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Manhattan Things To Do This Weekend

Daylight Savings Time, The Armory Show, the Paper Fair, Clio Art Fair, Skating, Flatiron History Tour

manhattan things to do nyc* March 8, 2019 / Things To Do Manhattan / Manhattan Neighborhoods NYC / Manhattan Buzz NYC.

* Weather. The Temperature highs will be around 50 and the temperature lows will around 40 all weekend. Precipitation - there's a 100% chance of about a half inch of rain beginning late Saturday night and clearing up by 12 noon. Winds will be about 5 mph Friday & Saturday, rising to about 10 mph Sunday. The Humidity will be about 50% Friday, 60% Saturday and near 90% on Sunday. Click for Manhattan Weather.

* MTA / Public Transit / Click here for the MTA Weekender.

* Abbey Road, the Ramones or the Who? The photo at right shows a group of four walking the streets in the Village a couple of weeks ago. Could this be the cover of their new album?

 

Friday & Weekend - The Amory Show, Clio Art Fair, the Paper Fair, Skating

manhattan things to do nyc* The photo at right shows a scene in Bryant Park a couple of weeks ago. Skating at Bryant Park ended last weekend, but skating continues at Rockefeller Center until April.

* The Armory Show began on Thursday and runs through Sunday March 10th at Piers 90, 92 and 94 which are located between 50th and 54th Streets along the Hudson River on the West Side. The art show began in 1994 and is considered one of the premiere modern art events showcasing 20th and 21st century art. The hours begin daily at noon and run until 8 pm Thursday and Friday, until 7 pm Saturday and until 6 pm Sunday [art / $36 at www.thearmoryshow.com].

* The Clio Art Fair also began on Thursday and runs through Sunday at 550 West 29th Street in Midtown Manhattan. The Clio Art Fair is designed to give collectors and curators an opportunity to interact unencumbered by intermediaries. Hours are generally from 12 noon to 8 pm, but they likely close earlier on Sunday [art / $10 / $18 / $35 at www.clioartfair.com].

* Along with the two art events above, Art on Paper, is also in town from Thursday through Sunday at Pier 36 which is located about six blocks south of the Williamsburg Bridge at Montgomery Street and FDR Drive along the East River on the Lower East Side in Downtown Manhattan. The hours are Thursday from 6 - 10 pm, Friday & Saturday beginning at 11 am - 7 pm, and Sunday from 12 noon to 6 pm [art / $12.50 at www.paperfair.com].

* The Rockefeller Center Skating Rink opened in October and they're open from 8.30 am to 12 midnight daily through April 24, 2019. They charge $32 / $27 / $25 for admission and there's a $12 skating rentalfee.

* Also see Film, Art & Theater events running through the weekend noted in the Friday & Weekend section above and street fairs & farmers markets via the links below.

 

Saturday - The Armory Show, Clio Art Fair, the Paper Fair, Skating & Shopping

manhattan things to do manhattan* Washington Square in the Villlage. I shot this photo of Washington Square Park a couple of weeks ago on a relatively warm winter day. Plenty of people were out and about. The temperatures will hit the mid to high 50's this weekend.

* The Armory Show began on Thursday and runs through Sunday March 10th at Piers 90, 92 and 94 which are located between 50th and 54th Streets along the Hudson River on the West Side. The art show began in 1994 and is considered one of the premiere modern art events showcasing 20th and 21st century art. The hours begin daily at noon and run until 8 pm Thursday and Friday, until 7 pm Saturday and until 6 pm Sunday [art / $36 at www.thearmoryshow.com].

* The Clio Art Fair also began on Thursday and runs through Sunday at 550 West 29th Street in Midtown Manhattan. The Clio Art Fair is designed to give collectors and curators an opportunity to interact unencumbered by intermediaries. Hours are generally from 12 noon to 8 pm, but they likely close earlier on Sunday [art / $10 / $18 / $35 at www.clioartfair.com].

