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December 5th, 2019 | Events
No city does Christmas better than New York. Even the meanest Grinch out there can’t help to succumb to the city’s holiday cheer — it’s everywhere! If you’re spending the most wonderful time of the year in the Big Apple, we know exactly what should be on your holiday bucket list.
November 14th, 2019 | Events
The days leading up to Thanksgiving are full of events, excitement and pre-holiday cheer. In New York City, this time of year is marked by the world-famous Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. However, there’s more to see and do in NYC around this holiday. Find out more below.
November 7th, 2019 | Events
It’s already Christmas in Bryant Park! A Manhattan’s very own winter wonderland, the Winter Village has surprises around every corner. If this is your first time exploring Bryant Park at this time of year, here’s everything you need to know about it.
October 10th, 2019 | Events
Halloween events are just around the corner. And because everything is better in New York, it doesn’t matter if this is your first or your 50th time celebrating this holiday. Halloween in New York is unlike anything you’ve ever experienced. These are the city’s best annual traditions for the spookiest day of the year.
May 30th, 2019 | Events
During the entire month of June, rainbow flags will adorn New York City. Pride NYC returns for its biggest and grandest event yet. Are you ready to join in the celebrations? Before heading out, check out our guide to the best events in the city, ranging from parties, to rallies and exhibitions.
May 16th, 2019 | Events
It’s time to don your sailor cap and get to know all things maritime with this year’s Fleet Week. Back in New York for its 31st year, this is a great opportunity to tour the ships, see their tricks, or just play Tic Tac Toe with an underwater diver. Luckily, we are here to help you make the most of it.
March 7th, 2019 | Events
March is here and New Yorkers are longing for the end of winter. Recent rain may signal the beginning of spring showers. This, in turn, means that colors, blooms and spring festivals are just around the corner. If you’re coming to New York in March or April, check out these events.
January 31st, 2019 | Events
The Year of the Pig will start on February 5, 2019 and end on January 25, 2020. Given that Chinese immigrants began settling in New York over 200 years ago, the city has a long history of celebrating China’s traditions. Ring in the Lunar New Year at any of these popular NYC events.
January 24th, 2019 | Events
Are you spending Valentine’s Day in New York? While going out for a special dinner or drinks at a cocktail bar is always a great idea, we have other suggestions. Make the most of everything that New York has to offer and have a a one-of-a-kind date this year.
January 10th, 2019 | Events
Traveling between January and February means great flight and hotel deals, discounted shopping and superb winter events. Whether you want to enjoy the snow in Central Park or see as many Broadway shows as possible, you’ll be surprised at how much you can do this winter in NYC!
September 20th, 2018 | Events
The season of harvest, foliage and heart-warming drinks offers more than meets the eye. Travelers who are in New York during fall will find not only a stunning display of autumn colors, but also cultural, sports and culinary celebrations. Here are the top fall events in New York City.
August 23rd, 2018 | Events
Traveling to New York around Labor Day is a superb opportunity to attend unique events. We recommend that you head to Labor Day-specific events to join New Yorkers in forgetting that we all have to go back to work, sooner or later
June 28th, 2018 | Events
Independence Day in New York is as big as New Year’s Eve. By now, most fireworks cruises are sold out at steep prices, while many attractions will be closed for the day. This doesn’t mean you can’t have a fun day of patriotic celebrations.
May 24th, 2018 | Events
The long wait is almost over. Just a few more weeks and summer will be here. While tanning and beaches might be the most common synonyms of a summer vacation, nothing is as exciting and entertaining as New York City.
March 8th, 2018 | Events
Over time, Easter has transformed into a day of fun and eclectic activities that everyone can enjoy. In the United States, three traditions stand out: egg hunts, parades and brunch. If you’re staying at the Manhattan at Times Square during Easter holidays, join any or all of these events to celebrate like a New Yorker.
March 1st, 2018 | Events
Irish pubs worldwide are preparing the “green” beer, shamrock decorations and leprechaun costumes for a day of Irish culture, food and good cheer.
February 22nd, 2018 | Events
For those who know that a cup of silver needles has to be meticulously prepared with the right temperature, water-tea ratio and steeping time, a box of tea bags bought at a corner shop simply won’t do. The same applies to brewing coffee.
February 15th, 2018 | Events
Home to the largest Chinese population in the Western hemisphere, New York’s Chinatown is all about authenticity. Every new Lunar Year, Chinatown welcomes a steady stream of visitors eager to see the wonders of the Far East and desperate to dig into some good dumplings.
January 4th, 2018 | Events
We know that our guests love going to Broadway Shows and they know that the Manhattan at Times Square is right in the heart of Times Square and the Theater District. And our appeal to theater lovers is about to increase exponentially!
November 2nd, 2017 | Events
If you ask Americans what their favorite holiday is, we bet most of them will say “Thanksgiving” – some might even say they prefer it over Christmas! This annual holiday falls on the fourth Thursday of November and everyone can join in the festivities. Here’s how.
October 19th, 2017 | Events
Fall is here, the city is buzzing and runners from all around the globe are flying to New York City – this can only mean one thing: marathon season. Whether you only want to get a peek of the pro runners or are ready to tough it out and watch the entire event, follow these tips to make the most of your experience.
October 5th, 2017 | Events
The change of seasons at this time of the year is very dramatic. Sandals and shorts are replaced by boots and warm trousers, green leaves turn gold and red, and summer concerts pave the way for Halloween and fall harvest events.
Even though the summer crowds dwindle in fall, New York doesn’t rest. Check out our recommendations for amazing experiences that can only be enjoyed at this time of the year.
