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Things to Do in NY
There are lots places to see and things to do in New York City. Some are free, some not so free and some downright expensive.
The NYC Visitor’s Guide can be found at nycgo.com. It contains information on NYC attractions, hotels, dining, shopping, nightlife and how to get around town.
The USO runs centers around the US and internationally. The USO of Metropolitan New York has centers located at JFK Airport, Fort Hamilton Army Base in Brooklyn and the Port Authority Bus Terminal.
The Port Authority USO location has complimentary and discounted tickets to Broadway and off Broadway shows, concerts, sports events, museums and other attractions. Call theTimes Square – Port Authority Bus Terminal Center at 212-695-6160 for the available offers. The USO Times Square location is located at the Port Authority Bus Terminal North Wing, 2nd floor, 625 Eight Avenue, New York, NY 10018
Offering Military Discounts
Military personnel are usually given free rides on NYC MTA Subways and Buses.
9/11 Memorial Museum
Freedom Towers Observation Deck
Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum
Empire State Building Observation Deck $3 discount with military ID only, free when in uniform
Carnegie Hall 30% discount for Carnegie Hall presentations
Free or Close to Free
Staten Island Ferry
High Line Park
Brooklyn Bridge Park
Wall Street / Financial District
Most museums ask for a suggested contribution. Contribute an amount you are comfortable with.
TKTS has three locations in Manhattan and Brooklyn to pick up same day half price and discounted Broadway and Off-Broadway theater tickets. The main location is on West 48th Street in Times Square.
Spirit of New York dinner cruise around NYC
Fleet Week, Dates TBD. Tour a Yard Patrol Boat. Who knows, you might get to see some Mids. Expect waiting lines in Manhattan, especially during the weekend so bring the sunscreen.
Fleet Week NY has a schedule of events, information on the ships participating, directions to the dock locations in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Staten Island and FAQs.
Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade
The Christmas Season from Mid December through Early January
Christmas Tree and Ice Skating Rink at Rockerfeller Center
Christmas Show at Radio City Music Hall