* Along with the two art events above, Art on Paper, is also in town from Thursday through Sunday at Pier 36 which is located about six blocks south of the Williamsburg Bridge at Montgomery Street and FDR Drive along the East River on the Lower East Side in Downtown Manhattan. The hours are Thursday from 6 - 10 pm, Friday & Saturday beginning at 11 am - 7 pm, and Sunday from 12 noon to 6 pm [art / $12.50 at www.paperfair.com].

* The Rockefeller Center Skating Rink opened in October and they're open from 8.30 am to 12 midnight daily through April 24, 2019. They charge $32 / $27 / $25 for admission and there's a $12 skating rentalfee.

* Also see Film, Art & Theater events running through the weekend noted in the Friday & Weekend section above and street fairs & farmers markets via the links below.

 

Sunday - Daylight Savings Time, The Armory Show, the Paper Fair, Clio Art Fair, Flatiron Walking Tour, Skating

manhattan things to do nyc* The photo at right was taken downtown along Broadway with City Hall in the background. According to Wikipedia New York City Hall was built between 1803 and 1812 and is now an Historic National Landmark. The coffins of both President Lincoln and President Grant lay in state under the NY City Hall rotunda.

* On Sunday - March 10, 2019 at 2 am Daylight Savings begins where you 'spring ahead' by moving your clock ahead an hour.

* The Armory Show began on Thursday and runs through Sunday March 10th at Piers 90, 92 and 94 which are located between 50th and 54th Streets along the Hudson River on the West Side. The art show began in 1994 and is considered one of the premiere modern art events showcasing 20th and 21st century art. The hours begin daily at noon and run until 8 pm Thursday and Friday, until 7 pm Saturday and until 6 pm Sunday [art / $36 at www.thearmoryshow.com].

* The Clio Art Fair also began on Thursday and runs through Sunday at 550 West 29th Street in Midtown Manhattan. The Clio Art Fair is designed to give collectors and curators an opportunity to interact unencumbered by intermediaries. Hours are generally from 12 noon to 8 pm, but they likely close earlier on Sunday [art / $10 / $18 / $35 at www.clioartfair.com].

* Along with the two art events above, Art on Paper, is also in town from Thursday through Sunday at Pier 36 which is located about six blocks south of the Williamsburg Bridge at Montgomery Street and FDR Drive along the East River on the Lower East Side in Downtown Manhattan. The hours are Thursday from 6 - 10 pm, Friday & Saturday beginning at 11 am - 7 pm, and Sunday from 12 noon to 6 pm [art / $12.50 at www.paperfair.com].

* There's a Flatiron Walking Tour used to meet at 11 am at the southwest corner of Madison Square Park (in front of the William Seward statue) at 23rd Street and Broadway. EFFECTIVE 11/11/18 going forward - The tour will meet meet at the tip of the Flatiron Building, on 23rd Street just east of 5th Avenue. The tour lasts about 90 minutes. Visit flatirondistrict.nyc for more information [free / history].

* The Rockefeller Center Skating Rink opened in October and they're open from 8.30 am to 12 midnight daily through April 24, 2019. They charge $32 / $27 / $25 for admission and there's a $12 skating rentalfee.

* Also see Film, Art & Theater events running through the weekend noted in the Friday & Weekend section above and street fairs & farmers markets via the links below.


MOSTLY DONE - ASTERISKED events have been updated.

A performance of Hearts on the Wall [45 mins] will begin at 7.30 pm at Dixon Place at 161 A Chrystie Street on the LES [comedy / $5 / www.dixonplace.org].

At MoMA at 11 West 53rd Street in Midtown there are several exhibits including TBD [thru 3/19 & 3/5/17] - [art / film - $25 / $18 / Free].

Anthology Film.

 

Week Beginning 3.11.19 - TBD

TBD.

 

Member Events Manhattan Farmers Mkts / Street Fairs

Click here for a listing of Manhattan Farmers Markets & Manhattan Street Fairs where you can find unique items and fresh foods. Click here for paid & free things to do Manhattan - free SummerStage concerts in Manhattan, free things to do Manhattan - free summer movies in Manhattan and free things to do Manhattan - free summer theater in Manhattan. Click here for Manhattan holiday markets & shopping and here for NYC New Years parties in Manhattan. Click here for late Valentines Day romantic restaurants in Manhattan.

