A New Year is Upon Us

Ringing in the New Year is always exciting, from house parties to quiet dinners, everyone across the globe has their way of celebrating. In case you should find yourself without a plan this chilly New Year’s Eve, see one of our suggestions below and ring the new year in right. As always, Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. Happy Holidays to you and yours – Holiday Inn Manhattan View.

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Watch the Ball Drop in Times Square

42nd to 47th Streets between Broadway and Seventh Avenue, Midtown – free

Run Through Central Park at Midnight

Race starts on the 72nd Street Transverse inside Central Park – $60 for NYRR members and $65 for non-members

Go Clubbing, ‘Jersey Shore’ Style

AMC 34th Street, 312 W. 34th St Chelsea – $55 including open bar – your ticket gets you into the after-hours party at Le Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St., beginning at 2am

Party Into New Year’s Day at Webster Hall

125 E. 11th Street, East Village – $50 general admission to the after hours party beginning at 3:30am

Antibalas Afrobeat at SOB’s – 204 Varick Street – TriBeCa – $40 in advance


Watch the Prospect Park Fireworks

Grand Army Plaza, Prospect Heights – Free

Get in the Afrobeat Groove at the Knitting Factory Brooklyn

361 Metropolitan Ave., Williamsburg – $60 in advance, $70 on New Year’s Eve

Rock-n-Bowl at Brooklyn Bowl

61 Wythe Ave., Williamsburg – $40 at the door


Toast 2014 in an Astoria Beer Garden

Bohemian Hall & Beer Garden, 29-19 24th Ave., Astoria – $80 per person

Breathe in the New Year with Yoga and Meditation

The Giving Tree Yoga Studio, 22-56 31st St., Astoria – $25, $5 for members

The Bronx

Dance All Night at Salsa Con Fuego

2297 Cedar., University Avenue – free admission

Staten Island

Have Family-Friendly Fun at the Staten Island Children’s Museum

1000 Richmond Terrace, Randall Manor – Free with museum admission, $6 for people 1 year old or older


Winter Wonderland

The holiday season brings out the joy in all of us and the memories created are almost never forgotten. As we prepare to spend these memorable days with family and friends, we at Holiday Inn Manhattan View would like to wish you all many merry days.

Largest Gingerbread Village in the World

“GingerBread Lane” is a 1.5-ton, 300-square-foot village, currently on display at the New York Hall of Science in Flushing Meadows-Corona Park has been named the largest gingerbread village in the world by the 2014 Guinness World Records.

The village consists of 160 houses made completely of edible gingerbread, royal icing and candy, was created by Jon Lovitch and has been on display since November.

GingerBread Lane will be on display through January 12 from Tuesday through Friday from 9:30 am to 5 pm, and weekends from 10 am to 6 pm.

Donate clothing and toys this holiday season

The Queens Courier will be collecting toys and clothing to be donated this year to the Queens Centers for Progress’ Apple Preschool in Jamaica for their annual holiday gift drive.

The Apple Preschool program offers children with disabilities between three to five years old a large variety of educational and therapeutic services, including speech, occupational and physical therapy and counseling.

The Apple Preschool is asking for new, unused and unwrapped donations for their students, 31 girls and 52 boys between the ages of three and four.

Donations can be dropped off at The Queens Courier’s office, located at 38-15 Bell Boulevard in Bayside or at People’s United Bank branches in Glendale and Long Island City.

Book Early and Save!

Book a stay with us at the Holiday Inn Manhattan View between December 19 – 25 and save 14%. Contact us for more information on this great promotion.

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