by Eileen, New York Guest Travel Planner
1. Rodger and Hammerstein’s Cinderella opening in March!
“Ten Minutes Ago”, “Impossible; It’s Possible”, “A Lovely Night”— classic songs that capture the heart! I know quite a few people excited for the revival of this Broadway classic. I admit that my knowledge of the show is limited to the Disney adaptation featuring Brandy and Victor Garber, so it will be great to see a production of this in person! The all too brief preview from the Thanksgiving Day Parade piqued my interest and now I’m anxiously counting down the days until its premiere!
2. Wrestlemania XXVIII at Met Life Stadium
I love wrestling and it’s been my life long dream to attend a Wrestlemania. This year New York and New Jersey are playing joint hosts to the phenomena of Wrestlemania week. Die hard fans will be coming from all over the world to take part in the festivities!
Since October 2011, the Statue of Liberty has undergone significant restoration. I was looking forward to visiting the Statue when it reopened this past year. Unfortunately Hurricane Sandy had other plans, and now the Statue is closed indefinitely. While there isn’t a time frame for when the Statue will reopen, I know I am crossing my finger that it’s in time for the lovely spring weather.
4. Springtime in the City!
Aside from the week or so of my sinuses adjusting, I love spring time in New York! The allure of the cold weather of autumn and winter has worn off for me at this point, and I’m not looking forward to the next three months. I love walking out of the house, only to realize you don’t really need your winter jacket anymore. If you are planning on coming during the spring, you must visit the Brooklyn Botanical Gardens! My family usually ventures into one of the most beautiful areas in Brooklyn on Easter Sunday. It always amazes me
5. Summertime in the City!
Baseball, the great outdoors, tennis, and the beach— I’m ready for summer! I love heading out of town for an extended weekend to Long Island or Connecticut. There are so many great day trips from New York— Philadelphia, Washington D.C, and Boston— why not take advantage of the low prices and weather.
I love baseball, the Mets, and Citi Field. This year the annual All Star Game will be held in Flushing, New York at Citi Field. I think Citi Field is a great ballpark with spectacular views from all over the park, the array of beer and food offered, the easy accessibility from metropolitan area, and because the Mets play there. The Field is reminiscent of Ebbets Field, home to the Brooklyn Dodgers, and pays tribute to the legendary Jackie Robinson right when you step through the home plate entrance. New York will always be a baseball town first— so the All Star game coming to a passionate crowd will be a once in a lifetime experience.
7. Another year with New York!
As a New Yorker through and through, I cannot picture myself anywhere else in the world. New York has theatre, sports teams, art, music, parks, magnificent sights, and a passionate population. If you’ve never been to New York, you must come and experience it for yourself. If you’ve visited us before, you have to come back! This city changes in a matter of months and you never know what’s going to happen next!
From the New York Guest Travel Planners, we wish you a wonderful New Year and hope to hear from you soon!