BOOK REVIEW NEXT WEEK: Detective Itchyass by Smel E. Fyngars.


Manhattan Things To Do This Weekend

The Art Show at Park Avenue Armory, Final Weekend Skating Bryant Park, Flatiron History Tour, Acting Waiters & Camping in the Village?

manhattan things to do nycMarch 1, 2019 / Things To Do Manhattan / Manhattan Neighborhoods NYC / Manhattan Buzz NYC.

 

Weather. The Temperature highs will be around 40 and the temperature lows will be in the low 30's all weekend. Precipitation - there's a 50% chance of a small amount of rain or snow Saturday morning before 11 am and a 100% chance of 1 - 3 inches of precipitation Sunday after 5 pm, but most likely after 8 pm. Winds will be in the single digits mph all weekend. The Humidity will be about 70% all weekend. Click for Manhattan Weather.

MTA / Public Transit / Click here for the MTA Weekender.

A Star is Born? The photo at right shows the view through the window at Nutella in the Village, where one of the waiters is giving a performance. It's a little known fact that a number of actors and actresses have gotten their start while waiting tables including Bruce Willis [Moonlighting / Die Hard], Jon Hamm [Mad Men], Jennifer Aniston [Friends] and Sandra Bullock [Speed / The Net].

 

Friday & Weekend - Art Dealers at Park Avenue Armory, Final Weekend Skating Bryant Park

manhattan things to do nycThe photo at right shows a scene looking from the Art Show at the Park Avenue Armory from 2015. The Art Show began Thursday and runs through Sunday - see details below.

The Art Show returns to the Park Avenue Armory at 67th Street and Park Avenue on the Upper East Side through Sunday. The hours are 12 - 8 pm Friday, 12 - 7 pm Saturday and 12 - 5 pm Sunday [art / $25 at www.artdealers.org].

Skating in Bryant Park at 42nd Street between 5th & 6th Avenues returned the last weekend of October [10/27/18] and will continue through March 3, 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 April 24, 2019. They charge $32 / $27 / $25 for admission and there's a $12 skating rentalfee.

Also see Film, Art & Theater events running through the weekend noted in the Friday & Weekend section above and street fairs & farmers markets via the links below.

 

Saturday - The Art Show, Skating, Shopping & Camping in the Village

manhattan things to do manhattanCamping in the Villlage? I found this tent, wild bear and welcome sign along University Avenue in the Village last weekend. The intrepid camper had pitched his tent in the not-so-quiet wilderness just south of Union Square Park.

The Art Show returns to the Park Avenue Armory at 67th Street and Park Avenue on the Upper East Side through Sunday. The hours are 12 - 8 pm Friday, 12 - 7 pm Saturday and 12 - 5 pm Sunday [art / $25 at www.artdealers.org].

Skating in Bryant Park at 42nd Street between 5th & 6th Avenues returned the last weekend of October [10/27/18] and will continue through March 3, 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 April 24, 2019. They charge $32 / $27 / $25 for admission and there's a $12 skating rentalfee.

Also see Film, Art & Theater events running through the weekend noted in the Friday & Weekend section above and street fairs & farmers markets via the links below.

 

Sunday - The Art Show, Flatiron Walking Tour, Skating

manhattan things to do nycThe photo at right was taken outside of Guggenheim Museum on the Upper East Side in an earlier year as spring approaches. Now is a good time to visit the wonderful museums on the Upper East Side along 5th Avenue between 72nd and 110th Streets including the Frick, the Metropolitan, El Barrio, the Museum of the City of New York, the Jewish Museum and the new African Center which is a museum of African culture.

The Art Show returns to the Park Avenue Armory at 67th Street and Park Avenue on the Upper East Side through Sunday. The hours are 12 - 8 pm Friday, 12 - 7 pm Saturday and 12 - 5 pm Sunday [art / $25 at www.artdealers.org].

