Things To Do Presidents Day Weekend Manhattan NYC
Things To Do In Manhattan NYC Over The Presidents Day Weekend
February 10, 2020 / Things To Do Manhattan / Manhattan Buzz NYC.
Presidents Day Weekend Weather. The Temperature highs will be in the mid 30's on Friday, dropping to the high 20's on Saturday and rising into the 40's on Sunday and Monday. The temperature lows will be in the low teens Friday, the mid 20's on Saturday, rising into the 30's Sunday and Monday. Precipitation - There's a small chance [30%] of a small amount of precipitation [way under an inch] later Sunday and early morning Monday. Winds will be around 15 mph Friday, dropping into the single digits for the rest of the long weekend. The Humidity will be in the high 30% range on Friday & Saturday, rising to about 60% on Sunday and Monday. Click for Manhattan Weather.
The photo at right is a statue of Abraham Lincoln in Union Square Park in Manhattan. Lincoln struggled to keep the United States together, while striving to rid it of the immoral and inhumane enslavement of African Americans.
Presidents Day is a time to reflect on the performance of our current presidents and legislators, and how they stack up against their historical peers. And in that reflection it's worth asking ourselves what we've done to contribute or detract from the national conversation.
Brief History of Presidents Day Holiday in NYC
A day commemorating Lincoln's birthday was first passed in Buffalo, New York in the early 1870's. Presidents Day originated as Washington's Birthday which was a holiday narrowly prescribed for federal government offices in Washington, D.C. in 1879. The holiday was dedicated to honoring the memory of the first American president, George Washington who was born on February 22, 1732.
In 1885 the holiday was expanded to include all federal government offices around the nation. In 1951 there was a push to create a Presidents Day holiday [vs a George Washington's birthday holiday] to include President Lincoln whose birthday is February 12, 1809 and was also celebrated by localities, but it didn't pass.
In 1971 the holiday was moved off of George Washington's birth date to being the third Monday in February. Thus while it never falls upon Washington's birthday 2/22, the official name of the holiday remains Washington's Birthday. But today, most folks refer to it as Presidents Day and to recognize the presidents who honored the U.S. Constitution and served the interests of the people.
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Things To Do Presidents Day Weekend Manhattan NYC
Things To Do In Manhattan NYC Over The Presidents Day Weekend
February 10, 2020 / Things To Do Manhattan / Manhattan Buzz NYC. Continued.
Presidents Day Holiday Special Events in Manhattan NYC
The following are several specially scheduled Presidents Day events in Manhattan over the long weekend from 2019. Visit our front page on Friday, Febuary 14th for an update of special Presidents Day Weekend events in Manhattan.
Special Event in 2019 - Fraunces Tavern at 54 Pearl Street in downtown Manhattan is hosting a museum open house from Saturday, February 16th beginning at 11 am to Monday, February 18th at 5 pm [note the museum opens and closes at those times each day]. Fraunces Tavern was here during Revolutionary War times and is where George Washington gave his Farewell Address to his men following the end of the war. Admission will be $1 during this time [history / www.frauncestavernmuseum.org]. Fraunces Tavern is also an active bar and restaurant.
The photo at right shows Fraunces Tavern in Downtown Manhattan.
Special Event in 2019 - The Mount Vernon Hotel Museum at 421 East 61st Street on the Upper East Side is hosting its annual Washington Birthday Ball from 1 pm to 3 pm. Washington was said to be a good dancer [history / $15 / $10 for kids under 12].
Special Event in 2019 - The NY Historical Society at 170 Central Park West at 77th Street on the Upper West Side of Manhattan is hosting a Presidents Day event entitled Cocoa with the Founders from 1 - 4 pm. Cocoa was said to be as important a drink as coffee and tea back in colonial times, and the NY Historical Society will be visited by actors playing George & Martha Washington and Benjamin Franklin to bring you up to speed [free w/ admission which is $21 down to $6 and kids under 4 are free].
