President’s Weekend in NYC 2023
February 17, 2023 | 4 min Read
It’s February and President’s Weekend is upon us. Fun fact: President’s Day was originally created to honor our nation’s first President, George Washington, by another great President, Abraham Lincoln. As the country’s first and original capital, New York City is a fantastic place to take in some national history and enjoy present day fun!
Walk in George Washington’s footsteps by visiting Federal Hall, where Washington was sworn in as the nation’s first president. New York’s first City Hall was built on Wall Street where the current Federal Hall sits. Federal Hall is a museum with homage to the nation’s democratic principles and a visit takes you through the building’s, the city’s and the nation’s rich history and the founding of democratic principles. The museum is closed weekends.
26 Wall St
New York, NY 10005
Any day is a good day to visit the Metropolitan Museum of Art with its sprawling collection of global art across the centuries, but on President’s Day Weekend, you may want to pause and take in the impressive painting of the nation’s first President, George Washington Crossing the Delaware. Painted by Emanuel Leutze, the painting depicts Washington’s attack on the Hessians at Trenton on December 25, 1776. On February 23, as part of Black History Month, you can learn about the impact of Colescott’s groundbreaking 1975 response to Washington Crossing the Delaware.
1000 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10028
Celebrate National Margarita Day
Following President’s Day Weekend is National Margarita Day! You may want to check out Margaritaville in Times Square if you’re looking to truly get into the spirit. Or you may want to try Maya, where on National Margarita Day the restaurant will offer its Build Your Own Margarita Menu. Choose your tequila and then select from various house-made purees, juices, rims and garnishes.
February 22, 2023
560 7th Avenue
New York, NY 10028
1191 First Avenue
New York, NY 10065
Amateur Night at the Apollo (Season Opener)
A real crowd pleaser while visiting New York City in February is the Apollo Theater’s Amateur Night season opener on February 22. Amateur Night at the Apollo attracts performers and audiences from around the world in a classic talent competition that has launched the careers of countless famous artists including Ella Fitzgerald. Be a part of the season opener and join in the notoriously “tough” audience for an interactive evening; help decide who will “Be Good or Be Gone!” Tickets are required and available via Ticketmaster. Tickets start at only $29.
February 22, 2023
The Apollo Theater
253 W 125th St.
New York, NY 10027
Bumper Cars at Bryant Park
Let your inner child come out and play at Bryant Park this February, through the end of the month. The bumper cars at BP aren’t attached or controlled by mechanical forces, here it’s a a bumper car haven on ice. That’s right, the bumper cars at Bryant Park slip, slide and collide across the 17,000 square foot ice rink in the park. The bumper cars are open to the public until March 4th and a go-around starts at $20 for 10 minutes. Booking in advance is highly recommended due to the bumper cars’ popularity.
42nd Street at 6th Avenue
New York, NY 10036
About The Lombardy Hotel
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*Due to Covid-19 our restaurant, cafe and gym will remain closed for a time.
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