As one of the biggest cities on the planet, New York City is simply filled with things to do. Millions upon millions of tourists and visitors flock to the Big Apple each and every year to see world famous monuments like the State of Liberty or Empire State Building, and the city also hosts countless live shows and entertainment including concerts, sporting events, theater productions, comedy shows, and more. CDC information for travelers. Hours/availability may have changed.
2.LeFrak Center at Lakeside Prospect Park
5.Riverbank State Park
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More Ideas: Radio City Music Hall
Located in Midtown Manhattan, New York City, inside the Rockefeller Center complex, Radio City Music Hall is an internationally recognized entertainment venue, home to the city's renowned precision dance company, The Rockettes. Rockefeller Center, a 12-acre multipurpose complex in Manhattan's Midtown district, was developed throughout the 1930s by John D. Rockefeller, Jr. Original plans for the complex's entertainment hall called it International Music Hall, but the eventual "Radio City" name was chosen as a nod to the Radio Corporation of America, a tenant that was an early precursor to the NBC network.
The Music Hall opened on December 27, 1932. Its 5,933-seat venue was designed by Edward Durell Stone and featured large proscenium arches and art deco-style detail. A 66.5-by-144-foot Great Stage was created that mimicked a setting sun. A Mighty Wurlitzer organ was built for the theater, along with a large gold curtain to adorn the proscenium, still the largest of its kind in the world. Public art by major Depression-era sculptors and artists was placed throughout the building's hallways and foyers, many pieces of which are still on display today. At the time, the design of the facility's elevator system was so advanced that the United States Navy copied its hydraulics for the construction of World War II aircraft carriers.
The original concept for the hall was to house a revival of the high-class variety entertainment show style, and as such, the hall's opening gala featured performances by Ray Bolger, Martha Graham, and Doc Rockwell. Unfortunately, the format proved unsuccessful in the venue, so in 1933, the venue switched to showing a combination of a stage spectacles and feature films. This format continued until 1979, making the hall a major site for film premieres such as King Kong, Breakfast at Tiffany's, Mary Poppins, and White Christmas. It was, at one point, the city's leading tourist destination. Challenges in securing bookings prompted by changes in the 1970s to film distribution resulted in a loss of revenue and attendance for the venue, however, and in 1978, Alton Marshall, the president of Rockefeller Center, announced the venue's closing, slated for the following spring.
A large public campaign by New York City's arts and entertainment community followed as an attempt to save the iconic hall, which had come to be known as the "Showplace of the Nation." Notable spots on the Tonight Show, Saturday Night Live, and the Tomorrow Show, along with a campaign formed by Music Hall performers, known as the Showpeople's Committee to Save Radio City Music Hall, are credited with reigniting public support for the building's preservation. In the spring of 1978, the building was declared a city landmark and listed on the National Register of Historic Places, ensuring its continued use as a performance venue, and in 1980, the hall was reopened after renovations.
Today, the hall is still the largest indoor venue in the world. It is run by the Madison Square Garden Company, primarily hosting concerts, stage shows, and special events. The annual Tony Awards, honoring Broadway achievements, are hosted at the venue every June. Throughout the late 20th and early 21st centuries, the Music Hall has hosted major televised events, including the Daytime Emmy Awards, the Grammy Awards, the MTV Video Music Awards, the ESPY Awards, and the NFL Draft. From 2013 to 2015, the televised talent competition show America's Got Talent broadcast its live shows from the venue, which has also served as the backdrop for special episodes of Wheel of Fortune, Jeopardy, and other game shows. Major concerts by leading international pop and rock performers also appear frequently at the venue.
Regular performances by the Rockettes chorus line, the hall's resident performance troupe, include the famed Radio City Christmas Spectacular, an annual holiday stage musical and a New York City tradition since 1933. More than one million annual visitors attend the Spectacular's performances at the venue. The Rockettes perform at a number of major events throughout the year, including the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, and the Christmas Spectacular also tours annually to cities throughout North America.
The Radio City Stage Door Tour offers visitors a behind-the-scenes look at the venue's operation, highlighting its history and design and featuring a meet-and-greet opportunity with a member of the Rockettes. A longer Art Deco Tour is offered for architecture buffs, and a private VIP Stage Door Tour is available for groups of up to 20 people, including tours of the facility's rehearsal halls, dressing rooms, or lighting booth and projection room. Combination tours with the Lincoln Center, the city's major performing arts complex, are also available, and career educational tours are offered for visitors interested in work in theatrical professions.
