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New York City Harlem Highlights w/ Gospel Concert & Transfer

1. New York City Harlem Highlights w/ Gospel Concert & Transfer

Fill your heart with joy on an incredible tour of Harlem and discover New York City's most exciting neighborhood. Learn its origins as a rural Dutch farming community to its transformation into a summer retreat for the city's most prominent families.  Get an insight into how urban black culture developed following the Great Migration of the early 20th century by African Americans from the southern states. Hear how artists and writers flocked to the area to create the rich cultural landscape of the Harlem Renaissance.  See iconic sights, such as the Apollo Theatre, legendary Cotton Club, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture and Duke Ellington's former apartment. Visit some of Manhattan's oldest homes such as the Morris-Jumel Mansion. Lastly, listen to the beautiful sounds of the ARC Gospel Choir at their mid-week concert and be inspired by their powerful songs of praise.

NYC: Evening Jazz Cruise on the Yacht Manhattan

2. NYC: Evening Jazz Cruise on the Yacht Manhattan

Cruise New York City's harbor aboard the 1920s-style yacht, the Manhattan, while listening to live jazz music on a 1.5-hour cruise. Enjoy a complimentary drink from the teak and mahogany bar within the climate-controlled, sky-lit solarium. Ride indoors or outdoors in absolute luxury and comfort. Sit back and enjoy gorgeous views of the New York skyline while enjoying a live jazz band that will play everything from classic jazz standards by Gershwin, Cole Porter, and Duke Ellington, to new renditions of Motown songs, R&B grooves, and hits from today! The band does take requests, so please ask for your favorite, as they may very well know it! During your cruise, see many famous buildings and sights, including Battery Park, South Street Seaport and the Financial District, Governor's Island, the Statue of Liberty, and Ellis Island. An alcoholic drink is included to enjoy as you soak up the surrounding sights and sounds.

NYC: Valentine's Day Sunset Cruise with Buffet Dinner

3. NYC: Valentine's Day Sunset Cruise with Buffet Dinner

Show your love to your partner with a romantic Valentine's Day cruise at sunset in NYC. Relish a buffet dinner, and make a toast to your relationship with a glass of Champagne or wine. See some of the city's most famous landmarks as you go, and enjoy an onboard DJ with festive music. Seating is limited to 150 and there is an onboard cash bar should you wish to buy more drinks. The Valentine's Day buffet menu is as follows: • Champagne toast or Wine • Caesar Salad • Penne Rigate with Fresh Tomatoes and Basil • Baked Tilapia served in a White Wine Sauce • Chicken Francaise • Carving Board of Oven Roasted Pork Loin with Traditional Homemade Applesauce • Medley of Seasonal Fresh Vegetables • Oven Roasted Baby New Potatoes • Assorted Dinner Rolls and Sweet Butter • Chef's Selection of Valentines Desserts • Freshly Brewed Coffee and Herbal Tea

Harlem Jazz Series Concert Ticket

4. Harlem Jazz Series Concert Ticket

Listen as the Mount Morris Ascension Presbyterian Church in Harlem plays host to some of today's most talented jazz musicians while paying tribute to history's greatest jazz music. Experience the cool vibrations of jazz as they soothe and invigorate by seemingly magical strings and horns. This 45-minute concert is an event for all of the senses, and it is meant to be both mentally and spiritually uplifting. The series is artistically directed and hosted by Craig Harris. When Harris exploded onto the jazz scene in 1976, he brought the entire history of the jazz trombone with him. He has performed with the top progressive jazz figures and his own projects have brought him far beyond the confines of the jazz world into the sphere of multimedia and performance art as composer, performer, conceptualist, curator and artistic director.

New York City: Harlem Jazz Crawl Tour

5. New York City: Harlem Jazz Crawl Tour

Delve into the Harlem Jazz world on an unforgettable tour through one of New York's most fascinating neighborhoods. Go sightseeing in Harlem's historic jazz district, and learn the history of the area as you move from one club to the next. Meet in a conveniently located Harlem location near the subway line. Visit two neighborhood joints to indulge in great music so you can understand a variety of styles and atmospheres that exist in Harlem today. Want to have dinner or sample local cuisine? No problem, dinner or appetizers can be arranged at the first club you visit. Drinks are available for purchase at each venue. The best has been saved for last: if you're a musician or singer, you can actually perform at one of the clubs you visit! There's nothing more exciting for the group than to have a talented member of the audience get up on stage and jam with the band.

From New York: Harlem Gospel Live Music Concert

6. From New York: Harlem Gospel Live Music Concert

Saturday is the new Sunday for live gospel music in Harlem. Join the hand-clapping, foot-stomping rhythms of an African-American soulful gospel performance every Saturday. Start your day off right with a spiritual awakening.   The Harlem Gospel Series is artistically directed by Craig Harris, a trombonist, composer, and longtime Harlem resident. Harris has been a major figure in the music scene since 1976. He has performed throughout the USA and abroad with some of the genre's most important figures. 

