The second largest city in nearby New Jersey offers abundant shopping, nightlife, dining, cultural events and tours, with the excitement of Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty just minutes away. Accessible from Manhattan via the PATH train. www.destinationjerseycity.com. 201.333.7797, ext. 19.
Licensed guides lead multilingual custom and orientation tours combining multiple attractions in neighborhoods throughout Manhattan. Tours are for a minimum of four people and can be conducted by foot or other modes of transportation, including luxury vehicles. $145 half-day a.m. tour, $229 half-day p.m. tour.
On this tour, given by the giant tour company, Viator, guests meet their tour guide in Tompkins Square Park for a two-and-a-half-hour cocktail walking tour in the East Village. You will taste three craft cocktails, discover locally produced spirits, learn how Prohibition-era speakeasies shaped New York City and more.
Bargain shoppers tour the Garment District, Uptown or East Village and visit private showrooms, where they purchase designer clothes and accessories at wholesale prices. Times/prices vary. Individualized tours can be arranged. 800.808.4614, 646.837.7006.
(Jan. 9, 2020-March 8, 2020)
The new musical is an ensemble piece about a diverse community of archetypes represented by emojis who are faced with a software update that threatens life as they know it. Under duress, a smiley face who’s depressed and a princess who doesn’t want a prince, among others, find out who and what really matter.
Schedule: Tu-F 8 pm, Sa 2 & 8 pm, Su 2 & 7 pm
Food writer “Fat Dave” transports hungry guests through the city in his classic Checker taxicab on themed or custom rides. The average driving tour is 4.5 hours; walking tours are 3.5 hours. Food and soft drinks are included. For more information, see www.famousfatdave.com.