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Across the street at Carnegie Hall, another debut on the Perelman Stage in Stern Auditorium: MSM Symphony on Sunday, April 13, at 2pm. From May 5 to 10, the fourth annual - and last - Spring for Music festival takes place. Orchestras as selected for Spring for Music for the artistic creativity they exhibit in their planned programs. Call 212.247.7800 or visit carnegiehall.org.
At the Cafe Carlyle: March 4 to 15 - Shirley Jones; March 18 to 29 - John Pizzarelli featuring Daniel Jobim. Cal 212.744.1600 or visit the carlyle.com.
For details about the Armory Show - March 6 to 9 on Piers 92 & 94 - contact thearmoryshow.com. If you subscribe to the New York Times there is a special offer if you use the code ARMORY14NYT.
Through April 21, the Orchid Show is at the New York Botanical Garden. Beginning May 17 through September 7, Groundbreakers: Great American Gardens & the Women Who Designed Them. For tickets and information please visit informationatnybg.org.
In one of the longest running shows in town, Le Perigord turns 50 on April 1. To celebrate, beginning in mid- March owner and founder, Georges Briguet, and his son Christopher, who manages the restaurant, are bringing back old-time menu favorites. Le Perigord is at 405 East 52nd Street between First Avenue and the East River.
The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Falon is broadcast at 30 Rockefeller Center, just a short walk from the Wellington Hotel.
A new exhibit at the New York Public Library on 42nd Street contains items - pages from the original manuscript, photos of the original cast and a program - relating to the original 1959 Broadway production of A RAISIN IN THE SUN. The revival, starring Denzel Washington, begins previews next week on Friday, March 8.
Did you know that although the Wellington does not have meeting or banquet space, 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.
The 114th New York International Automobile Show takes place at the Javits Convention Center from April 18 to 27. More than 1,000 cars from all over the world will be on display. Entrance is $15 per person (Monday to Saturday 10am to 10pm and Sunday 10am to 7pm) but the Wellington has a limited number of coupons offering $2 off the entrance fee. Coupons will be at the front desk 'while supplies last' beginning April 18.
If you book directly with the Wellington and stay ten nights in one calendar year you get a free night?
The Apollo Theatre turns 80 this year.
The Architectural Digest Home Design Show will be at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center March 20-23, 2014. Visit ADHomeDesignShow.com for more information.
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.
The Paul Taylor Dance Company is celebrating its 60th anniversary with a special performance at Lincoln Center on March 11 at 7pm. All tickets are available at $6...and are made possible by an anonymous donor. Tickets are on sale now on a first-come, first-served basis. Tickets ranging from $10 to $160 are also available for the full three-week run which ends March 30.
Every package offered on our Specials and Packages page includes all taxes? So the price you see is the total you pay...nothing extra except what you sign to your room during your stay.
At Radio City Music Hall, beginning with previews on March 27 and opening on April 3 for five weeks, is HEART AND LIGHTS. This is a new show starring the Rockettes and celebrating the greatest city in the world. New Yorkers' passion for their City comes to life onstage as the show follows the adventures of two cousins who race uptown and downtown trying to uncover the secrets of their grandmother's past – and of New York itself. Heart and Lights features state-of-the-art technology, 3D special effects and elaborate animatronics that bring the city to the stage. An unforgettable original soundtrack and pop favorites energize new choreography and incredible Rockettes dance numbers. Running time is 90 minutes. Preview ticket prices start at $49. 866.858.0007.
The 2014 New York Winter Restaurant Week - February 17 to March 7 - features fabulous three-course lunches ($25) and dinners ($38). More than 250 restaurants participate.
The Norwegian Travel Trade was asked "what country do you believe does the best job taking care of your clients?" We were there, on January 9, when the winner was announced: the United States! For the second year in a row the award was accepted by Brand USA.
New York City welcomed more than 54 million tourists in 2013, another record. THANK YOU to each and every one of you!
The Berlin Philharmonic will open the 2014-15 season at Carnegie Hall on October 1.
For the second year in a row the USA has won the 'Best Destination' award at the recent Travel Media awards in Dublin.
