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American Museum of Natural History New York City attraction

American Museum of Natural History and Rose Center for Earth and Space

American Museum of Natural History

Central Park West at 79th Street, NYC

The premier museum of its kind in the US, AMNH is home to extensive permanent and temporary exhibits that cover numerous scientific disciplines.  Museum highlights include the newly renovated dinosaur exhibit, the Hall of Asian Mammals (elephants, pandas, and tigers), the  Hall of African Mammals ...

Battery Park New York City New York Destination Attraction

Battery Park

Battery Park

Hudson River between Whitehall Street and Third Place, NYC

At the tip of Manhattan, Battery Park boasts spectacular views of the lower Hudson River, New York Harbor, the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge, and the Staten Island Ferry.  Carefully designed gardens hold interest along the 25 acres that includes Castle Clinton, the ...

Bronx Zoo New York City New York Destination Attraction

Bronx Zoo

The Bronx Zoo

2300 Southern Boulevard, Bronx NY

This is the world’s largest metropolitan zoo, and houses over 6,000 animals of 650 species from around the world in its 265 acres.  A visit to the Bronx Zoo will introduce you to any animal you or your kids will ever want to meet.  Part of the Wildlife Conservation Society with sister NYC ...

Jazz Notes Intel: Farmer-Turned-Maestro David Amram’s Wisdom of the ...

By Dan Ouellette, Senior Editor ZEALnyc, November 7, 2018 At age 87, the curious jazz connoisseur, accomplished classical composer and agriculturist at heart, David Amram stands tall in the wisdom of the arts. Largely underappreciated in jazz circles, he firmly and singularly expresses his passion to encourage arts-minded ...

Jazz Notes Intel

Jazz Notes Intel: Overcoming Boundaries Chapter — Guitarist Lionel Loueke Journeys ...

By Dan Ouellette, Senior Editor ZEALnyc, October 9, 2018 In jazz, there is a plethora of guitarists, each with a voice on the six strings that rocks with fire or soothes with pastel colors or embellishes with strokes that support the surrounding conversations. Then there’s the ...

Art Break

Art Break: Engage in the Thrill of Discovery at Galleries ...

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, September 24, 2018 One of the best things about a new season of art shows and exhibitions is that moment when you walk into the room, look around, and say “Wow – this is where I want to be!” If you want ...

New York Philharmonic

Review: New York 'Officially' Meets Jaap with Philharmonic's Season Opening

By Brian Taylor, Contributing Writer, September 22, 2018 The 2018-2019 season, and a new era for the New York Philharmonic, began with a gala concert at David Geffen Hall on Thursday evening. Entitled "New York, Meet Jaap," Jaap van Zweden made his debut with the orchestra as ...

New York Renaissance Faire

Life In Focus: It's Fairy-Nice at the New York Renaissance ...

By Juliana Crawford, Contributing Photographer, September 20, 2018   [caption id="attachment_60766" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] Consulting a Book of Magic and Spells at the Faire; photo: Juliana Crawford.[/caption]   [caption id="attachment_60771" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] The Villagers of the Renaissance Faire; photo: Juliana Crawford.[/caption]   [...

PermaDeath

The First Video Game Opera, 'PermaDeath,' Receives Its World ...

By Doug Hall, Contributing Writer, September 19, 2018 At first glance, the title of Cerise Jacobs’s upcoming world’s first video game opera PermaDeath seems to imply another dark take or tale using the commercial success and wide-spread popularity of the multiplayer video game phenomenon. But ...

Judson Dance Theater

Roots of Modern Dance Are Traced through MoMA's Current Exhibit ...

By Sheila Kogan, Contributing Writer, September 18, 2018 The current exhibit at MoMA entitled Judson Dance Theater: The Work is Never Done is an homage to the dance artists who created work at the Judson Church in the 60s and 70s. The dancers and choreographers who created ...

The Power of Art

Art Break: The Power of Art Through the Ages at ...

By A. E. Colas, Contributing Writer, September 17, 2018 This week, Art Break is looking at a wide variety of art movements as well as their purpose and meaning. The oldest material on our list comes from The Frick’s exhibition of fifteenth century religious and devotional ...

There Will Be Blood

Review: Film Soundtracks Take Center Stage in NY Philharmonic's Art ...

By Brian Taylor, Contributing Writer, September 14, 2018 If the New York Philharmonic were to program an evening of music by avant-garde Polish composer Krzysztof Penderecki, I suspect it would be a tough sell. The audience would be limited, and probably dwindle in number as the night ...

