(2 hrs 30 mins)
Wise guys, goodfellas, Mafia princesses and audiences mix and mingle when they gather to meet the new Don in the interactive comedy murder mystery now in its 25th year. Bullets fly during the evening’s festivities, which include a three-course sit-down dinner and dancing.
Schedule: Select F 7:30 pm and Sa 7 pm (can vary)
Tickets: $99-$129 (includes show, dinner and dancing)
(June 11, 2019)
The stretch of Fifth Ave. between 82nd and 104th sts. is closed to traffic, allowing museumgoers to stroll at their leisure and take in seven of New York’s finest museums for free, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum; The Jewish Museum; Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum; Neue Galerie; and The Museum of the City of New York. Other highlights up and down the mile include street performers, live music and children’s activities.
6-9 pm, rain or shine
It stands to reason that, in a city as obsessed with food as New York is, there should be an interactive museum dedicated to the culinary arts, with exhibits that visitors can taste, touch and smell.
Hours: F-Su noon-6 pm (last entry 5:30 pm)
General admission (includes unlimited fortune cookies and a small complimentary tasting): $14 adults, $10 seniors/students/military/disabled/low-income, $7 children 6-17, free for children 5 and under
National Geographic’s immersive and interactive experience is an underwater walk-through adventure that takes explorers into the depths of the Pacific Ocean, where they encounter a life-size humpback whale and witness a battle between predatory Humboldt squid, among other rarely seen occurrences in nature. The journey, using cutting-edge digital technology and National Geographic’s photorealistic animation and projections, lasts approximately 90 minutes.
Opening hours: Su-Th 10 am-9 pm, F-Sa 10 am-10 pm (last ticket sold one hour before closing)
From historic Trenton to academic Princeton to high-rolling Atlantic City, activities and points of interest abound in the nearby Garden State. The Jersey Shore is a favored family destination. For free travel guides, maps and information on hotels, restaurants, events and travel deals, log on to www.visitnj.org.
This tour company offers a wide range of city tours including this special holiday tour, where visitors get to view the best of the Christmas holiday season in New York City, including the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree, the holiday lights at Radio City Music Hall, St. Patrick’s Cathedral and the Bryant Park Holiday Market. Prices/schedules vary.
(Sept. 17-Oct. 13, 2019)
Highlights of the company’s fall 2019 season include programs devoted to works by George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins, Justin Peck and Christopher Wheeldon and 21st-century choreographers, plus the full-evening ballet, “Jewels.”
Schedule: Tu-Th 7:30 pm, F 8 pm, Sa 2 & 8 pm, Su 3 pm
Walkers earn chocolate rewards on savory tours: The New Cuisine Chocolate Tour journeys to Downtown chocolate boutiques, while the Luxury Chocolate Tour treats guests to samples from exclusive chocolate boutiques on the Upper East Side. Thurs-Sun, times vary. $50-$70.