Étendue couleur émeraude dans l’effervescente jungle bétonnée qu’est la ville de New York, Central Park se trouve au cœur du quartier de Manhattan. Véritable labyrinthe, il s’étend de Midtown jusqu’à Harlem. Créé en 1857 par Frederick Law Olmsted et Calvert Vaux, qui imaginèrent un espace vert tentaculaire au centre de l’île, ce parc englobe 341,15 hectares et grouille de vie tout au long de la journée. Les 21 aires de jeux du parc sont ornées de fontaines décorées, de sculptures, d’une myriade de ponts et d’arches, offrant un répit de la ville où de nombreuses personnes viennent trouver la paix à l’écart du rythme chaotique de New York. La attractions dans l’enceinte de Central Park incluent la fontaine Bethesda, le Conservatory Garden, le château du Belvédère et le zoo de Central Park.
The Lincoln Center for Performing Arts is a massive venue when it comes to live entertainment. The Lincoln Center Out-of-Doors has something for everyone: internationally recognized dances, high-level performances, special events and jazz. Watch out for Live From Lincoln Center, a program that has famous orchestras and artistes performing. Lincoln Center holds about 400 live performances a year, ranging from classical to modern productions. And as if that wasn't enough, the Center also hosts many events put on by the Film Society at Lincoln Center. There are guided tours on a daily basis that explore the world-renowned Metropolitan Opera House, Avery Fisher Hall, the New York State Theater (home of the New York City Opera) and the Vivian Beaumont Theater. During the tour, your guides will entertain you with fascinating stories and give you a glimpse of a rehearsal in progress.
Tout visiteur à New York doit passer au moins quelques heures à cet musée. Conçu par Richard Morris Hunt en 1895, il contient plus de 150 000 mètres carrés d'espace exposition. Parmi des peintures européenne exposé il y a des uvres de Monet, Degas, Van Gogh, Cézanne, Titian, et Vermeer. La galerie égyptienne est sans égale. L'art asiatique, le sculpture, l'arsenal, et la photographie sont tous à ne pas manquer. Lorsqu'il fait beau, le jardin en plein air au toit étale des sculptures contemporains. Allez au site Internet pour un programme des expositions, des détails auprès de l'adhésion, et les détails complets pour les visiteurs.
The High Line is an urban oasis filled with beautifully manicured landscapes. It sits above the city on old train tracks that were installed as part of the West Side Improvement Project back in 1929. The line was primarily used to transport goods along the Lower West Side, but with the advent of vehicles in the 1950s and more accessible routes elsewhere, the last train eventually ran in 1980. Thereafter, the elevated tracks fell into disrepair, and the whole structure was nearly demolished. It was instead converted into an innovative public park, delighting locals and visitors alike. Today, the High Line is a cherished sanctuary away from the bustle of city life.
This small but beautiful botanic garden features a Japanese garden, as well as the Cranford Rose Garden, herb garden, the Children's Garden, and the Steinhard Conservatory of indoor flowers and plants. In all, there are 52 acres and 12,000 varieties of botanicals, ranging from the tiny bonsai to the towering oak. Self-guided tours, individual classes and certificate programs are all available. Students come with your valid id cards, if you want to avail of a discount.
Tucked away in Queens is an old-fashioned testament to film and television. The actual studios of the one-time Paramount East Coast production house are closed, but the museum provides tours about film making where you can see makeup, costumes and well-known movie sets. There are several theaters for film screenings and a gift shop for souvenir hunters.
On the opening night of this famous music house, Tchaikovsky conducted and New York's elite waited in line to enter. Carnegie Hall quickly became an international Mecca of classical music, attracting the brightest stars from Bernstein to Toscanini. Today, over 100 years later, top orchestras and modern music share this venue. The Beatles, Bob Dylan, Frank Zappa and Frank Sinatra have all headlined here. Many musicians claim it has the best acoustics in the world. Tours are available during the day. Practice, practice, practice isn't the only way to get to Carnegie Hall!
This Times Square comedy club will add spice to your evening with its roster of top comedians. A descending staircase leads patrons to a lively bar scene. In the bright showroom, snack on scrumptious calamari and Buffalo wings while America's top comics perform. Jerry Seinfeld, Margaret Cho and Colin Quinn have all performed their material at this famous forum. There is a two-drink minimum, as well as a cover charge.
Cette force du monde de l’art moderne est également le musée le plus célèbre du monde. Ses galeries abritent des œuvres intrigantes allant de la peinture au dessin, en passant par l’impression et l’illustration. Les amateurs de photographies seront eux aussi comblés par le MoMA (Museum of Modern Art). Les œuvres classiques étroitement liées au musée incluent Marilyn Monroe d’Andy Warhol et Les Demoiselles d'Avignon de Pablo Picasso. Si votre appétit prend le dessus sur votre soif artistique, le musée abrite un charmant restaurant, et vous y trouverez aussi une boutique de cadeaux à la sortie.
A premier venue for first run and revival foreign films, this one-screen theater harks back to a time when movie-watching was a cultural experience. With a prime location next to the world famous Plaza Hotel, it is a favorite with New Yorkers as well as tourists looking for films that reflect cinematic essence. A preferred choice for hosting cultural happenings, the Paris Theater is often completely sold out, so check the website for details of upcoming events.
Home to the legendary dance company The Rockettes, Radio City Music Hall is one of the most spectacular and famous performance venues in the United States. Its locale in the heart of the Big Apple has made it a cultural center, particularly during the Christmas season. Originally opened in 1932 and nicknamed "The Palace for the People," Radio City was renovated in 1980. Anybody who is anybody has performed here - New York legends Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald and Sammy Davis, Jr. are just a few that spring to mind, and to this day, the stage remains a showcase for entertainment royalty.
The Metropolitan Opera House, with its wonderful Marc Chagall paintings and grand arches is arguably the most impressive building in the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts. The space is divided between the Metropolitan Opera during the autumn and winter, and the American Ballet Theater during spring. Ballet performances are predominately in the classical style. Visit the website to find out about taking a fascinating tour of the opera house.