Agnes

Review: 'Agnes' Brings Dramatic and Meteorological Tensions to 59E59 Theater

By Miles Harter, Contributing Writer, September 14, 2018 Agnes is a compelling play about family, friendship, and connections. Set in a three-bedroom New York City apartment, Agnes presents five millennials sheltering themselves from a major storm. The talented playwright, Catya McMullen, adeptly sets up the backstory for ...

Brooklyn Botanic Garden New York City NYC listings places

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Brooklyn Botanic Garden

990 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn NY

Situated alongside Prospect Park and the Brooklyn Museum of Art (neither of which should be missed), these gardens are a beautiful, bucolic destination for any New York City traveler.  Popular as a spring destination when crocuses are blooming and trees are budding, the 52 acres of perfectly ...

The Brooklyn Museum of Art Brooklyn New York Destination Attraction

Brooklyn Museum of Art

Brooklyn Museum

200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn NY

Second to the MET in size, The Brooklyn  Museum has a collection of over 1.5 million works.  The Beaux-Arts building by McKim, Mead and White houses a significant collection of antiquities, including Egyptian, African, Oceanic, and Japanese art.  American art is thoroughly represented with works ...

Cathedral of St. John the Divine New York City Destination

Cathedral of St. John the Divine

Cathedral of Saint John the Divine

1047 Amsterdam Avenue, NYC

The cathedral of the Episcopal Diocese of New York, St. John the Divine (officially Cathedral Church of Saint John: The great Divine in the City and Diocese of New York) is the fourth largest Christian church in the world, covering 121,000 square feet and measuring 600 feet in length.  Begun by ...

Central Park New York City New York Destination Attraction

Central Park

Central Park

Between Fifth Avenue and Central Park West, 59th Street to 110th Street, NYC

The crowning jewel of Manhattan, Central Park’s 843 acres offer visitors and New Yorkers more diversion than most any other New York City destination.  Carefully and beautifully designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux and opening in 1857, Central Park is a miracle in city ...

City Reliquary museum Williamsburg Brooklyn New York

City Reliquary Museum in Williamsburg, Brooklyn

City Reliquary

http://www.cityreliquary.org

370 Metropolitan Ave Brooklyn, NY 11211

Katrina Alonso, Contributing Writer,  April 3rd, 2016 The City Reliquary Museum in Williamsburg humbly began as a window display in founder Dave Herman’s Williamsburg apartment and has since grown into a small depository of New York-centric bits and bobs. Its permanent collection includes subway ...

The Cloisters Museum New York City New York Destination Attraction

Cloisters, The

The Cloisters

99 Margaret Corbin Drive, Fort Tyron Park, NYC

The Cloisters is abbey, renowned medieval art collection, and respite from a busy metropolitan city, all in one.  A short subway ride to the northern tip of Manhattan, The Cloisters sits in the vast and peaceful Fort Tyron Park.  Pieced together from five European abbeys and transported to New ...

Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration New York City Destination

Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration

Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration

http://www.nps.gov/elis/index.htm

Ellis Island, New York Harbor

As part of the National Park Service, the Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration tells the story of how New York’s Ellis Island was the gateway for millions of immigrants arriving to America from 1890-1954. Although the focus of the museum covers the years 1890-1954, when the island ...

Empire State Building New York City Tourist Destination Attraction

Empire State Building

Empire State Building

350 Fifth Avenue, NYC

The Empire State Building is the seventh New York City building to be declared the tallest structure in the world. Open seven days a week, this iconic New York City destination offers both spectacular views of New York City and an interesting overview of New York City history during the ...

Grand Central Station New York City Destination Attraction

Grand Central Station

Grand Central Terminal

89 East 42nd Street, NYC

Nearly raised except for the efforts of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis in the 70’s, Grand Central Terminal is a stunning example of grand urban architecture meant to enrich the lives of the millions of passengers that pass under its arches.  Opening in 1913 and the brainchild of New York Central ...

The High Line New York City New York Park Destination Attraction

High Line, The

The Highline

Tenth Avenue between Gansevoort Street and West 30th Street, NYC

The High Line is one of the best examples of urban architecture to happen in recent years, reclaiming for park a railroad track system the brought meat into and out of Manhattan when New York City was the leading distributor of meat in the United States.  Stretching from Gansevoort Street to 30th ...

