Manhattan Monthly – October 2010


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What’s New

Thanksgiving in New York City – Things to do Thanksgiving weekend, Thanksgiving Day Parade photo gallery, best ways to watch the Thanksgiving Parade, which attractions are open and where to have Thanksgiving Dinner.

Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree – Nothing signifies the start of the magical holiday season in New York City like the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree lighting. Check out my tips on the best views of the tree, ice skating in Rockefeller Center, Christmas Dinner, Christmas Open Attractions and more.

Broadway Shows – deciding which Broadway Show to see? See which celebrities are starring in NYC, best for kids, best musicals, TONY award winners, newest shows and sneak previews of what’s coming soon.

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October Events – Top Picks

New York Yankees – The post Season starts October 6th and Yankees Tickets start at just $40! Should the New York Yankees advance to the World Series, the dates of the games to be played at Yankee Stadium will be: October 30, October 31, and November 1.

Driving Miss Daisy – premieres October 7th on Broadway with James Earl Jones and Vanessa Redgrave. Limited engagement through January 2011.

Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers – LIVE at Radio City Music Hall with Howard Shore’s Grammy and Academy-Award winning score performed live by over 300 musicians.

Elton John – Other October concerts include Roger Waters, So You Think You Can Dance? and America’s Got Talent Live.

Ice Skating Season Opens – New York City’s three most popular ice skating rinks open in October. Check out the rates and dates.

New York Knicks Basketball – catch the Knicks season home opener at Madison Square Garden on Saturday, Oct. 30 vs. Portland. Or any of their pre-season games starting October 13th and find out how to get half price Knicks tickets.

The Merchant of Venice – premieres October 19th. A new Broadway show starring Al Pacino! Limited engagement through January 2011.

8th Annual ‘Open House’ New York City – get a sneak peak into some of NYC’s best hidden and exclusive buildings

More October Events: Columbus Day, Halloween, NYC Street Fairs, Spa Week, New Yorker Festival, New York Music Festival, Spain Art Fest and tons more NYC October Events


New in New York City

West Side Story and Promises, Promises Broadway Musicals CLOSING – last chance to get tickets before they close in January!

Broadway Shows – Dozens of new shows are premiering in October. What celebrity do you want to see LIVE on Broadway this fall?

Met Museum Rooftop Cafe – Last Month- the Bamboo exhibit is fabulous and closes in October. Make sure to take the free guided tour so you can walk up the jungle-like Bamboo and don’t forget, the Met is donation only, not an admission fee!


Get Tickets – on Sale Now!

New York Yankees Post Season – season starts October 6th. Get your tickets SOON!

Al Pacino on Broadway

New York Giants Football – now it’s easier than ever to get the game by train! Check out the Giants home games this fall against the Bears, Cowboys, Redskins and more.

More Broadway Shows
Other celebrities on Broadway this fall include Bebe Newirth, Kelsey Grammer, Patti LaBelle, Sean Hayes, Kristen Chenoweth, Bernadette Peters, Elaine Stritch, James Earl Jones and Vanessa Redgrave.

Spiderman Turn Off the Dark – tickets went on sale 9/12 for Broadway’s newest musical premiering in December featuring music by Bono and The Edge of U2 and direction by Julie Taymor of the The Lion King.

Elton John – coming in October. Other October concerts include Roger Waters, So You Think You Can Dance? and America’s Got Talent Live.

Blood Manor: NYC’s Horror-Filled Haunted Attraction – our best haunted attraction has nineteen fright-filled environments, including eight all-new experiences for 2010.

Broadway Shows
Celebrities on Broadway this fall includes Al Pacino, Bebe Newirth, Kelsey Grammer, Patti LaBelle, Sean Hayes, Kristen Chenoweth, Bernadette Peters, Elaine Stritch, James Earl Jones and Vanessa Redgrave.

Comedy Central Night of Too Many Stars – October 2nd. See Jon Stewart, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, Tina Fey, Chris Rock, Sarah Silverman and more!

Radio City Christmas Spectacular, with the Rockettes

November 5-December 30, 2010.

Nutcracker Ballet – tickets on sale 9/27. Opens November 26, 2010.

Comedy Central Night of Too Many Stars – October 2nd. See Jon Stewart, Steve Carell, Stephen Colbert, Jimmy Fallon, Tina Fey, Chris Rock, Sarah Silverman and more!

New York Comedy Festival – November 4-7. Over 150 comedians perform at more than 10 venues around New York City.

Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show – February 14-15, 2010. Tickets on sale 9/15/10.

Ozzy Osbourne and Andrea Bocelli both coming to Madison Square Garden in December (no, not together!).


Just for Kids

Kids Night on Broadway – Kids go free with purchase of an adult tickets on Halloween Night. Hurry – tickets go FAST!

New York City Wine & Food Festival – Kids Get Cooking! Piccolini Interactive Pasta Playground, Creative Kitchen with Cricket Azima and Spice It Up! With Chef Sue Torres

Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers – LIVE at Radio City Music Hall with Howard Shore’s Grammy and Academy-Award winning score performed live by over 300 musicians.


Coming in November

Radio City Christmas Spectacular, with the Rockettes

The ING New York City Marathon

Nutcracker Ballet

84th Annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade

NIT Season Tip Off and Championship Game

New York Comedy Festival

New York City Holiday and Gift Fairs

Black Crowes and Justin Bieber

New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show

West Side Story Broadway Musical CLOSING – last chance!

More New York City November 2010 Events including the NY Giants, Big Apple Circus, Coaches v. Cancer Basketball Classic and more.


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