Columbus Day Weekend Manhattan NYC
Things To Do In Manhattan NYC Over The Columbus Day Weekend
October 4, 2021 / Things To Do Manhattan / Manhattan Buzz NYC.
More Columbus Day events coming on the Friday of this weekend.
Also see updated Weather and more events on Friday 10.8/21 by clicking the header above to go to the Front Page for Weekend Update.
This report contains a listing of some of the things to do Columbus Day Weekend in Manhattan including art museums, theaters, live music / comedy / dance venues, sporting & social events, and restaurants in Manhattan NYC.
Weather. As of October 4, 2021, the Temperature highs will be in the 70's all four days of the long weekend. The temperature lows will be in the low 60's throughout the weekend. There's a 35% chance of a small amount of rain [2/10th's of an inch] between Saturday evening 5 pm and Sunday evening 6 pm. Winds will be about 5 - 10 mph Friday and Monday and between 10 - 15 mph on Saturday and Sunday. The Humidity will be between 65 - 75% on Friday & Saturday, and 70 - 80% on Sunday and Monday. Click for Manhattan Weather.
You can still attend NYC street fairs in Manhattan, go bicycling in Manhattan, play soccer & other games in Manhattan NYC parks, go shopping in Manhattan locales including Midtown, the Upper West & East Sides & the Village, attend Manhattan parades, watch theater, visit the NYC art museums, and eat out at one of the Manhattan restaurants NYC.
And we provide an update on the Friday of Columbus Day Weekend with things to do on the front page of this site.
Columbus Day Events In Manhattan
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Columbus Day Parade - Upper East Side Manhattan
There's a Columbus Day Parade on the Upper East Side on Monday 10/11/21. The Manhattan Columbus Day Parade begins at 12 noon on Fifth Avenue at 44th Street and marching up to 72nd Street along the Upper East Side. Check the front page of this website for other things to do over the Columbus Day Weekend in Manhattan.
Manhattan Public & Private Parks & Public Indoor Swimming Pools
Manhattan has one of number of public parks of which a few include indoor swimming facilities. Click here for a listing of the Manhattan Parks NYC including maps showing their locations along with a bit of park history.
Effective September 30, 2021 NYC public indoor swimming pools will reopen at 33% capacity and CoVid guidelines will remain in effect.
NYC Golfing In Manhattan, Queens, the Bronx, Brooklyn & Staten Island
Manhattan doesn't have any golf courses per se, but there is a driving range at 62 Chelsea Piers at 22nd Street and the West Side Highway.
There are also three simulated golfing centers in Manhattan that operate under the Five Iron Golf name at 22 Stone Street [at Broad St] in the Financial District, at 138 5th Avenue in the Flatiron District and in the Continental on the third floor at 883 6th Avenue near Macy's and Madison Square Garden.
Queens has four golf courses and all of them are open this weekend. Click here for details about Queens Golf Courses including maps and links to the operators' websites.
The Bronx has four public golf courses: Mosholu, Van Cortlandt Park are accessible via the MTA / subway. And Pelham Bay Park and Trump golf links are accessible via subway and a brief bus ride. The Trump Golf Links are an NYC golf course owned by the city, for which Mayor Bloomberg had cut a licensing deal with Donald Trump to rename and manage it. Since the Capitol Riot / Insurrection, the City has decided to terminate that deal and rename the golf course, but Trump is suing to keep the contract.
Brooklyn has a couple of golf courses including Dyker Beach golf course which is accessible via subway and Marine Park golf course which is accessible via subway and bus.
And Staten Island has three beautiful golf courses including: Silver Lake which is only a few miles from the St. George Ferry, LaTourette Park which isn't far from the Staten Island Mall in the central / western part of Staten Island and the South Shore Golf Course which much further south of the Staten Island Mall, along the west coast of Staten Island.
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Columbus Day Weekend In Manhattan NYC
Things To Do In NYC & Manhattan Over The Columbus Day Weekend
Art Exhibits In Manhattan & NYC - Columbus Day Weekend
Click here to view some of the in-progress art exhibits in Manhattan this Columbus Day weekend. There are too many museums to showcase in this short space, but here are a few that are clustered along the Upper East and Upper West Sides.
Along the Upper East Side NYC, between 74th and Central Park North [equivalent to 110th Street] there's, The African Center [museum of African culture & diaspora], the Museum of the City of New York, El Museo del Barrio [Latino & Puerto Rican culture and diaspora], The Jewish Museum, the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design, Guggenheim Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art and The Frick Collection are all located along Fifth Avenue between 70th Street and 96th Street.
