Warm Up to NYC this winter at The Sherry-Netherland
Welcome to the Insider's New York! Pull out your woolen wraps and join us for the winter season when less is more. We're talking about enjoying far fewer crowds for wonderful year-round things to do and places to go in NYC.
Our Favorite Things to Do in Manhattan Right Now
Welcome to the Insider's New York! Pull out your woolen wraps and join us for the winter season when less is more. We're talking about enjoying far fewer crowds for wonderful year-round things to do and places to go in NYC. There are lots of reasons -- including hit musicals and great museums -- why New Yorkers secretly adore this time of year. As insider's know, we call winter in New York City the secret season.
Winter is Ideal to Catch the Best Broadway Shows
Reason #1: Avoid "sold-out" shows. January is the quietest month for Broadway ticket sales and February takes second place. With an annual attendance of more than 13-million theater goers, less competition at the box office is especially good news for visitors. The 2015-2016 winter season features three out of four of the longest-running musicals of all time: "The Phantom of the Opera," "Chicago," and "The Lion King." Other current child-friendly musicals are "Wicked," "Matilda," "Aladdin," and "The King and I," a 2015 Tony Award winner. Catch smash hits from this season's newly opened shows, with "Hamilton," receiving massive raves. Times Square and 40 Broadway theaters are within one mile or less of The Sherry-Netherland.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art is Less Crowded in Winter
Reason #2: Admire art masterpieces. Top Manhattan museums, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, are best appreciated without crowds. Visit during the winter months to stand close enough to admire Van Gogh's swirling brush strokes on a canvas he considered among his best. Step back far enough from another oil painting to appreciate its lines and proportions, which Van Gogh called beautiful. Join a docent for a tour of museum highlights, children's art trek, sketching at Sunday studios or an art history lecture. Their 2014 record-breaking attendance (of 6.3 million attendees) places this fine art museum among a handful of the world's most visited. It’s a treat to spend the better part of a winter's day wandering through the galleries and the magnificent ancient Temple of Dendur at leisure.
Chinatown NYC Celebrates the Lunar New Year
Reason #3: The colorful, traditional Chinese New Year and Firecracker Ceremony is intended to ward off evil spirits, so stop by for good luck. Lion, dragon and unicorn dance troupes perform onstage in Roosevelt Park (between Grand and Hester streets) and then snake their way through Manhattan's Chinatown, one of America's oldest Chinese communities. More than 5,000 people are expected each year to watch the spectacle featuring elaborate floats, marching bands, lion and dragon dances, musicians and magicians, Asian acrobats and performers. Bring your sweetheart and a camera down to Chinatown to usher in the New Year and why not stay for dim sum?
Suite Ninety Anniversary
Celebrate 90 years and book The Sherry-Netherland's Suite Ninety Anniversary package and stay in a beautiful one-bedroom suite, daily continental breakfast served via room service and a $300 credit to dine at Harry Cipriani's. Receive a bottle of champagne, a commemorative keepsake box of Louis Sherry Belgian Chocolate, and two plush terry robes to take home.
The Family Getaway
Book The Family Getaway package and receive a stuffed giraffe named Louis, four $10 MetroCard's, four tickets to the Central Park Zoo, and four tickets to the historic Central Park Carousel.
The ABC's of Luxury Shopping
Stay at The Sherry and experience the joys of shopping in our mid-town location. We will give you three $50 gift certificates, one for use at the Apple Store, one for Barneys New York, and one for Coach, to help get you started.