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.
With a permanent collection numbering over two million individual works of art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, or simply the Met, is not only a New York City landmark, it is the United States' largest art museum and the fifth-most visited museum of any kind in the world. Designed by Richard Morris Hunt, the museum encompasses more than 1.5 million square feet (139,355 square meters) of exhibition space. European paintings on display include those by world-renown masters like Monet, Degas, Van Gogh, Cézanne, Titian, and Vermeer. The vast collection has been split between several galleries, arranged by geographic origin and other thematic schemes. The Egyptian art gallery is especially enticing, as are the Met's repositories of Asian, African and Medieval art. Others include Islamic, Roman, and Greek art, the Arms and Armory section, the Costume Institute, and European Decorative arts. When weather permits, contemporary sculptures are displayed at the open-air roof garden. Apart from being a treasure trove for art lovers, The Metropolitan Museum of Art offers a fun-filled and educational experience for all ages.
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.
The Apollo Theater is a distinguished and legendary landmark in Harlem. Originally it was a burlesque hall for an all-white audience when it opened its doors in 1914, but by the 1930s it became home to legendary jazz greats like Billie Holiday, Ella Fitzgerald and Duke Ellington. The theater has been restored, and every Wednesday at 7:30p the stage is opened to amateurs; when heckling is not just common, but expected. There are also musical performances held on other nights. Admission varies. Call for details.
L'American Museum of Natural History è un'attrazione popolare e uno dei più grandi musei di storia naturale del mondo. Il museo ospita una vasta collezione di oggetti, esposizioni e mostre, tutte focalizzate a svelare i segreti del meraviglioso mondo naturale. La visita inizia con scheletri e repliche a grandezza naturale di elefanti, dinosauri e altre creature estinte, che danno il benvenuto all'ingresso nella sala principale. Altre zone e attrazioni di interesse sono la sala della biologia umana e dell'evoluzione, la sala delle meteoriti, una vasta collezione di pietre preziose, un teatro IMAX e gli spettacoli del planetario del Rose Center for Earth and Space (a pagamento), oltre a una biblioteca dedicata alla ricerca. Il museo offre una serie di tour pubblici e di gruppo appositamente personalizzati, nonché programmi educativi e gite, che consentono ai visitatori di esplorare le mostre in dettaglio.
Questo colosso mondiale dell'arte moderna è anche uno dei musei più conosciuti al mondo. Le sue gallerie sono ricche di mostre intriganti che spaziano dalla pittura al disegno, dalla stampa all'illustrazione. Anche gli appassionati di fotografia troveranno pane per i loro denti al MoMA (Museum of Modern Art). Alcune delle classiche opere d'arte strettamente associate al museo includono Marilyn Monroe di Andy Warhol e Les Demoiselles d'Avignon di Pablo Picasso. Se il vostro amore per il cibo dovesse competere con quello per l'arte, c'è un affascinante ristorante in loco, oltre a un negozio di souvenir da visitare prima di uscire.
Iggy's is a bar from which people have come to expect much more than just a drink. There are 14 TVs on which you can catch all the live sporting action, a complete food menu, and the most popular bit, karaoke. You can sing your favorite songs at the bar with friends all day long, and in front of a packed room between 7p and 4a. You can also use the venue for private events, of which the kids' karaoke parties are perhaps the most popular.
Cora Dance offers educational programs in dance and choreography at its studios at the Red Hook Ministries in Park Slope. Its innovative programs and spaces foster an open environment of creativity, where dancers can express freely themselves. It also hosts a variety of auction and charitable programs such as themed dance parties and proms. Led by owner and art director Shannon Hummel, the staff guide you in understanding the steps of various dance forms, overcoming stage fright and performing before a large audience.
Made in Brooklyn Tours takes you through the creative side of Brooklyn. They offer interesting walking tours where tourists are exposed to unique stores, designers and businesses that are made in Brooklyn. Walk through the city’s by-lanes and explore its hidden gems. They also help arrange and host markets, exhibitions and workshops where visitors get to meet and interact with local artists and designers.
Established in 2011, New York Distilling Co. is among the three oldest distilleries in the city. The brainchild of Tom Potter and Allen Katz, this distillery specializes in American gin and offers varieties in their distilled beverages. These include the likes of the creations like Dorothy Parker, Perry’s Tot, Mister Katz's and Chief Gowanus. You can try their spirits, cocktails and other beverages at their attached bar, The Shanty. Weekend tours are available of the distillery where you can see how they make their gins. You can even buy their products on-site.