Marvelous Musical Weekends in New York City
Dine in one of NYC’s Blues’ Clubs, sip cocktails and enjoy NYC’s nightlife. Explore the origins of hip-hop from Midtown Manhattan to Harlem to the Bronx with an expert! Explore Lincoln Center, NYC’s campus for the arts including the Metropolitan Opera, Philharmonic and New York State Theatre. Visit Greenwich Village’s hot jazz clubs with your guide. Stroll through Harlem and hear the neighborhood’s history with your guide and attend a gospel service. Package includes 3-nights hotel. Contact a Discover New York Destination Specialist to book your weekend getaway.
Hands-On Music Sessions!
- Create and Record Your Own Music
Learn tips from NYC’s musical pros in a professional recording studio and take-home memories that you created! We’ll match your musical preference with the people that know blues, rock, jazz and hip-hop. Make this a fun corporate outing, family celebration or birthday event to remember and share the experience with friends afterwards with a CD listening party of your performance.
- Become a DJ!
Whether you are hosting a corporate event, creating the perfect team building experience, or spending an evening with friends and family, music provides the perfect background. Learn the tricks of the trade from the pros. Whatever your skill level, you’ll learn both essential and advanced techniques including how to execute perfect blends, clean mixes, and manipulate sounds with effects in any style of music.
- Sing from Your Heart
Develop your own voice. Learn diaphragmatic breathing, vocal-strengthening exercise for chest and heat registers (low and high voice), and Extensive Riffing and Harmony drills, and phrasing techniques. Master simple and complex riffs, pitches and rhythms. You’ll learn to sing from your heart with emotion moving from straight tone to vibrato and more! Musical styles include R&B, Pop, Jazz, Praise/Gospel, Hip Hop and Broadway.
- Learn a Broadway Number from a Pro!
Learn a number in a private rehearsal studio with a cast member and musical director. Whether you dream of performing on Broadway, or want to share time with friends of colleagues, this interactive experience allows you to feel like a real insider!
Summer in NYC Musical Events
- Free Summer Concerts
Every Friday both NBC and ABC host outdoor concerts with top name entertainers. Enjoy any of the wonderful free summer concert options taking place in New York City’s Parks. Hear the New York Philharmonic or Metropolitan Opera. Tango at Union Square Park. Enjoy timeless Japanese Chamber Ensemble’s music. Hear the history of Rock and Soul’s featuring Pauly and the Goodfellas, Mozart and Luigi Boccherini. Salsa Warriors perform in Flushing Meadows Corona Park, Queens. Find your favorite free musical event, date and location at NYC SummerStage which runs through September 22nd with free musical events all over the City.
- Music Venues & Concerts
See the shows that were nominated and won the Tony Awards on Broadway! Take in an Off-Broadway performance and enjoy dinner in a neighborhood restaurant. Include the ever-popular Amateur Night at the Apollo Theater and cheer on your favorite performers each Wednesday evening. Enjoy late night performances in the jazz and blues clubs or take in a cabaret show. This summer’s concerts include Neil Diamond, Enrique Iglesias & Pitbull and Billy Joel.
- Outdoor Dancing
Dance options offered by the NYC Park’s Department take place all over the City. For the past 28 years, Lincoln Center has been the place to enjoy Midsummer Night Swing evening entertainment offering music and dancing outdoors. Bring your dancing shoes, and yes there are instructors to help you learn a new number or fine tune an old one.
Contact a Discover New York Destination Specialist to create a wonderful New York experience just for you!