New York City Attractions, Festivals and Exhibitions

New York City Attractions, Festivals and Exhibitions

New York City Attractions, Festivals and Exhibitions

In New York there are lots of interesting places and iconic sights, but to see them all during the holidays is unreal. That is why we made a list of what needs to be seen and what should be done in New York in the summer first. New York is known for its famous museums, galleries and architectural landmarks, but besides this, there are a lot of amazing streets, many parks and even beaches, so don’t even think about spending a holiday in closed premises. On the contrary, try to walk more, especially as the summer in the Big Apple is usually warm, but in August the humidity is too high.

Central Park. In the very center of the city on the territory of 340 hectares, there is a zoo, a huge pool, a theater, kilometers of alleys, hectares of lawns, ideal for picnics, as well as one of the most romantic restaurants in the city -

High line. This magnificent site is located in an unusual place - on the overpass of the old iron line, which runs through the territory of 22 blocks of the city in the western part of Manhattan, near Hudson, from Gansvurt Street to 34th Street. The High Line is great for sitting here and watching the sunset over the river, then go out for dinner at the Metpeking District or the West Village.

Ellis Island Cruise. During the cruise, you will see the most famous sculpture in the world - the Statue of Liberty, and then you will visit Ellis Island, through which more than 12 million immigrants passed from 1892 to 1954. During the tour, you can feel one of them: you will be assigned a number, and you will hear audio recordings of the processes in which the immigrants participated.
Ferries depart from the marina of Battery Park, located on the southern tip of Manhattan, from 9:00 to 17:00. The cost of the cruise is $ 17.

Circle Line Tour. Some people forget that Manhattan is an island, but it is easy to remember about this during the three-hour Circular Line, passing through seven bridges, over three rivers, next to the forest-covered rocks and on the territory of Fort Tryon Park.

The Brooklyn Bridge. Built in 1883, the 486-meter-long suspension bridge became the same landmark symbol of the city as the Empire State Building. If you start crossing the bridge next to the City Hall along Center Street, in the south you will see the Governor’s Island, and in the north, the Manhattan Bridge. When you get to Brooklyn, head to Brooklyn Heights, where there is an esplanade with a magnificent view of Manhattan.

New York Botanical Garden. Occupying 101 hectares of the Bronx Park, New York, created in the image and likeness of the Royal Botanical Gardens in London, is the largest in the city and is a living museum of nature. Flowerbeds and lawns, winter gardens and greenhouses, 50 themed gardens and even a piece of forest, preserved from those times when only the aborigines lived near New York, all in the very heart of the Bronx. Throughout the year, exhibitions, conferences and master classes are held on a variety of topics, from woodcarving to lawn care.

Bronx Zoo. When the Bronx is called the jungle, there is some truth in this, because it is here that the largest city contains about 600 species of animals: bison, tigers, pandas, elephants, lemurs, leopards,African wild dogs and exotic frogs. Recently, a collection of zoo supplemented with a pair of red panda cubs. The highlight of the zoo is the pavilion in which the snow leopards live, and the cameras of Earthcam.com. broadcast a live picture from the Himalayan Highlands. Children love to ride the Bug Carousel (insect carousel), as well as in special trailers, passing through areas that contain exotic animals from Asia and the Far East. In the summer, during the holidays, almost all of the students in New York are brought to the zoo, so if you do not want to stomp in the queue for tickets, reserve them in advance online.

Governor's Island Park. The park, which covers an area of ​​70 hectares on an island located at the southern tip of Manhattan near the Brooklyn Bridge, was opened to the public in the summer of 2009 and almost immediately became the most popular in the city. On weekends and public holidays, from May to October, water taxi boats cruise to the island, mooring at the Battery Maritime Building (10 South Street, Manhattan). In Brooklyn, such taxis are located in the DUMBO area. In there is a gorgeous beach, several hectares of lawns, on which vacationers have picnics and admire the panoramas of Manhattan, Brooklyn and the Statue of Liberty.Along the 3.5-kilometer embankment passing along the perimeter of the park, you can walk and ride bicycles that are rented here.

Brighton Beach. Also known as “Moscow on the Hudson”, this beach area is home to 150,000 Russian and Ukrainian immigrants. In the summer, the beaches of Brighton Beach are filled with crowds of young people and pensioners playing chess on benches. All the central streets and back streets of the area are crammed with shops and restaurants, the signs of which are written in Cyrillic. If you want to stock up on sausages, smoked fish and red caviar, you can do this at the M & I International Foods grocery store. For lunch, the restaurant that serves the best lamb skewers is best suited, and pancakes with caviar are served for a vodka snack.

Prospect Park. If you have already been to Central Park and managed to love it, do not miss the opportunity to see another work by architects Frederick Low Olmsted and Calvert Vaux - Prospect Park, built in 1873. Located on the border of the Park Slope district, the park covers an area of ​​236 hectares, which houses a forest, a zoo, a lake, a boat station, baseball and football fields, tennis courts,kilometers of cycling and walking paths, as well as a stage on which famous artists perform during the festival. From the highest point of the park offers a stunning view of Upper Bay, New York Bay. Regardless of what time of year you enter Prospect Park, you should visit Long Meadow. In summer you can have a picnic here, and in winter you can go sledging from nearby slopes.

