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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


Spring Getaway to Manhattan? Walk, Bike or Horse – Tours of Central Park

Central Park in NYC is one of the most beautiful places to visit any time of year, but the spring months are especially appealing as the blooms return to the trees, the grass turns a lovely shade of green and gardens abound. When planning a spring getaway to Manhattan, be sure to include tour of Central Park on your itinerary!  

Tours of Central Park Central Park has been opened to the public since 1857 and is an 857 acre oasis in the middle of the concrete and steel jungle of the city.  With over 35 million visitors enjoying the sights, there are some incredible tours of the park to take advantage of including Horse & Carriage Tours, Bike Tours and Bike Rentals, Vespa Tours, Walking Tours and Pedicab Tours.  As NYC is a land of many cultures, many of the guided tours are offered in English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, Dutch, Italian, Turkish and Russian.  

Want to learn about Central Park in the most intimate way?  The Hidden Secrets Tour of Central Park is the perfect wan to discover the hidden gems of this unique space filled with history and beauty.

This spring as you enjoy your getaway to Manhattan, we invite you to stay with us at the Wyndham Midtown 45, just minutes from Central Park.  For more information about our hotel, please visit our website.


Start your Engines! Get Ready for the 2014 NY International Auto Show at Jacob Javits Convention Center

The 2014 NY International Auto Show opens up at the Jacob Javits Convention Center April 18 through April 27 and showcases thousands of the latest cars, trucks, vans, SUVs and concept cars. 

Check out the New York debuts of the latest vehicles from top manufacturers -- including concept cars, alternative fuel and zero emission vehicles. You can also participate in indoor ride-alongs, interactive games, and promotions to win amazing prizes.

NY International Auto Show at Jacob Javits 2014 NY International Auto Show
Location: Jacob Javits Convention Center 11th Ave  - between 34 & 40 Streets
Friday, April 18th through Sunday, April 27th

Bring the kids!  The New York International Auto Show is fun for the family  with may exhibitors featuring activities for kids including simulators, video games and movie cars.  

To make the most of your experience, make use of the Show’s iPhone App.

For ticketing information, visit the event website.

While in the city why not meet up with friends before or after the show and have a bite to eat at Atrium @ Wyndham Midtown 45?  We hope you enjoy your time at the Auto Show this year!

*image credit autoshowny.com


Ready for MLB Baseball? Its Almost Time for the New York Yankees & Mets Home Opening Games!

Spring is officially in the air when baseball makes its way back and the 2014 season will be in full swing for both of New York’s favorite teams in March and April!  Ticket holders for 2014 NY Mets or Yankees opening day will be in for a treat! 

MLB Baseball Home Opening GamesThe Bronx Bombers are opening up another season at beautiful Yankee Stadium, and Bronx baseball fans won't want to miss the excitement of the first home-game! The New York Yankees will host their AL East division rivals the Baltimore Orioles April 7 at 1:05pm. Fans will be catching some of Derek Jeter’s last days in baseball as he has announced that the 2014 MLB season will be the last of his career.

Mets Fan?  The New York Mets take on the Washington Nationals on March 31 at Citi Field in Flushing NY at 1:10pm. 

Can’t decide which New York team is your favorite?  The Mets square off against their crosstown rival the New York Yankees in four games; two in the Bronx, May 12 and May 13, and two at Citi Field, May 14 and May 15.

In town for the MLB opening day for NY Mets or Yankees?  Make it a memorable overnight experience with the perfect post game accommodations at the Wyndham Midtown 45. Located in the heart of Manhattan, Wyndham Midtown 45 is within walking distance to so many New York City attractions.  Come experience superior the luxury and convenience with guest rooms carefully designed with custom furnishings by David Rockwell, iBahn dedicated Internet and wireless services, Frette linens, mini-bars, limestone baths and relax while catching the post-game wrap up on your flat screen LCD TV. To make reservations, visit Wyndham Midtown 45 online or call 212-867-5100. 


What to do in NYC this Spring? Take Time to Smell the Flowers at the NY Botantical Garden Orchid Show

Throughout much of the country, the winter months have certainly been challenging!  It seems that everyone…everywhere is ready to for good dose of spring and what better way to celebrate the season than with the NY Botanical Garden Orchid Show?

The ultimate date night experience takes place at the Orchid Show with Orchid Evenings.  Take a stroll through the Garden, cocktail in hand, while enjoying the beautiful sound of music then sup with special dinner offers at some of the finest NYC restaurants like Tino’s Delicatessen, Gerbasi Ristorante, Antonio’s Trattoria, Le Perigord and Mario’s Restaurant


The perfect answer to the question of “What to do in NYC this spring?” – The NY Botanical Garden Orchid Show: Key West Contemporary takes place March 1 through April 21 and this year will take guests on an adventure to the Florida Keys showcasing a beautiful, tropical garden paradise. 

Everyone here at the Wyndham Midtown 45 hopes you enjoy your time at the NY Botanical Garden Orchid Show this season.  The Wyndham Midtown 45 is the perfect hotel for enjoying  spring in NYC.  Located just a short just a short drive from the New York Botanical Garden and within walking distance of Grand Central Terminal for public transportation options. Our Midtown Manhattan hotel offer luxurious  accommodations and incomparable service and comforts and is carefully designed with custom furnishings by David Rockwell, iBahn dedicated Internet and wireless services, Frette linens, mini-bars and limestone baths. To make your reservations, visit the Wyndham Midtown 45 online or call 212-867-5100.


