Manhattan Monthly April 2012



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What’s New

New in 2012!!!! Check out this great New York City Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting Vacation package, which includes Manhattan hotel, Exclusive Insider’s Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting Party, Empire State Building and Top of the Rock (or many other choices) and much more. The exclusive party lets you see the whole Rockefeller Center Tree Lighting Show, without the crowds and lines, in a warm venue and with hors ‘d oeuvres and drinks. As far as I know this is the ONLY private tree lighting party in NYC and it will sell out quickly! Rates from: $705.00 per person for a 2-night complete package. More Info: New York City Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting Vacation


New York City Helicopter Tours are amazing!!!! I really did not think a NYC Helicopter Tour would be that cool, especially for the price. I’ve flown in and out of NYC’s three airports hundreds of times, and seen the skyline from every angle, or so I thought, until I took to the skies on a helicopter. I’m happy to tell you, I have been proven wrong…I LOVED IT! Check out some NYC Aerial View photos and more info: New York City Helicopter Tours.


Book of Mormon Broadway Musical – I finally got to see the hottest show on Broadway in years and it is HILARIOUS!! The Book of Mormon Broadway Musical, written by “South Park” creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone together with Avenue Q’s Robert Lopez, incorporates their trademark satirical, intelligent humor and translates it into an adult-only traditional Broadway Musical Comedy. You definitely don’t need to be a fan of South Park to love this Broadway musical…read my review, insider tips, and more at Book of Mormon Broadway Musical.


New York City Personal Shopping Tours offer a range of small, highly personalized shopping and sightseeing experiences. Explore the trendy shops in SoHo, learn about the history of the Garment District, buy new pointe shoes while discovering what it’s really like to star on Broadway.
More Info and NYC Insider Discounts: Mention NYC Insider Guide and receive 10% off your New York City Personal Shopping Tours!


Yankees Tickets and
Yankees Schedule 2012
– Fri, 4/13 vs Angels 1:05pm (Home Opener)

New York Mets 2012 Schedule and Tickets – Home Opener against the Atlanta Braves on Thursday, April 5th at 1:00pm.


Looking for New York City Coupons? There are so many from which to choose, so check out my top picks by category: Broadway, Restaurants, Events and Shows, Sports, Shopping, NYC Activities, Sightseeing, and Beauty and Spa.


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April Events – Top Picks

New York Mets – Home Opener against Atlanta Braves, Thurs, April 5th

Yankees Tickets – Fri, 4/13 vs Angels 1:05pm (Home Opener)

Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour by Cirque du Soleil

New York City International Auto Show

Tribeca Film Festival

Spring Spa Week

April Concerts: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Furthur, Gabriel Iglesias, Creed, Nickelback, Ron White, New Edition

NYC Designer Sample Sales April – Most samples are announced with only a few days notice, but often, they take place the same time every year. So, no guarantee, but April 2011 NYC Sample Sales included: Elie Tahari, Lori Piana, and Charlotte Ronson.

April Half Price Tickets in New York City
– Disney’s Phineas and Ferb: Live Tour

– New York Yankees: Audi Club Seating

– New York Mets vs. Atlanta Braves

– Honestly Abe: Musical About Young Lincoln

– Tango Date for Couples

– Dueling Pianos: Shake, Rattle & Roll

– Fuerza Bruta: Look Up

– Gazillion Bubble Show


Avenue Q: Tony-Winning Broadway Musical

– Madame Tussauds New York

– Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Times Square

– Regrets: Alexis Bledel (Gilmore Girls) stars in a play about friendship

NYC Spring Break is April 6-13, 2012, so expect New York City Events in April to be crowded and check sightseeing hours for Easter Sunday, April 8th.

More New York City Events April 2012

Ongoing Events: Orchid Show at NY Botanical Garden


New in New York City

Celebrities on Broadway Spring 2012:

Ricky Martin | Philip Seymour Hoffman

Raven-Symone | Nick Jonas with Beau Bridges

Matthew Broderick with Kelli O’Hara | Blair Underwood

James Earl Jones, Candice Bergen, Eric McCormack, Angela Lansbury


New York City Rockefeller Christmas Tree Lighting Vacation


New Thanksgiving Day Parade Route 2012
The 2012 Thanksgiving Parade route starts on Central Park West and 77th Street, marches South on Central Park West to Columbus Circle, turns east on Central Park South and South on 6th Avenue to Macy’s at 34th Street at Herald Square. New Thanksgiving Parade Route Vacation Packages coming soon!!!!


NYC Insider Print Guide Updates – many NYC attractions, such as the Museum of Natural History, Top of the Rock and Empire State Building have increased their rates for 2012. Nothing dramatic, mostly by a few dollars, but worth taking note. Also, Subway MetroCard Updates include: 1 and 14 day unlimited subway metro cards are no longer available, 7-Day card costs $29 and per ride is $2.25.


Downtown NYC Tours | 9/11 Memorial, Statue of Liberty, Wall Street

Statue of Liberty Crown Closed for Upgrades

More New York City Events: April, May!


Get Tickets – on Sale Now!

New York Yankees Tickets

New York Mets Tickets

Michael Jackson THE IMMORTAL World Tour by Cirque du Soleil

April Concerts and Shows:
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band, Furthur, Gabriel Iglesias, Creed, Nickelback, Ron White, New Edition

New Broadway Shows: Newsies, Evita, Ghost, Jesus Christ Superstar, MAGIC/BIRD, Nice Work if You Can Get It, A Streetcar Named Desire, The Best Man

Roger Waters at Yankee Stadium (July)

Madonna at Yankee Stadium (September)

Radio City Christmas Spectacular with the Rockettes – presale tickets April 5-23, On sale to public 04/24/12

Thinking of a City Sights Bus Tour? Save 5$ OFF NYC Sightseeing 


Especially Great for Kids

Largest Easter Egg Hunt in NYC – Saturday, April 7th

Musical Theater Adaptation of “The Butterfly” – April 14 – 29

On Broadway: Wicked, Lion King, Spiderman, War Horse, Mary Poppins, Newsies


Coming in May

Ninth Avenue Food Festival

Taste of Tribeca

Rooftop Film Summer Series

Fleet Week

Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit

Five Boro Bike Tour

If we look back at prior New York City Events May 2011, we can expect to also see updates on the Good Morning America Summer Concert Series, Annual Intrepid Museum Summer Movie Series and more. So check out both New York City Events May 2012 and New York City Events May 2011 today!


Print NYC Insider Guide Book Updates

American Museum of Natural History raises suggested Adult contribution from $16 tp $19.

Top of the Rock raises Adult admission from $21 tp $25.

Empire State Building raises Adult admission from $20 tp $24 (includes fees).

Century 21 opens on Upper West Side

All Filene’s Basement and Syms (discount shopping) stores now closed

Subway MetroCard Updates: 1 and 14 day unlimited subway metro cards are no longer available, 7-Day card costs $29 and per ride is $2.25.

See all NYC Insider Print Guide Updates


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