Celeblebrate brooklyn: from May to September. In 2014, the summer festival of arts and music Celebrate Brooklyn will be held 36 times. Most of the activities, as usual, will be held on the site. This year, special guests of the festival will be Zhanel Monet and Nick Cave with their team “Bad Seeds”.

"Shakespeare in the park": from May 28 to August 18. This is a theater festival during which plays are staged on the open-air stage of the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. This year the main event of the festival will be the play “Much Ado About Nothing” (June 3 - July 6), in which celebrities such as Lily Rabe, Hamish Linklater and John Lytgow will play. Tickets are free, but visitors must stand in line to receive them.

Summerstage: from June 3 to August 24.Summerstage is a cycle of plays, concerts and performances, many of which can be watched for free. The events take place in 75 parks and squares of the city, in all five districts, but the main place of the event, of course, remains Central Park. Last year, such famous musicians as Femi Kuti, Joan Baez, Lucinda Williams, the band Sonic Youth, as well as literary giants Tony Morrison and George Plimpton participated in Summerstage.

Other events are held as part of the main festival, for example, The Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital Series (the Metropolitan Opera solo concert series) and the Charlie Parker Jazz Festival (Charlie Parker Jazz Festival). You can view the calendar of events of the festival. The best hotel to live during the festival is The Four Seasons. The hotel has several excellent restaurants, including the L’Atelier de Joël Robuchon, and the rooms offer stunning views of Central Park.

Summer movie: from June to September. One of the most enjoyable things in the stifling New York is undoubtedly the free viewing of the movie in the open air. This is exactly what you can do during the Summer Movies festival. Sessions take place in open areas throughout the city: in Bryant Park, right at the foot of the midtown skyscrapers, in the Brooklyn Bridge Park in the DUMBO area and on the banks of the East River.You can also watch a movie on Pier 61 pier in Riverside Park on the banks of the Hudson River and even in the chic Mad46 restaurant located on the roof of the building at the intersection of 46th Street and Madison Avenue. Session schedule you will find.

Restaurant week: from July 22 to August 16. For the first time Restaurant Week was held in New York in 1992. Then the restaurateurs decided to hold a kind of festival in order to attract as many visitors as possible, who in the summer heat prefer to relax by the water and try to eat less. Now about 300 restaurants take part in the festivals, which makes Restaurant Week one of the largest festivals in the USA.

All participants of the festival offer guests set meals, the cost of which is the same in all restaurants - lunch - $ 25, dinner - $ 37. Restaurant week is a great opportunity to cheaply try expensive dishes from famous chefs, for example, from Daniel Bylud or David Burke, or visit chic restaurants. You can book a table in one of the restaurants, and find out which restaurants will participate,.

US Open Tennis Championship: from August 25 to September 8.You want to know if Rafael Nadal is able to defend his title, then take subway route 7 and go to Queens, where Flushing-Meadows-Corona-Park is located - the epicenter of the main sporting event in New York. Even Wimbledon is incapable of comparing with the atmosphere of evening matches, sometimes delaying until midnight. All about the schedule of tennis battles and tickets you will find out.


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  • New York City Attractions, Festivals and Exhibitions

    New York City Attractions, Festivals and Exhibitions

    New York City Attractions, Festivals and Exhibitions

    New York City Attractions, Festivals and Exhibitions

    New York City Attractions, Festivals and Exhibitions

    New York City Attractions, Festivals and Exhibitions

    New York City Attractions, Festivals and Exhibitions

    New York City Attractions, Festivals and Exhibitions

    New York City Attractions, Festivals and Exhibitions

    New York City Attractions, Festivals and Exhibitions

    New York City Attractions, Festivals and Exhibitions

    New York City Attractions, Festivals and Exhibitions

    New York City Attractions, Festivals and Exhibitions

    New York City Attractions, Festivals and Exhibitions

    New York City Attractions, Festivals and Exhibitions

    New York City Attractions, Festivals and Exhibitions

    New York City Attractions, Festivals and Exhibitions

    New York City Attractions, Festivals and Exhibitions

    New York City Attractions, Festivals and Exhibitions

    New York City Attractions, Festivals and Exhibitions

    New York City Attractions, Festivals and Exhibitions

    New York City Attractions, Festivals and Exhibitions

    New York City Attractions, Festivals and Exhibitions

    New York City Attractions, Festivals and Exhibitions

    New York City Attractions, Festivals and Exhibitions

    New York City Attractions, Festivals and Exhibitions

    New York City Attractions, Festivals and Exhibitions

    New York City Attractions, Festivals and Exhibitions

    New York City Attractions, Festivals and Exhibitions

    New York City Attractions, Festivals and Exhibitions

    New York City Attractions, Festivals and Exhibitions

    New York City Attractions, Festivals and Exhibitions

    New York City Attractions, Festivals and Exhibitions

    New York City Attractions, Festivals and Exhibitions

    New York City Attractions, Festivals and Exhibitions

    New York City Attractions, Festivals and Exhibitions

    New York City Attractions, Festivals and Exhibitions

    New York City Attractions, Festivals and Exhibitions

    New York City Attractions, Festivals and Exhibitions

    New York City Attractions, Festivals and Exhibitions