NYC Neighborhood Tours:

A Guide to History, Architecture, and Diversity

New York City is a vibrant city with a thriving entertainment scene. There is something for everyone to enjoy, from Broadway shows to music concerts to sports events.

 

Here is a list of some of the most popular NYC entertainment venues for visitors:

 

Plays and Broadway Shows

 

  • Broadway: Broadway is home to some of the best theater in the world. There are always a variety of shows to choose from, including musicals, plays, and comedies.

 

Some of the most popular Broadway shows include:

 

  • The Lion King
  • Hamilton
  • Wicked
  • Chicago
  • Aladdin
  • The Phantom of the Opera
  • Come From Away
  • Six
  • Hadestown
  • Moulin Rouge! The Musical
  • Tina: The Tina Turner Musical
  • Dear Evan Hansen
  • Harry Potter and the Cursed Child

Music Concerts

 

  • Madison Square Garden: MSG is one of the largest and most iconic arenas in the world. It hosts a variety of concerts, including rock, pop, and country.
  • Radio City Music Hall: Radio City is a historic venue that hosts a variety of concerts, including Broadway shows, pop concerts, and dance performances.
  • Beacon Theatre: The Beacon is a smaller, more intimate venue that hosts a variety of concerts, including rock, folk, and jazz.
  • Brooklyn Steel: Brooklyn Steel is a newer venue that hosts a variety of concerts, including rock, pop, and electronic music.

Shows

 

  • Comedy Cellar: The Comedy Cellar is a famous comedy club that has hosted some of the biggest names in comedy.
  • Blue Man Group: The Blue Man Group is a performance art group that puts on a unique and entertaining show.
  • Stomp: Stomp is a percussion performance troupe that puts on a high-energy and exciting show.
  • Cirque du Soleil: Cirque du Soleil is a Canadian circus company that produces world-class acrobatic and circus shows.

Sports

 

  • Yankee Stadium: Yankee Stadium is home to the New York Yankees baseball team.
  • Citi Field: Citi Field is home to the New York Mets baseball team.
  • Madison Square Garden: MSG is home to the New York Knicks basketball team and the New York Rangers hockey team.
  • Arthur Ashe Stadium: Arthur Ashe Stadium is home to the US Open tennis tournament.

 

New York City is home to several professional sports teams, including:

 

  • New York Knicks (basketball)
  • Brooklyn Nets (basketball)
  • New York Rangers (hockey)
  • New York Islanders (hockey)
  • New York Giants (football)
  • New York Jets (football)

Off Broadway

 

  • New York Theatre Workshop: The New York Theatre Workshop is a non-profit theater company that produces new and innovative plays.
  • Atlantic Theater Company: The Atlantic Theater Company is a non-profit theater company that produces new plays and musicals.
  • Second Stage Theater: The Second Stage Theater is a non-profit theater company that produces contemporary plays and musicals.
  • MCC Theater: MCC Theater is a non-profit theater company that produces new and innovative plays.

 

Cabaretes

 

  • Feinstein’s/54 Below: Feinstein’s/54 Below is a cabaret club that hosts a variety of performers, including singers, comedians, and magicians.
  • Birdland: Birdland is a jazz club that has hosted some of the biggest names in jazz.
  • The Carlyle Cafe: The Carlyle Cafe is a cabaret club that hosts a variety of performers, including singers, comedians, and magicians.
  • Don’t Tell Mama: Don’t Tell Mama is a cabaret club that hosts a variety of performers, including singers, comedians, and magicians.
  • The Oak Room at The Plaza Hotel
  • The Cutting Room
  • Joe’s Pub
  • The Duplex
  • The Laurie Beechman Theatre
  • The Metropolitan Room

In addition to the venues listed above, there are many other places to catch a show or performance in New York City. Some other popular options include:

 

  • Comedy Cellar
  • The Stand
  • The Bell House
  • Brooklyn Steel
  • Music Hall of Williamsburg
  • St. Ann’s Warehouse
  • The Public Theater
  • La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club
  • The New Victory Theater
  • Lincoln Center
  • Carnegie Hall
  • The Metropolitan Opera House
  • The New York Philharmonic: This world-renowned symphony orchestra offers a variety of concerts throughout the year.
  • The American Museum of Natural History: This world-renowned museum offers a variety of exhibits on natural history, including dinosaurs, animals, and the human body.

 

Families

 

  • Dave & Buster’s: This popular chain offers a variety of activities for all ages, including arcade games, a bowling alley, and a restaurant.
  • Chelsea Piers: This family-friendly entertainment complex features a variety of activities, including roller skating, bowling, mini golf, and arcade games.
  • AMC Empire 25: This movie theater offers a variety of new releases, as well as IMAX and Dolby Cinema screenings.
  • The Bell House: This music venue offers a variety of family-friendly concerts, including folk, rock, and pop.
  • Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM):This performing arts center offers a variety of family-friendly productions, including theater, dance, and music.

Tips for Visitors

 

  • Book tickets in advance: Tickets for popular Broadway shows and concerts can sell out quickly, so it is important to book your tickets in advance.
  • Dress appropriately: The dress code for NYC entertainment venues varies depending on the venue. For Broadway shows and concerts, it is generally best to dress smart casual. For sports events, you can dress more casually.
  • Arrive early: It is always a good idea to arrive at the venue early, especially if it is a popular venue. This will give you time to find your seat and purchase any food or drinks that you want.

I hope this list helps you plan your next NYC entertainment adventure!

Have a wonderful time!