90 posts categorized "Sightseeing"

08/12/2014

Eat. Drink. End Hunger.

Food Network NYC Wine and Food Festival 2014

The Food Network New York City Wine and Food Festival October 16-19 is gearing up to once again pay homage to one of the greatest dining cities in the world while fighting to end hunger! It is the only Festival in New York to bring together both legendary culinary icons from around the globe and America’s most beloved television chefs.

The Food Network New York City Wine & Food Festival benefits the hunger-relief programs of Share Our Strength’s No Kid Hungry® campaign and the Food Bank For New York City. Having raised over $7 million to date, 100% of the net proceeds from the Festival go directly to these community-based organizations.

Food Network Wine & Food FestivalNYCWFF consists of over 100 different events in Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens and will once again bring together the world’s greatest chefs, winemakers, spirits producers and personalities to educate palates and entertain attendees in high style. The Festival will offer a wide variety of ticketed events including intimate dinners, walk-around tastings, seminars, late-night parties and brunches.  For the complete schedule and information on tickets see their website.

In town to attend the Food Network NYC Wine and Food Festival? Why not stay close to all of the action at our luxury mid-town Manhattan hotel. Wyndham Midtown 45 offers guest rooms and suites designed with your ultimate comfort in mind. For reservations see our website or call 212-867-5100.

Image source: nycwff.org

08/05/2014

Central Park Celebrates “Scenes From Our City”

Central Park Conservancy Film Festival 2014

New York City has been the setting and inspiration for countless movies.  In many cases, the City itself has played a role as important as the films' lead actors. So what better place to celebrate the world's most iconic filmmaking location than its most iconic park?  

The 2014 Central Park Conservancy Film Festival, will take place August 18- 22, and will celebrate “Scenes From Our City” and filmmaking in New York City. The free outdoor film series salutes New York with five movies that capture the City from a variety of angles:

Central Park Conservancy Film Festival- August 18: Big  (PG)
- August 19: The Royal Tenenbaums  (R)
- August 20: The Way We Were  (PG)
- August 21: Ghostbusters  (PG)
- August 22:  Rear Window  (PG)

Movies will be shown on the landscape between Sheep Meadow and the 72nd Street Cross Drive. The Film Festival is free and all films are open captioned. Gates open at 6:30 pm and the movies begin at 8:00 pm. Films will screen rain or shine. A DJ will perform from 6:30 – 8:00 pm. Visitors are encouraged to bring a picnic and a blanket.

Wyndham Midtown 45 is just minutes away from Central Park. Why not make it a NY getaway with luxury accommodations in midtown Manhattan? For reservations and more information see our website or call 1-212-867-5100.

Image source: centralparknyc.org

07/29/2014

Grand Slam Tennis Tournament Heads to NYC

U.S. Open Tennis Championship 2014

The eyes of the tennis world will be on New York  August 25 to September 8 when the U.S. Open Tennis Championship begins at the Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing, Queens.  This event is one of the Grand Slam events in tennis, and it features the top players in the world.

U.S. Open TennisA trip to the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center's magnificent Arthur Ashe Stadium promises to be a tennis fan's experience of a lifetime. Take a quick, exciting weekend tennis trip to New York City or immerse yourself in a week of tournament play that will thrill even the most diehard tennis fan!

Now is the time to plan your trip to the U.S. Open Tennis Championships in NYC. Single tickets as well as ticket plans are available but filling fast.  For more information and to purchase tickets, see the U.S. Open’s website.

Wyndham Midtown 45 is your ideal headquarters for U.S. Open tennis.  We are conveniently located just three blocks from the MTA Subway 7 train, which takes you right to the U.S. Open.  Our midtown Manhattan hotel is a luxurious urban getaway, yet conveniently located to so many local NYC attractions. For reservations and more information see our website or call us 1-212-867-5100.

Image source: usopen.org

07/15/2014

The Largest Multi-Arts Festival in North America!

2014 New York International Fringe Festival

The 2014 New York International Fringe Festival takes place in the theater capital of the world, for 16 amazing days that live and breathe performing arts!  The Fringe is comprised of theater, dance, puppetry and spoken word, but don’t be surprised to see some film and visual arts elements, too. This Festival doesn’t focus on just one discipline or genre, but is a performing-arts cornucopia!

FringeNYC Produced by The Present Theatre Company, Inc., the 2014 New York International Fringe Festival (FringeNYC) is considered to be the largest multi-arts festival in North America, with more than 200 companies from all over the world performing over 1200 shows in more than 20 venues.

2014 New York International Fringe Festival
August 8 – 24

Check out their website for performance schedules and ticketing information.

Planning to attend any of the events at the 2014 New York International Fringe Festival?  Make it a memorable overnight experience with the perfect accommodations at the Wyndham Midtown 45.  Come experience the height of luxury and convenience in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. To make reservations, visit Wyndham Midtown 45 online or call 1-212-867-5100.

Image Credit: FringeNYC.org

07/01/2014

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

06/17/2014

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.

 

06/10/2014

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. 

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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.

06/03/2014

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.

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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

 

05/27/2014

Exclusive Midtown Romance Getaway Package

Ready to escape? Our Midtown Romance Getaway is designed to let the two of you rediscover love in NYC.

When was the last time the two of you got away together? Life, career, family, it can be so hectic. It’s important to reconnect, and savor a night or a weekend away from it all. Just the two of you, just because…

You don’t need a special reason to enjoy each other at the serene, sophisticated Wyndham Midtown 45 with our Midtown Romance Getaway Package:

Midtown Romance Package• Deluxe accommodation or Suite
• Bottle of Champagne upon arrival
• Full American Breakfast for two

This exclusive package is available for a wide variety of room types and sizes including our studio, one and two bedroom suites.

Our hotel is recognized as a four star hotel with first class amenities including Wifi Internet in all guest rooms, suites and public areas, limestone bathrooms with rain showers, fully equipped 24 hour fitness center, flat panel televisions in every living room, bedroom, and bath, and fine dining on-site from Atrium @Wyndham Midtown 45.

Located in midtown Manhattan within minutes of the Theater District, Times Square, SoHo and Tribeca neighborhoods, the Wyndam Midtown 45 is close to everything New York offers. To make a reservation see our website, or call 1-866-701-8508.

05/20/2014

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. 

(Image credit:  FleetWeek)