Battery Dance Festival

(Aug. 11-17, 2019)

The 38th annual festival is NYC’s longest-running free public dance festival. Established and emerging dance companies present original works outdoors on the downtown shore of New York Harbor and within view of the Statue of Liberty. Featured dancers come from New York City, Sri Lanka, France, Turkey and Argentina.

Each night 7-9 pm


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

(Previews began Nov. 21, 203, opened Jan. 12, 2014, closes Oct. 27, 2019)

(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


(Previews began March 28, 2019, opened April 25, 2019)

(2 hrs 30 mins)

In the new musical based on the popular 1988 film,  a recently deceased couple haunt their former home. When an obnoxious family buys the house, they do everything they can to scare them away, including enlisting the help of a demented, rambunctious spirit named Beetlejuice.

M-F 8 pm, Sa 2 & 8 pm

Beginning April 30, 2019: Tu & Th 7 pm, W, F-Sa 8 pm, W & Sa 2 pm, Su 3 pm

Tickets: $79-$179

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.

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


(Previews began Aug.14, 2019, opened Sept. 5, 2019, tickets on sale through Dec. 8, 2019)

(1 hr 30 mins, no intermission)

Tom Hiddleston, Zawe Ashton and Charlie Cox make their Broadway debuts in the revival of Harold Pinter’s play about the dissolution of a marriage and a seven-year extramarital affair, told in reverse chronological order.

Schedule: Tu-Th 7 pm, F-Sa 8 pm, W & Sa 2 pm, Su 3 pm

Tickets: $25-$189


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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