Classic NYC Sightseeing Cruise


The fastest and best way to see the Statue of Liberty! Sail down the Hudson River to the Statue of Liberty and back, viewing such sights as Ellis Island, the historic immigration center, the rising Freedom Tower, and the World Financial Center, along the way.

Hurricane Sandy left the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island closed until further notice. Thankfully, Circle Line 42 can still get you close enough to get those desired pics! Each of our cruise options includes a close look at the Statue of Liberty.

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Museum of Arts and Design

Museum of Arts and Design

The Museum of Arts & Design (formerly American Crafts Museum) collects, displays and interprets objects in ceramics, glass, fiber, metal and wood that exemplify innovation in craft, art and design. Exhibitions and educational programs honor the tradition of making, and provide a historical and cultural context for evolving trends.

The store at the museum offers a captivating selection of unusual, well-designed objects made by hand, including jewelry, glass, wearables and home accessories as well as many intriguing gift items.

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Metropolitan Museum of Art

Metropolitan Museum of Art

History:

Founded in 1870 by members of New York’s Union League Club, the Metropolitan Museum of Art moved into a building designed by Calvert Vaux (who, with Frederick Law Olmsted, designed Central Park) in 1880. The southwest wing and façade were built in 1888. The Fifth Avenue side wings were completed in 1906. Sculptural decoration has never been finished.

One of the museum’s most important benefactors was J.P. Morgan, who as president (1904-13) continued to expand the collections and the building. In 1929 the museum acquired an outstanding collection of French impressionist paintings from Louisine Havermyer.

Today, The Metropolitan Museum of Art is the largest and most comprehensive art museum in the western hemisphere. It houses more than three million works of art, hundreds of them famous masterpieces, ranging from ancient to modern. Its collection of Egyptian art is second only to the one in Cairo.

Departments include: the American Decorative Arts, American Paintings and Sculpture, Ancient Near Eastern Art, Arms and Armor, Arts of Africa, 220px-Metropolitan_museum_of_art_2Oceania, and the Americas, Asian Art, The Cloisters, The Costume Institute, Drawings and Prints, Egyptian Art, European Paintings, European Sculpture and Decorative Arts, Greek and Roman Art, Islamic Art, The Robert Lehman Collection, The Libraries, Medieval Art, Modern Art, Musical Instruments, Photographs, and Antonio Ratti Textile Center.

In addition to the Metropolitan Museum’s collection, visitors can enjoy special exhibitions, gallery talks, lectures, and other educational programs offered daily at the museum.

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Chelsea Piers Sports Center

Chelsea Piers Sports Center & Entertainment Complex

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Year-Round Sports Village
Anyone with a few hours to spare can enjoy healthy, fun-filled recreation at Chelsea Pier’s six separate athletic facilities. The Chelsea Piers Sports Center is made up of the Field House, Sky Rink, Health Club, Golf Club, and bowling alley. Membership is not required for most of the facilities.

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Off Broadway Shows Overview

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BLUE MAN GROUP – Three men with extraterrestrial imaginations carry this long-running comic theater piece with music, audience participation, and ridiculous situations. This show is unlike anything you’ve seen before. Three performers with bald, blue heads splatter paint and use every imaginable prop in this totally fun and totally unique production. Astor Place Theatre, 434 Lafayette St. Tickets by Phone: 1(212)254-4370. www.blueman.com

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NYC Uptown and Central Park Double Decker Bus Tour

NYC Uptown and Central Park Double Decker Bus TourEnjoy NYC sightseeing – and give your feet a rest – by Hopping-On a New York City bus tour. The Central Park bus tour includes the fabulous uptown New York neighborhoods, renowned museums, landmarks, cultural institutions and of course, world-famous Central Park!

Home to several major museums, cultural institutions, astonishing houses of worship, prestigious Fifth Avenue and the green mecca known as Central Park, Uptown Manhattan’s charm is unmistakable. Skyline Sightseeing’s bus tour takes you to this affluent neighborhood for a unique excursion into history and culture. But first we meander up the Upper West Side through Sienfeld territory and Morningside Heights, then head across Harlem and down Museum Mile.

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Prospect Park

Prospect ParkThe natural landscape of the park, 526 acres of meadows and wooded bluffs, streams, brooks, and a lake, was left unspoiled when the park was designed in the 1860s by Frederick Olmsted and Calvert Vaux. The former boathouse modeled after a 16th century Venetian building, has been restored and serves as the first urban-area Audubon Center in the nation, it is a place of active discovery with hands-on exhibits and innovative programming for children and adults. Exhibits allow visitors to explore the world of nature through interactive technology, using the Park’s diverse natural habitat as a venue for learning and fun.

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Walkin’ Broadway Tours

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Walkin’ Broadway is a unique walking tour of Times Square combining the knowledge of an experienced guide with an audio tour. The tour explores over 30 stop in New York Cities Theater district. The voices of over 40 famous personalities and the music of Broadway is woven into the audio of the tour, making the tour a fun and delightful experience.  The guides will also provide today’s intrigue and backstage news about the plays and musicals currently on the boards! Walkin’ Broadway is an official Time Square walking tour.

Highlights

  • 90 minutes guided walking tour of the Broadway Theater District in New York City including 30 stops
  • A unique walking guided audio tour
  • Dance down Broadway to the original cast recordings
  • Listen to the stories from the stars of Broadway
  • A guide who shares the personal backstage insights
  • Audio headsets included

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Clocktower Gallery

A legendary alternative-art exhibition space located in  Tribeca, just north of city hall and the Civic Center of New York City. The Clocktower gallery had been in operation since 1972 and hosts alternative exhibitions, performances, long-term and site-specific installations, and artist residencies.

The Clocktower Gallery hosts a free internet radio station.  The station has a searchable online cultural audio archive with over 5,000 hours of diverse, indexed content. In includes non-commercial music, audio art, spoken word, cultural news, history and dialogue, and new media innovation.

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US Open Tennis Championship

usopen-1The United States Open Championship is an annual tennis event held at Flushing Meadows, New York for two weeks at the end of August and beginning of September.  It offers the largest prize money of any of the four Grand Slam tennis tournaments. Players from around the world gather to compete over a total of $19 million dollars in prize money, including a one million dollar prize for first place in men’s or women’s singles. The competitions include men’s and women’s singles, men’s and women’s doubles, and mixed doubles.

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