Indulge in cuisine from across the globe around any corner, explore museums highlighting everything from early tenement life to 20th century sculpture, and find a moment of peace in tranquil parks tucked away in every neighborhood shape. From the charm of cobbled Greenwich Village to cutting edge contemporary towers cropping up across the city, New York is always one step ahead.
This Brooklyn-based collective started out humbly enough in 2008 with a Saturday market of vintage wares and a handful of food stalls in Brooklyn’s Fort Greene neighborhood. The simple, yet brilliant, pop-up food and shopping concept caught on, and some version of the Brooklyn Flea is now hosted in indoor and open-air spots every weekend. There are highly-selective handmade and antiques markets, record fairs and the sprawling food-focused Smorgasburg.Learn More
A short ferry ride from both lower Manhattan and Brooklyn is a former United States Military base that has been revived as a 172-acre island park. Rent bikes (or bring them on the ferry) to easily pedal around the island. Stop off at abandoned military barracks, view visiting exhibits in the Victorian Captain’s houses-turned-galleries, or swing in a skyline gazing hammock. Weekend festivals— the Jazz Age Lawn Party, live concerts, the kite festival—add a spirited carnival atmosphere. Open to visitors late May to late September.Learn More
In a sleepy stretch of Long Island City, Queens, resides the Zen-inducing Isamu Noguchi Museum. An otherwise non-descript brick building opens up to reveal a tranquil sculpture garden and two floors dedicated primarily to the contemporary works by the Japanese-American sculptor, and small scale exhibitions by other artists. Wander one block to the neighboring Socrates Sculpture Park, a river-facing garden and outdoor museum of sculpture.
This Upper West Side institution is a comprehensive arts complex for opera, jazz, experimental concerts, dance, film and theater. Spend a night beneath the stars with a free outdoor opera screening or splurge for a performance by the sublime New York City Ballet or world-class New York Philharmonic Orchestra.
Stand in line with locals on their lunch break for a juicy burger and a thick milkshakes from the original Shake Shack. Grab a bench or patch of lawn in this oasis of green where large-scale public artwork changes regularly. In summer months the park hosts concerts and lively food fairs. Just across from the park, wander through Eataly, Mario Batali’s Italian gourmet food and housewares market with a rooftop beer and wine garden.Learn More
Birch trees and native grasses spring from between the rails of an elevated train track that rises above west side city streets affording enviable Hudson River views. Nature mingles with industry along a historic railroad track turned innovative elevated park. A monument to the history of Manhattan's West Side, between grassy landscaped plots and original metalwork where native plants grow wild, long wooden planks form a nearly two mile walkway through the Meatpacking and Chelsea neighborhoods.Learn More
Bauhaus-trained architect Marcel Breuer designed this landmark buidling which was the longtime home of the Whitney Museum before it moved to its glassy downtown space. Continuing as a venue for ground-breaking contemporary work, it is now the exhibition space for 20th and 21st century art from the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s modern collection.Learn More
Contemporary American art spanning the 20th century to the present day fills the Whitney, founded by Gertrude Vanderbilt Whitney in 1930. Situated between the High Line and the Hudson River, the impressive collection is housed in a striking glass and concrete building by Renzo Piano. Dynamic exhibits are constantly in rotation, and every two years the museum presents a Biennial, an acclaimed survey of contemporary American art.
A dazzling range of ticketed and free events from mass meditation to classical theater and headlining rock bands held in Central Park.
Hosted since 1976 in Flushing Meadows, Queens, on hard courts, this is the fourth and final of the international tennis majors that make up the Grand Slam.
Join the glamorous crowds wearing over-sized sunglasses indoors at shows by emerging and luxury label designers for the upcoming spring season.
New York’s largest food and wine festival celebrates food, wine and spirits over four indulgent days with renowned chefs all for a charitable cause.
Held twice a year, pick and choose from more than 300 restaurants offering exclusive dining deals on three-course prix-fixe menus.
Sakura Matsuri is a celebration of Japanese culture with performances, food, arts and crafts all held beneath a canopy of cherry blossom trees at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
Diverse festival of national and international film screenings, lectures and events held to support emerging and established filmmakers.
Curators, collectors and art lovers converge on Randall’s Island to view and buy art from more than 1,000 leading artists.
Brooklyn’s answer to the Central Park Summerstage festival with big name and independant acts taking the stage at the Prospect Park bandshell.
The magic of New York is found in its many details. Take a stroll and be inspired by the stunning architecture of the iconic, Romanesque-style St. Bartholomew Church, built in 1918.
Zip around the city in a complimentary car and a Leica T Camera to capture your shutterbug adventures. This exclusive package also includes a tailor-made tour and photography book with walking map.Learn More
The at-your-service concierge will arrange everything from transportation and dinner reservations to tickets for a Broadway show plus a peek backstage, too.Learn More
Enjoy pre-dinner cocktails at the hotel's lobby bar before heading to The Lambs Club for a four-course chef's dinner from Geoffrey Zakarian. Take home a signed copy of the chef's bestselling cookbook as a keepsake.Learn More