There's a Flatiron Walking Tour used to meet at 11 am at the southwest corner of Madison Square Park (in front of the William Seward statue) at 23rd Street and Broadway. EFFECTIVE 11/11/18 going forward - The tour will meet meet at the tip of the Flatiron Building, on 23rd Street just east of 5th Avenue. The tour lasts about 90 minutes. Visit flatirondistrict.nyc for more information [free / history].

FINAL WEEKEND - Skating in Bryant Park at 42nd Street between 5th & 6th Avenues returned the last weekend of October [10/27/18] and will continue through March 3, 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 April 24, 2019. They charge $32 / $27 / $25 for admission and there's a $12 skating rentalfee.

Also see Film, Art & Theater events running through the weekend noted in the Friday & Weekend section above and street fairs & farmers markets via the links below.


MOSTLY DONE - ASTERISKED events have NOT been updated.

* A performance of Hearts on the Wall [45 mins] will begin at 7.30 pm at Dixon Place at 161 A Chrystie Street on the LES [comedy / $5 / www.dixonplace.org].

* At MoMA at 11 West 53rd Street in Midtown there are several exhibits including TBD [thru 3/19 & 3/5/17] - [art / film - $25 / $18 / Free].

* Anthology Film.

 

Week Beginning 3.4.19 -

On Sunday - March 10, 2019 at 2 am Daylight Savings begins where you 'spring ahead' by moving your clock ahead an hour.

 

Member Events Manhattan Farmers Mkts / Street Fairs

Click here for a listing of Manhattan Farmers Markets & Manhattan Street Fairs where you can find unique items and fresh foods. Click here for paid & free things to do Manhattan - free SummerStage concerts in Manhattan, free things to do Manhattan - free summer movies in Manhattan and free things to do Manhattan - free summer theater in Manhattan. Click here for Manhattan holiday markets & shopping and here for NYC New Years parties in Manhattan. Click here for late Valentines Day romantic restaurants in Manhattan.

BOOK REVIEW NEXT WEEK: Detective Itchyass by Smel E. Fyngars.


Manhattan Things To Do This Weekend

Manhattan State of the Borough Address, Holiday Train Show Ending, Skating, Flatiron History Tour

manhattan things to do nyc* February 22, 2019 / Things To Do Manhattan / Manhattan Neighborhoods / Manhattan Buzz NYC.

* Weather. The Temperature highs will be in the mid 40's on Friday and Saturday, rising to the mid 50's on Sunday. The temperature lows will be in the mid 30's Friday and Sunday, rising to the mid 40's on Saturday. Rain Sat Nite / Early Sun - there's a 100% chance of [about a half inch of] rain occurring sometime between 9 pm Saturday and 8 am Sunday. Winds will be in the mid single digits mph range Friday & Saturday, rising to 15 mph on Sunday. The Humidity will be about 60% Friday and Saturday, rising to over 80% on Sunday. Click for Manhattan Weather.

* MTA / Public Transit / Click here for the MTA Weekender.

* The photo at right shows a scene looking into the Plaza Hotel from 5th Avenue last weekend. It looks like they've started using the space on the ground floor, after what seemed a hiatus, at least from looking in while walking by.

 

Friday & Weekend - Holiday Train Show & Skating

manhattan things to do nyc* The photo at right was taken outside of Police Plaza downtown last week. The weather this winter has been far warmer than normal, which you can see by how folks are dressed in the photo in the middle of February.

* Skating in Bryant Park at 42nd Street between 5th & 6th Avenues returned the last weekend of October [10/27/18] and will continue through March 3, 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 April 24, 2019. They charge $32 / $27 / $25 for admission and there's a $12 skating rentalfee.

* The 17th Holiday Train Show at Grand Central Station runs through February 24, 2019 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].

* Also see Film, Art & Theater events running through the weekend noted in the Friday & Weekend section above and street fairs & farmers markets via the links below.

 

Saturday - Holiday Train Show, Skating & Shopping

manhattan things to do manhattan* The photo at right shows one of the shopping windows at Bergdorf Goodman at 5th Avenue and 58th Street in Midtown last week. I believe it was erected to remind pedestrians of their sweet lovely Valentines.

