Category: Family Friendly

December 05 2018

The Nutcracker: A New York City Ballet Christmas Tradition

The year was 1892, and the St. Petersburg audience had packed into the theater on a frigid December evening to see Iolanta, a new opera by Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky. Also on the program was the composer’s latest ballet, which, by all contemporary accounts, turned out to be mediocre at best. Today, The Nutcracker is universally recognized as one of the finest ballets of the 19th century and a tradition virtually synonymous with Christmas. Now through December 30, you have the … Read More

October 07 2018

The Rink at Rockefeller Center Plaza

One of the most iconic venues in all of Manhattan, the Rink at Rockefeller Center Plaza has appeared in countless films, television shows, and photographs, making the Rink an unmistakable symbol of wintery wonder and holiday magic. As a guest of the Lotte New York Palace, you’re just a four-minute walk away from this enchanting NYC attraction. No reservations are required to enjoy a spin on the ice. Just show up, check in, and savor a delicious meal or hot … Read More

July 06 2018

If Music Be The Food of Love, Play On!

In 1954 legendary theater director and producer Joseph Papp decided the greatest city in the world deserved a summer series devoted to the work of the world’s greatest playwright. What began as a collection of workshops has now grown into Shakespeare in the Park, a massive seasonal production that stages two shows each summer at the Delacorte Theater, an open-air performance venue in Central Park that seats up to 1800. The first play to go up at the Delacorte was … Read More