Intrepid Sea Air and Space Museum New York City Destination

Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum, The

The Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum

Pier 86, 12th Avenue at 46th Street, NYC

Having seen action in the Pacific during World War II, the aircraft carrier USS Intrepid serves as the foundation of this extensive museum that includes the Enterprise space shuttle, a British Airways Concorde, the WWII submarine Growler, and ...

Koreatown New York City New York Destination Attraction

Koreatown

Koreatown takes up a tiny part of the Garment District in Midtown Manhattan, and yet it is packed full of things to see, do, and eat. For cheap, authentic Korean food, look no further than Woorijip, which is a Korean food buffet and grab-and-go restaurant. Of course, there are hundreds of Korean ...

Little Italy Neighborhood New York City Destination Attraction

Little Italy

Little Italy

Mulberry Street between Canal and Spring, NYC

This lower Manhattan destination (Mulberry Street between Canal and Spring Streets) is a feast of sight and sounds, boasting over 50 restaurants, bars, and coffee shops.  Worth the trip year round, Little Italy is not to be missed during the San Gennaro Festival in September.  Chinatown sits just ...

Metropolitan Museum of Art The Met New York City Destination

Metropolitan Museum of Art, The

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

www.metmuseum.org

1000 Fifth Avenue, NYC

Any trip to New York City should include a stop at this venerable world-class art institution, housing one of the largest art collections anywhere.  To avoid being overwhelmed, plan on visiting just a few areas.  Choose from European painting, sculpture & decorative arts (thirteenth to ...

Museum of Modern Art MoMA New York City Destination

Museum of Modern Art (MoMA)

MoMA

moma.org

11 West 53rd Street, NYC

MoMA is one of the hottest NYC destinations these days, with its central location, beautiful building, eclectic crowd, dining options, and, of course, great modern art.  Developed by Abby Aldrich Rockefeller to address what she perceived as the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s lack of interest ...

National September 11 Memorial & Museum New York City NYC listings places

National September 11 Memorial & Museum

National September 11 Memorial & Museum

World Trade Center, NYC

Sitting on the grounds of the former World Trade Center Towers, the 9/11 memorial is a vast park complex commemorating the victims of the attack. Two large recessed pools occupy the original World Trade Center foundations among an array of sweet gum and swamp white oaks.  The Museum holds ...

New York City Botanical Garden New York Destination Attraction

New York Botanical Garden

The New York Botanical Garden

2900 Southern Boulevard, Bronx NY

New York’s other botanical garden (with Brooklyn Botanic Garden), offers 250 acres of natural beauty not often available in New York City.  The famous 1890’s Haupt Conservatory is a major attraction at the garden, a wrought-iron framed “crystal-palace style” greenhouse ...

New York Public Library Fifth Avenue New York City Destination

New York Public Library

New York Public Library

https://www.nypl.org/

476 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10018

Though there are hundreds of branches of the New York Public Library all over the city and the state, the biggest and most beloved one is its main branch, also known as the Stephen A. Schwartzman building. Its majestic front entrance is guarded by two marble lions named Patience and Fortitude. The ...

One World Observatory New York City Destination Attraction

One World Observatory in Manhattan

One World Observatory

http://oneworldobservatory.com

285 Fulton Street, New York, NY 10006

Truly see forever on a clear day –  or reach for the stars –  at the One World Observatory, a beautiful and powerful celebration of downtown New York’s rebirth, history and spirit.  Positioned on levels 100, 101 and 102 of the One World Trade Center building,  now the tallest ...

Paley Center for Media New York City Museums New York

Paley Center of Media in New York City

The Paley Center for Media

https://media.paleycenter.org/

25 West 52nd Street, New York, NY 10019

Katrina Alonso, Contributing Writer, March 29th, 2016 The former Museum of Broadcasting is now the Paley Center of Media, an archive of film, television and radio that sits right in the heart of Midtown Manhattan. The New York branch of this institution often plays host to exhibitions, receptions, ...

Queens Museum Flushing Meadows, Queens New York art

Queens Museum – Art in the Middle of Flushing-Meadows Corona Park

Queens Museum

http://www.queensmuseum.org

Queens Museum New York City Building Flushing Meadows Corona Park Queens, NY 11368 T 718 592 9700 F 718 592 5778 E info@queensmuseum.org

Katrina Alonso, Contributing Writer, April 3rd, 2016 Tucked away in the Flushing-Meadows Corona Park is the Queens Museum. A short 15-minute stroll through the park will take you to its front doors, beyond which lie amazing exhibitions of modern art. If you decide to bring your family, the museum ...

