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Bye Bye Birdie
Evening // Bye Bye Birdie
This rock ’n’ roll comedy won the Tony in 1961, and stars Gina Gershon and John Stamos are bringing it back with pizzazz. At Henry Miller’s Theatre, Broadway’s newest.
The Plaza Shops
Afternoon // The Plaza Shops
Just because you’re not staying at the fabled Plaza Hotel doesn’t mean you can’t shop there. The Plaza’s swanky collection of high-end boutiques includes the likes of Ghurka, a Caudalie wine therapy spa, jeweler Good Fortune Ten Thousand Things, Assouline Books and even an authentic Viennese bakery.

Photo courtesy of NYC & Co.

The Modern
Lunch // The Modern
It’s pretty tasty—but is it art? You’ll be too busy devouring chef Gabriel Kreuther’s innovative French dishes at the Museum of Modern Art’s gourmet restaurant, overlooking MoMA’s Sculpture Garden, to engage in much debate.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Morning // The Metropolitan Museum of Art
When it comes to culture, the Met is still a titan. Check out the new exhibit of paintings, “American Stories: Paintings of Everyday Life, 1765-1915.” Or do a little time travel via the New Greek and Roman galleries.

Photo by Graydon Wood

Gramercy Park Hotel
Where to Stay // Gramercy Park Hotel
Hotelier Ian Schrager likens the look at his newest NYC hotel to the special effects in a movie. He enlisted visual provocateur Julian Schnabel to create a mélange of rock and Baroque, with décor that is suffused with Renaissance colors. 

 

Gramercy Park Hotel
2 Lexington Avenue
New York, NY 10010
212-920-3300

The Metropolitan Museum of Art
1000 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028

The Modern
The Museum of Modern Art
9 West 53rd Street
New York, NY 10019
212-333-1220

Bye Bye Birdie
Henry Miller's Theatre

By Anthony Grant

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