Along the Upper West Side there's the New York Historical Society, the American Museum of Natural History and the Planetarium - all of which are located along Central Park West between 75th and 85th Streets.
In Midtown there's the Museum of Modern Art.
In the photo to your right is one of the sculpture galleries in the Frick Museum at 70th Street and Fifth Avenue along Central Park East.
Dance, Theater & Music In Manhattan & NYC - Columbus Day Weekend
Click here to view the Theatre section of the Manhattan Events Calendar to see what's doing this Columbus Day weekend theater in Manhattan NYC.
Just north of Columbus Circle, Lincoln Center is the home of many wonderful musical and dance performances. At the north end of the Upper West Side is Columbia University which largely operates in its own world, but hosts many cultural events and some are also available to the public.
Carnegie Hall is located on 57th Street and home to many classical musical performances. The Theatre District center is at 42nd Street and Broadway, where you can fan out in directions north and then east or west and find many theaters that almost always have a production going.
And further downtown in Midtown south, Chelsea and the Village there are many of the modern musical and theatrical venues. You need only browse along and off of the main streets to find something interesting.
An example of an interesting venue is shown in the photo to your right, where the Neville Dance Theatre Company is performing at the Alvin Ailey Dance Studios in west Midtown NYC.
Street Fairs Columbus Day Weekend In Manhattan
On Columbus Day Weekend in Manhattan there are a number of street fairs planned along the Upper East Side, Upper West Side, Midtown, the West Village and East Village. Click here to view the Columbus Day Weekend Street Fairs in Manhattan, including dates, times and map links.
Shopping In Manhattan & NYC
This is a great weekend to do a bit of shopping during the pleasant weather days of the weekend. Click here to view our shopping sections of the following neighborhoods: Upper East Side NYC Shopping, Midtown Shopping and coming soon - shopping in the Village NYC & Upper West Side NYC Shopping.
Each of these shopping sections includes, or will include, links to home pages, which have slide shows of merchandise as well as maps, store hours, phone numbers and telephone numbers.
In the photo at right is one of the brand name stores located in the heart of Midtown.
Manhattan has a long and growing list of bike paths. Click here to view a report about bike laws in NYC so you can ride safely. There's a program called Citi Bikes, which allows you to rent a bike using your credit card. Where ever you find bike racks filled with blue bicycles - take a closer look and it's probably a Citi Bike rack and you can rent a bike from there and return it to any of their racks around NYC.
I'm working on a useable map of bike trails in Manhattan, but it'll be a while so don't hold your breath. NYC.gov usually has a good one on their website. In the photo to your right are the 5 Boro Bike Riders cruising through the Upper East Side NYC on their way to the Queensboro Bridge.
Kyaking Along The East River In Manhattan & NYC
There are a couple of kyaking clubs that operate in the NYC Metro area. Generally they will provide free use of kyaks or charge only a nominal fee. Kyaking can be found along the Hudson River on the west side in the high 70's as well as at other locations further north and south.
Do a search for kyaking in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx and you'll find more detailed info.
At a later date we'll return here to update this with our own findings. So the update is that there are a couple of Piers where folks can launch and return in a kyak including 1) Pier 95 which is at West 55th Street 2) Pier 84 at West 44th Street and 3) Pier 40 at West Houston Street - all along the West Side Highway / Hudson River. I believe there are community groups that do some events, but at present - likely due to the CoVid pandemic - they seem to be lying low.
Dining In Manhattan & NYC
Food in Manhattan has always been good. The variety of restaurant choices is difficult to match anywhere, and if you look carefully, you can find good food at reasonable prices too.
Click here to view the Manhattan Restaurants NYC section of the site, which includes reviews of the restaurants we've selected to review. As of this writing, we've identified some of our old favorites, but haven't done the deep dive yet.
Things To Do Columbus Day Weekend Manhattan - Upper West Side NYC
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And if you feel the urge to go elsewhere, here's a list of and Things to do Manhattan Columbus Day Weekend and Queens Things To Do Columbus Day Weekend and Things to do Bronx Columbus Day Weekend and Brooklyn Things To Do Columbus Day Weekend and Staten Island Things To Do Columbus Day Weekend. More events will be added to the Front Pages of each of these sites on Friday.
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