New York City: Alive After Five Cocktail Cruise

7. New York City: Alive After Five Cocktail Cruise

Board a classic yacht and discover New York City from the water on a happy hour cruise. Enjoy the music on board and spend a relaxing evening with friends as you take in the stunning views of the Manhattan skyline on this cruise. This sunset cruise is one of a kind and features views of the Statue of Liberty, Ellis Island, the Brooklyn Bridge, and so much more. It's the perfect cruise for birthdays, celebrations for groups of any size, or just a casual day on a boat.

NYC: New Year's Eve Buffet Dinner Fireworks Harbor Cruise

8. NYC: New Year's Eve Buffet Dinner Fireworks Harbor Cruise

Countdown to midnight and toast the New Year with unbeatable views of the New Year’s fireworks while you cruise around Manhattan on the Spirit of New York. You and your guests will enjoy a holiday dinner buffet freshly prepared by the chef along with an open bar. Savor a 3-hour New Year's Eve dinner cruise featuring delectable cuisine, elegant décor, and stunning views that make for an unforgettable holiday. Imaginative culinary creations, a sparkling wine toast, and a live DJ combine to create an unforgettable New York experience. While onboard, experience exceptional views of New York City’s iconic skyline, DJ entertainment, and festive décor. The crew will happily take care of the details, leaving you to celebrate New Year’s Eve on the Hudson and East Rivers with your friends and family. Choose your departure point from either Pier 61 or Pier 15. Dinner Buffet Sample Menu SALADS (ALL SALADS ACCOMPANIED BY FRESH BREADS AND BUTTER)CAESAR SALADRomaine Lettuce | Aged Reggiano Parmesan Cheese | Herb Crouton | Traditional Caesar DressingMESCULIN SALAD (G*)(V)(N)Dried Cranberries | Feta Cheese | Sliced Almonds | Orange Champagne Vinaigrette | *Contains NutsKALE QUINOA SALAD (V)(G*)(VG)Quinoa | Roasted Red Pepper | Spinach | Lemon Oregano Vinaigrette MAINPASTA AL FORNO (V)Alfredo Sauce | Panko Parmesan CrustHONEY SESAME CHICKENScallions | Fresno Chilies OVEN ROASTED WHITEFISH (G*)Spicy Tomato | White Bean RaguHAND CARVED PRIME RIB (G*)Spice Rub | Horseradish Crème | Au Jus COMPLEMENTSROASTED BROCCOLI (G*)(V)(VG)Toasted Garlic | Chili FlakesGARLIC MASHED POTATOES (V)Idaho Potatoes | Roasted Garlic DESSERTSEASONAL DESSERT STATION (V)(N)Assorted Cakes | Brownies, Pastries | Seasonal Fruit | *Contains Nuts

