June 2011 Manhattan Monthly



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Ground Zero Memorial and 9/11 Memorial Museum

The 9/11 Memorial will be dedicated on the 10th anniversary of 9/11 and be open the public on September 12, 2011. Free tickets to see the Memorial will be available beginning Summer 2011.
Read the complete Insider Guide to visiting the 9-11 Memorial.

July 4th in New York City
Gift of Freedom, the theme of this year’s Macy’s Fireworks will pay special tribute to the 125th Anniversary year of the Statue of Liberty that has served as a beacon of hope and freedom for millions. Find the best fireworks viewing spots, boat cruises, hotel rooftops, vacation packages, BBQs, picnics, hot dog eating contests, and other July 4th events at the complete NYC Insider Guide to July 4th in New York City.

The 2011 Tony Award Nominees were announced last month and the official show will be held and aired on June 12, 2011 from the landmark Beacon Theatre. Find out the chosen few Broadway shows, so you know which are sold out and which may have discount available.

New York City Vacation Packages

Combine affordable Manhattan hotels with ANYTHING on your customized NYC Vacation package and save. Broadway, Yankees, US Open, Christmas, Thanksgiving, Shopping and MUCH more. The best part is they do ALL the planning and let you customize your trip, plus you’ll have all your tickets and itineraries in hand before you visit! Check out the deal on their upcoming July 4th in New York City vacation package.


Marla from Nova Scotia wrote up a great NYC trip report, “Visiting NYC with My Sister and Nieces.” Find out what restaurant she highly recommends, how the New York Pass helped saved her money and of course, what attraction to SKIP! Thanks, Marla!!!!

Thaddeus from Charlotte, NC told us about his Great NYC Tour with PhotoTrek Tours. Not only did he a get a quality tour, but over 100 great photos with he and his significant other in them, as well insights on the tour and recommendations for the rest of his NYC visit. Check out his spectacular shots on the Brooklyn Bridge, in Central Park and an action shot of hailing a taxi!

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June Events – Top Picks

32nd Annual Museum Mile Festival

GLEE! Live in Concert at the IZOD Center

Taste of Times Square (18th Annual)

Shakespeare in the Park 2011

NYC Pride Week, Gay Pride Parade and Festival

Good Morning America Summer Concert Series

Children’s Day at the South Street Seaport

Washington Square Outdoor Art Exhibit

Central Park SummerStage

Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic on Governors Island

2011 National Puerto Rican Day Parade

Bryant Park Film Festival

NYC June Concerts: Alicia Keys, GLEE! Live, Katy Perry, New Kids on the Block & BackStreet Boys, Sade with John Legend, Earth, Wind & Fire, Peter Frampton

Black Eyed Peas FREE Central Park Concert

More New York City June Events


New in New York City

Water Taxi Beach – Beer Garden Open at the South Street Seaport

It’s a BAR, It’s a BEACH…It’s OPEN NOW!! 18,000 square feet of fun, food, sun, recreation and relaxation. Located along the water’s edge on the north side of Pier 17 at South Street Seaport, Wednesday 4 PM – 10 PM, Thursday 4 PM -12 AM, Friday 4 PM – 2 AM, Saturday 1 PM – 2 AM*, Sunday 1 PM – 12 AM* http://www.beekmanbeergarden.com/

Beach Volleyball, Mini Golf and More on Pier 25 in Tribeca

NYC’s newest park, on the Hudson River, now offers a boardwalk lifestyle with three beach volleyball courts, an 18-hole mini-golf course and a 65-yard artificial grass sports field. Relax on the stargazing deck’s ergonomic lounge chairs, check out the snack bar, outdoor rock climbing wall and skate park, and of course, play tennis and basketball are steps away. Just south of Canal at N. Moore St on the Hudson River.

New York City Events: June, July, August all online!


Get Tickets – on Sale Now!

US Tennis Open – select tickets on sale NOW and selling quickly!

NYC June Concerts: Alicia Keys, New Kids on the Block & BackStreet Boys, GLEE! Live, Katy Perry, Sade with John Legend, Earth, Wind & Fire, Peter Frampton

Midsummer Night Swing at Lincoln Center – June 27 – July 16, 2011

NYC July Concerts: U2, Jennifer Hudson, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban

NYC August Concerts: American Idols Live, Britney Spears, Josh Groban, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Kenny Chesney, Chicago

NYC September Concerts: Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth and Anthrax (together at Yankee Stadium), Marc Anthony

New York City Wine & Food Festival – on sale June 20th

Radio City Christmas Spectacular with the Rockettes

June Half Price Tickets in NYC include:

– New York Yankees, New York Mets

– Zarkana: Cirque du Soleil at Radio City Music

– New York City Ballet Programs at Lincoln Center

– Fuerza Bruta: Look Up


Avenue Q: Tony-Winning Broadway Musical

– You’ve Got Hate Mail, a New Comedy About Love

– Sail NY Harbor aboard the Shearwater

– The 90-Minute New York Skyline Cruise

– My Sinatra Musical at the Midtown Theatre

– Wine Tasting Wednesdays at Hudson Terrace

– Love, Loss and What I Wore by Nora Ephron

– Sex on the Beach, a Sex Tourism Comedy-Drama

– BODIES… The Exhibition


Especially Great for Kids

Children’s Day at the South Street Seaport

Third Annual Intrepid Museum Summer Movie Series – 2011 movies include Top Gun, Spiderman, The Goonies, Back to the Future, E.T. Extra-Terrestrial and Jurassic Park

Harry Potter The Exhibit

Peanut Butter & Co. and Make Music New York – June 21, 2011. Join Make Music New York and Peanut Butter & Co for free and kid friendly music, as well delicious sandwiches like, “Ants on a Log.”

Disney Parks in New York! – Disney Parks is in town as a part of the Let the Memories Begin Tour. New Yorkers are invited to come to the Times Square Seating Area on June 9, and the South Street Seaport on June 11-12 to get tips and tricks from top photo experts on how to preserve and share vacation memories.

On Broadway: Wicked, Lion King, Addams Family, Billy Elliot, Spiderman


Coming in July

July 4th in New York City

Philharmonic in the Park

Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series

World Team Tennis on Randall’s Island

Summer Restaurant Week

NYC July Concerts: U2, Jennifer Hudson, Rihanna, Taylor Swift, Keith Urban


Print NYC Insider Guide Book Updates

November 22, 2010 – uploaded new guide with changes to Times Square stores. Added Disney, MAC, Forever 21. Removed Virgin Records.

See all NYC Insider Print Guide Updates


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