There's Yet Another Reason to Stay in the City This Month: Must-See Week through February 10
Here’s just a smattering of what you can do to keep busy (and stay warm):
Go underwater without ever getting wet: At the National Geographic Encounter: Ocean Odyssey in Times Square, you can pretend you’re in the Caribbean snorkeling along a coral reef or learn about the need for eco-sensitivity with our waters. Plan on spending a couple of hours here – it’s amazing.
|National Geographic Encounter - Photo:National Geographic Encounter|
Pretend you can stop and smell the roses and soak up a little history too: For a dose of quiet New York, surround yourself with the flowers (and plants) in the Bronx at The New York Botanical Garden, or step back in time at the antebellum Mount Vernon Hotel Museum & Garden on the Upper East Side in Manhattan -- the gorgeous 1799 stone home sits in serene contrast with its next-door high-rise building.
Become a Virtual Architect: Discover authentic and groundbreaking Himalayan architecture at Staten Island’s Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art or visit the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, a Frank Lloyd Wright-designed building near Central Park on the Upper East Side now celebrating its 60th anniversary.
|Intrepid - Photo: Christopher Postlewaite|
|MOMA - Photo: Museum of Modern Art|
Bring the kids: Enjoy Poppy’s Best Day Ever at DreamWorks Trolls the Experience, zipline at the Bronx Zoo, or catch the winter production “Odd Day Rain” at Tada! Youth Theater, a theater that initiated the careers of numerous Broadway kids.
|Empire State Building - Photo: Julienne Schaer|
Relive important moments in New York City history: Grab a bite at Fraunces Tavern and check out the second-floor Revolutionary War-era Fraunces Tavern Museum, now celebrating its 300th anniversary and a place visited by George Washington. To learn more about the building and the downtown area, take a fact-filled Lower Manhattan Tours walk, followed by a visit to the 9/11 Tribute Museum.
Get a ticket to a backstage tour: With these tours, you won’t have to practice, practice, practice to get to Carnegie Hall; or play a sport to see the underpinnings of Madison Square Garden or Yankee Stadium.
Spot the stars: Reserve a spot on On Location Tours, with The Tour at NBC Studios, or a visit to the life-sized figures at Madame Tussauds New York – all are perfect for filling your Instagram feed.
Take in a musical or dance performance: Score a ticket to the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, the New York City Ballet, Dance Entropy located in Queens, or the Distinguished Concerts International New York which offers a range of shows in venues like Carnegie Hall and Lincoln Center.
If you still can’t find something to do, leave a comment for me – I’ll be glad to help you!