Manhattan Monthly May 2012



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New York Off Broadway Shows – I’m going to let you in on a New York Insider Broadway Tip… a real New Yorker knows never to underestimate the entertainment value of an Off Broadway Show! Famous Broadway Shows that got their start Off Broadway include RENT, A Chorus Line, HAIR, Avenue Q, In the Heights and Little Shop of Horrors. Which would you rather do? Pay $200 per ticket to see it on Broadway after the rave reviews or pay $20 to see the show on it’s true opening night…

July 4th Barbecue & Fireworks Vacation Package – Macy’s has officially announced their famous July 4th Fireworks will be on the west side, over the Hudson River, again in 2012. This great vacation package immerses you in the heart of Manhattan, a prime view of the Fireworks from a dinner cruise (best view in the city is from the water), an afternoon BBQ in Times Square and tons of freebies!

NYC Limos, Taxis, Shuttles and Car Services – NYC Limos can be a great choice for airport transportation, and they are not as expensive as you may think. Upon arriving in New York City, you can use town cars, public transit, taxi or airport shuttle to get to Manhattan. There is no one best choice for everyone, as it depends on your budget, luggage amount, timing, number of people in your party and the time of day. Check my insider tips, and make sure to avoid hidden fees!

Metropolitan Museum of Art NYC – Did you know The Met is NYC’s #1 attraction? With over 2 million works spanning 5,000 years and 5 million visitors annually, the Met impresses even those who think Art or Museums are not their thing. You can spend days here and still not experience a small portion of their art collections, famous exhibits, special events, multiple restaurants, rooftop garden, live music, museum tours and much more!

NY Giants Schedule 2012 – Come see the NEW YORK GIANTS – 2012 XLVI SUPERBOWL CHAMPIONS and FOUR TIME SUPERBOWL
WINNERS in action.
Check out the New Giants MetLife Stadium, home of the 2014 Superbowl, and take the super-easy train to the game! See our star quarterback, Eli Manning, wide receiver, Hakeem Nicks along with our salsa-dancing Victor Cruz. Tickets start at just $40 per game!

NYC Insider Print Guide Updates

  • Added Kosher Restaurants and Farmers Markets pages.

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May Events – Top Picks

Ninth Avenue Food Festival

New York Yankees – Orioles, Rays, Mariners, Reds, Royals

New York Mets – Diamondbacks, Brewers, Reds, Padres, Phillies

Taste of Tribeca

Mother’s Day in New York City

Rooftop Film Summer Series

Fleet Week

Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit

Five Boro Bike Tour

Metroplitan Museum of Art Roof Top Cafe and Martini Bar Opens

Manhattan Cocktail Classic

TODAY Show Summer
Concert Series
Rockefeller Plaza

Terracotta Warriors in Times Square

May Concerts: Bruce Springsteen, Beach Boys, Lady Antebellum, Steve Winwood, One Direction

NYC Designer Sample Sales May – Scheduled May 2012 Sample sales include Theory, Botkier, Rebecca Minkoff, Furla. Other May NYC Sample Sales that may be held again include: Catherine Malandrino, Hickey Freeman, Bobby Jones, Twinkle by Wenlan, L’Oreal, Max Mara and Manolo Blahnik.
Stay up to date with this year’s sales at NYC Designer Sample Sales.

May Half Price Tickets in New York City
– New York Yankees vs. Tampa Bay Rays

– 90-Minute New York Twilight or Skyline Cruise

– Bateaux New York Dinner Cruise

– Gazillion Bubble Show

– Rock ‘n’ Roll Musical Million Dollar Quartet

– A Jew Grows in Brooklyn Comedy Show

– Alice in Wonderland at The Players Theatre

– The Love Show: Sex Magic

– BODIES… The Exhibition

– Dueling Pianos: Shake, Rattle & Roll

– Fuerza Bruta: Look Up

Lots of other New York City May 2012 Events include Grand Prix Sailing, Jazz, Craft Fair, Art Exhibition and more.

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!

More Events Online: June, July


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

  • Added Kosher Restaurants and Farmers Markets pages.
  • CityPASS prices raised to $89 Adult. $64 Kids 6-17.
  • New York Pass prices raised to Adult $80 (1 Day), $130 (2 Day), $165 (3 Day), $210 (7 Day). Kids prices raised at similar rates.
  • Changes made to AMNH costs on Discount Passes.
  • Mars 2112 (Kid’s Restaurant) CLOSED. Replaced with Ninja New York.

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

Statue of Liberty Crown Closed for Upgrades


Get Tickets – on Sale Now!

New York Yankees Tickets

New York Mets Tickets

US Tennis Open – group tickets on sale in May and sell out quickly!

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

New York Giants Tickets and New York Jets Tickets 2012-2013 Season!

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


Especially Great for Kids

Ninth Avenue Food Festival

Gazillion Bubble Show Half Price Tickets

Bronx Zoo Animal Tales Extravaganza

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


Coming in June

New York City Events June 2012 include the Museum Mile Festival, Shakespeare in the Park, NYC Pride Week, Puerto Rican Day Parade, Central Park SummerStage, Children’s Day at the South Street Seaport, New York Yankees and Mets, Taste of Times Square, Midsummer Night Swing, Cocktails at the Met, and so much more.

Museum Mile Festival

Taste of Times Square

Shakespeare in the Park

NYC Pride Week, Gay Pride Parade and Festival

Children’s Day at the South Street Seaport

Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit

Central Park SummerStage

National Puerto Rican Day Parade

NYC June Concerts: Monster Jam, Bonnie Raitt, Kristin Chenoweth

Stay Tuned for 2012 Updates:

If we look back at prior New York City Events June 2011, we can expect to also see updates on The Scene at Tavern on the Green, NYC Cocktail Week and Free comedy shows in NYC parks, so check out both New York City Events June 2012 and New York City Events June 2011 today!


Print NYC Insider Guide Book Updates

  • Added Kosher Restaurants and Farmers Markets pages.
  • CityPASS prices raised to $89 Adult. $64 Kids 6-17.
  • New York Pass prices raised to Adult $80 (1 Day), $130 (2 Day), $165 (3 Day), $210 (7 Day). Kids prices raised at similar rates.
  • Changes made to AMNH costs on Discount Passes.
  • Mars 2112 (Kid’s Restaurant) CLOSED. Replaced with Ninja New York.

See all NYC Insider Print Guide Updates


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