Activities

CitySights NY

Hop-on, hop-off double-decker bus tours by day and night allow passengers to experience Manhattan from the top (Harlem) to the bottom (Battery Park), with visits to popular attractions in Brooklyn as well. Frequent departures daily 8 am-6 pm. Prices vary.

CitySightseeing New York Cruises

Explore Manhattan and Brooklyn on all-day hop-on, hop-off sightseeing cruises, with a minimum of four locations. Picture opportunities include the Statue of Liberty, panoramic views of Manhattan's East and West sides, and sailing under the Brooklyn Bridge. On 90-minute Twilight sails passengers glide past the city’s most iconic sights. www.newyorksightseeing.com. 

Classic Harbor Line

Elegant luxury yachts and schooners offer stunning views of the New York City skyline and harbor. In addition to family-friendly skyline sightseeing cruises, there are architecture, wine-tasting, brunch, sunset and music cruises. All vessels are available for private charters. Times/prices vary. For further information, call 212.627.1825.

CLOSED Once on This Island

(Previews began Nov. 9, 2017, opened Dec. 3, 2017, closes Jan. 6, 2019)

(1 hr 30 mins, no intermission)

Art comes close to mirroring real life in this revival of the 1990 musical by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, set on an idyllic Caribbean island devastated by a great storm. A peasant girl from one side of the island falls in love with a wealthy boy from the other side of the island. Will true love win out over cultural differences? 

Schedule: M 8 pm, Tu 7 pm, W 2 pm, F 8 pm, Sa 2 & 8 pm, Su 3 & 7:30 pm

Tickets: $69.50-$159.50

Colin Quinn: Red State, Blue State

(Previews began Jan. 5, 2019, opened Jan. 22, 2019, closes March 16, 2019)

(1 hr 20 mins, no intermission)

The new one-man comedy, written by and starring Brooklyn’s Colin Quinn, takes on both sides of the political divide. Lberals, conservatives and even those sitting on the fence are all fair game as Quinn skewers the absurdities and hypocrisies of politics today.

Schedule: Tu-F 7:30 pm, Sa 2:30 & 7:30 pm, Su 2:30 & 6:30 pm

Tickets: $49-$69 (previews), $59-$79 after Jan. 21)

Come From Away

(1 hr 40 mins, no intermission)

On Sept. 11, 2001, following the terrorist attacks in New York City, Pennsylvania and Washington, D.C., 38 commercial airplanes were diverted to Gander, Newfoundland; when the 6,579 passengers landed, they found themselves stranded in a small town with a population half their size. How they and the town adjusted to a changed world on Sept. 12 is the basis of the upbeat musical with a book, music and lyrics by Canadians Irene Sankoff and David Hein.

Winner of the 2017 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical (Christopher Ashley)

Company XIV: Queen of Hearts

(Previews begin March 29, 2019, opens April 11, 2019, closes May 19, 2019)

The world-premiere production is inspired by Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland,” but with an avant-garde twist. Immersive cocktails have been imaginatively created to accompany the show.

Th & F 8 pm, Sa 5 & 10 pm, Su 8 pm

Single tickets: $85-$155; VIP couches for two: $325 & $475

Coney Island Brewing Co.

This brewery is just a block from the Coney Island boardwalk and is attached to MCU Park, home of the Brooklyn Cyclones minor league baseball team. Eight house drafts rotate in the taproom, and limited-release specialty styles are on tap. Tours happen three times daily (2,4 and 6 pm) and are free. Outdoor seating is available. Su-Th noon-9 pm, F-Sa noon-10 pm.

Continental Guest Services

This service offers visitors manageable access to Broadway and Off-Broadway tickets, sightseeing tours, transportation and hotel packages. www.continentalguestservices.com, 212.944.8910.

Cook Space

Rotating culinary class series'—including Vietnamese street food; New Orleans cuisine; stews and braises—in a boutique event space in Prospect Heights, Brooklyn.

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