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#NYC Bucket List

A Bucket list of must do People, Places, Things and Food in what the locals call "The City"


New York Philharmonic Concerts |Central Park Your Complete Guide at

For those that appreciate an evening of classical music under a night of summer stars, The New York Philharmonic presents its annual Concerts in the Parks series.

American Museum of Natural History

The American Museum of Natural History is one of the world’s preeminent scientific and cultural institutions. Since its founding in 1869, the Museum has advanced its global mission to discover, interpret, and disseminate information about human cultures, the natural world, and the universe through a wide-ranging program of scientific research, education, and exhibition.

Watch the New York Yankees

Preferably watch them play historic rival the Boston Red Sox!

Shakespeare in the Park

Shakespeare in the Park is one of New York City's most beloved summer traditions. New York natives and visitors alike have been enjoying free Shakespeare since performances began in 1954. Now 50 years after the opening of Shakespeare in the Park's permanent home at the Delacorte Theater on June 18, 1962, The Public Theater is proud to continue to produce Shakespeare in the Park.

Guggenheim Museum

An internationally renowned art museum and one of the most significant architectural icons of the 20th century, the Guggenheim Museum is at once a vital cultural center, an educational institution, and the heart of an international network of museums

Top of The Rock – New York City (NYC)

Top of the Rock Observation Deck is New York City’s top sightseeing attraction! Located in midtown Manhattan at historic Rockefeller Center, the views from the 70th floor observatory are unmatched. Discover New York in all forms from 70 stories up at the Top of the Rock Observation Desk

Late Show with David Letterman

Be in the audience for The Late Show with David Letterman!

Walk the Brooklyn Bridge

Manhattan to Brooklyn in search of ice cream, pizza, views and people watching. Just do it!

Row Boating in Central Park

Row boating is available April through October, weather permitting. Row boats can be rented at the Loeb Boathouse daily, 10am to 5:30pm (last rental). The boats must be returned by 6:30pm. Rentals cost $12 for the first hour and $3 each additional 15 minutes. A $30 cash deposit required. Up to four people permitted per boat. No reservations required.

Statue of Liberty National Monument /

The Statue of Liberty is perhaps New York City’s most familiar landmark and the easiest one to overlook since it’s only accessible by boat. Still, it’s worth the short ferry ride to Ellis Island and back to see this historic monument that has welcomed so many generations of hopeful Americans to our shores. Passes are available to visit the Statue’s pedestal observation level, and admission to the immigration museum is included.

Times Square NYC

The Crosswords of the World, Times Square New York. See it to believe it...

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts

The heart of culture in NYC? Lincoln Center was envisioned as a major performing arts center that would develop and present the finest and brightest in all types of performing arts to a diverse audience drawn from all walks of life.

9/11 Memorial

The 9/11 Memorial, located in the heart of the World Trade Center, consists of two enormous reflecting pools set in the footprints of the Twin Towers. Each pool is approximately an acre in size, with 30-foot waterfalls cascading down all sides. Hundreds of white oak trees line the surrounding plaza. The names of 2,983 victims of the attacks of September 11, 2001 at the World Trade Center site, at the Pentagon and aboard Flight 93, as well as the World Trade Center bombing on February 26, 1993, are inscribed into bronze panels surrounding the pools.

Rockefeller Center's Ice Skating Rink

It wouldn’t be winter without a spin around the city's most celebrated traditions. Lace your skates and swirl away at The Ice Skating Rink at Rockefeller Center.

The Ride

THE RIDE is a unique event, equal parts theatrical show and immersive tour. See spectacular performances and classic New York City sights from the comfort of our technologically-advanced moving theater motorcoach.
Experience the best of New York City. Get on, and Experience THE RIDE.

Anderson Cooper Live Talk Show

Be in the audience for Anderson Cooper's new daytime talk TV show, "Live".

The Frick Collection

Welcome to The Frick Collection and the Frick Art Reference Library. Don't know what the Frick this is about? That's why it's on the bucket list!

The Loeb Boathouse Central Park

Discover the ultimate urban oasis, just a short stroll into New York City’s cherished Central Park.

A haven for romantics and nature lovers, this understated icon offers a rare tranquility within the ever-eclectic energy that defines Manhattan.

Guys and Dolls on

Guys and Dolls Overview - Telling the story of a group of small-time gamblers and the ladies in their lives, Guys and Dolls features a classic score by Frank Loesser, including the songs "Luck Be a Lady," "Sit Down, You're Rockin' the Boat" and "A Bushel and a Peck."

(Astoria) Bohemian Hall Beer Garden

Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden oldest beer garden in NY. Since 1910, Bohemian Hall has been a part of New York City history. Ours is the last original remaining Beer Garden in all of NYC. Bohemian Hall is run and managed by the Bohemian Citizens' Benevolent Society of Astoria, a fraternal organization dedicated to education and preserving the Czech and Slovak communities in the area..

Visit the Bronx Zoo

The Bronx Zoo of the Wildlife Conservation Society is the premiere place to study and appreciate the world's many creatures. Home to more than 6,000 animals, the Zoo spans 265 acres that recreate the diverse natural habitats of its numerous residents, from the gorillas of the Congo to the snow leopards of the Himalayas.

Staten Island Ferry

More than a means of transportation, the Staten Island Ferry is an attraction unto itself. For no charge, visitors can enjoy the 25-minute voyage by water from Lower Manhattan to Staten Island and take in the Statue of Liberty and amazing views of New York Harbor and the Manhattan skyline. The ferry—which runs 24 hours a day and serves beer until midnight—drops off visitors at the St. George Ferry Terminal, close to the Staten Island Museum and the St. George Theatre, and just a short bus ride from the Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden.

Prospect Park's Boathouse

The Prospect Park Audubon Center at the Boathouse, Brooklyn, New York is just one of many gems in this often over looked park!

Visit the Brooklyn Brewery

Good food & beer! What else do you need to know? The Brewery promotes the proliferation of good beer and good food whenever it can. Brooklyn beers are currently distributed in 25 states and 20 countries. Throughout 2011 The Brewery underwent an expansion that will double overall capacity in 2012 and quintuple by 2013. Brooklyn Brewery probably exports more beer than any other American craft brewery.

Radio City Christmas Spectacular -- The Rockettes

It's The Christmas Celebration that cannot be missed! The 2012 Christmas Spectacular runs from November 9th through December 30th.