NYC Weekend Guide for November 18 – 19, 2017

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Thanksgiving is almost here!

To get in the holiday spirit, the city has plenty of holiday-themed activities to see and do this weekend – not to mention plenty of regular activities and events as well! From special museum exhibitions to the famed Rockettes at Radio City Music Hall, the city is truly coming alive as the holiday season edges closers. Here’s just a few things to see and do in NYC for this weekend!

Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designers

This popular new exhibition at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in Manhattan examines the work of celebrated Renaissance artist Michelangelo Buonarroti. The new exhibit features about 150 paintings, drawings and sculptures as well as architectural models he personally created. Don’t miss this landmark exhibit!

Downton Abbey: The Exhibition

Fans of Downtown Abbey will definitely want to check out Downton Abbey: The Exhibition, currently underway 218 West 57th Street in Manhattan. The exhibit features thousands of costumes, set recreations and authentic artifacts from Edwardian England. A must for TV and history fans alike!

Winter Wonderland: George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker

For generations, the popular holiday play The Nutcracker has enchanted people of all ages all around the world. Fans of the famed show will definitely want to head on over to Lincoln Center to check out this special exhibition, which features a treasure trove of costumes, set models, photographs and authentic film footage related to the celebrated ballet. There’s no better way to get into the holiday spirit!

The Butterfly Conservatory

The popular, ongoing exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History in the Upper West Side of Manhattan boasts a live collection of three different species of butterflies. The exhibit opens at 10AM and costs $23 to enter. A fun and unique attraction for everyone!

The Rockettes

The world-famous Rockettes are back! The holiday season’s most celebrated performance has been enthralling New Yorkers and visitors alike for generations at Radio City Music Hall in Rockefeller Center. For tickets and more information, please visit www.rockettes.com!

Explore the Famous Rockefeller Center

Speaking of the Rockettes, why not explore the festive Rockefeller Center to get into the holiday spirit? Sure, it’s crowded and touristy, but that’s part of the fun! Go ice skating, shop for holiday presents, see the famous Christmas tree and check out some incredible views from the Top of the Rock. It’s all right here in Rockefeller Center!