141 posts categorized "NYC Events & Happenings"


Enjoy Prix Fixe Dining During NYC Restaurant Week

NYC Restaurant Week

Curb your craving at a discount during NYC Restaurant Week from July 21 to August 15. For more than 20 days, locals and tourists alike will have the opportunity to dine at some of the city’s most popular restaurants and enjoy discounted pricing when 2014 Summer Restaurant Week comes to town with the best of prix fixe dining in NYC.

NYC Restaurant WeekEnjoy three-course lunches for $25 and three-course dinners for $38 (excluding beverage, taxes and tip). Restaurant Week is a great opportunity to try out a restaurant that may normally be out of your budget, or test some new restaurants. Restaurant Week menus are available Monday through Friday; some restaurants will also be offering the prix fixe selections on Sundays as well.

The 2014 restaurants will be announced on July 9th at nycgo.com/restaurantweek.  Over 300 of Manhattan’s finest dining establishments are expected to participate. Past years’ restaurants included: Benchmark, Boulud Sud, the Cecil, Nobu, Capsouto Freres, Chin, Delmonico’s, Gotham Bar and Grill, Mesa Grill, The Palm, Petrossian, Remi, The Russian Tea Room, Shun Lee Palace, Steak Frites, Tribeca Grill, Victor’s Café and Water’s Edge.

While dining in town, make it an event and stay the night at the Wyndham Midtown 45.  Reserve your stay on our website or call 212-867-5100 for more information.  

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Jazz in July is One of New York City’s Great Summer Traditions

Time for some Cool Jazz in July with the 92nd Street Y

Stay in the city this summer for the 30th annual Jazz in July festival and celebrate Bill Charlap’s 10th anniversary as artistic director for two weeks of once-in-a-lifetime performances. The festival will feature the songs of Hoagy Carmichael, Leonard Bernstein, Miles Davis, Dick Hyman, Sarah Vaughan and Fred Astaire.

92nd Street Y is a world-class cultural and community center where people from all over the world connect through culture, arts, entertainment and conversation. 92nd Street Y offers a diverse range of classes, programs, events and concerts. For a full schedule of the Jazz in July Festival and ticket information, see their website.

Jazz in July FestivalJuly 22 Hoagy Carmichael:  Stardust

July 23 Leonard Bernstein's New York

July 24 The Man With the Horn:  Music of Miles Davis

July 29 Three Generations of Piano Jazz

July 30 Cecile McLorin Salvant: Celebrating Sarah Vaughan

July 30 I Won't Dance: The Fred Astaire Songbook

Wyndham Midtown 45 can be your cool oasis while  in New York City this summer.  We are located just minutes away from so many NYC summer events. For reservations and more information, see our website or call 1-212-867-5100.

Image Source: Courtesy 92nd St. Y


Shakespeare in Central Park NYC

Don’t miss Shakespeare in Central Park, one of New York’s most beloved summer traditions

Free Shakespeare in Central Park NYC is an annual event that is held at the famous Delacorte Theater in Central Park.  Produced by The Public Theater troop, attendance is free with tickets obtained on the day of the show. This is the 52nd season of Shakespeare in Central Park NYC, and over 5 million people have enjoyed their free performances.

“Much Ado About Nothing,” Shakespeare’s beloved romantic comedy, runs June 3 through July 6. “King Lear,” the second of the two productions, features film and TV actor John Lithgow, as the great tragic hero King Lear. It opens on July 22 and runs through Aug. 17. All performances begin at 8pm.

Wyndham Midtown 45There are two ways to obtain free tickets to a performance.  Tickets are distributed, two per person, at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park at 12PM (noon) the day of the show. Free tickets will also be available through the Virtual Ticketing lottery, accessible at shakespeareinthepark.org on the day of the show. For more information and tips on obtaining tickets, see their website.

After you have enjoyed Shakespeare in the Park, why not stay overnight with Wyndham Midtown 45, just minutes away from Central Park? We offer a variety of luxury guest rooms and suites, and on-site dining with Atrium @Wyndham Midtown 45.  See our website for your reservation, or call 1-212-867-5100.



SummerStage NYC Festival

Don’t miss the free concerts of SummerStage NYC in Central Park!

SummerStage Festival NYC is a free, outdoor festival of the arts held each year at Rumsey Playfield in Central Park. SummerStage NYC features three months’ of performances in music, theatre and dance and over 300 performers . Artists represent the rich cultural diversity of NYC, and encompass numerous genres including jazz, funk, R & B, opera, orchestra, and rock. 