Rockefeller Center New York City New York Destination Attraction

Rockefeller Center

Rockefeller Center

http://www.rockefellercenter.com

45 Rockefeller Plaza, NYC

Famous as the home of NBC Nightly News, Saturday Night Live, and 30 Rock, Rockefeller Center is a complex of shops, restaurants, and outdoor areas that shouldn’t be missed.  Its promenade (just west of Fifth Avenue) is beautifully planted year round, and particularly beautiful during the ...

Roosevelt Island New York City New York Destination Attraction

Roosevelt Island

Roosevelt Island

Roosevelt Island, NYC

Rental housing was developed in 1969 on this narrow island that today is home to over 10,000 New Yorkers.  The island’s 147 acres boast great views of Manhattan, restaurants and walking trails.  Roosevelt Island is now accessible by subway (F train) but take the Roosevelt Island Tram ...

Guggenheim Museum New York City Destination Attraction

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

1071 Fifth Avenue, NYC

The Guggenheim building is as much an attraction as the art it houses.  Designed by American architect Frank Lloyd Wright, this iconic structure on Fifth Avenue’s Museum Mile is a spiral of exhibition space overlooking a vast inner court that is itself lit by a large dome skylight.  Small ...

South Street Seaport New York City Destination Attraction

South Street Seaport

South Street Seaport

http://www.southstreetseaport.com

East River at Fulton Street, NYC

This colonial-era, cobble-stoned collection of ships, shops, stores, restaurants and bars is a must-see if you are in lower Manhattan.  Visit the South Street Seaport Museum for a look at maritime history and its long association with New York City.  Follow with shopping at national and local ...

St. Patrick's Cathedral New York City New York Destination Attraction

St. Patrick’s Cathedral

St. Patrick's Cathedral

Fifth Avenue at 51st Street, NYC

This highly decorated Neo-Gothic Roman Catholic cathedral church is the seat of the Archbishop of the New York Archdiocese and a favorite destination for New York City travelers of all religions.  It’s ornamented space is over 300 feet long and its spire rises 330 feet above Fifth Avenue.  ...

Dumbo Neighborhood Brooklyn New York Park Destination

The Dumbo in Brooklyn

Katrina Alonso, Contributing Writer, March 22nd, 2016 Just across the river from Manhattan, on the other side of the Brooklyn Bridge, sits Dumbo, one of New York City’s most interesting parks. This neighbourhood, whose name stands for Down Under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass, is home to a few ...

Flatiron District New York City New York Destination Neighborhood

The Flatiron District

This beautiful, old-fashioned neighborhood tucked in between Chelsea and Gramercy is home to a few significant New York landmarks as well as some fascinating lesser-known spots. The Flatiron Building, after which the district was named, is one of the most popular in this neighborhood. You can also ...

Fiushing Meadows Corona Park Queens New York New York City

The Flushing Meadows-Corona Park

The Flushing Meadows-Corona Park

Brooklyn, NY

Katrina Alonso, Contributing Writer, March 29th, 2016 Tucked away in Forest Hills, Queens, is one of the largest parks in New York City. The Flushing Meadows-Corona Park is home to iconic monuments like the Unisphere, as well as a complete recreational center, a zoo, and the Queens Museum of Art, ...

Museum of the City of New York New York City Destination

The Museum of the City of New York

Museum of the City of New York

http://www.mcny.org/

1220 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10029

Not only is going to the Museum of the City of New York a great opportunity to support New York’s artists, but it is also a good way to learn about the history of New York City. The exhibitions on display are both aesthetically pleasing and educational and the museum hosts several fun, ...

New York Transit Museum New York City New York Public

The New York Transit Museum

New York Transit Museum

http://www.nytransitmuseum.org/

99 Schemerhorn Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Katrina Alonso, Contributing Writer, March 29th, 2016 The NY Transit Museum is the largest museum in the United States that is dedicated to urban public transportation history and displays historical artifacts of the subway system, buses, bridges, and tunnel systems of the city. Exhibits include ...

The Whitney Museum New York City New York American Art

The Whitney Museum of American Art

Katrina Alonso, Contributing Writer, March 29th, 2016 Just off the High Line near Gansevoort St., the Whitney opens its doors to tourists and art aficionados alike. The museum, which moved from its Upper East Side location to its new building downtown in May 2015, is home to over 21,000 pieces of ...

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