Madame Tussauds New York

Experience the Sights of New York at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum

Are you planning a visit to New York City? Are you seeking fun, interactive, family-friendly activities? Consider visiting Madame Tussauds Wax Museum, where you can have the opportunity to see 220 different wax figures that resemble well-known politicians, popular celebrities and other icons from the past and present. You can also experience the Cinema 4D theatre. The museum’s newest exhibit, entitled The Spirit of New York, features some of the wonders, history and interesting exhibits of New York City. No visit to the City That Never Sleeps is complete without experiencing the wonders of Madame Tussauds.

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The PIT

ThisPIT-bar-11 powerhouse of comedy rivals any club in the city. Many of its shows are sketch or improv, but it also has stand-up and variety shows including “The Stone and Stone Show,” “Running Late with Scott Rogowsky” and “Cold Soda.” ($5 and $10 shows)

The Peoples Improv Theater, or The P.I.T., was established in New York City in 2002. The PIT’s shows include improvisational comedy and sketch comedy.

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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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What time does rush hour begin?

Most workers have no choice and have to ride subways and buses at the busiest hours. As a visitor, try to avoid the crush between 7am and 9am, and between 4:30pm and 6:30pm.

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New York City Opera

New York City OperaSince its founding in 1943, New York City Opera has been recognized as one of Americas preeminent cultural institutions, celebrated for its adventurous programming and innovative, risk-taking production style. The company has been a leading showcase for young artists, having helped launch the careers of more than 3,000 singers including Josi Carreras, Phyllis Curtin, Placido Domingo, Renie Fleming, and Beverly Sills. In 1983 City Opera made operatic history when it became the first American opera company to use supertitles, an innovation that has revolutionized the way opera is produced and appreciated worldwide.

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Classic Double Decker Bus Tour of NYC

Big Bus Tours New York

Enjoy a double-decker sightseeing bus tour and see the best of New York City.

Choose various loops, including:

  • The Downtown Loop
  • Uptown
  • Midtown
  • Brooklyn
  • Night Tour

Every bus features both English-speaking guides and pre-recorded commentary, available in 10 languages. From The United Nations to Times Square, Harlem to Battery Park, the All Loops Tour takes you to all the sights of New York City – double-decker style!

Book a Big Bus Tour Now!

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NYC VIP Private Tours

NYC VIP Private ToursSince 1926, Gray Line New York has been the providing the best tours & attractions New York city has to offer. NYC VIP Private Tours are a luxurious and discreet way to see all the sights & attractions New York City has to offer with your family and friends and your very own private tour guide and chauffeur.

Gray Line’s personalized VIP Private Tours are entertaining, fun and educational, all within the comfort of our luxurious and latest model SUVs or Vans. The private tours are fully customizable to your schedule and liking. They can provide tickets to all the attractions, and Broadway shows along with a dynamic tour of New York City. Take advantage of our superb customer service to choose a New York City tour that best suits you. Take advantage of the tour guide to learn about neighborhoods, history, shopping areas, restaurants, and resources in New York City. Looking for excitement in the city that never sleeps? We can provide a night out on the town and dining in between sightseeing!

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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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NYC Ice Skating Rinks

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Manhattan Skating Rinks

Lasker Rink in Central Park

Located near 107th St & Central Park West, 1(917) 492-3856. Web-Site: Click Here

Polar Rink at American Museum of Natural History

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Columbus Ave and 79th St, 1(212) 769-5200. Nov 21 – Feb 28. One hour skating sessions on synthetic ice. Adults: $10, Students and Seniors: $9, Children (3 to 12 years old): $8. Member tickets will be $2 less. Skate Rental: FREE. All children under 10 must be accompanied by someone 16 years of age or older.

The Pond at Bryant Park
Located between 40th and 42nd St. & 5th and 6th avenues (behind the New York Public Library) 1(866) 221-5157. OPEN THRU JANUARY 25. FREE. Skate Rental: $12. Web-Site: Click Here

Riverbank Ice Skating Rink

679 Riverside Drive at 145th St. 1(212) 694-3600. Mid-November through first week of April. Adults: $5, Children: $3. Skate Rental: $5.

Rockefeller Center Ice Skating Rink
Fifth Ave. between 49th and 50th Sts. 1(212) 332-7654.

Sky Rink at Chelsea Piers

Chelsea Piers – Pier 61 West Side Highway at 23rd St. 1(212) 336-6100. Web-Site: Click Here

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Free or Pay-What-You-Wish Tours

Free or Pay-What-You-Wish Tours During Certain Times

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