* The 17th Holiday Train Show at Grand Central Station runs through February 24, 2019 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].

* Skating in Bryant Park at 42nd Street between 5th & 6th Avenues returned the last weekend of October [10/27/18] and will continue through March 3, 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 April 24, 2019. They charge $32 / $27 / $25 for admission and there's a $12 skating rentalfee.

Also see Film, Art & Theater events running through the weekend noted in the Friday & Weekend section above and street fairs & farmers markets via the links below.

 

Sunday - State of the Borough Address, Holiday Train Show Ends Today, Flatiron Walking Tour, Skating

manhattan things to do nyc* The photo at right was taken at Gale Brewer's State of the Borough Address in 2016 at the New School in the Village. On Sunday Gale will give her address at NYU - see details below.

* There's a Flatiron Walking Tour used to meet at 11 am at the southwest corner of Madison Square Park (in front of the William Seward statue) at 23rd Street and Broadway. EFFECTIVE 11/11/18 going forward - The tour will meet meet at the tip of the Flatiron Building, on 23rd Street just east of 5th Avenue. The tour lasts about 90 minutes. Visit flatirondistrict.nyc for more information [free / history].

* Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer will be giving her annual State of the Borough Address from 1 pm - 3 pm at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts at 566 LaGuardia Place. To attend you must rsvp at www.manhattanbp.nyc.gov.

* The 17th Holiday Train Show at Grand Central Station runs through February 24, 2019 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].

* Skating in Bryant Park at 42nd Street between 5th & 6th Avenues returned the last weekend of October [10/27/18] and will continue through March 3, 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 April 24, 2019. They charge $32 / $27 / $25 for admission and there's a $12 skating rentalfee.

* Also see Film, Art & Theater events running through the weekend noted in the Friday & Weekend section above and street fairs & farmers markets via the links below.


MOSTLY DONE - ASTERISKED events have been updated.

At MoMA at 11 West 53rd Street in Midtown there are several exhibits including TBD [thru 3/19 & 3/5/17] - [art / film - $25 / $18 / Free].

Anthology Film.

 

Week Beginning 2.25.19 - Tuesday Election of Public Advocate, Hearts on the Wall & Art Show

* A performance of Hearts on the Wall [45 mins] will begin at 7.30 pm at Dixon Place at 161 A Chrystie Street on the LES [comedy / $5 / www.dixonplace.org].

* Tuesday, February 26th is Election Day for Public Advocate when polls stay open from 6 am to 9 pm. Add Voting info.

* There's an Art Show that begins on 2.28.

 

Member Events Manhattan Farmers Mkts / Street Fairs

* Click here for a listing of Manhattan Farmers Markets & Manhattan Street Fairs where you can find unique items and fresh foods. Click here for paid & free things to do Manhattan - free SummerStage concerts in Manhattan, free things to do Manhattan - free summer movies in Manhattan and free things to do Manhattan - free summer theater in Manhattan. Click here for Manhattan holiday markets & shopping and here for NYC New Years parties in Manhattan. Click here for late Valentines Day romantic restaurants in Manhattan.

BOOK REVIEW NEXT WEEK: Detective Itchyass by Smel E. Fyngars.


Manhattan Things To Do This Weekend

Presidents Day Weekend, Museum Open House, Chinese New Year Parade, Washington Birthday Ball, Cocoa with the Founders, Holiday Train Show, Skating, Flatiron History Tour

manhattan things to do nycFebruary 15, 2019 / Things To Do Manhattan / Manhattan Neighborhoods / Manhattan Buzz NYC.

Weather. The Temperature highs will be in the mid 50's on Friday, dropping to the mid 40's on Saturday and high 30's on Sunday. The temperature lows will be in the mid 30's Friday and Sunday, dropping to the mid 20's on Saturday. Rain - It's clear through most of the weekend, but there's a 50% chance of about an inch of rain occurring sometime after 8 pm on Sunday. Winds will be in the 5 mph range throughout the weekend. The Humidity will be between 50% - 60% throughout the weekend. Click for Manhattan Weather.

