Hi there all you helpful TA NYC specialists ;-)
After finalising our stops for the 2 week NYC-Boston-Maine experience I am finally trying to narrow down on an itinerary for our 3 1/2 days in NYC.
During my search for music events/ concerts I have stumbled across the Harlem Week website and noted that "A great Day in Harlem" is on 27/7/14 during our stay in NYC and as we were quite keen to get to see/hear some Gospel music anyway we thought this might be a great opportunity to see something more authentic than the touristy "Gospel Brunches" and we would also hope to get a taste of some local foods, yum. I have tried to research some old posts but have had no luck in finding any more info regarding this.
We know it is at U.S. Grant National Memorial Park – W. 122nd Street and Riverside Drive which seems to be easily accessible by subway from the Beacon Hotel where we are staying.
Would you recommend spending an afternoon there (2 adults and 2 teens 15/17, we all love music and food) and what else could we combine with this on the sunday to use our day efficiently ?
We will be arriving at JFK on Fri 25/07 early afternoon and leave tues 29/7 at 8 am from Penn Station to take Amtrak to Boston. Trying to catch some of The "One Republic" Today series concert at Rockefeller Plaza on the Friday night.The only set date is SOL crown access at 8 am on the saturday, yes not wasting any time lol, followed by Ellis Island, 9/11 memorial and possibly Brooklyn Bridge if we have the energy ? We also want to see GCS, Empire State, TOTR with viewing platform, Wall Street, a glimpse at Times Square and Central Park (Strawberry fields) as well as Greenwich village.Will we manage all this? Staying in the UWS at Beacon Hotel on Broadway and will get 7 day subway pass.Phew, guess that is it for now and hope you can help or tell me what we have forgotten ;-)