1260 6th Ave, New York, NY 10020, Phone: 212-465-6741
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More Ideas: Rescue Spa
Ever looked at celebrities or models in magazines or online and wondered how they manage to look so beautiful and flawless all the time? Photo editing and make-up obviously plays a role, but a big part of the reason why so many of the world’s stars look so good is that they take the time to seek out professional care and beauty treatments.
Many people feel that physical features like smooth skin and stunning hair are just things we’re either born with or without, but the truth is that looking and feeling great is possible for absolutely anyone; you just need to go out and make it happen.
As Danuta Mieloch, founder of Rescue Spa, one of the best luxury day spa names in New York City and Philadelphia, says: "Beautiful skin is a matter of choice, not chance." For those who take the time to seek out professional beauty treatments and spa care, the rewards are clear to see, and Rescue Spa is one of the best luxury day locations you can choose.
Rescue Spa - Luxury Day Spa in New York City and Philadelphia
Rescue Spa is one of the top luxury day spa locations for anyone living in the NYC and Philadelphia area. Founded by the 'It Girl' of skincare and one of the biggest names in the beauty world right now, Danuta Mieloch, Rescue Spa offers incredible spa services designed to bring out the beauty in every single person who steps through the doors.
- The Founder - Rescue Spa has a lot of unique selling points that really help it stand out in the competitive day spa scene, and the brand's founder, Danuta Mieloch, is perhaps the biggest and most significant selling point of all. With years of experience in spa treatments and beauty behind her, as well as an innate understanding of wellness and beauty, Danuta is able to offer world class spa treatments for every single client. She provides unbeatable results, with techniques focused on restoration and rejuvenation and treatments designed to offer major visible skin improvements that really change people's lives.
- The Experience - Danuta's decades of experience give Rescue Spa the edge over the competition, and her dedication to using natural ingredients, time-tested techniques, and proven, cutting edge technologies to provide every client with the sort of results that can truly exceed their expectations is what makes this luxury day spa so special. At Rescue Spa, you really feel like a VIP, with every single client treated with love and care and made to feel totally at home and at ease.
- One-Stop Shop for Beauty and Wellness - Another big aspect that really sets Rescue Spa apart from the crowd and has helped this location cement itself as one of the best luxury spa locations in NYC and Philadelphia is its fully-featured menu of services. Rescue Spa really can be your one-stop shop for all things beauty and wellness-related. Whether you're looking for a soothing massage, a rejuvenating facial, hair removal services, nail treatments, make-up services, hair styling, or state of the art 'Biologique Recherche' treatments, you'll find everything you need at Rescue Spa.
- Personalized Care - As well as offering an amazing array of options, Rescue Spa always ensures that each and every client is treated as an individual. While so many spas simply offer a standard approach and fixed services to every client, Rescue Spa understands that everyone is unique, everyone is beautiful in their own way, and everyone deserves a personalized level of care and attention. The friendly, approachable therapists and beauticians at this location are always eager and willing to listen to your specific needs and wants and adapt their approach accordingly.
Visit Rescue Spa
If you'd like to enjoy the amazing restorative wellness and beauty services provided by Rescue Spa, you need only make an appointment and visit one of the two spa locations in New York City or Philadelphia. Here are the key details for both locations:
- New York City - The NYC location for Rescue Spa is located at 29 East 19th Street. This luxury day spa can be contacted via phone at 866 772 2766. The NYC spa is open every day of the week, with timings varying from one day to the next. The spa opens at 8.30am and closes at 9pm on Monday-Friday, 8.30am to 8pm on Saturdays, and 11am to 7pm on Sundays. The NYC location for Rescue Spa offers facials, skin treatments, a hair salon, manicures, pedicures, makeup, hair removal, and bridal styles.
- Philadelphia - The Philadelphia location for Rescue Spa is situated at 1601 Walnut Street, on the 3rd floor. This spa can be contacted via 866 772 2766. Just like the NYC location, the Philadelphia Rescue Spa luxury day spa is usually open every day of the week. The spa opens from 9am to 8pm on Monday-Friday, 9am to 7pm on Saturdays, and 10am to 5pm on select Sundays. This location offers all the same services as the NYC day spa, but also provides body treatments and massages too.
