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More good news from the Metropolitan Opera: rush tickets are moving online and will be distributed by a lottery system. Buyers will be able to enter on the Met's website the evening before a performance. On the day of the performance winners will get an email at noon offering the chance to buy two tickets for $25 each. A minmum of 100 tickets will be available for each regular performance. Who says there are no bargains in New York City!!!

Stevie Wonder will begin his fall tour here in New York City on November 6. Tickets for the event at Madison Square Garden go on sale September 22. Visit for more information.

Two for one tickets are on sale now for Off-Broadway Week ... September 29 to October 12.

James Taylor and his All-Star Band will perform on Friday, December 5, at Madison Square Garden. More information is available at

The scaffolding across the street at Carnegie Hall is finally down...bringing to light the new education wing, 24 new practice rooms (one is large enough for a entire orchestra), new roof top garden and exterior lighting of the building.

At the Cafe Carlyle: Rita Wilson September 24 to October 4; Molly Ringwald October 7 to 10. 212.744.1600 or

Starting on October 1, tours of the hospital buildings on the South Side of Ellis Island where immigrants were screened and or treated for infectious diseases will become available. The complex of thirty now dilapidated buildings has been closed since 1954. Although the ticket price has not been announced, the three times daily 90-minute tours will be limited to 10 people when the program starts. An exhibit of sixteen life-size photos is being installed by acclaimed international artist JR. Most exhibits on Ellis Island have been reopened since July 4, 2013, after having been closed for eight months following Superstorm Sandy.

Group tickets for George Balanchine's THE NUTCRACKER 60th Anniversary (November 28 through January 3) are now available for sale: 212.870.4071 or

The New York Botanical Garden Holiday Train Show is set for November 15 through January 19. The train and trolleys wind their way through replicas of more than 140 New York landmarks including the Empire State Building, the original Yankee Stadium and Grand Central Terminal....and it's all within the warmth of the Country's largest Victorian-style glasshouse. Group discounts are available. Call 718.817.8687 or email

The Apollo Theater's 2014/15 season will include the music of New Orleans (November 8), a tribute to Bob Marley (November 29) and Ellington at Christmas (December 13-14).  More information is available at

NYCWFF - New York City Wine & Food Festival - is October 16-19. Tickets are now available at

New York's City Center's ENCORES! season will begin on February 4, with LADY, BE GOOD. Running through February 8, the musical includes favorites such as "Fascinating Rhythm".

Tickets are now on sale for Expanding Horizons at Weill Hall. Green Music Center and Sonoma State University present the 2014-15 season beginning Friday, September 20. Featured are Michael Feinstein, Audra McDonald, Yo-Yo Ma, Bobby McFerrin, The Mutter - Bronfman - Hell Trio and more. 866.955.6040 or

This year's Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk will be on Sunday, October 19, in Central Park. Visit for full details.

Tickets to Radio City's fabulous Christmas Spectacular are on sale. Performance dates are November 7 through December 31. There is a special offer for groups starting at just $ are valid for specific seats and performances and must be purchased and fully paid by June 27. Special package options are also available. 212.465.6080 or or

Chris Barrett is at the piano Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays at LaRivista/Broadway Joe's - Restaurant Row, 313 West 46th Street between Eighth and Ninth Avenues. Chris performs BARRETT'S BROADWAY and other great songs along with requests from 8pm until midnight. Call 212.245.1707 for dinner reservations or just stop in at the bar.

Jazz at Lincoln Center's 2014-15 season from September through June 2015 will be performed in the newly-renamed Appel Room. The schedule includes mini festivals and music from North and South America including Cuba and the Antilles. Schedule and ticket information is available at

The Wellington does not have meeting or banquet space but our neighbor - CONVENE, located just two very short blocks away - does. We can put you in touch with CONVENE any time you need more than sleeping rooms.

If you book directly with the Wellington and stay ten nights in one calendar year you get a free night.

The Wellington Hotel has been awarded the Rakuten Travel Customer Satisfaction Award out of 206 hotels in North America! We are thrilled and delighted to thank Rakuten for this award.

Every package offered on our Specials and Packages page includes all taxes. Nothing extra...what you see is what you pay...except what you sign to your room during your stay. And you still get 10% off when enjoying a beverage and/or dining at the bar at Molyvos and Abbocatto beginning at 8pm Monday through Saturday.

The Berlin Philharmonic will open the 2014-15 season at Carnegie Hall on October 1.

Thursday matinees are here! The 2pm performances are available for Cinderella, Mamma Mia and The Phantom of the Opera.

Guests of the Wellington Hotel will enjoy a 10% discount at both Molyvos (lobby level) and Abboccato (55th Street between Sixth and Seventh Avenues) while drinking and/or dining at the bar. This offer is available at the bar in both restaurants Monday to Saturday from 8pm to closing and all day Sunday. You will have to show identification that you are a guest at the Wellington

The restoration at St. Patrick's Cathedral will continue for another two years, at least. You can still visit, as St. Pat's is open during the project.

To ride the New York City 24-hour transit system, you need a MetroCard for the subway. For buses you can use a MetroCard or exact change in coins. The fare is $2.50. Visit for lots of travel information.

The Macy's Visitor Savings Pass is good for 10% off most items available at Macy's. Call 877-797-7227 or email


Curtain Time:

You don’t want to miss the curtain going up so be sure to check your tickets as there are a variety of starting times...and remember, there are some Thursday matinees!

You can walk to every Broadway theatre from the Wellington!


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