Activities

Tours of the City

Urban historian Justin Ferate leads walking, bus and train tours to neighborhoods, points of interests, historic homes, cemeteries and more in NYC’s five boroughs. For public and private group tour information, call 212.223.2777.

Trainspotting

(Previews began July 5, 2018, opened July 15, 2018, closes Jan. 19, 2019)

(1 hr 15 mins, no intermission)

Based on the 1993 novel by Irvine Welsh and Danny Boyle’s Oscar-nominated 1996 film, Harry Gibson’s immersive stage adaptation (the audience is part of the show, which is set in a crack house) recounts in graphic detail the heroin scene in Edinburgh, Scotland, in the late-1980s. Because of nudity, strong language, violence, drug use and scenes of a sexual nature, “Trainspotting” is for audiences 16+.

Schedule: W 7:30 pm, Th 7 pm, F 7:30 pm, Sa 7:30 & 9:30 pm

Trapeze School New York

The two trapeze school locations offer a number of classes for beginner and advanced fliers include flying trapeze, silks, static trapeze, trampoline, lyra, balancing and acrobatics and Spanish web. Online advanced registration is required, and new students pay a $22 fee on top of class price. Outdoor Lower Manhattan facility open May-Oct.

True West

(Previews began Dec. 27, 2018, opens Jan. 24, 2019, tickets on sale thru March 17, 2019)

(2 hrs)

Two brothers—a lowlife thief (Ethan Hawke) and a straight-arrow screenwriter (Paul Dano)—duke it out and reverse roles in the revival of Sam Shepard’s play.

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

Tickets: $59-$159

Trump Rink

Boasting skyline views, this outdoor ice rink in Central Park is a popular family destination.

Schedule: M-Tu 10 am-2:30 pm, W-Th 10 am-10 pm, F-Sa 10 am-11 pm, Su 10 am-9 pm

Admission: $12-$19 adults, $5-$9 seniors, $6 children 11 and under

Spectator: $5

Skate rentals $10

Cash only

Two Percent Gallery Tours

Small, 90-minute private tours, in groups of three or fewer, introduce visitors and locals alike to the NYC art gallery scene in West Chelsea, visiting five exhibitions. Tours depart Tues-Sat at 10 a.m. For prices and reservations, visit www.thetwopercent.com.

Uncle Sam's New York Tours

Cultural walking and private luxury tours, including pub crawls, nightlife excursions, shopping and Broadway tours are lead by expert guides, offering historical information and fun ways to get to know New York City. Times/prices/departure points vary. 212.888.8769.

Union Square: Crossroads of New York Walking Tour

The free 90-minute walking tour explores the colorful history of New York’s “village green.” Every Sat 2 p.m. Reservations required for groups. Tours meet at the Abraham Lincoln Statue,

United Nations

One-hour tours of the UN's international headquarters' building and grounds, including the renovated General Assembly Hall and the Security Council Chamber (meetings permitting), are conducted in one of 12 languages. The newly renovated Visitors Centre features a bookstore, a gift shop, a café and a post office, where postcards can be mailed with UN stamps. Schedules and prices subject to change. Children under 5 not admitted.

Urban Oysters NYC Walking Tours

Visitors can explore the Brooklyn Navy Yard or sample Williamsburg’s finest beer and food on the Brewed in Brooklyn walking tour, while learning about the importance of historical preservation and sustainability. For more information, call 347.618.8687.

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