MTA / Public Transit / Click here for the MTA Weekender.

The photo at right shows a scene from downtown in Chinatown last year during the Chinese New Year celebrations. The Chinese New Year began last week and the fun continues this weekend - see details below for Sunday Chinese New Year Parade & celebration in Chinatown.

Click here for late Valentines Day romantic restaurants in Manhattan.

 

Friday & Weekend - Holiday Train Show & Skating

manhattan things to do nycThe photo at right shows a mural just north of Canal Street near Chinatown, taken last year. I'm not sure what it all means, but it's colorful.

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 17th Holiday Train Show at Grand Central Station runs through February 24, 2019 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].

Also see Film, Art & Theater events running through the weekend noted in the Friday & Weekend section above and street fairs & farmers markets via the links below.

 

Saturday - Fraunces Tavern Museum Open House, Holiday Train Show, Skating & Shopping

manhattan things to do manhattanThe photo at right shows Fraunces Tavern in the Financial District in late December of 2018. The restaurant also contains a small museum that ties into its historic lineage, as George Washington gave a Farewell Address to his men following the Revolutionary War. This weekend they have a reduced $1 admission throughout the weekend - see details below.

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 17th Holiday Train Show at Grand Central Station runs through February 24, 2019 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].

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.

Also see Film, Art & Theater events running through the weekend noted in the Friday & Weekend section above and street fairs & farmers markets via the links below.

 

Sunday - Chinese New Year Parade, Flatiron Walking Tour, Skating, Holiday Train Show

manhattan things to do nycThe photo at right was taken of two steel bookmarks of George Washington & Abraham Lincoln created in the early 20th century. The icons were created with respect and admiration by the artisan, for two very honest, humble and respectful men, who contributed to the advancement of mankind by empowering people - not oppressing them.

The Manhattan Chinese New Year Parade begins at 1 pm at Canal and Mott Street in Chinatown. The parade then heads south, taking Park Row east across Bowery, jutting one block on Catherine Street before continuing on East Broadway to Forsythe where it heads north to Chrystie into Sara Roosvelt Park where the fireworks celebration occurs. It ends about 4.30 pm.

There's a Flatiron Walking Tour used to meet at 11 am at the southwest corner of Madison Square Park (in front of the William Seward statue) at 23rd Street and Broadway. EFFECTIVE 11/11/18 going forward - The tour will meet meet at the tip of the Flatiron Building, on 23rd Street just east of 5th Avenue. The tour lasts about 90 minutes. Visit flatirondistrict.nyc for more information [free / history].

The 17th Holiday Train Show at Grand Central Station runs through February 24, 2019 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].

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.

Also see Film, Art & Theater events running through the weekend noted in the Friday & Weekend section above and street fairs & farmers markets via the links below.


MOSTLY DONE - ASTERISKED events have NOT been updated.

* At MoMA at 11 West 53rd Street in Midtown there are several exhibits including TBD [thru 3/19 & 3/5/17] - [art / film - $25 / $18 / Free].

* Anthology Film.

 

Week Beginning 2.18.19 - Presidents Day, Birthday Ball & Cocoa w/ the Founders

Monday, February 18th is a national holiday, so click here for things to do on Presidents Day in Manhattan - or scroll down for some things to do on Presidents Day Weekend; some of which are also in our Manhattan Valentines Day restaurants report.

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].

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].

 

Member Events Manhattan Farmers Mkts / Street Fairs

Click here for a listing of Manhattan Farmers Markets & Manhattan Street Fairs where you can find unique items and fresh foods. Click here for paid & free things to do Manhattan - free SummerStage concerts in Manhattan, free things to do Manhattan - free summer movies in Manhattan and free things to do Manhattan - free summer theater in Manhattan. Click here for Manhattan holiday markets & shopping and here for NYC New Years parties in Manhattan.

BOOK REVIEW NEXT WEEK: Detective Itchyass by Smel E. Fyngars.


