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This year marks the 113th anniversary of the New York International Auto Show. Taking place March 29th – April 7th at the Jacob Javits Center in Manhattan, the auto show will feature beautiful vehicles front and center. The New York International Auto Show was North America’s first car show, and is one of the best-attended industry events by both automakers and the general public.
Most of the world’s top automobile manufacturers will be among the 900,000 square feet of exhibitors at the show. Cars and trucks of yesterday, today and tomorrow will be on display, including concept cars and some New York world debuts.
Whether you’re looking for a guys’ getaway or want to spend time with the family in a fun, kid-friendly environment, the New York International Auto Show has no shortage of things to see and do when it comes to cars.
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May 8 & 9, 2012
The Beach Boys, one of the world’s most legendary and influential bands, have reunited for a global 50th Anniversary Tour. Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston, and David Marks will tour together for the first time in more than two decades, making stops throughout the US and Canada. They will be performing at the Beacon Theatre in New York City on May 8 and 9, 2012. Head down for some ever-good vibrations from the boys who invented surf rock.
On February 12, 2012, the Beach Boys performed at the 2012 Grammy Awards. It marked the group’s first live performance to include Brian Wilson since 1996, and an omen of good things to come. The Tour coincides with the release of a new studio album and commemorative 50th Anniversary catalog with Capitol/EMI. Wilson and Mike Love discussed the upcoming album and tour in a recent interview, stating that Wilson is doing the writing and that all of the songs will flow into each other. The album ends with a Pet Sounds and Smile inspired suite. One track titled, “That’s Why God Made The Radio” brims with classic Beach Boys harmonies, summoning halcyon days gone by.
It’s only fitting that the Beach Boys chose the Beacon Theatre as their NY venue. Designed by Chicago architect Walter Ahlschlager in the Art Deco style, the Beacon opened in 1929 as a forum for vaudeville acts, musical productions, drama, opera, and movies. Known for its flawless acoustics, the Beacon has been a favored New York City stop for top acts since the Roaring Twenties. The original sound-system still provides near-perfect acoustics today.
The Beacon Theatre and Box Office: 2124 Broadway (between West 74th and 75th streets) New York, NY
April is the cruelest month unless you find yourself in the Big Apple. The New York City April Calendar, chockfull of spectacle and flair, will certainly brighten up your spring outlook and banish any lingering winter blahs.
A night at the theatre will transport you from banality and dread. If you still haven’t seen Phantom of the Opera, Broadway’s longest-running hit ever, there’s no time like the present. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s masterpiece continues to enthrall audiences, and the Majestic Theatre, one of the grandest in New York, is a perfect venue, right in the heart of the theatre district. | 212-239-6215
For slightly lighter entertainment you can’t go wrong with the supercalifragilistic musical, Mary Poppins at the New Amsterdam Theater. This handsome production (if somewhat fluorescent) retains all of the best loved songs from the film including “Feed the Birds,” “Chim Chim Cher-ee” and “A Spoonful of Sugar.” | 212-282-2900
Speaking of film, a Classic New York Movie Sites Tour at Ellen’s Stardust Diner will happen on Sunday April 8, 2012 12 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. This tour highlights the timeline of filming in New York City. Stand over Marilyn Monroe’s subway grate from The Seven Year Itch (white dress optional); visit Holly Golightly’s brownstone from Breakfast at Tiffany’s; sit on Woody Allen and Diane Keaton’s bench from Manhattan; admire the Plaza Hotel, as seen in The Way We Were; check out locations from Taxi Driver and Marathon Man. | 212-956-5151
For an uplifting experience take in the Harlem Gospel Choir, the premier American Gospel Choir, on Easter Sunday April 8, 2012 at the B.B. King Blues Club and Grill. Enjoy the spiritual harmonies and an all-you-can-eat Gospel Brunch. | 212-997-4144
After a bucketful of hits, drugs, alcohol, depression, and an acrimonious split, Creed has lovingly regrouped and returns to NYC for a two night gig (April 19-20) at the Beacon Theatre. Lead-singer Scott Stapp exorcises his demons in songs from the new album Full Circle. | 212-465-6500
With a glass of Scotch in one hand and a cigar in the other, Ron White has put audiences in stitches with his drawling, low key, stand-up, on albums, and comedy specials. White rose to stardom while appearing on the Blue Collar Comedy Tour with fellow comedians Jeff Foxworthy, Bill Engvall, and Larry the Cable Guy. Mr. White drops by Radio City Music Hall on Saturday, April 21, 2012 to share more of his drunken adventures in Texas. | 212-247-4777
WHERE TO STAY
A new star is rising to fame in Manhattan’s Theater District; The Chatwal New York has debuted to rave reviews. This 5 star property is a true boutique, featuring a mere 76 perfectly-designed rooms and suites. Guests seeking a truly intimate experience in the midst of Midtown’s hustle and bustle will be instantly charmed by the Art Deco allure of The Chatwal New York.
Nothing says “New York” like The Plaza Hotel. For over a century, this has been the New York address for discerning travelers, dignitaries, and celebrities; the grandeur and opulence of this incredible 5 star hotel is recognized around the world. Their silhouette can be recognized in countless movies, and their name is synonymous with pure, over-the-top glamour.
With a location on Central Park South that is second to none, The Essex New York is situated near Broadway, Carnegie Hall, the shops at Columbus Circle and Lincoln Center. This desirable address makes The Essex New York a favorite among business and leisure travelers alike. Rich jewel-tones combine with warm woods and architectural design to provide a true Manhattan hotel experience.