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10 Incredible Ways to Spend Memorial Day Weekend in New York

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|by Jena Pugh |

Travel to the Big Apple this Memorial Day Weekend for shows, tours and more

The unofficial start of summer kicks off this weekend with the celebration of Memorial Day. The three-day holiday gives visitors plenty of time to experience some of New York’s many attractions. Broadway shows and more. Here are 10 incredible ways to spend the holiday weekend in New York:

Head over to the big apple for a show or sightseeing tour this Memorial Day weekend (Photo: iStock)

Head over to the big apple for a show or sightseeing tour this Memorial Day weekend (Photo: iStock)

New York City Explorer Pass
Get out there and enjoy the Big Apple with the New York City Explorer Pass. Memorial Day is a great time to see all that New York has to offer and with the Pass you can see it all including Ellis Island, the Guggenheim Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center and so much more.

Cool off this weekend with tickets to see Frozen - the Broadway Musical. Feel Elsa freeze summer and watch as Anna, Kristof, Olaf and the rest of the Disney Frozen characters help to restore the season. The show includes 12 all-new songs written just for Broadway.

What the Constitution Means to Me
Tony Award Nominee, What the Constitution Means to Me looks at the future of American women through four generations of Schreck’s family and their relationship to the country’s Constitution. The play is right out of a high school Constitutional debate championship. 

Luzia by Cirque du Soleil
Take in a Cirque du Soleil show with Luzia at Citi Field. The limited-engagement production takes audiences inside the rich heritage of Mexico. Cirque’s usual acrobatics and athletes makes for a thrilling show, and its incorporation of rain is a first for the company. 

Madame Tussauds
Spend your Memorial Day amongst the stars at Madame Tussauds New York. The interactive wax attraction is home to Oscar winners, sports legends, historical figures and more. It’s a surprisingly educational tour that everybody in the family will love.

Beetlejuice The Musical
Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice, Beetlejuice! Fans of Tim Burton’s Beetlejuice can now see the film come to life in a new twisted way. Beetlejuice the Musical brings everything you loved about the movie to the stage in one hilarious production.

All My Sons
Come see Oscar winner Anette Benning and Tony-Winning actor and playwright Tracy Letts take the stage in the 1947 drama All My Sons. The revival stars Letts and Benning as Joe and Kate Keller, an upper-middle-class couple whose world is shattered when a secret from the past comes back to haunt them. The show is directed by Tony-winning director Jack O’Brien and also stars Benjamin Walker, Michael Hayden and Francesca Carpanini.

King Kong Alive on Broadway
Waken up your Memorial Day Weekend with the Broadway production of King Kong. This brand-new musical follows an aspiring actress and filmmaker in the 1930s as they travel from New York City to a mysterious island. During their adventure they encounter King Kong, who is brought to life through animatronics, puppetry and stagecraft.

Kiss Me, Kate
Roundabout Theater Company presents Kiss Me, Kate the 1940’s musical by Cole Porter. The show explores the production of the musical adaptation of Shakespeare’s Taming of the Shrew and the romance of two warring cast mates.

The New York Sightseeing Pass
To see the five boroughs of New York this Memorial Day look no further than the New York Sightseeing Pass. The Pass is perfect for the three-day weekend with passes available in 1, 2, 3, 5, 7, 10 and 12-day packages. Enjoy over 100 places to see in the city including Radio City Music Hall, Statue of Liberty & Ellis Island, 9/11 Tribute Museum, Bronx Zoo, Central Park Zoo, and many more.

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