Check off Your Summer Bucket List in Flatiron & NoMad
We’re only a few days out from the official kickoff of summer: Memorial Day! Time to start making a list of all of your must-dos for Summer 2023, and this neighborhood is bursting with options. Enjoy your first butterbeer or plan a new hotel staycation—we’ve rounded up experiences to add to your NYC summer bucket list.
Stay at A New Hotel
Hotel AKA NoMad, 131 Madison Avenue, (212) 448-7000, @hotelakanomad
The newly opened Hotel AKA NoMad offers guests a chic and sophisticated oasis away from the hustle and bustle of NYC. The boutique property features 178 guest rooms, including 15 specialty suites. Book your stay here.
The Ned NoMad, 1170 Broadway, (212) 722-0555, @thenednomad
The hotel and members club The Ned NoMad offers boutique rooms created by Soho House Designs highlighting 1920s glamor. The hotel also features Cecconi’s, a modern Italian restaurant and Little Ned, a bar. Book your room here.
The Ritz-Carlton New York NoMad, 25 West 28th Street, (212) 404-8400, @ritzcarltonnewyorknomad
Your stay at The Ritz-Carlton New York NoMad offers a luxurious experience and amenities. Featuring 250 rooms & suites, enjoy all-day dining, a club lounge, a spa and fitness center while being steps away from fun things to do. Book your stay here.
Virgin Hotels New York City, 1227 Broadway, (212) 213-0090, @virginhotelsnyc
Located in the heart of NoMad, Virgin Hotels New York City offers a playful yet sophisticated hospitality experience for travelers and locals alike. In addition to its 460 guest rooms across 39 floors, the hotel has entertainment spaces including Everdene, an expansive indoor-outdoor dining and cocktail venue and an outdoor Pool Club exclusive to guests. Reserve your room here.
Center for Book Arts, 28 West 27th Street, (212) 481-0295, @centerforbookarts
At Center for Book Arts participate in book-making workshops from bookbinding, letterpress printing, and book sculpture. Explore and sign up for current workshops here.
Escape Room Madness, 38 West 32nd Street, 5th Floor, (212) 239-8800, @escaperoommadness
Solve a mystery challenge in one of the six rooms at Escape Room Madness. Also, use this deal to take 30% off when reserving your tickets on weekdays between 12 pm to 5 pm.
The FRIENDS™ Experience, 130 East 23rd Street, @friendstheexperience
Visit the two-floor immersive space and explore the world of the show, FRIENDS™. After you check out all 18 rooms, stop by the Central Perk cafe for themed treats and coffee and grab a souvenir at their store.
Gramercy Theatre, 127 East 23rd Street, (212) 614-6932, @gramercytheatre
Ready for some live music? Check out upcoming performances for this summer at local Gramercy Theatre.
Harry Potter New York, 935 Broadway, @harrypotterny
Immerse yourself in the wizarding world at Harry Potter New York where you can create your own wand, sip on butterbeer, shop merch, and go on a Hogwarts VR adventure.
Il Fiorista, 17 West 26th Street, (646) 490-8240, @ilfiorstanyc
The flower-focused restaurant doubles as a floral education center! Workshops are regularly offered at the space from designing floral arrangements to making sourdough bread. Check out current workshops here.
Ms. Kim’s Lounge & Private Karaoke, 6 West 28th Street, 2nd Floor, (646) 870-0128, @ms.kims.nyc
Gather your friends and family for a night of karaoke fun. Sing your favorite songs, enjoy tasty food, and drinks. Reserve your karaoke room here.
Premier Indoor Golf, 1 East 28th Street 3rd floor, (646) 657-0174, @premierindoorgolf
Whether you’re a pro or looking for a fun experience, head to Premier Indoor Golf to practice your swing or play a full round. Book your indoor tee time here.
SPIN New York, 48 East 23rd Street, (212) 982-8802, @wearespin
Challenge a date, loved one, or small group of friends to a ping-pong competition. Reserve one of SPIN’s 19 tables, enjoy a couple of games, and try their food and drink menu.
Discover Museums & Galleries
Fotografiska, 281 Park Ave South, (212) 433-3686, @fotografiska.newyork
Explore the world-renowned photography museum Fotografiska. View current and upcoming exhibitions: Hip Hop: Conscious, Unconscious, Listen Until You Hear, Stars by Terry O’Neill, and Prix Pictet Fire. Buy tickets here. Also, check out the museum gift shop and upcoming events.
Museum of Sex, 233 Fifth Avenue, (212) 689-6337, @museumofsex
Discover the evolution of sexuality at this museum and check out their lobby gift shop. View current exhibitions, including Portia Munson: The Pink Bedroom and Superfunland: Journey Into the Erotic Carnival. Purchase tickets here.
National Museum of Mathematics, 11 East 26th Street, (212) 542-0566, @momath1
The Museum of National Mathematics (MoMath) offers multiple interactive exhibits and activities for kids and families to learn about the fun world of math. Purchase tickets here.
Pen + Brush, 29 East 22nd Street, (212) 475-3669, @penandbrushnyc
The 129-year-old not-for-profit showcases the work of female artists and writers with the ultimate goal of effecting change within the marketplace. View current and upcoming exhibits: The Ripening and Bodies, Bodies, Bodies: raffish vulnerability and profane ambivalence. The gallery is open Tuesday through Saturday from 12 pm to 6 pm. Admission is free.
Poster House, 119 West 23rd Street, (917) 722-2439, @posterhousenyc
Celebrating the art of the poster, stop by to see current exhibitions: Made in Japan: 20th-Century Poster Art, Black Power to Black People: Branding the Black Panther Party, Advertising Type: Women in Digital Design, and The Revolution Will Be Digitized: Typefaces from Emigre & FUSE. Browse their gift shop and enjoy their in-house coffee shop! Buy your tickets here.
Epic Skyline Views at Rooftops
A.R.T. NoMad, 11 East 31st Street, (212) 951-1141, @artnomadnyc
Take in panoramic views of NYC at the A.R.T. NoMad, including the Empire State Building. Enjoy dynamic cocktails, bites, and a lively atmosphere at this rooftop part of the Arlo NoMad hotel.
Broken Shaker, 23 Lexington Avenue, (212) 475-1920, @brokenshaker
A tropical rooftop oasis, Broken Shaker sits atop the Freehand Hotel and offers great views of the city, handcrafted cocktails, and small plates.
Glass Ceiling NoMad, 1204 Broadway, (646) 590-3724, @glassceilingnomad
Featuring a retractable glass ceiling atop the skyline, Glass Ceiling NoMad is a fashionable rooftop lounge offering cocktails, appetizers, and brunch on weekends.
Nubeluz, 25 West 28th Street, (332) 249-8151, @nubeluzbyjose
Located on the 50th Floor of the Ritz-Carlton New York, NoMad resides Nubeluz featuring a stylish interior and modern takes on classic cocktails with sweeping 270 degree views of the skyline.
230 FIFTH, 230 Fifth Avenue, (212) 725-4300, @230fifthrooftop
The penthouse bar and restaurant offers a rooftop garden featuring a lounge atmosphere. Enjoy specialty cocktails and entrees as you take in sweeping views of Manhattan.
Header & Thumbnail Photo Credit: The Ritz-Carlton New York NoMad