The Wellington Hotel is now completely smoke free.
It is fifty years since the Beatles first appeared on US television...Sunday, February 9...the Ed Sullivan Show on CBS. The Ed Sullivan Theatre, on Broadway between West 53rd and West 54th Streets, is just a two minute walk from the Wellington. To celebrate this historic event the New York Public Library and the Grammy Museum are collaborating on a multimedia exhibition, "Ladies and Gentlemen...The Beatles!" The exhibition will run from February 6 through May 10 at the Donald and Mary Oenslager Gallery of the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. Included will be tour memorabilia, historic film clips, video interviews with musicians as well as interactive exhibits.
Thursday matinees are coming to Broadway! At the moment, three shows - Cinderella, Mamma Mia and The Phantom of the Opera - are planning to offer 2pm performances on Thursdays begnning in April.
Ice skating is back: Bryant Park, Central Park and Rockefeller Center!!! Ice skating is now also open at the South Street Seaport!
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
On Location Tours, the 2013 Concierge Choice Award Winner for Sightseeing and Tours, is one of the world’s largest TV and movie tour companies. New York City tours offered include New York TV & Movie Sites, Sex and the City Hotspots, Gossip Girl Sites, Sopranos Sites, TMZ Tour NYC, TCM Classic Film Tour, Central Park TV & Movie Sites, and Holiday Lights & Movie Sites. Guests of the Wellington can save 5% on tickets by using code WH5 when purchasing tickets via onlocationtours.com or calling (212) 913-9780!
Ellis Island has re-opened, with limitations.
For the third year in a row the Danish Travel Awards has named the United States 'the best holiday destination outside Europe'. The more than 271,000 Danish visitors helps bring the Nordic Region to the fourth largest tourism market for the US. The total number of Nordic visitors to the US In 2012 was 1.1 million.
Hugh Jackman will host the 2014 Tony Awards on Sunday, June 8 at Radio City Music Hall...a very short walk from 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.
South Street Seaport is open; however, Pier 17 remains closed for renovation.
New York City was named the "Best North America Destination" by The Irish Trade. The vote was compiled by more than 6000 individual travel industry employees.
Yes, the Statue of Liberty is open...and tickets are going fast! Ticket reservations are available for Liberty Island, the pedestal and the crown of the Statue of Liberty. Ferry transportation and the three ticket types to the park are sold by Statue Cruises. Liberty Island access allows you to take a ferry to Liberty Island for the best view of the Statue. These tickets do NOT allow access to inside the Statue or pedestal. Pedestal tickets allow access inside the monument just below the copper structure. The pedestal includes museum exhibit areas and an excellent view of New York Harbor from the balcony. This is the option recommended for visitors with small children or who have difficulty climbing hundreds of stairs to the crown. Crown tickets allow access up inside the crown itself. Crown tickets are limited to a few hundred a day and are in extremely high demand. There are a lot of details to know so please visit www.statuecruises.com for information including height restrictions. You can also call 877-523-9849 or 201-604-2800 for further information.
The Observation Deck at the new 1 World Trade Center is scheduled to open in 2015.
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 mta.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Michael Buble at Madison Square Garden...July 8.
A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER; AFTER MIDNIGHT, Sutton Foster in ALADDIN; ALL THE WAY; ALMOST MAINE; DINNER WITH FRIENDS; Tyne Daly opens March 24, in MOTHERS AND SON; Fran Drescher, of the Nanny fame, is on Broadway in CINDERELLA through April 15; I CALL MY BROTHERS; THE CORRESPONDENT; A TIME TO KILL; BEAUTIFUL The Carole King Musical, is at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre; MACHINAL; CHICAGO; Rogers & Hammerstein's CINDERELLA is at the very close by Broadway Theatre; THE GLASS MENAGERIE with Cherry Jones; JERSEY BOYS sings on at the August Wilson Theatre; KINKY BOOTS; THE LION KING continues to roar at the Minskoff; MACHINAL is in previews at the American Airlines Theatre on 42nd Street; MAMMA MIA at the Broadhurst Theatre has audiences dancing in aisles at every performance; MY DAUGHTER KEEPS OUR HAMMER; Roald Dahl's MATILDA The Musical is at the Shubert; MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL is an evening of some of the greatest R&B music; NEWSIES; ROMEO AND JULIET; NO MAN’S LAND/WAITING FOR GODOT; OF MICE AND MEN; ONCE, set in Dublin, continues at the Jacobs Theatre; PIPPIN shares its energy nightly at the Music Box; ROCK OF AGES is at the Helen Hayes; RODGER'S AND HAMMERSTEINS'S CINDERELLA; THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of 9 Tony awards, is at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre; THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY; THE LION KING; THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at the Majestic is celebrating 25 years on Broadway; TONY & TINA'S WEDDING; TWELFTH NIGHT and RICHARD III; WICKED is still a tough ticket; OUTSIDE MULINGAR is in previews; ROCKY.