Special Event in 2019 - The Museum of the City of New York at 5th Avenue at 104th Street on the UES has some programming / exhibits dedicated to the celebration of Presidents Day in New York on exhibit through the weekend. And the New York Historical Society at 76th Street and Central Park West has a lecture running over the weekend about the Presidents. Both UNCONFIRMED.
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Manhattan Historical Sites & Museums - Presidents Day Weekend Things To Do Manhattan
Manhattan is home to innumerable historic and cultural sites. Some of the most notable historic sites include the the Dykman Farmhouse, in Washington Heights.
The Morris-Jumel Mansion also in Washington Heights.
The American Museum of Natural History along Central Park West on the Upper West Side.
The Mount Vernon Hotel in East Midtown / the Upper East Side.
The Museum of the City of New York, the Jewish Museum, the Museo del Barrio and the Metropolitan Museum - all along 5th Avenue on the Upper East Side between 80th Street and 110th Street.
The Africa Center at 1280 5th Avenue at 109th Street on the Upper East Side.
The Morgan Library, the Theodore Roosevelt House in Midtown.
And the Tenement Museum on the Lower East Side, just south of the East Village and west of SoHo.
Presidents Day Events In Manhattan - Skating & Train Show
Click here to obtain information about things to do Presidents Day Weekend in Manhattan NYC, as well as throughout the month of February. This events calendar is updated monthly with about 100 different Manhattan fun / cultural events.
Skating in Bryant Park at 42nd Street between 5th & 6th Avenues returned the last weekend of October [10/27/18] and will continue into Spring 2019. The rink is open from 8 am - 10 pm and admission is free, but skates, lockers, helmets et al are charged on a per item basis.
The Rockefeller Center Skating Rink opened in October and they're open from 8.30 am to 12 midnight daily through the Winter. They charge $32 / $27 / $25 for admission and there's a $12 skating rentalfee.
The 18th Holiday Train Show at Grand Central Station runs through Presidents Day Weekend in February 2020 at Grand Central Station at Park Avenue and 42nd Street. The train show is located near the northwest corner of the main floor and is open from 8 am - 8 pm weekdays and from 10 am - 6 pm weekends [FREE].
Art Exhibits In Manhattan NYC - Presidents Day Weekend Things To Do
Click here to view some of the in-progress art exhibits in Manhattan this Presidents 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, The Museum of New York, The 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 - Martin Luther King Day Weekend Things To Do
Click here to view the Theatre section of the Manhattan Events Calendar to see what's doing this Presidents 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 has many cultural events going and frequently they're 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.
An example of an interesting venue is shown are the Alvin Ailey Dance Studios in west Midtown NYC. The photo at right shows a dance performance by Neville Dance Theater at the studio in 2014.
The Irish Arts Center, a performing arts institution with a focus on Irish culture, is located nearby at 553 West 51st Street.
And further downtown in Midtown south, Chelsea and the Village there are many modern musical and theatrical venues. You need only browse along and off of the main streets to find something interesting.
Presidents Day Weekend Shopping In Manhattan NYC
This is a great weekend to do a bit of shopping. Click here to view ourshopping 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.
Sometimes there's an art related Show at the Park Avenue Armory over the Presidents Day Weekend.
The photo at right shows a couple of mannequins in one of the bricks and mortar retail outlets in Manhattan. Shopping can still be fun in Manhattan.
Dining In Manhattan NYC - Presidents Day Weekend Things To Do
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.
We also provide an update on the Friday of Presidents Day Weekend with things to do on the front page of this site.
The photo at right was taken at a downtown Manhattan restaurant in the Seaport district.
Golfing In Manhattan over the Presidents Day Weekend
Manhattan has a golf driving range at Chelsea Pier in the 20's on the west side along the Hudson River.
Presidents Day Things To Do Brooklyn / Queens / Staten Island / Bronx
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