August 2011 Manhattan Monthly



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What’s New

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 are now available and booking QUICKLY. If you want to visit the Ground Zero Memorial in the next year, make your free reservations now!


NYC Sample Sales – Online Luxury Designer Discounts ALL THE TIME

Summer can be a slow time for NYC Sample Sales, but that doesn’t mean luxury designer discounts aren’t available, wherever you are, every day of the year! If your favorite designer is not having a sample sale while you’re in town, check out one of the top three online Sample Sale sites:

All three sites carry the top designers online at 40%-90% off retail. All the Time!!! Plus, they often have sales, specials, free shipping and other perks.


Check out this great New Year’s Eve Times Square Vacation Package customized by local NYC vacation experts, which includes: Accomodations at your choice of Times Square hotels; Optional VIP Celebration with a view of the LIVE BALL DROP; Optional matinee performance of the long-running Broadway revival Chicago; Taxes, Free Attractions and Museums, CBS Early Show tickets, Discounts, Maps and more.


The New York City Go Select Card allows you to pick the exact attractions you want to see, print your tickets and go. This pass is great for those who know exactly what they want to do in NYC. You pay only for the attractions you want to see and the more you choose, the more you save!


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August Events – Top Picks

US Tennis Open Schedule – full schedule, NYC Insider tips, tickets and discount codes. August 29 –
September 11, 2011

Intrepid Museum Summer Movie Series – On
August 5th, see E.T. Extra-Terrestrial and on
August 19th, Jurassic Park

Central Park Film Festival – August 23-27

Central Park SummerStage (through 9/2),

Bryant Park Film Festival (Mondays through 8/22)

Air Force Week – August 24-29th

Barney’s New York Warehouse Sale – Aug 25 – Sept 5, 2011

FREE Broadway in Bryant Park – Thursdays, 12:30-1:30

August 4: Jersey Boys | Lion King | Rent | Wicked | Death Takes a Holiday

Aug 11: Mamma Mia! | Mary Poppins | Avenue Q | Priscilla Queen

Summer Restaurant Week – now extended through Labor Day

NY Yankees August Schedule Tickets

New York Mets August Schedule and Tickets

Downtown Dance Festival, Battery Park – August 13-21

Metropolitan Opera Free Summer HD Festival – August 27 – Sept 5th

More NYC August Events


Ongoing New York City Events August 2011

Shakespeare in the Park 2011

Central Park SummerStage

Bryant Park Film Festival

Met Museum Roof Martini Bar

Pompeii Exhibit Times Square

HAIR on Broadway Limited Run

Harry Potter Exhibit Times Square

Intrepid Museum Summer Movie Series

Good Morning America Summer Concert Series 2011

Zarkana by Cirque du Soleil

Broadway in Bryant Park


New in New York City

Statue of Liberty Crown Closing for Upgrades November

On November 1, 2011, all interior spaces of the Statue of Liberty will close while upgrades are made to the 125 year old pedestal and the 200 year old fort base from which the statue rises. Liberty Island will remain open so a visit should remain part of your travel plans. What does this mean for you? Read the details at Statue of Liberty Tickets

Metropolitan Museum of Art Raises Suggested Donation

The suggested admission price to the Metropolitan Museum of Art was recently increased to $25 from $20. The new regular adult suggested admission is $25; $17 for seniors; and $12 for students. Children under 12 remain free.

HAIR on Broadway – returns for a limited engagement through September 10th. With a score including enduring musical numbers like “Let the Sun Shine In,” “Aquarius,” “Hair” and “Good Morning Starshine,” Hair depicts the birth of a cultural movement in the ’60s as told through a tribe of hopeful hippies living in New York City while war rages in Vietnam.

New York City Events: August, September, October, November!


Get Tickets – on Sale Now!

US Tennis Open – August 29 –
September 11, 2011

NYC August Concerts: American Idols Live, Britney Spears, The Voice Live on Tour, Josh Groban, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Chicago

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

NYC November Concerts: Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, Josh Groban

NYC Thanksgiving Vacation Packages

New York City Wine & Food Festival

New Year’s Eve Times Square VIP Party

New York City Holiday Lights Tour

Radio City Christmas Spectacular with the Rockettes

August Half Price Tickets in NYC include:

– Janet Jackson’s Number Ones: Up Close and Personal Tour


Zarkana: Cirque du Soleil at Radio City Music

– Spanish Paradise Exhibit at Botanical Garden

– Luxury Bus Day Trips to the Hamptons

– New York Yankees, New York Mets

– Chinatown and Little Italy Food Walking Tour

– Circle Line Shark Speedboat Thrill Ride

– Madame Tussauds Wax Museum

– Affairs Afloat’s Tropicana Fridays Cruise

– 90-Minute New York Skyline Cruise

– Museum of the City of New York

– The Rap Guide to Evolution: Hip-Hop Through the Eyes of Darwin

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


Especially Great for Kids

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

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


Coming in September

US Tennis Open – August 29 –
September 11, 2011

9-11 10th Anniversary and 9-11 Memorial Dedication

Metallica, Slayer, Megadeth, Anthrax Concert at Yankee Stadium

Harvest in the Square

San Gennaro Festival

Fashion Week in NYC by Mercedes-Benz and Fashion Night Out

Annual African American Day Parade

New York City Wine & Food Festival

See all September Events


Print NYC Insider Guide Book Updates

Metropolitan Museum of Art raises suggested donation admission from $20 to $25.

See all NYC Insider Print Guide Updates


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