The school year is coming to a quick end; the days are getting longer; and the weather is getting warmer. That could only mean one thing, summer has almost arrived. Now that all the kids have free time and the energy to spare, it’s important to have some fun activities for them to stay occupied. Check out this list of summer activities to keep them busy all summer long.
Believe it or not, there’s a whole lot more to New York City theater than what’s on Broadway. In fact, some of the city’s most fun new plays can be found Off-Broadway in smaller, more intimate venues. So, if you’re looking for a less expensive ticket or just want to check out something new and exciting, here are some of the top Off-Broadway plays in NYC.
It’s usually around this time of year when all of the big names in music return to the Big Apple to put on the season’s biggest concerts. Specifically, local venues such as Madison Square Garden, Barclays Center, Northwell Health at Jones Beach Theater and NYCB Live are where it’s happening. If you’re looking to get out and experience one-of-a-kind events, check out these upcoming New York concerts.
The Chinese New Year, otherwise known as the Lunar New Year or the Spring Festival in modern China, originally came about to mark the turn of the lunar-solar Chinese calendar, as well as to honor the household and harvest. However, in America, most communities use this holiday to spend time with family and indulge in out-of-this-world cuisine. If you’re looking to experience this time-honored tradition, you can find plenty of amazing Chinese New Year events and celebrations in our area.
Since New York Harbor provides seamless access to the Atlantic Ocean, East River and the historic Hudson River, there are several scenic cruise line options for New Yorkers looking to explore the area. Riders on these NYC cruises will take in picturesque views while also enjoying delicious meals, drinks and fun with family and friends.
Queens, New York, is a big city with plenty of different interesting and exciting activities that the whole family will enjoy. Many of these activities can be found at one of several fascinating Queens museums. Here are a few favorites that you can check out with your family.
For as long as it’s been around, Broadway has been world-famous for the unmatched theatrical caliber and experience. Broadway plays are also one of the best ways to spend an evening out in New York City. Consult this guide on what’s currently playing, so you can find out which performance is right for you.
Every year towards the end of summer, the tennis world descends on Flushing, Queens for another United States Open Tennis Championship at the world-famous USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. This year, the tournament kicks off with first-round action on Monday, August 29th and ends on Sunday, September 11th after the Women’s Doubles and Men’s Singles Finals. With as good of a year as it’s been in tennis, this upcoming U.S. Open is shaping up to be one for the ages!
With back to school and fall around the corner, it’s time to get out of the summer cycle. But that doesn’t mean you have to sit around and wait for next summer. Keep busy with entertaining NYC Broadway shows! A trip to the city isn’t far and the talent and story telling that lives on Broadway will have you inspired! Ollie’s Taxi & Airport Service has your guide to Broadway shows you can’t miss.
New York City is one of the cultural capitals of the world and it’s filled with great museums. Long Island, the suburbs spreading east of the city, also has a rich history with plenty of museums to visit. Whether you’re into art, history or science, some of the best museums in New York are just a short ride away.