Things to do Presidents’ Day Weekend

Presidents' Day 2014

President’s Day is this upcoming Monday, February 17, 2014. While your kids have been spending the last week or so in school learning all about George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, have you been taking advantage of the day off and planning a long weekend getaway to celebrate the holiday? With the way this winter’s been, we can’t blame you if you haven’t even thought about it yet. So don’t worry!  Check out our recommendations for some educational and artistic things to do President’s Day weekend this year. Get historical! This holiday is all about celebrating the great things our first President accomplished for this country. Try some historical New York City Attractions like the Metropolitan Museum of Art, with its impressive selection of presidential portraiture and artifacts. “George Washington Crossing the Delaware” by Emanuel Gottlieb Leutze is a must-see, … [Read more...]

Things to do on Valentine’s Day in NYC

Valentine's Day in New York

The most romantic holiday of the year is fast approaching, and many of us are still searching for that perfect date idea. If you’re looking for things to do in New York City this Valentine’s Day, here’s our list for special Big Apple romance. From art and architecture to flowers and dining, we’ve got the classics covered, with a few quirky and uniquely New York ideas sprinkled in. The Romance of Art Mankind has been turning to art to show their love for centuries. A visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art this Valentine’s Day weekend is sure to nourish your lover’s soul. While you won’t be able to get any of these sparklies for your loved one, you absolutely won’t want to miss the “Jewels by JAR” exhibit. Featuring several hundred exquisite pieces of work by one of the most talented jewelers of the twentieth century, this collection of Parisian artifacts is sure to … [Read more...]

Metropolitan Museum of Art Spring Exhibits 2014

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Spring is a beautiful time to be in New York: the snows melt, the flowers begin to bloom, and Central Park is bustling with people once again. Of course, some of the best things in New York this spring are found indoors, especially if you’re an art lover – like new seasonal exhibits at some of the best art museums in the country! Here’s a sneak preview of some of the new and upcoming exhibits at the world-famous Metropolitan Museum of Art and its sister institution, the Cloisters Museum. You can even pick up a New York City attractions pass for special insider benefits when you visit these museums, like skip the line privileges! Charles Marville: Photographer of Paris Now - May 4, 2014 For those of you interested in the early years of photography and/or the history of 19th century Paris, Charles Marville’s collection is a must-see exhibit. While his career included work … [Read more...]

New York City Winter Events

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It’s that time of winter when we all start to get a little tired of the shorter, darker days—when we start dragging at work and dreading the next snow fall. In short, we start to get bored of the long winter. However, as Punxsutawney Phil declared on Sunday, the winter is here to stay, at least for a few more weeks. Fortunately, in New York City, there’s actually plenty to be excited about for the remaining weeks of winter! However, these activities and attractions aren’t going to explore themselves. It’s time to get up and get out there with a GO Select New York Pass! You can’t make winter disappear, but you can certainly make the most of it in with these upcoming events. The Orchid Show Spring always comes a bit early at the New York Botanical Garden. From March 1st to April 14th, the annual Orchid Show will be held at the Garden, dazzling guests with vibrant … [Read more...]

Top New York Winter Attractions

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When you’re tired of cold, dark days and navigating your way around snow banks, it can be hard to fight the urge to hibernate for the next few months. However, I can tell you with certainty that you’ll be missing out on a lot going on in New York City if you succumb to hibernation. Plus, once you have a look at all the awesome New York attractions you can visit, winter won’t seem so bad! New York Attractions & Exhibits While it may be cold outside, exquisite indoor New York attractions will keep you warm and cozy while you explore some exciting new exhibits. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York’s most renowned art museum, has a myriad of special exhibitions to spice up the winter months. In the first major exhibition of Chinese contemporary art at the Metropolitan, Ink Art explores the transformation of traditional Chinese painting and calligraphy as its been … [Read more...]