Manhattan Things To Do This Weekend

Chinese New Year, Holiday Train Show, Skating, Flatiron History Tour & Valentine's Day

manhattan things to do nyc* February 8, 2019 / Things To Do Manhattan / Manhattan Neighborhoods / Manhattan Buzz NYC.

* Weather. The Temperature highs will be in the mid 50's on Friday, dropping to around 40 the rest of the weekend. The temperature lows will be in the mid 20's Friday and Saturday, rising to about 30 on Sunday. No Rain or Snow is in the forecast. Winds will be in the high teens Friday & Saturday, dropping to about 5 mph by Sunday. The Humidity will be around 40% throughout the weekend. Click for Manhattan Weather.

* MTA / Public Transit / Click here for the MTA Weekender.

* The photo at right shows a scene from downtown in Chinatown last year during the Chinese New Year celebrations. The Chinese New Year began this week and the fun continues - see details below which I will add SATURDAY 2.9.19 morning.

 

Friday & Weekend - Holiday Train Show & Skating

manhattan things to do nyc* The photo at right shows a small retail shop window in Chelsea last year. You never know what you'll find on the streets of Manhattan.

* 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 17th Holiday Train Show at Grand Central Station runs through February 24, 2019 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].

* Also see Film, Art & Theater events running through the weekend noted in the Friday & Weekend section above and street fairs & farmers markets via the links below.

 

Saturday - Chinese New Year, Holiday Train Show, Skating & Shopping

manhattan things to do manhattan* The photo at right shows a scene from downtown in Chinatown last year during the Chinese New Year celebrations. The Chinese New Year began this week and the fun continues - see details below which I will add SATURDAY 2.9.19 morning.

* The Flushing Chinese New Year Parade begins at 11 am in the Flushing neighborhood of Queens. Go to Grand Central Station or Times Square / 42nd Street and catch the #7 subway, taking it all the way to Flushing / Main Street - where you'll find yourself in the middle of a very large crowd. Click this link to view a map showing the Chinese New Year parade route and viewing locations from a prior year - which haven't substantively changed. And click the link above for reports from prior years of the parade.

* The 17th Holiday Train Show at Grand Central Station runs through February 24, 2019 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].

* 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.

* Also see Film, Art & Theater events running through the weekend noted in the Friday & Weekend section above and street fairs & farmers markets via the links below.

 

Sunday - Flatiron Walking Tour, Skating, Holiday Train Show

manhattan things to do nyc* The photo at right was taken in the subway station underneath Grand Central Terminal. Life imitates art and life imitates art.

* There's a Flatiron Walking Tour used to meet at 11 am at the southwest corner of Madison Square Park (in front of the William Seward statue) at 23rd Street and Broadway. EFFECTIVE 11/11/18 going forward - The tour will meet meet at the tip of the Flatiron Building, on 23rd Street just east of 5th Avenue. The tour lasts about 90 minutes. Visit flatirondistrict.nyc for more information [free / history].

* The 17th Holiday Train Show at Grand Central Station runs through February 24, 2019 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].

* 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.

* Also see Film, Art & Theater events running through the weekend noted in the Friday & Weekend section above and street fairs & farmers markets via the links below.


MOSTLY DONE - ONLY ASTERISKED EVENTS HAVE BEEN UPDATED.

At MoMA at 11 West 53rd Street in Midtown there are several exhibits including TBD [thru 3/19 & 3/5/17] - [art / film - $25 / $18 / Free].

Anthology Film.

 

Week Beginning 2.11.19 - Valentine's Day

* Thursday, February 14th is Valentine's Day in Manhattan [restaurants] - click here or scroll down for some restaurant possibilities.

 

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* Click here for a listing of Manhattan Farmers Markets & Manhattan Street Fairs where you can find unique items and fresh foods. Click here for paid & free things to do Manhattan - free SummerStage concerts in Manhattan, free things to do Manhattan - free summer movies in Manhattan and free things to do Manhattan - free summer theater in Manhattan. Click here for Manhattan holiday markets & shopping and here for NYC New Years parties in Manhattan.

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