A visit to New York can be a magical time for lovers of art, history and culture, with so many thrilling places to visit, as well as any number of special events taking place at any one time. Make the most of your trip by taking in some of the most exciting attractions, and really getting to know a unique facet of this wonderful city.
Memorable Places to Visit
11 West 53rd Street NY 10019 is the home of The Museum of Modern Art, or as it is better known, MoMa. The collection is amazing and expect anything from Henry Moore sculptures to Van Gogh and Picasso. You can see Andy Warhol’s famous Campbell’s soup cans here, as well as The Scream by Edvard Munch. Be ready to queue, it’s a popular museum. The Met, or Metropolitan Museum of Art is at 1000 Fifth Avenue, an easy address to remember, and as befits the location, the building itself is stunning. From its imposing facade, to the mosaic floors and vaulted glass ceilings and classical arches, it’s a great setting for everything from Matisse to Warhol again, plus some of the world’s most famous pieces. If you plan on visiting, set aside the whole day, it’s huge. As well as the more obvious attractions, art and culture in New York can mean so much more, for example why not try a Brooklyn Graffiti Art Tour to see some fabulous examples of urban city art.
Theatre, Music, Dance
A cultural trip to New York wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the theatre. Everyone’s heard of Broadway, THE place for theatre. See Volpone, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Glengarry Glen Ross, or any of dozens of on Broadway shows. There’s a healthy ‘off Broadway’ theatre scene too. The New York City Ballet has staged some wonderful productions, for example George Balanchine’s wonderful take on The Nutcracker. Music lovers can visit the Metropolitan Opera at the Lincoln Center, or take in gigs by bands and musicians in venues such as Madison Square Gardens, The Beacon or The Living Room, as well as hundreds of smaller clubs and bars with live music.
Don’t forget to walk in Central Park, cross Brooklyn Bridge and visit Chinatown to really make the most of culture spotting in New York.
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