Activities

Village Vanguard

Since 1935, this intimate Village stalwart has been one of New York’s most prestigious jazz clubs. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Every Monday: Vanguard Jazz Orchestra

Voilà Chocolat

The Upper West Side’s newest chocolate atelier invites guests to hands-on chocolatiering classes in a friendly, welcoming space, complete with master chocolatiers and innovative workstations designed specifically for the tutorials. Classes can be reserved online and walk-ins are welcome. The shop also offers ready-made chocolates, gourmet hot cocoa and giftable treats.

Waitress

(Opened April 24, 2016, closes Jan. 5, 2020)

(2 hrs 30 mins)

Sara Bareilles wrote the score for the musical about a waitress with an exceptional talent for baking who longs to escape her small town and abusive marriage. Will she find the rewcipe for happiness?

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

Beginning Sept. 2, 2019: M, Tu & Th 7 pm, F 8 pm, Sa 2 & 8 pm, Su 2 & 7 pm

Tickets: Vary

Walk This Way—Harlem Hip-Hop Walking Tour

Guests can learn about rap, hip-hop and the diversity of the neighborhood on this guided, two-hour tour. For times, prices and meeting points, call 888.880.9108.

Walkin' NY

Native New Yorker Bob Gelber leads customized walking tours— including a Green Tour of Battery Park City, a historic stroll through the Lower East Side and a two-hour exploration of Central Park—for first-time visitors and seasoned travelers. For private, group or customized tours, call 212.349.7916.

Walks of New York

This group offers immersive walking explorations of New York City for history and architecture buffs, along with activity-driven excursions, such as photography and dining tours. Price/dates/times/departure points vary.

Watson Adventures Scavenger Hunts

These scavenger hunts—private and public, adults-only and family-friendly—are staged in some of the city’s top attractions, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Grand Central Terminal, the American Museum of Natural History,  and Central Park, and neighborhoods like Greenwich Village, SoHo and Midtown.

Dates/times/prices vary.

Wicked

(Previews began Oct. 8, 2003, opened Oct. 30, 2003)

(2 hrs 45 mins)

Based on the book by Gregory Maguire, this hit musical—a prequel to “The Wizard of Oz”—imagines Oz as a land of strife, where a young, green-hued girl named Elphaba is branded the Wicked Witch of the West.

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

Tickets: $82-$157

Woolworth Bulding Lobby Tours

Guided tours of what was once the tallest building in the world allow visitors to learn about the history and architecture of this spectacular space. Tours range from 30-90 minutes. Dates/times vary. $15-$45 per person.

“Wildman” Steve Brills Nature Tours

Forager Steve Brill shows the wild side of Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens, as well as other locations in the tri-state area, by getting hands-on with the city and its outlying area’s edible and exotic plant life. Suggestion donation $20 adults, $10 children. For dates, meeting points and reservations, 914.835.2153, or visit the website.

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