April 5th, 2017 | Events
Easter is just around the corner and the flourishing trees and sunny days have us feeling festive. When in Manhattan, you may be at a loss of what to do with your kids, we have just the solutions. Here's a our top picks for Easter 2017:
BRUNCH AT STELLA 34 TRATTORIA, APRIL 15TH & 16TH, 10:00AM
April 5th, 2017 | Events
Sakura Matsuri Cherry Blossom Festival is the optimal outdoor activity to welcome Spring. Each year tourist and locals rejoice as the weather warms and these charming pink-petal trees flourish. Head over to the picturesque Brooklyn Botanical Gardens to engage in over 60 events over a span of two days. Enjoy Taiko drummers, cosplay actors, J-rock bands, samurai sword master, stand-up comics, dance parties, and more.
March 10th, 2017 | Events
If you are lucky enough to be in NYC for the St. Patrick's Day Parade, come and enjoy its 256th anniversary. It's one of the oldest and largest of it's kind, and has been celebrating Irish culture since 1762. Known for it's magnificent display of bagpipers, marching bands, and more--this year is expected to draw over two million spectators and 150,000 marchers.
March 10th, 2017 | Events
One of the best parts of visiting New York is the access to incredible concerts. Here is our top two family-friendly picks for this month:
ERIC CLAPTON, MARCH 19 & 20TH
Join Clapton as he celebrates 50 years of music. This is two of the four exclusive performances he is giving in New York this year--the next two are in September. Part of Clapton's small but coveted North American tour that only includes New York's Madison Square Garden and Los Angeles' Forum. Watch as the legend bring his old hits to life.
Madison Square Garden, 4 Pennsylvania, New York, NY 10001
February 20th, 2017 | Events
If you like Contemporary Art, March is a fantastic month to be in Manhattan! The Armory Show is here and so are the satellite art fairs. We know it can get overwhelming trying to navigate the exhibitions, so here is our cheat sheet:
THE ARMORY SHOW
Number one show you need to visit to see International Blue Chip Art Galleries. Come check out the 209 exhibitors and expect to see Gagosian, White Cube, and many more.
February 6th, 2017 | Events
You've been admiring those miniature masterpieces inside of your favorite box of treats for long enough--time to flex your creativity. Take a chocolate making class at Tache, an artisan handmade store in the Lower East Side. Bring a friend or your family and kids for a fun packed day of learning and creating. By the end of the lesson you will have made several bags of chocolate to take home.
January 1st, 2017 | Events
Catch the amazing show, Othello: The Remix, before it leaves the West Side Theater on January 15th. Everyone knows that Shakespeare was a word slayer and a master of verse, but this fun and humor filled take on the famous Othello play has the New York Times calling it "clever, witty, and fast." It is presented by John Leguizamo and directed, written, and composed by GQ and JQ, in what is sure to be an entertaining and smile-inducing 80 minutes.
November 7th, 2016 | Events
As we all know, the First of November marks the date where it is officially a-ok to break out your Santa hats, drink gingerbread lattes, and start playing "Jingle Bells" in your car. The Radio City Christmas Spectacular has just the thing for all you Christmas-lovers, and it starts this November 11th.
October 6th, 2016 | Events
As the trees change in Central Park, many much anticipated events are coming to New York City! One of October's most sought after affairs is Open House New York, a weekend-long gift where many historic and famous buildings of Manhattan, normally off limits, are open to the public.
September 10th, 2016 | Events
Coming up in October, New York City will come alive with glowing pumpkins, spiced lattes, and eerie tales of one of the most influential cities in America. Don't miss out on the several festive occasions throughout Manhattan and its surrounding areas this year! The NYC tradition in this post is one of our favorites.
August 13th, 2016 | Events
On September 18th, Fort Tryon Park goes back in time with the Medieval Festival, twenty minutes away from the Manhattan at Times Square Hotel.
August 13th, 2016 | Events
At least once a month, you can find one of the best shows in town. You just have to know where to look. Home of "sort-of secret" dance parties and comedy shows, Secret Loft has operated for the last three years in Bushwick's McKibbin Lofts, about thirty minutes out from our hotel at Times Square.
June 1st, 2016 | Events
One of the best parts of a summer in New York City is the atmosphere of spontaneity mixed with the thriving culture of music. You might have to wait in line a while, and if you don't mind paying for a spot, the most accessible concerts are located in Central Park Ramsey Playfield, just a ten minute cab ride from the Manhattan at Times Square Hotel.
April 4th, 2016 | Events
The cherry blossoms are in full bloom which means two things to any New Yorker: the end to months of layering and heavy coats, and the annual Brooklyn Botanic Garden's cherry blossom festival. Sakura Matsuri, or cherry blossom festivals, have long been an important tradition in Japanese culture, and has been celebrated by the BBG for 35 years as an official welcoming of spring.
April 4th, 2016 | Events
New York City is considered by blues fans to be a kind of mecca. If you've come in search of the quintessential blues club, we've got just the place to recommend. Terra Blues, located less than 15 minutes from our Times Square hotel, is as authentic a blues venue as they come. Step inside and be immediately enveloped by the intimacy of the space.
March 18th, 2016 | Events
Macy's annual two-week floral exhibition returns this year with a patriotic theme of "America the Beautiful." Expect the ground floor of the department store's Herald Square location to be transformed into a veritable botanical garden with a stunning variety of native plants. Starting March 20, the various bouquets and arrangements will pay a beautiful homage to our country.
February 1st, 2016 | Events
January 1st has come and gone, but if you still haven't gotten your New Year fix, then check out the Better Chinatown Society's celebration of the Chinese New Year on February 8th at Sara D. Roosevelt Park. Located less than twenty minutes from our Times Square hotel, celebrate the Year of the Monkey with a massive five-hundred thousand firecracker display (yes, you read that number right), as well as lion dances with colorful masks and costumes, craft vendors and food booths filled with dumplings and other tasty traditional goodies.
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