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.
Built in the 1920s by Rice Brother Corporation, Shearwater is the largest and the most elegant wooden Schooner sailing in the New York Harbor. It also finds mention in the National Register of Historic Places and has a colorful history to boast about. The yacht is currently operated by Manhattan by Sail Company, which takes you on a 90 minutes tour of the New York Harbor, and one can catch glimpses of attractions like Brooklyn Bridge, Statue of Liberty and so forth and can accommodate 48 guests.
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.
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!
Part of the vast Chelsea Piers athletic complex, Chelsea Piers Golf Club at Chelsea Piers provides year-round, all-weather golfing. There are 52 heated and climate controlled stalls in an area comprising 1000 square feet (92.90 square meters). The club also organizes courses for various age groups, wherein first-timers can receive valuable tricks and tips from seasoned professionals. Prices vary for lessons. Call or visit the Chelsea Piers website for more information on times and rates. Parking and child-care are available within the complex.
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.
In the life of every performer there is one stage that instantly grants legitimacy to their career; one such stage is the Issac Strauss Auditorium at New York's famous Carnegie Hall. The auditorium, or "Main Hall" as it was known until 1997, first opened in 1891 with the performance of a Tchaikovsky penned composition, and has since gone on to gain a reputation as being one of the greatest sounding venues throughout the world. In addition to the amazing acoustics, the hall also accommodates a wide array of artists from extremely different genres. If experiencing your favorite artists at the local, garden-variety venue wasn't amazing, a night with them at New York's premier concert hall will surely satisfy you.
Built around the theme of covering the lesser-known field of spycraft, the Spyscape is a one-of-a-kind museum. Visitors to the Spyscape can now enjoy sitting in interactive interrogation rooms, walking through laser tunnels and even receiving an analysis of the kind of spy work they are meant to do based on their profile. Other activities that one can indulge in the museum include browsing through spy artifacts and learning about historical stories like how the Enigma Code was cracked and about the security breach at the CIA website by a teenage hacker. If you are in the mood to experience something different, then a visit to the immersive Spyscape will certainly not let you down.
The $1.7 billion Time Warner Center, completed in 2003, houses the Time Warner World Headquarters, the Mandarin Oriental luxury hotel, CNN's broadcast studios, Jazz at Lincoln Center and high-profile restaurants like Masa. The facility is physically imposing and architecturally significant, framing Columbus Circle and highlighting the grandeur that is Manhattan. Check website for more details.
Built in 1927, this theater became the 1950s and 60s home to television's 'The Ed Sullivan Show'; most famously, this program introduced The Beatles and Elvis Presley to middle America. Today, 'The Late Show with David Letterman' is filmed inside from Monday to Thursdays. Limited standby tickets are offered at noon on the day of the show, but get there early, as some people begin lining up before dawn.
Located within the world famous Lincoln Center, you'll find Rose Theater on the 5th floor of the Time Warner Center. Rose Hall is the place to witness breathtaking jazz performances. Come by to enjoy musical scores, dance performances and thought-provoking plays. There are eleven movable seating towers allowing both a proscenium stage, and there's a retractable shell ceiling, which allows for wonderful fluidity when performances are being organized and arranged. Check the website for details of upcoming performances.