

Let the special events melt your heart

Come in for the tree lighting! Take part in a skate school! Join in with the New York City Opera Caroling!

Keep out of the cold!

Booking a suite with us at The Manhattan Club is the perfect complement to any NYC adventure. The classic luxury of our modernly-appointed accommodations provides you with a comfortable, cozy home-base to relax and recharge while exploring our amazing city and nearby Bryant Park!


The Beat Goes On All Summer Long at SummerStage in Central Park!

The sweet sounds of summer in New York City have arrived with the 33rd anniversary of SummerStage!

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Since the 1980’s, there’s been one iconic music festival that has highlighted summer in New York City. And when we say New York City, we mean all five boroughs, as SummerStage includes events that occur almost every day and cannot be contained to one city park. No matter your preferred genre, you’ll be sure to discover that one of these mostly free concerts in NYC has the music that speaks to your soul.

Running this year from June 2nd to September 27th, there will be over one hundred shows with the main-stage being at the iconic Rumsey Playfield in Central Park. There's so many, that just reading through the SummerStage schedule  is a fun event in and of itself.

Some of the more high-profile events, including Jason Mraz (August 9) and Mac DeMarco (September 8), require tickets, but most of the concerts are free. It is truly a highlight of the summer, and many of us feel that the line-up gives us some of the best free concerts in NYC for the entire year. Along with the amazing tunes, there will be lots of local food vendors, so be sure to show up early, get a prime spot in the park, and get ready for some great summer music. 

If you're plans include getting lost in the beauty of the Alonzo King LINES Ballet (July 25th) or being inspired by the new generation of social justice warriors in VOICES of a People’s History (August 28th), then book a room with us at The Manhattan Club. Only a quick walk away from all of the wonderful events, we're the perfect home base for enjoying this perennial NYC summer highlight!


Enjoy a Romantic Summer Getaway in New York City

Summer is the ideal time to enjoy a romantic summer getaway in New York City.

Enjoy a Romantic Summer Getaway in NYC

Plan a Couples NYC Getaway with the Romance and Relax Package

NYC date ideas can't get much easier than our summer getaway package in Manhattan. Our Romance and Relax Package has everything you'll need to enjoy a long weekend in New York with that special someone.

The two of you will receive wine and chocolates with your luxurious boutique-style room in the heart of Manhattan. This package also includes grab-and-go breakfast for two so you can enjoy a romantic breakfast together each morning before you head out the door.

Some Interesting NYC Date Ideas

Spend some time together during the day at a few of New York's unique date destinations:

Plan a picnic near Bow Bridge in Central Park. This iconic bridge is featured in movies like Autumn in New York and Keeping the Faith.

Stroll through the Butterfly Conservatory at the American Museum of Natural History. A butterfly landing on your shoulder makes the perfect photo opportunity.

Get Ready for Some Romance in New York City at The Manhattan Club

If you're looking for romance in New York City, take advantage of our summer getaway package in Manhattan. At The Manhattan Club, we have everything you'll need to make your couples NYC getaway extra special.

Our hotel perfectly combines luxurious suites with vacation retreats. Plus, all the excitement of Manhattan is right outside our door!


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.

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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!


Easter Weekend Events in NYC

Hop to It on Easter Weekend in NYC with These Fun Outings

Easter Weekend Events in NYC
What could be finer than celebrating spring in New York City? There are a number of festive events taking place where you can make lasting memories. Enjoy our round up of Easter weekend events in NYC.

Easter Parade in New York City
The annual Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Festival is where people put on their fanciest clothes, don Easter bonnets, and march down 5th Avenue. You can either join the march or watch the pageantry. The parade will start at 10 a.m.

Easter Celebration at CMOM
The Children’s Museum of Manhattan is throwing an Easter celebration complete with a museum-wide Easter egg scavenger hunt. Kids who find them all get a prize.

Easter Brunch in Manhattan
Brunch in the city is an event worth celebrating any season but for Easter restaurants often have some of their finest offerings. Timeout New York has a great round up of suggestions that incorporate every style of dining.

Easter Egg Hunts
A classic Easter egg hunt is the perfect way to enjoy the holiday with the kids. Several huts take places throughout the city. In particular, NYSoM’s Easter Eggstravaganza is a free event with an egg hunt, egg painting, arts and crafts, and pictures with the Easter Bunny.

Join in the springtime fun, whether you’re grabbing brunch or checking out the Easter parade in New York City. Stay with us at The Manhattan Club to make it a truly great Easter weekend.


The New York Auto Show at the Jacob Javits Center

The 2017 New York Auto Show presents the latest in innovation.

New YOrk Auto Show at the Jacob Javits Center
Set to usher in the latest trends in automobiles, this year’s Jacob Javits Convention Center Car Show, promises visitors a showcase of cutting-edge design and amazing innovation. There are going to be more than four floors of incredible displays from the globe’s automobile manufacturers and will be featuring the latest futuristic concept vehicles and newest cars. Over 1,000 trucks and cars will be on display at what has been labelled North America’s first and most attended auto show…dating back to the 1900’s.

This year’s New York Auto Show at the Jacob Javits Center will be held from March 30 – April 8. Whether you’re a car collector or simply love checking out the latest trends, this is the show to go to.

Every year before the show opens, a number of auto companies debut their latest productions and concepts for the press.

If you’re coming to New York for the show, book your stay with us at The Manhattan Club. We’re ideally located in midtown, close to all of the greatest  New York City attractions.


Celebrate All Month Long With Our St. Patrick’s Day Travel Deal in Manhattan

Head to the parade and so much more with our St. Patrick’s Day travel deal in Manhattan this March!

Our St. Patrick’s Day Travel Deal in Manhattan

The New York City St. Patrick’s Day Parade is one of the finest, longest standing traditions we have and an experience that shouldn’t be missed. With more than 1 million spectators expected in the city this March 17th, why not make it a weekend getaway to remember?

St. Patrick’s Day comes once a year but you can celebrate all month long at The Manhattan Club!
Our St. Patrick’s Day March Package invites you to enjoy the Luck of the Irish all month long! Stay with us March 1-March 31 and enjoy our spacious suite accommodations, a bucket of beer and pretzels and complimentary WiFi.

Our Concierge recommends celebrating St. Patrick’s Day at the parade and then heading out to take in the food and drink at some traditional Irish pubs including The Landmark Tavern, St. Pat’s Bar and Grill, The Dead Rabbit, Paddy Reilly’s, Molly, The Irish Pub and Paddy McGuires.

What else is happening the weekend of the New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade? The New York Botanical Garden Orchid Show, the Queens World Film Festival, the Sober St. Patrick's Day Festival and Asia Week New York.

At The Manhattan Club we look forward to welcoming our guests with our St. Patrick’s Day Travel Deal in Manhattan this March!


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.


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!


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!