Activities

Bateaux New York

Passengers set sail on glass-domed vessels for lunch, dinner and charter cruises that offer magnificent views of Lower Manhattan, the Statue of Liberty and Empire State Building. Times/prices vary. Cruises depart from

Be More Chill

(Previews began July 26, 2018, opened Aug. 9, 2018, closes Sept. 30, 2018)

(2 hrs 30 mins)

The new coming-of-age-in-the-digital-age musical, based on the novel by Ned Vizzini, is the story of Jeremy Heere, an average high-school kid from New Jersey who, though he longs to be popular, also wants to remain true to himself. Music and lyrics are by Joe Iconis, and the book is by Joe Tracz.

Schedule: Tu-F 7:30 pm, Sa 2 & 8 pm, Su 2 & 7:30 pm

Tickets: $80-$160

Beautiful–The Carole King Musical

(2 hrs 20 mins)

The hit musical traces the rise of the singer/songwriter, from her early days as Carole Klein, an aspiring composer from Brooklyn, to her international success as Carole King, chart-topping sensation.

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

Tickets: $69-$169

Behind the Emerald Curtain Tour

Cast members take visitors behind the scenes of the Broadway show Wicked and through the Behind the Emerald Curtain Museum, which includes an elaborate set model, Susan Hilferty’s costumes and props from the musical. Select Sat & Wed at 10 a.m. $33.

Bernhardt/Hamlet

(Previews began Aug. 31, 2018, opens Sept. 25, 2018, closes Nov. 11, 2018)

(2 hrs 20 mins)

Janet McTeer stars in the world premiere of Theresa Rebeck’s new play about famed actress Sarah Bernhardt, who, in 1899, prepares for her most challenging role, that of Shakespeare’s Hamlet. Will Bernhardt triumph or be hoist with her own petard, as the melancholy Dane would say?

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

Tickets: $49-$139

Best of Brooklyn Food and Bus Tour

Brooklyn’s culture is revealed on a four-hour driving/walking tour that shares the history and culinary delicacies that the borough has to offer. Tours begin in Manhattan and head to such areas as DUMBO, Sunset Park, Williamsburg and Greenpoint. Sun, Mon & Fri 11 a.m. $95 (includes food). Tours depart from

Big Apple Circus

(Oct. 20, 2018-Jan. 27, 2019)

NYC’s very own intimate one-ring circus—no seat is more than 50 feet away from the action—marks its 41st anniversary season with a new ringmaster (Stephanie Monseu); The Flying Tunizianis, a trapeze act; Spicy Circus, a trampoline act; Victor Moiseev, a horizontal juggler and more. New this year is the Hall of Wonder entrance, with preshow thrills and culinary treats.

Regular schedule (which can vary): W-F 11 am & 7 pm, Sa 11 am, 3 & 7 pm, Su noon & 4 pm

Tickets: $29-$195

Big Apple Film Scout Tours

Movie fans experience New York through the eyes of Ghostbusters and Breakfast at Tiffany’s on these walking tours devoted to cinematic endeavors. For further information and reservations, call 212.714.8336.

Big Apple Greeter

Local, multilingual volunteers show tourists the ins and outs of New York City when they lead two-to-four-hour jaunts through the city’s neighborhoods. Excursions are free (donations suggested), and are available both by foot and by subway. Reservations must be made at least four weeks prior to the scheduled visit. For more information, call 212.669.8159.

Big Apple Jazz Tours

Intimate four-to-five hour tours explore the city's lively jazz scene, including legendary clubs like the Savoy Ballroom, Minton’s Playhouse and Village Vanguard. Dates/times/prices vary. 917.863.7854.

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