Opening March 24, MOTHERS AND SON; ACT ONE presented by Lincoln Center Theater March 20 to June 15; Estelle Parsons and Stephen Spinella will begin performances on April 1 of VELOCITY OF AUTUMN; Tony Shalhoub and Santino Fontana will both play the playwright and theatre director Moss Hart at different times of his life in the new production of "Act One" which is based on the 1959 autobiography; Tyne Daly is coming back to Broadway.. Tickets are on sale now for Denzel Washington in A RAISIN IN THE SUN at the Barrymore...previews begin March 8 - in a limited run of fourteen weeks; BILL W. AND DR. BOB; THE CAPABLES, THE DESIGNATED MOURNER; A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM and MURDER FOR TWO are in previews; BULLETS OVER BROADWAY previews begin March 11, tickets are on sale now; Tickets are now on sale for CABARET with Alan Cumming and Michelle Williams at Studio 54, with previews set to begin March 21; HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, starring Neil Patrick Harris goes into previews on March 29 but tickets are on sale now; IF/THEN tickets are now on sales with previews beginning on March 5; KING KONG may reach Broadway this year; STOP HITTING YOURSELF; THE LAST SHIP, with words and music by Sting, is comming to the Neil Simon Theater on September 30; Audra McDonald comes back to Broadway in the spring as Billie Holiday in LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL. Performances begin March 25; opening is April 13.
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.
The Asia Society will exhibit NALINI MALANI: TRANSGRESSIONS. The exhibition will feature a video/shadow play in addition to a selection of Ms. Malani's artist books. Tuesday through Sunday 11am to 6pm at 725 Park Avenue at 70th Street. www.asiasociety.org/museum.
The National September 11th Memorial and Museum is scheduled to open in mid-May. While the Memorial will continue to be free, there will be an entrance charge of $24 for adults to enter the Museum. Discounted entrance fees for the Museum will be set for seniors, students and other groups.
REPORT ON THE CONSTRUCTION OF A SPACESHIP MODULE will occupy the fifth floor of the New Museum through April 13. This is a Soviet-era, science-fiction spaceship based on the sci-fi film "Ikarie XB-l" released in 1963. 235 Bowery. newmuseum.org.
After a $79 million dollar three-year renovation that adds 6,000 square feet (60%) of gallery space and new exhibits, the Smithsonian Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum will re-open in the fall.
The New York Hall of Science will host numerous interactive displays when an exhibit called "Connected World," about environmental sustainability reopens its Great Hall in the fall. The museum is aiming at keeping younger visitors who, they say, typically stop coming after they reach the age of 12.
At the American Museum of Natural History, Central Park West at 79th St, DARK UNIVERSE A new space show at the Hayden Planetarium. Beginning November 16: The Power of Poison. amnh.org or call 212.769.5100.
Featured is "A Beautiful Way to Go: New York's Green-Wood Cemetery" to mark the 175th anniversary of Brooklyn’s National Historic Landmark. Green-Wood predated Central Park and Prospect Park. It was an example of the "rural cemetery movement" and was made necessary by the filling up of Manhattan cemeteries by the thousands of immigrants. Green-Wood Cemetery was incorporated on April 18, 1838 in the new city of Brooklyn. The exhibit includes paintings, photographs, maps, guides and other memorabilia.
