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  • New York City: Luxury Brunch, Lunch or Dinner Cruise

    1. New York City: Luxury Brunch, Lunch or Dinner Cruise

    Step onboard the Bateaux New York for a 2 or 3-hour sightseeing cruise departing from Manhattan’s Chelsea Piers. The boat’s all-glass design, including curved ceiling and walls, provides the ultimate sightseeing experience, allowing for 180-degree views of notable New York City sights. As you sail along the Hudson and East rivers, admire the Manhattan skyline and well-known skyscrapers, such as the Freedom Tower and the Empire State Building. Get up-close views of the iconic Manhattan and Brooklyn bridges, and Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. If you like, you can take in the sights from one of the open-air decks. Enjoy the elegant atmosphere and attentive service as you dine on a brunch, lunch or dinner lunch prepared by the chef, and be entertained by the pianist, who plays a variety of tunes throughout the cruise and provides interesting facts about New York’s famous attraction...

    A wonderful night out ! The staff were charming,courteous & attentive. Band was tight. Relaxing adult atmosphere. Noticed lots of fellow native New Yorkers ! Food was delicious & plentiful, served with precision timing. Already planing my next trip !

  • NYC: Evening Jazz Cruise on the Yacht Manhattan

    2. NYC: Evening Jazz Cruise on the Yacht Manhattan

    Cruise New York City's famous harbor aboard the 1920s-style yacht, the Manhattan, while listening to live jazz music on a 1.5-hour cruise. Sit back and enjoy gorgeous views of the New York skyline while enjoying a live jazz band which will play everything from classic jazz standards by Gershwin, Cole Porter, and Duke Ellington, to new renditions of Motown songs, R&B grooves, and hits from today! The band does take requests, so please ask for your favorite, as they may very well know it! During your cruise, see many famous buildings and sights, including Battery Park, South Street Seaport and the Financial District, Governor's Island, the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. An alcoholic drink is included to enjoy as you soak up the surrounding sights and the sounds.

    This was an amazing experience. I took my boyfriend who loves jazz for his birthday and he loved it. Music was great and being outside seeing the skyline and Statue of Liberty was very romantic. The crew were all very nice and even gave us a free drink at the end of the night.

  • Radio City Christmas Spectacular & St. Patrick's Cathedral

    3. Radio City Christmas Spectacular & St. Patrick's Cathedral

    Enjoy singing, dancing, and humor with Nativity scenes. The Christmas Spectacular starring the Radio City Rockettes is an annual musical holiday stage show presented at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. The 90-minute show features Santa Clause, more than 140 performers, and an original musical score.  The NYC Rockettes' performance of "Parade of the Wooden Soldiers" and "The Living Nativity" has been in every edition of the annual show up to the present day. The Rockettes will dance to Here Comes Santa Claus, Dress like Rag Dolls, and much more.  This package includes a self-guided audio tour of St. Patrick's Cathedral, the largest decorated gothic-style Catholic cathedral in the United States. Enjoy the fully decorated cathedral during the holiday season. You can listen to the audio tour and explore the Cathedral at your own pace. The audio tour is narrated by Cardinal Timothy ...

    great show, tickets easy to book and email confirmation with printable or downloadable tickets for personal choice couldnt of made the trip easier

  • Harlem Gospel Holiday Celebration Concert

    4. Harlem Gospel Holiday Celebration Concert

    Add another dimension to your holiday visit to New York and take in an authentic gospel concert in Harlem. Enjoy an unforgettable hour of Black gospel music on December 24th and Christmas Day (December 25th)! This compelling music is sure to have you clapping your hands and stomping your feet, along with all the others in attendance. You may even end up singing along to the soulful rhythms of Black gospel music that will fill the church on these 2 days. The Holiday Gospel Concert will bring joy to your heart and soul. Gospel music is powerfully uplifting and something that everyone should have the opportunity to experience.

    Concert was wonderful. It just started 30 mins late. Many people were filming on their phones, which was very annoying, and apparently was allowed.

  • NYC: Broadway & Times Square Tour with a Professional Actor

    5. NYC: Broadway & Times Square Tour with a Professional Actor

    Explore Broadway's backstage on a 1 hour and 45 minute walking tour of New York's famous Theater District! Discover not only the fascinating history of Broadway, but behind-the-scenes stories that brought the unforgettable productions to life. Accompanied by a professional actor guide, you'll also learn the secrets behind historic theaters from an insider's perspective, how the audition process works, and the tricks of making it in the business. Learn the story that created Times Square; from its origins as a horse trading district, to its transformation into the stage entertainment capital of the world! Trace the evolution of theaters after the Great Depression into the radio, and television studios of today – including where the Tonight Show first aired. Walk the edge of the notorious Hell's Kitchen, and hear how a 'Real' West Side Story took place just blocks from the theater where...

    Loved to hear all about the details on Broadway and Times Square. A lot of great history and details of the various historical theaters!!

  • Harlem Jazz Series Concert Ticket

    6. Harlem Jazz Series Concert Ticket

    Listen as the Rendall Memorial Presbyterian Church in Harlem plays host to some of today's most talented jazz musicians while paying tribute to history's greatest jazz music. Experience the cool vibrations of jazz as they soothe and invigorate by seemingly magical strings and horns. This 45-minute concert is an event for all of the senses, and it is meant to be both mentally and spiritually uplifting. The series is artistically directed and hosted by Craig Harris. When Harris exploded onto the jazz scene in 1976, he brought the entire history of the jazz trombone with him. He has performed with the top progressive jazz figures and his own projects have brought him far beyond the confines of the jazz world into the sphere of multimedia and performance art as composer, performer, conceptualist, curator and artistic director.

