Best Broadway travel tricks in 2021? Looking for the best things to do in NYC this weekend? Whether you’re the group planner searching for more things to do in NYC today, or you have no plans yet, here are some ideas to add to your list for this weekend. Check out the Spotlight on Orchids show at New York Botanical Garden, take a Winter Sound Walk at Brooklyn’s botanic garden, attend a virtual red carpet at a Golden Globes party or head out for some amazing art around the city. Whatever you do, don’t forget a mask and to socially distance.
The Mean Girls Broadway ticket market provides numerous options when it comes to buying tickets. In general, we can divide the market into primary and secondary. To put it simply – the primary market is the ticket box office (the box office at the August Wilson, the TKTS around Times Square, and the ticket booths of the different providers), and secondary – the online market (this the resale market). The cheapest possible option is the box office at the August Wilson Theater. But being the cheapest and most popular option of all, it runs out of tickets the quickest. However, if you still manage to snag some tickets there, feel free to use the code “MGBOX” for an additional discount.
Sadly, many shows have closed down due to the pandemic and the financial crisis that followed. Mean Girls closed only recently, which is very bad, because it was an excellent show for teens. My teenagers love all the high school meddling. How old are your kids? I’m sure that they would enjoy Dear Evan Hansen. It is also a teen drama with some plot twists and a happy ending. If they are younger they can enjoy Aladdin. It also has a prince, a princess, and a lot of magic! I heard something about a huge Mean Girls tour after the COVID crisis, and that they are following Hamilton online. Frozen was scheduled to close February 2020, so it is not as much of a pandemics issue. Beetlejuice and Hangmen closed, too. Find many more information at TripAdvisor Broadway 2021.
Lined with huge, brilliantly lit billboards and screens, Times Square is the place to go in New York in the evening, but still exciting at any time of day. This is the location of New York’s New Year’s Eve Celebrations and the famous “ball drop” at midnight, when the square and surrounding streets are filled with people. Times Square is busy and perpetually crowded but has its own unique appeal. Bleachers set up at one end are a great place to take a break and appreciate the scene. Formerly Longacre Square, Times Square was named in 1904 after the New York Times tower. The newspaper first posted current headlines along its moving sign, the first of its kind in the world, in 1928.
One of the most overlooked museums in the city sits across the street from the NY Stock Exchange (NYSE). Federal Hall, built in 1700, is where George Washington took his oath of office (you can see the Bible he was sworn in on!), was the first capitol building of the US, and was the site of the US Customs House in the late 1700s. It’s one of my favorite attractions in the area. I especially love the old vaults of Customs House. I highly recommend you visit, plus it’s small and doesn’t take long. Down the street from NYSE and Federal Hall is the Museum of American Finance. Housed in a historic bank building on Wall Street (of course!), it has permanent exhibits on the financial markets, money, banking, entrepreneurship, and Alexander Hamilton (the founder of the US financial system). If you want to understand the workings of what happens on Wall Street, this is a perfect place to start. Discover extra details at https://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowTopic-g60763-i5-k13476134-New_York_in_Summer_2021_What_should_I_be_aware_of-New_York_City_New_York.html.