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5 Ideas for your NYC Winter Vacation

5 Ideas for your NYC Winter Vacation

Jan 25, 2015

What other place can compare to New York City? One of the most visited cities in the world brings to you amazing experiences and events. The city is replete with so many sites that you may have to extend your holiday. Day and night, there seems to be something which you can do. Before going to New York, you have to plan carefully, there are so many places and events which you can go to, and you will have to manage your time well because of the famed New York minute, time really moves rapidly in this city. The city is a 24 hour phenomenon so there is no shut out of the activities once darkness falls.

If you want to visit parks and relax, there is Central Park.  If you want to get a load of history, there are museums like the Metropolitan Museum of art and the American Museum of natural history. If you want to visit monuments, the Statue of Liberty is a global phenomenon. Entertainment venues like Madison Square Garden and Radio City music hall will leave you begging for more. Bronx zoo offers you an opportunity to enjoy wildlife from all over the world. Little Italy and Chinatown offer cultural diversity while the Brooklyn botanical gardens offer biodiversity. There is simply so much and so many places one can visit in New York City.  The following are several of the many events in the city and you can find tickets on among many other reputable sites.  Before purchasing, make sure the dates of the show falls on your vacation time. If not, there are many other great shows to chose from!

New York Boat Show

This winter retreat with your family and friends to the New York boat show at Javits Centre. The event which started on the 21st of this month ends on the 25th of January, which should be a good way to end your weekend. There will be an antique engine display with engines from the early 1900s, 1907 and 1908 to be specific. Some of the exhibitors will be Albertson Marine, All Island Marine, Fossati group and many others (image by Mike).

boat show NY

Bob Marley birthday tribute

Bob Marley, one of music’s greatest revolutionaries is usually celebrated in the NYC. If you love reggae music, the Bob Marley birthday tribute is the place to be. The CCB band will be at the BB King Blues club at February 7th from 4 pm. It will be a great birthday tribute to the marvelous king of reggae. Since 1986, the CCB has been performing in sold out concerts and has been keeping the NYC reggae scene alive. So get a chance to witness their stellar performance as they celebrate a true great whop paved the way for them.

A tribute to the Beatles

Strawberry field mirrors Beatles concert as close as it can get. Of course, mirroring one of the greatest bands in the world. This winter holiday, get a chance to hear a Beatles tribute, take a musical journey from the 1960s with performances in black suits, thin ties and mop top hair and listen to the music compiled in albums such as the White Album and Let it be. The schedule for this will be on every Saturday from 11am to 2pm at the BB Kings Blue Club and Grill.

Motown: The Musical

This winter holiday may just have to find you at Motown the Musical located in Broadway. For tourists’ sake, the Motown: The Musical is an entertainment show for the whole family comprising of a cast of actors and featuring musicals and beloved hits from the Motown music catalogue. Many of the songs at the show are medleys which belt out tunes of musical powerhouses like Diana Ross and Stevie Wonder. It is a non-stop dancing and music extravaganza which will leave you fully entertained. On Friday January 23rd, be at Shea’s performing Arts Centre for this musical experience.
Motown The Musical
Sylvia Esso

Sylvia Esso will be performing at Terminal 5 on January 23rd. Nick Sanborn and Amelia Meath, they are fantastic musicians to listen to. They are gifted and serene. They released their eponymous music album last year in May. Their album is critically acclaimed and they are gaining worldwide popularity. They perform the latest in electropop music.

You should book tickets to these events online and on time. If you are not from Ney York City, book for accommodation well in advance, there are magnificent hotels with excellent services waiting for your arrival. Spend this winter holiday, immersed in amazing entertainment.


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Feature image by Vivienne Gucwa