Rekindle the Spark with our Romantic Getaway Deal in NYC at the Wyndham Midtown 45

Valentine’s Day may have just passed but February 14 is not the only time to celebrate your love!  Enjoy our romantic getaway deal in NYC at the Wyndham Midtown 45!

romantic NYC getaway deal MIDTOWN ROMANCE PACKAGE
Enjoy a romantic getaway for two at the Wyndham Midtown 45
Your package includes
•    Deluxe accommodation or Suite
•    Bottle of Champagne upon arrival
•    Full American Breakfast for two

Click here to reserve this romantic getaway deal in NYC.

Paris may be the “City of Love” but New York City offers plenty of romantic hot spots of its own…think Tiffany’s, horse-drawn carriage rides through Central Park, ice skating at Rockefeller Center or a visit to the top of the Empire State Building.  

When your day is done, the Wyndham Midtown 45, with its luxurious and sophisticated styling provides the ideal backdrop for your romantic getaway and the ultimate deal in NYC. Enjoy serene surroundings, limestone baths, plush bedding and many other state of the art amenities.  Book your stay now or call the Wyndham Midtown 45 for more information at 212-867-5100 and enjoy the romance of the Big Apple!


The World’s Largest & Oldest – NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade

Ready to join in one of the oldest traditions in the country?  The NYC ST. Patrick’s Day Parade has been marching since 1762 – and is one of the city’s oldest and proudest Irish traditions.  Over 1 million spectators can’t be wrong – Erin Go Bragh!

NYC St. Patrick's Day Parade NYC ST. Patrick’s Day Parade
Monday March 17, 2014
John T. Ahern – Grand Marshal 2014
More than 150,000 marchers, bands and bagpipes!
The Parade starts at 11am and travels up 5th Avenue from 44th to 79th Street.

The New York City St. Patrick's Day Parade marched for the first time more than 250 years ago, on March 17, 1762 - fourteen years before the Declaration of Independence and is run completely by volunteers.

Everyone at the Wyndham Midtown 45 is excited about the NYC St. Patrick’s Day Parade – where everyone can be Irish for the day! Why not plan your trip to enjoy the event and reserve your stay with us in Midtown Manhattan to take advantage of all of the St. Patrick’s Day events in the city? Visit Wyndham Midtown 45 online


Tickets to see Billy Joel at MSG? Don’t Miss out on This Once in a Lifetime Residency Engagement!

Do you have your tickets to see Billy Joel at MSG? One of the highest grossing touring artists in the world and having sold more than 150 million records over the past quarter century, Billy Joel ranks as one of most popular recording artists in history and now Mr. Joel is moving into Madison Square Garden for 2014! 

tickets to see Billy Joel at MSGBilly Joel will become the first-ever music franchise that will be setting up home at The Garden.  Tickets to see Billy Joel at MSG have been on sale since December and shows for February 3, March 21, April 18, May 9, June 21, July 2, August 2 and September 3 are close to selling out!

Performing at Madison Square Garden is a thrilling experience. I’ve played different venues all over the world, but there’s no place like coming home to The Garden. Since my first show in 1978, I’ve always looked forward to the energy of the crowd. I’m honored to be joining the Madison Square Garden family and look forward to taking the stage of the newly transformed Garden to create many more memorable nights.”

Secure tickets to see Billy Joel at MSG then reserve your stay close to the action at the Wyndham Midtown 45.  For more information about our hotel, please visit our website


Planning a Romantic Escape to Manhattan Check out our top Valentine’s Day Events in NYC 2014?

What better way to celebrate your love than with a romantic escape to the city – looking for something special to do with your sweetie this year? Check out our round up of Valentine’s Day events in Manhattan. In 2014, Valentine’s Day takes place on a Friday – setting the stage for a weekend of fun in the Big Apple.

Valentine’s Day Dinner Cruises

Imagine sailing around Manhattan viewing the sparkling cityscape at night. Hornblower has put together a romantic way to celebrate – their Valentine’s Day Dinner Cruise includes a four-course dining experience at your own private table aboard a luxurious yacht with a champagne toast and DJ music. World Yacht also features a romantic Valentine’s Weekend Cruise complete with DJ dancing too!

romantic escape to Manhattan Times Square Valentine’s Day Events

Times Square in Manhattan gets sweet in February 2014 – pop the question, get married or renew your vows with other loving couples right at America’s Crossroads! Don’t have a special someone yet? Imagine meeting him or her at the Dating in Times Square event!

Skating at Rockefeller Center

Picture the two of you all bundled up, holding hands and gliding around the rink at Rockefeller Center then cozying up for a cup of hot chocolate after!

Window shopping at Tiffany’s

Tiffany's is the iconic store made famous by Miss Holly Golightly – do a little window shopping together and maybe stop inside for a peek at some of the special gifts perfect for Valentine’s Day treat.

Valentine's Day Dining at Atrium @ Wyndham Midtown 45

We will be offering a spectacular three course menu exclusively for Valentine's Day this year! For $65 plus tax & gratuity, enjoy a feast for all of the senses.  Please click here to view menu. 

You deserve a romantic escape to the city this year! Any of these Valentine’s Day events in Manhattan would be made sweeter still with accommodations at the Wyndham Midtown 45. Reserve your stay for February 2014 and enjoy our luxurious and sophisticated styling for your romantic getaway in New York City. With serene surroundings, limestone baths with rain showers, plush bedding and many other state of the art amenities. Book your stay now or call the Wyndham Midtown 45 for more information at 212-867-5100 and enjoy the romance of NYC!