Summerstage NYC -- 2014 A Sampling of the Free Shows:

6/21 - 'Fete de la Musique' w/ -M- and Émilie Simon
6/22 - Buika and Marquis Toliver, Jazz
6/23 - Metropolitan Opera Summer Recital
6/28 - 'Club Classics Live!'
6/29 - Jon Batiste and Stay Human Hypnotic Brass Ensemble
7/2 - Urban Bush Women and Laurie Taylor/Soul Movement
7/3 - The Freedom Dance Party
7/5 - Teddy Afro, Noura Mint Seymali and HaHu Dance Crew
For performance times as well as a listing of the full schedule for the season, click here.

Wyndam Midtown 45 can be your cool urban oasis after a hot SummerStage NYC concert. For reservations and more information see our website or call 1-212-867-5100.


Don’t Miss the 4th of July Fireworks NYC

Don’t miss the fun as the 4th of July Fireworks in NYC explode over the Brooklyn Bridge and East River

It wouldn't be the Fourth of July in New York City without the annual Macy's fireworks show, now in its 28th year of dazzling millions of visitors.

The 4th of July Fireworks in NYC first debuted in 1976 to commemorate the nation's bicentennial. The iconic display will return to the East River this year, after having taken place over the Hudson River for several years. The pyrotechnic spectacle will be set off from the world-famous Brooklyn Bridge and from barges positioned on the lower East River below.


The 4th of July Fireworks in NYC is widely known as the nation’s largest display of patriotic fireworks. And now, with the fireworks being viewed from above the national historic landmark of the Brooklyn Bridge, even more New Yorkers in the outer boroughs than ever before will be able to enjoy the free show.

The best viewing spots will be from Brooklyn Bridge Park and the Brooklyn Heights Promenade, and along the east side of Lower Manhattan. Visitors who are planning on heading to where the action is, are advised to arrive by 5pm to snag a good spot (the light show starts at 9pm).

Keep the celebration going by staying with the Wyndam Midtown 45 Hotel. Centrally located in midtown Manhattan, the Wyndam Midtown is just minutes away from the best fireworks viewing spots. For reservations see our website, or call us at 1-212-867-5100



Join the Fleet Week NYC Excitement!

Fleet Week is the perfect way to celebrate Memorial Day in NYC!

Fleet Week NYC is an annual celebration honoring our country’s Navy, Marines and Coast Guard services. It is an excellent opportunity to greet our servicemen and women, as well as tour the vessels they use and learn more about the protection and services they provide. Approximately 1,500 Sailors, Marines and Coast Guardsmen are expected to participate this year.

There are many activities during Fleet Week NYC, but two special highlights include the Parade of Ships, and The Memorial Day ceremony where there will be a solemn playing of Taps and a military fly- over in honor of those who gave their lives in service to our Country. Most events are free, although there is a charge to enter the USS Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum. Things to do include:

Fleet WeekTours of visiting ships

New York Fleet week Parade of Ships

Military demonstrations including the U.S. Coast Guard Search and Rescue

 Aerial demonstrations

 Parades throughout NYC

 Tailgate party/BBQ at the New York Mets

 Ceremony at the USS Intrepid

 Band concerts and musical performances by servicemen and women

Wyndam Midtown 45 welcomes visitors to New York City for all of the exciting NYC Memorial Day weekend events.  For hotel accommodations close to all of the action, reserve your stay at The Wyndam Midtown 45 Hotel – visit our website for more information. 

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The Today Show Toyota Concert Series returns to Rockefeller Plaza

This summer, the Today Show Toyota Concert Series will once again feature some of the hottest singers in the country. Whether you like pop music, country, R&B or rock, there is something for everyone on the plaza outside Rockefeller Center, NYC.

Kicking off the series is one of the best-selling female artists of all time, pop superstar Mariah Carey who will perform on Friday, May 16, in her sixth TODAY show concert. 

The Today Show Toyota Concert Series is in its 19th season. All concerts take place live on Friday mornings throughout the summer. And did we say they were FREE?!

Summer Concert SeriesMAY: Mariah Carey, Tim McGraw, Austin Mahone,  Rascal Flatts
JUNE: Pharrell, Sara Bareilles, Train, Little Mix, Fall Out Boy, Phillip Phillips
JULY: Ed Sheeran, Fifth Harmony, Jason Mraz, OneRepublic, Jennifer Hudson
AUGUST: Aloe Blacc, Neon Trees, Ariana Grande
SEPTEMBER: Maroon 5, Usher

If you are in New York for The Today Show Toyota Summer Concert Series, or any summer venture, stay with Wyndam Midtown 45 Hotel. Minutes away from all of Manhattan’s summer happenings, Wyndam Midtown 45 is an oasis of urban luxury in midtown. Make a reservation today on our website, or call for more information 1- 866-701-8508.