At the Frick Collection, 1 East 70th St at Fifth Av, Vermeer, Rembrandt, and Hals Masterpieces of Dutch Painting from the Mauritshis. frick.org or 212.288.0700.
The Space Shuttle Pavilion is open at the INTREPID Sea, Air & Space Museum Complex at Pier 86 (West 46th Street and Twelfth Avenue). intrepidmuseum.org.
MoMA (the Museum of Modern Art) located at 11 West 53rd Street between Fifth and Sixth Avenues is a very short walk from the Wellington. The museum is open until 830pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday...and Friday night is free@ 212.708.9400 or moma.org.
Silla: Korea's Golden Kingdom November 4 to February 23. In the ancient world, the kingdom of Silla was renowned as a country of gold. Spectacular objects of gold regalia, gold and glass bead jewelry, precious metal, etc, make up this first exhibit. November 5 to March 2, nearly 300 carefully selected works of Venetian Glass by Carlo Scarpa: The Venini Company 1932-1947. Jewels by JAR November 20 to March 9. 400 works by the most acclaimed jewelry designer in the last 35 years, Joel A. Rosenthal...JAR.
Through March 9, the JEWELS BY JAR exhibition features more than 400 works by the most acclaimed jewelry designer of the last 35 years, Joel A. Rosenthal, who works in Paris under the name JAR. The Met’s first exhibition devoted to a contemporary artist of gems showcases a selection of JAR's finest pieces—from jewels in classical flower forms and organic shapes to witty objets d'art—all executed with the most exquisite gem stones including diamonds, sapphires, garnets, topazes, and many more. The Met Store is pleased to complement this exhibition with a unique jewelry collection designed by JAR. Call 212.570.3767 for more information. Also: Ink Art: Silla - Korea's Golden Kingdom through February 23; Past as Present in Contemporary China through April 6; American West in Bronze through April 13; and Cleopatra's Needle through June 8.
Express admission tickets to the Met are available online, allowing you to avoid waiting in admission lines. Simply redeem the print-at-home ticket for an admission button at any Admission, Information or Will Call desk. Tickets include admission to the Met's collection and all special exhibitions and same-day admission to The Cloisters museum and gardens. Tickets are valid for up to one year after the date of purchase. Go to www.metmuseum.org/visit. The museum is open seven days a week. Hours are Sunday through Thursday: 10am to 530pm; Friday and Saturday: 10am to 9pm. The Met is closed January 1, the first Monday in May, Thanksgiving and December 25. Call 212.535.7710 or go to www.metmuseum.org/visit for more information.
Hours at the Cloisters (99 Margaret Corbin Drive, Fort Tryon Park (www.metmuseum.org/cloisters) are: March through October: 10am to 515pm; November through February: 10am to 445pm. The Cloisters is closed January 1, Thanksgiving and December 25.
At the Whitney: T. J. WILCOX: IN THE AIR through February 9; AMERICAN LEGENDS: FROM CALDER TO O'KEEFE - ongoing. 945 Madison Avenue at 75th Street. whitney.org
LEONARDO DA VINCI: TREASURES FROM THE BIBLIOTECA REALE, TURIN through February 2. Admission to the Morgan Library's McKim rooms is without charge during the following times: Tuesday - 3-5pm; Friday - 7-9pm; Sunday 4-6pm. The Morgan is open holiday Mondays. Admission is not required to visit the Morgan Shop, Morgan Cafe or Morgan Dining Room. Visit www.themorgan.org or call 212.685.0008.
The Guggenheim is at Fifth Avenue at 89th Street. 212.423.3500 or guggenheim.org.
The Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum has closed for a two-year major expansion but is hosting a free exhibition of contemporary graphic design on Governors Island.
CHAGALL - Love, War, Exile at The Jewish Museum Fifth Av at 92nd St through February 2, 2014. thejewishmuseum.org.
The Museum at FIT, located at Seventh Avenue at 27th Street, is open Tuesday to Friday noon to 8pm and Saturday 10am to 5pm. For more information visit museumfitnyc.edu/museum