I was in New York City last weekend and it had been several years since I was there and it felt so good to return. I want to share with you some highlights from my New York weekend in Manhatten. If you plan to visit, I would recommend everything I am about to mention.
Our first stop was the 911 Memorial. The last time we were there, they still in the were in the development stage for a memorial. There are two reflection pools where the two towers once stood.The reflection pools are a beautiful and yet powerful reminder of how many lost their lives that day.
The 911 Museum is now open nearby and it was established to examine the events leading up to the 9/11 attacks through multimedia displays, narratives and a collection of artifacts.
Ticket prices for the museum are $24 for adults and $15 for kids 7-17 (kids 6 and under are free). Admission is free for all visitors on Tuesday evenings from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m, but you need to make reservations in advance. You can get more information at the Memorial Museum website.
The next stop on our visit was to one of my favorite stores ever, Century Twenty-One. If you are on a visit to New York City and love a bargain, you need to make a stop here.
It is a discount department store kind of like H & M except there are many big brands here, including designer labels, all at great prices. There are so many great clothing and accessory bargains here and people card around their items in these little shopping baskets on wheels.
I ended up finding a couple of tops here and did not feel too guilty since the prices are discounted. There are a couple of locations in Manhattan, but the one I usually visit is located here:
22 Cortlandt Street
New York, NY 10007
If you go to New York, I recommend a visit. Until then, you can shop online and check out the deals on their website at www.c21stores.com.
After shopping and lots of walking around the Financial District, we took a break and watched a couple of World Cup games on TV at a local bar.
After dinner, we headed to see Motown the Musical. This musical tells the story of Berry Gordy's quest to start a record label in the 1950's. The story is intriguing and the performances are outstanding. It is one of those performances that goes by too fast. If you are like me, the songs will remind you of your youth through a wonderful musical journey that includes songs from many fabulous artists that made Motown such an iconic label.
The story has so many great anecdotes about the different artists and the development of some of their songs, that really gives you a great perspective on tunes that are reminiscent of our youth. We saw Motown the Musical at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater in the Theater district.
It is really a fun event for the family too. With the exception of a couple of f-bombs, it is a great way to share some of the music with the kids. Here is a preview of the musical. I give it two thumbs up. It is on a national tour beginning the end of this summer and I honestly may see it again.
So that was my Friday in New York last week. I wish I had been there longer than a weekend as there are so many wonderful things to do in that great city.
Have you been to New York City? What is your favorite place to visit there?