Activities

The Lion King

(Previews began Oct. 15, 1997, opened Nov. 13, 1997)

(2 hrs 30 mins)

Theatergoers sing along at the runaway hit stage version of Disney’s beloved animated movie, enjoying such songs by multiple Grammy winner Elton John as “Circle of Life,” “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” and “Hakuna Matata,” as well as spectacular masks and dazzling puppets.

Schedule: Tu-W 7 pm, Th-F 8 pm, Sa 2 & 8 pm, Su 1 & 6:30 pm (Schedule can vary; consult show’s website for up-to-date schedule)

Tickets: $89-$189

The Loeb Boathouse Central Park

Rowboats, ocean kayaks and a range of bikes are available for rental daily (10 a.m.-dusk), as well as Venetian gondola half-hour tours around the lake ($30). Boat rentals are $12 for the first hour, $2.50 for each additional 15 minutes, prices vary for bike rentals.

The New Amsterdam Trail

The free 90-minute audio tour takes tourists along the historic Dutch Settlement, allowing them to visualize Manhattan through the eyes of Henry Hudson. The tour can be downloaded at www.nyharborparks.org.

The New York Beer and Brewery Tour

These beer-lover tours include The Signature Tour ($125), a 4.5-hour tour in a luxury van, where you will visit four breweries, drink a wide variety of local craft beer, learn how beer is made, enjoy artisanal food and beer pairings and more. The Express Tour ($79) is a three-stop, three-hour tour which begins at McSorley’s Old Ale House and also includes transportation and snacks.

The New York Botanical Garden's Literary Audio Tour

In collaboration with the Nat’l Endowment for the Arts, visitors and locals can explore the historic park with a fresh perspective as they listen to eight local writers’ flora-inspired poetry and prose on their cell-phones while following a designated route. Tues-Sun. $8-$20.

The Phantom of the Opera

(Previews began Jan. 9, 1988, opened Jan. 26, 1988)

(2 hrs 30 mins)

Broadway’s longest-running musical, based on the novel by Gaston Leroux and featuring a score by Andrew Lloyd Webber, tells the tragic story of a disfigured composer who falls in love with a young soprano, whisking her away to his mysterious chambers beneath the Paris Opera House.

Schedule: M 8 pm, Tu 7 pm, W-Sa 8 pm, Th & Sa 2 pm

Tickets: $29-$155

The Play That Goes Wrong

(Previews began Feb. 11, 2019, opened Feb. 20, 2019)

(2 hrs)

Everything that could possibly go wrong does when a college drama society puts on a 1920s murder mystery.

After nearly two years and just under 800 performances on Broadway, the hit comedy from London has moved from the Great White Way to Off-Broadway for an extended run.

Schedule: M, W-Th 7 pm, F 8 pm, Sa 2 & 8 pm, Su 2 & 7 pm

Tickets: $95

The Prom

(Previews began Oct. 23, 2018, opened Nov. 15, 2018, closes Aug. 11, 2019))

(2 hrs 15 mins)

A small-town Indiana high schooler wants to take her girlfriend to the prom, but can’t. When five far-from-publicity-shy Broadway bigwigs (four actors and a press agent) hear of her plight, they come to her rescue in the name of love—and publicity—in the new musical comedy.

Schedule: Tu & Th 7 pm, W, F-Sa 8 pm, W & Sa 2 pm, Su 3 pm

Tickets: $59-$179

The Radisson Martinique Treasure Hunt

Guests explore the history of this Midtown hotel with a self-guided treasure map and conclude the journey with a complimentary 1920 Martinique Cocktail. The package and tour also includes VIP accommodation, breakfast for two, champagne for the room and a commemorative menu, from circa 1942.

The Ride

Custom-designed, low-emission supersized diesel vehicles, featuring a 75-minute multimedia interactive multimedia expereince, transport up to 49 guests around Midtown and Times Square. The 90-minute Downtown Experience uses virtual reality to take visitors back in time to relive important moments in NYC history. An onboard guide leads another 90-minute multimedia tour through Midtown Manhattan and the Upper West Side. Advance reservations required online or by calling 212.221.0853.

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