NYC: The Metropolitan Opera Tickets

9. NYC: The Metropolitan Opera Tickets

Choose from the following operas on stage this season: Le Nozze di Figaro Two exciting conductors, Daniele Rustioni and James Gaffigan, take the podium to lead Mozart’s breathless and breathtaking comedy. Idomeneo The young Mozart’s genius to the world returns to the Met stage, with acclaimed maestro Manfred Honeck making a notable company debut on the podium. Lady Macbeth The story of a lonely woman in 19th-century Russia who falls in love with one of her husband's workers and is driven to murder. Medea Sondra Radvanovsky opens the new season as the mythic sorceress who will stop at nothing in her quest for vengeance. Peter Grimes Benjamin Britten’s masterpiece delivers a tragically realistic rendering of the mistrust, misunderstandings, and dark secrets that lurk within even the closest communities. Tosca Puccini’s melodrama about a volatile diva, a sadistic police chief, and an idealistic artist has offended and thrilled audiences for more than a century. Aida The mighty walls and towering monuments of ancient Egypt once again fill the Met stage, as Verdi’s great spectacle returns. Champion Ryan Speedo Green is the young boxer, Emile Griffith, who rises from obscurity to become a world champion, and Eric Owens portrays Griffith’s older self, haunted by the ghosts of his past.  Der Fliegende Hollander Tomasz Konieczny stars as the accursed Dutchman in Wagner’s eerie drama, alongside incandescent soprano Elza van den Heever as the woman determined to redeem his soul. Die Zauberflote One of opera’s most beloved works—a daring vision by renowned English director Simon McBurney that The Wall Street Journal declared “the best production I’ve ever witnessed of Mozart’s opera.”  Don Carlo Russell Thomas, one of today’s fastest-rising tenors, takes on the title role, a Spanish nobleman caught between private passion and public duty. Don Giovanni Tony Award–winning director, Ivo van Hove, makes a major Met debut with a new take on Mozart’s tragicomedy, re-setting the familiar tale of deceit and damnation in an abstract architectural landscape and shining a light into the dark corners of the story and its characters.  Fedora Umberto Giordano’s exhilarating drama, packed with memorable melody, showstopping arias, and explosive confrontations. L'Elisir d'Amore Donizetti’s heartwarming comedy stars some of today’s most celebrated bel canto singers as the spunky landowner and the hapless peasant in search of love.  La Boheme Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin conducts Puccini’s timeless tragedy for the first time at the Met, leading soprano Eleonora Buratto and tenor Stephen Costello as the bohemian lovers Mimì and Rodolfo La TraviataThree captivating sopranos with many previous triumphs to their names—Nadine Sierra, Ermonela Jaho, and Angel Blue— star as the self-sacrificing courtesan Violetta, one of opera’s ultimate heroines. Lohengrin Wagner’s soaring masterpiece makes its triumphant return to the Met stage. Director François Girard unveils an atmospheric staging that once again weds his striking visual style and keen dramatic insight to Wagner’s breathtaking music. Magic Flute The Met’s abridged, family-friendly version of Mozart’s musical fairy tale returns for the holiday season. Norma Soprano Sonya Yoncheva adds another major heroine to her impressive list of Met roles, starring as the fearless title priestess of Bellini’s scorching bel canto drama. Rigoletto After a lauded premiere on New Year’s Eve 2021, Bartlett Sher’s Art Deco–inspired production of Verdi’s ever-popular masterpiece returns for its first revival. The Hours Inspired by Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway and made a household name by the Oscar-winning 2002 film version starring Meryl Streep, Julianne Moore, and Nicole Kidman, the powerful story concerns three women from different eras who each grapple with their inner demons and their roles in society.

From New Jersey: NYC New Year's Eve Fireworks Dinner Cruise

10. From New Jersey: NYC New Year's Eve Fireworks Dinner Cruise

Countdown to midnight and toast the New Year with unbeatable views of the New Year’s fireworks while you cruise around Manhattan on the Spirit of New York. Enjoy a holiday dinner buffet freshly prepared by the chef along with an open bar. Experience a New Year's Eve dinner cruise featuring delectable cuisine, elegant décor, and stunning views that make for an unforgettable holiday. Imaginative culinary creations, a sparkling wine toast, and a live DJ combine to create an unforgettable evening. While onboard, experience exceptional views of New York City’s iconic skyline, DJ entertainment, and festive décor. The crew will happily take care of the details, leaving you to celebrate New Year’s Eve on the Hudson and East Rivers with your friends and family. Dinner Buffet Sample Menu SALADS (ALL SALADS ACCOMPANIED BY FRESH BREADS AND BUTTER)CAESAR SALADRomaine Lettuce | Aged Reggiano Parmesan Cheese | Herb Crouton | Traditional Caesar DressingMESCULIN SALAD (G*)(V)(N)Dried Cranberries | Feta Cheese | Sliced Almonds | Orange Champagne Vinaigrette | *Contains NutsKALE QUINOA SALAD (V)(G*)(VG)Quinoa | Roasted Red Pepper | Spinach | Lemon Oregano Vinaigrette MAINPASTA AL FORNO (V)Alfredo Sauce | Panko Parmesan CrustHONEY SESAME CHICKENScallions | Fresno Chilies OVEN ROASTED WHITEFISH (G*)Spicy Tomato | White Bean RaguHAND CARVED PRIME RIB (G*)Spice Rub | Horseradish Crème | Au Jus COMPLEMENTSROASTED BROCCOLI (G*)(V)(VG)Toasted Garlic | Chili FlakesGARLIC MASHED POTATOES (V)Idaho Potatoes | Roasted Garlic DESSERTSEASONAL DESSERT STATION (V)(N)Assorted Cakes | Brownies, Pastries | Seasonal Fruit | *Contains Nuts

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4.7 / 5

based on 311 reviews

Really enjoyed the cruise. Fabulous staff and I didn’t think we would get as close as we did to Lady Liberty! Jazz band were very good too! Highly recommend! Thank you for a wonderful last evening in New York City!

Gordon was fantastic guide with an extensive knowledge of jazz. In the spirit of jazz we ad-libbed the evening and hit some truly great performances. I look forward to doing it again next time I’m in the city.

Very knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide, knows the people in the clubs personally. He himself is a fan and has been present in the Jazz scene for many years

Lovely boat, friendly staff, fantastic band and overall a 5* experience as a birthday surprise for my mother .

Beautiful we loved a festive and very welcoming moment