Museum Mile Festival NYC: New York’s Biggest Block Party

Nine of NYC’s finest museums along Fifth Avenue will open their doors free of charge during the 36th annual Museum Mile Festival NYC.

Taking place on June 10, from 6pm to 9pm, this mile long extravaganza of art will close off 23 city blocks of Fifth Avenue to traffic so that visitors can walk along enjoying live music, artist demonstrations, face painting, and lots of chalk drawing.

Museum Mile FestivalParticipating museums include:

  • Museum for African Art
  • El Museo Del Barrio
  • Museum of the City of New York
  • The Jewish Museum
  • Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum, Smithsonian Institution
  • National Academy Museum and School
  • Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
  • Neue Galerie New York
  • The Metropolitan Museum of Art

After Museum Mile Festival is over, why not relax at the Wyndam Midtown 45 Hotel, where guests enjoy a serene hideaway in the midst of midtown Manhattan? We are within walking distance of many of New York City’s major attractions and business centers and just minutes from Museum Mile.  Make your reservation today by visiting our website or call Wyndam Midtown 45 at 866-701-8508.


Best Ways to Celebrate Mother’s Day in NYC

Mom is so special! The backbone of the family deserves to be treated like the queen that she is and what better way to do it than to take her out to celebrate Mother’s Day in style in NYC.  Check out our list for top picks for 2014:  

Mother's Day in NYCMother’s Day Cruises in and around NYCSpirit Cruises and World Yacht both feature special Mother’s Day Cruises in NYC harbor featuring lunch, brunch or dinner.

Central Park Zoo Mother’s Day Celebration -  The Central Park Zoo will host a family party to celebrate moms, both animal and human. Meet zoo moms and their babies on a scavenger hunt, make treats, and do some Mother’s Day-themed arts and crafts.

Museums – Is Mom a lover of art or history?  Check out MOMA or The Met for great family programs on Sundays.

Theater – From old favorites like The Phantom of the Opera to hot new shows like Of Mice and Men, there are endless possibilities for the quintessential  NYC experience.

A mother's heart is a patchwork of love. ~Author Unknown

Why not make Mother’s Day even more decadent and treat your special lady to an overnight experience in NYC at Wyndham Midtown 45.  Centrally located for easy access to the best of Manhattan’s, our hotel features luxury accommodations and even better amenities.  Visit our website to view a list of packages just right for the season. 


Celebrate Spring 2014 in NYC with a performance of the Ballet at Lincoln Center

Spring – it’s particularly welcome after a long winter.  Why not celebrate the beauty of spring 2014 with a visit to see the NYC Ballet perform at Lincoln Center?  The spring 2014 performances begin on April 29 with a one-week festival of 21st-century choreographers, with 11 ballets by 10 choreographers. Marking the 50th anniversary of the New York City Ballet at Lincoln Center, the troupe will celebrate with a spring gala on May 8 that  will showcase Justin Peck’s world premiere in collaboration with Sufjan Stevens, the singer-songwriter. The season also includes two all-Balanchine programs.


April 29, May 2& 4 – 21 Century Choreographers I
April 30, May 3 (matinee) – 21 Century Choreographers II
May 3 (evening) – 21 Century Choreographers III
May 6,7,10 (evening), 11 & 13 – All Balanchine
May 8 – 2014 Spring Gala event
May 9,10, 17 (evening) 18 – All Robbins
May 14,15, 17, 20 – All Balanchine
May 16, 21 – Tradtion & Innovation (2 performances only)
May 22, 29, 31 (matinee & evening) – Classic NYCB I
May 23, 24 (matinee & evening), 25 – Jewels
May 27, 28, 30 & June 1 – Classic NYCB II
June 3, 4, 5, 6, 7 (matinee & evening) 8 – A Midsummer Night’s Dream

The Wyndham Midtown 45 warmly welcomes those staying for the night in NYC for the spring 2014 performances of the NYC Ballet.  Located just minutes from Lincoln Center we invite you to enjoy luxurious accommodations and pampering amenities.  Click here to browse our available accommodations at Wyndham Midtown 45