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NYC & Company highlight upcoming events in New York City

22nd October 2021 - 11:30am

Tryphavana Cross (Sales, Marketing & PR Director NYC & Company Ireland)

Tryphavana Cross (Sales, Marketing & PR Director NYC & Company Ireland)



NYC & Company is encouraging New Yorkers, visitors and meeting delegates to safely enjoy a selection of new and upcoming experiences and places to visit.


“As New York City rebounds and visitors return… It’s Time for New York City,” said Fred Dixon (President & CEO NYC & Company). “Keeping with NYC’s tradition of constant renewal and reinvention, new world-class products and infrastructure join our best known icons to keep NYC the most exhilarating and welcoming urban destination in the world”.


See below for a list of what’s new across the 5 boroughs in 2021 and beyond. There is something to cater to every taste though my top five pick would be:

5 - With 3 kids under 10, I live and breath Harry Potter:

The world’s first official Harry Potter flagship store, Harry Potter New York, opened in June in the Flatiron District. The store features the largest selection of Harry Potter and Fantastic Beasts merchandise under one roof, as well as 15 themed areas, interactive displays and photo-ops.


4 - I’m a fan & would love to see these conveniently in one place:

526 6th Avenue, Banksy:Genius or Vandal?, is a world-renowned exhibition dedicated to the famous British artist. On display through Thanksgiving weekend, the exhibit features more than 80 genuine, authenticated artworks by Banksy.


3 - NYC skyline at a height is hard to beat & I’d love to see another perspective:

SUMMIT is NYC’s newest observation deck and immersive experience at the crown of the iconic new One Vanderbilt skyscraper. SUMMIT will take visitors to the highest vantage point in Midtown with views of the Chrysler Building, Empire State Building and north to Central Park, and glass floor ledges that overhang over 1,000 feet above Madison Avenue. The observation deck will also offer food and beverages created by Danny Meyer.


2 - This comes highly recommended and is family friendly too:

Due to its successful summer run, the Immersive Van Gogh Exhibit New York will return to Pier 36 November 17 through January 2, 2022, featuring Van Gogh’s art in a captivating digital exhibit. Additionally, Van Gogh: The Immersive Experience, a separate 360-degree digital art exhibition at the Skylight on Vesey in Lower Manhattan, is running now through January 2022.


1 - Can’t go to New York without seeing a Broadway Show:

Broadway has returned with The Lion King, Chicago, Wicked; newer productions including Hadestown, Waitress, Hamilton, Come From Away; brand-new shows that will debut including Thoughts of a Colored Man, Diana and Mrs. Doubtfire; and many more. For a full list, visit


For much more across the 5 boroughs, here’s a detailed listing:

Attractions: The Phoenix Family Thrill Roller Coaster opened this summer at Coney Island. Standing 68 feet tall, reaching speeds of 34mph, it is a thrilling new addition at Deno’s Wonder Wheel Amusement Park, which celebrated its 100th season last year. RiseNY by Running Subway, a new entertainment attraction opening later this year, will connect visitors to NYC, exploring the history of NYC via live actors, immersive media and museum galleries and with a soaring ride.


Museums, Cultural Organizations and Performing Arts: In May, the Whitney Museum of American Art debuted Day's End by David Hammons as permanent public art in Hudson River Park, directly across from the museum. The exhibition pays homage to Gordon Matta-Clark’s 1975 artwork. Day’s End alludes to the history of NYC’s waterfront from the City’s shipping industry in the late 19th century to its role as a gathering place for the gay community in the 1970s.


The redesigned Allison and Roberto Mignone Halls of Gems and Minerals opened at the American Museum of Natural History and feature nearly 5,000 specimens from 95 countries—including two amethyst geodes that are among the world’s largest on public display.


Automania, on display at MoMA through January 2, 2022, showcases an in-depth look at automobiles and car culture in the 20th century.


Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams, at the Brooklyn Museum through February 20, 2022, covers the legacy of the House of Dior and highlights Dior's many sources of inspiration, including over 200 haute couture garments as well as photographs, sketches, archival videos, vintage perfume elements and accessories.


The Metropolitan Museum of Art launched the Costume Institute’s newest exhibition, a two-part show on view through September 5, 2022. Part one, In America: A Lexicon of Fashion, opened in September and celebrates the Costume Institute’s 75th anniversary, exploring a modern vocabulary of American fashion. Part two, In America: An Anthology of Fashion, opening on May 5, 2022, will explore the development of American fashion.


Notorious RBG: The Life and Times of Ruth Bader Ginsburg (RBG), at the New-York Historical Society, is based on the popular Tumblr and bestselling book of the same name. The exhibition, on display through January 23, 2022, will look at RBG, highlighting her efforts to protect civil rights and foster equal opportunity for all.


Greater New York, MoMA PS1’s signature survey of artists living and working in the NYC area, will return to Long Island City, Queens, for its fifth edition, through April 18, 2022. It offers a view of NYC through the work of 47 artists and collectives.


The Louis Armstrong House Museum in Corona, Queens will have a new cultural center with an interactive exhibit, archival collections, 68-seat jazz club and store, projected to open by the end of the year.


Victoria Theater will open as an addition to Harlem’s iconic Apollo Theater next year, marking the first expansion in its history. The theaters at the Victoria, located down the street from the Apollo, will offer two new and flexible performance spaces, one with 99 seats and the other with 199 seats.


Lincoln Center and the New York Philharmonic have accelerated the revitalization of the iconic David Geffen Hall, which is slated to reopen in fall 2022. This project will create a premier home for the New York Philharmonic. Additionally, the Sidewalk Studio, a new addition visible from the street, will be a home for educational, artistic and community activities.


Waterfront and Outdoor Activities: iti Bike is now one of the largest bike share systems in the world, second to China’s, with this year’s expansion in Inwood and Washington Heights. A bronze statue of Ruth Bader Ginsburg created by artists Gillie and Marc has been unveiled at City Point in Downtown Brooklyn. Little Island opened at Pier 55 as a free public park featuring green space, a 687-seat amphitheater, a plaza, lawn space, food and beverage offerings and more. Hudson River Park opened a redesigned Pier 76, including outdoor flexible space, numerous interpretive plaques detailing the area’s history and a propeller from the SS United States passenger liner, famous as the record holder for the fastest passenger ship to cross the Atlantic Ocean.


Retail: The luxury-consignment store, The RealReal opened in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn - its third NYC store. It offers gently used adult and children’s clothes, jewelry, fine art and home decor at a fraction of the original cost. Loeffler Randall opened its first storefront in Soho showcasing the brand’s unique shoes, handbags and accessories in the trendy neighborhood. This fall, Madison Avenue shoppers can visit new the flagship boutiques of Fendi, LTD x Lizzie Tisch, Manolo Blahnik and Sleepy Jones; the newly expanded flagships of Akris and Brunello Cucinelli; and the City's newest venue for major art shows, Art House New York (a five-story exhibition hall in the former location of Barneys New York, opening on November 3 with ‘Nurse Heroes & Women Who Dared’).


The 95th annual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade will return with spectators this year. Kicking off at 9am on November 25, the event will include marching bands, cheer and specialty group performances, signature floats and balloons, with more details to be announced.


For guides to NYC’s many neighbourhoods visit HERE.


For a list of recent openings and reopenings visit HERE.


Mayor Bill de Blasio’s Key to NYC program is now in full effect. New Yorkers and visitors age 12 and older are required to show proof of vaccination to participate in indoor activities (e.g. restaurants, bars, venues, theatres, attractions etc.). For the latest updates visit HERE.

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Tryphavana Cross (Sales, Marketing & PR Director NYC & Company Ireland)

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