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More Ideas: American Folk Art Museum
New York City’s American Folk Art Museum is dedicated to the preservation, exhibition and study of self-taught artists. Over 7,000 works of art, from the 18th century to the present day, explore American society through the eyes of the artist whose work is expressed based on experience, rather than formal training.
Collections at the museum are divided by media. The painting collection includes an 1860’s portrait of Abraham Lincoln by William Matthew Prior, several paintings from the 1950’s through 1970’s by the reclusive Chicago painter Henry Darger, and works by Jewish-American New Yorker Malcah Zeldis, who drew inspiration from the Bible, history and her own autobiography. Many of the museum’s paintings are by unidentified artists, but nonetheless exemplify the history of American painting from the 1800’s onward.
Works on Paper include several drawings by Inez Nathaniel Walker, an African American artist who worked from the Bedford Hills Correctional Prison in the 1970’s. Several of Iranian artist Mehrdad Rashidi’s drawings from 2012 and 2013 are in the collection. Rashidi began drawing out of psychological necessity after fleeing Iran to Germany in the 1980’s.
Textiles include American flags, quilts and embroidered works dating back to the 1800’s. Highlights are a Mott Mill Blazing Star and Snowballs quilt from 1810, an appliquéd bedcover from approximately 1830, and a Baltimore-Style quilt top from 1845. Among the more recent items is Mrs. Ed Lantz’s tumbling blocks quilt from the 1920’s.
Almost 600 works in the three-dimensional works collection include wood carvings, metalwork in tin, pottery, furnishings, decorative art and sculptures. Highlights are a Hupmobile Weathervane from 1909, Lonnie Holly found object sculptures from the 1990’s, a tavern sign from the 1800’s and several decorative trunks and boxes from 1840-1850.
A photography collection includes the work of Eugene Von Bruenchenhein, a Milwaukee-based self-taught artists who extensively photographed his wife, Marie, in the 1940’s and 1950’s. A book collection dates back to the mid 1700’s with illuminated cloister tunebooks, a tattoo pattern book from the late 1800’s, and a collection of automatic writing by Agatha Wojciechowsky from the 1960’s.
The Fraternal Art and Objects collection includes woodcarvings of religious or ceremonial nature, and fraternal order flags, sculptures and decorative items. Highlights include a painted axe for the Foresters of America in the early 1900’s and a collection of guard robes, wood carved staffs and flags from the Fraternal Order of Odd Fellows between 1850 and 1900.
The museum has a library and research collection and publishes a monthly Folk Art magazine, as well as books and exhibition catalogues dating back to 1969.
History: The term folk art developed in the early 20th century by collectors, critics, curators, professional artists and others who were looking for a way to describe the lexicon of authentic American art. Sometimes referred to as “outsider art,” the term “self-taught” is more widely used today.
The museum was founded in 1961 by Joseph B. Martinson and Adele Earnest without a collection, building or endowment. Nonetheless, the founding trustees had a clear vision centered on the preservation and furthered understanding of American Folk Art, and that focused mission remains today. The museum’s first acquisition, in 1962, was an American flag themed gate, symbolic of the museum’s focus on 18th, 19th and 20th century northeast American art.
The museum today acquires work mainly through gifts, and operates in part on a grant from the Carnegie Corporation. Over 100,000 people visit the museum annually.
Ongoing Programs and Education: Drop-in gallery tours take place once weekly and individuals may attend without an appointment. Guided group tours are led by educated museum guides and require booking approximately one month in advance. Programs at the museum include lectures, talks and symposiums that invite both experts and artists to discuss the work at the museum. Hands-on programming includes a variety of workshops, seminars and educational programs for children, teens and adults. Museum events include weekly live music performances.
Past and Future Exhibits: The museum hosts a variety of temporary exhibits from works in the permanent collection, as well as works on loan. Holding Space: The Museum Collects is on view through July 2018 and highlights the museum’s recent acquisitions. Over 40 works in the exhibit represent the depth of the museum’s collecting by spanning three centuries and several mediums, from painting and sculpture to textiles and decorative objects.
What’s Nearby: The museum’s temporary exhibits are shown at the Self-Taught Genius Gallery in Queens, located at 32nd Place in Long Island City.
2 Lincoln Square, New York City, NY 10023, Phone: 212-595-9533
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