    The concert was absolutely lovely. TK Blue Quartlet were brilliant and so talented. We had a lovely evening.

  • New York: Mount Morris Harlem Gospel Tour with Brunch

    7. New York: Mount Morris Harlem Gospel Tour with Brunch

    Travel to uptown New York for a glorious brunch tour, and experience the uplifting sounds of live gospel music in one of Harlem's more prominent houses of worship. The 4-hour walking tour leads you through the Mount Morris Historic District, where the abundant churches are rich in history, and where the Founding Fathers made their homes. Some of the best-known musicians and entertainers started their journey here. The Sunday morning tour introduces you to the sights and sounds of Harlem at its best, with the soulful sounds of Black Gospel Music. Celebrate with world famous congregational choirs whose renowned songs will have you jumping in your seat. Feel the spiritual energy flowing through you, and top off your day with the area's best kept secret - fine dining at affordable prices! Let Harlem's culinary masters tempt you with their authentic ethnic delights at one of the best brunc...

    A great way to see the area and attend a rousing service- rounded off by some great soul food- well looked after, informative and glad we chose this- if in New York on a Sunday- definitely worth considering!

  • NYC: Contrasts & Color Bus Tour of Bronx, Brooklyn, & Queens

    8. NYC: Contrasts & Color Bus Tour of Bronx, Brooklyn, & Queens

    Experience New York City beyond Manhattan on this contrasts and color themed bus tour that visits Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens. Learn about the art, history, and culture of the city alongside a NYC expert guide. Start your tour in the heart of Manhattan near Times Square. Meet your guide and board the tour bus to the historic Harlem neighborhood, famous for its African American roots, food, and more. After a stop at the Apollo Theater Walk of Fame, continue to the Bronx, birthplace of hip hop and rap. See Yankees Stadium and learn about baseball in the city. Head off to see graffiti murals unique to this borough. Next, visit Queens, the largest borough and home to NYC’s largest Chinatown. Stop to see Flushing Meadows Corona Park, originally developed to host the 1939 World’s Fair and then the 1946 World’s Fair. See memorable monuments, Citi Field, and other spots at this scenic park. ...

  • New York: Classic 1-Hour Central Park Pedicab Tour

    9. New York: Classic 1-Hour Central Park Pedicab Tour

    Start the tour with an optional pickup from your hotel in New York if it's not more than 5 blocks away from Central Park. Alternatively, head to the meeting point at the edge of the park. Meet your driver and board your pedicab, then set off together on a 1-hour tour to discover Central Park's main sights and attractions.  Journey through the park and make a 10-15-minute stop at the stunning Bethesda Terrace and Fountain. Get out here for the chance to stroll around and take pictures. Then, set off again towards the Cherry Hill Fountain and Bow Bridge, an iconic spot where countless wedding proposals have taken place over the years. Make another quick stop here to cross the bridge over the lake and take more incredible photos.  Next up, head over to Strawberry Field for a 5-10 minute stop where you'll discover the John Lennon Memorial. Make your final stop at the Dakota Building for th...

    Enjoyed this tour very much! John was an excellent guide and not only was he knowledgeable about Central Park, he took pictures of us. Best way to start our vacation!

  • NYC: Van Gogh Exhibit w/ Statue of Liberty Cruise Upgrade

    10. NYC: Van Gogh Exhibit w/ Statue of Liberty Cruise Upgrade

    Explore Van Gogh's most iconic artwork with this fully immersive, multi-sensory exhibit at Pier 36 NYC. Optionally, upgrade your experience with a 1-Hour Statue of Liberty sightseeing cruise from the pier. Choose between a timed ticket and premium flexible ticket depending on your needs. The Original Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit provides an immersive art experience for all ages. This one-of-a-kind installation includes an unforgettable 360-degree show, unique photo opportunities, and insight into the life of one of the 19th century's most iconic artists. To help reimagine this massive venue, Immersive Van Gogh has joined forces with Emmy Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated designer David Korins, known for his set design of countless Broadway hits including Hamilton and Dear Evan Hansen. Enjoy interactive exhibits including an Artificial Intelligence tool that invites visitors to writ...

    The experience was pretty cool but there are actually two Van Gogh exhibits and the other one has the immersive VR experience. This is not that experience so do not get them confused. Overall, I would say that it was a fun activity for a few hours.

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This was an amazing experience. I took my boyfriend who loves jazz for his birthday and he loved it. Music was great and being outside seeing the skyline and Statue of Liberty was very romantic. The crew were all very nice and even gave us a free drink at the end of the night.

A wonderful night out ! The staff were charming,courteous & attentive. Band was tight. Relaxing adult atmosphere. Noticed lots of fellow native New Yorkers ! Food was delicious & plentiful, served with precision timing. Already planing my next trip !

Overall it was a great experience, it was my husband birthday and that’s what he wanted as gift, he did enjoy himself well . Now the food service might take a little longer than expected but it’s a lot of people in there got to be patient.

Great trip! I was scouting spots to propose so the guided tour helped!

Totally loved it. It was our first concert and it sure was memorable.