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Of course, you don't have to strip for this scavenger hunt! You'll just have to search for nudity in art at the Metropolitan Museum of Art... and yes, you'll learn a lot!!!!! For more information, visit the official website.
Don’t miss one of the most popular events in New York, and go to the US Open. This tournament will be held from August 31 to September 13 at the USTA National Tennis Center in the Queens, and will consist this year again of five championships: men's and women's singles, men's and women's doubles and mixed doubles, with additional tournaments for junior and wheelchair players. For more information, visit the US Open’s website.
There's nothing like a vacation to New York, but if you need a break from touring the concrete jungle, you might want to check out the Metropolitan Transit Authority's beach getaway packages, like this discounted trip to Jones Beach on Long Island. Trains to the famous surfer spot leave every half hour on weekends from Penn Station, which makes the hour trip simple! It's a great way to spend the rest of the dog days of August (and those hot days in September!). Discounts continue until September 7.
Who can go to New York without visiting the Statue of Liberty??? Take a Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island Tour for only $45 per adult, and $35 for children (2-12 years old). You’ll go into the Statue of Liberty and you’ll visit Ellis Island, the historic gateway to America. For more information on this tour, visit the official website.
If you are looking for places where you can change money in New York, there are places at the airport, and also several in the city. A lot of banks will have currency exchange windows. However, you can get a poor rate at most of these places. To get the best exchange rate, it’s better to use your credit card for big amounts or to use an ATM to get some cash. There will be a charge but you would still save money because the rate should be more interesting! Also, make sure before you leave your country to let you bank know about your trip so that a fraud protection flag doesn’t close your card if you are using it in New York.
Here is something really fun to do with your kids... you already know the zoo in Central Park... but do you know the Victorian Gardens??? This amusemnt park for children 2-12 offers rides, face painting, balloon sculpting, storytelling, clowns, and much more! For more information, visit the official website.
Hey here's a cool idea: straphangers sharing books with one another. Choose What You Read NY is a non-profit that operates as a sort of library for commuters. On the first Tuesday of each month, volunteers will stand near major subway stations to distribute books to commuters who may be looking for new reading materials to make their trip a bit easier. The program is completely free and operates on a trust system where commuters will hopefully return books and even donate books of their own.
If you're still undecided about which show to see, how about catching on of these musicals before they have their final curtain call? The Little Mermaid, Avenue Q, and 9 to 5 are all closing soon so book them while they're still here!
If you read the title and feel the need to see the post to make sure you read it right, well, you did! Starting August 10th at noon, you can get tickets for the first preview of "Bye Bye Birdie" on September 10th for only $10! Go to the Henry Miller Theatre box office (124 W. 43rd Street) to get tickets.