Super Bowl Boulevard in Times Square

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2014 is here and that means it’s time to start looking forward to February and the first major holiday of the year – it’s not Valentine’s Day. The Super Bowl will take place on Feb. 2 at MetLife Stadium just outside of New York City and even if you don’t have tickets, that doesn’t mean you can’t get in on some of the action. In recognition of the big game, the NFL is partnering up with GMC to turn Times Square in Midtown Manhattan into the ultimate pigskin passageway - Super Bowl Boulevard! Starting on Wednesday, Jan. 29, the area of Broadway between 34th & 47th Streets will be completely transformed into a gridiron paradise and it will stay that way until Saturday, Feb 1, the day before Super Sunday. The 13 blocks that make up Super Bowl Boulevard will operate from 12 p.m. until 10 p.m. and give football fans ample opportunity to celebrate the real national … [Read more...]

What to Do in NYC New Years Day

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We’ve talked a lot about what to do on New Year’s Eve in New York, but we’ve yet to discuss what to do on the holiday itself. How will you kick off your first day of 2014? You want the first day of the New Year to be a good one, not spent lying in bed, watching TV, or dreading your return to work/school. Instead, get out of the house and see what New York City has to offer. Make 2014 the year you explore all those New York attractions you’ve always said you wanted to, never say no to a brunch with some friends, and trade that remote control in your hand for a New York Explorer Pass or a Go Select New York Pass. Start New Year’s Day off with breakfast or brunch at one of the many NYC establishments that know how to serve the first meal of the day in style. One of our favorites is the B.B. King Blues Club’s Sunday Gospel Brunch. On January 1, the Harlem Gospel Choir will … [Read more...]

Last Minute NYC NYE Discounts

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So you’ve finally decided to go to New York City for New Years—let’s make 2014 the year you stop procrastinating. Just kidding! Luckily for you there are still plenty of New York attractions with New Years Eve tickets available, and not all of them will cost you an arm and a leg. If you’re celebrating New Years Eve with you family, you’re probably on the lookout for some of the family-friendly celebrations that are appropriate for kids and still provide plenty of fun for adults. While these are hard to come by, we’ve got you covered with the most affordable kid-friendly attractions in and around Times Square. Movies & More in Times Square AMC 42nd Street, located right in Times Square, offers one of the most fun and affordable NYE experiences, with tickets starting at just $40. There’s no waiting out in the cold to here, yet you’re only feet from the famous Ball … [Read more...]

NYC Holiday Travel Deals

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Heading to NYC for the holidays? You’re not alone. The holiday season is one of the busiest times to visit New York City, and notoriously one of the most expensive. However, if you’re savvy about looking for NYC holiday travel deals, you need not spend a fortune on the vacation of a lifetime. Just take advantage of these tips and you’ll find yourself face to face with your favorite New York attractions during the season when the City That Never Sleeps truly shines. Accommodation It’s no secret that location is everything in NYC, but it can be hard to find affordable lodging close to the top New York attractions—especially as the days of December wind down. If you’ve got any hotel points racked up, now is certainly the time to use them. Otherwise, try scoping out online deals or look a little further outside the city limits. After all, people commute from New Jersey into … [Read more...]

Family Things to Do on NYE in NYC

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Traditionally, New Year’s Eve, with its swanky cocktail parties and late night extravaganzas, isn’t the most family-friendly holiday. Fortunately, tradition is being challenged and New York City now boasts a plethora of New Year’s Eve parties and activities that all ages will enjoy. There’s no reason to stay at home in your pajamas on NYE anymore, watching the revelers on TV. In fact, you may have more fun than ever before experiencing the best of these festive and fun New York attractions. Ripley’s Believe It or Not At Ripley’s Believe It or Not, the most peculiar and spectacular artifacts, treasures, performances, and games fill the 18,000-square foot “Odditorium.” On New Year’s Eve, your family will have the opportunity to experience this delightfully bizarre attraction with the addition of first-rate New Year’s Eve activities. An open bar and free food all … [Read more...]